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Re-do of Bye Bye Blackbird- I didn't like the 1st one.All of you old coots (reference to photo,must include a pun) should enjoy it. Happy New Year!
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Uploaded: Dec 28, 2009 - 09:18:46 PM
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2011 - 10:31:23 AM Last Played: May 30, 2018 - 09:47:05 AM
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Feter said 3272 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
NotAgain
very cool ...loved the tone of the strat ...who
can believe one strat can sing this but what can
I say ..its between Ibstrat hands ...kudos ....
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Ibstrat said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Thanks
So much Feter!
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scofugate said 3272 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Mark
I envy your smooth playing! This is beautiful!! I can almost hear the brushes and stand up bass behind you. Joe Pass---eat your heart out!!
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Ibstrat said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Thanks
for the great comment. Happy New year!
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echoroom said 3272 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Bliss
Beautiful playing, lovely warm tone... this is a joy... you take an old classic and give it new life - great work, Mark
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Ibstrat said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Thanks
I'm off to check out your song!
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fasteddie said 3272 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Mellow
I really like your chord progressions. It sounds like you chicken pick. Man that's hard to do well. I dabble in it but it's frustrating. Your guitar skills are great!
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Ibstrat said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Chicken
pickin is cool. I need a telecaster!
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MarkHolbrook said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Outstanding
tone on that strat! Excellent!
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Ibstrat said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Thanks
Mark- happy new year!
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DWL said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Still wonderful!
Never thought it needed updating but it's still wonderful.

Cheers

Dick
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Ibstrat said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Too
much reverb the 1st time.Thanks for checking it out again.
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Bob6stringer said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Always a treat for the ears.
Being a coot of 50 , I'm happy to hear you stop by to offer another handful of musical seed for us all to peck at. Not a hint of worm in this version. There are some great harmonics that ring out to the last measures. Your playing deserves your guitar -- really, any guitar a winning lottery ticket will buy.
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Ibstrat said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Coots
are really interesting birds- they have huge feet.I,m glad you liked the song, us guitar players have to stick together!
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ShadowofNine said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Excellent
This old Coot luvs this...
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Ibstrat said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Thanks
for checking it out.
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davisamerica said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Mark ....
this is a wonderful track ... love the warmth and harmony... you work magic on that strat. well done
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Ibstrat said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Thanks very much
I always appreciate your comments!
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jiguma said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
It all sounds
great to me Mark! It would be so nice to be able to play like you do.
Happy 2010!
Neil
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Ibstrat said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
I wish
that I could sing, write and produce like you.Your guitar and bass skills are excellent.A lot of jazz is needless wanking anyway!
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MidiOrleans said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
As always,
I find your music most enjoyable and soothing.
My best to you in 2010.
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Ibstrat said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Thank You
Keep posting your amazing music!
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thetiler said 3271 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
I really like the
electric chorus - dreamy feel to this. Very nice runs and LOTS of em! This actually is quite prolific in runs-aplenty. Like that ending too!
Great fade!

Terrific!

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Ibstrat said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
I
very much appreciate your comments- thanks!
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paul f. page said 3271 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Even better

Even better...
than the first time around, and THAT take was a good one. This is a wonderful song to showcase your amazing talents with the fretboard, Mark. You have such smooth skill with the guitar. Enjoyed this as much, if not more, than your original version. Jazz chords are so cool and you pull them off without a hitch. Nice.
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Ibstrat said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Thanks
Paul.You are a huge inspiration!
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Dadai.2 said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Gee....
I love this. So mellow and clear on that guitar playing this old favorite. Excellent playing Mark, a real pleasure to listen...

Jack
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Ibstrat said 3269 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Thanks
very much- Happy New Year!
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Vic Holman said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
smooth......
round tone. nice flying off the wing version. Nicely done Mark.
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Ibstrat said 3269 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
I
appreciate your comments Vic Thanks!
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VicDiesel said 3270 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
More recognizable
This version has the tune less hidden behind the jazz chords, a more standard approach to the standard. Both approaches are legit.

But.... Man, you know a lot of chords! That passage around 0:50 is just great. Do you have all of Micky Baker's books?

Very nice.
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Ibstrat said 3269 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
I
do have 2 of them somewhere... I mostly make up my own chords by just playing around with inversions etc.That passage at 0:50 is the chord Ab,D,G,Bb then moving the bottom 3 voices down chromatically while playing the melody on top. Maybe not theoretically correct but sounds good to me!
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Boundless said 3269 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Gliding smoothly
on this wonderful take of this classic.

What wonderful feel, Mark.

Merci - and best wishes
to you too !
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Ibstrat said 3264 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Thank
you very much!
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Ed Hannifin said 3269 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Dear Mr. Stunkel....
When we refer to a 'blackbird', we are meaning more than the color of the avian plumage, but rather to a specific species... Just any black plumaged bird will not do...

We are also not inclined to find references to aging, or to coots, funny....

Upon the other hand, we are prepared to forgive you solely because this is even better than the first version.... Great tone and fluidity, Mark... Great chime.... Really does sound like you're playing some huge jazzbox...

This song was altered irreparably for me, firs,t by hearing Joe Cocker sing it, and secondly by the way it was used in the movie (and I think the book) of 'Billy Bathgate'...

I suspect that you have used jazz chords, which may or may not have included numbers, herein, but I am choosing to overlook this fact....

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3264 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
You
are correct- these are not blackbirds, however I couldn't think of any puns using blackbirds and coots are funnier looking.I need to check out Billy Bathgate.
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mvh9591 said 3269 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Very Nice_____
TONE. You have the tone and chops. Nice delivery.

Enjoyed much - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Ibstrat said 3264 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
thanks
very much.Happy 2010.
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dave_b said 3268 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
NotAgain (Track 4)
Some really nice flavors in those chords, and exceptional control to play something this complex totally clean. Thanks, I really enjoyed this.
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Ibstrat said 3264 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
i am
fond of chords, glad you liked it!
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guitapick said 3268 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Yeah...
...the 1st one sucked...

;)

Crazy, you are...but I do like the amp tone on this one, better...less bass and reverb?

Sounds great, Mark. Happy New Year!
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Ibstrat said 3264 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
I
prefer this tone- that reverb/delay can be over done which I am frequently guilty of.
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bud said 3267 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Can I tell people I played your rejects?
This is so sweet man - you have such control over time and intonation - very nice.
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Ibstrat said 3264 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
I
was thinking of sending the old version to the All American Rejects to see if they could change all the chords to power chords and do a pop punk version.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 3259 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
You're...
... just my favorite! Man... whatever you dislike, we LOVE.

Brilliant and unbelievably clean performance. Can I have a lesson about such chord sequences and substitutions? :)


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Ibstrat said 3258 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
I could
email you some stuff that would give you some chord ideas- let me know!
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Jarvoid said 3257 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Love this tune
love this version,no more need be said TopHole.
Jarvoid
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Macaudion said 3241 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
Do no wrong
...you can...

Simply beautiful, Mark! What else to say, except, I take exception to being called an old coot! Can we make some more music together? Can we?! Huh?... Can we?!....

Thank you!
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jdholliday said 3151 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Beautiful
thank you!
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jdholliday said 3151 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Beautiful
thank you! I'll be back to listen to the rest soon, really nice to hear such talent.
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