Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Arnett Nelson
- LOL! Something funny has just happened, I was editing Chris' message and
explaining that I was removing about 150 lines of quotes when Michael
pressed the "approve" button, hope you don't mind the cleaned up version ;-)
> In an earlier message I should have explained that the Carton/Boudreax
> claim was for the nearby Thomas's Devils session, but it seems very likely
> that the same trumpet and clarinet are involved on the King Mutts. Hope
> that clarifies the issue.
>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.