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Honest Son (MedicineShowBand)


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This is the 5th track in what we call The Medicine Show tracks.

Feter furnished a wonderful instrumental guitar track. Dadai2 (Jack Miller) set the track up with some harmonica and bass , Vic Holman created some magic with the electric guitar leads and Davisamerica2 (Terry Pearson) help nail everything down with some great backing vocals.

Feter and I shared the writing of the lyrics.

This project was a pure joy to work on ... such super talented artist.

Light the kerosene lamps .....

The other Medicine Show Tracks are:

Black Coat John
O Babe
Going Down
Grow Old with Me

The Band:
Vic Holman: Electric Guitars/Lead
Feter: Acoustic Guitar/Lead/Vocals
Dadai2: Harmonica/Bass Guitar
Davisamerica2: Backing Vocals
Me: Keys/Drums/Vocals
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Lyrics
Honest Son


Walkin underground

Feeling life around but sinking

Tired to recount

My candles all gone fainting


....Honest son I think you'd better take it on the street
... Honest, son ... I think you'd better watch the things you say to me
.... And Honest Sons are hard to come by sometimes
....Honest Sons will always be the ones to make it turn around


... wait ......




Trying so hard

To make a little sound but its shrinking

Gathered all my bones

Hiding in my cave just thinking



Huming my hymns

Wondering for a home ,waiting

Getting all my arms

Holding myself so tight , wishing
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Plays: 208
Downloads: 91

Uploaded: Sep 25, 2011 - 03:58:24 PM
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2016 - 09:42:57 AM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 09:25:40 AM
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slopartner said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Honest Son (Medicine Show Band)
YUP.......you guys nailed it! I love the way it all came together. Yeah, I know...I don't do music but I sure know how to listen to it!
mrattue said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Really
enjoyed this. Interesting and effective instrumentation/production the whole way through. Really well put together. Sounds a pro job to me.

Good, spare, loaded lyrics, too.

There is a lot here that would repay a second listen. Complex stuff.

My hat is off, gentlemen.

Marc
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gadzooks said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Honest Son (MedicineShowBand)
Right from the start that sweet acoustic picking drew me in and then that cool dreamy electric panned left comes in with the harp. Great vocals and harmonies. 1:36 organ is a nice touch and I really like the way you bring it down with just guitar and harmonica ... this mix sounds real good like you really thought this out. Great dynamics and feel with the musicianship. GREAT job guys ... totally enjoyed this.
SG
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awigze said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Honest Son
Well you know how to pick them Jack. Every part placed on like a painting of a cloud picture. There is a grittiness to it that rests authentic. nice job everyone!
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bud said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Wow this fine stuff
every aspect shines and goes to the heart. A great tonic from the Medicine Show.
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Soundhound said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Ethics comes with....
Honesty.....These day I will find it hard to trust, all those that I did are dying off...... :-)

Nice track you guys.....Well done....

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Moviz said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Everybody
sounding fab on this I must say...... wonderful recording and I love the Eastern type runs on the guitar ..... Feter's voice sounds the best it ever did..... great stuff all round and good lyrics too, regards M
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magnatone said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Honest Son
what excellent work - loved every second, thanks guys!
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Vic Holman said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
and here it is
first off thanks for let me in on this really big shoo

the way everyone contributed to this really took the song in a unique way......mesmerizing, pretty well sums it up.

jack 1, jack 2, feter, terry.......you guys are too cool
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davisamerica said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
and u sir
are a rock god...thanks vic.

