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Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band - recording an album for C. B. Gitty Records
Day four of recording
Equinox Music and Arts, Dallastown PA
Prison Chants and the Blues
Song worked on today: Big Leg Woman/Swing the Hammer (written by Shane Speal)
Well, we brought back the damn "click track" for just one more song. I needed to use it to get the railroad stomper tracks nice and in sync. This song is a mixture of blues imagery, prison chants and Old English nursery rhymes. What's it about? It's always about the boogie.
We multitracked a bunch of railroad foot stompers first to sound like a chain gang. I then went back and recorded vocals, guitar and my foot stomper live on top of the railroad stomp. Once that was done, I did all the chain gang singing at the end.
Here's an un-mixed glimpse of what's to come...
This week's featured items from C. B. Gitty:
We have a growing line of cool custom-made sound hole covers specifically designed for cigar box guitars and other homemade instruments! From waterjet-cut metal covers to decorative designs laser-cut from 1/8” birch plywood to custom CNC-carved hardwood covers, we’ve got you “covered”!
Finally, an alternative in C. B. Gitty’s economy tuner line-up! These great little workhorses feature a nice Kluson™-style plate and rounded white pearloid buttons. Because the plate is symmetrical, they can also be reversed (you can switch a right-aligned to a left-aligned and vice-versa as needed). Priced at just $8.49 for a set of 6 3L/3R, you can’t go wrong!