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Down in the Valley (collab w/ Buckhorn)


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This is a collaboration between Buckhorn and myself; we've been threatening to do one for a looong time now, but both have kids and no time The guy is a genius, check out his stuffon his page buckhorn" . He tells me that this is an "old campfire song," but I've never heard it before. It's an old timey prison song, that I added an orchestra to.

Buckhorn did all of the guitars and the vocals, and I experimented with the orchestral JamPack since I picked it up recently and haven't really had a chance to mess with it (I also used the reggae bass). The song kind of reminds me of Vic Chessnut in a way or maybe the Waterboys. Nice job Buckhorn.
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Lyrics
mama don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
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Hits: 3728
Comments: 36
Fans: 14
Plays: 214
Downloads: 144
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Aug 01, 2007 - 09:13:28 PM
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2007 - 09:55:06 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 04:16:52 AM
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Roxylee said 3768 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
You never heard this one before??
Well, i guess that's a good thing, because it means your version is unique. You guys did a great job on this. Mellow, but not losing the emotion of the words. I'm glad I found your music!
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michael2 said 3768 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
thanks
for listening. I thought I had a pretty good knowledge of these old songs, but obviously I am a bit deluded (no surprise there). Thanks for listening. Doesn't Buckhorn have a great voice?
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Roxylee said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Yes!
Thank you for letting us know he was hiding in here. <G> You guys do nice work together!

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bud said 3768 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Nice production here Michael
I like how you take a while to build in the accompaniment. Very solid yet unobtrusive use of the orchestra. It gets pretty darn beautiful after a while. You're right about the Chestnut comparison. Nice work. Behind it all Buckhorn's got a real solid song here and a great style.
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michael2 said 3768 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
hey Bud
thanks for stopping by and giving this one a listen. all of the essence of this is buckhorn, but i had fun playing with it.
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five_extra_arms said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Cellmates
If MacJams had a Deathrow....


I was gonna say that!


For a couple of dads, you guys did a really great job. Micheal, you did a fantastic job with the orchestra. Next time you have visitation, I'll bring my laptop to get you to help me with mine!

(Of course I'll hide a file in the cd drive.)
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michael2 said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
thanks
man, glad you liked the little number we put together.
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ceilidh said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
very nice
song. sounds really like sung from two cellas, sung by two palls. their back turn to the wall, which is dividing them. one holding guitar, the other one little harmonica. very nice, very soft sound of orchestra, which doesn't disturb at all, gives very nice full sound and feeling. and really like to hear that soft sound of harmonica through all those instruments. like if it was remembering us about, where we really are. in the prison. great song guys! enjoyed it. paja
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michael2 said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
thanks
i think buckhorns voice is most of the charm of this number, but i had a great time messing with his files.
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Moviz said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Takes me...
right back to the 60's when it was a hit in UK, but I forget who sang it then; maybe Lonnie Donegan. I like this subdued version of this haunting song, M
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michael2 said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
thanks
for listening. I'm going to have to dig up a version of this song as it was really performed and give it a listen.
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BranDaMan said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Yes!!
this is very well put together. Solid arrangement and orchestrations, splendid vocals (i like the harmonies). A very good collab guys. Here's hoping more from you two.
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michael2 said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
brandaman
how've you been? haven't seen you around in awhile, it's great to see your face. thanks a bunch for listening, i take that as a compliment as you are the master of orchestration.
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cjdaley said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
prison-bar solid song.
just waiting for the 500 pipes organ at the end, as in Johnny Cash's "you'll never walk alone".
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michael2 said 3767 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
hmmm
good idea. thanks for listening (and leaving a comment).
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buckhorn said 3767 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
arraingment
Had I been conducting the orchestra, I just would have said, Ok everybody play. It took me a while to catch on what story you were telling with the music. From solitary... a march to the gallos... dissolve to oblivion. The interpretation makes sense. I guess I was too preoccupied with my mistakes to notice exactly what you were getting at. Self consiousness is a form of selfishness. Regards
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said 3765 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
Hm! I know I commented
I most have done some thing wrong but what a heck.
I am back for more like this a lot... nice song with good lyrics to it.
I can feel hove nice it had been to sit with the campfire listen on this one look in to the fire and have your head on the shoulder at the one you love.

Take care
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michael2 said 3765 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
thanks
for listening, i like that imagery.
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said 3765 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
visualy
Its a tumble weed in the beggining of the big lebowski! its a flying elvis' befor they jump. Its a an over sized mud truck with a red headed beauty sitiing at the wheel and the truck is clean but shes covered in mud! Well one thing is for sure its a slice of americana even if its behind bars! I think what I'm sayin is.. its great!
echoroom said 3764 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
Haunting number
Outstanding track.. I don't know the original, but it puts me in mind of Nick Cave. The horns and strings work a treat (just picked the jampack up? How modest is that), and the two voices mix really well together.

Stark and stirring, lovely dramatic work.

Steve
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michael2 said 3763 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
echoroom
thanks for giving this one a spin. nick cave huh? my favorite record of his waw always the covers record. i think i'm going to have to go listen to "hey joe" now that you've reminded me of it.
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TripeWagon said 3760 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
valley of cake
Great entropic harmony. We love you.
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michael2 said 3760 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
why
thank you very much. i like the reference to entropy.
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said 3759 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Nice
Very good piece Mikey, very nice guitar playin, very good vocalist and i liked the drums beat in the background too!
Liked this piece

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michael2 said 3759 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
thanks
a bunch, you should really check out buckhorns page, he's really awesome. thanks for stopping by.
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Brian D said 3758 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
cool
this sounds like Mark Lanegan - totally authentic. downloaded and saved.

nice job!
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michael2 said 3758 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
lanegan
is awesome, too bad the drugs are starting to get the best of him. have you checked out the album he did with isobel campbell fro belle & sebastian. they sound great together. thanks for stopping by
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SmokeyVW said 3752 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
how many bars?
nice buildup - really adds some tragic power to it

thanks

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said 3751 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
I think
It is a sad song. Difficult for me to judge this, I am out of my league here. I guess it is a cool song, cos I have the immediate urge to drink bear and fall of my barstool. So, as a freak, I can only endorse this kind of tunage :-D
said 3751 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
speaking of which
I got a cold one in zie fridge! Reaaally cold. And I meant to say beer.....

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michael2 said 3750 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
thanks
for stopping by and giving it a listen. don't fall off your stool and hit your head while drinking that cold one.
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Jim Bouchard said 3691 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
cool!
Thanks for directing me this way, I missed it at the time. I was away from the internet on vacation around the time you posted it, so I was unaware of this version. I'm sorta glad I hadn't heard it or I would have copped parts of this sweet arrangement for sure, as it's really pretty neat. I think I first heard this song on Kingston Trio records.
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Heightened said 3650 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
Down in the Valley
Brilliant!!! Downloaded!!!
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timothy devine said 3635 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
nice job
this is an old fav
i learned it when i was taking guitar lessons so to me it hits home
there are many versions of it, this one is very cool.
Garcia and Grissman is a good one
peace
HH
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saymme said 3314 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Lovely wow
It's so meditative just hearing it over&over...GRAND COLLAB its L O V E L Y interesting hearing You Michael in this genre !! fits U very well : )
I thankYou both my pleasure totally , so glad I stumbled on this!! It does feel alittle familiar can't place it though ! Flowers To You : )!!
lena
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