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davisamerica

 Genre: Bluegrass

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right then .... we are turning a page and Feter is helping us. Last bit is Feter going crazy electric ... lol and hullo! and BTW the first bit is also Feter and Mr. Bright. We had fun. And a very Happy New Year MJ ! This is a "Bookmark" for us ... more to come from the "band".

This song was the first post I did here. It was One Minute and Three seconds.... it lasted on site for four days. I had always loved the lyrics but could never finish them. The summer before I found this site I had been talking to Patrick about an "opera" project and this was one of the tracks. Pat called it my "#@$&'d" Up Circus Music. This stayed on the shelf for a year and a half. The "Opera" project was realized in a completely different fashion in the summer of 2008 with the "BigFinish" project.

This tune is pretty all over the place as far as the mix but I hope it generates the feel of seeing Feter on stage doing his magic with Davisamerica. Feter will be joining us on some upcoming work and I am excited about that. Feter has been a mentor and very dear friend.

Don't take this too seriously ... it is just for fun. Thanks Feter for giving me a grin.
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Lyrics
Black Coat John was a son of a bitch
He didn't bathe often and he wasn't rich
But sometimes with a Blue Moon Rising
John he liked to dance.

John had a friend called Cal the Leech
Who got so damn tight his body squeaked
Throw in a juice harp and there you go
Begin the Blue Moon Show

Cal said "John I've known you son
Since you fell off your mamas lap and run
It appears we an't having fun"
John just simply stared

Oh John
Where you think you're going son ?
Oh John,
Where you gonna run ?

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Uploaded: Jan 16, 2009 - 08:59:42 PM
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2015 - 10:00:27 AM Last Played: Nov 13, 2016 - 05:52:26 PM
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Comments
Char said 3174 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Does the Grand Ole Opry
know about you? That is fun. Thanks, guys.
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
ssshhhh ....
the Grand Old Opry is still looking for us about some slight dressing room irregularities ... :-] Thanks Lady
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Skean said 3174 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Oh yea
Hove fun is this... You guys Rocks well together... Cool and now I can go to bed... Cheers
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Kenta ....
did we put you to sleep ? Thanks bro !
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Alannah said 3174 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Well now .....
.. wasn't this one a bunch of fun fun fun .... I almost felt like I was right there with the cheering audience ! Didn't you guys do a bluegrass one together a month or two ago ??? Seems familiar to me ... unless I am making up things again !
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
ummmm ....
you are one of the few who know where our demos are stashed ... so ... maybe... thanks toes
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ShadowofNine said 3174 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Big
Blue G. fan and this just cooks with delightful hop....Very cool...
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
wow ....
what cool comments ... thank you from feter and company
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Relic67 said 3174 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
lots of fun
this is cool... need to see the lyric sheet!
the mando might be a little high in the mix though...
really like it though. spirited performance.
great solo Feter!
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davisamerica said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
lyrics posted
and thanks !
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
this was
incredible fun and feter is a kick ... thanks man
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Outtaorbit said 3174 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Well boys where ya gonna run?
Nicely done
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
where ya gonna run ?
.... "cowboy" me thinks
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MarkHolbrook said 3174 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
I can't stop
my foot from tapping! This is a total kick...

The only critique I have is your primary vocal seemed almost a bit loud at first. Kind of overpowered everything else... Not that I don't love your voice... but the instrument work is worth hearing in this!!!
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
:-]
... bout the mix mark ... think of it as seats far left. thanks man
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kassia said 3174 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
yeah!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! oh man so fun. Great organ, harmonica, banjo. LOVE your vocals jack. and feter - awesome guitar work!! the crowd sounds were great - made me smile. man, I listened to this 3 times in a row and smiled the whole time!! thanks for this guys - totally just made my day.
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
and you
have totally made our day ! Thank you shay
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magnatone said 3174 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Black Coat John
what a complete kick in the pants! I'm kickin' up my heels and shouting things like "Yee Haw"! Thanks guys - much enjoyed!
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
well karen ...
you got a sneak peek and can still be so cool as to leave such comments. Thanks !!
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gail60 said 3174 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
lots of fun
Sounds like you two had one heck of a party! Cloggin' and everything!!! Great job guys. Grab your partner and dosey do....yee haw and all that! Thanks for the dance and the smiles :)
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
clogging indeed ....
thanks gail. This was a hoot to do !
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Moviz said 3174 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
After this..
I guess you'll all be appearing at the best Ho Downs in the States, great fun. Cheers M
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
lol M .....
i think we may have a gig at the VFW in Wayne, Oklahoma if they solve the water problems on stage ... you are the best Maurice
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Komrade K said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
A riot!
Crazy - thanks guys!

KK
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
KK ....
well this is a total surprise ... a very big thank you from us
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Jarvoid said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Yessireebob
That's the type of soundI keep aiming for and come up short with my bluegrass/American country efforts, great collab fellahs and any ladies who may have partook masterly tunefulness and great production techniques.

Happy Noo Year indeedy.

CJ
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
CJ ....
we call it "dementia" Americana .... :-] Mush appreciate the listen !
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Roxylee said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Wow, guys!
This is great! :-) Who's in the band, and who's playing what? I love the energy and fun live feel of this song. This is the perfect first song for a Saturday morning. Who needs the radio when we have MacJams? Everything sounds right to me, and Feter's solos rock!
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
oh roxy ....
you have so inspired Terry and I with your work with feter. Patrick on a little electric back ground ... feter on Mr. Bright and Mr. Bright electric ... Terry inspiration on harmonica and I just try to keep up. Thanks ... and maybe a casting call for you later ehh??
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lavalamp said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Nice going...
...nice going boys. Had a hoot!

