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April 23, 2020  -  User Showcase Song - The Chicken and Cheese Song

This one is a bit different than my usual. There is a little backstory to this slightly nonsensical song.

When I was a wee lad, I would amble about the house singing, “Have you heard of the chicken and cheese” over and over and over. Of course, my parents didn’t recognize my precocious verbal dexterity and melodic acumen. This little song would have been relegated to the dustbins of my mind (B. Hill allusion), but my older sister had recently requested that I record the chicken and cheese song. Unfortunately, the song has undergone genre reassignment surgery and is now suffering from genre confusion. However, the original lyric and melody are preserved in the chorus just as it was sung a half century ago.

If you are looking for art, this ain't it.

I’ve been working on this song in bits and pieces, and it contains a lot of bits and pieces. I still have some tweaking to do.

For those outside of the United States, Hamburger Helper was and is a box of dried noodles, powdered sauces, and other unknown ingredients that you mix with a liquid and ground beef. I never much cared for it---then and now.

The lyrics are on SoundCloud.

The Band
Me: Vocals, voices, some laughter, and general mayhem.

In the “dance” sections, I am playing the bass line on the keyboard that comes in at the :25 mark in the first section, and regurgitates and reverberates throughout the other dance sections. The rest of the dance section is made from loops (royalty-free, naturally).

For the “jazz” verses, I used the style Depart Dreamy Smooth Jazz:
RealBass 2960 Bass, Acoustic, SmoothBallad
RealPiano 910 Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad
RealGuitar 367 Guitar, Electric, Background Dreamy
RealStrings 1219 Vibes, Rhythm JazzBallad

For the “country” chorus, I used the style Branson Acoustic Folk and added a cowbell. I think I need more cowbell.
RealBass 2421 Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlapBoomChicka
RealPiano 1610 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm
RealGuitar 2518 Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking BoomChic
RealStrings 2517 Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking BoomChi

Posted on April 23, 2020 10:55 AM

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