Quick update to my original posting below. All of the mixes made it clear the midi bass kind of sucked although the part seemed OK. So I rewrote the part entirely and sent it to my favorite bass player to record a new bass track. That fell through and I found someone else who agreed to record the part. Six weeks later, no track. Just as I was deciding to go to Plan B, he contacted me and said he was starting work on it. So, with any luck, I'll have it by mid-April. Such is the nature sometimes of online collaboration.
Of course, if any of you are crack bass players, let me know. In addition to RJ, I have a second song ready to mix once the new bass tracks is recorded. That one's a jazzier song called Talented Girl. You can hear the current mix on my www.reverbnation.com/ericblock
site. Here's the direct link: https://www.reverbnation.com/EricBlock/song/24942010-talented-girl-rough-mix-with-new
Anyhow, thanks to everyone for being patient. I'll post again one way or the other within the next 10 days or so.
OK - this is how I originally described the project.
I intended "Rainbow Jane" to sound like an early Steely Dan tune, such as "Pearl of the Quarter" off the "Countdown to Ecstasy" album. Maybe take a listen here for a sonic reference point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al5Vdvyj36Q
You can read the lyrics and hear my rough mix of Rainbow Jane on reverbnation here: www.reverbnation.com/EricBlock/song/24803323-rainbow-jane
The song has a somewhat unusual structure that includes an extended bridge. You can download the 29 FLAC tracks here:
Tempo is around 115 BPM. It has real drums and the drummer varies a bit. If you find it annoying in spots, feel free to tweak it in a natural way that sounds good.
This song will be included on a CD I'll make available for purchase although I don't expect to actually make any money. But, if I use your mix, and you have an account on ASCAP, SESAC or BMI, I'll grant you 10% of the performance rights on my SESAC registration in case lightening strikes. If you have any questions or want to discuss the mix, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org