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Happy Being Blue

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This was the first track that was recorded for the album. It's a bluesy, upbeat instrumental that I actually recorded in the living room of a one bedroom apartment with a Martin Stinger Guitar that a friend had given me before he moved back to Wisconsin. I programmed the drums and bass and had to record each part of the lead 30 seconds at a time due to a sound card that could not keep up with multi-track recording and kept getting out of sync. The original Hammond Organ part was originally just a loop but the final version was done by a friend in Spain who chooses to remain nameless. His expert Hammond skills really dressed it up and gave it the mood I was looking for.

It still amazes me to this day that the end result came out sounding as good as it does with all the trouble I went through to get it finished without the proper recording equipment that I had later on. I've always been very proud of this one and looking back I wouldn't change one single thing about how it came to life.

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from Influenced, released August 15, 2009

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David Allen Slater Ringgold, Georgia

David Allen Slater is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, who successfully released his self-produced debut CD, Influenced, on August 15, 2009

David's music has been promoted by Windows7, Signal Radio FM, Acoustic Alternative Radio, Chicago's own The Edge On Air and Alternate Revolt Magazine & 42 guitar compilation CD's. He is currently working on a new CD.
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