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Back Door Blues (featuring Feter and Yamen al yamani)


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A blues collab featuring Feter and a new MJ member from Syria Yamen al yamani

I sent this DEMO to Feter a couple months ago. It was an acoustic guitar and two verses with the refrain. Feter then wrote the last two verses. It went back and forth for a time until finally Yamen jumped in and added his talents. Feter sent back all the tracks. I then added tenor sax and mixed it up. Hope you enjoy the live feel of this one.

And of course we're hoping Feter gets out the back door... to the USA, no turning back!

Feter: Vocal, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
Yamen al yamani: bass, organ, drums
Jack: tenor sax
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Lyrics
Back Door Blues

Verse 1:
Sitting here on my back porch
In this desert neighborhood
Not sure where I'm bound for
I'd stay here if I could

Refrain:
So I'm on my way to Houston
My life stowed in my pack
No time to reconsider
-Out the back door... no turning back!

Verse 2:
Kissed her goodbye at the station
Yuma trouble on my heels
She said, "Get on that train boy!"
I couldn't argue with that deal.

Refrain:

Verse 3:
Riding the rails on this journey
Not too much to tell you there
Coming down to meet my final road
As I bite my bitter rope

Refrain:

Verse 4:
Sharing my night with a ghost
Alone on this open road
Big burden on my weary heart
I'd lay it down if I could

Refrain:

2009 - Jack Miller & Feter McBlues
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Comments: 46
Fans: 25
Plays: 499
Downloads: 130

Uploaded: May 27, 2009 - 12:12:13 AM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 09:05:47 PM Last Played: Sep 30, 2017 - 05:02:21 AM
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Hardware:
Feter: his Mex Strat
Yamen al yamani: Roland keyboard
Jack: tenor sax, MacBook 2.4, M-Audio MobilePre, Shure M57
Software:
GarageBand 4, ChannelStrip
Comments
Dadai.2 said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Great job...

Great job...

to you both, Feter and Yamani. You guys rock and this song (as Feter said) is a hooot! A pleasure to collab with you.

Jack

lengold said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
The Blues
doesn't get any more real than this.
Amazing collaboration.
Cheers
Len

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Dadai.2 said 3095 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
Len....

thanks man... we were just feeling our thru the song... and it came together.

cheers...
Feter said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Back Door Blues
This might be one of the most important colabs I did cos I gained
a lot of knowledge and experiences it took us a lot of time and
noodlings ...Jack sent me demo I built and based all the tracks
on ...Yamen the studio guy who himself liked the song and asked me
to arranged it as the demo goes which mean no loops all LIVE ...so
I played the whole rhythm live the lead as well ..Yamen played the
bass and the drums (on keys) all live timing ..and it was a blast ..
the live feel always haunted me...and to feel the players around
just so unique feeling for me ...the groove You added here bro with
the sax just incredible ...this is what Summer of Love fest should
have ...a real HOOT !!!! ... true honor for me to be on this song ..
and the chance that you gave me to benefit with joy from this powerful
tune that still play on my ears for some reason ...thank you so very
much !!!!
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Dadai.2 said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
always...

my pleasure to collab with you Feter.

Jack
awigze said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Jack, Feter, Yamen
This is nachul blues here brothers.... everything kind of unpolished in a good kinda way - that blues kind of way. great collab.
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Dadai.2 said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
the unpolished blues bros....

heheh. Thanks Andy. As Feter wrote above, this in many ways as close as it gets to a one take live collab... the MJ way.

cheers,
Jack
guitapick said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Sweet Strat...
...nice compression...

Blues it is...welcome to Yamen!
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Dadai.2 said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
thanks Bob....

from all three of us. And I like your description of Feter's playing:
"Sweet Strat!"

Jack
Calchas said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Very nice!
A fine collab gentlemen. Enjoyed very much. It would be cool if perhaps you guys could do a couple more songs together.

Be well friends!
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Dadai.2 said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Hey Mike...

Thanks bro for chiming in on our collab. Yeman really rocks. I think he is a "metals" guy, but we'll have to see if we can draw him into another blueser...

Jack
sloparts said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Great track Feter
Love the vocal, the organ the guitar, well all of it really. Good song, well played and very well mix. You the Man Feter.

Yamen did on the Roland and I love the sound of Jack's Sax in the call response with the vox.

Love it guys, you all did a fine job here. It doesn't get any better than this.

Ed
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Dadai.2 said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Yeah... Feter da man

Feter stayed with this one to see it through. I got distracted and he took the initiative to add the necessary tracks (bringing Yeman on board... brilliant) to make it a band song. I was kind of amazed how it all came together in the end.

Many thanks Ed... you da man, too.

Roxylee said 3097 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Yup, you all rock!
and thanks for the info on how this song came to be. A lot of work, but it paid off- you all sound authentic blues in this.
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Dadai.2 said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Well, you know...

