Topic: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE
Another month, and two more songs to choose from! Grab your guitar, uke, harp, autoharp, band in a box, drum set, tuners, mandolin, drinks of choice, and something to record with!
Take It Easy by the Eagles:
No doubt there are a ton of different versions with different chords available here on Chordie! I've gone ahead and found the most simple version for you here: http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … /5887.html
The Eagles Perform "Take It Easy" during the 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKpay8gumw0
"Take It Easy" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the Eagles with Frey singing lead vocals. It was the band's first single, released on May 1, 1972.
Ripple by the Grateful Dead:
Again, there's a lot of different versions popping around. Some have slightly different words, some have an A7 in there as well. You'll have to find the version YOU like the best (because it IS a cover after all), but here's one to get you started: http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … /7289.html
Recorded Live: 10/31/1980 - Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT8zLTaKxeE
"Ripple" is the sixth song on the Grateful Dead album American Beauty. It was released as the B-side to the single "Truckin'". Robert Hunter wrote this song in 1970 in London in the same afternoon he wrote "Brokedown Palace" and "To Lay Me Down" (reputedly also drinking half a bottle of retsina in the process). The song debuted August 18, 1970 at Fillmore West in San Francisco. Jerry Garcia wrote the music to this song.
Several lines throughout the song have been compared to the 23rd Psalm of the Bible.
Remember, these are meant to be COVERS of the songs.
You don't have to be a "tribute" type player and make it sound exactly like the original. You can always change it up! Go do your thing, and come back here to post a link to your recorded version in a reply to this thread!
On your Marks! Get Ready! Get Set!
After Saturday October 1st...
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.