It’s Christmas Eve! For the past few years we have recorded a song – this time it’s We Three Kings, featuring The Melody Harp, a snare drum practice pad, bells, and the usual guitar.
John Mayer cover, featuring aloe vera –
This song has been stuck in my head since I first heard it in college. I love playing the descending bass line on the guitar and had intended to record a version with a melodica or accordion for the organ part. But it’s too beautiful to mess around with. So, here’s my take using a cheap Yamaha keyboard hooked up to GarageBand with the “Lighter Shade” midi organ sound.
If you are somehow not familiar with the amazing original, give it a listen:
Here are a couple of recent John Mayer covers. I’m increasingly impressed with him as a songwriter, bad boy personal life aside.
These were recorded a couple of weeks apart and I didn’t realize I wore the same shirt for both. We may not be the Young Ones very long.