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A couple of weeks ago I was about to post an instrumental tune with this title after I had given up trying to write lyrics for it. I'd always wanted to make a HipHop piece but as a 65-year-old white guy living in the country I seemed to be missing some of the requisite qualifications, with the result that my lyrics were deficient (read: embarrassing).

Sam Dixon and I had had some interaction recently: he called me an "inspirational codger" in one of his comments, and we both posted covers of michael2's "Open Collaboration Idea". In his, he stated that he didn't want to "step" on my version by singing over what little musical stuff I had added to michael's piece. This was the perfect opening. I sent him my instrumental tune and invited him to step all over it.

He says: "Richard sent me this fun little ditty to give a go, and after listening, i couldn't refuse. i originally planned to get to it in a few weeks, but the melody came almost instantly, so i went ahead a wrote the lyrics and sang it a coupla days after he sent it. As usual, if there's a title, i just work from that for ideas, same for Bruddahs. It wuz fun Rich!" As you will hear, it's a sly dig at me: imagine an old white guy tryin' to make young black music. I think he did a FABULOUS job (the six vocal tracks are amazing). He has a great sense of humor and was an absolute pleasure to work with.

He did such a great job that I started feeling that my loop-based backer wasn't up to the standard he set, so I asked my son Geoff to have a listen for two main reasons: a) I no longer trust my ears and b) he's listened to a LOT more urban music than I have (I think I stopped listening to the radio in the 80s.) We decided the horn track needed to be replaced and I asked Andy Wigzell to have a go at it: as usual, he came through BIG time. Geoff also helped a little with the mix and had a fun idea for the end of the piece which Sam went along with.

So, thank you Sam and Andy and Geoff: I promise not to attempt any more music outside my cultural comfort zone, but I think we may have coined a new genre: QuipHop. I like it a lot; hope you do too.


Music: richard13
Lyrics and vocals: sammydix
Sax: awigze
Mix: richard13 and Geoff
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Lyrics
BRUDDAHS

don't like no Pea-coats
or big Raybans
don't wear no mullets
or Toms Shoes, don't do that

no David Matthews
or Mr Springsteen
don't smoke no Lucky Strikes
or order Miller Lite

don't eat no Whole Foods
on yoga mats
Aluminum-free deodorants
don't do that

no North Face vests here
or chunky sweaters
Panini Presses
or cuffed jeans, can't do that

no Malcolm Gladwell
in canvas totebags
tofu or sushi
alternative newspapers won't get read

no pricey haircuts--
not for a guy
no deep neck v-shirts
or mountains to be climbed

don't do it
don't do that stuff
naow, don't do that stuff

don't buy no products
from guys name "Ned"
or push no mega-prams
stock market what you say?

don't jump from rooftops
down on to tables
no roller derby
we've just enough with problems of our own

don't do that stuff
naow, don't do that stuff

but our bling is nice n shiny!
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Uploaded: Mar 21, 2012 - 06:57:40 AM
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RochaMalhada said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
gotta love this place

what an awesome collab.

. - Harold
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
I do, I do love it!
I was very lucky here Harold: Sam seemed to be inspired in a magic way by my humble backer and delivered a really fun tune. Glad you like it too.
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gadzooks said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Bruddahs" feat.
This is fabulous!!!! I love the lyrics ... very funny and the music is groovin' Mr. Awigze lays down some awesome sax and Sammy's vocals are excellent ... Quick Hop!! I love it.
SG
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Hey Stan...
Mr. Awigze can do no wrong, and I'm happy the music grooves for you, but Sam's lyrics and vocals are what make this song fabulous. He is a major talent.
QuipHop: glad you love it!
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abzwork said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
"bruddahs"
Lyrics killin' it here gentz...stop, I repeat; stop havin' so much fun...sax is on the roof here..yeah, ya got this off man, Big Smile City all the way there n back! A most delightful work and an excellent collab...:):):)peace
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Those lyrics
must have come to Sam instantly: he turned this around in about two days, including the six vocal tracks. Very much fun and sweet singing. Andy is definitely "on the roof". I'm so happy you smiled there and back Erin: we did too.
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magnatone said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Bruddahs
omg - this is fabulous you guys!
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)

