Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Old Memories

As far as I know, Tom Adams is the only pedal steel guitar player active on the Users Forum - and a damn good one! He has opened for, and played with, some of the country music greats over the years. Most of you probably don't know that Ronnie Fields' uncle, Gene Fields, founded GFI back in the 1960s. They quickly became one of the premiere makers of pedal steel guitars. Several of the A-list Nashville steel players used a GFI.

I, too, am a huge fan of the pedal steel.

This is the type of backing track you would have heard on country songs from early George Strait, Gene Watson, and many others in the '60s, 70s, and early 80s.

So, I put this together, hoping they might enjoy it. This is my way of saying thanks to them for their contributions to the country music industry for the past several decades.

Thanks, gentlemen!

Ronnie: my youngest brother used to live just down the road from GFI. He lived in Niangua, MO. Several members of my family live in the Springfield - Branson area.



Song Summary - Old Memories

File:Old Memories.SGU

Key=C , Tempo 80, Length (m:s)=3:36


Style is _DAKOTA.STY (Dakota Plains Country Ballad)

RealTracks in style: 1536:Bass, Electric, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 3159:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsBrentFX Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 2930:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkRock8thsBrent Ev 100
RealTracks in song: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2001:Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryPaul Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 624:Fiddle, Soloist George Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 3160:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsBrent Ev16 060
RealDrums in style:Modern Pop Ballad Drums with Shaker [Multi]


Paul Franklin, one of the very best pedal steel players to ever record in Nashville, is playing the pedal steel track.on this song.

Last edited by Al-David; 03/30/24 03:31 PM.

BIAB 2022 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

User Showcase
Joined: May 2023
Posts: 421
Journeyman
Offline
Journeyman
Joined: May 2023
Posts: 421
Nice instrumentation. It sounds like there's a lyrical song waiting to be written for it.


Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,092
Expert
Online Content
Expert
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,092
Alan, nicely done! That's a cool tribute. Have always been a big fan of the pedal steel, too. This sounds really relaxed, and I like the pedal steel in the long composition format, which I don't hear much. THANKS as well for the fascinating trivia on Tom and Ronnie's connection. Huh. It IS a small world! (FWIW, there's a volume swell at 1:37 that jumps out a bit. Didn't detract from my enjoyment whatsoever.) Really appreciate the thoughtful composition!


DC Ron
BiaB Audiophile
Presonus Studio One
StudioCat DAW dual screen
Presonus Faderport 16
Too many guitars (is that a thing?)
User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,362
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,362
Wow, you bring out the smiles, Alan. And thanks for mentioning Tommy and Ronnie. I did not know. Excellent choice using Paul Franklin. BiaB uses some incredible session players, and there are some very talented folks here who know how to direct them. This is so good. It's a good composition to show off the talents and sounds of such a cool instrument. It's very difficult to play with all the knee levers and stuff.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@babumusic51
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub
and https://soundcloud.com/babumusic-5080285
Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 11
User Showcase
Joined: Mar 2022
Posts: 323
L
Journeyman
Offline
Journeyman
L
Joined: Mar 2022
Posts: 323
it's really a beautiful instrument (pedal steel) highlighted by your song.
Laurent

User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,722
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,722
Really nice!

User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,625
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,625
Hi, Alan.

Nice track - mellow country. Pedal steel is one of those instruments that - in the right place - fits like nothing else.

Thanks for the trivia - it's always cool find out a bit more about people and music history.

I enjoyed the listen! smile


-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,746
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,746
A country instrumental at its best.
Paul plays a great pedal steel lead.
Great backing band and mix.


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB/RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software/hardware
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Originally Posted by WaoBand
Nice instrumentation. It sounds like there's a lyrical song waiting to be written for it.


Thanks a bunch for the listen and nice comment. I appreciate it!

Alan


BIAB 2022 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Originally Posted by DC Ron
Alan, nicely done! That's a cool tribute. Have always been a big fan of the pedal steel, too. This sounds really relaxed, and I like the pedal steel in the long composition format, which I don't hear much. THANKS as well for the fascinating trivia on Tom and Ronnie's connection. Huh. It IS a small world! (FWIW, there's a volume swell at 1:37 that jumps out a bit. Didn't detract from my enjoyment whatsoever.) Really appreciate the thoughtful composition!


