Tags : | Blues | 8.74 MB | Has Lyrics

Description : My friend, fellow musician, and all around great guy Mark Ratcliffe approached me about doing a blues tune and I jumped at the chance to work with Mark again. He's got a great voice for the blues....I once described it as a mixture of gin, cigarette smoke, and ministry. He sings the blues like he's been there and that is the way it should be done.

This tune sounds like a live recording....like we were there with Muddy Waters and the boys and I love the feel of this one. Mark Ratcliffe - vocals, lyrics, lead guitar, drums, bass, harmonica. Barry Morgan - rhythm guitars, organ, horns. No animals or cops were harmed in the production of this. A huge thanks to Mark for providing the talent (he also mixed and mastered it). I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.

You can find more of Mark's work here:


So far 31 users have left a comment on this track.
If this is your track why not return the love and check out their tracks too.

  1. thechockehold
    thechockehold on Sat 6th Jul 2019 - 1 year ago

    Harmonica sounds absolutley insane!

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey, thechockehold, thanks for stopping by and giving this one a listen. Mark is a really talented musician and the harmonica is one of his strong suits. He makes everything sound great. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.


  2. yeti09
    yeti09 on Sun 13th Jan 2019 - 2 years ago

    I absolutely love this track! I'm just getting into the blues and this song is only going to make me love it more! Brilliant!

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Yeti09, thanks so much for the kind feedback. I've been playing the blues for over 50 years and love it as much now, as I did a long time ago. I think you will find the genre pretty interesting, and a lot of fun to play. On behalf of Mark, I appreciate you taking the time to give this one a listen and a comment. I hope all is well.


  3. vigwig
    vigwig on Sun 5th Nov 2017 - 3 years ago

    This is growlng bulldog music. And is has rave reviews from nearly all of the people I know and respect from Looperman. They are a bunch of Loopergiants. Well done.

  4. RichieWinn
    RichieWinn on Sun 7th Dec 2014 - 6 years ago

    Hey Barry

    Awesome stuff! Great blues track you have put together. It makes me think I'm standing in a pub three or four deep with people straining to see the band!! Really excellent feel to it. Great job.


    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Richie, thanks for the kind comments. Mark did a great job on both the production and musical side of things. I'm just the fat cat on the strat trying to keep up, hahaha. It is good to hear such great feedback from one of the Loop's best. I hope all is well with you. Again, our thanks for stopping by.


  5. midiman007
    midiman007 on Sat 6th Dec 2014 - 6 years ago

    Great one Bear you know I love the blues. :-)
    I like the mix down also. I always appreciate when the tune sounds like I am in a club with a cold one in my hand.

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Thanks my friend. I'm not sure how Mark accomplished the great live feel with the mixdown on this one, but his production chops are as good as his musical chops. As always it is great to have you drop by for a listen and to leave a comment. I hope all is well.


  6. kdlucas
    kdlucas on Wed 19th Nov 2014 - 6 years ago

    Very nice production. The singing and the accompaniment works very well together. Nice work and nice mix.

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Thank you kdlucas! Mark gets the credit for the talent on the song....I'm just there to serve drinks and tune up instruments, haha. Thanks so much for stopping by to listen and comment. I hope all is well.


  7. Ensam
    Ensam on Sun 16th Nov 2014 - 6 years ago

    BEAR,BEAR,BEAR, haha, fkn awesome. You and Mark have created smooth chaos in this track. When it started I kinda thought it sounded a little smooth and tame but as soon as Marks voice came in the whole character of the track became apparent, full of vibrancy, character and a touch of humour, if I'm not mistaken.

    Amazing job by you both


    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Simon, sorry for the late reply....been having issues with Looperman being really slow and a bit dicey. Anyway, you nailed it...started slow and smooth, but Mark came to the rescue and really worked his magic. A fun track to do and hopefully many more to come. As always, a huge thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. I hope all is well.


