Talk:Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band
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There is no mention of previous band members. There was a prior
bass guitar player who played for the band when it was The World's Most Dangerous Band on NBC, but he was fired and replaced (apparently because of some dispute with Shaffer). Anyone remember who this was? — Loadmaster 14:44, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
- Prior bass player, no...Will Lee has been with the show since it began taping. However, I'm pretty sure there was a different guitarist (or two) during that time period. DiscordantNoteCntrbtns 04:48, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
- Hiram Bullock was the original guitarist. Also, Steve Jordan was the original drummer. There were a few keyboardists they used before adding the horn section...I'm pretty sure Bernie Worrell was one of them. DiscordantNoteCntrbtns 04:07, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
What about a list of often used musical pieces before/after breaks?
The band usually play right before and after commercial breaks, what about a list of often repeated songs used for this purpose in the shows?
- The "I Love Lucy" theme song (and a few others that I can't remember right now) are often played when Dave is walking to his desk after the monologue. "Rockin Robin" is usually played when Robin Williams comes onstage... AnonMoos 01:49, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
- Another song frequently played as Dave is walking to his desk is "42nd Street". AnonMoos 21:23, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
Party Boys of Rock'n'Roll
Need a cite for this name. IIRC, they put out an album under that name during the "transition summer" of 1993. Lately, Dave has been referring to them as the Broadway Melody Makers. What's up with that? --plaws (talk) 01:13, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
- I'm not sure of the source of "Party Boys of Rock'n'Roll", but I'm pretty sure "Broadway Melody Makers" is just a non-official name Dave gives them. There are others.--Rockfang (talk) 04:06, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Original CBS Orchestras
I've added a reference to earlier CBS Orchestras, but I couldn't find enough information to create a new section or page. It appears the first CBS Orchestra dates back to at least 1930, when Andre Kostelanetz became conductor (though perhaps not the orchestra's first conductor), and CBS Orchestras in some form continued until at least 1960, when musician John Serry left (though CBS Orchestras may have continued). I've found references to a CBS Symphony Orchestra, a CBS Pan American Orchestra, a Columbia Concert Orchestra and local CBS Orchestras. There also appears to have been an orchestra simply called the CBS Orchestra. I think this merits more research. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:22, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Exclusive Top Ten, CBS Orchestra History and More!
The LATE SHOW Newsletter for this week , titled "Exclusive Top Ten, CBS Orchestra History and More!", is a key source for some details I just added. Here's the full text of the section in that email newsletter that is the basis for the cited reference. If I were truly dedicated, I'd take sections from these paragraphs and create a series of "quote=" items for the new reference, but I am not that dedicated.
- Two years ago this week, the LATE SHOW debuted the CBS Orchestra's own music video, which can be found online and frequently airs on the show when there are long closing credits. It's the band's third video created during their long association with Dave's late night shows. Their first, "Dress Cool," aired on LATE NIGHT's first Holiday Film Festival in 1985, and the second, "You Kill Me," aired on LN's second HFF the following year. The band has released two CDs, Paul Shaffer's "Coast to Coast" (1988) and "The World's Most Dangerous Party" (1993).
- Paul's association with his fellow band members goes back 34 years. He and bassist Will Lee first met at a recording session for Paul Jabara in 1976 (the two Pauls later co-wrote the disco hit "It's Raining Men" in the early '80s). Will later became a founding member of LN's World's Most Dangerous Band in 1982.
- Paul and guitarist Sid McGinnis may have first met at either a John Mayall ("Bottom Line") or Phyllis Hyman ("Somewhere in My Lifetime") recording session, both in 1978. Sid became the WMDB's permanent guitarist in 1984.
- Paul and drummer Anton Fig first played together at a Joan Armatrading recording session ("Me Myself I") in March, 1980. Anton joined the WMDB in 1986.
- Paul and trombonist Tom Malone first worked together in the original Saturday Night Live band in 1975. The two of them helped put together the original Blues Brothers in 1978.
- Paul first heard saxophonist Bruce Kapler and trumpeter Alan Chesnovitz in a band called Benny Harrison & the Spyders at the China Club in NYC in 1986. The two began to sit in with the WMDB in 1988. Tom and Bruce joined the CBS Orchestra in November 1993, and Alan followed in February 1997.
- Guitarist Felicia Collins first fell into the band's orbit in 1985, when she performed with Will Lee, both backing up the Thompson Twins, at Live Aid in Philadelphia. She and Paul first shared the stage two years later in Madison Square Garden at a medical benefit concert for homeless children, hosted by Paul Simon.
They sure are taking a long time to come up with a full time replacement for Bruce Kapler on the saxophone. Aaron Heick has by far the most call-backs, but as late as last month Tom Timko filled in for a few nights. Does anyone have anything that's more up-to-date. Is Aaron Heick the new saxophonist? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:24, 22 August 2012 (UTC)