Archive | September, 2016

Harry Parker & Sean Hunt

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I based this arrangement on Sean’s slow Leonard Cohenesque preferred style and interpreted his brilliant lyric as a man who’s gambling mind informs the whole of his life. A man who wants to keep the cards face down and be surprised, take a chance.
Harry.

 

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Mia Lotus & Kristy Wordon

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Collaborations take different forms. You don’t always have to meet up. Sometimes you don’t even need much of a two-way conversation. This was not too much of a collaboration (at least an interactive one) as such … there was no back and forth.

Lyrics were provided by Bianca Brochet (aka Mia Lotus) along with a request for musical ideas … I took the lyrics as is and provided one musical version. Others have provided different versions and it was fun to hear how different people interpreted the same lyrics.

Mia Lotus; Lyrics, Kristy’s Music

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James Fraser & Mia Lotus

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James plays and writes songs in a ukulele band called ‘Bit on the Side’. This is an arrangement of Mia Lotus’ words for Beach Song.

James’ band has a Facebook page: bitonthesideukuleleband do check it out.

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Jem Hobbs & Sean Hunt

Carefree Days is a collaboration between Jem Hobbs and Sean Hunt. In this song they both sing.

Here’s what Sean has to say “Jem Hobbs and I collaborated on this 10-song CD effort three years ago ‘Everything Under The Sun’. Time flies! I thought I would post the Soundcloud collection here today. I had a Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone Ukulele and a Banjolele and a Kalimba. Jem used all these and his guitar to lay down tracks. Sarah Robb addeda few lovely vocal tracks.

I wrote all the lyrics, added a few vocal tracks, and Jem did a great job mixing everything given the basic conditions in my home-computer-studio.”

 

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Paul Cameron & Sean Hunt

[fvplayer src=”https://vimeo.com/184420662″]Here’s Paul Cameron singing and playing a collaboration of his with Sean Hunt. Paul says “Here’s my stab at doing a tune/ riff/ thing for Sean’s lyrics. I really like the words/ideas that Sean provided.”

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Kristy Wordon & Alan Thornton

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Here’s Alan’s version of a song he co-wrote with Kristy Worden. Alan wrote the music, and the words are all Kristy’s.

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Berni Armstrong & Alan Thornton

[fvplayer src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u0XwFU3CbI”]Another collaboration with master-collaborator Alan Thornton. This one was written with the vocalist in the video, Berni Armstrong when he was visiting Atlanta from Barcelona. This is Werewolf Blues, a traditional blues with ukulele, guitar and blues harp.

It is one of two that he has recorded with his band.

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Alan Thornton & Nick Cody

[fvplayer src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THDO7Vf2DNE”]Nick Cody and Alan Thornton worked together on this song, Heart Shaped Music. Again, Nick wrote the words and sent them over to Alan, who set them to music.

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Alan Thornton & Nick Cody

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Sometimes, collaborations go through a good deal of back and forth. For example, this was Alan’s original read through for Nick’s lyrics to what ended up being “Journey’s End”. You can see, elsewhere on this page that the later version was a fair bit different.

What a cool set of lines, it is, too!

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