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Makin' Whoopee


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Philip18

 Genre: Showtunes

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This is a fun song to play and to sing. I believe it’s now in the Public domain – as listed on this website: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/music/type_noncopyright.cfm

The music was written by Walter Donaldson, the lyrics by Gus Kahn. The song was originally sung by Eddie Cantor in the 1928 musical Whoopee!.

The backing is lots of guitars (maybe too many, if that concept makes sense) plus electric bass.

If you’re interested in the song, there’s a lot of info on it here: http://www.alscher.priv.at/whoopee/whoopee.html

Hope you enjoy this version!
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Uploaded: Jul 11, 2011 - 06:09:27 PM
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2011 - 06:09:27 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 08:37:57 PM
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Hardware:
Maton FG 100 with Fishman Neo-D pickup
Electric bass
MacBook Pro
Software:
Garageband
Comments
PeterB7858 said 2143 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Whoopee!
Hi Philip. Sounds like you re-did almost everything. Not too many guitars IMHO. You can never have too many well played guitars. The mix/master is very good too. Some nice jazz tones and your relaxed vocals suit the song very well. Well done. Talk soon Peter.
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Philip18 said 2143 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Thanks
Yes, I wanted to put a guitar break in so re-did the lot with the extra verse in there. Thanks for listening - see you soon!
Lightman- said 2143 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Nice
When i hear this song, i have good feelings inside... I don't think there's too many guitars.... I feel it has a good rhythm played on guitars.... Good work....
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Philip18 said 2142 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you're happy with the guitars! I Appreciate you taking the time to listen and to make a comment.
johnwhitehead said 2142 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Whoopie
I've always liked this old chesnut. Check out Harry Nillsson's version, btw. Tasty guitar arrangement. Your laid-back vocal style fits perfectly. Well done!
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Philip18 said 2142 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, John. It is fun to work with! I had a quick listen to Nilsson's version - very lush. I wish I had his voice. I was trying for something a bit sillier. Thanks for listening and commenting!
VicDiesel said 2142 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
whoopee!
Yes, a fun tune that you can do almost anything with. Your version is more laidback than most of the jazz versions I know, but that's good for a change.
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Philip18 said 2142 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Thanks
Yes, Victor - it allows for lots of scope in the interpretation! Glad you liked this approach, too.
michaeljayklein said 2142 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Delightful
You gave this tune just the right treatment and did it beautifully. I've never felt this tune should swing too heavily (no disrespected intended to Mr. Sinatra and others) but rather have the kind of lilt and charm this version has (especially in the coyness and "eyewink" delivery of the fine vocal--good stuff!) Very well done and thanks so much for remembering this wonderful song. Michael
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Philip18 said 2141 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Thanks
Much appreciated, Michael -especially coming from the MacJams king of Show Tunes! Yes, I think this is the way they had to talk about such things in the 20s (perhaps even through to the 60s?) and the eye wink humour is beautifully subtle. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
michaeljayklein said 2139 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
PS
You are right about the "suggestion" they used to put these lyrics across--some of them were quite masterly at it, like Ethel Waters and others. Cantor could imply with his facial expressions while he sang, but it's much more difficult to signify certain meanings in the words like you've done on this one Phillip. Again, great job!
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Philip18 said 2135 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Thanks again
THanks for the PS, Michael. I haven't seen Eddie Cantor do the song - I'll have to chase that up!
lonmore said 2141 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Just Relax!
Hi Philip,
Takes me back to a gentler time. Well done. Very enjoyable.
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Philip18 said 2141 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Thanks
Yes, Lonny, it is a song that is part of an era very different (at least in terms of language) from what we now live in - glad you enjoyed it!
finkeldink said 2141 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
great stuff
Really great playing and production.
Very well done.
Very enjoyable.
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Philip18 said 2140 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Mike. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
neilh79 said 2140 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Makin Whoopie
More than a little twinkle here a really good performance, BRAVO!!
Philip18 said 2135 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Neil. It is an amusing song I I tried to get that into my voice!
Soundhound said 2140 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Very nicely done.....
It's a cool song from back in the day, enjoyed this one.....

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Philip18 said 2139 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it - it's a song that has to raise a smile, I think!
Char said 2136 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
You did
a swell job with this. Warm and playful. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 2135 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Thanks
I especially appreciate the "playful" comment, as that was the style I was aiming for. Glad you liked it!
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