Saxing away... pt 2  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
5/13/2005 2:34 pm

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Saxing away... pt 2

In part 1, Dodgyhippy posted a message about his sax and contemplating which one to buy next, as there are several type of saxes to consider. This brought up the history of my musical family, siblings, and great Uncle who also made his own fiddles. I also asked the questions -- Do you have any musical talents???? Are there any that just make you melt like the saxophone sounds will do to me????

Keithcancook responded with the following comment: "I LOVE saxophone sounds. First got hooked on the instrument when I heard the Crusaders back in the early 70's. I love listening to BIG BAND music that features sax solos as well."

This reminds me of the time in Houston wherein at the First Methodist Church my husband and I had attended a National Public Radio Show recording where the Jim McCullum Band from San Antonio was performing. What an awesome treat!! They had all sorts of solos in that band... and, especially the sax. Have to be with keithcancook about the saxophone sounds......

Are there anyother musical sounds that tend to just make your day??????

Would love to hear from you...



Unique - go check out a band called Lady Jane Grey in SA; Sarah plays the cello like no tomorrow in a piece called FIRE

Smileguy - I like listening to male vocals too... but, I am imagining them swooning over me at the same time!!

hillcountrymang - funny that you mentioned the mandolin. My Mom went as a delegate to Russia many years ago and brought one of those back with her... awesome instrument!!!

mygmyg 59M

5/15/2005 7:39 am

Tx Rose, sorry to get to this so late. KaRRazy 'bout the sax o phone. Used to be a band here in texas, Johnny Reno and the Sax Maniacs. About 9 members and they did one song where all the members played only Sax. Johnny was a member of original Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double trouble. the dble trouble was johnny Reno's Sax and the Vampy Vocals of Lou Ann Barton(think she still resides in austin). This was before Stevie started singing. This band actually recorded an album in late 70's, never released as Lou Ann left the band on an east coast tour, for a vocalist/sax player in Roomful Of Blues.

Any way Reno's Sax Maniacs catch phrase, "There is no such thing as too much SAX"

Enjoyed many an evening listening to wonderful sax players, Bobby Keys, rolling stones, Brown Sugar sax man, is a fav, great guy!!

the Roomful of Blues guys, 11 piece, 2 to 3 sax, trombone and a trumpet.. are way too much fun. Actually they're Animals... but I love Wild LIFE.

A different style, but really captivating sax /sound, is the band that did some of the music in the movie WILD THINGS, Matt Dillon on a Fan powered swamp boat, gliding through the eveglades, the music in the backround is haunting, edgy, sexy.
Anyway the band is / was called Morphine. Bass, Drums and Sax, just awesome live. Dark,Guttural, booming, throbbing tones, they played one night at the place I worked in Deep Ellum and I had WOOD all night(A bit younger at the time, lol).

Many more , but those are some of my faves!

Leave you with some lyrics the "Queen of Vamps", Lou Ann B, performed with Stevie and Johnny....

"Hip Hip MY Baby,
We're Gonna Have A Party,
So Come On Over and Let's...
Get It ON!!"

HillCountrymanG 60M
2 posts
5/13/2005 8:22 pm

I have a friend who lives part of the year in Maryland , and part down here . His name is Del Puschert , used to play in Elvis' band . This guy ROCKS ! When he gets back down Texas way you should really make an effort to see him . Funny you mention fiddles , twin fiddles sound divine to me , as a matter of fact I love almost any instruments played in harmony .Cello can be very dark and haunting
( I LIKE that in music !! ) Being a mandolin player , the mandolin is also very close to my heart .

smileguyqc 53M

5/13/2005 5:23 pm

Funny but male vocals kill me... why? I think I fantasize about being the vocalist... something like a Michael Bublè singing "Fever"... makes me shiver

rm_Unique541 42M

5/13/2005 4:59 pm

I listen to a lot of different music, but the one instrument that really turns me on is the Celo. (Preferably playing something Russian and a little dark. *sigh*)

Sax is a good second, and piano isn't bad either. But the sound of the Celo just stirs something inside of me that I can't really express. It's more of a feeling of longing that presses up against me and whispers to me, you know?

I love that music can do things like that.
Probably why I've been an ametuer singer off-an-on for about 13 years now...

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/13/2005 4:37 pm

hmmm... nightofpassion... I do so love the harp, as well as the viola. It is amazing to me how someone can, too, play an instrument that is often twice their size!!

NightOfPassion2 58M

5/13/2005 3:29 pm

Not musical...but LOVE music....many diferent forms. As for what sends chills down my spine....a viola...played low and slow, the harp also. Both remind me of how , when two are together, like musical notes, they're bodies play off each other to create a pleasurable melody.

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