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Until You Sever The Snake

Written and recorded for the serpentine challenge now underway. My buddy Ken Kawashima brought in the North Mississippi blues riff and yours truly did the rest. Apologies to animal rights advocates, but some snakes were severed during the recording of this song. Had to be done. [lyrics inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 17, 2007 - 8 comments

Love You To Death

A real dirty blues track about murder, complete with slide guitar solo and a nice heavy beat. It's still a rough mix so will have to tweak a few bits and pieces.
posted by TwoWordReview on Jul 4, 2007 - 5 comments

blues a la basie

The Count Basie variation of the standard blues changes. Just two guitars, solo and rhythm.
posted by nicolin on Jun 15, 2007 - 2 comments

Barley & Grape Rag

A cover of the Rory Gallagher track. I decided to learn this tune instead of doing some proper work today. I think I definitely need to find where I put that pop shield....
posted by TwoWordReview on Jun 4, 2007 - 2 comments

real book

Hi, This is not what you can call a song : rather a collection of recordings pasted together. As in the Real Book, some standards are included. But this track also includes sounds taken from the real world, like a street scene, or rehearsals. It is a deliberate effort to try to match apparently unrelated recordings, from different sources. The Real Book, paradoxically, features charts for some idealistic land. Here, I wanted to use sounds both from the inside (music) and from the outside (raw field recordings) to see how ironically they are related and to provide some contrast. What you're about to hear : a saxophone playing Don Quichotte, a late night Dulcinea, two versions of a standard, and guitar comments.
posted by nicolin on May 6, 2007 - 2 comments

The Biggie Blues

What do you get when cross Notorious B.I.G, Geeshie Wiley, and a subsonic dnb bass? You get The Biggie Blues my friends.
posted by ageispolis on May 4, 2007 - 7 comments

Lexington Avenue Line

In a departure for me, this tune features no percussion, synths, jaw harps, scrap metal or hand held mini-vibrators, but is simply accompanied by... an acoustic guitar. Radical, huh? Anyway, as you might guess from the title, the tune is a kind of meditation on New York City. Hope you enjoy.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 19, 2007 - 9 comments

Sloe Gin Fishin

goin fishin. nuff said.
posted by Baby_Balrog on Mar 19, 2007 - 9 comments

After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It (piano/vocal)

Another 2006 CD rehearsal. I love timeless lyrics... and this 1920 tune by Irving Berlin captures human nature perfectly. It was repopularized by an arm-swinging Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Nat King Cole Trio did it better though.
Piano fabulousness by the astoundingly talented (and now Grammy Nominated!) Tamir Hendelman

posted by miss lynnster on Jan 24, 2007 - 3 comments

Rocks And Gravel

This track is built around a beautiful song from Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' Outtakes bootleg. Enjoy!
posted by ageispolis on Jan 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Love Me or Leave Me (bass/vocal)

Ok, so here's my spin on another old song. This Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn composition was first featured in Florenz Zeigfield's 1928 Broadway musical Whoopee, starring Eddie Cantor & Ruth Etting, who took the song to #2 on the charts. In 1955, Doris Day starred in a biographical movie about Etting called "Love Me or Leave Me" & her updated rendition became a giant hit. Flash forward to 1967... Nina Simone turned this hokey old Ziegfeld tune into a completely reworked masterpiece of piano & voice (download link is at bottom). My own version (heard best live, I think) is definitely inspired by Nina's, but it could never compare to hers -- I just do my own thing & try to make it my own a bit. It's a fun song to do... audiences seem to love it. Incredible basswork once again provided by bass God Chris Conner.
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 20, 2007 - 10 comments

Cry Me A River

Happy Sunday, hive mind! Well, I haven't been performing jazz much since moving to the Bay area. I'll confess, I've missed my musicians in LA (see song title) & just haven't found my niche/comfort zone up here yet. For a while, I was commuting down South to work on a CD but it got to be too difficult... so my musical life has been in limbo & this year I REALLY hope to change that. If you folks say you'd like to hear more mp3s, I do have some. And hey... if there's someone out there who would seriously like to collaborate with (or hire) this chick singer... I'm all ears and open to advice. I also take requests! :) I miss singing for people... (Incredible basswork courtesy of the fab-u-lous Chris Conner, my dear friend)
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 14, 2007 - 12 comments

