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Bayou Stomp - 2-4-Summer challenge


Ed says:
SonnyJim sent me a couple things he was working on to see if they would be a good fit for me. On one named "Sweaty Bayou Stomp",all he had was just drums and guitar in the key of D and though there wasn't anything there in the way of a song, it did inspire me because of the title and the basic rhythm it had.
I started playing with some lyrics, until I had something I felt we could work with. Basically I had 2 tentative verses and a chorus, and, I changed the name to "Bayou Stomp". I worked up a rough groove for the song and sent it to Matt. He sent me back a rough draft for a another verse, which with some changes would work great.
Over the next week or so I continued to develop the music for the song until I had a good production going, which I sent to Matt, and waited for Matt to get me whatever he wanted to add, so I could integrate that into what I already had.
Matt sent me 2 killer Clav tracks and 2 harmony parts. While waiting to get Matt's tracks, I had done some changes to the lyrics structure, and a few words and although the harmonies could be made to work, Matt decided to redo them so they matched the lyric changes better. He also offered some great suggestions for changing a few things in the production, and I set about implementing them to see how they'd work.
Once the song was done, Matt sent me some custom made artwork for the song which after some back and forth ended up with what you see. I credit Matt for the final artwork and I think it's great.

The short story is Matt is very good and what he does musically, and artistically, and is easy to work with on all levels. So the results of all this is our 2-4-Summer Collab. I'm proud of it and I think Matt is too.

Sonny says:

Most of the credit belongs to Ed for this one: he fleshed out my half-baked idea, did countless mixes and provided the critical experimentation that pushed this into a different realm. He'll say it was because he has nothing else to do but sit there and play, but it's obviously much more than that. Ed is part artist, part machine and always patient and good-humored. Working on this song with him was a real pleasure, and I hope we can do more like this together.

Clav parts and vocal harmonies - sonnyjim
everything else - sloparts

The final mix was a collaborative effort in the best sense. I'd send Matt a new mix for his critiquing, he'd send me back some suggestions which I'd try out, most of which were very effective suggestions. I'd send back a new mix and we'd start the process all over. We went back and forth like that through I'm guessing 10 or 12 mixes over about a 2 week period until we were both happy with the song.

Welcome to the "Bayou", We hope you enjoy this little flight of fancy.

sloparts & sonnyjim
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Lyrics
Bayou Stomp
By: Ed Wemmerus & sonnyjim
Lyrics & melody Copyright © July 18, 2010 Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
1st 3 lines of 2nd Verse Lyrics Copyright © sonnyjim July 20, 2010
All Rights Reserved

Verse 1

Living out on that Bayou, - down in the Louisiana swamp.
Ain't for the faint of heart Son, - cause the alligator's like to chomp.
Take off a leg in a heartbeat, - better watch out where you walk.
Cause there's a gator watching' every step you take, - he be watching' you like a hawk.

Verse 2

Now that woman you've been chasing, - for that midnight voodoo romp.
She's a devil and a heathen, - raised up in that there swamp.
First she'll take all your money, - then she'll steal your soul away.
You'll looking for a place to hide, - out where them gators like play.

Chorus

Don't wanna go out in the Louisiana Bayou, - for that midnight voodoo romp.
( That's what I said )
Cause If the snakes don't get ya then the gators will, - Chomp, Chomp, Chomp Chomp.
Ya know there won't be nothing' left of you, - after she's done that Bayou Stomp.

Bridge instrumental

Verse 3

Now if you ain't real careful Son, - you might disappear.
Ain't nobody gives a rats ass, - ain't nobody shed a tear.
The High Sheriff, he can't help ya , - yeah ya out there on ya own.
Ain't nobody gonna come looking' for you, - after that woman hides your bones.

