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Cowboy (2 Track x 2011 Challenge Entry )


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Jarvoid

 Genre: Country-Western

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The tune is exactly what it says on the tin,a cowboy tune ,hopefully without being cheesy either,Guitar and harmonica .........that's it.

After a few "pense arriers" I havedecided to submit this to the two track challenge ...I thought i had disqualified myself by posting too early but it would seem not.As it was originally conceived to be part of that endeavour I now
present "Cowboy" an entry for the Two Track Challenge.Thank you Andrew.
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Uploaded: Feb 09, 2011 - 02:55:33 PM
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 - 01:58:59 PM Last Played: Jul 25, 2015 - 07:47:44 PM
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ted23 said 2297 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
I
Always wished I was a cowboy... Always will.
One day, One day............
Although I hate horses.
I like what you wrote on the tin very much. Makes me wanna sit round a campfire, eat beans and blaze the saddles :)
Excellent vibe
Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Horse hating cowboys
have to ride Alsatian Dogs....it's a rule...ask Mike Harding..

sorry if that's a bit random..

thanks for tipping up to the camp fireside and pulling up a rock.

Jarvo
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papag said 2297 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
A Blue Cowboy
Kinda tricked me up there...the recording and mix are sweet. Love the harp action

Thanks for the dl :)
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
This was originally
intendedforthe Tweo Track challenge ...but I rather liked it and could not wait.


Thanks for the listen ...and the dl

Jarvo
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magnatone said 2297 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Cowboy
hey pardner! git along now! this is great chris!
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
always glad to get a drop by and a comment from you.Means a lot.

Cheers

Chris
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sloparts said 2297 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Well I'll be gol darned
A Cowboy from Merry Ole England.

Great sound Chris. Love the interplay between the guitar and harp. Even heard a little slide playing in there every once in a while. sounds pretty good to me, I think I'll keep a copy to listen again later.

Great work Chris,

Ed
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Yup,we got
ourselves some critters too...thanks for the positive crits and feedbacks it has helped me mosey on down the road a stretch.

Hope to Skype soon...debating pros and cons and costs of PC v Mac......Ha I know what I want ...!

Chris
Check out my latest song called Port Arthur Blues
neilh79 said 2297 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Cowboy
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Good tune Jarvo, again you hit the old pin with the hammer, and create the atmos you are after, slight minor wee little crit if I dare is I would just have liked the guitar to be a tad bit louder in parts, nice work!
Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Hmmm...don't hear it myself....
but fair play for the comment....hell I was trying not to make my usual wall of sound,put breaks in and make the harp warble and vibrato...I can't do everything ! 80)

Cheers

Jarvoid
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neilh79 said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
I have...
... listened to it since, and i may have hd my head up somewhere at the time which caused mild deafness. I may be wrong for the second time ever!!
Carrie71 said 2297 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Cowboy
Very cool! Enjoyed it much!
Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Thanks
very much to you too Carrie........

Chris
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mrattue said 2297 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Riding Home
Really enjoyed this.

Seems to evoke an evening mood, tired as the sun drops below the wide open country, and the horse steps on wearily, towards hopefully a warm, snug stable with a bit of choice hay to chomp on!

Thanks for the post.

Marc
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
That is
very close to how I visualised this as well...end of day plodding ,happily weary from a roundup and a good days work done.

Spot On

Cheers

Chris
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michaeljayklein said 2297 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Around the campfire
Chris, to my ears, this had an authentic cowboy sound, but only with musical cowpokes who knew a thing or two about the blues. There's always a moment or two where you put in something unexpected (as you did here with that guitar twang before going into the next chorus) that is at once refreshing in it's playfulness and just perfect from a musical standpoint. This was a nice one--thanks again for bringing your music to us. You take care now! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Well thanks very much
for that very nice and warm comment,Michael.There is always an element of daftness in my music...in fact I got told off by PockBluesMan this afternoon for not taking myself and music a bit more seriously....i nearly did with this....but I cannot help myself.

Thanks again

Chris
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jiguma said 2297 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
campfire
Very nicely done Chris! I can see you out on the broad plains of York herding cats.
:)
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Us Cat herders
take our job very seriously too !

Thanks Neil

cheers

Jarvo
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Moviz said 2297 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
moseying
around the camp fire here and the smell of beans is good to my nostrils as i take in the cool night air with the stars twinkling down. Very relaxing Chris..... liking the art work too, regards M
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Thanks and thanks
the artwork took a bit of getting right as the horse kept standing on my foot !! beans ,campfire and twinkling stars ...the perfect picture .