Thanks Karen, from the bruddahs ;-)
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
bruddahs feat
cool groove and vibe. vocals add a cool dynamics. amusing lyrics. could have come off a 1970's starsky and hutch theme music album. enjoyed it. cheers graham
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Amusing?
Thanks Graham; glad you found it cool.
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awigze said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
As ambassador
of Old Whiteguys who play sax... I would just like to say, 'hrumph mumble mumble....' Dance like noones watching, sing like no ones lizzening and play Quiphop like everyone's diggin it.' Ha! new genre! Shoulda seen me when I was wearing the headphones - crackin up on Sammy's, 'no North Face vests here ...' Cool groove, Richard and the final mix is great! ( I must be doin' alright if I dont know who Malcolm Gladwell is... but I do proudly own a pair of Tom's)

Yo, TJ!
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
'hrumph mumble mumble....'
That's usually MY line. I can just imagine you dancing around (like no one's watching) with your headphones on: I can hear it in your two ace tracks every time I listen. I had to Google 'Toms Shoes' myself. So happy the mix works for you too. Thanks for being a big part of this, Mr ambassador.
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sammydix said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
bling bling
as i mentioned to you in our pm, i LOVE what Andy added when you first sent me his additions. just woke the whole thing up. glad you have the intelligence to see thru my weird sense of humor and no i meant nothing offensive--just the opposite. glad you asked me along for the ride.
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awigze said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Sammy Sammy Sammy
Loved your part in this... I so got it!

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RochaMalhada said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
don't jump from rooftops

better than suicide from the basement window...

you rock

. - Harold
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sammydix said 1974 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
ha!
at least more exciting.
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
bling bling yourself!
Andy's additions are like the perfect amount of seasoning in an already excellent dish. It took very little intelligence on my part to appreciate your sense of humor and I took no offense from the first: I loved it off the bat. You're glad I asked you: probably the best decision I've made in a year or more. Thanks for hopping on ;-)
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alackbass said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
"Bruddahs"
I think if you look up the word “cool” in the dictionary the first definition would read "Bruddahs" feat. sammydix (w/ awigze). Then there would be pictures of each of you guys. The online dictionaries would have a link directly to this amazing track.

Some of the coolest people I know are white guys in their 60s who live in the country.

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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
An enjoyable fantasy Andrew
We are delighted you think it's so cool.

Unfortunately, some of the un-coolest people in the world are those guys you describe.
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Les_Kloo said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
QuipHop
Hahahaha. Funny as hell. But beyond that, great track. Totally cool vibe. That sax work kills. Sammy breezing along. Love the backing vocals. I do like sushi, however.
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Les
Glad you appreciated and enjoyed everything, including the sushi. It doesn't make you a bad person ;-)
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Philip18 said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
QuipHop
If this gets on the radio I might turn it on again! Great collab. Cool groove. Fun lyrics (and I'm pleased to say there's very little of "that stuff" that I do) excellent vocal, the sax just works. In fact, everything works! Thanks for the download.
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
I hear you Philip
and Sam should definitely be on the radio. When he sent me the lyrics I thought it was just a poke at trendy consumerism, until he pointed out that they were all white trends: shows you how little I know about trends of any kind. And yes, the vocal and sax are excellent. Thanks for the comment and enjoy your download.
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davisamerica said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
brilliant bling
...terrific track and mix. This crew has it down..... and why not. Geoff the mix is fantastic.
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Jack
It WAS a good crew: Sam and Andy are talent personified. I'll pass your kudos to the G-dawg ;-)
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rok41 said 1975 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Bruddahs
Brilliant and low down, cross pollination at it's finest!
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Cross pollination
can produce some strange fruit, but not in this case: I think we got a rare hybrid. Glad you think so too Chris.
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TvRicky said 1974 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Mix and Lyrical Gem
Vox is my favorite on this earth. This is 'TooCold' and simply 'Bad' Sammy get it my man. Such Musical genius here way beyond funky. Most unique piece. There really are no words that describe Awigze's Sax Magic. Listen and feel is the ticket here. One of the most unique and invigorating pieces in my collection. Love it and will put this in my 'Summer Ride' for sure! Marvelous*****