Repeat chorus

Don't wanna go out in the Louisiana Bayou, - for that midnight voodoo romp.
Cause the snakes won't get ya and the gators will, - Chomp, Chomp, Chomp Chomp.
( yeah boy, watch you feet )
Ya know there won't be nothing' left of you, - after she's done that Bayou Stomp.
( I said it Son )

Tag

Yeah there won't be nothing' left of you, - after she's done that Bayou Stomp.
( heh, heh, heh, heh,) ( Don't do it )
( watch yourself Son, she gonna get chu out there in that Bayou )
Song Stats
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Comments: 103
Fans: 47
Plays: 338
Downloads: 127
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Aug 20, 2010 - 08:46:13 PM
Last Updated: Sep 05, 2010 - 09:24:15 PM Last Played: Apr 12, 2017 - 11:40:25 PM
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Comments
Vic Holman said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
summer in the bayou
cool tune guys........ alligator stew served up straight

i like how this comes from the school of Jerry Reed
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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks Vic
Sonny and I had a lot of playing with ideas on this, and trying to find ways to make it better and more interesting. Glad to hear it paid off. Thanks again for the kind words and for listening my friend. See ya in MJ City

Ed
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Carrie71 said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Cool
This is so cool. I loved the intro. Awesome! Love it.
sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thank you Carrie
Glad yo enjoyed the song, Sonnyjim and I thank you for listening and the kind words,

Ed
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alackbass said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Bayou Stomp - 2-4 Summer challenge
The sound effects at the start are attention grabbers. Great guitar riffage. Has that swampy feel that would make Fogerty proud. Excellent song. Great arrangement. The production and mix are outstanding.
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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
That was something that Jim and I came up with just to set the atmosphere for the song. Then again at the end, when you can hear a little Zydeco music echoing through the swamp, and the gators letting you know they don't like it one bit that you're in their territory. The rest is just some good old Swamp Cajun Funk, with a little Clav and some great harmonies thrown in for god measure.

Anyway, thanks again from sonnyjim and I for listening and the great comments on the song.

Be well and be cool Andrew,

Ed
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sheilad said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
stompin in the bayou!
great way to kick off two for summer! Always a great groove with Ed and paired up with Sonnyjim makes this just an all around great toe tapper! I am a little scared of gaters now however
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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Well then Sheila, watch where you walk
when you get to Houston, I understand they have them there too. lol

From sonnyjim & I, thanks for the listen Pixie, love that you enjoyed the song.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

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magnatone said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Stomp
what a FABULOUS first offering for the summer challenge - this is just wonderful - thanks to you both!
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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thank you Karen
I was looking at the clock waiting to post it, when I realized that on the other side of the world, it was already August 21st. I just thought of it before anyone else, I guess, and posted our song.

Glad you liked it and left the really great comment on it Karen. Both sonnyjim and I thank you for that.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thirsties!
I may not have gotten to this swamp 1st but I call Thirsties! This is the kind of tune that sounds great blasting from rolled-down car -- or rusty old pick-up--windows. Great job pulling together all the pieces for a big, fat and glorious celebration of redneck machismo!
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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Where would we be,
if it weren't for Redneck Machismo, I always say.

If you're really thirsty Bob, I have a cold brew sitting in the frig with your name on it. All it takes is climbing in the car and driving 700 odd, (and I do mean odd ) miles to collect it.

Thanks for listening Bro and the very cool comment.

Be well

Ed
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guygrooves said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Hot Hot
HOT!!! This is great you guys. DL'd and in rotation.
Peace
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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Hey there guy,
I'm not sure whether I like my song better or the one you and Rik did. That's a killer song in it's own right.

But that said, thanks for the vote of confidence. glad you like the song my friend. Thanks for the great comments on it too,

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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michaeljayklein said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Holy @*$&#!!
This was fantastic guys--definitely a corker to end all corkers! Applause for the fine work on this--I loved it!
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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks Michael
You want corkers, you got it. That's why they call us "Corkers-r-Us". No wait, maybe that was Corkscrews, or possibly just screwy. Well you get the drift.

Thanks for checking it out Michael, glad you enjoyed the song. It's got that "Good ole Boy' feeling to it and was a lot of fun to put together.

Thanks again from both of us for listening and the kind words Michael,

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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drakonis said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
lovely blueseyanna swamp
I wants me a midnight voodoo stomp! Great idea brought to fruition by both of you... excellent singing, love the harmonies, exquisite guitar and clav work. This has a little Jim Stafford ring to it, and I don't like spiders and snakes, but this is super!
ttfn,
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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thank Eduard
I wants me one a them thar voodoo romps too, but you welcome to have the stomps if y'all wants em.

Glad you came to listen my friend, and left the kind words. The Jam Stafford ref made my day, don't ya know and I'm sure it did Jim's too.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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particledots said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
what a nice clear production
fan-summer-tastic


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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks Bryn
That production was a long time in the cooker before it came out done just right. I was afraid if we left it in any longer it would be overcooked and spoiled. Luckily sonny knew when to tell me to pull the thing out of the cooker and let it steep for a while.

