Track 11 from Babble On "April, A Long Time Ago"

[By Terry on 19/09/2020 with 0 Commments]

Track 11 from “Babble On”, “April, A Long Time Ago”

This is the last song from my new record. 11 days, 11 songs. There's a playlist on YouTube.

This is a spoken word song. Hank Williams had the idea creating an alter ego in Luke the Drifter. He recorded little stories, usually with a moral at the end, over his band's music with Luke The Drifter on the cover so people didn't expect his usual songs. I've closed my last three albums with a story song because if you're listening to the record sequentially it ends with something I hope was worth waiting for.

Wear headphones if possible. Kick back with something relaxing. Close your eyes. It's story time.

This is about the course of an affair. There's no moral at the end, just some music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOUaTq4YMGM&t=8s

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Track 9 I Found Love

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Track 9 from “Babble On”. I Found Love.

This is an old school R&B ballad with sax solos, backing vocals & everything I could throw at it to get that sound. Mor Mai & I produced it. If you think it's a little over the top you should hear this stuff I wanted to add. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

This is that wonderment of suddenly finding yourself loving someone who loves you back. It's that great pleasure & relief. It deserves sax solos & big backing vocals. At least.

Alex Hoepfl played sax,   Erhard Huegel   the electric guitar fills & Freddy Dathe played bass + singing backing vocals. I tried to channel Solomon Burke's voice. I'm not sure he's happy with me right now if he's checking in from the afterlife but we work with what we're given.

“I Found Love”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0yle8kJ5-8

 

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