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(Message started by: hannibalmcnee on Today at 02:20)

Title: A First Folio
Post by hannibalmcnee on Today at 02:20
Someone give me a clue here.

Is there any way - on God's green earth - to get a hold of a copy of the Atkin and James songbook 'A First Folio'?

Hell, I'd even settle for scraps! I've seen the page of Lady Lowness posted on the main site, but it seems like an incredibly sadistic tease to those of us who have dreamed of playing these songs but don't have the knack for doing the whole 'play-by-ear' thing.

Surely there must be a way!

Seriously, now... If I have to go on a Da Vinci code style quest to piece this thing together, I will.

God knows someone ought to!

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by Keith Busby on Today at 03:16
Got mine on e-bay after having been alerted to its presence by one Mr Crock, who checks on such things now and again.

Keith

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by hannibalmcnee on Today at 04:10
Mr Crock, eh? Interesting... ((writes name down in notepad))

How much did you have to pay?

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by Gerry Smith on Today at 11:26
Don't forget, there are chord transcriptions for many of Pete's songs on the Smash Flops website, submitted by me and other MV members over the years.  All have been seen and where necessary, amended by Pete.

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by johneggleston on 12.10.05 at 15:48
Lucky old me bought a copy of First Folio in a Leeds music shop c 1974. Held dear to this day. I always hoped there'd be a Second Folio. Hopefully with piano transcriptions for some of the songs from the earlier collections before Road of Silk and Secret Drinker.

Although the website has guitar chords available that doesn't much help those of us who only play the piano, and just from the dots at that! (Blame it on my musical training).

I'd love to see some more Atkin/James piano music. I especially wonder if anyone has available a piano transcription of 'Thirty Year Man' for example?

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by Keith Busby on 12.10.05 at 18:02
I think I paid about 15 quid a year or so ago. A bargain at the price.

Keith

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by Gerry Smith on 13.10.05 at 14:07

on 10/12/05 at 15:48:22, johneggleston wrote :
Although the website has guitar chords available that doesn't much help those of us who only play the piano, and just from the dots at that! (Blame it on my musical training).


They're not *just* guitar chords - they apply to keyboards as well! If you know the song, a chord transcription is often all you need to play an acceptable cover - just play around with the chord voicing until it sounds right.

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by hannibalmcnee on 14.10.05 at 14:13

on 10/13/05 at 14:07:06, Gerry Smith wrote :
They're not *just* guitar chords - they apply to keyboards as well! If you know the song, a chord transcription is often all you need to play an acceptable cover - just play around with the chord voicing until it sounds right.


Yes you could.

But I'd rather not.

Realistically, in order to play any of Pete's stuff half-decently, I'd need an actual transcription of the music.

It's a terrible handicap, I know, and it annoys me that there are so many songs out there that I love and can't play, from right across the musical spectrum.

But what REALLY annoys me is the knowledge that there WAS a book of music produced and I CAN'T GET A COPY!

Incidentally, £15 was an incredible bargain, only making me more jealous.

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by Andy Love on 14.10.05 at 15:52

on 10/14/05 at 14:13:57, hannibalmcnee wrote :
But what REALLY annoys me is the knowledge that there WAS a book of music produced and I CAN'T GET A COPY!


Hmmm.  Check your instant messages and mail me back when you've seen what's there or, seemingly perhaps, not there.

A

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by Seán Kelly on 14.10.05 at 16:07
Ha
the mysterious Mr Love speaketh and we are doing well if (in this case) even one Voice understands Andy's words.  When you find out - do let us know what he's on about Hannibal (if you can!!).  :)

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by johneggleston on 14.10.05 at 23:13
Is anyone else with Hanniball McNee...and me...in asking for someone in the very skilled MV universe to come up with actual piano transcriptions for more Atkins/James songs that are NOT in the First Folio book?

I'm also of the opinion that simply following guitar chord leads is just not enuff for us piano players. Don't shoot me!

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by Andy Love on 15.10.05 at 00:51

on 10/14/05 at 16:07:08, Seán Kelly wrote :
... we are doing well if ... even one Voice understands Andy's words.  When you find out - do let us know what he's on about Hannibal (if you can!!).  :)



I, too, await developments with interest. And, although I received permission to do what I have done, I think Instant Messaging is the way to go with this one.  

['Course, I could just be racking up spurious messages in pursuit of my coveted third star... ]

I see your dirigible has left her berth, Curly. I wish her a safe journey   ;)

A

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by Keith Busby on 15.10.05 at 00:51
John,

I think yer man himself recently invited requests for same, having just acquired some spiffy music software. There is a short thread somewhere in this forum.

Keith

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by hannibalmcnee on 22.10.05 at 03:06
Message found and replied to, sir.

Though I was a mite slow on the uptake.

Title: Re: A First Folio
Post by Carole on 13.11.05 at 19:15
Oo-er. Look what we have here.....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1974-PETE-ATKINS-SHEET-MUSIC-BOOK-FOLK-CLIVE-JAMES_W0QQitemZ7366171665

Happy bidding!

Carole



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