Emile Champion - Guitar - Emile Champion - Softly, As I Leave You - Tony de Vita/Hal Shaper - cover - 9/7/19
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Emile Champion - Softly, As I Leave You - Tony de Vita/Hal Shaper - cover - 9/7/19
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Emile Champion - In My Life - Paul McCartney/John Lennon/The Beatles - cover - 11/18/20 Late night... hard to believe this song is almost 56 years old... from 1965’s “Rubber Soul” album by The Beatles... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - The Long & Winding Road - Paul McCartney/John Lennon/The Beatles - cover - 11/16/20 hope you enjoy this one from 1970... it was The Beatles’ 20th and final #1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart... released a month after the breakup of the band... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Pretend - D. Belloc/L. Douglas/C. Parman/F. Levere/Nat King Cole - cover - 11/10/20 Here’s one that hit Billboard’s Best Seller Chart on 1/31/53, peaked at #3, and remained on the Chart for 20 weeks... 5 months... coming off the Chart just a few months before I was born... just a little trivia... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Disney Girls - Bruce Johnston/Beach Boys - cover - 11/6/20 Worked on this for hours last night... kept thinking that I was just too far from the original by The Beach Boys... I finally ran a search for an acoustic rendition, and found one of Bruce Johnston, who wrote the song, performing it solo, on the piano... I was very happy to see his rendition, which made me give mine one more try... though I did leave out the Bridge... didn't think I could do it justice... hope you enjoy it... let me know what you think... have a Blessed weekend...
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma/Johnny Mercer/Eva Cassidy - cover - 11/2/20 Worked on this last night, writing it out, tweaking, adding, removing chords, memorizing it... not as hard when done over and over and over... part of the long process was due to lots of heavy and loud traffic on Louetta Road, in front of the church... part was the B Major chord... I sorta cheat on it by playing an A2 on the 4th fret... sometimes I get it clear, and sometimes I don't... depends on how tired I am, and how sore my fingers are....they were pretty sore last night... I think this worked well... I selected it from among three that I completed... there are a few spots where I messed up the B Major, one in particular... let me know if you think I should re-do with fresh fingers... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching....
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Emile Champion - Warmth Of The Sun - Brian Wilson/Mike Love/The Beach Boys - cover - 2 - 11/1/20 Well, I came back to the church, to my unofficial “recording studio”, for a do-over.... It’s still Sunday night, November 1st, and now about 10:35... I think I improved on this afternoon’s slightly rushed effort at “Warmth of the Sun”... would appreciate your thoughts and any comments... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Love & Mercy - Brian Wilson - cover - 10/30/20 Last night, I stumbled upon a solo album from Brian Wilson, from 1988... the message of this song is probably more appropriate today... I changed the instrumental Bridge, and the ending, and probably a few chords here and there... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... have a Blessed weekend...
