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Re: Tony Stace - Organist

Brian,

It was hearing Tony Stace play that Buddy Holly selection at our Weston-super-Mare Organ and Keyboard Club that inspired me to have a go at "True Love Ways", which was my entry for the August Challenge.

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Hugh
by Hugh-AR
24 Sep 2018 09:03
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: Tony Stace - Organist
Replies: 3
Views: 10

Tony Stace - Organist

Tony Stace is an organist we have seen several times in our organ and keyboard club. Second Waltz 2QOjYvbSHgw Dizzy Fingers 3ikeql-ieKo Buddy Holly Selection KVbAd6QmmlI Selection from Phantom Of The Opera LPqz3R8E9oM Listening to this one I thought for a minute that Tony was able to 'hold' notes on...
by Hugh-AR
24 Sep 2018 08:00
 
Forum: Music Videos Member's Choice
Topic: Tony Stace - Organist
Replies: 3
Views: 10

Re: Cara Mia Mine

Hi Eileen,

Do I detect those 'multipads' being used throughout this piece? You are a dab hand at popping those in at just the right places.

I haven't found Mario Lanza singing it, but here is David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra and Chorus (1954).



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
23 Sep 2018 23:59
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Cara Mia Mine
Replies: 6
Views: 32

Re: I Love You Because.

Hi George,

I always have liked 'Country and Western', and the modern keyboard certainly comes up trumps with this sound. Very nice!

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
23 Sep 2018 23:48
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: I Love You Because.
Replies: 7
Views: 16

Re: Clair de Lune

Hi Don,

Love your organ and choir. Those two voices sound so good together. And that organ gives a very good 'church organ' sound. As JohnT says, a very haunting piece.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
23 Sep 2018 23:43
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Clair de Lune
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: Petticoats Of Portugal

Hi Val,

A good version of that played on the organ. Below is the version played by Dick Jacobs and his Orchestra.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
23 Sep 2018 23:37
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Petticoats Of Portugal
Replies: 3
Views: 10

Re: ABBA I Had a Dream

Hi Eileen, I listened to the beginning of this and liked the 'straightforward' backing and simple bass line. And your 'repeating' piano (?) was a novel idea too. And then ... At 1:10 in comes that amazing bass. A real 'WOW' factor that hit me fairly and squarely! What an amazing change to the sound ...
by Hugh-AR
23 Sep 2018 23:24
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: ABBA I Had a Dream
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: Winners of the August 2018 Challenge are here

Yes, thanks to all those who submitted an entry. Without your participation we wouldn't have a 'Challenge' section! So what happens next? The 'Winners' all now have a 'Winners Logo' attached to their Signature. This appears under the bottom line of any post they make. Or you can check out what this ...
by Hugh-AR
22 Sep 2018 23:54
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - AUGUST 2018
Topic: Winners of the August 2018 Challenge are here
Replies: 2
Views: 36

“Community Keyboards” Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM

I have had the following from Ian Wolstenholme who says: Dear Hugh and Brian As you may know I produce/present “Community Keyboards”, Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM. I wonder if I might be able to include the winning entry to the August (and future) challenge in one of my forthcoming editions of the ...
by Hugh-AR
22 Sep 2018 23:38
 
Forum: Info about the Challenge Board
Topic: “Community Keyboards” Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: August 2018 Challenge - Voting has CLOSED

Voting for the August Challenge has now closed (21/09/2018). The Poll for the September Challenge will appear on 30th September. Please, please take a look at the criteria for the September Challenge and if you have a piece that fits the bill, go ahead and post it. http://www.tierce-de-picardie.co.u...
by Hugh-AR
22 Sep 2018 10:55
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - AUGUST 2018
Topic: August 2018 Challenge - Voting has CLOSED
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Tico Tico

Hi Don,

This choice certainly fits the bill. A very difficult piece to play, but you have handled it superbly.

Probably the best known performance of this tune was by Ethel Smith on Hammond Organ, from the 1944 film 'Bathing Beauty'.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
21 Sep 2018 23:09
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Tico Tico
Replies: 5
Views: 25

Re: Your cheating heart

Hi John, I think that is one of the best pieces you have ever played! It's the way you have played the melody that makes it for me. A very smooth performance. And where you have those two guitars playing at the same time, one is 'playing the melody', and the other is playing a counter harmony of it'...
by Hugh-AR
20 Sep 2018 12:21
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Your cheating heart
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: A Trumpeter's Lullaby

Charles,

You have mastered that trumpet beautifully, and the horn 'counter melody' really makes the whole piece complete.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
20 Sep 2018 12:07
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: A Trumpeter's Lullaby
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Hi Charles,

A very good performance of that classical guitar piece. Here is a clip of John Williams playing this (on guitar) .. with introduction by Les Dawson playing his version of Cavatina on piano!



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
19 Sep 2018 23:24
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Replies: 4
Views: 22

Re: Days Of Wine And Roses

Hi Val,

This piece has some great harmonies. Nicely played!

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
19 Sep 2018 22:29
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Days Of Wine And Roses
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: Estate

Peter,

Just love this piece. Very relaxing, and it has some super sounds in it.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
19 Sep 2018 18:07
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Estate
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: A PORTRAITE OF MY LOVE

Hi Roy, Those 187 views I suspect are mostly 'visitors' to the Forum, who cannot make comments unless they join. I think most people who actively post things are with Facebook Groups. I personally don't like Facebook as it is a 'running time-line' and you can't put things up in folders in a logical ...
by Hugh-AR
17 Sep 2018 22:28
 
Forum: Vocal Performances
Topic: A PORTRAITE OF MY LOVE
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Saturday night is the loneliest night of the week.

