October 21, 2016
Original from Tallboys Craft Beer House – tweaked by scout
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was black, she was a she, that gospel influence was always present in her music and she liked to play a Gibson SG Custom electric…..good thing there was nothing to be afraid of. Amazing grace baby.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Didn’t It Rain – Manchester – 1964
October 20, 2016
Listen to the beats and notes these guys hit as they all play off each other (and steal cigarettes from the piano player – btw he’s the only one still living). It’s wild. Don’t be afraid to go where few dare.
a gedhynation post
October 19, 2016
from YP next Home
I grew up in the suburbs……but a different kind of suburb.
“I’m waking up to fantasy
The shades all around aren’t the colors we used to see” from Out of Touch.
Yeah, things were different back then. Big time different.
So if you know C, A:m, E, G (Capo 2) then you know how to play this:
(A band with a Montreal connection – from the album with the same name)
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs – 2010
October 18, 2016
So you never imagined having an opera singer on a pop song? In 1961 The Tokens had a massive hit single that used the operatic talents of Anita Darian so well that nobody really noticed that they had merged the two very diverse styles (although she certainly made her vocal presence known).
Somebody was a genius.
Here, we hear AD but don’t see her – on Italian TV of course – with an introduction that is different in only a way that vintage Italian TV can be.
The Tokens featuring Anita Darian – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – 1961
post by Crystalairs
(Capo 3 D, G, D, A – and who’d have thought there was a banjo in there?)
October 17, 2016
So last week I checked online to see what a good seat at Adele’s concert at Verizon Center would set someone back. Couple of grand.
So go with your partner, have a meal at The Dub and pay the sitter and you’re out over five thousand…….
Did I ever tell you that I saw Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones back in ’71 at The Forum for $5.50? Ok….they weren’t the best seats….I was 15 for crying out loud!
So rather than put up some Stevie or Stones stuff here is a couple of my favourite covers of their music:
Ashley Cleveland — Gimme Shelter 1997
Bluey Robinson – All I Do Stevie Wonder – 2012
October 15, 2016
Ever notice that the architects in this town really like their rulers? In fact, buildings with straight lines appear in most of our towns and cities. Not a whole lot of thought goes into their creations.
Is it cheaper to take the shortest route from point A to point B? Or do these architects lack something called imagination. It’s a mystery.
Now the hundred plus year old Manitoba Legislative Building had a lot of thought and creativity go into it. That building’s a mystery.
Watch SM’s chord structure and touch as she plays her Taylor. Motivating.
Note how she’s got it choked right up to VII so she can use her low E string more effectively in her chord work. Q: Is her capo ‘upside down’? Can people really deviate from the accepted standard?
Keep in mind that with the capo up on the seventh fret an E:m shape is really a B:m. So here, the song is played with capoed shapes E:m, C (play the low E string also), G, D plus variances of A, C and D in the chorus but I like how she uses the standard E shape moved down a string so your middle finger is on the low E string plus an octave letting the 3rd (or standard G string capoed on VII) ring. Unconventional? Something unexpected?
Sarah McLachlan – Building a Mystery unplugged – 2008