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Dendy Jarrett

Favorite Horn Bands

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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

 

 

 

[video=youtube;sxJFjO4Skgo]

 

What's your favorite horn band or song?

 

Please use either a YouTube Link or sound file.

 

Thanks

D

 

 

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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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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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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.

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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!

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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

 

[video=youtube;C-B8HXa41QM]

Edited by 1001gear

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I love "Vehicle" - the Ides of March did a good tribute to Chicago on that one :D

 

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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

[video=youtube_share;7sXDLK4HIIU]

 

[video=youtube_share;TyBIfgj2jrY]

Edited by WRGKMC

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Chicago, Kool and The Gang, Earth Wind and Fire, and KC Sunshine Band. Though I'm generally more inclined to synth brass, these stand out.

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I was about to go "no one mentioned Blood Sweat and Tears? wtf??" then realized that's what "BST" meant. You kids and your acronyms. ;)

 

I think you guys pretty much covered it. Tempted to toss in something like the GRP All-Star Band, but that's cheating as it was a temp thing. Some might snicker at the KC mention, which would be a stupid thing to do. No they can't compare to great jazz greats and all that obviously, but there was some great, driving horn work in there.

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You'll get no "snicker" here regarding KC mention. Highly influential as they were hot when I was in my developmental stage of early bands.

 

And of course Chicago always did and still does have my ear!

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Check out this article I wrote this week, and once you've read it, check out the videos. If you are into horns, you're gonna love this.

 

https://www.harmonycentral.com/articles/dear-musician---musics-universal

 

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Steinberger Hack keeps posting these guys. Not your typical lab Band.

 

[video=youtube;QRuM2rk2miQ]

 

[video=youtube;Tv39xT8L0dA]

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Mikeo mentioned Squirrel Nut Zippers:

[video=youtube;3al8MISWwPk]

 

I also like The Hot Sardines:

[video=youtube;Q4-XIKt-ADs]

 

and Tuba Skinny:

[video=youtube;_ZdMxFiUf9Q]

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Moon Hooch:

 

[video=youtube;yUEapzqptIA]

 

 

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[video=youtube;Mvvo9PfB0h4]

 

That's really cool - thanks for sharing it Ed! :cool2:

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ive always been a big fan of the dorsey brothers...

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