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Slick McCool


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futzpucker

 Genre: Funk

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A laid-back groove-based funk instrumental, featuring a sampled acoustic guitar solo, and some bari sax and clav interplay. Drums are loops, as is rhythm guitar. The rest is hand played via keyboard. My maiden voyage with GB. It just felt nice.
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Song Stats
Hits: 5080
Comments: 54
Fans: 17
Plays: 534
Downloads: 92
Votes: 30
Uploaded: Oct 05, 2005 - 04:17:32 AM
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2007 - 12:56:15 AM Last Played: Apr 16, 2019 - 12:47:18 PM
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Hardware:
Midi keyboard to G5.
Software:
GarageBand + Jam Pack
Comments
Macaudion said 5002 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
I got lucky
...But I'm not sure how I could blindly pick one from the 'rate me' pile
and I got lucky enough to get this... This is a great funkly little jig! I
love it.

I love that fact that It has this smooth, playful 'a not to serious groove
because you don't gotta try hard' little tude about it.

Very sweet play'n here. Way lovin it!

Nice job Futzpucker!

Cydniko
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futzpucker said 4996 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
I got lucky
Thanks, Dion. This was a fun song to work on, and is quite different from my
usual posts here. Glad you liked it.
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thetiler said 5002 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
I've heard a lot of music here at MJ
I've heard a lot of music hera at mj. But Futz you are truly one of my very
favorite artists here at Mj! I guess one of the main reasons is I love well
done good laid-back music. To me if it's done right it is something you
can be very proud of because of it's wholesome, uplifing value. When I
hear you music I really feel you have fit the bill in producing such quality!

To me what you do is soothing, your percussions are very tasty and not
overpowering. You are truly one of the un-sung hero's here at MJ.

Just hoping you get sung more often here in everyway possible!

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futzpucker said 4996 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
I've heard a lot of music here at MJ
To hear these comments from a member of this community that is as highly
respected as you, Bill... What a treat. I'm so glad my music is to your liking, as
yours is to mine.

What you've written to me here and on other songs' pages has meant a great
deal to me, Bill. Thank you very much.
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said 5002 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Headphones only
I like the way the "Rhodes" sound has that panning. Everything seems
to work together here. Great guitar performance. The change-up in the
drums is a nice addition. I particularly like the processed guitar/clav/
sax section, with a whisper of guitar... held together by that Rhodes.
Cool!
said 5002 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
One more thing
Even though some of it is loops, your arrangement and interplay work well.

---
If you've enjoyed it half as much as I, then I must have enjoyed it twice as much as you!
futzpucker said 4996 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
One more thing
I really enjoy that auto-panning feature as well. It's not uncommon to use it on
Rhodes sounds and Whirlizer sounds. I have used it on other sounds as well
from time to time, and it can be very effective, if used judiciously.

Thank you for taking a close listen, as you obviously did. I very much appreciate
that. Your comments were very generous, and coming from a highly regarded,
venerable member of this community, their impact was great.
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said 5002 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
futz- the laid back...
funkmeister. What a treat to find all three of these songs
this morning. All three will be downloaded when I get home
and sent straight to my mellow mood playlist. Slick is one of
my very favorites... there is a wink and a smile that seems
woven into the whole song which is infectious. Goooood!

Jack
futzpucker said 4996 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
futz- the laid back...
Jack, I'm so pleased you feel that the song contains "a wink and a smile..." It's
great that it hit you that way.

Thanks for your continued generosity to me with your comments. I appreciate
the way you listen to my music.
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Aaron David said 5001 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Not Too "Shabby"
I like it.... simple yet catchy. It just has a flow to it... very nice.
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futzpucker said 4996 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Not Too "Shabby"
Thank you, Aaron. I appreciate your listening and leaving a comment.
Check out my latest song called Just As It Is
said 5001 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Bon Voyage
Hey Mister Futz,

this one has that nice and mellow groove that is really
diggable. Nicely put together and mixed well.
Good one.

Cheers
futzpucker said 4996 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Bon Voyage
Mr. Katchoolik,

You being a killer guitar player, I do appreciate the fact that you can listen to a
song with a "guitar" played on a keyboard, and still leave nice comments. Thank
you, and thanks for listening.
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rtcooper said 4999 days ago (October 7th, 2005)
FingerPop
Man, has this been a good week on MJ, I just punched this up for the
name and in walks this "Dude" of a piece.

Beats me where you were using loops, so, to me they weren't. Just a
totally cool track from the Get Go. Sax works great and the piano is
sweet. Great structure and progress - Struttin'.

