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Hey guys,
I'm starting a new project (again). This one's all about the good ol' 60's and 70's R&B/Soul from Studios like Motown, Hot Wax, Invictus and Co.
Because I'm trying to get more things done in less time, I'll be focusing exclusively on bass and won't bother with any guitar arrangements for the most part. All bass parts are personally transcribed by myself however, so as to ensure they are as correct as possible.
I'll also release songs in 3-packs from now on, so you'll get more songs at once but you'll also need to wait a little longer for the next release.

I won't put up a list with the tracks, so it's going to be a surprise when it comes out, but I'll always give the pack a title beforehand and provide some clues to the content.

Enjoy, guys!

Release #1: "Withered But Supreme Temptations"

Song #1: Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Song #2: The Supremes - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
Song #3: The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)

Release #2: "Rising Starr"

Song #1: Edwin Starr - Adios Senorita
Song #2: Edwin Starr - All Around The World
Song #3: Edwin Starr - At Last (I Found A Love)


Release #3: "Troubled Relations"


Song #1: The Temptations - No More Water In The Well
Song #2: The Isley Brothers - Take Inventory
Song #3: Aretha Franklin - A Change


Release #4: "Merry Christmas From Motown"

Song #1: Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Song #2: Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means To Me
Song #3: The Temptations - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Song #4: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Song #5: Marvin Gaye - Christmas In The City


Release #5: "Weary Day Is Over"

Song #1: Hugh Masekela - You Told Your Mama Not To Worry
Song #2: Hugh Masekela & Hedzoleh Soundz - Kaa Ye Oya
Song #3: Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa - Dyambo


Release #6: "Lady, Gentleman, Zombie dey Opposite People"

Song #1: Fela Kuti - Lady
Song #2: Fela Kuti - Gentleman
Song #3: Fela Kuti - Zombie
Song #4: Fela Kuti - Opposite People


Release #7: "Pieces Of A Man"


Song #1: Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Song #2: Gil Scott-Heron - Save The Children

Song #3: Gil Scott-Heron - Home Is Where The Hatred Is


Release #8: "Funky Lovin'"

Song #1: Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway
Song #2: Wilson Pickett - That Kind Of Love
Song #3: Wilson Pickett - Hello Sunshine


Release #9: "Slap That Funky Soul!"
Release #11: "Sock It!" (+ Bonus)
Release #12: "Mavis Takes Action, Tomorrow"

Release #13: "Approaching The Exhale"


Song #1: Whysowhite - Kickin' It Off/The Approach
Song #2: Whysowhite - Get Busy
Song #3: Whysowhite - Exhale


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The Christmas pack is now released. I wanted to post it a bit later but I'll be so busy in the coming days that I don't have time and I'll be at my parents place for Christmas, so I won't have access to my files.
Anyway, merry Christmas to you all and may you enjoy those gifts I brought you.

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From the frosty Motown Christmas Hits to the hot rhythms of Afrobeat/Fusion legend Hugh Masekela (who also was under contract with Motown for a while): Pack #5 is available now and even if it doesn't quite fit so neatly into the project as everything else up to now, I still hope it satisfies your need for bass this week. Enjoy.

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Another Afrobeat pack for this week's release (I wish I could change the title of this thread to reflect the expansion of genres :unsure: ) and at the same time the start of my Fela Kuti Discography Project. Nothing difficult about this at all but a lot of room (and time) for improvising and having a great time.

I'm not sure how regular my future releases will be but I try to get something out at least all two weeks or so. I also try to do work on some more challenging stuff.

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Pack #8 is out now and it's the first of possibly three Wilson Pickett packs that I'll release in the course of this project.
The other two probably won't come immediately but eventually. I want to keep things fresh. http://www.customrock.net/Forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

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