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    I'm starting a new thread in an effort to get some legs under the WBO forums.

    I'm wanting to know your favorite horn band or song. There are so many, but for me, this was the song that got me loving horns in a band.

    The Ides of March - "Vehicle"
    Originally release in 1970





    What's your favorite horn band or song?

    Please use either a YouTube Link or sound file.

    Thanks
    D

    Keeping the Harmony at Harmony Central

  • #2
    That's certainly a good one.

    My love for horn arrangements goes back a lot further - to the Big Band era. I was exposed to lots of that from my parents and grandparents when I was a little kid. Picking a favorite would be difficult... and I'd be just as likely to pick something later from Tower of Power or Chicago or something as I would the earliest stuff I heard.
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    • #3
      This might be my first post here.

      One of my favs would be Chicago, but I also love the Brian Setzer Orchestra.The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Big Bad Daddy Voodoo, Royal Crown Revue and Cherry Poppin' Daddies.

      Nothing like a little swing or retro swing.I toss on the Brian Setzer Christmas album ever year and out it into heavy rotation at my house.


      Not a lot of folks played guitar before the electric guitar was invented. It's wasn't loud enough and it wasn't really that popular.

      My grandfather used to tell me about how he would hit the clubs back in the day, it was all about the big bands. He drove a Model A Ford too.
      He told me a ton of great stories over the years. He even scored a job in the depression. He went into help a guy out for the day, and ended up staying for the next 40 years.




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      • #4
        Love that story Mikeo!
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        • #5
          BST, Chase, Memphis Horns, and EW&F were pretty good too in the rock/R&B genre. I liked playing Vehicle in small bars just to watch patrons avoid standing in front of the horns.
          Everybody is terminally ill.

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          • 1001gear
            1001gear commented
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            I saw Doc Severinsen at Knott's or Disneyland. It was outdoors and there was plenty of seating but the hits were so loud I stayed at the back. Maybe 50' out!

          • Phil O'Keefe
            Phil O'Keefe commented
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            Try playing in the sax section (like I did when I played in jazz bands in school...) - you're directly in front of the trombones, with the trumpets just behind them... it can definitely get loud.

        • #6
          This was one of the first band pieces I heard live and it was right there I realized I was no kind of musician. It sounds normal now pfft, High School bands do it now but back then I thought I was hearing the music of God. lol


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          • #7
            I love "Vehicle" - the Ides of March did a good tribute to Chicago on that one

            Among my favorites in the Rock genre:

            Chicago (before Terry Kath left the planet)

            BS&T

            Red Hot Skillet Lickers (Lavay Smith's band)

            Chase

            Big Bad Voodoo Daddies

            Cherry Poppin' Daddies


            And for Jazz:

            Count Basie

            Duke Ellington

            Benny Goodman

            Stan Kenton

            Woody Herman

            Thad Jones/Mel Lewis

            Insights and incites by Notes
            Bob "Notes" Norton
            Owner, Norton Music http://www.nortonmusic.com
            Style and Fake disks for Band-in-a-Box
            The Sophisticats http://www.s-cats.com >^. .^< >^. .^<

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            • #8
              Excellent choices all Notes!
              **********

              "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

              - George Carlin

              "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

              - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

              "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

              - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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              • Notes_Norton
                Notes_Norton commented
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                Thanks.

                (Belated. I released 6 new aftermarket 'disks' for Band-in-a-Box and for a couple of weeks things got delightfully busy around here).

              • Phil O'Keefe
                Phil O'Keefe commented
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                I hope they do well for you!

              • Notes_Norton
                Notes_Norton commented
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                Thanks Phil. So far they are doing quite well.

                And a big thanks to my loyal customers.

                I started on new styles this week. It's addictive.

            • #9


              In the modern rock/pop era? Earth, Wind and Fire hands down.
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              • #10
                Edgar Winters White Trash, especially the live Roadwork album just plain smoked it. They spent many years in New Orleans and knew how to combine Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Rock with Horns. Listen to the tracks Still Alive and Well and Back in the USA with Derringer being backed up by a full horn section and it adds pure power to the sound of a rock/blues band.

                The wah on the guitar mixes with the horn section on this one


                Last edited by WRGKMC; 11-08-2017, 06:33 AM.

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