jueves, 26 de febrero de 2009

Hank C Burnette: Always On My Mind

Hack C Burnette has shared a new video:
Always On My Mind

This very well known song (written by Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson Thompson and originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972) is one of my own personal favourites of all the instrus I've ever cut, at least as far as the ballad side of matters are concerned! I've always thought it's got a very beautiful melody and very nice chord change progression and it seems like it's almost impossible to make a bad version of it! My own version is extremely scaled down on purpose, so not to interfer too much with the melody. Cut in august, 1997 in the middle of the night, together with a song of a similar mood, "Crazy" (the famous Patsy Cline country ballad). And, once again, you don't need any high tech digital equipment to get pretty decent results. This track was cut on a 6-track Sansui cassette deck, using a Takamine acoustic and a Charvel electric, both run through a Jerry Donahue Sessionmaster preamp (terrific gadget!). And the Alesis SR-16 drum machine was manually triggered from a set of drum pads lined up like real live drums and played that way! Hope you like it...

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