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Our 100 Best Songs

Postby KRUG » 24 Aug 2016 20:14

I have an excellent book of music entitled "100 of the Best Songs Ever!" It is an excellent book, especially as it is easy to read, but we might not agree that the contents fit the title. Think of what you would class as the best songs ever. The challenge is to make a new recording of one of those songs and share it with us. I know it would be easy to share an old recording from your archives but that would not be a challenge.
A gentleman called Peter Evans compiled my book and this is one of his choices to get us going. Written by Don Everly it is "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)."

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Brian007 » 25 Aug 2016 07:40

Hi Keith,

This is a good Idea for an open ended Challenge, one which can be added to as and when the urge takes you.
Music is a very subjective, personal thing and by choosing this as a challenge it allows everyone to contribute
their own favorite pieces of music as they come across them.

The Everly Brothers have long been one of my favorite duo`s and did produce some fine performances and wrote a few good tunes
and this was one of them. A very nice version of that song which you voiced for me anyway just right. Well played and a fine start
to what will hopefully will be a productive challenge.

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby papadeedee » 25 Aug 2016 14:27

Hi keith, a fine recording, well played.

I couldn't possibly say which songs are the best, so many genres and so many years.
I love Cole Porter, Bob Dylan, Mozart, Frank Zappa, The Beatles and many many more.
I have selected this on the basis that it is probably one of the most popular songs of the
20th century.
My Way
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The-Bare-Necessities

Postby Jon D » 25 Aug 2016 15:03

Hi there I do not know who composed this number but I think it is jolly cheers my friends. :roll: :roll: :roll:


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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Brian007 » 25 Aug 2016 17:45

Hi Brian,

A very good choice for a song, you had some good organ sounds in there
which made for me a very good listen and well played.

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Hi Jon D.

A nice good bouncy version of that tune, with some good alibis in it, well played and voiced
"The Bare Necessities" is a song, written by Terry Gilkyson, from the animated 1967 Disney film

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Jon D » 25 Aug 2016 18:26

Hi there Brian,
Thank you for listening and the information appreciate your kind remarks my good friend. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby KRUG » 25 Aug 2016 19:10

Thanks to the two Brians for their kind comments.

My Way was beautifully played and demonstrated why it is , I believe, one of the two most recorded tunes in history.

Jon's recording had the feet tapping and I could just imagine the flappers from the 20's? dancing to that.

Thanks to you both for taking part.

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby papadeedee » 25 Aug 2016 22:23

Hi Jon
That was a lively performance, well played. :D :D

Here is another very popular song of the 20th century.
Whiter Shade of Pale
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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Brian007 » 26 Aug 2016 07:55

Hi Brian D.

Another good choice of popular music which was well played and nice sounding right-handed sounding chords you used in there too.

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby KRUG » 26 Aug 2016 10:27

Hi Brian,
Whiter Shade of Pale would definitely be in my top 100. Beautifully played.

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Jon D » 26 Aug 2016 12:32

Hi there Brian,
I agree with you a great number it has stood the test of time well played my good friend. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby KRUG » 26 Aug 2016 15:51

Music has many effects upon people and this piece by Carlos Jobim is one of those that just washes over me and almost gives me goose bumps. I suppose that I must have heard a recorded version at some time but not that I can remember. This is my version arranged for voice, clarinet, sax and just for Brian007 a bit of screaming Hammond. I apologise in advance for a clumsy registration change at about 4 minutes but I do not think it spoils it too much and it is a live recording.

Definitely in my top 100 is Meditation.

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Brian007 » 26 Aug 2016 16:30

Well Keith,

I can remeber that tune from way way back, when I was 16 and working as a projectionist we used to play music between houses in them days
and the one LP we had did have this track on it so that`s how I can remeber it very well. You did a great job on that and I did not notice any
clunky registration changes it all sound good to me. Well played and voiced.


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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby papadeedee » 26 Aug 2016 20:11

Hi Keith, nicely arranged, it is a good tune. I think I have played another well known tune called Meditation, I'll have a look, I believe it is a waltz.
Here is a song by Cole Porter, I think his music is sublime." I've Got You Under My Skin "
Now, I was reading this as I was going along and altering the bass in places to so there may be one or two slight hesitations in places.
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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Brian007 » 27 Aug 2016 07:56

Hi Brian D.

A real smooth version of that classic which I enjoyed very much.

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby KRUG » 27 Aug 2016 09:18

Hi Brian,
Particularly enjoyed your organ sounds arrangement of I've Got You Under My Skin. Not much of a dancer myself - was it a rhumba?

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby papadeedee » 27 Aug 2016 09:45

Hi Brian and Keith,
glad you enjoyed it.
keith, I played a Rhumba style accompaniment but I think the drum rhythm I chose was Bossa Nova.
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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby KRUG » 27 Aug 2016 12:20

Thanks for the info Brian. Earlier you played "My Way" and my next offering is perhaps the only tune that comes near to it in popularity. By Lenon and McCartney it is of course "Yesterday" and today I have decided to feature the bass trombone.

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Brian007 » 28 Aug 2016 07:58

Hi Keith,

A nice version of that Lennon and McCartney classic, with a good choice of voice and well played.

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby KRUG » 29 Aug 2016 10:51

A bit off the wall this one but....! I was watching Man. City play West Brom. yesterday when I noticed the words of the 23rd Psalm written on the wall behind the dugout. The 23rd Psalm sung to the tune Crimond is the most popular piece of music chosen for funerals so along with its association with the Baggies it surely merits a place in our top 100.

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Brian007 » 29 Aug 2016 12:11

Hi Keith,

I could have been sitting in Ripon Cathedral listening to that,
not my bag but have to say but very good and full credit to your playing, voicing and posting it


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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby KRUG » 30 Aug 2016 19:12

I have always liked this tune and I usually play it with a softer registration but I am working my way around featuring different instruments so this time I have gone for a rather dramatic sounding piano as it is a voice I have not used previously. I hope that you enjoy "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square."

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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby Brian007 » 31 Aug 2016 12:33

Hi Keith,

Nice version of that song, which I have always liked it, the piano certainly sounded very nice.
well played young man. Brian007 8) 8)
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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby JohnT » 03 Sep 2016 14:40

Hi Keith, Jon, BrianD Just back from hols and managed to listen to all your tunes. They would certainly feature in top 100. Unable to comment individually but some good sounds styles and arrangements To comment on two Lords my shepherd a particular favourite,from my choir boy days at Burnmoor church. Also Whiter shade of pale was a tune when I was courting my wife so brings back memories.Enjoyed my listens. John
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Re: Our 100 Best Songs

Postby papadeedee » 03 Sep 2016 15:46

A nightingale sang in Berkley Square is certainly a classic, well played.

Of all the composers, I think Cole Porter was head and shoulders above the rest, that is why I have included this
short version of Anything Goes.
I have included the lyrics of the first verse as I think they are integral in making this one of my favourite songs of all time.
Quite risque for 1934

Times have changed And we've often rewound the clock
Since the Puritans got a shock When they landed on Plymouth Rock.
If today Any shock they should try to stem
'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock would land on them.
In olden days, a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows, Anything goes.
Good authors too who once knew better words Now only use four-letter words
Writing prose. Anything goes.
If driving fast cars you like, If low bars you like,
If old hymns you like, If bare limbs you like,
If Mae West you like, Or me undressed you like,
Why, nobody will oppose.
When ev'ry night the set that's smart is in-Truding in nudist parties in Studios.
Anything goes.

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