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Going Down [MedicineShowBand]


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davisamerica

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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This is the second part of the "Medicine Show" tracks with Feter. Black Coat John was the first track of the set. These tracks just represent a way for us to try and find a vehicle in which to become a band on stage. I began work on this initial track early December 2008. It became evident I was going nowhere with any lyrics and handed this off to Terry and in the meantime sent a rough copy to Feter to begin to think about some additions. Terry is a master story teller and when his lyrics came back I was not disappointed. The lyrics are very open ended to me as far as meaning. I ask Terry what they meant and he just laughed and said "... deception". Roxylee brought what she always does, pure professionalism and a beauty of a voice. Our brother Feter just jammed away on Mr. Bright and sang bass vocal backing. A very special thank you to Patrick [Outtaorbit] and his ugly blue Yahama.
One of the post final "ears" we asked for help from said " ...this is a hymn for the people ... all of us." ..... I loved that. The song clicked for me personally after watching too many hearings on the television. I will let you ask Terry for any other clarification you may want ... I have mine.

Production Notes:
All of the instruments are real. Each track was performed as a whole and no splices were used. The feeling of actually playing live was pretty close and also pretty cool. The guitar, harmonica and drums were recorded through a KorgD 3200 board. The bass, vocals, and calliope were recorded in Garageband. Feter's mandolin was recorded independently.

Terry [davisamerica2]........ Lyrics and vocals
Roxylee............................. Vocals
Feter ................................. Mandoline and vocals
Patrick [Outtaorbit] .............Bass
Jack [davisamerica] .............Instruments

This was a bear for me to mix and it could still be a bit better. It would never have gotten this close without the advice and early listening of Drakonis, Magnatone, Len Gold and Bud. A very special thank you to Bud for spending some phone time to walk me through.
Bud once said these things are .."all about the casting" ... he was right and I am in debt to the folks who pulled this off.
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Lyrics
Going Down

I've seen your face in the summer light
I've seen your face on a moon-lit night
..... and they are not the same

I don't know which one i should believe
There's one that's truth, but one deceives
.... and if that's your aim
Then I'm taking you down

There's glory in each step we take
When we're on the path to Glory's Gate
But if you're not then accept your fate, and you know that you're going down

Though you thrash about like you're spitting mad
I can't help but think that you're really glad about the mess we're in
And yes, I see your indignant frown
But is it just a smile turned upside down?
Did you really win ?
Then I'm taking you down

There's glory in each step we take
When we're on the path to Glory's Gate
But if you're not then accept your fate, and you know that you're going down

Going down .....

You spend your life in a dreamy state
You're either half asleep or you're half awake
Does it matter which?

When you come to where the crossroads join
You just scratch your head and then toss a coin
And say "Life's a bitch"

I'm taking you down
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Uploaded: Feb 19, 2009 - 10:11:55 PM
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2015 - 10:00:05 AM Last Played: Apr 04, 2017 - 05:43:46 PM
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Feter said 3163 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Going Down
Kudos to everybody ...I m just speechless the production the efforts
that everyone did here ...from Jacks dynamo work to Pat boomin piston
bass work to the richness singing of Terry with Roxy's Magic that we all
so lucky to haver her here with us ...thank you all !!!!
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Brother ....
I am still so grinning at the difference your backing bass vocals made ... Mr. Bright shines again. This was the best my friend .. you are inspiration and magic to work with ... but then YOU are a member of the band.
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Vic Holman said 3163 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Not Cream?
No Eric Clapton solo? kidding of course.

excellent tune and collab project. everyone really gave a 130% of themselves here.

fantastic team work!


