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#200033 - 04/02/13 06:29 PM [User Showcase] Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts
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It's great what this forum provides... and none greater than the friendships and "partnerships". I've done a few things with Bud and Janice (Merritt). They do cool stuff. Not long ago, Bud sent me a song they had written (a while ago, I think) and asked if I might want to "tweak it" a bit - a co-write. I decided that I might be able to "add something"... and did, in fact do a re-write of what they had. I could hardly resist. Roy Rogers was my first hero. I had a shirt and hat. I had the lunchbox!!!

This is the result. I thought they would want to record it as a "Merritts" song, but they felt it needed a male vocal. So I did a "more country" version. And Janice provided some beautiful harmony on top of that. Tried to mix it in a way that would make Roy and Dale proud. We hope you enjoy it....


Roy and Gene (... <<< that's the song)


Comments welcomed...

floyd (and Bud and Janice, I think...)
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#200034 - 04/02/13 07:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Very nice! Neat song. Vocals are great, mix is great.

If I had one critique it would be that while the steel guitar sounds wonderful... I wish it wasn't the only one playing background fills. Maybe a guitar or fiddle on one or two verses to break the monotony of just the steel, maybe no fills on the first verse.
Just my .02... Please take with a grain a salt!

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#200035 - 04/02/13 08:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: Achordocaster]
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Brought back some sweet glued to the tv Saturday morning childhood memories.

Enjoyed it very much.

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#200036 - 04/02/13 10:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: Sundance]
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Also brought back some fond memories here. You guys should be proud of this colaboration. I loved the fade with all the cliche lines from Roy and Gene.

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#200037 - 04/02/13 11:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: Danny C.]
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Nice job. Roy's smiling.

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#200038 - 04/03/13 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: RobbMiller]
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That triggered a few memories.

An enjoyable listen

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#200039 - 04/03/13 07:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: gibson]
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Hi Janice, Floyd and Bud,

I didn't have too much Roy or Gene when I was growing up but that didn't stop me from enjoying the song. It's very professional sounding on ALL levels. The Jane/Merritt writing combo sure works well!

It's "I'm heading back for another listen or two!" from me

All the best,
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#200040 - 04/03/13 08:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: Noel96]
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Well done folks! Roy and Gene would be proud.



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#200041 - 04/03/13 10:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: Noel96]
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Antwort auf:

Hi Janice, Floyd and Bud,

I didn't have too much Roy or Gene when I was growing up but that didn't stop me from enjoying the song. It's very professional sounding on ALL levels. The Jane/Merritt writing combo sure works well!





I couldn't have said it better.

Guenter

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#200042 - 04/03/13 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: boehm]
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I realized I forgot to list the RealTracks - for those interested.
After all... that's what this part of the forum is all about...

RealTracks in song: ~520:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 165
RealTracks in song: ~407:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 165
RealTracks in song: ~1677:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 378:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
RealTracks in song: ~428:Fiddle, Rhythm Bluegrass Ev 130
RealTracks in song: 2028:Fiddle, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1697:Pedal Steel, Rhythm CountryDrivin8ths Ev 150
RealTracks in song: 2003:Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryPaul Ev 165

RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
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#200043 - 04/03/13 07:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: gibson]
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Quote:

That triggered a few memories.

An enjoyable listen

Alyn




Not too mention they "Champion'ed" the old westerns.

Later,
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#200044 - 04/05/13 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: Danny C.]
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Quote:

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That triggered a few memories.

An enjoyable listen

Alyn




Not too mention they "Champion'ed" the old westerns.

Later,




What the heck, I'll play too -> Floyd co-wrote this tune faster than a speeding "Bullet."

This project was a lot of fun and something that in the days before the net and particularly this forum would never have happened. We sketched out the tune about 5 years ago and it languished as I knew that although Janice came up with a good melody my lyrics were way too sparse. Floyd schooled me on the rewrite by substituting rich imagery for "just description" in a couple of verses, adding subtle but meaningful twists and, of course the outro. This close exposure to his song writing has made me completely rethink a couple of tunes that I've been working on!
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#200045 - 04/05/13 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I had a 'Hopalong Cassidy' wristwatch when I was VERY young. Does that count?
Great track. Enjoyed the composition and the vocals and the fade out as they ride slowly into the sunset.
Excellent job.
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#200046 - 04/06/13 11:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: sixchannel]
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Greg - thanks for the careful listen - and your thoughts. There actually is quite a bit of fiddle in the song. I avoided adding guitar leads because there were few if any in the old cowboy-singer songs - they were a lot of pedal steel and a bit of fiddle. So I wanted to kind of capture a modern version of that.

Josie - glad you enjoyed it.

Danny - thanks for the listen. the snippets at the end just seemed a natural way to end...

Robb - thanks

Alyn - clever! - appreciate you dropping by
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#200047 - 04/06/13 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: floyd jane]
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Noel - your childhood missed out! Every Saturday Roy and Dale thought us the lesson we grew up on... glad you enjoyed the song tho'

Bob - thanks.. of course, You've already covered the genre...

Guenter - thanks!
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#200048 - 04/06/13 11:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: floyd jane]
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Alyn and Danny and Bud -

"Whoa Nellie (Belle)!!!!" Don't get me started.....
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#200049 - 04/07/13 10:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: floyd jane]
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great song, great collab, great time!
thanks!

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#200050 - 04/07/13 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: floyd jane]
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hi floyd and jane great production guys love your songs guys eric

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#200051 - 04/07/13 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: F.M.M.]
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Ian - thanks for coming along for the ride (into the sunset). Somehow I missed you the last time around - really sorry about that - it was not intentional...
I've had some people who seem to intentionally "skip over" my comments... I don't get it.. it's kind of childish - like when we had HopaLong Cassidy stuff (he was one of my heroes too)... anyway... thank you for the comments.

Pat - appreciate you droppin' in for a listen. thanks.

eric - thanks!
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#200052 - 04/07/13 07:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Roy and Gene - co-write with The Merritts [Re: floyd jane]
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Hey everyone -

Thanks - we appreciate you listening and providing feedback.

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