Topic: APRIL 2018 FSOTM - COLORS - INSTRUMENTAL

APRIL FSOTM.   This month we are looking for TWO Separate Categories.

The First Category will be any SONGthat mentions a COLOR in the Song, in the Lyric`s or the Song Title.

The Second Category will be INSTRUMENTAL.  Yep you read it correctly,  NO Singing/Vocals.  This gives Everyone a chance to participate, particularly any members that are a bit shy or just don`t want to sing but love to play their instrument of choice.

Pick one (or as many as you want) of the Songs Listed Below that members have suggested for songs that mention a color. 

As there were so few entries for the Instrumental section, please feel free to cover any Instrumental of your choice this month if it is not listed.

READY … SET … GO!!!

SONGS
99 luftballoons (where 'luft' is 'red' in German) - Nena
A whiter shade of pale - Procul Harem
Baby Blue – Badfinger
Baby Blue - Bob Dylan
Baby Blue – George Baker
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Black is black - Los Bravos
Black magic woman - Santana
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Black Velvet Band -Tradional Irish - The Dubliners
Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
Blue Moon -  The Marcels
Blue on Black - Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Blue Skies - Irving Berlin
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Colors – Donovan Leitch
Famous blue raincoat - Leonard Cohen
Fields of Gold - Sting
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Goodbye Blue Sky - Pink Floyd
Goodbye Yellow Brick road - Elton John
Green Door - Jim Low
Green, green grass of home -  Tom Jones, Johnny Cash

Heart of Gold - Neil Young
It's all over now,

Mellow Yellow – Donovan
Man In Black - Johnny Cash

Mrs Brown – Herman`s Hermits
My Blue Heaven - Fats Domino
Nights in white satin - Moody Blues
Orange Crush – R.E.M
Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
Purple Rain - Prince
Red Red Wine - Neil Diamond, Covered by UB40
Red turns to brown – The Deadly Nightshades
Ruby Tuesday - Rolling Stones
Silver Threads Amongst the Gold - Eben Rexford
Sister Goldenhair - America
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
Still got the Blues - Gary Moore
Tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree - Tony Orlando
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
White Room – Cream
Yellow Bird – Roger Whittaker, The Mills Brothers
Yellow Submarine – Beatles

INSTRUMENTAL

Any Colour You Like – Pink Floyd
Greensleeves
Wildwood Flower

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Jandle wrote:

APRIL FSOTM.

As there were so few entries for the Instrumental section, please feel free to cover any Instrumental of your choice.

How about covering my own song? smile

I was playing around with chord progressions last winter and came up with this. I then got together with Scott and he added his special flare to it. I want to add another section but haven't done it yet. This was our 2nd or 3rd time through it.

I named it Movin' On.

https://vimeo.com/182792712

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I did this instrumental  a while back based on the "House of the rising sun" 
I can see it's not in the mentioned titles but hope it's worth a listen.
I've got "Greensleeves" recorded somewhere I will see if I can find it.
Thanks.
ark
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13706039

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That was great unclejoesband, thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.  Scott`s flare definitely added to it.  Well done and will look forward to seeing what you decide to add to it smile

arkady ....so great to see you enter something for us smile    Wow that was really good,  such a different take on that song, loved what you did with it.  Hope to hear Greensleeves too if you still have it smile

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Greensleeves (traditional): https://youtu.be/3hwueZIoGDM

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Blue Moon (Rodgers/Hart): https://youtu.be/cO2B-grpEbM

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Great offerings from Joe, Tony and Richard. Are they your youngsters in the background, Richard?

Here are mine for this month:

Colour - "Black Is The Colour":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCKd7K7jfCw

and Instrumental - "Going Home" (the theme from Local Hero):

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

Roger

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Mellow Yellow (Donovan): https://youtu.be/nr9f-eH6rbc

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Nights in white satin (Moody Blues): https://youtu.be/39bnw9dpOiY

Includes my Kazoo solo overdubbed smile

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I thought I'd commented on these first ones a while ago, but seems my comments went missing ...

unclejoesband wrote:

I named it Movin' On.
https://vimeo.com/182792712

I love it - Scott really makes it flow, his playing style reminds me of a guy I used to jam with ... there's a bit that reminds me of the Cat Stevens song (think it was from Peace Train??)

Good to see you joining in - hope to hear more!!

arkady wrote:

I did this instrumental  a while back based on the "House of the rising sun" 

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13706039

Nice, I like the way you've arranged this, and the organ (?) in the background sounds very etheral

Good to see you joining in - hope to hear more!!

Roger Guppy wrote:

Great offerings from Joe, Tony and Richard. Are they your youngsters in the background, Richard?

Colour - "Black Is The Colour":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCKd7K7jfCw

and Instrumental - "Going Home" (the theme from Local Hero):

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

Roger

I've never heard "Black is the colour" before, you did a great version of it!!!

"Going home" was pretty good too, but you've got a good voice and should do more vocal songs!!!!

Cheers

Richard

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Roger Guppy wrote:

Great offerings from Joe, Tony and Richard. Are they your youngsters in the background, Richard?r

Oops, missed this bit, yes, I was looking after the kids ... smile

Cheers

Richard

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neophytte wrote:

I've never heard "Black is the colour" before, you did a great version of it!!!

"Going home" was pretty good too, but you've got a good voice and should do more vocal songs!!!!

Cheers

Richard

Thank you for your kind words. I do not normally do instrumentals, I am a rhythm guitarist not a lead but, as I teach, I do need to take my students down that path aways to see where their talents lie and then pass them on to a lead guitarist instructor if needs be. This is one of the pieces that I will teach them to determine which road they initially take.