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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Vic ....
These guys just kick ! Thanks for your time and ears.
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magnatone said 3163 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Going Down
Jack et al, this turned out so amazingly well. I LOVE roxy's voice in here, but then, i really love everything about this song. These lyrics, i haven't seen them written out until now - just superb. I know you worked your butts off on this, and jack's blood, sweat and tears are evident in this very excellent result. Congrats to all!
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Karen
Thank you for the patient listening and feed back. A shoulder to wail on an ear to rant at ... much appreciated lady. Roxy, Feter and Terry are a dream team to work with and I am a lucky guy. Thank You !
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abfkingsport said 3163 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
Awesome! Has that home grown sound. Lov roxy's vox. Excelent. You guys are making me self concious about posting anything else until I can mix better.
Thanks for sharing. Sickem' Terry, great lyrics.
The King
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Right then
Thank you Anthony ... BTW "bollocks" on the mixing thing ... it is always a struggle for me .. sometimes I get close ... sometimes not. I don't know that I ever judge a tune solely on "production" ... heart tends to weigh in much more. You're work has both .. keep them coming ! Thanks Man from the "Band"
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Char said 3163 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Hmm,
Yep, very thoughtful lyrics. Perfect casting as Terry and Roxy sound good together. The pathway to Glory's gate is very narrow indeed. Nice work, everyone. Thanks.
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
char ....
many thanks kiddo ... you just make me smile
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Patriotpizzaman said 3163 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Sweet !
Very moody ! transports the listener to another place.
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
another place ....
hope it was a good one and thanks for the listen ... off to check out some of your work
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sloparts said 3163 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Excellent work, all of you
Love the lyrics Terry and your delivery is great. And Old ugly blue is sounding might mighty Patrick. Roxy, what can I say about you girl. You always shine like a diamond when you do this kind of thing, and you didn't disappoint this time either.

Jack you have a gift my friend. You seem to be able to pull people from different worlds together like no one I know and always come up with something thats extraordinary and wonderful. And you've done it again my friend.

Bravo Maestro and Kudos to all of you for a wonderful job, very well done.

This will become the anthem for the rest of us. The meaning of your words are not lost on me.

Be well and be cool, all of you,

Ed
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Ed .....
How can you mess anything up with these great artist and guidance from the pros here ? Must say Patrick's ugly blue bass yamaha added the underpinning needed on this. Terry is just solid gold and Roxy and his voice are always magic. Feter put in some great licks but really what made me just grin was when I added his bass vocal backing. He is snuggled in so secure you may have to listen a bit ... but if this vocal track were not in place the vocals are airy and not full. He ask if he could add some "muddy" vocals ... indeed. What I have figured out is this place is a candy store .... need help ... ask.
You my dear friend are the best and I so appreciate your support and comments. Thanks Ed.
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LunaTrick said 3163 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Cool lineup
What fun listening to this!
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Daniel ...
Don't you just love this candy store ?? thanks man
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lengold said 3163 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Listened to this
six times last night. It really is a wonderful song and collaboration. Mighty lyrics.
Impossible to find anything wrong with the production.
You have created a super group here Jack, congratulations to you all.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
My mentor
from across the pond ... Thank You. You and Bud really helped me think through the final on this and I so appreciate your quick and helpful response. How big is my tab now Len ??? Going on 2 years of support and friendship it has to be huge. Thank You from all of us!
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gail60 said 3163 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
excellent
Great performance by all. Tons of talent in this one and kudos to everyone for pulling it off so nicely as a team. I could swear you were all on stage putting on this show and trust me, no one could take you guys down. Awesome!
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
"on stage"
ahemmm ... we could have used some "clogging" ..... Thank you Gail .. your words mean a lot to all of us !
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davisamerica2 said 3163 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Thanks Jack...
....for sending this groove to me. Been a long while since we sat together with guitar and piano, and now you've taken over my instrument. But that's OK. The guitar gods are tapping their feet, and I assure you, they will not smite you. This is good, bonifide guitar playing. And I love the harmonica. Pat, do I hear you there? This music is great! Roxy', it's getting to where everything I sing, I'm thinking "how can Roxy make this better?" Feter, that mandolin was icing on the cake. I've got lots that beg for your input. Thank you kind sir. And thank you all for your working on this with us. I envy all of you for your unique talents. Peace, Terry
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Skean said 3163 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Wow
What a great band I am speechless…I download it and loop it.
It sure is a gold keeper…Thanks to all involved and I hope I come to hear more from ya guys.

Peace
---
Kenta
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Kenta speechless ????
it is the end of the world !!! Kidding man ... thanks for the feed back on the "level check" posting. WOW ... downloaded .. what a great compliment. The "Band" sez thanks !!
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Moviz said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Can't get over
how Terry sounds like Burl Ives and has an excellent way of getting the words across with that story telling technique he has. Great lyrics and a wonderful performance by all. This could be the soundtrack to a film or something. The only thing to crit' (if you could call it that) was that I had to turn my volume way up full whack, to hear it reasonably loud, cheers M
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Maurice
:-] .... I think the volume trouble stems from the proverbial mix w/wo "headphones" thing. This original track was mixed with monitors which gives a louder mix it seems than phones. This is a constant battle on which avenue to pursue. LoL ... Burl Ives what a huge compliment to Terry ... I have loved listening to this guy for ... well "many" years. Thanks Maurice ... a lot
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said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
flashback

vintage sound from a time way back, fresh in the eyes & ears of the beholder. Cool smooth tune everyone, sounds great and clean.

