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I am working on a pack for December, and thought I'd throw out a little teaser.


One of the songs is a duet, and includes the line


Behind my Jay-Pan Plan.


So, teaser questions:


1. What is the song?


2. The song was released, almost simultaneously, by two different groups, and was a hit for both.

Name the four singers involved.


3. What in the world is a Jay-Pan Plan???


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Now, to my teaser.


Jackson was written by Billy Edd Wheeler and Jerry Lieber, in 1963. The song is a duet between a husband and wife, whose marriage has lost its fire and spark. He keeps threatening to pack up, and go into Jackson, while she laughs at that notion, and his over-blown ego.


Which Jackson? There is one in Mississippi, and another in Tennessee. Neither, or either, according to Wheeler,


I just liked the sharp consonant sound, as opposed to soft-sounding words like Nashville.


Two versions of the song were released again in 1967, one by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, which climbed as high as #14 on the charts. The other (and much better version, in my opinion) was by Johnny Cash and June Carter. It was a huge Country hit, rising as high as #2 on the Country charts.


At one point, the wife sings that the folks in Jackson will simply laugh at her man,



They'll lead you around town like a scalded hound with your tail tucked between your legs

All the while, she'll be there, in Jackson, watching his humiliation, laughing at him, hidden



behind my Jay-Pan Plan


This one drove me crazy. I listened carefully to both versions, and both Nancy Sinatra and June Carter clearly sing out Jay-Pan Plan. What is that?


The lyric sites have this, not as Plan, but Fan. OK, Jay-Pan Fan. Still no clue.


Finally, after lots more research, I found the answer. She will be hiding behind a little ornamental hand-held fan, an ornamental Japanese fan. Aha!


Jay-Pan Plan


is Country twang for


Japan fan.




Download: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/jackson-r19155


Drums are by AJFOne23.



Late in his career, Johnny Cash embarked on a series of records, called the American recordings. In these, he did stripped down covers of old songs, featuring the simplicity of his voice and his guitar. Most tracks involve little other accompaniment, perhaps a second guitar, or a piano.


We already have one of these in our database, Hurt, a C3 release from 2013:




Get it, if you don't already have a copy.


Here are two more:




Download at: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/one-r19153





Download: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/personal-jesus-r19154


One is an old U2 tune, while Personal Jesus was originally done by Depeche Mode.


Great songs, both, and superb works by the legend, Johnny Cash.


I started out this month looking at Nancy Sinatra songs, with several in mind, but veered to Johnny Cash, when it came to Jackson. So poor Nancy got slighted. I'll finish off the month with one of her songs,




Download: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/sugar-town-r19156


This is a pretty stupid song, but it is so damned catchy. I hate myself for liking the song, but ...

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Happy New Year.


I had four customs ready to upload, but can't get things to work. My computer crashed, and I lost (temporarily, I hope), all my data. Tried to copy the cons from my xbox back to my laptop, and upload. Unfortunately, one of them would not load, and a second had absolutely horrible sounding audio in the Visualizer preview.


Something seems off. I guess I'll wait until things get fixed before posting. So, only one, which I did on my laptop, after the crash.




Download: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/time-and-a-word-r19624


I'll be back, but it may take a while.

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Five customs for you for February (as well as a few guest appearances in Amour Month).


First up is a real classic, and one of my all-time favorites:




This song was started by Horace Ott about his ex, Gloria Caldwell, in the early 60's. The song was finished by Bennie Benjamin, and Sol Marcus, who got the writing credit. Ott could not get credit, under the old ASCAP rules, since he was not a member, but his ex-wife was a member, and she is listed as one of the song-writers.


The song was first released in 1964, recorded by the jazz great Nina Simone.


It has been covered many times, but the two biggies were the Animals' 1965 version, and the disco twist on it released in 1977 by Santa Esmeralda (also in our database).


I've always been a big fan of the Animals. My first C3 credit came for House of the Rising Sun. That was in the days when Newbies could submit a chart to a C3 panel, and, if lucky, get picked up by a mentor. Nyx took my charts on, polished them, and did the daunting keys charts for House.


Don't Let Me be Misunderstood has been on my list of projects for a while, along with Sky Pilot. I'll get to that one eventually.


By the way, there is another, fairly similar group from the same era - great male singer, phenomenal keyboard work, doing lots of covers. I have several of their works planned for next month. You can try guessing the band.


Download: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/dont-let-me-be-misunde-r19931


Next up is the third of our Blind Faith releases:




This is one of the best songs on their album, with several solos by Clapton, and some astonishing drumming. The song is huge fun to play on every instrument.


Pick it up here: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/had-to-cry-today-r19932


For my third release, I have another Yes song from the Time and a Word album. I am slowly working my way through that masterpiece album.




Download: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/astral-traveller-r19935


This custom is loosely based on the G/D custom made by AJFOne23, Missingn042128, and Sideshow which is in our database.


I've had that on my xbox for a long time, but was never really satisfied with it. For starters, the tempo map was written for the drums, which don't enter for quite a while. The beginning is out of sync a bit, but, if you only play drums, you won't notice. There are also time signature changes in the song, at each bridge, not included in the original. Again, not that important, until you start charting the vocals, and try to line up the verses to start at the beginning of measures.


Anyway, I finally decided to make this one full band, and scrapped the old tempo map. Except for a few sync issues, the drum chart is unchanged. I added bass, keys, and vocals, and rewrote much of the guitar chart.


The month finishes off with two instrumentals. The Yes classic:




Download: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/the-clap-r19934


and the shredder's delight:




which you can pick up here: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/symphony-v-r19933



The Clap is, essentially, for guitar only. There is a drum part, but only because Bruford plays a few bars at the end, where, in essence, he is clapping with his drum sticks.


Drums: as easy as could be. Guitar: Ouch. What a killer. I am pretty good with my plastic instrument, but this one does me in. That Howe fellow, I don't know how he hits all of those notes.


However, there is another Howe fellow, who hits notes that no one can master. Symphony V is a wonderful, wonderful piece, but God is it hard to play. Download it, set it on easy, and enjoy the music. Or set it on expert, and prepare to die!

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