Glad you liked the song Bryn. Thanks from Sonny and I for the listen and the kind words on it.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
davisamerica2 said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Great gator song!
Sounds great in these earphones too Ed. Think I'll have to hold onto this one for awhile. Good, good music here. Love that clav, and vocals are superb guys!
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sloparts said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Man Terry
it was sure great seeing you today. I'm so glad you dropped in like you did. Any time your nearby, come on down.

Glad you liked the song, and are gonna keep for a time. Thanks for the great comments, but mostly for being on our doorstep today. That was the most pleasant surprise.

Be well my friend and be cool,

Ed
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bud said 2440 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Really great track
inspired mix of picking blues and clavinet - very cool. I love the low end bullfrog sound that must be clav bass tones. Then there's the ace vocals and lyrics. What's not to love about this summer cooker?
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Jim and I had a lot of fun with this one
We had it going in different directions for a while there but finally settled down and got it where we wanted it to go. I tribute Jim with getting me to experiment with the opening and closing sounds, and with the original inspiration that took us in the direction for the song. And then he came up with laying down that super Clav part for it and the inspired harmonies. Those really made the song for me.

Besides that jim kept pushing me to stretch out a little more and try stuff I was at first reluctant to do. He made me work for my keep on this one, for which I am very grateful.

Glad you like the fruit of our collective efforts Kevin. Thanks for putting this challenge up, it was a lot of fun and from what I've listened to from the others, some really great music was created because of you inspiration to have the Two-4-Summer Challenge.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Alannah said 2440 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Swamp Masters ! ....
..... almost put on my cowboy boots for this one ! Made me miss my ole country days .... sigh ... good stuff guys ! I think I have a couple of cowboy hats around here too somewhere ..... (boots and one hat courtesy of TEXAS one .... sorry I missed TEXAS 2 .... ) ...
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
For this song, Alannah,
I think hip waders would be a little safer, and more appropriate. Of course being in Bayou country always seems to make me take risks I would not take on drier ground. Never have figured that one out mind you.

Glad you enjoyed the trip to LA, gators and all. Hope to see you in Texas next time.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Kicbal said 2440 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Oooo Yeah, Atmosphere
One of the best sound effects intros I've heard. Love the laid back feel and every aspect of this fits so well with the genre and with itself. I am amazed at the guitar playing and tone quality. The T4S is off to an amazing start. I will download this for sure. Great stuff guys!
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
And this it the tamed down version
on the sound effects. Thanks for coming over to listen Kic, glad you enjoyed out efforts. Jim was a great guy to work with and very professional in everything he did, which made my part a whole lot easier,

Thanks for the kind words Kic.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Symphony101 said 2440 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Bayou Stomp
Great collab guys, you came up with a wonderful tune.
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Yves
Glad you like where we went this Summer. There's nothing like spending a summer in the Bayou country. Thanks for listening and the kind words my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
ted23 said 2440 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Stomped it!
Love this stuff!
You created a treat here.
Love that clav type groove at 2.33.
My toes are gonna be tapping all day!
Excellent
sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Ted
Glad you enjoyed the song. Jim's Clav part is the icing on the cake for me, he just nailed it. Then on top of the Clav, he added those terrific harmonies to boot. It don't get any better than working with Jim on a project like this one.

Thanks for listening and the kind words Ted, it is appreciated .

Ed
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lilmom said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Enviable!!!!
This production is enviably perfect! I've had so many listens already!!! I just love every beat, every word, every moment of this one. Sooooo pro!!!! You two should be PROUD!!!
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Silvia
Glad you enjoyed the song. As for the production being perfect, the jury is still out on that, but we sure appreciate you saying such a kind thing.

Thanks again for listening.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
MarkHolbrook said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Gator stomp!
Snap! This is soo darned cool you guys... Love the deep roots bass and lead intro. Ed's vocals just grab you and say... man you gotta listen...

Really spot on guys! Outstanding music!
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Hey there Mark
Can't wait to hear what you and DWL have come up with. Knowing the both of you I'm sure it's gonna be the best of the challenge.

Thanks for dropping in to listen my friend, and for the kind words. They are very much appreciated.

