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PeterB7858

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I was cleaning up my hard drive and I found this unfinished song from 2008 when I was first experimenting with Garageband. I was surprised that I started something like this and didn't see it through to completion. Can't remember why. Anyway I re-recorded the vocals, changed the lyrics around a bit, added the guitar outro (one take - no prior thought as to what I was going to play) and mixed/mastered it better than my skills allowed then.

Hope you enjoy my journey into funk. Kind regards, Peter.

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Lyrics
Messing with my heart – Peter Bowen (2008/2011)

I’m crazy for you baby, just why don’t you understand
The crowds that swirl around me, why won’t they let me take your hand
I’m feeling oh so restless; I just want to be your main man.

I met you at a party; saw you right across the room
We fell into talking, one bright light in all the gloom
I tried to get your number, but it ended all too soon

I feel that I am drifting, that my world has come apart
And I can’t help but thinking, that you’re messing with my heart.

Lead break

I feel that I am drifting, that my world has come apart
And I can’t help but thinking, that you’re messing with my heart.

I’m stranded at the crossroads; Please let me be part of your plan
I’ll treat you oh so special; Prove that I’m your biggest fan
I’m feeling oh so restless; I just have to be your main man

Feel that I am drifting, that my world has come apart
And I can’t help but thinking, that you’re messing with my heart.

Lead break
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Hits: 4579
Comments: 74
Fans: 27
Plays: 132
Downloads: 62

Uploaded: Apr 06, 2011 - 06:12:31 AM
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2011 - 06:57:06 AM Last Played: Aug 07, 2017 - 07:30:15 PM
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Hardware:
Ibanez AS-193, Macbook Pro, Presonus Audiobox, TonePort UX1, AKG Perception 120 mic.
Software:
GB and Gearbox.
Comments
Symphony101 said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
First !
First !
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PeterB7858 said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
First :-)
Thanks for dropping by Yves. Regards, Peter.
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hackneybloke said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
messing
get down peter. OW! hit me....hit me again. ow!
your vocals need to be up an octave...so that you're screaming your tits off on this one.
i like the chorus and bongos that come in.
cool break too. love that guitar....wish i could play lead like that.


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PeterB7858 said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
The unique eunuch :-)
Thanks for dropping in for a listen Julian. An octave higher and more than my tits would have dropped off :-) Appreciate the kind words re the guitar work. Waiting for a new one from you... Take care, Peter.
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Philip18 said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Impressive!
Your voice is suited to this - I think it has a similar feel to "Call Me". The guitar playing is exceptional - Mark Knopfler will be shaking in his boots! Plenty going on in the background, too. I bet you're pleased with this one!
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PeterB7858 said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
In not so Dire Straits...
Thanks for the kind words, Philip. Mr Knopfler is safe for a while yet :-) Yes, I am fairly happy with how this turned out. Talk soon, Peter.
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Loob said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Man that's some funky stuff Pete!
I could hear some horns on this one! You should let me audition some for ya! Love the funky bass! I dig it man!
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Horns :-)
Hi Freddy. Thanks for your continuing interest in my music. I will PM you. Take care, Peter.
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sammydix said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
the journey
did indeed enjoy and just as confused as you about the discard. but it called ya back. fantastic chorus in every way.
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Finally...
Hi Sam. Yeah, I was pretty surprised when I opened this up and saw how far I had got with it without finishing it. It was good to round it out. Thanks for dropping by. Warm regards, Peter.
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neilh79 said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Messing with my heart
Great message we men can all relate to!!! Awesome riffs and your vocal is ace. Very funky well done
PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Loop vs Live....
Hi Neil. Thanks for the support. Appreciate it. I must admit I did think about throwing this one out to MJ to get some real bass and drums but the GB loops sounded OK so I went with them. Next some of this ilk I might ask Scott and the gang to put some real class into it, like your latest. Glad you enjoyed it. Take care, Peter.
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Symphony101 said 2392 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
I must sound
silly saying "First !" and disappearing ... well, my internet connection was broken for about 7 hours, so this is my actual comment :-)

