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Hey Bobby C... wtf? Never mind... ;)


Sven Golly

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So the latest viral music video to hit social media (at least amongst my muso friends) caught my ear.... so I watched it, was suitably impressed, and then read the credits. I see:

 

Bobby Cressey - Keys

 

I think to myself "wow, this is so good, Bobby MUST have posted this over on KC! Hell, ain't that what the Shameless Plugs subforum is for?" ;)

 

So I do a search, don't see any mention of it. (edit: because I didn't search for "Chaka" I searched for the name of the band)

 

I check his posting history through his profile, don't see anything obvious there. (edit: because I thought it was pretty recent, when it was originally posted back in June)

 

So I decide to take it upon myself to share this latest gem. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the Mighty Untouchables covering their arrangement of I Feel For You.

 

Enjoy. :2thu::cool:

 

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P.S.: If this has been posted before, my apologies, but it's definitely worth another go! :D(edit: it was, thanks MoI for the assist!)

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And the hunter becomes the hunted...

 

Right there on Page 1 of the Shameless Plugs.

 

Which is beside the point: this is a great, smokin' arrangement.

 

Plus I love the appearing and disappearing Moog.

 

Thank you sir!

 

I didn't search for Chaka, that was my mistake. Also didn't realize this went back as far as June, as it's starting to blow up my Facebook feed just today. Better late than never! ;)

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That's way freakin better than the rest of its kind. Transcribing the solo tomorrow.

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Great job Bobby. You owned it mayne.:thu:

 

KC's got talent for sure. Great to see/hear one of our very own doing tbeir thing. :cool:

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Thanks everybody! We were blown away by the way this thing went semi viral on Facebook.

 

The Mighty Untouchables is the Top 40 cover band I play with based in San Diego. I'd say it's one of the best in the biz, but at the end of the day it's still just that -- a band that plays Billie Jean and Uptown Funk 100 times a year at weddings, corporate events and casinos. This is to say, we don't really do our own arrangements of things much, and most of the time we don't see the band as an artistic endeavor, we see it as a product (it's crucial not to confuse those 2 purposes). We play to keep dance floors packed and clients happy, not for our own artistic edification. Usually.

 

With this Chaka video we kind of said 'eh, let's do something for us'. We were in the studio cutting audio for our new promo video and thought since we were there we'd cut this and have our video guy come and film it. We also did an extra mega horn arrangement where we took the 3 horn arrangement and made it into a 6 horn. The video guy e-mailed us the cut a week later and we were shocked when he'd managed to cobble his footage together into that video.

 

Now we have this interesting situation where tons of people have liked the video and our band's Facebook, but they've liked what is kind of the sideshow to what we really are. That's cool, all positive attention is good. I just hope they're not disappointed when we drop our new promo video and it's nothing more than a mashup of 8 pop tunes to showcase to our corporate and wedding clients. Oh well, not a bad problem to have.

 

I have to say is that everything about my involvement with that video and the band wouldn't be possible without everything I've learned from this forum. I wouldn't know a Moog from a MatrixBrute if not for KB Corner and the 10 years I've been soaking up tons of knowledge here. So thanks!

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Also, I feel I must point out that we didn't come up with that arrangement. We lifted it from Chaka's own band. True we arranged the horns, and we did our own thing to it, but I don't want to take any excess credit for something we aren't due. Check out the original which is pretty badass.

 

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Kawai C-60 Grand Piano : Hammond A-100 : Hammond SK2 : Yamaha CP4 : Yamaha Montage 7 : Moog Sub 37

 

My latest album: Funky organ, huge horn section

https://bobbycressey.bandcamp.com/album/cali-native

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Dittos to all of the other good comments here. Great sounds. I don't have good advice to your artistic dilemma, but if you keep entertaining audiences and building a reputation, an artistic opportunity is likely to show up. Best of luck to you.

 

I'll try to catch your band sometimes this fall. Might even hold my nose and go to a casino!

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Might even hold my nose and go to a casino!

 

Not recommended! Usually playing on V drums. Concert in the Park are better but that season is pretty much past.

Kawai C-60 Grand Piano : Hammond A-100 : Hammond SK2 : Yamaha CP4 : Yamaha Montage 7 : Moog Sub 37

 

My latest album: Funky organ, huge horn section

https://bobbycressey.bandcamp.com/album/cali-native

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Check out the original which is pretty badass.

 

With all due respect to Chaka's outfit, your band does this track better... from the very beginning (and the way the beat just flows effortlessly from your drummer), to your incredible Moog solo, and beyond. Truly a cover band on steroids. I'm blown away!

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Dang Bobby C that is HOT!!! If you pull off the other tunes that well then you will have work as long as your setlist keeps up.

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