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farmer
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### Whitney RIP

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarLa Wally - Maria CallasIt would take the contemporary style of the first one, but combined with the more classic vibrato used in this one.

trackstar
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### Whitney RIP

QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerGoing on sound alone, I think Bessie Smith took being an artist more seriously than Whitney.So here is a timeless song for you.Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Bessie SmithMs Bessie Smith, 1929 - The Great DepressionNobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Derek and the DominoesMr Eric Clapton, 1970 - The Great RecessionEnjoy!
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farmer
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### Whitney RIP

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarAngela GHEORGHIU Live - O mio babbino caro - G Schicchi - PucciniThis song also sounds a little bit like a drill. But at least it is the gold standard of drills, and she nails it.

exneratunrisk
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### Whitney RIP

She must have been quite desperate releasing this: One Wish. The Holiday Album ?

farmer
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### Whitney RIP

QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskShe must have been quite desperate releasing this: One Wish. The Holiday Album ?I think it sounds good, because it is all in that range of five notes that she hits so gloriously. It reminds me of the opening to Purple Haze. It walks around a little, then hits that open string. I guess the 0's in the below is the open string: E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| B |-------------------------|----------------------------|----------8b-------------|------------------------| G |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------7-----------------|------------------------| D |-----------8--------8----|--------------%-------------|---/9--------7--------(7)|--5---------------------| A |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|-----5-----5/7----------| E |------6--------6---------|----------------------------|-------------------------|--------0---------------| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ E |-------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| B |--------------8b---------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| G |----------7--------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| D |----/9------------7------|-(7)\/5--------------------|--------5---7---7B---5---|-------5-----------------| A |-------------------------|----------5-------5/7------|--5/7--------------------|-----------0-----3-----0-| E |-------------------------|--------------0------------|-------------------------|--------------0----------| ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| B |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| G |-------------------------|------------------7---7--9--|-------0-----------------|------------------------| D |--------5--7B----5h7-(7)-|-----5-------/9-------------|-------------------------|------------------------| A |---5/7-------------------|---------5------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------15\---------|------------------------|

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### Whitney RIP

trackstar
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### Whitney RIP

QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskShe must have been quite desperate releasing this: One Wish. The Holiday Album ?Well, here is the backdrop:"In August 2001, Houston signed the biggest record deal in music history with Arista/BMG. She renewed her contract for $100 million to deliver six new albums, on which she would also earn royalties. She later made an appearance on Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special. Her extremely thin frame further spurred rumors of drug use. Houston's publicist said, "Whitney has been under stress due to family matters, and when she is under stress she doesn't eat." The singer was scheduled for a second performance the following night but canceled. Within weeks, Houston's rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" would be re-released after the September 11 attacks. The song peaked at No. 6 this time on the US Hot 100, topping its previous position. Houston donated her portion of the proceeds.In 2002, Houston became involved in a legal dispute with John Houston Enterprise. Although the company was started by her father to manage her career, it was actually run by company president Kevin Skinner. Skinner filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit and sued for$100 million (but lost), stating that Houston owed the company previously unpaid compensation for helping to negotiate her $100 million contract with Arista Records and for sorting out legal matters. Houston stated that her 81-year-old father had nothing to do with the lawsuit. Although Skinner tried to claim otherwise, John Houston never appeared in court. Houston's father later died in February 2003. The lawsuit was dismissed on April 5, 2004, and Skinner was awarded nothing....In December 2002, Houston released her fifth studio album, Just Whitney.... The album included productions from then-husband Bobby Brown, as well as Missy Elliott and Babyface, and marked the first time that Houston did not produce with Clive Davis as Davis had been released by top management at BMG. Upon its release, Just Whitney... received mixed reviews. The album debuted at number 9 on the Billboard 200 chart and it had the highest first week sales of any album Houston had ever released. The four singles released from the album, didn't fare well on the Billboard Hot 100, but became Hot Dance Club Play hits. Just Whitney... was certified platinum in the United States, and sold approximately three million worldwide....In late 2003, Houston released her first Christmas album One Wish: The Holiday Album, with a collection of traditional holiday songs. Houston produced the album with Mervyn Warren and Gordon Chambers. A single titled "One Wish (for Christmas)" reached the Top 20 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and the album was certified gold in the US. Having always been a touring artist, Houston spent most of 2004 touring and performing in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Russia. In September 2004, she gave a surprise performance at the World Music Awards in a tribute to long time friend Clive Davis. After the show, Davis and Houston announced plans to go into studio to work on her new album."...All from Wikipedia, main point being signing for$100 million in 2001 to deliver 6 albums. They probably want one per year and you have to obtain content some how. Unfortuantely her friend and production partner Clive Davis leaves the company in 2002. The next album is not so great, but goes platinum anyway.To follow up without a big creative hassle, it seems that the strategy was the One Wish album in 2003. Christmas albums tend to sell well, at least to the adult contempory audience, and there is no need for original song writing. It goes gold, as soul meets Santa Claus.But *six* albums - this is the real grind of the music business. Maybe you don't sympathize, to the tune of \$100 million, but it is still a case of golden handcuffs, even though it is also a strong vote of confidence in the (comeback) career of a very troubled singer.Prince went to war over restrictive multialbum contracts and could not even use his own name as a result.
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### Whitney RIP

