A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 09, 2016
“Did you hear my last recital?"/"I hope so.”

A popular joke about tuba players is:

Tuba Player: “Did you hear my last recital?”
Friend: “I hope so.”


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1994.


Google Groups: rec.music.classical
Musician jokes v2.0
boB
9/1/94
(...)
Tuba player: “Did you hear my last recital?” Friend: “I hope so.”

Google Groups: alt.music.makers.soloact
My friends set these along
Beej&John
10/2/00
(...)
Tuba Player: “Did you hear my last recital?”
Friend: “I hope so.”

Google Books
World’s Best Professional Jokes
By Clifford Sawhney
New Delhi: Pushtak Mahal
2004
Pg. ?:
Last Rites
Musician: “Did you hear my last recital?”
Friend: “I hope so.”

Google Books
The Best Musicians’ Jokes
By Bruno Kassel and Carlo May
Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
2005
Pg. 56:
Tuba player: Did you hear my last recital?
Friend: I hope so.

Google Books
The Musician’s Joke Book
By Jim Green
London: Omnibus Press
2010
Pg. ?:
Tuba Player: Did you hear my last recital?
Friend: I hope so.

Twitter
Canadian Musician
‏@cdnmusician
Joke of the Day
Tuba Player: “Did you hear my last recital?”
Friend: “I hope so.”
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Published on Jan 22, 2016
Tuba Player: Did you hear my last recital?
Friend: I hope so.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 • Permalink