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New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 01 Apr 2016 08:04

Spring is most definitely in the air so now is the time for romantic love. Romantic love is the theme for this Challenge. I am looking for the tunes that drip in slushy, mushy declarations of love. Not the “I love You, Yeah, Yeah” type of song but the soft gentle songs that ooze passion. To get you in the mood I will start us off with “Softly, Softly.”

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 01 Apr 2016 10:05

Hi Keith, or should I say you old romantic you ?

A good choice for a challenge, the song you posted was most appropriate and I did enjoy listening to your performance of it,
I will now go and do my friday chores ( not hovering ) and see what I can come up with. Brian007 8) 8) :lol:
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 01 Apr 2016 11:40

A nice romantic one from Lennon and McCartney "And I Love Her."

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 01 Apr 2016 11:54

Hi Keith. A nice relaxing listen with good sounds. Should be some good tunes for this challenge. John

Hi Brian. A good Beetles number. Nice sounds and style. Enjoyed it. John
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 01 Apr 2016 15:43

Hi Keith,

That was a very plesant arrangement of that classic beatles number, well played and voiced young man

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 01 Apr 2016 15:57

Hi Keith. Senior moment put Brian as the poster for the Beetles. John
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 01 Apr 2016 16:08

Not to worry John - we are all getting on a bit and even youngsters like Brian can probably remember this one -"Portrait of my Love." Thanks to both of you for your comments.



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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 01 Apr 2016 20:02

Hi Keith,

I can remember Matt Monro version of this song as he had such a great voice, an english Sinatra.
Anyway you did a very good version of that song, and you caught the feel of the tune very well.
well played and voiced.

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Well slushy love songs are not really my bag, but in the best spirit of the challenge heres my arrangement of "Let It Be Me" originally published in French in 1955
as "Je t'appartiens". It became popular worldwide with an English version by The Everly Brothers, I did tell the lads in the band to take it easy as its a Romantic song
but you had better judge for yourselves :lol: :lol: https://app.box.com/s/99dmv3zq76c0aztcds8kgvf0ql3br270


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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 01 Apr 2016 20:09

Hi Keith A nice romantic song I think by Matt Monroe. A pleasant listen with good sounds. John
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 01 Apr 2016 20:19

Hi Lovers I did this one a while ago changed it a bit. When I grow to old to dream.Seems to fit the bill. Hope you enjoy your listen. John


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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 01 Apr 2016 20:29

Hi Everyone Will be busy over the weekend and also have to practice for Monday. So I have done another one. I think I have done it before,but trying it in a beguine style. Here goes with, I love you because. Enjoy. John

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 02 Apr 2016 09:52

What a load of rubbish Brian! Slushy love songs are clearly most definitely your bag and I am glad that music has helped you get in touch with your softer side. Lovely tune and very well played.

John. great to have two goo entries from you in such short order. Enjoyed them both but I think that the beguine had the edge over the waltz.

Anybody else out there please join in and have a go. If you are not sure how to make, or post a recording just ask and we will do our best to show you how.

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 02 Apr 2016 10:07

For my next romantic offering I give you "Softly as I Leave You" with strings and harmonica.

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 02 Apr 2016 11:03

Hi Brian. Nice trumpet and sounds. An enjoyable listen. How many band members in the loft. John

Hi Keith Enjoyed my listen. Some different sounds which went well with music. Thanks for comments. John
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 02 Apr 2016 11:51

Hi John T

A great couple of old favorites there, thoroughly enjoyed your re-worked versions of those tunes
a good choice of backing style and voices.

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Hi Keith,

Another great song from Matt Monro, he was truly a great singer, and your version
was really good, great voicing and well played.

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 02 Apr 2016 13:39

I have just found the music for "The Air That I Breathe" which I remember from the early 80's although it was written in 1972. Hope that you enjoy it.

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 02 Apr 2016 19:27

Hi Keith,

Just listened to "the air that I breath" you made a very good job of that, and I can imagine its not that easy to play correctly or well
but you made a excellent job playing, and voicing it.

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Heres my version/arrangement of Elvis Presley's Can`t help falling in Love , it topped the British charts in 1962, and has appeared in numerous films,
It was written by the songwriter George Weiss. This is my laid back version which may end up on my Easy listen CD :lol: :lol: :lol: Hope you enjoy it

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 03 Apr 2016 09:05

Thanks for the comments.
Brian, Really enjoyed your version of"Can't Help Falling In Love." I think that it is an improvement to slow the "Like a river flows" section down by doubling the number of bars. Well played on the trumpet.

