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Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)


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Mcboy

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i had posted a duet with my dear teacher the late Francisco De La Morena in 2004 that i removed.....i wanted to redo the feeling i got from that session...i found this really talented player....ralph johnson.... busking outside the cinema in miami beach...we had previously recorded a collaboration with macjammer TG called "Fire"..(i'll need to re-post that one)...i asked him to duel..dual..with me to try and recreate that feeling...well...its a different feeling of course but the essence of the joy of playing that was the legacy of my late teacher is there....many thanks ralph.....i am on the left channel and ralph is on the right....i hope u n-joy the music as much as i did playing it....peace...
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Uploaded: Feb 07, 2010 - 10:10:41 AM
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2010 - 10:15:48 AM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 03:23:34 PM
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Comments
BirdmanWayne94 said 2784 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Smokin'
... pickin' right there! Nothing more joyful than listening to a brilliant jam between 2 who know what they're doing. Fantastic!
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lavalamp said 2784 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Whoa!
Excellent and inspiring. A hell of a listen. Very cool in the highest order.
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magnatone said 2784 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Bluesphemy
well this is as impressive guitar work as i've ever heard. you both are so smooth, skillful, expressive and spot on as anyone could dream of. and the best part is, i can HEAR the joy, and it's totally contagious. THANK YOU
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Vic Holman said 2784 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
slap those puppies
cool one guys. aggressive enough to peel the varnish off of the guitar bodies.
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crissew said 2783 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Awesome piece here
LOVE the agressive nature of the picking. About as much as you can put on the string and have it sound good on a recording. The best guitar piece I have heard on MJ. Awesome feel and spot on in every way. Killer track man. MAKE MORE OF THESE PLEASE!! Sweet man.
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jfisenne said 2783 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
I wish
I could play guitar like that. Outstanding!!!!
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billykirsch said 2783 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
McBoy
This is seriously cool man. Love the passion in the guitar playing. Expressiveness and skill-ness (does this word exist?) together: didn't hear that very often.
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Drew Kopr said 2783 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Great playing
So much great feel and emotional note choices in this track...wonderful composition and playing.
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Doug Somers said 2783 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Musicianship on steroids
This is so full of energy and fun I'm just going to sit back and revel in the joyous space you guys have created. Outstanding performance.

Be well,
Doug
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Calchas said 2783 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Good one McBro!
Guitars sound fabulous. Nice and crisp. And the playing had me tappin' my feet and boppin' my head! Got the length just right too. This is one of those pieces ya just don't want to end too soon!

Be well friend!
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DarkPlanet said 2783 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
So Glad...
...to hear something new from you, this is a total joy to listen to. some of those chord progressions are so sweet, I love to hear the authority in each note from you guys, its what makes that pro difference
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futzpucker said 2783 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Expert
Very cool piece to listen to, and to jam along with.

Thanks for sharing the joy of this well played music and giving us an opportunity to play along with two great players.

This site is richer for your presence, Mcboy. Good to have you back.
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Ibstrat said 2783 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Great
playing and feel on this.You guys play great together!
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ktb said 2783 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Bluesphemy
you make it an extra fun festival McBoy. A really fine session you captured here. Live and large. Dig that progression
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Dharma_Logos said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Gotta hear...
...any song called Blasphemy. I can't believe how full this mix is. Each guitar has so much volume dynamics. If you considered adding more compression, I beg you not to. Great interplay between both players. Some really nice alternate picked single note runs between the melodic lines.
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Dadai.2 said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
sometimes...
... all a guy needs is an acoustic guitar.

primo!

Jack
guitapick said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Choice stuff...
...every note counts...love the rhythm work...you guys sound great together.
Thanks for the dl.
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ic42 said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
I remember those two posts...
The variety of expressive talent that is McBoy was hanging out in spades back then as now. This is a gorgeous performance by you both, wild strumming rhythm/variety that boggles me... the combination of melody and rhythmic percussion-playing reminds me a bit of the late M. Hedges. And that says nothing about this playful smirky composition. Blues is my favorite color. Kudos por tu-dos.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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richard13 said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Very sweet
and not bluesphamous at all ;-) A definite download, thanks.
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TracyVosh said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Enjoyed indeedee
I dig this...I feel like I'm on rocking out in a rocking chair on Sanford and Son's porch right now, laid back and drinking a brewsky. Groovy tune!!
fasteddie said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Outstanding
blues guitar. To play the blues on an acoustic that clean is very impressive. I have listened to a lot of your songs and your production is always top notch. This song is no exception.
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guygrooves said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
I know the feeling and..
It is magic when it settles in on a session. This is dripping with that magic. The Joy is obvious in this.
Peace
Guy
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Ed Hannifin said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
This reminds me...
...of an updated version of the sort of thing that Bert Jansch and John Renbourn used to do in their solo, duo and Pentangle records...

