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#373134 - 11/04/16 05:34 PM [User Showcase] Reggae funk?
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DC Ron Offline
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Don't know what to call this exactly, but sounds really fun to me...

https://soundcloud.com/ron-davis-670103812/addressing-the-days


Thanks for your feedback in advance!

The style is

_ISLANDF.STY

This realtrack is used throughout. The only enhancement is delay and panning on guitar.

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#373135 - 11/04/16 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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forgot to add...

lyrics by R.W. Davis
vocals by Dusty Hughes

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#373272 - 11/05/16 10:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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Really nice mix on this - good vocal interesting reggae funky rock feel.
Nice dynamics when drums & bass carry the song.
Peter

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#373276 - 11/06/16 12:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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Good clean mix.
great vocals
I would like to read the lyric sheet if you could post it.
enjoyed
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#373287 - 11/06/16 03:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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Thanks for listening! Thought I might have the bass too up front on the verse where the bass and drum carry it. Dusty is GREAT on vocals. Here are the lyrics:

Sunday morning, come
The coffee and the rum
The kettle and the fireplace
Noontime is a good time
The sun is a lemon-lime
The fruit tree fell from grace

Tomorrow is a Monday
Today is a fun day
Yesterday’s already passed
The months of the year
Are already here
And the weekends really don’t last

Tuesday, come to dinner
Betting on a winner
Finish first or finish third
Give the dinner roll
To the General
And make sure the butter is stirred

Wednesday, come to fasting
Eternal, everlasting
The ending is truly mine
It’s not really food
Unless it’s really good
So bring a bottle of cheap, cheap wine

Thursday, if you get here
Go out on the far pier
You’ll find a bucket of fish
The first one is the last one
Don’t let it die none
But make yourself one last wish

Friday, I’m still hoping
To win in the jump-roping
Even if I die before I do
Whisper a sweet tune
Somethin’ ‘bout a full moon
It doesn’t even have to be true

Saturday, I left you
Left-over hot stew
The seventh is always the best
Even our God
Spares His rod
For His seventh day of rest

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#373348 - 11/06/16 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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DC Ron, great reggae feeling song! Loved the chord progression and vocals were excellent! Take care, Torrey.
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#373357 - 11/06/16 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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This was a very cool mix of music genres. Loved it. Excellent vocal. Guitar wah was pretty cool too.

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#373376 - 11/06/16 04:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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Thanks again for the feedback! Very cool how a very basic musical idea, with great vocals AND BiaB, can sustain interest through a 3 minute song. I don't try to over-analyze this stuff though. To me, it just SOUNDS great, especially with headphones...

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#373455 - 11/07/16 06:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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Cool groove...

Enjoyed it!

J&B

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#373528 - 11/07/16 05:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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Thanks for all the kind comments. It's a feel good song, and I'm so glad it's working. smile

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#373618 - 11/08/16 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
DC Ron, great reggae feeling song! Loved the chord progression and vocals were excellent! Take care, Torrey.


I agree. Well done!! Great kind of washing sound. Vocals are excellent. Another nice production you've created!! Take care. Greg

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#373775 - 11/10/16 08:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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Never knew how badly I wanted to hear reggae and funk mixed together... "Fun" is definitely what I'd call it! The panned guitar is really good, and contrasts super nicely with that huge snare right in the middle. Great job!
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#373832 - 11/10/16 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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Thanks again for all the kind comments. My wife starts dancing when she hears it, which is kind of fun, but not in an Elaine Benes way. smile

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#374048 - 11/13/16 04:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reggae funk? [Re: DC Ron]
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More than funk. A very interesting funk, complete with unique delivery. Reggae and Funk fusion.

Good one.
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