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Augustus P. versus Dr. L (lioli8)


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 Genre: Reggae

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I came to Paris two weeks ago and brought along a Melodica as an easy travel instrument. After playing swoony Piaf accordion melodies for a few days - I attacked that awful loop and headed in a new direction. Straight to the heart of Dub - Augustus Pablo meets King Tubby style. The walking clav loop is there completely unaltered - all I did was change it to a percussion track and slow it down to 65 bpm. The rest I put together each night after work till I was sick of hearing it on the bus the next morning.
Sit back and relax - Dr. L will be steppin' out the door in no time.
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Hits: 3713
Comments: 59
Fans: 30
Plays: 107
Downloads: 127

Uploaded: Sep 27, 2008 - 12:36:40 PM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2008 - 03:50:18 PM Last Played: Dec 20, 2014 - 09:00:23 PM
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Hardware:
PowerBook G4, Hohner Melodica
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peacepiano said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Rhythm
Changed the loop to a percussion instrument! Brilliant. Nice laid back Caribbean sound. This should really put the Dr in a tail spin.

Thanks
Bill
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bud said 3136 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Thanks Bill
really glad you stopped by.
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paul f. page said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Unknowledgeable as I am...
...of all the references made in your description, I nevertheless really enjoyed this number. There's a cool, laid-back quality to it that just kind of infects me as I listen. That loop (not much of a loop guy myself) works well as the underpinning of this whole composition. If I could offer just one small suggestion: pull the solo melodica out front more and let the loop sit back a bit. Of course, mixing on the fly so-to-speak doesn't exactly lend itself to exactitude. I am, though, amazed that you could pull this off so well. (Well, actually, YOU could probably pull just about anything!) I hope one day I, too, can travel with a laptop and actually write something...
Great listen, Bud.
Peace.
Paul
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bud said 3136 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Always a friend Paul
Nice hearing from you. I was thinking the same thing about lifting the Melodica - but I left it low so as not to stir the water too much.
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tokai said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
relax i did
very hypnotic. Bass is right up there, carries the piece like smoke rings. wonderful timing and masterful musical dubness. I love this.
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bud said 3136 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Hail tol the power of Dub
Thanks Tokai
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said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Welcome back!
Yeah boy, "laid back" and just oozing coolness!

Very creative take on the original loop. Wonderful stuff my man!

Be well friend!
bud said 3136 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Oozing -
sounds like a serious condition - what you been smokin'? Cheers Michael - I have a lot of catching up to do when I get home.
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davisamerica said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
yes indeed ..
this works so well ... brilliant choice on use of the loop. You the Dog Man !!
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Thanks Jack
Man it seems like ages since we've been in touch - I gotta stop by your place.
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sloparts said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Bud, you outdid yourself on this one
Love how you used the loop in the percussion section, The bass line is thick and full and the drums fill in the blanks just fine. The melodica sounds really cool in there carrying the song along.

Very cool piece Bud, thanks for taking time to make sure we got to hear it. it was well worth the effort my friend.

Ed
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Ed - you're very kind
for a while my job over here was a real horror and this was the only fun I was having.
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guitapick said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
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Fine, fine stuff, Kevin. I love it...so easy to glide with...
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
I got some listening to do. From what I've heard so far - everybody's knocking it out of the park.
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rsorensen said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
dude
this is super cool. reminds me of Big Sugar when they went through their dub phase. awesome job bud
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Every so often
I get a real hankering for some solid dub. This was a lot of fun. If you haven't heard it - check out Radiodread by the Easy Star All-Stars.
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Feter said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Augustus P. versus Dr. L (lioli8)
this is all so cool ...the sound the setting ..the
mixing ..what a filled sphere ..great playin as well
I like it ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
You're a solid friend and always have a kind word.
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chikoppi said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Frenchy!
There's a scene in a Parisian night club in the Harrison Ford movie"Frantic" that this song immediately put me in mind of. I don't know from French dub - must you must have nailed it!
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Look what you started
Thanks! I'll have to check out the film.
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Youra said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Paris groove ?
Sounds like the atmosphere of the city has somewhat inspired you. Even if Kingston is quite far from here, we were at a time a capital for "word music" (a local trend fostered by Radio Nova). Next time you turn around, let me a message and I'll be glad to share a glass of Bordeaux with you.
Great to hear from you again, Bud.
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bud said 3137 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Youra -
I can't seem to send you a note - hopefully you will read this. I am here till Wednesday afternoon and only busy today and tomorrow. I'd love to hook up if you have time.
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WillyB said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
...
cool sounds Bud..and very tasteful arrangement. It would have been easy to go overboard with sounds on this track, but you played it all out perfectly.
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
I appreciate that
I was starting to head into Lee Scratch Perry territory when I decided to hold back.
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Char said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
I like this very much.
Yes, He'll be stepping out and shaking his finger and smiling before he knows he has left the building. But, then, it will be too late. You charmed him just like a fakir charms a snake. Thanks.
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
That's real sweet of you Char
Thanks!
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said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Ah, the veterans alway make a stand
and it's a good thing to. Here you are showing your prowess in disguising loops without smothering them. This will encourage others to learn from you example and seek ways to improver their skills.

