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Offline travlin-easy

Run Run Rudolph...
« on: December 19, 2019, 10:07:14 PM »
is one of the many songs that erupted from the cobwebs of my aging brain today. I got to see Chuck Berry perform this one in person way back in, if I recall correctly, 1959 while attending a USO Show as a young kid in the US Navy. Never forgot that incredible performance.

Later on, I played in a small rock and roll band formed by some of my shipmates aboard the USS Newport News (CA-148), a heavy cruiser with a crew of about 1,400 men. One of the bandmates, a very tall, skinny, black shipmate named Duburns, played a wild looking, solid body guitar and looked just like Chuck Berry, and played equally as well. His performances were absolutely awesome, and while the ship was deployed in the Mediterranean Sea area, we had the opportunity to play lots of jobs in nearly every seaport.

  Run Run Rudolph was among the many Chuck Berry songs we performed back then.

I recorded this directly on the PSR-S950 about 4 p.m. this afternoon, using a 3rd party Johnny B Goode style I obtained many years ago from Rattley. It was then converted to an MP3 using Audacity, and the only edits were normalization of the volume because I recorded it a bit on the hot side.

I wasn't sure I could get through this one and you will likely notice that I began losing my breath about halfway through, and when I checked my oxygen level it was on 84, which is a bit scary. Guess I should have turned on the O2 line before coming into the office. ;)

Merry Christmas,

Gary  8)
« Last Edit: December 19, 2019, 10:08:19 PM by travlin-easy »
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Offline Toril S

Re: Run Run Rudolph...
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 10:18:42 PM »
WOW! No Christmas without thos one, GREAT, Gary! I loved it!
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline Richard Kent

Re: Run Run Rudolph...
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 12:11:49 AM »
Really rockin', Gary !!!  You've still got it !!!


Offline Jon D

Re: Run Run Rudolph...
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 08:42:31 AM »

  Hello there Gary,
             That was a swinging good vocal performance to take us to Christmas enjoyed listening my very good friend. :) :) :)

                            Jon D. 8) 8) 8)

Offline Del B

Re: Run Run Rudolph...
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 10:00:44 AM »
well performed Gary style fitted well

Offline travlin-easy

Re: Run Run Rudolph...
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 03:25:27 PM »
Good morning Toril, Richard, Jon and Del, and thank you all so very much for listening and commenting.

Merry Christmas, Everyone,

Gary 8)
Love Those Yammies...

Offline Gloria

Re: Run Run Rudolph...
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2019, 06:47:55 PM »
Yours is a great performance of this hit Gary, it's sounds like you really had Rudolph running!  Here's a New Year's resolution for you, my friend - ALWAYS CHECK YOUR OXYGEN LEVEL BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!

Happy New Year!  Gloria
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