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General Non-Firearms Discussion / Re: The Worst of SJW's.
« Last post by MTK20 on Today at 02:40:53 PM »
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R & R / Re: This is my jam.
« Last post by Fenderbassist on Today at 02:07:15 PM »
Keep in mind that recording in a studio, where you layer the instruments and balance the levels to the desired result, plus get to redo your vocals until you achieve the desired "take"...

v.s. performing live with a live sound system where there is a mix but things still lack the analog tape "warmth" of classic recording...

is comparing apples and oranges.  Plus, the singers used in that film, which was a tribute to The Band,  weren't the ideal selections for the songs they were given (song style, song key, vocal range written for someone else).

This is also why being a cover musician is more difficult than being an original musician.  Originals let you have your sound, with songs that are tailored to you and your style.  Covering music means you have to be able to perform in the styles of many other people (if you're approaching it the traditional way).

As an example, these people in the following videos aren't "the best of the best possible singers to find for the Motown material, within their country", just groups of people in their local areas that decided to work together (with a limited size band covering the orchestra-sized group from records, taking liberties in the arrangement to play to their smaller-sized strengths) to come pretty close doing it live, which is a lot harder than in the studio.











So imagine would could be found for the "ideal remakes" of Motown classic if such an undertaking was done.  Of course they wouldn't be out to take away your or my favorite version from history, but they could do justice to the songs if they had the right production behind them to do the material (for them) properly (not trying to do a range of styles), and not as a live money-making venture they financed out of their own pockets.

I feel the music of Motown and Stax is wonderful and should be celebrated, starting in its classic form.
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R & R / Re: This is my jam.
« Last post by Raptor on Today at 01:01:57 PM »
"Motown" generally refers to the distinct "sound" put out by Motown Records, which was soul music with a distinct pop influence. The word "Motown" was actually short for "Motor Town," since Motown Records was originally based in Detroit.

BTW, those are all covers. If you're not familiar with Motown, definitely check out the originals. Joan Osborne is amazing, but she doesn't even come close to the originals. Nobody, and I mean nobody, can do Motown as good as the original artists.













Marvin's cover is considered by many to be the definitive version, but Gladys Knight sang it first.





EDIT: I'm honestly not sure "Son of a Preacher Man" was a Motown song, but I like it anyways.
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R & R / Re: This is my jam.
« Last post by MTK20 on Today at 12:40:25 PM »
Thanks for sharing, Raptor  :thumbup1.

I'll have to listen to some of them later. I'm familiar with the song "ain't no sunshine" and I've heard the term/genre Motown used before, but I've never been exactly sure of what makes Motown, Motown  :shrug.
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R & R / Re: This is my jam.
« Last post by Fenderbassist on Today at 12:37:10 PM »
Oh yes, I loved her work with The Funk Brothers.  Joan has a hell of a voice.  There's lots of great classics in Motown.



The Funk brothers, in a basement of a house in Detroit, played on more #1 hits than the Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined.
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R & R / Re: This is my jam.
« Last post by Raptor on Today at 12:19:02 PM »
I must confess that I've always loved classic Motown. And I just recently (I know, I've been living under a rock) discovered the lovely and talented Joan Osborne. So without further ado:













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General Non-Firearms Discussion / Re: The Worst of SJW's.
« Last post by MTK20 on Today at 12:05:12 PM »
And just a little humour.

They tried to evacuate Milo's event by pulling a fire alarm  :facepalm.

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Buy, Sell, or Trade: Firearms and NFA Items / Re: WTS: Beretta 92FS
« Last post by MTK20 on Today at 11:59:35 AM »
:thumbup1   Good to hear.

Just outta curiosity: why were you selling it?  Thought you liked the beretta?

 

Thanks for asking, Grant  :cool. I was tempted to do the same, but was going to let it slide.
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Buy, Sell, or Trade: Firearms and NFA Items / Re: WTS: Beretta 92FS
« Last post by Grant on Today at 11:54:24 AM »
 :thumbup1   Good to hear.

Just outta curiosity: why were you selling it?  Thought you liked the beretta?

 
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Buy, Sell, or Trade: Firearms and NFA Items / Re: WTS: Beretta 92FS
« Last post by Kaso on Today at 10:47:03 AM »
 I'm taking the Beretta off the market, pending an agreement.  If anything changes, I will update this thread.
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