Family Concert Tribute to Ted Unseth - 07/05/13

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Family Concert Tribute to Ted Unseth 07/05/13


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Below is the 'print-out' of the Program.  Same as the PDF.


Family Concert Tribute

to

Ted Unseth

July 5, 2013

Lake Harriet Pavilion

Minneapolis, MN

7:30 – 9:00 PM

 

--Proposed Program--

--Player Reference--

 

Note: These are Virtual Band/Orchestra recordings. 

Some sounds may be missing; e.g., Lyrics for the

Singer/Songwriter—can’t reproduce actual words

via computer, so Text is provided for correlation.

Also some Scores are sans Parts; e.g., “Sell it” in

the Classic Jazz section = Piano and Drum charts

from previous hand-written score OK for this Event,

so not on the computer score. 

 

Family Instrumentation:

3 Trumpets

1 Trombone (doubling on Violin)

2 Flutes

1 Alto Sax (doubling on Bari Sax)

1 Guitar

2 Keyboards (1 Acoustic; 1 Synth)

2 Basses (both Electric)

1 Drums/Percussion

12 or more Singers (some being featured Soloists)

 

The Plan:

Feature Ted’s 3 Musical Personae:

--Singer/Songwriter

--Composer/Arranger

--Classic Jazz Director

(plus a 4th categoryChorus)

 

The Order:

 

Show Opener:

 

01.  Dudley Do Right tag

Singer/Songwriter

Basically, a re-creation of Ted’s major S/S gig at the

New Riverside Café; Minneapolis; 1972.  Featuring         

something Ted could/should have had back then: a

Full Band, including Bass and Violin.

 

02.  Braggadocio

01.

'Braggadocio' they call me.

Sweet pal o' mine: "What can it mean?”

You wonder. Hmm.

02.

--Instrumental—

03.

Every place I go I'm thinkin':

"Nothin' I can do, nothin' I can say

Without you”.  Hmm.

04.     

--Instrumental--

05.

'Braggadocio' means I'm talkin'

Like a man at ease with his whole damn self;

And you're the reason.  Hmm.

                                   

03.  Hey There, Dog

A1.

Hey there, dog; they didn’t have to do it.

Why can’t they leave us alone?

…and

 

A2.

I can’t think what terrible pain did hurt them

That hardened their hearts into stone.

…well

 

B.

Late last night, you strayed away from home.

I tried to find you but they had al-

ready strychnined you.

 

A3.

Now you’re gone and all that I remember…

Is you…

And your Dog-gone…

Eyes.

 

 

(Transition to Arranger section = Ted would have

included these if he’d had the resources.  These next

two lead to “Kjaerlighet”, which was on the original

program).

 

 

04.  Myllargutens Brudemars

(Traditional Norwegian Wedding March)

 

05.  Valdres Springar

(Transcription of #1 Norwegian Folk Fiddler Torleiv

Bolstad’s signature piece)

 

(Back to Singer/Songwriter)

 

06.  Kjaerlighet (Beloved)

(originally conceived as Guitar/Voice fantasy re: a

young Norwegian lad serenading his sweetheart.  Now

a two-fold meaning:  01.  The lad; and 02. The entire

country of Norway, esp. the breathtaking fjords.

 

07.  Jimmy And The Chrysler

A 1.

Jimmy, you gotta go now. but

Don’t you be leaving without the

Time to say goodbye to me and mine ‘cuz

Buddy what you leave behind

Is gonna miss your kind.

 

A 2.

Jimmy, you got a car now; and a

Lady friend down by your side. And you

Know foolin’ with the radio and

 
Cruisin’ down the open road

Is the only way to go. 

 

B. 

And when you stop for gas,

Don’t you for-get me.

 

A 3.

Jimmy, you’re almost there now. The

Chrysler she may be a hog, but

Still, getcha there I think she will.  And she’ll

Prove to you when she makes that hill that

White Lightning is not the biggest thrill.

                  

08.  Your Lady On The River

01.

When your Lady wishes to be alone

Well, you'll find her on the river skippin' stones.

And you'll be watching with all of the tears you have.

You won't even have your knees.

You listen to the love she feeds the Wood.

Don'tcha know that she's alive?

 

02.

 Here's your Lady finishing last night's dream.

Well, you know it's a feelin' so clean

You've got the birches bowed for overjoy.

She's your life, hey boy.

You listen to them cry; and you nearby.

Don'tcha know that she's alive?

 

03.

She'll not see you--you will just happen by.

She'll be running and talkin' to the sky.

And she will ask you, "Why do your eyes be full?"

You tell her, "It's just the breeze."

You listen to her eyes--they've brought you home.

Yes, you know that she's alive.

 

09.  The Old Apple Tree

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

--a rare Cover Tune/someone else’s.  Ramblin’ Jack was

Ted’s favorite Singer/Songwriter back in those days.

 

V1.

It was only yesterday I thought I’d take a bath in some water

Blubble blubble blubble

For a bath I hadn’t had in goodness knows when

And for that bath I didn’t want to pay a quarter

So I run down to the crick and jumped right in

 

I hung my clothes upon an apple tree limb

Was there I got into an awful fix

When an old maid come and sit right down beside them

And there she sit from 1 O’clock ‘til 6

 

C1.

In the shade of The Old Apple Tree                                                    

I’s in water right up to my knee

I had to lay down while she was around

‘Til only my nose you could see

Mosquiters was biting my nose

And the crawdads was nibblin’ my toes

I lay there all day ‘til she went away

From the shade of The Old Apple Tree

 

Here comes the pitiful part, boys and girls:

 

V2.