Cheers

Chris
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davisamerica said 2297 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
...chris.....
we have this mid summer riderless horse parade down our neighborhood here ... orbit ...andy and I sippin beer... listening to this...waiting for the horse and chasing pick up to appear ... and all of us thinking ...how in the hell did cowboys end up in england..... downloaded .....
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
I think that they
fell out of the back of old TV sets after showing all those Western and cowboy shows...

glad you like and d/loaded appreciate it.

Thanks

Chris
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jdholliday said 2296 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Hey Chris
another perfect candidate for the 2 track challenge, excellent post, you nailed it!
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
It was originally intended for that
but I think that I jumped the gun as the post date for the challenge is 1st March.You think I could enter it as that.?

Thanks for dropping in and the nice comment.

Cheers

Chris
Check out my latest song called Port Arthur Blues
fasteddie said 2296 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
love
the tone your gettin outta yer guitar there Chris.

This has a very authentic C&W sound. I love that; it's what I grew up on.
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
i did some experimenting with the mics
one dynamic and one condenser this help to pick up accurately the tones of this elderly (thirty year old)instrument. It seems to improve with age too.

Cheers

Jarvoid
Check out my latest song called Port Arthur Blues
woofer3 said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
I used to be a cowboy -
a long time ago, I used to hang out in Finchley Road, Cardiff !!

Really enjoyed this musical gem. Lovely clear sound and the choice of instruments of course is just right.
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Jarvoid said 2296 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
please please'
don't say that you were a cowboy builder ! ....tho' why you should, I have no idea.
Thanks for dropping in and the great comment...I put some spit and polish into this one.

Cheers

Chris
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dave_b said 2295 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Cowboy
Nice picking & harp. Real cowboy feel.
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Jarvoid said 2290 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks for
dropping in Dave,appreciate it...even if the bloody computer didn't upload my first reply....grrrrrrr


Jarvo
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RAVENS said 2295 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
No Cheese
Even though I love cheese! This is so cool sounding, has a nostalgic feel to it. So relaxing to listen to, awesome tune. The pic is super cool, did you draw it?

RAVEN ;-)
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Jarvoid said 2291 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Guilty as charged..
on both counts ..thedrawing andthe perpetuation of the musical travesty..

Thanks Dani

Jarvo
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jodyrush said 2292 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Blazing Saddles
Captured every nuance of the dusty trail. Very nice Chris.
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Jarvoid said 2288 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
Ha ,just tried
to get a lazy copwboy thingy and I seemed to have succeeded,thanks for dropping in

Cheers

Jarvo
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PockBluesman said 2291 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Me saddles Chaffin
Waiting for Uncle Buck, Blue boy (Never was sure about His name) and big John Cannon to come riding over the hill. Nice playin and harp
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Jarvoid said 2288 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
Blue was Blue....wet little sod
nice to see that it is not just me who remembers the ancient history of Western TV shows....it'll be the Virginian next !

Cheers
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fambroski said 2291 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Perfect feel...
I really like this. It's perfect for so many things. Such as a narrative about the "Jarvoid Kid". I'm mighty please pardna. : )
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Jarvoid said 2288 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
The Jarvoid Kid !!
Nice idea'might hafta write a ballad about him next,Thanks for dropping in and pulling up a rock .

Jarvoid.....Kid.
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billykirsch said 2291 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Jarv
I love the way you make those strings sound. Full of character. Great tune.
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Jarvoid said 2288 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
Thanks
I tried hard to whup those strings into shape ,they usually fight back and win...but hopefully not this time.

Jarvo
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Char said 2291 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Though
I don't love country, I do love what you did here. You have a great warmth and ease in playing the guitar and harmonica and I just marvel at your musical talent and your drawing ability. Beautiful tune that evokes contentment and peace. Thanks.
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Jarvoid said 2288 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
I know that
I classed it as Country but I really think it was a tune about being "in country" if you know what I mean.Thanks for the really nice comment Char.Later.

