[Dixielandjazz] BASS SOLOS $ Grimaces
d.sleeman at hccnet.nl
Fri Jul 23 08:04:21 PDT 2004
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From: "Patrick Cooke" <patcooke at cox.net>
To: <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>; "Dixieland Jazz Mailing List" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] BASS SOLOS $ Grimaces
Are sure that was N.O?
You're describing a guy I used to know over here in Holland!
Dick Sleeman, Lelystad, Holland.
<d.sleeman at hccnet.nl>
> There used to be a bass player(?) here in New Orleans who had a band.
> The guy knew absolutely nothing about the instrument, in fact had no musical
> training whatsoever. He was good at booking jobs...he really hustled. He
> looked through the wedding notices and called and/or wrote to them.
> The thing is, he did everything with the bass except play it. He spun
> it around, laid it down and rode it like a horse, all the time slapping the
> What's truly amazing is people would come away saying, "He's the best
> bass player I ever heard in my life!"
> Pat Cooke
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