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Emile Champion - Surfer Girl - Brian Wilson/The Beach Boys - cover - 10/28/20 Long day... Late night... left at 7:15 this morning for Boerne... four hours out, four hours back, with a meeting and late lunch in the middle (with masks and social distancing).... popped in a Beach Boys CD on the way back, listened to “Surfer Girl”... thought I might be able to make it work... hit town, headed to the church, penciled out a chord sheet... completed from memory after a bunch of starts and stops... it’s now 1:01 AM... been home almost an hour... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - I Started A Joke - Bee Gees - Barry/Robin/Maurice Gibb - cover - 10/23/20 My favorite from the Brothers Gibb... The Bee Gees, from 1968.... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Neither One Of Us - Jim Weatherly/Gladys Knight & The Pips - cover - 10/20/20 From 1972.... remember this one?.... “Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye”... definitely gets a prize for longest title... from 1972 and Motown... a song that I’ve loved for decades, and that always reminds me of college... hope you enjoy it... comments are always appreciated... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Since I Fell For You - Buddy Johnson/Ella Johnson/Lenny Welch - cover - 10/14/20 Well, in providing the backstory, at the end of tonight’s recording, I completely forgot the name Lenny Welch, the performer who popularized this song in 1963.... in my defense, I was 10 years old in 1963... and, while I had heard the song sometime in the past, it wasn’t top of mind, until I ran across it this afternoon... so, after work, I pulled up a chord sheet online, penciled the lyrics on a notepad (I’m without a printer right now... long story)... converted the key and chords to fit my voice and guitar, and changed the arrangement by repeating the Bridge and final verse... I couldn’t work on the song until about 8:00, because of dinner and various classes and meetings at the church (the home of my unofficial “recording studio”)... had lots of starts & stops in recording it, as I memorize and record at the same time... I have a process... start... mess up... restart, make it a little further... zone out and mess up... start over... finally nail the first Verse... mess up the Chorus... start over.... and over... and over... make it near the end of the recording... coming in for the landing... and two motorcycles race by outside, at 50 mph... revving their engines.... start over.... I completed this recording tonight at about 10:25.... a song I had never chorded or played before... after a busy day at work... with no printer... forgot Lenny Welch’s name... sorry, Lenny.... hope you enjoy my rendition... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Lonesome Town - Baker Knight/Ricky Nelson/Paul McCartney - cover - 10/12/20 Last night, I covered a song, made popular by Elvis Presley, and written by Baker Knight. I had never heard of Baker, so Googled him last night, and found that he had also written this old, major hit for Ricky Nelson... penciled out today after work, and took a few hours, with a bunch of starts and stops, to get it down and completed from memory... Tweaked the ending, versus what I wrote here... on the final tag, the three chords are CM7, Am7, and G... for a little different sound.... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - The Wonder Of You - Baker Knight/Elvis Presley/Ray Peterson - cover - 10/11/20 https://youtu.be/71zQugD4YWw From 1970... Here’s a song from 1959, made famous in 1970 by Elvis... I changed the ending slightly... also, the chord sheet shows “capo 4”, but I changed it capo 3... just a little deeper... hope you enjoy it.... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Here Comes That Rainbow Again - Kris Kristofferson - cover - 10/6/20 Just recorded this... from the standpoint of chords and melody, I can't say it's one of my favorite recordings.... but it's a re-recording from memory, so needed to be done... and, it has a good message... and, as I noted in the backstory, Johnny Cash stated in his autobiography that it was probably his favorite song, from any songwriter of his time... so, who am I to argue with Johnny Cash? let me know what you think of it... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching.... Have a Blessed Week!!
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Time After Time - Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn/Frank Sinatra/Rod Stewart - cover - 10/2/20 hope you enjoy this... thanks for watching... have a great weekend!!
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Can’t Help Falling In Love - H. Perreti/L. Creatore/G. Weiss - cover - 9/29/20 Requested by a friend... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - She’s No Lady - Lyle Lovett - cover - 9/25/20 here’s a fun song... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday/Arthur Herzog, Jr. - cover - 9/23/20 wasn’t planning on doing this one, but have always wanted to...had to write out the chord sheet by hand... tweaked some of the chords I found on-line... changed the arrangement a bit from the original... left off the Bridge because I just wasn’t comfortable with it... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Town Without Pity - Ned Washington/Dimitry Tiomkin/Gene Pitney - cover - 9/16/20 One of my favorites... hope you enjoy my rendition... thanks for watching....
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Catch The Wind - Donovan - cover - 9/14/20 One song tonight... I got a few notes in the backstory wrong, but not enough to re-record the song... and take the chance of messing up the backstory again... George Martin.... I hope you’re happy with my effort at this one, from your famous and talented Countryman.... hope you enjoy this... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - I Have You - Richard Carpenter/John Bettis/Karen Carpenter - cover - 9/7/20 To me, this song goes hand in hand with “I Need To Be In Love”, in reflecting Karen Carpenter’s life.... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Out In The Country - Paul Williams/Roger Nichols/Three Dog Night - cover - 9/5/20 Know the history and meaning of the name “Three Dog Night”?.... this is my favorite, of their songs... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Home Again - Carole King - cover - 9/4/20 From 1971... the year I graduated from high school... and from Carole King’s great album “Tapestry”.... this is “Home Again”... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - There, I’ve Said It Again - R. Evans/D. Mann/B. Vinton/Nat King Cole-cover - 9/1/20 Pretty big hit, when I was 10 years old... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching....
