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The Fritters

 Genre: Acoustic

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I posted a version of this a couple days ago but deleted it after I got the input I wanted. This is a mastered version, with very little compression and no limiting done to it in mastering, just some complicated EQ adjustments. With acoustic music, I think it's important to keep things as unprocessed as possible. I was using Carrie Rodriguez's album "Seven Angels on a Bicycle" album as a guide for the sound. The one with Bill Frisell playing on it; gorgeous album; it reminds me of Kelli a lot. Very simple, and hopefully inspirational. I actually started playing this acoustic guitar part thinking it was a little like Willie Dixon's song, "Hidden Charms", imagine that! Kelli heard the music and came up with this glorious melody. To go along with that I constructed the drum part from a rolling train pattern from EZ Drummer Nashville Kit parts and the banjo and tremelo guitar and bass fell into line after that. The hardest part was resisting the temptation to do more and clutter it up. Low key, but I like it that way!
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©2008 kelli king & jim bouchard
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Uploaded: Jan 24, 2008 - 09:28:51 PM
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guild acoustic, Epiphone bass, Gibson Les Paul Junior, Peavey Delta Blues amp, Boss DD-20 gigadelay, Gibson longneck 5-string banjo, microphones and computers
LE8, GB3 for vocal tracking
Feter said 4259 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
When We Get There
OK ...I got the message that you ll redone this
and master it ...its a lovely chance to listen to
this charming song with the banjo behind Kelli's
wonderous singing ..the last version was more like
live performance ..this one more intostudio perfections
the fritters ...whats more to say !!
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thetiler said 4259 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
vocals, like this nashville sound.

The whole tune is pleasant to listen to.

Like the impromptu type ending,

Interesting words as well.

Thanks for sharing this really nice to listen to country type tune.
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jiguma said 4259 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
Love a new Fritters song!
First, Kelli, love your vocals, and the writing is really classy as well.

Jim, well another lesson in production! Everything is so well placed, and so real sounding, as if we could be in the same room. Minimal playing works so well - congratulations on your restraint!. I'd love to be able to do acoustic-sounding recordings as well as this.

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jonx said 4257 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
i'll second jgumas' comment about how it all sounds natural and i'm glad you resisted the cluttering temptation that plagues us all-nice singing-i could easily hear emmylou harris doing this-nice job and thanks for posting!
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craft said 4257 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
How I love Kelli's voice.. Great performing by you two.. The banjo sounds divinal.. Pro song
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guitapick said 4253 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
Crystal clear...
...great sound. I'm in agreement about acoustic music recording...nice and clean keeps the sound as it is...

Fine country tune, you two...thanks for the download...
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renecalvo said 4244 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
from the opening bars
I know I am in good hands. Like the beginning of a good book or a great movie one always knows right away when they are in the hands of creative and skilled craftsmen. Thanks again.
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Bob6stringer said 4225 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Takes me back
I never met ya but I know ya. And I'll be seein' ya. This is my first listen to your stuff, I'll be getti'n to more, when I get there.I can't believe these aren't live human drums. Don't tell anyone else, no one will know. This is the kind of music I'd've expected in my old scene in Chicago... hangin' at places and seeing Roenie Fulks, Freakwater... this is fantastic.
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Bob6stringer said 4225 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
(That's Robbie Fulks)
Sorry about the typos. I meant Robbie Fulks... And I wasn't saying you sounded like those others, just that, well... y'know.

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stratcat said 4197 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
well done. Sounds like a professinal mix to me. I like your voice, and the backing is great. Great job

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