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Hippies on a corner?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by JohnBarr, Nov 15, 2005.


  1. JohnBarr

    JohnBarr

    Mar 19, 2004
    Central NY
    This is a fairly popular Joe Sample tune, recorded with Jay Anderson on upright bass. I'm trying to pick my way through it on electric.

    Not that I want to imitate JA, but he has quiet a romp through the tune and it sounds like fun.

    I'm also working on Black & White. Another song from the same CD.

    I believe they're both pentatonics, fairly simple in outline but my ear's aren't good enough to get it. I haven't been able to find any sheet music. Does anyone have any tips on playing either of these songs?

    Thanks,

    John
     
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Joe Sample is great stuff. Many fun grooves to play on those CD's.
     
  3. JohnBarr

    JohnBarr

    Mar 19, 2004
    Central NY
    Yeah. Joe has a great sense of groove. These tunes are from "Old Faces, Old Places". The Hippies tune gets a modest bit of air play. So I'm hoping someone here has played it. As I said, my ears aren't big enough to get a good fix on it.

    Anderson is great on URB and it seems that good fretless play would do the songs equal justice. Well, maybe not my play, but I'll have fun trying.

    John