Goggin, Brian (Dublin)
GoggiBri at exchange.ie.ml.com
Tue Feb 4 10:36:03 PST 2003
That's fair enough. I know what you mean. From what Garvin Bushell said, Cab
Calloway fell into the category you mention.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Kashishian [SMTP:kash at ran.es]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 10:07 AM
> To: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] vocals
> Brian wrote:
> >I wouldn't think it's an instrumentalists' thing or a jealousy thing
> Ok, maybe I didn't cover this deeply enough. In some cases, it IS a
> pain to back a singer who completely ignores the band, or even directs
> it...or blames it if things go wrong. And, many musicians (I'm not
> including myself here) just don't like a singer in the way. I,
> personally, enjoy backing a singer that forms part of the music, but do
> not like having one on stage who just takes over the band.
> >While an occasional vocal is ok, it's still the instruments that hold
> >most interest.
> Some songs cry out for the words, though. Trouble In Mind, Angel Eyes,
> Doctor Jazz, Ain't Misbehavin'.... to name a few, with no connection
> whatsoever between them. And, the general public likes to hear the
> words to a song. They recognize a song, many times, by the words rather
> than the melody.
> Anyway, I'm into the "heart" thing, and if a musician has it, that's
> great. If a singer has it, that's great. Doesn't matter the instrument
> (the voice being an instrument in its own right).
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