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6861Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Kick Drum

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  • Tony Standish
    Apr 30, 2009
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      Who, then, was the suitcase kicker on that great clip?
      It's late at night, here, and my copy of We Called It Music is in a box
      somewhere, but I remember Eddie writing that there one Josh Billings played
      the brushes.
      Google Josh Billings. Interesting result!
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Gilber M. Erskine" <gerskine@...>
      To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:54 PM
      Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Kick Drum


      > THANKS!
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: hanseekhoff@...
      > To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:40 AM
      > Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: Kick Drum
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      > The same clip can be seen in a better quality here:
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5QFR4whDdo&feature=related
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      > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Gilber M. Erskine" <gerskine@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > 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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