Hi Ron,

Sorry for the tardy and brief reply. Di is having some serious medical issues.

Thank for the listen and very nice comments! Much appreciated.

I'm aware of the issue at 1:37 - there's a noisy artifact there, and I can't get rid of it - so I just dropped the volume for that particular beat and then brought it back up. I have several songs featuring pedal steel for the entire piece. Will post a few more here and there.

Thanks again.

Alan


BIAB 2022 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Originally Posted by BabuMusic
Wow, you bring out the smiles, Alan. And thanks for mentioning Tommy and Ronnie. I did not know. Excellent choice using Paul Franklin. BiaB uses some incredible session players, and there are some very talented folks here who know how to direct them. This is so good. It's a good composition to show off the talents and sounds of such a cool instrument. It's very difficult to play with all the knee levers and stuff.

HI Marty,

Thanks so much! I've admired the work of Tommy and Ronnie since I've been here. And the pedal steel is an oft-forgotten instrument, so I wanted to shine a little light on it. And yes, paul Franklin is a great player - and a nice guy from Detroit. He's soft-spoken and always respectful.

Many thanks,

Alan


BIAB 2022 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Originally Posted by laurent4114
it's really a beautiful instrument (pedal steel) highlighted by your song.
Laurent


Merci beaucoup, Laurent!

Alan


BIAB 2022 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Originally Posted by David Snyder
Really nice!


Thank you, David. Sorry for the tardy reply - Di is having serious medical issues again, so my time is there.

Take care,

Alan


BIAB 2022 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Originally Posted by dcuny
Hi, Alan.

Nice track - mellow country. Pedal steel is one of those instruments that - in the right place - fits like nothing else.

Thanks for the trivia - it's always cool find out a bit more about people and music history.

I enjoyed the listen! smile


HI David,

I fully agree with you about the placement for the pedal steel. Tom and Ronnie are interesting and talented folks!

Best to you,

Alan


BIAB 2022 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,428
Originally Posted by MarioD
A country instrumental at its best.
Paul plays a great pedal steel lead.
Great backing band and mix.


Hi Mario,

Many thanks for the listen and nice comments - appreciate it very much. The 60s and 70s are my favorite times for country music.

Take care,

Alan


BIAB 2022 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,112
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,112
Good stuff, Alan!

I knew the trivia about Tom, but not about Ronnie. Cool!

User Showcase
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 4,219
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 4,219
Alan, I’m glad I stopped in this morning. Thanks for your kindness. Not many can put together an instrumental with your degree of competency. I was lucky enough to have had a few interactions with Gene Fields. He was a wonderful and caring man who was well respected in the steel guitar community. He fixed a problem I was having on a steel that he had built and I had bought used. He paid the shipping and talked with me quite a while. Who does something like that? He worked with Leo Fender for a while and was the designer of the Starcaster. It was Fender’s answer to the Gibson 335. Thanks to all the who mentioned me in the comments. A great way to start my day! Tom

User Showcase
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 1,570
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 1,570
Hi Al-David,

Pretty, very captivating composition. The violin combines perfectly with the guitar. Well done. I appreciated.

Jani


Kindly regards
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 14,045
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 14,045
Nicely done tribute Al.
We've been privileged to have Tom play steel on several of our collaborations.
The man certainly knows what he's doing!

Enjoyed it!
J&B

User Showcase
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,890
Expert
Online Content
Expert
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,890
Alan...I too love pedal steel...this is a lovely example of the fantastic sound of the emotional and expressive instrument...and then to add the fiddle...ahh...sublime!...you have captured my heart with this wonder piece!


www.soundclick.com/firesong
BiaB 2024, Steinberg Cubase Pro 13, Wavelab 11.2, SpetraLayers Pro 10, Audacity, Steinberg UR44 Interface, Yamaha Genos, Roland FP60 and FP10, Windows 10

You are who you are because you do what you do because of what you believe.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
Update Your PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Today!

