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Originally posted this track at MacJams in the summer of 2004 under the song title Johannes Rag.

Thereafter I have taken it off the site for two not perfectly clear reasons:

1) I began to suspect that I've heard something somewhere sometime that resembles the introductory theme, so I thought that maybe(?) I had not made it up completely by myself but unconciously fetched it from somewhere in the vast ocean of music memory.

2) Didn't find the recording good enough; the groove was unstable.

Anyway; a while ago I was asked by film maker Craig Kuehne if he could use it in his new movie which I accepted. And since he promptly wanted this version and none else, I thought maybe it isn't that bad anyway.

(Cragis introduction can be read in this forum thread)

And! .. If anyone of you listening recognise the theme from somewhere, please tell me!
Untill then I'll keep it posted .. :-)
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Uploaded: Nov 07, 2006 - 04:41:46 AM
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2007 - 10:18:50 AM Last Played: Apr 23, 2019 - 07:53:10 PM
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Hardware:
G3-upgraded PowerMac 8600.
Two microphones borrowed from a friend.
A Furch dreadnought acoustic guitar.
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Pro Tools
Comments
Feter said 4675 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Rag Curry rag !!
this is not just sweet but Unique technic of the bass
line so great ...I m very impressed and enjoyed Both
thnx Curry for sharin it ...!! one of your best !!
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Cori Ander said 4675 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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thank you Feter!

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slide said 4675 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
great stuff
....I like the "in between" stuff you do at times. I can see why someone would want this in a movie! :-)
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Cori Ander said 4675 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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Thank you slide!
An honour!

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Ed Hannifin said 4675 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Well, it's a funny thing...
....interesting to listen and to reflect... I think your playing has simply grown since you first recorded this... To my ears, I'd say you've 'come into your own' as a performer...

The only thing this one reminds me of, at all, is the old 'Fishin' Blues' such as was done by Taj Mahal or John Sebastian... But it's not exact by any means, it just has similarities...

Congratulations on your deepening connection to the indie film industry. I think your tunes have a nice visual quality to them that well suits them to this sort of application.... I find that I imagine things when I'm listening.... And they tend to have a sort of narrative, repetion-with-variations structure, that also fits with storytelling...

There's something very sweet and friendly about this picture, that suits the performance. You look like a dad grinning at his son in the living room...

Ed
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Cori Ander said 4674 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
haha
Haha! .. yes you shrink; that IS a dad lookin at his son in the living room! .. bet you see all though us poor unsuspecting macjammers ;-) Yes it is my son (macjamer Mackie) who is holding the camera .. in our living room.

Thank you also for an nice analysis of my evolvement - seriously I like it.
Think (and hope) it hit quite on the nail too!



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Roxylee said 4675 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Familiar, yes...
Reminds me a little of Dave van Ronk, but it's still Curry-style. :-) Very pretty and in myiTunes playlist.
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Cori Ander said 4674 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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Thank you Roxylee! I dont have any van Ronk in my music collection, but hope to be able to hear some day ..

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TobinMueller said 4675 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Sublime
Gentle, timeless joy.
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Cori Ander said 4674 days ago (November 8th, 2006)
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An honour to have you here Tobin.
Thank you for stopping by!

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fourtywatt said 4674 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
motel 6?
listening to this song reminds me of a
song from a commercial, I'm thinking
motel 6. as far as i got seeing if
that's what your song is similar to is that
the guy that wrote their song was Tom Faulkner.
maybe someone else might know more.


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Cori Ander said 4673 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
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Thank you, I'll remember the name if I should get across some music by him..

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eorthman said 4674 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Never no more?
The introductory theme sounded familiar to me as well. I haven't been able to find anything exactly like it, though it resembles the Blind Blake tune "Never Happen No More" as played by Jorma Kaukonen (MIDI file here: http://www.stevemcwilliam.co.uk/guitar/midi/thatnevr.mid). Not exactly the same, but definitely a similar vibe and a few similar licks.

Very enjoyable nonetheless. It's always a pleasure to hear you play.
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Cori Ander said 4673 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
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A very nifty piece Rob .. thank you .. hope I will be able to hear it live some day .. really nice (listening whil writning)..

