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General -> Discussion about cover songs -> Re: Vocal vs. instrumental -- The Champs -

As suggested by Jeff, set the aforementioned Champs songs to instrumentals.


On a side note to management, isn't this something to add to the CC's power list? or is it already?

walt 2018-08-17 11:26:51
General -> Discussion about cover songs -> Re: Vocal vs. instrumental -- The Champs -

From a very old topic, some wise words by our own PG (Quentin):


"If a performance has lyrics, or appears to have lyrics (I mean nonsensical words, neologisms, or even an artificial language) then the work must have someone credited for lyrics and it must have a language. Which language? Just use common sense, logic and a bit of knowledge. By work I mean original or adaptation, it shouldn't make any difference.


Example of "nonsensical" lyrics: Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins).


Example of artificial language: Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance).


In any other case (scat, whistling, lalala, laughs, shouts,…) the work should not have credits for lyrics and it should not have a language. The performances will all become "instrumental", but I see nothing wrong with that. And, of course, we can always add a comment if we think it's worth it.


And then of course there's the "grey area". Songs with a single word or some particular expression repeated every now and then (Tequila! Pick it up! Yeah! C'mon! 1,2,3,4…). Once again, common sense and logic are better than rules and guidelines. And my common sense tells me that the song "Tequila" is an instrumental."

walt 2018-08-15 18:32:42
General -> News -> Re: Interconnections with External Databases

Good Q, Thom... And for SHS, Echo Nest is just another source like the others? Or is it of any other value?

walt 2018-07-31 13:54:40
General -> News -> Re: New editor: David King

Welcome, David!

walt 2018-07-30 13:40:24
General -> Feedback on the website/database -> Re: Artists identified only in comments

Yes, completely agree, Jeff. SHS falls short in this "catagory' where secondary performers are involved... and we're inconsistent throughout. Hopefully, we'll find a solution one day. I did find this by typing "ginnie" in the comment section, see PG's (Quentin) post above.


1 Body and Soul Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra

Vocal by Ginnie Powell.


2 How High the Moon Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra

Vocal by Ginnie Powell.


3 The Lady Is a Tramp Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra

Vocal by Ginnie Powell.


4 St. Louis Blues Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra

Vocal by Ginnie Powell.


5 Trouble Is a Man Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra

Vocal by Ginnie Powell.

walt 2018-07-22 17:08:41