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Loob said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Well crafted and good teamwork from all!
Really enjoyed! Thanks for sharing!
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davisamerica said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Freddy
Too kind sir..... Thanks!
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spitlogic said 2272 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Well made
I think my only critique would be too much reverb on the vocals. Other than that I really like the depth of the instrumentation. Very solid production.
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davisamerica said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Thanks
Mitchell .... The reverb thing is always a shiney object for me... Lol. Really appreciate the stop by.
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PeterB7858 said 2272 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Will repay multiple listenings...
Hi All. A song that will repay multiple listenings, I think. The mood changes that you guys bring off work seamlessly and there are some real musical highlights to be had (for example at 3.30 - 3.50). Enjoyed. Regards, Peter.
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davisamerica said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
thanks Peter
... these guys are a trip and we appreciate your kind words and listen.
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DWL said 2272 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Nicely done
A stellar line up. Love the idiosyncratic vocal delivery and the changing textures and styles. Reminds me a little of something Ry Cooder might do on one of his concept albums.

Cheers

Dick

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davisamerica said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Hi Dick
... this was too much fun. ry cooder ...wow .... thanks!
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neilh79 said 2272 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Honest Son
Wow, what a great song and what a great band, can't fault this, just terrific
davisamerica said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
hiya Neil
..... a good play day here ...thanks so much for the kind comments and stop by.
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RochaMalhada said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Takes me back....
What a great track - retro to our younger days, like in a classic kind of way; also dear tom my heart even today

great job all around, guys.

. - Harold
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davisamerica said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
retro ...
well said my brother ... that is what happens when you open feter's tool boc. he really gave a great track to build from and these guys just kick arse....thanks ... from all of us.
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AndeeScott said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Great
Not my kind of music but can still tell when your hearing quality in this genere :)

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davisamerica said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
andee
...thanks man
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Dadai.2 said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Thank you, Mr. Hemby...
... for the invite. It's always an interesting and worthwhile trip accompanying a Feter inspiration. Jack, you put together a great sounding song, combing through who knows how many threads of recordings and takes to weave together this cool piece. Kudos all.

D
davisamerica said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
and mr. miller...
thank you! we need to do this again!
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Bob Rodgers said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
An
excellent song, really enjoyed Feter's vocals and delivery.
A wonderful line-up, I like all the changes in style, some great delights here and a great performance.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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davisamerica said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
thanks bob
..looking forward to hearing your next hit sir.
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Jarvoid said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
This has the
authenticity and hallmark of a good old boys band....what I mean by that is it could be composed of the likes of J Cash,M Knopfler,Orbison and the like it has that quality and authority......and if you don't like that ,...well thhhhhh !! (raspberry)


Great job guys ,nicely played....

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davisamerica said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
save the raspberry
... your comments made me smile and i can dig it... thanks Jarvo
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egobandit said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Honest
this had the hairs standing up on the back of my neck, man what a great effort, this is big I like the picking in the middle bring you back to a different time! Tops fellas!
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
:-]
... thanks ego
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Bowman said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Intimate yet epic.
Held my interest throughout and the collaborative spirit that flows through this was wonderful.
Great job guys!
Cheers,
Charlie
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
from us
to you ...Thanks! Charlie I really appreciate your stopping buy.
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dave_b said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Honest Son
I like the hook. The spirit of the 60's still shines in this song. Strong vocals. Change ups in the pacing are effective. Everyone did a great job with their tracks, sounds tight and tasty. Great sounding production.
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
we are
never quiet sure where these MS tracks will go ... Feter set a right strong direction on this one... thanks Dave.
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alackbass said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Honest Son (MedicineShowBand)
Has a recent period Dylan vibe. Very cool track with excellent contributions from all.
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
thanks Andrew
... well you know all about "casting" .... these guys can do no wrong. Really appreciate the comments and listen...thanks!
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davisamerica2 said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Goes down smooth!
Thanks for finding me a part in this, Jack. I'll take four bottles. Cool harp and fine twanging on the guitars. Love Feter's vocals on this, and singing with you, Jack, as you know, goes waaay back. I think we got it down now. I'll stay ready for another. Put me on speed dial. Peace. Terry
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
you
are always on speed dial my brother from another mother.
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gator4040 said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Honest
Excellent all around. Great mix and performances. Watch out, pros at play!
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
thanks gator
...keep singing man!
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crissew said 2271 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Was expecting
something akin to the Old Crow Medicine Show bluegrass but this is cool. Kind of sounds like a psychedelic/native american/cowboy music. Very eclectic mix of styles. Very nice job by all. Vocals sound great and the instruments are all in the pocket. Enjoyed it!
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
i never
know what to expect when we begin a MS project... i always know it involves feter somehow... i know terry is gonna be there...i know the rest is a puzzle. Thanks Charles.
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ckrohm said 2271 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
The first five secs..
... tell me that a great production will follow. I haven't been disappointed. What a great musicianship, songwriting and production.
I just want to point out to the short organ solo in the middle of the song.
Don't know why... but it somehow makes a difference to other songs.
Great stuff!

