Weekend Challange Gauntlet is thrown

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  1. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    so, @blackcoffeeblues had a recording of an old jazzy standard "Send me to the Electric Chair"

    or as those of us cool hip cats cats call it

    "Send me to the 'lectric chair"

    So, how about we all swing our own version of it, phone recordings, no fancy DAW stuff and post them on this thread, say, by midnight Monday the 11th, just for fun.

    We can ask @Griff to pick a winner (everyones a winner, I want my participation trophy) So, anyone in ?

    @CaptainMoto any others ?

    Just at least a verse and 1 chorus minimum ?

    Oh, and i have a secret weapon
     
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    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Oh you trouble maker.:rolleyes:
    And a secret weapon to boot:cautious:

    Got some serious activity going on here the next week or so.
    I can't commit yet but, I'll do my best to get at it.
     
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    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    I figure a chorus and verse will take about an hour (hint, my secret weapon, if I can replace the nut is to do it on a 1952 Kay archtop)
     
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    Griff Chief Cook And Bottle Washer
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    But... but.... I'm HORRIBLE at picking winners :eek:
     
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    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    Thats why we say everyones a winner......lol
     
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    OG_Blues Guitar Geezer

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    My, my .... that's a happy little tune!!!
     
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    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    lol..........I enjoy listening to the original 1927 version, then the hugh laurie version, and the white stripes

    hearing the interpretations to me is amazing
     
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    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    You know we're all just waiting to hear Mark's take on this.
    I think he's been falling in love with a new mic and he wants to use it as a secret weapon .

    I'm gonna give it a little shot today. I hope.
     
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    OG_Blues Guitar Geezer

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    For another "dark" tune that is substantially more of a jazz genre IMO, try Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets".
    It has a really great, rich sounding, jazz chord progression that translates to the guitar quite well, very typical of Porter. He used a very similar progression in a couple other songs he wrote.
    Patti Austin does a masterful version of it, but there are many others on yt also.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B02WAG07gKw
    Sorry - not trying to hijack the thread - just another option for those that find going to the 'lectric chair intriguing. o_O

    Edit: I forgot to mention that I have read that during the time it was popular, "Miss Otis Regrets" was considered a blues song by many. I would consider it to be one of those tunes that sits on the line between blues and jazz. Blues lyrics, jazz chords. I wrote out a detailed chord chart for it a few years ago based on the Real Book page if anyone is interested.
     
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    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    I was gonna use my 1950's archtop, but the tuners and nut are so bad I cant get it to hold tune

    But, here is my first shot, I have a whole new appreciation for @blackcoffeeblues did, this song has a ton of nuances and dynamics, even when trying to do a simple version

    I finally gave up doing it the traditional way, updated some of the lyrics and just had some fun with it, but, I was enjoying it enough I am gonna keep working on it

     
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    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Nice shot Mark.
    Geees, you're hard on your guitar......looks like you're mad at the poor thing.
    I was hoping to see you kissing a new mic.
    The Git-fiddle looks like it fits the song.
    :)
    Short sleeves in the garage....it's too cold here to get away with that.:eek:

    All my chores are done and the weekend is winding down.
    Hope to give it a shot later tonight.
    After listening a few times, I'm comfortable with some of it but, other parts just befuddle me.o_O
    I'll strap in and give it a shot:sneaky:
     
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    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    its the emotion of the song, I could feeled the mojo down in my soul

    or it could be that bad churro I had a lunch,,,,,lol

    Actually, this one was a whole ton of fun to me, I never play flat chords and the progression really took me ut of a comfort zone,and I am of course not comfortable vocal wise

    the song itself I am really digging, been listening to it from multiple artists for the past few days
     
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    Did you say comfort zone?
    I was in no-man's-land.
    Hope we get a few more players.
    Kinda quiet :sleep:
     
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    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    that was awesome, I always learn something from you, even though we have completely different styles. Probably one of the reasons I like this song, its so far in left field for me
     
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    Paleo Where's the root?

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    OH MY!
    That's not a dark horse, it's a wild stallion:eek:
    Creative(y)
     
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    :eek::eek: Was that the AC/DC version featuring Micky Mouse??:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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