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JONPAUL wrote:

Rev,
I LOVE that you chimed in with a seemingly "simple"
song.
It's been proven time and time again that what appears
to be simple or easy is usually the most difficult.
Yeah, to most it's basically just 3 chords, but
woowa-weewa, it's sooooo much more!!!! I've rarely
heard anyone play this well live, and you are
especially right-on with that bass line!!! Sounds soooo
simple, yet hardly anyone gets it like it is on the
original recording.
The ubiquitous Jack The Ripper is the same
thing....how many times have you heard guitarists come
in at the wrong place and the whole thing turns into a
different song?
And, you mentioned FEEL! Yes, yes, yes!!!
The notes might be 100% correct, but if there's no
energy, emotion or feel, what's the point?
Again, how many times have we all heard the same old
standards completely destroyed by old guys in bad
Hawaiian shirts (which, by the way, from now on, I'm
referring to as OGIBHS), because of a complete lack
of emotional connection.
All flash and no depth makes for an extremely miserable
musical experience, IMHO.

You're just hung-over...Maybe thats me? Well, Let's try again tonight shall we?

Jeff Utterback

Hi everybofy how its all doing??? Here I've found another Really hard Song, its kinda Spaghetti Western I guess its a Jonny Cash composition

Orange Blossom Special

Ladies and Gentlemen.. Con Ustedes... LOS CARTABLANCA!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqV82GkmV3U&feature=related

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Benny wrote:

This isn't surf music at all. However I have always
thought if someone could play '!2th Street Rag' by Roy
Clark they would be a stud.

12th Street
Rag!

Hey Benny That song its incredible! good guitarist, thanks for sharing I want to lear it!. The song sounds me pretty familiar, sounds like I've heared it in some TV cartoon Show haha

Ladies and Gentlemen.. Con Ustedes... LOS CARTABLANCA!!!!!!!

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Benny wrote:

This isn't surf music at all. However I have always
thought if someone could play '!2th Street Rag' by Roy
Clark they would be a stud.

[12th Street
Rag!]

Maybe not, but he plays it on a Jazzmaster here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT2PTetKMU8

Last edited: Nov 03, 2011 16:36:53

Good guess, but it's older than that.

From Wikipedia
Writer(s) Ervin T. Rouse

The fiddle tune "Orange Blossom Special", about the passenger train of the same name, was written by Ervin T. Rouse (1917-1981) in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is considered the best known fiddle tune of the twentieth century. It has been referred to as "the fiddle player's national anthem".

Several others have claimed authorship, but Rouse copytighted the tune in 1938.

Here's an interesting story about the song. It was once banned from the stage of the Philadelphia Folk Festival because of how often artists would perform it.

Cartablanca wrote:

Hi everybofy how its all doing??? Here I've found
another Really hard Song, its kinda Spaghetti Western I
guess its a Jonny Cash composition

Orange Blossom Special

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

1939??? God! That sound pretty Retro!

Also check, I've found more Hard Sons, check this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyCcTRT5tyM&feature=BFa&list=FLfzer92MyEu0h7xclUYhqlw&lf=mh_lolz

Also, I've never Realised how good The Surf Coasters are, Now their one of my favorite Bands Ever, I have to buy the Shigeo solo album!

Ladies and Gentlemen.. Con Ustedes... LOS CARTABLANCA!!!!!!!

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Samba Estrella by Los Twang! Marvels (is the most damned difficult song to play, but it sounds good dammit!)

He who dies with the most tubes... wins

Surf Daddies

Last edited: Apr 05, 2012 13:01:28

tubeswell wrote:

Samba Estrella by Los Twang! Marvels (is the most damned difficult song to play, but it sounds good dammit!)

YES! This one also points to the importance of the rhythm guitar lines to the whole.

YEAHH!! I Love that song, Sometimes we play that song check here's a vieo but we made some mistakes, But i love to play that song because we make Limbo YEAH!!! Look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTBOCIrYI0s

Ladies and Gentlemen.. Con Ustedes... LOS CARTABLANCA!!!!!!!

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Cartablanca wrote:

YEAHH!! I Love that song, Sometimes we play that song check here's a vieo but we made some mistakes, But i love to play that song because we make Limbo YEAH!!! Look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTBOCIrYI0s

Classic home-brewed movie! 10 outta 10! Smile

He who dies with the most tubes... wins

Surf Daddies

Nice job guys, you are tearing it up ! very cool.

THANKS Guys!!! Dont u have Facebook??? Smile Please sahre it with me i want to keep in contact with you, You know? My dream its to play in EUA, Sometime we'll play there im sure!!! so I hope to see u there =)

Ladies and Gentlemen.. Con Ustedes... LOS CARTABLANCA!!!!!!!

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hello Cartablanca,

Would Flight of the Surf Guitar (Martin Cilia) qualify as hard?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7piZDR2EP6E&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

I think it is a fun song to play.

To Casey: Change keyes, add little fills and speed up Hawaii 5-0? Sounds like Martin Cilia's version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDgFriGbTL4&feature=related

As you can see I have been on a Martin Cilia kick lately.

Talk to you later,
Norm

cascadia from the sand devils has a lot of changes. intruder by surf coasters too

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