  8. deciBel
    deciBel on Sat 15th Nov 2014 - 6 years ago

    U plus Mark , in a blues track = an obviously throughbred cast for a very welldone blus ......
    untold it's clear that true is the existance of this equivalence & it doesn't need mine or no one's words to mention this obvious fact ...
    ...uummm and also I should congratulation to Mark ...who has sung this blues so good & as usual his lyrix are interesting ....
    &.....well ....despite we all know I'm never prof enoug to
    critique this throughbred & americasn cast of this blues track specially & especially about blues genre (the genre which have never been my genre) , but cause I'm sure U master won't mind y honest idea I want to say maybe a faster ( a bit ) tempo could make this
    even better & more groovy , more catchy & attractive ...
    despit U know this young retired musician doesn't know too much things about blues & U - by far- know better than him about what is better for all yours & especially these types of your tunes ...
    Bear , by the way & beyond music , i wish granddaughter , grand son & grandma & grandpa all are fine ....
    yesterday while listening a briliant tck of your which U had sent it to me in our email swaps , I was looking that sent photo of yours , I was asking myself : '' how has been Bear's youth look ? ...
    I'm sure good , lovely ,sane & gentle ...
    ja ? ...
    smile& my friendly wink :)

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Behnam, first let me say I hope you are well and safe. All if good with all of my family. We just had the granddaughter here for 10 days, and she will return towards the end of the month for another 4 days. She is the love of my life (well, my wife and kids too, but I am smitten with the little one). She likes to sing, dance, and pound on the guitars and pianos, so hopefully we have a little musician on our hands.

    I love your honest feedback, and you are correct - the tempo on this one is pretty slow, similar to older blues tunes by Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. I think the faster the pace, the funner the song, and in retrospect, it probably would have been easier for Mark if I had put it in a different tempo. The ones we are working on now are much more upbeat and faster (one has some great guitar work by GuitarJock that is incredible...he plays like you do). It is good to hear from you, and you are still one of my all time favorite musicians and people, even if you are retired. Take care and stay safe my friend. The Middle East is a crazy place right now.....all my best my brother.


  9. midisparks
    midisparks on Sat 15th Nov 2014 - 6 years ago

    Mark's delivery is full of personality. I've grown to be a big fan of his over the years. Hats off to all of you. Super professional, super enjoyable track. All the best!

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Dan, thanks for stopping by. Mark is one of my favorite people, talented singer, great musician, and really professional when it comes to engineering. And he's fun to work with, haha. Thanks for stopping to give a listen and a comment. It is appreciated. I hope all is well.


  10. StrikingDaggers
    StrikingDaggers on Wed 12th Nov 2014 - 6 years ago

    Awesome track Bear! I really loved the live vibe it gives off. Mark is a very talented singer and musician. You guys have captured that blues flavor for sure. It was a very enjoyable listen. The overall mix sounds great too. This one’s a Fav and it’s downloaded. Truly nice work to all involved.

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Shatner, great to have you drop by for a bit. Mark is a hugely talented and even more humble guy and it is always an honor to grace the same musical venue with him. I'm not sure how he pulled off the "live" feeling of this one, but it sure turned out great. As always, thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. I hope all is well.


  11. clindsay
    clindsay on Tue 11th Nov 2014 - 6 years ago

    Very nice - vocals are perfect for the vibe - listened to other tracks from Mark Ratcliffe - what a talent! Need to take the show on the road. well done.

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    I'm glad you stopped by and that you also checked out Mark's work. He really is a talented guy, and a heck of a lot of fun to work with. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm heading over to see if you have any new EDM up. I hope all is well.


  12. Cinas
    Cinas on Mon 10th Nov 2014 - 6 years ago

    *adds to 'Champagne and Reefer' playlist*

    Brilliant collaboration!

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey stranger, glad to see you dropped in for a listen. Nothing better than being on a champagne and reefer playlist :) I would love to join you for either one. I hope all is well with you and hope you post some new music soon. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. It is greatly appreciated.


  13. Musicante
    Musicante on Mon 10th Nov 2014 - 6 years ago

    Signore Bear,

    I very much enjoyed the track you and your collaborative friend have created. This is so much better than the stuff we hear on the radio these days. I will certainly be watching for your future endeavors in fine quality music.


