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Rivers of Babylon - Ren-Tin-10 & sloparts take 2


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sloparts

 Genre: Bluegrass

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Take 2, after a few adjustments to fix some blairing arrors in the mix:

Earlier today, the new guy "Ren-Tin-10 (Jim Edwards) posted this song as an open collaboration, so I decided to see what I could do with it. Had a lot of fun building on Jim's excellent track and put this little bluegrass track together.

We hope you enjoy our work.

Thanks a lot Jim for the open collab, it was great working with you on this.

Ed

Jim Edwards - McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer and Fender P-Bass.
Ed Wemmerus - everything else.

Here Jim's original track for you to check out, and maybe do your own collab with him.

http://www.macjams.com/song/50725
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Lyrics
Rivers Of Babylon
Ren-Tin-10 and sloparts


By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down,
and there we wept, when we remembered Zion.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down,
and there we wept, when we remembered Zion.
When the wicked carried us away to captivity, required from us a song.
How can we sing the Lord's own song in a strange land?
So let the words from our mouth and the meditations of our heart
be acceptable in thy sight here tonight.

Song Stats
Hits: 2765
Comments: 29
Fans: 10
Plays: 184
Downloads: 113
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Feb 22, 2009 - 09:19:34 PM
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2009 - 10:18:32 PM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 11:57:54 AM
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Hardware:
Ren-Tin-10:
Interface: M-Audio FastTrack.
Instruments: McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer, Fender P-Bass.
Mic (dulcimer only): Radio Shack Condenser Mic.
F/X (dulcimer only): Rocktek Chorus

sloparts:
Intel iMac 2Ghz Core 3 Duo
Tascam FW1804 Firewire interface
Fender F35 Acoustic Guitar
MXL 603s Condenser Mic
Software:
Ren-Tin-10:
Adobe Audition

sloparts:
Logic express 8
Comments
Dadai.2 said 3221 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Oh yeah!

Grab your girl and dance. Nice additions Ed. This is such a bluegrass classic sound... I'm hooked. Kudos to you both... listening pleasure late in the evening!

Jack
sloparts said 3220 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Jack
Jim did a fine job on the original Dulcimer track, and I didn't want to mess up his work so I was careful.

Glad you like the way it came out Jack. I appreciate the listen and the kind words on it. Thanks again for dropping in to listen.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Feter said 3220 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Rivers of Babylon
You should be a great fiddler ...(maybe you are) ..I wish you left the dulce
made the intro alone ..but what a great bluegrass setting you added to the
dulce ...evry very cool ...I just LOVE this ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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sloparts said 3220 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Feter
Nope, not a fiddler at all really, just a looper. Not sure what you were trying to say about the Dulcimer being alone in the beginning. Whether I should have left it by itself or not?

But anyway, I'm glad you liked how it turned out and I do appreciate the kind words my friend. Never tried to do a Bluegrass song before so this is a new one for me.

Be well and be cool Feter,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
davisamerica said 3220 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Right then Ed ....
Sounds wonderful my friend .... amazing additions that slip right in and turn this song into a new direction. Jim and Ed ... come on guys ... I want more please !
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sloparts said 3220 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Hello again my friend
Back for a second listen and I really appreciate that Jack.

Paul noted on the other version that the end was too abrupt, and he was right. So I went back into it and changed the ending, and also turned down the Mandolin and Banjo. they were just too loud, and were drowning out the dulcimer.

I thinks it better now, and I'm happy to see you agree. Jim live withing about 10 miles of me here in Arkansas so I have a feeling we'll be getting together and working on some projects together. At least I hope so anyway.

Thanks again for the second visit Jack and the kind words

Peace

ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
davisamerica said 3218 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
ahhh ...
neighbors ... and god said ... "rock on"


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sloparts said 3216 days ago (February 27th, 2009)
Yeah, it's gonna be cool
Having someone this close to collab with. As it moves along we'll see what comes of it.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
mowguy3 said 3220 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Swing Your Partner
A fine touch of Appallacia. Mighty fine job you guys. Like davisamerica said."more please".
Be well, Russ
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sloparts said 3220 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Hey there Russ
Don't blame me, it's all Jim's fault. He's the one with the Dulcimer after all.

Thanks for listening Russ. Glad you enjoyed the song and sent along the great comment on it. I think we'll be doing more of this kind of stuff pretty soon.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
michael2 said 3220 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
excellent
you know there are some records of bluegrass classic rock bands, maybe you guys should capitalize on that trend and release a bluegrass Marley record. this is an excellent version of this song, very impressive.
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sloparts said 3220 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Michael
Ya know that's not a bad idea. I'll see what Jim thinks of that and where it leads.

Glad you stopped in to listen and liked the song Michael. Thanks again for the idea and the kind words on the song, they are both appreciated.

Take care, be well, and be cool my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Skean said 3218 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Oh-yeah
I'm with "Dadai.2" on this I want to dance…Great swing, wild wild west, Oh-yeah.
Great collab guys…I like it…Cheers
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sloparts said 3218 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Thank you Kenta
you're gonna have to put this on the stereo and take Linda out on the dance floor my friend.

Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for listening. Great comment too, I appreciate that.

