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Sweets for my babe (w/Dadai)


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thoddi

 Genre: Funk

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This song came along as a tip of the hat to the godfather of soul Mr.. James Brown. Both Jack Miller (Dadai) and myself have found much inspiration in his music.

Jack has delivered the sax parts and some sexy backing vocals. I had a go at topping the sax with my old trumpet at some parts.

Wanted to make this a funky tribute and have been listening to some of James Browns songs to get the right feel of this one. You might recognize some hooks...

The lyrics was rather fast put together as I was eager to get this one on the road. I guess it's about a mans trouble with keeping his woman happy. Pure fiction of course;)

Technical details:
Dadai: tenor sax and sexy backing vocals

Thoddi: trumpet, bass guitar (some autowah added), guitars, organ and piano, lead vocal, backing vocals. Dragged out my groove box and used some effects from it like, "come on" phillys and did some drum tapping. Funky drum loops.
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Song Stats
Hits: 5715
Comments: 33
Fans: 16
Plays: 340
Downloads: 171
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Jan 13, 2007 - 01:37:17 PM
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2007 - 01:37:17 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 11:12:42 PM
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Hardware:
Thoddi: Fender U.S. Stratocaster, m-audio ozone keyboard, tokai bass guitar, studio projects B1 mic, herold trumpet.

Dadai: Grand tenor sax
Software:
GarageBand 2
Comments
MJG said 3907 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Cool Tribute song....
Shows the respect you have for him in a funky rendition of your own. Undeniably Mr.Brown's influence passed on his gift of music too you, in some way,shape and song. Thanks for sharin' MJG
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said 3907 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
funky
Great job guys, what a cool tribute. Nice brass & reed. The scratched LP is a good effect.

vox is on, everything is right

. - Harold
apb said 3907 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Very well done ..
Kudos guys all round. Excellent tribute.
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Mcboy said 3907 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
oh man....
thick funkiness.....the piano riff.....the git....the organ....i'm in funk jb heaven .....hehhehhe.....tenor funk from my man dadai is way kool.....thoddi u rockfunk man....!!!!!
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said 3907 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
thanks mcboy...
thoddi, indeed, is the "rockfunk man." And it is a treat to collab with him on this tribute song. Glad you liked the sax parts as well...
Still playing at Churchill's in Miami?

Jack

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Dadai... It's just music
thoddi said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
oh man yourself
After listening to your funky 'Brother Soul', you sure have shown us what you're able of pulling off. Not that I have ever had any doubts about your skills, but man... you are in another league:)
Thank you very much for listening and giving such positive feedback. I'm honored!

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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Ed Hannifin said 3907 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Serious fun...
Recognize a lot of those riffs....

Funk in every measure. Guitar, organ, bass, drums... A nice tribute to the spirit of JB...

Love the sax break...

Shame you got all those pops and crackles in the vinyl before you could post it...

Ed


said 3907 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
"Love the sax break... "
thanks, Ed. Your opinion carries weight with me. And I agree wholeheartedly with your comments as to thoddi's vox and music.... he is quite the music man. Thanks for your comments.

Jack

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Dadai... It's just music
said 3907 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
thoddi... da man.
Great song you wrote here. And you really catch the spirit of James Brown and his music. I am not surprised, though... so many of your songs have so much soul in them. Being able to put some sax parts and a solo riff to such a song as this is just so fine for me. It does bring back the memories of playing in a soul band years ago... are you planning any visits to southern California?? Heheh...

cheers-- Jack
thoddi said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Jack - the man
Yeah, a cool soul band traveling around California sounds like a nice place to be:) Thanks for working with me on this. I enjoyed our email exchange and the joined efforts to get this on the road. Hopefully not the last time we do a collab:) You have got a good grip on that tenor sax, and I'm impressed with how good you play that horn after being away for it for some years.

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- Albert Einstein.
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jiguma said 3906 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Scandi funk!
BIG production! In your face and in your ears! Very hard to sit still in my chair for this. All the parts are really well played, and sit just right in the mix. I bet JB's rockin along somewhere to this one.
Neil
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thoddi said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Thanks
Hi Neil, I've thought of the last comment I gave you about using drum loops, and when I worked on this, I really wanted to do something about the drums here. But a funky rhythm is not the easiest to pull of, so I chose to keep the loops. Listening to mcboy's 'brother soul' is a pure pleasure hearing what real drums can do.
Thank you very much for such a nice review on this. It was very nice working with Jack on this one.

