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Warning!!
This song contains country
style yodeling. Some listeners
may find this disturbing.


Macon Bound

We found this tune at publicdomain4u.com entitled “Atlanta Bound” and it’s likely that the melody was borrowed from Jimmy Rodgers’ “In the Jailhouse Now.” We had been wanting to do a Rodgers’ song but they aren’t PD so this was a great chance to turn this PD song into something resembling his music. I rewrote almost every line and Janice changed the melody a good bit and this is what came out of the pot after we threw it all together with a Western Swing arrangement.

Vocal: Rodes NT1 interfaced with GB via BlueIcicle.
Mixing: Garageband with BIAB interface.
Mastering: Ozone 5
RT’s
Bass 754: I cut and diced the bass track to get some transitional runs at certain places and to play a simple line through the first yodel. I forget the RT number of the lead bass that I used with the rhythm.
Guitar 1098
Fiddle Rhythm 1544
Fiddle Lead 1871
Mandolin Rhythm 611
Mandolin Lead 1862
Dobro 1868
Piano 1865: Many generations were spliced together to try and come up with a track that was more rhythmic and worked with the vocal. The Western Swing RTs don’t include a rhythm piano so I had to do the best I could with the lead version.
Drums N’ville Swing 8ths

As always comments are welcomed and appreciated.

Hope the yodeling didn’t have you calling for a support group grin It’s a tradition rooted in early country music that Merle Haggard was probably the last to use on occasion.

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Janice and Bud:

Wow. This is really nice. Janice's voice is great, as usual, and the use and arrangement of RTs is very good.

I enjoyed this.

John

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Hey Janice and Bud!

I'm so used to being the last poster in a thread that I thought I'd better jump in now, while the going's good.

Wow! "Macon Bound" is a real toe tapper.

I have to confess, I have a weakness for top quality, traditional 12-bar-blues-styled lyrics. Then, when Janice sings them, well that's the cream in the coffee.

Janice yodeling ... who'd have thought ... But then I realised if Julie Andrews can do it ("Lonely Goatherd"), then of course Janice could do it! No warning was needed at all. In my opinion, whatever Janice does is always worth listening to smile

The clarity of this production is outstanding. Each instrument is readily identified and sits perfectly in the stereo field. It was so very easy to imagine this 'group' performing on stage.

A fantastic listen!

All the best,
Noel


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It sounds like you had fun with this one:)

You nailed the performance, the mix and the production........like always!!

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Hi Janice & Bud,
Originally Posted By: jphillips

Wow. This is really nice. Janice's voice is great, as usual, and the use and arrangement of RTs is very good.
I enjoyed this.

The yodelling is great. No warning required.

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Janice and Bud,

Great production and Janice's yodel is great!

Thoroughly enjoyed

Alyn

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Originally Posted By: jphillips
Janice and Bud:

Wow. This is really nice. Janice's voice is great, as usual, and the use and arrangement of RTs is very good.

I enjoyed this.

John


Thanks John!

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hey Janice and Bud!

I'm so used to being the last poster in a thread that I thought I'd better jump in now, while the going's good.

Wow! "Macon Bound" is a real toe tapper.

I have to confess, I have a weakness for top quality, traditional 12-bar-blues-styled lyrics. Then, when Janice sings them, well that's the cream in the coffee.

Janice yodeling ... who'd have thought ... But then I realised if Julie Andrews can do it ("Lonely Goatherd"), then of course Janice could do it! No warning was needed at all. In my opinion, whatever Janice does is always worth listening to smile

The clarity of this production is outstanding. Each instrument is readily identified and sits perfectly in the stereo field. It was so very easy to imagine this 'group' performing on stage.

A fantastic listen!

All the best,
Noel


Thanks for all of that Noel. You're too kind! I'm really pleased that you were able to picture the "band" on stage. That's always our goal. I guess it just comes from our years of playing in bands...that's the feel we love.

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put that man on the cooling table Love that line!! Really fun song! Well written, produced, and very well sung!! Keep it up! Take care. Greg

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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Warning!!
This song contains country
style yodeling. Some listeners
may find this disturbing.
You guys, I'm laughin' 'til it hurts over this consumer protection warning. Regardless, I liked the tune a lot. I also found the comments about SoundCloud and mixing to be of great interest. I figured there would be competing schools of thought on the mixing/mastering issue. I can see why the artists should be centrally involved in the mixing ... if they've still got enough steam left in them to remain conscious.

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Another fine piece! Thanks for sharing!


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Well,, there's not much left to say that hasn't already been said. Well, maybe 'cept for my backside is still bouncing around in the chair and that ain't a pretty visual!

