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Author Topic: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered  (Read 3095 times)

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Offline Mr.OMuck

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Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« on: March 23, 2010, 03:04:06 PM »


I'm gonna record another one with fingerpicks 'cause i can't decide which I like better. But here's this fer now....

*SHTICK WARNING*
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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 04:47:55 PM »
fan-freaking-tastic!  so relaxed!  rhythm, baby!

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 05:46:02 PM »
Brilliant. Love the head tones too.

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 05:51:09 PM »
i actually posted before you started singing...  that's the best part!

it's all the best part...

Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 06:11:53 PM »
tenkink yu Iyam.
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Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 01:59:50 AM »
Love it - and the shirt is such a good match for the helmet...
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So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
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Offline Bald Melon Jefferson

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 08:45:55 AM »
  Glorious!




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Offline Bald Melon Jefferson

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2010, 03:28:10 PM »


Oh Lord, O'Muck forgive me.

MuckOVision Jr. Magic Visor does not seem to be working properly! Guitar still sound like crap. I am demanding money back now. Let this stand as a glaring testiment to the evils of caffeine, THC and mandatory furlough days!
All of you who sat through this should demand 1 minute 14 seconds of your life back as well.
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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2010, 09:08:40 PM »
Good job there Mellon! I'd forgotten that great bass slide he throws in there on one of the versions. Hey, maybe some more people would like to put up their versions, and we could have a big cyber asynchronous play along in the spirit of Pete Seeger. I once performed in a piece written for twelve guitars at the St. Mark's Church (of beat poetry reading fame). It was an amazing sound I must say, and one I've never heard since. I used my big orange Gretsch to insure volume dominance (ego, ego..tsk.) So if we get ten more versions we'll have an even dozen.
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Offline CF

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2010, 10:22:05 AM »
Good job(s) guys. I'll leave playing this monster to others, I'd just break it.
I heard this song for the first time about a year ago when Downhome Radio offered a free download of an out of print live Broonzy record. I must've listened to this version of 'Glory of Love' every day last summer. What a remarkable guitar player he was . . . maybe the best pound-for-pound blues guitarist. I think the LP is still available for download at DHRadio here


http://www.downhomeradioshow.com/2008/05/big-bill-broonzy-live-at-club-montmarte-copenhagen-1956/
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Offline Pan

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2010, 07:58:36 PM »
First of all congratulations for Mr. O'Muck and Bald Melon for their absolutely great renditions for one of my favourite Big Bill tunes.

Also, I'd like to second Cheapfeet's appraisal for the Copenhagen Club Montmartere (a legendary Danish jazz club which I've had the pleasure to visit in the past, but which sadly doesn't exist anymore) Broonzy recordings. I've had them on a C-cassette for years, and I think they are some of the best Broonzy recordings that I've heard. Note that the link Cheapfeet provides is to a selected recording of the event, more material has been published from the same gig.

I notice that both examples of this great tune provided here employ the (IVm) Fminor chord, I hadn't noticed that before in the arrangements I've heard from Broonzy (but maybe memory fails), can you give me examples of more recorded versions of the song by him?

Cheers

Pan

Offline Bald Melon Jefferson

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2010, 10:31:41 AM »
Seriously, there's more talent in that sportin' right thumb of yours Mr. OMuck's than in my entire being.
Love that song; Who's next?  With or without aliens.
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Gary
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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2010, 11:20:53 AM »
Good job(s) guys. I'll leave playing this monster to others, I'd just break it.
I heard this song for the first time about a year ago when Downhome Radio offered a free download of an out of print live Broonzy record. I must've listened to this version of 'Glory of Love' every day last summer. What a remarkable guitar player he was . . . maybe the best pound-for-pound blues guitarist. I think the LP is still available for download at DHRadio here


http://www.downhomeradioshow.com/2008/05/big-bill-broonzy-live-at-club-montmarte-copenhagen-1956/

Thanks for that, CF!

