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album art It's Not Unusual
by BossHook, zallaz and Bass2x


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Released: Feb 2, 2008 | 4:22 PM
Category: Pop
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 3.06 MB

Plays: 3692
Downloads: 13
Weekly Plays: 2
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Saturday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
Selfish indulgence. Iím guilty of that with this one. Zallaz put up a quick an dirty instrumental of Itís Not Unusual after he stumbled across the changes on the internet somewhere. You have to understand the background. When I was a lad starting out as musician my Dad used tell me ďSon, you gotta entertain like that Tom Jones does.Ē Well, itís been an inside joke between me and band mates over the years and wouldnít you know itís Zallaz who gives me the chance to let my Dad in on the joke.

James (Bass2x) nailed the horns and managed to cover the sound of the original with uncanny aplomb. Zallaz knows how to put attitude in a song and he did the whole track. I made sure I could hit some flat notes, noodle on a few things and generally do everything with my shirt unbuttoned while I was mixing.

Zallaz, thanks for helping me tell my Dad about 25 years later that I was paying attention when he said that about TJ. James, always a pro and when it comes to the inside joke, he gets it. We hope you do too. Itís all about the inside joke here.

Zallaz: rhythm and lead guitars, bass guitar, drums.
Bass2x: Trumpet section
BossHook: rhythm guitar, rhodes piano, egg shaker, tambourine, inspired but never really right on vocals.

See Tom do his thang right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGf0sZEB6Pc

And then see Tess and Lynne do their thing, they get the inside joke too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTpdopRPVLc&feature=related

© Les Reed and Gordon Mills, 1965

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Barretok Artist

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LOL...ypu certainly followed dad's advice. Very good rendition of this Pop Cult classic. I love your wow wow wows! Zallaz gave you a great track and james added the obligatory horns! Congratulations to all of you on getting that old 60's sound! smiley
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Hehehe, forget Tom Jones... you're the man!
Great take on this classic, I Love it.
Congrats to all the bandmates.

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zallaz Moderator

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hahahahahahahaha!! (hahahahaha!!)

Boss, Bass thx! smiley
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This is excellent. I'm so incredibly nostalgic about some of this vintage stuff. I had a same-story situation with my father saying I couldn't play guitar 'till I could do Moon River. It took about 20 years to record that for him. Oh, do I ever get it.

I'm suppressing laughter as I replay the last minute. Pure joy, guys. Way to jump that shark!
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Much enjoyed
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Great feel of that oldie is comin' back with this fun rendition...great done BossZaBass...!
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haha! u da man, johnny!
and ur such a punk, zallaz!
a fun, fun collab!
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Powerful!!! Great cover, bravissimi!!!
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I took my cat to the vet. I explained "She keeps eating that green green grass. Is this a bad worry?."
The vet smiled at me, and told me not to worry. He said it was Tom Jones' disease. And it was not unusual. smiley

Magnificent piece. I'm glad I can now own it. smiley
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Ha nice performances on this gawdawful song! Vocal theatrics were fun!. Unlike LL, I kept my underwear on.
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Fun Fun Fun...
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My Mom's Favorite!!!
She Loved Tom Jones smiley

VERY COOL smiley
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smiley Love this track. Your singing is fantastic (the last phrase is a killer LOL) and excellent instruments. Superb!
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Dyl Artist

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I recall a Barrence Withfield version that sounded almost like this. Great horns (brass and vox ones)...and yeah zal...horny guitars !!!
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TROPPO BRAVI!!!!!!!


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A most unusual version but what of it? 'Tis marvelous, just marvelous!
That trumpet section is a killer too. Great work gents!
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A great team of compers !!!

Bravo

- LaFayette
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Thanks friends.
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zallaz Moderator

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Marachi/Punk a new genre Boss!? smiley
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FANTASTIC!!!! Love it.....superb production and James, you are sounding so good!! Wonderful work all!!
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9 years ago
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Sounds like you all had great fun! Laz, Boss, Bass - well done - nice to hear people cutting loose.
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9 years ago
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WoW smiley
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This one's just for you Boss! smiley
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=6mKUi9tP8R0
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this is super smiley
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You guys hit this one out of the park. John's vocals are right where they need to be performance wise (though I'd boost the level a bit). And the arrangement is to die for (thanks to all three of you for the inspired performances there). I liked Zallaz fuzzy electric in the original post, but in this mix it has a home that's furnished, without being obscured by its surroundings. This is one of those covers to love.
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A good variation on the original. I was never a big TJ fan, but you have all done this well.

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Ha ha. This is great.Love your vocals here Boss man. This takes me way back.
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Oh, this is fantastic! .. Excellent Collab!
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BossHook went to his doctors and said "Doc I just keep talking about Tom Jones and I just can't stop singing his songs in my head!"
The doctor said ," Ahhh Boss you've got Tom Jones syndrome."
BossHook said "Gee is that common?"
The doc said,"It's not unusual!"
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so whens your vegas review open boss?? nice and loungy!
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Hey Ya'll,


Wowzers, if I let my Grandma hear this, she'll go gaga over it, she LOVES Tom Jones, and you've surely captured his essence! Very awesome job!


RAVEN smiley
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Yessssssssss!!!
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so i guess this is "what's new, *****?" lol awesome, full arrangement!
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STOP THE PRESS!!!!

Here's a hairy story about TJ

http://tinyurl.com/2qn8gx
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So much fun to see your hilarity!
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i got to laugh but i got to love it. your Dad was right. Give them the show. You do a great job with this.
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getting that Las Vegas set together then smiley
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Very well done.
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Holy Smokes!

This certainly brings a smile to my face. I think you're a little too self-abasing, Boss! You sound great on this!

Good job everybody. That's a wrap and this cat's gone.

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O man.... Im tak'n back to Love American Style... Laugh INN...

I can here Tom Jones getting ready to rip his shirt off, and jump strait into the audience...

Horns are always great... Im perplexed how Bassx can do it so well.. Make the horns always sound so authentic to the time and place of the original music or style.. no matter what type of horn attitude is required... strange... I wish I could do that with my Roland Fantom....

I know ? I have an idea..!!! we will, clone James's brain into a beat box and call it the Horn-machine.. That way all synth players can make him portable...

always a pleasure to here it all done so well.... Great Job...!!
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haha awesome! i know you're having fun here but this is actually a great cover.
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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!
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Loved it! But what about Elvis?
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Ok, so I've had a little wine...
But, this is the best fooking version ever!
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This is/was a crazy concept but always makes me smile! smiley
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