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Maybe a lot of people associate Louis Armstrong with commercial-type music like "What a Wonderful World"(Which has the same melody as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!)but his older music is ridiculously good.Whenever I'm in a bad mood I listen to some of his classic songs like "West End Blues" etc.Impossible not to smile.
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Uploaded: Feb 07, 2008 - 09:26:24 AM
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Elevator_Funk said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Alright!
I dig it! I was wondering why the envelope filter, but then I got images of a trumpet player holding a plunger at the end of his instrument making the same sounds. Good stuff. Nice techniqe too. I wish I was that good.
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Ibstrat said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
I don't think
there is an envelope filter on this-but the Tone Port does have some weird compression on it that i can't seem to get rid of.Just checked out "Guitar Wanker".Great playing!
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Moviz said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Wonderfully
light and airy and you have such a great 'quality' sound in your recordings. I could just imagine Louis singing this with that 'off the beaten track' syncopated ad lib in the middle. Just wonderful,....... and who besides you knew that 'Twinkle .....'and 'Wonderful World' were the same tune LOL you're right they are. We learn something every day, regards M
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Ibstrat said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Thanks Moviz
I'd love to have you sing over one of my tracks at some point.If I get anything together I'll let you know.
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guitapick said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Hoy hoy...
...I'm a big fan of Mr. Armstrong...really fine rendition, Mark. Keep that thumb steady while the rest moves right along......thanks for posting.
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Ibstrat said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Thanks Moviz
Bob-I 'preciate it.
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Ibstrat said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
I meant
to say thanks Bob!
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said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
sweet
pickin', just playin' it in a loop for a while, thanks.

. - Harold
Ibstrat said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Thanks
for the comment!
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lengold said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Another
classic from you Mark. Love the guitar tone on this and you seem to have lost that buzz sound.
The playing is as usual faultless and it's a very catchy and lively tune. Thanks for a really lovely and refreshing listen.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
I was
advised by Ziti to sit farther from the monitor when recording.I think it worked!Thanks for checking out my song.
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DWL said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Yo! go man go!
Lovely stuff. Your trademark delicate touch and a wonderful sound.

Cheers

Dick
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Ibstrat said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Thanks
I really appreciate your comments!
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Feter said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Remembring Louis
just awesome ..and whats great its realy have this
sence of the ol jazz ..it sounds so simple but sure
I know how its impossible for me to play ..its only
a true master like you can do it this way..KUDOS !!

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Ibstrat said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Your
comments mean a lot Feter-Thanks!
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ajnorth said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Not my
style of music to listen to but I can appreciate how good your playing is! you have a great sound there.
Adam
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Ibstrat said 3956 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Thanks
for the comment.I really like your stuff!
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sloparts said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Classic Guitar to the tune of
Louis Armstrong. Great picking Mark and I think I detected a twinkle in your eye while you were playing it.

Nice piece of work Mark, thanks for sharing it.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3956 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
A piece of plaster
from the ceiling did fall into my eye while I was playing I'm not sure how you heard that.Thanks for listening again!
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ktb said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
flows so nice
You capture such a light playful tone in style and sound. bravo
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Ibstrat said 3956 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Glad you
liked it.Thanks!
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Ed Hannifin said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
I do wish, Mark...
...that you would stop bombarding us with tunes that are, frankly, slaves to melody, harmony and rhythm...

On the plus side, playing with those weights on your thumbs seems to have really helped...

Seriously, sir, every time I listen to you play my spirits are lifted and my taste is broadened...

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3956 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
It's
not that hard when you take the chord progression from an old song and write a new melody.(An original concept that I recently came up with- I don't think it's ever been done before)How did you know that I've been working out with thumb weights?
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droop said 3959 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Impossible not to smile
You got that right, especially with your wonderful version. Sure was something magical about the music of those times. Great tone, great playing, great style.........well just great.

thanks
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Ibstrat said 3956 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Just
checked out your page-that's some major talent!Thanks for the comment.
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woofer3 said 3959 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
I must say -
Oh this is really wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. What playing. Hot Club duMacJams.....

John
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Ibstrat said 3956 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Thanks
alot for the comments-I love the music you have posted so far!
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jiguma said 3958 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Amazing!
Top playing Mark - and that's no great surprise! So many notes/so few fingers :) I can't imagine what level of discipline it takes to reach this level of playing. I still think you could improve your recording though (although this seems to be more "alive" than some others of yours). But that's maybe just me :)

Absolutely incredible playing - as Fran would say, deepest bows!

Neil
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Ibstrat said 3956 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
I admit
I don't know anything about recording.Wish I could drop over to Australia and you could help me out!My total investment in recording equipment so far amounts to $300 and I kind of barely know how to use it.(Abelton)I think I need to get some sort of Mastering software- I've been using the "normalize" function on Wavelab to raise the level but it seems to come out kind of distorted.If you have any suggestions let me know!
Thanks for your nice comments about the song,I very much appreciate it.
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VicDiesel said 3958 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
All in one
This is a bit like that "stride piano" tune you wrote a while ago, and then there are the little solo licks, which I can imagine "pops" playing. Great stuff and a very nice tribute.
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Ibstrat said 3956 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Thanks
Vic- I always appreciate your comments.
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futzpucker said 3958 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Another gem from the maestro
Everything you do is spectacular, and goes right to my iPod. Thank you for your gifts, which flow so naturally from your fingers.

