I thought of 12 Blues songs, single artists and collaborations as well, from beginners to semi-pros.
All songs should be completely free of 3rd party copyrights, including any backing tracks used.
Copyright stays with the author (if we finally get rich and famous all players will get their pays).
Release date somewhere around the end of this year (although 2012 would fit better).
The album should be downloadable to burn a CD, including cover art and inlet, and released on other platforms like soundclick as well.
Ideas - contributions welcome!
How about the collab between VikingBlues and me - The old man and the sea
Maybe - just to keep remembering - a piece of Mac's work ?
If you need any song of me, why don't ask the community for a vote :)
I wouldn't tend to volunteer to put up a new piece as I know the pressure of knowing what it was for would be damaging to my playing and performance. This is why I struggle on collabs. If I was to point to any previous uploads to the site I would think the "best" are "Trying for Less" (which probably has a difficulty with copyright re the ZZ Top BT), and "The Dead Bird" which is the best attempt I've had to capture what is "me" when playing music. The Dead Bird has as a BT a teaching track from David Wallimann, one of the guitar teachers at JamPlay - I did ask him to let me know if there was a problem for him with me using his tracks and he hasn't told me there is - if it came to it I could try and get a definitive reply from him.
As far as HBLs mention of the Old Man of the Sea I'm not against the idea of it being considered for inclusion as it's probably the most "creative" thing I've been involved with here. But if this is used I think we would need to discount an individual track of mine too as there are only 12 slots and it would be unfair to expect to get 1 1/2 to myself. 1 of 12 seems a lot to me as well!
Anyone think this might get complicated.
I think more than 50% of us have some grey hair...ElMano wrote: Great idea 12Bar if you think that this Grey oldtimer play in that league,
Once again, there's no league (otherwise I couldn't contribute either ), the only thing we have to look for is the copyright thing. Ramblin' on my mind is public domain in Germany, but not in the USA (weird, yes). The best thing is to use own compositions or traditionals like St. James Infirmary.
Of recent pieces how about Blindboy "Blowing off a Bit of Steam", and HalfBlindLefty's "After Holiday Jam". Both great recordings, but two of so, so many.
Something old or something new ?
The collaboration idea is a good
one because more players will
get a chance 2 B heard
It should be a mix of both I feel,
that way you maximize the
number of players involved and
and thus the amount of exposure
I didn't expect such a big response - great!
Now we have to sort the thing a bit. I'll open a temporary subforum where everyone who wants to contribute (single or collab) can open a thread and upload when finished (once again, there's a lot of time ). Subject should be song title and type (single or collab).
If we get more than 12 songs (looks like!) why not a Vol. 2 (3,4,...)?
Even in mp3 days, an album format (downloadable as iso image to burn a CD or a set of 12 mp3's) would be nice.
If you have a song you would like to submit, please check the copyrights before!