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Monday, September 26, 2005
WORLD PREMIERE TRACK! Listen for the amazing, great and unreleased new version of "What a Girl Wants" from the 17th Avenue Allstars. I talked to Tony Huerta from 17th Ave and commented on the thumpin' bass; he said: "The bass is actually two tracks with two different microphones. One normal bass mic for one, and then the sub-bass notes are a lip buzz on a kick-drum microphone."

He added, "We went way out of the traditional 'group' concept and tried for a more pop concept. Jenn Butler is the lead female and is backing herself with several tracks. She is the only female we have and wanted girl backing vocals. We had a lot of fun trying new recording concepts on this one."

Judging by the quality of the track, I'm guessing they had a great time with it... enjoy!

Thursday, September 22, 2005
Two new tracks today, from The Persuasions' new CD, The Persuasions Sing U2: "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" and "The Wanderer." Both songs suit themselves so well to The Persuasions' old-school, soulful sound. You can buy the CD here.

Sunday, September 11, 2005
Just got this in my email from Jeff at Sons of Pitches-- "Vocal talent/Bass sought for successful, high profile, professional vocal band based in Ithaca, NY. The attached is being posted with professional music organizations and national talent agencies. Please forward to any potential candidates. This is a national search for a male in his 20's who wish to pursue a serious performance career. We are looking for a bass but a baritone/tenor might also work. Please contact SOP management at pat@sonsofpitches.com and see us at http://www.sonsofpitches.com.

Friday, September 09, 2005
It's been a while since I've posted updates-- though they've been happening, it's faster to upload the music and get it out there than it is to type up these descriptions. So, sorry about that, but I hope you've been enjoying:

- Ryan Noakes of Canada's Broken 5th sent me a nice note and a copy of a CD that he put together, The "Broken" Compilation. Listen for "Blackbird" and the old spiritual "Siyahamba."

- Off Cadence's new CD Twenty For One, listen up for a rockin' "The Things We Do For Love."

- The jokers at Moosebutter are back with their full-length release Udder Won and I'm playing the fun track "Rubber Monkey."

- From 1993, the Great Northern Union Chorus harmonizes on a lovely "Broadway Star Medley," off Evolution.

- From the latest John Wesley Harding project, Love Hall Tryst, "The Abandoned Baby" off their concept CD Songs of Misfortune. (All songs are morbid British folk tunes-- or in that style-- and in total, depict 13 gruesome deaths across the eleven tracks...)

- Finally, on a lighter note :-) the ever-popular Groove Society brings us "You're No Good," a "Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire" and a light cover of Gershwin's "Summertime." These are all from their new release a cappella.