. - Harold
davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
howdy neighbor
Thanks Harold ... you, Patrick and me ...Stockyards soon.
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bud said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Man this sounds good on good phones
I think the mix is excellent Jack - but I understand the fretting - it's a big responsibility bringing a baby like this into the world. Terry - Roxy - Patrick - Feter - Jack - this a song to be really proud of. The playing and singing is excellent and I love the lyrics - they speak right to me loud and clear. Great collab. Six more songs and you'll have a set to take on the road.
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
dawg ...
Kevin thanks for the help and time you spent with talking me through this. I cannot express how much of a kick it is to call you a "friend" ..... deep and sincere thanks.
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drakonis said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Yup... there you go
Nailed it, everyone! Wow this is so good! You boosted the bass so it has some real "oomph" now... excellent warm mix. Love the harmonies, music, lyrics, singing, and performance by everyone here.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Eduard ...
I know you were insanely busy when I hollered "calf rope" but you took some time to help me breathe and begin to see a path.... I need you to know how much that meant. The Dragon is a blessing to all.
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Roxylee said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Jack and Terry-
What a dream team! These lyrics and singing by Terry perfectly fit the great musicianship by Jack. How many instruments can you play?? And your mixing skill is superb. i want lessons. Terry, I love your voice and am honored to sing with you on anything. Feter's mando adds an emotional and melodic touch in all the right places, and Patrick's bass is so professionally done! I keep playing this, over and over, and it will be continue to replay in my head, day and night. It's one of those songs that one cannot stop singing or humming. Who needs Lennon & McCartney when we have Pearson & Hemby, or is it Hemby & Pearson?
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
ahemmm ....
Terry and I both agreed who needed to be on the "team" for this project ... hands down. Roxy I cannot express the joy it is to work with you. You are a professional, you sing like an angel, and your feedback and support of everyone during production is stellar. This would not have worked without you .... what a lovely artist and person you are ... this was a treat.
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lavalamp said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Excellent
Really glad I got a chance to hear this. Great work guys. Well-written. Good casting job.

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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Dave .....
Well thanks man .... these guys are just a pure joy and you are too cool
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Outtaorbit said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Great final mix
nicely done all......
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
thank
goodness for that ugly blue yamaha bro .... we had fun no??
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Outtaorbit said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Ah... fun!
Always our first rule.
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sschedra said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Classic Folk
This could have been written by Woodie Guthrie! This is pure folk music and I don't think there is anything the folk can't identify with. The sound is pure and real and it definitely has the "live" feel. Just a great song, well produced.
Very impressed Jack,
Stephen
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rabittwhole said 3153 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
Stephen ...
you are too kind ..."casting " magic
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davisamerica said 3153 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
btw ....
please excuse the bunny suit ... cross dressing is confusing at times ... :-]
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tempie said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
scratch your head and toss a coin
wow, everybody, perfect in all ways. Terry I love your vocals. I can't place a "sounds like" - echoes of Del McCoury but your phrasing is more Lightfoot (I think I tell you that every song) but why bother because you do your own thing and it sounds great. Feter - mandolin sounds terrific and Roxylee you've got that 70's country-rock backup thing down - love the humming!

"When you come to the crossroads" lyric is just really really good. This is great, thanks for sharing everybody...
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Craig ..
thanks man. Terry is a craftsman. We have had many years of playing together and his voice still knocks me out and he can turn one hell of a tale. Feter and Roxy .... Patrick ... right then , all i had to worry about was finding the right buttons to push and not screw them up. :-]
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saymme said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Going Down !
Very much enjoyed, You have a great sound...! BEAUTIFUL collab & interesting lyrics!! Great voices You all have !((!) TX
davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Helena
Thank you ... from all of us indeed


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Bowman said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Going Down
What a great way to start my day. You guys have done a awesome job and are officially ready for prime time. Great singing/playing/fab mix.
Yeah they got to go down - just don't want the bastards to take us with them.
Loved it Terry.
Best,
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Charlie
Sooner or later there has to be more of us than them ... Outstandingly generous comments and from all of "the band" ... deep bows to you and much appreciated !
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Doadars Uncle said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
So nice
Wow all! Cozy sounds, yet dark. Love this one!
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davisamerica said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Doug ....
some great help on this ...thanks man
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Pete_NB said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Stick it to the man!
Great to hear some stuff of substance. A worthy and successful project with some talented people!

