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Alan Brookes


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Post  Posted 18 May 2018 1:48 pm    
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https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=111747&highlight=cold+cold+heart+idea
Eleven years ago, Jeff Au Hoy had people posting their version of Cold, Cold Heart, and it was well received.

Let's do it again, but this time with the number that made the steel guitar so popular back in the late 50s.

Let's post our versions of SLEEP WALK.

To start it off, here's Santo & Johnny's original version:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBRCvVpknvg

And here's Betsy Brye's vocal version, which was released at the same time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBRCvVpknvg

Personally, I love both versions, and have often thought that Betsy's version would sound even better if she had had a steel guitar in the background. I've thought of recording it myself as a vocal, with a long instrumental break in the middle on steel.


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Bill Groner


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Post  Posted 18 May 2018 1:54 pm    
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I am just learning how to play lap steel. Now don't laugh, but I have been practicing this song for about a month and I have got it pretty well under my belt. It is not the norm for Sleepwalk and includes Blue Moon halfway through. I never really noticed just how similar those 2 songs are till I learned to play this version.

Give it a try before you through your hands up and say, this is nothing like the original.........you would, however, be correct, it is nothing like Santo and Johnny's version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko-wNTU-S90&list=RDko-wNTU-S90&start_radio=1
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Alan Brookes


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Post  Posted 18 May 2018 3:59 pm    
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Bill Groner wrote:
...it is nothing like Santo and Johnny's version.

I don't expect people to just copy Santo & Johnny. People should put their own style to it, as you have done.
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 18 May 2018 4:06 pm    
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Sounds good, Bill. Here's my version ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGD04s76V98
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Alan Brookes


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Post  Posted 18 May 2018 6:10 pm    
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Very good, Doug. What tuning do you use?
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 18 May 2018 6:51 pm    
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Thanks, I'm playing C6 (w/high E).
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Eric Dahlhoff


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Post  Posted 18 May 2018 10:38 pm    
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Bill, I like that a lot!!! Very Happy
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Mike A Holland


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Post  Posted 19 May 2018 4:31 am    
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Good topic. I would think we all have a version of this in the cupboard!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmdsfw30EDc
Basically Dougs version.......C6 tuning.
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b0b


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Post  Posted 19 May 2018 8:00 am    
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https://soundcloud.com/b0b/sleepwalk
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Alan Cannell


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Post  Posted 19 May 2018 8:31 am     Sleepwalk
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Here’s my take with my band β€œShake Rattle n Roll”
https://soundcloud.com/user-362792722/sleepwalk?in=user-362792722/sets/instrumentals&utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email
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George Piburn


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The Land of Enchantment New Mexico
Post  Posted 19 May 2018 9:23 am     Up Load Folks Let's Hear Ya's
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I did ReggaeWalk with the International Reggae AllStars in Sandy Eggo back in the 80's.

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Kevin Glandon


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Post  Posted 19 May 2018 12:15 pm     Sleep Walk
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This was the first tune I learned on steel guitar. I learned it from memory, meaning I didn't listen to the record. There is a flaw! I'm playing the four chord as a major instead of a minor. It doesn't really bother me, but.......it can annoy the critical listener/musician. Peace!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=700BAHxrKcE
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Andy Volk


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Post  Posted 19 May 2018 1:57 pm    
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* deleted as public service. Smile
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Allen Hutchison


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Kilcoy, Qld, Australia
Post  Posted 19 May 2018 3:12 pm     Sleepwalk
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OK guys here's mine, for what its worth.
Recorded this back in 2006, still very much in the learning phase of steel playing.
This is on an Anthony 6 string wood body "Frypan" in reso "G" tuning.

https://soundcloud.com/allenh-416988114/sleepwalk


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Bill Groner


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Post  Posted 19 May 2018 4:24 pm     Re: Sleepwalk
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Allen Hutchison wrote:
OK guys here's mine, for what its worth.
Recorded this back in 2006, still very much in the learning phase of steel playing.
This is on an Anthony 6 string wood body "Frypan" in reso "G" tuning.

https://soundcloud.com/allenh-416988114/sleepwalk




I first looked at the guitar and wondered why the jack and control were where they were, then realized you must be a cack hander. I then saw your avatar and confirmed it Mate.
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Chuck Christensen


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Post  Posted 19 May 2018 6:18 pm    
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https://youtu.be/X614NWcgjmM Bought guitar on forum tuned to c#m7th. RT is bass and drum only
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b0b


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Post  Posted 19 May 2018 8:16 pm    
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Andy Volk wrote:
Here's a wacky experiment that couldn't be more quick and dirty. I played the Sleepwalk melody (kind of) against the harmonies of a DADGAD acoustic guitar track I recorded a few years ago (that had nothing to do with this song).

http://picosong.com/wP8Ar/


That's just awful, Andy! Laughing
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Allen Hutchison


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Post  Posted 19 May 2018 8:19 pm     Good catch Bill
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Goodonya Bill buddy! Well spotted that! Very Happy
It's amazing the amount of people who don't notice. Laughing
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Mike A Holland


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Post  Posted 20 May 2018 2:00 am    
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A Weissenborn version of Sleep Walk!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yn8p1rmy7M
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Andy Volk


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Post  Posted 20 May 2018 3:32 am    
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That's just awful, Andy!


Isn't it? When you go out on a limb, sometimes the branch breaks. The trick is to learn from your failures. Smile
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Terry VunCannon


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Post  Posted 20 May 2018 8:02 am    
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I was lucky to meet & get to play Sleep Walk with Quilter Amps legend Pat Quilter at a NAMM Show...not the best sound with all the booths blasting around us, but a good memory anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1WwH0ZVyfg
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Alan Brookes


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Post  Posted 20 May 2018 11:12 am    
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Mike A Holland wrote:
A Weissenborn version of Sleep Walk!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yn8p1rmy7M

You're getting a good tone out of that Weissenborn.
A couple of years ago I played Sleep Walk at a folk club in Coventry, on a Weissenborn that I had built, but without any backing.Whoa!
It didn't work very well. People were too interested in drinking and talking. Your version is much better. Wink
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Mike A Holland


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Post  Posted 21 May 2018 2:04 am    
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Alan Brookes wrote:
Mike A Holland wrote:
A Weissenborn version of Sleep Walk!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yn8p1rmy7M

You're getting a good tone out of that Weissenborn.
A couple of years ago I played Sleep Walk at a folk club in Coventry, on a Weissenborn that I had built, but without any backing.Whoa!
It didn't work very well. People were too interested in drinking and talking. Your version is much better. Wink

Thanks for your comments Alan. Would I be right in assuming that you are talking about Coventry in the UK? I notice from your Avatar you say you are a Brummy living in the USA. Sounds like a nice move!
Mike
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Flavio Pasquetto


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Post  Posted 22 May 2018 3:11 pm    
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Hi! Here my live version. Hope you like it!

Ciao

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9diNu08JfHY
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Jeremy DeHart


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Post  Posted 23 May 2018 3:21 am    
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Very nice Flavio! Excellent tone!
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