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Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 18:52:26 -0500
From: sperrin
Subject: [CB] low sounds on Lawrence Welk

Did anyone see the latest Lawrence Welk re-broadcast on PBS ?  The show was hosted by Big Tiny Little, and featured an old black and white show from 1958. I'm not a woodwind player, but one of the songs gave a good shot and some nice sounds of what I think was a contrabass sarrusophone .  Another song featured a solo (combination singing and playing) by the string bass player.  And finally, Larry Hooper did a vocal that showed off his amazingly low bass voice better than any other song I've ever heard him sing.  I recommend this episode, especially because I'd like someone to verify (or correctly identify) what I think is a sarrusophone .  There was also a (regular) bassoon prominently playing in some pieces, which is an instrument I don't recall him
using in his later shows.

Scott Perrin


Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 23:06:19 -0400
Subject: Re: [CB] low sounds on Lawrence Welk
From: Michael C Grogg

Yes I saw it.  At the left end of the woodwind section was a Paper clip contra something clarinet , and at the far right end was a Bass Sax .  The bassoon solo was something different, even for the LW show. The only contrabass thing missing was an appearance on tuba by the bass player.
The show didn't even cause protests from my 13 son, he found it interesting.



Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 09:35:08 EDT
Subject: Re: [CB] low sounds on Lawrence Welk

I didn't see that show mentioned in the previous posting, but I can tell you that a fellow named Bill Page played with LW in the 50's and his claim to fame was being a woodwind doubler to end all woodwind doublers.  Bass sax and bassoon were amoung his display most of the time.
sande hackel

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