Best Late Night Show Band

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by JacoLesFlea, Apr 7, 2014.

Best late night show band

Poll closed Apr 12, 2014.
  1. Letterman

  2. Fallon

  3. Myers

    0 vote(s)
  4. SNL

  1. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
    Who do you like?
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The talent on Letterman's band is pretty impressive. Paul Shaffer annoys me, but they're all top notch musicians.
  3. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006

    I feel the same. I have only seen Seth Myers twice because I work third shift and only catch it Friday nights. I could have sworn I saw Fred Armisen on guitar one of the nights I saw it.
  4. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Yup! He's the band leader. I don't think that show's gonna make it in the long run.
  5. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
    I thought Seth would be doing alot better since I really enjoyed him on weekend update. He just seems so uncomfortable during his monolouge. It is kind of hard to watch. He needs to take some lessons from Craig Ferguson.
  6. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    You mention Ferguson yet leave out Alfredo Sauce and the Shy Fellas?


    As for Meyers, I could have told you that would fail. Who likes Meyers or Armisen for that matter? You put two of the most punchable faces around in the same show and see what happens. I haven't watched a second of it, but I hate that i have to be subjected to some of it through commercials for it. I hope it disappears.
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  7. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Oh and you gotta love the roots. Are they the best musicians in the list? Probably not. Are they the coolest? Yes. And I like that they do so many comedy bits. Great guys.

    Well I mean, I vote the roots after Alfredo Sauce and the Shy Fellas anyway...
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  8. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    I do not like The Roots at all. I used to like The Max Weinberg 7 and Letterman's band are good too.
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    The Roots are actually really good musicians! The best is subjective. Letterman has some of the top session cats in NY and the most seasoned. Both are really good bands. When Fallon and Timberlake do their History Of Rap routine, The Roots are on top of that!! Previous Tonight Show bands were monster bands.
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  10. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I appreciate that The Roots are musically literate and can actually play instruments, but meh.
  11. fisticuffs


    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    Legendary Roots Crew!
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  12. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    Hard to top some of the jazz names in the Carson-era Tonight show band - Pete Christlieb, Bucky Pizzarelli, Clark Terry, Shelly Manne, Lew Tabackin, Louis Bellson.
  13. chriss


    Apr 27, 2007
    and Ray Brown played in Merv Griffins band
  14. Up the dose

    Up the dose

    Mar 10, 2013
    The SNL band that had GE Smith and T-Bone Wolk was pretty badass.
  15. letsrumble


    May 23, 2010
    I'm with you on Meyers. I'm neutral on Armisen.
  16. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Ridiculous. Shaffer's band and talent are without peer.

    No one even comes close.
  17. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
    I could not think of the name of the band behind the curtain thats why I left it out. Thanks for reminding me.
  18. ptg


    Mar 16, 2008
    Clark Terry was in that band? Learn something new every day!
  19. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    +1. Johnny Carson's Tonight Show band, with Doc Severinsen, was just about the best Late Night Show Band ever was. :)
  20. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Of the bands on this poll, yes, I agree

    ...but, for the sake of argument, I'd put the house band from NBC's Night Music show (late 1980s) up against The World's Most Dangerous Band any day:

    David Sanborn
    Hiram Bullock
    Marcus Miller
    Omar Hakim
    Phillipe Saisse