Recordings...

Released by Jive Kings on Oct 15 2000

Jive Kings


The Story...

Recording the 2nd Jive Kings album was a very different and very same experience. ( Literary amazingness there folks...seriously). 


It was different in that I had a new bass, and I knew how to make a better sound with it. That was very good.  I also did all my tracks seperately from the drums, which were laid down first using a click.  So I had a good microphone, and a silent room to better discover and record 'my sound' for the CD.  


It was very 'same' because once again I was recording about half of the tunes which I had never played before... making up basslines on the spot ( and recording them on a forever basis ) was nerve-wracking.  Of course it was.  I was still young and just starting to find my way, find my sound, find my time.  but at least on the 2nd album I had a much better sense of time and knew much more how to 'lock it in'.  I think you can hear it come through better.   Now if only

The Tracks...
  • She Made Me Wanna Jive
  • You Stole My Heart From Me
  • Telephone Call From Istanbul
  • Blue Skies
  • Summertime
  • Mr. Magic
  • Maybe I'll Meet You
  • When I Close My Eyes
  • Big Spender
  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Tugboat
  • Nowhere Like This
  • Omegabop



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J. Adam Bassett - Debt Free

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Death Do Us Part

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Riddle
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Lullabies For A Sleepless World
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Stephanie Cadman - Unleashed

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Unleashed
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Unleashed ( EP )
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Steve Sharratt - Steve Sharratt

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Steve Sharratt
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dennis lee project
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dennis lee project - demo

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demo
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The Heart Rules

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Ian Sherwood - Ian Sherwood Jazz Demo

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Ian Sherwood Jazz Demo
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Jive Kings - the Jive Kings with Measha Bruggergosman

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the Jive Kings with Measha Bruggergosman
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It was different in that I had a new bass, and I knew how to make a better sound with it. That was v ... (more)
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Creator
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Jive Kings - Breakfast Television (Live in Toronto)

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Breakfast Television (Live in Toronto)
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Spoon for a Knife
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