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stalfnzo
(Somewhere... out there)
Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 15:35
 

Very nice. I like it more every time I hear it.

PopKombo
(Up Against the San Gabriels)
Posted: Jan 18, 2014 - 12:25
 

cool

daveesh
(birthplace of the american revolution)
Posted: Dec 03, 2013 - 12:58
 

love this.

oneyet
(On my way home)
Posted: Oct 07, 2013 - 00:39
 

Nice!

CoYoT51
(Lima, Perú)
Posted: Sep 28, 2013 - 20:20
 

A lot of "weird rhythms" tonight (6/4,3/4...)... good to me!   :)

oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Aug 26, 2013 - 23:12
 

it is called "clean" the producer knows his craft and because these people can play the music , no reason to use any bs.

unclehud
(now 30 feet above the planet in King Abdullah Economic City)
Posted: Aug 05, 2013 - 10:54
 

 easmann wrote:
There are a number of techniques that can be used during the mix in the recording studio to "place" instruments or singers within the stereo soundstage (forward/back, left/right).    .....  clipped  .....
 
Yep, thanks, but know all those from multi-tracking with multiple and/or stereo mikes back in the day.  Got my giggles from sitting still and wiggling the stereo mike all around. Playback was a hoot.

The effect I'm curious about is how the guitar sounds "right there" so close and clear.  Maybe it's a complete lack of effects.  Maybe I haven't heard an electric guitar lately that didn't have some combination of reverb / distortion / flanger / synth / digi / midi /wah-wah / fuzzbox / compression / phase shift / sustain / godknowswhatallelse.

Thanks for the answer; it is so well-put together that I know you put a bunch of effort into it! 

Spliff
(Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Posted: Jul 09, 2013 - 11:51
 

 unclehud wrote:
A little technical help, please.  The guitar in this recording has great "presence", meaning it sounds like my ear is pressed to the amplifier speaker.  (Horns sound that way, too, for that matter.)

How is this achieved?  Direct mike-to-board connections?  Or is it just that I've played around with cheap equipment (except for that TEAC 4-channel reel-to-reel back in the 70s) that could never have achieved high quality recording? 

Thanks,
unclehud

 
I wish I knew. The quality on certain recordings jump out and takes on a presence of it's own. Bill must think so too because he is playing Herbie after this. Mark Almond also had a polished sound.

ccjemmett
(Toronto)
Posted: Jul 05, 2013 - 17:44
 

great stuff


You know it's good when you are compelled to stop what you are doing and say something good about it.
 

Voodoo7
(Nevada City)
Posted: Jul 04, 2013 - 14:45
 

I agree, Mile's ghost in the horns.

unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: May 28, 2013 - 09:27
 

A little technical help, please.  The guitar in this recording has great "presence", meaning it sounds like my ear is pressed to the amplifier speaker.  (Horns sound that way, too, for that matter.)

How is this achieved?  Direct mike-to-board connections?  Or is it just that I've played around with cheap equipment (except for that TEAC 4-channel reel-to-reel back in the 70s) that could never have achieved high quality recording? 

Thanks,
unclehud

donnyballgame
(41*53'36.29N 87*38'20.43W)
Posted: May 28, 2013 - 09:26
 

Serious Miles Davis influence here. I dig it.

ziakut
(Slightly North of Obvlivion)
Posted: May 16, 2013 - 15:02
 

I like the guitar work in this...yes...I've heard this song too many times...but it is a good one nonetheless.

maxmox
(Broome, Western Australia)
Posted: Apr 22, 2013 - 15:04
 

 isparos9 wrote:
While I do like Ray, I think he is overplayed lately on RP. There is some element of his voice that creates a feeling of displeasure, have to figure out why.

A suggestion from my side, to limit a bit the number of plays. Obviously, this applies to some more artists that we hear on RP, the existing selection of songs is great enough so that we don't listen to a song more than 3 times per 30 days :)



 
Well, I warmly recommend that you set up your own station and rotate what you please.

stargazer1
(Poway, CA)
Posted: Apr 22, 2013 - 15:04
 

Agreed. Boring to start with, too much airplay. Play something different. {#Razz}

vesta0424
Posted: Apr 15, 2013 - 07:38
 

I get so tired of this song.  Take it out of the rotation or pick another one of his please.

isparos9
(Venice, Italy)
Posted: Mar 22, 2013 - 07:15
 

While I do like Ray, I think he is overplayed lately on RP. There is some element of his voice that creates a feeling of displeasure, have to figure out why.

A suggestion from my side, to limit a bit the number of plays. Obviously, this applies to some more artists that we hear on RP, the existing selection of songs is great enough so that we don't listen to a song more than 3 times per 30 days :)



Ahnyer_Keester
(Chicago Il)
Posted: Feb 28, 2013 - 09:17
 

Really the only Ray LaMontagne I enjoy. And it is a really good one. :)

mutepoint
Posted: Feb 11, 2013 - 12:11
 

Great trumpet work.  Nicely understated.

Rotterdam
Posted: Jan 29, 2013 - 04:38
 

 fredriley wrote:
With that voice, the only flowers I'm bringing yer man are Triffids.
 
I have to agree. There is something about soft, breathy tenor voices that make me nauseous. Maybe some long-forgotton childhood nasty event with someone with a similar voice?