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Summer Wind - Heinz Meier/Hans Bradtke/Johnny Mercer/Willie Nelson - cover- 8/30/20 One more tonight... two key changes... I changed the order a bit... interesting backstory... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Crazy - Willie Nelson/Patsy Cline - cover - 8/30/20 Really interesting backstory... hope you enjoy this... thanks for watching.... Emile
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Emile Champion - You Don’t Know Me - Cindy Walker/Eddy Arnold/Ray Charles - cover - 8/23/20 You Don’t Know Me.... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching.. hadn’t planned it for today... I came upon it a couple of days ago, printed a chord sheet from the internet, and tweaked it a little.. hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - A. Hoffman/J. Livingston/M David-cover-8/21/20 Another little trip down Memory Lane, for some of us... from Disney’s animated film “Cinderella”... I forgot to mention that English actress, Lily James, performed the song for the 2015 film adaptation... I tweaked it a little by singing the last few lines of Verse 2, as the intro... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - All Of Me - Gerald Marks/Seymour Simons/Billie Holiday/F. Sinatra - cover - 8/18/20 From 1931... originally a jazz standard... according to one critic, Billie Holiday’s recording from 1941 is the “definitive version”... made more famous to a newer generation, and non-jazz audience by Frank Sinatra and Willie Nelson... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Empty Chairs - Don McLean - cover - 8/13/20 From my Senior Year in high school, from one of the best-selling albums of 1971... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - A Song For You - Leon Russell - cover - 8/12/20 From Leon Russell’s first solo album, in May 1970... I was wrapping up my Junior year in high school... hope you enjoy this... thanks for watching... Emile
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Emile Champion - What A Friend We Have In Jesus - Joseph Scriven/Charles Converse - cover - 8/10/20 Hi Patrick G Howard... thanks for sharing your talent, and your music... hope enjoy this... thanks for watching... Have a Blessed Week... stay safe and healthy...
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Emile Champion - Lost In The Woods - Kristen Anderson-Lopez/Robert Lopez/Jon. Groff - cover - 8/7/20 I don’t read music but, as best I can tell, the original, as performed by Kristoff and his raindeer pals, covers three keys, or at least two.... with my bent left arm, I’m limited to what I can physically play on the guitar, so I took the chord sheet I found online, kept some of it, and tweaked quite a bit. I think that, what I came up with is pretty, and somewhat close to the original... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... would appreciate your thoughts and comments... have a Blessed weekend, my friends...
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Emile Champion - We’ve Only Just Begun - Paul Williams/Roger Nichols/The Carpenters - 8/2/20 I would have liked one more effort, but ran out of time... I didn't go back to the Chorus, because the big callous on my left hand was getting in the way of a nice clear E Major and A Major 7. Lots of guitar at church today.... I purposely did not resolve the ending.... because we’ve only just begun... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching....
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Emile Champion - Until It’s Time For You To Go - Buffy Sainte-Marie - cover - 8/1/20
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Emile Champion - This Masquerade - Leon Russell/George Benson/Carpenters/H. Reddy - cover - 7/31/20 I’ve always loved this song, but didn’t think I could make it work on the guitar, because of the limitations from my bent left arm. I tweaked it just a little bit, from what I found online, mainly on the last two lines of the Chorus. Typed it up last night, hand wrote the chords in, after some trial and error. Hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching....
