“Well he slammed his fist and spit out his beer and his body language made it
very clear that this wasn’t going to be just another B-flat day, so then he
cocked his thirty-odd-six and boy I let out with some country licks that I
never thought I'd hear my tuba play.
Play that country tuba cowboy
Play that country tuba cowboy”
Another band that brings the tuba to the next level is “Drums and Tuba”. They are definitely worth checking out if you have interest in unique instrumentation or the tuba in general.
Although the list of tuba songs in Rock & Roll is a short one, you owe it to yourself to give the instrument a second chance. Tuba players deserve it. Besides the ridicule, they have to lug that huge thing from around every day!
"Play That Country Tuba, Cowboy" - The Vandals
"Seduced" - Leon Redbone
"Tusk" - Fleetwood Mac
"Bye Bye Bye" - Jellyfish
"Something Happened To Me Yesterday" - The Rolling Stones
"Sweet Mama Janisse" - Taj Mahal
"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - Bob Dylan
"Lumpy, Beanpole & Dirt" - Bad Livers
"Samson And Delilah" - Devil In A Woodpile
"Rag Mama Rag" - The Band
"The Sweetest Punch" - Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
"Charlie Dozen" - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
"Purple Haze" - Frank Zappa
"Greenman" - XTC
"Flickers" - Jackie McLean & Co
"Jugband Blues" - Pink Floyd
"Adventures Of Poo-Poo And Pee-Pee" - Drums & Tuba
"Playboys Of The Western World" - Spanish Fly
"Soul Intro / The Chicken" - Jaco Pastorius
"Save Me A Place" - Camper Van Beethoven
This is obviously not anywhere near a complete list. Won't you help? Please and tuba songs you are aware of to the comments.
Find hudreds of great playlists at The Rhapsody Radish.