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13 hours ago, ironlips said:

I had never heard that anecdote. What a great story!

The Cambridge Cabs were a very progressive group. I think I wore out 2 or 3 copies of the 1960 LP, "Horns Aplenty" which features a cover photo of the corps performing an outdoor concert at the band shell.

The great Al Saia wrote the brass book, Don Benedict, the drum charts. Prince's Scotty Chappell scripted the drill. Their version of Maleguena set the standard for all the others that followed.

Mr. Saia also wrote for the St. Rose Scarlet Lancers and St. Mary's Cardinals. He had an interesting style. His use of harmony sopranos was unique. Sort of haunting.

In 1961-1962 (I think) I heard that he was using some baritones with soprano mouthpieces. He voice them like mellophones.

An innovative and very talented guy.

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