Mix my tune "Rainbow Jane" - sort of an early Steely Dan song - For Fun/Rights

Hi All:

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.
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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:
www.dropbox.com/sh/hvgrjccf1ev32hc/AAAeMGDR4Y7A_nfh9dLT9fDWa?dl=0

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 ericpr1@aol.com

Thanks!

Eric B
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Hey Bluesman

Very nice work! Thank you!

I added a bunch pf tracks later and now have a pretty final mix. This has been a very instructive experience for me.

Eric
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Here's another one:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8942445/RainbowJane_bm2.mp3

Hope you like it  ;D
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Here's my take. Very fun tune. Love the sound.

[size=14pt=14pt]https://soundcloud.com/drumanimal05/rainbow-jane-by-danfan[/size]
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Hey Drumanimal:

Your voice to God's ear. Actually, just as I reached the point of bailing on the bass player he contacted me this past Monday to say he was finally going to start working on my track. So, hold tight for another week or so. If he doesn't come through, I'll switch to Plan B, which will produce a track in 10 days or less. Here's hoping Plan A is the winner.

Eric
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Hey danfan! Any word on a bass track? I just ran across this post and want to give it a go.
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Hi All:

Hang on a bit longer if you don't all mind. I'm still waiting (blurgh!!!) on a new bass track and there are some new gits finished too. Stay tuned.
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here are my mix:

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/pk67jn05g5getvh/Bowjane-Mix.mp3?dl=0
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Just a new member here ..will be working on your track from tomorrow :) it will be fun working on it.
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Hi danfan...

what a nice song you have there... :) , thank you for uploading the stems...

so here is my mix...

https://soundcloud.com/gigih-mochammad-habibie/danfan-rainbow-jane-mixofforg
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Thanks!  I'll keep you posted on my progress and let you know when a new bass line and possibly other tracks become available. Stay tuned.  BTW: You can reach me more directly if you wish via email at ericpr1@aol.com. I'll also be available again via Skype once my new but defective headset is replaced. My skype number is 480-409-4567.
danfan
Progress report on the bass. Rene Santiago is in the process of recording the new bass line. Stay tuned. BTW: You can see Rene's FB profile here: https://www.facebook.com/rsantiago49

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