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 03 Apr 2016 09:13

It is Sunday again but this week I have decided to use theatre organ rather than classical organ for my first offering. A rather quiet organ with a bit of percussion for "Love Is A Song."

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 03 Apr 2016 09:42

Hi Keith,

Not one I am familiar with , but a very nice melody line and a good organ voice and your playing all made for an enjoyable tune to listen to.

Thought you would notice the doubling of the bars in the chorus of I can`t help falling in love , just makes it a little different and more interesting


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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 03 Apr 2016 12:43

Hi Keith. Just having a sandwich after playing nine holes of golf at Cocken. The Hollies would have liked your version a nice listen. Your next one not familiar with but a pleasant listen. John

Hi Brian. Nice bit of Elvis to sing along to. Enjoyed the trumpet and my listen. John
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 04 Apr 2016 07:44

Morning to all our listeners,

"True Love" is a song written by Cole Porter and was published in 1956. The song was introduced by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the musical film High Society.

"True Love" is the name of a yacht on which two of the characters honeymoon in the play The Philadelphia Story, on which the musical is based.
Bing Crosby later owned a 55-foot Constellation yacht which he named the "True Love".

Hope you enjoy my somewhat short version of this song. https://app.box.com/s/tdwae52ywwfgcmy9d6jgje3iptb5qdpz

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 04 Apr 2016 09:04

Hi Brian. Remember it well. Nice change of sounds. Photo of you looks good,an improvement. Easy listen. John
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 04 Apr 2016 09:35

Hi Brian, An excellent version of "True Love." Liked the little slur on the clarinet - was that you or one of those funny buttons you get on fancy keyboards?

Nothing fancy about this one from the Platters - "Only You (And You Alone)."

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 04 Apr 2016 09:58

Hi John T.

Thank you for your kind comments about my posting and my new photo :?: just thought it was time I updated it to reflect my charms and good looks :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Hi Keith,

The slur can be achieved two way on the tyros, 1 using a button as you correctly stated, or as I do and that is to hold the first note for a fraction of a second after playing the second note, which is easier as it leaves your hands free.

Your posting of "Only You" caught the feel of the piece exactly, some good choices of voicing all made for a good enjoyable listening experience

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 04 Apr 2016 10:25

Ee by gum Brian but you are a master of technology. I think that I am losing it. I have just recorded one song to find that I recorded it just over a month ago so recorded another one to find I recorded it preciously in November. Anyway this is the recording made this morning of "Let It Be Me."


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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 04 Apr 2016 12:59

Hi Keith,

That was a nice version of that tune, its a very popular piece as you have done it twice and I have done it once alos
anyway some good voice and suitable backing style all made for a enjoyable listen.

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 04 Apr 2016 14:12

Hi Brian. You are certainly getting into this love mood. Enjoyed True love nice and easy. John

Hi Keith. Nice simple style of Let it be me. An easy listen with good sounds.Just packed up keyboard for tonight and golfing tomorrow. Will try and do one sometime. Pity there are not others out there willing to give it a go. Never mind we will struggle on. John
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 05 Apr 2016 09:01

Hi Brian - sincere apologies for posting the same song as you. What can I say but getting old and losing it.

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby KRUG » 05 Apr 2016 09:38

I think that this next song must be one of the most beautiful love songs ever written. It is called "With You I'm Born Again" but I feel like renaming it "Trials and Tribulations." I have found it a very difficult piece to play and my recording lead has developed a fault but I think that this take is acceptable as it only has a little hiss in places. I hope that you enjoy it.

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 05 Apr 2016 09:52

Hi Keith. Can't open it . John
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 05 Apr 2016 10:01

Hi Keith. Managed to open it. Seemed a complex piece to play, but worth a listen. Nice sounds. John
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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Brian007 » 05 Apr 2016 14:03

Hi Keith,

I wouldn't `bother to much about the doubling up on a tune, its bound to happen now and again.

"With You I'm Born Again" certainly is a beautiful piece of music and you did it justice as I enjoyed
listening to it very much.

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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby Jon D » 05 Apr 2016 20:07

Hi there a sad love song Missing- You cheers all. :roll: :roll: :roll:


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Re: New Challenge 1/4/16 Very romantic love songs.

Postby JohnT » 05 Apr 2016 20:23

Hi Jon A lovely tune not one I can remember. As you say it was sad, like a lot of love songs. Enjoyed the sounds and style. A pleasure to listen. John
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