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Postby Steve Marcus » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:11 am

Many of the actors' voices on this recording are familiar from the old Hanna-Barbara animated series, so I would guess Tommy Johnson is the tubist.

The tuba playing on this album is so clean and clear, omnipresent, yet blending with the other instruments. There are a number of passages where the tuba really needs to be agile; not often heard on commercial recordings from the late '50s-early '60s.

The recording can be found on YouTube.
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Re: ...on Stan Freberg's "The United States of America"

Postby David Richoux » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:45 am

Freberg worked almost exclusively with Billy May and his orchestra, including this album. I don't have access to my Jack Mirtle Billy May full discography book right now - maybe someone else has a copy? Google books has a scan but difficult to search.

Jim Buch played tuba for May at times, but he was not the only one.
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Re: ...on Stan Freberg's "The United States of America"

Postby jimself » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:59 am

Red Calendar played Tuba and String Bass on Billy May's score for Stan Freberg's "The United States of America" back in the 60's.

I the late 80's Stan and Billy May made "The United States of America" Part 2. I played both Tuba and String Bass on that recording,

Both are comic classics.

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