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HELP! Stolen Melody? Thanks!

Post by ernstinen » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:02 pm

Hi All,

I recently remembered a scrap of a song that I 'think' I wrote when I was younger, but now that I've started rewriting it, the verse melody sounds REALLY FAMILIAR!

So I'd appreciate y'all listening to just 25 seconds of the first verse. I don't want to work on it any longer if I STOLE this melody!

I just can't place it --- It seems to sound like a jazzy/bluesy/R&B melody that I've heard before, but is it?

Here's the link (If SoundClown still exists LOL!):

https://soundcloud.com/ernstjohn7-1/eyes-wip

Thanks in advance,

Ern :roll:

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Post by VanderBoegh » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Doesn't ring any bells to me, Ern.

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Post by funsongs » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:43 pm

Only sonic-wise - did I immediately think of Steely Dan's Aja, and some Billy Joel oldies - but not to the point of a melody rip-off.
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Post by Len911 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:41 pm

Nothing rings a bell here either, but it has a show tune vibe.
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Post by burpo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:37 pm

I too think you're good to go.

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Post by GuitarKit » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:21 pm

It has a familiar ring to it but doesn't smack me in the chops with an immediate twin.

Good to go.

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Post by ecurb » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:00 pm

I don't recognize the tune... I feel your frustration by the way, I had to ask pretty much the same question about one of my pieces a couple of months ago.

The style kind of reminds me of early Bowie for some reason. Not a bad thing :)

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Post by ernstinen » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:20 am

Thanks for the replies! Here's an artist that I think maybe it sounds like: Do any of you remember the jazz pianist Les McCann? He had a hit live jazz recording called "Swiss Movement" from a European jazz festival some time ago. What Les did on that record was SING songs like "Compared To What?" He had an earthy voice, and played chordal-style jazz piano. But it was a popular hit record because it had Les' vocals and it kind of rocked, even though it was a jazz quartet... Maybe that's not it, but check out that recording, anyway. It's really cool, no matter what kind of music you like.

That's as close as I can get at this point!

Ern 8-)

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Post by ernstinen » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:30 am

I'VE GOT IT! "Hey Hey What Can I Do" by Led Zeppelin. Same opening melody, but mine is slower. I sure KNEW it was something familiar! The chords aren't exactly the same, but the melody is. Oh well...

Ern :o

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Post by 4thHouse » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:40 pm

Not exact but somewhat close to "I Love Her So" by Ray Charles.

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