Sing A Song Of Prostitution! ...
Anyway, the title of the post refers to my latest recording effort, a knockout cover of The Police's "Roxanne" by George Michael.
Given the lyric "I won't share you with another boy," this isn't the most logical song for a woman to sing, but the first time I heard this arrangement, I was blown away and knew I wanted to try it someday.
While "Roxanne" isn't my favorite of Sting's songs (that'd be "Don't Stand So Close to Me" for those of you playing along at home), when it's rearranged into a sultry jazz number, I'm all over it.
Well, I try to be, anyway. As ever, this is a work in progress. There are kinks to iron out, but considering that Brian and I cobbled this together from three takes, and I refer to my first take of any song as my "first pancake" because it's the one I'm most likely to want to throw away, we made a fair amount of progress in a couple of hours. George Michael's version tags out more appropriately, but Brian just applied a fade to the end of this track for the time being. I'll attempt the ending the next time we meet. Oh, and the "do do do do do dos" between verses? That's George. We left a bit of him in, though I don't think we sound very different.
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I'll also add this track to my