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#461354 - 01/06/07 03:20 AM Hardwood Floors in Heaven  
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As a mentor, I've changed my mind about posting in these forums. There is a "conflict of interest" inherent in it and it creates a situation where I can't critique as I would in a professional situation. So, thanks, all, for the comments smile

A NEW EDIT
I don't remember the incident that caused me to pull this song five years ago, so I'll put it back.

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Last edited by Mike Dunbar; 07/02/12 07:22 PM.

You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

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#461356 - 01/06/07 03:23 AM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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#461394 - 01/06/07 09:57 AM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: musica]  
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Mike,

This one is like old, good times. Grew up in Texas and used to sneak into some of those dance halls. Later on, played in them...Still play some country on weekends...Played in Blunstown, FL last year at a big Am Vet hall with..you guessed it hardwood floors. Here's a unique percussion sound, 75 to a 100 people line dancing on a hardwood floor, clappin and stompin...will get your attention.

Love this song, got it all, it swings, and you mastered that old Waylon bass groove...

Well done!!!

tom

#461398 - 01/06/07 10:15 AM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Tom Breshers]  
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raising hell til closing time.. lol... good tune smile


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#461410 - 01/06/07 11:30 AM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Louis]  
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Mike--Wow...very cool...this is the George Jones, Johnny Cash, Hank and Waylan sound....makes me think of the Ryman Auditorium....Nashville's classic sound from back in the day...enjoyed it...t-bob

#461422 - 01/06/07 12:43 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Robert Pickens]  
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Hey Mike:

I'm not even a big country fan and I loved this...

Had a very classic feel - and a great story...

What's a demo derby?

Scott

#461468 - 01/06/07 03:29 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Musica,

Thanks! Yeah, it's a kickin' band. That's what I love about Nashville. I think we might have gotten the basic tracks recorded direct to DAT 2 track. That saved us a lot of money back then, but you end up with the live mix, then we overdubbed the vocals. I believe that was Mike Jordan on piano, he recorded a lot of hits with John Anderson.

Tom, I play a Saturday night square dance in Gallatin, Tn. We have a lot of folks wearing tap shoes and many of the dances are Texas Two step and shottiches (hope I spelled that right smile ). I love it. Thanks about the Waylon comment. I did some sessions with Richie Albright, Waylon's original drummer, and Jimmy Grey, Waylon's original bassist, is a good buddy. Waylon developed that sparse, pulsing bass and simple, kicking drum sound for country in the Texas and Oklahoma dance halls. He took some of Richie's drums off the stage one night, making him play with a kick, snare, and hi hat...that was the beginning of the sound that defined rocking Texas two-step for decades to come.

Thanks Louis. At the time we wondered about writing a Honky Tonk song with a Christian theme imbedded, and wondered about the "raising hell" line. We figured there's "good ol' boys" in heaven and they must be "raising hell," so we went for it.

T-bob. I've got a friend here we call "T-bob." It's short for Tennessee Bob. Thanks much. Traditional Nashville sound country is an art form that speaks to me. I love Gene Watson, Connie Smith, the late great Del Reeves, all the Outlaws, Loretta...all of them. Their hits became studies in recording for the car radio (actually, Owen Bradley pioneered the tic tac bass, meant to get the bass line heard on little AM radio car speakers.) Thanks again.

Scott,

I'm very glad you liked it. Back in the eighties and nineties I used to run "demo derbies" here in Nashville. We'd record demos for songwriters for very good prices. They'd get basic tracks (drums, guitar, piano, bass, steel) and a mix with and without their scratch vocal (in the early ones, we didn't even include the scratch vocal because we recorded direct to DAT). I used players who could play their butts off on the first take (my band then was called "The First Take Band.") they all had extensive studio experience and most played and recorded with major artists (some of them recorded with Patsy Cline, Cheap Trick, the Monkees, Alabama, Hank Jr., Kid Rock, the Archies and a bunch of the old country stars). It was a LOT of work on my part and I'd make just a little more than the band, so I dropped it in the late eighties and only did a few more in the nineties at the suggestion of some friends. There's more details on it in Bobbie Gallup's post Pineyfest Possibilities at Lyric Forum 3.

Thanks all. Woody was a terrific writer. This is one of the country songs I'm most proud of.

All the Best,
Mike


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#461474 - 01/06/07 03:51 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Mike,

I never thought about how involved Waylan was with the music...that story about the drums is great...wonder if that was the drum set-up for Buddy Holley? thanks for sharing it...saw him live with Jesse, great show...

tom

#461480 - 01/06/07 04:08 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Tom Breshers]  
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Mike,
Really enjoyed the song, loved the history. Funny how less is usually more.
Also I enjoyed the image of Dad up in heaven raising hell til closing time while putting the move on an angel.
Tom

#461511 - 01/06/07 06:32 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Tom Franz]  
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Mike.
Now this is a cute song. I wouldn't change a thing..Actually I can see my dad in heaven dancing to this and having a good time.Very enjoyable to listen to!!!


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#461531 - 01/06/07 07:36 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Muskie]  
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Hey Mike
This one sounded like a new it already...really good!!! Put a smile on my face.

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#461753 - 01/07/07 03:17 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Herbie Gaines]  
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Hi Mike,

This one held up quite nicely for being over 25 years old. Really has that Waylon / Johnny Cash kind of feel. Could hear it a “Duke’s of Hazard” sequel.

#462093 - 01/08/07 11:30 AM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Iggy]  
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Hey Tom, Buddy Holly used those toms, remember "Peggy Sue?"

Somefellow, that was Woody's idea. It was a great one, wonderful image.

Thanks Muskie, I can see it too.

Herbie, glad to read that, thanks.

