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Every People Know w/Rok41, KTB, Scofugate & Sisters


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This song was a lot of fun in the making. i sent the track to chris who put the coolest bass on and offered to mix. he worked so hard and did a fantastic job.....and came up with the really cool reprise. scott turned out the perfect drum track in seconds and likewise john's roving synth tracks. anne came in on backing vocals (love our email exchanges anne).... and after numerous (endless?) tweaks (sorry chris - lol) this was the result.

The guy in the photo is David Kato, a Ugandan political activist who was killed by his government for being gay. There is a bill going through the Ugandan parliament at the moment which will make consensual sex between same gender adults punishable by death. the bill was drawn up by a guy called David Bahati. Bahati is a member of the C Street Fellowship in Washington DC, a conservative christian outfit that exports homophobia to anyone who will have it. Here is a link to Bahati being interviewed by Rachel Maddow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYTziDqTWD4


Julian Sims Music/Lyrics, Acoustic guitars & Vocals
Chris Flynn Bass & Mix
John Libby Synthesisers
Scott Fugate Drums
Anne Cozean Backing vocal
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Lyrics
Every people know who run the show
Avoid the truth - you got nowhere to go
Every people know which way to run
See a man holding a gun

Got no room for humanity
In this world of violence and greed

“All women lie”, ain’t misogyny
Till there’s some grain of equality
Man just don’t care for minority
Right by his side is where you gotta be

So full of pain and injury
Feel the rain burning on me

Every people know who run the show
Every people know who run the show
Every people know, every people know now.
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Plays: 449
Downloads: 89

Uploaded: Mar 09, 2012 - 10:42:10 AM
Last Updated: May 19, 2013 - 02:08:41 PM Last Played: Jun 06, 2017 - 11:31:07 PM
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gadzooks said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Every People Know
Wow Julian, this is pretty heavy stuff ... subject matter. Vocally different then I'm use to from what I've heard. Quite strong against the smooth lightness of the music. You are doing some lovely delicate guitar work. I love what happens at around 3:15 with the change of feel and rhythm and the ethereal key noodling and Anne's voice. Oh man that's very cool the stop at the end and you come back with that short groove with Anne singing and Chris gets funky on bass. You could have made another song just with that groove. Fantastic airy mix with everything delicately placed in the right spots. Excellent tune and performance!
Cheers
SG
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sammydix said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
EP
this turned out a thousand times better than i thought. i still have the raw version and tho it's good, this blows it away. great band choice and Anne near the end was a sweet surprise. yep, worth waiting for.
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awigze said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
The Bloke!
Wow... what a gathering of musicians. Dig the groove and Anne's harmonies. I am always blown away by the musical sensibilites of yours and the musicians you have gathered here Julian. Great writing. Excellent vocals all the way. dig John's tasteful synth enhancements and solid rhythm section of Scott and Chris.
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smokey bacon jnr said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
back on form!
I was gritting my teeth expecting a blast of Emerson Lake and Palmer, but then that nice understated guitar and vocal came in, and the grit flaked off and although some got stuck between gaps in my teeth, most of it was washed away. Fantastic! You and Anne should duet more, a musical marriage made in downbeat heaven. Love it!
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egobandit said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
violence and greed
got that right, running the show, you might be right love the female back up very soulful !
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RochaMalhada said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
so cool

Julian, this is fab, man. Rich on so many levels.
Great team you have here, pal

. - Harold
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scofugate said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Every People Know
Wow,Its still fun to hear a tune transform from A to Z. Chris, worked his tail off on the mix and master...great job!!
It’s always an honor to work with each and every one of these guys and gals. Thanks for letting me jump in.
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Les_Kloo said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Powerful
lyrics, music, and performance by a truly monstrous lineup. First music of the day. Excellent. I think this will be the only music for today. Couple of details. Your vocal performance is strong, forthright, and unaffected, providing the conviction that's needed to deliver these lyrics. It sounds great, then great again with Anne, who can do no wrong. I love the chord change at the chorus. I think I got a chill at "So full of pain..." Mr. Flynn's bass stands out. Nothing like a real bass to add personality. John's work is gorgeously tasteful, as always. Scott provides the movement in his always most appropriate way. Yeah. It's nice to hear your guitar work. I could listen to that all day. You're at least a triple threat, man, and we are privileged to get this for free.
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davajonah said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Powerful
This is stunning. Gorgeous in fact, on so many levels. Musically, lyrically. It's so well put together and beautifully mixed. Best of all, you've made it available for free. Thank you.

