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John The Revelator

John the Revelator is a traditional gospel/blues song typically heard in a call and response format. The chorus refers to "John of Patmos" writing about the opening of the seven seals (which brings about an apocalypse) while the verses contain additional biblical references.

The first written version is said to have appeared in 1880. The African-American origins seem indisputable and are (as with our recent post of Fire The Next Time), unfortunately, not always referenced. Interpretations have been done by Blind Willie Johnson, Son House and more lately by John Mellencamp, Jack White, Depeche Mode, Gov't Mule, Larkin Poe and many others. A bit apocalyptic but hey it’s 2020 smile

Janice plays all the percussion and Peter plays all the guitars so that left only the bowed bass for a RT. But as always the song was developed in BiaB from the get go .

As an arrangement/interpretation of a traditional tune we own all rights to it per PG Music’s policy for posting.

Thanks to Pg Music, Peter and also Ray for his thoughts on the percussion. Your time to listen and comment is both welcomed and appreciated. The Lyric is on SoundCloud.

Janice: Vocals, cajon and arrangement.
Peter: Guitars, arrangement, and counsel

Bud: Arrangement, lyric tweaking, vocal/cajon engineering, mix, mastering, etc.

Tech Stuff:

Vocals > Rodes NT1 > Scarlett 212 > Logic Pro X > Nectar 2

Bass: RT 2482 Acoustic Held > Neutron 3

Cajon > Rodes NT1 & MXL mics > Logic Pro X > CLA Drums (EQ, compression, reverb delay)
The "kick" is doubled and processed also with CLA Drums.

Handclap: One sample track and one J&B > EMT 140 Plate Reverb sim

Mastering: Logic Pro EQ > Ozone Dynamics > Ozone Imager > Ozone Maximizer > Ozone Tonal Balance > Ozone Loudness Meter

Lyric is on SC.


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Love the arrangement of this old classic! Too cool for school. cool

Janice sounds great as per usual, but what I really love is what she is doing in the background! Just outstanding.

Peter as usual adds the perfect guitar parts for the song.

Great mix, Bud, man, that cajon sounds amazing! Listened through both the 'phones and the KRK's, perfect.

Enjoyed!

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Janice, Bud and Peter...
Y'all really need to warn us before you post something like this!
Had I been driving while this came on, I'd have run my car in the ditch! Wow! Really, really dug the whole sound and Janice's vocals.
Thanks for posting it, I enjoyed listening to it.

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Love the arrangement of this old classic! Too cool for school. cool

Janice sounds great as per usual, but what I really love is what she is doing in the background! Just outstanding.

Peter as usual adds the perfect guitar parts for the song.

Great mix, Bud, man, that cajon sounds amazing! Listened through both the 'phones and the KRK's, perfect.

Enjoyed!


Thanks Dave, Janice surprised Bud with the BGV's ... that kinda happened during the recording session. We are happy that you liked them. Thanks for the mix comment. I had originally recorded the cajon in stereo with an ambient mic and another to hopefully pick up most of the "kick" for a separate track. Peter felt the "kick" sounded a bit dry so I put some extra delay and reverb on it via CLA Drums. Ray listened and had some thoughtful observations including that it actually sounded more like a floor tom which I thought nailed it. I had not thought of that. And yep Peter certainly took it to another level IMO.

Thanks again!

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I was VERY fortunate to hear this a little while back. It was fabulous then and has been taken stellar since then. A complete & very powerful package.
Congratulations...your little ensemble has achieved something to be very proud of.

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WOW!

You three can put some dang fine music on the forum! This is a very pleasant surprise. Janice was born to sing the Blues and give it a vocal blessing. Peter always knows exactly what a song needs and gives it exactly that. Bud ... keep twisting those knobs and tweaking all else ... you da best!

That was truly inspirational ... and OUTSTANDING listen! WOW, again!

Best to all of you. Please be safe ...

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Originally Posted By: Bawb
Janice, Bud and Peter...
Y'all really need to warn us before you post something like this!
Had I been driving while this came on, I'd have run my car in the ditch! Wow! Really, really dug the whole sound and Janice's vocals.
Thanks for posting it, I enjoyed listening to it.


Thanks for listening and commenting. It is appreciated. You be careful on the road now!

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Originally Posted By: rayc
I was VERY fortunate to hear this a little while back. It was fabulous then and has been taken stellar since then. A complete & very powerful package.
Congratulations...your little ensemble has achieved something to be very proud of.


