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#214590 - 09/11/13 01:29 AM [User Showcase] Gimme reggae reggae music.
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This song came about during a discussion about the music my mate Jazz and I grew up with in the Caribbean and Wales respectively where we decided that the only difference really was the way we played it.
Apologies for 5th word!

Gimme reggae reggae music
Don't give me that bullsh*t jive
about love and hate and war
'bout how your music is your politic
your politic is your sounds

when your instinct man for music
grown inside has to break out
don't try at all man to fake it
your music reflects away of life

gimme reggae reggae music
gimme reggae reggae music
gimme reggae reggae music
the change is when we lay it down

solo

gimme reggae reggae music
gimme reggae reggae music
gimme reggae reggae music
the change is when we lay it down

464:Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 140
1450:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GypsyJazzLatinJohn Ev 165
467:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
1158:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ReggaeSlow Sw 075
619 Guitar, Resonator, Background Cowboy Ev 165\ solo
377 Guitar, Resonator, Background Trav Ev 088\
RealDrums in Song: BossaRockPerc^1-a:Congas , b:Percussion Busy
me on egg shaker and vocals!
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#214597 - 09/11/13 04:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

This is incredibly different from the other songs of yours that I've heard. I love the sound of Reggae. It always manages to make me feel good. All you need now is a couple of steel drums hammering away to add to the backgound!

Thank you for posting. You had my toes a-tappin'.

All the best,
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#214602 - 09/11/13 05:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Alyn - this is just perfect!

And I never knew the Welsh had such a history of reggae.

I loved it as soon as it started, but once the chorus kicked in I was hooked and I've been back for four listens already. Everything about it is just wonderful - that chorus is inspired and the solo exactly right.

It reminded me of happy childhood holidays dancing to the reggae on the beach at Llandudno.

Thanks for sharing this one.

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#214604 - 09/11/13 06:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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A very fun song Alyn... I don't listen to a lot of Reggae, so I can't compare it to anything; but I like that its different than what I normally listen to.

I basically agree with the song's premise, so you and I must think alike.

Looking at the instruments /RT used in the song: did you use one of the named styles for the song, or did you go from scratch assembling instruments that fit? If you used a style, I'd like to know which one, and if not, I'd like to say "Good Job" scouting for compatible sounds!

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#214606 - 09/11/13 07:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Very catchy Alyn, mysteriously infectious in fact!

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#214612 - 09/11/13 08:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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I like it.... such a happy song to start the day.

Now I be walkin roun all day mon wit smile on me heart!
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#214628 - 09/11/13 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Noel,
Thank you for your praise. It is one of the few songs in which I only use Real stuff. Mainly because I couldn't get a good feel when I played it myself!!

ROG,
Coming from you, your praise is praise indeed, thank you.
Not a lot of reggae in Wales, well in this part at least but the thought/sight of you, in the rain, on the beach in Llandudno with dreds, shorts and hitting a bowling hoop with a stick cheers me up no end.
The solo was one of those moments when you go "YEH". I was getting fed up as nothing seemed to gel and then *wham* there it was.

Thank you both for the positive comments,
Alyn
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#214631 - 09/11/13 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: Pat Marr]
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Pat,
The only Reggae I really like is some of Bob Marley's stuff.No woman no cry, I shot the sheriff (not Eric's version) and The Redemption Song, which I think is one of the greats.

I started with a real tracks reggae style and rejected it almost immediately and just played around with RT's until I found one that "hit the spot". The reggae track 1158 was the main stay and so first, the bossa drums came next and it developed from there over a period of months!! I think I tried almost every RT and paid little attention to the recommended tempos.
The mixture of swing and even tempos seemed to make the feel infectious.

The song's subject was the main reason I wrote it ie "the change is when we lay it down" so we do think alike.

Alyn
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#214634 - 09/11/13 11:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: Skyline]
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John,

Thanks for the comment and I never thought about it but what a wonderful phrase "mysteriously infectious"

thanks
Alyn

Herb,
Hahah mon, sadly Jazz was extremely "welshy" and sounded like Ivor the engine boyo.
Thanks for the kind words

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#214635 - 09/11/13 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
I like it.... such a happy song to start the day.

Now I be walkin roun all day mon wit smile on me heart!


Mee too mon, but nooooo problem!

Very enjoyable, neat tune.

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#214637 - 09/11/13 12:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

very catchy. A real toe tapper.
Enjoyed it.

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#214671 - 09/11/13 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

A fun one! Quite enjoyable.

I don't know - I think you may have actually create a new genre - uniquely your own. A nice mix of RTs...

cool..

floyd

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#214710 - 09/12/13 12:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Danny,
Thanks for the comment

Boehm,
Glad you enjoyed it

Floyd,
Thank you. A new genre?!? now all I need to do is do another hmmmm crazy

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#214720 - 09/12/13 04:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Hi, Alyn !


I dig reagge and funky music
and this tune of yours
did not make any exception !
I loved it !


Cheers
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#214817 - 09/12/13 08:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

+1 to what's already been said.

Makes me wanna hear it again and sing along with that chorus. I like every thing about it.

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#214833 - 09/13/13 04:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Very catchy , Alyn. What a different tune. I enjoyed it

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#215027 - 09/14/13 11:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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dani48,
Thanks for your comments. I like songs for what they give to me so my taste is, like yours, somewhat varied! Thank you.

Sundance,
Thanks, coming from the "earworm" specialist (you) I treasure your comment!!!

jo131,
Thank you. I do like to be different.

Alyn
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#215298 - 09/17/13 10:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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We really like this as we've listened to reggae off and on over the years. I really like the bossa/reggae blend. I've done some BIAB reggae and wouldn't have thought of that. Forgive me if I borrow your ideas sometime! Really fun listen all the way around!!
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#215307 - 09/17/13 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

This is really nice. I like the way you incorporated the resonator guitar with the Reggae style. Unusual, but it fits. I like your vocals on this one too.

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#215315 - 09/17/13 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gimme reggae reggae music. [Re: gibson]
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Janice and Bud,
Feel free to borrow my ideas!
Thanks for the kind comments.

Steve,
Thanks Steve, I still have a long way to go to the "purity" of your vocals!
The resonator part was the 1st pass and I went YEH when I heard it as I didn't expect it to really fit. Country, Bossa and Reggae don't usually appear in the same sentence laugh

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