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Let Freedom Ring


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bud

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Another piece thrown together in a hotel room and on a plane from GB1 in my iBook. Music came first - inspiration/vocal later. I had no idea where this was headed till it got there. Lots of premixing and no going back due to slow processor and mini memory.
In memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Lyrics
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s "Dream Speech"
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Hits: 3779
Comments: 38
Fans: 8
Plays: 293
Downloads: 132
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Jan 12, 2007 - 03:16:56 PM
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2007 - 03:16:56 PM Last Played: Jan 18, 2016 - 04:14:09 PM
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Comments
e46 said 3968 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
What a GREAT idea.
Wow bud, what a great way to have put this together. Such an important message in that speech, that still rings true today. I think that you captured everything so well between the speech and the music. Great job!
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bud said 3968 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
Thanks minigurl
It really was an accident. I put together the music with no lyrics or anything in mind - more just a fun exercise - thinkin a little about James Brown. Flying home from Chicago I saw that I had the Dream Speech in my iTunes and decided to give it a try. The text is cut and pasted to fit the music. I hope no one objects to me editing such a tremendous piece of audio history. The original is 16 minutes long and can be found at Archive.org.
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said 3968 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
what a plane ride
thrown together wtih style I must say. The ryhtm fits the speech just right Mr King and James Brown would be proud. An enjoyable tune Thanks dwlded
bud said 3968 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
I was worried
about trying to sing like James Brown - this was definitely the easier way out. I felt bad altering the Dr.'s timing - but I shortened some of the pauses between phrases to pick up the cadence a little. Thnaks for stopping by.
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Vic Holman said 3968 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
ring it did
really liked it near the ending where you multi-tracked the voice. a good crescendo. lets all hold on to our dreams
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Youra said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Well, for a quick job
the result is absolutely amazing. I'm not so crazy usually about political speeches thrown onto songs, I find it overheard and a bit easy, but this one really swings. Great job of editing. I noticed the bass, the one I used in my first post here, you developped it much better than me. Love the synth comming right in the middle. Great mixing. Excellent, Bud.
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said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Afree
I mean, agree, that touch on the multi-tracking toward the end was the icing on this cake.

Cool idea!

. - Harold
said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
I dig it
great done my friend really like your idea here.
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said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
I faved this one...
...before even hearing it. I KNEW it was going to be great! WOW! Positively super. I've heard this speech many times, but never like this. Yes, let freedom ring!

Be well!


bud said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Thanks for all of your comments
One of my favorite things about GB or multitracking in general is the opportunity to let chance have the upperhand - iChing production. This is one. There are things I would have done differently had I known from the start where I was headed - but I don't suspect it would be bettter - only different. Dr. King's message is so strong, and performance so moving - it would have been next to impossible to screw it up.
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ktb said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
what a groove
dat's the funkiest and down track. The transpose works great. super mix. love the pads toward the middle. so dreamy and driven.
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bud said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Thanks KTB
Glad you stopped by and commented.
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ValleyPastor said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Great musical bed
on which to keep the dream alive! And it MUST be kept alive, lest our leaders (of both parties) turn it into a nightmare.
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bud said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
That's right VP
keep the dream alive - for all people.
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SmokeyVW said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
you knew i'd like this!
keep the history alive

that's what i say

nice

thanks!
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bud said 3967 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Thanks Bill
I was concerned about the sampling/copyright deal here - but figured this recording to be in the public domain - by rights if not in fact. Chance worth taking.
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SmokeyVW said 3966 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
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i wouldn't worry too much... these words belong to all of us by now...

and good timing on this posting - very apropos

thanks again

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willnlf said 3967 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Borhter K
very fine...something's been liberated and it sounds good...remember the disco in Quebec?
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bud said 3966 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
I wish I could...what was the deal?
Need lost brain cells.
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Schello said 3966 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
,-)
Yeahhh aal for to be N:1..how?

Srtrobg. and whitout limt!


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bud said 3966 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Right Schello...
what you said. Grazi - multo grazi.
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alfalpha said 3962 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
...Very Cool!
..Bud, the loops work really well King's vocals!
The mix is outstanding!
Great stuff!
Thank You!
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bud said 3962 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
Thanks Alfalpha
I would have liked to play at least some live tracks on this - but had to get it out fast. GB1 still has life in it.
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said 3962 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Thank You
bud - that was a great idea - i can almost see him doin the james brown slide while preachin it. apparently you listened to the man - accompaniment ebbs and flows to support his rap. pretty cool job of timing it all right to maximize the effect. good combo of music and man!

affected anne
said 3962 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Thank You
bud - that was a great idea - i can almost see him doin the james brown slide while preachin it. apparently you listened to the man - accompaniment ebbs and flows to support his rap. pretty cool job of timing it all right to maximize the effect. good combo of music and man!

affected anne
said 3961 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
POO!
POO!
POO!

i bet they'll invent a DELETE button now with our arrival.....
bud said 3961 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
No mind -
I do the same thing from time to time. Thanks for the kind comment(s). I actually finished the music first and did most of the tweaking with the good Dr.s track. I love it when things just work out by accident.
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said 3885 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
: )
Happy they didn't tx Sis

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VicDiesel said 3955 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
That's what I hate about loops
This could be a great piece of music, if only I had't heard those brass loops a million times before.
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***itiswotitis*** said 3908 days ago (March 13th, 2007)
YEAH
amazing what you can get up to into a hotel room :D
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bud said 3907 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Thanks for dropping by and commenting
Airplanes and Hotels are great places to work - no distractions.
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said 3885 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
. . . ??... !
Thrown together on a plane & in a hotelroom........ WOW (!!!) THATS a good way to kill Time (!)

I qoute Your description it's so good LOL : ***Another piece thrown together in a hotel room and on a plane from GB1 in my iBook. Music came first - inspiration/vocal later. I had no idea where this was headed till it got there. Lots of premixing and no going back due to slow processor and mini memory.
In memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.***
My Family lived in NJ USA in the sixties, so much happened in that decade...Man on The Moon...Vietnam..Kennedy...& ofcourse MLK



THIS IS GREAT : ) Especially as it was MLK Day yesterday APRIL 4 1968


THankYou Bud
lavalamp said 3791 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Juke Box
Saw this on the juke box. Original idea. Familiar loops, but that's o.k.
Very nice production here.
LL
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bud said 3767 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Thanks for commenting
I agree about the loops - I think I'll re-score it for next year.

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Diviner said 3724 days ago (September 13th, 2007)
Great track
Even though its temporarily unavailable, I heard this in the selection of songs on the home page (I don't know how that can happen at the same time), and this track is absolutely brilliant. The track is so funky, the funk is dripping out of my speakers and the vocal of Martin Luther King (R.I.P.) goes really well with the track. Well done. I will download when the track is available again.
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bud said 3716 days ago (September 21st, 2007)
Thanks for checkin' this out
after the stream preview. Glad you liked it - I had fun putting it together.
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Heightened said 3589 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
Heard this before somewhere.
But even more poignant now just after Obama's win in SC. Awesome!!!
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Warren Smith said 1039 days ago (January 19th, 2015)
Holiday listening
We (my wife and I) are together listening to this production on the MLK Holiday eight years after you originally posted it. It's working for me. That is, the soundtrack nicely pairs with the soundbites of the speech to revisit the essential message of the moment and keep it in the fore.
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