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Now don't laugh.....lol....I'm learning a song made famous by Dean Martin.....called "SWAY"....Just love the latin beat, and I will make it my own, just so no one confuses me with Dean....lol.....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aL9K1IgzZg

Gotta love Dean Martin.

 

Been busy learning a few: Labelled With Love - Squeeze, Heart Of Gold - Neil Young, and a coiple of Doobie Brother songs - all for a birthday gig I'm doing with Robbie Gladwell's band in July.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTCyO9MpGUM

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Now don't laugh.....lol....I'm learning a song made famous by Dean Martin.....called "SWAY"....Just love the latin beat, and I will make it my own, just so no one confuses me with Dean....lol.....

 

OWF, It certainly won't be me making fun of you since it was on our play list with the Big Band Last fall. Here's a link to one of our performances, the guitar is my '47 L-7.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/Mischeaux61#p/u/20/lESlYZHq9eo

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OWF, It certainly won't be me making fun of you since it was on our play list with the Big Band Last fall. Here's a link to one of our performances, the guitar is my '47 L-7.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/Mischeaux61#p/u/20/lESlYZHq9eo

 

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sir, that works! nice rhythm playing on that box. you put the pizzaz in that one.

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OWF, It certainly won't be me making fun of you since it was on our play list with the Big Band Last fall. Here's a link to one of our performances, the guitar is my '47 L-7.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/Mischeaux61#p/u/20/lESlYZHq9eo

Very Nice Big Band sound, Larry. Sounds like a fun gig. I heard your L7 barking in the rhythm section.....SWEET!

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OWF, It certainly won't be me making fun of you since it was on our play list with the Big Band Last fall. Here's a link to one of our performances, the guitar is my '47 L-7.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/Mischeaux61#p/u/20/lESlYZHq9eo

Hey Larry, you got that Latin rhythm thing going on!! That is the feel I'm looking for!! I may steal a few licks...lol

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OWF, It certainly won't be me making fun of you since it was on our play list with the Big Band Last fall. Here's a link to one of our performances, the guitar is my '47 L-7.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/Mischeaux61#p/u/20/lESlYZHq9eo

All I can say is WOW!!! I was dancing in my chair listening to this! ♫ [thumbup]

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We've been asked by a couple of the larger venues to include more 'upbeat' tracks in our set list, so right were working on:

1) Pretty vacant - sex pistols (I'm taking lead vocals on this, gasp..)

2) When you were young - the killers

3) Jumpin jack flash - that little know, obscure band (LOVE plsying this track, its such a winner for band and audience

4) Morning Glory - oasis

5) White wedding - billy idol, I was also going to take the lead vocals but given the zero replies here when I posted a scratch track maybe ill just stick to guitar ...lol..

 

http://www.reverbnation.com/taylorprague#!/artist/song_details/7499195

 

Oh, and Im working on this little number from Lily Allen with Mrs EuroAussie - pls dont watch if you're a George Bush fan (apparently the song is a very thinly veiled 'dedication' to him ... or get easily offended, its very british humour though.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WUD-nhsmkw

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Alive by Pearl Jam, how very cool.

 

Pls post it when you're ready to roll it out. Its one of the songs that inspired me to pick up the acoustic in the first place back in the eaarly 90's when the MTV unplugged came out and had PJ, Nirvana, STP and Alice in Chains on..

 

Great musical period, haven't seen a better period since frankly..

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Our lead guitar player who's also a great vocalist does a wicked solo Johnny Be Good. We also have two KOL songs on our set list, both go down really well, mollys chambers and use somebody, work very well on the acoustic especially with my SWD which is almost like the acoustic les paul ..lol..

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See my problem is I cant sing, so i play lead lol we already do a few kings songs, manhattan, red morning light and sex on fire, they always go down a treat! we do a lot of stereophonis as well, just looking, pick a part thats new, dakota just to name a few!!

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Dakota is a great song and its one of the first 5 songs we learned. There is a version of it on our reverbnation site if you'd like to take a listen. We recorded this with one guitar but for our bigger shows we also have a lead guitarist who does all the fills and melodies.

Very cool track and gets a decent reaction, especially from those who know the track!

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For me it's time to try I'll Follow The Sun and I'm pretty much there. Not too difficult, but changes for every bar.

I fingerpick it with a few strums here and there.

Hardest part is the 4 chord intro C G F C which is repeated before the solo. Gotta get the note-flavour right.

 

Use the SJ 63 – appropriate as it was born just about the same time as the song.

 

 

 

 

And then, believe it or not (this really is a sign I'm getting' up there) – I feel an growing urge for Till There Was You.

My Goodness, who decides, , , the deeper layers are playing with me.

 

 

 

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I'm a sucker for Beatles tunes too.....I'm going to have to take a shot at these two......nice

 

 

For me it's time to try I'll Follow The Sun and I'm pretty much there. Not too difficult, but changes for every bar.

I fingerpick it with a few strums here and there.

Hardest part is the 4 chord intro C G F C which is repeated before the solo. Gotta get the note-flavour right.

 

Use the SJ 63 – appropriate as it was born just about the same time as the song.

 

 

 

 

And then, believe it or not (this really is a sign I'm getting' up there) – I feel an growing urge for Till There Was You.

My Goodness, who decides, , , the deeper layers are playing with me.

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In the Big Band we change our 2-hour program about every 2-3 months. That comes down to 8-10 rehearsals to get 20+ musicians rehearsed on 16-18 new songs. That's moving pretty fast by any standards.

 

Having had a concert last week, I've got nothing on my "must practice" list, and I am enjoying the week off. As we speak, our music director is pulling charts for two upcoming shows, a 30 minute showcase at the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival (4/16), and our regular 2-hour show at a cabaret style night club (4/27). Wednesday we will get the play lists for these two concerts and I'll probably be under the gun, AGAIN.

 

I'll keep you posted.

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