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#227885 - 12/13/13 09:01 AM [User Showcase] FOOLED AROUND
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aleck rand Offline
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Aleck Rand: vocal

FOOLED AROUND https://soundcloud.com/aleckrand/i-fooled-around-and-fell-in
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#227919 - 12/13/13 12:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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Very nice version of the song. Well played and well sung
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#227946 - 12/13/13 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi, Aleck !

I know what is behind it all
and I understand that you
have to get it out of you !:))
I already told you I think this
is pure magic, my friend !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#227948 - 12/13/13 02:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Aleck
Cant make my mind up if this is Blues or Country or what. So I decided thats its an "Aleck".
Really enjoyed this - one of my old songs from my last Band days. I left in 76 and I can remember rehearsing and playing this with them. We had a 3 pce brass and a tatty old Vox Continental in the line-up. Great sound when it all blew loud and proud. Ah - good days!!
Loved the singing voice - I really must try the Helicon sometime - but first "buy a mic" lol!
Very cool OD guitar breaks - sounded a bit middle/ bridge pickup - would it have sounded any different on Neck, I wonder?
Whatever the case - this is a super job.
Couldnt find a way to DL it off Soundlcoud though.Maybe thats the way it is.
cheers
ian
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#228321 - 12/14/13 07:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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Aleck this is one of my favorite songs and you did it justice!

If you had told me in advance that you were going to use this instrumentation I would have said are you nuts! But man you did make it work. Great job!

Merry Christmas
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#228332 - 12/14/13 08:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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Nice arrangement and vocals, loved it!

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#228400 - 12/15/13 08:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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Aleck, Ok, You've got two of my favorite things here. Pedal Steel and a song written by Elvin Bishop. He was in the original lineup of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. They were one of my biggest influences. Great soulful vocal. A very unique take on the song. I really liked it. Tom P.S. There is a nasty crackle at 3:41.

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#228408 - 12/15/13 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean,

great singing and instrumentation.
Merry Christmas.

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#228426 - 12/15/13 11:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean - some more interesting stuff going on here... outside the proverbial box - again...
Merry Christmas.. floyd

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#228446 - 12/15/13 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy,

Thanks for the kind words, but I had to crack up over this:
Originally Posted By: tommyad
P.S. There is a nasty crackle at 3:41.
If you just replace the word "crackle" with "voice" then you've nailed it because that crackle is my voice. Uh boy, I wonder what that says about my future as a vocalist?

Aleck

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#228448 - 12/15/13 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: MarioD]
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Thanks so much Mario, I'm glad you liked it.

I know the instrument selection is a little "out of the box" and figured that listeners would hear that beautiful pedal steel and think a CW tune was coming up. That was how I planned to lure 'em in, then once I had 'em, they'd keep listening.

Still remains to be seen if this strategy worked. So far so good.

Merry Christmas and may Santa be generous.

Dean

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#228712 - 12/16/13 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: cubanpete]
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Thanks Mike and Merry Christmas to ya.

Dean Clark (aka Aleck Rand)

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#228896 - 12/17/13 09:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: Scott C]
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Hey Scott709,

Thank you for the kind words. Merry Christmas - hope Santa's good to you.

Dean Clark (aka Aleck Rand)

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#228898 - 12/17/13 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: floyd jane]
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Thanks Floyd,

I knew I could lure you into my web with that pedal steel, then you just had to keep listening. Glad you liked it and Merry Christmans to you and yours.

Dean

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#228899 - 12/17/13 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: boehm]
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And Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend. And, of course, thank you for the kind words Guenter.

Dean

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#228900 - 12/17/13 09:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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Aleck, This put a smile on my face. I love this tune, this arrangement really worked.

Your voice has so much character, I really dig the thickness with a hint of rasp. You just can't teach that.

What the hell is Helicon (I'm guessing it has something to do with those harmonies). I'll have to do a search.
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#228902 - 12/17/13 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: Frankp]
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Hey Franp, Merry Christmas and thank you for those powerful compliments.

The TC Helicon is a gizmo that comes free with Band-In-A-Box and, yes, it does generate harmonies.

Sometimes.

It's pretty finicky and can produce really funny, as well as horrifying results. The best results seem to come from singing a couple of harmony lines above the main melody, then using "4 voices above" on each one to generate an 8 voice vocal group backing you up! Big!

Dean Clark (aka Aleck Rand)

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#228904 - 12/17/13 09:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi Ian,

Very interesting to hear about your old band. I hope I gave you lads a run for your money with my version of Fooled Around. Thank you for the kind words.

Dean

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#229333 - 12/18/13 06:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: aleck rand]
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nice take on a classic

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#229519 - 12/19/13 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLED AROUND [Re: gruverider]
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Thank you kindly Gruverider, and Happy Holidays.

Dean Clark (aka Aleck Rand)

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