Rub a Dub Grubbs

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Saxophonist Carl Grubbs, at St. Paul’s Schools, Baltimore Md.


Believe it or not, “rub-a-dub-dub” the old familiar nursery rhyme, was a love song about three men in a tub, Fate, Hate and Jealousy. As life would have it, there are love songs, and love tunes that break no hearts, but make them soar, like SATURN, from jazz saxophonist, CARL GRUBBS.

The Baltimore Inner Harbor has become a showplace for many visitors to the East Coast of the United States, it is no wonder that the rhythm of the bay kissing these shores would inspire a song or tune  from a musical composer; Carl has produced, HARBOR PLACE, a jazz format with the addition of  strings: violins, viola and cello.

Today we are attending a performance on the grounds of St. Paul’s Schools, a private prep school, just outside Baltimore, on a hill overlooking the city. It’s a mild day, the concert could have been held outdoors, but the indoor facility was preferred. Carl Grubbs is the Jazz Band Director here, and has been for the past 20 years. The Dean of Music paid tribute (see video).

For us to see what Carl is producing, his advanced students introduced him by showing off what they have learned (video).

Of all the selections, I think SATURN should be released as a single, it could be his biggest hit, just as big as Rub-a-dub-dub, this time CARL GRUBBS is in the tub.

Published by Oswald Copeland

Born 1946, Georgetown Guyana, South America. Broadcast journalist since 1968. Been living in the United States, since 1974. Has done extensive work in sales and marketing, and likes to write about culture in and around Baltimore Md. His personal passion is healthy living: Creator and Executive Editor of THECULTUREPAGEDOTCOM.

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