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Coolest bass player - ever

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by 4-string, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Cmymud


    Oct 19, 2009
    Prince George, VA
    Why yes he is.
  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    And he's a lefty too.
  3. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    That was awsome! Made my day...
  4. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
    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!
  5. kikstand454


    Sep 28, 2012
    That was so badass!
  6. I wasn't going to look, but had too. I am glad I did! Made my morning.
  7. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    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.
  8. 4-string


    Jul 23, 2006
    Perhaps. :)

  9. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    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. :p

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  10. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    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. :bassist:

    "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".
  11. 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.
  12. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    There are not enough all-girl-in-strapless-dresses marimba orchestras in the world. That's all I have to say about that.
  13. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    And with those matching haircuts. That's the band I want to play in.
  14. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    Very, very cool. Must learn those moves.

    Those aren't the prettiest ladies I've ever seen, though...
  15. Rob Lewis

    Rob Lewis

    Feb 23, 2006
    'Tis a rare thing, beauty AND a marimba....
  16. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

  17. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Well, they're the prettiest gang of ladies I've seen playing marimbas!
  18. BAce


    Jul 31, 2012
    Man I wish I could play the 'ol xylo like THOSE ladies....
    Cool video
  19. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    It is physically impossible to watch this video without grinning.

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