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A Bunch of Johnny Cash Backing Tracks

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Lerb21, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Lerb21

    Lerb21 Friend of Leo's

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    I'm helping a friend in Canada do a Johnny Cash Tribute CD. It's my job to come up with the tracks to back him up on vocals. Everything you hear here is me.

    He's satisfied with them, so I probably won't refine them farther, except for maybe Folsom Prison Blues

    Hey Porter - http://www.box.net/shared/is593ykgb6
    Ring of Fire - http://www.box.net/shared/38e8dvx0x5
    Busted - http://www.box.net/shared/zb2xddbfko
    Big River - http://www.box.net/shared/jkrg82xslk
    Luther Played The Boogie - http://www.box.net/shared/tgzf9zjs40
    So Doggone Lonesome - http://www.box.net/shared/qs3ptexblt
    Get Rhythm - http://www.box.net/shared/mvor2l1rae
    Cry, Cry, Cry - http://www.box.net/shared/kd0tdjx578
    I Walk The Line - http://www.box.net/shared/df5niijasx
    Folsom Prison Blues - http://www.box.net/shared/zu903sh115
     
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  2. bigrinwv

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    Well!
     
  3. First Time Tele

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    Nice job what did you play them through?:cool:
     
  4. Lerb21

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    Thank you.

    On Hey Porter, Ring of Fire, Busted, Big River, and Folsom Prison Blues I'm using a MIM 50's Esquire with D'Addario Flatwound .013-.056 through a Twin Reverb Reissue.

    In the others, I'm using the same guitar, only through a PODxt Live.
     
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    Wish I could get those backing tracks without the guitar in them. ;)
     
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    Nice!

    But the drums sounds a bit booring.. donno why :/
     
  7. Lerb21

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    They do indeed!

    That is if you're speaking about the only track with drums, that being Folsom Prison Blues. ;)

    This version is a bit better. More Cymbals.

    http://www.box.net/shared/nm941nfzro

    Thanks :D
     
  8. Mark N

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    good job Lerb...cool stuff from you as always
     
  9. C.E.G.

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    Fun

    I've been playing around with some of those... pretty cool... thanks!

    :lol:
     
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    I just listened to those...

    not bad!

    Not bad at all!
     
  11. promagnum

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    Wow these are amazing! You really captured the spirit of the TN2.

    I'm playing along and singing along like there's no tomorrow! These sound authentic!
     
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    well done, cowboy!

    Thank you for sharing.
     
  13. promagnum

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    I have one critique though. I Walk The Line is incredibly slow. Is there a way to speed it up a little?
     
  14. Lerb21

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    I'd have to do some tweaking to the tracks. We'll see if I can find some time.

    Surely you've read of how John originally wanted it slower, so I made it like so.

    Thank you for the kind words.
     
  15. promagnum

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    Ok I see what you're saying. Yeah Marshal said he and John were so mad that Sam Phillips released the faster version.

    Have you heard the slower version though? It's not all that great. It's kinda sloppy if you ask me.
     
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    As always Lerb, nice job and thanks for sharing. I suspect you have built up a lot of good karma....
     
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    Those .013-.056 flats sound good. Keep picking those and you'll be Lerb21 with Kung Fu Grip! ('fore your time they made a GI Joe with "Kung Fu Grip") About a month ago I got some D'Add flat .011-.050's and a set of TI .011-.047 flats which I'm stickin' with for now. I like the wound .019 G better than the .022 in the D'Addario set but either one is good.
     
  18. Lerb21

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    I'll redo these tracks soon... only without guitar so you guys can pretend that you're Luther Perkins too.
     
  19. promagnum

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    That's what I do all the time. I've spent YEARS learning the Luther's style and I've found out that his style actually changed a little throughout the years.

    When he first started at Sun, he muted ALL the strings. He moved to muting the three strings, while accentuating the 1 and 3 beats, then moving to accentuating the 2 and 4 beats.
     
  20. promagnum

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    Since I can't seem to edit my last post for some reason, I just want to mention that Luther played an Em and EMajor alternatively.
     
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