Re: Early Brass Basses
- The line-up for Allen's Brass Band as listed in Knowles: Allen, Celestin, Joe Howard cornets; George Sims baritone horn; Wallace Collins tuba; Jack Carey trombone; Clay Jiles bass drum; George Allen snare drum; Jimmy Palao, and either August Rousseau or Thomas LeBlanc alto horns.
I guess it all depends on how you define or identify a tuba. Joe Howard, I think, plays tuba on the 1946 Original Zenith Brass Band sides.
Knowles also includes a 1951 photograph of the Allen Brass Band showing, among others, Mallory Todd on sousaphone, Tats Alexander on baritone horn, and Eddie Big Head Johnson on alto saxophone.
- I found this 1915 picture (and info) on the Henry Allen Band:
Be sure to check the Brass Band History page on that site - lots of research here!
Dave Richoux (you may notice a different e-mail for me due to technical difficulties with my old one.)
On Feb 11, 2011, at 12:31 AM, "David Brown" <johnhaleysims@...> wrote:
Difficult to find pictorial evidence 20s & 30s brass snip