[Trombone-l] Why no bands?
crtune at adelphia.net
Tue Nov 29 09:20:43 CST 2005
I knew I LIKED Shirley Bassey. . .and I thought it was because of her sexy
"Goldfinger" . . .or maybe some other Bond theme. She just "sounds" like a
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From: "Adrian Drover" <slide.rule at adios.co.uk>
To: "'George Carr'" <georgecarr at gmail.com>; "'Charles Levine'"
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Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 6:57 AM
Subject: RE: [Trombone-l] Why no bands?
>> From: George Carr
>> Budget cuts. It's cheaper to put on a show, taped or live, without
>> live musicians. If you hire them, you have to pay them. And I'm sure
>> a consumer-feedback survey once found out that more people tune in to
>> hear the hosts and guests TALK than listen to the music.
> We have a chat show host in the UK called Michael Parkinson who still
> presents his show in the old style and never works without at least a big
> band, often augmented with strings. It has always been a popular show.
> almost sure it's not the punters who have a dislike for live music. We
> have a star singer called Shirley Bassey who refused to do a Royal Command
> performance because the TV station wanted her to work with pre-recorded
> backings. I think it's wonderful that some star performers still support
> quality and are prepared put their own potential incomes at risk by doing
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