Diggin’: Ironing Board Sam – Bye Bye Blackbird

inTheir Musicon August 25, 2020

Ask Ironing Board Sam about how this rare demo was recorded back in 70s and he will explain to you that he hypnotized his bandmates to achieve the otherworldly rhythms and tempos that take place on this record. Bye Bye Blackbird exemplifies the psychedelic spirit of this album. At 1:33 in length, the tune starts out at break neck speed and quickly dives into a keyboard sound never heard before. This was Sam’s true magic – he would open his keyboards up and modify them to create his own sounds. The song ends with Sam scat singing while playing background melody on his keyboard. I wonder why the song is so short? It’s the last on the record – maybe Sam’s hypnotism was wearing off.

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