Indeed surprizing you hadn't finished it then, but eventually you did, and what a great song this become ! Great performance, specially on guitars and bass, I love it.
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Back for a second bite...
Hi Yves. Yes, I did wonder a bit about that.... Glad everything it back on line. Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment so supportively. I enjoyed laying down the guitar tracks. Kind regards, Peter.
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grahame1956 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Messing with my heart
Really nice blues funk. I enjoyed this a whole heap. It was well worth buffing it up!! Very nice lead guitar. I especially liked the phrasing on the outro - especially given that you jammed it. All the best Grahame
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Foray into funk...
Hi Grahame. Glad you enjoyed my first foray in funk. And thanks for the kudos re the guitar work. Yeah, the outro was fun. I was as surprised as anyone when I listened back it and thought that it was good enough to run with first go. Take care, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
fine guitarwork
Really cool funky piece!
Fine vocals and cool work on the strings!
Enjoyed!
KC
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Funk :-)
Hey Cees, thanks for dropping by. Glad you enjoyed this song. Funk is great music to play guitar on. Warm regards, Peter.
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magnatone said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Messing with my Heart
Hey Peter - man, you have got some CHOPS! this is fabulous - congrats!
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Kind words
Hi Karen. Thanks for the kind words. You are too generous. Hope the weather lets you take the bike for a run soon. Beautiful and 26 Celsius here in sunny Melbourne :-) Warm regards, Peter.
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dave_b said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Messing With My Heart
Great groove, love that slap bass. Strong vocals, nice lead break.
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Funk is fun...
Thanks for dropping by Dave. Funk is such fun to work with. Appreciate your ongoing support of my music. Take care, Peter
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alackbass said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Messing With My Heart
Caught this earlier today while I was at work. Such a cool groove. I love your effortless vocal and tasty guitar licks. Nice vocal harmonies!
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Kind comments...
Hi Andrew. Appreciate your kind comments re my vocals and guitar playing. I am pretty happy with how this turned out. Regards, Peter.
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RAVENS said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Yeah Man
Cool shtuffff. Dig the laid back vocals, and the vibe is smooth. Terrific guitar playing too, glad you dug this one up and finished it!

RAVEN ;-)
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
The princess of cool...
Kind words from the princess of cool. Thanks for taking the time to have a listen Dani. I am glad I brought this one down off the shelf too. Kind regards, Peter.
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ziti said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
great tone
a cool tele twang

like this little sketch a lot. vocal delivery is perfect for your range, and i like your phrasing a lot. nice work, my friend!

z
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Guitar tone :-)
Hi Fran. Thanks for having a listen to my take on some funk. I appreciate your kind words re the vocals on this. I searched a while to find the guitar tone I wanted for the lead - Gearbox/Clean Tones/Squash. I think it suit this style of music nicely. Take care, Peter.
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johnwhitehead said 2391 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Messin'
You had me at the guitar intro. Tasty, funky lead picking. Great bass. It all locks together so tightly. Smooth harmony on the chorus. Great outro! Sounds like you were having fun with your new GB toy.
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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Some funk fun!
Hi John. Thanks for the kind words. Yep, funk is fun to play around with. Just ordered your CD. Can't wait. Warm regards, Peter.
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TERRAPLANE said 2390 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
oh <<<>>> Funk me
dig that funky Bass & fine guitars.. good work man,,
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PeterB7858 said 2390 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
White boy funk :-)
Thanks for dropping in TP. Appreciate your kind remarks. Play that funky music white boy :-) Take care, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 2390 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Timeless
Cool diddy,,A little time on the shelf may have just added character...Those bongos might work as an intro??
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PeterB7858 said 2390 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Appreciative
Appreciate you dropping by. Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, it jumps out of the gate pretty hard. I will try them out.
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Vic Holman said 2390 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Messing With My Heart
cleaning up the hard drive pays off. nicely dusted off and polished up.

