Unchain my heart

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by bigtuna, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    Ok apparently the Dr. From the show house. I believe it's called is a helluva blues singer , and piano player, also does st James infirmary. But long intro but worth the wait. Oh his name is hugh Laurie. Having trouble attaching link sorry. Definately worth your time to Google. It.
  2. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
  3. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    Thanks Tony my wife pulled that up while we were driving home earlier this Eve. She thought he had nice pipes. He really sounds pretty good. Kinda jazzy blues style.
  4. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-holic

    Nov 14, 2016
    Glasgow, Scotland
    He is pretty well known for his music, I can never decide what style he does though, Jazz, blues a mix of the two or something else..
    Personally I preferred him in his comedy roll of the Prince regent in "Blackadder".
  5. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    I thought he was singing was fine, technically. He can hold the notes. Maybe it's not fair to compare anyone to Joe Cocker (whose version smokes), but Hugh Laurie's singing lacked emotion. His delivery doesn't vary from the beginning to the end. His piano solo (3:25) was more classical than blues - not a technical deficiency, it just didn't fit the tune. Maybe that's how he was trained and how he usually plays (I don't know his music). This cover didn't really grab me. Maybe it's me or maybe it the wrong song for his style.

    On the other hand, if he was going for the piano lounge sound, he nailed it.
  6. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    Still it's a cool project for a guy that doesn't play the Vicodin addicted Doctor House anymore. I've always thought some singers/players can really pull of the lounge act pretty well.... I agree with Mr. Sharp on this one, and Hugh does have a good voice here.

    Joe Cocker? Over the years Joe has done some amazing interpretations of other writer's tunes and just totally took them to another dimension. But then again Joe Cocker was more than just another pretty voice.
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  7. BuddyLee

    BuddyLee Squier-Nut

    Aug 30, 2019
    Liberty SC
    Seen him with his House Band at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park back in 2011 for free.99

    That was a great show. Saw Merle and Kris together too, and Guy Clark too.
  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-Nut

    Dec 18, 2015
    Lounge Lizard style with a solid horn solo. I like it. BTW, Joe Cocker's version was great, but Ray Charles' is definitive.

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