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  • hanseekhoff@ymail.com
    Apr 29, 2009
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      The same clip can be seen in a better quality here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5QFR4whDdo&feature=related





      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Gilber M. Erskine" <gerskine@...> wrote:
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      > Yeah, that toothless kid on kick-drum is terrific, both rhythmically and visually. I'm pretty sure Jack Bland is the other guitar player along with Eddie Condon. The rhythm section boots along perfectly. And I like this tune. I wish I could have been there.
      > --------GILBERT M. ERSKINE
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: David Weiner
      > To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:53 AM
      > Subject: RE: [RedHotJazz] Kick Drum
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      > The personnel includes Red McKenzie on comb and megaphone & Eddie Condon on
      > the first guitar - the splice is in the original film; it looks as if
      > McKenzie was about to sing and that was clipped out. All copies I've seen
      > of the film are exactly the same.
      >
      > Dave W.
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Mordechai Litzman
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:32 AM
      > To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [RedHotJazz] Kick Drum
      >
      > Here is an absolutely hilarious 1929 Vitaphone clip of the Mound City Blue
      > Blowers, giving a new meaning to the the term kick drum. The percussion
      > consists of a suitcase, dinner napkin and two whisk brooms. Honorable
      > mention also goes to another unusual instument; an amplified (megaphone
      > style) comb.
      > If I understand correctly these early sound films consisted of a record and
      > a film projector, and it looks like the sound is a little bit out of sync in
      > the beginning. It also seems that a part of the recording was edited out in
      > the middle. Would appreciate it if somebody could advise where to find the
      > complete recording, if available.
      >
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4W92tIXhZQ
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