BB On The Rocks

Posted by: Al-David

BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 12:08 PM

BB On The Rocks

Haven't posted anything in a couple of weeks. This one I put together a couple of months ago. A contemporary Guitar Blues put together with thoughts of the many treasure BB King gave us over the years. A sip of good bourbon and a BB King song was always a real treat.



Tracks & Style Info:

File:BB On The Rocks.SGU
Key=Cm , Tempo 70, Length (m:s)=4:34

Style is _MY_AMP.STY (My Woes Blues w Amplitube Bass)

BassCustom Synth is SickleFuzzBass CmpODEQCmpStomp,AmTubeAmp,EQRack.tgs
DrumsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
StringsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
MelodyCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded

RealTracks in style: 1922:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockSlow12-8 Sw 060
RealTracks in song: 2734:Organ, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065
RealTracks in style: 2674:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Blues12-8Brent Sw 065
RealTracks in style: 1924:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Sol Sw 060
RealDrums in style: BluesRock128^3-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, Rd
RealTracks in song: 2686:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesSlow12-8BrentSimple Sw 065
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 04:34 PM

Well done Al-David! I admired the overall vibe on this. I also found this very easy to listen and the mix sounds well polished too. The Guitar noodling and effects sound epic! Really dig the reverb too. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: MarioD

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 04:45 PM

Blues at its best. Great job on the RTs and mix.

B&B, Beer and Blues go together like love and marriage.

I could listen to a album like this for hours.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 04:56 PM

Great job on this Alan! You really captured the true BB vibe on this! That walking bass really pulls this thing together! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: gruverider

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 05:36 PM

So wonderful! That BB guitar really sings here!

Loved it!
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 06:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Well done Al-David! I admired the overall vibe on this. I also found this very easy to listen and the mix sounds well polished too. The Guitar noodling and effects sound epic! Really dig the reverb too. Thanks for sharing!


Thank you, Joe. I appreciate those terrific comments.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 06:33 PM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Blues at its best. Great job on the RTs and mix.

B&B, Beer and Blues go together like love and marriage.

I could listen to a album like this for hours.


Many thanks, mario. There isn't much that doesn't go well with the blues. Maybe too much happy? Glad you liked it! Best to you.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Great job on this Alan! You really captured the true BB vibe on this! That walking bass really pulls this thing together! Thanks, Torrey


Hi Torrey,

Thank you so much! I've always like the walking bass line on shuffle blues, and the slower one like this. Glad you liked it. Appreciate you letting me know. best to youy.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 06:35 PM

Originally Posted By: gruverider
So wonderful! That BB guitar really sings here!

Loved it!


Thank you, Lawrence. Sure do appreciate those very nice comments. Best to you.

Alan
Posted by: dcuny

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/17/18 10:21 PM

Smooth blues.

But in my case, with some Diet A&W Rootbeer. wink
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 06:00 AM

Alan,

This is nice! Great to see someone use the acoustic blues RT. Everything about this is "in the right place". You do a good job of finding the gems in BIAB...

Excellent mix (as always). You make good music.

Is 570:Guitar, Slide, Soloist Blues Monday Sw 060 the only soloist used? (the leads don't sound like a slide RT)

fj
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 06:34 AM

Moved me. Sounds sweet at both mid and high volume. Much enjoyed.
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 07:33 AM

Really nice work Alan! Love the bluesy vibes here, and the mix is superb. It sounds really crisp, and really professional. Wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio. The groove is perfect too - I love how you incorporated that walking bass.

Thanks for sharing smile
Posted by: Marty Sorensen

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 08:18 AM

Just enjoyed very much. thanks.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 02:35 PM

We like small batch bourbon. BB's "Live At The Regal" is one of our fav albums. We like your productions.

All meaning.....WE LOVE THIS!

J&B
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Well done Al-David! I admired the overall vibe on this. I also found this very easy to listen and the mix sounds well polished too. The Guitar noodling and effects sound epic! Really dig the reverb too. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks so much, Joe. I'm delighted you liked it!

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 07:53 PM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Blues at its best. Great job on the RTs and mix.

B&B, Beer and Blues go together like love and marriage.

I could listen to a album like this for hours.


Hi Mario,

Wish I could do a full album of tunes like this. It's hard to beat a decent Blues number. So glad this one sounds decent to you! best to you.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 07:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Great job on this Alan! You really captured the true BB vibe on this! That walking bass really pulls this thing together! Thanks, Torrey


Hi Torrey,

I always appreciate your visits and comments. And I appreciate all those nice words. Thank you very much! best to you.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 07:55 PM

Originally Posted By: gruverider
So wonderful! That BB guitar really sings here!

Loved it!


Hello Lawrence.

Thank you sincerely for your kindness. Means a lot. Really it does.Wishing you the very best.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 07:58 PM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Smooth blues.

