Friday, November 12, 2010

Magical Moment 281, "The Double Bass!"

We recorded something double special for a few songs on my album with Modern Vintage Recordings. Not just an electric bass, but the double bass. That acoustically wonderful instrument was just what we needed for about 5 of my tracks. Good double bass players are hard to come by, but we got lucky with musician, Chris Morrison and his expertise. He played each song without ever having heard them before and managed to read through my scribbled, unorganized lead sheets with style.


From the first pluck of those thick, deep strings, I knew we had the right sound. I was thrilled at the end of the session and still can't believe how well everything is coming together. Here is a short video of the session. Disclaimer....pay no attention to the voice singing or piano playing, as those sessions are still far ahead! But please enjoy the video!


"Dimples and Brown Eyes" and "Mary's Lullaby" written by Elizabeth Grimes, Copyright 2009


Here are my blogs in order, as I chronicle my process to record an EP with Modern Vintage Recordings:

3 comments:

Eddie said...

Ahhh. "Dimples and Brown Eyes," my favorite song!

Amber said...

I just have to say, I adore "Mary's Lullaby"! Sounds like the songs are coming along great! So excited for you!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Thanks Amber. That song was a mother's day present for my mom a few years ago. :)