This one was suggested by Monte. It's Time Is Tight by Booker T & The MG's. The original thread: (Read it!) http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/st-improv-challenge-116-the-colonel.354708/ The Backing Track: (If someone can make a downloadable, that'd be cool) My Take: Here's the challenge: The backing track is missing the guitars. Without them, it's kinda robotic. So your job is to be Steve Cropper. One of the wonderful things about this tune is the fact it needs no lead/improvisational part. No solos. So...play the rhythm parts. Mirror, double, harmonize the keyboard lines. Think of this as an arrangement exercise, not a compositional one. Play the tune. I chose to go Telstar on it with my arrangement. Space Twang Alpha X-Ray. STAX in space. It's four chords: C - F for the A section, G -D for the B section. The guitar parts in the A section are simple dyads. The B section give you room to accentuate the chord changes a little, but try to play a supporting role to them. The chords really are the focal point. The guitar "lead" part is really just 1-3-5-6 arpeggios. Stay true to them. Here's one of my favorite versions: This is one of my favorite songs of all time. It puts me in a good mood anytime I hear it. It's rather brilliant. I hope you guys enjoy it and remember....you're you playing the role of Steve Cropper.