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#363588 - 09/02/16 03:09 PM [User Showcase] Average Mojo (feat: PeterF)
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Average Mojo

Janice and I have long wanted to do a “swamp blues” style song. Tony Joe White pretty much owns the genre and is still recording amazingly good stuff nearly 50 years after his first big song.

His style is characterized by southern US swampy imagery, minimalist instrumentation, simple chord structures and lots of fuzzy guitar. John Fogerty and others have borrowed heavily from him.

I attempted to write a song in this style and asked PeterF if he’d be willing to join in with his guitar. He agreed and offered up some cool guitar and harmonica tracks that were right in the genre pocket. The project was quite a vocal departure for Janice vocally and even more so after I went with more “grit” in processing her vocal.

Perhaps an obscure genre but we did have a lot fun producing it. And, yes, there is a lot of distortion, tube sims, saturated tape sims, vintage compression sims and a hot mix. Goes with the style!

Janice agreed to me using a photo of her in the intro/outro page of the video. That is a first!

Oh BTW, a "gris gris" is a good luck amulet.

Vocal: Janice - processed with Izotope’s Nectar 2
Drums: RD - Blues Rock Even - processed with Izotope’s Alloy 2
Bass: RT - 572 Bass Blues Even - processed with Izotope’s Alloy 2
Rhythm Guitar/Solo Guitar/Harmonica: Peter - processed with whatever he does grin I put a hint of overdrive amp sim on the harmonica.

Mixed in Logic Pro X and mastered with Izotope’s Ozone 7 Advanced using a host of vintage modules

Many thanks to Peter for both the instrumental work and help with the arrangement.

And as always a shout-out to PG music for enabling all these experiments and collaborations via this forum. This has a minimal number of tracks but the arrangement was all initially worked out in BiaB (with additional RTs).

We remain appreciative of the time that you take to listen and, as always, welcome any comments.

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#363594 - 09/02/16 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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You guys have your MoJo on for this one. Great mix,arrangement and production. Peter's guitar and Harmonica are stellar.

Enjoyed this one.

Charlie
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#363614 - 09/02/16 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
You guys have your MoJo on for this one. Great mix,arrangement and production. Peter's guitar and Harmonica are stellar.

Enjoyed this one.

Charlie


Thanks Charlie. Peter did do a great job with it.

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#363621 - 09/02/16 05:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
You guys have your MoJo on for this one. Great mix,arrangement and production. Peter's guitar and Harmonica are stellar.

Enjoyed this one.

Charlie


I agree 1000%!

You all should be very proud of this one. If I had heard this in a record store I would have bought the album right then and there!

OOPS showing my age! I should have said CD.
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#363638 - 09/02/16 06:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
You guys have your MoJo on for this one. Great mix,arrangement and production. Peter's guitar and Harmonica are stellar.

Enjoyed this one.

Charlie


I agree 1000%!

You all should be very proud of this one. If I had heard this in a record store I would have bought the album right then and there!

OOPS showing my age! I should have said CD.


Thanks Mario. Heck I might have said cylinder.

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#363641 - 09/02/16 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Originally Posted By: MarioD
Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
You guys have your MoJo on for this one. Great mix,arrangement and production. Peter's guitar and Harmonica are stellar.

Enjoyed this one.

Charlie


I agree 1000%!

You all should be very proud of this one. If I had heard this in a record store I would have bought the album right then and there!

OOPS showing my age! I should have said CD.


Thanks Mario. Heck I might have said cylinder.
Bud

Just gave the 78 a spin.
Peter


Edited by PeterF (09/03/16 12:36 AM)

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#363683 - 09/03/16 04:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Available via cylinder, 78, 45, 33 1/3, reel to reel, 8 track, cassette, CD, memory stick and that new medium we hear so much about: vinyl smile
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#363710 - 09/03/16 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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P,B,&J, I have been a long time fan of TJW. Here you have captured the raw,raunchy loose feel and sound that is the hallmark of his style. I also am a fan of all three of you and here is the perfect example of why. Great work, Tom

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#363739 - 09/03/16 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Wow, authentic ( =sounds like you mean it!) & with a nice hint of menace in the vocal. The guitar is terrific and that ripple effect in the video sucks me right into the spell.
Great collaboration.

Robert

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#363768 - 09/03/16 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Very cool laid back tune. Excellent vocal, lyric and guitar work
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#363838 - 09/03/16 10:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice, Bud and Peter,

WOW, you 3 redefined MOJO, great playing by Peter on Harp and guitar and superb singing, as I have come to expect, from Janice.

As Eddie Iceander said on Soundcloud, what a great way to spend 3 minutes!!

enjoyed , as usual,

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#363852 - 09/04/16 03:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Nice! Love the groove. Nice vocals, great mix. Guitar is right on the money too!
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#363880 - 09/04/16 07:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
P,B,&J, I have been a long time fan of TJW. Here you have captured the raw,raunchy loose feel and sound that is the hallmark of his style. I also am a fan of all three of you and here is the perfect example of why. Great work, Tom


Tom, with your knowledge of TJW and your background of top notch productions your comments made the whole project worthwhile for us. You made my production summer. Thank you!

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#363886 - 09/04/16 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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You know when a song makes me ‘THINK makes me hear a message while interlocked with some great playing and singing I am in my ‘element’ I was in my element this morning with this song.

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#363895 - 09/04/16 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice, Bud & Peter,

Love this! Great song, arrangement and killer vocal by Janice.

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#363918 - 09/04/16 01:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
You guys have your MoJo on for this one. Great mix,arrangement and production. Peter's guitar and Harmonica are stellar.

Enjoyed this one.

Charlie


Thanks for the kind comments Charlie.

Peter

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#363921 - 09/04/16 02:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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WOW, that is some SERIOUS MOJO, Some MoFoin' MOJO!! (I think that will elude the PG policing system). Down and DIRTY. One of the "livest" productions I've heard on the forum. Peter killed it with his instrumental contribution (PG may be recruiting him), and Janice knocked it out of the park, over parks in adjacent cities, and may have gotten escape velocity to break the earth's gravitational field. SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOD!! Take care. Greg

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#363926 - 09/04/16 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Y'all deserve all the WOWs you've gotten and more.

A strong blues-rock write in anyone's book. One of your best!

Peter's guitar work and harmonica are excellent throughout.

Janice - you are a STAR, girl.

Bud - you've outdone yourself on this one. Production, mix, video... awesome.

Many listens. All enjoyable. Top shelf stuff....

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#363931 - 09/04/16 05:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Super collab! Loved Peter's guitar and harp. Really made the song. Janice, your vocals are always top shelf. You did it again! Bud, the production on this one is really top shelf.

Really, really like this.

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#363972 - 09/05/16 04:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Average Mojo (feat: PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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This production is unique:

-Great swampy sound in general. Although I've never been I can see Louisiana in front of me ;-)
-Great vocals, as usual, from Janice
-Peter did a unique and very professional job on both the guitars and harmonica (at first listen I thought these were all realtracks ;-))
Bud, very nice video that enhances the songs atmosphere.

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