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Emile Champion - I Need To Be In Love - R. Carpenter/A. Hammond/ J. Bettis - Karen Carpenter - cover Karen Carpenter’s favorite, among all the songs recorded by The Carpenters... pretty good rendition, for being memorized and recorded, in under two hours, this afternoon... lots of starts and stops, but only one complete “take”... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Come In From The Rain - Carole Bayer Sager/Melissa Manchester - cover - 7/21/20 hard to believe this was written in 1975... the year I graduated from college... hard to beat anything written by Carole Bayer Sager... she co-wrote this one with Melissa Manchester... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Candle On The Water - Al Kasha/Joel Hirschorn/Helen Reddy - cover - 7/13/20 I recently covered two songs from Disney films... “Speechless” and “All is Found”.... so a couple of nights ago, I ran a search for “inspirational songs from Disney”, and found this one... It’s from a 1977 Disney animated/live action film “Pete’s Dragon”.... I was two years out of college, and hadn’t met Lynn Champion yet... (I think she was about to graduate from high school)... so I really wasn’t tuned in to Disney at the time... so hadn’t heard it until the other night... but it’s pretty, with a good message... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - If I Can Dream - Walter Earl Brown/Elvis Presley - cover - 7/6/20 Well, I’m no Elvis... but, please let me know what you think... have a Blessed Week, and stay safe and healthy.... Emile
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Emile Champion - God Bless The USA - Lee Greenwood - cover - 7/4/20 Happy Independence Day!!.... While you’re preparing to enjoy your dinner tonight... hot dogs, hamburgers, fajitas, veggie burgers, grilled chicken, seafood... whatever you enjoy... say a prayer for our country... I’d like to think that the Souls, of all those who came before us, are watching and praying.... those who Served, Sacrificed, paid the ultimate price... who put their lives on the line... in or out of a Uniform... who ran into danger and trouble, while others escaped from it... who saved, or tried to save, the life of a stranger, without first checking the color of their skin... or their Nationality... who didn’t first check their gender, age, political beliefs, religious beliefs, whether they liked smooth or creamy peanut butter.... and, the families of those who Served, Sacrificed, paid the ultimate price... that they can all continue to say.... yeah, my sacrifice was worth it.... My prayer is that we may all, here in the USA, consider ourselves first as Americans... who want to come together, in respect for each other... and grow old (or older) happy, loved, and in peace... and, remain free.... Thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - All Is Found - Frozen 2 - Kristen & Robert Lopez/Evan Rachel Wood - cover - 7/4/20
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Speechless - Aladdin - A. Menken/B.Pasek/J. Paul/Naomi Scott - cover - 6/28/20 My little Grandkids and I stumbled upon this song a couple of weeks ago, during our “Music Education Sessions”... a bit of a challenge, from memory, so lots of starts and stops today... I changed a couple of words, “cannot to will not”, to me, for a stronger message... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... have a Blessed Week, and stay safe and healthy... Emile
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Emile Champion - I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love - Carole Bayer Sager/Peter Allen -cover- 6/15/20 Beautiful song... I prefer the recording by Carole Bayer Sager... hope you enjoy my rendition... thanks for watching... Emile
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Emile Champion - You & Me (We Wanted It All) - Carole Bayer Sager/Peter Allen - cover - 6/9/20 Here’s my rendition of a beautiful song, co-written by Carole Bayer Sager... if you’re not familiar with her, check out her album “Sometimes Late at Night”.... including this song... but, maybe watch mine first... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching....
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Emile Champion - The Shadow Of Your Smile - Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster - cover - 6/8/20 hope you enjoy this... thanks for watching....
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Emile Champion - Something You Get Through - Willie Nelson/Buddy Cannon - cover - 6/5/20 I just found this song last night, and hope you enjoy my effort... pretty interesting backstory... thanks for watching... have a Blessed weekend, and stay safe, my friends...
