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Title: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: bnemerov on February 14, 2013, 11:50:57 AM
Hi Weenies,
I was over in Jackson, Tennessee for a weekend of gigs with my friend Jeff Long and we spent Sunday morning at his church where they have a "house band"--guitars, string bass, dobro and mandolin. Nice change from the more common piano, organ, drums and Fender bass.

Jeff and I were asked to provide "special music" for the service and I thought it a good idea to get this musical congregation to sing...and they did.
Hope you folks like it.
best,
bruce




Glory,Glory,Hallelujah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmh33bIDtNM#)
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: Mr.OMuck on February 14, 2013, 12:02:48 PM
Wow, how pretty. Nothing like the church women's chorus chiming in like that! Couldn't have been better if you'd rehearsed it with them. The guitar playing is nice an relaxed..felt as authentic as could be. Good work!
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: frankie on February 14, 2013, 03:16:44 PM
fabulous - thanks for posting!  Looks like there are a few other videos from the same performance from the same poster on youtube... more to watch later!
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: Johnm on February 14, 2013, 03:38:30 PM
Thanks for posting that, Bruce.  Both the people we can see and those we can't sound great.  Really nice singing and playing.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: Pan on February 14, 2013, 06:29:41 PM
That was beautiful, thanks for posting.

What a feeling it must to have a whole congregation singing along with you! Good for you!
I was by coincidence just listening to the same song by the Elders McIntorsh and Edwards, and they too accompany themselves with guitars, so you are in good company!  Forget it about electric organs and Fender basses! 8)

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: Parlor Picker on February 15, 2013, 01:52:18 AM
Very enjoyable indeed!

Interestingly I found myself playing the same piece yesterday evening. My mandolin-playing musical partner and I were invited to join two other mates (on bass and guitar) who accompany a choir. We did some of our material and they did some of theirs and it was a great experience. The 20-odd strong choir are all amateurs but have a brilliant leader/teacher and produce an incredible sound.
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: Prof Scratchy on February 15, 2013, 04:14:00 AM
Is that the guitar I played at the ARP gig?
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: bnemerov on February 15, 2013, 06:59:19 AM
Hello Prof. S,
Hope you and the family are well and staying warm....a very mild winter here in Tennessee; not to rub it in or anything 8)

The guitar is the younger brother of the Hensel you played here. A new Chinese-made Recording King--long scale 12-fret.
This was the 1st time I'd taken it out to use in public, and for such an inexpensive piece, it did very well. It would be suitable for airline travel, being replaceable unlike most of my other antiques (myself included).

And to all who've said kind words: Thank you for the appreciation of a group of regular ol' folks who love to sing and like the old music. This particular church is really quite unusual...could make one re-evaluate thoughts about organized religion.

best,
bruce
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: Prof Scratchy on February 15, 2013, 08:06:04 AM
Just checked out the other videos from this performance on youtube . Highly recommended!
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: yogi on February 15, 2013, 11:39:19 AM
Just lovely, makes me want to play i church too.
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: Pan on February 15, 2013, 11:57:43 AM
I've played guitar twice in a church; once in a wedding, and once in a funeral (neither was my own  :P). The acoustics can be quite something!

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: frankie on February 15, 2013, 04:25:15 PM
just loving this one right now:

http://youtu.be/rBQz7HyVaWE (http://youtu.be/rBQz7HyVaWE)
Title: Re: A Church Full O' Singers
Post by: Pan on February 15, 2013, 05:02:50 PM
The nuanced guitar playing is beautiful here:

When They Ring Those Golden Bells (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNquGgJmA7o#)

Cheers

Pan
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