Cooper


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futzpucker said 4996 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
FingerPop
Mr. Coop, thank you for stopping by here.

"This 'Dude' of a piece." I love that. Very cool to hear. What you said here is
greatly appreciated. It sure was a fun piece to put together. Hearing that it was
enjoyed, well, that's great. Thanks.
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MidiOrleans said 4996 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
ClearFunky
Thanks for sharing this. Sounds clear funky & well
mixed.
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futzpucker said 4996 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
ClearFunky
Thanks so much, Scotty. Coming from a pro like yourself, that means a lot to
me.

I'm glad you came out of Katrina relatively unscathed. Welcome back.
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said 4995 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
It does feel nice
thanks for sharing this groovy little number.
Some Steely Dan vocals would go nicely I think.
futzpucker said 4948 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
It does feel nice
Being a fan of Steely Dan, this is an intriguing idea. Donald Fagen singing on
Slick McCool... That would be cool in the very far extreme.

I appreciate your listening and commenting. Thanks, Mr. Themasses.
Check out my latest song called Just As It Is
dajama said 4948 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
Favorites
Added this to favorites straight away. What a sweet, somehow cheeky
piece. Brings a smile to my face. Nice job.
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futzpucker said 4948 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
Favorites
I like this being called "sweet" and "cheeky" in the same sentence. It makes it
sound as if the song were multi-dimensional.

Thanks, David. I'm very glad you like it, and I'm honored to be on your favorites
list.

Welcome to MacJams. It's great to have you here.
Check out my latest song called Just As It Is
psicho said 4939 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
Different!
I like that it is different. Keep up the good work.
futzpucker said 4939 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
Different!
Mr. Psicho,

Thanks for the comment. I appreciate your taking the time.

Welcome to MacJams. I hope you find lots here to enjoy. I look forward to
hearing some of your music.
Check out my latest song called Just As It Is
jam works said 4875 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
smooth sailin'
there be funk on these shores

excellent and it's quite good.
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futzpucker said 4875 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
smooth sailin'
Mr. Works, thanks for listening and leaving a comment. I'm glad you like the
funk. It was some serious fun doing this track. I'm pleased it hit you nicely.
Especially you being a neighbor and all...

---
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ktb said 4869 days ago (February 15th, 2006)
lucky find for me
it was actually your post to Valentines day that made click through and
discover your awesome tunes. very tight, very funky...love it a lot
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futzpucker said 4863 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
lucky find for me
Whatever brought you here, I'm glad you found it.

Thanks for your comments. This song was my introduction to Garageband. Nice
to know you enjoyed it.

Thanks for your comment, John.

---
My finest work so far: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/15423">A Different View</a> Or: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/14834">Timber Cove</a>
Check out my latest song called Just As It Is
said 4830 days ago (March 26th, 2006)
Awesome
That was refreshing!


--Adam
futzpucker said 4828 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
Awesome
Thanks, Adam. Nice of you to listen. This guy's been around a while...


---
My finest work so far: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/15423">A Different View</a> Or: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/14834">Timber Cove</a>
Check out my latest song called Just As It Is
alanfraser said 4809 days ago (April 15th, 2006)
Cool Vibe
It was a bit dizzying when you were spinning sounds around the field. I thought that was overdone as the vibe was cool already without it. I liked it the best when the sax came to play but, hey, who wouldn't! All in all, it's slick mccool alright.
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futzpucker said 4809 days ago (April 15th, 2006)
Cool Vibe
Thanks for listening, Alan.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean about the "spinning sounds around the
field." Maybe you're referring to the sax and the clav being panned opposite
each other in the spectrum, or maybe the fact the the electric piano sound is
auto-panned (some people like that, as per Alimar's mention above, and some
might not).

In any case, I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the vibe, and I'm very pleased to
have you comment on a song of mine. Thanks.
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Tobbe said 4794 days ago (May 1st, 2006)
Wow!!!
Really nice tune! One of the best I´ve heard here on MJ!

Keep it up!!

/Tobbe
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Doadars Uncle said 4601 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
Nice development...
I like the flow. Very smooth. Viscous!

Thanks for letting me use this for my new shop!

Doug
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said 4540 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
Way McCool
very tasty morsel of sound. sophisticated, classy, and so laid back it's almost horizontal. sweet mix of good stuff. anne
futzpucker said 4535 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Thank you, Sister Anne
I'm very pleased, and quite surprised, you found this song; it was posted quite a while ago...

"So laid back it's almost horizontal." What a great line. I'm glad you like this song. I'm even more glad you have come to MacJams, as your music is exceptional, and all over my iPod.

