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All Funked Up


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richard13

 Genre: Funk

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While the social aspect of MacJams is fun, stimulating, and sometimes challenging it can eat into the limited amount of time allotted to musical pursuits. So, I haven't been around here as much lately (following my collab w/ Char) and instead I've been making some noise and continuing to learn about music.

An example, herewith, is something I put together while trying to do something else. (As Kassia says of her piece, Perihelion, :the music just goes where it wants to and I just follow.") I hope it puts a smile on your face or a bounce in your booty. I had fun making it, especially playing with AutoWah ;-)
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Uploaded: Jun 12, 2010 - 11:28:47 AM
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2010 - 11:28:47 AM Last Played: Aug 19, 2017 - 05:16:25 AM
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alackbass said 2659 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
All Funked Up
That wah clav is such a cool sound. This has a Stones meets Stevie Wonder at a Prince after-show party vibe that's way cool.
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richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
All Funked Up
Thanks Andrew. They made me change a few things so it wouldn't be obvious but you got it in one. Glad you like it.
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Social_Ice said 2659 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
Funkin' Groovy Tune....
Well I think this is just a really funkin, grooooovy jam..... Reminds me something you'd hear on an Elmore Leonard flick...w/ John Travolta, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel Jackson...very cool.
richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Well, howdy
We haven't had the pleasure before but if you have Elmore's ear (or any of the others you mentioned) You can certainly be a friend of mine ;-)
Thanks for listening and commenting.
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davisamerica said 2659 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
keep following the funk Richard
..... fun track man.
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richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Thanks Jack
Glad you liked it. You did a GREAT job on Terry's latest and I forgot to mention the fabulous mix.
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VicDiesel said 2659 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
I love it when Pam Greer looks at me like that....
That's a very funky clavinet. Nifty track.
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richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Naughty boy
Thanks for the visit and the nice comments: funky and nifty.

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Char said 2659 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
Yeah,
you got the funk. You're easing into it, slow and easy but serious. It is hot, Richard..steamy.
So what is next? Rap, maybe? :)
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richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
I gots da funk
I am working on a hip hop piece off and on (more off, lately ;-) but I'm not sure I'm qualified. Thanks for the visit.
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drakonis said 2659 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
hit me again, dealer...
nice nice work, love the clav, and the picture got my auto-wah goin', this just picks up and scampers off with you running behind trying to tame it.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
You got that right
and I'm not positive I tamed it but it seemed ok enough to be let out in public. Thanks, Eduard; I love the cleav... I mean clav, too.
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sloparts said 2659 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
Yo, Funky Dude
this is happenin' man. You got that Funk goin' on for sure.

Cool track Richard. you just keep on following your muse, she knows where you need to go.

Ed
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richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
A fine comment Ed,
coming from the King of the Funk around here. Thank you. Glad you like it.
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jdholliday said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
some people just have cool
in their blood! And this is just pure cool!
I love it! Great job!
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richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Pure cool
Well, thank you jd. I'm happy you like it. I loved your howling ;-)
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
70's Cop Show Theme Music?
Anyway, it's cool! Couldn't keep from bouncing around in my chair on that one.

Cheers,
Jim
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richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Thanks Jim
I bounced around myself during the making of it, so much that my chair is sore ;-)
Thanks for the listen.

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Ed Hannifin said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Right back....
...to the Seventies of my youth.... I do so enjoy funk wah sorts of things, along with that Stevie Wonder clavinette sound....

I also like the way the drums get a little freedom in the toms throughout this... Almost like Keith Moon got to sit in with a funk band... Now THERE'S a concept....

