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Jimmyt's musical going well

jimmyt 10 Sep 07 - 09:05 PM
Ron Davies 10 Sep 07 - 09:58 PM
Amos 10 Sep 07 - 10:01 PM
CapriUni 10 Sep 07 - 10:06 PM
Dead Horse 10 Sep 07 - 10:55 PM
katlaughing 10 Sep 07 - 11:23 PM
Lonesome EJ 10 Sep 07 - 11:57 PM
open mike 11 Sep 07 - 12:06 AM
GUEST,crazy little woman 11 Sep 07 - 01:19 AM
KT 11 Sep 07 - 02:50 AM
Jeanie 11 Sep 07 - 04:30 AM
John MacKenzie 11 Sep 07 - 05:03 AM
Megan L 11 Sep 07 - 05:05 AM
Liz the Squeak 11 Sep 07 - 05:14 AM
Emma B 11 Sep 07 - 05:17 AM
Leadfingers 11 Sep 07 - 05:40 AM
SINSULL 11 Sep 07 - 12:30 PM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Sep 07 - 07:45 PM
jimmyt 11 Sep 07 - 08:13 PM
Splott Man 12 Sep 07 - 11:29 AM
jimmyt 14 Sep 07 - 05:40 PM
Azizi 14 Sep 07 - 10:31 PM
jimmyt 16 Sep 07 - 09:43 AM
Fortunato 16 Sep 07 - 01:45 PM
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Subject: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: jimmyt
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 09:05 PM

I wanted to report that I have written a musical review of do-wop music and it has opened to sold-out houses the first 2 nights, and will probably sell out this weekend as well. I have set the story as a nostalgia tour of a semi-over-the-hill group from 1966 who are on their way to Disney with their wives, repeating their tour stops they made 40 years ago. It is absolutely mindless, silly, hokey. ridiculous, but seems to be really popular with the theater patrons.

I have had many people call me and say it is the best time they have had in 30 years. Musically it is pretty well done, and the theater part is very relaxed and allows lots of audience interaction. My group, the Classics, is having the time of their lives once again and we will generate about $5000 profit for the local community theater. 2 of our quartet are cancer survivors in the last 5 years so I am just thrilled to be performing at all!
I just wanted to make this announcement. This Saturday, I perform with the Peacock Alley Blues band at 11 AM, at noon with the Brookwoods , my folk geoup, and 7 pm my play, "Classics Road Trip" is playing followed by a 2 hour sing at a local wine bar after the show. I will be one tired, but fulfilled musician by midnight!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 09:58 PM

Wonderful idea! Congratulations on your success! Hope you're still in a mood for doo-wop at the Getaway--not doo-wopped out. Doo-wop will live forever--mainly 'cause it's great FUN!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 10:01 PM

Oh, Jimmy, well done lad!! Congrats!! Especially on estimating the audience so well!! :D Proud of you!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: CapriUni
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 10:06 PM

Glad to hear it, Jimmy! Always happy for good news of fun times.


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Dead Horse
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 10:55 PM

Gin !!!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 11:23 PM

Great!! Any chance of a snippet of it on youtube?


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 11:57 PM

Go man go!!! I'm proud to know ya!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: open mike
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 12:06 AM

if you ever need a videographer..
i like to capture such moments...
good on ya! and thanks for the report..
that explains why we have not seen
or heard much of you around here these days..

good alibi@


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 01:19 AM

Kansas City has a group of old guys called Freddie and the Doo Wops who do something similar - sing the rock 'n' roll hits of the fifties.

When I was a kid, those songs were like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. I hated that music. But now when I hear Freddie and the Doo Wops perform it, I enjoy it much more. I've decided that they have much better voices, and that makes all the difference.

Congratulations on your show, which may have made the same happy discovery.


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: KT
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 02:50 AM

Good on ya, Jimmy!!! This sounds like such fun!! If you weren't so far away, I'd be there this weekend for sure!
Have lots of fun with it!

