[78-L] Louis Armstrong's bass player

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Mon Jun 8 14:41:36 PDT 2015

I agree it was a one-note effort, but was it Zutty?

      Julian Vein

On 08/06/15 21:01, Jeffrey Lichtman wrote:
> It sounds like a kick drum to me. It doesn't have the sharp attack of a
> plucked bass, and the pitch never changes.
> On 6/8/2015 11:47 AM, Julian Vein wrote:
>> There's a prominent string bass audible on the Armstrong session of
>> December 12, 1928, which produced "Heah Me Talkin' To Ya?, "St. James'
>> Infirmary" and "Tight Like This". This seems to have eluded
>> discographers. At first I thought it might be Zutty Singleton thumping
>> away on bass drum, but his cymbals appear to be at the other end of the
>> studio.
>>          Julian Vein

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