I don't know where this came from. While reading the 33 1/3 book on Throbbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk Greats, I read that Martin Denny was a big influence at that time. Which is why I added the birds. I was also listening to Marcos Valle's Samba '68 on this day, which is why I started out with this drum beat. Next came the rhodes keyboard part which came quick and recorded in one shot. I've never made a song with the quick muted strum before. When ever I hear it in other songs, I always think it is over done in music and it always sounds the same. I like the way it turned out. I tried to play a sax part over top of the slidey guitar lick, but after an hour of messing with it to try and tune it up, I gave up and added some keyboard strings instead. At first I had them up in the mix, but lowered them to be more subtle (if they were real string players, they would be front and center). Overall, I'm very happy with the fact that there is 5 different parts to the song and none of them overlap, each rhythm and melody is different from the other parts, which is always a challenge for me, since I like to overlap parts to make it sound fuller, but it is mostly a cop out to coming up with a original part.
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