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August 2015 - Walkin' my Baby Back Home

Colin the Bear

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I've been asked to pick a song for this month. After much deliberation I've decided to go with a song from 1930.

Walkin' my Baby back home.

I'm familiar with Nat king Cole's version

https://youtu.be/FUlKtLG7rGY

and have been advised that Johnny Ray had a big hit with it. I'm not keen.

Tempo and timing are surprisingly important to make it walk/swing.

An early version from a band leader I've only recently discovered. Ted Weems1930

https://youtu.be/klloPV-_DNY

I've got a backing track for you in Eb but no dots. @Chris Help

https://app.box.com/s/prfaxrgs0raa2m4169xyqi2bf44cpg0j

The chord sheet is in the real book

http://www.jazzstudies.us/

Have fun

Edit. Thanks @Chris

Eb Dots https://app.box.com/s/15icddcekq5vyo3ox1t26k6x94tnamgw

Bb Dots https://app.box.com/s/07drn1zywmlksbxu0ch9q4oesdu135qm
 
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kevgermany

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Excellent choice Colin. Thanks for agreeing to host! To be honest, I was expecting something from the Jungle book.
 
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trimmy

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"We started to pet, that's when i get... her talcum all over my vest"

What a great line :)

Good choice Colin :thumb:
 

jbtsax

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https://app.box.com/s/38uiqz37gt042kar0lnkjs06vhdxq2wm

After saying in another thread how simple recording can be with audacity and a laptop. this was a right faff. Programme not responding, latency, mic problems , forgot the settings for the other mic........any how, I got there.
All I can say is wow! I thoroughly enjoyed that version Colin. I've never heard you play better. It sounds as if you have a real affinity for that tune and know the changes inside and out. You really "own" that song. :clapping:
 

Colin the Bear

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All I can say is wow! I thoroughly enjoyed that version Colin. I've never heard you play better. It sounds as if you have a real affinity for that tune and know the changes inside and out. You really "own" that song. :clapping:
You're very kind. All I can hear is fluffs, honks and loose intonation lol. It's a shorter version of the arrangement I use for busking. I always feel it's a bit cheeky singing King Cole numbers. I'm never going to do better.
 

Guenne

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Go on. You know you want to do it.
Yes, but you first.

As it continues raining, I had fun in making a BiaB-Backing Track which includes the melody (and some weird solo). Right-click "Save as", if you want to download it.
BiaB-File is from here

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My girlfriend just told me the song was used in a "Columbo" episode named "Forgotten Lady" with Janet Leigh, who earlier played in the film "Walking my baby back home" (1953)

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