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#248917 - 05/05/14 07:35 PM [User Showcase] Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab)
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Be My Medicine Man

I recently wrote a lyric built roughly around the age old theme of lost love with a twist as the lady is influenced by Native American spirituality. Janice and I wanted the arrangement to reflect the NA feeling but I was stuck trying to develop it. I had first thought about a blues feel (home turf) but I contacted Tom to see what he thought about suggesting an arrangement (of course I was hoping he might be interested in playing guitar on it).

Well, in short order he sent us an idea for the rhythmic groove and melody. One thing lead to another and Tom suggested a much better second verse along with some other tweaks and the cool idea of using a flute sample -- just can't say flute loop smile Janice riffed off his melody and this is what came out. I mostly sat back and watched and listened.

Janice: vocal
Tom: acoustic guitar, lead guitar, flute sample, RT/RD selection, mixing and mastering

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Thanks for taking time to listen and, on behalf of the three of us, comments are most welcome.
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#248927 - 05/05/14 08:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Wow another awesome song. Lyrics, singing and playing were excellent. Love the tone of the guitar...
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#248930 - 05/05/14 08:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Bartender, whadeve' med'cine Janice and Bud be drinkin', yeah, gimme some o' that.

In walks Clint Eastwood.

Place goes dead quiet.

Except for the noise of me and my bar stool collapsing to the floor after taking a sip. Sure was a fine taste, tho'

Dean

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#248941 - 05/05/14 09:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice / Bud / Tom,

Excellent! Loved it! Great song and vocal. I also think the guitar & arrangement is outstanding.

Bob
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#248944 - 05/06/14 12:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Very cool song! Love the native American musical vibe, and the echoing sound of the guitar after the chorus lines. Very beautiful and hypnotic. You guys never cease to impress. Keep it up. Take care. Greg

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#248955 - 05/06/14 02:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Beautiful song and great mix/production.

This is the first song I've heard from you guys & won't be the last!

Jools
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#248965 - 05/06/14 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: aleck rand]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Wow another awesome song. Lyrics, singing and playing were excellent. Love the tone of the guitar...


We appreciate that Scott and, yep, Tom found a great tone for the mood.

Originally Posted By: aleck rand
Bartender, whadeve' med'cine Janice and Bud be drinkin', yeah, gimme some o' that.

In walks Clint Eastwood.

Place goes dead quiet.

Except for the noise of me and my bar stool collapsing to the floor after taking a sip. Sure was a fine taste, tho'

Dean


Thanks Dean!! Your spaghetti western vignette is, well, dead on smile
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#248986 - 05/06/14 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice, Bud and Tom,

outstanding production.
Love the NA musical vibe, the sound of the flute and the guitar and of course Janice's voice.

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#248996 - 05/06/14 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I like it.... not one of my favorites from you guys but still a respectably decent song and recording.

Good job.
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#249007 - 05/06/14 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi, Bud & Janice and Tommy !:))


This is just superb music superbly
performed !:)) You have really
got the right feel for "Medicine Man"
at least to me it sounds a bit
indian ? :))

I have to say WOW !! :))

Cheers
Dani

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#249026 - 05/06/14 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Ah yes! Sit back and take a swig in the ears of some good old fashion music scoring.


When's the movie coming out!


Anytime you can sit back and have a Bud just watching and listening, you ought get the Dr. over and check for a pulse:)


DA...
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#249032 - 05/06/14 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Janice / Bud / Tom,

Excellent! Loved it! Great song and vocal. I also think the guitar & arrangement is outstanding.

Bob


Thanks Bob, yep, Tom did a heckuva job playing on and arranging the tune.


Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very cool song! Love the native American musical vibe, and the echoing sound of the guitar after the chorus lines. Very beautiful and hypnotic. You guys never cease to impress. Keep it up. Take care. Greg


Thank you so much Greg. That's exactly the sound we were looking for!
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#249035 - 05/06/14 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Good song and quite unique. This is a good collaborative effort with Tom.
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#249044 - 05/06/14 09:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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wow, I liked this one quite a bit!

Here's what I liked:

1) the overall flow of the song just worked for me in a mysterious way that's hard to pin down> Maybe it was the way the mix flowed so smoothly and fused with Janice's voice so tightly that it didn't sound like separate entities at all, but rather as one cohesive unit.

2) I liked the recurring guitar riff... to me that sort of thing really goes a long way toward making a song recognizable and unique

3) the native flute was good call.. IMO, it totally worked (and usually I don't like that sort of thing... all too often it sounds contrived to me)

4) The beat was consistent with a tribal dance, but I kept expecting native drums rather than the more electric hand-clap kit. Maybe the introduction of such drums would have pushed the native theme into "contrived" territory, but my gut feeling is that it wouldn't have.

5) If you are familiar with the book/movie WHALE RIDER, this song took my mind there. Although that story is not about native Americans, it is about New Zealand Maori, which would be their equivalent. The line "Grandfather said I was a chosen one " is what stirred the association.

Very nice in every way! Hats off to all the participants in this project!

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#249051 - 05/06/14 10:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: Jools B
Beautiful song and great mix/production.

This is the first song I've heard from you guys & won't be the last!

Jools


Thanks! We appreciate that.


Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janice, Bud and Tom,

outstanding production.
Love the NA musical vibe, the sound of the flute and the guitar and of course Janice's voice.

Guenter


Thank you Guenter. This was definitely on the experimental side for us!
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#249053 - 05/06/14 10:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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This is really cool. I like it.

Great job Tom, Janice and Bud.

Two thumbs up!


Josie

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#249055 - 05/06/14 10:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Scott and Bob, thanks for checking in and commenting. We appreciate it.

Aleck and Greg, we were looking for that Clint Eastwood spaghetti western feel. We're glad you two liked it. Thanks for listening.

Jools, Guenter, Herb and Dani, thanks for listening and the kind words. Your comments are appreciated.

Tom

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#249056 - 05/06/14 11:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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DA, thank you for taking the time to listen and comment.

Pat, your comments are always enlightening. We are very glad that you took the time to listen and to be be very specific in your comments. I actually deleted a few guitar riffs as I felt they were too repetitious. The flute had to be pitch corrected but it seemed to fit. I was lucky to find that. Oddly enough there aren't that many NA loops out there. The drums were a little tricky to get sounding right because the low end was muddying up the whole track. But I think it is pretty close. This was an unusual project for all of us but we work well together as a team. Thanks again, glad you checked in.

Josie, We're happy you liked it. If we get 2 thumbs up from you, I feel we did pretty good. Thanks, Tom

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#249057 - 05/06/14 11:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Sorry Charlie, I almost missed thanking you. Thanks for stopping by. Tom

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#249074 - 05/07/14 02:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Be My Medicine Man (Tom Adams Collab) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice, Bud and Tommy,

That was a lovely song, great spiritual, native american vibe. Well according to my Welsh ears!!
Quote:
Love the NA musical vibe, the sound of the flute and the guitar and of course Janice's voice.
I echo that quote from Guenter.

enjoyed

Alyn
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