RCAStudioB Vibraphone 1.jpg by Cliff from I now live in Arlington, VA (Outside Washington DC), USA is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

 

Vibes from Dusk to Dawn:

Flavors of 1960s Night Club Jazz

 

Godfrey Hirsch was a vibist.

A cool title for a musician, right?! 

 

He played a unique xylophone-type instrument of tuned metal bars, struck with two or four soft mallets: the vibraphone.

This percussion instrument was widely used on the jazz scene; often with the Tiki Lounge Sound

(an exotic, faux-Polynesian, instrumental genre, made famous by Arthur Lyman).

 

Few could say they traveled in their early musical career with such a notable great as Louis Prima

(of Pennies from Heaven fame).

Yet once Godfrey moved on from Prima’s band,

he joined a solid New Orleans French Quarter

jazz group, Pete Fountain’s Band.

 

Whatever your mood, Happiness Is will lift you up.

And keep you company in perfect timing.

 

 

 

 

 

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