RE: [RedHotJazz] Arnett Nelson
- Many thanks Robert. Ellisville MS and Ellisville MI are confusing for us
Many thanks Howard for digging out the Collins.
Not sure how much moving Arnett nearer N.O. requires us to amend the origins
of his style. I think 134 miles was a long way in the deep south at the turn
of the 20th century. We would need to know when and how long he was
resident in N.O. If this can be dated to pre-1906, as an exact contemporary
of Dodds, it makes possible a common style.
Was the Collins' Snr a reading band ? Lee never did read but the presence
of Tio suggests that it was. Was Arnett a reader ? The Wade photo shows no
Lord has 32 Arnett sessions 1923-37. Only about half seem to be in Rust, the
rest presumably qualifying for G&D (&R) which I do not have. Rust's entries
carry many a question mark and do not include him on the Mutts. My guess is
that most of the blues sessions are aural attributions and less than totally
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>Don't forget, Gerry, that many bands had tuba and string bass side by side
> So now limiting the discussion to "big band/large ensemble" and avoiding
> string-bands, quartets/quintets: I had always assume that this
> setting--for recordings--generally had tuba. As such I was looking for who
> began using string bass as a replacement for tuba, if it concentrated in
> one or a few individual groups.
> -- Gerry
at the same time - this is readily apparent in many of the Vitaphone shorts
of 1927-30 - often, a band also had a banjoist and a guitarist playing
simultaneously, too. There are numerous records - like Gus Arnheim's "One
More Time," from 1931, where tuba is in use on the first half of the disc,
with a switchover to string bass for the "hot" final choruses to add an
extra measure of excitement to the performance.