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Dirty Little Bones w/ Gaylen75 SteveHix DamienGH


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I contacted Gaylen about doing another tune together. We have done 3 together (uploaded under tonestones) so far and with each I had sent him an instrumental track and he wrote lyrics and did the vocal performances. This time we tried something different. Gaylen wrote Dirty Little Bones and uploaded it early January, 2010. He suggested doing an alternate version of this. The original version is very call, kind of a haunting gypsy sound.

The original version is here: http://www.macjams.com/song/58184

This version is very different. I wanted to do a jazz vocal, using a classical guitar. It started that way. Then I added piano, B3 and an electric guitar. I love to play with orchestration so I added a sampled trumpet and flute. I heard something that Steve Hix had done and love the tone he gets (crystal clear). I asked him if he would replace the sampled trumpet with a live performance and he agreed. Then I decided to go all the way and replace the flute with a live performance. I was chatting with DGH one night and he mentioned he played the flute. I knew his sax playing and have been wanting to do a collab with him. He agreed to do the flute and all the pieces were fitting together.

The song is in two sections: a jazz vocal section and a jazz fusion section (sounds a bit like prog rock to me). I had a hard time picking a genre for this.

Performers:
Gaylen: lyrics/vocals, original composition
SteveHix: Trumpet
DGH: Flute
ToneSToneS: Percussion (programmed), Bass, Guitars (electric, nylon), Piano, B3, sampled french oboe
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Lyrics
you and I we live for danger
no one knows what we're looking for
everytime I close my eyes I
I feel the anger at the door
baby you dont have to stay awake
you can dream of play on a simple day
hold me on a winters day
never close your eyes
never look away
its building inside just like a suprise
and there's no where to hide
from the rage and the pride
a time will pass where all they know
where all they know
will come at last
your in my hands know letting go know letting go
youre mine at last
baby Im crazy for letting go
maybe Im crazy for letting go
of them bones them bones them dirty little bones
them bones them bones them bones
no one realy lives forever letting go its natural
so close your eyes and sleep forever
and dream of life without the world
or a soul
my beautiful
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Hits: 3163
Comments: 24
Fans: 33
Plays: 148
Downloads: 40
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Aug 20, 2011 - 01:28:31 PM
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2011 - 01:28:31 PM Last Played: Nov 27, 2017 - 07:22:22 PM
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Comments
magnatone said 2311 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
FIRSTIES!!
this is fabulous - what a great crew and excellent work from everyone! so impressive on all levels - you're a real magician steve!
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PaulaMunk said 2311 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Lots of
passion in this. Great band. Thanks.
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KCsGROOVE said 2311 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
man , this is cool!
real fine music, especially love the vocals going with the B3. Has an oldschool vibe which is a good thing in my book :-)
cool staccato work at 2/3 rds,really like that guitar!
very much enjoyed
fav and download!
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Sigmund said 2311 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Dirty Little Bones
Very cool song and an interesting arrangement. I like the little tangent you went off on around 2 minutes in - reminds me (just a little) of some of the stuff YES used to do. As I listen to it more I am realizing it is not so much of a tangent as it is a change of direction for the song. Interesting. Gaylen your vox sound great and Steve's trumpet adds tons of flavor. Steve you did great job here - enjoyed!
Sig
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alackbass said 2311 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Dirty Little Bones w/ Gaylen75 SteveHix DamienGH
Truly amazing! Excellent song delivered through Gaylen's distinct vocal! Great arrangement! A bit of latin jazz and a whole lot of progressive rock! Excellent production and mix!
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Soundhound said 2311 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Very well done.....
This is really outstanding, I think you've picked the right genre.....
The Vocal has that Big Rock Edge, that stands alone in the scheme things
Very nicely done, the bed track swings and moves real nice, I can hear
some Latin top end grooves going on as well.....

All in All......This is top shelf.....
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Feter said 2311 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Dirty Little Bones
Everything on this project just fabulous ...mighty work everyone kudos !!!
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tokai said 2311 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
The all stars.
wow, what a feeling. Smooth textures a great arrangement. Gaylen's voice is brilliant, a surprise too, boy can he carry a tune. This song seems to have elements of prog with jazz wings. Whatever new genre this is I like it.
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awigze said 2311 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
style
I can hear everyone's style individually and the merge is sweet. Nicely done... It's got a Newport Jazz Fest feel to it....
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finkeldink said 2310 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Always
good to hear the GMan at work.

Nicely done. The whole production is top notch.

great stuff from all

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SuperStarSmith said 2310 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
especially
like where the nylon guitar is in the mix. interesting tune, this. good job to all.
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Carrie71 said 2310 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
DLB's...
Wow Steve! I was not a fan of the mix Gaylen had of this, but this is not even close to the first version you put together. The real "winds" added so much! I am really diggin this one! Out-freakin-standing! Love it!!
shavingronaldscar said 2310 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Killer
The vox is really original, I detect a new sound from Gaylen on this one. The backing instrumentation and programming are hella fun, effective, and surprising. I'm totally getting a Mars Volta vibe from this, very cool stuff guys.
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michaeljayklein said 2310 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Nice!
Always enjoyable to hear more traditional orchestral instrumentation in in music today and it all sounds good (perhaps one day someone will do a collab with me in this line) but until then, very commendable effort and a perfect showcase for Gaylen's impeccable jazz phrasing and many hued intonation.
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dave_b said 2310 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
Dirty Little Bones
The rock lyric is an interesting counterpoint to the jazz arrangement over the prog rhythmic feel. Dirty little bones is a cool hook. Genre busting!
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TheReverendAG said 2309 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
Holy crap
I feel like I should have paid money to listen to this. It's very professional and it sounds awesome. Friggin' great. Well done.
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ShadowofNine said 2309 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
Progression
Love it...
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woofer3 said 2309 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
Dirty little bones
Ah - your yellin' rught down my ally - I'd say this is perfection. Love the structure and it's unusual but magnetic feel.
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neilh79 said 2308 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
Dirty Little Bones
Really cool tune, love the way it all sits together, very nice jazz room feel well done to all
egobandit said 2308 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
Fabulous is right!
Beautiful composition and the changes are top notch also the singing evokes a real passion, that almost jethro tull sounding middle was a great change all along keeping the fusion the hard rock the guitar its like a melting of opposite sides of the coin ! Thank goodness there is a download This needs to be listened to over and over!
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sammydix said 2308 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
dlb
whoa! VERY well put together tune! Great vocals from Gaylen, Steve is as strong as ever, just good instrumentation and arrangement over all. gotta be hard to follow this one, TS.
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Gaylen75 said 2307 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
Hey
Thanks Steve for making this happen. I am difficult to get at lately. I think what you have done with this really reflects your style. It is a great joy to work on music with you. Cheers
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kindafishy said 2307 days ago (August 24th, 2011)
This is so cool
I was going to start out by saying that the passionate vocal delivery is amazing (which I suppose I just did, eh?), but I don't want to imply that they overshadow anything else, because everything about this song is fantastic.

It is very complex, yet catchy and accessible at the same time. The musicianship and the writing is just so well done.

Going to be giving this many listens.

Thanks so much for posting this!
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jibes said 2304 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Tops
One great mix and arrangement. And, then there's the playing! Supa!!
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