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Rock The Baby With Voodoo (w/Tobin)


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while Tobin was touring out of town, i was cleaning the studio and noticed a cd of african vocal samples. playing them turned into play around with them which turned into making a fun little song around them. on the weekend when he came back, in the middle of his touring, tobin added keyboards. i was going to do more to it but it seems finished enough for what it is. nothing earth-shaking, just a bit of fun summertime computer voodoo. i have no idea what the singers are saying, but "rock the baby" seemed like a fun mis-translation!
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...rock the baby with voodoo...
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Hits: 11401
Comments: 52
Fans: 30
Plays: 1202
Downloads: 329
Votes: 35
Uploaded: Jun 14, 2005 - 10:11:31 AM
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2006 - 11:44:51 AM Last Played: Mar 15, 2017 - 08:09:59 PM
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Hardware:
collaboration with TobinMueller in keyboards
"mulletsrock" on basses
me on guitars
GB on drums
Software:
GB; digidesign's Voices of Africa
Comments
TobinMueller said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
Voodoo lady
My favorite part is the little jazz break in the middle, after
the swirling voodoo dance bit, kind of like a moment with
mother and child, a hope-in-dream, a modern moment
sandwiched between the ethnic past; or maybe the whole
song is the dream, and that moment is the present, a sort
of interruption of flow. It brings a new dimension. I could
never get that Digidesign sampler to work right on my old
G3; really glad you found some of the old disks! (Oh, and
thanks for cleaning up. The studio looked great.) It was
great fun adding all those silly licks to your sound collage.
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said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
Voodoo lady
Tobin, "JINX"... I almost beat you to the punch! We were typing at the same
time! Very cool!

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"The time has come"
said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
Suzanne is Back!
I was surprised to see your name in the new song listings!
It is so good to hear you again featuring your guitar work
in a new submission at MacJams. I haven't commented
much lately, but had to speak here. Such a great mixture
of styles and textures... I love the breaks and
instrumentation. The vocals sound so intense. If you aren't
right-on about your translation... it doesn't matter!
Suzanne said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
Suzanne is Back!
thanks, alimar. i started a few things that didn't turn out. and had delays due to health. but i just got back from the dentist and read all these comments and was perked right up! thank you for coming out of retirement. almost like old home week! (sad/happy nodding)

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morning girl
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Jim Bouchard said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
fun
the interation between the guitar and voices is this mighty cool. There's a lot going on and I think I like it a bit more when the guitar takes the lead, but it certainly is summertimey. Great playing!
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Suzanne said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
fun
thanks, Jim. i much prefer to play off someone, to fit licks and whammy bar bends in between singing or other player's spots. its what i did when i played more. i tried to make it a call-and-response type thing, which fit in with the vocal styles, i think. thanks for your kind words.

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morning girl
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Mcboy said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
straight...
to the ipod, baby.......very,very kool......is that a midi
guitar?......sounded great nonetheless......thanks for
sharing!.....
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Suzanne said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
straight...
the guitar is me, pick in hand. i can't play keys so midi guitar is out for me. i think it is so cool that a place like this can instantly release a tune to someone's ipod. thanks for doing it. makes me feel very cool. thanks!

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morning girl
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said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
BTW
If my calculations are correct, this turns out to be song
#8,000 here at MJ! Congrats!
Suzanne said 4397 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
BTW
Tiger just arrived in the mail. now i know why!

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morning girl
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alley-oop said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
Soothng vibe
Very cool. The chants, the rhythm. I like how everything hangs on to that simple keyboard riff. The guitars are what makes this for me. Those funky wah licks, yeah! The squeeky squeels, ooo!
The middle section with the clean groove change up, very nice. Bass and keyboards right in the pocket.
Such a pleasure to hear something very different and VERY TASTY.

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Suzanne said 4397 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Soothng vibe
i'm all about soothing vibes lately. maybe its my age. that's what drew me to cook it into a sort of funk nu-gospel groove with slinky riffs. thanks for tasting!

