I just purchased ($10) the 1968 cast recording of the Broadway musical Hair. I couldn’t find the album in Apple Music so I had to purchase from the iTunes store. The album charted No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the last Broadway musical cast album to do so (as of 2016, which finally saw The Hamilton Mixtape chart No. 1, although that is not a cast album). So says Wikipedia. Hair’s cast album stayed at No. 1 for 13 weeks in 1969. You had to be there.
First attempt with new recording technique. Video from iPhone in effort to get away from the “looking straight into the laptop camera” look. Recorded audio using Amadeus Pro, then sync’d them. Did the sepia tone and audio tweak in ScreenFlow. So, yeah, I sort of forgot about singing and playing the uke.
ScreenFlow has some nice special effects for audio and video and think I like this version better than the first. Slightly more “enhanced”
I’m struggling to memorize a few songs (rather than rely on the iPad for lyrics and chords). I seem to be able to remember one or the other, but not both. This recording is as close as I’ve gotten. I find the pain more bearable if we all share it. One day I’ll post a version in one take. But not today.
An excerpt from Marc Myers’ new book “Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B, and Pop. (Amazon)” Myers talks to Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page and collaborators about the making of “Whole Lotta Love.” Released in November 1969, the song helped kick off a wave of more experimental rock on radio.
Wikipedia: “Sound City Studios was located in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses. The little-known recording studio housed a unique analog Neve recording console and had a reputation for recording drums. Artists such as Nirvana, Kyuss, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Rage Against The Machine, and Slipknot recorded groundbreaking music at the studio. The film tells the story of the studio from its early days in 1969 until its closing in 2011.”
Watched this a year or two back but if I mentioned it here I can find no reference. Wonderful documentary about backup singers.
I took another stab at this tune because I noticed I was paying more attention to the video than just playing the song. And seeing me mauling the uke really doesn’t add much. So I just recorded the audio and dropped in a few goofy stills.
Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ Played on a Traditional Korean Gayageum.