Scott Andrew


This is an archived blog post that was posted on September 19, 2011.

Rock With You

We're a week away from this wedding band gig, and we all agree: this song is the jam:

(Listen at YouTube.)

Check out the buttery bassline by Bobby Watson, who played with Chaka Khan back in the day and produced Janet Jackon's first album (BTW, thanks Wikipedia, for devouring an hour of my life as I delved into the history of Ms. Jackson. For no reason!). I'm generally taking a "fake book" approach to these songs, which means I'm learning only the bare minimum needed to play each song competently, but as Patrick noted, my life depends on whether I can nail that slinky riff in the second verse. Mmmmm hm.

Too bad we can't just fill out our set by jamming on this tune for a half hour, which we totally would.