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2010, 11:56:46 AM »
Thanks for the link to the album at the DHRadio site. What a entertainer he was and what a personality the man had! The 1953 Amsterdam Live Concert set is a treat as well (although somewhat  pricey).

http://www.amazon.com/Amsterdam-Live-Concerts-1953-Broonzy/dp/B000FVRRAA

Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2010, 01:59:04 PM »
Wow Mike. Thanks for the link to the Copenhagen recordings. I don't remember ever having heard that version and man, does he take it FAST!.Plus there's a whole lot of stuff in there that I've been omitting. And indeed there is no Fm7 in BBB's version. But phuck all that..isn't he just the greatest? Who said pound for pound etc. etc.? I wholeheartedly agree. No one else had the range, the sheer joie de vive, the bounce, the swing and when he wanted to the emotionality as Big Bill. When i garnered the much prized compliment from Gary Davis as being a "right sportin'" guitar player it was when I was playing a Big Bill piece which he made me play over several times. I was surprised that he liked Broonzy after hearing his derision of other players but evidently he held Big Bill in high regard. 'He was a good sportin' guitar player" Davis' religious stuff is on another plane for me but as far as straight ahead and hokum blues go, Big Bill fer me thanks!
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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2010, 04:48:00 PM »
Well done, fellas. You both make Big Bill proud!

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2010, 05:26:25 PM »
It just occured to me that Forum member Gerry Clarke does a charming version of the song too:

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=128&topic=5548.0

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Pan

Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2010, 01:17:49 PM »
Just finished listening to the Copenhagen concert and was struck by Big Bill's comments before Sixteen Tons, regarding having or making or living in a "Free World". My red diaper baby radar went up upon hearing those words and noting that this performance was in 1956, and that Bill must have been aware of the fates that befell Josh White and Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger and others, I can't help but think that he got some "friendly"
advice to mention being in favor of the free world or other pro American type buzz words in order to expiate the sins of having taken the left's coin for the preceding several years? In other words he was probably scared into doing it.  The wording is amorphous enough to perhaps be calculated to also appeal to lefties who would be expecting some reference to civil rights too. Interesting. Its the least successful performance of the set unfortunately. He records it much more successfully on other sessions.
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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2010, 02:58:31 PM »
I believe the m7 chord in the bridge is in the real book version of Glory of Love.  I play a dropped D version a la Spence, but I added in the m7.  Maybe I can record something.  New territory for me.  Stand by.

Dave

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2010, 04:00:45 PM »
I believe the m7 chord in the bridge is in the real book version of Glory of Love.  I play a dropped D version a la Spence, but I added in the m7.  Maybe I can record something.  New territory for me.  Stand by.

OK, here is my take on GOL.  Recorded on crappy built in microphones on my laptop.  No sound SW other than what comes w/Windows 7, converted to MP3 using iTunes.
Sound is so poor, its not worth talking about what kind of guitar, etc.  Enjoy!
Dave
ps.  Thanks for the link to the Broonzy record, GOL sounds really great.

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2010, 07:05:03 AM »
Nice job, all of youse. This one sure does get into your brain, don't it.

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2010, 07:47:53 AM »
Just finished listening to the Copenhagen concert and was struck by Big Bill's comments before Sixteen Tons, regarding having or making or living in a "Free World". My red diaper baby radar went up upon hearing those words and noting that this performance was in 1956, and that Bill must have been aware of the fates that befell Josh White and Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger and others, I can't help but think that he got some "friendly"
advice to mention being in favor of the free world or other pro American type buzz words in order to expiate the sins of having taken the left's coin for the preceding several years? In other words he was probably scared into doing it.  The wording is amorphous enough to perhaps be calculated to also appeal to lefties who would be expecting some reference to civil rights too. Interesting. Its the least successful performance of the set unfortunately. He records it much more successfully on other sessions.

I've always felt that Big Bill was very capable in the arts of irony and sarcasm. Could that be an alternative take on this?

Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2010, 10:10:04 AM »
I think there's always that edge in what he says, but this felt gratuitous, unnatural and somewhat scripted.
I'm guessing he wanted to stay on the right side of the state department to insure his ability to keep his passport and his relatively lucrative overseas gigs. Robeson had his passport revoked,
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Offline Pan

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2010, 04:24:13 PM »
First of all I'd like to compliment on Davek's great version. I like your bass lines on your arrangement. Was that in dropped D?

Secondly, I remembered that Glory of Love and the Danish recordings had been discussed before, so here is the link to the discussion: http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=128&topic=5911.0

And last and definitely least here's my lame attempt to the song. I need to go back woodshedding, that seems to be the first thing you notice when you record something.  :-XvSorry for the poor recording quality too, I need to figure out where the hum comes from...And to learn how to sing this friggin' tune in the first place and...

Cheers

pan

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2010, 03:23:35 PM »
Pan - yes, my version is in drop D.
I like yours too - your very active bass lines are great.  I think that 'hum' is just room ambience from cheap miking.  But what do I know - mine sounds like crap sonically.  Your singing is fine.

Dave

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Re: Glory of Love-Version 1-barefingered
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2015, 03:50:43 PM »
Can't remember if I posted this elsewhere on WC - video version.



Dave