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Emile Champion - In The Wee Small Hours - David Mann/Bob Hilliard/ Frank Sinatra - cover - 6/5/20
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Emile Champion - I’ll Be Seeing You - Irving Kahal/Sammy Fain/Billie Holiday - cover.- 6/3/20 This song was a big emotional hit in the 1940s, as families, including those of both my parents, were separated by World War II.... hope you enjoy it... or, think about those you love, who may be away from you... or your parents, Grandparents, or kids, who have Served or are Serving, in the Military, to protect our freedom.... thanks for watching.... Emile
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Emile Champion - The Rose - Amanda McBroom/Bette Midler - cover - 5/28/20 Our good friend, Johnny May UK, just covered this, beautifully and a capella, and suggested that I give it a try... hope you enjoy my rendition... pretty interesting backstory on the back end... thanks for watching... stay safe... have a Blessed weekend, my friends... Emile
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Emile Champion - Long Ago & Far Away - James Taylor - cover - 5/24/20 hope you enjoy my effort, on one of my personal favorites from James Taylor... thanks for watching... Emile
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Emile Champion - I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams - cover - 5/22/20 hope you enjoy this... thanks for watching... have a Blessed weekend, and stay safe and healthy... Emile
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Emile Champion - In My Room - Brian Wilson/Gary Usher/Beach Boys - cover - 5/3/20 One more tonight... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... stay safe..
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Emile Champion - Streets Of London - Ralph McTell - cover - 5/18/20 Our good and highly talented friend, Johnny May, recently covered this beautiful song, and was kind enough to suggest I give it a try... thanks for watching... hope you enjoy it...
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Emile Champion - Tapestry - Carole King - cover - 5/8/20 Hi Friends... I’m trying to record new songs, and re-record previous efforts, from memory... definitely a challenge for this old brain, but I’m liking the results, from the standpoint of not staring up at a chord sheet. This is a re-recording of my effort at Carole King’s Classic... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... stay safe and God Bless...
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Emile Champion - The Prayer - David Foster/Carole Bayer Sager/A. Testa/T. Renas - cover - 5/10/20 So... is this great website and venue back up again?...
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Emile Champion - Alabama Rain - Jim Croce - cover - 4/26/20 This is a re-recording, but this time from memory, to try and offer a better connection between us, and the song’s message. hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... stay safe...
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Emile Champion - Georgia On My Mind - H. Carmichael/S. Gorrell/Ray Charles/Willie - cover - 4/25/20 this is my 15th, from memory... whew... but, it does seem to be getting a little easier... I knocked out some of the chords for this recording... not to make it easier... some of the chords are kinda close to others... as a slow song, and with the single strums, it just felt like “less was more”... wish I had Willie’s harmonica and piano, but hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... stay safe... Emile
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Emile Champion - What The World Needs Now - Hal David/Burt Bacharach/Jackie DeShannon-cover- 4/18/20 I changed a couple of lyrics, at the end of the second verse, and tweaked some chords here and there, from what I found online. The first two chords, at the beginning of each verse, didn’t seem to work for me, so I changed the Em to an AM7, and an F to FM7, and adjusted my singing, but think it came out okay. I definitely tweaked the ending of the song, with a brief instrumental before the final Chorus, and a little run of chords to close it out.... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching! Emile
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Emile Champion - Welcome Back - John Sebastian - cover - 4/18/20 Remember Mr. Kotter? Everyone’s favorite Teacher, from the ‘70s.... not sure where he is now, but I think we’ll all be hearing a lot of “Welcome back!!” when this Coronavirus finally dies away, and we head back to our favorite restaurants... (hi, Leigh Ann Moser ) stores... Church!... and the homes of friends and relatives... hope you enjoy this acoustic effort... hope it brings back good memories... thanks for watching... Robin Howard Hill ... #13, from memory... thanks!!