    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Musicante, thank you so much for your kind feedback. Mark is the true star here, I was more than happy to provide a little bit of rhythm for his great work. As always, you kind feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.


  14. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Fri 7th Nov 2014 - 6 years ago

    Hey, this is a killer song from two of my favorite blues rock buddies! Blues is nice in a similar way to jazz for me, as the musicians can take a simple basis or chord progression and just so easily flesh it out into a really enjoyable creative work. Definitely sounds very professional as a finished track as well. Definitely can't complain about the subject matter either (even though my wife was talking about becoming a cop yesterday heh). Had a great time listening! Fave!

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Pat, thanks so much for the kind feedback (and for working on the PV song with Mark and I). He is a rare talent and I am always thrilled to be able to occupy a virtual stage with him. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.


  15. theHumps
    theHumps on Wed 29th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    Hey Bear and mark, this blew me away right from the first note. The production sounds great, nice big mix and all the tracks were well performed, recorded and mixed. You both brought something special here, congrats fellas!

    Not enough blues here but this one makes up for all that! Mark has a great rock tone to his voice and the blues seem to work for him. I didn't know he played the harp? This one ranks up as one of my favorite collabs I've heard!! I'm not worthy!!!! lol


    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Wayne, thanks so much. That is high praise from one of the best musicians on this site, so I'm sure Mark, like myself, will be more than flattered. He's the star here, I'm kind of like the roadie who gets to sit in every once in a while....play soft and they won't hear me, hahaha. Glad to hear the weather is good. I also hope your back gets to giving you a lot less grief so you can enjoy the winter. As always, your kind feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.


  16. JodyJames
    JodyJames on Sat 25th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    Real Cool Track !!! Mark has a dope sound...here's something you guys should cover for the up coming Holdays. http://youtu.be/hY2_jUDQHVc

    Great Job Fellas !! Faved

    Have a good 1 Mr Bear
    Peace !!


    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Jody, thanks my friend. Mark is a great blues man and it's nice to see the community recognize that. I'll head over and check out the YouTube video. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. I hope all is well.


  17. MWRatridge
    MWRatridge on Fri 24th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    I am truly appreciative of the comments from everyone and I thank each and every one of you. Comments like these help to strengthen my confidence (believe me - as a vocalist it really helps). Bless you all.
    Bear, you have given me most of the cred but I have to tell you my friend, you gave me an awesome foundation to build on. The building cannot stand without a good strong foundation. It was solid and tight as a rock. Your tracks were very easy to work with; response to effects, compression, eq'ing, etc was superb.

    I think you need to take a bow Bear.

    Bear…gotta love the guy.


    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Mark, thank you for your ebullient praise, but I'm not really worthy. I simply supplied the clay for this one, you were the artist that sculpted it into the jewel it is today. It is an honor and a privilege to occupy the same stage, albeit a virtual one. As always, it is such a pleasure to work with a real pro. Thanks for letting this old guy play along. Let's do another, haha. I hope all is well.


  18. crucethus
    crucethus on Thu 23rd Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    Dirty Cactus Blues!With a Psychedelic twinge! I liked it my friend.

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Thanks Steve. Mark and I can get down and dirty when it comes to playing the blues. He's got the chops both vocally and instrumentally to make these songs really sound great. Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. I hope all is well.


  19. failingtimes
    failingtimes on Thu 23rd Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    I'm not much of a blues guy, so I don't think I would be the right person to comment, but I totally thought this song was well done.

    From what I've heard in the blues world sounds great. The guitar work was sweet, and the singer is fantastic.

    Well done, you earned a fav from me. FT

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    FT, the biggest praise someone can get is when a person listens to a genre they normally don't listen to, and they like it. That made my day and I'm sure Mark will be thrilled with your great comments. Thanks for stopping by to listen to the blues, and to leave such nice feedback. I hope all is well.


  20. promenade2239
    promenade2239 on Wed 22nd Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    hi again Bear and thank you for your reply! This blues bassline is on the 'Lila's Dance':
    but still I think the wah-guitars are on some other track. I can't remember.