Totally loved it! We're huge fans of Asleep At The Wheel and similar swung groups, as well as 1940s Big Band. This is fabulous...nuff said!

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Hi, Janice and Bud !:))


What a swing on this one !!!:))
...and that yodeling is the icing
on the cake !!!!:)) I enjoyed this
tune very much !!!:))

Cheers
Dani

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Janice and Bud...

What an absolute pleasure to listen to... EVERYTHING about this is gorgeous!

The mix is stunning. Like so many of your mixes, it's like that band is right there in front of you! The stops during the fiddle break are terrific! and the walking bass into the next section is perfect...

Very cool the way you rewrote this! Close to a whole new song!

I don't even know where to begin about that girl singing!!! Gives me chills. In a perfect world she would be both rich and famous.

And she can yodel, too? - like we couldn't have guess THAT!!!

Excellent.

floyd

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Originally Posted By: olemon
It sounds like you had fun with this one:)
You nailed the performance, the mix and the production........like always!!


Thanks it was fun!

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janice & Bud,
Wow. This is really nice. Janice's voice is great, as usual, and the use and arrangement of RTs is very good.
I enjoyed this.
The yodelling is great. No warning required.
Guenter


Thanks Guenter. Glad the yodel didn't run you off! smile

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Janice and Bud,
Great production and Janice's yodel is great!
Thoroughly enjoyed
Alyn


Thanks you Alyn. It was a fun endeavor!

Originally Posted By: aleck rand
You guys, I'm laughin' 'til it hurts over this consumer protection warning. Regardless, I liked the tune a lot. I also found the comments about SoundCloud and mixing to be of great interest. I figured there would be competing schools of thought on the mixing/mastering issue. I can see why the artists should be centrally involved in the mixing ... if they've still got enough steam left in them to remain conscious.

Dean


Thanks Dean. We always try to look out for the best interests of those listening to our music wink

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Janice & Bud, in my younger days i spent a considerable amount of time in Athens. A few years ago My wife and I drove 441 from Fl to Gatlinburg and we will certainly do it again. When we do guess what's on the playlist. Yodel Lay He Hoo! Nice job on this on. The writing , the mix, the vocal are all spot on. The dobro intro kills me. The piano sounds like Floyd Domino is in the room with you. This one is a toe tapper a mover and a shaker. Tom

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Totally enjoyable. Full of atmosphere. Bluesy country vocal and the instrument breaks work really well. Fun. Cheers.

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Originally Posted By: PgFantastic
Another fine piece! Thanks for sharing!


We appreciate that.

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Well,, there's not much left to say that hasn't already been said. Well, maybe 'cept for my backside is still bouncing around in the chair and that ain't a pretty visual!

Totally loved it! We're huge fans of Asleep At The Wheel and similar swung groups, as well as 1940s Big Band. This is fabulous...nuff said!

Al & Di


Glad y'all like it. We also listen to Asleep and the classic big band AND Bob Wills!

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Janice and Bud !:))


What a swing on this one !!!:))
...and that yodeling is the icing
on the cake !!!!:)) I enjoyed this
tune very much !!!:))

Cheers
Dani


Thanks Dani!!

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Janice and Bud...

What an absolute pleasure to listen to... EVERYTHING about this is gorgeous!

The mix is stunning. Like so many of your mixes, it's like that band is right there in front of you! The stops during the fiddle break are terrific! and the walking bass into the next section is perfect...

Very cool the way you rewrote this! Close to a whole new song!

I don't even know where to begin about that girl singing!!! Gives me chills. In a perfect world she would be both rich and famous.

And she can yodel, too? - like we couldn't have guess THAT!!!

Excellent.

floyd



Thanks floyd!! Reworking PD songs is a lot of fun -- particularly when changing genres with them. We appreciate you noting the live feel -- we work hard on that and we very much appreciate your mix advice.

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Janice & Bud, in my younger days i spent a considerable amount of time in Athens. A few years ago My wife and I drove 441 from Fl to Gatlinburg and we will certainly do it again. When we do guess what's on the playlist. Yodel Lay He Hoo! Nice job on this on. The writing , the mix, the vocal are all spot on. The dobro intro kills me. The piano sounds like Floyd Domino is in the room with you. This one is a toe tapper a mover and a shaker. Tom


Thanks Tom! The original PD version based the song in Atlanta but we had to bring it closer to home. Glad you liked the dobro. Those 8 bars are cooked up from three different RT generations.

Originally Posted By: RichMac
Totally enjoyable. Full of atmosphere. Bluesy country vocal and the instrument breaks work really well. Fun. Cheers.


Thank a lot. Glad the vocal and instrumental breaks worked for you!

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