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Coloring Club Plus — 8/15/19

Aug 15

Aug 15a

Bonus Pic is of a leaf on one of the two avocado trees that I have.  I started these things last year from pits, both in the same container, and had them outside for the summer.  I think deer came by and nibbled the leaves off of them, which made me think it was the end for them, but they grew new leaves and the stem became stronger and thicker.  They’ve outgrown their pot and just were re-potted last week.  As they get bigger, I wonder whether the space for them here will be enough.  Besides these two avocados I have two rapidly expanding grapefruit trees that my ex-bf started from seeds.  He left them behind, not by choice.  These have also been freshly repotted as of last week.  More pictures later.

avocado leaf

I borrowed, “Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles” for a couple of reasons.  One is I like both of them separately and wanted to know how Chet playing Beatles tunes would sound.  Another is I wanted to hear how Chet’s picking stacked up against George’s picking.  Well, readers, I learned a few things.  Beatles music, no matter how excellent, sounds like elevator music without the vocals, which should have been apparent without listening.  Two, listening to the tunes, George stacks up fine against Chet; there was no outshining at all, which was very pleasant to learn.  Three, there are a couple of songs that sound damfine without vocals.

Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles is the twenty-eighth studio album by American guitarist Chet Atkins, released March 1966.

Things We Said Today” is a song by English rock band the Beatles written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It was composed for the film A Hard Day’s Night but was eventually not included. It does appear on the soundtrack album. It was also released as the B-side of the single “A Hard Day’s Night” in the UK. Released July 1964.

“She’s a Woman” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written mainly by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. John Lennon contributed to the lyrics and middle eight (the bridge). The song was finished in the studio the morning of the session. It was released as the B-side to “I Feel Fine” in 1964, their last single release that year. It reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 from frequent airplay. In New Zealand, the song reached number one for one week. Released November 1964.  Charlie McCoy on harmonica.

7 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 8/15/19

  1. Once you strip music down to a guitar doing the vocals against this backdrop… it does turn everything into elevator music. I heard You Shook Me All Night Long and Jump in this format in a grocery store…it was indistinguishable from the others. I had a laugh over it but there it was…
    Chet did do a great job playing as always. I know George had to be happy about it because he was a big Atkins fan.

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    1. I’m laughing as I read this because it was exactly how I felt when it started playing. I didn’t know or didn’t remember George was a big Atkins fan. Do you think he studied Atkins for techniques? I didn’t notice any conflict between what Atkins was playing on the tracks from what George did on the originals…

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      1. Yea he was a big fan…he had a Gretsch Chet Atkins “Country Gentleman” model guitar…its the guitar you see him play on the Ed Sullivan show and others around that period.

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