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Steve Nathan

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Several years ago (before I first stumbled on this place) the mag had an article that (falsely) gave credit for the iconic piano opener of "Old Time Rock & Roll" to Billy Payne. I had to write to Ernie and he was gracious enough to make a correction. Recently I did an short interview for the NAMM Oral History project, and while trolling through some of those I found a minute and a half of Randy McCormick telling the story. He's a fine player and friend of mine for some 40 years now and I thought it would be nice to make sure everyone around here knows the truth.

https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/randy-mccormick

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This is the musical equivalent of "the shot heard 'round the world.' Thanks so much for posting Steve and best wishes to Randy from all of us who have made a few bucks over the years copping that hook.

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..copping that hook.

 

"copping that hook"? If you cannot write using standard vocabulary, why bother?

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"copping that hook"? If you cannot write using standard vocabulary, why bother?

 

????

 

Unless I'm missing a joke, that's a pretty common expression in the vernacular among musicians, at least in the United States and the UK, although I've also heard "nicking" instead of "copping" from my friends in England.

 

If this was a lighthearted or inside joke, my apologies.

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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This is the musical equivalent of "the shot heard 'round the world.' Thanks so much for posting Steve and best wishes to Randy from all of us who have made a few bucks over the years copping that hook.

 

Yep, I've played that hook many many times. (I miss my old Seger tribute, it was a fun time!)

 

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..copping that hook.

 

"copping that hook"? If you cannot write using standard vocabulary, why bother?

 

That is standard vocabulary for musicians! Isn't it??

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I have occasionally played with the idea of starting a "something's going on" thread: specifically, what is the first time you remember noticing "something's going on" in a song, before you had the knowledge or vocabulary to identify it. That intro was one for me. I knew the line had "something going on," before I could really tell you that the second pitch sets up the expectation of a different key, by playing the mixo flat-7, instead of the ionian major-7.

 

BTW, isn't it in Gb? (So second note is [enharmonic] E?). McCormick says G. Maybe it was slowed down before it was released.

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"copping that hook"? If you cannot write using standard vocabulary, why bother?

 

????

 

Unless I'm missing a joke, that's a pretty common expression in the vernacular among musicians, at least in the United States and the UK, although I've also heard "nicking" instead of "copping" from my friends in England.

 

If this was a lighthearted or inside joke, my apologies.

I actually get this one (for once). It's payback for a similarly snarky response in the Bob Dylan thread.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

-Mark Twain

 

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