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Freedom Rings (MJCC2013)


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FEEL

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This song was written by my long time friend Terry (paralax). Terry has written some fantastic music and many I have had the opportunity to play with. Terry has a knack for the guitar and he's awesome as well when it comes to covers. I feel like I've cheated a bit since I use to back Terry on this tune and it gives me great pleasure to have this opportunity to perform the parts I never played in the past such as bass, lead vocals, lead guitar and of course program the drums.

You can find a version that Terry has posted here.

Thanks Terry for giving me the opportunity and I hope this does it justice.
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Lyrics
Freedom Rings

Money talks and people listen
We can’t see past the blinding light
It’s getting worse instead of better
A new low rate just might ease your mind

And they will not tell you
You have to read between the lines
And they will not help you
If you don’t pay your bill on time

Freedom rings and there calling you
Freedom rings because your bill is due

Money paints pictures of pleasure
We can’t see past the blinding light
It picks you up then pulls you under
A new low rate is going to buy you time

And they will not tell you
You have to read between the lines
And they will not help you
If you don’t pay your bill on time

Freedom rings and there calling you
Freedom rings because your bill is due

Solo

Freedom rings and there calling you
Freedom rings because your bill is due
Freedom rings and there calling you
Freedom rings because your bill is due




Words and music by Terry Harp
©copyright2009
Song Stats
Hits: 1998
Comments: 46
Fans: 26
Plays: 248
Downloads: 46

Uploaded: May 31, 2013 - 01:35:49 PM
Last Updated: May 31, 2013 - 01:37:00 PM Last Played: Apr 04, 2017 - 10:34:52 AM
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Comments
MarkHolbrook said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
Guitar with attitude
Wow! That guitar completely sucked me in right at the start!

Just makes you move. Simply outstanding like I thought it would be!

Nicely nicely done!
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Thanks Mark
For listening and comments, I'm glad you liked this.
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Dadai.2 said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
Very cool, John...
This reminds me of Steve Miller with your vocal against the guitar part. Very cool.
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Jack
It must be the accent, thanks for listening and the comments.
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snowdragon said 1419 days ago (June 5th, 2013)
the guitars
are better (in an edgier sort of way) than Miller but yeah . . .
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FEEL said 1418 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
I like
edgy
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gadzooks said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
Freedom Rings
Wow John this rocks!! I had a listen to the original and it's pretty cool too. I like what you've done with this. The drums sound real good but your guitar shines and the vocals are awesome! Kick ass cover!
Cheers
SG
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Stan
I had fun doing this and I got to revisit the parts I forgot we use to do. The tuning was dropped down as well as the beat to keep me in range and timing. Thanks for the listen.
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alackbass said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
Freedom Rings (MJCC2013)
I checked out the original track first. Great rocker with a great message.

Now to your cover. I love the Robin Trower flavored rhythm guitar tracks. That tone and use of effects add just a bit of funk to the rock. Great treatment of the chorus. The heavy bass tone and background vocals give this a great Kings X vibe. One of the best vocals I've heard from you. Clear and smooth. Oh.......your lead playing! That's what happens when a real rock guitar player gets to riffing. I'm so jealous.
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Andrew
The original is a rocker all right and was one of my favorites to play. I appreciate the comparison, makes a lot of since, If only I could play like Ty Tabor. Thanks for listening and the encouragement.
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rok41 said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
Freedom
Hey John, this rocks! great job on an already well done song by Terry.
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Chris
Thanks for dropping by and listening.
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PeterB7858 said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
Freedom Rings
This is just a fine, fine performance, John. Great song and you have the killer chops to really do it justice. It has that classic, 70's, guitar driven vibe. The mix is so balanced, too. The drums and bass underpin the guitars just right. Your vocals are top notch. I will definitely visit Terry's version. Thanks, Peter.
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Peter
Thanks for the insight, I also appreciate you dropping by Terry's site to check the original rocker.
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egobandit said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
this has my head swaying
very cool riffin in this, I need to check the original this rock all the way around! damn some great music in this challenge this is no exception!
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Tim
I appreciate you stopping by. Always a pleasure to have you hear.
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Bob Rodgers said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
A
great performance of an excellent rock song John, I've just caught up with the original, thanks for leading me to it.
I really like your rhythm guitars and you sing a great vocal.
The drums are excellent and you play some great lead guitar.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob