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morning girl
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SlimGirlFat said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
OOOH
Suzanne, this is great.
Such a long time since you posted a new track!!
what a stomping return..heh heh. Excellent guitar riffs and I
love how you have blended the african vocals.
I love it all, all the layers and weaving in and out of all the
sounds.
Totally brilliant production.
MORE MORE MORE!!

D/L
Slimmie
Suzanne said 4397 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
OOOH
thanks, slimmie. so good to hear from you too. you're one of the joyous shining people and i truly appreciate your comments.

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morning girl
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illuminati said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
Different and very cool
Sounds like the best stuff by artists exploring African
textures, reminds me a bit of Thomas Dolby, May the
Cube Be With You era.
Suzanne said 4397 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Different and very cool
i'm deffinitely an era girl. there is a spirit line through all this music, and that is one of the things i was trying to bring to it. a sort of lineage. i tried to show that in how my guitar echoes the vocals, yet shifts them into hard rock riffs.

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morning girl
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Z293 said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
Welcome Back
Or maybe you never left, you've just been tuck away
working on something great and this is it. Love the
different textures of everything.
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Suzanne said 4397 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Welcome Back
thanks. i like that, "tucked away." i'm going to use that from now on. "what you been doing?" "oh, tucked away, enjoying life..."

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morning girl
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Stun Nutz said 4397 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
bizzarrrrgh
interesting combination of styles you have here... all
connected together with that searing guitar. I love
"interesting combinations"...
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Suzanne said 4381 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
bizzarrrrgh
i was trying for interesting, but not bizarre. i hope it wasn't bizarre, i hope it shows the easy way different types of music fit because they have such similar roots. thats what i was hoping.

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morning girl
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mandolinquent said 4397 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
What a great stew...
It's nice the way the rhythm of the chant cuts across your
own rhythms. Joyous stuff, beautifully put together. Very
awed.
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Suzanne said 4381 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
What a great stew...
... a tribute to what inspires. roots. mothers. community music. like babies in hands. the stirring of spirits that possess...

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morning girl
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perceptualvortex said 4395 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Wow
I'm just blown away by the creativity and beauty in this. It's a perfect blend of disparate, individually interesting elements. I've tried working with African singing like that, without much success so far--but here it's very nicely integrated.
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Suzanne said 4381 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
Wow
thanks. i worry over so many details. hard to sit behind a computer when that's what i do all day long at work. it feels good to finally submit songs that take so long to compelte. i really like what you said.

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morning girl
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irocc said 4394 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
smooth
i like the textures. groove on
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Mr. S said 4393 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
...
got a lil' funk in this one. I'm diggin' those back sounds.

S
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TobinMueller said 4381 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
...
Thanks, the keyboardist often gets lost in the shuffle. I was trying to be hip
and understated, thinking like a percussion section. It is fitting you noticed,
since some of your tracks have a similar feel.
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thetiler said 4393 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
very interesting tune
Love that black sound, nice guitar wha
nice production
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Cameron said 4391 days ago (June 20th, 2005)
artful & quirky
Lots of interesting twists and turns of sound on this,
Suzanne! Definitely one of the most unique tracks on
MacJams at the moment.

I like the change of pace just past the middle, then back
to the earlier groove with voices. Nice!

This song has a very organic feeling even with such
different elements -- you combine them very well into a
pleasing whole.

Your guitar flourishes are cool. Nice keyboards, Tobin.

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Suzanne said 4381 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
artful & quirky
i like the quirky. thanks. the transition into that middle part works for me, but the ubruptness of the transition back into the groove was a hard one to do. i have several version and opted to just get back into it. cleaner and more straightforward. if you stretch a bit, it makes sense. thanks for enjoying the quirkiness!

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morning girl
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eDrew said 4390 days ago (June 21st, 2005)
Bassline
That Bassline is Funky. Totally enjoyable. I enjoyed you guitar
touches
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Suzanne said 4381 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
Bassline
thanks for noticing the bassline. a family friend laid it in, replacing what i played on guitar and then some. some cool riffs. thanks professor!

