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I’ve Just Seen a Face – The Beatles

There are times when things just come together and you stumble on something that’s really cool… “I’ve Just Seen a Face” by The Beatles is a great song and I just found a version by Doyle Bramhall II and Colin Hay (lead singer for Men at Work)  that I think is fantastic.  Ted Pecchio plays bass on this version and he’s a class act.  If you have a chance to Google him, check out his work with Doyle Bramhall II, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.

Released in 1965 on Help!, it is one of very few Beatles songs that lacks a bass track.  It sounds like there’s one, but that’s Paul walking down on the E string on his acoustic and George playing his solo on only the A and E strings of his acoustic.

Here is the version that I’m talking about, followed by Paul McCartney singing The Beatles version…

I’ve just seen a face, I can’t forget the time or place

Where we just met.

She’s just the girl for me, And I want all the world to see

We’ve met

mm-mm-mm-m’mm-mm

What a great song.  If you want to learn it, here’s a guitar lesson from Privetricker.

He gives great YouTube guitar lessons and can now be found under James James.

I have never known the likes of this, I’ve been alone and I have

Missed things and kept out of sight

for other girls were never quite like this

Matt Becker

Live from Matt’s House

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CHEF and Gary Clark, Jr.

So I haven’t written in a while….  I guess I was in need of a little inspiration.  Things have come up, but for some reason, I haven’t grabbed the computer.  As you all know, this site is about food and music.  If I can combine a movie about food, staring a musician that I love, that’s close enough!

My friend Dan Walker and I were playing some guitar and Gary Clark, Jr. came up in conversation.  He said I should check out “Chef”, a movie that came out a few years ago and is currently on Netflix.  Gary Clark, Jr. plays a Blues singer from Austin, TX (which he is) and it’s all about a chef who finds his way opening a food truck, travels from Miami to LA and bonds with his son.  How could I not love that?  Food, Family and the Blues?  Not a bad combo.

I’ve seen Gary Clark, Jr. twice live and he’s nothing short of amazing.  I’ll be seeing him later this summer at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom.  I can’t wait!  Here’s a clip from his live record, and the trailer from the movie.

Travis County took my picture….  No, I didn’t smile

Told me I was gonna be here, for a pretty long while

Oh, c’mon!  Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey, Jr, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, and my main man, Gary Clark, Jr.?

Anyway, I had a fun night watching the movie and listening to music.  Hope you enjoyed it.

 Matt Becker

Live form Matt’s House

 

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