A bit more, because this is interesting.Stated after that Christmas album release that she would produce the next one with Clive Davis again.But huge personal troubles continue with Bobby Brown, an extremely embarassing reality TV show, and ultimately divorce.All the stress and chemicals take their toll on her voice as well.Three years go by this way. Then "In March 2007, Clive Davis of Arista Records announced that Houston would begin recording a new album. In October 2007, Arista released another compilation The Ultimate Collection outside the United States....(Two and a half more years go by and then)Houston released her new album, I Look to You, in August 2009. The album's first two singles are "I Look to You" and "Million Dollar Bill". The album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, with Houston's best opening-week sales of 305,000 copies, marking Houston's first number one album since The Bodyguard, and Houston's first studio album to reach number one since 1987's Whitney. ... "Million Dollar Bill" jumped to its peak from 14 to number 5 (her first UK top 5 for over a decade), and three weeks after release "I Look to You" went gold. ...As of December 2009, "I Look to You" has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than one million copies in the United States. On January 26, 2010, her debut album was re-released in a special edition entitled Whitney Houston - The Deluxe Anniversary Edition."and then:On October 7, 2011, RCA Music Group announced that it was disbanding Arista Records along with J Records and Jive Records. With the shutdown, future material involving Houston was to have been released on the RCA Records brand."...So I have taken out alot of the personal detail on the Wiki entry, just focusing on the music production side.Five albums down and one to go on that contract, though one was a compilation and one was a rerelease - the truly easy ways out. Another change of music management too.For other details, go here: Whitney Houston - Wikipedia
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tagoma
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### Whitney RIP

they are broadcasting tje movie Bodyguard on French tv as a tribute to W.Houston.I have never watched it before. Notice the bodyguard is Farmer.
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### Whitney RIP

QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskShe must have been quite desperate releasing this: One Wish. The Holiday Album ?I think it sounds good, because it is all in that range of five notes that she hits so gloriously. It reminds me of the opening to Purple Haze. It walks around a little, then hits that open string. I guess the 0's in the below is the open string: E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| B |-------------------------|----------------------------|----------8b-------------|------------------------| G |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------7-----------------|------------------------| D |-----------8--------8----|--------------%-------------|---/9--------7--------(7)|--5---------------------| A |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|-----5-----5/7----------| E |------6--------6---------|----------------------------|-------------------------|--------0---------------| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ E |-------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| B |--------------8b---------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| G |----------7--------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| D |----/9------------7------|-(7)\/5--------------------|--------5---7---7B---5---|-------5-----------------| A |-------------------------|----------5-------5/7------|--5/7--------------------|-----------0-----3-----0-| E |-------------------------|--------------0------------|-------------------------|--------------0----------| ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| B |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| G |-------------------------|------------------7---7--9--|-------0-----------------|------------------------| D |--------5--7B----5h7-(7)-|-----5-------/9-------------|-------------------------|------------------------| A |---5/7-------------------|---------5------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------15\---------|------------------------|jejejeje, you're right this is the tab for purple haze (the introduction).some hendrix fans would kill or die if they saw that along with comments on W.Houston's music. ouch!

ExSan
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### Whitney RIP

QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskShe must have been quite desperate releasing this: One Wish. The Holiday Album ?I think it sounds good, because it is all in that range of five notes that she hits so gloriously. It reminds me of the opening to Purple Haze. It walks around a little, then hits that open string. I guess the 0's in the below is the open string: E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| B |-------------------------|----------------------------|----------8b-------------|------------------------| G |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------7-----------------|------------------------| D |-----------8--------8----|--------------%-------------|---/9--------7--------(7)|--5---------------------| A |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|-----5-----5/7----------| E |------6--------6---------|----------------------------|-------------------------|--------0---------------| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ E |-------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| B |--------------8b---------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| G |----------7--------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| D |----/9------------7------|-(7)\/5--------------------|--------5---7---7B---5---|-------5-----------------| A |-------------------------|----------5-------5/7------|--5/7--------------------|-----------0-----3-----0-| E |-------------------------|--------------0------------|-------------------------|--------------0----------| ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| B |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| G |-------------------------|------------------7---7--9--|-------0-----------------|------------------------| D |--------5--7B----5h7-(7)-|-----5-------/9-------------|-------------------------|------------------------| A |---5/7-------------------|---------5------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------15\---------|------------------------|@Farmernice, what software did you use, can you share the link ?
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### Whitney RIP

daughter mourns

tagoma
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### Whitney RIP

QuoteOriginally posted by: ExSanQuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskShe must have been quite desperate releasing this: One Wish. The Holiday Album ?I think it sounds good, because it is all in that range of five notes that she hits so gloriously. It reminds me of the opening to Purple Haze. It walks around a little, then hits that open string. I guess the 0's in the below is the open string: E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| B |-------------------------|----------------------------|----------8b-------------|------------------------| G |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------7-----------------|------------------------| D |-----------8--------8----|--------------%-------------|---/9--------7--------(7)|--5---------------------| A |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|-----5-----5/7----------| E |------6--------6---------|----------------------------|-------------------------|--------0---------------| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ E |-------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| B |--------------8b---------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| G |----------7--------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| D |----/9------------7------|-(7)\/5--------------------|--------5---7---7B---5---|-------5-----------------| A |-------------------------|----------5-------5/7------|--5/7--------------------|-----------0-----3-----0-| E |-------------------------|--------------0------------|-------------------------|--------------0----------| ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| B |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| G |-------------------------|------------------7---7--9--|-------0-----------------|------------------------| D |--------5--7B----5h7-(7)-|-----5-------/9-------------|-------------------------|------------------------| A |---5/7-------------------|---------5------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| E |-------------------------|----------------------------|-------------15\---------|------------------------|@Farmernice, what software did you use, can you share the link ?Powertab is bastante good and free for guitar tab edition.Guitar Pro is superb, but far from free. this program is big, a colleague of mine that plays the guitar told me Guitar Pro 6 is 1,3gb.
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### Re: Whitney RIP

Today I was walking down the street in Peckham and the suddenly the Earth started shaking. I thought it was just a nuclear explosion in Beirut, but a few streets later I saw her busking:
Ruth Brown (her true name or artistic pseudonym)
In the street