Written (2013-2018) in Nottingham, England, by Pops Coffee, a very old guy who got into traditional jazz late in life, with much to discover, learn and pass on.
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6 December 2015
Post 322: THE GREAT SHAYE COHN ON SPOONS!
Shaye (left) on Spoons
You constantly come across fresh delights on YouTube. For example, have you spotted the multi-talented Shaye Cohn playing THE SPOONS in a heart-warming street version of Peg Leg Howell's 1928 Banjo Blues? Watch it by
Oh, what fun! Among the musicians in this 15-piece orchestra, you may spot such other familiar New Orleans street performers as trombonist Barnabus Jones (this time on guitar) behind Shaye, Raychel on washtub bass, Michael Magro contributing richly on clarinet, and Ryan Baer on mandolin. Dizzy is on washboard; and at the centre of it all, leading the singing, is Scottie Swarers (Stalebread Scottie). We must be grateful to Nicole Birrer for uploading this video.