Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#255956 - 07/10/14 06:18 PM [User Showcase] SWING DOWN
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
SWING DOWN

The origins of Swing Down are unknown. The earliest version that I’ve found simply listed it as traditional. I strongly suspect that it originated as an African-America spiritual. The Golden Gate Quartet recorded it in the 1940’s, the Blackwood Brothers in the 1950’s and Elvis in the 1960’s. The song is fully documented as being in the public domain.

I’ve wanted to do a bluegrass version for many years and finally got to it. Although we start the song with an a cappella line from Swing Low Sweet Chariot, it is not the same song. This one rocks!

The song ended up at 16 tracks and multiple diced/spliced generations of the solo instruments so I was VERY happy when floyd jane took on the mixing of the vocals and the final mastering leaving me with the instrumental tracks. I love RT’s and when working in a genre, i.e., bluegrass, for which I am very familiar I’ll often end up with one track being a composite of 5-7 originals. I came close to playing bass on this one but finally got the right compression on the RT to balance it out. We've been off in blues/rock/western swing land for a while and getting back to bluegrass was interesting -- really different approach to the mixing. I love it all!

A bit time shoutout to floyd for the harmonies and the vocal mix and advice on the whole project.

Hey Dani, you sing bass?

Thanks for taking your time to listen to some traditional bluegrass and we appreciate comments.

Janice: lead/harmony vocals and vocal arrangement
floyd: Harmony vocals (four), vocal mix, effects and final project mastering
Bud: RT arrangements, effects and mixing.

All RT’s are from the bluegrass sets

Bass: Composite of 592
Guitar Rhythm: 598
Guitar Solo: Composite of 597
Mandolin Rhythm: 599
Mandolin Solo: 820
Banjo Rhythm: Composite of 589
Banjo Solo: Composite of 591
Fiddle Rhythm: 594
Fiddle Solo: Composite of 596


Edited by Janice & Bud (07/10/14 06:36 PM)

Top
#255962 - 07/10/14 07:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5564
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5564
Loc: Davis, CA
Wow, that was fun!! Very cool and different rendition. Reminds me of when James Taylor and Carly Simon morphed Mockingbird into a totally different vibe. Very good work! Thanks for sharing. Take care. Greg

Top
#255967 - 07/10/14 09:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4580
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4580
This song's rocking beat was really popular with the southern Gospel quartets at dinner on the ground all day sings when I was a kid. And Elvis' record of it - my big sister and I wore that album out. Thanks for bringing back fond memories.

I really enjoyed everything about your bluegrass version.

Got my feet tapping.

Loved it.

Josie

Top
#255974 - 07/10/14 11:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5610
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5610
Loc: South Carolina
That is bluegrass as it should be done. Enjoyed the performance and appreciate the talent displayed in both the performance and production technique.

Charlie
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak+ 2020:RB 2020 Build 1. Dell Inspiron AIO Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, 7th Generation AMD A9-9425 Processor Five Core 3100 Mhz and 16GB DDR4 Memory.

Top
#255986 - 07/11/14 12:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3076
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3076
Loc: wales
Janice, Bud, and Floyd,

I know <cough> slightly different words to Swing Low Sweet Chariot from my College days and I have to say I have never heard such a foot tapping version.

And I know what you mean about Dani on bass....that would be interesting!

Excellent

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs

My story

Top
#255991 - 07/11/14 01:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2610
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2610
Loc: South Africa
Really lovely. Before I got BIAB I was never a fan of bluegrass but this amazing product and this wonderful forum full of folk like you has opened my ears to a whole different side of music. And I love it. Thank you!

