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Offline Montgomery

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That Moaning Saxophone Rag
« on: October 17, 2004, 03:12:34 PM »
Here's a pretty rough version of That Moaning Saxophone Rag by Six Brown Brothers, which I learned from a 78.? It ends prematurely because of a broken string.? Usually I don't do nearly this much string snapping, but for some reason that's how I play when I get in front of a microphone

P.S. The original was recorded in 1914 by Six Brown Brothers, an all-saxophone group.? You can get a CD here:

There's also a new book about them but I haven't read it.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2005, 12:43:23 AM by waxwing »

Offline Slack

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Re: That Moaning Saxophone Rag
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2004, 05:10:36 PM »
Nice job and adaptation Monty, you should record it without the broken string!... although that giant (((Bong))) ending does have some appeal. ;)

The web page you site also has a 30 second clip of the original.


Offline uncle bud

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Re: That Moaning Saxophone Rag
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2004, 05:16:22 PM »
Sounds good, Montgomery, tricky stuff. Some of it reminds me a little of Rev. Gary Davis's approach to orchestration on six strings when he plays those marches. Had never heard of Six Brown Brothers.

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Re: That Moaning Saxophone Rag
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2004, 09:16:15 PM »
Nice job on the Rag, Aaron.  It's great to hear guitar arrangements that are not based on guitar models.  Way to go!
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