Description : Billy, aka "Sweet Willy", wanted to record a blues song written by Dave Von Ronk so he stopped by with his Gibson re-issue 1942 Southern Jumbo which was only 1 of 10 made for the Dallas guitar show the year he bought it. It even has the classic banner on the headstock and it sounded and recorded great! He sang a lead vocal track and a couple backups. The tracking took about 15 minutes and I did a couple mixes. I dig the tune and Billy's rendition, hope you do too!
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.
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 : 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:
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!
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.
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!
Description : My thoughts for a Halloween track this year was to work up some foreboding Drone music with a little Delta Blues slide guitar mixed in. My inspiration being the classic story of Robert Johnson and his infamous deal with the Devil.
In Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1930, Robert Johnson supposedly made a deal with the devil at the crossroads where US highway 49 crosses US highway 61. Johnson had been playing down in Yazoo City and was on his way back up to Helena. He had hitched a ride that dropped him off next to the levee. It was a cool October night and a full moon glowed in the dark sky. He continued walking up the highway, guitar in his hand. As he approached the crossroads he was thinking about his friend Son House preaching to him about giving up his guitar playing. He really wasn't a good player and most people would joke and mock him when he was on stage. He hated it and was thinking he would give anything to be as good, no, better than his friend Son House. It was at that moment he noticed a figure in black standing there at the crossroads. As he approached him, a deep voice issued "Let me see that guitar boy"! He then took his guitar from him, tuned it and upon returning it asked if he would trade his soul to become a famous Bluesman. He agreed and the rest is history. Johnson's ability was seemingly transformed overnight to the amazement of everyone who knew him and he went on to become a Mississippi Blues legend. However, his fame was short lived. A mere eight years later the Devil returned to make good on the deal.
So this Halloween, be careful what you wish for, especially at the crossroads.
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.
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.
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-)
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
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.
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.
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