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I recorded this back in 07 and I always liked this song so decided to give a go. As usual more time spent mixing than recording. At that time I was suffering from some sort of bug so my voice was not up to par. This virus has taken it's toll, though it's improved since then, my voice is still not back to what it was. Such is life!
Recorded in Garage Band and remastered in Logic ex. I hope you like my version of 500 Miles.
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Uploaded: May 30, 2010 - 11:33:11 PM
Last Updated: May 30, 2010 - 11:43:10 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 06:13:57 AM
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michaeljayklein said 2641 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
500 Miles
My mother loved folk music and I remember hearing a recording Peter, Paul and Mary did of this (also known as "The Railroader's Lament). Your vocal really imparts that sense of desperation in the lyrics (and you sound just fine!). Your accompaniment is solid and I particularly enjoyed the harmonica solo in there. Ya done great--thanks again!
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alackbass said 2641 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Great Sound
Love the guitar sound. That along with the brush drum kit is such a great sound. I love your vocal. There's a melody/spoken word thing that's very Lou Reed. Great harmonica playing, very melodic. The wah (is that a guitar) on the right is a very interesting and a nice touch. Great arrangement, playing, singing, and production.
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stevel said 2641 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Very good
I like the whole feel of this...particularly the vocal styling. Good stuff!
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Jarvoid said 2641 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
certainly made your own personal impact on this and given it a downbeat sorrowful atmosphere,which is cool with me.The versions I have previously heard have been uptempo and upbeat but Isuppose it can rightly go with either viewpoint.Nice job.

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Dadai.2 said 2640 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
glad you posted this...
Who doesn't like this song? And jibes, you give your own special take... sort of a swingy, jazzy, bluesy thing. I dig it. Keep 'em coming dude.

dave_b said 2639 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
500 Miles
Really well-crafted arrangement and mix. World weary vocs convey the lyric well.
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DWL said 2639 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
An interesting take
that works very well.


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jibes said 2638 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
Thanks to all
who commented and listened. My mind is a blank when I do comments and I wish I could say things so eloquently!!
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tempie said 2637 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
this is terrific man! what a great interpretation. kind of a swinging groove. a reminder that protest songs traditionally entertained as well as informed.
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magnatone said 2637 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
500 Miles
wow - i pretty much like everything about this song! your vocal work is really cool, very good idea with that. great guitar, percussion - it just all comes together beautifully! nice job!
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guygrooves said 2637 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
I have always loved this song....
My mother plays this every time she sits at the piano and at any given time 3 or 4 of us kids will sing along. I like the lazy laid back feel of it and your harp work is a wonderful touch. Insta fav and D/L
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eleveneyes said 2637 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
stellar! love the treatment and sound of everything on this. Big and warm with a very cool vibe and feel. Nice work!
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PaulaMunk said 2637 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
was a favorite song of mine. I liked your performance. Harmonica is a tasty addition. :)
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craft said 2636 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
cool folk song
Nice guitar sounding.. The harmonic sounds great... Good work
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bud said 2635 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Great take in an excellent song
I had the Peter Paul and Mary version as a kid and loved it - still do. This works really well. The rhythm is good for the tune and your vocal sounds great.
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jdholliday said 2609 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
I see I fanned
but didn't comment on this when you posted it, I used to love this song as a kid it was one of the first I learned, great job!
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Philip18 said 2212 days ago (August 3rd, 2011)
Good version
An old favourite that you do justice to. Nice relaxed feel but with a bit of pain coming through the vocal. Much enjoyed.
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