May 7th, 2010
This week’s song pulls from way back in my musical history. I remember going to see Mel McDaniel at the Frederick County (Virginia) Fair sometime in the mid 1980s (I couldn’t have been much older than 6 or 7). I absolutely LOVED his music, and that was the first concert I remember going to (And I still remember being there!).
Anyway, “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” is the song I picked for this week because it really was a brand new song about then. I worried it would be a little outside my style, but it actually worked really well! I rockified it a little, but I think the original soul of the song still rings out.
Oddly enough, as simple as this song as, and as well as I should know it (after all I’ve known the song for 25+ years), it took me so many takes to get it right. Even once I finally thought I was finished, I listened back, and it just wasn’t good enough. So, I went back to my studio, sat down and in one single take, I got this version which is almost perfect. (Brownie points to anyone who can point out the missed chord that still made it into the recording! :-D)
Also, I find it very appropriate to mention that I requested earlier in the week for suggestions for this week’s podcast, and it was my mom that reminded me about those good ole days, and her suggestion was perfect. It brought back a lot of memories for me, and renewed my appreciation for this music. I think it’s no irony that this all happened only a few days before Mother’s Day, so for that reason, I dedicate this podcast to her.
Happy Mother’s Day!! 🙂
Direct link to podcast video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKkPQ4lJZKg
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