Who were The Five Blobs?

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Who were The Five Blobs?

Postby chilehed » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:18 am

The title score of "The Blob" caught the attention of some of my fellow sax players, and so we're wondering who the horn player was. Does anyone know the names of The Five Blobs?

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Re: Who were The Five Blobs?

Postby pljms » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:14 am

According to Serene Dominic's book on Bacharach 'Song By Song', the Five Blobs were a phantom group and the record featured Bacharach himself, vocalist Bernie Nee and a bunch of session musicians for hire whose names remain a mystery. My guess is the saxophonist wouldn't have been well known because if it had been a 'name' player then surely his identity would have been revealed long ago.
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Re: Who were The Five Blobs?

Postby steveo_1965 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:50 pm

Thanks for the information on the "Five BLobs"...I have read elsewhere that it was Bernie Nee overdubbing his voice several times....I'm sure the sax player on the record was a famous
session musician...Anyway, cool record!

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Re: Who were The Five Blobs?

Postby blueonblue » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:57 am

Welcome back Steve ! :D

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Re: Who were The Five Blobs?

Postby steveo_1965 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:52 pm

Ty Blue! : )

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Re: Who were The Five Blobs?

Postby Martin Johnson » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:35 pm

The B-side of The Blob was Saturday Night in Tia Juana and it wouldn't have sounded out of place on the What's New Pussycat score six years later. Hal David added lyrics to this in due course and it was recorded by a duo called Cindy and Lindy. Here's the instrumental:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q2wozTUgCm4


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