KT


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Jeanie
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 04:30 AM

Wow Jimmy, me ol' china, this is great news !
Many congratulations,
- jeanie xx


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 05:03 AM

Great stuff me old dental mate, [no that's not a Spoonerism!]
Keep on keeping on, and give my best to the lovely Jayne.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Megan L
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 05:05 AM

weel done lad


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 05:14 AM

I'm so proud to have met such a talented and good looking man (any chance you can fix a filling for me for free?), congratulations Jimmydear...

Always good to know you've got a trumpet worth blowing.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Emma B
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 05:17 AM

Glad to hear it jimmy, open up that bottle of wine and celebrate!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 05:40 AM

Good On You Jim ! Glad it' all going well for you .


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 12:30 PM

JimmyT in a DA - WHOO WHOO!
Enjoy, Jimmy. Well done!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 07:45 PM

As katlaughing suggested, any chance of putting a chunk of it on YouTube? After all, all it needs is someone with camera and a computer...


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: jimmyt
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 08:13 PM

will try! Great idea. I will see if we can get a clip. ANyway, thanks for all the very nice sentiments! L:You are all wonderful folks. I hope to still make it to getaway this year to raise a glass and have one of those incredible all night sings again!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Splott Man
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 11:29 AM

Well done, mate!

from me and the Dame


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: jimmyt
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 05:40 PM

Well, off to the theater for Friday night show. Opening weekend was very well received and sold out the next 2 nights. Im going to be glad to have a rest for the old mind as I have been living from lists for 3 weeks now!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 10:31 PM

Congratulations, Jimmyt!!

I'm curious, which songs are featured in your musical, "Classics Road Trip"?

Also, I second-or third-the idea about documenting portions of your show, if not the entire show, by contacting Mudcatter open mike or another videographer.


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: jimmyt
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 09:43 AM

thanks for the comment, Azizi. I wish I had thought earlier of getting a videographer, but by the time I came to that thought it was just too late to pull it off. This was our songlist:
At the Hop
Fightin' Otter Alma Mater
Lady (lionel ritchey arrangement)
Tears on my pillow
Valarie
GLoria
Oh, Donna
Sherry
Come GO with Me
RUnaround Sue
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Running Bear
Mack The Knife
In the Still of the Night
Lion Sleeps tonight
Chain Gang
Who put the Bomp
16 Candles
No, Not Much
16 Tons
Unchained Melody
Dream Lover
The Guy who's in your Diary
Dream
Venus
Blue Moon
GOodnight Sweetheart
(WHew! no wonder I am tired today)


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Fortunato
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 01:45 PM

Jimmyt,

I may have missed it, but where is all this taking place?

regards,
chance


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Azizi
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 06:26 PM

Thanks, Jimmyt.

That's a great song list!!!

My favorite song on that list is "16 Candles" {is that the one that goes "16 candles make a lovely light/but it's not as bright/as your eyes tonight"?.

If so, then yes, that's definitely my favorite.

Well, actually my favorite song is "Unchained Melody".

No, it's "Tears On My Pillow".

Okay-here's my real favorite-Blue Moon.

No it's In the Still of the Night.

Oh shucks! I can't decide.

They're all great!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: Azizi
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 06:28 PM

Oh! I forgot "Come Go With Me". Now that's really my favorite song of them all!


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Subject: RE: Jimmyt's musical going well
From: jimmyt
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 07:27 PM

Thanks for the kind words Azizi.   Chance It was a musical revue I wrote and performed the last 2 weekends with my do-wop group, The Classics. We have been singing on and off for 10 years now and this is one of several musicals I have put together for the Artistic Civic Theater in Dalton, Georgia. It is a theater group that I helped start 16 years ago, has a nice theater that seats a35 and we pretty much filled it for 4 performances. A lot of fun and the patrons seemed to really like it a lot. We closed last night then went to a local wine bar and did another 2 sets for the folks there and finished up at 11 pm. All in all, a nice musical day.


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