Thanks, Anne.
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stooey said 4463 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
I only wish
I had discovered this sooner! Reminds me of Steely Dan, or George Benson.
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futzpucker said 4113 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Unworthy of the comparison
Wow, Mr. Stooey... Steely Dan, George Benson... I'm certainly not in their league, but I appreciate your mentioning them here. Thanks for finding this song, and for leaving this comment.
Check out my latest song called Just As It Is
Scott Carmichael said 4210 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
If I had done
any one of these pieces of music Patrick... I'd be mighty pleased with myself... I always end up thinking that you must have some kind of live history behind you... this refined, seasoned, effortless excellence doesn't just happen overnight


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futzpucker said 4113 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
More studio than live history, actually...
Scott, you have every reason to be pleased about any of the songs you've submitted here. They are all excellent, heartfelt gems. Your talent is enormous. Thank you for your nice words here.
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davisamerica said 4127 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
right then
now this is cool
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futzpucker said 4113 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Appreciated
Now, you are cool for mentioning it. Thanks, Mr. Davis.
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massa said 4115 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Nice Groove
Very nice groove... it must have felt nice to put this piece together, as you said. Nice instrumental dialogs starting around 1:48. Very inspiring... think I'm gonna try to start something from a loop.. nut sure i have the skills... great groove! Rgds!
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futzpucker said 4112 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Welcome to MacJams, Mr. Massa
I'm quite sure you have the skills to pull some rhythm loops together, like I did here. This song was strictly for fun, and it worked for me in that regard. I'm confident you could do something like it, if you wanted to. Whether or not you decide to do so, please accept my thanks for listening to this song and leaving a comment.
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dirigent said 4074 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Slick Mc Cool
Cool jam-session, enjoyed it: Great groove, amazing funky feeling, fine :-)
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Char said 3922 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
I picture a three piece band
made up of of seasoned musicians who just quietly meandered into the corner, picked up their instruments, smiled at each other and began playing. Slowly, people from the street wandered in, sat down and began rocking their heads to the beat. I can't tell the difference between synthesized instruments and live playing when it is done the way you do it,... really well. Thanks.
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Bryan Bishop said 3921 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
Slick mc cool
Very hip and smooth..great sound and feel on the bass lines
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abfkingsport said 3788 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Awsome
I am a fan. Totally diggin this. I like the beat changes, luv the keyboard work and the horn. Nice guitar as well. Very cool.
ABF
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futzpucker said 3787 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Nice to meet you, Anthony
Thanks, Anthony. This was my first experiment with Garageband years ago. I enjoyed putting this piece together.

I have since invested in Pro Tools and a number of high-quality sound modules. In doing so, I still have not found a better baritone sax sound than the one in Garageband I used here.

Thanks very much for the generous comment.
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ste said 3763 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Dry Martini for me
Very nicely produced. Under-stated and funky. Great stuff.
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futzpucker said 3761 days ago (February 27th, 2009)
Nice to meet you
Thank you, Mr. Ste. I do enjoy playing the funk, even though I rarely get the chance to do so. I'm very pleased you liked it. Might be time to jump into this genre again...


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composerclark said 3137 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Wonderful!
You are the master of saying a lot with very few notes, kind of like Miles D. You don't need a lot of notes, just the right ones, and you seem to always know which ones to use! This is just wonderful, high-quality music. I like the trading of licks that happens at about 1:50, between sax and guitar — the energy level goes up here, and it's great to hear. My only complaint is that it ends before I want it to!
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futzpucker said 3132 days ago (November 17th, 2010)
My gratitude
Clark, thank you for revisiting this old song - the first I tried with Garageband. I enjoyed working on this very much, in spite of its lighthearted (to say the least) nature. I will use your words as inspiration to strive to say more with fewer notes, as did the master you mentioned whose name I dare not say - he's not out of my league; he's out of my universe. I am always very grateful and humbled when I receive a comment from the elite, high-level composer and musician that you are. Thank you, sir.
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PaulaMunk said 2417 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Might I
have a little bit of your talent..just enough to string loops together so they flow? Love the playful back and forth. My first try at using loops did not sound as grand. Thank you.
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SISTERS said 60 days ago (April 16th, 2019)
Ancient History....
still tells your Story, Patrick. this sounds like you've got a firm yet languid grip on all your elements. 1:27 - cool little twitch there. gosh i like that bass - horns are a neat touch. 2:23 good change. this goes so many directions, musically strolling in no hurry to get anywhere, simply enjoying the path. Thank you!
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Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e.g., James Brown and his band members (especially Maceo and Melvin Parker), and groups like The Meters. Funk best can be recognized by its syncopated rhythms; thick bass line (often

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