Iggy, "Just Good Old Boys in Heaven" hey there's a song...write it. Actually about 19 years old, when I was a child, if someone said I was six years old, I'd puff up and say "six and a half!" Today, if someone says I'm 57, I wheeze and say, "56 and a half!" Thanks.

Best to all and...

All the Best,
Mike


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#462096 - 01/08/07 11:55 AM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Mike,

That's right about Buddy and those "Toms" how soon ya forget...I was born in Lubbock, and my dad and uncle played touch football in Mckinsie park with Buddy and some of his band members...as a kid they used to let me hike the ball, and then push me down...only thing I remember is a T-bird convertable I believe belonged to him...tom

#462101 - 01/08/07 12:10 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Mike: Loved it. Felt like my ears were getting a generous helping of country-style musical choclate sunday laced with some JD just for spite. Fat and as unhealthy as it can get. As I said I loved it.

Twenty years and it still sounds good and fresh.

Regards...Paul

#462396 - 01/09/07 03:03 AM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Paul T Wentworth]  
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I saw this a while ago and forgot to listen. Hope you don't mind me reviving it again. Sounds great, even on my $1.00 headphones. You guys sure made some good music together.

Rick

#462440 - 01/09/07 06:04 AM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Rick Norton]  
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Hey Mike!
This is really rich sounding, and I bet Woody was really happy with this song in every way. Real good song!

Thinking of Woody along with ya,
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#462522 - 01/09/07 01:49 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Johnny Daubert]  
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Hi Mike,
This is a great song. It's also my favorite kind of country music. Hard to believe it was done in the eighties, it still sounds fresh. Great sound,
Rick

#463192 - 01/11/07 01:07 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: argo]  
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Hey Mike,

Now that's the way to tell a story in a song. Lyrically it just flows along, and the twist at the end carries it on through.
(I thought at first the line was "Dom Perion" rather than "Perrier" , mut be subliminal ! )Great playing, especially like the honky tonk piano. Very memorable song.

cheers, niteshift

#463325 - 01/11/07 06:56 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Boy Howdy Mike!

This is just a really fine recording and song.

Great guitar work.

I enjoyed the listen. Top notch Nashville stuff now or 30 years ago.

It is cool when Nashville pros park their stuff here at JPF.

I knew you were a great musician, but I previously only chatted with you about the bizz. You are a straightforward and wise man, and now I got just a taste of your art. I love old country. Anything else you can send down the pike will be appreciated.

Blessings,



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#463385 - 01/11/07 10:07 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Mike. Now thats country music. great. Great story line. Love your voice.

#463395 - 01/11/07 10:52 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Stephen D]  
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Tom, great memories from Texas.

Thanks, Paul.

Rick, unfortunately this ONLY sounds good on $1.00 headphones smile

John, thanks. Woody was a great guy and a fine cowriter.

Rick(argo), Yep, this kind of country is always fresh.

Niteshift, thanks, I'm a real "story" junkie. A lot of the story was Woody's. If I recall, that was Mike Jordan on the piano, a great player.

Johnboy, thanks, sir, just pluggin' away best I can.

gtrfnatk, I love that name. That's not me singing lead, I wish it was. I just found a tape with his name, he's a great demo singer, haven't heard anything from him in the last several years, named Dale T. Sharp. Thanks much.


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Can't add much more, Mike. It was a nice listen. Ron


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Thanks for listening, Ron. I used to teach guitar for an extension of Portland State at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach...Oregon's beautiful.


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

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Really nice song. It's hard to get a feel good song with that topic. But you definitely made it with a smile and in return when we listen we smile with you!

Nice job!
Val
(ps It makes me what to go back through those old notebooks I have packed away and see if any of it still holds up) smile
Thanks for that!!!

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Hey Mike, good stuff. Singer sort of reminds me of Billy Joe Shaver.
thanks for sharing,
Tony


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Great forum, thanks for all the hard work.

I just wanted to send a greeting to Jimmy Grey.
I can honestly say that anything I learned about real-deal country music, I learned from Jimmy while he was in Memphis.
I'm embarassed to say he was very gracious to allow me to learn on the job as I hadn't heard many of the originals of the songs - I'm from Kansas, MOR country.
His girlfriend Toni at the time was the bass player, and he played guitar and sang. Toni went on to play for Tracy Nelson.
So you can see I was totally out of my league!
He had a sweet black dog that would become totally transfixed when I clipped my fingernails.

I got here in a search for Waylon's "Hello, Babe", which nobody's seem to have hear of. Found one cover by Stu Stevens, a British singer, that sounds accurate to me. At least I know I'm not delerious (today).

#966311 - 07/02/12 06:28 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Reseda Mickey]  
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I don't see where I can listen to this one at. is there still a link available or somewhere I could hear it?

#966321 - 07/02/12 07:09 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Well....that's too bad. I believe in doing as our mentor does...not necessary as he or she says!
It's easy to speak of perfection, and how to write a better song...it just doesn't always come out that way.
I haven't read any of the previous posts....so, I'm not critisizing you, at all. It's just that I would rather hear music from our mentors, rather than only hear what they say about ours. However, the two approaches work very well, hand in hand, as a teaching tool. -Tom

#966323 - 07/02/12 07:19 PM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: IronKnee]  
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Resada, Jimmy has, I'm sorry to say, passed away. I just did a show with Toni Sehulster a few weeks ago and still often work with Rick Galbraith, one of Waylon's band.

I don't remember what the incident was that caused me to pull the song on this post, but it's still on my SoundClick site here:

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=4851270


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

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#966366 - 07/03/12 01:49 AM Re: Hardwood Floors in Heaven [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Hey Mike,
This is classic country! Great job.


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