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Considering working up a couple of R&B/Soul numbers

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  1. Dadocaster

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    I have the bones of the songs from a while back and I know a red headed lady singer.

    Might be a nice change.
     
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    Red headed lady is on board. :D
     
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    Go for it! I've always said that one of the best things about working commercial music was that I had to reproduce a whole bunch of styles that I never would have approached on my own.... hip-hop, orchestral, even heavy metal. Left to my own devices, I wouldn't have tried any of those things, and I wouldn't have learned all that I did.
     
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    I was a band/choir kid and I have been interested in a wide variety of styles my whole life. Used to be kind of good at faking whatever. :D

    Downside, is that I will have to keep the house cleaner if I have a lady collaborator in the Spare Bedroom Music Studio. :D
     
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    Nice! Time to spruce up the atmosphere.. :)

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    My first records were The Nutcracker and an album of Benny Goodman sides. There’s no style of music I don’t appreciate and enjoy. But I never would have tried to write a big band chart if a client didn’t ask for it. In each case I had to learn some basics about the genre and came to respect it more.
     
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    There is big band stuff in my head all the time. I read for band and stuff when I was a kid but learned no theory or anything and stopped trying to read charts when I started playing garage band stuff. If I knew more and could write a chart without pulling my (metaphorical) hair out, I would love to do some of the stuff in my head. Most especially, I really love the kinda "old time pop singer" big band stuff. I have one that is in my brain a lot. :D
     
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    Ya know, I found out recently that the Junior College a few miles away has a music program that focuses on jazz that is run by a fairly prolific composer/bass player/clinician. He played with the HS jazzband my son plays drums for, doing one of his pieces. You would think I could get some cheap bookwork in and get my theory and ability to write up to speed. It would require effort, though...
     
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    Looking through files trying to find the songs, found one but not the other, but stumbled across a third that might work in the concept. :D

    Kinda excited to do something different.
     
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    Ins.......piration.



     
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    Redheads are hot! :D
     
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    "You're too much for one man, but not enough for two..."
    That's a great line, omg.
     
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    Bill Withers...just great. Amazing artist. Stan McKinney wrote those lyrics though. Powerful stuff.
     
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    Going to sketch three songs tonight, I think. I hope.

    Due to the long association with fezz parka, I am having thoughts regarding production before we even really have the project going.

    Anyone have suggestions for stuff for me to listen to that is on the funky side of the RnB and soul that, if modern, is recorded and produced kinda like Black Keys??? Ya know? Groove/vib sorta lo fi?
     
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    That Black Keys stuff is old school production values with more modern equipment.

    Listen to this. Dan sure did.



    Now listen for the parallels here:

     
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