Topic: JUNE 2017 FSOTM - BOBBY McGEE - CHRIS CORNELL
Wow June already!. For this month`s FSOTM we have 2 songs we are looking for, one by a Female Artist and one by a Male Artist.
The chosen song for Female Artist was Janis Joplin - Bobby McGee.
The chosen song for a Male Artist was Chris Cornell - Any Song Of His can be covered, so you can really go to town here, picking any song of his you would like!
JANIS JOPLIN – BOBBY McGEE
From Wikipedia: Me and Bobby McGee" is a song written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, originally performed by Roger Miller. Others performed the song later, including the Grateful Dead, Kristofferson himself, Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, and most famously Janis Joplin, whose posthumously released version topped the U.S. singles chart in 1971, making the song the second posthumously released No. 1 single in U.S. chart history after "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding. Billboard ranked Joplin's version as the No. 11 song for 1971.
Joplin recorded the song for inclusion on her Pearl album only a few days before her death in October 1970. Studio musician Stephen Ryder manned the keyboard for that session, and famously "Got a little carried away." Kristofferson had sung the song for her, and singer Bob Neuwirth taught it to her. Kristofferson did not know she had recorded it until after her death. The first time he heard her recording of it was the day after she died.Joplin's version topped the charts to become her only number one single and in 2004, her version of this song was ranked No. 148 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Whilst it is very hard to find any video footage of Janis Joplin singing this song, there are a few audio`s to listen, some with pictures of this talented singer.
Here is a link to one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXV_QjenbDw
Here are some possible chords to use:
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 40176.html
CHRIS CORNELL – ANY SONG OF HIS
From Wikipedia: Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle; July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, and as the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.
Cornell is considered one of the chief architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and is well-known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, his nearly four-octave vocal range, and his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), Higher Truth (2015), and the live album Songbook (2011). Cornell received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his song "The Keeper", which appeared in the 2011 film Machine Gun Preacher, and co-wrote and performed the theme song to the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), "You Know My Name". His last solo release was the charity single "The Promise", written for the ending credits for the film of the same name. He was voted "Rock's Greatest Singer" by readers of Guitar World, ranked 4th in the list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" by Hit Parader, 9th in the list of "Best Lead Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone, and 12th in MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music".
Across his entire catalog, Cornell has sold 14.8 million albums, 8.8 million digital songs, and 300 million on-demand audio streams in the U.S. alone,as well as over 30 million records worldwide as of 2017. He was nominated for 14 Grammy Awards and won twice.
Cornell was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Detroit hotel room early on the morning of May 18, 2017, shortly after performing at a Soundgarden concert the night before. He suffered from depression and substance abuse problems earlier in his life.
Here is a link to quite a few Chris Cornell songs with chords to them:
http://www.chordie.com/song.php/songart … index.html
Ok, have fun everyone, looking forward to hearing your versions of these two songs. Cover them however you want, you can try your best to imitate them or you can completely make them your own.
READY? SET? GO!!!!
Covers and some Originals found over there ------- > https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan