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Re: Saxo Sextette - 2 Songs Added

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  • David N. Lewis
    Scott, Thanks for filling in the blanks on the Saxo Sextette. That was fascinating! Uncle Dave Lewis ... then ... playing ... the ... Tom ... recorded ...
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 11, 2005
      Scott,

      Thanks for filling in the blanks on the Saxo Sextette. That was
      fascinating!

      Uncle Dave Lewis

      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Scott Alexander <scott@t...> wrote:
      > Dave,
      > I stumbled upon some information about the Columbia Saxophone Sextette
      > while going through old issues of Variety. What happened was that Harry
      > Yerkes contracted a group of saxophone players to make the records,
      then
      > they started getting gigs in New York and Chicago on their own and
      > saying in their ads in Variety and the Chicago Tribune that they were
      > the recording artists formerly known as the Columbia Saxophone Sextette
      > but their new name was Broadway's Saxo-Harmonists. They had been
      playing
      > in New York and then had a very successful engagement at Ike Bloom's
      > Midnight Frolic in Chicago. After about six months of this type of
      > advertising Yerkes ran his own ad in Variety saying that it was true
      > that he had contracted the group but the name the Columbia Saxophone
      > Sextette belonged to him and the "real" i.e. his Columbia Saxophone
      > Sextette had some new gigs in New York.
      >
      > According to Bruce Vermazen (author of the Six Brown Brothers book),
      the
      > Saxo Sextette was a band put together by Billy Markwith a one time
      > member of the Six Brown Brothers. Markwith left the Six Brown Brothers
      > and started touring using a similar name and wearing clown suits and
      Tom
      > Brown (the leader of the Six Brown Brothers) sued Markwith and won and
      > he had to start using a different name. This band of Markwith's
      recorded
      > under the name of the Saxo Sextette.
      >
      > The Six Brown Brothers made a Vitaphone short but the film is lost. But
      > you can hear the soundtrack of of Vitaphone short on the "new" Six
      Brown
      > Brothers CD http://www.archeophone.com/product_info.php?products_id=47
      >
      > Columbia Saxophone Sextette
      > http://www.redhotjazz.com/css.html
      > Saxo Sextette
      > http://www.redhotjazz.com/saxosextette.html
      > Six Brown Brothers
      > http://www.redhotjazz.com/6brownbrothers.html
      >
      > Scott Alexander
      > The Red Hot Jazz Archive
      > www.redhotjazz.com
      >
      >
      > David Lewis wrote:
      >
      > >Scott,
      > >
      > >I can't remember where I read the information, but I
      > >recall seeing that both the Saxo Sextette and Columbia
      > >Saxophone Sextette actually were the Six Brown
      > >Brothers, in hiding from Victor to whom they were
      > >contracted. Can anyone confirm this?
      > >
      > >The Buescher Instrument company is supposed to have
      > >made a silent movie clip of the Six Brown Brothers
      > >that it distributed on 16mm as a promotional item. As
      > >far as I know, no one living has seen it, although if
      > >it were on 16 it would have been on a safety base and
      > >thus did not deteriorate. Anyone have more
      > >information?
      > >
      > >Uncle Dave Lewis
      > >
      > >Message: 7
      > > Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 22:23:34 -0700
      > > From: Scott Alexander <scott@t...>
      > >Subject: Saxo Sextette - 2 Songs Added
      > >
      > >If you like the Six Brown Brothers here is an
      > >off-shoot of that band
      > >called the Saxo Sextette
      > >
      > >Bull Frog Blues
      > >http://www.redhotjazz.com/songs/saxosextette/bullfrogblues.ram
      > >Swanee-Ripples
      > >http://www.redhotjazz.com/songs/saxosextette/swaneeripples.ram
      > >
      > >More songs by them:
      > >http://www.redhotjazz.com/saxosextette.html
      > >
      > >
      > >Scott Alexander
      > >The Red Hot Jazz Archive
      > >www.redhotjazz.com
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