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June 23, 2023  -  User Showcase Song - Backwater


There’re many news stories of late about floods around the world so perhaps this post is topical. Close to 100 years old Backwater Blues (public domain) by the wonderful Bessie Smith is about a 1926 Nashville, TN flood. We changed the chord progression and lightly tweaked the lyric and hope you find it of interest. Big thanks to our music partner PeterF and PG Music. Comments are always welcome!

Backwater appears on our new album Deep In The Domain available on all the major streaming platforms.

Lyrics on SC and as with PD songs we own all rights to this version.
Janice: lead/call back vocals & arrangement
Peter: all guitar solos & RT guitar processing advice
Bud: mix, mastering, arrangement & photo

Vocals: Rodes NT1 mic > Scarlett 212i > Logic Pro > Izotope Nectar

Bass: RealTrack 564 Electric, Blues Monday > Izotope Neutron > Waves Bass Rider

Rhythm Guitar: RealTrack 1924, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow > Neutron > Logic Pro Overdrive

Piano: MIDI SuperTrack 2845 Piano, Rhythm
BluesSlowSwingMike > Logic Pro X Grand Steinway > Waves CLA Unplugged > Ozone 10 Imager

Drums: RealDrums NashvilleSwing8 > Waves CLA Drums

Snare: RealDrum kit file > Waves Torque > Waves Magma BB T

Cymbal: RealDrum kit file > Logic Pro Channel Reverb

Mastering Chain:
Ozone Dynamic EQ > Ozone Vintage EQ > Ozone imager > Ozone Maximizer > Ozone Tonal Balance

Posted on June 23, 2023 09:20 AM

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