[Dixielandjazz] FW: Prettiest melody contest
mcclernan1 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 2 15:32:53 PST 2009
On Mar 2, 2009, at 4:03 PM, Jim Kashishian wrote:
> Ken Gates said:
>> Did we ever have nominations for prettiest melody in OKOM?
> If anyone is interested, here are my three nominations---
> ......and, one of his nominations was "New Orleans"
> I agree that it is a great melody...one of the best, but I have also
> from those that go ape over chord progressions, that New Orleans is
> exceptional. So, is it tops in melody & chord progressions, thereby
> covering both sides of the coin?
> And, was the melody or chord progression written first? Was the
> the chords with the melody laid over the top, or was it the melody
> with the chords accompanying it?
... or was the chord progression of the first part of "New Orleans"
stolen from the bridge of "You Took Advantage Of Me" or "Wrap Your
Troubles In Dreams" ? Is this a "chicken-or-egg" quandary?
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