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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Blind Bruce, Sep 5, 2009.
Anyone know a good place on line to order an arrangement of this?
I learned it off the record and play it with a harmon. The first time I heard a recording of him with a plunger I thought " I've got to learn to play like that"!
You need the whole chart or just the solo part?
Ideally the whole chart, but the solo part would be a great start!
I should be more more specific. First, this YouTube "Sugar Blues" is not Clyde McCoy and it's not from the '30s (and it's not Pixie/plunger). This player can not even get McCoy's hiccup and baby effects. And on the '30s original recording of "Sugar Blues", Clyde, as you can see in Solar's photos, used a Pixie and plunger. Would love to see the photo of him with a Harmon--maybe he was endorsing (back then, "promoting" ) for them?
I'd like everyone to hear the original and also the '50s version from the Capitol album that also featured Clyde overdubbing four-part wow-wowing harmony on "St. Louis Blues" and the album closer, "Sugar Blues Boogie." Let me see what I can come up with...
The REAL McCoy...
YouTube - The REAL Clyde McCoy "Sugar Blues"
I keep listening to the recording (yes, the real one), and I just don't think it sounds like a plunger+pixie; it doesn't exactly sound like a harmon either, but I think the wah-wah effects are much more harmon-like.
McCoy invented the wah-wah mute according to this website: Big Band Library: Clyde McCoy
So his could have been an altogether different mute.
I noticed in some photos of Clyde the mouthpiece is well above center. Is this a common practice? If I adopt this, will I be able to play sugar blues?
I got to play it in high school. Used the harmon, sounded okay, but not quite like the Clyde recording........Buck