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Let my People Go (Go Down Moses)


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BareKoala

 Genre: Gospel

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As we are in the middle of Passover, Caroline & I thought it might be nice to contribute something for the occasion.

This collab has been under construction for over a year & now, we've finally done it!
Last year Caroline & I were chatting about the spiritual 'Let my People Go' & Caroline mentioned to me that she was teaching the song to a group of children as part of a Hebrew instruction class.
I suggested we write a 'modern' take.
This is how it was done- I asked Caroline to sing the song 6 times, free style, no metronome or tuning forks. Once I recieved the files, I had to splice each vocal track in order to make each track 'fit' into the GB BPM. In addition to some major editting I created a shoir of 12 voices + a solo line. Each vocal track was treated with the 'vox transformer' in order to create the harmonies. In the meantime, I was trying to figure out how I'd arrange the accompaniment. Unfortunately, my poor iBook's RAM was taking a major hammering once the vocals were complete, so I created 3 4 part choirs, exported them into iTunes & imported them into a new GB template, onto which I could add the instrumentation.
I ended up with various templates & settled on this one. A kinda 'ragga-esque' dancy number.
I'd like to send out a huge 'Thank You' to Ian Baird, who kindly gave me some advice with the mixing of the vocal tracks. Ian, you're a champion!
Many Thanks to the luverly Caroline who (by now) knows this song very well ;)

Peace to All!

Alfalpha & Caroline (BareKoala)
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Song Stats
Hits: 11161
Comments: 31
Fans: 10
Plays: 1650
Downloads: 66
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Apr 05, 2007 - 09:20:28 PM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2007 - 05:12:19 AM Last Played: Nov 05, 2017 - 10:41:55 PM
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Hardware:
Alfalpha
Caroline
iBook G4
Software:
GB2
Comments
ledebutant said 3882 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Mazel Tov!
Alf, I would just love to have your imagination and humor for about two weeks. I'll give it back, I promise! You're not kidding about Alfalpha being a piece of hardware; you're a bit of a secret weapon.

Caroline sounds absolutely great on this. I think it's one of my favorite Caroline vocals(ssssssssss), actually.

This is a wonderful rendition of this song and it transcends the novelty factor, completely. It doesn't matter how you made it, just that it's tremendously listenable and very, very mesmerizing. I've downloaded and I'm sending a big pat on the back to the two of you.
alfalpha said 3880 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Mazel Tov!
Lisa, I would just love to have your talent, poise, style, sense of humour, intelligence & grace for just 1 hour....if we swapped, I think you would get the 'short end of the stick', so to speak! ;) Thank you so much for your lovely comments, they mean a lot to me...Caroline is a champion, & a good friend (she better get her bum down to Oz for a visit before too long!)

Many Thanks from this piece of old hardware ;)
Alf
xxx


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ledebutant said 3880 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Solution
We'll just have to morph into one creature, Alphalfutant, and go from there. I think it could really work.
drakonis said 3882 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
ingenious
very great idea, super singing and post-Carolinian-harmonizing, super arrangement... I can hear the work that went into this, and the result is very heart warming in many ways... bravo/brava! Worth the wait! Glad you got the keys to the BareKoala-mobile too, so you could post this!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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alfalpha said 3880 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Sorry about the delay...
...with my response Eduard! We've been really busy with Easter Markets & Ice Cream manufacturing! (You know what I mean;))
'Post-Carolinian' harmony is somewhat akin to learning a new & invaluable skill, & I'm honoured to have the opportunity to work with the 'source'! ;) Thank You for your very kind comment, &, yes. my better 'BareKoala' half had changed the locks on the mobile, but, as always, she came to my rescue in good time, even before I had to get the coat hanger (or screwdriver) out!
Making music with Caroline is always heart warming, her friendship, even more so...
Cheers Sir!
Alf


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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
caroline said 3882 days ago (April 6th, 2007)
alf, my dear....
... you never cease to amaze me - thank you soo much for all the work you put into this - i bless the day i found you - kisses and a bearhug xoxoxoxox
Check out my latest song called i'm a reunion maid MJRF 2010
alfalpha said 3880 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
My Funny Valentine...
...It's been over a year already?!

It's always a pleasure....(blast these time zones-Australia seems to be somewhat a year behind...?! ;))

Just come down to visit the Sapphire Coast MacJammers Contingent as soon as you can!

