2019-06-09 23:32:17 UTC
I do hear the similarity of the riff used in all three recordings, but I'm wondering if that's just a common blues riff or particular to one of the songs you mentioned. If not, how would we choose which song would it be?
Sebastian, any thoughts?
2019-06-10 02:32:43 UTC
I currently have this performance uniformly titled "Here Comes Santa Claus/Jingle Bells (La Grange/Spirit In The Sky)" and the only other track from the release in my notes is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen …. Since personal experience suggests if one track is mash-like the others will be as well, I sampled "God Rest". It sure opens and closes with some unexpected musical elements, but I can't readily place them (so no help there).
2019-06-12 12:17:43 UTC
JoAnn, you could throw in a comment here that the song recycles or hints at ZZ Tops La Grange, fine, but no further credit is due.
The "common bluesriff" you refer to was developed by John Lee Hooker ca. 1948, first heard in his 'Boogie Chillen'.
2019-06-12 13:47:37 UTC
Should Boogie Chillen' also get noted under "Spirit"?
2019-06-15 00:12:38 UTC
I added a comment. VV, you ask a good question about Spirit in the Sky, but it's probably more likely to be seen if you repost it somewhere else.
2019-06-15 00:12:40 UTC
2019-06-15 00:13:02 UTC
Thanks for the help, guys!