[78-L] Louis Armstrong's bass player

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Mon Jun 8 15:19:02 PDT 2015

I mean just that. With modern recordings balance can be changed with the 
press of a button, but not back then using a single mike. The "bass" 
sound is upront, but the cymbals are distant.

       Julian Vein


On 08/06/15 22:50, Jeffrey Lichtman wrote:
> Rust says it was Zutty on drums, and I see no reason to doubt him. I
> don't know what you mean by "his cymbals appear to be at the other end
> of the studio."
> On 6/8/2015 2:41 PM, Julian Vein wrote:
>> 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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