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Israel Crosby "Bassoguitar" advert

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by milomo, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. milomo


    Aug 5, 2007
    Bloomfield, NJ
    A few days ago i got the Classic Chu Berry Columbia And Victor Sessions from Mosaic records (i also got their Clifford Jordan box, the bass players on that are Wilbur Ware, Richard Davis, Bill Lee and Sam Jones!), and i found this picture. It's pretty unusual so i thought i'd put it up here. It's an advertisement for the Bassoguitar and the endorser is Israel Crosby, surrounded by some legendary friends. Here's the whole photo -
    photo 1.jpg
    That's Buster Bailey, Big Sid Catlett, Joe Thomas, Israel, Fletcher Henderson, Joe Lessey and Chu. Here's a closer-in version -
    It's a great box set, obviously tons of amazing Chu, along with incredible playing from Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, and Billie Holiday among many others, and Israel and Milt Hinton are all over it.
  2. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    I just sent you a PM. I'd like a good scan of that photo for my Regal Bassoguitar website. I've been collecting information on this unique instrument and I actually own one that used to belong to jazz bassist Joe Byrd (Charlie Byrd's brother).

    - Steve
  3. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Hey guys, thanks for the great photos! Cool site, Steve. ;)

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