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#650048 - 04/04/21 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Honey Babe (feat. PeterF)
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Honey Babe

ReggaBillyFunk? A traditional bluegrass/folk tune with the melody dating to the 18th century and zillions of lyric variations. Thanks for checking it out and comments are appreciated and welcomed!

Shoutouts to PG Music and PeterF for the fun factor smile

Janice: Lead vocal, harmony vocals, arrangement and percussion (cajon)
Peter: Guitar solos, “organ” solos riffs/fills via Helix Emulator on guitar and arrangement
Bud: Mix, vocal/cajon engineering, mastering, arrangement and photo.

Tech stuff for those so inclined.

Drums/percussion:
Drums: RealDrums Reggae Classic (all kicks removed) > Waves CLA Drums
Crash cymbal > Waves CLA Drums
BiaB Loops PAK: World Drums Acoustic Reggae > Waves CLA Drums
Cajon 1 (Janice): Sound hole mic > Waves CLA Drums
Cajon 2 (Janice): Ambient mic > Waves CLA Drums
Handclaps 1 > 140 EMT Plate Reverb sim
Handclaps 2 > 140 EMT Plate Reverb sim

Bass: RealTrack 1157 Electric, Reggae > Waves Bass Rider > Neutron 3
Piano: RealTrack 1160 Acoustic, Rhythm Reggae > Waves CLA Unplugged
Guitar Rhythm: RealTrack 1158 Electric, Rhythm Reggae

Vocal Tracks: Nectar 3, Waves CLA Vocals and Logic Pro EQ

Mastering: Ozone 9 EQ > Ozone 9 Multi-band compression > Ozone 9 Imager > Ozone 9 Limiter > Tonal Balance 2 > Logic Pro Loudness Meter

© 2021 Trad Arr B. Merritt, J. Merritt & P. Fulham
(a public domain tune for which we own all rights to our interpretation)

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#650072 - 04/04/21 10:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Had a couple of listens to this from the Facebook page. Love this. What a cool rhythm to this song. Awesome vocal. Love Peters guitar. Cool effects used. Well done

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#650082 - 04/04/21 01:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice & Bud,

This composition changes the style we are used to with you. But, excellent musicians and singer, you have understood the reggae style well. It is a pleasant composition that you propose. I appreciated. Well done.

kindly regard
Derochette
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#650088 - 04/04/21 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Love ReggaBillyFunk!

Probably the most offbeat tune I have heard by this talented team, and it sounds awesome! Fun, crisp vocals! Cool & funky guitar by Peter (wah wah pedal?). Bud, excellent sound. Enjoyed it a lot!
Time to do an original? I think you got the right ingredients for ReggaBillyFunk genre! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#650109 - 04/04/21 06:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Had a couple of listens to this from the Facebook page. Love this. What a cool rhythm to this song. Awesome vocal. Love Peters guitar. Cool effects used. Well done


Thanks Scott. It was a fun project.

J&B
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#650117 - 04/04/21 08:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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The romance version of reggae was referred to a Lovers' Rock...this is really cool.
Solid rhythm and that kick replacement works a treat with Sly & Robbie thud and bounce everywhere it should be.
Cool guitar licks, cool vocal licks, cool mixing.
Well done team. I enjoyed it enormously.
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#650118 - 04/04/21 08:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Very cool version of this song!

I will admit that my ALL TIME favorite version of this song can be found here.>>>
Best Version of This song


I would be curious your thoughts.
Some people just know how to make a good song great!
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#650126 - 04/05/21 12:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Reggae blues, I didn't see this coming from you smile
Janice's voice is perfectly made for reggae (also).
Nicely swinging rhythm bed. Very solid arrangement and the organ and guitar solos are very tasty.

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#650134 - 04/05/21 03:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice / Bud / Peter,

WOW! This is just great. I love the feel of this - you guys have a unique combination of things going on here that really make this song stand out.

Going back for another couple of listens...

Bob

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#650166 - 04/05/21 09:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J&B and Peter,
This is excellent; the vocals so relaxed and warm, percussion crisp and that guitar/organ effect so well done...and it really sounds like you had fun.
Very cool.

Robert

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#650184 - 04/05/21 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Bud, Janice and Peter,

Something different but a very amusing song.
I think a song like this fits with the new times in your country.
And...I like the double vocals very much.

Hans
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#650202 - 04/05/21 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Derochette]
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Originally Posted By: Derochette
Hi Janice & Bud,

This composition changes the style we are used to with you. But, excellent musicians and singer, you have understood the reggae style well. It is a pleasant composition that you propose. I appreciated. Well done.

kindly regard
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash


Thanks for the comments and for listening to a bit of reggae!

J&B
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#650211 - 04/05/21 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I enjoyed it. Especially the production chops.

I like how you find those old songs and update them.

Good work to all involved
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#650258 - 04/06/21 02:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Had a couple of listens to this from the Facebook page. Love this. What a cool rhythm to this song. Awesome vocal. Love Peters guitar. Cool effects used. Well done


Thanks Scott - the organ sound throughout was done through the Helix which whilst it mainly emulates amps and pedals does have a few synth and organ sounds. The guitar sounding guitar was through a wah pedal.

Peter

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#650286 - 04/06/21 05:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Oh, lordy me, what a great sound. A very creative version of this. I once played this in a band but the girl didn't drip the honey like Janice does. Excellent vocal --no surprise there. Peter is a treat to any studio, especially mixed with a mastering mind like yours, Bud. Sweet honey!
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#650315 - 04/06/21 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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LOVE it!

GORGEOUS vocals and harmonies!!

Cool guitar.

Tasty organ! (from a guitar!!!)

Excellent percussion. Well done.

An awesome mix.

Infectious as hell.

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#650379 - 04/06/21 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Love ReggaBillyFunk!

Probably the most offbeat tune I have heard by this talented team, and it sounds awesome! Fun, crisp vocals! Cool & funky guitar by Peter (wah wah pedal?). Bud, excellent sound. Enjoyed it a lot!
Time to do an original? I think you got the right ingredients for ReggaBillyFunk genre! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Thanks Misha. We’re glad you liked the genre smile

Thanks for mentioning the mix. The drums and percussion were a bit of a challenge.

We appreciate it all!

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#650414 - 04/06/21 07:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Indie-Americana at it's finest. Respectful but very fresh. Clear as a bell mix that highlights every sparkling hit and lick. Really nice stuff.
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#650417 - 04/06/21 07:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Another great collaboration. Nice reworking of what I understand to be an old trad song. Nice vocals (I'm glad you didn't try to sound Jamaican - it is much more true sounding). Great mix. And, as always, great lead guitar by Peter. Nice job everyone - the band too!
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#650444 - 04/07/21 03:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I've listened to this a few times, and I have to say it's one of the coolest things I've ever heard!

Love the arrangement, just so well done with all the percussive elements.

Janice sounds awesome, both the main vocal and harmonies, and love the tasty leads from Peter.

Great mix!!

Man, this is just so creative on every level.

ReggaBillyFunk? Yeah, I dig it wink

Well done, folks!

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