RE: [RedHotJazz] Re: Arnett Nelson
- Hello Scottlededoo -- which is rather a mouthful.
Arnett and 'Red Hot Flo' and the King Mutts we have done here but
unfortunately the Archive search does not seem to work for anything nearer
than March 2009 -- Patrice ? I see some blurb over 'us' on 'having problems
over message search ?'
The Mutts were in the frame due to the recent Frog and I am convinced on
Cicero and Arnett and cited evidence.
'Red Hot Flo' I am convinced is Arville Harris and also think I cited
evidence -- if you contact me personally I might be able to dig up.
If everything attributed to Arnett is, then the degree of imbibition might
account for the wild fluctuations in quality.
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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.