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#652212 - 04/19/21 05:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
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!


Thank you Dave. Your comments really help us feel our little genre mashup worked out. We appreciate you mentioning the percussion as it was an adventure smile. And we appreciate the support!

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#652356 - 04/20/21 07:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Late to this party!

Actually, I had a listen on Monday, but that bass started rattling my ears, so I thought I should wait until my allergies cleared up a bit. wink

Nice groove, love your voice, and the harmonies are cool!

I'd never have guessed the organ parts were from a guitar.

Exactly the clear mix that I've come to expect from Bud.

Interesting to read how you've replaced the kicks with a cajon. It works really well here.

I enjoyed several listens through. laugh


Thanks for mentioning the cajon -- Janice did a good thump on it and along with some Waves processing it seemed to work.
She much appreciates the comments about the vocals and, yep, Peter did a cool organ sim for sure. It certainly surprised us!
Thanks for the listens...

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#652679 - 04/23/21 05:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Now that is quite the production with some very complex elements. Love the sound you all got on this one. Pete has again contributed his instrumental expertise and Janice her flawless vocals to make this unique and pleasurable recording.


That is most appreciated!

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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
This has "THE SOUND"!!! Janice absolutely, absolutely KILLS the vocal parts!! Great guitar and mix too!! A GEM!!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg,

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#652854 - 04/24/21 07:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Originally Posted By: mkg50 (Mike G)
Top drawer track as usual - loved the vocals, production and PeterF's work.
Nice treatment of an oldie, though as a former bass player, I would have liked a bit more bass. But it's a whole new genre - ReggaBillyFunk - so what would I know.

Stay safe,
Mike


Thanks for all Mike!

As a mostly former bass player I would like more reggae bass RT's but there are only two choices -- one sw and one ev. And reggae bass was not something I ever played smile

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#652912 - 04/24/21 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice & Bud,

I really liked this song - lovely hypnotic rhythm.

Vocals - perfect for this song.

Instruments - all good.

Claps - unexpected claps on beat 3 when I expected them on beat 2. Is this typical for Reggae music?

Keep up the good work.

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#653053 - 04/25/21 06:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: 90 dB]
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Originally Posted By: 90 dB



Brava! Excellent!


Regards,

Bob


Thanks for the cheers!!!

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#653184 - 04/26/21 05:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
An interesting and totally unexpected musical take on this, but the accomplished musicians therein were more than up to the task. As always the vocals and mix were cherry on this. Primo work!


Thanks! It was a fun genre mashup and we’re glad you liked it!

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#653201 - 04/26/21 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi all of you.
I listened to this a while back but can't offer any worthy suggs as it's way out of my genre and I don't know the original.
However, the vocal is as silky smooth as always and it's as punchy as it needs to be.
All I can say is "Well Done".

Vic

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#653515 - 04/28/21 12:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice, Bud and Peter
I've been having a break from the Internet, so very late to the party. Now I'm back on line, I figured this was the obvious place to start catching up. I'm very familiar with Maria Muldaur's version of this song. Listening to your inspired take it wasn't the first time I've thought that Janice's voice has some of the same alluring qualities as hers. This is brilliant. Right up there with my all time favourite reggaefied country song; Toots and the Maytals' version of 'take me home country roads' ('take me home West Jamaica'). Oh yeah.
Regards,
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#653668 - 04/29/21 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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All I can say is WOW! (Well, actually I'm just about to say quite a bit more...)

Talk about doing something outside your normal lane! This just proves how versatile you are. Great fresh arrangement. I just wouldn't have thought of doing a reggae version of this song. But it sure does work.

Love the percussion. Love the organ. And Peter, you seem to be channeling a little Clapton on this one.

As always, Janice, your vocals shine. I especially like your harmonies on this one.

Excellent mix, mastering, and arrangement, Bud!

Love this!

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#653776 - 04/30/21 05:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Hey now!
That's a knee slapper!
Great job on the complex vocals.
amazing how a little clap can make such a big difference.

Loved it!

moto


Thanks! Glad you like the handclap. We thought putting it on that beat emphasized the reggae vibe a bit.

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#653800 - 04/30/21 08:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Lawd have mercy. This is gonna make me shout and put my cape back on.

I gotta get some of this!

Yeah, I love it y'all!!

Great job.