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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
chris...
thanks man
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gail60 said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Loved this.... Moody, emotional, good medicine
Great job by all here! You guys always work so well together and this piece proves it once again.
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
well
the best thing about this project is... it brought you here and dots are inevitable .... thank you.
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Roxylee said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
perfect combo
of fine musicians. It grabbed me from the first note. Well done, my friends.:-)
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
thank you lady
... so a project soon ok?
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J_Gretch said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Honest Son
Everything meshes together seamless but I can still pick out your individual styles...This turned out really good.
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Sigmund said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Honest Son
Song starts right off with a beautiful acoustic intro - interesting pacing to the song - lots of starts and stops - which I really like. This is an interesting collab effort because everyone is actually quite different in their musical tastes and backgrounds - when put together the end result is unique and very captivating. This was an enjoyable listen - thanks guys - and congratulations on an excellent work!
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Philip18 said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Honest Son
I like the arrangement you've done with this - lots happening, with each new element adding further interest. All done with high levels of professionalism. Much enjoyed!
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Bob6stringer said 2270 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Freaky! Folky!
My hat is off for you, gentlemen. Nicely done, including the vocals, especially the handoff on the vocal parts. Not sure what the words mean but they work for me, anyway... nice and freak-folk.
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richard13 said 2269 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Excellent AND unusual
Jack, you sure know how to put talent together and I presume you did the equally good production. D/l (thanks) for later, quality listening.
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TobinMueller said 2269 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Honest music
I really dig the idea of the tune, the title, the lyrics "And Honest Sons are hard to come by/Honest Sons will always be the ones to make it turn around." The track is kind of random, in my ears, and uses too much reverb on some of the vocals. But, it also captures a live improvisational drifting moment when the band paints pictures with sound and space. Reminds me of live moments on albums in the middle 70s. Stuff done without regard to commercial radio play, done just for the purpose of saying something. Thanks for sharing this.
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
honest thank you Tobin
... the reverb is and was noted ... these Medicine Show tracks are meant to be kinda open ... really exactly as you noted in your terrific comments. You made me smile and all of us appreciate your time and well crafted comments. A very big Thank You sir!
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Sudra said 2269 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Wow....
...you guys really created a mood with this one. So lush and dynamic - not hurried or stilted like my stuff can be. I have to check out the other Medicine Show Tracks now.
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Dadai.2 said 2269 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Oh....

... yeah!
davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
me
too .... D2 ..so many thanks for kicking this one off ... the harp work really was a fantastic blue print of where we ended up with everything else. :-]
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Hickling_Stan said 2269 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
Lots to enjoy
Agree with jarvo on the Knoffler reference. A really interesting track with lots of complexity that I am sure will bear repeated listens. A really good collab and cheers for posting. Mark

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rabittwhole said 2268 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
feter
... deepest bows .... and hats off to an amazing track .... thanks my dear friend.
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sammydix said 2268 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
Honest Son
got some chills while listening to Honest Son. got a strong ambiance surrounding it. very well produced.
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Gaylen75 said 2268 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Im a sucker for harmonica
This is really too cool. Great mood setter. Love the guitars around 2:15.
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Feter said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Honest Son
Deepest bow to Jack , Jack ,Terry and Vic ..my first ever song I do on my new home ..a true honor as always gentlemen ...thanks a lot !!
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Feter
... we were ALL honored to have a bit with this one ... and yeah... this is on of the moments we both talked about and hoped for .... this song reminds me of 2 years ago and syria .... does that make sense? Peace my dear friend.
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Dadai.2 said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Jack and Feter...
"this song reminds me of 2 years ago and syria .... does that make sense?"

