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Decaffeinated Blues (MJ Coffee House Challenge)


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I've been trying to cut back on the caffeine intake, and it gives me the blues.

Only spent an hour on this tonight, so it's by no means perfect, but hey, it's the blues so whaddya gonna do?
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Comments: 49
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Downloads: 163
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Uploaded: Jun 03, 2008 - 11:26:45 PM
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2008 - 11:29:54 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 12:01:22 PM
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Hardware:
Taylor Big Baby, Epiphone Resonator, Lee Oskar Harp in the key of E, Snowball USB Mic
Software:
GB
Comments
Feter said 3340 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
Decaffeinated Blues
right into the chore down under man you ROCK !!
what a harp work here ...the resonator is just
great the whole mood there ..perfect perfect one
of the truset blues songs ever heard here ...
man !!!!!! Deep Bow !!!!!
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rsorensen said 3340 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
:)
wow thanks feter! blues is my first love, so I may do a few more like this. thanks a bunch for the rave review
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Nick_Flash said 3340 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
Nice one
A couple more cups of coffee and you're back to the heavy stuff huh? Sounds great. I would love to be able to do more of this type of work. I'm still stuck in the Alt rock genre. Must - break - free.
Great song though, the best thing about blues is that it's just what comes out.
Bravo.
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rsorensen said 3340 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
coffee
hah yeah. seriously man, I'm getting headaches and everything. I had no idea I was so dependent on the stuff. this whole coffee house challenge isn't helping either! a constant reminder of what I'm missing! Oh well. Thanks for checking this out, Nick. Always look forward to your posts no matter what genre you choose.
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said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
1 ho...
..ur??? WHAT???... Man, this is completely blew me away. Great playing, great production and a very neat work as usual from you my friend.... THIS IS EXCELLENT!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
rsorensen said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)

thanks again for checking out my stuff, yeman. this one was much fun.
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magnatone said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Decaff Blues
Oh YEAH Ridd! You are unPLUGGED and HOT! This is really great - you're kidding about only spending on hour on it, right? Clearly, you could make a habit of hanging around in this genre my friend! Wonderful sound, well done!
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rsorensen said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)

yah I only had an hour alone with the mic so I had to rush it. but i think perhaps the hastiness lent itself to the authenticity of it? thanks for checking it out karen. Definitely more blues to come!
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lavalamp said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Mo' perfect blues
Great effort. Really dig this soulful sound. Actually a great production, it sounds live.
Little know secret: I love the blues!

Great going Ridd,

LL


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rsorensen said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
blues
thanks dave. glad you like it, and the blues too!
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said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Gezz
soon I'll be drinking orange juice, the traditional style is a killer I just dig this so much, brings back memories of my coffee house days in Boston....
rsorensen said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
coffee house days
hah tell me about it! when I did the coffee house thing this kinda stuff is all we ever played. good times indeed. thanks for listening.
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guygrooves said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Great blues number!!!!
Really well done for only an hour. It really has a cool vibe to it. What is this thing you speak of?? decaffeinated?? What is that???
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rsorensen said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
decaffeinated
thanks guy. decaffeinated = depression
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ronnielong said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
"Unplugged"
Freaking sweet man...

A lot of this reminded me of Claptons "Walkin' Blues"- more specifically the solo riffs and slide bits...

Damn good for only an hour my friend...

Tip. Don't drink coffee, drink beer and Whiskey- of course its less "work place friendly" hahahahaha

Cheers
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rsorensen said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
slide
thanks ronnie. yeah that slide solo clapton did in 'Walkin' Blues' has been around since the 30s. Robert Johnson did it first and since then most dobro players have played a variation of it one time or another.
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ronnielong said 3335 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
:)
Indeed....

Walkin' Blues was just the first tune that came to mind...


Wicked man...

I learned how to play by pickin' the blues... and I can tell its one of yer favs too...

Again, good job...

Now I'm REALLY interested to see how our METAL collab comes out! Haha..
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rsorensen said 3334 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
metal
hah yeah. just waiting for something to happen that makes me REALLY ANGRY so I can nail the attitude... should be soon ;)
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FlatRock2 said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
a fine roasted bean
great blues. love the resonator and the harp.
pour me a cup o them blues!
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
resonator
thanks flatrock. i shopped around a long time for a (affordable) reso that sounded good and found the epi to be the best for the buck. of course I wanted a National Delphi. but I ain't made of money unfortunately!
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DWL said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
An hour?
I'd still be tuning up

Fine playing sir.

Cheers

Dick
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
tuning
thanks dick. i dont waste time tuning when I gots the blues!
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said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Down N' Dirty!
Great job Ridd! Really authentic sound you've achieved here man.

