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    Old farts playing some blues

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    Nothing special,just a cover of Delbert McClinton's "Why Me" that we cut more or less "live" here at the farm. We were rehearsing in the studio when everyone started talking about when to do a demo,so I yanked out some mics,d.i. boxes and cables and strung it up in about 20 minutes.Everything but the horns was cut on the fly with floor monitors. 2 mics only on the drums,kick and overhead,mono d.i. boxes to bass and keys,57's shoved up to guitar amps etc.

    Warning: we are just old blues hippies,so none of us sing very well,but on the bright side,you don't have to look at us. Enjoy and comments and suggestions please,like "you suck,get off the stage

    http://strmkr0.tripod.com/rickeyprestonbandmp3s/

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    Okay, first off...that's a damned nice download speed you've got going there...it's a nice bitrate too...lol. (these are the "pre-listen" compliments, just in case it sucks ass).

    (song begins)
    horns, vocals, drums, harmonica, piano, bass - holy hell, all of this was tracked live??? ('cept the horns). FROM FLOOR MONITORS?????? Jesus...nice job man. It's got a "live" feel to it I guess, but I'd never have guessed that this was tracked live.

    That horn stab at 2:04 might be too loud...I think I know what you were going for, but it's pretty hot.

    Lt.Bob needs to hear this. And what are you bitching about with the vocals??? Sounds better than "The Band's" studio work, lol.

    Are you "Ricky?" Either way, thanks for posting this. I think it's great.
    Last edited by chrisharris; 02-25-2003 at 20:30.

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    Hey,thanks for the reply and comments. No,I am not Rickey,my name is Les.I play guitar with this bunch of miscreants.Rickey is the harp player/bandleader/booking guy.

    Yep,we were piled up in the room with a couple of monitors for vocals. On this cut we actually did go back and re cut a new Lead vocal track,I had forgot about that,but other than that we just let her rip like we do on stage. I'm gonna go look at that horn stab you were talking about and see if I can fix it.


    I hope the download speed wasn't too slow,but I didn't want to put it on nowhere radio since it is a cover.

    Thanks for listening!

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    Originally posted by strmkr



    I hope the download speed wasn't too slow,but I didn't want to put it on nowhere radio since it is a cover.

    Thanks for listening!
    No, I was actually serious. It was ripping fast.

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    No, I was actually serious. It was ripping fast.

    That is unusual,that damn tripod server crawls most of the time.

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    Originally posted by chrisharris

    Lt.Bob needs to hear this.
    Lt. Bob's in the house!
    This is very cool......it sounds like a lot of the bands we have around here. It's called 'swamp pop' here in the delta.
    Nice playing and the mix is pretty nice for a live recording. I think for a demo this is more appropriate than a "studio'd up" recording. Club owners have gotten wise to tapes that sound unrealistically good.
    The harp ride was very nice. Only thing it could have used was a blazing sax ride....( oooh me, pick me please! )

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    man,that was very cool.i think the vocals were great.felt like i
    was sitting down at the local juke joint.
    the only thing i would like to hear different is this:every time there was a turn around i kept expecting some guitar work.it
    would be nice if the horns dropped out occassionally and let some other instruments come toward the front.
    you guys sound like you have been playing together for a long time.
    job well done,
    sheppard

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    Hey,thanks for the comments and complients guys.

    If anybody gets the "temporarily out of bandwidth" message,let me know. I just upgraded to a paid membership to stop all that shit and to kick the banner ads off my pages. When I first put the page up,there was a viagra ad on it and It cracked me up because we are all a bunch of over the hill pickers for sure.

    Shepperd,you are right about the guitar work,and come to think of it, I just realized I haven't laid my guitar track on this one yet.I get so busy fooling around with the recording stuff I forget to play sometimes.

    Lt. Bob,bring your horn and come play with us any time you like.You might not want to come right now because it is about 15 degrees outside and about a foot of snow on the ground.


    Peace out!!

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    thats what I got. and I like Delbert, hea hoppin..
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    Originally posted by strmkr
    Hey,thanks for the comments and complients guys.

    If anybody gets the "temporarily out of bandwidth" message,let me know. I just upgraded to a paid membership to stop all that shit and to kick the banner ads off my pages. When I first put the page up,there was a viagra ad on it and It cracked me up because we are all a bunch of over the hill pickers for sure.

    Shepperd,you are right about the guitar work,and come to think of it, I just realized I haven't laid my guitar track on this one yet.I get so busy fooling around with the recording stuff I forget to play sometimes.

    Lt. Bob,bring your horn and come play with us any time you like.You might not want to come right now because it is about 15 degrees outside and about a foot of snow on the ground.


    Peace out!!
    wellget busy bro,cause if the guitar playing is as good as the rest
    its going to be very good indeed.
    btw how old are you guys?

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