Posted: 11/12/2016 at 17:51
D R, I did not say playing in the key of C was a like, playing for the normal sing along it is a waste of time doing anything else, when the drink is flowing tonal excelence goes out the window. Many Lloyd Webber tunes are five flats, try playing those in C and even the drunks do not recognise them. Funny when playing my Honer Accordion it can be in any key I wish, the old Accordion man song goes down well but then look who is playing it.
Joyce, Have to put ABBA on on Tuesdays for Joanne to clean to but orchestral not a vocal, I am also C&W fan have a lot of vinals of the top singers. Love all the big bands even when they jazzed it up. All our Dance Halls had live music although the dance class put Victor Sylvester records on for his strict tempo. I fell about laughing at his jive instruction though, jive in my day was anything goes and your partner better be wearing big nickers, they were on show a lot as we threw them around.
It was the three chord wonder period when I switched off, out of tune repetetive and musical not, luckily we still had some good travelling orchestra's we could and see or even still dance to in Blackpool.