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Me and Bobby McGee (COVER)

Andrew Russe

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I was flapping around working on something else with just vocal and guitar the other day. It wasn’t going well, so I just started slapping the guitar and singing one of my favourite songs.

What I didn’t realise was that I was recording it…

So, here we have Kris Kristofferson’s Me and Bobby McGee.

It has the odd issue – spot of distortion on the original vocal, a fluffed chord when I noticed the record light was on, too much noise because I was dancing about, etc.

But… my jaw dropped when I heard what had ended up “on tape”. And the missus said POST IT!!!! So the other thing can wait for a bit.

I’ve been singing this song for years and years and years. I absolutely adore it.

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Colleen Dillon said

One of my all time favorite songs.... I love to sing this one too!!!

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thetworegs said

Can't believe I missed this beauty .....

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slkrell said

The missus has great taste , most complete

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The Old Grey Wolf Ltd Co said

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose - surely one of the greatest lines every written, great version.

Guest said

Fan-fucking-tastic. Boggie XXXX

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Jason Earls said

outstanding cover, fantastic vocals.

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Roger M. Harris said

Yep agree Cool man

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Johnny Stone said

Really cool cover.

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Andrew Russe said

It's three mics. A Rode NT1000 large condensor for the vocal. The guitar had two SM57s on it, one at the 12th fret, one just below the bridge, panned hard left and right. If I had more condensors I'd use them on the guitar - when I track things separately I always use the Rode on an acoustic (unless it's a resonator, that pushes a condensor too hard) - using the 57s like this seems to produce are fair amount of hiss!

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Dirty Spirits said

sounds great. What microphone are you using?

Guest said

If I had a pound for every time I played this I could probably buy a very nice Gibson, but I would love to have done it just like this. I bet this was closer to how it was written.

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Wildgeas Music said

Nice take on a great cover.

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bitterwind said

Nice job Andrew! I really like the laid back feel to it. Your voice is especially good. Great cover of a great song.

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informal grae said

Passionate, emotional, gripping, and huge - all words found in my dictionary to describe this. Thanks, Andrew. G:)

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Stan Gadziola AKA (gadzooks) said

Great vocals! and a real FEEL version of a great tune ...

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richardlaceves said

a really really nice retelling of a great song!! your vocal and playing is so rich

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JR James said

Back again....

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JR James said

This would bring the room down! Set it on fire! Killer!

Guest said

..dynamic vocal and slowed down bluesy essence..don't know why you bother with all the other instrumentation when you breath life into a song the way you do with just a bit of plunkin' 'n' gruntin' ..excellent..

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Greg Connor said

One of my favorite songs too! I like how you belted it out. That's the ticket. You can feel the grit in there. Well Done!

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