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#268767 - 11/17/14 08:27 AM [User Showcase] SUNNY
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aleck rand Offline
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I'm certain that every Forum members knows the classic Sunny, originally done in the mid 60's by Bobby Hebb. But some of you may have missed the news that Bobby Hebb passed away a couple of weeks ago. We wanted to pay tribute in the form of a new, not-your-father's

.....................................SUNNY

RealTracks in the song:

RT2110 HornSectionBackground
RealDrums BossaRockFull^1
RealDrums RockEven8

The band:

Martin Jones: lead vocal
Aleck Rand: arrangement, guitar, fretless bass, keyboard
Lance and the Dark: backup vocals
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#268770 - 11/17/14 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean,

we have a saying here in North Carolina: "DAYum!"

OK, so that's not a saying... it's more of an exclamation... but I'm sayin' it anyway!

I wish you lived around here, because if you did I'd be pestering all the time for us to form a band and hit the vineyard jazz circuit. But, you don't. Bummer.

As always, I enjoy your interpretations of both classic jazz numbers as well as songs like Sunny that worked in the realm of pop. If it is true that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (and I think it *IS* true) you should be flattered to know that your playing never fails to excite my musical sensibilities in the direction of Jazz. Stay tuned to a music forum near you. You may get to hear some alarmingly inept attempts at jazz that have exactly the opposite effect on everyone else's music sensibilities.

As always, I bow to the master.. to Sensei... to the great teacher

Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

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#268775 - 11/17/14 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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This is probably my favorite version of this song. Excellent across the board.


Charlie
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#268808 - 11/17/14 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Sundance Offline
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Way cool the way you and Martin jazzed it up and still kept the essence of the original song. Fab guitar licks in there. Hats off to Lance and the dark too. grin


Josie

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#268811 - 11/17/14 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: Pat Marr]
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Pat!

Up heah we say it: day-YUM!

But here is a Southerism that I wonder if they have "up" where you are: "cheah," as on a trash barrel next to a park bench that says, "Put your trash right cheah."

And you can bet my eyes are peeled in the direction of all Forums. I feel like Long John Silver with his spyglass scanning the horizon for any tell-tale signs: Ha-harr ... Marr.

Thank you my friend.

Dean

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#268812 - 11/17/14 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
Registered: 01/25/11
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Loc: Canary Islands - Spain
Rafa T Offline
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wow, Great versión Dean. Fantastic arrengement, very sofisticated, and all the instruments you play sounds terrific...you are a monster ;-)

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#268822 - 11/17/14 05:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: Rafa T]
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aleck rand Offline
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Rafa, my friend,

We are both on the same team: Here's the guitar I played

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_hb_page14.php?year=2014&cat_id=7&series_id=113&data_id=13&color=CL01

Here's the bass:

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_eb_page14.php?year=2014&cat_id=2&series_id=51&data_id=86&color=CL01

And these are not expensive instruments either. Check my comments on your stuff on SoundCloud. You have that clean, pure sound that reminds me so much of Grant Green, but you're a man with your own ideas, your own voice. It is such a struggle to get there and you got there.

Dean

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#268826 - 11/17/14 06:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie,

Thank you so much. Martin Jones, along with Lance and the Dark wink , wish to communicate their appreciation as well.

Dean

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#268831 - 11/17/14 08:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
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SWEET!! Although I have a limited knowledge of standards, I know this one-always loved it. Thanks for bringing it back! Very cool rendition. Thanks again for your feedback on my tune. Take care. Greg

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#268836 - 11/17/14 10:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean,

I have always loved that song since I first heard it all those years ago and now it is running round my head again.

Great musicianship Dean as usual!

Alyn
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#268841 - 11/18/14 01:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: gibson]
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Dean,

We played it in the band a million times (well, nearly). A great number, and a fantastic tribute from you, and a really top arrangement. Especially loved the solo. Really nice...

Thanks for your tribute

Trev
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#268845 - 11/18/14 02:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean. A great tribute. Always loved this song.

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#268847 - 11/18/14 02:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Posts: 127
Loc: Canary Islands - Spain
Rafa T Offline
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Hi again Dean

For me is a problem to write in english correctly, normaly i makit with the help of google translate.
What i was triyng to tell you with "all your instruments you play sounds terrific" is that you play exellent all the instrments.

You and me we are veterans, we know that the instruments are not so important, what make the y sound good is the player.

YOU sound terrific!!

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#268858 - 11/18/14 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean,

what a great arrangement! Really interesting chord structure compared with the original. Your playing is stunning.
You even managed to make the rather boring HornSectionBackground sound interesting. Wonder how you did that.
My regards to Martin Jones and Lance and the Dark.

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#268868 - 11/18/14 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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I well remember the song and did not
know that he had passed.

The song has a great sentiment and
this tribute more than does it justice.

Great arrangement and wonderful picking.

We both enjoyed it.

J&B

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#268898 - 11/18/14 02:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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One of my favorite song. One of those that I sing "under my breath" all the time - like humming..

Y'all did a good job all around. An interesting arrangement. Nice guitar work. (and bass and keys...)

I enjoyed it.

However... it will now be weeks before I get it out my head...

fj

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#268906 - 11/18/14 03:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi, Dean ol´friend !


Magic as all you do !
I do not have better words
for this than what already has
been said ! :))

Cheers
Dani

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#268909 - 11/18/14 03:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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I love this song and loved your arrangement of it. The bass playing was incredible. Very well done thanks for sharing it..
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#268916 - 11/18/14 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean, good version of the classic. love the playing and how the background horns worked.

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#268935 - 11/19/14 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: SUNNY [Re: aleck rand]
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Aleck.... this is my favorite cover song I've heard you do....

From the cool jazz stuff to the very "George Benson" like guitar octave's solo.....

very well done musically.

My nit...and this is more a matter of taste.... is that the vocal sounds so far back in the room and has lots of room sound in it. I'd have preferred to hear the voice closer, more intimate, less roomy sounding. But again, it's just my personal taste.

Yeah... the best I've heard from you yet
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