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davidcava - Posted - 01/07/2019:  18:23:21


I've been on the road for a bit, but ready to lay something down in a few days when I get back. What do you guys and gals want lay down? Come on......someone pick a song and let's record some banjos. How about some obscure Ellington? some easier, obscure Ellington....is their such a thing?

yeoldbanjoguy - Posted - 01/07/2019:  18:42:22


I can’t record anything David, but I’d love to hear some Bobby vinton. Blue on blue perhaps? What say you

Bruce

davidcava - Posted - 01/07/2019:  18:49:45


The Polish Prince.......my mother loves him. I actually saw him live when I was a kid. Great song. Great singer.

davidcava - Posted - 01/07/2019:  18:57:16


I think he was half Polish and half Jewish actually.......buts who's counting

yeoldbanjoguy - Posted - 01/07/2019:  19:06:09


My mom and dad were big fans, especially mom. Which in turn, I became one!

Bruce

davidcava - Posted - 01/07/2019:  19:06:58


My mom is 90 years old by the way.....and still works some in the family business.

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 01/07/2019:  19:36:10


davidcava
Hey David, I think it would have to be an obscure Duke song, I think you’ve done quite a few of his tunes:). I’m game.

johnstephen - Posted - 01/07/2019:  19:41:02


"Azalea" is a beautiful Duke song, and while it's not exactly obscure, it's not one that you hear as often as his others. I've often thought about giving it a try. The version featuring Duke and Louis Armstrong together is sheer joy.

davidcava - Posted - 01/07/2019:  19:47:57


I Love Ellington Mike......he was a Genius. I know this word is thrown around, but he really was. I only play a few of his songs right now, but I'm game too man. I would love to hear some choices from the congregation, and we could pick one.

davidcava - Posted - 01/07/2019:  19:49:24


You beat me to the punch John.....I'm not familiar...but I would surely give it a go.

johnstephen - Posted - 01/07/2019:  20:16:13


I'll try to give it a shot later this week, my next couple of days are booked. You can find it on Youtube and elsewhere on the net. Beautiful song. I'd love to hear everybody's version of it.

davidcava - Posted - 01/07/2019:  20:24:54


I'm right there with you John......I listened to the song, and I love it. I'll give it a go. Do you have a sheet for it by any chance?

johnstephen - Posted - 01/07/2019:  20:28:59


I wish I did, but unfortunately not. Perhaps somebody else here on the Hangout might have it? I should have thought of that before I suggested it. I'll try to work it out by ear if I can...

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 01/07/2019:  20:41:42


That is a cool song. I’ll give it a go. Takes me a while to work up something presentable however.

malarz - Posted - 01/08/2019:  04:27:38


Here is a link to the master himself. Eddy has two and this is but one.



youtu.be/O4g4F1uhIFE

steve davis - Posted - 01/08/2019:  07:04:46


I love playing Caravan.I don't know from "obscure",though.

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 01/08/2019:  13:58:43


My vote - "I can't get started." Ever play that one? Gershwin.

steve davis - Posted - 01/09/2019:  08:05:37


Was it Ellington that had a Tour d' Force with Mary Had a Little Lamb?

davidcava - Posted - 01/09/2019:  11:09:21


I'd love to hear you play Caravan Steve, and hear you play "I can't get started"Laurence. Lets fill this place up. I'm going to concentrate on Azalea, as I'm captivated by Eddy and Conals version. Which I like better than Armstong/Ellington.

Thanks for this recommend John.......I absolutely love it.

dc

johnstephen - Posted - 01/09/2019:  11:19:22


My pleasure, David. I'm going to give Azalea a try also, later this week, and I hope I can figure out a way to record so I can post it.

yeoldbanjoguy - Posted - 01/09/2019:  17:45:56


David, are you familiar with Paul Mauriat? Love is blue would sound great in your style of playing.

Bruce

Omeboy - Posted - 01/09/2019:  18:11:59


quote:Originally posted by yeoldbanjoguyDavid, are you familiar with Paul Mauriat? Love is blue would sound great in your style of playing.



Bruce.....