That's No Way to Get Along

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 on Dec 16, 2006 - 6 comments

'79 chevy

a sad demo to mark my last weekend before entering the 9-2-5. expect delays.
posted by waxboy on Oct 29, 2006 - 1 comment

Devil Blues

Satan has bad days too.
posted by cortex on Oct 25, 2006 - 7 comments

Red Dog Blues

I actually have a red dog and he gives me the blues sometimes. (Sorry canine won't have anything to do with me unless I have a tennis ball or a steak in my hands.) Can ya guess the tuning? personanongrata can! I don't know what the deal is but this sounds much slower than what was recorded.
posted by snsranch on Aug 15, 2006 - 2 comments

Stayin In Tonight

Hey all. This is my band out in Philly, we're called the BUICKS. The band has been together for quite a while but this is our first recording with our new label Teletone Records. It's a mish mash of blues, soul, r&b etc....philly style. We call it Americana for lack of a better word. Anyway, this is one of the slow songs featured on the cd. Hope you all enjoy.
posted by j.p. Hung on Aug 4, 2006 - 2 comments

FERB

FERB - 'Funky Electronic Rhythm n' Blues' is a little blues track I wrote and performed for a small class gig we did last year for the sake of putting on a show and having some random musical collaborations. I'd classify this as the first gig I ever did but fortunately I had some incredibly talented guys in the band to make me sound good!
posted by TwoWordReview on Jul 31, 2006 - 1 comment

Autumn Fell

Blues Lounge Rock - from my band's 2006 demo.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jul 19, 2006 - 4 comments

OK Chorale

Something a bit different. Vocal samples (mine) cut up and arranged in a sort of chorale form against a bluesy backdrop.
posted by TwoWordReview on Jul 17, 2006 - 2 comments

Next Train

The first track I recorded for my college course (so technically the first track I recorded properly...sort of). The brief was to record a track using layered vocals - 24 vocal tracks in all. I dug out this old song (think I was about 16 or 17 when I wrote it) to do the job.
posted by TwoWordReview on Jul 12, 2006 - 3 comments

She's confusing (yeah she is)

I kept going on dates with this girl, and whenever people would ask how things were going I'd say, "not bad, but... she's confusing." Finally I decided to throw it down to some music!
posted by ORthey on Jul 11, 2006 - 10 comments

Origin of the Speakers

This is a stereo fold-down mix of a track written for a 5.1 surround sound setup. The idea was to show the evolution of blues/rock music in parallel with the evolution of musical space going from mono to stereo to surround. Still works fairly well in stereo though!
posted by TwoWordReview on Jul 10, 2006 - 6 comments

Jonestown

A 21st Century answer to Dylan's "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augestine" with NSFW lyrics (presuming your workplace frowns on the F-word).
posted by nanojath on Jul 9, 2006 - 3 comments

Blue Shuffle

toe tappin' laid back boogie blues
posted by quonsar on Jul 4, 2006 - 5 comments

Glass Eye

Off the album released in January, here's a blues written almost two years ago featuring Colin Keller on the Drums.
posted by The White Hat on Jul 3, 2006 - 5 comments

In your hands

Recorded by a band I was in way back in '97 at the ripe age of 19.
posted by davey_darling on Jun 30, 2006 - 3 comments

Scarlet Blues

I originally wrote this for two purposes: my A Level Music, and the soundtrack for a short detective film I was making at the time. It is performed by a local youth big band and features Lotto on lead trumpet. I'm playing bass clarinet in there somewhere, prizes if you can hear it.
posted by Orange Goblin on Jun 30, 2006 - 3 comments

Most of Mine

There was an episode of Will & Grace in which Harry Connick Jr's character cheats on Grace and then tries to get back together with her. Embarrassingly enough, that TV show was the inspiration for this song.
posted by scottreynen on Jun 30, 2006 - 2 comments

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