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Pick Up Those Pieces


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FEEL

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This is a re-do of a song I posted here a little over a year ago. I've been playing it on the acoustic in the key of F instead of the original drop D. It's pretty basic when it comes to a progression so I played it with an electric guitar added a little piano, banjo and pedal steel to finish it off.

A special thanks to my brother Rocha Malhada and mikey_d for helping me tweak the mix.
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Uploaded: Feb 15, 2008 - 09:37:43 PM
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2008 - 09:03:06 AM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 02:28:23 AM
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Feter said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Pick Up Those Pieces
Man ...what a rockin song is this ...loved
the guitar tone and works ...the idea to plug
a banjo is extemely cool ..just a hot rockin one
my friend ... KUDOS !!!!!
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FEEL said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Thanks so much
for dropping by and lending an ear. I appreciate the encouragement my friend.
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Outtaorbit said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
gotta go sell my axe now
nicey done
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FEEL said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Don't sell it
Just buy another one. Thanks for dropping by.
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dajama said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Wow! Great guitar!
Man, you've got chops! This is just a groovy rock gem. Great guitar sounds, and terrific playing. The banjo is a stroke of genius - it becomes hard to imagine the song without it, the true sign, I think, of a great instrument choice! I like the lyrics, and your vocal performance is sweet - your voice has style, dude. Nicely done. Peace.
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FEEL said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Thanks for your kind comments
This is a little progression I like to play on my acoustic. I have to admit I drop the top string even though it doesn't need to be and capo the guitar to the Key of F. It's much easier for me to sing it there. I was originally going to do this as my first mic'd acoustic piece but as usual I get carried away.
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Vic Holman said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
key of F ?
That's just not right for guitars.

Sounds great! the added instruments fit in and sound like the perfect blend to the tune
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Ed Hannifin said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Guitars can play in F?!?!
Yeah, okay. Back to the practice room...

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Ed Hannifin said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Guitars can play in F?!?!
Yeah, okay. Back to the practice room...

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FEEL said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Is using a Capo cheating?
Something I did on occasion live... it's much more in my range.
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Ed Hannifin said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Funny you should mention that...
There are still people in this world who think capos are cheating. I LOVE capos...

And once I opened my figurative mouth above, I also realized that I'm actually working at my customary slow pace on a collaboration that IS in F... and I'm doing it by using a capo... All these keys that keyboard players love... F...Eb...Bb...

Ed
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FEEL said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Right On!
Ed
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aclarke said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
What about the drums
Absolutely killer guitar- I don't know that you've sounded better. Let's face it, not a lot of rock songs feature banjo (WE NEED MORE BANJO) but you sooo make it work!

Cool lyrics and song... nice southern rock feel (banjo instead of flute aka Marshall Tucker).

John, this rocks!!
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FEEL said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
ah Adam
your so kind. Thanks for the encouragement. The banjo and piano was easily cheated, the difficult part was the pedal steel which I tried to key but to no avail. I ended chopping up some jam pack loops that came with Logic Studio. I hate when I have to resort to that.
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Ed Hannifin said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Sorry about the double post up there...
...but when I submitted the little comment above, it went to a screen that said 'this song does not exist'. I felt like I'd gone into the Twilight Zone of song commenting...

Please don't take this wrong when I say that there's an exuberant sloppiness to some of the unwinding licks on this that's really infectious and life-filled. It draws the ear back to the tune for re-listens...

Ed


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FEEL said 3570 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Oh no!
Sloppy can be good and I can master that quite well. Thanks for the compliment.
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KCsGROOVE said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
great
great guitarsound!
very cool song!
KC
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FEEL said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Hey KC
I appreciate you dropping by and the encouragement.



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apb said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Wow..

.. loved that quirky combo of the banjo and hot, hot lead licks .. does show that Seahorses (John Squire) 'love is the law' influence/styling .. but I love that too :o)...
but this has so much more... and glad to hear the vocals
prominent in the mix .. your vocal suits the song to a T.. and are well sung. Definitely a better mix John...
always good to call in some extra ears... paid off.

/Alan
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FEEL said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Thanks Alan
for the listen. I'm glad you like the mix... I really think the extra sets of ears made a difference. Next time I'll have to be a bit more patient and ask for help. As always it's a pleasure to read your comments and thanks for the vocal encouragement.



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said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
great mix here
Don't know what you did, but this mix is much better than what you emailed to me. (don't tell me you didn't change nothin' LOL)

Great song bro-

Abrašo

. - Harold
FEEL said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Hey brother
I set the vocals back in the mix a bit by adding more effect and lowering the level as you suggested... in fact Mike mentioned the same thing, Mike also pointed out when the vox came in on the first verse the first phrase was too loud so I changed the gain as well. Mike also mentioned the rhythm guitar sounded a bit distant so I dried up the guitars, brought up the piano, banjo, vocals and pedal steel at the end. And of course the file size is a bit larger than what I had sent you earlier. Yeah... I'm pretty sick of hearing this song now. *L* Thanks for all your help.
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zallaz01 said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
terrific
great harmonies and the inter-play of guitar/keyboards/banjo is so flippin' cool!