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announcer said 3906 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
perfect from start to the
last "oooogh"

Amazing track.
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said 3906 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
You Got It
mighty smooth n creamy vocals, boys - your collective attitude was a pleasure to twitch to. you sound tight and like you play together 5 nites a week. those "she sez" s were SO snazzy - loved em. cool horns! they add an important flavor. sax solo launched an excellent direction of its own, and transition back to the verse was handled very well. good job - enjoyed the listen! anne
Mystified said 3906 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Oh, yeah....
Mighty fine!

Fab collab, you two :)
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j2morrow said 3906 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Oh yeah
A nice tribute to the Godfather of Soul. Man, will he ever be missed. I listened to his songs for days after his passing.
Liked the interplay of your song and snipets of JB.
Terrific job, my friend.
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MissChaos said 3906 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
holy CRAP, this ROCKS!!!!!
I love it! Sorry, I'm not going to get all 'musician-critical". I have nothing to say. But did I already mention this rocks?

Oh, and I love love love that piano riff from Sex Machine. I played that live a few times back in my band days. It was one of the most fun songs to play and you guys certainly demonstrate that here, too.
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perceptualvortex said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Funkulon
Excellent jam, totally funk swinging. Love that sax playing, Jack. Killer tribute.
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Macaudion said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Huh! I feel good
LOL...

From top to bottom to the top, again...

You guys are a couple of bad asses! This place just continues to blow me freakn' far, far away!

Damn...

I mean, really...

Peace, bros'

Macca

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moorlandt said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Hu!
Ah, what a surprise... I just listened to McBoy's tribute and now this! A pure delight. Lots of 'sex machine' references in this one (still the man's most groovy track to me). Nice fat funky drums, sparkling organ riffs, and of course... Jack's tenor babe. No way to stay seated on my chair, boys. Hu!

- Walter
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Jim Bouchard said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
supadupa!
Very JB-like, and super sax work... vocals are really good! Downloaded and thank-you!
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FEEL said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Beautiful
Great take... some top notch stuff here... even digging on the vinyl. Killer chops, vox and that sax!!!! Nice job!
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e46 said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Great Tribute!
You've captured so well what you were looking to! Great job guys, with your own take on Mr. Brown and his wonderful music!
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Schello said 3906 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
,-)
J.B is Die..maybe but all your approcc. is LIVE!

Good track, i like all your fantasitic mood!
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VicDiesel said 3905 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Where did you learn to funk like that?
This is an excellent funk tune. Fine playing and singing by all parties concerned. Including the looped drummer :-) The guitar is getting in the way of the sax during the solo, though.
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Cori Ander said 3904 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Ha
Haha, great fun! You people amaze me with your broad range of talents! This is really impressing .. and happy fun music too!
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ledebutant said 3902 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
Telephone James
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Thor making those James Brown random punctuate-the-music sounds.

Huh! Jump back, Mr. Funky!

Excellent work on the sax, too, Jack. Jump back Jack!

I just like saying jump back. I admit it.
onesweetworld said 3901 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
thank you!!
This is lovely! Every piece of this is so well crafted! You've outdone yourself here. It's great.
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said 3900 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
step back
kiss myself yah! cool mix down low grinding funk all the way excellent
Horns are killer love it
said 3900 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Hey thoddi...
We didn't do too bad, eh?

*)
JOAN said 3900 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
word up
way cool fellows!!!
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Warren Smith said 3862 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Sweets
"Sweets for my Baby" may have been something that just popped into your head, but it really works as a perfectly delicious mouth-watering theme for this wonderful funk groove.

Not only does it feel right for a James Brown tribute song, but it has the sound of truth to it - I'm sure I will be humming it to myself the next time my wife convinces me it would be in my best interest - as well as hers - to head up to the confectioner to get her some chocolate : >
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lengold said 2665 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Tremendous
tribute.
Cheers
Len

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