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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

Hey, Wanna Neck Under The Bleachers?

Tower of Power.

Holy cow, there’s a lot of plumbing involved in that solo.

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  1. That is a great compilation. If a larger dose of funk is needed, the two-disc anthology, also from Rhino, should work.

  2. It was a Fluegelhorn I think, though seemed to have a more complicated than usual tubing wrap. Fluegel's what Chuck Mangione played on that hit he had – whatsis – "Feels So Good", IIRC. The horn turned up a lot in pop music in the '70's.

    Couldn't see enough of the sax men to see what they were playing. Selmer horns, probably. Bari player's horn was a "Low A" horn; most saxophones only go down to Bb below the staff. Apparently the capacity to go down another half-step to A is pretty useful on the Bari, as it's not uncommon on those horns. You see altos that go down to A as well, though not as often; as the bari and alto saxophones are both pitched in Eb, I guess there's something about common horn arrangements that makes the low A useful on an Eb instrument.

    Swap out their clothes and most of that band could have been in Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  3. Wow. I hadn't heard that or even thought of it in a long, long time. Thanks. Used to love T of P.

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