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1939 Wizard of Oz - tuba (Does Norm know?)

Postby bloke » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:54 pm

Who played tuba on the soundtrack?

Just before the Cowardly Lion first appears, the three travelers express some trepidation regarding the deep dark forest, and there are two brief ominous tuba solos which hint at the melody from "Somewhere Over The Rainbow".

:arrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMBil4FkLKc

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Re: 1939 Wizard of Oz - tuba (Does Norm know?)

Postby Norm Pearson » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:32 pm

George Boujie

He was te staff tubaist at MGM. He played an origanal York 4/4 CC. It is now owned by Jim Self.

Beautiful looking and playing tuba.
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Re: 1939 Wizard of Oz - tuba (Does Norm know?)

Postby Ace » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:32 am

Norm Pearson wrote:George Boujie

He was te staff tubaist at MGM. He played an origanal York 4/4 CC. It is now owned by Jim Self.

Beautiful looking and playing tuba.
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Norm, you are a great source of knowledge about the Los Angeles scene, past and present. I watched the LAPO Hollywood Bowl Verdi Requiem performance on PBS tonight. Do you know who was playing cimbasso? It looked to be a huge instrument. Wonder what the details are-----manufacturer, bore, pitch, etc.

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Re: 1939 Wizard of Oz - tuba (Does Norm know?)

Postby bloke » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:54 am

Thanks so much, Norm.
With the name you supplied, I found this formidable list:
:arrow: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/cds/musician.cfm?MID=181

Is this a picture of him?

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Re: 1939 Wizard of Oz - tuba (Does Norm know?)

Postby EdFirth » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:43 pm

I've been told that George played most of the Flintstones sound track too. Anyone know for sure? Ed
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Re: 1939 Wizard of Oz - tuba (Does Norm know?)

Postby bloke » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:17 pm

The picture of the guy holding the double bass comes up in a search of his name, but - not having a clue what he looks like - I don't know if that is a group of actors, a group of not-actors, or a combination of actors and him...

...so - out of sheer ignorance - I'm asking a real question about the picture.
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Re: 1939 Wizard of Oz - tuba (Does Norm know?)

Postby UncleBeer » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:28 pm

The guy holding the bass looks like Zeppo Marx to me (the one on the right in this picture).

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Re: 1939 Wizard of Oz - tuba (Does Norm know?)

Postby bloke » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:13 pm

yep...thnx
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Re: 1939 Wizard of Oz - tuba (Does Norm know?)

Postby Bowerybum » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:51 pm

Did you know Frank Sinatra's last wife, Barbara, was the widow of Zeppo Marx?
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