I'm cutting back on the caffeine myself these days. This tune is helping me as I go through the withdrawals!

Be well!
rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
caff
haha glad I could help. Thanks for listening Micheal.
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splinter said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Light and Sweet
like my decaf latte - saves me from the jitters and the heebie jeebies too - spares my wife and children the wrath of Buzzin' Bud. Very nice.
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
thanks
tried decaf and it's like playing a guitar with no strings! no thanks ;)
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Peter Bauckham said 3340 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Well
I can't say that I'm a big blues fan but I thought this sounding great - can't believe you put this together so quickly! I too have been trying to cut down on the caffeine - but it's hard...

Peter
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
well
thanks for listening even though you're not a fan. I appreciate it!
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drakonis said 3339 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
oh yah, chug it! (Water, that is...)
This is cool, clean refreshing Slooooow blues... gawd this is so slow and good it aches to the bone! Anything you CAN'T do? Great guitar & harmonica work, excellent mixing except for two things... you forgot to un-mute those two GB tracks at the bottom before you bounced it... no, not those, scroll down... there, the ones marked "porch squeak" and "dog yowl"... yah, you forgot those!

Sorry about the withdrawal symptoms, I found that the only way to get over coffee withdrawals is to drink some coffee, can't help you man.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
coffee
hah no dogs on this one. thanks for checking it out. and you're right about the withdrawal symptom - I tried it and it works!
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dajama said 3337 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Very cool
Love the sound of the harp, and the guitars sounds very cool. Can't believe you put this together that quickly! Lovely blues. Nicely done. Peace.
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
harp
thanks dajama. i've had that harp for like 15 years. it's so broken in and loose now that it's not hard to get a good sound outta it.
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lengold said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
I love the blues
Therefore I love this - very authentic sounding and full of talent.
Cheers
Len
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
blues
thanks len. i think we have a lot of closet blues lovers here.
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Vic Holman said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
seems to me
you gots yur mojo a werkin!

a resonator & harp.... can't get more real then that.
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
mojo
yeah reso and harp together sound like home! thanks for checking this out
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SystematicFailure said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
wow!
this is REAL BLUES! i love it . sounds of muddy and robert and sonny terry jamming. GREAT. i dint know you were a MASter of this too. more pls!
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
SF
Thanks man. Sonny and Brownie are my faves. Thanks for the kind words
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Komrade K said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Lots of sugar...
... this sure is sweet. Like this a lot and as I had my fiddle out I had a jam a long - it sites nicely on fiddle btw. When I have a bit more time I would be tempted to record some fiddle on it - would you be up for that?

KK
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
thanks!
Yeah for sure. Please do!
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Alannah said 3336 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Ah yes the Caffeine Blues ......
.. I know them well ... had to have some tests done recently which required me to go without caffeine for 24 hours for two days .... thought I was gonna lose my mind ...... I agree with drak .. I think I woulda liked to hear a little dawg howl in here somewhere .. and oh yeah .. I would love to hear you SING on this ...... it would be tres kewl !
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richardhowardjones said 3335 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
.
Down home-just the way I like my coffee (with a dash of moonshine).
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stratcat said 3334 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Very cool
Love the harp and the resonator. Excellent harp licks. You sure can play that harp. Great.
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VicDiesel said 3334 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
The "way past midnight" blues
The audience has left, and the musicians are playing only for themselves. It's past closing time, so the only drinks to be had are what they carry in their paper bags. The fire in their music is no longer burning bright, just glowing gently. But I still need to get this one solo out! Gimme a couple of chorusses here, and then maybe a song after this. Just one.


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Bob Rodgers said 3333 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
I
love the blues and of course I love this too!

Just perfect and very well played!

Thanks!
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Heightened said 3325 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Solid blues
Can anyone ask for more?
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Roxylee said 3310 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
only an hour??
I feel so much like a wannabe after reading that. Great blues number; goes great with the morning caffeine I gave up last year, but took back. I like the art, too. Those women of the 50's were always smiling as they served coffee and scrubbed the house. But I digress.. this was cool. :-)
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Soundhound said 3297 days ago (July 17th, 2008)
That's what it is......
You truly have this style down to a T....
Bone.... that is, nice licks, nasty slide...



I.........LIKE IT..........
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said 3290 days ago (July 24th, 2008)
Great tune!
I just returned to MJ's today with a new appreciation for the "blues" and I'm not disappointed at my first listen back here. It has the feeling of the "delta" on this one for sure.

Impressive playing and control. I like the tones on the guitars. Authentic!

Thanks for the D/L!


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