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AuthorTopic:   What is a kalamazoo
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posted: 11/18/2005 at 11:38:20 AM ET
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In the CCR's "Down On the Corner" Poorboy twangs the rhythm out on his kalamazoo.
We are going to do a skit and would like to know what this might be so we can prop up properly.

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posted: 11/18/2005 at 9:43:43 PM ET
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Near as I can tell it was just nonsense lyrics. A google search produced nothing along those lines. Only reference I found was Epiphone made some of thier string instruments in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Maybe Fogerty was refering to a guitar? Like caling a Fender a Strat.

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There were also Kalamazoo amps with the Kalamazoo logo on the cloth cover on the front. He could be referring to the amp, but my guess is the guitar.

I am a fragment of my imagination

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'..it has to be a kazoo, to make the beats in the lyrics fit. A Kazoo certainly ""twangs out the rhythm"".

Baruch 3:14

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Gibson Guitars was made in Kalamazoo mi for many years

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One notable business founded in Kalamazoo was the Gibson Guitar Corporation (which spawned the still-local Heritage Guitars).

The company was incorporated originally as "Gibson Mandolin - Guitar Co., Ltd" on October 11, 1902, by the craftsman Orville Gibson. Gibson originally produced some of the finest hand-crafted mandolins. This quality and attention to detail followed into the guitars the company began making later. The Gibson guitar is known for its quality and sought after world-wide by professional musicians and collectors alike. Operations were moved gradually from Kalamazoo to Nashville, Tennessee, (Electric Division) and Bozeman, Montana, (Acoustic Division) in the 1980s. Some workers from the original factory stayed in Kalamazoo to create the Heritage Guitar company


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The Kalamazoo referred to in the song is a lap steel guitar.

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Are you all on crack?!!
A Kalamazoo is a guitar. Google kalamazoo guitar and see the pics. Everyone who plays knows this.

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