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Old 01-21-2023, 09:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Big ELP fan, and I absolutely love the Lucky Man synth solo. I like the song just fine (I'm a sucker for medieval themed lyrical imagery), but that part elevates it so much. Props to you for tackling Emerson's keyboard parts, his technique is so far beyond what I'm capable of, haha. Truly a legend.
Hi, Synth! Um, let's just say I TRIED to tackle Emerson's parts - doesn't mean I succeeded, lol. There was no one else as gifted as him, nor will there ever be. I can't even think of Keith without getting choked up.
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I really like the part in the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" where the background vocalist goes "Woo woo!"
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Old 01-21-2023, 10:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I really like the part in the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" where the background vocalist goes "Woo woo!"
Never knew this, but here's an interesting explanation of those "who-who-woo-woos".

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The backing "who who-woo-woo' vocals, which helped to make the song's sound stand out, came about by accident thanks to Jimmy Miller and Anita Pallenberg. Pallenberg was in the engineering booth with Miller while Jagger was belting out an early vocal take of the song. According to Pallenberg, Miller was half talking to himself as Jagger sang, saying stuff like "Come on Mick, give it your all, who are you singing about? – Who, who?" He then repeated "Who who" several times after that as Jagger sang on, and Pallenberg realised how wonderful that all sounded. After the take, she told Jagger what transpired in the booth and suggested that "who who" be used in the song as a backing vocal chant. The Stones then gave it a go and after the first take, "Who who" became "woo-woo", with most of this caught on film by director Jean-Luc Godard for his One Plus One (aka Sympathy for the Devil) movie.
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Old 01-21-2023, 11:21 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Never knew this, but here's an interesting explanation of those "who-who-woo-woos".

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Never knew that! Thanks for teaching me something new Ribbons!
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You're very welcome, SGR! Woo-woo!


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Old 01-22-2023, 08:42 AM   #26 (permalink)
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yall know u can start a yt link at any point ..???
Thank you Norg ! I had in mind listening to ELP on one of these things. Perhaps you have seen one in a museum



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Bob’s cadence is really drawled and slow as molasses there – which is what I meant by *treacly*. I actually like the live version much better than the original studio version – glad you liked it too!
A furthur great description of Bob's particular singing style through the late sixties, ribbons! Almost every line seems to be packed with menace, scorn or weariness.

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Keith Emerson is one of my favorite and most influential musicians of all time. As a teenager I tried to master the entirety of the Tarkus album while playing along on my eldest sister's split-level organ for hours on end (she lost interest in the organ and I later *adopted* it. )

Are you at all familiar with keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers? Here she is, playing Tarkus on Keith’s modular Moog. Rachel is also blind – and pretty amazing. This brings back a lot of memories.

Hope your sister doesn't hold that appropriation against you, ribbons ! Seems fair enough, if you were the one to use it more. In my house we had an old upright piano available to anyone, I suppose, although only my mum and sister ever used it. I would occasionally run my toy cars over the keys, which is the closest I ever came to learning an instrument, so it's very humbling to see what Rachel Flowers can achieve given the obstacle that her blindness must have added to the already daunting task of learning something so long and complicated as Tarkus.

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I really like the part in the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" where the background vocalist goes "Woo woo!"
Yep, those background vocals really lift up the song, SGR. How curious that they arrived there largely by chance!
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I like the "carrying babies to the river" interlude which starts at 2:23

Also the inexplicable interjection, "The monk bought lunch!" at 3:05. In fact, the little red time bar on the youtube clip tells us that this is the "Most Replayed" point. (You reading all this, Norg ? ) Not only that, but Jim himself tells us that "This is the best part of the trip... this is the trip...the best part" , which must be one of not many occasions when the artist himself tells us which bit he likes best.

But actually, I'm not sure I agree: the real best part starts at 7:00 and includes all the multiple-tracking of JM's vocals. This section is so wonderful that I always resent it when it closes down too early with, "When all else fails..."
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Old 01-23-2023, 12:18 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I need to learn how to clip portions of YouTube videos - thanks for the heads-up, Norg.

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That's a very sweet image of little Lisna I won't soon forget! Nice that your famiily had an upright piano in the home. My grandmother purchased the organ as a 16th birthday present for my sister, who had decided to take lessons. Fortunately, by the time I *appropriated* the organ my sister (who is eight years older) had grown tired of it, so she didn't mind at all. The keys to the organ lit up in the dark, and I began learning to play by serenading my mom as she rested in the unlighted livingroom from time to time. I used to take "song requests" from my mother in the dark! lol But it was actually a good way of learning to play, albeit by ear.

I also like the "carrying babies to the river" part from 2:23 to "The monk bought lunch!" at 3:05 of "The Soft Parade". That disjointed awakening from the river reverie, and the instrumental break right after the monk's lunch , seems Zappa-esque to me. I really like The Soft Parade album, actually - it's musical, with diverse instrumentation and a bit lighter than The Doors' other albums.
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Thanks,ribbons!
That's also a wonderful image: you and your mom in the dark, connecting through the music, illuminated by the lights from the keyboard.
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