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Cart #cubancakewalk_brymn-0 | 2024-02-05 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

This cart, which uses one of @bikibird's visualizers provided courtesy of the PICO-8 Free Music Jam (in a beta version, as a co-organizer we helped with testing), contains an arrangement of the music of someone we'd never heard of: James Timothy Brymn's "Cuban Cake Walk".

And that's a shame, because (a) Lieutenant James Tim Brymn was apparently an absolutely legendary Black American arranger, composer, and bandleader, one of the people who helped give birth to jazz as we know it today, and (b) while we didn't manage to include the entire composition in this, "Cuban Cake Walk" is a delightful piece of music with a really fun bouncy groove. And if we hadn't clicked on the IMSLP website on a day when it was being featured, we'd know none of this.

So, tossing this up for all y'all, declaring my arrangement to be public domain, feel free to drop this in anything that needs it. The melody and bass line are in channels 0 and 1, main harmony in channel 2, and occasional supplemental harmony in channel 3; we would restrict game SFX to channels 2 and 3 personally.

P#141167 2024-02-05 20:26


This tune is absolutely delightful. For anyone looking for more visualizers, they are here: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=140061

P#141170 2024-02-05 20:30

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