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E-7th Blues Part Deux

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After I posted the original version of this song, a friend of mine made a little comment about the drums sounding like midi drums. And since I can't leave well enough alone, I went in and did a complete remix of the song so that maybe it would be a little better.

I think it does, but ultimately all of you will have to be the judge on that score. (no pun intended)

Thanks for the suggestion Bob, I hope you like the new mix.

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Music and Arrangement By Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
Copyright © November 6, 2007 All Rights Reserved
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Feter said 3850 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
E-7th Blues Part Deux
Hey .. this is a new mood ..real cool take
my friend ..welldone !!

Deep Bow !
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sloparts said 3850 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Thanks Feter
Yeah I thought so too when I got done mixing it this time. Now it's kind of in you face and wailing just a little.

Thanks for stopping by to check it out, and the cool comments Feter, I appreciate it.

Be well my friend,

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said 3850 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Alright then...
You gotta love that E-7 chord progression.... fun, grooving, toe-tapping and dancing in my chair! Sloparts aka Ed (heheh) you got that blues thing going here... and like good blues... it is infectious to listen.

sloparts said 3850 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Thanks Jack
What can I say, Jack. I've always loved the blues and where this one is probably a mix of Blues and R&B, it's still rocks the body and soul, if only a little. The older version was a bit tame for what this needed to be, and thanks to the suggestion of a friend of mine, I decided to completely remix it and put a little more energy into it.

Thanks for coming over and listening to it, and for the kind words.

Be well and happy

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davisamerica said 3848 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
u got it!
love blues and this is great. however am deaf slightly and would have liked the guitar up slightly cos is kicks ed.....very nice
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sloparts said 3848 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Thanks Davis
Man I'm glad you liked it. I too am a little deaf so sometimes it's hard to get it just right. The hearing aide helps a lot, but it's still not like a good set of ears. Too much S*x, Dr*g* and R&R in the 60's I guess. Yeah, I wish!

Thanks again for the kind words Davis and thanks too for stoppint by for a listen. Be cool my friend.

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Moviz said 3847 days ago (November 10th, 2007)
Well Ed
with both you and Davisamerica saying you're a bit deaf, I can tell you that this sounds spot on for me, great mix. Love this, cheers M
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sloparts said 3847 days ago (November 10th, 2007)
Thanks Maurice
Yeah well I guess even a deaf guy can get lucky once in a while. Glad you liked the mix, I really spent some time trying to refine it after Bob6 commented on the midi drum sounds.

I thought to myself, I can do better than that, I do know how. I was just to lazy the first time and in too much of a rush to do it. I'm rethinking everything I've posted so far and to my way of thinking I could really improve on all of them if I just tried. Don't think I'll do them all, but I am gonna do a few of the best songs to see how they come out.

Anyway, thanks again for the kind words Maurice, it's always pleasant to see you smiling blue face show up.

Be well and happy my friend.

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kristyjo said 3845 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Blues is good -
I love that mallet percussion sound! If anything, your lead guitar could be a bit more forward in the mix. The drums are great!
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sloparts said 3845 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
Thanks Kristy
Glad you came by for a listen, and that you liked what you heard. I've had a few comments about the guitar needing to be a little more up front in the mix, and as I go back a listen to it, I have to say you're right.
That mallet sound was created by layering a Vibes and Marimba voice together. The organ is a Rotary Organ and Rock Organ layered together. Both are voices I have on an older Edirol Sound Canvas SC88vl midi module I use in the studio.

Thanks for listening and the kind words Kristy.

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Joe Brady said 3826 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
I like this one better, but both are pretty cool. Though the guitar is not out front, it is very well played; tasteful licks. I would love to hear a hammond B3 laying down a nice bed for one verse instead of stacado all the way. Check out Tom Waits, a song called "In Shades", you may be inspired. Really liked this and I was inspired to play the old mouth harp along with you.
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sloparts said 3826 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Well Thank you Joe
for listening to both and giving me you take on the two versions. I really appreciate the feedback.

Now about that Hammond B3. If I had one I probably couldn't play it well enough to do justice to the song. I can play keys a little, but only just. If you know a good B3 player, point him in my direction and I'll see if we can make it even better.

I didn't want the guitars to overpower the vibes and Marimbas playing in the first half of the song, so I had them pulled back. After the first verse, I let the guitar take over for the rest of the song. (cause I didn't have a B3 part to stick in there)

Any way Joe, thanks for the comments and very helpful suggestions, glad you had some fun on the mouth harp with it. Maybe if I can get hooked up I'll remix it again and see how it works with a real B3.

Again, thanks for coming by and having a listen and the kind words. Be well friend.

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said 3826 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Gonna agree with Kristy

Loved it but wanted that guitar to stand up a little more in my headspace...and man it really sounds like it wants to. Yeah Slo, give that sweet thing some space to really lock the scene down and dominate next time 'round :)

Totally dug it!
sloparts said 3826 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Thanks Jason
Glad you stopped in for a listen and took time to let me know what you thought. I've had several comments about the guitar part, and some about the organ needing to have it's own solo part. Both are things I tend to agree with so I'm thinking it might be worth it to go back in and make some changes. Time will tell whether I'll end up doing that, or take the lazy mans way out and just let it go.

Anyway, thanks again for the kind words, glad you liked it. Be well friend.

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damiengh said 3813 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Nice touch
Nice touch on that organ. I love the blues too. It is such a nice way get a band at ease with all taking solos to loosen up.

Actually, it's funny, but this kind reminded me of the style of blues they often played in those dance scenes in Laugh-in, where everyone is dancing to this nice groove. Goldie Hawn , Ruth Buzzie and the others in the cast would be dancing to the music with occasional pauses here and there, to pop questions and respond with one-liners.

Like your instrumentation. I may have brought up the bass a bit, but still, this was a pleasurable listen.
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sloparts said 3813 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Thanks Dami
Glad you stopped by for a listen, and even happier you liked what you found. I hadn't thought about the Laugh-In connection, but seems to me you may have something there. It kind of has that sort of feel to it in some ways.

Again, thanks for the kind words Dami and for dropping in to the blues club for a cold one. Take care friend and enjoy the music. There's a lot of good stuff here to listen to.


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sschedra said 3788 days ago (January 8th, 2008)
Comparison Part Deux

Ok, so now this will really spin your gears. I listened to this one, read your description and then listened to the first one. I actually like the drums on the first version better! I wonder sometimes if it is subjective based on where and how we listen. I listeded to these peices on my laptop with the builtin Speakers. I'll have to listen more critically on the Mac with headphones. I'll let ya know. Oh, and I had forgotten completely about the blues. Love the blues!
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sloparts said 3788 days ago (January 8th, 2008)
Thanks Stephen
I EQ'd this version to bring out the cymbals & Snare better as well as pump up the Bass & Bass Drum. There's a few other tweaks I did to it also.

My PowerMac doesn't have any speakers so I do my mastering through the Firewire interface into an Onkyo power amp into a set of JBL close monitor speakers. Even on those it sounds crisp to me, and I have some hearing loss. If it wasn't for the hearing aide I'd miss a lot of the mid and hi-mid range sounds. Try it on a good stereo or good headphones and see if that helps it some.

Anyway, thanks for the comments, they are helpful in figuring out what not to do next time. Be well Stephen

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dave_b said 2461 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
E-7th Blues Part Deux
Tight playing, excellent arrangement. Another fine sounding mix.
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