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Caine's Flute - On the western adventure KUNG FU/ABC/1972-75 David Carradine played Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin Priest who wandered the Old West in search of his brother. In between fighting bad guys, Caine would take a moment to practice his flute which he carried over his shoulder.

Kwai Chang Caine Plays Flute - KUNG FU

Over the life of the series, Caine used four flutes ranging from a very small one to a larger one with a bend in the middle to a full length flute which Caine carved during one of the episodes and finally a fourth and tiny flute. Since actor David Carradine was a musician, he decided it appropriate for his character to carry a flute with him.

Some of the flutes used on the series were made by actor Michael Greene who carved the instruments from pieces of bamboo grown in a Laural Canyon.

The tiny flute used at the end of the series was actually made for Carradine by his friend's Jose Feliciano and Cannonball Adderly.

Kwai Chang Caine Carries Flute on His Back - KUNG FU
Caine Carries Flute on His Back


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