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Colin the Bear

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http://youtu.be/kNrJ8EDSqAM

It used to take hours of scouring junk shops and jumble sales to come up with stuff like this. A few minutes on you tube and you're sorted. It takes the hard work out of it but it also makes you a bit reclusive. I do miss the smell of junk shops lol
 

Andrew Sanders

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What a corker Colin. I've never come across Coon-Sanders before. I wonder if I'm related?
 

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You never know. I'd not heard of Coon or Sanders or their joint enterprise before. Nice dance band. I don't know why I'm attracted to that era.
 

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You never know. I'd not heard of Coon or Sanders or their joint enterprise before. Nice dance band. I don't know why I'm attracted to that era.

Me too. I always fancied a pair of spats when I was a kid.
My friend Joe's granny had a wind up record player and had loads of this stuff on 78.
I've loved it ever since. Find more Colin.
 

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Your a star Colin I loved it too brings back echoes of the past my dad had loads of these 78's shame how much of this stuff got changed into plant pots and shallow vases we did quite a few ourselves, only the badly scratched ones of course .....John
 

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We can all be guilty of not realising the value of things. I can remember some one throwing a massive box of 78's on the bonfire when I was about 16. Apart from their monetary value, I wonder what was burned.

I rescued an orchestral copy on 2 discs of "slaughter on 10th avenue". It looked too important to burn. Gold writing on the labels and fancy sleeves.

http://youtu.be/diA5vUZJDvA

I wore it out. Strangely it seemed to fit right in with the Motown 45's I was accumulating.
 

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How coincidental. I clicked on the 30's site and tune of the day is rosetta. I'm just learning it after being chucked in at the deep end twice in a week lol. The middle threw me.
 

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Its nice to see old people reminiscing - heartwarming.....:shocked::w00t:;}

We'll have old Sidney Bechet next......:thumb:
 
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Are there any charts for this kind of stuff? I mean, with orchestration and form, not Real Book like
 

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To be reminiscing it would have to be something the second time around. A lot of this stuff is new to me. I have a fascination with Dance music of all kinds but this early stuff really grabs me.
 

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In listening to that video it dawned on me how close that style is to dixieland. The strong 2 beat, the banjo, the abundance of syncopation, and the eighth notes (semi quavers) that are more dotted eights and sixteenths (dotted semi quavers and demi semi quavers) than swung. [That's a mouthful] :)

It also reminds me that the saxophones and mouthpieces of that era were designed with that "sweet" sound in mind. The mouthpieces had large chambers and close lays, and the saxophones had pillowy pads with no resonators. The key heights were even set a bit lower. I smile when I hear of players and techs "pimping" out a sax from this era with oversize Noyeck resos, open key heights and a high baffle wide tip mouthpiece to get that special "vintage" sound. To me that's like taking a Model A Ford and putting a Ferrari motor, suspension, and transmission in it to make it "special". It makes about as much sense.
 

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In listening to that video it dawned on me how close that style is to dixieland. The strong 2 beat, the banjo, the abundance of syncopation, and the eighth notes (semi quavers) that are more dotted eights and sixteenths (dotted semi quavers and demi semi quavers) than swung. [That's a mouthful] :)

Sorry John:
Crotchet = quarter note
Quaver = eigth note
semi-quaver = sixteenth note
 

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Sorry John:
Crotchet = quarter note
Quaver = eigth note
semi-quaver = sixteenth note

A clumsy attempt to imitate the only true nomenclature without the ability of developing the semiminim.
 

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Sorry John:
Crotchet = quarter note
Quaver = eigth note
semi-quaver = sixteenth note

Dang! I though I finally had them memorized. Back to the study hall. Maybe I'm just too old and quarter notey to learn new things.
 

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Dang! I though I finally had them memorized. Back to the study hall. Maybe I'm just too old and quarter notey to learn new things.

Easy: remember that English is a misspelled language and that the crotchet resembles a crochet (hence probably the name).
 
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English spelling reminds me of the classic way to confuse a tourist:

"If you'd wanted to go there I wouldn't have started from here."
 

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