Re: Favorite Recording Featuring Tenor Guitar
As much as I like the above listings, I still am knocked down by Cats and The Fiddle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGQgv...eature=related These guys were a pick up group from Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago in the late thirties and to this date are the only group (I've ever heard) which featured two tenor guitars a tipple and an upright bass. While relatively limited in scope - they have one super solid groove and don't quite have the skill set (at least in their early recordings) to experiment outside their comfort zone. One strange example is their version of a Sigmund Rhomberg classic 'When I Grow to old to Dream'.
Their version is spectacular, or perhaps their interpretation is ... originally it was written as a very graceful waltz. They converted it to cut time and play eight to the bar. Which is strange but really makes it a cooking tune. I have no idea if Rhomberg ever heard it or got a cut for what was a big seller in the late thirties ... The copyright for their version is now held in Germany and I wanted to use it as a film theme but they are as bad as the American DRM controllers ...
That tune is listed on the above page as an alternate tune.
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