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davisamerica said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
pete ...
i suppose the lyrics will mean different things to different ears .... terry still not elaborating ... i thought it was an appropriate rant myself .... so i got to pick the pic and there you go. Thanks pete ... very cool man
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Dj French Toast said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Hey Da
The Production on this is nice ..I love Terrys voice and Rox's and Fets fills were awesome . I listened to this song about 5 times now and on the final listen finnaly got to the lyrics ..they are powerful and well vocalized emotionally ....I thought the mix was nice and even and had enough air to breath ....I loved the Harp but im partial to the harp in any song ;) Well done on everyones part...excellent colab Everyone !

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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
ben
5 times ... wow ... thanks man
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ktb said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
sooooulful
I can see where this would be a challenge to master. A ton of excellent DNA audio to fit in all the right places. Sounds to me you nailed it. It very much encompasses a live feel. Tremendously organic. Props to all.
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
well
all of us are amazed and offer deep bows
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Bob Rodgers said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Superb!
This is just fanatstic, an excellent song with superb vocals from Terry, Roxylee and Feter.
I think I need to give up after hearing this, what a great production, this song is a big fav of mine, all the instruments sound great, love the harp and the lyrics, love everything!
You have a magical talent Jack and a great collab here from some very talented musicians.
Very much enjoyed!

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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
bob ....
please wait on us
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michael2 said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
oh yeah
what a line up, is that Feters mandolin I hear in there? great performances (love those harmonies),a nd the lyrics are great. this is what i would expect from you guys.
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
michael
man ... just thanks ... a lot
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awigze said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Going Down
Nice LIVE and raw (but polished) feel...
Bravo!
Great Collab....
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davisamerica said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
wow
thanks indeed ... from all of us
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VicDiesel said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
All-star cast
This is a great tune; good writing and equally good performances all around.
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davisamerica said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
vic ....
well this means a lot and a very big thanks from all involved
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Alannah said 3162 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
What a nice blending ....
.. of some "good ole boys" (and a girl).....
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davisamerica said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
:-]
thanks toes !
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RickW said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Going Down
What an apt title guys. Thanks Roxy for pointing my way to these guys. I loved the lyrics, especially the tossing coin and I'm taking you down -- so real and hopeful. You could add at the end "They get what they deserve." Great job everyone!

God bless,
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davisamerica said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Rick
thanks to roxy indeed .... she is just a trip to work with and Terry's work is always solid. Feter is.... well a master craftsman. Patrick and I just try and keep up. Thanks so much for the listen.
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chronologic said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
best song yet
I mean by that: Best I have heard on MacJams so far. It is perfect. Perfect. Nothing else to say is there? What else could I say. I don't understand the description, I'm confused by the titles (davis1, davis2, same? What is meant by "on stage"... some of us live in you know Syria... so how big is the stage? You probably didn't mean to be deceptive but as for me I'm clueless, but quite interested if this is the result of whatever it is you're doing. In the end, what matters is the song is great. And it is. Totally great. Do more.
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davisamerica said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
it is confusing
even to me. so... here goes. Patrick [outtaorbit] Terry [davisamerica 2] and me [davisamerica] used to play together many moons ago. we still play in a virtual setting here, now. Feter is an amazing talent we have dreamed about playing with ... hence the "virtual" stage .... and you are most generous indeed.
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WillyB said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
...
WOW. Perfection all the way around - production, performance... fantastic work from all involved!
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davisamerica said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
and ...
thanks ... really appreciate the listen and comments
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thetiler said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Really powerful type tune
Very strong words to match the pic !

A tune that is needed in this day and age. Plus, I like the Neil Young feel to this as well. Really like the backup vocals as well. I am amazed at your range Feter, seems like i've heard you sing incredibly low and here nice and high ! Wow. Almost seems like two people but you have a very wide range of style. Plus , this is a very nice Brother Where Art Though style. Enjoy. I think it is one of the best i've heard in this style here !!!!!

