Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Dog Days - willnlf w/paul f. page


by

bud

 Genre: Folk (contemporary)

Get Flash to see this player.

Description
I took a back seat on this one. Will sent me a track he recorded on his H2 playing guitar and singing this tune. It sounded great and I thought it would be nice to do something different with it than my usual production. I had previously asked paul f. page if he would ever consider collaborating - I love his music and think he's extremely talented and creative - and so I sent him Will's track with liberty to do as he liked.

The result is what you have here with his piano, bass, strings, and harmonica arrangement. All I did was add a single electric guitar track, chimes, and a backing vocal. Hats off to Will and Paul - I love what they've done together - hope you like it too.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
Back in my old neighborhood
Brick walls retained the heat
Night was like an oven cooling
The hot sun’s long retreat

Men sat on their patios
Drank their sweaty beers
Listened to the ball game
The thin transistor cheers

Blue light from the tv’s
Bathed the narrow street
Women kicked their shoes off
Eased their aching feet

Summer in the city
the days when we were young
Summer in the city
Our lives had just begun

We’d meet beneath the street lamp
Sneak a cigarette
Boast about our hitting
The girls we planned to get

One by one we’d wander home
In the still and humid dark
Plan to meet tomorrow
On the ball field in the park

Laying on the bed at night
Praying for a breeze
Finally drifting off to sleep
Tangled in our sheets

Summer in the city
The days when we were young
Summer in the city
Our lives had just begun


- Will Jones 2007

Song Stats
Hits: 3558
Comments: 28
Fans: 15
Plays: 146
Downloads: 153

Uploaded: Dec 13, 2007 - 09:02:58 PM
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2007 - 09:48:33 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 03:47:22 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-ShareAlike

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
Will - Zoom H2
Paul - ?
Bud - iMac G5
Software:
Comments
Feter said 3652 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Dog Days
this is just awesome ..the singin the harmonies
and the floatin piano work ..I m listenin to it
for the second time as I m writin this ..just
wonderfull welldone my friends !!!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
bud said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
OOPs -
Feter - see comment below.
Check out my latest song called Oh Coast
said 3652 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Poetic
Good sounds, great lyrics!
bud said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Will writes em good -
Glad you stopped by.
Check out my latest song called Oh Coast
willnlf said 3652 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Thanks...
...to Paul and Bud for taking my simple concept and turning it into something rich and beautiful. I agree with Bud: Paul's talent and creativity makes the difference, but it's also his musical intuition. He found the mood I was looking for in this song. Much gratitude!
Check out my latest song called Dream Song
paul f. page said 3652 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Will,
I'm happy this turned out something like what you had in mind in the first place. It is pretty amazing to me that the three of us could work from such distances and yet come up with something that works. Thanks for your confidence in whatever little magic I may be able to conjure.
Paul
Check out my latest song called 185
bud said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
I'm really happy this turned out so well
I've been looking for a way to bring you into this realm for a while Paul. You played something few would even attempt - finger style piano is what I hear - which is just amazing (as in finger picked guitar).
Check out my latest song called Oh Coast
Heightened said 3652 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Dog Days
Not usually into folk but glad I stuck around. Great song!
Check out my latest song called Caldari
bud said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
I wasn't sure what genre to pick actually
glad folk didn't scare you off. Thanks for dropping by and sticking around.
Check out my latest song called Oh Coast
echoroom said 3652 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Ahhh, to be young
Beautiful work guys - lovely heartfelt vocal and wonderfully evocative lyric... sneakin ciggies ... those were the days!

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
bud said 3650 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
Your new tune about your youth
is a gem. Glad you stopped by.
Check out my latest song called Oh Coast
DWL said 3652 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Evocative stuff
a very interesting collab.

Seeing Paul's name there was certainly intruiging and I'm pleased to see it worked out well.

Well done guys!

Cheers

Dick


Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
dajama said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Great lyrics
Very evocative, a picture painted. The music complements the words perfectly. The piano is especially nice, dancing through the song. Good vocal performance, too, and another great collab. Kudos to everyone involved. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
drakonis said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
sweet childhood
And what a delightful long-distance collaboration... Will wrote & sung a solid song, Paul really did add sparkle with the piano, and Bud, don't short-change yourself here... the guitar and harmonies really make this great... and it wouldn't have happened if you hadn't pulled everyone together here. Very warm Summer song for a cold Winter!
ttfn,
Drakonis
Check out my latest song called Miwok
michael2 said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
nice one Bud
it's a really nice song, and all of the parts work so well together. i love how the piano sits in there. good job guys, all of you (even Bud who downplays his role too much I think).
Check out my latest song called Jazz Glitch Dub Experiment
davisamerica said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
yep..right then
that's what i'm talking about! One Great Song..Three Great Artist in Different Locations..and all these little wires and stuff..lol and Fantastic! Hats Off X 3!
Check out my latest song called ok char2(Vic and Flatrock mix)
guitapick said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Wow...
...what a song. Chills down my spine. Hat's off to all on this one. I love this, guys.

Downloaded
Check out my latest song called 'Cuz I Can
peacepiano said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Combined
Bud, you deserve credit as the producer who put this together. The combination of Paul and Will is perfect, you made all the right choices on what to add and what to leave off. Great song.

Thanks
Bill
Check out my latest song called Beat SoloMe-O
bud said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Thanks for dropping by Feter
Glad you like this one - I think it's kinda special myself.
Check out my latest song called Oh Coast
bud said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
OOPS
See above
Check out my latest song called Oh Coast
lengold said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
What a lovely
tender song. Another great collaboration. The added instruments all compliment the song without overpowering it. Very well done to all of you.
Cheers
Len


Check out my latest song called Decent Girl
said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
vivid
love the imagery in the poetry another great one
Vic Holman said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Perfect tune
Will is really stepping into the picture more. that is great!

Lyrics are soooo true. Even though in the summer my neighbor cranks out the ball game on the radio so the whole neighborhood can hear.

Pauls piano work just melds into this so well.

Your touch of guitar brings it all home.
Check out my latest song called For You To Decide
Joe Brady said 3651 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
A home run!......
Excellent Pickin Will, and the piano is tastefully added; beautiful feel to the whole arrangement. As usual, I really dig the poetry. Reminded me of "Sweet City Song" ; a cult hit by Cashman & West in the 70's . I really liked that song too. Pick-up baseball and football games were the framework in which you grew up in our neighborhood but it's rare that I look back on those days when I'm writing. This song brought back some pleaseant memories. Nice job Mr. Bud the Producer!
Check out my latest song called Long Way From Denver
willnlf said 3650 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
Joe
You can take the boy out of the neighborhood, but...you know the rest. Glad you enjoyed Dog Days. Thanks to Bud's invitation a year ago to write lyrics, I've been able find a whole new creative outlet. The past is rich, so I'll mine it from time to time.
Check out my latest song called Dream Song
Rebsie said 3649 days ago (December 16th, 2007)
Great stuff
Lovely richness of sound and the shared joy of a three-way collab. Very nicely done.
Check out my latest song called Amongst The Colours (w/ Luna Trick)
caroline said 3623 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
delicious
thank you
Check out my latest song called i'm a reunion maid MJRF 2010
said 3568 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Great!
This is a very great song from you Sir Kevin, amazing playing by the masters (Will & Paul) .. One of the very best songs ever posted in that genre. Beautifully recorded!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Kevin Bud Jones
Location: Brooklyn NY USA
send a note
Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
128
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 110