[Harp-L] Stand by Me

Bflat kham27@xxxxx
Thu Jun 7 09:33:12 EDT 2018

I always play it on an f harp in 2nd and sing like the late Roger Ridley.
That man could sing but I can't find a full version of him singing it.

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On 22 May 2018 at 16:21, Joseph Leone <3N037 at xxxxx> wrote:

> I always play this tune on a D cross-harped. But when you get to the
> syllable ‘ling’ in the word ‘dar-ling’ you need to have the #5 draw reed
> raised up one sharp.
> You might be able to overblow that note but I have never heard anyone do
> it cleanly. Which is why I came up with doo-wop tuning in 1959 in the first
> place. I
> tried to give a seminar on this at spah about 20 years ago. (You were
> there as I recall). But it wasn’t well attended as I was opposite the hall
> from a big name
> player and they drew more attendees.  :(
> broken shoes joe
> > On May 22, 2018, at 2:40 PM, philharpn--- via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> > For those who heard "Stand By Me" (By Mike Stoller, Jerry Leiber and Ben
> E King) at the Royal Wedding.
> >
> > The song came out in 1961--Leiber and Stoller  were producing a
> recording session for King and King had part of a song and they finished it
> up.
> >
> > The Song was originally in A with what is now called The 50's
> Progression: I vi IV V chords.  (A-F#m7-D-E7) -- if you want to play along
> with the record??!
> >
> > In the key of C (which is what most sheet music shows) the chords are C
> -Am - F  - G.
> >
> >

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