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If I Only Had A Brain


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Dadai.2

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This is one of the songs I used to perform at a regular gig at a local convalescent home. Most of you will recognize it as one of the popular songs (composed by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg) from the movie "The Wizard Of Oz" sung by Ray Bolger. It's a favorite of mine and I wanted to share it with the MJ folks...
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Hits: 1598
Comments: 22
Fans: 11
Plays: 87
Downloads: 19

Uploaded: Jan 11, 2015 - 05:51:25 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 08:13:49 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 04:50:18 PM
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Hardware:
DM Martin acoustic, MacBook Air, M-Audio MobilePre, Nady condenser mic, Oxygen 25, Zoom H2 recorder
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Comments
RichardSchletty said 928 days ago (January 11th, 2015)
Wonderful song...
And a heartfelt rendition. I remember you telling me that you sang this at the convalescent home. Fun song that combines clever words and a beautiful melody. I want the chords for this!
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Dadai.2 said 927 days ago (January 12th, 2015)
'Tis a fun song...
and the melody is classic H. Arlen. The chords have been sent. Thanks for stopping in, Rich...
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KCsGROOVE said 928 days ago (January 12th, 2015)
if I only had a brain
great songtitle :-)
I really like your performance here..
very nice chords
Good vocals too
KC
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Dadai.2 said 927 days ago (January 12th, 2015)
One of the most...
memorable songs from "The Wizard Of OZ." And for many the Scarecrow was the favorite of Dorothy's three companions. Thank, KC!
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Philip18 said 927 days ago (January 12th, 2015)
If I Only Had a Brain
Great movie, great song. I love the chord progression. Thanks for sharing this one - much enjoyed!
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Dadai.2 said 927 days ago (January 12th, 2015)
Many of the old songs...
have great chord progressions. One of the things that makes the song irresistible to play. Glad you enjoyed it, Philip, and thanks for stopping in...
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PeterB7858 said 927 days ago (January 12th, 2015)
If I Only Had A Brain
Empathetic rendition, Jack. And I mean that in the nicest possible way :-) I'm sure it goes down a treat. Thanks. Take care, Peter.
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Dadai.2 said 927 days ago (January 12th, 2015)
Thanks Peter...
Gracious comments indeed. Thanks and you take care also...
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egobandit said 925 days ago (January 14th, 2015)
oz
I find myself wistling this from time to time especialy when IM in a situation that I have made that is stupid, great singing in this !
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Dadai.2 said 925 days ago (January 14th, 2015)
doing stupid...
Hi Tim, yeah I can relate. Acting as if without a brain happens more often than I would like... if I only had a brain! Thanks for listening and you nice comments.
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michaeljayklein said 922 days ago (January 18th, 2015)
A more wistul, reflective approach
I think Jack that I've mentioned at least several hundred times here during my time at MacJams that I revere the music of Harold Arlen, so when I stopped by to listen, I think, foremost, the immediate impression I got was "Yes! This is how he REALLY would have liked it sung in the film." The approach you took here is right in line with the reflective nature of the song. Your vocal is fine; I personally would have liked a little more "character" maybe, but on it's own, it works well. I really enjoyed the arrangement around this--uncomplicated, not overblown and just right for the song. You did a great job here Jack--thanks so much for doing this! Signed #1 Harold Arlen Fan this Side of the Monongahela River!
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Dadai.2 said 921 days ago (January 18th, 2015)
Reading your comments...
... is a mini-education on Arlen. Of the standards, the master Yoda you are. Many thanks from this learner.
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Vic Holman said 920 days ago (January 19th, 2015)
braaaaiiiiiins
somewhat late.... took a break.

well this is quite an intelligent take on a movie classic. fantastic guitar & vocal work jack.
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Dadai.2 said 916 days ago (January 23rd, 2015)
Gracious Vic...
... comments. Many thanks, my friend...
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awigze said 917 days ago (January 22nd, 2015)
Jack
Who doesnt love this song?
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Dadai.2 said 916 days ago (January 23rd, 2015)
No one...
... except the wicked witch of the west... Thanks, Andy.
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Bob Rodgers said 917 days ago (January 23rd, 2015)
Great
vocals and rendition of this wonderful song Jack.
Nice guitar work and a great performance, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Dadai.2 said 916 days ago (January 23rd, 2015)
Thanks Bob...
- especially for your comment on the guitar. Coming from your corner - a high compliment...

cheers...
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Little_Hooligan said 913 days ago (January 26th, 2015)
Perfect
I'll bet the residents loved this..Superb rendition. You've made this your own in a most positive way.. Now I hear this song with a whole new 'brain.'
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Dadai.2 said 913 days ago (January 26th, 2015)
Joyce....
Such a gracious comment. Thank you so very much!
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thetiler said 908 days ago (January 31st, 2015)
Brings me back
What a standard and you do justice to it Jack! Like the Freddy Green type guitar strumming aka count basie.

WaY to gO. Thanks for sharing and being an important part of MJ!
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Dadai.2 said 788 days ago (May 31st, 2015)
Strumming and singing...
Thanks, Bill. To have your thumbs up is indeed a great comment!
Jack
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