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6265 posts
Nov 09, 2019
12:19 AM
I don't get many videos of the band i can share, and this one is probably marginal too. I'm sorry its only the old done to death Juke but it is what it is
The sound is not representative of the balance either as the recorder was 2 inches above the floor of the stage, at the base of my mic stand, so my amp which is sitting at floor level is pointing straight at it while the bass is angled upwards and the guitar is pointed forwards a couple of meters toward the camera. oh well, at least the harp is audible

86 posts
Nov 09, 2019
6:53 AM
Great job SuperBee. I know it has taken a lot of time and effort to play this as good as you do and it shows.-- 99
453 posts
Nov 09, 2019
7:05 AM
Nice work! Your movement with the music looks really natural and comfortable. not dramatic or distracting. You indicated that the sound isn't representative, but I got the impression that your drummer is under control. I'm inspired to get back to work on Juke. Thanks
Phil Pennington
654 posts
Nov 09, 2019
12:08 PM
Really great job!
Konstantin Kolesnichenko(Ukraine)
55 posts
Nov 09, 2019
3:40 PM
I’d drop some money in the tip jar based on that!
6269 posts
Nov 09, 2019
5:54 PM
Thanks all.
99, far too long really, but once I got to the 3rd chorus I think it began to seem less daunting. I asked a player I respect how he’d learned to play diatonic so well and after a moment he said ‘I think I just played Juke about 1000 times. It’s all in there, if you listen ... if you listen properly’.

Fil, the drummer has never been accused of playing too loudly. He has only been playing about 3 years. I was introduced to him as a rock guitarist who was very skilled at AC/DC covers.
It’s thanks to him that I have this recording; he records it all.
Wheel, thank you so much. You’re videos are always inspirational for me.
EetechTom, much appreciated. Happily for us the venue paid us so we were not reliant on tips this time.
575 posts
Nov 09, 2019
7:41 PM
Great job you did there 'Bee.Would like to see more Vids' of your band.
6270 posts
Nov 09, 2019
11:28 PM
Thank you, Mr Indigo.
771 posts
Nov 10, 2019
11:12 AM
Thanks for putting yourself out there. I thought you all did a great job. Really solid!
Ridge's YouTube
1462 posts
Nov 10, 2019
11:25 AM
Well done.

Tom Halchak
Blue Moon Harmonicas
Blue Moon Harmonicas

Last Edited by florida-trader on Nov 10, 2019 1:54 PM
Honkin On Bobo
1523 posts
Nov 10, 2019
1:20 PM
Well done. Really dug it. Post more from this gig if you can. I thought the sound was fine. would love to hear a couple of others. Maybe some Butter if you covered any of those tunes.

Last Edited by Honkin On Bobo on Nov 10, 2019 1:26 PM
6273 posts
Nov 10, 2019
1:46 PM
Thanks, Ridge. I really appreciate the comment.
Im very grateful to have these fellas to play with.

Hi, Tom. I’m not entirely sure what you are telling me, but thank you for dropping in. :)
6274 posts
Nov 10, 2019
1:57 PM
Thanks, HOB. I’ll see what I have, but I don’t think any Butterfield. It’s a good thought though.
John M G
336 posts
Nov 10, 2019
4:43 PM
Another great video Dave. I like it
3051 posts
Nov 10, 2019
7:32 PM
Bravo Bee.
Music and travel destroy prejudice.



1741 posts
Nov 10, 2019
8:25 PM
Nice job, SuperBee!


Last Edited by KingoBad on Nov 10, 2019 8:25 PM
6279 posts
Nov 10, 2019
8:49 PM
Thanks you both, Jbone, and, Kingobad.
I still remember you playing this in the rack that night at Foxfire, Kingobad. I was about halfway into learning it at that time, and that was fairly inspiring.
204 posts
Nov 10, 2019
9:58 PM
Great, Dave. Looking good too!

6282 posts
Nov 11, 2019
1:49 AM
Hey, John! Heh, I lost a lot of blubber, my clothes fitter bit better.
1613 posts
Nov 11, 2019
6:40 AM
Superbee: Is this a very expensive camera w/ external mic and such? It (also!) sounds good from a purely sound perspective, so I guess it´s not a telephone being used here?
431 posts
Nov 11, 2019
6:52 AM
Very well done, SuperBee. Juke may have been done to death but I never get tired of hearing it. Especially great versions like yours.
4145 posts
Nov 11, 2019
7:36 AM
Sounding good Dave.
Grey Owl
1010 posts
Nov 11, 2019
9:51 AM
That was so cool! Thanks for posting.

Grey Owl
3476 posts
Nov 11, 2019
2:16 PM
play us sad hours.....my favorite little walter instrumental
6284 posts
Nov 11, 2019
2:47 PM
George, I’ll get right onto it. It’s actually on my list but sometimes I face resistance from the band re instrumental works.

Thanks, DanP. I have never grown tired of it either, but sometimes I worry others may have.
Thanks Grey Owl, good to hear from you.
Kingley, thanks for taking time to listen and comment. I appreciate it.

Hi Martin. The sound is from a Zoom H1, the cheapest recorder they make. It was on a tiny tripod sitting on floor of stage near the base of my mic stand. My amp is also on the floor over behind the bass player but pointed toward me.
The drummer made this video, synching the separately recorded video with audio.

He made a few others but you can really hear the disparity of guitar and vocals compared to harp on those. It doesn’t stand out quite so starkly on this because the harp is obviously up front the whole time, but on a song with guitar lead it is quite weird to hear the comping harp really strong and the guitar at background level. It doesn’t reflect the room sound, it’s the sound 2 inches off the floor down by my feet. In fact, it’s not even what I was hearing as I could hear a lot more bass and guitar up around my head. Guitar speaker was raised on a milk crate and pointed out to the room and bass was a mark bass tilt cab. Foh sound was all mixed through PA so would have been much better, but if you put a simple recorder out there you get all the audience noise.
The Iceman
3956 posts
Nov 11, 2019
2:48 PM
Now, that's how a band should play to support the harmonica player! Much easier to play at that controlled volume than try to fight LOUD...
The Iceman
Johnny Charles
96 posts
Nov 12, 2019
9:56 AM
Great job Bee
6287 posts
Nov 13, 2019
12:23 AM
Iceman, the bass player has my back. He is even less tolerant of rawk than I am.

Johnny Charles, I’m a fan of your playing. Thank you for listening and taking time to comment.
57 posts
Nov 13, 2019
9:06 AM
My comments are on the beginner forum.
Jeff B

Just enjoying the music journey.
2031 posts
Nov 13, 2019
9:12 AM
Very enjoyable! Thank you for posting video of your performance.

Doug S.
6292 posts
Nov 14, 2019
12:36 PM
Thank you, Doug.
127 posts
Nov 26, 2019
2:10 AM
That was good!!!
711 posts
Nov 26, 2019
6:05 AM
more, please
ted burke
788 posts
Nov 29, 2019
11:22 PM
Very sweet playing, Supes. Love the toned down volume, as it reveals you crisp phrasing and energy. More, please/
6337 posts
Nov 30, 2019
1:02 AM
Logansays, Thank you,
GamblersHand, Ted, thank you for checking it out. I'd love to get more video of the band. Catching the sound is always the problem. The rest of the songs from this show are ok for me but the sound imbalance thanks to mic placement is much more distracting in songs with vocals and where the guitar should be up and the harp behind.

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