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After a doctor ordered stint at Saratoga Springs and quite a few losses at the horse races, The Easy Aces is coming out of (rehab) sabattical

Easy Aces Ball by the Easy Aces featuring Scott Fugate on Drums.

We always knew were were missing an essential element and that is why we asked Scott to give us some skin on this tune
The Easy Aces Ball is an adaptation of Darktown Strutters Ball originally written by Shelton Brooks, published in 1917. The song has been recorded many times and is considered a jazz standard.The landmark 1917 recording by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band was recorded on May 30, 1917 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number A-2297 -Now in Public Domain

Early on we began to diverge from our usual historical treatment of this song. Sylvia had drums and a brass band track in her proposal song. We talked briefly about adding a live drummer and unanimously agreed that I ask Scott. He immediately said yes. So we began the project with a no percussion track to Scott. Then she deleted the brass band tracks that she had layed in so that I could use the sax more openly. But I soon realized that I needed to add back in the fuller sound of the now absent brass band. I thought about pencilling in some trumpets but thought, why? So I added vocals.... Vocals that Michael immediately deemed to be The Andtones. Subsequently, this 'modernized' the song to a more mid century style. We discussed it briefly and decided that it was ok to proceed.
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Lyrics
I'll be down to get you in a taxi, Honey,

You better be ready 'around half past eight;

Now dearie, don't be late --

I want to be there when the band starts playing.

Just remember when we get there, Honey,

Two-steps gonna handle them all.

Dance with both my shoesz

When they play the "Jelly Roll Blues"

tomorrow night at The Easy Aces Ball.

I'am gonna wear my dancing shoes

When they play the Jelly Roll Blues

Tomorrow night at the Easy Aces Ball.

One more time

Tomorrow night at the Easy Aces Ball.

And that's all!
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Uploaded: Mar 18, 2011 - 10:40:54 PM
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magnatone said 2802 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
FIRSTIES
FIRSTIES
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Karen
you are always first with us'ns
(awigze)
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michaeljayklein said 2793 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
Come back Karen! We didn't mean it!

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jdholliday said 2802 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
secondies?
can't sleep woke up at 1 am and gotta be to work at 5:30, yuck! But hey when ya can't sleep, see what's new on macjams, and not only are the legendary Aces playing but they recruited that youngster Scott Fugate, what an ensemble of spectacular musicians and people, just what the Doctor ordered! Sylvia, Michael, Andy, Scott, this is what makes macjams so special and a family! Really brightened my sleepless morning! ;-)
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
JD
We had a long dry spell... and sometimes ya just got to get back to what part of music you love. I really never thought I would appreciate the tunes of yesteryear as much as I do now... aligning with folks who think alike makes all the difference in such things. Hope you had a good day and that you frequently visit us at The Easy Aces Ball...
and you are so right about Scott...
(awigze)
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alackbass said 2802 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
The Easy Aces Ball featuring Scott Fugate
Now that's a super group! The addition of Scott was brilliant!
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Andrew
We feel smart. You are so right... why didnt we think of him from the very beginning. Michael and Sylvia are great to work with.
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ShadowofNine said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Fun Fun Fun
You rascals yu....
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
S-O-9
Thanks for the nudge and the listen... You are 4th listener. You win the Fuller Brush cleanup kit. Congratulations!
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dave_b said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
The Easy Aces Ball
Tight & tasty. Great job by this all-star band,
the mighty scofugate is a worthy addition.
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Dave
Thank you Dave.... hmmm, The All Stars, I kind of like that..... You should have seen the meeting we had when we were trying to come up with a name for the band... it was my first fist fight in years... kind of enjoyed it too....
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Finally !
Long awaited EA tune ! Wonderful, and what a great line-up here. Great idea adding Scott. You should get a bassist too huh ? If you want, I have names for you .... :-)
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awigze said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Yves
Thanks kind sir.... amazing that you say that and the next guy that listens is a bassist... what are the odds? Scott on this track really makes this song shine I thought. Its great to work with Sylvia and Michael again!
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rok41 said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Easy Aces Ball
Ah, another very cool EA release! Full of energy and positive vibes! Thanks for this guys!
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awigze said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Chris
I was worried there for awhile that we had forgotten each other's email. Then suddenly our inboxes were lighting up as we serendipitously had the same idea and here we are again. The song is only 2 1/2 minutes but it took as much care and finesse as a longer tune... funny how that works out... Positive vibes, hmmm, that must be Sylvia... hehe
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Evil_Genius said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
The Easy Aces
we love it at Evil Genius Tower
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Well,
The Easy Aces love the Evil Genius Tower! Thanks for checking this out! (Sylvia)
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scofugate said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Guys
Thank you guys so much for letting me in on this number!! It was so fun to (swing the groove here)
It was much fun.
Thanks to the ACES!!!!!
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Scott
Trust me! The pleasure was all ours! We didn't make this decision lightly. We knew what we were doing when we invited you, and haven't looked back. Andy said it before, you made this tune come a live! THANK YOU!!! (Sylvia)
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scofugate said 2800 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
Thank you so much
Anytime!!!
you guys can count me in!!!
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neilh79 said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Easy aces,
This is ace!! Really classy ballroom vibes!
TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Classy!!!??
Now THAT's a compliment! The Aces thank you so much! (Sylvia)
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PeterB7858 said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Classic take on a jazz standard
Classic take on a jazz standard. Nice work by all. Just flows along very naturally. Regards, Peter.
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Peter
Such nice words from a fine musician. Thank you very much!!!!(lilmom - Sylvia)
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RAVENS said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Wowzers
Ahhhh, the voice that melts my heart... Sylvia, you always have such fabulous arrangements, you are so talented. Andy your sax sounds so wonderful, and I dig the harmonies you've added. Michael, what can I say? Your voice is like no other, just priceless! And what a perfect addition to the already terrific band - - Scott Cannoli! Whew, just a grand topper to this perfect piece. Lovely work everyone!

RAVEN ;-)
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Hello friend!
What glorious words from you!!! You are such a treasure of a friend to us! Thanks for stopping in for this one. (Sylvia)
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kassia said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
awesome
you guys (and gal) rock. really. too cool.
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TheEasyAces said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Thanks again Kassia...
...we all greatly appreciated hearing from you! Take care now!
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Char said 2801 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Sounds like
fun. Yeah, you needed Scott and the Andtones. Nice plinking, Sylvia. Sax is perfect. Michael...sing it baby! Thanks.
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TheEasyAces said 2800 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
Plinking, Drumming, Saxing & Singing
We try to do it all. Glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for coming by and please come again.
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michaeljayklein said 2792 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Thanks Char
I know Scott, Andy and Sylvia are very pleased by your nice remarks on this. And see, I actually DO collab on this site now and then! take care now, Michael
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Daugrin said 2799 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Ha, Jelly Roll
Ya'll killing me.

Daug
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awigze said 2798 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Jelly Roll
Before Jelly Roll there was nothing.
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Daugrin said 2798 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Okay Sport...
Tell 'um what it meant when it was coined...lol. Opps, not culturally acceptable...

Daug
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fasteddie said 2797 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
The Easy Aces
You guys just floor me. On the dance floor that is!

Love the vocal backers. That is really cool.

Scott and Andy add just the right touch.

Great stuff all!
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bud said 2795 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Hands down
a real winner.
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gadzooks said 2733 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
The Easy Aces Ball featuring Scott Fugate
Awesome fun tune ... my toes are still tappin' and real drums. And that horn section to bring it all home. Good times!
SG
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lilmom said 2733 days ago (May 27th, 2011)
so happy
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