Be well and be cool Mark,

Ed
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sschedra said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Winner!
Wow, This is a super clean top notch production. Dat be dem mojo crenshaw whodat Bayou Stomp!
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Steve
Man that's a mouthful of Bayou talk there bud. Glad you like where we went this summer. Had a great time right up until the Gators started getting too close. It was then we decided to come on home.

Glad you like the song Steve. thanks again for the great comments.

Ed
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Skean said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Dudes
The intro was/is a blast, the rest is just perfect for a great saturday/night's party… Cheers
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Hey Kenta
Man, thanks for visiting. Glad you liked the song, and especially the intro. Doing that was Jim's idea, while I actually put it together. It added a whole new dimension to the song I think. Glad to see you agree.

Thanks again for listening Kenta,

Ed
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ChristopherCihon said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Down home feel.
Very cool vibe and backing vocals. What did you use for your guitar tone? That Fender 25?

Great job guys! Loving the Clav!

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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Hi Chris
That guitar tone on my lead it from Logic's Guitar Sampler, and it's called "American Overdrive" Along with it's regular settings, I added some Echo and a little Flanger that I tweaked the setting on. I recorded straight into the board and then tweaked the chosen effects after the fact until I had just what I wanted.

Glad you like how it sounded, along with the rest of the song. Thanks for the kind words Chris.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
davisamerica said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
deep fried
and killer sauce. tasty tune guys.
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
A little Crawfish Pie for you Jack
with some a dat Louisiana hot sauce goin' on der.

Thanks for the listen my friend, glad you like the flavor of our dish de jour.

Take care and be cool Jack

Ed
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DWL said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Blimey, this is good
Fantastic work guys. This oozes the swamp.

Very impressive writing, singing and playing.

Top marks chaps

Dick
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Too bad,
I couldn't get this kind of feel on the one that Graham wrote and you wanted me to have a go at a few years back. I guess I just hadn't figured out how to go there in my mind back then.

Thanks for listening Dick, glad you like where we went on this one. We do appreciate the kind words on it old friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Calchas said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
You guys
are a couple of natural born swamp rats right? Ha ha...

Reminds me of an old song called Amos Moses. A very enjoyable tune!

Be well friends!
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Hi Micheal
Actually I listened to Hank JR's version of Amos Moses before I put the rhythm section together. I was wanting that Slow, Gutsy kind of vibe he had on Amos Moses. While not the same, it has that feel to it. Amos Moses has alway been a favorite of mine, both the original by Jerry Reed, and Hank Jr's version.

Glad you stopped in to listen, Micheal. I do so much thank you for the Amos Moses ref, that made my day.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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Calchas said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Jerry REED!
THAT'S who did the original. I've been wracking my feeble brain trying to remember. Thanks bro!

"That's all he got left 'cause the alligator bit it!" Ha ha...

Take care my friend!
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Calchas said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
PS:
Had you written this some years back it could have been used in the soundtrack to "The Water Boy."
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Hank jr's version
is much funkier than Jerry Reeds was, but I love them both.
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Woud be cool
to hear a song of mine in a movie, or even on the Radio.

Ed
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VicDiesel said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Swamp swamp music
Excellent track guys. It has a great deep south feel.
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thank you Victor
Between Jim and I we managed to pull this one together. Jim's easy to work with, and is very talented. That made the job of getting this one right so much easier.

Thanks from both of us for the kind words my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
dave_b said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Bayou Stomp
Very cool zydeco inflected swamp blues. Voodoo, gators and devil women. What's not to like? Vocs, musicianship & production are top notch!
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Dave
I'm sure the swamp is infected, but I'm not sure what with. But thanks for the Zydeco ref, I was hoping for that kind of feel for the song.
I think I could leave the Gators behind, but I might take me one of those devil women, if I thought I'd survive the adventure.

Glad you liked the song Dave. Thanks again from both of us for listening and the kind words.

Be well my friend,

Ed
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awigze said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
gotta be in the South
to be this hot. Cool slide work going on. You don't hear that much around here for some reason. Those harmony vocals are working. Good all around production. This is the kinda music ya want on your 8-track when your'e trying to slug outa the mud.
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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Andy
Let see now, an 8-track, that'd be in about 1975, somewhere in there. Yeah that's almost how old this song sounds. Back about the time Jerry Reed did Amos Moses. Only problem is it was done in 2010, so I guess you could say it's a retro song.