It was only yesterday that Jane and I got hitched

You can bet your life I was a happy groom

There was only one thing that filled my heart with sadness

Was parts of her were scattered all over the room

 

Her glass eye and false teeth was on the mantle

And on the bed she hung her lock of hair

And the one thing that truly filled my heart with sadness

Was she pitched her wooden leg upon a chair

 

C1.

And it was a limb from that Old Apple Tree

I’s in water right up to my knee

I had to lay down while she was around

‘Til only my nose you could see

Mosquiters was biting my nose

And the crawdads was nibblin’ my toes

I lay there all day ‘til she went away

From the shade of The Old Apple Tree

Yes, I carved out my name and there it was plain

On her limb from the Old Apple Tree

 

10.  One O’Clock Leap

(Originally performed at the Firehouse, Mpls., MN,

1973.  Last S/S gig for Ted—warm-up act for the new

Classic Jazz Orchestra.  This was a transition number

by Ted (Piano) and founding CJO member Joe Demko

(Bass). 

 

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Composer

When circumstances warranted (alone in a room with

warm acoustics and no one within earshot), exploration

of Original Composition. 

11.  Dolcezza

12.  Punko

13.  Minor Fantasy

14.  Concertino – M1

Arranger

15.  Country Band March Fanfare        Charles Ives

 

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Chorus

16.  Es Ist Genug                     J.S. Bach

17.  Gospodi Pomilui              Trad. Russian Orthodox

18.  Echo Song                        Orlando di Lasso

19.  Django                               Modern Jazz Quartet

 

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Classic Jazz

20.  Saxophobia                        Rudy Wiedoeft

21.  Beethoven Riffs On          John Kirby Sextet

22.  Stevedore Stomp              Duke Ellington Orch.

23.  Beaucoup Jack                  Clarence Williams Orch.

24.  Sweet Music                       Fletcher Henderson Or.

25.  Flaming, Screaming          Jimmie Lunceford Orch.              

26.  Sell It                                   Gene Kardos Orch.

X.  Intro

 

A 1&2, B, A 3:  Instrumental

 

C:  Vocal Verse      

                                                                             

            Now,

Most people don’t know a good band

when they hear it, good or bad.

They most always say it’s the last word

when it’s really very sad.

I try to figure out the case,

it’s quite the mystery.

But I find out they can’t understand

anything that they don’t see.  So you’ve gotta

 

D 1:  Vocal Chorus

Sell it.  Yes, you’ve gotta

Sell it.  And you’ve gotta Deliver

or else you’re in a rut.  Oh, you’ve gotta

 

D 2:

Sing it.  That’s the way to swing it.  ‘Cuz if you pull up

Clever, why you’ll be nothin’ else but.  I’ve heard some

 

E:

Corny bands who knock ‘em off their feet.

And I’ve seen Virtuosos kicked out in the street.

So you’ve gotta

 

D 3:

Sell it.  Yes, you’ve gotta

Sell it.  For it won’t go over unless you sell your stuff.

 

F:

You’ve just heard my story true.

Now try to see my point of view.

I’ll show you what each cat can do:

Gabriel, “Blow dat horn!”

 

G 1&2:

Trumpet Solo

 

H:

Flute Solo – Gang Vocals in Background:

Sell it!  Bail out!  Pay it off!  Sold!  Yes!

 

G 3:

Trumpet Solo

 

I 1 & 2:

Trombone Solo

 

J:

Alto Sax Solo – Gang Vocals in Background:

Bite it!  Whack it!  Attack it!  Nurse!  Yow!

 

I 3:

Trombone Solo

 

K:  Vocal Vamp

 

Well, you’ve seen them, one by one.

Stick around, we’re gonna have some fun.

Ready for the start of the gun, Are you

Set?  Go!

 

L1 & 2:

Instrumental Tail

 

M:

Drum Solo

 

L 3 & N:

Tail out.

 

27.  Digga Digga Doo                Duke E./Mills Brothers                   

28.  Mississippi Mud                 Paul Whiteman Orch.

V1.

When the sun goes down, the tide goes out,

The people gather ‘round and they all begin to shout:

Hey, Hey Uncle Dud

It's a treat to beat your feet on the Mississippi Mud.

[Doot Doot Doot Doot Doodoot Doodoot Doot]

 

V2.

What a dance do they do.

Lordy how I'm tellin' you.

Whoa, what a band

Keepin’ time by clapping their hands.

Just as happy as a cow chewin' on a cud

When the people beat their feet on the Mississippi Mud.

 

X.

[ Lordy how they play it.  Boy they really sway it.

Boot da

Dooten dot dow dut dow wuh dare. Da

Dooten doot dotta da dit dit di doo.

Boy that music thrills me.  Say it nearly kills me. 

Boot da Wah – uh! Deet dot duh wah wah wah. ]

 

 

V3.

What a dance do they do.

Lordy how I'm tellin' you.

Whoa, what a band

Keepin’ time by clapping their hands.

Just as happy as a cow chewin' on a cud

When the people beat their feet on the Mississippi Mud.

 

R.

Just as happy as a cow chewin' on a cud

When the people beat their feet on the Mississippi Mud.

 

Show Closer:

29.  Perry Mason tag

 

Encore (if there’s time):  Saxophobia           

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The 4 Related Websites:

Singer/Songwriter:

http://tedeboy.tripod.com/ssrevisit/

Composer/Arranger:

http://tedeboy.tripod.com/comranger/

Chorus:

http://tedeboy.tripod.com/chorus/

Classic Jazz:

http://tedeboy.tripod.com/famjazz/