You Gimme The Blues. The last song written for the 'Beth' CD. I already had more than enough material for the disc, but was inspired to write this one after a magical day in the studio. That intro riff came first, just something I started humming to myself on the way home from the studio. I literally ran the rest of the way home, praying that the riff would still be intact in my head when I got there. For some reason, I've always found lost love much easier to write about than the mushy, starry-eyed stuff. I imagine by the blues purist's standards, that this isn't really blues at all. Then again, it's hard for me to wrap my mind around something I know very little about. I’ve always leaned more towards the rock in rock and blues. And a bit of that country influence. Gee, is there a ‘G’ chord in there somewhere? Try to picture me as Sven, the happy blues wanderer. A special thank-you to Emily. Uncle Mal and I listened on the mains as it was going down. Shivers up our spines. Same reaction the next day at work. And listening again. Now. Here comes the tingles … xoRJ
from Slouching Towards Bethlehem (RM)
released December 1, 2008
RJ: Lead Vocals, Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar
Sid Perez: Keyboards, Electric Guitars & Stylus Percussion
Emily Trann: Female Guest Vocals
Backing Vocals: RJ, Kevan & Sid.
Recorded & Mixed @Mainline Sound, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez
Assistant Engineer: Robert James
Original Master by Sid Perez 2008
Remastered by Robert James & Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2008
A division of Horace Media 2016
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing
Cover Design & Layout:
Malcolm Summersby & MAS for The Kingsway Group
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media
Special Thanks to:
Pro Tools and Landr … a worthy righteous combination …
The usual suspects: Fender, National, Gibson & Ovation guitars.
Amplification by Fender, Traynor, Marshall & Gretsch.
Special Thanks to Malcolm Summersby. MAS design.
A very special thanks to Emily: You made it shine …
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
*To see individual track listings and album art
please click on the song title …