    Anyway I have listened the other Mark's songs already and I really like some of them eventhough I am not so much into a psychodelic rock genre.
    This blues is very fine: stylish and well produced! - with some nice backing vocals and good riffs in between!

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Alex, thanks again for the kind feedback and thanks for the link :) I'm off to give this tune a listen. I can never steal enough guitar and bass licks, hahaha.


  21. 15ludwicke
    15ludwicke on Wed 22nd Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    Really loved the bluesy feel of this track! 5/5 stars from me!

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    On behalf of Mark, thank you!!! We really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. I'm going to head over to your place and see what you have been up to.


  22. FreeRadical
    FreeRadical on Wed 22nd Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    This is class mate. No messing around, just straight in with some good old fashioned blues. It's all splendidly recorded and i can see why you were happy to work with Mark. That guy can belt a tune out. This sounds like a propper recording session done by a true pro and really demonstrates how it should be done. I'm always impressed and a little envious of your stuff Bear and once again i feel that way. Just the quality of the mix alone blows me away, everything has it's own little place in the mix and it all gels together perfectly.
    Best track i've heard for a while.

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Thanks FR! Mark is the true star here. I simply provided a couple of instrument tracks and he ran with it, added vocals, and provided the superb mix for it. It's always easy to look good when surrounded by talented people (the secret to my success in corporate life, haha). Anyway, Mark will be stoked to hear you enjoyed it. As always, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.


  23. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Tue 21st Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    Fantastic job, guys! This is a rarity to hear here on Looperman and precisely because of that it's so much more
    precious. This blues you did is absolutely "real thing"..:)
    BIG FAV !!

    I will also take this oportunity to say thank you again for the T-shirt which I received few days ago...I will handle it with special care..:)

    Hope all is well______Orlando

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Orlando, first let me say it is good news that you received the t-shirt. I always wonder how it is possible to send something from the middle of the desert and have it arrive at its destination in another country. Good news indeed!!. Thanks as well for your kind feedback on the song. Mark is a huge talent and this one shows off many of his skills. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.


  24. promenade2239
    promenade2239 on Tue 21st Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    hi Bear. I really like this one.
    The wah rhythm guitar reminds me of some tune from a band called Mahavishnu Orchestra. They have used this specific sound in one section on some of their tracks. I cant remember actual title but it was interesting cause they added some a little bit more to each 4 bar patterns creating asymetric and odd structure using this simple blues riff.
    I say this only to let you know that I like this particular sound yet I do not usually listen to the blues like this.
    Very nice work + I enjoyed the vocals also!
    Best, Alex

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Alex, thanks for the info on Mahavishnu Orchestra. I will see if I can locate some of their work, sounds interesting. I think it is amazing how many songs use that particular 4 bar pattern and still end up with different music in the end. I'm sure Mark will be thrilled that you enjoyed it as well. As always, I really appreciate your support. I hope all is well.


  25. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Mon 20th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    About time we had some blues around here.....and who better to do it than you two....good blues goin on here...I`m diggin it....I`ll just sit here at the back table (kudos on that live sounding mix guys)...order up a Kilkenny Cream Ale and enjoy the show.....great stuff on the stage and in the glass......Ed

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Ed, it is so good to have you drop by for a spell. Mark asked if I wanted to do some blues and I jumped at the chance. He's got such great skills as both a musician and singer that it is like working with one of the greats. Speaking of greats, I'd like to join you and have one of those Kilkenny's. My treat :) I hope all is well, Ed. Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment.


  26. doudei
    doudei on Mon 20th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    Dear Mark and Bear
    first of all Bear my apologies for not being part of the mixing contest like i said. i had to postpone this endeavor and kept the stems in a safe and sound environment.
    in fact i have already planned a gentle introduction into mixing and mastering for one of my few close friend who started showing some interest in learning more about the craft.

    not much else to say here dear Mark and Bear. it can't get any bluesier than that, i cant imagine anyways.

    cheers for sharing that 10/10 blues experience, guys.

    it has been educational on several levels as always.
    the blues can teach us many things, if we only listen.

