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1999-07-14

 
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:40:15 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: More stuff FS...
Reply-To: contrabass@contrabass.com

Hi,

The Bundy contralto is now listed correctly, at
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130228704, with a
reserve of $800.

Close by is a curved Eb sopranino sax from Italy, made in the '50s, at
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=129816351.  It looks
like it has only a single octave vent, like a clarinet.

Also, an Altus bass flute at
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131110336, although
with an opening bid of $3.5K...

Enjoy!

Grant
 

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Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 22:54:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Adam Kent-Isaac <lokibassoon@yahoo.com>
Subject: More low and or unusual instruments in pop music
Reply-To: contrabass@contrabass.com

adam ki
lokibassoon@yahoo.com

Dear Interested Persons:

I found many more instances of low instruments used in rock music:

In the Beatles Song, Martha My Dear, when he goes 'when you find your
self in the thick of it/help your self to a little of what's all around
you' a bass clarinet can be heard playing the same two notes. This is
the only time in this song where you can hear this.

In this same song, the infamous Tuben can be heard playing low notes at
the beginning of the brass part.

In another beatles song, Hey Bungalow Bill, at the end, a bassoon plays
along with the chorus, and at the VERY end before the beginning of the
next song, a bassoon plays a solo.

In the popular Smash Mouth song "All Star" you can hear a bass sax or
contrabassoon play a crescendoing low note before he says "hey now
you're an all starů"

In the one-hit wonder song "Are You Jimmy Ray" which i'm sure nobody
here has heard, there is a bass saxophone playing WAY beneath the band
and it's pretty hard to hear, but it's there!

On a lot of the Beatles' later, drug-induced songs, particularly those
on the "white album" there are orchestras or solo instruments which are
used, and LOTS of weird and low instruments can be heard if you listen
carefully.

tell me if you've managed to hear these things or if you have any to
tell which were not listed here.

-adam

lokibassoon@yahoo.com
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