[Dixielandjazz] sounds of the twenties
jim at kashprod.com
Fri Sep 23 05:00:58 PDT 2005
Two quotes from other members:
There was a Hawaiian scene
painted on the bass drum with a light bulb inside that blinked behind the
quite often there was also a hula girl with a beaded skirt which shook when
the bass pedal was used..
I actually experienced that very same drum (!) when I sat in once with
Johnny St. Cyr (banjo). The drummer played a bass drum (huge) with that
exact scene on it, and a light bulb inside, and the shaky skirt bit.
Many times now they tend to have the front skin cut away, and you can see
old pillows & junk the drummer has thrown inside to try to deaden the sound.
Our drummer is more sane, and has a full skin that just says Yamaha on it!
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