Funny that I don't have the same reaction to Joe Cocker - except that he doesn't sound icky. Oh whatever. To each his own taste... 

xkolibuul
(Chuckanut sandstone)
Posted: Jan 19, 2013 - 23:54
 

Music (but not vocals) reminiscent of early Jethro Tull.  Especially the bass line.  Like it very much.  
  

nicolewe
Posted: Jan 18, 2013 - 09:55
 

Scrumptious.

jpfueler
(Alvarado, Texas, (A Bit FurtherSouth o' Ft Worth))
Posted: Dec 07, 2012 - 20:12
 

need to turn the RP down for some video watching but Bill keeps playing these "Turn it up LOUD" tunes

Shaker
(Canada)
Posted: Nov 27, 2012 - 11:19
 

This song stirs something delicious in me!

ScottFromWyoming
(Powell)
Posted: Oct 16, 2012 - 08:09
 

"I'm getting sick of this." —Johnny Rotten

hidey
Posted: Oct 09, 2012 - 01:26
 

Very good tune. Speaking of John Mayall we need more from the old master...

gazcon37
(Norwich , UK)
Posted: Sep 25, 2012 - 15:02
 

Oh come on , John Mayal was doing this years ago MUCH better  

avatar71
(Sebastopol, CA)
Posted: Aug 20, 2012 - 12:23
 

Great on it's own but even better in the context of the whole album...the album is definitely a 10.

lily34
(lexvegas)
Posted: Aug 15, 2012 - 21:18
 

 Gregorama wrote:
I seem to like everything he does. Perhaps because he tries a lot of different styles.
 
i'm with you. and that makes me laugh. i DO like phillip phillips. but who came first, bub?

Gregorama
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Aug 14, 2012 - 07:36
 

I seem to like everything he does. Perhaps because he tries a lot of different styles.

dingleberry
Posted: Jun 04, 2012 - 19:36
 

 phillip phillips

DD rabbi_phil
(beach)
Posted: May 28, 2012 - 13:11
 

 OCDHG wrote:
Am I crazy or is this the riff used in the theme music for A&E's Storage Wars??

Nope it isn't really even close. The answer is I'm crazy. Glad I got that cleared up.

  

WHO?? in their right mind watches that junk... ? !........btw...brandi's hot.......maybe a weee bit bottom heavy,but thats ok and barry is just cool cool cool.

AndyJ
(Oregon)
Posted: May 28, 2012 - 13:07
 

Nice blend of old-50's style jazz band sloghtly hoarse blues voice and a modern sparse rhythm... And he makes it seem easy... Nice album...

sub-arctic
(63°50' N)
Posted: May 04, 2012 - 01:34
 

 fredriley wrote:
With that voice, the only flowers I'm bringing yer man are Triffids.
 
Word.

skyguy
(CO)
Posted: Apr 20, 2012 - 17:05
 

 beelzebubba wrote:
I was never into Tracy Chapman, but this is kind of cool....
 
{#Lol}

Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 - 07:19
 

 fredriley wrote:
With that voice, the only flowers I'm bringing yer man are Triffids.
 

That will be the day.  (Get it?  The Day?  Day of the Triffids?  Nevermind.)

vit
Posted: Feb 27, 2012 - 15:15
 

 OCDHG wrote:
Am I crazy or is this the riff used in the theme music for A&E's Storage Wars??

Nope it isn't really even close. The answer is I'm crazy. Glad I got that cleared up.

 
Whenever I hear the opening I think of Freddy Freeloader by Miles Davis, which I am now going to listen to so I can avoid this guy's mouth-full-of-socks voice.


fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Feb 17, 2012 - 06:25
 

With that voice, the only flowers I'm bringing yer man are Triffids.

LowPhreak
(United Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Amurika, Inc.)
Posted: Jan 16, 2012 - 12:35
 

Too bad he didn't cultivate more of his own singing style, instead of always glomming either Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell, or Bob Dylan.

This is another of his Cocker imitations.

DownHomeGirl
(High on a mountain)
Posted: Jan 16, 2012 - 12:33
 

Am I crazy or is this the riff used in the theme music for A&E's Storage Wars??

Nope it isn't really even close. The answer is I'm crazy. Glad I got that cleared up.


Mugro
(My body is in Dubai, but my broken heart is in Red Sox Nation)
Posted: Dec 06, 2011 - 08:01
 

Has it really been five years already?? Jeesh.

chris_the_man
Posted: Nov 24, 2011 - 11:31
 

Wow! What. A song .thx bill

Ando
(behind your couch)
Posted: Oct 26, 2011 - 21:29
 

How did I rate this only a 9? What was I thinking? Hello 10!!!!!
{#Yes}

edbollix
(Royal Oak, Mi US)
Posted: Oct 13, 2011 - 13:12
 

Jazz Flute!

beelzebubba
(Where the hell is Walldrug, South Dakota?)
Posted: Oct 13, 2011 - 13:10
 

I was never into Tracy Chapman, but this is kind of cool....

Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: Sep 05, 2011 - 12:53
 

Just love this track its Haunting and what with the pitch of his voice and the horns make a great sound ..well thought out and a harmonious mix.  A resounding 9



nelsonha
(NOR ¤ CAL)
Posted: Aug 21, 2011 - 20:20
 

I like this song more each time I hear it.  It certainly grows on you.  The comment earlier saying this is Ray meets Miles Davis is very appropriate.

Boz
Posted: Aug 17, 2011 - 14:27
 

Ray meets Miles!

unclelonghair
Posted: Aug 17, 2011 - 14:27
 

Man this guy could make reading the phone book sound awesome.  What a voice.

kaybee
(Lost in the Wilds of Toronto)
Posted: Jun 30, 2011 - 18:03
 

This piece is very quietly intense.  It's really grown on me.