Friday, November 6, 2015

5 on Friday -- Set 291

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This year I've been taking a once-a-month look at specific instruments and showcasing five songs or tunes which place that instrument front and center.

This year's feature is called Spotlight On...

...and for our eleventh installment, let's continue our look at tonal complexity by the addition of a horn section. Horns have traditionally heralded ceremonies and carry with them an association with celebration.  

We began the year listening to the primal body instruments of hand-clappingwhistling and vocal harmonies.

Moving on, we explored percussion with April's look at drums, May's look at the vibraphone or vibes, June's look at piano, and wrapping things up with cowbell in July.

In August I trained the spotlight on a favorite of mine, the bass guitar. In September we gave the stage over to that diva of instruments -- the lead guitar.

In October, I moved from stringed guitars to orchestral strings.

This month, the spotlight's on five songs where the horn arrangements are the prominent feature.

1 - The Cup of Life - Ricky Martin - 1998

2 - One Fine Morning - Lighthouse -1971

3 - September - Earth, Wind and Fire - 1978

4 - 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago - 1970

5 - Go Down Gamblin - Blood, Sweat and Tears - 1971