Only You (The Platters) solo arrangement - Late 60s 6120

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by BarryMClark, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    I think this might actually be the very first recording I've ever made with this late 60's 6120. For those unfamiliar, I got it VERY bad shape to the point it couldn't be faithfully restored so, we had fun with it. TV Jones Power'trons. No Bigsby but a chrome Cadillac Tailpiece. Sperzel tuners. Wood bridge.

    (Edit: video has been updated with the latest setup of effects, etc. Nothing extreme. Subtle, but necessary.)

     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2020
  2. brownie

    brownie Country Gent

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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Real nice Barry , thank you for sharing
     
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  4. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    Thanks! :D

    My pleasure! Glad you dug it. :)
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Lurvely rendition.
     
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  6. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    thanks! I'm updating the recording with some edits. Adding a touch of slap back and lush reverb. Hope to post soon. Just waiting for word back from some trusted ears. :)
     
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
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    My parents are not avid music enthusiasts but when they spun records the Platters were a popular pick, so I feel I know the song well.:)
     
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  8. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    It's a fantastic tune. It has an almost lullaby quality to it.
     
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  9. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    Barry,

    This is wonderful, clean, pure, and a tribute to a time-bound classic. Thanks for doing it justice.
    According to my son, this is a highly requested song from his work in Hospice. It is soothing, has a strong message, and again you have given this classic the respect it deserves, thank you for sharing.
     
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  10. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Nicely done Barry!
     
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  11. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    Hello, Mr. Fix-It. That's the very sort of reason that I started tracking these tunes I have arrangements for. I just updated the video above with a newer version. Same recording but added a slapback and splash of reverb so it didn't sound TOO clean. ;) . Nothing extreme. Subtle, but necessary. If you friend wants, please let him know that he can share this with anyone who might find joy in it. :)

    If your friend would like an mp3 or something, please reach out to me. It would be my pleasure to provide.
     
  12. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    Thanks! I just updated the video with better audio if you want to give it a better listen. :)
     
  13. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

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    Jan 9, 2013
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    Nice arrangement/playing altogether. Those last couple of bars, though...what a perfect ending.
     
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  14. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    Thanks so much!
     
  15. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I enjoyed that a lot Barry. Some of my first musical memories are of the Platters.
     
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  16. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    Awesome! I am really glad you enjoyed it!
     
  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    That was nice!
     
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  18. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    Thanks much!
     
  19. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just like when I play " You belong to me " by the Duprees ;)
     
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  20. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    If you get a recording, I'd love to hear!
     
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