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Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Song Selections and Classical Gas

 A lot of times, we listen to music provided by others and wonder why that particular song was liked so much it was selected to be shared. As with my photography, I 'm very particular when it comes to choosing my favorite songs. Because I like pretty much all kinds of music, you'll find a little bit of everything here, but I thought I'd let you know why I happen to like these songs so much. So here's a start to a running commentary I will be providing from time to time:

Classical Gas

I've always loved Mason Williams' Classical Gas performance. It's a masterpiece of song writing and guitar playing. Williams first released it in 1968.  You can read Mason Williams' bio HERE

I ran across Tommy Emmanuel's version of the song and fell in love with the song all over again. He, of course, has not only put his own spin on it but has modified the arrangement several times throughout his career. I recommend that you find Mason's original version and listen to it so you have proper perspective. . I also suggest you listen to Eric Clapton's version.

Now, watch Tommy Emmanuel perform his arrangement of Classical Gas  HERE 

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