REALLY well recorded, and the playing has great bite and phrasing...

It's good to hear you play again, McBoy...

Ed
dave_b said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Bluesphemy
Man, you guys are just wringing those tasty licks out of those acoustics! Really enjoyed this - it's obvious you found the joy you were looking for.
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ziti said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
awesome work
inspiring, as always.

thanks!

Like the RODE mics huh? sounds great
deep ones

z
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ste said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
woah
awesome tone to all instruments. also, very nicely played - controlled.
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Relic67 said 2782 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Nice
Soulful and skillful!
reminded me a bit of those old records of Larry Coryell / Philip Catherine duets which I really love.
Must have been a lot of fun recording this...

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eleveneyes said 2781 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
cool
how much more cooler can this be?
none.
none more cool.
love it love it love it!
nice job guys!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2781 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
EXCELLENT guitar work!
Both of you are getting such a clear and rich tone out of your guitars, I am floored. I really felt the joy and spirit of your playing in this--that's what many of us strive (usually unsuccessfully in my case) to capture on recordings and you absolutely succeeded.
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Bowman said 2781 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Top
notch. Well recorded and a joy to hear.
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jiguma said 2781 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
It's so neat
that you are back around the place posting gems like this Mr Boy. Thansk for taking part in the MJRFest. I really love this playing - full of life, totally "on"! Quite a challenge for my RH earphone :)
Neil
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sloparts said 2781 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Wonderful character and performance
from both of you. the recording is rich and vibrant and the guitars are so full and pristine.

Great piece of work rom you and from Ralph. Kudos

Ed

P.S.

Sorry to hear about your mentor, and teachers passing.

Ed
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LWinston said 2781 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
OMG!
This is quite spectacular. It really is.
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TobinMueller said 2781 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Island acoustics
I love the sense of history and homage in your comments, in the joy and duet process. Thanks for sharing this. Nice sense of island jazz and blues combined.
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lengold said 2781 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Tremendous
musicianship and feeling.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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Pete_NB said 2781 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Frickin' Delicious
That was a tasty helping of licks and great sounding guitars. Well played and rendered.

You used 4 mics on this? It sure is rich sounding for just two guitars going at it.
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month_of_sundays said 2781 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Great find - and excellent session
I love that you befriended a like minded soul off the street and found your common ground. This is so good - shades of Jansch and Renbourn. I could listen to a lot more of this.
-bud
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egobandit said 2781 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
duel
What a cool Jam, Tops! Francisco would be delighted I was!
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damiengh said 2781 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
liquid pleasure
The sound just drips off those strings. What a pleasurable auditory experience. Feels like I got those sound-holes hanging right on my ears.....juicy, juicy, juicy.......thanks for making us...One-with-the-Geeetars

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ledebutant said 2780 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Musical Unity
Too funny, you guys are so not dueling, you're working together so wonderfully as you play you seem almost like one musician. What an awesome jam. It is always a joy to hear you and understand what the pinnacle is.
anomalous said 2780 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
damn
thats seriously cool
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ChristopherCihon said 2780 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
ok..
I know this feeling.

Rare when ya get to feel it.

Deepest bows to the man.



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hackneybloke said 2780 days ago (February 11th, 2010)
blues
excellent creation. utterly brilliant. each hook sustains you for just long enough that you could listen over and over. simple...and perfect.
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NickFury said 2779 days ago (February 11th, 2010)
Hands
down some of the best guitar playing I've heard on MJ, I'm absolutely impressed! So crisp, I feel as if I'm in the room! Shades of Leo Kottke,superb!
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said 2778 days ago (February 12th, 2010)
not excellent
this is superb is more like it - great

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tadashi said 2778 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
It is powerful.
Wonderful play
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blaky smith said 2777 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Great
Excellent playing with a perfect production... You are really a talented musician. Very enjoyable listen, thanks...
Marc
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aclarke said 2777 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Pure joy
wow- yeah, I'd say you captured the essence of the joy of playing. Left me with an ear to ear grin!
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Cameron said 2777 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
The Joy
really shines through on this performance.