In keeping with the idea of Paul Mauriat and his orchestra, a couple of us did our versions of "The Last Waltz," which was a big tune for Mr. Mauriat. You might enjoy listening to them.



yeoldbanjoguy


Edited by - Omeboy on 01/09/2019 18:12:13

steve davis - Posted - 01/10/2019:  05:48:31


quote:

Originally posted by davidcava

I'd love to hear you play Caravan Steve, and hear you play "I can't get started"Laurence. Lets fill this place up. I'm going to concentrate on Azalea, as I'm captivated by Eddy and Conals version. Which I like better than Armstong/Ellington.



Thanks for this recommend John.......I absolutely love it.



dc






Come to The Homestead restaurant in Farmington,Maine every other Thursday night and request it,David.

FlyinEagle - Posted - 01/10/2019:  06:34:57


Do any of you cats know Mood Indigo?

One of my favorite Ellington tunes.

Rawhide Creek - Posted - 01/10/2019:  09:03:59


quote:

Originally posted by FlyinEagle

Do any of you cats know Mood Indigo?



One of my favorite Ellington tunes.






And then there’s the tale of the cow that drank the ink and mooed indigo.

malarz - Posted - 01/10/2019:  09:14:41


Steve Davis,

Any possibility of someday doing a live feed of your performances from the retstaurant?

Ken

FlyinEagle - Posted - 01/10/2019:  09:23:12


quote:

Originally posted by Rawhide Creek

quote:

Originally posted by FlyinEagle

Do any of you cats know Mood Indigo?



One of my favorite Ellington tunes.






And then there’s the tale of the cow that drank the ink and mooed indigo.






I'm laughing way too hard at this.  Thanks Russ.

steve davis - Posted - 01/10/2019:  13:37:36


quote:

Originally posted by malarz

Steve Davis,



Any possibility of someday doing a live feed of your performances from the retstaurant?



Ken






Yes,Ken.I don't know how,but anyone with a camera could,I guess.



Come to think of it,I think our soundman usually records everything on video.


Edited by - steve davis on 01/10/2019 13:39:58

davidcava - Posted - 01/10/2019:  14:46:31


Why don't you give it a try on 5 string Jeff? That would be cool. Work it up and post it here. I'd love to hear it man.

dc

davidcava - Posted - 01/10/2019:  14:48:50


I don't get up to Maine very often Steve.......it's been a long, long while, but if I do, I'd love to hear you guys.

steve davis - Posted - 01/10/2019:  15:01:37


We always do the sound and perform at the Benton Fiddler's Convention on the last Sunday in July,David.

davidcava - Posted - 01/10/2019:  15:05:13


I'm usually spreading the asphalt in July, but someday perhaps. I love the fiddles.

Rawhide Creek - Posted - 01/10/2019:  17:11:57


quote:

Originally posted by FlyinEagle

quote:

Originally posted by Rawhide Creek

quote:

Originally posted by FlyinEagle

Do any of you cats know Mood Indigo?



One of my favorite Ellington tunes.






And then there’s the tale of the cow that drank the ink and mooed indigo.






I'm laughing way too hard at this.  Thanks Russ.






You’re welcome, Jeff.  I hope it brightened your day in PA.



laugh


Edited by - Rawhide Creek on 01/10/2019 17:13:28

davidcava - Posted - 01/10/2019:  17:24:06


Do you like Jazz music Russ?

davidcava - Posted - 01/10/2019:  17:25:34


I've seen you joking about some Jazz songs, but not sure if you like the music, or play it, or......?

FlyinEagle - Posted - 01/10/2019:  18:45:51


quote:

Originally posted by davidcava

Why don't you give it a try on 5 string Jeff? That would be cool. Work it up and post it here. I'd love to hear it man.



dc






o brother.  There's a lot of chords in there.  I won't make any promises but I'll mess around with it and see if I get anywhere.

davidcava - Posted - 01/10/2019:  19:04:37


One chord is no harder than another......you can do it

Rawhide Creek - Posted - 01/10/2019:  21:17:34


quote:

Originally posted by davidcava

Do you like Jazz music Russ?






Yes!

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