Monday Morning Music
with the 'Odd Bods'
Monday Morning Music
with the 'Odd Bods'
With life having entered the third LockDown, the 'Odd Bods' decided to start a new venture and record one song each week to bring some enjoyment and pleasure to folks out there. So from Monday 21st Feb they started 'Monday Morning Music'.
Each week they will post a different song, different genres. Some times it will be the Duo and others it will be solo work from either Jenny or Norman.
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Monday 26th July
Playing the Blues in support of the
Lingen Davies Appeal
MOnday MOrning MUsic, is back ! New to both of us Norm has learnt to play Bass Guitar, during Lockdown, and Jenny learning the 'Blues'. Hence the sense of concentration on our faces ! Thanks to Stephen Mark Draycott, aka Stevie J Kramer, for dropping in and joining us.
He has spent many hours mentoring us. BIG thanks Stevie xx
The Event raised a total of £317 ... Well Happy !
Monday 28th June
Rhythm to The Beat
'Rhythm to The Beat' is an 'on line' Group, started during ;Lockdown, which promotes Music of all kinds from all genres and people.
Submissions are either on pre -recorded videos or as 'Live Streams'
Jenny had the pleasure of playing a one hour live set for them on Thursday 24th June. 2021
Monday 7th June
Hi Friends MOnday MOrning MUsic for this week is asking for VOTES for the song 'Happy People' cover by the 'Odd Bods'.
HUGE thanks to all who have voted, but we need a few more 😂 if you feel able to support 🥳us. You know you want to!
Monday 31st May
Mr Tambourine Man
Said to be Bob Dylan's First Song from 1965 this is the 'Odd Bods' cover version of Mr Tambourine Man.
Happy Birthday Bob D.
Monday 24th May
12 Bar Blues
Today's offering is our Very First Attempt at something we have learnt from scratch during lockdown under the very comprehensive and competent Mentoring and Guidance of Stephen M Draycott.
We are not sure who needed the most patience but here it is.
PS Also the first recording from our new home . Hope you find it enjoyable.
Monday 17th May
This weeks selection is one of the tracks from our EP 'Country Covers'.
Boon Docks is a cover version featuring Stephen M Draycott aka 'Stevie J' who is our music mentor and recordist, to whom we give our greatest thanks for inspiring and helping us develop and reach this point in our Music Hobby.
Monday 10th May
Diamonds and Rust
Today's song was written and performed by Joan Baez in 1975.
She wrote this in reference to her previous relationship with Bob Dylan.
This is my take on the song .
Still a work in progress but getting there...
Monday 3rd May
Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman from 1978. This lady is so talented, born in 1950 she is a multi instrument player, singer, Guitarist and has a fist full of 'Labels' . Chris Norman, who was also born in 1950, was lead singer with 'Smokie' and a 'soft' Rock Musician / Singer.
'Stumblin' In' was a success in the US and peaked on the Bill Board Hot 100 at no.4 the following year. The song was written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chin.
Monday 26th April
The World is going to Pot
Today's song is one from the early days of LockDown. The sentiment still rings true. Hope is causes a laugh if nothing else.
From the 'Odd Bods' with Stevie J Kramer.
Monday 19th April
Brilliant Sunshine here in Shropshire. Many years ago I had a few Classical Guitar lessons, aged mid 30's, but didn't touch my Guitar for a further 30 years. At 60 something, whilst living in Cyprus, was very privileged to spend time with an amazing Musician , Teacher and Composer who furthered my knowledge of Musicianship.
During Lockdown I have been having another try at achieving something with it. Here is my most recent effort. Totally self taught but using the knowledge I had previously gained. Not totally note perfect and I took the liberty of adding a second part to the piece as I thought the original too short .
Thank you especially Polyvios Charalambous.
'Mysterious Guitar' Composer unknown
Monday 12th April
Little White Church
This Video was taken from a 'Live' Streaming Charity Event . 'Keeping the Boats Afloat' for the Heulwen Trust.
They provide 'free' trips on the Montgomery Canal for disadvantaged children, young people and adults from all walks of life. The 'Donation ' page is still open for those who wish to give.
Thank you from the 'Odd Bods'
Monday 5th April
Happy Easter Monday to everyone.
So for today an Acoustic cover of a Chris Norman song 'Gypsy Queen'
During Lockdown Norm has learnt to play the Bass Guitar and is here with Jenny, performing as The 'Odd Bods' ... hope it brings some joy.
Monday 29th March
The song for this coming week was released just a mere 52 years ago today and reached No 2 in the UK Charts.
A brilliant song from the amazing Welsh Folk Singer Mary Hopkin. Written by Lennon & McCartney. Still a very popular jolly song.
Cover Version posted here by Jenny 'La Femme Guitare'
Monday 22nd March
Going back a few years this morning to 1986. here is my cover version of this great song. 'STORMIN' aka Norm Harris created the video for me. Thank you for doing grand job as always.
Jenny recorded 'Manic Monday ', original by the Bangles, as the first track on her 10 track LP 'Autumn Years' . The LP has a mix of tracks, Amazing Grace, Fields of Gold, Sand and Water, to name some. Individual tracks are available as either CD or Audio.
Recorded by ' A Low Key Production' Paphos Cyprus. December 2011.
Monday 15th March
Patrick McGinty's Goat
We decided to bring you a fun song today for St Patrick's Day. 'Patrick McGinty's Goat' Made famous by Val Doonican, ( Mr Rocking Chair and Cardigan Man) only those of a certain age will understand that comment. Hope, if nothing else, this makes you smile. We don't get out much you know !
Monday 8th March
Through My Window
Today is the 34th Anniversary of my Dad's untimely Passing. Although I wrote this song in 2020, and the lyrics apply to all loved ones we have lost , I have chosen to share it with you today in his Memory in particular.
My world was totally shattered when you left.
Here's to you Dad - Thank you for your love.
Monday 1st March
Who Will Stop The Rain
Norman is singing his second solo, a cover version of Credence Clearwater Revival's 'Who will stop the rain', accompanied by Jenny.
Lockdown is allowing us to spread our Music Wings, so hope you find it enjoyable.
Monday 22nd February
Dabbling in 'D'
This is Jenny's first Classical Piece, played in Open D tuning. Jenny has recently been able to return to playing her Classical Guitar after a break of 3.5 years. Following a severe Spinal Injury 2017 she has not been able to manage this particular instrument until now as it is broader, wider and heavier than her slimline lightweight Fender Acoustic Guitar which she purchased in late 2018.
We hope you enjoy it !