Awesome, totally.

Thanks TF

cheers Laz
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FEEL said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Kevin
Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate the presence in your time of need. Hopefully they'll have icomp up and running soon. It's really nice though to read your comments here from time to time.
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ziti said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
i really like
the guitar playing in this....what are you playing?


nice job thruout....my only nit is the bass tone...it's a little cloudy...I would add a bit more mids to the bass track.

excellent track tex!

z
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FEEL said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
I'm playing a
Gretsch Electromatic that my wife bought me last year. I'm running it through a firepod, using a tweaked Logic Studio amp emulation on the rhythm and using my noisy Guitar Rig 2 on the lead. I have to admit I capo'd the 3rd fret since I had a hard time singing it in the Key of D on the previous version. You know I should have pulled my old bass out and ran a pass, instead I created a midi track. Maybe on version 3. Thanks for taking a listen, it's always a pleasure to read your comments.
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said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Great TF tune...
Wow.... what fantastic electric guitar in this song... really is so rocking fine. Dang, John... you got them chops in full gear here. Total fan of this one. This has shades of Allman Bros for me... which is high praise in my book.

Picking up the pieces and putting them all together... you have!

Jack
FEEL said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
thanks Jack
I appreciate the encouragement. I think with the new software I acquired I'll probably be re-mixing some of my older stuff. Maybe It'll inspire me to write some new stuff.
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craft said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
cool song
Nice guitar playing and cool vocals.. Well done John!! Muito bom
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FEEL said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Ola!
Thanks for taking a listen. I appreciate the kind words.

Joao
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Moviz said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Such
a good Rock song this. Vocals are good along with those great sounding guitars.... nice easy beat and I love when the steel guitar comes in, really nice 'easy on the ear' song, regards M
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FEEL said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Thanks for pointing out
the pedal steel. I really wish they had an instrument in Logic Pro that emulated one better. Even though there was an option in the Sculpture plug-in, I fooled around with it without success. I ended up chopping some Jam Pack loops. Always a pleasure to read your comments.


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Heightened said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Awesome!
Great song!!! And great vox!!!
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FEEL said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Thank you for
your presence and comments!

John


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ktb said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
the progression
wow, this is so good. Luv the build, the guitar work (solos!) and esp the progression. Very cool track.
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FEEL said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Hello John!
I appreciate you dropping by and taking a listen... always a pleasure.
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jiguma said 3569 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Kind of like ....
... The Dillards meet Joe Walsh - great guitars John and a top vocal. Your vocals are getting better and better - maybe it's the key thing?

Love the banjo and steel bits.

Neil
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FEEL said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
The Dillards
I'll have to look that one up. Thanks for the Joe Walsh comparison as well, I appreciate your encouragement on the vocals which help me to pursue that aspect of my music more. Always a pleasure to read your comments.
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said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
rockin'
Sounds fantastic. Can't get enough of the Texasfeel!
-pete
FEEL said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Hey Pete!
It's great to see you here. I bet your going through some withdrawals right now without iComp. I hope it's up in running soon.

John
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Ibstrat said 3568 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Kind of a
Jimmy Page feel to that guitar riff.Guitar sounds great as does your vocal.Just an excellent song!
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FEEL said 3567 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Thanks for dropping by
I love the comparison. I'm probably most influenced by Jimmy.
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bronco said 3563 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Beautiful Riffs
Loved the fretwork! You are a master with that electric guitar. A little of that California, Greatful Dead, Flying Burrito Bros country rock here. Very nice!
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FEEL said 3557 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Thanks Tom
for your kind words. It's always a pleasure to read your comments.
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Bob6stringer said 3558 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
YEAH, Go "STEVE!!!"
Had to re-comment on how much I DIG this tune. Great tone. You get the "Steve" reference, we've talked about that before. You've pumped up the vox presence, too, seems to me. Great mix either way.
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FEEL said 3557 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Thanks
Your too kind now... what about that tune I heard on your site... great hearing this especially from the source.
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said 3547 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Great!
Great vocal and guitar playing. Your recording is excellent, just another great piece. The banjo line sounded great here.

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paralax said 3542 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
cool
great song the banjo and steel really adds to it.
great repost.

Terry
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btransue said 3425 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Playing it live right now on KSVY 91.3fm
as we speak...nice John.
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FEEL said 3425 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Your too nice Blaine
Does this mean I'm famous now... I need to figure out how to get your morning show to play here at my job. Keep up the good work.

Regards,

John
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davisamerica said 2817 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
gonna finally
download
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