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6863RE: [RedHotJazz] Re: Kick Drum

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  • Ron L
    Apr 30, 2009
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      I'll bet his edentulous look is make-up, to make him look more like a
      "hayseed".

      Ron L

      -----Original Message-----
      From: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Nick Dellow
      Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:44 AM
      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Kick Drum

      The orthodontically-challenged suitcase kicker definitely is Josh Billings.


      Nick

      2009/4/30 Tony Standish <mojohand@...>

      >
      >
      > 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@... <gerskine%40twcny.rr.com>
      > >
      > To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com <RedHotJazz%40yahoogroups.com>>
      > Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:54 PM
      > Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Kick Drum
      >
      > > THANKS!
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: hanseekhoff@... <hanseekhoff%40ymail.com>
      > > To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com <RedHotJazz%40yahoogroups.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
      > >
      > > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com <RedHotJazz%40yahoogroups.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 <RedHotJazz%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:53 AM
      > > > Subject: RE: [RedHotJazz] Kick Drum
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > 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
      <RedHotJazz%40yahoogroups.com>[mailto:
      > RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com <RedHotJazz%40yahoogroups.com>] On
      > > > Behalf Of Mordechai Litzman
      > > > Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:32 AM
      > > > To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com <RedHotJazz%40yahoogroups.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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