Great song.
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Philip18 said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Every people know
Smooth start and warm, tuneful vocal. Beautiful bass line. Everything clear in the mix. Nice riff between verses. The entry of the harmony fills it out, adds further interest. Powerful lyrics. The contrast between the gentle style and the heartbreaking message of the lyrics is excellent. Love the playout. Drums really solid and the synths give a bed for it all to sit on. Music of this quality should be played on every radio station in the world! Thanks for the download and congratulations to all involved.
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Symphony101 said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Got dizzy
just by reading the line-up ! Man, what a song ! I'm pleased to listen to this song, for many reasons.
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alackbass said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Every People Know
Love it! Great message delivered through an equally impressive melody and vocal. Outstanding band. Your guitar playing is excellent. Love the little lead lines. John's keys are subtle while adding great atmosphere. The rhythm section is rock solid with tons of character. Love the thick bass tone and Scott's brush work. The backing vocals are the perfect frosting on a perfectly baked cake. Downloaded!
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rok41 said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Every People Know
Julian, great song my friend, thanks for giving me some latitude to work this al out. Scott, thanks again bro for helping me lock the groove down, again!....Anne, killer pipes dear, you're amazing and fun to work with. John, once again thank you for providing such professional tracks, you are a master of your craft. I also want to thank Sig for lending me his keen ear.
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davisamerica said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
....
Kony ...
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ktb said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Every People Know
Love it.. All the vocals blow me away. Chris does a mean mix. Thx for the invite
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Loob said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Well done all!
Deep! Thanks for sharing!
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magnatone said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Every People Know
O.M.G.
Julian, this is just fabulous! i love ... everything. what an incredible band! O.M.G.!!!
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Gaylen75 said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
smooth
I love everything about this. Sweet harmonizing.
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Outtaorbit said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Man......
You got it......This is something you don't bring up in polite society....well played nicely done...
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richard13 said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)

F*ck polite society!
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Outtaorbit said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
F u c k polite society.... dude no shit
Speaking to richard,,,

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finkeldink said 1966 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Sweet
Great vocals! Julian and Anne make a great team.
I love the bass parts; I've been learning how to play bass like an actual bass player so someday we'll have to do a rendition of "Big Bottom" Chris. Ha ha!
It's great to hear Scott on the drums again. It's been a while for me. Nice work.

Great work all!
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DWL said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
Excellent
loved the lyrics and the harder edge to your voice.

Wonderful performances from everyone.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
Though
you've got the best of MJ along with you here Julian, your vocal really shines here.... good soap-box song (glad you're takin' over the reigns LOL).... love the sound and harmonies produced, with all in their places doing their good stuff and it sounds just great..... excellent work, regards M
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Daugrin said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
People people people...
This estimates the problem sweetly... the vocals shine, the production
supports the material. Excellent work...

Daug
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KCsGROOVE said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
every people
awesome collab! :-)
An excellent song and a great line up here,Julian
Very much enjoyed
Fav and download
KC

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peacepiano said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
Group
Such a great group of artists. This is the kind of music that makes MJ a great place to listen in. Thanks to everyone who helped make this track possible.
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lengold said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
Absolutely
and faultlessly wonderful. Who did the mix - fantastic. Congratulations to you all.
Cheers
Len

