Tags : | Country | 7.31 MB

Description : Well....here is a tune I have been working on for about 2 months. The first part is basically country music, featuring Dobro, Fiddle, Piano, Pedal steel, Banjo, Harmonica and Flat pickin' Acoustic guitar with pull-off's- hammer-on, etc.

The second part of this tune is pure Cajun music straight from the bayou's of Lousiana, featuring Accordion and Fiddle.
Since I couldn't find any royalty free Accordion Cajun music, My friend Chris Miller from Lake Charles, LA, let me use part of one of his tunes so I could finish this project.

In return, I gave him all rights to use this whole song on his next CD if he wants to. (He won the 2008 CFMA award this year).
On this tune I am not playing the drums, fiddle, harmonica or Accordion (All those from loops). But I am playing all the rest of the instruments. I didn't put a lot of 5-string banjo in as I am a little rusty on that. Maybe next time. :-)

The song may be a little bass heavy for some as I geared it toward computer speakers more.
So if you like this type of music, put on your knee high boots, give a listen, and dance away.
Randy

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  1. ImproveWithError
    ImproveWithError on Fri 11th Dec 2009 - 10 years ago

    Here is another great song, man this is just awesome, adding this my favorites.

    Randall822
    Reply by Randall822

    Hi there,

    Glad you liked this tune as well. Cajun music isn't that popular up north where I am, but it certainly is in the south and in some European countries.

    Thanks for your review.
    Randy

  2. theHumps
    theHumps on Wed 28th Oct 2009 - 10 years ago

    Wow! What a production! I can see why it took a couple of months to put this one together. Totally impressed. Great tune, cool selection of country/cajun, what can I say?

    Keep up the great work!

    Wayne, the Humps

    Randall822
    Reply by Randall822

    Hello there Wayne,

    Sorry that I am a little slow in getting back to you. I am working 12 hours a day, everyday for about a couple months now.

    Thanks a lot for stopping by and giving this country/cajun tune a listen and review. I am glad you enjoyed it. Guess I should do more fo theis than the rock I do.

    I will give one of your tunes a listen and give a review back in kind.
    Thanks again,
    Randy

  3. KaterJames
    KaterJames on Wed 21st Jan 2009 - 10 years ago

    Hi,

    i did grow up with this kind of music while listening to afn, the radio-station of the GIs in Berlin and i love it.

    Randall822
    Reply by Randall822

    Hi Katerjames,

    Thanks a lot for reviewing one of my country tunes. My main roots are country, but I also do Blues and Rock some.

    This particular tune took me about 2 months to put together. I used loops in parts that I don't play or own an instrument myself.

    I usually use live recorded drum sets from www.betamonkeymusic.com as you usually have a choice of 16 or 24 bit wav files for drums. Not synth type drums you usually hear or make with a software program. Or if you have a drum machine, they do very well too. This kind of country don't take much drums so I am referring to my other tunes I did as well. Particulary rock.

    I play 6 instruments so that helps too. All the other parts were done with the help of loops.
    The Cajun part was made with the hep of a friend of mine in Louisianna.

    Glad you liked the tune.

    Randy

  4. alividlife
    alividlife on Sun 21st Dec 2008 - 10 years ago

    Must be the redneck part of me. heheheh

    Wow.. In one way.. I am like hell yah! LOVING THIS.
    And then in the other... I am like... I have this guy's E-mail address!!!?!?!? WOW I kinda know you!! lol...

    The first part... Like... Don't be upset with me, this is FANTASTIC, but to me, just my opinion, I did want the changes to be smoother.. It felt a little jigsawed, and the edges got frayed... But The fact you did this all yerself... Randy... You rule.... This hobby of yours is really bigger than you, because you really make me think about music and how to turn peoples heads.
    (for example... I wanted the harmonica to breath more... Like I could hear him getting ready and finishing....)

    lol... Wow, Loving the banjos. That legato guitar stuff and the phrasing.. wow (that acoustic lick is definitely the standout) followed by the really fantastic pedal steel, that was awesome, but I love that Whoooooooooooooooooooooo sound... It sounded like a party.. I am really awed. My mouth is open lol...

    I really like the cajun part. I guess I do think of fairs and county music, but I think about my first love.... She loved this kind of music.

    And I do too.

    (Ps thanks for e-mailing!!!)

    Randall822
    Reply by Randall822

    Hi Abe,
    Nice to have you back. I appreciate you giving me a review back on this country/cajun mix. This is the real deal! Doesn't get much better as far as original sounds, but I can agree with you on the minor stuff.

    Smoother changes from one part to another, harmonica breathing. (Totally all loops for this part) That whooooo type sound is a guy yelling something like Aaaaahhhhhiiiieeee. Typical cajun yell. :-)
    Thanks for the review and again nice to hear from you.

    It you wanna a rock tune to play along with, check out 'Rock my World' when you get a chance.
    I left the lead guitar volume lower in the first part for that purpose.
    Randy

  5. Salkizar
    Salkizar on Wed 17th Dec 2008 - 10 years ago

    This is absolutely brilliant....I am a closet country fan.."NO" Really I am...have been all my life, and this rocks man!! Love the harp playing...waz that you?? Great track, and like Bilb said, not enough country on here at looper!! Brilliant!

    Oh and that Cajun bit...."Love it" Reminded me of that movie...what is it again..the one where the national guard are stuck in the swamp land...?? Shit!! Cant remember..but anyway..yeah, great song man...and the cajun bit blew me away!!!

