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    Listening help

    Can anyone give me some help on correcting my unreliable script of the talking part of a TV show, Vh1 storyteller?
    The confusing part to me can be checked by texts or question marks(in bold and red). And if you find anything wrong, please let me know. Thank you in advance.

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    http://serviceapi.nmv.naver.com/flas...544&height=306

    My script (the part from 00:00 ~ 03:22):
    - I'm just not that fresh.
    - Yeah, we've got another song for you, I think.
    - It's called 'Sumthin' Sumthin'.
    - And umm... really good story guys. Really good story.
    - This is a guy named 'Leon Ware'. Anybody aware of 'Leon Ware'?
    - I didn't ??? just now. Is anybody aware of 'Leon Ware'? Yeah?
    - He wrote 'I want you' the entire album for Marvin Gaye. You know what that is?
    - If you don't know... that's why you are here cause... your mommy was having sex with your daddy when that(the?) song came out.
    - OK. Thank him for your life. I'm serious.
    - Anyways. Leon Ware, my idol of all idols... I have to admit... That guy right there actually gave me so much music.
    - When I was 17 years old we were doing demos we were writing 'Til the cops come knockin' in this cold freezing...
    - What? was it? 361 Battery? It was like this? old apartment that Debbie Harry used to live in... Iggy Pop used to live in who is terrible... no he??...
    - It was a hot box in the roof like you know... The lock didn't work, you know. You could (have?) just walked in and robbed ??? if you wanted to...
    - Straight up. But um... We wrote these songs there. He used to kind of, like, hit me so much soul musics like ??? and Sly Stone and like all these things that kind of represent good music and discipline you know not just like hits, not just celebrity, not just like some annoying song(s?) that you just want to not hear anymore(?) on the radio. You know what I'm talking about?
    - But? that stuff that last... that stuff that you put ?? Christmas, Thanksgiving, on Sundays... when everybody comes back for anniversary(anniversaries?) for whatever... that kind of music.
    - So Leon Ware was my first request. I said to Columbia Records. I said "Joe. If you get me meet with? him, I'll be so happy.". And ??? came through and we sat down ??? small room with the? keyboard and we came up? with 'Sumthin' Sumthin'.
    - And... that's the story. I ain't got no more to say. So check it out. This is what it is. We (have?) changed a little bit cause this is 2011. You know ???.
    - On keys, Robert Glasper ladies and gentleman. On the organ, Shedrick Mitchell ladies and gentleman. Musical directer, Derrick Hodge right here. You know him...
    - ??? (at 2:46)
    - On the horns, we have Mr. Keyon Harrold, trumpet. On(a ?) saxophone, Mr. Kenneth Whalum third. On trombone we have Saunders Sermons. Go get his record.
    - I'm not through with the band. I get you.??? (at 3:18)

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    Re: Listening help

    - ... the conversation. I'm just not that fresh.

    - Umm, yeah, we gotta another song for y'all, I think.

    - It's called 'Sumthin' Sum'in'.
    - And umm... really good story, guys. Really good story.
    - There's this guy named 'Leon Ware'. Anybody aware of 'Leon Ware'?
    - I didn't mean to rhyme just now, but is, is anybody aware of 'Leon Ware'? Yeah?
    - He wrote 'I want you', the entire album for Marvin Gaye. Y'all know what that is?

    - If you don't know... that's why you're here 'cause... your mama was having sex with your daddy when that song came out.

    - OK. So, thank him for your life. I'm serious.

    - Anyways. Leon Ware, my idol of all idols... and I have to admit... That guy right there actually gave me so much music.

    - When I was 17 years old we were doing demos, and we were writing 'Til the cops come knockin' in this cold freezing...

    - What was it? 361 Bowery? It was like this old apartment that Debbie Harry used to live in... and Iggy Pop used to live in. It was is terrible... no heat...

    - It was a hot box in the roof like you know... The lock didn't work, you know. You could've just walked in and robbed us if you wanted to...

    - Straight up. But um... We wrote these songs there, and he used to kind of, like, hit me to so much soul music (just) like Graham Central Station and Sly Stone and like all these things that kind of represent good music and, and and ... and discipline you know not just like hits, not just celebrity, not just like some annoying song that you just want to not hear anymore on the radio. You know what I'm talking about?

    - But that stuff that lasts... that stuff that you put on on Christmas, and Thanksgiving, on Sundays... when everybody comes back for the anniversary of whatever... that kind of music.

    - So Leon Ware was my first request. I said to Columbia Records. I said "Joe. If you can get me a meeting with him, I'd be so happy.". And, lo and behold, he came through and we sat down. We were in this really small room with the keyboard and we came up with 'Sumthin' Sum'in'.

    - And...ah.. that's the story. I ain't got no more to say. So check it out. This is what it is. But we changed a little bit cause this is 2011., so you know how it goes.

    - On keys, Robert Glasper, ladies and gentleman. On the organ, Shedrick Mitchell, ladies and gentleman. Musical directer, Derrick Hodge, right here. You know him...

    - ??? (at 2:46)

    - On the horns, we have Mr. Keyon Harrold, trumpet. On saxophone, Mr. Kenneth Whalum the third. And on trombone we have Saunders Sermons, y'all. Go get his record.

    - I'm not through with the band. I'll get y'all (at 3:18)

    I have no idea what he says at 2:46.

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    Re: Listening help

    At 2:46 he says "It's y'all" in a low voice.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Listening help

    Thank y'all, teechar and GoesStation. :)


    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    At 2:46 he says "It's y'all" in a low voice.
    I know 'y'all' is contraction of 'you-all' but what does the sentence mean in the context? He looked at the horn sessions before saying it, so the meaning seems related to it but I'm not sure.

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    Re: Listening help

    Quote Originally Posted by Bebop7 View Post
    Thank y'all, teechar and GoesStation.
    You're welcome, but please don't use "y'all" in your writing/conversations! It's highly informal and specific to certain AmE dialects.

    You can say "Thank you (both), teechar and GoesStation" instead.

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    Re: Listening help

    Quote Originally Posted by Bebop7 View Post
    Thank y'all, teechar and GoesStation.

    I know 'y'all' is contraction of 'you-all' but what does the sentence mean in the context? He looked at the horn sessions before saying it, so the meaning seems related to it but I'm not sure.
    "Y'all" is a second-person plural subject and object pronoun in southern American English dialects and black American English. If the speaker glanced at the horn section (not "sessions") when he said it he meant something like "Get ready, you're starting it!"

    Y'all is hardly informal at all in many areas of the American South (which is really the Southeast), but it's only used in speech.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Listening help

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Y'all is hardly informal at all in many areas of the American South (which is really the Southeast), but it's only used in speech.
    I should have added "and casual writing."
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Listening help

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "Y'all" is a second-person plural subject and object pronoun in southern American English dialects and black American English. If the speaker glanced at the horn section (not "sessions") when he said it he meant something like "Get ready, you're starting it!"
    Do you mean 'starting it' by 'start to play the horn instrument'? I can't get what you refer 'it' to.

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    Re: Listening help

    Sorry. He was thinking of something like "You guys in the horn section are the first ones to play. Get ready!"

    "It" referred to "the tune".
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    Re: Listening help

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Sorry. He was thinking of something like "You guys in the horn section are the first ones to play. Get ready!"

    "It" referred to "the tune".
    Now I got you. Thanks again for your help.

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