Add updated printing options, enhanced tracks settings, smoother use of MGU and SGU (BB files) within PowerTracks, and more with the latest PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 update!

Learn more about this free update for PowerTracks Pro Audio & download it at www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_pt.htm#2024_5

The Newest RealBand 2024 Update is Here!

The newest RealBand 2024 Build 5 update is now available!

Download and install this to your RealBand 2024 for updated print options, streamlined loading and saving of .SGU & MGU (BB) files, and to add a number of program adjustments that address user-reported bugs and concerns.

This free update is available to all RealBand 2024 users. To learn more about this update and download it, head to www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#20245

The Band-in-a-Box® Flash Drive Backup Option

Today (April 5) is National Flash Drive Day!

Did you know... not only can you download your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase - you can also choose to add a flash drive backup copy with the installation files for only $15? It even comes with a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

For the larger Band-in-a-Box® packages (UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition), the hard drive backup copy is available for only $25. This will include a preinstalled and ready to use program, along with your installation files.

Backup copies are offered during the checkout process on our website.

Already purchased your e-delivery version, and now you wish you had a backup copy? It's not too late! If your purchase was for the current version of Band-in-a-Box®, you can still reach out to our team directly to place your backup copy order!

Note: the Band-in-a-Box® keychain is only included with flash drive backup copies, and cannot be purchased separately.

Handy flash drive tip: Always try plugging in a USB device the wrong way first? If your flash drive (or other USB plug) doesn't have a symbol to indicate which way is up, look for the side with a seam on the metal connector (it only has a line across one side) - that's the side that either faces down or to the left, depending on your port placement.

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows® Today!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows for free with build 1111!

With this update, there's more control when saving images from the Print Preview window, we've added defaults to the MultiPicker for sorting and font size, updated printing options, updated RealTracks and other content, and addressed user-reported issues with the StylePicker, MIDI Soloists, key signature changes, and more!

Learn more about this free update for Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows at www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#1111

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 Review: 4.75 out of 5 Stars!

If you're looking for a in-depth review of the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows version, you'll definitely find it with Sound-Guy's latest review, Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows Review: Incredible new capabilities to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs.

A few excerpts:
"The Tracks view is possibly the single most powerful addition in 2024 and opens up a new way to edit and generate accompaniments. Combined with the new MultiPicker Library Window, it makes BIAB nearly perfect as an 'intelligent' composer/arranger program."

"MIDI SuperTracks partial generation showing six variations – each time the section is generated it can be instantly auditioned, re-generated or backed out to a previous generation – and you can do this with any track type. This is MAJOR! This takes musical experimentation and honing an arrangement to a new level, and faster than ever."

"Band in a Box continues to be an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs, as well as an extensive educational resource. It is huge, with hundreds of functions, more than any one person is likely to ever use. Yet, so is any DAW that I have used. BIAB can do some things that no DAW does, and this year BIAB has more DAW-like functions than ever."

Convenient Ways to Listen to Band-in-a-Box® Songs Created by Program Users!

The User Showcase Forum is an excellent place to share your Band-in-a-Box® songs and listen to songs other program users are creating!

There are other places you can listen to these songs too! Visit our User Showcase page to sort by genre, artist (forum name), song title, and date - each listing will direct you to the forum post for that song.

If you'd rather listen to these songs in one place, head to our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, where you'll have the option to select the genre playlist for your listening pleasure. This page has SoundCloud built in, so it won't redirect you. We've also added the link to the Artists SoundCloud page here, and a link to their forum post.

We hope you find some inspiration from this amazing collection of User Showcase Songs!

Congratulations to the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

We've just announced the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

There are 45 winners, each receiving a Band-in-a-Box 2024 UltraPAK! Read the official announcement to see if you've won.

Our User Showcase Forum receives more than 50 posts per day, with people sharing their Band-in-a-Box songs and providing feedback for other songs posted.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed!

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics81,550
Posts734,312
Members38,487
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
ABE, Nancy Gochnauer, Frank G, Floyd63, DNavLL
38,487 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 186
DC Ron 113
dcuny 97
Today's Birthdays
90 dB, jestlykme, Joop Witteman
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5