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Soundcloud link: Buckaroos - by Bob Buford

Buckaroos is an original song by Bob Buford, Producer, Summertown Recording Studios, Colorado.

This song is about growing up with Western music and eventually performing with the Western group, The Lazy B Wranglers, Estes Park, CO. But it's not a Western song, merely about the influences of that genre, the cowboy life, and the experience of being a Western singer. I'm not a cowboy although I did have a horse when I was a kid.

The arrangement starts out with all acoustic instrumentation and advances to a much fuller production with electric instruments and drums, including a House Techno drum loop for drive. Hard to imagine that working, but it does. All vocals and baritone electric guitar are my own performances.

This production uses multiple RealTracks exports from BIAB to Reaper in order to include all of the necessary instrumentation required for the song. See below.

Thanks for listening,
Bob

Technical Info:

Key=D , Tempo 120, Length (m:s)=4:36
8 bar intro, 127 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 135. Repeat x1 chorus

Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _INSPIRE.STY (Inspire Cheery Indie Pop)

All RealTracks. Quintet. Tempo=120 (100-145)
RealTracks in style: 1253:Bass, Electric, PopShiningHeld Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1262:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopShiningHeld Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 634:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanMuted Ev 120 (B:8ths)
RealTracks in song: ~618:Fiddle, Background Allis Ev 120
Loop in Style: House-Techno-Trance\House - crunchy_120_b drums ev16.wav
RealDrums in style: MetalSlowBigTomGroove: a: Toms, Snare b: Busy Big Toms, Snare

RealTracks added to style:

RealTracks in song: 1677 Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2035:Mandolin, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~618:Fiddle, Background Allis Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleSkip^01-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride (replaces the original RD track above)

All tracks exported to Reaper.
Vocal lead track added.
Fender Telecaster Subsonic added.
Three backup vocal tracks added.

Processing:

Reaper RealVerb:SweetVerbo reverb track added.
Reaper compressors on:
Main Mix
Lead Vocal
Bass
Baritone Guitar
Vocal BAckup Tracks Buss

Gear:
Audio Interface - TC Electronic-Desktop Konnect 6
Rode NT1000 vocal mic
Fender Tele Subsonic (baritone electric) through
Johnson J Station effects processor

Computer:
Custom built tower w/ Intel Quadcore CPU, 8GB ram, Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

BIAB: Latest iteration of BIAB 2016 Everything Pak, with Xtra styles
DAW: Reaper v5.26,64bit


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Bob,

This is terrific to listen to. It sounds great on my system. I really like the touch of nostalgia that you've managed to capture in the arrangement and performance... very skilfully done indeed. You definitely know how to write a good song!

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Bob, I was very impressed with this delivery.

Great clear vocals, and a really impressive melody.

I believe that you've brought together a really perfect mix of instruments here, this is just so well done.


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Hey Noel...

How's things way down there? Thanks for your nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the song.

Gotta say this is exactly the kind of project BIAB is made for. I wrote this song a little over a week ago on Nov 9 and completed production and posted it to my Facebook page on Nov 16. Had I been using a commercial studio I'd still be trying to book time and line up players.

Man, this was fun.
Thanks for listening,
Bob

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VT, thanks for the nice comments. I didn't realize when I chose this style that I would use all the instrumentation it included. Actually I'm not sure how I found the style since my subsequent searches in the Stylepicker didn't bring it up. But regardless, I ended up using all the instruments and adding others. Strange how that works out sometime, eh? In the end a really fun project.

Thanks for listening,
Bob

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Magical stuff Bob. How perfect is that tremolo guitar chord, what a hook!
A lovely haunting song beautifully produced, and sung with a feeling.

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Bob, an excellent song, pro production, expertly sung, nice guitar playing. A great listen. Way to go! Tom

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Everything sure came together good on this one. The vocals and BGV's are exceptional. Top notch arrangement and mix. Enjoyed this one a lot. Looking forward to your next one soon.


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Hi Bob, very nicely done, loved the baritone guitar, very haunting sound and the tremeloe. Well put together in all aspects

Thanks

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A good listen, Bob. The first couple of tremolo chords hit a bit loud on my speakers, it settles in later on, as it goes. Nice write and vocal. Captured the "cowboy song" well.

floyd

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Originally Posted By: Skyline
Magical stuff Bob. How perfect is that tremolo guitar chord, what a hook!
A lovely haunting song beautifully produced, and sung with a feeling.

John


Thanks, John. I'm a Duane Eddy fan; does it show?

