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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoscoeElegante, Feb 7, 2019.
I really like vocal music accompanied by piano. I try to give my finger style on guitar a little of a piano flavor. I'm amazed at what Sarah McLachlan does with only her piano. I had the good fortune to see her at Jones Beach a couple years back. She backed some of what she sang on piano and did a couple of other songs with only her guitar. This is the best of it. Concert, not studio.
Here she is with what looks like a Taylor with a sound hole pickup. I like country and love this.
I always liked the live version of Dixie Chicken better.
The introduction to Rock the Casbah by The Clash.
Feelin Alright ~ Joe Cocker
Our House ~ Madness
Us and Them, Great Gig in the Sky
School, Rudy - Supertramp
Call Me the Breeze - Skynyrd
Against the Wind -Seger
I know I’m forgetting some but those popped into my head first
David Bowie- Aladdin Sane. Mike Garson is an incredible keyboard player.
This is genius:
(Piano starts at 3:25)
Can you tell us how Jools Holland came to play his piano solo on “Uncertain Smile”?
“I think my A&R lady Annie Roseberry, might have suggested Jools. The Garden had this beautiful little Yamaha C3 Baby Grand, and the decision was, ‘We have this fantastic long outro for ‘Uncertain Smile’. We need to put this piano on something. Who do we know who can play it?’ Jools showed up, cool as a cucumber despite the sweltering heat, dressed in leathers, (apparently riding an old Indian Motorbike) and he was absolutely charming. He was a lovely man, and very unassuming and friendly. He sat down and it was astonishing, I think he had one run-through, said ‘Let’s go for it’ and just laid the whole thing down. There was just one drop-in we did towards the end, and we were just amazed. He told me years later he gets asked about that more than anything he’s ever done, which probably gets on his nerves now, it’s astonishing.
Read more at https://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-vi...e-the-s-matt-johnson-6930#p1HwDllae7iGsJr7.99
I was thinking of posting this, you beat me to it. Excellent piece!
That Vince Guaraldi piece seems like it isn't taken seriously by a lot of folks. If mentioned to someone as a nice piano piece it might elicit a chuckle. Perhaps it's because it's linked to a sappy Christmas cartoon (which I like BTW), but it really is a nice piece. I wonder how many have listened to the whole thing. Good stuff.
I always thought it was a great piano piece. I always crank it when it comes on and get that 'really?' look from the wife.
I couldn't begin to name all the pieces I really like, or single one out. When I was young we watched this show on TV and I always liked the theme song, and the piano was cool.
I pretty much dig almost anything Nicky Hopkins has done especially his work with the Who and the Stones. Someone mentioned this.
...and I love this too.
And Billy Payne of Little Feat was tremendous. I like a lot of his early stuff with them. A couple lesser known tunes...
Joe could twinkle the Ivorys in his days..... He probably deserves a mention...
Amazing to think of Paul at the piano working this out.... great tune in that musical hall style he can conjure up at times..
the first minute of this is cool to see it played... I did end up watching the guy talk through it...
I've always loved that little, odd electric piano lick in new mother nature by the guess who.
There are so many great piano parts... and in terms of parts alone I could never pick just one, BUT as far as a full song, this is the one for me ... top to bottom.
I've often though of this as the "Sultans of Swing" for Piano.
A unique soft touch, great musical hooks between vocal passages, and two outstanding solo's... The opening riff in the 2nd solo is pure perfection, IMO of course.
Woops! Forgot another piano fave:
Then again, it's such a beautifully played and produced song, all its parts are great.