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Offline Richard

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Train Whistle Blues
« on: August 31, 2006, 03:56:28 AM »
I was instructed by Blueshome to post this before I lost my nerve  :-X

It's my first effort with a (typically off key) vocal on a (very fluid) ad fresco version of Train Whistle Blues... and done only three takes!

My deepest apologies to Jimmie Rodgers who did not do it as a 12 bar with value added train effects at either end!

Musically, not too bad untill the tricone took a dive for the floor (never tap your foot when playing lap) on the last vocal chorus, a close recovery ;D 
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Train Whistle Blues
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2006, 07:54:54 AM »
From zero to hero - Richard now the singing voice of weeniecampbell, where will it all end?
Well done.

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Re: Train Whistle Blues
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006, 06:25:52 PM »
alright!  The guitar sounds great - love the lap.  The vocals create a very distinctive sound that works great.  "distinctive sound" isn't a euphemism for "not good"!  Quite the contrary, your singing has a natural cowboy quality that is very appealing. 

Thanks a bunch for posting.  And yes, the key is, record it, post it, then worry about it (NOT record it, worry about it, never post it...)

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Re: Train Whistle Blues
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006, 07:40:55 PM »
Richard, way to take a chance --- heck, your vocals sound just like some hillbilly from east Kentucky


...well close anyway  ;)

Good work!

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Re: Train Whistle Blues
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2006, 12:16:41 AM »

Thanks, and as they say I have to start somewhere, so things can only get better  :D well........

However I do find the cowboy accent thing a little scarey!

It is\was not intended at all, it's just the way I happen to sing  ::) and in truth I absolutely hate people singing with a puesdo american accent :o so you've got me really worried now  :-X

I can only put it down to listening to this stuff since I was about 15..
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Re: Train Whistle Blues
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2006, 12:21:43 AM »
Richard,

Isn't the Southern US accent supposed to be derived from old Bristolian?


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Re: Train Whistle Blues
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2006, 04:54:51 AM »
oops - I've created angst I didn't intend.  By cowboy I wasn't referring to any copped American accent (I didn't notice anything one way or another about any accent).  I was referring to the quality of your voice and free manner in which you sing.  It puts me in the mode of sitting around a campfire on a long evening, and Clem starts to pickin' and singin'...

And since you were 15?  Heck, 7 years isn't such a long time  :P

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Re: Train Whistle Blues
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2006, 07:10:17 AM »
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However I do find the cowboy accent thing a little scarey!

I was teasing you a bit Richard -- your vocal sounds very natural.  ...and I think your pitch problems will be solved by just singing more. :) 

I understand your vocal concerns perfectly - our little band has a back yard party tomorrow night (family and frineds, no big deal), but our first public gig on Sep 16th (about 400 people, yikes) and I'm the lead vocalist by default - becasue the other turkeys in the band won't sing!

If they run me out of town, I may have to come live with you.

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Re: Train Whistle Blues
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2006, 03:42:12 PM »

Well I must say phrases like "the quality of your voice..."   :)  :)  :)  will encourage me to do more  :P  Sadly, warbling around the camp fire idea is a dead duck, since it usually pees with rain here the time and the glue will come unstuck on me National  ;)

Slack, you have my condolences over singing to that number   :-X but, and I am assuming you (that have been playing for a long time) have sung before at some time...

I think it's rather like doing that first ever public gig, once done you can only get better not worse and the initial fright factor has been dissapated... although with an audience of 400.. ummm I'm not so sure!

Whilst writing this, I also want to say that however clever it is to be able to duplicate (if you like) note for note what the greats have done and as much as I love that, I am offering my simple take on the tune however crappy it may be. And, I am cunningly picking stuff that is of the genre and not having a complex melody to work out, my simple logic being that first I must get used to singing and just banging something out to give me the confidence to work on harder stuff.

Lecture over, sorry about that  ;) and beware of the Back Porch collapsing under the output of the lap brigade  8)

As for the southern accent being from Bristol, you are right and technically it's called a Bristle accent  ;D

I shall return shortly  :-X
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Train Whistle Blues
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2006, 08:17:10 AM »
Richard,

Great Work!!!  Both the guitar and vocals sounded great!  I wish I could play slide like that.  Your voice has a very vintage sound to it...like things I've heard on the juke many a time.

keep up the good work

Blue
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