Bw ell and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Jarvoid said 3216 days ago (February 27th, 2009)
Well you
know that I just love this style and genre cos I'm always trying to have a stab at getting it right...but I had to have a chuckle at this particular song getting this treatment as I am only familiar with Boney Ms reggae version.
This could a genre called Bleggae;-).....hang on a minute ....wheres me dutchy gone? Cheers Ed good version.
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sloparts said 3216 days ago (February 27th, 2009)
Funny this is,
I never heard of Boney M or this song when I was working on it. It was only after I'd posted it and someone mentioned Boney M that I went to check it out.

They say if you leave the fool alone long enough, he'll finally surprise you and do something good. Pity the fool !

Thanks Chris, glad you like my Bleggae version.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Sunbeam said 3215 days ago (February 28th, 2009)
Hi
I think you can play good gitar, I am 10 yearse old and come from Sweden. So what? you can play gitar very good

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sloparts said 3215 days ago (February 28th, 2009)
thanks you Cat
It's very kind of you to listen to my song. I really appreciate the comments you left for me, and I'm glad you enjoyed the song.

Thanks you again for you kind words, Cat.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
mfwmiles said 3155 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
so many versions...
...of this song, but this one has as much heart as the best of them...always thought it was strange how this combination of instruments can be played so quickly and still sound so sorrowful. nice job.
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sloparts said 3155 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Funny thing about this song,
I'd never even heard of the song before this. When Ren-Tin-10 posted it as an open Collab, I just thought it was an old Bluegrass song from maybe 100 years ago or so. After I posted it was when I found out everyone but me knew all about it, and that it had been done as a reggae song. Who'd thunk it !

Anyway, thanks for listening Michael and for the kind words on it. I'm glad you found something in it to like.

Be well and be cool my friend

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Bazz said 3152 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Had to come back Ed
Had to come back Ed for another fix of blue grass. Was not disappointed! You boys are sure doing your best to get me addicted.
sloparts said 3152 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Better be careful Bazz
Bluegrass can be addictive. And it's just a matter of time.

thanks for the visit my friend, glad you liked the song,

Ed


Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Damroze said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
A ride to
the rivers of Babylon on the Wabash Cannonball by way of Bollywood !?!?
You really got me with that Indian Raga intro man.
For another great train ride :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_2gW3zwMMQ
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Damroze said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Oh ,
one more thing - love to hear this with that ' High Lonesome ' Bill Monroe vocal style doing the lyrics. Talk about takin' ya to that ol' church in the woods .
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sloparts said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
The new world music ?
Well, maybe not, but it was a fun ride doing this with Ren-Tin-19. I'm not sure I get the Bollywood connection though. I went to Youtube and watched the vid there, which was very good by the way, but still, no connection for me.

No matter, you liked it and that's what really counts. Thanks for topping in to listen and for the kind words. If you have the voice for it and want to do a vocal for it, by all means do. This was posted as an open collab, so go for it.

Thanks again for Ren-Tin-10 and I

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Damroze said 3119 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
well
I know it was a bit of a stretch , but that Indian sounding drone you sequed from near the beginning ( 24-30 seconds)combined with the Wabash cannonball rhythm made me think of Chaiyya Chaiyya .
vocals : I wish I could do those harmonies. I could compose something REALLY scary then ( muah-ha-ha)
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Bob6stringer said 3117 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
Dirt and chrome
Oboy, I can see Granny Clampett comin' back from the dead and chasing you with a skillet for taking a nice, old bit of Mountain music and turned into something unholy, dirty and, well, fun. I'd lower the drums a bunch but the real accomplishment as I see it is that you were able to synch-up Jim's dulcimer to the bpm. That had to be a fair bit of surgery. And I even TRIED to be picky (i.e., a jerk!) and all I really found were a few stray strums at around 1:46. Which is to say you've really aced this unholy marriage of dirt and chrome, big bro!
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sloparts said 3117 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Sometimes ya win
sometimes ya lose. I got lucky. heh heh

Thanks for the nit, I can always count on a teachable moment from you. ( I like it, but then again I may have masochistic tendencies hidden somewhere in the family.)

Glad you like the way this one turned out Bro, thanks for the listen and the kind words.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
debmac said 969 days ago (April 25th, 2015)
Rivers of Babylon - Ren-Tin-10 & SloParts take 2
Loved this collab guys!! Great music and I have been laughing so loud and hard I think I might be waking the neighbours up, almost midnight here and reading comments, Ed's especially cracks me up! I see now the humour you all speak of... I feel like I am just getting to know more of Ed through his comments, so much of his personality shines through...and the 3 of you together is awesome, you must miss Ed too... I just joined in June of 2009, but my first collab with Ed and Guygrooves just got uploaded and I hope I get to read all comments, listen to all Ed's collabs and music and be a part of a group that has been here before me knowing this man and sharing all your gifts and talents with him, thank you everyone for being here, truly a special time, a special place.
Cheers
debmac
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I've been playing guitar since 1962. Over the years since then, I've also learned to play Bass, Drums, and Keyboards, as well as playing the Guitar. I live in western Arkansas now, and I am retired. I'm just kickin' back with my new found freedom, ... [see more]

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