Transcription: A Chorus from Arvell Shaw’s bass in Velma Middleton / Louis Armstrong’s “Honeysuckle Rose”

Here’s a chorus of Velma Middleton & Louis Armstrong’s Honeysuckle Rose as played by the great Arvell Shaw in 1955. Arvell played with Louis from the late 40’s and through the 50’s – during the iconic All Star Band era, and he is a big part of that band’s powerful, buoyant drive.

What a great feel he had. No nonsense.

Also, this record, “Louis Plays Fats” is a must – if you aren’t already hip to it.

You can see me playing it on my Instagram post. Transcription is below.

Arvell Shaw's Bass in Honeysuckle Rose transcription

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