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Oct 23, 2021 - 1:46:10 PM
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422 posts since 10/8/2018

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I learned this song from my guitar hero, Django... one of the few examples of his wonderful playing being captured on film...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0GZWS0eF3Y

 

Will


Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 10/23/2021 13:52:37

Oct 24, 2021 - 8:13:40 AM

CGDA

Italy

2105 posts since 1/4/2009

Will, very nice banjo version of that beautiful song!

Oct 24, 2021 - 2:55:46 PM

283 posts since 11/22/2009

Django was the man and still is. Louis was in the same boat.

Well played--very nice rendition of a great song--one to learn for me.

Edited by - Hot Club Man on 10/24/2021 15:00:52

Oct 24, 2021 - 3:54:24 PM

Dgbectrum

Italy

45 posts since 8/22/2019

Oct 24, 2021 - 4:12:10 PM
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Don Lewers

Australia

790 posts since 2/24/2012

Good onya' Will, I can hear touches of the great Eddie Peabody there in your plectrum style!. ..... Don.  yes

Oct 25, 2021 - 8:42:37 AM

422 posts since 10/8/2018

Che bello, Guido! I didn’t know this lovely song was originally Italian!

And I love the “verse” portion that Django and Grappelli don’t play…

I love Italian songs, and am planning to share another one soon!

Just out of curiosity... once long ago, when watching a historical documentary, I heard some Italian recordings from the thirties with great Eddie Lang-style jazz guitar accompanying a vocalist... any idea who that might have been?

Thanks,

Will

Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 10/25/2021 08:51:41

Oct 25, 2021 - 11:25:26 AM

422 posts since 10/8/2018

PS I love the Italian film composers like the late Enio Morricone... and I have a special place in my heart for this amazing song with beautiful chord changes, based upon a painting by Marc Chagall... wonder how this melody might sound on the banjo...?

youtube.com/watch?v=qivzSaALee8

Oct 25, 2021 - 12:50:22 PM

5760 posts since 12/20/2005

Very nicely played
I enjoyed that

Oct 25, 2021 - 2:51:42 PM

422 posts since 10/8/2018

Hey, thanks, Leslie! and to everyone else above who "liked" my efforts...

Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 10/25/2021 14:54:14

Oct 29, 2021 - 12:09:31 PM

craig wood

Canada

68 posts since 9/11/2018

Will ..
Indeed Volare would make a great banjo tune..Excellent idea..

Oct 29, 2021 - 1:35:56 PM

422 posts since 10/8/2018

Agreed. i have been messing around with it for a couple of days now, and I can get through the melody without any trainwrecks about 50% of the time.

But I found this lovely melody to be somehow resistant to improv.

So I went on line to check out Louis Armstrong’s version. I figured if he can’t swing it, nobody can!

youtube.com/watch?v=xwWK1G3t3d8

Well, it turns out this was a trombone feature and Louis is way in the background somewhere… and furthermore the trombone only wanders about eighteen inches away from the melody.

So now I’m trying to figure out what the hell I can play over all those lovely chords!

Will

Oct 31, 2021 - 10:46:10 AM

Dgbectrum

Italy

45 posts since 8/22/2019

quote:
Originally posted by guitarbanjoman

Che bello, Guido! I didn’t know this lovely song was originally Italian!

And I love the “verse” portion that Django and Grappelli don’t play…

I love Italian songs, and am planning to share another one soon!

Just out of curiosity... once long ago, when watching a historical documentary, I heard some Italian recordings from the thirties with great Eddie Lang-style jazz guitar accompanying a vocalist... any idea who that might have been?

Thanks,

Will


Hi!

I'm glad you liked "Tornerai"

It's hard to say who may be the singer you heard, allow me to share a link of old songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzCBsid0PyE&t=89s

maybe you'll find him there, or some other songs you'll like

regards, ciao!

Nov 1, 2021 - 5:15:25 AM

422 posts since 10/8/2018

Grazie, Guido!

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