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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cannibal Bar-B-Que

Has anyone seen my wife???!!

Here's an oldie from 2009. Yes my wife and I were invited to a bar-b-que at the Kennibles. Naw, not really, just joking around. So Listen to this song.

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Christmas Song Preview 2014

Here's what I've been playing (recording and mixing) for the past week.

Last year I posted a demo version of one of my Chrstmas songs, "This Is The Birth" to see what people thought. I was shared a little late in the season so I didn't get much feedback. The feedback I did get was pretty good so I decided to finish the song and round it out.

It will be officially released December 2 on CD Baby as MP.3. IN the meantime I want to give you a preview of it. The offical CD Baby description of the song stats as follows:

Here is a simple song about the birth of Christ, described simply from almost a child's point of view. This song can be considered an "unfolding" of the life of Christ and his mission. Musically it's a folk/jazz backdrop with some rock-ish guitar solo. Not melancholy, but moody, almost like feeling the awe of first seeing the child and his mother. 

Well, you know Christmas songs are usually meant to explain the Nativity narrative of Jesus Christ in song. One thing that is common with most Chrstmas songs is that they are written in major key. (most, but not all.)

This song is not in a traditional major key. The chords are mostly major sevenths because they  have that bell-like quality. I puposely avoided using the over-used Christmas or jingle bell sound. Something can sound like Chrstmas without jingle bells. Refer to Frank Sinatra songs for proof, who was a master at singing a song and emoting it to sound like Christmas.

My vocal style is a little subdued and the original had a Rod Stewart type quality to it. This final version has new vocals which is my unique sound. I had to refrain from singing too deep and tried to get a nice mid range quality to it. It's not perfect, but hey, I'm a composer not a full-fledged Amercian Idol singer. Duh!!

I listened to the final just a few minutes ago and yes, now I see my Robin Trower influence. I'm more or less referring to his acoustic and light electric styles, as well as tempo. The man is phenominal and I've learned a lot from his songs.

Enough talk!

Here is This Is The Birth . . .

This Is The Birth . . . by Rob Lattin Music

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fire of Love Available on CD Baby NOW!

Rock N Roll Baby! FINALLY!

The album I've been telling you about is available NOW at CD Baby and soon at iTunes and elsewhere. 

It's entitled "Fire of Love" and has many of the songs I let you preview in their demo forms now complete and ready to bring you into pure listening pleasure.

Enough of the hype! What's on this album?

This 9 song work of love opens with 'The Gate To The Sonic Dimension" Classic rock and progressive rock meets on this song. Press play and close your eyes and you will soon visualize yourself travelling through time and space and quickly break through the gate-barrier of this reality into a groovy dimension. The Sonic Dimension.

Then, next comes my "Happy Dude" song. Crank it up, be positive, and rock on. I has that Detroit edginess and some nice fingerwork to dazzle you.

Enough of the hype already! (Sorry, I'm just too excited about this.)

Other songs include Heavy Metal Harley, The Rescue (an instrumental), Cortez, and the title track Fire of Love (9 minutes of sound starting in the jungle through searing guitar leads, ethereal vocals, and bass interludes.)

To hear snippets and to order go to CD Baby.

Don't forget to check out Shenanigans (also on Fire of Love) my tribute to the Three Stooges on You Tube.



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