Description : My cover of the Beat song which I think is their best song. I toned it down a bit, less horns and guitar than the original. Bass, 2 drum tracks, trombone, acoustic guitar and a few vocal tracks.
Description : I asked danke if he would allow me to add some vocals to a track he recently uploaded and he kindly accepted. The song is about experiencing the effects of post concussion syndrome like balance problems, anxiety, stress, relationship issues.
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 : This one is a country/gospel song stylized in the Johnny Cash approach to that type of genre. This one goes out to looperman member vigwig. Sorry Vic to hear about your loss. My heartfelt wishes go out to you and your family.
Description : A song about what's happening in my trees outside my house. A finger snap loop, a mandolin loop and a cabasa loop were used that I uploaded here a while ago. Acoustic guitar, bass, some singing and some piano.
Description : A cover of a song written by Doug Sahm and and recorded by Uncle Tupelo. It's off the great alt country album Anodyne. This and my last song are both off this album. Drums, bass, acoustic guitar, harmonica and a couple vocal tracks. A song about a breakup. As there are limited options for real music in the gernre category, I put this under country. It's Alt-Country or Americana.
Description : A cover of the Uncle Tupelo song from the 90's written by Jeff Tweedy, now of Wilco fame. Acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, bass, drums and some singing. A song about someone who wrongly predicted a geological calamity in the town of New Madrid, Missouri. One of my favs from this band!
Description : A song about a train, Jimmy on guitar and his life long friend Billy experimenting with an old Kalamazoo lap steel, a late addition. Fender Tele through a Fender Princeton. I attribute two train loops by Daniel Simion at Soundbible. The third train sound is a guitar loop with effects. I play the bass, sing, acoustic guitar, wrote, arranged and mixed it. Might have the singer in Jim's bluegrass band redo the vox at some point.
Description : I've been a fan of Jeff Lynne's music since I first heard ELO back in the 70's. His production style is unique and pretty awesome, to say the least. I tried doing this one because it's mostly guitar based and it's a fun song. I would like to thank ferryterry for his horn loops I used in the lead. Fender Strat Squire into a Fender Bronco for guitars. Lots of singing. Added some cello but sparingly. Changed my master track effects setup and worked more on gain staging, seems to have helped.
Description : Jim plays his own version of the Link Wray classic Switchblade. I believed he used an Epiphone ES 335 Pro, custom setup, through an old Fender reverb tank, a few pedals(a Rat and a tremolo i can't recall the name of) into an old Fender Princeton. It's definitely harder and heavier than the original. I did the bass and arrangement, mixing. This one goes out to vigwig, hey Vic!
Description : My cover of the mid 70's Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers song about driving around the Boston suburbs listening to the radio. This song is part of my youth and a big favorite all time song of mine. 2 guitars, bass, drums and vocals, this is not the version with keyboards. I added harmonica in the middle and end.
Description : Filthy Rich plays the Muddy Waters classic, probably the best recorded song of the session as far as vocal/guitar levels. Gibson SJ 200, AKG mics, blatant self promotion.
Description : Rich from Filthy Rich and the Poor Boys stopped by my friend's Jim's Studio B and recorded an hour or so of acoustic music. This one is a cover of the great Doc Watson's classic performed using a Gibson SJ 200, we used an AKG C214 and an AKG Perception 220 to record it. Used another Perception 220 for the vocals. What a player, a real professional!
Description : Put that in your hookah and smoke it! ;)
Description : Found some reggae loops and put them to good use. I added bass and electric guitar. Not really reggae when it's all boiled down but it's in there. Bit of an r 'n b, rock and pop too. Enjoy!
Description : Surf rock type of idea. Started in 2013, it had bass, drums, percussion, the right rhythm git track and a scat vox track. I added vox and more guitars a couple days ago. Tried some new mixing ideas. Used an AKG C214 on the verse vox, nice mic!
Description : I met a local musician who told me his band played gypsy jazz styled music and I offered to record them at my new house. We recorded about a dozed tracks last week, this one being the first to be mixed. What a pleasure to watch these folks play!
Update: Final mix!
