Ray Charles on Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson & Nat King Cole

DonnyThompson

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Tatum is amazing... he's not even looking at the keys. LOL.. It's almost as if his mind is drifting off while playing like that, thinking "hmm.. I wonder what I'm gonna have for lunch?..." LOL

And Oscar Peterson is thinking "why am I here playin' for all these white folks who clap on the one and the three? LOL

I love Nat. Always have. A velvet voice and a great player as well. I think that might be Oscar Moore on guitar and Wesley Prince on bass.. what an incredible trio.

And Ray, Brother Ray....he's so soulful. He'd have still been a bad ass even if he hadn't been blind.

Great post Chris, Thanks for that. ;)
 

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And Oscar Peterson is thinking "why am I here playin' for all these white folks who clap on the one and the three? LOL

That is a classic quote, Donny. I have to ask this mystery of mine. I always stomp to 2 and 4 at those musical community gatherings lol. While the white folks are on 1 and 3 hehe! I wondered if I do that because I am odd or from a musicical drumming background?
 

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At that time, there were not need for cut and paste and midi editing !! ;)

Performance was everything !
Performance is still everything!
The problem we are faced with today, the DAW has created a tool to put money into the hands of people who don't play an instrument. Sadly, this has effected the funding and need to pay musician. Gaming and special effects is fuelling it all and its not slowing down.

Tatum is amazing... he's not even looking at the keys. LOL.. It's almost as if his mind is drifting off while playing like that, thinking "hmm.. I wonder what I'm gonna have for lunch?..." LOL

I thought the same! effortless.
 

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That is a classic quote, Donny. I have to ask this mystery of mine. I always stomp to 2 and 4 at those musical community gatherings lol. While the white folks are on 1 and 3 hehe! I wondered if I do that because I am odd or from a musicical drumming background?

It's because you were born with the soul of a poor black child in the body of a middle class Canadian. LOL.

Most musicians - or should I say most musicians who are into music with a groove - from funk to swing - get the back-beat. It's what we gravitate towards, unlike every music major I ever met... or those that grew up listening to Mitch Miller and Lawrence Welk. ;)

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Kill me. Kill me now.

Funny... Mitch looked like he should have been hip, with his longer hair and that beard - that was pretty uncommon for men in those days (early 60's).
But you can tell what his true nature is... absolutely ivory white, suburban and very "safe" ... LOL... just watch his hands ... as he's "directing" the music, his hands are moving in time to the 1 and 3 down, and not the 2/4 up.

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