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    Two thumbs up!

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    greenoaks, GeoMandoAlex, MikeZito, thanks for the encouragement.
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    GREAT rendition Mark....thanks for sharing it!

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    Thanks Bogle. If you haven't read the posts in this thread, check out post #23 on page one for a tutorial mandolin solo.
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    I chose this song to be the first song tutorial lesson on my new website, check it out here:

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    Hi, Mark. I just checked your new site. Looks really great. I'm going to have fun exploring it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
    Hi, Mark. I just checked your new site. Looks really great. I'm going to have fun exploring it.
    Thanks Henry, thereís not much content yet, but I had to create a site in Wordpress because I wrote my own code for markgunter.net many years ago and every time the hostís servers are updated the website breaks. My coding is too old, and too much to manage. New site using Wordpress should be able to keep up with the times.
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    Excellent, Mark. With the title on the video I thought Chuck as playing mandolin on it.
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    Nice job on that Mark.

    Fun to see the photo of Chuck with a Kelvinator guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    With the title on the video I thought Chuck as playing mandolin on it.
    Wouldn't be right if I didn't confuse somebody, Jim. I definitely confuse myself often as not.

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    Nice take on this classic. You capture the light, bright bounce that Chuck had in his version. I think people forget that, and tend to do it the way they would any other Chuck Berry song, with a driving beat. This was an outlier, a departure from his usual style. He did this now and then, mixed it up a bit. Another one such is "Havana Moon," with a calypso kind of beat. May have been his attempt to cop the vibe of the original "Louie Louie." On "You Never Can Tell," his piano playher Johnnie Johnson really carried it; Chuck is hardly on it. Anyway, I like what you did here. It may be mando rock, but it's more mando than rock. Vive la difference! (So say the old folks.)



    No idea what footage from an Italian movie has to do with the song. The other clips just had a single still displayed. Look quick for MC at :11.

    I've done this in my last band and my current band. The first being country, we did it kind of how Emmylou did it. I even copped the descending scale riff James Burton played over the V chord. It's too cool not to, and a heck of a role model. The current band throws in a bit of an island flair. But then, we do that a lot.



    This clip is a little goofy, in that whoever made it keeps showing the A side label. The song leads off the B side.
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    Mark,
    I really enjoyed listening to the music and watching the video well done. Also I want to say thanks for including the the PDF in standard and tab itís greatly appreciated!!
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    Darwin, thanks, your comment is much appreciated!

    Journeybear, thanks for sharing the videos. I'm sure that if you browsed YT for them, then you have surely seen other vids of that recording like this one that doesn't have the Italian scenery and a little more interesting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWQ5drY5lBE as it has the Pulp Fiction scenery intermixed with live shots of Chuck playing the song.

    My solo #2 in my arrangement has the mandolin giving homage to Johnny's piano solo from the original ... BUT, I've also seen and heard recordings of Chuck playing the same thing on guitar. Couldn't find a good example just now, though. He meant to do it here, in his old age, but the solo sort of degenerated into crappy playing (sorry Chuck ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IborhUWYFtg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Gunter View Post
    I'm sure that if you browsed YT for them, then you have surely seen other vids of that recording like this one that doesn't have the Italian scenery and a little more interesting ... as it has the Pulp Fiction scenery intermixed with live shots of Chuck playing the song.
    Yes, well ... I didn't want to spend a lot of time on such a search, and I kept seeing those low-rent one-image videos, and I wanted to avoid anything with "Pulp Fiction" as being distracting - not that this isn't but it's different, and it popped up early, with that bit of MC, so ...
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    Caught the mandolin in the Chuck Berry video. Strange video though. It didn't have anything to do with a teenage wedding, let alone the Cajun or Creole culture that Chuck was celebrating. It looked more like a commercial for something overpriced.

    "Teenage Wedding" is a favourite song, and I'm enjoying your tribute and lessons, Mark.
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