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uhollis

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Que Sera Sera







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Well since Sly's version of Que Sera Sera was from 1973, I guess JJ may have "borrowed" the arrangement.

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I think it sounds more like this one:


It makes sense that the songs he writes about childhood would sound like what he heard then. I like it. Probably because the stereo in my dad's room had the same stuff playing.


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Delerious Tyme

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Remember that SCTL&F was on the Alma Zuma album, Audubon, so it was done well before Blackwater.  That being said, it does sound alot like that version of Que Sera Sera that uhollis posted. 

Add it to the list of other songs that JJ has used the music to.


Blackwater - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's - Jesus Gonna Make it Alright




Ho Cake - Snatch & the Poontang's (Johnny Otis) - Big John Jeeter




Note: Snatch & the Poontangs is where JJ got his version of Stagger Lee, the rest of the album is just as nasty as thier version of Stagger Lee.  If you are offended easily, please don't click on the Big John Jeeter video. 


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Delerious Tyme

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Odd that all those songs are on the Blackwater Album...  hmmm...


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Quote:
Originally Posted by Delerious Tyme

Remember that SCTL&F was on the Alma Zuma album, Audubon, so it was done well before Blackwater.  That being said, it does sound alot like that version of Que Sera Sera that uhollis posted. 

Add it to the list of other songs that JJ has used the music to.


Blackwater - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's - Jesus Gonna Make it Alright




Ho Cake - Snatch & the Poontang's (Johnny Otis) - Big John Jeeter




Note: Snatch & the Poontangs is where JJ got his version of Stagger Lee, the rest of the album is just as nasty as thier version of Stagger Lee.  If you are offended easily, please don't click on the Big John Jeeter video. 



When you say, "Add it to list of other songs...", how did you find out about the other ones? Does JJ own up to it? Makes you wonder, how many more are out there.

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uhollis

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i love that in his earlier years he borrowed from the past, and inserted his stories. 

i absolutely love that.

we have to find precedents for how we learn. 


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helix77

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I think it's great too. But are the original artists aware of it? Was it done with their blessing? Are they listed in the credits? We all know the commotion over Harrison's "My Sweet Lord".

I agree uhollis, everyone has their influences and the originators should take it as a compliment. It's great when it's done well. However, some get pissy about it and want money.

Now for me, what Kid Rock did with the Warren Zevon/Lynyrd Skynyrd mash up, was blasphemy. I hope Zevon's family and the Skynyrd's got royalties. Fuck I hate that song!


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