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Break Out The Dominoes



 Genre: Country-Western

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This is another cassette demo I found languishing in the garage after Katrina had soaked it to the bone. Recorded in early '90's, transferred to garageband to try and clean it up and save it. On this one I added an extra vocal track to the existing mix. Ran the original mix through Soundsoap 2 to try and remove extraneous noises and such from the cassette tape.

Guitar and vocals: Ned Hobgood
Steel guitar: Dave Easley

This is the story of a young man visiting his Grand Father and their afternoon game of dominoes...
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Pushed ten thousand head all the way to Chicago
killed me two mex'cans in a gun fight in Amarillo
Tasted a dark skin woman one night on a tequila dream
I head out to San Francisco chasing that 49er scheme

I was the first one in Meridian to ride a carriage without a horse
I sang with Jimmy Rodgers till my throat it was hoarse
I talked on the wireless all the way from coast to coast
Gambled with the best of'em, some I won, some I lost

So Break out the dominoes, pour a glass of wine
Pull up a chair son, let me tell you some lies
About the places I've been, the "thangs" that I've seen
Back in this country when cowboys ran free

I've seen men lift their feet way up off the ground
Fly 'round in big circles, come back safe and sound
I watched Neal Armstrong when he took that giant step
I still can't figure out how they lasso computer chips

(Repeat bridge twice)

copyright : 1993 nedsongs
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Uploaded: Aug 18, 2011 - 10:57:44 PM
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2011 - 11:30:02 AM Last Played: Jan 03, 2019 - 03:34:35 AM
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Feter said 2863 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Break Out The Dominoes
Man this is so good ..I like Lo fi gems and this is one of them ..very cool Man ..cant wait to hear more of your songs ..this is just the real deal ...thanks a lot for sharing !!
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Jockamo said 2862 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Fester, I thought I had lost most of these after Katrina. I haven't used garageband much, but am sure glad I am able to save these. I'll be posting more of the old demos and some new stuff as time goes by. I'm glad you like this one. I revisited my old friend Droop's page last night and see you were quiite active with him. Paul and I grew up together in Meridian, he lived at one end of the block and i lived on the other end. We were always playing in different bands back in high school. I was shocked and saddened at his passing. He was a great songwriter and friend. Again thanks for the great comment...
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Feter said 2862 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
I was one of the very first people who knew Droop here and we became friends as you know how a great man Droop is and he was very supportive and encouraging and yes his loss was so sad to me and all those who knew him ..again I m so happy you joined us and I sense the great quality of music you already shared and I cant wait to hear more ..Thanks

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alackbass said 2862 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Break Out The Dominoes
Excellent traditional country vibe! A pure song that survived Katrina! How cool is that!
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Jockamo said 2862 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Thanks alackbass
I'm sure glad I found that old box hiding in the corner, I thought they had floated down the Pearl River....I live in the swamp and you can imagine the crud that was attached when we returned home after the storm. I don't remember saving the box, but I'm sure glad I did. We were just trying to clean up the mess and discarding most anything that looked unsalvageable... Trying to restore them and sharing them here on MJ ,receiving such positive feed back, has made it even more pleasurable... More to come. Thanks to all who take the time to listen and comment, Mj has added joy, that had been missing, back into my musical life.
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lilmom said 2862 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
I'm glad you found that box in the garage! And that you were able to save this! I love your vocals and the genuine atmosphere of the whole production. Just terrific!
Sylvia (lilmom)
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magnatone said 2862 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Break out the Dominoes
wow - what a cool backstory Ned! wonderful country - so glad you could save this. and again - welcome to MJ! :)
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dave_b said 2862 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Break Out The Dominoes
Authentic sounding traditional country song. Strong imagery in the conversational style lyric.
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bud said 2862 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Great rescue
so happy this gem got another life. Excellent writing and a fine performance.
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Name: Ned Hobgood
Location: Slidell Louisiana United States
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Welcome to Nedland After owning a music club (Le Bon Temps Roule) in New Orleans for twenty five years. Seven years ago I sold it and moved to the country just outside Slidell, La. Now I spend my time making art, writing poetry and songs. The life... [see more]

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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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