“Say Goodbye to Hollywood” (Billy Joel Cover)

By Jeff Copperthite:

Welcome to your Tuesday edition of The Laptop Sessions.  I bring you a familiar band for me tonight, and this also goes out by request from one of my best Youtube commenters – he knows who he is :).

Billy Joel is an individual that I have covered in the past, and tonight I bring a song from his album “Turnstiles” in 1976.  The song is “Say Goodbye To Hollywood”, which is known for its cool violin solo and light percussion.  I also notice that Billy Joel sounds a lot different in his first albums than in his later ones.  His voice tends to lower in pitch as you progress through his discography.   No matter – I was on key tonight and glad I could nail this one.  I think you’ll like this video a lot.

Sorry to be a little terse tonight, but I have a lot of things to get to.  I’ll keep it short so you can get back to watching the election results roll in, and enjoy tonight’s video.

Come back tomorrow for Jim’s next original song – I can’t wait to hear and see it!

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up.  We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session.  We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and original music blog again in the future.  But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!

This is one in a series of acoustic cover songs, original music, and free mp3 downloads here on the Laptop Sessions Music Video Blog.

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