I commend you for you efforts on this one Bud

CSP
bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Veterans -
you mean old guys - right? OK - I admit it. Thanks for digging the tune.
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Vic Holman said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
melodica
that's some cool melodica playing. I'm surprised you never used it before. or at least that i know of. very smooooooooth!
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
I used it once before
on Drift I think - more for atmosphere than melody. I love the instrument - but it takes a lot of wind and practice to really play well.
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Rik_Berryere said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Paris?
At times I was in Paris, sipping some wine in a sidewalk bistro on a dangerous rainy night when mysterious people, walking by just a little too slowly, caught my eye and then hurried on.

Then I think I was in Jamaica, sipping a cold beer on a blistering hot sunny day under a straw hat as cars chugged past in the street, and someone watched me from the back seat as their car blatted by.... and I'm wishing I was somewhere cooler, rainier, and thinking about Paris.

Dropping the loop into a percussion track was genius. As I mentioned in someone else's comment section, I wish I could think as out-of-the-box as this - I just dress'em up funky and kick'em out the door.

Superb tune. Thanks for the trip!
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Thanks Rik
I live out of the box - which ain't always easy - especially in the winter - or when it's raining. Love you for keeping the challenge alive and funkin' it up the way you did.
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Outtaorbit said 3137 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
this is
sweet..... yes sir... sweet
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Patrick - right?
Thanks a heap.
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TG said 3137 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Bud...
Nice journey with that bass as the driver, reggae!
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Appreciate TG
glad you stopped by. I gotta get over to your place soon.
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Elevator_Funk said 3137 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Very Chill!
I'm jealous. Only the coolest people play the Melodica.
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
That means you were
meant to play the Melodica and never knew it until now.
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Diviner said 3137 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Brilliant
I love Augustus Pablo, and this track is fantastic. Love the bassline and dub workings. Really cool track Bud, very impressed, its so authentic old style dub esp the accorodion. Nice one.
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Thanks Diviner
The accordian is actually a Melodica - same as Mr. P's playing in the picture.
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said 3137 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Ya, Mon
I didn't even think of an application for the loop in Reggae - but percussion for Reggae? Hehe, brilliant

. - Harold
bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Harold - man
you're too kind. First thing I do with any loop is slow it way down to see what''s there.
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3136 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Reggae

I'm not a reggae fan .
The melodica idea and playing are very nice .
bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
I won't tell any of my mates in Kingston
Glad you could dig the tune. I've had a wonderful time the last few weeks here in Paris.
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wurzel said 3136 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Chilled
listening. Think I might buy a melodica soon. Good work :-)
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bud said 3136 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Thanks for you comment
Everyone should own a melodica - they're great fun - and good exercise too.
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lavalamp said 3136 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Cool
I'm doing something I don't do as often as always. Listening with cool headphones. This sounds remarkable.

Only gripe is about the abrupt ending, if you want to be a perfectionist.

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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
The ending is a bit abrupt
I didn't want to fade - and considered doing a big delay/reverb out thing - but never got around to it.
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lengold said 3136 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Love this
Great feel and groove.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Thanks Len
I gotta get back in the game. Nice hearing from you.
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announcer said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
great arrangement
this has some great hooks with different instruments that makes it very listenable and keeps it interesting. When listening I notice that overall it is straightforward in its approach and its structure. It is this icing that makes it.
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
So nice of you to take the time to listen
and dig the straight ahead approach. Thanks.
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michael2 said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
bud
this is great, you really got the feel right here. when i think of the melodica, I think of dub and you nailed it. you should put out a whole albums worth of this stuff. way into it.
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bud said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
What's Bud spelled backwards?
Hmmm. Thanks Michael - great idea.
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dajama said 3135 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Excellent
This is truly cool. I think the idea of converting to percussion is genius; of course, why am i surprised? You always approach these things with terrific creativity. This had me totally zoning to another place. Brilliantly done. Very cool. Peace.
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five_extra_arms said 3134 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Ya Mon!
Hey Bud, this is terrific. You have captured the spirit of Paris and Augustus Pablo all in one hit.

Sounds like you're having fun in Paris.

Thanks for a great download.

Bob
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said 3134 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Smooth track-
Very nice job making the loop fit in this way. I had toyed with changing it to a drum sound, but I soon abandoned that approach. Nicely done, sir!
cjdaley said 3134 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Hey
You told me about this when we met in Paris.

It's way cooler than parisian vibe I know of and nice way to chill out after some arctic trekking.

those bzzz sounds ar especially wicked.

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SmokeyVW said 3134 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
roping in the Dr at the airport
ya mon, you da docta? walk righ' over here, mon. don' worry mon, it's cool... have summa dis, on da house... it's cool, it's cool

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Heightened said 3041 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
This reminds me of the song
'No doggy no cry'
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papag said 2193 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
LIOLI8 - tasty time
Yeah man, you got this one... I should just download your whole catalog...but then I wouldn't have the "sweet" moments like these where I "find" your stuff while digging around MJ. In this case I was looking at some old LIOLI songsets.

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