1 (edited by mekidsmom 2016-12-01 19:34:46)

Topic: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

It's the last month of the year, and the MEMBERS have spoken!  This month, members voted on songs previously suggested and you chose Winter Wonderland.  I think everyone agrees that this is a great choice for December (those of us who are stuck in the snow and need something to smile about... or those of you wishing you had snow)!

Song 1 - Members Choice -

Winter Wonderland:
From Wikipedia, ""Winter Wonderland" is a winter song, popularly regarded as a Christmas song, written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Through the decades it has been recorded by over 200 different artists..... The original recording was by Richard Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra on RCA Bluebird in 1934...... The biggest chart hit at the time of introduction was Guy Lombardo's orchestra, a top ten hit.[2] Singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer took the song to #4 in Billboard's airplay chart in 1946."

Do you know who "Parson Brown" is?  You don't get points for googling the answer!  wink 

OK - Here's the youtube link for the FIRST recording of the song by Richard Himber and the Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc35J3smINQ
Guy Lombardo followed right after:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7CGbI4x8ao
And in my search for someone famous that did this song on guitar, I found Jason Mraz with his very own unique cover:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhxGGIuGwS8

Here's a Chordie Search result link for the song chords - YOU choose which one works for you!
http://www.chordie.com/results.php?q=wi … =&np=0

Song 2:  Pulled from the hat

Click Here for the reveal!
My elves worked hard on the BIG reveal for the song pulled out of the hat... so I'm NOT TELLING!  You'll have to click the link above to find out (or scroll through comments after they start pouring in and people post their versions!).  wink  I'll let ya'll find your favorite versions and chords for this one!

READY?  SET?  GO!

edited to add a link for song 2!

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

"Parson Brown"????

I thought they were singing "Orson Bean"

Huh. Guess I musta misheard the lyrics. Or something.

smile

Bill

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Fender GDO300 Orchestral - a gift from Amy & Jim
Rogue Beatle Bass
Pearl Drums

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

Mkm The Judds did this song also and they have an easy version of it,I have it in my music book. Jason Martz is Great . He is a  a little fast on this song though.

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

Song #2 added to the original post!  Scroll up and click on "Click here for the reveal!" to find out what the elves pulled out of the hat!

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

Amy

That was great----  loved the girls - they did a really nice job!
I am sure they should do a rendition and submit it!

Jim

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

mekidsmom .................. LOVE the elves, they did a wonderful job, a big hearty thanks from me to the girls smile

Oh I really like that  Jason Mraz version, awesome!

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
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Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

That was fantastic. Great playing from Steph, she played that so relaxed and natural, she is going to be brilliant!! Lovely singing from both Kate and Steph. Big hug to them both from their crazy English friend.. big_smile

"Do, or do not; there is no try"

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

here's a pretty good link with the chords
https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/greg-la … rds-s36936

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

Aw, mannnn! I got so excited about my own guitar gifted me by Amy, Jim, Katie and Steph, that I only just caught this! Those two are gonna be great musicians just like their Mom and Dad!  Steph already has that natural "feel" and seems very comfortable holding her Uke and singing.

"Teach Your Children Well", indeed!  I think y'all are off to a very fine start! smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkaKwXddT_I

A Fan, An Opa and A Friend

Bill

Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Fender GDO300 Orchestral - a gift from Amy & Jim
Rogue Beatle Bass
Pearl Drums

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

Hmmmm.... anyone trying these two songs out?  Winter Wonderland and I Believe in Father Christmas?  Anyone?  Bueller?

http://i62.tinypic.com/10idjmc.jpg

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

Between a first job in retail and music school I've had enough Of Christmas music for a lifetime, but I'm jazzed for fsotm next year!

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Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

I played winter wonderlad.  :-) :-)

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

Hey everyone, i will be away for the end of this months FSOM and most of January, but going to be leaving you in the very capable hands of MKM and unclejoesband.   I will be popping in from time to time when i can, depending on internet availability where i will be holidaying.  Hoping to see at least a couple of attempts at these two songs from somebody smile 

All the best every one, Merry Christmas and soon, a very Happy New year see you much more in February smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

Baldguitardude wrote:

Between a first job in retail and music school I've had enough Of Christmas music for a lifetime, but I'm jazzed for fsotm next year!

I can totally understand that! Ya know, that's one thing I don't miss a bit - being in a retail location, or in a large call center where the music is piped in and no one has a choice on what's playing for 8 hours every day!  In fact, I hadn't even thought about that in a while.  I think I've enjoyed Christmas songs a lot more in the past few years though because I'm no longer in that situation. 

That said, I've been working extra hours like a crazy woman again and haven't had much time to pick up my guitar myself.  The callouses are still there, barely.  Here's hoping the New Year brings more time for it. 

Dino - glad to hear you gave it a shot at home!  You are so active in this section, I wish you'd record something for us someday.  You don't have to sing in the recording, just a little guitar.  We would all love it!  smile 

Have a safe trip Jan. 

I'll be quite busy here toward the end of the year, but hopefully delays in getting the new songs up won't take too long.  Remember - we don't close down the month song threads, so you can always go back in an old one and post a link should you decide to try a past FSOTM and wish to share it!  (BGD, maybe Christmas in July huh? wink)

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!

I've been working on Father Christmas off and on since it was selected. It's taking a lot more work than I thought it would.

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