Thank you Ray. And we much appreciate you putting your ears on it early. During our correspondence you mentioned the tribal vibe of the percussion. That really stuck with us and we appreciated the insight.

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Outstanding.

Grabbed me from the first note. That intro is so cool with that bluesy soulful, sultry singing followed by the heavy downbeat and then that huge sounding drum (cajon I assume, but not like any cajon I've ever heard). I should disclose I'm listening to it turned up, way up.

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What a captivating and haunting spiritual. That genre of the blues doesn't get nearly the attention as our more familiar 12 bar. Can't you just hear this being performed in a country chapel, encouraging communion and urging the Holy Spirit to have its way?
I have been immersed in The Revelation for a couple of years, now, to the point of transcribing it for a standalone handout, sans commentary. Listened to it on tape and have yet to tire of it.


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Hi Team!
This tune gave me goosebumps. Sooo good! One of the best tunes to my taste that I have heard by you. Janice vocals shine, those oohs, harmonies! Peter's guitar meant to be! Bud excellent showcase of your magic. Really like this one. Thank you for sharing!

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Tremendous! Excellent throughout! Janices vocals… What can you say? Beautiful! I especially liked the way you took it out at the end with a combination of voice and guitar licks.. very nice!

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Janice, Bud & Peter.
Beyond outstanding! The arrangement shows a goose-bumps good understanding of less-is-more
in this genre. Janice sings this ( and those amazing bgv`s) so well- its hard to imagine anyone shading her feel and phrasing.
I thought the deep bass drum was a bodhran it has that kind of oomph.
Definitely one of your best.

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Originally Posted By: Al-David
WOW!

You three can put some dang fine music on the forum! This is a very pleasant surprise. Janice was born to sing the Blues and give it a vocal blessing. Peter always knows exactly what a song needs and gives it exactly that. Bud ... keep twisting those knobs and tweaking all else ... you da best!

That was truly inspirational ... and OUTSTANDING listen! WOW, again!

Best to all of you. Please be safe ...

Alan


Thanks All. We had a large time putting this together.

Best to both of you also!

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, the lady can sing!


This is so well done, you three. You nailed the vibe and the density of the music keeps the listener fully engaged the entire time.

Standing ovation.



p.s. I won't be surprised when you announce this will be featured in a film or tv show.

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Originally Posted By: Frankp
Outstanding.

Grabbed me from the first note. That intro is so cool with that bluesy soulful, sultry singing followed by the heavy downbeat and then that huge sounding drum (cajon I assume, but not like any cajon I've ever heard). I should disclose I'm listening to it turned up, way up.


Thanks Frank. I used two mics on the cajon with one set to focus on Janice’s “bass drum” sound. I then used Waves CLA Drums to fatten up the sound with EQ, compression, reverb and a tad of delay. So her cajon whack sounds big smile Thanks also for the comments on her vocals.

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As a huge blues fan, I've heard a buncha versions of this. The lead vox as always were great but the background vox gave me the shivers (in a good way). I imagine this took some work to get just right. Congrats to the whole team, not easy for grey folk to do roots music this well, but you did.


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Originally Posted By: edshaw
What a captivating and haunting spiritual. That genre of the blues doesn't get nearly the attention as our more familiar 12 bar. Can't you just hear this being performed in a country chapel, encouraging communion and urging the Holy Spirit to have its way?
I have been immersed in The Revelation for a couple of years, now, to the point of transcribing it for a standalone handout, sans commentary. Listened to it on tape and have yet to tire of it.


Thanks Ed. I (Bud) grew up in rural Ga and and heard a lot of “small church gospel” - both African-American and white. After dinner on Sundays I’d walk along dirt roads, across fields, etc., and even at mid afternoon some of those churches would be rocking’!

Glad you liked it.

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GOOSEBUMPS.

Just when it seems like y'all could not raise the bar ANY higher... stratosphere.

Every aspect of this done to perfection.

Y'all are up there with the best at making a PD song your own.

Killer vocal. Period.

Super percussion. The cajon and claps - so cool...

Peter's guitar is excellent.

The sparse use of tracks is done perfectly.

Mix... impeccable.

Music. As good as it gets.

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This is awesome!

Will be great inspiration for a crazy book I am working on right now!!

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