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Unitedeyes remix of Prof Longhair's 'Big Chief'

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:52 am
by Rob Hall
I was reminded of this last night, but now I look for it, I can't find any reference to it here on the forum. I'm sure that Charlie played it when it was released. Anybody else remember this?

https://soundcloud.com/annabellegaspar/ ... unitedeyes

Re: Unitedeyes remix of Prof Longhair's 'Big Chief'

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:46 pm
by NormanD
Nooooo!!!!!

It shouldn't have been allowed. It's like pissing on the altar.

Thus speaketh possibly the oldest fart on this here Forum.

Re: Unitedeyes remix of Prof Longhair's 'Big Chief'

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:04 pm
by Rob Hall
I'm in two minds about it. Part of me is reminded of Pat Metheny's comments on Kenny G when Mr G recorded himself playing along with an old Louis Armstrong recording (always worth a re-visit):

http://www.jazzoasis.com/methenyonkennyg.htm

On the other hand, it's probably more likely to get the kids out on the dance floor than the Prof's original, and I think that was probably the object of the exercise.

Re: Unitedeyes remix of Prof Longhair's 'Big Chief'

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:42 pm
by AndyM
Love the Pat M comments. A lot better than his own music, if we're being honest.

Re: Unitedeyes remix of Prof Longhair's 'Big Chief'

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:04 pm
by Jamie Renton
I do remember this and quite enjoy it. Unitedeye hasn't gone for the crasser elements of remixing (wobble bass, the lowest common denominator electronic pulse of electro-swing) but he's remodeled it enough to make sense on the dancefloor.

That said, I'm not sure I'd DJ with it, more likely to go for the original.

Good remixes and mashups have their place though. I recall even Norman saying he liked this one: https://soundcloud.com/slackjawedlocal/ ... n-a-django

Re: Unitedeyes remix of Prof Longhair's 'Big Chief'

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:17 pm
by Rob Hall
AndyM wrote:Love the Pat M comments. A lot better than his own music, if we're being honest.

Pat Metheny's music covers a broad spectrum Andy, he has made some beautiful music.

Re: Unitedeyes remix of Prof Longhair's 'Big Chief'

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:41 pm
by Adam Blake
Pat Metheny is spot on about Kenny G. If he could play the blues, he'd be my hero. Unfortunately…

I got halfway through the "Big Chief" remix before I was struck down by the obvious conundrum: Professor Longhair's original 1963 version is so much funkier.

Still, what do you expect from me?