Spirits Of Rhythm

Tiple & strings swing combo pioneers , the "Spirits Of Rhythm" (early named The Sepia Nephews, Ben Bernie's Nephews, The Five Cousins) came to life with the add of Teddy Bunn as guitarist in 1932.
Three Tiple players joined the group , two at a time on air, including Leo Watson, one of the greatest scatmen of the swing era.
Here, on a movie set playback ("Sweetheart Of The Campus" 1941) , he use a Martin tenor ukulele while singing but the Tiple was his scene instrument.
Behind him, one of the Daniel brothers strumms a Martin Tiple

Douglas Daniels - tiple
Walter Daniels - tiple
Teddy Bunn - guitar
Wellman Braud - bass
Wilson Myers - bass
Leo Watson - vocals, tiple
Virgil Scoggins - percussion
Red McKenzie - percussion

Nothing to say that the entire 30's discography is pure jumpin'gold...
including classics of comedy jazz as "Dr Watson and Mr Holmes"

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