But in my case, with some Diet A&W Rootbeer. wink


Hi David,

Thanks for dropping in for a listen - much appreciated. Glad you liked it. I like A&W Root Beer, too - Just not the diet. Thanks for the visit!

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Alan,

This is nice! Great to see someone use the acoustic blues RT. Everything about this is "in the right place". You do a good job of finding the gems in BIAB...

Excellent mix (as always). You make good music.

Is 570:Guitar, Slide, Soloist Blues Monday Sw 060 the only soloist used? (the leads don't sound like a slide RT)

fj


Hi Floyd.

Thank you so very much. I really enjoy any shuffle blues and these slower ones always seem to pull a little harder on the emotions, in my opinion. You'd probably be surprised how much time I spend looking for various tracks.

My bad on the track listing. I dropped the slide and used a brent mason track instead. I'll go back and find which one it was and post it for you. After I swapped the guitars, I forgot to copy the changed song memo. Thank you again for your encouragement. Best to you & yours.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Moved me. Sounds sweet at both mid and high volume. Much enjoyed.


Thank you very much! I'm glad it sounds good to you. Thanks for letting me know. Best to you.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Really nice work Alan! Love the bluesy vibes here, and the mix is superb. It sounds really crisp, and really professional. Wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio. The groove is perfect too - I love how you incorporated that walking bass.

Thanks for sharing smile


Hi Deryk,

Always appreciate when you, and the other PG Music folks, stop in for a listen. I wouldn't mind hearing it on the radio myself! It's hard to beat a good walking bass on a lot of songs. Glad it works for you here. Best to you.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Marty Sorensen
Just enjoyed very much. thanks.


Hi Marty,

Thank you very much. And you're welcome! Best to you.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
We like small batch bourbon. BB's "Live At The Regal" is one of our fav albums. We like your productions.

All meaning.....WE LOVE THIS!

J&B


And I love your comments! Sure do appreciate all the kind words you have for my music. I seriously take them to heart. Wishing you both the very best.

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/18/18 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Alan,

This is nice! Great to see someone use the acoustic blues RT. Everything about this is "in the right place". You do a good job of finding the gems in BIAB...

Excellent mix (as always). You make good music.

Is 570:Guitar, Slide, Soloist Blues Monday Sw 060 the only soloist used? (the leads don't sound like a slide RT)

fj


Floyd,

I've updated the RT for the lead guitar, in the song intro message.

It's: RealTracks in song: 2686:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesSlow12-8BrentSimple Sw 065
Posted by: Tano Music

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/19/18 05:40 AM

Alan..I really liked how you kicked this track off, with that couple of bars of acoustic(?), before launching into the band; immediately hooked me with that! And throughout, a thoughtful selection of parts, etc.--added lots of interesting colorations and bits, caused me to listen very carefully. Blues patterns are so familiar, you can wind up just sitting back, letting it soak in (while you sip your bev)--nothing wrong with that, but taking the extra effort to choose parts, add items like the walking bass, etc. turn the track into more than just 'background blues' and into something that you want to listen closely to.
Great work!
Posted by: Charlie McG

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/19/18 10:47 AM

Sounds great. Love the guitar and the tone.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/20/18 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Charlie McG
Sounds great. Love the guitar and the tone.


Hi Charlie,

I'm a little behind on my listening and replying. Thank you very much for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it. Many thanks!

Alan
Posted by: Al-David

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/20/18 10:51 AM

Originally Posted By: Tano Music
Alan..I really liked how you kicked this track off, with that couple of bars of acoustic(?), before launching into the band; immediately hooked me with that! And throughout, a thoughtful selection of parts, etc.--added lots of interesting colorations and bits, caused me to listen very carefully. Blues patterns are so familiar, you can wind up just sitting back, letting it soak in (while you sip your bev)--nothing wrong with that, but taking the extra effort to choose parts, add items like the walking bass, etc. turn the track into more than just 'background blues' and into something that you want to listen closely to.
Great work!


Hi!,

A little behind on listening and replying due to wife's health issues.

I, too, liked the acoustic lead in. No good explanation - just sounded good, so I did it. I sincerely appreciate your comments about adding some of the little things. I do what i can to make 'em sound good! I was a lead guitar player in a band for over 50 years - I guess I picked up a few worthwhile things along the way. Delighted to hear you enjoyed it - many thanks!

Alan
Posted by: rayc

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/20/18 11:38 PM

That is nice.
The only thing that struck me as odd was the metal style clicky tin foil kick drum sound - it's almost the same as the snare.
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: BB On The Rocks - 09/21/18 11:04 PM

Hello, Alan

Great contemporary blues!
I agree with Torrey.
You really captured the true BB vibe on this! That walking bass really pulls this thing together!
As Mario says, B&B, Beer and Blues go together like love and marriage.
Or, Bourbon and Blues on the rocks. I thought that Bourbon would fit this song.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi