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 "Country Clarinet" & "Pee Wee Plays Pretty"
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2018-02-23 23:42

A while back, I posted a thread about "The Country Clarinet" and asked if it were a keyboard or a real clarinet that was providing the clarinet sound.

Well, while looking on YouTube (again) for country music being played on a clarinet, I came upon "Country Clarinet" with clarinet music being played by Pee Wee Spitelera. Now, I thought I recognized that name before while compiling the list of N.O. clarinetists and, sure enough, Pee Wee was Al Hirt's clarinetist. Due to the very low view numbers, I believe Pee Wee has produced a number of country songs that are relatively new on YouTube.

Before I list just a few of his songs, I would ask you to listen carefully to the background music and see if you can recognize it as being very similar to another N.O. clarinetist. (Pete Fountain)

So, to review, "The Country Clarinet" is Ernie Sanders and "Country Clarinet" is Pee Wee Spitelera.

From my point of view, the background music of "Country Clarinet" just totally blows away that found on "The Country Clarinet". Why? Because Pee Wee's background music is far more sophisticated and a real delight to listen to on my stereo headphones. And, more importantly, the clarinet music on "Country Clarinet" sounds as if it's being produced by a real clarinetist.

This may be old news to some of you, but, it is totally new to me.

A few songs from "Country Clarinet" with Pee Wee Spitelera playing:

1) Country Clarinet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1UWvcBOgSo

2) Bouquet of Roses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUMy8MTDAsI

3) I Love You Because https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6wpnz93YTc

Oh, man...I really love Pee Wee's style of playing!

ENJOY!


p.s. I just got through viewing more of Pee Wee's songs and another "Album" title he uses is "Pee Wee Plays Pretty". This different title covers all kinds of music venues. So, it's not just country but more and interesting venues of music: Creole, The Blues, etc.



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