[Trombone-l] Why no bands?

Chris Tune 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 
good singer.

Chris Tune

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adrian Drover" <slide.rule at adios.co.uk>
To: "'George Carr'" <georgecarr at gmail.com>; "'Charles Levine'" 
<chardy2 at totcon.com>
Cc: <Trombone-l at server5.samford.edu>
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. 
> I'm
> almost sure it's not the punters who have a dislike for live music.  We 
> also
> 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
> so.
>
> A.
>
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