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Sigmund said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
Every People
Julian, you have put together a masterful cast for this song, and it has paid off. I had the unique priviledge to hear this song at various stages of its production - from its early inception when you sent it to me a few months back - from a song with lots of potential, to...this! Chris simply did a fantastic job of helping you turn this into a real work of art. Kudos, and congratulations - I really enjoyed!
Sig
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SISTERS said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
well done
This screams "CLASS!" from the opening measures.
Scott's tasty beats keep it steady with a wide range of embellishments.
When John's shimmery keys come in at :13, they're such a beautifully subtle contribution. Rhythm guitar is right on - and that acoustic noodle line is so perfect. First time I heard the completed instrumental break at 1:28, I cried from the sheer simple perfection of it all. Julian - your voice is a wonderful thing, and your delivery truly shines - the melody line is most excellent. Then there's Chris. Brother, you truly rocked this tune. Your slithery, snarling bass line throughout drives this to my ear. When I hear you play like this, I can only imagine how good it feels to be able to flavor a piece so fabulously. And Big Thanks for mixing this about 937 times. For me, this was a great example of musicians playing together with heart and soul versus ego - and that ALWAYS sounds good. 8) Anne

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scofugate said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
like
-----oops wrong site
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FEEL said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
Pro sounding
Nice clean mix and the vocals are extraordinary. One of the best I've heard from Julian and the back up is spot on. Guitar adds a nice touch. All the collaborators are spot on, strategic changes and a fine bed of music to lay vocal tracks on. Enjoyable listen.
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TvRicky said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
Guitar opening Sweet
Vocals real nice. Guitar carries this piece hiply my man. Bass is perfectly placed. Groove establishes Annes integration and it's on. Vox needs to move more front though. The mix is too even. Other than that this is a marvelous Production and piece. At 4.08 another groove begins and suddenly ends. Love it but I would remix and extend the end. Fantatstic!

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jiguma said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
VERY nice!
Some excellent choices going on here Julian - starting with your band choice :) Great vocal, and wondeful playing from the crew. This is not just a good song, it's also really well put together - lovely mix Chris.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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carbon said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
seems
every time i listen to this, a new beauty reveals itself to me. i guess i should keep listening! terrific job all around. thank you to everyone involved.
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Elevator_Funk said 1965 days ago (March 10th, 2012)
...
Enjoyed the slick production. I tend to dwell on the themes you touch on in your lyrics, but I don't have the courage to put them into song-form. I admire that. Nice group of MJers to collab with.
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dave_b said 1964 days ago (March 11th, 2012)
Every People Know
Smooth vocals & great playing from this all-star band. Great collab!
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Bob Rodgers said 1963 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
I
do love your vocals Julian, your singing is just getting better and better. There's a great edge to your voice that gives your vocals more emotion, wonderful to hear you holding them longer notes. Also great to hear you singing with Anne and thats always a pleasure. An excellent lineup of musicians here and an excellent collab.
Powerful stuff and very much enjoyed.
Thanks for the download.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 1963 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
Authority
Trademark hb acoustics but with the added bonus of Chris's assured bass. Julian, your vocal work is as good as ever but it seems to have even more authority on this. Suits the serious nature of the subject matter. Anne's contribution is just what the song needed and Chris and John provide the class backing that one has come to expect. Fantastic collaboration. Thanks, Peter.
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Hickling_Stan said 1963 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
Powerful
Some wonderful held notes there Julian and the song just has a majesty and an authority about that is pure class.As for the rest of you well the drums are wonderful as is the bass and the backing vocals are sublime....just can't buy stuff as good as this! cheers Mark
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neilh79 said 1962 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
Every People Know
Really good song Julian, love the melody and lyrics, top mix enjoyed
lholden said 1958 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
Every People Know
What a great collab... excellent work by all. This is a serious topic done very well. Thanks for sharing!
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RobLeBanc said 1957 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
Touched....
is all I can say...

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Doug Somers said 1952 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
Gem
I had another listen to this track this morning so I could actually collect me thoughts. This is one of those tracks where I say - no, these aren't just very talented people who post occasionally online, these must be people who are pros with all the chops of studio musicians and longtime recording artists who have played together for years. This is also a song where the contrast between the message and the music makes the message slide in then hit home.

I can't add much to the comments already made other than this is one of those collabs posted where where I repeatedly keep hearing flashes of brilliance in performances here and there where the entire song comes across as solid, well conceived and mixed, and a most enjoyable listen.

