Re: [RedHotJazz] Vocalese - Earlier Recordings
- on 31/7/06 20:39, Scott Alexander at scott@... wrote:
> I agree with your definition of vocalese but I ask you and the otherYes, I certainly agree with you that that is what they are trying to do on
> people on the list to humor me and consider the Norfolk Jazz Quartette's
> 1921 version of "Wang Wang Blues"
> http://redhotjazz.com/songs/norfolk/wangwangblues.ram as a vocalese
> version of Paul Whiteman's 1920 version of "Wang Wang Blues"
> It seems to me that the Norfolk Jazz Quartette is trying to capture the
> same type of jazzy instrumental effects as on Whiteman's big hit version
> of the song by using words in a way that could be considered vocalese.
Wang Wang Blues, and more specifically than on, say, Get Hot or Strut Miss
Lizzie, where they make a good stab at a small hot group, but not, as far as
I know, any one in particular.
The Monarch Jazz Quartet did that kind of thing even better later.
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