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Friday, January 27, 2012

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As the web has evolved, we have found a better platform for sharing kazoo news and information using our Kazoobie Kazoo Facebook page.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dan Hicks - Crazy For Christmas - and Kazoos!



"Those arrangements feature your basic swing jazz band instrumentation (guitar, piano, bass and drums) with one noticeable addition: the kazoo. Hicks chuckles when asked about the inclusion of that populist and often scorned instrument. “I swore once that the kazoo would never be on my bandstand,” he says. “But somehow the two girls doing kazoos makes it.

Now I got the kazoo every now and then with that ‘kazoo duo,’ but hardly ever a kazoo alone. The kazoo is a staple of the jug band so I hear enough of it with that band. I hear enough, period. Who doesn’t? You never hear it and it’s still enough.” Given that pronouncement, can he think of anything particularly positive to recommend the kazoo? He thinks for a moment. “It’s sort of like singing, though more like falsetto for a guy. You can scat on it and get musical ideas going. You can play it like an instrument and take a solo. That’s a plus."

Read The Whole Review At JazzTimes

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Crazy Kazoo

Check out these crazy kazoo versions of popular songs. They are free downloads to use as ringtones or whatever.

The Crazy Kazoo

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Nice Jazz Kazoo - Bogdon Vasquaf

Here is a really nice version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Desfinado" performed on guitar and kazoo by Bogdon Vasquaf.




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Bogdon is also the inventor of the Bogdon Box Bass.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Grand Analog - I Play My Kazoo




Grand Analog is a Canadian collective offering a fresh, live take on hip hop using live music and thoughtful lyrics. In the song "I Play My Kazoo" from the CD Metropolis is Burning, the kazoo is central to the theme of finding meaning in life and struggling to find a place in the world.

The sound is edgy and raw. The passion is real.

And there is some very strong kazoo playing toward to end.

Grand Analog is worth a long listen, and not just for the kazoo playing.

Check Out A Blog About The Song

Grand Analog On MySpace


Grand Analog On Bandcamp

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tyondai Braxton Uses Kazoos


Composer Tyondai Braxton (son of Anthony Braxton) Uses Kazoo In Recordings.

Here is a quote:

And seriously, anything but MIDI. And then the funny thing is, I'll use some of these effects as placeholders for when I record it, and then I'll say to myself, "Well, I'll really use this instrument." Then as time goes on, I'm like, "Well actually, wait, this sounds pretty cool." Hence the kazoos. I was like, "Kazoos, all right, this will be trumpets, okay?" What respectable man would have a kazoo on his record? Not me. And then, well, skip a couple months ahead, and these kazoos sound fucking awesome, I want to keep this, and I'll have horns doing different parts or doubling the kazoos sometimes.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Electric Kazoo!




At NAMM 2009, Kazoobie Kazoos introduced the all-new Electric Kazoo with the genuine "Hummbucker" pickup. This rockin' kazoo was a hit of the show and selected for the "Best of Show" presentation.





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