I recorded the lead on my baritone ukulele with the baritone and a tenor uke doing rhythm. Drum and bass were courtesy of 'Band-in-a-Box'.

Roger

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Thanks Jan, Neo and Roger for your good comments.
Neo a nice set of covers there your a versatile and talented musician a picturesque setting for them  smile
Roger always liked 'Going home' never recorded myself you did a great job with it.
I found 'Greensleeves' sort of smile I was going through my Medieval period big_smile so it sort of got used as a prolog for a piece called the 'Minstrel'
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13714593

Also another piece based on 'She moves through the fair' a folk song with a strange history as to where it originated from.
http://ourstage.com/media_items/DKMCQYY … h-the-fair
Thanks
ark

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Ark, I like the transition in the middle of Greensleeves, it makes it far more interesting. I have never heard She Moves Through the Fair before but that is a seriously good piece of music. I am a little surprised that you have not submitted one of your original instrumentals.

Roger

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Excellent songs/music all of you.great to see CSOM getting lots of support.

The King Of Audio Torture

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CSOM great to hear all your covers.

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I do not usually post multiple songs but this project has been on the back boiler for ages. I recorded the song 2 years ago and have been struggling with material for the video but a chance comment from a friend about a some video clips I posted on Facebook of the normally dried up river beside my home suddenly running with water gave me the idea to finish it. Only completed and uploaded this evening.

For the COLOURS category: Blood Red River.

https://youtu.be/evdivtWhQA0

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I forgot I recorded this ... the instrumental "Blue Bossa", which is kinda like some noodling on guitar, added the lead bits in today with my old Jazz guitar. It's a bit scrappy (my lead is way out of practice!!!), but hopefully sounds ok:

https://youtu.be/d4OE4PJV-Ks

Cheers

Richard

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Unfortunately the water noise is a little overpowering but by using headphones I was able to pick up the guitar work more clearly and you played that piece well. Good job.

Roger

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Wow, I have been absent due to being busy busy busy with other stuff  but so awesome to see all covers, you all rock!  I have managed to pop in from time to time and have a listen to a couple of covers at a time until I got through them all.  I thought I would comment all at once after I had listened to them all.

Neo .........what can I say!  You once again covered so many, you amaze me.  I always look forward to seeing what scenic background you are going to perform from big_smile and I really liked the stream running behind as you sang and the kids playing in it.  I noticed the slight variations on the filming eg Mellow Yellow had a slight yellow hue to it smile  You once again made it look all very relaxing as you cruised through all the covers you covered.  I thought your last one, 'Blues Bossa' with the lead guitar really added to it, hope to see you bring that out more in some of your other covers smile

Roger ... your 'Black is the Colour' cover was just lovely and almost haunting sound to it, really enjoyed it.  'Going Home' wow! that baritone ukulele was just great on it.  I don`t own a baritone but I could never make it talk like you made it.  Awesome instrumental by you.  'Blood Red River', I have never heard that before but what I  heard from your cover was great and I liked the video you put together with it.

arkady ......... I am thrilled to see you participating in here as I said before smile  'Greensleeves plus' , that was so good, it was really relaxing to listen too.  Thoroughly enjoyed it.  'She Moves Through the Fair' I actually don`t know that one but it was great and I loved that drumming, the beat of the drums just really caught my ear.  P.S. I hope you continue to bring your covers or originals to FSOTM for us.  Even if its not advertised as instrumental as such, any instrumental to whatever the song is that month is still a cover whether its singing or instrumental smile

I hope I got everyone and haven't missed anyone or any song.  I also hope I get a chance to do one but just so much  on at the moment for me ... fingers and toes crossed that I can get one done.

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Tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree (Tony Orlando): https://youtu.be/4WtbWvcBluM

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An original...

Misty Morning Blue (Richard Mortimer): https://youtu.be/P8-H5mYdyiI

I guess it's worth noting I have a bunch of original instrumentals which are more "electronic" based, which sit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRpniJY … gbVq3hXI2E

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Roger Guppy wrote:

Unfortunately the water noise is a little overpowering but by using headphones I was able to pick up the guitar work more clearly and you played that piece well. Good job.

Thanks - the problem with having a single mic is ... there is no mixing, which is both good and bad ... but thatnks for the feedback!!!

Cheers

Richard

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Jandle wrote:

Neo .........what can I say!  You once again covered so many, you amaze me.  I always look forward to seeing what scenic background you are going to perform from big_smile and I really liked the stream running behind as you sang and the kids playing in it.  I noticed the slight variations on the filming eg Mellow Yellow had a slight yellow hue to it smile  You once again made it look all very relaxing as you cruised through all the covers you covered.  I thought your last one, 'Blues Bossa' with the lead guitar really added to it, hope to see you bring that out more in some of your other covers smile

Thanks for your kind words - I've got a few more for this month, but unfortunately just in the backyard ...

Cheers

Richard

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Jandle wrote:

Roger ... your 'Black is the Colour' cover was just lovely and almost haunting sound to it, really enjoyed it.  'Going Home' wow! that baritone ukulele was just great on it.  I don`t own a baritone but I could never make it talk like you made it.  Awesome instrumental by you.  'Blood Red River', I have never heard that before but what I  heard from your cover was great and I liked the video you put together with it.

Thanks Jan,

Going Home, like anything transferred to a baritone uke, is easy as the tuning is the same as guitar so there is no transposition to think about. smile Blood Red River is a song I do with the new band and the other singer, a lady, does a great harmony so I am going to record her vocals to my original recording and update it.

Roger