Country Washburn--Tuba History Lesson--1920s Pop Music

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Country Washburn--Tuba History Lesson--1920s Pop Music

Post by LoyalTubist » Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:10 pm

Joe "Country" Washburn (1904-74)

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He was the tuba and bass player with the Ted Weems Orchestra from 1924 to 1942. Tuba was the bass of choice for popular music until the electronic microphone was popularized around 1930. He was also Ted's singer and chief arranger.

Good Morning, Good Evening, Good Night (Vocal by Country Washburn)

He was a great tuba player and, when he could, his arrangements let him show off a little bit, although he didn't want to get too carried away.

Even after 1930, Country Washburn still played tuba--one of the few pop tuba players in the 1930s, other than the man who played for Guy Lombardo.

After he left Ted Weems, he played for Spike Jones. He was with Spike for about eight years, then he went to CBS in Hollywood as a staff arranger and band leader.

He died in 1974, less than a month after his sixty-ninth birthday.


Video of the Ted Weems band

Here's something for other players. Ted Weems had a great band. This was his theme song, "Heartaches." Country Washburn isn't playing tuba, but it's his arrangement. The whistler is Elmo Tanner.

Heartaches (Whistling by Elmo Tanner)

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I have a guitar lesson today.

Post by marena » Fri May 30, 2008 9:16 pm

Okay friends, I am 24 years old music student. I am very interested in studying guitar lesson. I have a guitar lesson today. My mom's just signed me up for lessons, even though I didn't want to.... but I have my first lesson today at 7, and I'm pretty crappy at playing, I think I'm going to embarrass myself. What do you say? Please help me. Thanks a lot.

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Re: I have a guitar lesson today.

Post by Flying bird » Fri May 30, 2008 11:37 pm

marena wrote:Okay friends, I am 24 years old music student. I am very interested in studying guitar lesson. I have a guitar lesson today. My mom's just signed me up for lessons, even though I didn't want to.... but I have my first lesson today at 7, and I'm pretty crappy at playing, I think I'm going to embarrass myself. What do you say? Please help me. Thanks a lot.
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Re: I have a guitar lesson today.

Post by Hostrauser » Sat May 31, 2008 9:03 am

marena wrote:Okay friends, I am 24 years old music student. I am very interested in studying guitar lesson. I have a guitar lesson today. My mom's just signed me up for lessons, even though I didn't want to.... but I have my first lesson today at 7, and I'm pretty crappy at playing, I think I'm going to embarrass myself. What do you say? Please help me. Thanks a lot.
No problem.

Set the guitar on fire and switch to low brass.

Hope that helps! :cool:

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