Thanks for listening,
Bob

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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Bob, an excellent song, pro production, expertly sung, nice guitar playing. A great listen. Way to go! Tom


Hey Tom,

Pleased you liked it. It don't mean a THANG if it ain't got that TWANG! grin

Thanks for listening.
Bob

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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Everything sure came together good on this one. The vocals and BGV's are exceptional. Top notch arrangement and mix. Enjoyed this one a lot. Looking forward to your next one soon.

Charlie


Hey Charlie. Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed it. There are more on the Soundcloud page.

Thanks for listening,
Bob cool

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Originally Posted By: airtcon-161
Hi Bob, very nicely done, loved the baritone guitar, very haunting sound and the tremeloe. Well put together in all aspects

Thanks
Nelson


Hey, Nelson. Thanks for the nice comments. It's a TWANG THANG! grin

Thanks for listening,
Bob

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
A good listen, Bob. The first couple of tremolo chords hit a bit loud on my speakers, it settles in later on, as it goes. Nice write and vocal. Captured the "cowboy song" well.

floyd


Hi, Floyd. "That'll wake you up in the mornin', boy!" (Braveheart) grin

Thanks for listening,
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Really excellent stuff, Bob. That baritone guitar sounds unreal, too. Would be great to see the lyrics for this one! I think I hear that techno line, too -- it comes in at 2.55-ish, right? Just like you said it's hard to imagine that working but it sure does smile smile


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Originally Posted By: Will B - PG Music
Really excellent stuff, Bob. That baritone guitar sounds unreal, too. Would be great to see the lyrics for this one! I think I hear that techno line, too -- it comes in at 2.55-ish, right? Just like you said it's hard to imagine that working but it sure does smile smile


Hi, Will. Thanks for your nice comments. Glad you enjoyed the song. Not sure of the time for the techno loop, but it begins with the last chorus and runs through the end of the song.

Thanks for listening,
Bob

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As for the lyrics, ask and you shall receive:

Buckaroos
Bob Buford © 2016

Had an old white mare named Mattie, around the time that I was five
My grandpa gave her shelter, and he helped her to survive
Seems she’d had a life of trouble with a man who didn’t care
And when I climbed up in the saddle, I was a cowboy riding there.

I remember ol’ Cool Water playing on the radio,
My cowpoke pardner, Danny, well he was in that song, ya know.
Oh, not really, but we thought so, as we rode across the plains
Cowboy pals forever, now the memory’s what remains

We were wranglers in the saddle, we were riders on the wind
Bronco bustin’ mavericks, headed up around the bend
Been a long time since those old days
And I miss those pards, ya know
Though we never wrangled cattle
Not a single rodeo

Twenty-eight years later, we were up there on the stage
Keeping up the image, after Western was the rage
Stetson hats and Wranglers, Tony Lama Buckaroos
Time was gaining on us, and we had nothing else to lose.

‘Cause we were wranglers in the saddle, we were riders on the wind
Six-gun totin’ mavericks, headed up around the bend
Been a long time since those old days
And I miss those boys, ya know
No, we never wrangled cattle
Not a single rodeo

We were wranglers in the saddle, we were riders on the wind
Six-gun toting mavericks, headed up around the bend
Stetson hats and Wranglers, Tony Lama Buckaroos
Yea We All Rode Up The Draw, played our songs, and paid our dues.

Here's a link to the DOC file if you'd like to print it:
http://www.summertownstudios.com/songs/lyrics/Buckaroos.doc

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Originally Posted By: Bob Buford
Gotta say this is exactly the kind of project BIAB is made for. I wrote this song a little over a week ago on Nov 9 and completed production and posted it to my Facebook page on Nov 16. Had I been using a commercial studio I'd still be trying to book time and line up players.
Man, this was fun.


I love reading comments like this!

Thank you for sharing your song here - really enjoyed listening to it! You have a great voice...

This is our "Hot Forum Topic" for today.


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Originally Posted By: Bob Buford
Originally Posted By: Will B - PG Music
Really excellent stuff, Bob. That baritone guitar sounds unreal, too. Would be great to see the lyrics for this one! I think I hear that techno line, too -- it comes in at 2.55-ish, right? Just like you said it's hard to imagine that working but it sure does smile smile


Hi, Will. Thanks for your nice comments. Glad you enjoyed the song. Not sure of the time for the techno loop, but it begins with the last chorus and runs through the end of the song.

Thanks for listening,
Bob

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As for the lyrics, ask and you shall receive:

Buckaroos
Bob Buford © 2016



Thanks so much, Bob!


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Hi Bob, You have done a great job here, as others have stated, creating a hauntingly beautiful sound. I like the way you had the instrumentation building as the song went along. Take care, Torrey.




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