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Jules

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At last saturday night's gig I held quite a long 'joke' dialogue with the singer of the band.
it's a trick I remember Bo Diddley doing (on guitar) years ago when I saw him in Leeds- the obvious vocal effect is the chromatic run down laugh but I've found loads of other sneers, snarls, mutley like giggles, shouts etc which are great for a daft bit of singer/sax player banter in the middle of certain types of gig. "You see that girl over there!?" Sax- ascenting bend "eh?" .. "there!" ... Harmonic wolf whistle..... "hey, that's uncalled for!"... crestfallen downward bend ... etc etc....
Now- I've never come across anyone else doing this, but it seems such an obvious trick I can't believe it's not been done at some time in the past (King Curtis with the Coasters? Sam Butera? Boots Randolph? etc)...
Mr Thomas, Thomsax, any ideas?
 

daveysaxboy

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I been doing the chro laugh for yonk's,also when any 1 gets caught messing up i do the Laural and hardy tune in altissimo,the old circus theme,benny hill etc.They get some good laughs at times.Well its there fault for messing up,right.
 
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Jules

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I'm particularly pleased with the phrase "crestfallen downward bend"... might name a solo album that!!!
 

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Jules

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Thom- Love the clips! That's exactly what I'm talking about! I love sax gordon's playing... ! Actually you've reminded me- with my new second band, definately need a clip on mike (check these guys out- http://tinyurl.com/kwedqc - perfect band for an extrovert, slightly cartoony, punky R&B honker.... like myself!)
 

AlanB

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I was just going to say exactly the same thing Thomas. I read this thread yesterday and was trying to find the clip of Sax Gordon on YouTube 'talking' and 'laughing' with the audience but their seems to be suddenly a lot more clips of him to wade through and I couldn't find it. The one I was looking for, I seem to remember, was in Aarhus or Aalborg or somewhere in Jylland. Thanks for the clips.

P.S. I'd love to see a clip of DaveySaxBoy doing something similar. Any footage?
 
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