Watermelon Man

So, I love the song, “Watermelon Man” by Herbie Hancock. So, I’ll share it now with you. Here’s the original:

Now, after Herbie decided to go funky in his approach, here’s what his new version sounded like:

Here’s a more modern performance, with Herbie transitioning between the two different versions:

Here’s also a live performance of his more funky style:

Now, Mongo Santamaria did a cover. Here’s that version:

Miles Davis is also known for covering it live. Here’s that:

Here’s a Big Band’s version of it:

Here’s two more versions:

Today’s Daily gratitude is for the people in my dorm building that haven’t yet filed a complaint for me playing this song on piano, as I try to learn to solo over it. Thanks, pals.



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