New Song: A little country gospel for all of you sinners

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Czar of Cheese
Member Since: Jun 09, 2004

A new song called "Rock Me Sweet Jesus". Kind of a departure from what I'm used to.

www.redcedarmusic.com/songs/mp3/rockme2.mp3

As always, comments and criticisms appreciated!

Jim

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Ne'er ate 'er
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Feb 24, 2007 10:30 am

The sound is good. Nice to hear a drummer using brushes. It's a dying art. But if it's a machine, shame on you.

Just kidding - nice song.

I KNOW NOTHING
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Feb 24, 2007 12:49 pm

No critisisms here. Sounds pretty darned good, and had me plucking my banjo along!

Czar of Cheese
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Feb 24, 2007 01:40 pm

Banjo hmmm? I'm looking for a banjo player to play on another bluegrassy-type song I've been working on. Are you interested?

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Feb 24, 2007 01:51 pm

Classic Jim! You've really captured the sound of old time gospel with this one. Really nice sound on the mix, good to hear some new music from you.

Dan

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Feb 24, 2007 03:36 pm

"Banjo hmmm? I'm looking for a banjo player to play on another bluegrassy-type song I've been working on. Are you interested?"

Well, I'm not very good, yet, but I'd be willing to give it a shot. Shoot me an mp3 and I'll see what I can do.....:)

I KNOW NOTHING
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Feb 25, 2007 10:13 pm

Well...?????

:)

Czar of Cheese
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Feb 26, 2007 08:38 am

Allright...I have to lay down a few of the basic tracks first, to give you something to work with. It's just a straightforward chord progression (G, C, D) with a B7 thrown in there just to show you guys that I can still cook. I'll have something to you by the end of the week.

I am not a crook's head
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Feb 26, 2007 12:03 pm

Hey Jim, sorry I haven't had an opportunity to give a listen yet. I haven't fogotten about ya!

The fat one always watches us.
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Feb 26, 2007 12:37 pm

great recording- perfect capture. felt like i was there in the room with ya. great job

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Feb 26, 2007 01:08 pm

Nice, I'm super digging it. I really like this song. Nice harmonies in there too!

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
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Feb 26, 2007 03:58 pm

I can smell the cornfields!

Nice. Love the "Ooohs, and Aaahs" in the harmonies.

Great picking too.

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
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Feb 26, 2007 03:59 pm

Quote: ...with a B7 thrown in there just to show you guys that I can still cook.

HAHAHAHAHA

I KNOW NOTHING
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Feb 26, 2007 04:33 pm

Sweeeeeet. :)

Czar of Midi
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Feb 27, 2007 09:52 pm

Jeez Jim ya know how much I hate country music. :-)

Anyway, Nicely done for sure. Almost sounded a bit like Willy here and there, and I mean that as a compliment. Loved the harmony for sure, it really added to the feel of it.

I did indeed love the capture as well, nice and pure sounding if I might say so. Almost sounded like the back room at the old hall at the Grand Ole Opry.

But hell ya, that ones going on a playlist for sure.

Czar of Cheese
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Mar 01, 2007 12:56 pm

Thanks to all for the positive remarks. I had fun recording it.

I just posted another one on a different thread. Have a listen when you get a chance. You won't need to go to church on Sunday.

I am not a crook's head
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Mar 11, 2007 09:04 pm

Awright Jim! Superb vocals! And the background vocals are terrific to boot.

Nice acoustic guitar tone. What did you mic everything with? It all came out terrific.

I wouldn't mind hearing a bit more of that brushed snare, maybe with a little ambiance effects on it like a slight hall or room reverb. Same for the toms. But just a teeny tiny bit for ambiance. Great drum kit sound overall.

The panning overall is good too, as is the mix. Everything is clear as a bell. Good job!

Czar of Cheese
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Mar 12, 2007 07:15 pm

Thanks, Tad...

Quote:
Nice acoustic guitar tone. What did you mic everything with?


I mic my acoustic with an SM 57 at a 45 degree angle about two inches from the twelfth fret, and my Behringer B2 about two feet away from the sound hole. Then I blend the two sounds.

I am not a crook's head
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Mar 12, 2007 08:24 pm

No kidding? Well then the B-word just impressed me!

I tend to use 2 MXL 993 SDC mics on acoustic, and I've played with using an SM57 close and a MXL 990 further away but never got that kind of sound that you got on this. This'll definitely inspire me to do some more experimenting with that setup after hearing this. It really does sound great.

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