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Whose Note Is It Anyway?

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Many musicians collaborate, but usually within their genre. The idea here is to spark cross-genre musical collaboration and televise the results.

Get four famous musicians and perhaps a famous music producer, give them a set of songs to choose from. (No songs can be hits by the artists themselves). They are given a day to experiment, and access to some studio musicians to fill in the sound as needed. The next day, tape a concert in front of a live audience.

The producers are now soliciting suggested lineups.

krelnik, Dec 01 2002

Mahavishnu Orchestra http://www.allmusic...H&sql=B6ueyxd0bjolk
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Later with Jools Holland http://www.bbc.co.uk/later/
Not quite baked but getting there... [my face your, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Chopin, Debussy, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and, as producer, George Martin.
bristolz, Dec 01 2002
  

       Trading Tunes?
phoenix, Dec 01 2002
  

       TV backup bands such as "The World's Most Dangerous Band" - since move from NBC known as - "Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra" (NBC weasels wouldn't let 'em keep name) do this 5 nights a week (discounting reruns). The beauty of it is - the TV audience doesn't have to pay. That said, while I'm in favo(u)r of breaking out of the musical cliché molds most musicians have gotten them elves into, I'm afraid many *famous* musicians would command hefty fees for appearances if the suggested idea were to come to pass, what with their precious 48 hours being burned up.
thumbwax, Dec 01 2002
  

       [bliss] Yes, I'm a big Carlos Santana fan....I got this idea while listening to his latest album. [thumb] Maybe the whole thing could be for a charity as incentive?
krelnik, Dec 01 2002
  

       Watchoo talkin' 'bout Willsqueke? McFerrin's mike could *accidently* be unplugged, Dolby could be stuck in traffic...
thumbwax, Dec 01 2002
  

       George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne....aka the Traveling Wilburys....the best collaboration ever. RIP George and Roy.
Marassa, Dec 01 2002
  

       I think this is the idea behind "nu-metal" music, but if you ask me metal has no place with hip hop, and I think its a bit gimmicky.
Gulherme, Dec 01 2002
  

       <unlistenable>Enya, George Michael, Wagner, and the Oak Ridge Boys do a tribute to BlueGrass.</unlistenable>
RayfordSteele, Dec 01 2002
  

       The baker pistols-"Anarchy in the Halfbakery"
skinflaps, Dec 01 2002
  

       No need to change these lyrics:
It's coming sometime and maybe
I give a wrong time stop a traffic line
Your future dream is a shopping scheme
thumbwax, Dec 01 2002
  

       Harry Conick Jr., The B52s, Aerosmith, and Placido Domingo, produced by Barry Gordy.
-wess, Dec 02 2002
  

       Is he related to Berry Gordy?
angel, Dec 02 2002
  

       lol! sorry angel, i ment berry gordy   

       and how about this one: Bjork, The Manhatten Transfer, Leon Redbone, and The Barenaked Ladies, produced by Quincy Jones
-wess, Dec 02 2002
  

       Sarah Cracknell, Kool Keith, Bootsy Collins, Luke Haines. Produced by Plaid.
my face your, Dec 03 2002
  

       Beck, Shostakovich, MC Hawking, Willie Nelson. Producer: Yoko Ono.
Malakh, Dec 03 2002
  

       bristolz's choices would produce only silence. Aren't they all dead? Not much of a concert going on there, methinks.
DrBob, Dec 04 2002
  

       Ah, but what glorious silence it would be. It would be a silence deftly produced by George Martin who is still alive and still producing.   

       And this is a pretend site with pretend ideas and my pretend band would probably turn out some pretty good stuff.   

       While were on the dead subject, [Marassa]'s choice would be closer to the Traveling Bury's.
bristolz, Dec 04 2002
  

       Two of the Wilburys are still alive. Three if you count Bob Dylan.
angel, Dec 04 2002
  

       or the Wilbury Trio...which would still be great. don't joke like that angel, God is immortal and can't die.
Marassa, Dec 04 2002
  

       We (wife and elf) have Dylan's 30th anniversary concert on video; some of it's rather like what this idea is about. The singer and guitarist from Pearl Jam doing "Masters of War" is one of the highlights.
angel, Dec 04 2002
  

       The thought of Leo Sayer singing with Barry White just makes me chuckle. Put Lesley Garrett and Brian Eno in there, and you've pretty much got a band.
PeterSilly, Dec 04 2002
  
      
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