Can somebody tell me what instuments were used by the BB Band?
Jurgen, are you attempting to replicate the selection of instruments seen in the movie, or the instruments used to make the music? I remembering hearing in one of the documentaries that the music was actually recorded with 4 horns, but there are only 3 horn players seen in the movie.
Steve Cropper...'52-'55 Fender Telecaster (blonde finished one live, red one in movie) Elwood Blues...Honner Blues 20 Harmonica (I think that's right), most likely Shure M57 mics, same as Jake Matt Murphy...1958 Gibson ES-335 Dot 2x (one red and one sunburst for live) mid 1960's Gibson SG Special - natural finish
I believe that the Grand piano that Murph has is a Steinway and Sons. I'm not entirely sure, though...
The Vocal Microphones used in the Movie were definitely Shure SM58, not M57. They were also used by Willie Hall for his Toms. Elwoods Harp Mic must have been a Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" (or at least the "ancestor" of it...)
Blue Lou plays a Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax ------------------
Are you entering a contest where you need to know just the general list of instruments that the band members are (visually) using in the movie, like "sax", and you don't need to know "alto sax", or the particular make or model?
your friend in understanding the scope of the question, arthur
I remembering hearing in one of the documentaries that the music was actually recorded with 4 horns, but there are only 3 horn players seen in the movie.
Yes, there were 4 horns. An example that comes to mind is the baritone sax that is heard but not seen in "Shake A Tail Feather" and "Sweet Home Chicago."
*edit* Tom Bones Malone is a friend of mine -- on Facebook (pretty sure it's really him), and he just mentioned in a comment that Lewis Del Gatto played all the baritone sax for the movie/soundtrack. I would have guessed it was Tom Scott. (Malone also said that "Boom Boom" was the only song that was actually performed live in the movie.)
> Selmer Mk. VI tenor > Serial # 196940 > I've been playing this horn since 1971 when I joined Blood, Sweat & > Tears. Played it in the Aretha scene in the first Blues Brothers movie. > Still my #1 ax. ... > On my tenors, I play a Phil Barone metal mouthpiece, New York > model, no baffle, Harrison gold plated ligature; and sometimes an > Otto Link hard rubber #7, Wood Stone ligature. ... > Roberto's, Rigotti, La Voz, or Rico Royal 3 1/2 reeds on all tenors.