Somebody To Love (Muzak Version)

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Somebody To Love (Muzak Version)

Post by MrKaplan » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:26 pm

Hi Everyone,

I would love any feedback on the Muzak cover I just submitted for "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane. I've never done a "Muzak" style song before, but it was fun to use a Rhodes to get that Muzak feel. It was good to get out of my comfort zone. I hope everyone is doing well.

Jason

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Re: Somebody To Love (Muzak Version)

Post by markhimley » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:18 pm

I have never attempted Muzak, and truthfully am not too familiar with it, but FWIW I like your track! It definitely has that somewhat cheesy element. I guess the only thing I would maybe have added is a bit more harmony rather than just the melody and bass, but maybe that's the point of Muzak? Again I'm not too familiar with it so just my .02

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Re: Somebody To Love (Muzak Version)

Post by MrKaplan » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:24 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it!

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Post by Len911 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:41 pm

It's not Muzak to my ears,lol! :P :lol: :lol:

What I remembered of Muzak, is that they took a pop song and played it in the style of smooth jazz. Maybe that's why it sort of sounded absurdly cheesy. Maybe that's why smooth jazz sort of disappeared also?? I think Muzak might have been more prevalent in the '70's. I don't ever remember the production being cheesy, in fact it was probably first rate and performed by professionals. But as a teen, I'm sure I just wasn't into Elton John being covered by Lawrence Welk or the Boston Pops,lol!
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Re: Somebody To Love (Muzak Version)

Post by Len911 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:52 pm

I found this. The song is "It Never Rains in Southern California" by Albert Hammond.
https://youtu.be/gdJWZxPW45c?t=6m41s

"Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond. Ok, some songs are Big Band style and not smooth jazz,lol
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Re: Somebody To Love (Muzak Version)

Post by MrKaplan » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:36 am

Those are great examples! I think Muzak is a combo between cheese, big band, and smoooooooth jazz!

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Re: Somebody To Love (Muzak Version)

Post by funsongs » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:16 am

MrKaplan wrote:Hi Everyone,
I would love any feedback on the Muzak cover I just submitted for "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane. I've never done a "Muzak" style song before, but it was fun to use a Rhodes to get that Muzak feel. It was good to get out of my comfort zone. I hope everyone is doing well.
Jason
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Hey, Jason - Hi.
When I saw the title, I was hoping you were referring to the iconic/anthem Hippy Hit of the Flower Power generation days. :? :)
Love the Rhodes, and - as I commented on your SC page - just the right amount of 'cheese' to be perfect elevator musak.
Very well done, IMHO/Old-Guy ears. :)
(okay - now I'll go read the other comments... are they with me, or against me?! :? :shock: 8-) )
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Post by funsongs » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:19 am

Looks like the cheese has it. ;)
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Re: Somebody To Love (Muzak Version)

Post by Milkmanmo » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:36 pm

Sounds great! I just joined Taxi, and was excited when I saw this listing because it would have been perfect for my first submission. Unfortunately, I'm in the middle of moving, and I couldn't get around to starting it until last night. By the time I got these scratch tracks recorded, it was one minute past the deadline :(

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It was far from done, but was getting groovy. Sure wish I'd gotten around to it sooner.
Lesson learned, I guess. Good luck!
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Re: Somebody To Love (Muzak Version)

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