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Jul 5, 2018 - 6:19:32 PM
864 posts since 6/13/2012

Has anyone played the song Send in the Clowns ? This tune sounds great in either the G tuning or the D tuning. Your comments would be greatly appreciated.

Jul 6, 2018 - 6:21:17 AM
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1647 posts since 8/3/2008

Mike Auldridge & Jeff Newman on their "Slidin' Smoke" project.

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Jul 6, 2018 - 11:02:23 AM

944 posts since 1/14/2011

quote:
Originally posted by resotom

Has anyone played the song Send in the Clowns ? 


Not on Dobro, but I have played the solo on English Horn in the symphony quite a few times...cool

Jul 6, 2018 - 12:42:39 PM
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1647 posts since 8/3/2008

Click HERE for full album! 

In a rush so don't have time to pinpoint the time mark but the entire album is wonderful.

 

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Jul 6, 2018 - 1:54:46 PM

2495 posts since 7/27/2008

I haven't  checked to see if the video below is the same one as Howard's, but if I did this correctly the piece is the last track which is just past the 28:00 mark. 

Sounds to me like the guy who uploaded it recorded it from vinyl, but maybe his belt drive turntable was getting ready for a new belt and there is a sort of wavering to the sound. But you get the idea.

Okay, I went back and checked - I have it set to where you catch the tail end of the prior track, Clowns begins at  28:24

 

 

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 07/06/2018 13:58:05

Jul 6, 2018 - 2:33:27 PM

2495 posts since 7/27/2008

....sounds like Mike and Jeff played it in the Key of E.

Jul 6, 2018 - 4:34:32 PM

resotom

USA

864 posts since 6/13/2012

Many thanks for posting this rendition of this song. I played it in both the keys of G and D and found that in the key of D (Weisenborn tuning) , it came off as very soulful because of the dropped D .. A wonderful tune to learn and I hope there are other reso players who will try to do this tune. All comments are welcome and the fact that Mike and Jeff did such a credible job is a tribute to their talent. I played this tune in a large church back in the day after hearing it on a Hal Rugg album and the audience was enthralled. I urge you our there to give it a try.

Jul 6, 2018 - 4:45:11 PM

944 posts since 1/14/2011

quote:
Originally posted by MarkinSonoma

I have it set to where you catch the tail end of the prior track, Clowns begins at  28:24


Damn, I hate when covers are in a different time signature than the original...kind makes me cringe when I listen to it...sad

BTW, is that a cigarette in MA's hand? Doesn't look like it could be anything else...

Edited by - Oboe Cadobro on 07/06/2018 16:47:05

Jul 6, 2018 - 4:47:29 PM

resotom

USA

864 posts since 6/13/2012

Mike had a cigarette in his hands quite often. I have an album of his when he was young holding a cigarette on the album cover !

Jul 6, 2018 - 5:00:35 PM

1647 posts since 8/3/2008

Mike was a smoker in his younger years.

Jul 7, 2018 - 6:58:01 AM

487 posts since 8/13/2008

So was I ,Quit 10 years ago

Jul 9, 2018 - 6:54:33 PM

resotom

USA

864 posts since 6/13/2012

The album which contains the song 'Send in the Clowns' was recorded by Hal Rugg on Midland records.It might be on U-Tube if you search that site. It's really worth a listen.

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