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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Bob
Thanks for the kind words and I appreciate you checking out the original.
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peacepiano said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
RIngs
Thanks for pointing out Terry's original, first time I heard it: Wow! You are definitely doing justice to the original. Yours is a bit more modern with cleaner guitar sounds. Great vocals and guitar soloing too. Thanks.
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Bill
I appreciate you checking out the original. There are a lot of tunes on MJ that don't get enough hits. Thanks as well for the kind words and stopping by to listen.
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Moviz said 1424 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
Well
this is just knock out isn't it.... fantastic all round vocals, guitar, beat,you name it, it's all here and radio ready.... excellent song, great work John
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Maurice
Thank you sir for listening and the kind comments.
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paralax said 1423 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
partial to heart
this is a great remix you did a fantastic job.
the lead is awesome very trowery.thanks for doing it.
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FEEL said 1423 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
Terry
This wouldn't be possible without you. Thanks for letting me play with this, it brought back good memories.
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smokey bacon jnr said 1422 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
trower!!
Nice Hendrix/trower psychedelic tones! Also reminded me a bit of Money by Pink Floyd. Nicely done.
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FEEL said 1422 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
Thank you sir
For dropping by and adding those fine comments. I'll take that comparisons any day.
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Char said 1422 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
John,
you rocked it out in style. Thanks.
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FEEL said 1422 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
Char
Thank you so much for giving this a chance.
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Vic Holman said 1420 days ago (June 3rd, 2013)
Freedom Rings
now there is something about that texas blues rock guitar playing that is undeniable..... must be the water huh?

excellent cover john
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FEEL said 1420 days ago (June 4th, 2013)
Thank you Vic
There are a lot of lakes around here but I'm not sure what they put in them, maybe better I don't know.
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TvRicky said 1419 days ago (June 5th, 2013)
Always read between the lines....
And you do it well here baby..Feel my man..

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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FEEL said 1418 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Thank you sir
I appreciate it.
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Philip18 said 1419 days ago (June 5th, 2013)
Freedom rings
Good guitar lines and the fuzzy tone gives it an edge. Vocals have that Steve Miller quality referred to by others. Good arrangement. I like this a lot!
FEEL said 1418 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Phillip
thanks for dropping by and leaving the kind comments.
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davisamerica said 1419 days ago (June 5th, 2013)
i have seen your moves
... and this is totally a bender... well done John.
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FEEL said 1418 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
I'm glad it's blended
and not chopped. thanks for the kindness
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J_Gretch said 1419 days ago (June 5th, 2013)
Freedom Rings (MJCC2013)
Just went and listened to the (paralax)version and can understand why you chose this song....And no doubt,you done it justice...Huge fan right here!
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FEEL said 1418 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Gretch
Thank you for dropping by and also checking the original out.
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jiguma said 1418 days ago (June 5th, 2013)
It's finally dawned on me
that your voice has touches of Steve Miller in it John (a good thing to me). Nice version of Terry's original - your guitar could drive anything - so much power and rhythm!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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FEEL said 1418 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Neil
I can tell now listening that there is some familiarity to Mr. Miller's vocals. I never figured I would be categorized that way but the guy has made a name for himself and I would be honored for the comparison. I was hoping the culprit was my accent. Thanks for the kind words and I appreciate your insight.
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Sigmund said 1417 days ago (June 7th, 2013)
Freedom Rings
Yep - definitely channeling Robin Trower in this one! This tune grabs you with the very first riff on the guitar, and then doesn't let go. Exceptional take on a great tune, and your lead sounds great! Enjoyed my friend!
Sig
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FEEL said 1417 days ago (June 7th, 2013)
Thanks Sig
Means a lot reading your comments
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TobinMueller said 1413 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
fab guitar
Man, I love the Hendrix style guitar work. Dig Terry's song too. The falling harmonies are so cool, but nothing can beat that guitar work. Really nice.
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FEEL said 1412 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
Thank you Tobin
For dropping by and listening. I also appreciate that you checked Terry's original.
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tmcfate said 1370 days ago (July 24th, 2013)
dirty
playing!!! has a Stevie Ray kind of sound and you are from Texas, right. I enjoyed the backing vocals. The break around 3 minutes works well also and then right into the chorus. I see you play with BLamm. Nice to know the connection
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FEEL said 1369 days ago (July 25th, 2013)
tmcfate
Yes I have played with Mr. Parker. Haven't seen him around lately. He has some great ideas and strong vocals. Thanks for the comparison, much appreciated and thanks for listening.

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