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#653939 - 05/01/21 05:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Janice, Bud and Peter,

Your raggae is perfectly fits the traditional bluegrass/folk tune.
Janice's expressiveness is fully demonstrated in this song.
The arrangement and the mix are excellent.
Very creative!
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Thank you Shigeki. It was a fun project and we are happy you enjoyed it.

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#654220 - 05/03/21 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Originally Posted By: musician17
Great, nuanced singing from Janice - as she always does. The reggae background is wonderful, too ... the guitar playing is perfect for this kind of track. I didn't know the tune (what's new there? haha), but the interpretation is top-notch. Production is crisp and clear to my ears. In short: a great job from everyone involved - you always set a high standard bar and meet or exceed it every single time. Well done!


Thanks!

We’ve enjoyed the occasional foray into reggae over the years.

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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Janice & Bud,

I really liked this song - lovely hypnotic rhythm.

Vocals - perfect for this song.

Instruments - all good.

Claps - unexpected claps on beat 3 when I expected them on beat 2. Is this typical for Reggae music?

Keep up the good work.

Best Regards
Nigel


We appreciate your thoughts Nigel and are glad you liked it.

We added the handclaps to beat three as it seemed to accentuate the reggae rhythm ... at least within this project. From our somewhat limited reggae listening I don’t know if it typically done. Like Dylan said it seemed like a good idea at the time. smile

Thanks again!

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#654362 - 05/04/21 06:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: vicarn]
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Originally Posted By: vicarn
Hi all of you.
I listened to this a while back but can't offer any worthy suggs as it's way out of my genre and I don't know the original.
However, the vocal is as silky smooth as always and it's as punchy as it needs to be.
All I can say is "Well Done".

Vic




Thanks Vic! No sugs required at PG Music smile

BTW, it’s way outa our genre too but BiaB makes that easy!

Appreciate your support as always,

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#654570 - 05/05/21 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Leon1]
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Originally Posted By: Leon1
Hi Janice, Bud and Peter
I've been having a break from the Internet, so very late to the party. Now I'm back on line, I figured this was the obvious place to start catching up. I'm very familiar with Maria Muldaur's version of this song. Listening to your inspired take it wasn't the first time I've thought that Janice's voice has some of the same alluring qualities as hers. This is brilliant. Right up there with my all time favourite reggaefied country song; Toots and the Maytals' version of 'take me home country roads' ('take me home West Jamaica'). Oh yeah.
Regards,
Leon


Thanks Leon for the Maria mention! Regarding the whole reggae thing ... it's fun to pretend we know what the heck we are doing smile smile

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#654580 - 05/05/21 04:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Now that was a fun listen. Something totally different but you three master musicians pulled it off perfectly.
Peter excellent guitar as normal but with a wha wha, fantastic.
Janice fantastic vocal as always and I was pleasantly surprised to here you play the cajon!
Bud fantastic mix as usual.

You all should be super proud of this, excellent work.
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#654817 - 05/07/21 05:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Young
All I can say is WOW! (Well, actually I'm just about to say quite a bit more...)

Talk about doing something outside your normal lane! This just proves how versatile you are. Great fresh arrangement. I just wouldn't have thought of doing a reggae version of this song. But it sure does work.

Love the percussion. Love the organ. And Peter, you seem to be channeling a little Clapton on this one.

As always, Janice, your vocals shine. I especially like your harmonies on this one.

Excellent mix, mastering, and arrangement, Bud!

Love this!

Steve


Thank you Steve for your kind words, friendship and support over the years.

Best to you both!

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#654911 - 05/08/21 06:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Lawd have mercy. This is gonna make me shout and put my cape back on.

I gotta get some of this!

Yeah, I love it y'all!!

Great job.

smile


:):):)

Thanks David!

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Originally Posted By: MarioD





Now that was a fun listen. Something totally different but you three master musicians pulled it off perfectly.
Peter excellent guitar as normal but with a wha wha, fantastic.
Janice fantastic vocal as always and I was pleasantly surprised to here you play the cajon!
Bud fantastic mix as usual.

You all should be super proud of this, excellent work.


You are generous but we’ll take it! smile

Thank!

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#654955 - 05/09/21 08:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Honey Babe (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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how fun is that! I liked the creativity and clean sound that supported the vocals so well. Great stuff!
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