Posts filed under “Friday Night Jazz”

Michael Jackson “Beat It” Demo

Check out MJ rockin it old school:

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Source: Harrattan Blog

Here is what Rob Hoffman, a Sound Engineer who worked with Jackson early in his career, observes:

One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57.

He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.” -In Studio

Pretty impressive…

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See also MJ could not play any instruments

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Jethro Tull Primer

Note: Launch this Spotify play list, to hear the songs as they are discussed. Spotify link   A SONG FOR JEFFREY Purists believe the initial album is best, “This Was,” the one before Mick Abrahams left. If nothing came after, Tull would be seen as English blues progenitors, but a hit changes all perceptions. There…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

Abbey Road Medley: Acapella

Astonishing: Hat tip dangerous minds

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

2 Cellos – Thunderstruck

Two Cellos. AC/DC’s Thunderstruck. NY Daily News: Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hause shred in 18th century-style costumes in the video, which has been viewed nearly 3 million times

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Weekend

Springsteen: AC/DC’s Highway to Hell

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs

Angels We Have Heard on High 2013 Salt Lake & Boise Christmas Shows! http://smarturl.it/tpgtour New Christmas Album here: http://smarturl.it/NewAlbum Download song here: http://smarturl.it/Angels4Guys

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Let It Be: Fiat Monkees & Golden Beatles

Let It Be: Fiat Monkees & Golden Beatles By Grant Williams “And when the brokenhearted people Living in the world agree There will be an answer, let it be.” – Let It Be, The Beatles   “Oh, and our good times starts and end Without dollar one to spend. But how much, baby, do we…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Think Tank

George Carlin: All My Stuff $115

George Carlin: All My Stuff (2007) Normally $189.98, now on sale for $115 This 14-disc career retrospective set includes all twelve of George Carlin s HBO concert specials, spanning nearly thirty years. One of the greatest comedians of all time, Carlin performs his most memorable routines (Baseball and Football, A Place for My Stuff, Losing…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Humor, Weekend

McCartney Rules

1. Excellence If it’s not great, don’t release it. Put it up on YouTube, not the album, if you’re trying to get everybody’s attention, make sure your music deserves it. 2. Availability Put your complete album on YouTube and all streaming services. That’s where people discover your music. Your hard core fans will buy it,…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

Paul McCartney is Awesome. EOM

Paul McCartney has a new album of all-new material coming out this Tuesday titled ‘New‘, which is also the name of the lead single, which I’ve just started to hear on some local stations today. To promote the record, Paul’s been making the traditional media rounds and some non-traditional stops as well. Yesterday Paul and…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend