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#681 samjjones

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Posted January 5, 2017 - 01:03 AM

"Wonder Wednesday" is fantastic!



#682 Funk Meister Freud

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Posted January 5, 2017 - 05:11 AM

Mucho thanks for this jewel! I can't say enough how much I'm going to be looking forward to your upcoming Wonder-ful releases. 

Thank you too MrBurpler for your contribution to this song! :D


You may think the stuff I bring is 'cheesy' but ask yourself this......is it american or is it brie?


#683 AJFOne23

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Posted January 7, 2017 - 12:26 AM

LATEST UPDATE 1/6 - Chicago CTA 2 pack

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And now we go back to the beginning of the Chicago story with 2 more songs from the debut album. In the next few months this project will be over but not before I fill in some gaps. Thanks to my friend Masayuki Funatsu for creating a great image for this pack.

 

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GUITAR: Mb1nightmare

5 LANE KEYSBansheeflyer

 
“Listen” is a succinct, driving rocker with sustained guitar feedback, funky bass, organ, and more horn accents along with a good rock guitar lead by Kath.
 

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GUITAR: bsbloom

5 LANE KEYSBansheeflyer

 
“Someday (August 29, 1968)”, co-written by Pankow, and featuring a doomy start before it breaks into a melodic tune about revolution and coming together.


#684 rezavakili

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Posted January 7, 2017 - 02:27 AM

Thank you for all your hard work, love these classic tracks.

#685 AJFOne23

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Posted January 7, 2017 - 06:09 AM

Thank you for all your hard work, love these classic tracks.

 

You're welcome :)



#686 Mandrag

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Posted January 7, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Amazed that you are still putting out fantastic Chicago tracks. Bravo!

#687 samjjones

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Posted January 7, 2017 - 05:55 PM

 

LATEST UPDATE 1/6 - Chicago CTA 2 pack

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You can't spell "CTA" without "CETERA"



#688 AJFOne23

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 05:01 PM

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LATEST UPDATE 1/11 Wonder Wednesday - Too High

Welcome to Wonder Wednesday where you'll see a new Stevie Wonder song for the next few months. Enjoy the wonder of Stevie.

 

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"Too High" is  a jazzy number about the pitfalls of using drugs. On the first verse he sings of a woman smoking weed. He notes that, “She takes another puff and says, ‘It's a crazy scene.’/ That red is green/ And she's a tangerine.” Clearly, she’s high. Though the track swings with doo-wops and high-hats bopping throughout, Wonder ends the party on a lyrical sour note: “Did you hear the news about the girl today,” he asks. “She passed away/ What did her friend say?/ They said she's too high…”



#689 rcale

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 05:39 PM

Wonder Wednesday is an amazing idea! Thank you. And double thanks for 'Too High'. One of my favourite Stevie tunes. :)

#690 AJFOne23

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 05:53 PM

Wonder Wednesday is an amazing idea! Thank you. And double thanks for 'Too High'. One of my favourite Stevie tunes. :)

 

thanks man. There may only be guitar in a few of these songs but the bass lines more than make up for it. Stevie played most of the instruments from his golden period (72-76). And don't worry I didn't ignore guitar parts. There is no guitar on most of the songs from this era. I verified this in the credits and repeated listens.



#691 rcale

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 06:27 PM

'...the bass lines more than make up for it.'


You're talking my language. ;)

#692 Funk Meister Freud

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 06:42 PM

Knocking 'em outta the ballpark, my man! Outstanding choice from 'Innervisions'.

With picks likes this, I'm on the edge of my seat in anticipation and excitement of what else you have in store!

Oh man! This year is starting off great with customs. THANK YOU!!! :D


You may think the stuff I bring is 'cheesy' but ask yourself this......is it american or is it brie?


#693 AJFOne23

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Posted January 12, 2017 - 01:23 AM

Knocking 'em outta the ballpark, my man! Outstanding choice from 'Innervisions'.

With picks likes this, I'm on the edge of my seat in anticipation and excitement of what else you have in store!

Oh man! This year is starting off great with customs. THANK YOU!!! :D

 

Yes sir. There'll be some deep cuts and a hit or two but it'll all be wonderful  :D



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Posted January 13, 2017 - 04:00 PM

LATEST UPDATE 1/13 Frank Zappa - Andy

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GUITAR/BASS: nsw1-6

 

Frank Zappa often stated that, except when he had something political to say, he approached lyrics as a necessity in a business where instrumental music is considered worthless. His disdain for lyrics can be best exemplified by "Andy" in which words amount to absolutely nothing. The singer stretches a handful of lines, repeating them ad nauseam, going from one meaningless sentence to the next. The opening diptych "Is there anything good inside of you/If there is I really wanna know" seems to taunt the listener, as does this other one: "Do you know what I'm really telling you/Is it something that you can understand." Then, as if trying to illustrate how inane some songs can be, Zappa launches in an absurdly empty passage: "Andy de vine/Had a thong rind/It was sublime/But the wrong kind." Luckily, the music of "Andy" is much more interesting. Fast figures in 9/8 alternate with a straight 4/4, but even in those moments there are many rhythmical plays and shifts in arrangements. The complexity of the piece and its final guitar solo and buildup work as the lyrics' antithesis.



#695 AJFOne23

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 06:48 PM

LATEST UPDATE 1/14 - Chicago III 2 pack

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GUITAR: bsbloom

5 LANE KEYSBansheeflyer

 
This beautiful beatlesesque love song featuring great harmonies and split lead vocals between Peter Cetera and Robert Lamm.

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GUITAR: bsbloom

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A blues rocker with an almost constant soloing from Terry Kath talks about loving someone for themselves regardless how well off they are. Robert Lamm seems to imitate Ray Charles with his vocal delivery.



#696 rcale

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 08:01 PM

Just a quick one to say that I never liked 'You Are The Sunshine...'. At all. It was cheesy. And the sort of thing played during the meal at a wedding party.

And then I sat down and played it in RB3. And so actually really listened to it (because that's what happens when you play songs in RB3). And now I love it.

So thanks for that. :)

#697 AJFOne23

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 08:09 PM

Just a quick one to say that I never liked 'You Are The Sunshine...'. At all. It was cheesy. And the sort of thing played during the meal at a wedding party.

And then I sat down and played it in RB3. And so actually really listened to it (because that's what happens when you play songs in RB3). And now I love it.

So thanks for that. :)

 

Same here. Not that I didn't like the song but I never thought it would be any fun to play on drums and then when I charted it I was wowed. This song is also a brilliant example of the difference between 70's music and 80's music. If you swapped this song with I Just Called to Say I Love You Sunshine would have a boring drum machine and repetitive bass line but in the 70's musicians played together and brought their chops and individuality to songs that will sadly never be repeated again due to the nature of technology.



#698 Farottone

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 08:10 PM

You got a couple of amazing projects going on here. :)



#699 AJFOne23

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Posted January 15, 2017 - 12:07 AM

You got a couple of amazing projects going on here. :)

 

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#700 rcale

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Posted January 15, 2017 - 09:20 AM

It'd be an insta-1 star for 'I Just Called...' by the way. ;)





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