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Johnny Cash Cover Cocaine Blues

#1 User is offline   PatriotsBiker 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

This is a cover of Cocaine Blues as performed for his "At Folsom Prison" album. He really gets into it. Singing normally doing my best Cash vocal did not come close, so I belted it out. Kind of stinks, but such great fun. It's not often one gets to sing the "Lordy Lordy, have mercy on me" line at the top of their lungs. Needless to say, this was wayyyyyy out of my comfort zone.

I did a few extra guitar parts just cuz. The main one is the SJ-200 with accents with the Tele on the right and the Electromatic g5120 on the left. Two hastily played instrumentals that I just was not getting right. I'll replace at some point. Well, the first one at least. The drums were created from the Toontracks EZDrummer package called "Nashville".

If anything else, you can have a good laugh at my expense with the verse lines starting about 2:20. [biggrin] This was such fun to do.

Cocaine Blues

(ps - there are two small sections not in Cash's original. I've got an original comedy song coming up next using this basic construct and I needed the extra space. It's still a short song.)
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#2 User is offline   Lars68 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:43 AM

Cool! I think you pulled it off very well. A nice production and performance. I think the higher singing register suits your voice.

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#3 User is offline   Murph 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:34 AM

Love That song !

You sing it even weirder than Johnny Cash, but I've loved that song ever since I was a kid !
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#4 User is online   Mr. Paul 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:29 AM

Nothing like a Johnny Cash ballad, nice job.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:59 AM

Thanks, guy! Especially for having to deal with my vocals. They're rough.
2018 - Gibson SJ-200 Standard
2018 - Gibson Hummingbird Standard
2015 - Taylor 614CE
2013 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro(59)
2014 - Epiphone Black Royale P93
2015 - Epiphone ES335 Custom
2005 - Epiphone Les Paul Custom (MIK)
2008 - Fender Tele (MIM) - Modded to Keefocaster
2011 - Fender USA Strat Standard
2012 - Fender USA Telecaster
2009 - PRS SE Paul Allender
2007 - Gretsch 5120 Electromatic
2016 - Fender Jazz Bass (MIM)
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue
Jet City Amps 20W JCA2112RC
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#6 User is offline   billroy 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:29 AM

Nice! Fun lyrics to listen to and a well played piece to boot. Good stuff.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:22 AM

Thank you very much, billroy.
2018 - Gibson SJ-200 Standard
2018 - Gibson Hummingbird Standard
2015 - Taylor 614CE
2013 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro(59)
2014 - Epiphone Black Royale P93
2015 - Epiphone ES335 Custom
2005 - Epiphone Les Paul Custom (MIK)
2008 - Fender Tele (MIM) - Modded to Keefocaster
2011 - Fender USA Strat Standard
2012 - Fender USA Telecaster
2009 - PRS SE Paul Allender
2007 - Gretsch 5120 Electromatic
2016 - Fender Jazz Bass (MIM)
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue
Jet City Amps 20W JCA2112RC
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