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Pilzkopf

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Best song using Blue Moon chord sequence
« on: October 12, 2009, 08:00:06 PM »

When I was learning guitar in the 60s that's usually what it was called, "the Blue Moon sequence". You know - C, Am, F, G, with variations, like Dm instead of F. This one - "Moths", by Jethro Tull - contains more complex harmonies too, but it uses that sequence as the core of the melody, and it's possibly the most perfect example of what you can do with a very simple (even clich├ęd) chord progression. I think it's quite sublime.

Jethro Tull- Moths

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Re: Best song using Blue Moon chord sequence
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 10:34:01 PM »

Heart And Soul - Hoagy Carmichael - 'Big' Theme Tune

The Rays - Two Silhouettes on the Shade

The Dovells - The Bristol Stomp

Paul And Paula - Hey Paula (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
The Beatles - This Boy (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Crocodile Rock-Elton John (lyrics) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
D'yer Maker by Led Zeppelin (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Madonna - True Blue (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


so many doo wop hits use these chords . . .

all in all, my vote for best would be this :
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Re: Best song using Blue Moon chord sequence
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 10:34:59 PM »

How about this one - definitely one of my favourites!!

John Lennon - Stand By Me [The Beatles]

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Re: Best song using Blue Moon chord sequence
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 12:30:36 PM »

Dion and the Belmonts were good with the Blue Moon Chords!
Dion And The Belmonts - Runaround sue

Run Around Sue

Dion & The Belmonts - A teenager in love

Teenager In Love

Del Shannon Runaway

Del Shannon - Runaway. No Max Crook on his Musitron though!

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Teen Angel by Mark Dinning. Is this the most morbid teen song ever?


BTW - Did you guys remember Del Shannon was the 1st to get airplay in the US with a Lennon-McCartney tune? He did "From Me to You" very soon after it was released, and it was played on a midwest radio station. Apparently he did the England tour with the other Yanks in '62 or '63, heard them do it live, and came right back home and recorded it. There's an old thread around somewhere about that with a music clip, but since it's not Blue Moon chords, I won't hijack this thread (any more - sorry!).

Funny thing is ... on Elvis' Sun Sessions Blue Moon recording, it sure is hard to hear the Blue Moon progression! He kind of rocks it up ...
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Re: Best song using Blue Moon chord sequence
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 01:28:31 AM »


Funny thing is ... on Elvis' Sun Sessions Blue Moon recording, it sure is hard to hear the Blue Moon progression! He kind of rocks it up ...

Sounds like a different song - Blue Moon of Kentucky. That's one of his. Though he did Blue Moon (without Kentucky) as well.
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