[Dixielandjazz] vocals

Goggin, Brian (Dublin) GoggiBri at exchange.ie.ml.com
Tue Feb 4 10:36:03 PST 2003

Hello Jim,
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
> the
> >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).
> Jim
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