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Emile Champion - I Wish You Love - A. Beach/L. Chauliac/C. Trendy/Nat King Cole - cover - 4/11/20 hope you enjoy this... thanks for watching... Emile
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Emile Champion - Tammy - Jay Livingston/Ray Evans/Debbie Reynolds - cover - 4/7/20 A huge thanks to our friend, Johnny May, for recommending the acoustic benefits of a bathroom!! Hope you enjoy my rendition of this beautiful old song... thanks for watching... Emile
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Emile Champion - I Will - Paul McCartney/The Beatles - cover - 3/22/20 One song this afternoon... I completed this recording, from memory... won’t bother telling you how many starts and stops to complete it... in my defense, I hadn’t played it in almost a year, and didn’t try memorizing it, until this afternoon, at the music stand and phone... knew the ending was different than the original... so, tried it again, and felt really good about it, coming to the end... but received a phone call... actually a FaceTime... from Paul, with our Grandson Ben... who was at our house, looking for me... The phone call cut off my recording, with less than 30 seconds to go... literally, one more chord strum, ending 3-word lyrical phrase, and my closing comments about the song... But, it was Ben! Closed up shop and rushed home... definitely worth it, in seeing his face, and hearing his voice, on FaceTime, and when I walked into the house! So, the ending here is a little different, but I don’t think Paul McCartney will mind... if he does... well, he ranks far behind Ben... I could try it again tomorrow... what do you think? hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... comments are always appreciated... Be safe out there...
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Emile Champion - Isaiah 41:10 - original - 3/18/20 ... this is a little song I wrote, about five or six years ago... seems like the message is pretty appropriate at this moment in time... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... comments are always appreciated... Emile
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Emile Champion - Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton/Will Jennings - cover - 3/15/20 I’ve been challenged by a friend, to try and memorize the songs I offer... for what it’s worth, this is the eighth one over the past couple of weeks... working this old brain overtime... hope you enjoy this one... thanks for watching... Emile
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Emile Champion - Sealed With A Kiss - Peter Udell - Gary Geld - cover - 3/13/20.... finished this about 12:30 AM...
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Emile Champion - Goodnight, My Love - George Motola/John Marascalco/Jesse Belvin - cover - 3/13/20
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Emile Champion - Today - Randy Sparks/New Christy Minstrels - cover - 3/9/20 Trying to play and sing from memory... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching... Emile
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Emile Champion - Where Have All The Flowers Gone? - Pete Seeger/Joe Hickerson - cover - 3/9/20
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Emile Champion - Didn’t We - Jimmy Webb - cover - 3/2/20 Hi Robin Howard Hill, and friends... this was a bit more challenging... because of my bent left arm, I’m physically unable to play barre chords, which limits what I am able to play... and I thought I hit a wall with this song... I typed up the lyrics a couple of days ago, and stood at a counter in the church tonight, with the lyrics, a pencil, and my guitar.... I think I came up with chords that are close, and pretty... it helped that I’m familiar enough with the melody to sound it out... I think I only glanced at the chord sheet a couple of times, and really tried to not only perform it from memory, but to feel the song and share it... hope you enjoy it... thanks for your encouragement and any comments... Emile
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Emile Champion - California Dreamin’ - Mamas & Papas - cover - 3/2/20
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Emile Champion - Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard/Peggy Lee/Frank Sinatra - cover - 2/28/20 A friend recently suggested that my acoustic efforts would be more impactful if I could memorize the song, and sing more directly into the camera... I hope you can tell the difference in tonight’s effort... I’d appreciate all comments... As a side note... I took a vacation day, and left Spring at 8:00 this morning, for the four drive, to pick up my new computer from my company, in Dallas... and was able to spend the afternoon with our daughter, Kelsey... I left Dallas at 4:45, hit rush hour traffic on Central Expressway, and dead-headed to my “recording studio”... our church in Spring... arriving at 9:53 (I texted Kelsey, to let her know I was back “home”)... It too three “takes” to memorize this song, well enough, to be comfortable sharing it... I completed this one at 12:01 AM... it’s now 12:39... hope you enjoy it... thanks for listening... any comments would be appreciated... Will I ever be able to do another song from memory?.... don’t put any money on it... I’m outta here...
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Emile Champion - Here Comes That Rainbow Again - Kris Kristofferson - cover - 2/26/20 One more song tonight... did I ever mention that Kris Kristofferson and I were born in the same town?... Brownsville, Texas... he’s a bit older, and we never knew each other... don’t know when he left South Texas... we should meet over coffee, though, in a little diner... like the one in this song... I could tell him how much I like his songs... anyway... hope you enjoy this one... thanks for listening... comments are always appreciated...