Description : I just moved to a cool house about a 45 minutes drive south to a great little rocking surf town and now live just a few streets away from my friend Jim. Been recording his band's practices and meeting so many new people. I dragged my Fender Bronco amp out and recorded two tracks, added a distorted keyboard track, bass, a bunch of percussion(long live the cowbell) and EZ Drummer playing the skins.
Description : I started this one several months ago, not sure if I want to call this one done but I figured I would upload it as my last song of the year. Wouldn't mind a guitar or another lead instrument to fill a few open spaces but the idea is there. It started out as a swing tune but now it has a rock/swing feel to it. 3 piece horns, drum loops, EZ drummer, piano loops and bass.Update: Fixed a few loud bass notes, adjusted compression on master track.
Description : Started with some acoustic guitar strum and picking, bass guitar and some EZ drummer loops. When I found the sax/guitar loops in a loop pack I'd recently downloaded, I knew they were perfect for setting the feel of the track. Added an electric guitar strumming track and a midi lead guitar with tremolo added. Update: remixed it a bit. Enjoy!
Description : Jim added a clean Fender Tele track and some thicker sounds with a custom ES-339 Pro(Epiphone) semi-hollow bodied. Both were mic’ed using my Fender DeVille. I added the bass, the acoustic guitar, the singing and a bit of keys. Jim helped out with the drums and the guitar arrangements. The song... the Drive By Truckers do a song, Guns of Umpqua that inspired this one being written, same subject matter. In America we’ve averaged a mass shooting every day this year. It needs to stop. Now. I hope none of us ever have to get caught up in any of that. Peace.
Description : I posted a short piece of music a few months ago in which Jim played some cool guitar and gave me a bunch of 45 second clips of rhythm and lead guitar parts in the process. Both of us wanted to work the song out but Jim's been busy playing across the state of Florida with a few bands he's been playing in, his talent is in great demand I guess!! So I decided to go through the tracks we recorded that day and with some bass and some vocals I added, put together a track. I added a little tambo, a phased wurli and lots of delay. I took one of Jim's guitar tracks that was noticeably different than the others and made it a guitar interlude to begin the track and then from :30 to 1:10 is the track I uploaded a couple months back. Decided to write this one about what is happening politically in America as it's a strange and worrying time in my country's history.
Description : There's nothing like living near the ocean but the water can be dangerous, too. There are many shark attacks where I live and catch a wave the wrong way and you are tossed around like a rag doll in shallow water. Plus the riptides can be deadly. That's the loose inspiration behind the title, taking on a wave and losing the battle. I threw some drum loops together, picked up my bass guitar and played 3:30 worth of bass in the key of Am, 1 take. I removed about 40 seconds of it that was dull and thought it was pretty cool with the bass and drums alone. Trying to figure out the first rhythm acoustic track(left in mix) was a bit fun because I just rambled all over the place with the bass. The second acoustic rhythm track(panned right) was 1 take so warts and all are featured. Tambourine makes an appearance along with a synth and piano in the latter part of the track. No structure whatsoever, just a bass jam inspired idea for mixing purposes only. Enjoy!
Description : "This is a Public Service Announcement...WITH GUITARS!!" An opening line in one of my favorite bands songs and it helps describe this one perfectly. Bonus points if you know the band or particular song. I modeled the song after that band and this one hearkens back to the early days of punk. This was written by my brother Chris and I got a little help on guitars from my friend Jim. Fun lyrics and full of energy, this one is a fav of mine of all the songs my brother has written. I sing and play the bass and produced it. Got new monitors and a new interface, hopefully it sounds better than other mixes I've done. Final Update: Oct 2017 Remixed Enjoy!
Description : Hey folks, I've been away for a while, sadly my Dad passed away so music had to take a back seat till I felt up to it. My brother Chris let me know he was writing songs and was recording them on his phone. After listening to a bunch we decided to do a few which got my mind onto making music again, thankfully. We have similar writing styles and likes when it comes to music so I figured he might like my style of producing. He has the copyright on all his songs through the U.S. Copyright office. Idea for the song happened when Chris was driving to Melbourne and saw the storm clouds brewing while his wife was knitting during the long drive. So he sat and wrote about the drive. Folk/Pop/adultcontemporary/country... what's in a lable? Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks. Enjoy!