Great pairing of guitar talents! Your notes spill out in a cascading waterfall over the rocks, then swirl around in a crystal-clear pool. That's the image I "got" from listening to this, anyway.

I love the percussive elements in this music, and the triplet feel in the last section.

This all sounds so effortless and flowing. What a wonderful blues/guitar treat!!
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alley-oop said 2777 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
cool
... I enjoy how each of you interpret the chord progression. . Mr. M, you are playing with fire and conviction. Your attack on the strings and fret board makes those notes sizzle....oo-yea , always sliding into the chords and notes. lots of percussive playing
Mr. J has a buttery smooth approach. subtle and sly. I really like his brief bass line.
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alley-oop said 2777 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
inspiring
to me, thanks so much
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alackbass said 2777 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Very Hip!
I love how you both exploit the guitar's full dynamic range. And I love the tune. It's not just a jam or an excuse to trade solos. The tune holds up all on its own.
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AllenDean said 2777 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
truly great
to get to hear music like this for free, as well as on the internet. it was just a handful of years ago when this kind of recording would cost alot of money, and would have to be shopped to record companies, or privately funded then purchased in order to be enjoyed. this is an amazing example of talent, both in the order of musical ability and recording prowess. the simplicity with which the guitars are recorded belies the complexity of the final mix. this is a beautiful production, start to finish,no matter what format you choose to hear it with. from my monitors, to my earbuds in the ipod, simply fantastic.
thank you for giving us this song. it is a cherished addition to my already massive macjams music folder.
AD10
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T_Being_esq said 2777 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
What can I say
That has not already been said. Very cool. I could listen to this for hours, preferably in a cafe or bar somewhere hot. So much talent in the world.
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thoddi said 2776 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Two fine guitarists
It's so good to see that you post your music here again mister. You've been missed. I dig this near and authentic jam. You both shine, and I bet you had a swell time :)
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bud said 2773 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Strange - certain I faved and commented way back when
even remember a Jansch/Renbourn comparison. Oh well - prolly got a phone call or something - well I'm back and this sounds every bit as good as it did before. I love that you met this guy on the street and came together on this tune - fantastic playing.
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rtcooper said 2769 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
YEAH
BOY.
MAN.
WOW.
When's The Movie come out?!!? I'll line up, now!

Glad I don't have an acoustic right now - I'd get a Bourbon and kindle a Fire with it.

Killer. The New Killer!
And
Super-Good Capture (Senns and AKG 4033CL's)?
Man.
Sweet!
No, Better Than THAT!

rtc

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_nderscore said 2766 days ago (February 24th, 2010)
made my lunch break..
kickin' guys!
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DWL said 2766 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
That's some guitar sound
and some playing.

Amazing work!

Cheers

Dick


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B. Flat said 2766 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Awesome
playing by both of you. And a great tone too. It doesn't get better than this! I'm grateful that you resubmitted this.
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sister_savage said 2757 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Crazy good!
Fantastic playing! I am amazed by the quality of music on this site and feel completely humbled. Just brilliant.
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Bethan_Mathis said 2754 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
jaw dropping
As it started, my eyes went wide. When it ended I had to scrape my chin off the floor.
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Monkaton said 2748 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Very Well Done
Once again the playing and production are excellent. A great collaboration.
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bronco said 2554 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
On Fire
Well this wasn't too bad! It had all the guitar tricks - hammer ons, slides, slaps, pull offs, etc. but what set it apart was the fact that all of these things were in a cohesive, musical setting. I know it's hard to make all of these things into music instead of just guitar playing but you sure did it on this one. Highest praise, much envy!
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Philip18 said 2243 days ago (August 2nd, 2011)
Outstanding
Great feel, great playing. Love the sound you're getting from the guitars - clean but with plenty of variety in the attack. Impressive!
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