JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
edited November 2005 in Repertoire Posts: 1,752
I don't know if this is going to be of use to anyone, but someone went to a lot of trouble to put it together, and I thought it could be a good source for some new non-traditional material. It's almost 100 pages of tango lead sheets that make up the rep of a Minneapolis band:

I wonder if anyone's heard them play?



  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,752
    Jack wrote:
    I wonder if anyone's heard them play?

    Also just noticed the bandleader, Bob Barnes, used to play in a DC Klezmer band called Lox and Vodka:
    Now, I haven't heard them and I'm not commenting on their music, but tell me this: Is it a law that every klezmer band in the US has to have a ham-and-cheese band photo? Okay, maybe not ham. But still...
  • BluesBop HarryBluesBop Harry Mexico city, MexicoVirtuoso
    Posts: 1,379
    Hey, man, thanks a lot!
    That songbook is great, it has a lot of other stuff too, "I cant give you...", "It had to be you", "I cover the waterfront", "Besame mucho"
    And of course it has a lot of wonderful tangos, I love "Por una cabeza" by Carlos Gardel, there's an instrumental version in the movie "Scent of a woman" when Al Pacino dances with the girl, I like Gardel´s better but the one in the movie is not bad.
    Really, thank you.
  • trumbologytrumbology San FranciscoNew
    Posts: 124
    Thanks much, Jack.

  • KcoxKcox Montreal, QCNew
    Posts: 110
    Is it a law that every klezmer band in the US has to have a ham-and-cheese band photo? Okay, maybe not ham. But still...

    Oh, those wacky clarinetists! If only my guitar could split into two pieces, I too could whimsically place the halves on opposing sides of my head and invoke endless mirth. As my old math teacher would have said, "He's such a card he should be dealt with."

  • andyandy New
    Posts: 80
    Novice question -- but if you're trying to play the melody on those charts that have two notes at a time, which note would the guitar play? .... Or do you have to do them all as double stops?

  • AndoAndo South Bend, INModerator Gallato RS-39 Modèle Noir
    Posts: 277
    Andy, just go ahead and experiment. If the double-stops are too tough, look at one of the voices as a melody by itself and see whether it emphasizes color notes like seconds, thirds, and sevenths (given the chord) or tonics and fifths. If it does, maybe go with that more colorful line. Or not. Depends on what sounds like a better melody by itself. Cheers, Ando

    Jack, thanks for this find!
  • djangologydjangology Portland, OregonModerator
    Posts: 1,018
    thanks for the link!
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