'Vibraslap'? Dave Dee's instrument looks more like a horse's jaw.
That IS a horse's (mule's/donkey's) jawbone, and not unusual, especially in Latin American music. The vibraslap was invented to get a similar sound without all that faff of kidnapping and slaughtering a local nag and boiling the flesh off its bones, which makes a right mess of the kitchen.
Hmmm, now I know what I want for Christmas. G
Diedre, Dave Dee is playing guitar in the clip. Playing the 'horse's jaw' is Dozy. No, not dozy but Dozy who was usually the groups bass player.
Bang on Mick, it's called a quijada and is all over tradition latin american music. They use it a lot in son jarocho which is awesome party music from Veracruz- La Bamba is a classic son tune. Who knew years of spending too much on records would wind up helping me be tedious on a flat track blog? It's a funny world.
Cool...didn't Pete Townshend just the other day on Radio 6 say he felt they were more aligned to Dave Dee Dozy Mick and Titch than the highbrow musos of the like of the pink floyd...or was that someone else
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