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#869950 - 01/08/11 08:07 AM Top 5 Songs on Keys  
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Name the top 5 pieces (in your opinion) showcasing the black & whites. It can be keyboards, synths, piano . . . Any genre.

#869953 - 01/08/11 08:39 AM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Jeff Van Devender]  
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1.Thats Just The Way It is-Bruce Hornsby
2.Valley Road-Bruce Hornsby
3.FM-Steely Dan
4.Morning Has Broken-Cat Stevens
5.My Life-Billy Joel




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#869967 - 01/08/11 11:07 AM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: WriterTomYeager]  
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1. Light My Fire - The Doors
2. Albert Flasher - The Guess Who
3. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite - The Beatles
4. Sign on the Window - Bob Dylan
5. Layla (the piano ending) - Derek and the Dominoes

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#869971 - 01/08/11 11:42 AM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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5. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon


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#869994 - 01/08/11 02:46 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Kevin Edward Rose]  
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Hmm..Lemmie rack my brain this AM before the Coffee Kicks In...

1) Ride Like The Wind, Christopher Cross
2) Superstition, Stevie Wonder
3) Goodbye Norma Jean, Elton John
4) Money (That's What I Want), The Beatles
5) Watermelon Man, Ramsey Lewis
(Bonus) (6) The Happy Organ, Dave "Baby" Cortez

Last edited by "Tampa Stan" Good; 01/08/11 02:57 PM.
#869996 - 01/08/11 02:55 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: "Tampa Stan" Good (D)]  
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1. Let it Be
2. Whiter shade of pale
3. Light my fire
4. Whole lotta shaking going on
5. Rest


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#870037 - 01/08/11 07:05 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Dan Sullivan]  
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1.Blinded by the Light...Manfred Mann...(Kevin) NOT the Springsteen version.
2.Dreamer...Supertramp
3.Wont't Get Fooled Again...the Who.
4.The Entertainer...Scott Joplin.
5.Yours is no disgrace...Yes.
6.Whiter Shade of Pale...Procul Harem....(I had to include that one)

#870409 - 01/10/11 02:28 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: WriterTomYeager]  
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Originally Posted by WriterTomYeager

4.Morning Has Broken-Cat Stevens
Yes, that is beautiful!

Some great ones mentioned, here’s mine:

Landed – Ben Folds
Nutrocker – B.Bumble and The Stingers smile
Honky-Tonk Train Blues – Keith Emerson
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Love Lies Bleeding – Elton John

#870431 - 01/10/11 03:19 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Nigel Quin]  
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In my little world, I'll run with these:

Joni Mitchell - "River"
Neil Young - "After the Gold Rush"
David Bowie - "Lady Stardust"
Beatles - "Hey Jude"
Elton John - "Benny and the Jets"

#870464 - 01/10/11 08:07 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Mark Kaufman]  
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After the Top 1, I can't keep track:

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxb7yNG0DGc&feature=related

Click here for an amazing performance by Leonard Bernstein and Los Angeles Philharmonic.


#873489 - 01/24/11 01:29 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Michael Downing]  
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This has to be broken into 2 categories, IMO
Rock/pop:
"Surrender to the Rhythm" by Brinsley Schwarz
"Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harem
"I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass" by Nick Lowe
"Let It Be" by The Beatles
"Highway Star" by Deep Purple

Classical/jazz:
"The Goldberg Variations" Glenn Gould's 1955 performance of the Bach comp.
"Für Elise" comp. by Ludwig Von Beethoven
"Round Midnight" by Thelonious Monk
"Linus and Lucy" by Vince Giuraldi
"Four In One" by Thelonious Monk

#873566 - 01/24/11 07:18 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: PopTodd]  
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1. The Joint's a' Jumping - Fats Waller
2. Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
3. Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
4. Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
5. Minor Drag - Fats Waller

6. runner up - Your Feet's too Big - Yup, Fats Waller

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#875685 - 02/02/11 05:01 AM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Jack Swain]  
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Okay, I'll take a stab at this totally bogus question. With so, so many great pieces, genres and choices, a top 5 is impossible to call. But, here goes my opinion anyway (in no particular order)...

1. Funeral For A Friend - Elton John
2. Six Wives of Henry VIII - Rick Wakeman
3. Piano Concerto No. 1 - Keith Emerson
4. Köln Concert Part 1 - Keith Jarrett
5. Are You Going With Me? - Lyle Mays w/ Pat Metheny

#875779 - 02/02/11 05:39 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Jeff Van Devender]  
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Of course it is bogus, but it is fun to think about them. I mentioned one of my all-time favorite piano players, so naturally his songs stick in my mind.

#905126 - 06/23/11 09:21 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Jack Swain]  
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No particular order:

The Way It Is: Bruce Hornby
Call Me the Breeze: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Whole Lotta Shakin': Jerry Lee Lewis
All By Myself: Eric Carmen
Lucky Man: ELP

#905169 - 06/24/11 03:03 AM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Eric Baker]  
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What'd I say: Ray Charles
Smoke Gets in your Eyes: Joe Chindamo
In Crowd: Ramsey Lewis
Maple Leaf Rag: Scott Joplin
Summertime: Marian McPartland


Right Now, I like these--tomorrow maybe different ones!

Mackie

#905236 - 06/24/11 01:41 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Mackie H.]  
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RACHMANINOFF-Second Piano Concerto
BEETHOVEN-Fifth Piano Concerto, The Emperor.


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#905242 - 06/24/11 01:53 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
RACHMANINOFF-Second Piano Concerto
BEETHOVEN-Fifth Piano Concerto, The Emperor.


I'll go along with Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor. His Prelude in C Minor (Bells of Moscow) is what inspired me to pursue music.

John smile

#918688 - 08/30/11 04:41 AM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Let It Be
Imagine
After The Goldrush
Rock Me On The Water {Jackson Browne}
The Load Out/Stay--Ditto


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To Lay Me Down--Jerry Garcia
Memory Motel--Rolling Stones
Walking To New Orleans--Fats Domino
The Great Gig In The Sky--Pink Floyd
Behind Closed Doors--Charlie Rich


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Chest fever--The Band
Brave Strangers--Bob Seger
In the Light--Led Zep.
The Song Is Over--The Who


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#918796 - 08/30/11 04:19 PM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: Bob Cushing]  
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Just goes to show..Most of the memorable piano riffs I've picked are not by guys you'd consider to piano "virtuosos" {Neil Young, Jackson Browne, John Lennon,Pete Townshend,Jerry Garcia, Bob Seger}sometimes simple is best.


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#928991 - 10/20/11 07:22 AM Re: Top 5 Songs on Keys [Re: R&M]  
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