Peter Cetera: Chicago

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  1. shrimpflea

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  2. pfox14

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    I remember seeing Peter Cetera on the cover of a Gibson bass brochure and wondering who he is. Now I know.
  3. Milk

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    Just sayin'....
  4. tangentmusic

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    A guy known more for singing than bass playing. He's great at both
  5. JimK

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    Something similar happened with Larry Graham, too. Nevertheless, Cetera & Graham are still icons.
  6. dalkowski

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    "Glory of Love" couldn't carry the jock of "One In A Million You."
  7. GigJones

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    Cetera’s bass work, on early Chicago recordings, was inspirational at the time.
  8. BassCliff

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    Hi,

    Peter Cetera was one of my idols during my formative years in high school. I've got most of Chicago's vinyl. I still do various Chicago songs in a couple of classic rock projects, "I'm A Man", "Beginnings", "25 or 6 to 4", etc. They're always a hit.

    Looking at the Youtube videos of the Tanglewood concert I noticed the only pedal Terry Kath has is a waa waa. Peter has no pedals. And it was great, pure, fun. Just sayin'. ;)

    http://youtu.be/zWKtVzzWo4U

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. :p

    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
  9. jakyllo@charter

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    You wouldn't happen to have notation or tablature for Cetera's "I'm a Man", would you?
    I never could quite catch the chorus part he played.
  10. dalkowski

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  11. Ed Fuqua

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    Vocalese on solos by Marshall Royal and Benny Carter...
  12. Lee Moses

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    I don't think it's fair to view "Glory of Love" as the epitome of his later (80's) material. That song was the crappiest of the crappy.
  13. BassCliff

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    Hi,

    Sorry, I don't do tabs.

    But I found this:

    http://www.bigbasstabs.com/chicago_bass_tabs/im_a_man.html

    There are others online but they all reference the Spencer Davis arrangement and don't have the ascending and descending arpeggios that Cetera plays on the chorus.

    http://www.911tabs.com/tabs/c/chicago/im_a_man_tab.htm

    If I have time in the near future I can probably write out some sheet music.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
  14. Humbled

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    Jason Scheff is likely the most gigantic personnel upgrade in the history of electric ensemble music.
  15. electracoyote

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    Very talented guy, multi-instrumental singer-songwriter who dominated the charts for decades with Chicago and solo. Developed his singing style with Chicago while his jaw was broken and wired shut. Unique, one-of-a-kind.
  16. BassCliff

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    Hi,

    I'm listening to that whole Tanglewood concert on the Youtube. I'm digging Cetera's Acoustic 360 and curly cord. :p


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
  17. chuckNC

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    Good stuff!
  18. millsbass5

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    Ol' Pete is a helluva player, AND singer. And, pullin' both off at the same time?!?! Wow!

    Check this out..........





    Dammit!! What a set of pipes, AND chops he has!
  19. JimK

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    That's not saying much. Once David Foster infected Chicago/Cetera..."Glory Of Love" was inevitable.
  20. JimK

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    Agreed...he also had some great stuff on Chicago's later albums. At a mid '70s HS Dance, I saw a local cover band perform & nail "Brand New Love Affair, Parts 1 & 2"...this is on Chicago VIII. Check it out. Chicago X also has some nice "funky" playing.

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