What ever it is, I'm glad you liked it Andy. Thanks again for the kine words and for listening.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
where them gators like to play
the opening fx are way cool

and then it gets seriously excellent

those lyrics are scary tho (chomp chomp chomp chomp)

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sloparts said 2439 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Bill,
but we didn't mean to scare anybody. It was a great fun song to do and Matt made it really easy to open this song up and let her fly. Glad yo like the effects we used, and the seriously great parts after that, lol

Appreciate you listening and the kind words my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

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tokai said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Love that intro
underwater sounds. Sounds like a lot went into this. Great backing vox with those harmonies.
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sloparts said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Steve
We just threw everything we had at it, like throwing S--t at a wall, and seeing what sticks. After all was said and done, what stuck sounded pretty good so we posted it.

Glad you liked the track, thanks again for listening.

Ed
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jdholliday said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
priceless!
Wow!
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sloparts said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Jim
Glad you enjoyed the song. We had a blast putting this one together.

Be well my friend, and be cool,

Ed
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SISTERS said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
MAN, I LOVE THIS!
Mercy, Boyz, before I knew it, that bass slithered up my leg like a water moccasin. I absolutely loved your teamwork, from the wicked guitar, to the mud-bubbling keys. The music is so marvelous, but for me it's the vocals ya'll have given us that sends me over the edge into Pure Perfection. Ed - what a perfect lead vocal! and Matt - you have some splainin to do!!!! Your BGVs are nothing short of luscious. The oooooh's and oh oh's leave me on the floor in a happy way. The spaciousness in the mix goes down the ear so pleasantly. for me, this is Da Bomb.
anne

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sloparts said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Wow Anne
That's one fine, fine review. made my day and I'm sure when jim reads it he's gonna really love your words. Thanks you so much for listening, and for the great comments. I particularly enjoyed my Bass line slithering up you leg. was it good for you. lol ;-) Thanks again Anne.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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sonnyjim said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Well,
when the High Priestess of OoooWahs gives you the nod.....

I'm glad you stopped in, Anne. And heartfelt thanks for the very kind words.
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J.A.Stewart said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Chomp, Chomp, Chomp...
Hmm... this sweet meat sure don't taste like chicken. Sort of the main course following some of Tony Joe White's Poke Salad appetizer.

This one's richly seasoned with some tasty licks... Southern-fried, well done, for sure. ;)


--- Joe


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sloparts said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Watch yer feet, Joe
That Gator's got his eye on you.

Man I'm glad you came by to listen, old friend. Also glad you enjoyed the song and left the great comments on it. I especially like the Tony Joe White ref, that put this is with the pros, and is a wonderful compliment. Thanks you for that from both of us.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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slopartner said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Chomp..Chomp...CHOMP!!!
Love it! I could (and have!) listened to this all day long. Jerry Reed and Hank Jr. are proud of what you guys have done! Keep up the *great* work!
sloparts said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks lover
Yep, that's my gal. thanks for listening, over and over and over to this song as it developed. Not an enviable task I might add.

Love you Baby

Me
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Ibstrat said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Shades
of Jerry Reed - "Amos Moses" This is Great!! Your vocal is amazing Ed, the clav and harmonies- wow!
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sonnyjim said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
These challenges
seem to go faster every time!

GREAT mix, Ed (you sure did a lot of 'em), and I'll say it again: you're the guy who did all the hard work on this thing. I'm very lucky to have gotten matched up with you. I had a blast, and I'm really happy to see all the listens, comments and downloads.
I'm gonna go ahead and fave it....


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sloparts said 2438 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
The pleasure was mine Jim
You made me stretch out and work for this one in ways I was reluctant to do until given that push. And when it came time for putting in your parts they were there, and they were exactly what the song needed. It was a lot of fun for me, and I can see it was for you too.

Thanks my friend, lets do this again, and soon

Ed
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five_extra_arms said 2437 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Swamp Stomp
Love this lively, jukin'number.

Great performance and production.

D/L'd

Bob
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sloparts said 2437 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Bob
Glad you like how our summer song turned out. Jim made it easy and hard, both at the same time. He provided the killer Clav and harmonies, that made my part easy. Then he challenged me to stretch out and go places that were unfamiliar, that was the hard part.

