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I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech   [Original Title]

Country of Origin: United States
Year of origin: 1944
Genre: Music clip
Locations of shooting: n/a
Keywords: Big Band, Jazz, Musikclip
Unknown compilation from Theo Zwicky's collection with Soundies (no programme booklet):

7. I'm A RAMBLING WRECK FROM GEORGIA - The Gordonairs (JR Wright? shrinkage: 1.20) - not viewed

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Another Soundie from the mid-1940's featuring The Gordonairs from Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians. "(I'm a) Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech" is the fight song of the Georgia Institute of Technology, better known as Georgia Tech. The composition is based on "Son of a Gambolier", composed by Charles Ives in 1895, the lyrics of which are based on an old English and Scottish drinking song of the same name. It first appeared in print in the 1908 Blueprint, Georgia Tech's yearbook. The song was later sung by the Georgia Tech Glee Club on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1953, and by Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev during the 1959 Kitchen Debate.
"Ramblin' Wreck" is played after every Georgia Tech score (directly after a field goal/safety) and preceded by "Up With the White and Gold" after a touchdown in an American football game, and frequently during timeouts at basketball games.
The term "Ramblin' Wreck" has been used to refer to students and alumni of Georgia Tech much longer than the Model A now known as the Ramblin' Wreck has been in existence. The expression has its origins in the late 19th century and was used originally to refer to the makeshift motorized vehicles constructed by Georgia Tech engineers employed in projects in the jungles of South America. Other workers in the area began to refer to these vehicles and the men who drove them as "Rambling Wrecks from Georgia Tech."

Version 1
Language: n/a
Sound: Sound film
Aspect: 1:1,33
Duration: 2 min

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