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Frankie and Ronnie

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by

renecalvo

 Genre: Bluegrass

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There was never any peace in that building. Sometime around four it would get quiet for a little while, and then the garbage trucks would arrive.

Denis Sedov plays guitar, spoons and sings the part of Frankie.
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Song Stats
Hits: 5109
Comments: 22
Fans: 3
Plays: 583
Downloads: 154
Votes: 11
Uploaded: Feb 20, 2006 - 02:29:24 PM
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2010 - 10:15:16 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:06:32 AM
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Hardware:
Nylon acoustic guitar, Kazoo, jug, jaw harp, spoons, ibook 2001, AKG perception 200 mic, M-Audio Firewire solo.
Software:
GB1
Comments
said 4228 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Nice tune
Thanks fore sharing.
I like it very much.

sincerely
------
Skean
renecalvo said 4228 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Nice tune
Thanks for taking the time to check it out. I appreciate the support.
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said 4228 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Powerful and sincere
Really like this song.
Downloaded for sure!

Cheers!
renecalvo said 4228 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Powerful and sincere
Thank you Brandon. I hope you enjoy it. will it live on your ipod?
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renecalvo said 4228 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Powerful and sincere
Thank you Brandon. I hope you enjoy it. will it live on your ipod?
Check out my latest song called Mumbo Jumbo
Stun Nutz said 4227 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
hmmm...
...I'll have to listen to the lyrics a little closer, but some of them
seem pretty twisted...am I right? I really like the delivery here...
the old-timey feel to the track... the deep voice and the kazoo...
what a hoot! Nice bouncy pace... the storytelling... very
enjoyable...
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renecalvo said 4227 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
hmmm...
It does tell a twisted little story, and a true one. I wanted the kazoo to be a
commentator, the voices of neighbors in the building where it takes place.
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jiguma said 4226 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
Nice track guys!
Great track guys! This reminds me a lot of "The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band" that we used to share the bill with in Sydney in the 70s. Never been a big kazoo fan, but it fits in perfectly here - very good vox, and nice guitars. Would love to read the lyrics.
Nice one!! Neil
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renecalvo said 4226 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
Nice track guys!
Can't imagine being compared to anything better than that. thanks neil
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Macaudion said 4223 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Whacky...
But I enjoyed it. Too much fun going on here, but I could take it.
Interesting composition and I'm not quite sure why I liked it so much.
Certainly, it will stir up my mix abit...

Thanks! - Cyd

P.S. Pot never did that to anyone..., Has it... And who is Frankie and
Ronnie??? - Cyd
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renecalvo said 4223 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Whacky...
Im not sure what you mean by "Pot never did that to anyone". This song was
based on my experiences when I first moved to NYC and ended up broke and
living in a welfare hotel. You had two choices, cry or laugh about it. Thanks
for the listen, support and votes my brother.
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Komrade K said 4222 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
Can't remember...
...ever hearing kazoo panned from once side to the other and back again
- fantastic. Witty, melodic and played with vim.

KK

PS - There's a bit of a kazoo sub-culture on MJ, check out some of
Caroline's stuff.
PPS - natty jacket!
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renecalvo said 4222 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
Can't remember...
Thank you. Im glad you like the jacket. I had it made for me in Vietnam.
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macgalver said 4186 days ago (April 4th, 2006)
brilliant
Funkin' A. What a fun tune. You're hysterical. Your music are like
miniature one act plays. I love what you're doing rene--keep it up!
kelli
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jpfeiff said 4183 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
Ever listen to any....
Leon Redbone...?
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renecalvo said 4182 days ago (April 8th, 2006)
Ever listen to any....
mmm yes, but i dont own any
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jpfeiff said 4182 days ago (April 8th, 2006)
Ever listen to any....
I just thought that your vocal style, and the somewhat comical, but technically
proficient delivery of thgis tune reminded me of Redbone.

Jim
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renecalvo said 4174 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
Ever listen to any....
wow... thanks
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TobinMueller said 4164 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Theatrical kazoo
Nice wit, audio concept, theatricality, ambiguity, and pervasive whimsy.
Delightfully intriguing track and presentation. Really like the different
voices. As a production, this is my favorite of your tracks so far.
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renecalvo said 4164 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Theatrical kazoo
thank you, denis sedov is a pro and his contributions lift the entire piece up. i was lucky that he insisted on recording this.

I envisioned the kazoo as another character in this piece while recording and mixing it. It is the voice of the neighbors, appearing stage left and stage right. Like a puppet in a punch and judy show.
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texas2tone said 4099 days ago (June 30th, 2006)
Your reply to theatrical kazoo...
Nails it on the head. We are dealing here with an opera in miniature. I
hear characters distinguished by vocal range, entrances, exits,
identification of instruments with themes/characters, etc. This is a
truly dramatic way of writing songs. (Cf. my comment on Love
Monkey.)

I am especially impressed by this approach of yours because I find
myself stuck in a lyric mode, wherein the first person is engaged in a
bland, subjective, almost completely expository mode: "I love you, let
me belabor the ways..." You get the picture.

(One puzzle for me is whether to identify vocal range and character in
this song. Are they purposely transposed? Is the baritone really
Frankie?)
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Joe Brady said 3832 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Hey Rene
This is seriously interesting in a voyeur kind of way. I came here a few weeks ago but saw the "explicit" sign and my daughters were in the room, so I had to wait. Pretty cool in the two voices/narration. Would love to see the lyrics. This is going to my iPod for further study ;).
Very cool.
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