Re: [RedHotJazz] Arnett Nelson
- I obviously have no idea what Lord has copied from where, but at a rough
count (I might have failed to note some adjacent sessions separately) Arnett
appears on 27 sessions in Blues & Gospel Records, of which 21 are definite,
4 are probables and 2 only possibles.
We did go to some trouble to weed out Ernest Virgo's proposals once we had
realized what was going on. However, I doubt that any attributions of Arnett
(other than his own session) ultimately rest on anything but someone's ears!
However the some one is in some cases Lee Collins, which provides a somewhat
on 7/4/08 10:18, David Brown at johnhaleysims@... wrote:
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.