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My Favorite Things
My Favorite Things is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.
The song was first introduced by Mary Martin in the original Broadway production, and sung by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film adaptation.
In the musical, the lyrics to the song are a litany of things that Maria loves, such as "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens." These are the things she selects to fill her mind with when times get bad and sad.
As a jazz musician I was turned on to this songs by the John Coltrane recording.
The song has been recorded hundreds of times. Jazz artist John Coltrane did an extended, close to fourteen-minute version on his 1961 album taken from the title of the song. It became a jazz classic and a signature for Coltrane in concert, also appearing on New Thing at Newport and Live at the Half Note: One Down, One Up in 1965, and Live at the Village Vanguard Again! in 1966. Coltrane's version differs significantly from the song as originally conceived; using modal patters and being much darker and more frenzied in feel.
- WidipediA: My Favorite Things (song)
- WidipediA: John Coltrane: My Favorite Things (album)
My Favorite Things is a 1961 jazz album by John Coltrane. It is considered by many jazz critics and listeners to be a highly significant and historic recording. It was the first session recorded by Coltrane on the Atlantic label, the first to introduce his new quartet featuring McCoy Tyner (Piano), Elvin Jones (Drums) and Steve Davis (Bass) - neither Jimmy Garrison nor Reggie Workman featured as yet.
- My Favorite Things - Curt Sheller
- My Favorite Things
- My Favorite Things, Gtr Melody.mp3
- My Favorite Things, NO Melody.mp3
- My Favorite Things from Midnight at the Jazz Cafe
- My Favorite Things - Lead Sheet
- My Favorite Things - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement
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My Favorite Things, Gtr Melody.mp3
Example of My Favorite Things premium play-along track with playing guitar melody. Key of Em.
My Favorite Things, NO Melody.mp3
My Favorite Things premium play-along track. Key of Em.
My Favorite Things from Midnight at the Jazz Cafe
Recording from the Midnight at the Jazz Cafe with the Curt Sheller Trio.
My Favorite Things - Lead Sheet
Lead sheet for the premium play-along track. This is the track used for a few of the examples.
My Favorite Things - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement
This is the melody and chord ukulele arrangement that I perform in concert and is on the How About More Uke CD.
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