There's always a good pay off when collabing with Feter, and the bonus was having Yeman join in. Thanks Roxylee.

Jack
Jarvoid said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Now
this is smokiiinnnggggg..cool one dudes and is the drumming real? sounds it to me (no credit given tho'),if not it is well constructed.

An absolute blast,downloaded and Ipodded.

Jarvo
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Dadai.2 said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
desert smoking...
Thanks Jarvoid. Glad you like our little blueser. Yeman did the drums and bass via his Roland keyboard... very live. It really is some good stuff... a blast, as you said.

cheers,
Jack
davisamerica said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
wow
... great track guys !
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Dadai.2 said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
da...
short and to the point!

Thanks...

the desert blues bros...
MarkHolbrook said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Very nicely done
It sounds like a cool jam session coming together! Very live feel!

Nicely done.
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Dadai.2 said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Hey Mark...

This did end up sounding like a live jam... more than any of us anticipated as we were doing it. Thanks for the nod!

Jack
Andy-bm said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
COOL !
Some good old, down home, desert blues ! !

nice job guys!
Dadai.2 said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Andy...

Thanks for checking in and listening to the song. A little desert blues never hurt anyone... heheh ;-)

Jack
Vic Holman said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
BACK DOOR MEN
very bluesy with a touch of '60's San Fran flavor (not rice-a-roni, but you get my point)

excellent collab from all three of you guys
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Dadai.2 said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Back Door Men....

a little Jim Morrison allusion there? heheh...

A touch of the 60's SF flavor, I'll never argue with that. This did start out as an acoustic number and morphed to electric... maybe that has something to do with it... that or the fact that Jerry Garcia has been visiting me every time I eat some Ben and Jerry's "Cherry Garcia" ice cream.

Thanks Vic... now out the back door.............>

Jack
Giusepppe said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Brilliant
It seems the same John reads to hooker brilliant
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Dadai.2 said 3096 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Guisepppe...

Much thanks for your comments.... John Hooker, a blues hero.

Jack
filmscoremike said 3095 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
No turning back...
Really enjoyed this! Great music, vocals, and lyrics. Wonderful collaboration. I do like the 'live feel' of it. :)
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Dadai.2 said 3095 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
fsmike....
welcome to MacJams, and thanks for stopping by. The song was a hoot, and Feter sings his bluesy heart out from a studio somewhere in Syria. Glad you could join in and enjoy this.

Jack
magnatone said 3095 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
Back Door Blues
OOH - this is da BLUES! Excellent work you guys!
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Dadai.2 said 3095 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
da blues....

that's what we do... da blues. Thanks maggieK!

Jack
egobandit said 3095 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
Tenor!
SAx it up dang fellas this is most supreme!
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Dadai.2 said 3095 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
Tenor....

I'm gearing up.... looking to do another sax tune. This was a nice warm up. Ego... thanks from da boys.

Jack
btransue said 3094 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Awesome
This had me smiling all the way.
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Dadai.2 said 3060 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
smiling....

back at you. Thanks for the listen and nice comment.

Jack
mowguy3 said 3094 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Fantastic collab
Blues from the gut. What more could you ask for in a song. You guys coverd it all. Great Job!
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Dadai.2 said 3060 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Covered it all...
and for us, you said it all. Thanks much...

Jack
rover101 said 3094 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Fist time
I've really enjoyed Feter's voice -great track instrumentally, too....good somg
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Dadai.2 said 3060 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
There's always...

a first time! Thanks rover... Feter does deliver a solid vocal here. And thanks for the comment on the instrumentals...

cheers
maxjsl37 said 3094 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
AWESOME!
Great job feter! Love the backbeats and stop gap playing on this fine recording! You never stop amazing me! Whats next? a COLLAB?
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yamenyamani said 3091 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
waawwwwwwwwwww

nice work jack....i like the way u played on sax ... it was a pleasure to collab with you dude
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Dadai.2 said 3008 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
a late reply...

and a humble thanks for your wonderful parts in this song.

Jack
Richard_Schletty said 3091 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Dig it

Crew! What you do! Incredible. Sounds like a live gig. Excellent soundscape. The real deal. Feter, your vocal styling is getting better all the time. You sound like you were born and bred in the Blues.
snowdragon said 3065 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
Particularly
liked the vocal on this one. Good tune


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Gaylen75 said 2944 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Waits
Very cool moody and very much Tom Waits. I like the blue sound.

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crissew said 2879 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
COOL
Missed this one likely because it was before my time at MJ had started. Very cool blues vibe on this one. This one has a clapton vibe to it. Pro sound on this one. Channelstrip is sweet isnt it? Makes garageband a legit recording app. Enjoyed it!
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