sounds great Peter.
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PeterB7858 said 2390 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
A good find...
Thanks Vic. Yeah, it was a good find. Appreciate your support. Take care, Peter.
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egobandit said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Funkalishous
the leading is great and the singing is sweet loved it!
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PeterB7858 said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
:-)
Funkalishous:-) Now's there's a word you don't hear every day. Thanks for the generous comments egobandit. Glad you liked it. Regards, Peter.
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ic42 said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
smooth singing
a song nicely put together. The bongos added a bit of uniqueness and a smile. Your singing is grand here, smooth as velvet. Nicely done.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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PeterB7858 said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Quick response
Thanks for responding to my unsubtle plug Drak. Appreciate the kind words re my vocals on this one. I like the bongo in the chorus too. Take care, Peter.
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Daugrin said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Dig that groove
Great job, enjoyed that vibe. That bass player is driving!

Daug
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PeterB7858 said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Thanks..
Thanks Daug. Glad you liked this one. That bass player is a loop ;-) Peter.
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Mosaica said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Messing with your hard drive...
...was a good idea! Nice song - funky beat, smooth vocal, rhythmic bongos...great stuff. I kind of agree with hackneybloke that I can hear potential for another version with a higher, more raw vocal - why not give it a try? it would be interesting to compare the two!
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PeterB7858 said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Messing with my vocal chords...
Hi Rosalind. Glad you dropped by. Appreciate the kind words. A higher version might result in messing with my vocal chords :-) I will try. Maybe someone at MJ might give it a go. Take care, Peter
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Soundhound said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Cool track...
Sounds like you were having fun, it's got a nice bounce to it....

GOOD.........1
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PeterB7858 said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Funk is fun :-)
Thanks SH. Yep, funk is fun! Take care, Peter.
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Garni said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Enjoyed!
Quality work mate

G-)
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PeterB7858 said 2389 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
A fellow Melbournite :-)
Hey Gerald, thanks for taking the time to have a listen. Didn't know you were from Melbourne as well. Appreciate your comments. Regards, Peter.
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JBurns said 2388 days ago (April 9th, 2011)
Groovin
You got a great groove here, I found myself singing along. Love this tune bro.
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PeterB7858 said 2388 days ago (April 9th, 2011)
Funk groove...
Thanks JB. A funk groove is hard not to like. Regards, Peter.
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shavingronaldscar said 2388 days ago (April 9th, 2011)
tight!
Really laid back funk, diggin it. A little too long on some of the reverbs, which you totally don't need, because your performances are spot on. The hard panning is odd to my ears as well, but these are just details. The big picture is delicious!
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PeterB7858 said 2388 days ago (April 9th, 2011)
Detailed feedback :-)
Thanks for the detailed feedback Joachim. I will play around with the mix/master a bit in light of your comments and see what I can come up with. Appreciate you dropping by. Take care, Peter.
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Alannah said 2388 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
I think this is great .....
... if you are considering messing with it again .... my 2 cents would be to throw a little more "growl" into the vocals ... give it the grit that the backing track seems to be yearning for .... I mean ... this IS someone who is driving you crazy right?
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PeterB7858 said 2387 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
Growl...
Hi Alannah. I'll give the grit a go :-) Thanks for dropping by. Warm regards, Peter.
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Reggie_Pole said 2388 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
Messing
Love the groove. Goes down smooth. Good work on the vocals and guitar.
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PeterB7858 said 2387 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
A first foray...
Hi Reggie. Thanks for taking the time to have a listen to my foray into funk. Glad you enjoyed it. Take care, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 2387 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
A
great funky groove with some fine guitar playing too, enjoyed your smooth vocals.
I like the chorus and harmonies, excellent song Peter.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 2387 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
Kind words...
Thanks for the kind words, Bob. Glad you enjoyed it. Take care, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2387 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
Way to go!
Peter, I was unable to comment on this at work earlier (and my PC at home has been dead up until yesterday), but can do so now--just wanted you do know I loved this! Exceptionally great work--very expressive playing, a song with attitude and a vocal that knows what it's about here. I need to send you a royalty check one of these days for the fine work you do--thanks again!
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PeterB7858 said 2387 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
The PC blues (contemporary)
Michael, thanks for your continuing support of my music. Sorry to hear you have had some PC blues. Hey, there could be a song in that. It would be a hit on MJ. But all seriousness aside, I would need to send you reciprocal loyalty cheques :-) Have a great week. Regards, Peter.
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Doadars Uncle said 2387 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
Nice jam!
It grooves. I love the guitar!
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PeterB7858 said 2387 days ago (April 11th, 2011)
Howdy...
Hey Doug, thanks for dropping in on some Melbourne funk all the way from Wisconsin. Appreciate the support. Regards, Peter.
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jibes said 2386 days ago (April 11th, 2011)
Messing With My Heart
Sometimes we leave jewels laying around and it's always a pleasure to rediscover them. Great song man!!
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PeterB7858 said 2386 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Hiding...
Thanks for finding time to have a listen to my funk foray Neal. Yep, I was surprised to find this hiding on my hard drive. Glad I polished it off. Take care, Peter.
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sloparts said 2386 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Funky stuff Peter
Love the feel of this, but it's the lyric and vocals that tell the story. And great story it is my friend,