Many thanks folks,
Doug
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abzwork said 1952 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
Every People Know..
A wonderful groove here that's the catalyst for such a sensitive topic...all-star cast color this canvas like a Masters convention, painting bright smiles in spite of the painful nature of the subject matter..most exceptional indeed..:):):)peace
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paul f. page said 1952 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Agreed...
...the bass is amazing...as is your vocal. The music here is so understated, almost mellow, and provides a stark contrast to the subject of your lyrics...It makes the listener pay even closer attention than if you had hammered the song as a big old rock 'n' roll number. I think you guys have done a wonderful job in collaboration and have created a beautiful and powerful song that I hope gains a very wide listening audience. Thank you for writing this.
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Bob6stringer said 1947 days ago (March 28th, 2012)
Meaningful music
I truly like your singing and what's behind it here. Tasteful performances by all the stars involved here, as well. John on synth reminds me of Rod Argent; active but melodic.

I just searched the web for a Rachel Maddow video clip on this issue, only to find that you included it in your notes above. It's amazing how well the representatives of the "Family" in Washington D.C., seem to cover or otherwise disavow their complicity.
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tmcfate said 1944 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
thanks
big subjects. so hard to understand at times...thanks for the reminder. slow groove works well
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ted23 said 1928 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Pro
This kind of stuff should be on sale somewhere. I probably wouldn't buy it, but many would. I'd just download it illegally because I'm a cheap bastard ;)
Beautifully balanced and alive instruments. Really like the appearance of the keys. It's all great though.
Your vocals (and Annes) are perfect although I'd have preferred it if you'd have held those notes longer. You know, "lovely daaaaaaaaaay" longer!!
Very nice

Kicbal said 1925 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Deep Truth
Great message in the lyrics, makes me sad that there is some much hate and intolerance in almost every facet of our lives. Luckily there are bright lights that speak about love to everyone. I think many on this site help that cause. This song is no exception. Beautifully played by everyone. Downloaded!
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Saltaireguru77 said 1925 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Every people know
How did I miss this one? Just spotted kicbal commenting on it from the homepage! Very cool song. I particularly loved John's synths on this but it goes without saying that this is an all star line-up. And of course Dr Cannoli on the drums! Splendid stuff. The mix of voices worked really well and I think there's a natural blend there that maybe you could consider exploring further? Excellent bass groove and mix by Chris. As for the politics.. I think we should "export" the haters to their own island so they can all hate each other on their own and let the rest of us get on with being human. It's either that or I get to go and beat them with sharp sticks every time they say something stupid. Thanks for the great tune and bringing David's story to my attention.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1925 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
every body a good song when they hear it
great song. very smart!
love the held back sound...I always judge a song by how musicaaly jealous I feel and I'm Green!

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Mosaica said 1921 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
Serious stuff
What a blend! Dignified, tasteful and stylish piece - an accomplished composition and arrangement. Congratulations all round.
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speedonl said 1918 days ago (April 26th, 2012)
Every People Know
Dig this!!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1829 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
people
Hi Julian, not been on mj for a while, really like this for so many reasons. has a real air of sophisication about it. enjoyed it. cheers graham
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woofer3 said 1818 days ago (August 4th, 2012)
Every People
What a world we live in.... who bestows this power upon these people and how do they sleep.

The music istelf is beautiful - it is symmetrical which for me is important, I don't like unbalanced songs [as a rule that is] Great vocals that sit nicely in the mix and the gorgeous and distinctive sound of the Sisters perfectly running in the mix.

In a word - faultless. In another word -perfect.
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ste said 1814 days ago (August 8th, 2012)
every people
great vocal and mix. very pro job. enjoyed
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tf10music said 1805 days ago (August 17th, 2012)
powerful
voice. I always like your typically laid back guitar style. You have some memorable lines in your lyrics ("feel the rain burning on me"), but it sometimes feels like you're throwing out slogans. It's a difficult topic to write about, though, and I think that as a finished product, your song has done it justice. Well done.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1781 days ago (September 10th, 2012)
hi julian.
give this another listen. really enjoyed the feel and movement. cheers graham
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sir dennis crowther said 1722 days ago (November 8th, 2012)
Outrageous
Deadful motivation. Brilliant song. Well done all of you.

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