Vince Taylor wrote this as a straight ahead, white bread piano ballad so turning it into a soulful Memphis tune with sax was risky but I really felt it needed to go in that direction and the more I listened to the rough, the more I was convinced Joplin-channeling soul singer, Jennifer L, should sing it.
Here’s a clip of But For One Day:
Hopefully the result speaks for itself?- b.e. watson
Update: 10-15-14 Vince contacted us via e-mail to report this recording has passed muster with a radio program director he submitted it to and, with Jennifer’s blessing, is currently receiving airplay.
But For One Day is © 2014 Vince Taylor. All rights reserved, provided here a a demonstration of production values only, all other uses prohibited under U.S. and International copyright law. If you’d like to record or perform this work, please e-mail us and your request will be forwarded to the songwriter and/or publisher.
If you need a banjo track to add to your music project, why go anywhere other than Nashville Trax? You can have the best session banjo player on the planet play your track using the historic Rocky Top banjo!
Here’s the link to order your track as well as the story about both Aaron and the piece of American history he plays:
Aaron plays live for Rhonda Vincent, he plays with the staff band on the Opry and The American Banjo company developed and sells the Aaron McDaris signature model. Rock solid, even, intricate banjo playing is what Aaron is all about. Ned banjo? He’s the real deal!
Midnight, Me And The Moon, the first of a five song project is finished:
B4 and after. Here’s the “client version” clip, the version Wayne submitted as his rough. It perfectly mapped the direction he envisioned:
Our job was to employ our considerable experience and available talent to bring Wayne’s idea to fruition. Our Version:
Judging by his glowing e-mail, client Wayne Lewis of Alaska is thrilled:
Bill Watson, Nashville Trax
Today at 12:47 PM
“GREAT Job, Bill!!!! I agree with you…it works perfectly well with a female vocal. Good call! Everybody did a terrific job. Please thank Jenn especially, she gave it a wonderful ride! Wayne”
Greg Jennings (Guitars)
William Ellis (Drums)
Ron Fairchild (Piano)
Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle)
Mike Douchette (Harmonica)
Bill Watson (Bass Guitar)
Wayne’s songs two through four will feature male vocalists are in various stages of production with two mixes expected to be finished toward the end of next week.
“Wayne felt we should record this with a vocalist that sounds like Dwight Yoakum. I liked his idea of giving the recording a bit of rockabilly vibe and making it sound almost like the listener is hearing a live band but the more I worked with it in pre-production the more I could hear a powerhouse country female vocal, so I went with my instincts without letting Wayne know. Jennifer just flat out delivered an excellent performance that made the concept work. I didn’t realize at the time this would be the first song of the five I’d finish so it was nail biting time when I sent Wayne the mix. Hey, the tune rocks, Wayne loves it, ALL GOOD!” – Bill Watson, producer
Midnight, Me and the Moon © 2014 by Wayne Lewis is for demonstration of production values only. Any other use is a violation of U.S. and International copyright law. Requests to record this song will be forwarded to the songwriter and/or publisher.