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Traditional folk song: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Constant_Sorrow. I recorded this with some friends last year. No loops. Keith played all percussion, I played everything else (guitars, bass, sampled banjo). We didn't use a click track which made sequencing the banjo a little difficult. Probably wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't pointed it out.

I sang the lead vocal and some friends of mine sang 4 part backing vocals (Keith, Doug, Jenny and I). It was really fun to record.

I'd love to get an experienced banjo player to put a live banjo part in this one (hint, hint...). I don't played banjo, but I've played in bands with them before and came as close as I could with Exs24.

I hope you enjoy it.
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Uploaded: Aug 29, 2009 - 09:35:02 PM
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crissew said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Cool acoustic rock take
on an old classic. Very nice clean sound. Well done.
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crissew said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
FYI
favd and dl it
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tonestones said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Thanks
I like this song quite a bit. I'm a native kentuckian so I get a special pass to ruin it with electric guitars;)
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magnatone said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Constant Sorrows
wowza - this is SO PERFECTLY done! gorgeous, impressive work!
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tonestones said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Thanks
I love this song. I was familiar with it before Brother, where art thou, but that really made it popular.

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awigze said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
DADGAD
did you use that tuning on guitar... I cant tell cuz I dont play guitar but I did try to figure it out onst on the mando and found it difficult. I am sure there are banjoist around. This is as good a rendition of this song that I've heard around these parts. Maybe someday we'll meet on God's golden shore!
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tonestones said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Tuning
Standard tuning on the guitars. I did it in E.
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Feter said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Man of Constant Sorrow
AT the best ..one of the coolest takes on this
great song ..your vocal here is gorgeous man ..
very cool arrangement and pickin ..it certainly
made me smile ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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tonestones said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
A smile is all I ask
Thanks, Feter.
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Char said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
I was here.
Nothing would post. Better now. Very well done. Superb song. Thank you.
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tonestones said 2912 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Thanks, Char
Much appreciation.
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ste said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
wonderful
vocals. love the guitar, esp the intro bit.
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tonestones said 2912 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Thanks
Great fun doing this one.
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Bob6stringer said 2912 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Range, range, range.
Nice rock-ized version of an old timey thang. Hard to keep up with you. Talk about a broad range.. compare this to "The Cougar" and, well...
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tonestones said 2912 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Thanks, Bob
I like to mix things up. I did this one last year (I think... could have been the year before). Keith, percussion, Doug, keyboards and THE VOICE, got together in Keith's studio. We did this and 4 or 5 others. They are all covers and, unfortunately, this is the only one safe to put up here on MacJams. We did a couple of Beatles songs, a Santana song and a really unique version of "If I Only Had a Brain" from the Wizard of Oz.
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Daugrin said 2911 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Sorrow Man
Great outing, enjoy the homemade feel! Jugbands forever! Nice mix of genre featuring rock and jazz flavored hooks. Don't stop you are on the way to Little Feat.

Daug
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tonestones said 2911 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Feat don't fail me now
Man... I love Lowell George.
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Daugrin said 2911 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Sorrow Man
For certain, sorrow man, for the lost brother. LG would have been our gracious King George, if not for a piece a dope...

Daug
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composerclark said 2904 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
Really, really good!
This is an excellent version! I agree that some banjo picking in there would be a nice addition, but it works great as is. It very close in feel to the Dan Tyminski version (aka the "Soggy Bottom Boys") from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (the tempo is identical, I think) but you've got your own feel to it, and it all sounds fully professional. Great job here!
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maxruehl said 2904 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
O Brother!
This was terrific! I've Loved this song since I first heard it (at least to my recollection) in the Coen brothers' great film. Yours is a wonderful rendition. I was singing right along with you, just as I did with the film version. Great song.:)
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MarkHolbrook said 2860 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Oh wow...
This is gorgeous Steve... Not what I expected from your profile so far but man you guys did a great job on this. Excellent in all aspects!
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tonestones said 2751 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Thanks, Mark
This song is one of those "get in touch with your roots" experiences for me. I grew up in Louisville, Ky. I had some friends in high school who were really into bluegrass and used jam with them as often as I could. This isn't exactly bluegrass, but it brings back some memories.
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davisamerica said 2846 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
steve...
always loved this tune and you nailed it... very nicely done
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jodyrush said 2445 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Good song...
You did it justice. Wish I could hear the Beatles tunes you did.
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tonestones said 2445 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Beatles tunes
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