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Author Topic: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.  (Read 777 times)

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Offline Poppy

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"Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« on: December 15, 2014, 05:26:39 AM »
Hi, I've just recorded Shake That Thing. I played it live into my recorder using 2 mics, one for vocals and the other for guitar (singing and playing at the same time), and then transferred it onto my computer. I tried to do it in the style of Mississippi John Hurt. It's a rather rough version, but that's probably a good thing with MJH stuff, because a lot of John's recordings are warts and all recordings. I think that kinda adds to the appeal and character of his music. Anyway, I rarely get much feedback on my playing/singing so I'm not sure if this is reasonably close to John's approach. I can only try I guess. I also added a little section where I play high up the neck. I think it sounds best through headphones. Thanks.

http://picosong.com/4i2U

« Last Edit: December 15, 2014, 07:14:51 AM by Poppy »

Offline Malcolm_Pommie_Platt

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Re: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 01:29:46 PM »
Very nice, definitely echoes of MJH.

Offline sustaireblues

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Re: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2014, 06:46:06 AM »
Very MJH sounding, I like it a lot, thanks for posting!

Offline Pan

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Re: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 07:04:54 AM »
What they said!

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Offline DaddyStovepipe, Jr.

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Re: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 07:33:43 AM »
https://soundcloud.com/kingumbopa/the-new-shakethatthing-part-2
Here goes my version of Shake That Thing, version inspired by Fred Sanford!
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"I'm gonna sing this verse, ain't gonna sing no more
Tell all you where i was nineteen-and-four
I was down in Louisiana on the killin' floor
And i stopped by Algiers and i want to tell you, pal
That i'll put a spider in your dumpling if you try to steal my gal."--Doc Wiley

My soundcloud-a bluesin':
https://soundcloud.com/kingumbopa

Offline harriet

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Re: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 10:05:51 AM »
Enjoyed your file Poppy, :)

Offline Poppy

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Re: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2014, 06:09:14 PM »
Thanks for the comments folks.

Offline Blind Boy Joe

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Re: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 06:09:07 PM »
That was very easy to listen to, smooth and slick.  I liked those soft vocals as well. Often when people start to sing I think "maybe they should just stick to guitar pickin' ", but your vocals sounded quite good and merged very well with that lovely finger pickin'. I could sure see a lot of John Hurt in your playing. I can play similar tunes but it doesn't sound half as good as you, what's the secret?

Edit ..  you're right about headphones. I just listened to the tune again using headphones this time, turned the volume up and it sounds REALLY good that way.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2015, 06:26:30 PM by Blind Boy Joe »

Offline StoogeKebab

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Re: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2015, 01:44:35 AM »
The replies on the post set a high standard - a standard that was most definitely met! I agree, very MJH, the smooth soft voice is also reminiscent as well. Very well done!
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Offline DaddyStovepipe, Jr.

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Re: "Shake That Thing" done in MJH style.
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2015, 05:25:55 AM »
 >:D
I really like your version, Poppy. Boffo!  O0
"I'm gonna sing this verse, ain't gonna sing no more
Tell all you where i was nineteen-and-four
I was down in Louisiana on the killin' floor
And i stopped by Algiers and i want to tell you, pal
That i'll put a spider in your dumpling if you try to steal my gal."--Doc Wiley

My soundcloud-a bluesin':
https://soundcloud.com/kingumbopa

 


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