Very cool....
richard13 said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Right back...
Thanks Ed. Glad you enjoyed this, especially the clav and drums/toms. I had so much fun putting this together, especially those two parts ;-)
If there's a rock & roll heaven, you know Keith's in a heck of a band. Cheers.
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kassia said 2658 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
funked up
you just keep following the music richard. this is fabulously fun and funky. great energy and movement. i like what eduard said - this just picks up and scampers off. but it sounds to me like you've got complete control of this ride. great mix and great use of effects. isn't it fun to explore and experiment?!?
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richard13 said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Like being a kid all over again
It is not only fun exploring and experimenting, it's also fun when something starts sounding good, and even MORE fun when, after posting your effort in hope that someone might like it ... they DO! Thanks for stopping by, Shay. Your Perihelion is an amazing piece of music (I'm zipping back now to leave a comment ;-)
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psexnyc said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
AutoWah???
Where'd you find that? Is that in Garageband? I recognize the loop, I've used it one of my yet to be posted jams, but I like how you have manipulated them here!! Nice jam! This sounds like it was fun to put together! I got to find this AutoWah thingy!
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richard13 said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
AutoWah is the capitol of Canada
but yes, it is also a Garageband Effect, and lots of fun. I'm not sure which loop you recognized as there are 16 or 18 used but it doesn't surprise me: most of the good ones have been used near to death. Thanks for listening, and leaving a comment.
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lengold said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Really nice
funky jam and excellent production.
Cheers
Len

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richard13 said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Thanks Len
I happy you like it. Thanks too for stopping by: a visual reminder that I haven't heard your latest yet. I'm on my way now. Cheers.
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Hickling_Stan said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Groovey man
in a 70's kind of way. Liked the way it slowed into an awkward beat around 1.00. Great tune. Cheers Mark
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richard13 said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Groovey works for me!
Thanks Mark.
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SISTERS said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
wow WEEEEE
you went for it - and it's craaaaazee good!
love the dynamic explosions - nothing like a good pounding to get the day moving. ;D my body is bouncing and the face is indeed smiling.
enjoyed!
anne
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richard13 said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
wow WEEEEE
works for me, too! Thanks for the visit Anne and I'm happy you bounced and smiled and enjoyed.
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Calchas said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Lift off!
Hey... I was surprised by how this kicked in after the meandering intro. Well done Richard! Nice energy sustained throughout! Enjoyed...

Be well friend!
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richard13 said 2657 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Lift off!
Thanks Michael. I like the meandering intro myself and the kind of symbolic cymbal crashes to start and end the "real" song. Not everybody agrees ;-) I'm happy you commented on your surprise, and that you enjoyed.
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Calchas said 2654 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Now just a gol-durned minute there Richard...
I didn't say I disliked the meandering intro. It was a description, not a value judgment. I like the intro too. It plays off nicely against the kick-in!
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apb said 2656 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Love the big, big ..
afro! No .. the drums! ;o) Lovely jam .. and that Ottawa sounded lovely too Richard. Shades of the Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the devil" perhaps (the later outro parts). Silky clav playing, enjoyed the groove.
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richard13 said 2656 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Well, they are big drums!
Glad you enjoyed the groove and the -wa, Alan. I look forward to hearing your back catalog(ue). Thanks for the visit.
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Outtaorbit said 2656 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Nicely done........
Like the way it develops
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richard13 said 2656 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Nicely done...
Thanks for the visit, Patrick, and the nice comment.
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mvh9591 said 2656 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Nice____
Sounds great Richard. Nice beat and choice of sounds and playing. Just need some lyrics and your on your way.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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richard13 said 2656 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Some lyrics!?
Would you like to sing over this, Michael? Happy to share and glad you enjoyed. Cheers.
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Godchaser said 2655 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Clavcool
I concur with Andrew that this has a strong Stones/S.Wonder vibe.Nice groovin' piece.
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richard13 said 2655 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
The pleasure is mine
Thanks for dropping in.
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Doug Somers said 2654 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Musical Wildness Unleashed
Cue credits, hero and heroine pull out their guns, strike a pose and ... freeze frame!

Toms are a killer here that make the clav really dance. Excellent results Richard, and a new piece for my iTunes. Thanks!!


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richard13 said 2652 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Musical wildness...
Are the people of AutoWah going to like seeing you bopping along the street, trying to outdance the clav, with this playing in your earphones? Thanks Doug. Enjoy.
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