Top
#256004 - 07/11/14 04:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1713
Loc: New Zealand
RichMac Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1713
Loc: New Zealand
A great job by Janice Bud and Floyd. A reminder of the 40's and gospel on the radio. Love acapella from that era. Cheers.
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/tuigorge



Top
#256030 - 07/11/14 08:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Wow, that was fun!! Very cool and different rendition. Reminds me of when James Taylor and Carly Simon morphed Mockingbird into a totally different vibe. Very good work! Thanks for sharing. Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg...we're not really breaking new ground here. Bluegrass has a long tradition of taking songs from other genres and making them their own. And southern gospel and bluegrass have a pretty common song list. We appreciate the comments and glad you liked it!



Originally Posted By: Sundance
This song's rocking beat was really popular with the southern Gospel quartets at dinner on the ground all day sings when I was a kid. And Elvis' record of it - my big sister and I wore that album out. Thanks for bringing back fond memories.

I really enjoyed everything about your bluegrass version.

Got my feet tapping.

Loved it.

Josie


Thanks Josie!! It's very cool to learn that you've listened to this song in the southern gospel permutations. The Blackwood Brothers really rocked it. And if you get a chance check out the Gold Gate Quartet's version on YouTube. Glad you enjoyed it. We had fun putting it together.

Top
#256048 - 07/11/14 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Janice, Bud and Floyd,

what a great collaboration! It really rocks.
And the ending knocks me off the chair.
Good idea to get Dani on bass. Next song, maybe?

Guenter
_________________________
http://www.21d.de/
Latest Song: What You Desire

Top
#256068 - 07/11/14 03:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: gibson]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: c_fogle
That is bluegrass as it should be done. Enjoyed the performance and appreciate the talent displayed in both the performance and production technique.

Charlie


Thanks Charlie! The hardest part for me with a BG production is getting the transitions re split solos. Glad you liked it.

Originally Posted By: gibson
Janice, Bud, and Floyd,

I know <cough> slightly different words to Swing Low Sweet Chariot from my College days and I have to say I have never heard such a foot tapping version.

And I know what you mean about Dani on bass....that would be interesting!

Excellent

Alyn


Thanks Alyn...now you got my imagination running wild...well not too wild as even though it was during the 60's I remember the college years!

Top
#256074 - 07/11/14 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 13729
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 13729
Loc: Hamlin NY
It's all been said so all that I can add is this is outstanding!

You did a great job on the instrumentation and the vocals are top notch all the way.

great job!
_________________________
It has been a joy being quarantined with my wife. We've caught up on all the things I have done wrong in our 53 years of marriage!

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB and RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#256091 - 07/11/14 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: JoanneCooper]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: JosieC
Really lovely. Before I got BIAB I was never a fan of bluegrass but this amazing product and this wonderful forum full of folk like you has opened my ears to a whole different side of music. And I love it. Thank you!


Cool. Really glad you liked it!!
Bluegrass is just folk music in overdrive!

Top
#256099 - 07/11/14 07:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3084
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3084
Loc: Florida
B & J& floyd, There is a lot to like here. Janice=great vocal and harmonies. Bud = great arrangement and mix. Also terrific editing on the solos. That can be very time consuming. floyd=great bg vocals and mix. Mastering is nice and clean. The banjo sounds especially good here. It is always the loudest in the band. Ain't that right Bud? The ending is fantastic. A super job again by the three of you. Tom

Top
#256107 - 07/11/14 08:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
I love Elvis' version of this, he has some competition now, very superbly done in all areas' thanks for sharing!
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top
#256129 - 07/11/14 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1495
Loc: Florida, USA
cubanpete Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1495
Loc: Florida, USA
Wow!But then again, with these three names in the song nothing but a masterpiece is expected, and it sure is!

Mike B.
_________________________
Music should be part of your life
http://www.soundclick.com/blackcatjazzcafeband

Top
#256164 - 07/12/14 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: boehm]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: RichMac
A great job by Janice Bud and Floyd. A reminder of the 40's and gospel on the radio. Love acapella from that era. Cheers.


Thanks! Yep, that was some great music from that period.


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

what a great collaboration! It really rocks.
And the ending knocks me off the chair.
Good idea to get Dani on bass. Next song, maybe?

