[Dixielandjazz] Steve Brown - and Bass Ale Blues
marekboym at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 17:37:28 PST 2009
Speaking of unearthing nice music - how about Bass Ale Blues by the
Original Memphis 5, with a brass bass break by Miff Mole?
Brings us back to the beer thread, but this time with a clear jazz connection.
How did those Americans come to know Bass Ale, anyway? Rather good
ale, don't you agree?
On 05/11/2009, ROBERT R. CALDER <serapion at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Yes, Marek, and Steve Brown was around for long enough that there might be reasonable hypotheses about his having influenced players who weren't white, quite apart from his merits as a bassist and a musician.
> I didn't see any light until the 1950s but beside a precocious interest in Acker Bilk I did have some ancient 78s to hand and on the other side of one from a track by Nathaniel Shilkret and his Orchestra there was and still is "Slow River" by Goldkette with a rhythm section of the same order as the famous one Wellman Braud starred in, the lovely little bowed surges finally being replaced by the pluck and slap of Steve Brown. Even on some Goldkette tracks which Ken Mathieson tells me he couldn't listen to without a vododeo filter there are some wonderful dynamic dancing phrases evoked by the hands of Steve B.
> Nice music to unearth this time of an evening. Something for the stressed man's heartbeat to aspire to.
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