It’s been a while since my last post. I’m trying to get back into the habit. Especially since I’m about to begin my new journey of a song a week for life. This is the opening track to my award winning “Risky Biscuits” album. Thanks for listening!
I’m heading out with the Amstel Light Flash campaign for five more gigs at five different venues again tonight. Fun stuff. I don’t know why but I’m feeling a little funky today so why not post a funky song right? This is one of our favorites to play live even though we’ve kind of forgotten about it lately. Maybe we’ll have to dig it up for our gig in Atlanta this Saturday. Thanks for listening!
Funky and hilarious. Another Coda Baerfider collaboration with Ken Bloodsaw (aka Blood), bringing it home on the last verse. Together Coda and Blood were known as the Tragic Click and they were awesome. I’d love to post their song ‘Private Dancer’ but it’s way too X-rated. Anyway, have a great Monday!!
I haven’t written an instrumental in a while. I think I might have gone a little overboard with this one. It’s got a lot of changes. I honestly thought I would have posted a lot more instrumentals during the course of this 365 songs project but this is probably only the seventh or eighth one in over 300 songs. I really caught my groove about four months ago writing words and just haven’t looked back. However, it is nice to have a break every once in a while. Thanks for listening!
Something compelled me to go back and dig up this song and re-create it today. Part of this recording is something I recorded in the original Mealtime Brown studios in Athens, Georgia around 1998 or ’99. I don’t even know who the guys are that are playing the awesome banjo and upright bass. I went and found it, re-arranged it, added some funk, junk and rewrote the vocals. But I was sincerely trying to keep the original vibe we had cooking that day.
I’m starting to put together the show that Chris Cates & the Master Plan is going to play this summer at several Friday Night Concert style events in several different cities. We always string together four or five disco songs during the night because they’re all in the same beat and usually the same key. I’ve now got about six pretty good disco songs of my own to string together which will be lots o’ fun. This is the latest in this style. It may be the best one yet. “Hot, Cold & Out of Control” is a close second.
This one’s chorus is “You better call a doctor, this is the sickest beat, it’s making people sweat and shake the ice cube’s out their drink”. Thanks for listening!
Today I got inspired to go back and do some beats like I used to do down in Georgia for the different rap crews I worked with. Believe it or not I was an integral part of the rap music scene in the Athens/Atlanta area for several year. You can even read an article published about me and my rap game in a magazine article archived at chriscates.com.
I miss working with talented folks like Kenya Bloodsaw, Patrick Mattox, Rico Davenport, Ceasar Hudson, Eugene Willis and all the other folks. Maybe this is a funky tribute to them.
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Well I kept the funk going last night and this morning with this one. I really love this kind of deep trancy funk groove.
I also love playing way to notey stuff on the bass. What can I say I’m a guitar player.
This song is basically a ‘club’ song pretty much. No huge world issues solved here, but they probably could be if everyone would get down to a funky beat like this every once in a while.