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Jacinto Guevara - Posted - 07/26/2007:  16:41:22

I play/perform/arrange songs right off of vintage 1920's sheet music, making my own arrangements out of the piano arrangements. My two-person band is The Eskimo Spit Bath Orchestra.

PLEASE visit my webpage to see my repertoire, vintage cinema photo collection and fotos of my 40 post A.J. Sloan tenor.

Oh ya, encourage me to finish posting all the pictures. Search "Eskimo Spit Bath Orchestra".

Charis - Posted - 07/26/2007:  19:03:39

I would love to hear some music files.

-Saol, Gra, Gaire and the Banjo!

trapdoor2 - Posted - 07/26/2007:  20:35:29

What a disappointment. No Theda Bara!

You should like The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra. I also have piles of 20's 78's and sheet music (many of the same ones you list, oddly enough).

I'd like to see your banjo arrangement of "I'll See You In My Dreams", it's a favorite of mine.

"If banjos needed tone rings, S.S. Stewart would have built 'em that way."


Jacinto Guevara - Posted - 07/28/2007:  10:15:42

Sorry, no CD, or videos on YouTube yet but I am working on it with a film maker in Austin who included me (as a bass player) in his film "Accordion Dreams".

My tuba player, Ray Grim of Tubameisters is fantastic. He is a sight reader and even his occasional mistakes are tasteful improvs of brillance.


I now have over 245 fotos of stars and bit players but I am still missing over 120 others including Buster Keaton. I didn't include Theda Bara because my collection only ranges from 1925 to 1929. You might say "a-HA, she made a terrible Keystone comedy in 1926! That be true, but I don't have a picture of her in this period. I do have a cheapie newspaper supplement litho at the height of her career in 1918. She and the unbelievebly beautiful Canadian, Fay Wray both had very distorted faces. Theda's right eye was very low in her cheek, while, Fay's left eye was very high in her forehead. Study their pictures on the net and you can see this.

"The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra"! I love it to death, can I join? Was there really and old "Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orch"? Sounds like it comes right out of 1922 and "San" or "the Sheik of Araby" would be their (and yours) theme songs. All you need is an oud player and a harem girl luxuriating on a Persian rug.

I have to be really drunk to sing "I'll See You In My Dreams" because the weak spot in my "orchrstra" is the singer. My arreglo is pretty much as written on the sheet music with a few sloppy tenor banjo licks to help throw off my singing.

Edited by - Jacinto Guevara on 07/28/2007 10:23:21

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