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    Hey,

    I was playing grand theft auto the other night, driving around los santos in a stolen microbus when the country station came on and I heard this willie nelson tune I'd never heard before. I did a cover of it this weekend. It is flawed, but hopefully there are things that make up for that to some degree....what say you?




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    Holy shit, dude. You're killing me. It ain't perfect and that's the way you should keep it.

    Coincidently enough, I was driving though Luckenbach yesterday and was hoping to see Willie there....

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    Wow, it sounds like it was recorded 40 years ago. I mean that in a good way.

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    It's really good.

    You can bring out the organ a bit more coming into the bridge, like at 0.51 and 2.10. The vocal delivery: around 1.15, you do the same thing I fall into sometimes when I do country - the delivery slips into slight parody of country. It's cuz you're doing the tune in a boom chikka rhythm, I think. I love the way this one moves - I'd really like to hear you use this on one of your own.
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    A local Denver Legend by the name of Denver Joe and the Saddle Tramps opened with that song every Monday Night @ a small club out here for years and years, I believe our Moderator Jimmy69 worked with Denver Joe's Pedal Steel Player in the Studio.

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    Willie is one of my favorite country artists (I don't have many). Only issue I have with it, it is a little too country sounding.

    Still nice job.
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    You had me at GTA! This is awesome - great job. I don't remember the original (but probably heard it on GTA myself). Thanks for sharing!
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    I don't know the original nor would I know Willie Nelson from Nelson Mandela, but I think this is pretty awesome. Nice thick sonic landscape and nothing seems out of balance to me. Sounds like a pro mix as far as I'm concerned. Good job dude.

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    What I like about the mix forum is being introduced to all sorts of styles. This floats my boat far more than most country-style music. I have to agree with Greg, it sounds pro, with just enough lack of polish to make it sound real and honest. Brill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    Holy shit, dude. You're killing me. It ain't perfect and that's the way you should keep it.

    Coincidently enough, I was driving though Luckenbach yesterday and was hoping to see Willie there....
    Awesome. Thanks chili!

    I can't believe that dude is still gigging and smoking and doing his thang.

    Edit: thanks for fixing my post!


    Quote Originally Posted by jimmys69 View Post
    Wow, it sounds like it was recorded 40 years ago. I mean that in a good way.

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    Thanks jimmy! That is very reassuring as I like the thought of it sounding at least somewhat authentic. A nice compliment.

    Quote Originally Posted by dobro View Post
    It's really good.

    You can bring out the organ a bit more coming into the bridge, like at 0.51 and 2.10. The vocal delivery: around 1.15, you do the same thing I fall into sometimes when I do country - the delivery slips into slight parody of country. It's cuz you're doing the tune in a boom chikka rhythm, I think. I love the way this one moves - I'd really like to hear you use this on one of your own.
    Damn. I just brought that organ part down a few dbs at the last minute too. It's a cheesy sound, but I thought it aided the transition and gave it a '70's sort of vibe.

    Agreed on the vocal delivery. I wasn't trying to ham it up, but some of it sounds exaggerated in a way that I didn't intend.

    The boom chicka beat was hard for me despite being so simple. I almost pulled it off too!

    Quote Originally Posted by jajsound#5 View Post
    A local Denver Legend by the name of Denver Joe and the Saddle Tramps opened with that song every Monday Night @ a small club out here for years and years, I believe our Moderator Jimmy69 worked with Denver Joe's Pedal Steel Player in the Studio.
    Cool. Small world.

    I'd never heard this before but I looked up online after I finished this and it does seem to be heavily covered. It's probably very well known in certain circles?
    Last edited by heatmiser; 01-26-2015 at 09:20.

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