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Do Your Part
I Went to a show a while back actually I helped a friend of mine set up the P.A. System he has a business where he rents P.A. and mics, Monitors and stuff to traveling bands who come to town to do shows. And they dont have their own P.A. Systems. A Pretty nice gig to watch music shows and get paid for it.
Anyway this show was at a private club Downtown it was a show featuring Zydeco Music, They had 3 Zydeco bands and they were good. I Was blown away, I Had heard cajon music a little, But never music like this I Was just floored with the rhythms And the percussion was amazing, The wash board instrument the players wear like a apron. Not sure what it is called, But they put a mic in front of it and it produces the greatest percussion sound you can only imagine. how this thing sounds.
Alot of the vocals sound much like the blues. And the beat is Bass Heavy and makes you want to dance. Then throw in a small accordion like squeeze box, A Harmonica, And one band had two fiddles . But all had at least one fiddle player. Mix this all up with a on the beat drummer, And some make you cry telecaster Riffs. And even a small organ
You Got Zydeco. A Couple of the bands had horns whether horn ,fiddle same guy
Or a committed horn section. Were are talking alot of band members
These guys have alot of fun and so does the crowd. I Never saw the dance floor empty. Really simple songs that sound amazing . I `m putting a You tube video below so you can hear some zydeco this is my new love and im looking to get out and find some Zydeco Musicians to play with. Well they took down my You Tube video so if you want to check out the ZYDECO Spell it just like above In the search bar on You Tube you will get some ZYDECO..
Electric jazz bass guitar, natural finish. Great condition, sounds great, straight neck.
I am always looking for writers who would like to publish some of their experiences of being a bass player on this site.
Or any body who has experiences of being a musician, like stories of the road, or maybe you are kinda famous. Or you know someone who is?
Maybe you built a cool bass or something or you want to share something about your band This is a great place to get your word out
People would love to hear about it im sure, Keep in mind it is a unpaid position. And you do not have to be a
professional writer to share your stories here with us. And no story is a dumb story Who knows maybe writing is in your cards.
Just use the contact webmaster form on this site to make us aware of you. Then we will get you started right away.
Don`t be shy Just Do It.
Do You Use Sunn Bass Amps ?
If You Do Here is some interesting information I scraped from the internet I find it a bit more interesting Because these factories are in my neighborhood, But still a very cool and interesting read if your a fan of the Sunn product line, Or even if you are familiar with the song Louie Louie or the band The Kingsman they were also from the Portland ,Oregon Area. So Yeah Enjoy…
In early 1963, the Kingsmen, a band based in Portland, Oregon, became known for their hit version of the song “Louie, Louie”.
After its hit single, the band soon embarked on a 50-state national tour.
Because the band was used to playing small hops and school dances, many of the members found themselves ill-equipped with the amplifiers that they were currently using. Put it bluntly they were not ready for the Big Time ,or at least their gear was not ready.
Bassist Norm Sundholm discovered that his bass amp was not nearly powerful enough to play larger concert halls. Like they were now facing.
Sundholm enlisted the help of his brother Conrad to help solve his problem. ( This is the origin of the now famous name Sunn Amplifiers comes from the last name of these Brothers ).
By 1964, the Sundholm brothers had designed a high-powered concert bass amplifier.
The early Sunn amplifiers relied heavily on tube amplifiers designed by David Hafler and preamps sold by the Dynaco Hi-fi company,
With many of the first units actually containing power amplifier chassis sold by Dynaco (models MKII, MKIII, MKIV) as well as modified Dyna PAS1 preamplifiers.
By 1965, the demand for Sundholm’s amplifiers had increased to the point where the family garage could no longer be used as the manufacturing facility.The demand had gotten too big for the space in their garage to be able to keep up with production needs..