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
It's a good thing
I know what you mean by 'too cold' and 'bad': Sammy is fo sho the bomb. He deserves all the accolades that are being heaped on him. And we're going to have to change Andy's nickname from AndySax to MagicAndySax. Glad you came by and enjoyed so much my man.
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sammydix said 1974 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Bruddahs
just for the sake of peace, this song could have been titled:
A List of Things Not Normally Associated With a "Gangsta" (bruddahs). my Mom owns a Panini Press. and i happen to like Miller Lite.
"and our shiny bling" implies they have their trends as well, but that's another song.
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)

;-)
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KCsGROOVE said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
bruddhaa
Ah, pretty fonky for a 65 year old :-)
Realy good collab, hypnotizing vocals by Sam
Dig that sax
Cool groove
Enjoyed, gents!
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
We rule, man ;-)
Thanks for checkin' in KC: we all appreciate it, especially since you enjoyed it.
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Jarvoid said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Listening to this ...
I was looking at the artwork ....and guess what ,I tried out the gesture ...or finger pose or whatever that is being illustrated.....it's more difficult than the Vulcan greeting and now I am in contortions of agony with several knotted fingers......! Good to listen to ...I have to confess I did miss out on some of the references but that'll just be a cross pond culture divide I suppose ....good stuff though,liked it a lot.

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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Glad you liked it Chris
in spite of missing some of the references and especially in spite of the agony. You get well soon so you can lay some more grooves on US whether uke, mando, piano, guitbox or akkordeen.
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Soundhound said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Coooooool Track......
Woooooow.... That's in the pocket, hard chore funk nicely dropped
on the one....
Now you need a guitar to bounce with you on this, knock it to the
next level.....
Very, Very Good Guys.....Well done by all.....

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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
In the pocket is good
Thanks Tony, from all of us.
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davajonah said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Too hot
to be cool. Or is it too cool to be hot? Killer bass, sax and all else. Great collaboration you chaps. QuipHop. Haha! Have you heard of the new British genre, "ChapHop"? I can fill you in on it if you want!
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sammydix said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
ChapHop
TOO FUNNY!
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richard13 said 1974 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Hot or cool
it's all in your mind ;-) Glad you like it Dave. Ok, I'll bite: what is 'ChapHop'? If Sam thinks it's funny, it must be good.
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Doug Somers said 1973 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
That's what I'm talking about
You guys are too much. No standard fare no well-trodden no unimaginative no holding back no small time no crap mix no grooveless no soulless - don't do that.
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musichead said 1972 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
very cool
ummm just very cool! I liked it!!!
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PeterB7858 said 1971 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
MAWG..
Great to hear the "bruddahs" in the house, Richard. Sam, you crack me up. Andy just does his thing, as always. Top collaboration. As another middle aged white guy, much enjoyed :-) Thanks, guys. Regards, Peter.
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egobandit said 1971 days ago (March 25th, 2012)
Thought I left a comment
sorry , from the first note it reals me in very clean and clear, the tone on the bass tops! Sammy is the man! Great collab!
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DWL said 1970 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Getting down wiv' da kids eh?
Nice work chaps. A very enjoyable listen.

Well done to all concerned.

Cheers

Dick
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HipHopMoses said 1953 days ago (April 12th, 2012)
nice...
Sounding good bruddahs very engaging and entertaining song.
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sammydix said 1953 days ago (April 12th, 2012)
surprised!
hey, man. you found my second home (my daw site being the first). didn't know you were here.
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saturnismo said 1952 days ago (April 13th, 2012)
Fantástica
I can´t stop my movement. Mad ritm. Thanks
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ste said 1835 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
top
lyrics. enjoyed the understated funk.
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paul f. page said 1829 days ago (August 14th, 2012)
Cool lyrics...
...that make me sit up and pay attention to the commentary on social triteness or the commonplace adherence to convention. ... Beyond that, you guys have filled this track with some really groovy vocals and the occasional surprise percussive hit that keeps the listener totally engaged. congratulations on such a fine production.
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Slashh! said 1784 days ago (September 28th, 2012)
I don't know what I was expecting...
...but I wasn't expecting that. That was dope! Do dat stuff!
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sammydix said 1784 days ago (September 28th, 2012)
Slashh!
LOL!
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awigze said 571 days ago (January 24th, 2016)
hey... I forgot
how funny this is.
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sammydix said 268 days ago (November 22nd, 2016)
Me too
I didn't even know this was still here until I saw your FB link. Fun to listen back after sooooo long.
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