63 tracks by Gumbo

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This was an RPM track back in the day, and I've been playing it various ways to find a setting for it within the band repertoire. This doesn't sound much like our band would do it but it came out nicely, so i thought i'd share it.
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Sassy Nation version! Sister Savage and Mr Sandbags collaborated on the original of this wonderful heartbreaker of a song. I've been playing it on the guitar the last few days and it always seemed to come out with a grittier tone, so i asked…read more
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I'm finally happy with this track - v1 was too much of a nothing song and it's been bugging me all the way to the last night of the challenge. 1 more to mix
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Final Version If in doubt write more songs with Kazoo solo! and heckling! this is as close as i got to some hokum jug band
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Final version Day 28 Anyone else still writing songs? this is the result of trying to listen to too many mixes in one day. Sometimes it's just easier to record something else.
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Final version Guitar, mandolin and voice. this doesn't fit with my rpm project AT ALL so i may not use it but i like the way it came out. I recorded the music for Bethan Mathis' RPM project but she didn't have time to use it (her album is…read more
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Final version Every so often when i'm thinking of something else a western song pops up as if there is a soundtrack to a movie running in the back of my head. I might have to gather em all up into a playlist some day. track nine, or at least…
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EDIT final version now posted and the page turning is gone but i left this intro as is in case anyone is reading the comments. Does anyone read the comments? or the intro? i turn a page somewhere in the middle of all this - you'd think i would…read more
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Final version I wanted to have a banjo fiddle tune but i still haven't learnt to play either instrument, so this is my famous 1 string banjo technique, with mandolin and guitar. It's style is inspired by meeting Morgan O'Kane and Ferd 4 last…read more
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I'm sill looking for better lyrics for this but i like listening to it. EDIT i found them - see v2 It's been up at the Challenge site for a few days so i thought it ought to be up here too
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Final version An unaccompanied song about bedtime. Not a lullaby though. Oh no! What does anyone think of the 'cat's moustache' line - it seems like that's a make or break call right there and i like it when i read it but it's hard to sing without…read more
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Final version One of my heroes. Willie McTell was blind from birth and travelled all over the south in the thirties at a time when many people would never go more than 20 miles from their home. Plus nobody sings the blues quite like him…read more
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Final version of this tune - voice and guitar, banjoe accompaniment i'm still getting used to this new mic and finding my voice sounds different with or i'm singing differently because of it. So .. feedback appreciated, and if you like it…
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Final version it needs a fiddle but it has a mandolin, a chicken banjo and some excellent backing vocalists my third demo for RPM 2011 The cat's in the window and the rabbit's in the hutch goat's in the meadow just a-chewin on the…read more
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Final version RPM 2011 - my first track recorded and the opening track for the CD A kind of Old Time gospel number, which, if you listen to those pre-war guitar playing preachers, are virtually indistinguishable from blues. Except for the lyrics…read more
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One of them ol' funky blues thingymebobs.
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Having fun (finally) playing around with the riff for this tune by Howling Wolf, which is based on a song by Charley Patton and another by the Mississippi Sheiks and another by Tommy Johnson and so on ...
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Aarrhhh ye scurvy sons (and daughters) of sea-rats, the pesky pluckers have been at it again. Pin back yer lug-holes or it's the plank ye'll be hoping for!
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A fun childrens tune from 2008, it really ought to be a hot fiddle tune but i don't have a hot fiddle. Old fox coming down the road now Bunny Bunny Run Run Bunny Bunny Go White tails bobbing in the air there funny bunny Go Go Bunny Bunny Run…read more
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First done by Dock Boggs back in the 20s, it's a great piece of melancholy parafunalia. Eerie to think it's a suicide note and reassuring to know he was still a tough old bird 40 years later.
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