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Mark Gunter
Oct-25-2018, 1:28am
Long live Chuck Berry



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

Ivan Kelsall
Oct-25-2018, 2:54am
Great stuff Mark !!. Chuck Berry - one of my all time favourite 'Rockers',
Ivan

John Kelly
Oct-25-2018, 4:28am
You have a very individual style, Mark, and it certainly suits this song. Great performance and video.

Ivan Kelsall
Oct-26-2018, 2:35am
We're now waiting for the '' Mark Gunter Plays Chuck Berry '' release !
Nice playing again Mark !,
Ivan;)

yankees1
Oct-26-2018, 4:39am
Great singing and Playing Mark ! Really enjoyed it !

Jeff Mando
Oct-26-2018, 7:00am
The tv dinner photo took me back to 1965!

I remember how exotic and space age it seemed -- fortunately the memory is much better than the food was!

Good job, Mark! :mandosmiley:

Bob Clark
Oct-26-2018, 7:14am
This is great, Mark! I like it better than the original. Thanks for sharing it.

yankees1
Oct-26-2018, 9:08am
This is great, Mark! I like it better than the original. Thanks for sharing it. I agree ! Hope Chuck is not listening wherever he is ! :) I went to a Chuck Berry concert on a river boat down in Alton, Il when Chuck was 82 years old but his performance was WELL beyond his prime ! But, I guess it is better to have had it and lost it than to never had it to begin with like me ! :)

Mark Gunter
Oct-26-2018, 9:14am
Thank you guys for the encouragement.



The tv dinner photo took me back to 1965!

I remember how exotic and space age it seemed -- fortunately the memory is much better than the food was!

:)) Right on, Jeff!

SOMorris
Oct-26-2018, 10:44pm
Great job, Mark!

Ivan Kelsall
Oct-27-2018, 1:48am
From Jeff D - "...fortunately the memory is much better than the food was !". And how !!!. That was the time in the UK when folks had actually started venturing overseas on holiday,& food manufacturers were anxious to tempt folk to buy their dehydrated dishes in a packet, such as Spaghetti Bolognese / Chilli Con Carne / Chicken (or 'whatever' ) Curries etc. They were GHASTLY in the extreme. I remember my mother buying a packet of 'Vesta' Beef Curry - truthfully,we'd have been better off eating the packet,:(
Ivan:grin:

Mark Gunter
Oct-27-2018, 8:50am
From Jeff D - "...fortunately the memory is much better than the food was !". And how !!!. That was the time in the UK when folks had actually started venturing overseas on holiday,& food manufacturers were anxious to tempt folk to buy their dehydrated dishes in a packet, such as Spaghetti Bolognese / Chilli Con Carne / Chicken (or 'whatever' ) Curries etc. They were GHASTLY in the extreme. I remember my mother buying a packet of 'Vesta' Beef Curry - truthfully,we'd have been better off eating the packet,:(
Ivan:grin:

Ivan, the glories of the "space age". In the US, they began marketing all kinds of dehydrated foods and drink mixes with the selling point that it was developed for the astronauts. Pity the astronauts :))

It was a fine time to grow up, though.

RobBob
Oct-27-2018, 9:35am
Chuck Berry, the greatest mandolin player on guitar in all of rock and roll. Thanks for proving my hypothesis again.

Timbofood
Oct-27-2018, 3:20pm
Excellent work Mark!
Nice photo montage, the feasting looks like it was fun!
I always like feasting!
Remember “Space Food Sticks”?
Sawdust held together with Guar gum and artificial chocolate flavorings, truly awful stuff! As a kid, I think I made it through one box and never went back!

David Lewis
Oct-27-2018, 6:47pm
Very nice. I enjoyed that.

HonketyHank
Oct-27-2018, 11:08pm
The first few bars brought a real smile to my face that lasted all the way through. Another good job, Mark.

I remember those Space Bars. Before they put the chocolate on them, they were dog biscuits.

Mark Miller
Oct-29-2018, 3:05pm
That was great, Mark! Huge fun and very nice playing and singing. Thanks for posting it!

KoalaBear
Oct-30-2018, 4:46pm
Great job, Mark!

Marco scores the cigar.

Tan

bbcee
Oct-31-2018, 3:53am
I can't believe I missed this - it is a great interpretation, Mark. I admire your growth on the instrument.

Tang & Space Food Snacks ... I kept eating them & drinking that junk because I really wanted to be an astronaut, and thought I'd have an advantage if I was already used to it. It made sense at the time.

trevor
Nov-03-2018, 7:35am
Great stuff, love the playing and singing.

Don Grieser
Nov-03-2018, 12:39pm
Loved it Mark! Keep 'em coming.

Mark Gunter
Nov-03-2018, 2:18pm
To all who've responded here since my last post: I just want to say that I appreciate all the comments, and I'm very grateful for the encouragement.

Mark Gunter
Nov-03-2018, 2:59pm
In case anyone is interested in the mandolin solo I made for the intro of this tune, I'm sharing it here. The video is from a recent practice session I recorded on the bank of the swollen Brazos River in Falls County, Texas, where I play that solo with fingering visible at a moderate tempo. I also often write out music I'm composing so as to be able to remember what I was doing; the PDF has virtually the same licks in standard and tab. You can download the PDF by clicking the weird looking black box on down there.



https://youtu.be/eXvJimJTC8k

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greenoak
Nov-03-2018, 6:37pm
Mark,

Great music making. Thanks for sharing.

Bob

GeoMandoAlex
Nov-07-2018, 7:53pm
Well done, Mark. Thank you for sharing the videos and music.

MikeZito
Nov-09-2018, 12:58am
Two thumbs up!

Thanks!

Mark Gunter
Nov-09-2018, 1:21pm
greenoaks, GeoMandoAlex, MikeZito, thanks for the encouragement.

Bogle
Nov-10-2018, 3:18pm
GREAT rendition Mark....thanks for sharing it!

Mark Gunter
Nov-10-2018, 5:10pm
Thanks Bogle. If you haven't read the posts in this thread, check out post #23 on page one for a tutorial mandolin solo.