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A compilation CD of ourselves for o

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 1:16 pm
by bluesmouse
While trying to avoid doing any work today I had a bit of an idea. I think it is something that has already been discussed here, but what does everybody think about making a CD compilation of ourselves purely for ourselves? I would love to hear the rest of you guys playing some blues and it would be interesting to hear all your different styles etc. I was thinking we could each record ourselves playing our own blues song or a favourite cover (using whatever recording means possible- doesn't have to be anything fancy but as good as you can get with the resources available to you. Or you could just send a song you have already recorded and don't mind being on the compilation) and then send them on to someone else (such as myself, I will have some free time in the holidays)who could then burn them all onto a CD. The possibilities are endless- it could be just you playing or you in your band, or you and another buddy from Big Road Blues. You could record a track and then e-mail it on to another BRB member to add their part to it- I would love to hear Houndog or Lummox jamming with Carlton F. or Bosco on harp, for example.
Don't worry if your playing is not that great, we're all varied in skill-level and my contribution isn't going to be too good
It would also be an excellent way to get musically acquanted with one another before the 2005 get-together.

So what do you think? It is a bit of an ambitious idea for my limited know-how but since I suggested it, I would be willing to do whatever I can. My internet server is not very good so it would be better for me if people could send their songs via snail-mail (I know this would be tedious and expenses involved, but it would be easier for me at least, unless anyone else has better resources with which to receive the songs). I could then burn up a compilation and post them on to anyone who is interested (there would be a small fee I should imagine, but only to cover the cost of the CD and postage, I don't wish to make any money out of this). Or I suppose I could post them up somewhere as MP3's for you to download and compile yourself (this is something I would need help with as my computer know-how is limited). If anyone else has a more convenient (but realistic!) idea to get this together though, please let me know. I might also need some help in cleaning up some of the songs using software, if tracks people have sent in were done on tape recorders etc. and have background hiss. I don't have enough 'puter knowledge to do that myself.

I really don't know how many people will be up for this, so it might run into a lot of songs- maybe a two or three disc anthology!
If anyone is interested in this idea and/or can help me get it all together then please reply to this thread. If we get good feedback then we can brainstorm how to get it going on.

Thanks for reading this,

bluesmouse.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 1:40 pm
by mikedev
[updated:LAST EDITED ON May-23-03 AT 09:40 AM (EST)]I've just a couple of things to say:

1.GREAT IDEA!!!!
2.>Don't worry if your playing is not that great, we're all
>varied in skill-level and my contribution isn't going to be
>too good
Yeah right - I've heard you and you are GOOD!
3. Anyone know where Sandy & I can find a bass man and a drummer? and maybe another guitarist - oh and some talent?

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 1:51 pm
by stumblin
Bluesmouse, don't put yourself down. MikeDev's right, I'll bet there's loads of folks who'd really dig your stuff.

But what a great idea!
Let's see how many people contribute. I reckon you can get 70 minutes onto a CDR, so it shouldn't take too long to fill one up.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 3:15 pm
by bosco
Bluesmouse-

As fate would have it, my band laid down 13 tracks last night in a studio with the idea to cull the best 8 for a demo. I will make sure you get a copy of the CD when the mixing and editing is finished... can't make a promise on the timeframe as that part of the process is out of my hands.

Great idea!

Bosco

"The joy of living is his, who has the heart to demand it."

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 4:40 pm
by bluesmcgoo
Hey Bluesmouse,

Count me in. I don't really have anything appropriate recorded at the present time, but I could get something together. I'd be interested to know what kind of time frame we're thinking about.

It's a good idea. I'd love to hear what everybody's up to.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 6:07 pm
by bluesmouse
Thanks for your feedback guys- I'm really pleased that you're as enthusiastic about this as I am.

Thanks for the compliments MikeDev and Stumblin, I love it that we all support each other here. Looking forward to hearing some of your stuff with Sandy, MikeDev- you were both really cookin' at the UK BRB do. And Stumblin- I would appreciate it if, in addition to your own song of course, you could be my wingman on a certain little RJ number please. :)

Bosco- Great stuff! Don't worry about how long it takes to get it together, I think this project will take a while. Looking forward to hearing you on that tin biscuit.

