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Lady Blues Theme Music: Love & Remember (vocals by SackJo22)

Lady Blues coverSo, I’m in the process of wrapping up post-production on the audiobook of Aaron Paul Lazar’s Gus LaGarde mystery, Lady Blues: Forget-Me-Not. The book concerns itself deeply with memory and lost love, and so when I was looking for vocals for the theme music (to go over the opening and closing credits), I had a hard time — until I came across an amazing set of a capella scat recordings on ccMixter by an artist known as SackJo22 called…. Well, called “Love & Remember.” I dropped the vocals over my backing track, moved them around to hit the right rhythms, added some reverb… And that was it. They were perfect.

I’m using the recordings under a Creative Commons license. The originals are here: http://ccmixter.org/files/SackJo22/31172

Please check out some of her other recordings, and tell her how amazing you think she is!

The link to Aaron’s wonderful mystery is here: http://www.amazon.com/Lady-Blues-forget-me-not-LeGarde-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00IS6EXG0/?tag=stillpointdigital-20

David Sings the Blues (and Other Classics)

Long Gone Daddies by David Wesley Williams
Long Gone Daddies by David Wesley Williams

I’ve just wrapped recording on my second full-length audiobook this month — David Wesley Williams lyrical novel of sex, family, and rock ‘n’ roll, Long Gone Daddies. As I was listening through just now, I realized that there were a lot of similarities between this bluesy book and my most recently completed (and soon-to-be-released) project, Uvi Poznansky’s Apart from Love. Both books dissect tangled, dysfunctional families featuring deeply fractured father-son relationships, each of which is hiding some very important secrets. And music is very much at the heart of each. Continue reading David Sings the Blues (and Other Classics)