Make It With You, 1970, Bread

TV the Wired Turtle

Gretschified
Jul 25, 2009
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Sandy Eggo
ahh so Bread is yacht rock! You've got that 80's Chicago "summer lovers" thing, nice!
Btw that Ear Trumpet mic, youre killing me, I've wanted one for days! I was thinking of modifying my Cascade Fathead II, kinda like upgrading an electromatic! :) speaking of which, where's your gretsch??
 

Synchro

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Jun 2, 2008
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ahh so Bread is yacht rock! You've got that 80's Chicago "summer lovers" thing, nice!
Btw that Ear Trumpet mic, youre killing me, I've wanted one for days! I was thinking of modifying my Cascade Fathead II, kinda like upgrading an electromatic! :) speaking of which, where's your gretsch??
Now you‘ve done it! You triggered a rant … from me. :)

Yacht Rock, as a definition of a genre, is a weed that has far outgrown its root system. A few bands used sailboats on their album art, but the term Yacht Rock was one I never heard back in the ‘70s. Back in the day, this was called Soft Rock.
 

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
315
Seattle, WA
ahh so Bread is yacht rock! You've got that 80's Chicago "summer lovers" thing, nice!
Btw that Ear Trumpet mic, youre killing me, I've wanted one for days! I was thinking of modifying my Cascade Fathead II, kinda like upgrading an electromatic! :) speaking of which, where's your gretsch??
Hi TV tWT,
Thanks so much for the warm welcome, and I am still looking to get my Gretsch, especially now that I have found this excellent forum!
I love the "Edwina", and even thought of getting mine traded in for a "paired" Edwina microphones, but not been able to push through.
Thanks for your great comments.
Rene
 

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
315
Seattle, WA
In my Top 5 of songs '65-'70, associated with my first "true loves" as a preteen! Beautiful song. I saw a video of him doing this unplugged with Glen Campbell during the early 70's, and got intensely interested in doing the "right" chords. I then wrote an entire song around it myself (I'll share it some time). Here's the video, it's the first of three in a medley he does, he/it sounds fantastic:



Trivia tidbit: David Gates attended public school with... wait for it... Leon Russell! They started their first bands together and played all over the Tulsa area before Leon moved to L.A. in 1958. Can you imagine... David Gates and Leon Russell together? Man that must have been unfreakinbelievable!

You get a nice mellow tone and the mic is set up really nice! Great job!

Hi mikeaustin,
Great trivia info, I did not know this, and it is awesome to have those two geniuses together! I will be watching out for your song, when you have the time to share with us!
Thank you for your feedback in reference to my microphone set-up.
Respectfully,
Rene
 

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
315
Seattle, WA
Great job man. I love that song, I'm more familiar with Ralfi Pagan than Bread but I'll check them out.

And welcome here Rene, keep putting up cool songs please.

Hi wildeman,
Thank you for the warm welcome, and I will surely check out Ralfi Pagan.
I will see you in the forum!!!
Respectfully,
Rene
 

GlenP

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Jul 23, 2019
2,569
WA
Now you‘ve done it! You triggered a rant … from me. :)

Yacht Rock, as a definition of a genre, is a weed that has far outgrown its root system. A few bands used sailboats on their album art, but the term Yacht Rock was one I never heard back in the ‘70s. Back in the day, this was called Soft Rock.

The albatross and the whales they are my brothers!
 

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
315
Seattle, WA
That was great. Old Gates really knew how to get the most out of I, IV changes. I didn‘t recall the Leon Russell connection, but it’s not surprising; both of them were well known in the community of LA studio musicians. Gates also played a Bass VI in Jack Nitzche’s “The Lonely Surfer”. I think that some of the rolling bass notes on Gates’ compositions for Bread may have had some roots in that experience, when a bass register instrument was the prominent melodic instrument.
Hi Synchro,
Leon Russell is another legend that I truly love, and for Gates and Russell to be playing together, what a treat, and what a beautiful team!!! Los Angeles, at their time, is the Mecca for music and truly outstanding musicians gather and create!!!
I also love that Gates played bass, and with his musical genius, he can really make his bass playing the main event.
I love all this info I have not known before.
Sorry, I missed this comments, wonderful feedback!!!
respectfully,
Rene
 

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
315
Seattle, WA
@Rene Asologuitar,

Rene, once again, you knocked it out of the park.

This is a wonderful song, that you made it your own, love your vocals. Thanks for sharing your talent and positive messages.
Hi mrfixitmi,
Love your comments!!!
Positive message is getting scarce, especially in the news.
Negativity is simply draining, and simply pulling people down!
Thanks for saying it, and for spreading it!!!
Respectfully,
Rene
 

GlenP

Country Gent
Double Platinum Member
Jul 23, 2019
2,569
WA
Hi Glen,
You are truly appreciated, and I missed your great feedback!!!
Where are you located in WA?
We might be neighbors.
Thanks for your support.
Respectfully,
Rene
Thanks, I am near Seattle on the Eastside. I see you have posted a lot of new material, I need to catch up watching them. Your style is very unique.
 


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