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    Default SOTW TOTM for December 2016 - Mean To Me

    Thanks to Dave Wright for hosting/choosing last months TOTM.
    He has asked me to choose the tune for December 2016.

    While a Christmas tune may have been more appropriate, I struggle to find one that I could listen to more than once.
    So for Decembers TOTM I have chosen:

    Mean To Me.
    With music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Roy Turk, 1929.

    Most would be familiar with this tune or at least heard of it before.
    There are some great inspirational versions on YouTube as well as some backing tracks.
    Below is a link to Bb and Eb sheets and a Backing I found on YouTube.
    https://app.box.com/s/94udc3389mk6wmzj6z68xu6q1tfq5uo5
    Looking forward to hearing all of your takes on this one.

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    Sarah Vaughan

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    Default Re: SOTW TOTM for December 2016 - Mean To Me

    That's a great classic tune to pick as TOTM Nick .

    Just added your pick to the main TOTM index:
    http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthr...=1#post2491544

    Looking forward to many postings .

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    Default Re: SOTW TOTM for December 2016 - Mean To Me

    Yeah man, nice one!

    ps

    What an appropriate SOTW tune.

    Some long term staunch experts around here that'll definitely have this little number under there belt for sure.

    Just gotta gettem to submit a version.

    Sax version that is! LoL

    pps

    I want the mic Sarah is singing into, what a killer.

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    Default Re: SOTW TOTM for December 2016 - Mean To Me

    Warren:

    I suppose it's a nice mic... But it is also Sara Vaughan singing into said mic

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenScottRobertson View Post
    Yeah man, nice one!

    ps

    What an appropriate SOTW tune.

    Some long term staunch experts around here that'll definitely have this little number under there belt for sure.

    Just gotta gettem to submit a version.

    Sax version that is! LoL

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    I want the mic Sarah is singing into, what a killer.
    LOL! Definitely an appropriate tune for all the SOTW trolls.....but we'll be lucky to hear any of them even do a take with just the melody.

    I was looking for a contrafact to Mean To Me but couldn't find one ..... out of curiosity, can anybody think of another tune that was written on these changes?
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    Default Re: SOTW TOTM for December 2016 - Mean To Me

    Another couple for inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dctwells View Post
    LOL! Definitely an appropriate tune for all the SOTW trolls.....but we'll be lucky to hear any of them even do a take with just the melody.

    I was looking for a contrafact to Mean To Me but couldn't find one ..... out of curiosity, can anybody think of another tune that was written on these changes?
    Is "Moose the Mooche" ?
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    We played this song with the combo I played in a long time ago (Bob Session). I have a live recording from 1999 in De Meerse in Hoofddorp, NL. Sound quality is not very good (recorded with a small digital device), but I share it anyhow! Melody is played by baritone and tenor (me), first solo is on alto at 1:05, (my) tenor solo is at 2:08 and the (guest) clarinet takes the last solo at 3:08.

    I played in that time less aggressive then now and used in those times a metal 1970's Otto Link Early Babbitt 8* and La Voz medium reed. Already had the 1953 Selmer SBA tenor I still use, but with lower key heights then now (sounding more mellow then).

    - 'Mean To Me' (Bob Session 1999 - Live):
    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13490108

    Hope to record a new and fresh version later this month .

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Flat View Post
    Is "Moose the Mooche" ?
    That's based on I Got Rhythm ..... but a really similar chord progression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dctwells View Post
    LOL! Definitely an appropriate tune for all the SOTW trolls.....but we'll be lucky to hear any of them even do a take with just the melody.

    I was looking for a contrafact to Mean To Me but couldn't find one ..... out of curiosity, can anybody think of another tune that was written on these changes?

    Quote Originally Posted by B Flat View Post
    Is "Moose the Mooche" ?
    David, you could be the first to write an alternative tune on the changes !

    It's indeed not 'Moose The Mooche', even while the piano plays it as intro in this 'Mean To Me' version of Dizzy and Sonny Stitt:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRciqSXESTo

    And here is a Lockjaw version:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfpIbcIDX3E

    And one of Illinois Jacquet:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oo-D3ry2a8

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpeebee View Post
    David, you could be the first to write an alternative tune on the changes !

    It's indeed not 'Moose The Mooche', even while the piano plays it as intro in this 'Mean To Me' version of Dizzy and Sonny Stitt:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRciqSXESTo

    And here is a Lockjaw version:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfpIbcIDX3E

    And one of Illinois Jacquet:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oo-D3ry2a8
    I'll get right on that.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dctwells View Post
    LOL! Definitely an appropriate tune for all the SOTW trolls.....but we'll be lucky to hear any of them even do a take with just the melody.

    I was looking for a contrafact to Mean To Me but couldn't find one ..... out of curiosity, can anybody think of another tune that was written on these changes?
    ....Here 'tis


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    Sweeeet...... thanks!
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    Here's one to get the ball rollin'(with Leo)I wish.
    Only it seemed to roll on a little to long.
    https://app.box.com/s/x2tflfzyg6orgc9zecl0wk3snd9neqcj
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Flat View Post
    Here's one to get the ball rollin'(with Leo)I wish.
    Only it seemed to roll on a little to long.
    https://app.box.com/s/x2tflfzyg6orgc9zecl0wk3snd9neqcj
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    Default Re: SOTW TOTM for December 2016 - Mean To Me

    nice tune, go forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dctwells View Post
    LOL! Definitely an appropriate tune for all the SOTW trolls.....but we'll be lucky to hear any of them even do a take with just the melody.
    oooooohhhh snap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dctwells View Post
    LOL! Definitely an appropriate tune for all the SOTW trolls.....but we'll be lucky to hear any of them even do a take with just the melody.
    Let us take a moment to pray for all the members who cant play all those unnecessary annoying notes. And if they know what music is, it's because of you. LoL..
    Now I need to re-edit my ignore list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballad state of mind View Post
    Let us take a moment to pray for all the members who cant play all those unnecessary annoying notes. And if they know what music is, it's because of you. LoL..
    Now I need to re-edit my ignore list.
    And right on cue out comes a troll .... it's like magic!

    Anyway, back to the thread ..... I'm really glad B Flat picked this tune because I'm not really as familiar with it as I should be. There are some fun harmonic twists in the changes to this tune .... hope to get some time to dig into them a little deeper. Here's a quick first take for the month ....


    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13490602
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    Quote Originally Posted by dctwells View Post
    And right on cue out comes a troll .... it's like magic!

    Anyway, back to the thread ..... I'm really glad B Flat picked this tune because I'm not really as familiar with it as I should be. There are some fun harmonic twists in the changes to this tune .... hope to get some time to dig into them a little deeper. Here's a quick first take for the month ....


    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13490602
    Just sounding great man. Beautiful way to weave in and out of the changes, and you know I love that sound!

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