Guenter


Thanks Guenter! The stop and a cappella at the end sort of evolved toward the end of the arrangement. Glad you liked it.

Top
#256201 - 07/12/14 05:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 276
PatrickH Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 276
Originally Posted By: tommyad
B & J& floyd, There is a lot to like here. Janice=great vocal and harmonies. Bud = great arrangement and mix. Also terrific editing on the solos. That can be very time consuming. floyd=great bg vocals and mix. Mastering is nice and clean. The banjo sounds especially good here. It is always the loudest in the band. Ain't that right Bud? The ending is fantastic. A super job again by the three of you. Tom


I will +1 Tom's comment and add a big Amen!

Top
#256227 - 07/12/14 07:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3921
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3921
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Bud & Janice & Floyd !!:))


I really dig what you´ve
all done here !:))
To say it shortly: Terrific !!!

and....yes I am a II bass !:))

Cheers
Dani

PS: I like gospel music and
I hoped I could do Oh Happy Day
together with some others who also
like it but, the song is in fact
copyrighted ! (sic!)

Top
#256279 - 07/13/14 12:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 8797
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: MarioD
It's all been said so all that I can add is this is outstanding!

You did a great job on the instrumentation and the vocals are top notch all the way.

great job!


Thanks! We appreciate you noting the instruments and the vocals.

Originally Posted By: tommyad
B & J& floyd, There is a lot to like here. Janice=great vocal and harmonies. Bud = great arrangement and mix. Also terrific editing on the solos. That can be very time consuming. floyd=great bg vocals and mix. Mastering is nice and clean. The banjo sounds especially good here. It is always the loudest in the band. Ain't that right Bud? The ending is fantastic. A super job again by the three of you. Tom


Thanks Tom! Yep those solos were tedious and, yep, the banjo and mando chop have to carry the rhythm on an up temp BG tune like this. Thanks for noting the vocals. Floyd and Janice did good on them.

Top
#256290 - 07/13/14 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: SWING DOWN [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8207
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8207
Loc: Florida
Janice and Bud...

Thank you for letting me be a part of this.

I am so dang proud to call you both "friend". I love doing music with you guys! It is always interesting, fun and professional in every way.

Y'all are the best!

floyd

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
PowerTracks Pro Audio 2020 Updated!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2020 has been updated with a small Free Update Patch that can be downloaded here.

Video: Band-in-a-Box® - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 Overview & Demos

Loops-with-Style PAK 2 is packed with 100 NEW Loops & 50 NEW Styles, including new gospel & folk categories!

Use these new Styles and Loops directly in your Band-in-a-Box® songs to access all their B substyle loops, or load these acidized loops directly into your DAW that supports acid info!

See how easy it is to load and use these Loops in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 and listen to the demos for these new Loops & Styles when you watch our latest video: Band-in-a-Box® - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 Overview & Demos.

Add Loops-with-Style PAK 2 today for just $19! Learn more and purchase here.

Haven't purchased Loops-with-Styles yet? Get the entire collection for only $29 when you bundle Loops-with-Style PAK 1 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for only $29! That's 100 Styles and 200 Loops for Band-in-a-Box® for just $29! Order now.

Mac user? Click here for Mac purchase links and details.

NEW Add-ons for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 - Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2!

We're delighted to be adding 200 GROUNDBREAKING RealStyles to the Band-in-a-Box® collection with Xtra Styles PAK 9!

Our new Rock-Pop additions include neo soul with vocals, classic ska with a horn section, a psychedelic sixties pop ballad, heavier action-scene cinematic metal, post-punk folk rock, six-substyle gospel pop MultiStyle with vocals, and more!

With the latest Jazz Xtra Styles, we've added everything from quarter-feel jazz blues to New Orleans Gospel to jazzy disco funk and gentle bossa folk pop, and more! We've also included a brand-new (huge!) ten-substyle "changes" jazz swing MultiStyle with three different soloist options!

