Humourous Interjections from Musicians

Tele-beeb

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Saw a comedy show last night. They had a house band that did several songs… the guitarist played a variety of melodic and tasteful chords, licks and solos.
Notably, the guitarist occasionally played humorous interjections to place an exclamation on funny occurrences, many of these were completely ad-lib and improvised on the spot.
Example: he played a short group of double-stops like you might hear on Scooby-doo to sound spooky… and Dixie when someone mentioned a southern state.
I wondered if we would benefit sharing this type of sound effect here?
Do you play cool add-in sound effects?
 

SlimGrady

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Gene and Eddie by the Stray Cats also does this sort of thing and it’s pretty fun.

It is is a fun thing to do the “cat call” whistle thing on guitar when a song talks about a woman or something. Those sort of funny interjections.
 

Harry Styron

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Perhaps the most fantastic musical performance involving quoting other songs was Ella Fitzgerald’s astonishing performance in Berlin in 1960, when she forgot the lyric of Mack the Knife and began a five-minute scat that used bits of 40 to 50 songs, sometimes lyrics and sometimes a piece of a solo, all made to fit the rhythm and harmony at the point of insertion.

Here’s a somewhat pedantic overview, with the music starting at about 3:40.
 

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What's the deal with jazz cats quoting "Pop Goes The Weasel?" Is it an in-joke or something?

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I always try to sneak in a bar or two of Christmas melodies into guitar solos (e.g. Jingle Bells into Can't You See) whenever I play gigs that time of year.
 




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