Hi- I'm in the process of writing up my official "Want List" of 78's, since I haven't done that in around 20 years, and I was wondering if anyone would like to share theirs to use as an example of how best to write it up, categorize things, etc...
If this is not the correct forum for such an inquiry, I apologize, please forgive me, but if it's acceptable, would anyone like to either share their want list, or a portion of it, so I (and possibly other collectors) might use it as a reference tool? You never know, I might see you list and have something on it that you are looking for!
Any input on the subject is greatly appreciated, friends, thanks so much in advance.
Hello All. I have recently got a partial scholarship due to my musical talents but I am torn into what Iam actually going to Major in. I play all the woodwinds proficiently as well as all the brass'.And in Strings Cello and bass. I love playing Classical/Dixieland/Jazz?any kind of music really on all of my instruments. And when Iam asked what instrument i am going to take to college I have absolutly NO idea! I dont have a fav. instrument because i like em all the same. I was fixed for awhile that i was going to major in Music Education and teach youngsters but I keep hearing from my Music Teachers that there is not alot of jobs for that. I was also thinking about sound engineering or musicology. I just need some advice since no one really can relate. Thanks.
Hey people. My band is in deperate need of the transcribed lead for Trumpet of Sugar Blues.(since our trumpets a retard and cant transpose)if anyone could send me one it would be great. I think the originalis Ab...right? thanx.
another sheet music query. i'm wondering if anyone has, or can tell me where to find, the following songs:
"jungle fever" (mills brothers, not disco)
"masculine women, feminine men"
"puh-leeze! mister hemmingway"
"help!" (not beatles)
"hot voodoo" (from "blonde venus")
I listened to an audio clip (care of www.redhotjazz.com) of an old radio program from 1966 called "The Wax Museum" that played all vintage 78's. On the particular program, they interviewed, as well as played several early recordings by, Paul Whiteman. Most of the records they played were recorded in 1920, and at that time, of course, almost no Jazz bands were being recorded at all.
What I found interesting was that in the middle of the interview, Whiteman, who was in his late 70's at the time, was heard saying that he had been to a Rock festival, and whereas he had at first not at all cared for Rock n Roll, he was now actually impressed with what he was hearing, and liked it, and he mentioned a particular band that did a cover of Gershwin's "Summertime". I can't help but think that the band he's referring to was the Zombies, as their version of "Summertime" would have fit right into the time frame, as well as being a good version by any accounts.
As much as I've softened up my additude towards Whiteman over the years, and as much as I've got to appreciate more some of the more extremely primitave sounding records, I still just can't get into a lot of Whiteman recordings. They're just too schmaltzy and corny. I've also sorta forgiven Whiteman for being such a racially segregated band leader, too, but from what I later learned, he was just a realist for his times and a business man, and into the 30's when it wasn't as big of a deal for blacks and whites to work together, blacks who ended up working with him always had good things to say about the guy, that he was friendly and perfectly fair.
The sound of his voice on the radio program left me with the impression that Paul Whiteman was a decent and pleasant fellow, and hell, if he liked the Zombies, he had to have had good taste. Of course, he also had to have had good taste to have hired Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden and Eddie Lang.