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morning girl
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repitx said 4384 days ago (June 27th, 2005)
Great!
Great song!
Warren Smith said 4380 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
21st Century Global Village
This actually is an eating festival song, and what they are really asking is, do you want "rocks with your gravy?" Just kidding, of course. No matter what you imagined you might come up with when you started working on this recording, you ended up developing a highly imaginative piece, full of diverse textures, full of dynamic surprises. It feels African, from the singing, but it's clearly Western, in the screaming guitar, the drumset and the bass riffs. But it takes multiple listenings to untangle these threads, because it's all so wonderfully woven together that it feels organic, like it comes from a specific time and place, which, for lack of better definition, I would call 21st Century Global Village.
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said 4365 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Love it.
I had to download this. The bass line is like Me'Shell
N'Degecello. What a great groove. Very well produced too.
Kudos.
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FEEL said 4364 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Wicked
Loved those fat leads.
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HGB said 4343 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
Cool~tune*guitar~riff
Thanks~for~sharin'~enjoyed~your~song-HGB
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ziti said 4297 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
wow suzzanne!!!
I really LOVE this! You play very very nicely...I am way impressed!!
This is one of the best sounding recordings I've heard on the site, the
production is tremendous!!!

I broke my iPod....this is D/L and burned to disk...a fave.

sheeesh....sorry I took so long to find this great music!!!

deep bow

z
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chakeres said 4297 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Highly recommeded
You came highly reccommended from Ziti, so I checked you out. I
agree with him, well done and good production. It has an interesting
mix of funk, fusion jazz, and african beat. Nice guitar playing it
accents all the other stuff nicely. Enjoyed listening.-JAC
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T-Man said 4229 days ago (November 29th, 2005)
Now that's what garage band is for
Congratulations, you are the first track I have added to my favourites. This mix was very good and the eclectic path that you followed maintained my interest in the song.

Great work!
Isak Sherwood said 4172 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Lion King meets Sly and Jimi
Any song with such a great photo has to get my Fan vote. I dig the mix of funk, African, rock, blues, chant, jazz. Lion King meets Sly and Jimi.
daydream nation said 4115 days ago (March 23rd, 2006)
add some sinister
great work but very bright, I would love to hear a darker version.
great art.
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burtonger said 4059 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Nice times
I love out of the box,with groove,nice mix and tastie placement of
instruments and loops.
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TMRSoul said 3980 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
Very cool
Hi. Just wanted to say this is some very cool vibey stuff you got going
on here. I love the African chanting and that guitar sound is killin. The
groove is very nice and chill. Great mix as well. Excellent.!
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heatherbrooks said 3960 days ago (August 25th, 2006)
rock on Suzanne!
Great use of the found samples, but, girl it's your guitar playing that
knocked me out! You are killer, and I can't wait to get into the rest of
your trax. Hot stuff, sistah!! On to bassland...'mulletsrock' has got it goin
on and on. Bass line is deep, dirrrty and in the hole. Keyboard is
complex but subtle-great blend. I'm freakin over this, ya'll.
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heatherbrooks said 3960 days ago (August 25th, 2006)
share your wisdom...
how do you guys get your trax so quiet?? there's absolutely no noise
whatsoever. flawless!
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Hectorious said 3931 days ago (September 23rd, 2006)
Dannngggg
This is just Funky. I totaly dig it;0}
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tsand19151 said 3887 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
wow.....
this is KILLER!!! Love the groove. Excellent production. Great work.
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tsand19151 said 3887 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
wow.....
this is KILLER!!! Love the groove. Excellent production. Great work.
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said 3791 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
!!!!!
what a Glorious Celebration of Sound!
it's sensational - very Cool Piece.
anne
thoddi said 3738 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
awsome guitar
You sure play some stunning guitar licks Suzanne.

Fun samples of those Africans. Coupled with the groove and cool synth work it sounds very fresh and interesting.

I'd say that the drum loop used here is a groovy one very suited and funky, but could maybe have been spiced up/altered at some points to avoid getting to "sing-song" like;)

But I came for the guitars (clicked on your banner by impulse), and they didn't dissapoint:)

Bottom-line: Impressive! Give us more:)
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morgan102 said 522 days ago (January 24th, 2016)
Baby
Cool and creative
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