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    A beautiful song by "Shocking Blue", the famous Dutch band in the 60s, in my arrangement which, in this case, uses techniques of acoustic guitar rather than of classical guitar. http://www.chitarrarte.it


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    Most excellent! I've always loved that song and your recording is a nice fresh take on it.
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    He's got it, yeah baby he's got it!
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    Very nice indeed!

    Any chance of you completing the mandolin score for Silent Night on your web site?

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    very musical and recognizable!
    I remember the song well. When I was young I thought it a bit kitsch / pop for rock. But loved the vocalist.

    I am always impressed with your videos.
    Always complete songs and nicely arranged.

    I can also hear this half tempo with a deep, sexy funk jazz groove...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedenver View Post
    loved the vocalist.
    She was around for a long time.
    Giuseppe, next you must do Suzi Quatro...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnus Geijer View Post
    Very nice indeed!

    Any chance of you completing the mandolin score for Silent Night on your web site?
    Quote Originally Posted by stevedenver View Post
    very musical and recognizable!
    I remember the song well. When I was young I thought it a bit kitsch / pop for rock. But loved the vocalist.

    I am always impressed with your videos.
    Always complete songs and nicely arranged.

    I can also hear this half tempo with a deep, sexy funk jazz groove...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    She was around for a long time.
    Giuseppe, next you must do Suzi Quatro...
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    Nice classy version of an old favorite. Thanks for sharing this Giuseppe.
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    There was a great guitar riff in the middle of that song-- I'd love to see you incorporate that.
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    Thanks to you dear friend, greetings from Sicily!

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    That riff is supported by the whole band ... this is just a version for solo guitar ... Ciao!
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Busman View Post
    There was a great guitar riff in the middle of that song-- I'd love to see you incorporate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    He's got it, yeah baby he's got it!
    +1

    Loved it. I would have never thought of doing that one on a classical guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    She was around for a long time.
    Giuseppe, next you must do Suzi Quatro...
    ooouuucch Bertram!!!!!!
    oooouuuuccccchhhhh!


    heres what she and shocking blue looked like at the time, and dig the bass, an old Dano! Now I know where Star Trek got Spock's Vulcan harp instrument design.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhMXyZ-hci8

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    Thank you so much friend! Ciao!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedenver View Post
    ooouuucch Bertram!!!!!!
    oooouuuuccccchhhhh!
    I think if Keith Richards was allowed to grow old and get away with it, everybody is entitled to. I also think she looked quite good in 2002, seeing that she passed away only four years later.
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    Default Re: Venus - Shocking Blue

    Nice! I do want to mention Shocking Blue actually used mandolin - very early mando-rock examples from these innovative roots-rockers - on at least two songs I know of: "Rock In The Sea" and "Jambalaya."



    The sound is a bit better on the first one, more of a video presentation on the second.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    I think if Keith Richards was allowed to grow old and get away with it, everybody is entitled to. I also think she looked quite good in 2002, seeing that she passed away only four years later.
    I don't disagree, but far more know Keith, and can put desiccated Keith into historical perspective, not unlike the odd architecture of the pyramids.

    Far fewer know Shocking Blue, and I thought it more appropriate to show them in their prime, and in their best light.

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    Bravo! I always enjoy your musical offerings and this fun pop tune was nicely performed--as always!
    Keep it coming, Giuseppe!
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    Thanks dear Bill!! A warm greeting from Sicily!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Clements View Post
    Bravo! I always enjoy your musical offerings and this fun pop tune was nicely performed--as always!
    Keep it coming, Giuseppe!

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    Wonderful! I actually went away and tried playing it! What fun! thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks to you Pasha, ciao!!
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    Wonderful! I actually went away and tried playing it! What fun! thanks for sharing.

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    Default Re: Venus - Shocking Blue

    Not nearly doing as good a job of it, I must say I've been playing this song and it's a ton of fun. Need to vary my playing a trifle more than just strumming. For those on Facebook you are welcome to find me and look at some videos posted there. If I post a video of this song on my page I am going to get out my best rock star attire.

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