Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More Cow Bell

The classic SNL skit highlighting the use of cow bells in the Blue Oyster Cult song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is here.

I just noticed here another really famous use of cow bells in popular music, although it predates "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by several decades. In the Mood was Glenn Miller's signature song. You need to listen to the end of the song to hear the cow bells (around 3:05). Cow bells are also featured in this version of the song, but come in a bit differently (around 2:22).


Blogger Jim said...

There's also often "cow bell" at the end of one of the drum solos in Benny Goodman's signature song, "Sing, Sing, Sing." You can hear a version here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtB6dijjWl8&feature=related

The cow bell comes in around 4:10.

November 12, 2009 2:33 PM  

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