This song, while light in mood, is done with a master's touch, and succeeds in elevating the listener, just as you intended.

Your talent continues to amaze me.


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Ibstrat said 3955 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Reminds
me of the Seinfeld episode when Elaine's boyfriend insists on being called "Maestro" because he conducts a community orchestra.I certainly don't consider myself a master-but I'm really glad you like listening to my music.Thanks!
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said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
without a doubt...
music that one can listen to...

and you do it so well. Lovely guitar. Great take on an oldie but goodie.

thanks.
Ibstrat said 3955 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Thanks
so much for the comment.I appreciate it!
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J.A.Stewart said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Yehhhh!
Nice piece, Mark and well-played... as usual. This is a terrific tribute to one of the most important figures in 20th Century music.

Yes, old Satchmo's unique brand of music was an inspiration for a lot of white musicians, like Bing Crosby, who wanted to put a little pizazz in their work.

Listening to some of his old sessions is a very pleasant experience. So was this. ;)

--- Joe
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Ibstrat said 3955 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
I always
appreciate your comments.Thanks for checking out my song!
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echoroom said 3957 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Live baby
This has a great light, live feel to it. Lots of space but sounds like you played this with a twinkle in your eye Mark!

s
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Ibstrat said 3955 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Because
of my complete lack of recording expertise I always record straight thru-so it is kind of live.I continue to check out everything here that has your name on it!
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said 3955 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
You are so good
What a gem this is...So calm and delightful playing I wish I could play guitar like you.

Thanks for sharing
----
Kenta
Ibstrat said 3955 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
I wish
I could play like you! I love what you did on "Broadband".Thanks for the comment.
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said 3955 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Happy music
Thanks for the listening to this track.... Has a great happy feel over it... I like such guitarplay, and wish that i could so... But it's great to hear you....
Ibstrat said 3954 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Thanks
for your comments-much appreciated.
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thetiler said 3955 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Love this
Chet Atkins, this has a terrific light airy sound. A feel good tune. This would be something I think Chet would love as well. It really has that feel. Even with bit of Les Paul, it seems.

Nice ending as well.
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Ibstrat said 3953 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Another
guy that I listened to a lot at one point was Guy Van Duser-an amazing player.Thanks so much for your comments Bill-you are a great artist!
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drakonis said 3954 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
humble sweetness
The gentle ear-popping compressor that's on this recording was definitely a distraction at first, but quickly melted away as I became enveloped in the music itself... Man oh man you really know how to create a great piece of music... this just bubbles along like a Spring brook through a meadow of poppies. And your playing is both "dead-on" timing-wise and also quite fluid... not sure how you do that. In the end, it all comes together to make yet another delightful piece of yours!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Ibstrat said 3952 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Thank you
for the comment.Not sure how to get rid of the compressor,it seems to be built in to this Line6 thing.Glad you liked the song!
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dajama said 3953 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Another great example
of your wonderful playing. This is sweet, charming, and melodic. I am in awe of your playing, and I'm very happy that you share these tracks with us. This will be in my head all day (and I mean that in a good way!) Cheers. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 3952 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
I get
songs stuck in my head all the time-usually songs that I hate.(You Give Love a Bad Name-Nooooo!!!)Glad to have stuck you with something you like.
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rover101 said 3953 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Sweet
says it all

Cheers, Shaky
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Ibstrat said 3952 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Thanks
Rover-I appreciate it.
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damiengh said 3952 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Pssst!
Another hot one from one of my favs. You do your stuff with love and we can feel it. Thanks for another tasteful tune.


Hope that carpo stuff is behind you or that at least your developing the muscle relaxing strategies to deal with it while your playing.

Keep that beautiful tone coming out of that unbelievable guitar with those dancing fingers.

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Ibstrat said 3952 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
I very
much appreciate your comments.The thing with my hand is a long story-it's a nerve problem not really muscles.It's doing ok.Glad you liked the song!
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Bob6stringer said 3948 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Masterful light touch
My first discovery of your music.. won't be my last. Such a breezy feel to such a rich composition. This is great, and would be jealous... instead, I'll just be appreciative.
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Ibstrat said 3945 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Thanks
looking forward to hearing some of your music.We can always use more guitarists!
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Ibstrat said 3945 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Thanks
looking forward to hearing some of your music.We can always use more guitarists!
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dirigent said 3946 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Very nice
what a beautiful guitar-performance, enjoyed it a lot, thank you :-)
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Ibstrat said 3945 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Thanks
very much!
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elmopedo said 3939 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
this is great
i mean ... this is really great.
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Ibstrat said 3930 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Thanks
just checked out your page.Very cool!
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said 3934 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great
Good style of play... And it's played in a good rhythm on the guitar.... A pleasure to listen to... A happy tune....
said 3924 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Wonderful!
I'm not a huge fan of Jazz music but I can find myself loving this piece as it was my style! This is killer tune from you Mr. Mark, greatly recorded (the quality is amazing here) and the music composition skills are just at its best. Beautiful piece by all means ... You're a legend!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
MarkHolbrook said 3469 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
My father
Had Louis and would put wonderful world but then it would move other to other tunes on the record... I listened to those a lot. Pretty good stuff without a doubt!
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