• Live and very informal cover of "Our Love is Here to Stay" on an 1890's piano.
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On our travels this summer we stopped in Buffalo, NY as it's about halfway between our home and the part of Indiana that we going to.

At this historic mansion/ bed & breakfast in Buffalo (InnBuffalo, B&B) they had a Chickering console grand from the 1890's. It was tuned down a half step so as not to stress the old bones too much. The tuning is a little iffy. The owners let us have a go at it and make a video there.   :)  For me, the piano was somewhat fascinating to play ... I couldn't even find the pedals at first....  :D

Some of you have already seen this on facebook I think. Video quality is not the best - cheap camcorder in a dark old room.




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Great voice !!! @Melissa  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
sounds good  :o :o :o :o  :ok:


oh and.... @Bill from November Sound ... you are pretty cool... as well  ;D ;D ;D ;D

you two have soul and love, and passion for music  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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sounding very good. Brilliant how the characteristic of this piano adds so much to the musical effect. I should read up on George & Ira Gershwin - know so much music from them - but know next to nil about their lives...
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Fantastic impromptu performance......you both sound amazing!
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It's gotta be really neat to play something so old. Are you going to Niagara Falls, eat Tom Horton's Donuts, Beef on a Wick, and of course real Buffalo Wings?

Vince
 




Thanks @oorlab ! You know, you're completely right ... honestly wish you could be in the room ... the old piano has a "life" of it's own so to speak. It had such a warm dark sound. We did a ballad as well on our YT channel but, alas, the interesting tuning of the old beauty takes a little bit away from that performance. It's still cool though.

Thanks @Leonard Scaper  and @realkevm  you're too kind! Greatly appreciate the compliments.

Wait @Vince  ... that's where Buffalo Wings come from?!?!?!  Dang it!  :bonk:   :doublebonk:     We're gonna have to go back!!!!   :yes:   Buffalo ends up being a halfway stop for us New Englanders when we're heading out your way. We need to just go there for a few days, really.


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How wrong I was to think Ella's rendition was great.
I'm sorry @Bill from November Sound
Kind regards, Gus


That is very nice of you @LePlongeur:)  Maybe too much so. Ella's rendition is still great but we do greatly appreciate the sentiment!