Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Glowing Tubes, Oct 21, 2019.
We did this one
A little off the beaten track, but something you could adapt:
It's 'Andante quasi lento e cantabile' from Victor Hely-Hutchinson's Carol Symphony, performed by the BBC Orchestra (Pro Arte Orchestra)
Here's a nicer performance from the Prague Philharmonic, but slower - I like the tempo of the BBC version better. Start at 2.05, or enjoy the extended beginning!
if you have a gal singer...(can work with just use 2 guitars)
I actually don't mind this when I can make the time to work them out. iReal Pro has enough to use as a starting point for an Xmas/holiday gig, but a lot of those songs have a lot of magic that comes from extensions I like to work out & chart. At this point I have a reasonable library of charts for gigs like this, plus I get to sneak in an acoustic instrumental version of "Christmas Time is Here" that I worked out years ago.
I'm well aware that there a jazz guys on this forum who can wing all that stuff, but I need to do some work to do justice to some of these great old songs.
There is a great version of White Christmas the Drifters did. Did it in a band (we got a lot of xmas stuff over the years, and we were a 50/60s band anyway) and got to do it with a faux Drifters one time.
You can pretty much rock up a lot of the stuff. I recorded a rocking Jingle Bells version a few years back. I used to record an xmas song or two every year, for fun. Lots of it translates.
Light of the Stable
Fear has a good Christmas song.
This one is more kid friendly though.
Christmas in Hollis
“Santa’s Joined A Disco Band” from ‘70’s Aussie rockabilly/country band The Autodrifters. That “... there ‘s half of Roxy Music and there’s half of Jimmy Shand” is inspired.
Arguably one of the great Xmas songs .... and the harmonised guitar solo at 3:42 totally slays.
These guys do a mean Grinch!
Greensleeves aka What Child is This
I think Jeff Beck recorded
It will be just a few rockin tunes to throw into our set. I don't do this for the money (or the chicks) anyway.
Thanks for the suggestions, a couple on here are going to be great. Yeah got a female vocalist too so it outta be fun.