The ladies were together from until the early s, and known for their close harmonies, as well as barbershop style or novelty tunes, and utilized their s radio success. The Andrews Sisters started in as a Boswell tribute band and continued recording and performing through the s into the lates, achieving more record sales, more Billboard hits, more million-sellers, and more movie appearances than any other girl group to date. Vaudeville created an environment of entertainment in which the appearance of the girl group was not unfriendly, and musical forms like a cappella and barbershop quartet singing provided inspiration for the structure of the songs and types of harmonies sung by initial girl groups.
And I'm delighted to say my special guest on the programme today, having a chat about his lengthy career and playing some live music, we've popped up to London today to Maida Vale Studios here in London to meet the one and only Mr Eric Stewart.
Eric, welcome to the programme.
Thank you very much and good day, Alan. Good day to you as well. Thank you very much for joining me today on "I write the songs" My pleasure. We've had some great songwriters over the recent months on the programme, and I'm really pleased that you can do the programme today for us.
Before we look at the career and hear some of the great songs that you've written over er, over the years and also look at the new album, which is "Do Not Bend".
Talking about song writing, as I say, you've written some great songs over the years, what's your first song-writing memory? Oh God, you've got to go back to the 60's when I was with a band called Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders.
I remember them well. I was the lead guitarist with Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders until Wayne left for a solo career and I took over as lead vocal. And, um, we wrote a song which was highly based on a Beatles track, I should say nicked from a Beatles track, called Long Time Coming. It was on the B-side of 'Game Of Love' right which was a number one, so suddenly we were hit writers.
Okay, the new album, just come out, Do Not Bend er, let's have a bit of music. Is there any particular song on the album that is your, your favourite, 'cause it's, it's a varied mixture?
I'd, to play the songs from the, from the Do Not Bend album at the moment is nigh on impossible, because I can give you the background to some of the track, but not play the song the whole way through. The way, the way I record nowadays, I will write as I record.
So I'll sit there, and just get a riff, you know, of [plays keyboard riff] and that turns into a song. I can play that bit, that's quite easy, but there's stuff I've, I've put in there on some of these songs, I don't even know what I've played, and to be honest with you I can't, I can't write music at all, Alan, along with Paul McCartney and a few other That's right You play it by ear?
I play by ear. So I play on the piano, I mean, I know what the basic chords are physically but when I sit down to write, I just, I just fly by the seat of my pants and, and write something physically which is now of course stored in your computer And forget about what I played as long as what I'm adding onto it fits with it, I don't really need to know what the chords were.
Have you always written the same way, because you mention there that you're sitting at the piano and you find your riff and sort of build a song around that. I mean, have you always written in the same kind of, same procedure?
That's just one way. I had that riff, that was the first riff for the song on the album called Fred and Dis-Audrey.
Er, it's a story about a painter friend of mine who was always trying to explain painting to me. I'd love to paint and he'd love to play piano. So I said 'okay if you can teach me to paint like you, we'll, we'll do a deal. So I sat down, I had this riff and then the words and the melody formed.
The words happened after the riff. I had a good feel going which is something I experimented with, which I think may be interesting, is if you've got a history of songs that you really love, not just your own songs, stuff you've written yourself but say your great songs, great blues songs, great soul songs, great ballads, there'll be a feel on those songs that is particularly good.
If you can somehow emulate that feel, and we call these things on, on MIDI programmes grooves now, you use a MIDI groove and you, say you wanted a song - that little riff there actually came from the feel on Wilson Pickett's Midnight Hour Could you show us?A comprehensive, coeducational Catholic High school Diocese of Wollongong - Albion Park Act Justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God Micah Watch video · Performance notes: If you don’t do the harmonies in this song, it might be a bit boring to do with a group.
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Watch video · Performance notes: If you don’t do the harmonies in this song, it might be a bit boring to do with a group. Without the harmonies, you could just as easily sing the song by yourself. Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction. Basically most of the established groups have in one point or another -written their own songs. Fans try to differentiate their bias groups by saying stuff like “My group is special because they write their own songs”, but the truth is- South Korea has this culture of excellence and intense competition that almost all of them compose and/or produce their pieces.
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