That's No Way to Get Along

December 16, 2006 3:03 PM

A cover of Robert Wilkin's 1929 "That's No Way to Get Along", me on vocals and 12-string guitar. Also covered by the Rolling Stones as "Prodigal Son"

posted by 235w103 (6 comments total)

Oh, just to note- you should really search out the original version of this song. Robert Wilkins has a really amazing/crazy voice, that I could only half-mimic so much- he sounds like Devendra Banhart's grand-dad.
posted by 235w103 at 3:05 PM on December 16, 2006

Wow. What else have you got?
posted by Leon at 10:05 PM on December 16, 2006

How did you do the vocal effect? It's good and doesn't sound digital (very cool). I've tried doing stuff like this by singing into coffee cans and buckets. Sometimes it works. Thanks. This is great!
posted by snsranch at 1:47 PM on December 19, 2006

I actually did do the vocal effect digitally- all of the vocal effects on GarageBand are pretty godawful, but I'll record a track and then work with the guitar distortion effects until I get something near what I want.
The craziest thing is, there's a vocal effect called "Deep Soulful" that makes any voice sound like an old blues singer, except when it beeps a little. It sounds like Robert Johnson-Bot 5000.
posted by 235w103 at 6:20 AM on December 21, 2006

Robert Johnson-Bot 5000. That's awesome!
posted by snsranch at 1:58 PM on December 21, 2006

Great! This song is a recent favorite of mine--I love his voice and the phrase "rock a' stone." Don't know a single thing else of Wilkins'.

I'm just tickled to hear you're playing the 12-string, really.
posted by hippugeek at 8:40 PM on December 21, 2006

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