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thoddi said 4674 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Lillebjoern...
This reminds me a bit of Lillebjoern Nilsens song 'stilleste gutt paa sovesal 1'. Not quite all the details, but there may be some similar parts:)

But I wouldn't bother... this has more ragtime and has it's own distinctive feature. I would think this is a kind of traditional way of playing rag, and that no one really would direct you to one exact melody that have all your features.

If you're not familiar with this Norwegian artist, which also is a great guitarplayer, you can read about him here: http://www.lillebjorn.no/.

His albums is also available in iTunes.
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Cori Ander said 4668 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
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I didnt know of this Lillebjoern before .. checked the site ..
And thank you thoddi for your nice comment!

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Scott Carmichael said 4674 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
We'll leave the light on for Ya
tasty with lots of great little techniques and licks... solid... I love this... I can feel the sun on my face as we kick back on the porch, with our feet up and the hound dogs sleepin
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Scorpjammer said 4674 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Curry Rag
This is the first tune of yours I heard back in 2004 and it just blew me away.

Perfection, in my book.

E:)
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bedouinsofcali said 4674 days ago (November 8th, 2006)
GOOD TIMES
I like it. Has a Jack Johnson feel to it and I could definetly see it at the end of a very happy movie. Good stuff!
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caroline said 4674 days ago (November 8th, 2006)
gorgeous -
simply gorgeous - xoxox
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haribo said 4674 days ago (November 8th, 2006)
sweet..
i've been frustrated for the last few days.. now that i listened to this song.. i forget all the chain of bad incidents that's been making me feel bad.. this is such a sweet, 'letting-it-go' tune!!! and always your recording is in perfect condition.. tranquil and beautiful.. :) another ukulele recording coming up any soon?
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said 4673 days ago (November 8th, 2006)
Jezz!
nice pickin & strummin!
Mystified said 4673 days ago (November 8th, 2006)
A classic....
Such a great tune!

Happy music! :D

Thanks, Curry! :)
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jiguma said 4673 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
What else can I say!?
So confident, so cool and so beautifully played - what else can I say? "Masterful" perhaps?
Neil
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Magritte said 4669 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Put a smile on my face.
It turns out it's physically impossible to listen to this without sway-bouncing back and forth in your chair. I didn't think the original song could be improved, but I'm happy to be proven wrong!
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ziti said 4669 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
you are THE MAN
this is soooo good....what a perfect way to start a rainy morning...Curry sunshine!

this sounds hard to me...i wonder if I could ever get this style? i would prolly do it with..um..three tracks of guitar....

Do you remember the one you posted a long time ago, where you played the toy guitar?...it popped up on the iPod last night...I had forgotten how cool that was.


You are a master guitar player, and a pretty great human, too!

total respect
z
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said 4668 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Rag on bro!
Great re-do Curry! Sorry it took so long to get here. Been working on a collab with Vic Colman. Anyway, you got the tone right this time and thge playing is superb as always. You never disappoint.

Be well!
said 4666 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
SWEET!!
Great stuff. Very good playing and the sound mix is wonderful. Good job.
Enrique Gil said 4659 days ago (November 22nd, 2006)
really cool!
O love Joplin, and melody could easily have been written by him......Thank you!
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Allthisnoise said 4614 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
I like it!
I have listened to several of your songs and i am very much liking the sound of your playing. You are so talented . I love all of your songs and really like this one a lot. It takes me back to days gone by.. Please keep up the exceptional work!
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said 4589 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
So nice & gentle : ) : ) : )
CONGRATULATIONS FOR HAVING THIS IN THE MOVIE . . . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT'S . . . I not sure I'm using the word right... but it's AWESOME ... "AWE-INSPIRING" ; ):) : ) : )

THANKYOU....
Ibstrat said 4441 days ago (June 28th, 2007)
Great tune
I just joined macjams and was told by my friend Ed Hannifin to check you out.I love your playing-you have great rhythm and a beautiful sound!
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Sunbeam said 3833 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
HEJ
HEJ PAPPA DET ÄR ANNA. DU KAN SPELA GANSKA BRA GITAR LYCKA TILL I FRAMTIDEN. MVH ANNA
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