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Oh Ma Belle
by Admiral Bob
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Sat, Nov 6, 2010 @ 11:57 PM

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Snowflake
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 12:06 AM
i love this!!!!! and i love French. i spent my elementary school years in up-state new york, and we learned a bit of french growing up. we used to travel to Montreal and i was always enamored by it.

this mix is excellent. (did you know that was jason on guitar and me on harmonium, doing a live jam with alex in our living room?)

thank you for creating such a vibrant song. she’s a beauty.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:57 PM
second listen. what a great mix admiral. you really make alex’s mandolin sing, and your vocals go straight to the heart.

i’ve been dancing around the living room with my cat while listening!
 
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permalink   Admiral Bob Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 8:13 AM
Keyboard cat. :)
SackJo22
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 12:13 AM
I also love this!!!!!!!! Your voice is so well suited for this style of music — honest, pure, down to earth. Tres, tres, bien monsieur Admiral!
 
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permalink   Admiral Bob Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:15 AM
En français, on appelle se rang “amiral”. :)
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 12:19 AM
love the acadie feel! daniel lanois would be proud!
rewired
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 12:28 AM
I really agree with SackJo - your voice fits this music.

Great track!
go1dfish
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 12:38 AM
Great remix, really liked your mandolin licks.

Like snowflake mentioned, this started as a live jam recording in her living room with spinning merkaba.

And it was primarily spinning merkaba who thought to hit record :) He’s also been suggesting we get together to do this sort of jam more often.

Glad to see that you were able to create such a vibrant song from it.

I feared such a recording would be of limited use to mixers but you certainly proved me wrong.

I don’t know much french so extra special thanks for the translation.

And I agree with others that your voice is very well suited to acoustic music.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:58 PM
let’s do an Old Toby gig!
Budapest BluesBoy
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 12:39 AM
Great Bob, great…
Mana Junkie
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:16 AM
Very cool. This is excellent soundtrack for a nice Sunday Drive in the countryside.
urmymuse
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:41 AM
This is so wonderfully spirited. It sparkles!!! Transports the listener to wonderful contented place
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:41 AM
First secret mixter I hear this time, cest incroyable!!
timberman
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:47 AM
Hmmm….don’t know where to start, really. Maybe by saying I love this song. I resonate completely with your faiblesse for folky instruments. This is real flesh and blood music. Sentimental, sincere and timeless and it has a very appealing energy. Very very good!
debbizo
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:52 AM
I love the folksy washboard and mandolin!
texasradiofish
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 3:22 AM
Sure this isn’t your day job? This could pass for Louisiana bayou music as well. Well done, AB. Like it.
 
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permalink   Admiral Bob Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 7:15 AM
Sure it could. After all, their Cajuns descend from my mother’s Acadian forebearers. :)
Speck
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 3:59 AM
I too have a great fondness for acoustic music (from behind my mask of electronica). That’s why I always want to hear what you come up with. Nobody does it better and this is a perfect example. By the way I never noticed before how much a harmonium could be a violin.
unreal_dm
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 5:14 AM
Tremendous- the washboard takes me back a long way maybe I’ll spent the rest of the afternoon making a bass out of a tea chest and a broom stick.
Blake
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 5:33 AM
Beautiful
Ivan Chew
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 6:17 AM
In my mind, I’m seeing a golden syrupy sunset, its rays filtering through long, tall trees. I don’t know French. To my ears, the whole song has a certain melancholy but is tinged with hope.
[edit: just read your description… guess I’m right with the melancholy and hope part. Goes to show that you can sure work magic with your music :) ]
bigbonobo
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 6:32 AM
Absolutly delicious.
mykleanthony
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 7:25 AM
Admiral Bob brings the French Bijou to the mixter. I love this music. This feel of music has always interested me especially since watching “Oh brother were art thou”! Which was a breaking film for Dan Tyminski which I know is not Bijou but Bluegrass yet for me it still envokes the same vibe. Banjos, violins, accordians real instruments that you had to play well in order to sound good. Great work!

Peace! ;)~
Kara Square
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 8:37 AM
Fabulous, Admiral. Soothing…
AT
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 5:04 PM
Just brilliant—floored by this—-Just all sounds so right.
 
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permalink   Admiral Bob Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 5:04 PM
Thanks!
Clarence Simpson
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 9:27 PM
Just echoing what everyone else has already said. Great mix that sounds so natural and authentic it’s hard to believe it’s not a vintage recording.

This song just oozes folksiness from its pores.
Anchor
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permalink   Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 3:44 AM
C’est Bon!
really very fine stuff.
The living life of ancient song and human tradition carried in continuity into our electronic age!
J.Lang
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permalink   Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 4:26 AM
I’m loving that folk acoustic groove. I’m impressed with you vocals as well.
Another Gem from my favorite Admiral.
I salute you on another fine mix.
spinningmerkaba
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permalink   Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 10:13 AM
I want a whole album of this Admiral Bob!
 
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permalink   Admiral Bob Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 10:20 AM
Admiral Bob Family Singers
Campfire Music


(Recorded live on a rock in Big Gull lake, by two drunk brothers in law, a bullfrog, and a pair of loons.)
i2b
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permalink   Tue, Nov 9, 2010 @ 7:16 PM
This has been said, like, 22 times already: great job. You took an inspired jam session and translated it into an inspired album track.
jacindae
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permalink   Tue, Nov 9, 2010 @ 9:20 PM
Late to the party as per usual, but I just had to mention…I think this is my favorite of yours so far!!! This is wonderful. I am a big fan of this type of music, we had a similar style down in Louisiana…well they still have it I’m sure but I’m not there anymore. Reminds me a bit of the Balfa Brothers but this is better. :)
 
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permalink   Admiral Bob Tue, Nov 9, 2010 @ 11:15 PM
Always wanted to visit Louisiana, to see what the other Acadie is like.
Subliminal
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permalink   Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 10:51 PM
Great one, Admiral. I love your voice and am happy that at some point you chose to use and upload it more often.
Loveshadow
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permalink   Sat, Nov 20, 2010 @ 7:22 AM
I like this a lot. More please :-)
BarryMorgan
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permalink   Sat, Nov 20, 2010 @ 8:53 AM
I spent quite a bit of time in New Orleans and this takes me back to those wonderful times there. Not only is your voice suited for this type of music, this track is radio ready and could be playing on most of the stations in the Louisiana bayou. Wonderful song, simply wonderful.