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Emile Champion - Baby Blue - Aaron Barker/George Strait - cover - 2/26/20 Lynn Champion is in Galveston, with friends, for a few days... when the cat’s away, this guy heads to our church to try some new songs... I stumbled upon this one, this weekend, while reading a long magazine article about George Strait... pretty song... hope you enjoy it... thanks for listening...
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Emile Champion - God’s Problem Child - Jamey Johnson/Tony Joe White/Willie/Leon - cover - 2/21/20 Don’t have Willie Nelson’s iconic voice, style, or guitar, by hope you will my rendition... thanks for listening... Emile
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Emile Champion - The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields/Sinatra - cover - 2/18/20 My decidedly Acoustic rendition, of this typically jazzy Classic... hope you enjoy it... thanks for listening...
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Emile Champion - Old Timer - Willie Nelson - cover - 2/17/20 One song tonight... for an Old Timer, I feel pretty good about this... I spotted the song last night, found a chord sheet, typed the lyrics, changed the key here at the church, came up with the arrangement... and one "take"... hope you enjoy it... thanks for listening... have a Blessed Week, my Friends!
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Emile Champion - Me & Bobbi McGee - Kris Kristofferson/Janis Joplin - cover - 2/15/20 Bobbi McGee’s name is not misspelled... please see my introductory comments, regarding the song’s history... I forgot to note that, because of his friendship with Fred Foster, and the fact that Fred provided the idea and title for the song, Kristofferson shared songwriting credit with him. Hope you enjoy my rendition... thanks for listening....
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Emile Champion - That’s What Friends Are For - Bacharach/Bayer-Sager/Dionne/Friends - cover- 2/15/20 I seem to have left part of my voice in Dallas on Monday and Tuesday... 73 degrees in Spring on Monday morning... mid-40s, windy, and rainy in Dallas... just stumbled upon this song a couple of days ago...
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Emile Champion - The Dance - Tony Arata/Garth Brooks - cover - 2/9/20
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Emile Champion - Sunday Morning Coming Down - Kris Kristofferson/Johnny Cash - cover - 2/4/20 Interesting backstory... hope you enjoy it... thanks for watching...
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Emile Champion - Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go” - Mike Reid/Alabama - cover - 2/1/20
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Emile Champion - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Ewan MacColl - cover - 1/31/20 Never liked this song, but it was requested by a friend, who challenged me to do it, in my own way... I’ve provided some explanation, along with some of the song’s history... hope you enjoy it... thanks for listening...
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Emile Champion - Funny How Time Slips Away - Willie Nelson/Glen Campbell - cover - 1/24/20
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Emile Champion - Time After Time, Lucky to be Loving You - Sammy Chan/Jule Styne/Rod Stewart - cover - 1/24/20 This was requested by a friend. The chord sheet I found online did not include the first few lines of the recording, that I found by Rod Stewart. So, I came up with something that I thought was a good fit, tweaked a few chords, and came up with my ending.... hope you enjoy it... thanks for listening, and for any comments. Emile
Received lots of comments & props
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Emile Champion - Nobody Knows You, When You’re Down & Out - Jimmy Cox - cover - 1/11/20
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Emile Champion - She’s No Lady - Lyle Lovett - cover - 1/5/20 Bit different for me... hope you enjoy it... thanks for listening!!.... Emile
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Emile Champion - Bosque County Romance - Lyle Lovett - cover - 1/3/20 First effort for 2020... hope you enjoy it... thanks for listening... comments are always appreciated... wishing everyone on Fandalism, a happy and musical 2020 !! Emile
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Emile Champion - Simple Song - Lyle Lovett - cover - 12/31/19 Final song for 2019... have a safe, happy, and musical 2020 !!... Emile
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Location Spring, Texas
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
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