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Fox Den

Some reggae/funk/blues for you. Peter gets the cool reggae vibe happening and Janice tries out her chic background vocal thing.

Listens and comments are most welcome!

Janice: lead vocal and BGV’s / FX: Nectar 2
Janice: Percussion (cajon) / FX: Neutron 2 & 140 EMT Reverb
Peter: Lead and rhythm guitar / FX: Whatever the man does smile
Bud: Production / mix / mastering

RealDrums: Reggae / track cut into small segments to work with cajon / FX: Neutron & 140 EMT Reverb
Handclaps: Six tracks (J&B and loops) / FX: 140 EMT Reverb
Bass RT 1157 / FX: Waves Bass Rider & Neutron 2
Piano RT 1160 / FX: Neutron 2, 140 EMT Reverb & Logic Direction Mixer
Guitar RT 1158 / FX: Neutron 2
Organ RT 1159: / FX: Neutron 2

Mixed in Logic Pro X and mastered via Ozone 8 adv

Thanks to PeterF, PG Music and my mix counsel forum friends.

Fox Den
© 2018 Janice & Bud Merritt

you so sly hangin’ out in the fox den
got all you’ll ever need in that fox den
you just shout and they all yell amen

you found a stage to sell your snake oil
It’s so cheap step up ‘n buy that snake oil
keep on dragging us through your night soil

every weekend you fly on a little bird
cruisin’ through hot air on a little bird
you got a tiny fowl spreading your word

now there’s a new sheriff on your trail
Yeah there’s a hellhound on your trail
‘fore long Karma’s gonna bite that fox tail

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Wow, this is so good!

And is it so incredibly well mixed. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I have this supernatural ethereal feeling that you worked with another producer on the forum, some type of musical guru, or super genius, who stood by you like a Guardian angel of sonic clarity, and carefully guided you under the light of heaven's bright beams, until the song and mix was pristine, and became an example of absolute and sublime perfection, and wholly acceptable in the presence of the divine.

Don't know why I have that strange feeling--but I just do.

Anyway, this is phenomenal y'all. Great song and stellar mix.

smile

Nice and warm!! Guitar is just right!!!!!!

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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Wow, this is so good!

And is it so incredibly well mixed. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I have this supernatural ethereal feeling that you worked with another producer on the forum, some type of musical guru, or super genius, who stood by you like a Guardian angel of sonic clarity, and carefully guided you under the light of heaven's bright beams, until the song and mix was pristine, and became an example of absolute and sublime perfection, and wholly acceptable in the presence of the divine.

Don't know why I have that strange feeling--but I just do.

Anyway, this is phenomenal y'all. Great song and stellar mix.

smile

Nice and warm!! Guitar is just right!!!!!!


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What a creative mashup! I thought Janice was fabulous, Peter - fabulous, Bud - fabulous. Everything little thing about this is FABULOUS! And fun too.

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Great reggae funk, excellent mix, I like especially the vocals, reminds me bit of Joss Stone's latest work.

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Yeah! Very different.

Janice is awesome as usual, love the way she phrases "snake oil"!
Those background vocals are very cool too.

And a big tip of the hat to Peter, I love what he brought to this.

Nice one guys, enjoyed the listen!

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Janice / Bud / Peter,

This is just GREAT! Love the cool vibe of this tune and the production w/track mix is killer.

Another tremendous vocal workout by Janice, with some extremely cool backup singing.

So well done...

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Well, team, you never fail to surprise, you never fail to deliver.

This is no exception. That doesn't mean for a moment that it's not exceptional, actually it really is.

The answer-back lyrics give another dimension to a truly great sound.

Cool, smooth, funky, great.


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Originally Posted By: Sundance
What a creative mashup! I thought Janice was fabulous, Peter - fabulous, Bud - fabulous. Everything little thing about this is FABULOUS! And fun too.


We much appreciate that Josie! Funky Peter, yeah! What a cool opportunity BiaB gives us to do mashups.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Great reggae funk, excellent mix, I like especially the vocals, reminds me bit of Joss Stone's latest work.

Janne


Thank you. And Janice says that is one heckuva compliment and is greatly appreciated - just being mentioned in the same sentence!!

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Love the groove!!! and the Jan-etts had me smiling from ear to ear! What a treat!

Congratulations to all!!!

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Hi, Janice & Bud & Peterf
This is so nice. This is great stuff, a wonderful collab! Encore, encore!

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Great vocal performance. I thought it qaa really cool

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah! Very different.

Janice is awesome as usual, love the way she phrases "snake oil"!
Those background vocals are very cool too.

And a big tip of the hat to Peter, I love what he brought to this.

Nice one guys, enjoyed the listen!


Thanks Dave. We thought Peter really nailed the vibe and worked off the vocal most excellently!

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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Janice / Bud / Peter,

This is just GREAT! Love the cool vibe of this tune and the production w/track mix is killer.

Another tremendous vocal workout by Janice, with some extremely cool backup singing.

So well done...

Bob


Thanks Bob. We’d hoped you might like this one. Appreciate you mentioning the BGV’s!

J&B

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Was this the song you were referring to the other day? This song came out so good! The vocals are so on point and really bring the song to life. You guys all did a really good job on this one, and thank you for bringing us a genre we don't see too often in the showcase!


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Janice, Bud & Peter,

Wow! This is a blast- I agree with all the positive comments above.
I might have missed any reggae you`ve done before but everything about this tells me you must have been around this style before.
Above all the production & performance highs its also a really good write- not sure I get all the lyric references ( well, ok I know what "night soil" is), but who cares, Mr Fox is an interesting character.
Well done- way to have some fun with your songwriting!

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Hi there Peter and J&B.

Absolutely COOL.

A super smooth reggae turned soulful by Janice's wonderful voice. Hey Janice, and
what about those fabulous "Rock-Chick" backing vocals? Inspired.

Peter - some very lovely guitar work in there. So effective, so in tune with the feel of
the track. SO professional in it's execution.

Bud - Excellent mix. Clear, but still powerful.

Oh, and great cajon playing too!

Loved the whole thing.

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Wow this is so creative. Very cool song. Super vocal and love the harmonies jumping in behind the vocal. Peters guitar was so unique and original. So good. Boy I agree with David on the mix. It is so good. I can't put my finger on it either. Each of the instuments and vocals so well defined and so well blended and balanced. Awesome job , Bud, Janice and Peter..


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Janice/Bud/Peter...

Who let that fox out? Get the dogs!

Y'all never miss. Ditto to all that has been said already.

Ever instrument sits perfectly. Gorgeous mix.

Peter's guitar - a perfect compliment.

Janice and the Girls have outdone themselves. Again.

Many listens.

Amen!

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