Monday, June 21, 2010
It's summer. It's hot. It's really hot. And we are beginning to slow down a little. Vacations, family visits, and a couple of summer viruses have kept folks away from practice. But we are taking advantage of our slower schedule to try out some new songs. Not everything we try will make it to public performance.
Sometimes it's just fun to play to see what happens. A sure hit? A train wreck? Or we'll think, "What would happen if we change.....?" It's great to have some time to explore what is possible.
Here is a song that we did months ago because it was so simple. It gave our newer players an easy song--one they could feel comfortable playing. We added it to our set list and, to our amazement, it has become a crowd favorite! Two chords for the entire song. Perfect to play when the "lazies" hit.
Lazy Bones, by Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer, 1933
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