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Doudei, thanks so much for the feedback. I think many of us got our start with the blues, and a lot of times, you can hear that influence in our music. I'm also glad you were able to use those stems for a teaching exercise. Sharing your vast knowledge with others is a great thing Doudei. Thanks from both of us for stopping by to listen and comment. I hope all is well.


  27. RealProblemShuckers
    RealProblemShuckers on Mon 20th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    Hi bear!

    Really like the vibes off this one. Really like the song, so keep it up!


    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Thank you young friend. I'm glad you enjoyed it and also glad you took the time to let us know. Your kind feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.


  28. danke
    danke on Mon 20th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    Hello Bear!

    Don't have to say to you how happy we are to hear live music on this site...and if it's a quality stuff, there won't be more question...
    Everything is on high standards...
    Back to the roots kinda stuff with a special voice of Mark...
    Really all my hats off :-)
    Long live blues!!!
    Hope all is well, Danke

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Danke, how are you? Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such nice feedback. Mark is the star here, all I did was a little keyboard work and some rhythm guitar. He did all the rest and like you, I loved the live atmosphere on this one. As always, it is great to have you drop by my little corner of the world. I hope all is well.


  29. ScottB55
    ScottB55 on Mon 20th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    Hell of a job, Bear. I always know I'm getting some quality ear candy when I click on one of your tracks. Kudos to all involved...Great musicianship.


    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Scott, thanks so much. Mark did the lionshare of this one so all of the credit goes to him. I'm sure he will be thrilled to read your nice feedback, especially since you are one of the most respected guitar players on here. So glad you stopped by for a listen and a review. I hope all is well.


  30. MWRatridge
    MWRatridge on Mon 20th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    As always a lot of fun. Cred bud and many thanks.

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Markus, one hell of a great job on this. It was so much like a live performance out of you that I could almost smell the cigarette smoke in the bar. Outstanding as always. On to the next one!!!! Hope you have a great week.


  31. MStokes
    MStokes on Mon 20th Oct 2014 - 6 years ago

    swingin at the fences indeed
    fightin the law
    and the raw won

    damn, fellas! (echo Pete)

    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Michael!!! What a great surprise having you stop by. You have been missed. I hope all is well with you and hope you know how great it is to have you drop by to listen and comment. Mark will be thrilled as well. Thanks so much.


 ! You need to Log In or Register to post here.

Well I left behind that old town yeah
Changed locations on the fly
Well I left my life down south yeah
Had no choice except to ride, ride on
Threw some clothes in an old backpack bag

Jumped on my bike and headed out

Life behind in the mirrors, man
A little teardrop in my eye
Or maybe it was just the wind
The lawman never liked me there

Never had much trouble until him
He used to get all wound up yeah
Come by my house all full of gin

Well I couldn't get to sleep and

I heard his car a pulling up
Jumped right out of bed now
Louisville Slugger on the shelf
I could hear him yell my name
Then he shot out the front door lock

Well I was swinging for the fences
Old Babe Ruth might have been impressed
He went down before me
In a dead old crumpled mess
But he's got the badge man
And a judge in his pocket, oh my yes

So I'm riding like the wind now
The yellow line my only friend
I got the Lawman Blues
Watch he ain't gunning for you
I got the Lawman Blues

He's as crazy as a coot



You might also like these tracks

Tags : | Blues | 6.67 MB | Has Lyrics | Featured

Description : I found this track here...on the loop...I'm sorry I misplaced the track info, but once I find it, I will credit the tracks creator! I am only assisting in placing a possible direction for his sounds!

Description : The basic play by Cody Tripp, the idea by mnk66, the rest - by me.

Tags : | Blues | 3.16 MB

Description : 3 string fretless cigar box guitar blues done for Ghost of a guitar art 3 string electric cigar box guitar, 5 string bass see them here http://imgur.com/gallery/ugZL2 and addictive drums.

Description : One another guy who ordered this track then didn't pay and doesn't respond to my messages.

Boogie crossover (its just a fragment), every instrument is performed and recorder live. Piano, double bass, drums.

Almost 8 hours of work.

