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#459796 - 03/01/18 09:41 AM [User Showcase] Gotta Walk The Foot Log
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Hello Friends,
Long time since I posted a new song. This is a little bluegrass with washboard ditty that I wrote for fun. The inspiration came from thinking about a friend's log cabin that was built by her great grandparents. The cabin sits on a hill overlooking a creek which has a foot log to get across it. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for listening.
Josie

GOTTA WALK THE FOOT LOG

Gotta Walk The Foot Log ©2/10/2018 Josie Beck ASCAP

Grady built a cabin way back in the holler
Spends his evenings picking banjo and taking a few swallers
You can see the creek from the big front porch
that was a present for his bride
Folks say he went bat crazy when the fever took her life

You gotta walk the foot log if you wanna cross the creek
That old log gets mighty slippery and the water's cold and deep
Ain't no way around it. Go steady on your feet.
You gotta walk the foot log if you wanna cross the creek

Grady raised a daughter with red hair just like her Ma
Before he'll let you court her you have to go meet her Pa
He'll be picking banjo on the porch
with his shotgun and his jug
If you cross that old creek twice high and dry
More power to you son.

You gotta walk the foot log if you wanna cross the creek
That old log gets mighty slippery and the water's cold and deep
Ain't no way around it. Go steady on your feet.
You gotta walk the foot log if you wanna cross the creek

The Doc Bluegrass style RT's were used with the addition of the new washboard.

This song was put together with BIAB and Realband. Mixing and final editing were done in Reaper where the lead vocal and background vocals were recorded.

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#459809 - 03/01/18 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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The inspiration behind this song is really cool yet simple, and I really like the washboard ditty you utilized in your song. Thanks for sharing!
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#459812 - 03/01/18 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Toe-tappingly good Josie.

The harmonies are sensational. Lyrically this is outstanding. Actually, everything is outstanding.
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#459830 - 03/01/18 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
The inspiration behind this song is really cool yet simple, and I really like the washboard ditty you utilized in your song. Thanks for sharing!


Thank you for listening and commenting Ember. Hey once I saw that washboard on the list - I couldn't help myself. grin

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#459832 - 03/01/18 01:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie.

Good to hear from you again!
The lyrics are great, nice laidback vocal and very appropriate backing.
Loved it all.

Cheers.
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#459835 - 03/01/18 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Toe-tappingly good Josie.

The harmonies are sensational. Lyrically this is outstanding. Actually, everything is outstanding.


Thank you! After ten years on here, one would think I'd have nerves of steel but it's scary posting when it's been months since I've been on here with a new one. I hope to be back here more often this year God willing.

I'm so happy you like it!

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#459837 - 03/01/18 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac

Hi Josie.

Good to hear from you again!
The lyrics are great, nice laidback vocal and very appropriate backing.
Loved it all.

Cheers.


I feel like Minnie Pearl. I'm just so proud to be here with a new song.
Thank you so much Rich!

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#459839 - 03/01/18 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Josie

Wonderful song - excellent vocals & harmonies, loved the lyric and the chorus is brilliant.

Peter

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#459869 - 03/01/18 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Hey Josie,

This is great! Love everything about it - perfect vocal and mix.

It's so good to hear you again. smile

Bob
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#459877 - 03/01/18 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Josie

Wonderful song - excellent vocals & harmonies, loved the lyric and the chorus is brilliant.

Peter


Thank you Peter! Chorus came first, then after getting that ironed out the verses took a few rewrites. I picked up Waves vocal rider on sale for really cheap a few months ago so I finally had a chance to try it. It's so cool watching it "ride" the music with the lead vocal just like an engineer would. Not a new plug but new to me. I love doing harmonies - it's the most fun part of any of my projects.

Thank you again.

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#459927 - 03/02/18 04:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, I have missed you and am thrilled to see you back. Love the song and the vocals. I've walked more than a few foot logs myself. I also use the vocal rider on all my vocals. After your 10 years here I do believe your vocals keep getting better. Best to you, Tom

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#459958 - 03/02/18 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Awesome work here, Sundance! I enjoyed everything about this one - the vocal performance is excellent, the arrangement is superb, and it's very catchy. Just a well written song, through and through. Not to mention - that groove got my foot tapping in about 10 seconds! I can imagine this sounding unreal in a live setting, and packing the dancefloor in no time.

Great job and thanks for sharing smile
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#459966 - 03/02/18 08:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Nice tune. This is very well put together. Love your choice of instrumentation. Very Appalachian sounding.
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#459983 - 03/02/18 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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great work Josie love the vocal perfect thanks for sharing eric

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#459992 - 03/02/18 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

A cute idea for a song that you turned into a great story.
Your vocal ( and harmonies) sounds so comfortable and relaxed and the production ticks all the boxes.
Love that washboard!
I hope you`ll be bringing us more like this.

Robert

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#460031 - 03/02/18 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Great story song. Love the harmonies and the vocal brake down in the second verse. Great arranging there.

much enjoyed!

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#460067 - 03/02/18 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Loved this song Josie. Brought memories of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. Super vocal and lyric.
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#460075 - 03/02/18 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Josie,

This is great! Love everything about it - perfect vocal and mix.

It's so good to hear you again. smile

Bob


Hey Bob! Thank you! As an old partner in rhyme of mine used to say "onward and upward". grin I sure hope so.

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#460079 - 03/02/18 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Josie, I have missed you and am thrilled to see you back. Love the song and the vocals. I've walked more than a few foot logs myself. I also use the vocal rider on all my vocals. After your 10 years here I do believe your vocals keep getting better. Best to you, Tom


Tommy, Thank you. I am thrilled that you are thrilled because you are one of my favorite writers and producers here.

Hard to believe it's been a decade - yikes it went by fast. When I signed up I was too chicken to show my face or say my real name. It was my first music forum and I didn't want the 99% male population here then to know I was a female until they got to know me. I was so rusty and so ignorant. I knew zero about computer music production but I loved BIAB and I wanted to learn. It's been an interesting trip interacting with all the wonderfully talented and helpful people who've come and gone since I joined. I'm thankful to still be here.

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#460092 - 03/02/18 11:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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What a fun tune! It sounded great through my phone's speaker, which is a sign of a great mix.

I was hoping that you'd include a verse where Pa takes potshots at the suiter's feet as they try to cross the creek. wink

I enjoyed the listen!
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