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Girl on the Billboard

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Phrygian77, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    We get a lot of requests for this song, and it's been one we've talked about adding for a while. After a couple of weeks of practice, one of our singers finally decided to take a shot at it. It was disaster. The relatively quick jump back to the I is what seems to throw most of us off. Timing, timing, timing...

     
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    My band has been doing that song for years. It gets lots of repeat requests as people love singing along (trying) with it. Definitely a true Country Classic.
     
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    One of the best (live) versions I heard was when Grady (Gordie Johnson) did it, with Whipper Layton on the drums, opening up for an Arc Angels reunion show at the Gypsy Tea Room in Deep Ellum...:cool::cool::cool:
     
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    Great tune!
    Junior Brown used to do it.
    It's one of the first things I ever heard him sing.
    When I met him 40 years ago (Yikes), he was just a great player, he didn't sing.
     
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  5. Phrygian77

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    It's weird, I'm pretty sure it's 10 beats, and then 10 beats, but the latter seems like it comes quicker. I guess if you're used to a standard 12 bar progression.
     
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    Did Buck Owens ever cover this song? I heard it once, it sure left an impression. Fun song!
     
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    We played it at a jam a few years back. Good excuse to get out the baritone to play them low/twangy/tremolo'd riffs. Fun tune! I think Red Sovine covered it on one of his albums.

    I grew with it on some country compilation LP my parents would spin on the ol' Decca rekkid player. Another tune from that album I remember is The Great Figure 8 Race by Johnny Bond:

     
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    Is that a baritone on the record?

    I seem to recall Getbent starting a thread about this song about 10 years ago ...
     
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    It's either a baritone, six-string bass (e.g., Fender Bass VI or Danelectro), or a down-tuned standard guitar with fat strings. I have a 25.5" scale Strat-o-bastid with a Wilkinson vibrato; it's strung with a .013" - .060" set and I tune it C to C. It's not officially a baritone, but it nails that sound.
     
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    @Peegoo I wish I had a baritone. I just play it drop D.
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something here. The lowest note that the guitar plays is the D an octave below the open D string, or in other words one whole step below the open E string, right. So isn't this just a regular guitar in Drop-D tuning? Or am I hearing that note wrong?
     
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