- Aug 25, 2001
OK, "some" being the key word here. It sure sounded like you were saying it was a common thing. I don't think it was.
And who DID play guitar on "3 O'clock Blues"? Newborn?
Yup, I certainly didn't say "all" the time. Once you get used to hearing that sound, the direct sound, go back into your T-Bone catalog, and BB's (and a lot of other blues and R&B guys as well) too... and listen for it. That'll give you an idea of how common, or un-common, it was.
Yes, Calvin Newborn on guitar.
Some problems with this.
Feedback and bleed from the the control room speaker into B's vocal mic and most studios had 4 channel boards. How could that have been done?
Feedback, not so much. Bleed, yes... it's the bleed that makes the whole thing stick together. That's why those old records sounded so good, the bleed. Later on, with multi-tracking... that's when the recordings began to sound sterile, nobody playing in a room together. The Beatles and the Stones for example, they and their producers, understood how important it was to track as much of the song live, with all the band playing at once, so the song was "of a piece" instead of "made of pieces."
As far as bleed goes, certain types of mics have null sides that cancel sound. Not all the sound but enough, if you know how place them to keep the bleed down.
Sometimes the whole idea IS to capture the bleed. Check out this track from JD's record... that's one mic, the vocal mic (an old RCA 77) in the room, with everyone playing live.
Scroll down to "What's On Your Mind", click it, then scroll back up to start the mp3 player.
Maybe Buddy Whittington answered my question. Looks like the Motown guys and Jamerson went direct into the board.......:hmm
I love how someone in that thread makes it sound like the Beatles invented recording direct. Wonder if that guy ever heard of Les Paul??:rofl
Yeah, Motown guitars and Jamerson's bass... straight in.
And bass players have been playing fliptops for decades to get Jamerson's sound. Well, if it sounds right it is right. Right?
Yup, B-15, or a B-18 live. Keyword, "live."