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« Reply #75 on: November 03, 2009, 05:34:07 PM »

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Great idea !!!
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Here is what Ardour looks like when it was complete

Here it is in Reaper:

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« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2009, 05:40:22 PM »

I was hoping to come up with a "legitimate" blues song, and a collaboration with James and Kara got the job done.

The finishing touches were James' harmonica stylings, and of course his awesome Johnson....


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« Reply #77 on: November 04, 2009, 11:48:20 PM »

I've gone over my most recent mix with a careful ear, and all that needs adjusting is the reverberation to further consolidate our instruments and vocals "in the same room".

James has big mojo, and working with him as a singer and instrumentalist has been pure pleasure.
Kara has such a firm grasp of the fundamentals of engineering and production - he was able to coach us toward a better mix and the best use of our performances.

I had hoped to include this song in the collection of blues music from our blues "band" consisting of the staff and guests of Hostelling International Victoria here in British Columbia, Canada... "Blue Muthers Island Remedy" ... and the Muthers agreed it would be a good idea.
So, although James and Kara have never actually visited our little hostel, they are officially, Blue Muthers. wOO
........  www.motagator.net/Blue_Muthers_Island_Remedy  ......

Attached are some photos of other Muthers...


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« Reply #78 on: November 05, 2009, 05:24:02 PM »

My final mix... comparing favourably to several of my "reference recordings" from Johnny Winter and Chris Rea, and tweaked one last time November 19 2009 Cheesy

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« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2009, 06:46:38 PM »

My final mix...
Look, I keep telling you. There is no such thing as a 'finished' song  Roll Eyes

I'll have a listen as soon as poss.
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« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2009, 01:19:58 AM »

You ainít raining on my parade guys as I thought this was fantastic

A great blend of blues harp, guitar, slide guitar and vocals with just the right amount of bass and drums.

I have listened to a lot of blues (itís one of my favorite music genres) in my day and this is one of the best Iíve heard in a long time. You should be VERY PROUD of this one  wOO
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« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2009, 04:48:08 AM »

Will,
Evidently you were right - as soon as I read your post it occurred to me a re-mix was in order.... Grin

Mario,
We tried to keep it intimate and natural. I'm glad you had a listen and enjoyed it. This genre has been done so well by so many people that it's a little scary to throw one more out there... Roll Eyes... Wink
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« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2009, 09:29:53 AM »

. You should be VERY PROUD of this one  wOO

Very true, it all started with a couple of ideas and some tracks.
Now it's a great song

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« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2009, 09:54:02 PM »

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I just want to say a big 'thank you' for all the positive comments.   Kiss

This has been quite an interesting project as we both set off in an attempt to regain some of the feelings and inspiration that we each had many moons ago.  Back then, at least from my own point of view, the blues style was a phenomenon which gradually crept into the musical psyche. It started out as a minority style of music but inevitably went on to influence so much of modern popular music.
My own introduction to the style was at a pivotal point in my musical education, so I have found this exercise to be a wonderful journey back to those days.  It has certainly decided me to carry on exploring some of the things that I have long forgotten.

Thanks, Oren, for talking me in to this.   wOO

As always ..... this is the best place 'ever' for musical collabs.
Many thanks to Kara and Moon.   Kiss

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« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2009, 10:20:48 PM »

 Cool
Just as a 'finishing off' touch ....

Oren got us singing in the same room ...

so here is a picture of that gig  Roll Eyes   Lips Sealed    Grin

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« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2009, 05:26:53 AM »

...Just as a 'finishing off' touch ....
Schweet!... Shocked... Kiss...

Final mix...

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« Reply #86 on: December 22, 2009, 09:21:09 PM »

Final mix eh?

You sure about that  Wink

You guys seem to keep finding holes that need filling Roll Eyes

Once again, this is excellent work...

... and that's my final comment Grin
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« Reply #87 on: December 23, 2009, 12:33:20 PM »

Wow..this kicks!!

Beautiful sound space y'all are getting down in.

Vocals and instruments are picture perfect.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better you kick it up a notch!

Awesome work gentlemen.   wOO
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« Reply #88 on: December 23, 2009, 03:07:30 PM »

Once I closed my eyes while listening,the thousands of miles disappeared & you were both in my room with me....recordings don't get any better than this! Cheesy

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« Reply #89 on: December 23, 2009, 04:36:50 PM »

Will,
Until this mix we had a "fragmented" quality to the production that rankled. Thanks for listening - I think cohesion has occurred... Grin

Wyatt,
Given all the whacked-out sound-sources we are working with, and exchanging tracks as Ogg Vorbis files, I had serious doubts as to the potential for pulling it all together.
Thanks for your positive feedback; it seems we have arrived.

Thom,
I was waiting for your comments, principally because of the high-end listening environment you have assembled over the last couple of years, and because you are accustomed to working with accurate pitch and timing from your synthesizers.
 I think of this passing as our "acid test"... wOO
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