[Dixielandjazz] Steve Brown - and Bass Ale Blues
santh at comcast.net
Wed Nov 4 21:16:26 PST 2009
The issue of the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation "Frisco Cricket"
has a 5 page article devoted to Joe Tarto by Brian Nalepka. All members
should be getting theirs in the mail in a few days.
Scott Anthony, editor
----- Original Message -----
From: "David M Richoux" <tubaman at tubatoast.com>
To: <santh at comcast.net>
Cc: "Dixieland Jazz Mailing List" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Steve Brown - and Bass Ale Blues
> On the only early version of Bass Ale Blues I have, the tuba (not string
> bass) break is credited to Joe Tarto (The Titian of the Tuba) . It is
> on a double LP release with the Tennessee Tooters, The Hottentots (Red
> Nichols and Friends) and Memphis 5, and on a special Joe Tarto tribute
> As for Bass Ale being in the 1920s USA (during Prohibition) I can't find
> anything useful - my usual beer experts fail me on this one! Maybe it was
> brought in from Canada?
> Dave Richoux
> On Nov 4, 2009, at 5:37 PM, Marek Boym wrote:
>> 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
>> 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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