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theneildeal
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#1
There are a lot of good blues guitarists on UG, so i think that we should make an album of songs that we record. I know that quite a few people missed out of the blues duel, so you can get a song on this if you're up it! Basically, lets just show the rest of UG what we can do!

There aren't really many rules:
  • Obviously it must be blues;
  • Any style of blues is fine, ranging from Robert Johnson to John Mayer and everything in between;
  • Lyrics are fine;
  • Instrumentals are fine;
  • One song per person, unless you record something that's really good. If so, 2 songs max;
  • Collaborations are fine, and are exempt from the above rule.


The album would be awesome if we had at least 10 different guitarists, so the album would have 10+ songs.

Album Completed

Congratulations to everyone involved in this project, because the album is great!

1. Eric Nikolaides - Blues Jam
2. Sam Parker - Desolation Blues
3. Soapbox Kings - Struttin' Busted
4. James Hayes - Shine On Blues
5. The Liquid Blues Band - Call It Stormy Monday
6. Kris Moore - Lone Gone Blues
7. The Devoid One - Grey Sky Blues
8. Eric Nikolaides - Little Wing Acoustic
9. Ian Schober - Blues In E
10. The Devoid One - Crawlin Kingsnake
11. Amos Helvey - Rollin' & Tumblin'
12. The Liquid Blues Band - Gone Forever
13. Sam Parker - Playground Blues
14. Max Korlinge - Joyous Blues
15. Kevin Saucier - Workin'
16. Neil Flynn - Lenny
17. James Hayes - Stormy Monday

Download the album here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S500NO6S
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gopherthegreat
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#2
im not good enough to be on that sort of thing, but its a cool idea.

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theneildeal
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#3
sure you are! you should give it a go! you could tell everyone that you're on an album!
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Quote by theneildeal
sure you are! you should give it a go! you could tell everyone that you're on an album!

pfft. you haven't heard mah recording. ( damn computer still wont play it )

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theneildeal
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#5
fine. let me hear one of your recordings, and then ill make the judgement!
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#6
I'd really like to do it. I'd probably do a revised and rerecorded version of Stormy Monday, since I actually know the lyrics to it. I'd also maybe like to do a collaboration with someone, if anyone wants to just let me know. This sounds like a really good idea.
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theneildeal
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#7
nice one mate.

it would be cool to get that red house jam on as well!
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#9
Damn right man! Fucking good idea! I need to get some good recording thing though!
I'm in.
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#10
nice one Pitlurker & Dimebag. Yeah covers are allowed
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#11
I'll give it a shot, but I have no idea if it'll be good enough, but we'll see. I won't be able to do a recording until at least the 15th tho, but i don't think that'll matter too much
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#12
nice one mate. ive got exams until the 16th, and partying from the 16th until the 24th, so you'll have recorded a song before me!

The album is supposed to showcase the talents of the blues and jazz regulars, not just a couple of amazing guitarists! Its not about being good enough or not, although if im on the album, im sure that you'll be good enough!
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#13
I could do this. I have an alright original song I think. The solo part is kinda crap cuz the whole song is me trying to play delta blues which I can't really do, but I could record it this week and you could approve it or disapprove it cuz it wouldn't really hurt my feelings.

EDIT: actually I don't think it is crap it just isn't very technical at all.
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#14
Hmm, I would to participate in this, but I'm not really good enough, or have any decent recording equipment.
Sleepn_Giant
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#15
Could I do a Jazz/Blues song? Examples: "D-Natural Blues" - Wes Montgomery, "Freddie Freeloader" - Miles Davis, etc.

I just like to play that style of blues .
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Could I do a Jazz/Blues song? Examples: "D-Natural Blues" - Wes Montgomery, "Freddie Freeloader" - Miles Davis, etc.

I just like to play that style of blues .

I'm sure that you can. It would be good to see some Jazz in here too because we are having a Blues Duel so can we incorporate Jazz into this? After all, this is Blues and Jazz
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#17
Throw me on the list. My tune's called "Workin."
theneildeal
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Quote by Beakwithteeth
I could do this. I have an alright original song I think. The solo part is kinda crap cuz the whole song is me trying to play delta blues which I can't really do, but I could record it this week and you could approve it or disapprove it cuz it wouldn't really hurt my feelings.

EDIT: actually I don't think it is crap it just isn't very technical at all.