Thanks again from both of us for listening and the great comments, and for the D/L. That's a special way to commenting without saying a word.

Be well and be cool

Ed
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Bob Rodgers said 2437 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Wow!
Great song Ed, this is brilliant, love them guitars and your vocals are top notch along with Jim's wonderful harmonies.
Good lyrics with a great production and arrangement.

Bob
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sloparts said 2436 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Hey Bob
Thanks so much for listening my friend, and for the great comments, especially about the mix and production. Jim's Clav and harmonies are the icing on the cake for this song. He came through in spade and made this a much better song through his efforts.

Glad you like how it turned out my friend. Thanks again for the listen.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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racerat said 2437 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
bayou
Hey great collab guys. Awesome harmonies, a funky clav and a flawless mix. Cool.

P
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sloparts said 2436 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Thanks Phil
Really glad you came over to listen, my friend, and left those positive comments. Does us both good to hear we may have just got this one right. You're right about Jim's harmonies and Clav, they were a stroke of genius for sure. We went back and forth on the mix more times than I care to remember, but I feel like all the work paid off in spades.

Thanks again for listening Phil,

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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mr_mordenus said 2436 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
That's What I Said, Son...
...the clav is a touch of smokin' genius. This tune is full of little touches like that, and it's all coasting along on that sly, dangerous silk of Ed's voice.

Vic Holman's mention of Jerry Reed was very apt, but this one comes at the lost and vast, hidden dangers of the Louisiana Bayou from a very different musical feel. It just *glides*, like a pole boat over the murky waters, and pulls you along the story.

I'm afraid our lovelost young man will ultimately head into those humid swamps to seek this dangerous and exotic woman, and never be heard from again..........

Delicious tune, slow simmered and finishes with a sweaty chill!
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sloparts said 2436 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Wow Rik,
that's some review you gave there. Makes me want to go see the move when it comes out, don't ya know. I think it's scheduled for release in 20xx , but I'm not sure.

When Jim first suggested he was going to do a Clav part for the song, my mind was screaming "NO, NO", not in a Cajun Bayou song. That was until I listened to what he did, Then my mind was screaming "YES, YES". Then on top of that little stroke of genius, he came up with those brilliant harmony parts and I knew we had a winner on our hands. The basic tracks and vocal I laid down were working, but the additions took it over the top as far as I'm concerned.

I had Hank Jr's version of Amos Moses in my head as I put this one together. Did't try to copy it, but I wanted that kind of feel for this song. I think I got it too.

And about our love lost young man, I think you're right, he's doomed for sure. Oh the price we pay for lust !

Thanks so much for the great review Rik, glad you liked the song. Jim and I appreciate you coming over to listen.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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Bubowski said 2436 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Wellll
gol durn. This is one sweet tune. A classic Louisiana blues/country sound. Great vocals, lyrics, and production. That clav is unexpected but works great...just a little touch of funk.
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sloparts said 2436 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
That Clav
was Jim's idea and while I was reluctant at first, once I heard it I was all for it.

Glad you liked the song, Graham. Thanks from both of us for listening and the very kind words on it.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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RAVENS said 2436 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Coolness
Oh man, I'm a city gal & want to keep my limbs. Damn those alligators!

Great groove, the track is so smooth. Very cool lyrics & vocals. I like the background harmonies too, a very nice touch. Great collab!

RAVEN ;-)
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sloparts said 2436 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Hey there Dani,
don't worry bout the Gators, they just want to play, heh heh heh hehhh.

Thanks so much for listening to this one Dani, we're glad you enjoyed the song. Very much appreciate that and the kind words you left for us.

Be well and Be cool my friend,

Ed
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apb said 2435 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Awesome...

this is so rich! Love the guitars and great vocals all round.. that clav works so well too. Top notch fella's. This would be a riot live... the stompy swampy thang made me think of "save a horse, ride a cowboy" by whoever that was ..hmm(?)
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sloparts said 2435 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Thanks Alan
It's amazing what you can do when you're motivated and you have the right partner on a collab like this. After I got the basic song together Jim sent that Clav track and 2 great harmony parts that worked perfectly for the song. From there on it was just tweaking and adding here, taking away there until we came up with the mix you just heard. I'm pretty proud of what Jim and I accomplished on this song not to mention happy about the sound we got on it.