Way to go!!!!!
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thetiler said 3161 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Now that I think of it
the lead singing is davisamerica ! Sorry to get that confused, it is just that Feter has so many irons in the fire I get em crossed up :)
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davisamerica said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
:-]
Thanks Bill ... yep that is Feter on bass backing vocals with Terry singing lead. I know all of us in this project will be blown away by your very kind comments ... I was and thanks!
Jack
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Diviner said 3161 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Very nice
What a great track, not my normal genre I listen to, however I am so glad I did listen to this. All the singing mixes so well, and is well sung. I like the 'live' aspect as well. Its a great track, well done.
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davisamerica said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Hi Keith ....
This is a bit different for me as well but Terry brought a whole new slant to the music track and I was pleased with his wonderful lyrics and vocal performance. Am really glad you liked the mix as all the acoustical instruments were quiet a challenge to me to place properly. Roxy, Patrick and Feter brought it on strong ! Thanks for the listen and very kind comments.
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Jarvoid said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
What
is this genre? I mean it sounds great and someone posted that it sounded Soggy Bottom Boys ish (Oh Brother Where Art Thou). Its very relaxing and tho' I am not sure that I fully understand the sentiment behind the lyrics it is a masterly crafted and tuneful song.

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davisamerica said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Thank You Jarvo ...
I suppose terry's lyrics are open to interpretation ... when I heard them it was a perfect vehicle to express some outrage over the current situation we stateside have going with the banking establishment ... but that is just me. "Going down" .. indeed .. I wish some of these out of touch CEO's were ... Thanks for the comments .... very cool and much appreciated !
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spitlogic said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
cool
Everything seems to work here. Its a good collaboration. I think the mix could use a little work, but only if your intention is to make it sound like a studio. This sounds like a live performance so the mix is just fine (even though I'm no expert).
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davisamerica said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
right then ..
man this sounds strange I know but I have been wondering about how you are getting on and to have you pop in is great. The mix is just about all my meager efforts could produce and your comments are very kind. Please stay safe and get on back home. blessings, prayers and peace to you.
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richard13 said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Wow! Wow! and Wow!
You've already got 78 comments telling you how good this is, and now you've got 79 'cause I can't think of anything original to add. (Except maybe that it's too bad a few of "them" didn't get taken down.)
Cheers, and thanks.
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davisamerica said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
richard ...
sooner or later karma comes around .... thank you from all of us
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Doug Somers said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
A Fine Fine Tune
Sounds great to my ears - hard to believe that you weren't all in the same place doing the recording. Nice rounding out with the harmonica and mandolin to give it that mountain music echo. The lead vocal shows a directness of singing it like it is and the backup brings up the hairs on my neck.

If you guys ever tour up here (in warmer weather) I'd love to see this performed.

Kudos!
Doug
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davisamerica said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
doug
stong vocals here by terry, feter and roxy ... very kind and generous comments. Thanks !
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egobandit said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Going Down
What a great collab sorry IM so late to this, You got some of the best in this. All you guys and girls did a great job on this. Excellent!
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davisamerica said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
tim...
you are just in time ... thanks man
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paul f. page said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
your ability...
...to write a story with multiple meanings is really remarkable. The photo that accompanies this helped me with a personal interpretation...but it's probably better to just leave it up to the listener... Production-wise, this is really wonderfully produced and it DOES feel like it's live. I don't know how you are able to pull off such a polished and authentic-sounding collaboration from such distances and with such diverse equipment, instruments, resources, but the final effect is stunning and "real." We can all learn from the expertise all of you are showing in work like this. Just wonderful.
Peace.
Paul
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davisamerica said 3159 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Paul
:-] .... Having the opportunity to work with you last year was a humbling and wonderful experience for Terry and I and we have both become such huge fans of your work ..... considering that, your comments are just amazing and to be treasured. Thank you kind sir
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blaky smith said 3159 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Performance
Excellent collab for this nice piece Jack, which sounds great and very clear.
Wonderful job on all levels, congratulations to you all !
Marc
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davisamerica said 3159 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Marc .....
Thanks ..... as with so many other talented MJammers who have been kind enough to listen ... your comments are a treasure for all of us ... wow ... and Very much appreciated by all of us.
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MarkHolbrook said 3159 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Superb!
The talent just glows in this... Wow! The lyrics deep and soulful and the music just fits. Deep bows!
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davisamerica said 3158 days ago (February 24th, 2009)
WHERE
have you been Mark ... your presence is always missed on site ... hope all is well and ..... Mark you are always such a great support ... thanks my friend !!
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mowguy3 said 3159 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Going Down
It just doesen't get any better. I am late to the party so Just want to say fine job by everyone.
Russ
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davisamerica said 3158 days ago (February 24th, 2009)
Russ ......
You are here in time and your comments have made everybody smile .... thanks man
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neldlog said 3158 days ago (February 24th, 2009)
eight
times
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davisamerica said 3158 days ago (February 24th, 2009)
:-]
eight? Thanks for the listen !
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thoddi said 3156 days ago (February 26th, 2009)
good mix
What nice mix of people joining in here. Very good song, and super perfomances. Always a treat to hear macjammers in a multicollab.
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davisamerica said 3153 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
Thor ....
so sorry on the late reply ... I am pleased to see you take a listen ... a fan I am of yours ... thanks !
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SISTERS said 3150 days ago (March 4th, 2009)
solid ensemble
nice blowin against the mandolin in the opening measure
percussion is mighty swell - guitar quietly shines while the vocal emotion builds.
i was wanting more roxy - when, ahhhh! at 2:30, there she was in good abundance.
bravo on building a good song, team music. i enjoyed your family of sounds.
anne


