wichita lineman

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by rodeoclown, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. rodeoclown

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    I have seen that before.. it is cool.. that is the dano version of the tic tac.. I still believe that the recording was on a fender 1961_Fender_Bass_VI_sunb.jpg

    IIRC I saw him perform the song on the goodtime hour and play one similar to this... and I think it was mentioned in a thread awhile back from someone I think knew fo sho.
     
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    Endless fun improvising over this wonderful tune.
     
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    I use this melody in gtr lessons as an example of an extremely melodic and singable passage that doesn't at all sit in the typical guitar boxes we all use (overuse). Helps expand your finger's range and vocabulary. Beatles I Will another one of those melodies easy to sing but really tough to fit into a typical pentatonic scale. "Still I wait a lonely lifetime, if you want me to I will" Play that 5 times fast! Good stuff.
     
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    The original Carol Kaye talks a little about this on the Wrecking Crew DVD.
     
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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    That version with STP really surprised me when I first saw it.

    Those guys really were a lot more versatile than your average rock dudes.

    - D
     
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    The song is special in this family, too.

    My wife's dad was a lineman for the rural electric in N IN. He was struck by lightning twice, ironically, not while up a pole. He died of a sudden heart attack at 52.
     
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    Agree..I've been to his shows a few times..The dude's amazing on a guitar..
     
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    I found this old night show interview from june of 2000, glen sums up who he is and what he has done,
     
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    Grew up on the Good Time Hour and love the original Glen Campbell version. Have ended up doing a version that's a hybrid of that and this great one by Billy Joel and Jimmy Webb:



     
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    Original? You mean there's another version of Carol Kaye???!!! :eek:
     
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    No I meant the studio version of course.
     
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