Hi Ken,

A great recording. Love that "Doooh" choir sound.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
16 Sep 2018 13:51
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Saturday night is the loneliest night of the week.
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Take Good Care Of My Baby.

Hi George, You really are a dab hand at playing these 'oldies'. Love to listen to them as this was the music I listened to as a teenager. Perhaps we should call them 'not that old oldies'. VAL7JEAN and DonW are the people who play the 'really old oldies' dating back to the 1930s. Below is Bobby Vee ...
by Hugh-AR
16 Sep 2018 13:38
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Take Good Care Of My Baby.
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: All Of Me

Hi Val,

A good bass to that one.

One of the original singers of this song was Billie Holiday (1915-1959), an American Jazz singer.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
11 Sep 2018 10:49
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: All Of Me
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Composition for a Mandolin

Thanks Don for explaining that.
More on this subject here:

viewtopic.php?f=323&t=6683

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
09 Sep 2018 23:15
 
Forum: Own Compositions
Topic: Composition for a Mandolin
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Tie-A-Yellow-Ribbon.

For anyone who doesn't know the words to this song, here they are:



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
09 Sep 2018 18:05
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Tie-A-Yellow-Ribbon.
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: Pasadana.

Hi George,

Are you sure you have the right tune? This is what I was expecting to hear when I clicked on your music LINK.



Hugh
by Hugh-AR
09 Sep 2018 15:45
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Pasadana.
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Love me tender

Hi John,

I think this must be called a 'singing guitar'. Very nice!

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
09 Sep 2018 15:17
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Love me tender
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: I Need Your Love Tonight

Brian, Having an older instrument for playing the sort of music I do involves a lot of hard work programming what you want. And what I can do is very basic, so I can't get those big 'style backings' that you have on your keyboard. And as for 'voices' ... Well, they can't be 'adjusted' very much and ...
by Hugh-AR
08 Sep 2018 12:33
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: I Need Your Love Tonight
Replies: 4
Views: 62

I Need Your Love Tonight

Here's another Elvis Presley song. I Need Your Love Tonight is a song written by Sid Wayne and Bix Reichner and recorded by Elvis Presley on June 10, 1958, in RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.

https://app.box.com/s/iyj7qcg3ipltij7tvpx2axov9hywwo4c

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
08 Sep 2018 01:50
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: I Need Your Love Tonight
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Composition for a Mandolin

Hi Don,

Very good. One thing I have always wondered .. how do you get the 'repeat' sound on a real mandolin?

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
07 Sep 2018 14:24
 
Forum: Own Compositions
Topic: Composition for a Mandolin
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Love Me With All Your Heart.

Hi Pete,

I always like the combination of a 'percussive' voice played with a 'continuous sounding' one as you have done here. You get the 'strings' and 'choir' running smoothly from one note to the next as the 'percussive' voice specifically picks out the melody. A great sound.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
07 Sep 2018 12:25
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Love Me With All Your Heart.
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Country Roads

Hi Brian,

Nice 'country' number, with a good beat. I noticed a distinct 'pitch bend' on the occasional guitar note. Is this done by turning a wheel with the left hand (so you couldn't do this at the same time as changing the chord) or by using a foot switch?

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
07 Sep 2018 12:01
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Country Roads
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Green Day: "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" - [Official Video] Soa3gO7tL-c 249,000,000 + views Song - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Artist - Green Day Album - American Idiot Writers - Tré Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt Margaret .. I am confused! Which version is yours? Hugh PS. Thanks Val...
by Hugh-AR
06 Sep 2018 23:43
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: The Skaters Waltz

Hi Don,

I have always loved this piece. Rather like The Blue Danube, there are so many different 'melodies' that make up this song .. and I bet you didn't have the music in front of you when you played this!

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
05 Sep 2018 23:11
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: The Skaters Waltz
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: The wonder of you cover Elvis Presley.

Hi Peter,

Another brilliant entry for this September Challenge! The pictures you have used are perfect for this song. The guitar and 'strings' go well together, and having those 'counter melodies' with the strings makes the song complete. A really lovely piece of music to listen to.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
05 Sep 2018 22:50
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: The wonder of you cover Elvis Presley.
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Highland Cathedral

Hi Michael, What can I say? First the 'drum' intro; then the bagpipes coming in. All matched up perfectly with the video. I don't normally like 'bagpipes', but I think that is because I don't like the 'drone' .. it has no harmony! But you didn't do that, and your 'bagpipes' were a very pleasant soun...
by Hugh-AR
05 Sep 2018 21:40
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Highland Cathedral
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Our day will Come

Hi Brian, I think this video is just brilliant! Nice choice of visual material, and your explanations of what we are listening to are helpful and to the point. A good, strong 'Bass' in the Style; lovely 'Breathy Tenor Sax'; and the changing rotary effect on the 'Organ Flutes' is a sound I enjoy hear...
by Hugh-AR
05 Sep 2018 21:27
 
Forum: CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Topic: Our day will Come
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Tie-A-Yellow-Ribbon.

Hi Jon,

This song has always been one of my favourites. Such a romantic story line. Brought tears to my eyes first time I heard it sung!

Played in your usual 'bouncy' style. A real pleasure to listen to.

Hugh
by Hugh-AR
05 Sep 2018 21:06
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Tie-A-Yellow-Ribbon.
Replies: 14
Views: 234
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