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    Our standard for June 2017 will be Sweet Georgia Brown - by Ben Bernie, Ken Casey, and Maceo Pinkard (1925).

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    (Yeah, yeah, Harlem Globetrotters, I know ... )

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    What key? Most recordings I found were in Ab. Realbook is in F. What do most do with this?

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    Me and my friend Chris always played it in F. I'm sure he nicked a few ideas from Doc Watson.

    which means I can't pretend I invented that nice little end lick :-)



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    Took the day off work for my son's preschool graduation, sat outside in the sun all day, drank a bunch of wine. Somewhere in there, I did this.



    Don't drink and swang, kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geechnyc
    Nice ideas especially in the second solo chorus!

    We did SGB last year and I'm looking to bring it back in soon (and maybe have something to say in such a second chorus), since the bass player really likes it.

    Thanks. It's actually not that easy a tune to play. It ought to be but it's not. I think that's why a lot of players resort to good old licks&tricks like pull-offs/open strings, patterns, etc etc. And at speed they might have a point.

    (Oh, I was just listening to your Soundcloud version and that's a #11 at the end. Mmm!).

    Here's something. 'Dig' is a contrafact of SGB. Listen to Sonny Rollins play those lines!

    Last edited by ragman1; 06-01-2017 at 09:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Took the day off work for my son's preschool graduation, sat outside in the sun all day, drank a bunch of wine. Somewhere in there, I did this.



    Don't drink and swang, kids.
    Way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Took the day off work for my son's preschool graduation, sat outside in the sun all day, drank a bunch of wine. Somewhere in there, I did this.



    Don't drink and swang, kids.
    I was working late and heard some guitar playing coming from my pocket. Pulled out my phone and there you were on my screen. Sounds nice ,but seeing you was a little creepy since i didn't even have the app open. Does sound real nice though. Butt dial


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    Here's my take


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    I expected a gypsy jazz take, but, hmm ... 7?

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    1 less 8th note to worry about

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    Have we had this disgraceful demonstration yet? Man's an animal :-)


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    Talent and class here (and vintage sunglasses)





    Last edited by gcb; 06-04-2017 at 01:02 PM.

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    My take of this standard and helped by the beginning of the version of Benny Goodman.

    Last edited by chismes; 06-05-2017 at 03:01 PM.

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    It helps to get some horsepower in the rhythm section.


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    That could go viral!!

    Brilliant, thanks

    music video of the year :-)

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    I got all the musical quotes too, must be getting old :-)

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    At last, a drummer with perfect tempo

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    At last, a drummer with perfect tempo
    But who has the best groove, Ford or Massey Ferguson?

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    John Deere, of course. The Poppin' Johnny really grooves.

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    There would probably be fewer mistakes if I had recorded it this morning after breakfast and coffee - as opposed to recording it last night after going out to dinner. Seemed like a fine idea at the time...


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    It was odd*. But mine's odder because it's monotonous...

    I mean, being odd's okay except when it becomes the norm, till then you're okay. But it's no substitute for good music, naturally.

    It's interesting, there's a fine line between odd and good. Pushing the boat out is good, being too weird isn't. Listening to some avant-garde stuff, it's not odd, it's serious, it just about stays this side of odd. How they do it is a mystery.

    But I ramble... more than usual.

    Actually that solo was just a pretty bland bossa thing before I changed the backing. I'm tempted to include it for comparison's sake. What does yours sound like with the usual changes?

    * nicely played, though, let's be fair!