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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by 4-string, Oct 24, 2013.
Why yes he is.
And he's a lefty too.
That was awsome! Made my day...
There is nothing NOT awesome about that video... 7 lady Marimba choir? Check. Solo xylophonist? Yep. The Mad Bassist? Check!
If only they could play with Steve Moore, the Mad Drummer!
That was so badass!
I wasn't going to look, but had too. I am glad I did! Made my morning.
Might he be the ORIGINAL inspiration for metal players? His bass was after all black and he was not shy about stepping to the front and going for it in a very physical way. Not to mention he was already so over the hair to your waist phase all metal players must pass before they can be truly jaded about the whole metal scene and want to be taken seriously for their talent, so they cut their hair and get all serious and humorless about the music.
Yes, I was going to say all those marimbas are turned around too. Good find.
I'll bet that was a fun show. Too bad they stopped touring a couple years before I was born.
Thank you for your indulgence,
Classic! Here's a little more on the bass player. It says the guy was still giging at 93. Notice they referred to him as "Hep-Cat". Mmmmm... that would make a good screen name here on TB. Wow...I hope I can still gig at 93.
"The black and white film was done during the 1940s at Radio City Music Hall, NY. Stealing the show in "A Study In Brown" was 'hep-cat' bass player Frank DeNunzio, Sr., of Hershey, PA. He passed away in 2007 at the age 93 , when he was still playing his double bass and booking jobs".
There you go ladies and gentlemen, proof that even as early as the 40's it was perfectly acceptable for the bass player to rock out with your c*** out.
There are not enough all-girl-in-strapless-dresses marimba orchestras in the world. That's all I have to say about that.
And with those matching haircuts. That's the band I want to play in.
Very, very cool. Must learn those moves.
Those aren't the prettiest ladies I've ever seen, though...
'Tis a rare thing, beauty AND a marimba....
That is the definition of cool.
Well, they're the prettiest gang of ladies I've seen playing marimbas!
Man I wish I could play the 'ol xylo like THOSE ladies....
It is physically impossible to watch this video without grinning.