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Kay Das


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Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 27 Dec 2017 11:54 pm     Reply with quote

"My Sweet Lord" from George Harrison, my favourite Beatle.
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This is my arrangement with steel guitar lead comprising West Coast (Steelocaster A6 and C6) and Charvel-Jackson (open Dmaj acoustic) steel guitars. The other major instrument featured was the Roland E-09 sampler, with its variety of timbres (orchestral strings, pizzicato, organ, sitar, shehnai, harp, and gamelan) to substitute the different ethnicities implied in Harrison's original for this non-verbal arrangement.

Kay
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Stephen Abruzzo


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Philly, PA
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 12:48 pm     Reply with quote

Very nice arrangement....nice orchestration. But mostly, some fine steelin'.
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Mike A Holland


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Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 6:30 am     Reply with quote

Lovely arrangement and playing Kay........anything by a Beatle is fine by me!
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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 7:31 am     Reply with quote

Very nice!
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Chuck S. Lettes


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Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 7:58 am     Reply with quote

Very nice, Kay. Always good to hear what you have been working on.
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Kay Das


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Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 4:14 pm     Reply with quote

Chuck, Joachim, Mike, Stephen,

Grateful for the appreciation. George Harrison did much to awaken interest in slide and steel guitar artistry....but there as not been a strong follow-up in pop/ rock music since..with exceptions like David Gilmour... can you remember others (non- Hawaiian, non-country)?

Happy, Melodic, Musical New Year to all!

Kay
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Stephen Abruzzo


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Philly, PA
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 6:28 pm     Reply with quote

Kay Das wrote:
Chuck, Joachim, Mike, Stephen,

Grateful for the appreciation. George Harrison did much to awaken interest in slide and steel guitar artistry....but there as not been a strong follow-up in pop/ rock music since..with exceptions like David Gilmour... can you remember others (non- Hawaiian, non-country)?

Happy, Melodic, Musical New Year to all!

Kay


Some fellow......last name Lindley...maybe. Laughing
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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 11:19 pm     Very good Reply with quote

Hi Kay,
Very good rendition you've done here. Got the feel of the song down perfect.
Best wishes,
Andy
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Steven Meyrich


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 10 Jan 2018 10:33 am     Reply with quote

Lovely!
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Kay Das


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Post Posted 19 Jan 2018 10:35 pm     Reply with quote

Steven, Andy,

Thank you for the appreciation. George was the best of the Beatles at introducing new cultural flavours into their music.. while the others excelled in other areas.

Kay
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David Mason


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Cambridge, MD, USA
Post Posted 20 Jan 2018 2:04 am     Reply with quote

When I was just starting out playing slide, this and a few other tunes made a big impression on me. I was already inside of Miles Davis and the real Indian music and western classical... but Harrison made the overt statement that you could play SLIDE GUITAR pretty and tasteful and all. I came at everything sideways, no country steel at all. And at that time, it appeared as though the lessons of Saint Duane got lost and "slide guitar" was FOR playing "Tush" and "Slowride" and "Rocky Mountain Way." Harrison gave me permission to NOT play da blooz.
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Kay Das


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Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 12 Apr 2018 8:27 pm     Reply with quote

David,

Sorry for this late reply as your reply had vanished under my screen.... just happened to notice it as I was dialing up Chuck Lettes' nice version of this tune.

George Harrison is my favorite Beatle, not least because he was probably the best guitarist within the Beatles, but also that he was different. He did actually compose a bluesy, east-flavored number called "Marwah Blues"...

But "My Sweet Lord" remains my favorite Beatles tune.

Kay
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Andy DePaule


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 5:20 pm     But it was you Reply with quote

Kay Das wrote:
Steven, Andy,

Thank you for the appreciation. George was the best of the Beatles at introducing new cultural flavours into their music.. while the others excelled in other areas.

Kay


Hi Kay,
I agree with this But it was you I was referring to. Your playing is very smooth and tasteful.
If memory serves me right I think George was the first Beatle to venture to Nashville?
Maybe it was there he got the idea for smooth sounding slide guitar?
Also remember an album from the 60's... Maybe it was called Chet Atkins picks on the Beatles. Whatever the name it was a good one.

Another favorite recording is Joe Goildmarks Beatle songs album. He also does a great job (On pedal steel) of getting the feeling of the tunes down well.
Many Beatles tunes seem to be well suited to steel guitar.

Anyway, you did that tune justice in every way possible. Hope you post some more in the future.
Best wishes,
Andy Very Happy
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 5:50 pm     Reply with quote

Nice job, Kay. Hearing songs from George's solo album "All Things Must Pass" always brings back a lot of memories. Thanks for the memories!
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