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#12528 - 01/31/09 11:08 AM [Off-Topic] ** NEW CD finally finished! **
RayThigpen Offline
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After a full long year of producing my latest CD, 50 Years Singin' & Playin', it is finally finished.

CLICK HERE to take a listen...

There are 15 songs... some are gospel and some are country hits and a few I wrote myself.

I turned 62 years of age just a few days ago, and that's when I sent the project to the duplicating facility to have the CDs and covers manufactured. Last year 2008 was a long year and I was finally pleased to get the project completed. Maybe there'll be some songs that you will enjoy.

I had lots of help on this CD. From BIAB and Real Tracks to live musicians:
OC Clinton
Mario D. DeLaura
Muzic Trax
John Ford
Mick Emery
MAC
Alan Simm
John R. Whitney
...and others...

I was delighted to have our lead guitarist from our local country music band (The Pickup Band), Mr. Kevin Goodwin playing some guitar licks on several songs. He's a talented 25-year-old, and a super friend of mine. We have lots of fun playing in the band! He's also a great singer too, but does not sing on this CD, unfortunately.

I am grateful to all the participants who contributed their talents to make this CD a success.

I know you will enjoy hearing their talents too!! Thanks guys!!

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#12529 - 01/31/09 11:31 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: RayThigpen]
Kemmrich Offline
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Congratulations. The music sounds professionally done (no surprise, there). It's a big achievement, be proud of it.

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#12530 - 01/31/09 11:45 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: Kemmrich]
Danny C. Offline
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Ray,

I'll bet you feel like a proud loving mother who just gave birth. The music sounds wonderful I wish you much success. And by the way this was my first visit to your website in quite a while, it looks great.

Later,
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#12531 - 01/31/09 01:05 PM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: Danny C.]
davemilleruk Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
Posts: 301
Loc: Devon UK
Well done Ray and all your contributors.....I wish you luck with it!
Dave.

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#12532 - 01/31/09 03:04 PM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: davemilleruk]
JEP Offline
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Registered: 04/21/08
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Sounds good, Ray & co - congrats! Great songs. Great craftsmanship.

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#12533 - 01/31/09 04:01 PM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: JEP]
Gary Curran Offline
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Registered: 01/07/02
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Loc: Poulsbo, Wa 98370
Ray,
Will you have a link on your site that we can purchase the CD?

Gary
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#12534 - 01/31/09 04:43 PM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: Gary Curran]
occ Offline
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Ray the CD sounds really professional. Good job!! occ
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#12535 - 01/31/09 06:52 PM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: occ]
Muzic Trax Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 4932
Loc: California
Ray,

I know you put some blood, sweat and tears into this project. You have come up with an awesome collection of songs and keepsake. The songs sound excellent and thanks for sharing with us your talents!

Eddie

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#12536 - 01/31/09 09:14 PM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: Muzic Trax]
RayThigpen Offline
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Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 1942
Loc: Georgia
Thanks, guys, for your kind words. I kinda think this is the best CD i've ever produced. The reason for that is: I had the best talent to make it all happen. Without high quality musicians and singers, there would have been no high quality.

Many of you guys made it happen. And for each and every one of you, I am grateful and thankful.

I don't have any way of doing credit card transactions over the net, but if anyone wants the actual CD, just send me a PVT message, and we'll go from there.

Thanks, folks!

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#12537 - 01/31/09 09:20 PM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: RayThigpen]
Gary Curran Offline
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Ray,
You should open a PayPal account if you don't have one. Then people can pay into that. You'll have to see what the fees and transactions costs are, but they aren't that high.

Gary
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#12538 - 02/01/09 01:06 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: Gary Curran]
Robh Offline
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Very clean recordings and a high quality over all job. congrts Ray!!
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#12539 - 02/01/09 01:39 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: RayThigpen]
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
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Loc: Australia
Hi Ray,

These songs sound excellent. Strong in every aspect. Congratulations Ray et al.

Noel
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#12540 - 02/01/09 04:40 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: RayThigpen]
Oren Fisher Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
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Loc: Victoria, BC Canada
Ray,

A magnificent accomplishment! Nicely crafted in every detail - performances, mixing and mastering.

First-rate work from all concerned; and a credit to your organizational abilities, your skill with PG software, and your sense of music.

Congratulations ...
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#12541 - 02/01/09 08:47 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: Oren Fisher]
RayThigpen Offline
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Registered: 01/02/03
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Loc: Georgia
thanks, guys, for your support, encouragement and kind comments.

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#12542 - 02/02/09 06:03 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: RayThigpen]
Keith from Oz Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 2188
Loc: NSW Australia
Congratulations Ray (and happy birthday for a few days ago)
I've only had a sneak peek, but I look forward to listening to it in it's entirity.

So when does production start on "Ray Thigpen - The Second Fifty Years" ?
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#12543 - 02/02/09 09:54 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: Keith from Oz]
Mac Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
Next up should be the obligtory album cover picture of Ray walkin' down the railroad tracks with his MIDI keyboard over his shoulder. Preferably in a cowboy hat of some kind.

"Ray Thigpen -- Travelin' Man"


Extra points for doin' it in artsy monochrome.



Good job, Ray!



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#12544 - 02/02/09 09:56 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: Mac]
Mac Offline
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After that we'll do the Thigpen comedy album.

Covershot of Ray sittin' in my office behind the desk here.


"Thigpen in the Pigpen"




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#12545 - 02/02/09 10:55 AM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: RayThigpen]
toucher Offline
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Registered: 04/20/08
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Loc: Arizona
Alright Ray..........

I know you are proud of this CD, sounds great, and we all know how much blood sweat and tears have gone into it. I think Mac said something about a cool cover?, didn't see that anywhere on your page.

congrats...........

toucher
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#12546 - 02/02/09 12:22 PM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: toucher]
Robh Offline
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I see that shot of Ray in a leopard skin jump suit with the 80 hair band wig on! He can call himself Pigg!
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#12547 - 02/02/09 04:16 PM [Off-Topic] Re: ** NEW CD finally finished! ** [Re: Robh]
filkertom Offline
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Whoo hoo! Congrats, Ray! It sounds great!
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