Jaro
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TERRAPLANE said 2290 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
way to play
those single notes on that mouth organ,, I hear some vibrato too,, each post with that harp is up a notch,, sweet cowboy song,, swell job,,keep on keepin on,,T
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Jarvoid said 2288 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
Thanks Terry,I am
getting a little more confident now with the single notes....and slowing down a bit helps too.Thanks really for the advice and encouragement,Cheers

Chris
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lholden said 2290 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Ride em'
Love the harp! Very cool tune.. I can imagine some drawling vocals. You could develop this further if you wanted to. Well done.
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Jarvoid said 2288 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
Welcome along to
the Jarvoid KIds (Fambrowski's comment) campfire,mind the beans and pull up a stone...thanks for swinging in.

Jarvo
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awigze said 2283 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
liking
the rough shod sound of this... and you managed to you the phrase oense arriers too... thats dang good. whatever that means.
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Jarvoid said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Sorry took so long
to get back to you...been on a set oif night shifts again !

"Pense Arriers" French.....ish for after thoughts....probably not really...

Jarvo
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bud said 2278 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Riding with a rolling gate
and relaxed mind - loving the ease and comfort. Nice work pardner.
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Jarvoid said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
You got
the vibe that I wanted to convey.Super.Thanks for dropping in Kevin,nice one.

Jar
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alackbass said 2278 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Cowboy (2 Track x 2011 Challenge Entry )
Sorry I'm so late Chris! Man does this deliver. I love all the little melodic elements going on in the guitar track. Nice harmonica sound. The reverb in the mix echos across the prairie on a starry night!
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Jarvoid said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
This is
one that even I am a bit chuffed with....simple and rolling along in that saddle.

Cheers.
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R wright said 2278 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Hee haa
Sounds cowboy to me. fun and relaxing to listen too.
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Jarvoid said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Thanks
for dropping in and having a listen,glad it was relaxing enuff for you.

Cheers

Jarvoid
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Hickling_Stan said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Great stuff
Hi Chris. Late to the party once again. This is simple and brilliant. So your the Rochdale cowboy eh?..and I thought you came from these here parts! Cheers Mark
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Jarvoid said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
More the
Mansfield Kid really...well the missus is anyway,Bolsover Beth more like...cheers mark,thanks for pulling up a rock.

Jarvo
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MarkHolbrook said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Chris
dude you rock! This is great! Nicely done... Harp sounding great!
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Jarvoid said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Seems I
struck a chord and tooted the right notes fer once pardner....I think this has been bouncing around in my swede ever since I picked up the harmonica...........now it's out and free.

Cheers Mark

Jarvo
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ChristopherCihon said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Awesome!
Very cool tune indeed. Hmmm...how come I see myself sitting around a fire eating beans and drinking coffee?

Great work Chris.
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Jarvoid said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Just do not
ease yourself up on one cheek....that's all we ask fer the sake of dignity....no,no don't do it !!!


80)

Chris at Chris,Cheers.
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Bob Rodgers said 2277 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
A
great vibe to this and I love the harmonica, a great authentic bluesy feel.
Guitar sounds nice too and this is a perfect cowboy tune.
Great stuff and very much enjoyed!
Thanks for the download.

Bob
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Jarvoid said 2276 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thank you
for downloading......I am pleased that this little tune is doing what it says on the tin...to me it just evokes all the old and new western movies TV shows and music that comes out of that huge and atmospheric era and part of the world.

Cheers

Jarvo
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dimm witness said 2277 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
superb
you are a gifted performer. the harp adds a mournful touch as we ride into the sunset. as I shuffle off the coil I want this song a-playin'
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Jarvoid said 2276 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Your comment
is a little humbling...but don't go shuffling off any mortal coils just yet eh?

Thanks for a super comment.

Chris
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grahame1956 said 2276 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Back in Arizona..
..or the Wolds, I remember this kinda stuff. Cool' Monica and some nice guitar work.
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Jarvoid said 2274 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Welcome along pard
pull up a log...nice to meet ya...so to speak...or at least tap out on this little typewriter doo hickey...

Cheers

Jarvo
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ste said 2263 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
you're
getting really good at the harmonica. lovely bit of guitar too. top tune!
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Jarvoid said 2245 days ago (April 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Ste
sorry about the delay in replting ,my bad.
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Jockamo said 2108 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Kerrville
Being a long time Kerrville folk festival attendee this would be a great campfire song....under the Texas stars a nice fire and several player sharing their songs....nice job
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Jarvoid said 2108 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
That is
the exact atmosphere I was after ........hanks for having the same feeling too....

Cheers

Jarvo
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