Also reminds me of that time. Nice reunion with our Iraqi bluesman...
ShadowofNine said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Honest Son
Honest music, so effective in every respect, lyrics, instrumentation, just excellent Bravo to yu all...
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
thanks Dave
..."Peace" just blew me away.
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rok41 said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Honest Son
Nicely done, great collaboration of talent here. Superb!
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davisamerica said 2267 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
owe
you a beer.
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apb said 2265 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Firstly
I love the concept. I really liked how each contributor lends a bit of themselves to this. Ghassan's vocals have that tired, traveller sound down to a T. I like the folkiness Jack's harmonica adds (in keeping with my minds eye of Doc Barth times) and Vic's sound is unmistakable. Great stuff Jack, great collaboration. Well done guys.
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davisamerica said 2211 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
thanks
alan
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davisamerica said 2265 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
so i suppose
we all need to say "thanks feter" ...i know i do.
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Feter said 2264 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
well
we gotta jammin for the next one Bro !
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Elevator_Funk said 2253 days ago (October 14th, 2011)
...
Nice track. Love the mix. I liked the acoustic solo and the mix between the haunting vocals. This worked very well. Felt like it could have soundtracked a Tarrantino movie.
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davisamerica said 2211 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
lol...
well was fun...thanks man
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lavalamp said 2243 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
This was great...
...by the way.

LL
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davisamerica said 2211 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
btw...
u r too cool dave ...thanks
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bronco said 2232 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Good Work Guys
Some of my favorite Macjammers here. Combination of talents is very impressive.
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davisamerica said 2211 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
bronco....
i think we live close...would love to meet u sometimes...thanks from all of us!
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Doug Somers said 2204 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Honestly
What a great band. The producers are no slouches either.

Lots of fine musicianship in this piece, little gems all the way through.

Doug
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Llarion said 2203 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Lovely textures!
A deep and soulful piece... Sort of a Dylanesque sentiment in the lead vocal... love the mourning sort of feel... Downloaded!
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Wyoming said 2194 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
collaboration
I haven't been here long enough to know who is who, but this is about the most fun song I have heard yet. Where we're here in cyberspace, I can see you guys sitting around together, grinning. Hope i'm not out of line with a comment like that. It was a great ORIGINAL song. Thanks.
davisamerica said 2193 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
thanks Wyoming
...looking forward to some music from you ..... we are all just animals in the MJ zoo!
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kassia said 2194 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
please tell me
ya'll are going on tour. what a stellar group of artists. of course, each piece would mean nothing without the expert production skills of mr. jackrabitt. you create magic. i truly absolutely love this. it has such a free-form feel to it, but with the flow of coordinated effort. can i just say that the harmonica flourishes are my favorite part? wonderful guys. really.
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davisamerica said 1989 days ago (July 4th, 2012)
we
never will tour but u made our day shay.
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abzwork said 2193 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Honest...
A very artful flava, the canvas here is a wonderful splash of colors to paint the lush vocals...guitar is superb, a most excellent
composition with Big Smiles written all over it..:):)peace
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davisamerica said 1989 days ago (July 4th, 2012)
erin
a belated thank you ...
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sewer rod said 2193 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
Wow.
Great job to everyone on this. Just an awesome job. Downloaded!
Really great overall tune.
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davisamerica said 1989 days ago (July 4th, 2012)
rod
well that was a surprise...thanks!
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davisamerica said 1986 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
...i suppose
this was written by feter whilst in syria... damascus... some of us said "u r save now bro" ...he wasn't ......
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CraizeeMusic said 1909 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
First bars had me hooked!
Love it! 'nuff said!
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Honest Son
Beautiful track !
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