BluesMcGoo- Ditto- don't worry about how long it takes to get a song together, I don't want to rush this because I want everyone to be happy with the material they have recorded and I want to keep the thread hanging for a while so that everyone has time to see it and therefore the opportunity to join in. I think it is going to take a few months anyway (3 or, dare I say it, 4 perhaps, I'm not sure, but I'm willing to wait for as long as it takes everyone who wants to join in to get their song together) as we've got to allow time for recording, organisation, remastering if some lo-fi songs need it (and if the owner doesn't mind :)It's okay if you want your song to be lo-fi) etc.
As I said, don't worry if all you have is a portable tape recorder etc.- just do the best that you can with what you have. I don't want people to feel excluded because all they have is a tape recorder or something. My own recording will probably be on a 4-track at best. Besides- I'd love to hear that recording made by DF Duck, entitled 'Arthritis Blues' which he recorded on top of a mountain with a ghetto blaster!

Once again, thanks for getting the ball rolling, I'm really pleased that you're all going to be involved.

So come on the rest of you, if you're interested then please do post a reply here- we've got at least one whole CD to fill with some real homemade blues!

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 7:59 pm
by mikey
Hi there Bluesmouse
Great idea pal,I'm more than happy
to take part....it's gotta be easier
than that playing "live" lark!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 8:09 pm
by ricochet
Before too long I ought to have my amp finished and hopefully working, so I'll need to record some with it anyway to post and give some idea what it sounds like. If I come up with something decent I'd be happy for it to go on there.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 11:01 pm
by houndog
Hello Bluesmouse,
can I borrow a bit of your thread so as SRVL don't dog me down?
http://www.randsullivan.com/IGSSAMPLER/ ... ISTING.htm

This is a wee slidey tune called "Nothing Personal" in D.
Blues Magoo was asking about it, it is a 2 gtr piece .
1st gtr is standard picking ,but using the two bass D's to provide a constant bass line.
The 2nd gtr is my usual acoustic Suzuki slide ,but put through a small valve amp facing the wall with a mic behind it.The amp is treble down ,bass and mid up.I really wanted to catch the mid tones on the amp to make me play harder on the treble aspects of the gtr.

Normal service is now resumed...you are leaving the Houndogi Tone Zone..

arf.
Lovat

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 1:58 am
by bluesmcgoo
Hey H-dog!

Sorry. I wasn't trying to run too far off SRV's thread, but I really like how you put that song together. The sound of the second guitar was pretty unreal, and I couldn't figure out what you might have used.

Sounds good! Thanks for the reply.

Begging your pardon, Bluesmouse. We can continue this thread now.

Arf!

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 2:59 am
by deltapunk
what a great Idea, maybe this could become a BRB tradition.

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 6:01 am
by houndog
>Hey H-dog!
>
>Sorry. I wasn't trying to run too far off SRV's thread, but
>I really like how you put that song together. The sound of
>the second guitar was pretty unreal, and I couldn't figure
>out what you might have used.
>
>Sounds good! Thanks for the reply.
>
>Begging your pardon, Bluesmouse. We can continue this thread
>now.
>
>Arf!

Arf arf,
thanks Blues Mac, it was really a wee theme on the fretted gtr that I decided to use as a backing track, which then pushed me to think "whatta I gotta do different now"...hence the mid tone sound off centre sound.

Anyhoo I am just aff to a Bob Brozman workshop, intrested in pik'n'slide as per midtones on "Nothing Personal" and Bob's yer uncle for that tone stuff.

The title btw is that phrase is usually followed by the exact opposite...arf

Anyhoo Blues Mouse , use any of my tracks that are written by me /Arhoolies for your most excellent venture.

And if any BRB'ers want to record with me,Blinds in Oz has offered to mix it up.

adios,
Lovat

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 6:26 am
by blinds
Thanks for the nomination houndog but i aint your man.
I would'nt be able to do it justice, best off leaving it for Some 1 who knows what there doing.

blinds :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 12:39 pm
by jellyroll baker
"Recording is God's way of telling you that you suck" - Bob Brozman.

Bob Brozman thinks he sucks.
Bob Brozman is very very good.
I think I suck.Ergo I must be very very good as well.
So using the power of flawed logic I will attempt to overcome fears of my ugly voice and get some stuff down onto tape/disk/wax acete/whatever and give this compilation a burl. What's the time frame for getting my stuff together???

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 10:14 pm
by houndog
>and give this compilation a burl. What's the time frame for getting > my stuff together???

Ah ha,
"burl"..."burl"!!...the time frame is to tell us which of your parents came from Bonnie Scotland .

arf,
MacHoundog