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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 09, 2008
“Lost in Austin”

“Lost in Austin” is a popularly used phrase with rhyming qualities. The Panama Red song “Lost in Austin” dates to 1976, a song called “Lost in Austin—Again” is from 1999, and a novel titled “Lost in Austin” is from 2001.
Lost in Austin
Added: May 01, 2008
Panama Red plays “Lost In Austin” at Sonnet’s Coffeehouse and Cafe
Panama Red
by Panama Red/Charlie Williams

      C6               D6               G6               C6
I been lost in Austin, juiced in Houston Don’t remember Dallas
    C6               D6             G6
But Dallas won’t be soon forgettin’ me
            C6                 D6                     G6             C6
An’ I been up in Fort Worth, down in Brownsville Way out in El Paso
C6           D6       G
T for Texas, J&B for me

Straight time:
          C               D               G             C
An it’s June in Waco, May in Corpus, April’s in Medina
C               D               G
Alice always waits in San Antone

    C                   D                 G                   C
So pour me one more, don’t ask what for How the Hell would I know

            C6             D6               G (STOP)
About the only place that I ain’t been is home
Copyright 1976 Sony/ATV Music (BMI)
OCLC WorldCat record
The winner and other losers
by Bobby Bare
Type:  LP recording; English
Publisher: New York : RCA Victor, 1976.
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Notes: Country songs.
Description: 1 sound disc (40 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
Contents: Climbin’ the ladder and climbin’ the walls—Baby wants to boogie—Keeping Rosie proud of me—Bald headed woman—Vince—Lost in Austin—Put a little lovin’ on me—Yes, Mr. Rodgers—Brian Hennessey—My better half—Dropkick me Jesus—The winner.
18 January 1977, Middletown (NY) Times Record Herald, “‘Gimmick’ name of the game for performer Panama Red,” pg. 37, col. 2:
Panama says his flashy techniques are working because “everyone” is asking about his record, “Lost in Austin.”
OCLC WorldCat record
Lost in Austin
by Marc Benno
Type:  LP recording; English
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : A & M Records, 1979.
OCLC WorldCat record
Lost in Austin—again
by Joe Calvert
Type:  Compact disc; No Linguistic Content
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Redfish Records, 1999.
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Notes: Compact disc. Lyrics inserted in container.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Tied to the track—I’m in the game—Lost in Austin again—If the phone doesn’t ring, it’s me—My Cajun rose—No contest—I still dream of you—High price to pay—Cutest little butt on the boat—Have a very Texas Christmas—Moving down the road—These songs of mine.
OCLC WorldCat record
Lost in Austin : a Tony Kozol mystery
by J R Ripley
Type:  Book; English
Publisher: Ft. Pierce, Fla. : Long Wind Pub., 2001.

Posted by Barry Popik
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