Description : A quick idea I did in one day, 2 mixes, more an exercise for myself than anything serious. Inspirations were a Peter Tosh docu for the reggae feel, a surfing vid on what a point break was for the vox, the Ace of Bass vid The Sign for the drums and Jaco Pastorius song Crisis for a bit of inspirational bass thrown in. 2 drum loops used and a vocal effect loop for the heck of it in the middle, he. Live percussion, cabasa, guiro and double maraca. Me on git, bass, vox. Here comes Summer!
Description : My version of the 1979 British alternative rock song by Lene Lovich featuring the guitar talents of Jimmy Stiles again. When I told him I was putting it together he was totally interested in playing on this. It's different, definitely harder than the original. A strat through a Fender DeVille with some reverb. EZ Drummer, me on bass, vocals and lead tambourine. A fun song and great lyrics and only 2 chords, what could be better!
Description : My version of a 1970's Stealers Wheel song which was sung by Jerry Rafferty and was co written by him too. It has a different feel than the original, a little more folk/country rock. It lacks many of the known guitar hooks the original had but it still has its moments. I would like to post it as folk rock or country rock but that doesn't exist in looperworld. Turn up the cowbell!!
Description : A rock song about being screwed over. Played some keys on this one, Jaco Fender Jazz bass, 2 Epiphone Riviera P93 guitar tracks, EZ drummer and I'm singing especially for you, ha!
Description : A cover of the late '80's song released by Billy Bragg and on the Back to Basics album. 3 acoustic gits, strings, harmonica and yours truly serenading you. First one for 2020
Description : An acoustic folk song about someone who taught me a lot about life.
Description : Billy wanted to record a song by the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown. He picked this one, played the guitars and sang all the parts. There's a cool 3 part backing harmony singing section he arranged. I'm playing bass and did the mixing. Tried to give it that "old timey" feeling like the original by mic'ing an old Kay amp he brought over giving it that sound.
Description : Jim wanted to record some guitar so I put a quick bass and drum track together to give us some direction and Jim decided to rip it up again. I went back in and redid some bass to better match what he laid down and then put together an intro. Tele through a Fender Bronco, Jaco Jazz bass, EZ drummer
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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Update 7/1: Lowered threshold on master track, made a couple adjustments. Three acoustic guitar tracks, rhythm, lead and lead with delay. Waltz beat, 3/4 timing. Just did a basic nut repair and threw some new strings on my baby. I could have added quite a bit more but decided to keep it simple. Enjoy!
Description : Jim visited a while ago and laid down a few more electric guitar tracks to finish up our third song. We have one more of this type of rock song and an old cover song to finish but we both have had personal things going on lately so things have been slow. I wanted to add some lyrics but that never happened so it became an instrumental showcasing Jim's talents. He brought over a Les Paul with a repaired neck that looked like it wouldn't stay in tune no matter how much you tried and ran it through my Fender DeVille. EZ Drummer on the kit, I am playing the bass and rhythm guitar. Enjoy!