Nice clean mix with nothing out of place, too loud, or too low. Perfect balance
Great song Peter, I love it. D/L and put into rotation.

Ed
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PeterB7858 said 2385 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Positive reaction :-)
Hi Ed. Thanks for your positive reaction to this song. I appreciate the comments about the mix. Glad you liked it enough to D/L. Take care, Peter.
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bud said 2385 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Solid funky workout
great resurrection - or should I say completion. Smooth guitar and vox - the whole tune really kicks.
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PeterB7858 said 2385 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Reclaimed from the lost and found...
Thanks Kevin. Glad I reclaimed this from the lost and found and that you liked it. Take care, Peter.
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Hickling_Stan said 2384 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Funky
Enjoyed this one a lot. heart mess ups are a universal fact! Higher vocals in the chorus and perhaps a horn or two might help but a great funky riff. Cheers
mark
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PeterB7858 said 2384 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Funky riff...
Hi Mark. Thanks for the kind words and the suggestions. I actually have Loob (Freddy) interested in working up some horns for the song. I will look at the chorus. Regards, Peter.
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SISTERS said 2361 days ago (May 6th, 2011)
glad you cleaned up your hard drive
cuz this is smooth. i really enjoyed the funky little elements in it -
one bright light in all the gloom was a good line.
the easy on the ear vocal and sweet guitar beating make for a good listen. anne
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PeterB7858 said 2361 days ago (May 6th, 2011)
Thanks :-)
Thanks Anne. I appreciate you finding time to have a listen to my foray into funk. You might find my latest a bit different in style to this one. I was just listening to "When We Had It All" on my Ipod whilst walking my dog this morning. It is a really good song. Take care, Peter.
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ktb said 1725 days ago (January 31st, 2013)
Messing With My Heart
This must have been a real treat for you to find. Even better the pump you get recording first take outtro track.
At 1st thought the vocal was a little down in the mix, but by the end sounded fine. Excellent track.

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PeterB7858 said 1723 days ago (February 2nd, 2013)
Thanks!
Thanks for chasing down a back issue, John :-) Glad you liked it. I have actually reposted this more recently as a collaboration with Billy Playle. He added horns and extra percussion and some real nice funk clav. I remastered it, too. It might be worth a comparison, if you find the time. Take care, Peter.
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