The newest Country RealTracks are a real treat! We've fused folk and Americana instruments with the country sounds you know and love: ethereal and songwriter country ballads, a country rock march, country pop with layered cellos, a country soul groove, and much, much more! The included six-substyle summertime country pop MultiStyle will help you create your perfect summertime hit!

Plus, we've added to our Folk & Beyond collection with our Xtra Styles PAK 9 release! There are 50 fresh new styles, including a Cajun jaw harp boogie, cinematic folk with strings, a modern Celtic folk reel, a gentle three-guitar folk ballad, delta blues with shaker - the list goes on! Add Folk & Beyond 2 and you'll also receive a brand-new eight-part mountain folk MultiStyle!

There are 50 new RealStyles in each genre - get them ALL for only $29 until June 30th! Learn more, listen to demos and order here.

But wait... there's MORE!

We've also rolled out 50 NEW Styles and 100 NEW Loops in Loops-with-Style PAK 2!
Use these new Styles and Loops directly in your Band-in-a-Box® songs to access all their B substyle loops, or load these acidized loops directly into your DAW that supports acid info! Genres include Electronic, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, World, plus we're introducing two new genre categories - Gospel and Folk!

Add Loops-with-Style PAK 2 today for just $19! Learn more and purchase here.

Haven't purchased Loops-with-Styles yet? Get the entire collection for only $29 when you bundle Loops-with-Style PAK 1 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for only $29! That's 100 Styles and 200 Loops for Band-in-a-Box® for just $29! Order now.

Mac User? Click here for Mac details and purchase links.

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows is Xtra Ready!

We never stop! The latest free patch update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows readies the program for the just-launched Xtra Styles PAK 9 (on sale until June 30th - learn more here)!

Update to build 721 and you'll see that we've improved the step-advancing notes display, updated the key command criteria for looping bars from the chordsheet, fixed email client integration, and more.

If you are a Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows user, you'll definitely want to update to the latest free patch update!

Learn more about Band-in-a-Box® 2020 build 721 for Windows and download it here.

#TBT Band-in-a-Box Finds!

I don't know about everyone here, but now that I've settled in to our "new normal" I've taken to rearranging and dusting off many things in order to keep busy and productive!

I'm picking up old hobbies, picking up clutter around the house, and as it turns out - finding forgotten picks!

We snagged these gems many, many, many years ago after The NAMM Show one winter. Check out the old Band-in-a-Box logo! Click here...

Have any of you come across something nostalgic like this these days? Let's see it!
(remember the first Audiophile version?!)

-Callie
Team Marketing

Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Dr. Dave" Walker (Dr. Dave On Music) recently received Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac, and he absolutely loves it!

He's written his thoughts in detail, which can (and definitely should) be read here: Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Band-in-a-Box 2020 is a huge advance over even BB2019, with easier to use, more powerful features that give you more information while creating more musical results. You have never had more control of more features which are now much easier to find. The move forward with this version is astonishing. Again … WOW!

My very highest recommendation. Just upgrade! Or if for some strange reason you don’t have it yet, BUY THIS ONE! It will change your musical life!"
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thank you for the review, Dr. Dave!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Italian for Windows is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato duro e abbiamo aggiunto 50 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria raccolta di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks (il doppio dei 101 che abbiamo spesso pubblicato in passato), nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi strumentali, trascrizioni RealDrums, stili Extra PAK 8 e altro!

ACQUISTA/AGGIORNA & SCARICA ADESSO

Forum Stats
32172 Members
65 Forums
64353 Topics
545549 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
willipeter, nvtmusic, anlynbrns01, Eddie Bollinger, ThierryMT44

32172 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 197
Pipeline 178
VideoTrack 165
Matt Finley 136
Janice & Bud 123
floyd jane 106
Jim Fogle 101
BlueAttitude 97
Rustyspoon# 92
Scott C 90
Today's Birthdays
jacques herb