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some electric recordings

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:48 pm
by bighollowtwang
Here are some live recordings of a band I play with fridays.


[link:media.putfile.com/catfish---instrumental|catfish---instrumental]

[link:media.putfile.com/catfish---rock-this-house|catfish---rock-this-house]



We're going to do a "live-in-the-studio" recording April 29 and 30 with a guest guitarist - the amazing Junior Watson!
http://www.juniorwatson.com
I need to PINCH MYSELF because Junior happens to be one of my favorite guitar players who is still among the living!!!

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:15 pm
by jeffl
Thanks Zak..that got my blood goin' this mornin'! Those are sum good tunes,and well played. Also a good example of havin' alotta stuff goin' on while preserving space,insteada comin' with a wall of sound. Great job.

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:21 pm
by bighollowtwang
Thanks Bubba, the singer/harp player is a Little Walter FANATIC and he is real strict about keeping things sounding as close as possible to that sound. It's pretty hard to create a "wall of sound" when you're playing through single-6V6 3 watt amps with 8" speakers!

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:44 pm
by jeffl
The harper seems to have great diaphragm control. I've been workin' on that particular style of stuff lately,and it's one time when I'll say that practicing amplified has helped. In fact,I've even gone to puttin' the headphones on for practicing occasionally,'cuz I feel like I can hear every little thing that's goin' on with my notes that way; it takes discipline to learn to sculpt every note,even the edges of the note,so that when played quickly,the shape and integrity of the note is right. It's been kinda fun,'cuz I'll try to work out piano/organ parts first,and learn them at the same time I'm learnin' the harp parts. It's amazing how fast you can get results from practice at times,when other times--things may go a little slower. For me,it's been a challenge to go from Sonny Terry licks and influence to Little Walter,Horton,Portnoy,etc. It's a good journey,though.

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:30 pm
by mickeypainless
DAMN Zak! I really enjoyed that! Come on down to California cuz we be lackin BIG time in that style! Made me think of Stray Cats and Brian Setzer! I agree about the comments about the harp player! FRIKKIN SWEET!

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:03 pm
by savage
thanks for the post zak. makes me wanna twist n' shout.

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:49 am
by bluesmcgoo
That was some great stuff, Zak.

Top notch guitar work...and the harp player's no slouch either. In fact, the whole band is pretty tight.

Excellent!

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:26 am
by ricochet
Shucks! I get "The playlist format is not recognized."

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:27 am
by rustyslide
[updated:LAST EDITED ON Feb-28-06 AT 10:30 PM (EST)]awesome!

When are you guys coming out east? ;)


Rico, it's the same stupid error we Mac guys always get at put file - just open the link and then view the source code, search for embed, and look for the mp3 file's URL and open that. Can't just link to it though :(

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:31 am
by ricochet
Ah, thanks!

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:15 am
by zaiata
Just awesome Zac.

Thank you for providing the link.

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:07 pm
by blues power
[updated:LAST EDITED ON Mar-01-06 AT 09:07 AM (EST)]nice recordings.

I often use Little Walter songs as backing tracks when im home practicing. great stuff to solo over being that the guitar is low key in his stuff. Juke is prob my favorite. can you belive he died at 32 years old. if the times were different he'd had been up there with old Sonny blowing harp til they was old timers

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:56 pm
by nizer
Top-shelf as usual Zak. You guys are tight, tasty TNT. Chicago Blues laid over a Rockabilly rhythm section, you sound like Sam Phillips' ultimate wet dream. Your guitar work is impeccable - an obviously encyclopedic knowledge of the masters from Les Paul to Jimmy Vaughan but always in the pocket, driving the tune. You could show off but you don't - an intense restraint that shows both a mastery of the instrument and your maturity as a player.

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:54 pm
by songdog
Hey Zak nice music! Your harp player has the Little Walter sound nailed.

What equipment does he play through (mike, amp, etc.)?

RE: some electric recordings

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:37 pm
by trguitar
Had trouble playing it all as I have dialup, but that was awsome!!