Tags : | Blues | 5.24 MB

Description : Of all the classic Monster tales the Wolfman is definitely one of the saddest. Cursed, and destined to live as both man and monster. During the day he sits alone with his guitar, a prisoner of lonely existence, crying his heart out through his music. Then at night, the beast emerges, and in the dark under a full moon, he cry's as he rips the hearts out of his victims! Such is the life of a cursed bluesman!

Tags : | Blues | 1.68 MB | Has Lyrics | Featured

Description : mix of blues & urban...

Tags : | Blues | 5.53 MB

Description : A gentle, reflective and beautiful shuffle blues piece featuring one of my best ever electric guitar solos (for about half of it). Also has bass guitar, synth bass, two programmed acoustic drum kits, two types of sample-based sitars, a heavenly pad and a distinctive main string part. Special, text-based prizes to be awarded to the best comments!

Tags : | Blues | 3.08 MB | Reaper

Description : Just some fun instrumental sliding in open G, GDG, on The Lone Rider fretless 3 string guitar. Rythym played using a ceramic slide by Evolution stoneware, lead using a Mojoboneworks bone/wood slide, both handcrafted as well as the guitar. Been a while, good to be back B-)

Tags : | Blues | 8.17 MB

Description : This is a tune dedicated to my friend, Nancy, who followed me to the clubs I played at for years, and is still following me with my studio work. Why do I dedicate this to her? Onnacounta cause she's soooooo naughty! She never liked violins, but loved her sax! Here's to you, Nancy. Anyway, this is a little blues track with some nice guitar and sex...oh, sorry, I mean sax.

Enjoy and download away.

Tags : | Blues | 5.94 MB | Has Lyrics

Description : A comfortable rhythm, simple yet incisive. Contains a loop from GuitarGuru plus a number of Sony Music Studio loops. I hope you enjoy it.

Tags : | Blues | 2.16 MB | Reaper

Description : I've been recording/playing alot of downtempo clean tone stuff so thought it's about time for something a bit more upbeat. Played on my 3 string fretless Lone Rider homemade guitar with a wine bottle neck slide By J. Ross Guitars, Boneshaker 2 string cigar box bass, addictive drums. Love it or hate it, I'm having way too much fun and that's what counts :D

Tags : | Blues | 4.32 MB | Colab Request

Description : Felt like doing a Bluesy track. Getting used to working with Addictive Drums. Still have a lot to learn. Reviews and comments, as always, are welcomed. Drums: Addictive Drums Guitars and Bass:myself

Tags : | Blues | 4.39 MB

Description : Homemade 3 string fretless cigar box guitar, 5 string bass, addictive drums. Getting closer to that cbg album completion, 'Vastlands' :D mix may need tweaking, these headphones add bass. Try and stay dry in that cave, but be careful, you never know what lurks in the darkness behind!! Very pink floyd like,. Enjoy.

Tags : | Blues | 8.20 MB

Description : Cosmic Eastern chillout atmospheric shuffle blues with loads of bluesy/Eastern electric guitar playing and warm sub bass (the same synth patch I've used in about 20 tracks). No drum loops and just two programmed acoustic kits - probably the simplest drum setup I've ever used. One day I hope to make a track containing only one drum kit. Also: a few female vocal samples (including a heavily timestretched one), one section of bass guitar, a few sample-based string instruments, a few notes of organ and two synth pad instruments. So, quite a minimal instrument lineup for me. It goes uptempo around 4:31 into a grooving, stomping bit of shuffle blues and I wonder if I should have brought this section back at the end for a triumphant finale. But I'm trying hard these days not to make things too long and this is already a decent length. Also contains some darker, Eastern sections but nothing too dark. Have a listen and leave me some interesting feedback - the more detail, the better.

Tags : | Blues | 4.06 MB

Description : Been away for a while. I am doing something I usually don't do with this one. Here is a blues track I put together in a day. It features everything being done by me, with improvised solos for each instrument. This was done using Fl Studio 12 and my Korg M50 keyboard. I plan on adding lyrics to it down the road and having everything much cleaner. Anyhow, enjoy!

Which Solo did you guys like best?
2:18 Guitar Solo
3:57 Piano Solo
5:34 Synth Solo
7:13 Bass Solo

From The Forums