LL
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
LL
well ... many thanks dave ... we certianly had fun
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Bob Rodgers said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Excellent!
This is superb, great feel to this, love the organ, sounds great mixed with the banjo, harmonica and mando.
What a great collab, love how the song builds from Feter on Mr. Bright to his awesome electric solo at the end!!
Great stuff Jack & Feter!
Very much enjoyed!

Bob
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Hullo Bob !!
..... maybe we can all pull together a Bob Rodgers Band Reunion ??
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Bob Rodgers said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Hello Jack!
The Bob Rodgers Band would love a reunion, I'll be in touch!

Bob
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sloparts said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Man, that'll get you up off your seat
Great track, lots of fun to listen to, and I imagine it was even more fun to do. Hee-Haw Howdy boys, grab your favorite girl and head for the floor.

Great track, Kudos to the band

Ed
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
ed ....
thanks ... just headed over for a listen to your new one
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Diviner said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Great fun
Love the drums and the crowd gives the track a cool twist of liveness. Good Ole Boys, ya done did right here.
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
keith ...
too kind man
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sschedra said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
You guys!
I don't know how you meld all that stuff together. It sounds like it was all done specifically for this piece. Feter is amazing isn't he? I am glad you guys are working together. I look forward to hearing that singing mandolin and his unmistakable baritone breaking my heart with tales of loves lost luster bright . . . sigh! And wouldn't it be great to hear y'all live one day?
Go for it!
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
would love to
hit the stage with feter .... stephen is way cool to see you around again .. you have been missed ! thanks for the listen
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ziti said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
heheheheh
very cool

man, this is just weird enough to bring a wide grin!!

lovin it!

deep bows
z
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
wow ...
Fran .... thanks man ... a surprise ! tis pretty weird huh ? :-]
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Moses said 3173 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Sounds
like this was a fun piece to make. Has a very live feel to it. Much enjoyed, haha the crowd is lovin it!!!
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
lol ....
it always sounds better when you control the crowd :-] Thanks Moses !
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DarkPlanet said 3172 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
I Concur...
Lots of fun with that backwoods feeling and exciting as well to hear the band take the stage!
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
right then tom ...
really good to see you and much appreciate the listen but .... man .... ummm still waiting on a tune my friend :-]
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tokai said 3172 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
yo dudes
you got that ole time feel goin on here. Great vocal harmonies, all sounds like it was great fun to make. Well done chaps we enjoyed the gig.
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
:-]
thanks for the listen steve ... always look for to your new post .. a very big fan am i
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TracyVosh said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
OMG
Sounds like you guys had so much fun makin this one!! The lyrics are hilarious...I love it!
davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
lol ...
Yeh ! i like the lyrics too. thanks. was reading way too much stienbeck when i wrote this . Thanks for the listen TV ....
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lengold said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Wonderful to hear
yourselves and Feter together again. You fit so well. As said above a great fun listen and thoroughly enjoyable.
Cheers
Len


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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
len
across the pond ,,, thanks man
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kristyjo said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
This DOES sound like fun.
I'll buy a ticket for the live show as soon as I know the venue and the date. It sounds like you got quite a crowd of rabble roused up.
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davisamerica said 3171 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
kristy
:-] ... wow thanks
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egobandit said 3169 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Oh john
NIce love the lead at the end LOts of fun.. SO when are you guys coming to my town.. LOved it!
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davisamerica said 3169 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
tim....
lol .... thanks my friend ... one of the best here !
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bud said 3168 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
What a fine mess you've gotten
us into this time Ollie! Absolutely love the loose feel and fun of this track. Bring on the davisamerica medicine show!
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davisamerica said 3168 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
lol dawg !
thank you Kevin ... actually the Medicine Show is working a second installment ... really appreciate the listen and comment Bud
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VicDiesel said 3164 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
Atmosphere
Great song (I think I've heard it before.....)

I like the atmosphere that you're creating with the audience noises. But then you shouldn't have that mandolin so upfront. Give it a ton of reverb to make it sound like it's part of the live act.

Otherwise, great stuff.


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davisamerica said 3164 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
and of course
you are so totally right ... thanks for the listen vic .. very much appreciate the listen
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FEEL said 3156 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Digging the Progressive Grass
Very Blue Grass, that is with some retro intrusion. Fabulous stuff here. Enjoyed this very much. Thanks for sharing.
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davisamerica said 3156 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
john
thanks man ... very cool ... texicans
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davisamerica said 3107 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
lol ...
right then ... thanks guys
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Livingstone said 3060 days ago (May 10th, 2009)
GIMMEE A YEE HA!!!!
great organic piece!! harmonica, banjo, guitar.. then we end up at a rock concert at the end!!

like the song progresses from the bar to the AREAN and GETs HUGH!!

even the first break with the big organ!! nice BIG event...

thanx for this


davisamerica said 3060 days ago (May 10th, 2009)
Scott...
man you are too cool ...thanks from "the band" !
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bartsbeatz said 2404 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
NICE TRACK
This is the bees knees right here : )
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davisamerica said 1876 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
yeah
stienbeck...too much fun
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