season 582 - from the kitchen

Hey, Brian! Hey, everybody!

It's been a while...Hope you're all well!

Thursday nights, I've been getting together with a few friends and playing under the name Wood Street Dogs. Here's a song we recorded last night which ticks two boxes for the Season. The song is by Chatham County Line who have done a couple of numbers in the Blues Kitchen (thanks for that link btw, Brian. Some killer stuff on there!) and, as a bonus, it's recorded straight to phone in Pod's kitchen where we usually practice.

Wood Street Dogs are:
Steve - geetar
Pod - pedal steel
Ed - cello, vocals
Me - the usual

I'll try to catch with the season over the weekend and hopefully I'll be a more regular attendee!
 
I got the week off from work, so a second entry was in the cards. Sometimes, you gotta recognize its time to take a step back, reflect for a moment and ask yourself, "What would Pabrizzer do?"
 
Come On In My Kitchen - Robert Johnson

OK, my voice isn't a really bluesy one, but since it's been mentioned a few times, I'm gonna give it a shot.
Since Maggie's workin' in the kitchen, I'll stay up here.


This was great, Jim. And I think your voice is plenty bluesy. The blues is all about feeling...
 
Looks like I might have to sit this week out. I am absolutely full of cold, and can't sing a note, let alone a whole song. My kitchen will have to wait for another week.
 
Come On In My Kitchen - Robert Johnson

OK, my voice isn't a really bluesy one, but since it's been mentioned a few times, I'm gonna give it a shot.
Since Maggie's workin' in the kitchen, I'll stay up here.


I only knew the Crooked Still version, and didnt even know it was supposed to be a blues untill I googled the chords for this weeks theme 😆.
Anyway, my 5 weeks old son doesnt leave much ukulele time, so I never got around to finding a way to play it. Glad it is covered now!
 
I think a kitchen season really needs a bit of Kitchen Sink Realism, so here's some by 90s Manchester rockers Inspiral Carpets which I've recorded next to my own kitchen sink, complete with overdubbed baritone uke and melodica, all recorded in the kitchen.



For my last post, the mic placement meant the uke was way too loud. So I thought I'd share how I did it this time, with my trusty Tascam 8 track gadget perched on top of my coffee machine. I think it worked better this way...

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This song was written by Shel Silverstein. It's the title track of a kid-oriented album recorded by Bobby Bare, with his wife and kids supplying additional vocals and various sound effects. This is one of my wife's favorite albums.

 
I think a kitchen season really needs a bit of Kitchen Sink Realism, so here's some by 90s Manchester rockers Inspiral Carpets which I've recorded next to my own kitchen sink, complete with overdubbed baritone uke and melodica, all recorded in the kitchen.



For my last post, the mic placement meant the uke was way too loud. So I thought I'd share how I did it this time, with my trusty Tascam 8 track gadget perched on top of my coffee machine. I think it worked better this way...

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George Forman, the Champ!

NIce use of a Melodica.
 
Angel From Montgomery - John Prine

"There's flies in the kitchen, I can hear 'em buzzin'"

A few decades ago, Maggie and I were watching John Prine on the main stage at the Mariposa Folk Festival. When he started Angel From Montgomery, he was completely surprised by Bonnie Raitt and Maria Muldaur who came on stage and started singing a harmony. Then Arlo Guthrie sat down at the piano and played along. John assured us that it was unplanned and a completely delightful surprise to him.
I had no such luck.

 
Couldn't get to a kitchen to play but this has kitchen in the lyrics!



Thanks for hosting Pa!
 
This song seemed like it should have the word “kitchen” but does not. However, it’s shot in my kitchen, so that was easy enough! Please excuse the eye rolling in the middle. A child who had been threatened under pain of death not to make noise was about to do something that made noise.



It’s a pretty busy time of year for me, so I don’t know if I’ll have a lot of time to comment on others’ videos. Sorry!
 
JoAnn played us a song with the line, "Trying to race that train" at today's Seasonistas on-line get together/open mic and it reminded me of another Kitchen song. Thanks JoAnn!

Highway 54 - Wayne Hancock

 
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Last Season, before I knew about pabrizzer's challenge, I recorded in my kitchen because I was cooking dinner for my little one and me.

This Season, I'm in my kitchen on purpose - and I even cleaned off a counter :p

 
What would a season be without a U2 song ;), I first read Kitchen in the Title, which rules out all U2 songs. But as it could also be in the lyric, this one fits nicely. This is called sleep like a baby tonight, and it somehow ended up being the extended version as I forgot to start a verse at the right time.
 

Beggin' & Achin' for Eggs & Bacon - Li'l Andy AKA Andy McClelland

Li'l Andy is a Montreal musician who has been recording lately on Wolf Island at the east end of Lake Ontario. I was hoping the word "kitchen"was in this song, but Alas, it's not, but recording it in my kitchen makes it eligible.

 
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