Its sounds good because it would be great to have a range of blues sub genres on the album. Delta blues is difficult, so id be impressed if you pull it off! you're in

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Hmm, I would to participate in this, but I'm not really good enough, or have any decent recording equipment.


i heard your blues duel entry. you're in!

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Could I do a Jazz/Blues song? Examples: "D-Natural Blues" - Wes Montgomery, "Freddie Freeloader" - Miles Davis, etc.

I just like to play that style of blues .


As a jazz fan, how could i say no?! you're in

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I'm sure that you can. It would be good to see some Jazz in here too because we are having a Blues Duel so can we incorporate Jazz into this? After all, this is Blues and Jazz


i couldn't agree more!

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Throw me on the list. My tune's called "Workin."


i remember listening to that song a few months ago. its great! you're in
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theneildeal
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i think that if we could get about 15 songs, it would be great. only 6 to go! But if we get to 15, you can still sign up!

Does anyone have any collaboration ideas?
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#21
Hey I never said I pulled it off. I don't know if I'll really end up doin' the song I was talking about 'cuz it is probably just watered down delta blues, idk, I will try to enter something for it. Some country-clues or something. Don't get way too much faith in me though...

EDIT: I called up my bassist (Some of you may know him as Collinplaysbass) and we'll do some kinda acoustic blues recording this weekend. Sorry for getting anyones delta hopes up, I realized I was writing a check I couldn't cash...
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#22
I would love to do "Crow Jane" or "John the Revelator" but I'm not even sure if I can record anything at the moment
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#24
Wow I'm so in! Does it have to be amazing quality though? And how long do we have to do it?

I play in a session on monday nights and just wrote a sweet (If I do say so myself) blues song, so once the dudes there get the hang of it (AKA in 2 weeks, they're all amazing the bastards) I can take in this Zoom H4 thing I have and record it live from there but it might not be amazing quality but the playing will be good except maybe my solos and singing Lol. All acoustic instruments and I suck at soloing on acoustic.

Is that cool? 'Cos I would love to do this.

EDIT: My song will be 'Grey Sky Blues' by the way.
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theneildeal
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#25
Nice one. Im just going to use audacity and ill record an acoustic Clapton song, maybe Old Love. If you can get the same quality as "We'll Make This Work" in my profile, that would be good, but if you can't get it as good, send me the song, and ill see how the quality is. As long as its audible, it'll be fine!

You've got loads of time to do it. Ive got exams at the moment, so i won't be able to record anything for a week or so. Ideally, i'd like the album done by the end of February, but i can be lenient!

Speckley, are you in?
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theneildeal
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#27
Don't worry about it not being pro recording quality. In reality, how many people on here have pro recording quality?! Also, i don't want to put people off if they don't have good recording programs. Unless the quality is atrocious, it can be on the album.

Im really looking forward to seeing how this turns out! It must be the first time that this kind of thing has happened on UG, because this sub forum is one of the smallest.
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#28
I'm down, but I don't have a song ready right now. So it'll take me awhile to get somethin worthwhile up. Save me a space though please! I'll see if I can get it done in a decent amount of time
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#29
Yeah this sub-forum is the coolest. Just proves how chilled blues is that everyone is laid back and friendly in here compared to all the anal metallers who take every band so seriously!

I like that we have our own little community in here doing cool **** together!
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#30
I promise i'll get some recordings up soon. I need to get a new comp. and i'm doing that probably tomorrow.
theneildeal
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#31
nice one you two. don't worry about getting the songs done right away.

Im going to attempt Robert Johnson's Me and the Devil Blues. If i like my recording, ill post it on UG, and you can tell me what you think!
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If people are worried about their recording quality, I'd be up for mixing at least some of them. I have the time, and if you guys just record them decently I could probably make them sound pretty good. Just let me know if you want me to, I'd just really like to see this album made.
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#33
nice one mate
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#34
Well Neil, you got me over

I'll do a Layla acoustic cover with the vocalist from my band singing. It'll be different from the Unplugged version tho, as I'll be doing some electric leads in there aswell...

However, the recording quality is terrible. I'll have to do it through my Mp3 player
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#35
awesome mate. i can't wait to hear it!

tusen takk!
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#37
Sign me up, dawg. I'll get a new song together.
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theneildeal
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#38
Nice one GD.

Will it be ok if we put the UG Blues Jam on this as well??
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Yeah, if it is finished in time

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#40
cheers mate. i reckon that it would be amazing to have it as the last song on the album!
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