help identify instrument please

help identify instrument please

Postby Rolf A. Cox » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:20 am

anyone able to say what instrument, albeit not that skillfully played, comes in at 0'11" perhaps ?
the rhythm is of Eric Donaldson's Cherry Oh Baby from 1971,
imported from Jamaica to Guyana around the same time, so it could be a Guyanese locally produced instrument,
be it wind - or keyboarded, certainly not electronic I thought ...
please have a listen here:

thanks ia for any input !
R o x
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Re: help identify instrument please

Postby David King » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:45 pm

Sounds so much like a double reed, oboe or bassoon but definitely keyboard.
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Re: help identify instrument please

Postby Bob Francis » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:41 pm

It sounds like an air power chord organ to me.
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Re: help identify instrument please

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:37 am

Sounds like a baroque rackett a.k.a. "sausage bassoon". Especially if it is 11 inches tall.
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Re: help identify instrument please

Postby Ian Taylor » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:35 am

Joe Zawinul used to play a Hohner Melodica on some Weather Report tunes, that's what I heard here. Yes it's a reed instrument, yes it's a keyboard and exactly what some Jamaican dude would take to the beach to jam on. Breath control on a keyboard 30 years before the Yamaha DX7.
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