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davisamerica said 3148 days ago (March 6th, 2009)
offer still open ...
Anne ... surprises in the a.m. and thanks! One can never get enough of Roxy indeed and Feter is just pure fun to work with. Terry and I love sessions like this .... know you can relate. A very big "Thank You" from "the band".
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peacepiano said 3146 days ago (March 8th, 2009)
Understated
And very effectively too. The whispered vox draw the listener in and your hooked! Great job all!

Thanks
Bill
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davisamerica said 3146 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
:-]
lol ... well thanks "mr. keys" what a great surprise !
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Day-Dreamer said 3144 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Fantastic
Collab well done !!
love it:)
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davisamerica said 3137 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
DD
:-] thanks!
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Joe Brady said 3142 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Real and unplugged!
Nice! Love the instruments, every one of them. Vocals are tastefully done and well recorded or mixed; great result. What a cast! Love the harmony especially at the "going down..." ; beautiful 3 parts. Great collab, something to be proud of.
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davisamerica said 3137 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
Joe ....
thanks ... heard yer collab with sir feter .... sweet work man
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MotherofMeursault said 3136 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Just like Terry,
I don't like deception. The thought that people might not be who they claim to be just makes me so mad!!

Terry did a great job with the lyrics and singing (he has a lot of authority without having to raise his voice), Roxylee's hippie harmonies are so perfect I can practically hear her buckskin jacket rustling, and Feter is always real. A fine job by all!

Love,

MoM
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davisamerica said 3135 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
MoM ...
you have made our day ... now ... can we help you with those stairs ?? :-]
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davisamerica said 3129 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
BTW ....
"mad" .... got it :-]
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maxjsl37 said 3120 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Nice
Blues contemporary mix. nice guitar work. nice harmonies. The mix is good. to bring the backround lead up just a tad would be my humble opinion. All in all it's a very nice song. Great job to all.
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davisamerica said 3112 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
and thanks
for the listen John ... mix comment duly. I am just shadow boxing when it comes to mixing and final cut ... like a "box of chocolates" ... you never know ..lol Very much appreciated my friend!
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Livingstone said 3086 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Wow here`s one for contemplation
my new SUNDAY TUNE!!

great mix there, love the complete vocal work, the harmonica bowing just bring out the voices and gives passion to the piece
davisamerica said 3082 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
scott ...
we seem to be crossing paths .. very nice comments and I really appreciate it ... Roxy and Feter are just amazing artist here on their own ... Terry [da2] always makes me smile.

Thanks !
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sheilad said 3041 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
don't know
how I missed this but thanks for pointing me this way. Harmonica.... great vocals... its all here.... downloaded!
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davisamerica said 3019 days ago (July 13th, 2009)
ummm ...
the tekillya dispenser is empty again ... lol .... thank you sheila!
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davisamerica said 1808 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
VOTE
AMERIKA
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Fire_Angel said 1079 days ago (November 4th, 2014)
Great work, I hope all concerned are proud of their efforts.
Moody and top quality performances, along with a spooky set of lyrics and deceptively sophisticated music. It sounds effortless and yet this kind of thing is extremely hard to do without making a mess, which shows the quality of the performances.
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