BP

xoxoxoxoxxox

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
Magritte said 3878 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
A new favorite.
I've always loved this song, and this is a...dare I say "fun" take on it? (Is that blasphemous?) Really, it's so funky and quirky, maybe I'm being a bad Jew to bopping along to this version but what the heck, we don't have a hell to go to.
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alfalpha said 3878 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Isn't 'A New Favourite'...
...an Alison Krauss song? I thought no covers were allowed on this site! LOL! Seriously though, no blasphemy intended on this take. It just popped into my head and wouldn't go away! for some reason, I was subconsciously thinking of the 'Exodus' idea meets a 'ragga' style sound. There's a thread between the Hebrew & Rastafarian faiths, ('12 tribes of Judah & all that). I personally don't believe in hell, but if our music warrants damnation, then I guess I'll be burning with my laptop for all eternity! ;)
Many Thanks Magritte!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
said 3878 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
very cool
i enjoyed this song
alfalpha said 3878 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
hey dude...
...many thanks....I'll be listening to yours, once they're approved! Cheers!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
said 3878 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
: )
BEAUYTIFUl...... Very madutave so glad to be here & get to lissen to this kind of GREAT MUSIC : )
THANKYOU
Lena
alfalpha said 3877 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
Our Pleasure...
...we're glad you enjoy this take on an old toon!
Cheers!
AA (aka BK)

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
said 3878 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
sorry....
I meant MEDITATIVE (hitting the keys to fast lol)

THX AGAIN
Roxylee said 3878 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
This is great!
Heehee, I didn't recognize the band name and when it first cam on, I said "Hey, that's Caroline!" I read the info and that's a very creative way to record. You did a great job with this. Faved & downloaded!
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alfalpha said 3877 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
Hee, Hee...
...when Caroline's vocals 'kick in'-the virtual band is clearly obvious...or not...

BareKoala is Caroline's inimitable vocals, & my 'uninimitable' arrangements...
Thanks for stopping by...
Cheers,
AA


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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
jiguma said 3876 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
Thanks for the heads up Alf!
All the familiar BareKoala giveaway sounds here, and the peculiar (and I mean that in the nicest of ways) Alfalpha "I can change/fix anything" sound engineering approach. One of my favourite spirituals, and a great job of recording, especially when I read how you did it!!
Alf, it's about the operating speed of the Alfalpha software module .......... a year is a long time, even by Saphire Coast standards :)
Now - back to work!
Cheers,
Neil
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said 3876 days ago (April 12th, 2007)
uptempo
great take on this old song, Caroline's vocals fit it perfectly. I really like the upbeat tempo and percussion. I can tell you all have spent some time and effort to get it right.

Great job.

. - Harold
riverwildcat said 3860 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Caroline, you are a wonder!
I love your voice and soul, and how you've given this piece new life. Great job of orchestration and multi-tracking too!
alfalpha said 3708 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Thank you...
...for the compliments about my orchestration....

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
Feter said 3765 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Let my People Go (Go Down Moses)
this awesome the arrangement the bass and drums
pattren is a killer ..Caro so great here ..great
work with the choir ..at the breakdown ...KUDOS !

peace !
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alfalpha said 3708 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Cheers Feter!
Its' always great to see you visit!
All the Best my friend!
Alf

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
magnatone said 3539 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Let My People Go
I'm SO late to the party - but this is fabulous
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caroline said 3539 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
thank you karen
alf is indeed very talented and i bless the day he found me!!!
Check out my latest song called i'm a reunion maid MJRF 2010
BareKoala said 3133 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
late?1
No worries, this party goes on forever!

Cheers,
Alf
Check out my latest song called Let my People Go (Go Down Moses)
saymme said 3472 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
tx agin...
I love this & I love Your words..:) It just popped into my head and wouldn't go away! for some reason, I was subconsciously thinking of the 'Exodus' idea meets a 'ragga' style sound. There's a thread between the Hebrew & Rastafarian faiths, ('12 tribes of Judah & all that). I personally don't believe in hell, but if our music warrants damnation, then I guess I'll be burning with my laptop for all eternity! ;)
Many Thanks Magritte!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)

me too dont believe in hell - the only hell is the one Humans create here on Our Mother Earth - Father let our People go ! Lena
alfalpha said 3450 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
thank you!
...for the visit and kind words Helena!
(...and Thanks to Magritte also!)
I'm so pleased you enjoyed this tune!
Cheers & Best Wishes,
Alf
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
caroline said 3149 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
it's that time of year again!!
hug same'ach xoxox
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BareKoala said 3133 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
hug same'ach...
Give me a mo', we'll be in touch real soon!

xxxx

BP
Check out my latest song called Let my People Go (Go Down Moses)
Demeter7 said 2779 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Wow!
Great musical backing to Caroline choir. :)
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