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Haven't been around MJ much this summer and I apologize for not commenting as much as I have in the past. I've been real busy with Groove Hounds playing pubs and some outdoor summer festivals. We have also been getting together in Donnie's (the drummers) basement where we have been jamming out tunes and recording them. We have been trying to keep a live on the floor sound without overproducing. 2 overhead condenser mics over the drums. a 58 on the bass drum and 57snare mic. 57 on my fender amp and a direct out on the bass amp. Everything is in one room so lots of bleed. On this track it was just one take with Donnie drumming and singing in a 58 for a scratch track but I just kept the scratch and mixed it all together in garageband. This is pretty raw but it is what you hear when we play live.

....all suggestions and criticism is truly welcome as this is truly a new and different recording experience and a learning curve.

The Groove Hounds are:

Donnie MacNeil - Drums, vocals
Stan Gadziola - Guitar, vocals,
Rob George - Bass, vocals
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Uploaded: Sep 07, 2013 - 08:44:08 AM
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2013 - 08:44:08 AM Last Played: Mar 29, 2017 - 07:28:54 PM
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lyzak said 1328 days ago (September 7th, 2013)
Zippin' Through the Learning Curve!
Fine first tune of the day for this listener, gentlemen. Put some jump into my step! Need more listens, dl appreciated!

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Skean said 1328 days ago (September 7th, 2013)
Keep the Funk
Cool to hear you guys have been busy with jams, and great post too, thanks for the copy, cheers.
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alackbass said 1327 days ago (September 7th, 2013)
Keep the Funk
Play that funk boys! We miss you around here Stan. Good to hear you're still laying down the cool licks. You guys must rule at an outdoor festival.
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Vic Holman said 1327 days ago (September 7th, 2013)
Keep the Funk
very pro. tight and confident you guys are.
pretty amazing to get such a great recorded sound. you nailed it
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Philip18 said 1327 days ago (September 8th, 2013)
Keep the funk
Good balance between the instruments, and everything is clear and distinct in the mix. It has an energy that comes from being live. Tasty guitar playing, driving bass and sharp, funky drums. Strong vocal with nice full harmonies. The hounds are howling tonight!
Daugrin said 1327 days ago (September 8th, 2013)
Best listening reflex activated!
Ya'll putting up a rocking noise... 1966 would be impressed a lot more if you put in the bridge but I aint complaining. Made me want to grab some neck, here at MJ that is rare indeed.

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Les_Kloo said 1325 days ago (September 9th, 2013)
Refreshing. Get down, gentlemen. Dirty, head-bopping music. Live sound makes me think I need a beer. Need more of this kinda stuff here. So, more, please.
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MikeRobinson said 1324 days ago (September 10th, 2013)
Groovy-funk don't get much better than this!
It sounds very much like a live performance ... extremely funky and groovy. Nicely done.
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Llarion said 1324 days ago (September 10th, 2013)
Git down and fonkify da howse! We do miss you around here, but if this is the result, then we can't begrudge you the absence. REALLY sweet funk, man! Everyone is locked down tight with one another, SO important! Superb.
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KCsGROOVE said 1300 days ago (October 5th, 2013)
keep the funk
Oh man, this funky
Stan, didn't know the groovehounds had already so many songs up here
Nothing like a good funksong
headboppin' here :-)
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jiguma said 1299 days ago (October 6th, 2013)
Love it guys!
This is just such a great little funky 3-piece tune.
Bet there's not many bums left on seats at a gig after the first 8 bars of this!
Lovely live recording.
Criticisms - hah! - not from me.
Cheers from Oz,
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Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e.g., James Brown and his band members (especially Maceo and Melvin Parker), and groups like The Meters. Funk best can be recognized by its syncopated rhythms; thick bass line (often

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