    Randall822
    Reply by Randall822

    Hello there djsalkizar,
    Hey man, thanks for checking out my country/Cajun mix. I enjoyed doing that one a lot and put about 12 different instruments in it including triangle and washboard on the first Cajun one.

    The harmonica part in the Cajun part was made by the fellow in Louisiana as he did that part.

    The harmonmica parts I assembled from many loops from a new disk I bought, so they'd fit all together nicely.
    Tried to make a sort of chicken clucking sound in one part..haha

    Not sure of the song your talking about either.
    Cajun music is just so cool I had to add it onto my tune.
    Thanks for your review and am glad you enjoyed it. The 1st. country song I made is also listed, but that was the fisrt song I ever made with software and my playing together. I did it while I was learning Pro Tools.
    Randy

  6. ChaseManhattan
    ChaseManhattan on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 - 11 years ago

    I feel like im square dancing. this is definitly reminding me of the country toons you listen to a country fair. Really cool and upbeat. i like it keep making these awesome songs

    Randall822
    Reply by Randall822

    Hello there!
    Thanks for stopping by and checking out this tune. I played one of your tunes and left a review....so it is good that you didn't mind playing a tune that you don't normally make yourself.
    I mean it looks like your into more hip hop style and that is cool!

    I make/play several styles of music, but mostly Country, Blues, and Rock right now is a favorite.

    Thanks again for your review and am glad you felt as tho you were at the county fair. Sparking an emotion or conjuring up a past memory is good,
    Randy

  7. Looperman
    Looperman on Thu 20th Nov 2008 - 11 years ago

    some great sounds in this and uts well put together. it could be two tracks ..

    dont know why but I kept thinking of the dukes of hazard :-)

    would love to hear some pedal steel or banjo loops. You should do a christmas track with just pedal steel

    Randall822
    Reply by Randall822

    Hi there Mr. Looperman!
    I don't believe we've met! :-)))

    Your right, this is really two different types of music, but no Cajun genre exist here.
    'The Dukes of Hazzard' was a great weekly TV series. I loved that orange car and all the antics that went on throughout the show. And that cute Daisy Duke.....oh my, what else can I say....!

    A silly weekly TV program, and later a movie, but once you started watching it, you usually got hooked.
    The music they played was mostly country songs of popular artist of the day.

    Pedal Steel and Banjo songs....well, I can do that. The banjo as I mentioned earlier here is one instrument I haven't kept up on as often as the other instruments.
    But it has the same open 'G' tuning as my new Dobro, so I could almost do both together.

    I don't think I can get something together by this Christmas tho with the overtime coming up at work. Guys taking time off to go deer hunting and trying to use up their vacation time before the new year starts.

    Anyways, thanks a lot for coming by and for your nice review. It is certainly appreciated,
    Randy

  8. blairrock957
    blairrock957 on Thu 20th Nov 2008 - 11 years ago

    Love it. A great combination of sounds all together. How can anyone not love cajun music? And sweet country slide. I'm an old hippy rocker but for some reason I've always loved this type of music. Never played it but love to listen to it. Great job.

    Randall822
    Reply by Randall822

    Hi Blair,
    Ahhh, great that you got to hear this tune. I was thinking of sending you a private E-mail as I knew you would like something like this...with harmonica and all.
    I tried to get a cluck-cluck-cluck chicken sound using it in a couple places. :-)))

    Cajun is one of my favortie types of music, but as I mentioned in another note here, it isn't around here where I live.

    If by chance your interested in hearing some more, here is that fellows (Chris Miller) web site. http://www.bayouroots.com
    Has some short samples to listen to. His CD is available really cheap too as he mentions on the web site. Available from C'D Baby' and others.

    Let me be clear tho, I am not trying to push sales for him at all! We just had an agreement to use part of his tune into mine.

    Thanks alot for your review, I appreciate it.
    Randy

  9. Planetjazzbass
    Planetjazzbass on Thu 20th Nov 2008 - 11 years ago

    Hey Randy...one of my favourite listens!...what a great mix!..there's some excellent playing going on here make no mistake!....Two very appealing styles blended together in a twanging,reeling,sliding gumbo that's Oh so tasty...from singing pedal steel overtures to some hot flat pickin' turnarounds..this melange really heats up and delivers up a serve of great music that nobody will walk away from hungry....hehe sorry for the food puns but Ern's comment got me salivating...This sort of music is very thin on the ground here at Looperman and it's fantastic that your flying the flag for this style....One that relies on good old fashioned playing techniques and ability...and not what's the current flavour of the month......super work!..cheers Dave :)

    Randall822
    Reply by Randall822

    Hi Dave,
    So did get your boots on and dance the Clog maybe? :))))
    I appreciate your long review and I feel good about the tune myself too. Making track after track of each instrument, so as to have its own style and sound and 'flavor', but yet fit in the whole picture without a stumble.

    Not an easy task, but very rewarding when the whole project is done and you hear the results of your labours.

    I think I need to retire just so I can keep up practicing my instruments.
    I was really good on the 5-string Banjo once...able to keep up with Earl Scruggs and had the same detuners to get those dropped string sounds...like on his 'Flint Hill Special' song. So cool.

    I am country at heart, but hearing me doing rock songs and blues, I just can't stop making any of them.

    So anyways, Dave, thanks again for you nice comments. I've got a mean bass line coming to mind and I'll add that into my next rock tune.

    Later,
    Randy

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