Thanks so much for listening and the kind words about it Alan, that is very much appreciated.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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paul f. page said 2435 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Great Opening
I feel like I am THERE. When a piece of music can put the listener into a particular space, you know you've got something very good indeed. ... Bit o' Johnny Cash? This is really a wonderfully-conceived and beautifully performed number. You apparently have complete understanding and control over all the elements needed to make this song cook, and you have taken that control and created a bit of musical magic. Love the lyrics and your "down home" delivery of them. Major bows.
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sloparts said 2435 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Watch out were you step Paul,
them gators are hungry and you loo9k like a really taste lunch for one of those big'uns.

I don't know about me having an understanding Paul, but I do have ears that almost work. The hard part sometimes is knowing when to leave it alone and call it done. You sure an over mix a song if you're not careful.

Thanks for the Johnny Cash nod Paul, it's nice to hear things like that. Thanks too for just taking time to come and listen, and those very kind words you left for Jim and I. We really do appreciate that my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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tempie said 2434 days ago (August 26th, 2010)
amos moses
knew this would be great. love the backups. chomp chomp chomp chomp. the clav is perfect. ever read peter matthiessen's 'killing mr. watson'? bet you'd like it. great tune kids, thanks for the DL.
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sloparts said 2434 days ago (August 26th, 2010)
Hello Craig
As a matter of fact, I listened to Hank Jr's version of Amos Moses just before I started on this. It was the inspiration for the rhythm section, although I didn't actually copy it, just the feel.

Jim was wickedly good on the Clav and harmony parts for this. Made my job a lot easier as far as the putting the rest of the building blocks together.

Thanks for listening Craig and for the kind words. Jim and I really appreciate that.

be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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billykirsch said 2433 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Hot Luisiana
What a cool track. Love the stompy drumming and the keys/guit interplay there. The song rolls so nicely on them. Feet moving down the table; this has to be something.
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sloparts said 2433 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thank Billy
It's hot and muggy down in that Bayou, so a little cool goes a long way. Glad you came to listen, and like the song. Jim and I very much appreciate that, and the kind words you left for us.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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ktb said 2433 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Bayou Stomp
Me loves a good funky clav line and soulful vocals. Great Dr John feel. Top honors to you both on a great track. This challenge has produced some of the best random collabs I've heard here.
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sloparts said 2433 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Hey there John
Jim did a hell of a job on that Clav part, as well as the harmonies for it. When he first suggested using the Clav, to say the least I had reservations. But as soon as he sent me the track and I put it into the song, I knew he was right on the money with the Clav. We had a lot of fun building this one up, and I think it shows. Turned out pretty good I think, and I'm glad to see you agree.

Thanks for listening John, and the kind words. You're right about this challenge and the collabs that came out of it. There's some mighty fine music being play because of it.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2433 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
holy clavinet!
This track came out amazingly good!!! The clavinet has a compelling groove, and the vocals, guitar, etc. are just excellent--what else is there to say?
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sloparts said 2433 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thanks Michael
The Clav is the icing on the cake, along with Jim's harmonies. All I had to do was assemble the parts to put the rest of it together. had a lot of fun doing this one, and I am, and I know Jim is also, happy with the results.

Thanks for listening and the great comments Michael, they are appreciated.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 2430 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
It's all in good fun....
...UNTIL this ends up being snapped up for an actual country single.... I can hear it...

Yeah, it's in that Poke Salad Annie/Amos Moses vein, but what the heck, it's been a good long time and it's about time for a single that has the words 'gator' and 'chomp' in the refrain....

Don't let this sit on a shelf, guys....
sloparts said 2430 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Hello Ed
Well now wouldn't that be cool. I can here it now, except it probably wouldn't sound like this does. For sure they'd commercialize it and turn it into a Pop song, or maybe Electronica, or something like that.

Thanks for the great idea Ed, and for listening. Glad you enjoyed the song my friend and left those kind words on it.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

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gator4040 said 2166 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Gator likes!
Gators, guitars, and voodoo women the perfect ingredients for a bayou stompin song! I love it!
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sloparts said 2166 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Thanks Gator
I was hoping you would enjoy this one, but just because your name is Gator didn't mean it was the kind of song you would like.

Thanks for taking time to check it out, and for the very kind words you left for me my friend, glad you liked it.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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apb said 2068 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Back for a listen to some of my Ed favs..

..will miss ya Ed. Glad your music lives on.
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