I’m getting to the end of posting all of the songs off of my ‘Risky Biscuits’ album from 2001 (it only took me four months to post them all). This is a fun rap song I did with two of my all time favorite colleagues. Once known as the Tragic Click, Blood (Kenya Bloodsaw) and Coda Baerfider (Rico Davenport) were an incredible creative force in the early 2000’s Athens, Georgia music scene. Rico brought me a very long crazy beat one day and I whittled it down to make this song adding some piano, stand up bass and Mike Elam’s great muted trumpet.
We had a great time making this song in the studio and it shows. It is still consistently one of my top downloaded songs on Rhapsody and other online music sources. Thanks for listening! #rapmusic #funnyrapsongs #georgiamusic
I took it back to some slow funk on this one. Almost too slow for my questionable drumming. Sometimes you need a little slow funk on Friday to wind down from the hectic work week. Thanks for listening!
Another Friday already. As I sit here, I hear a tiny mouse scratching in my wall. Undoubtedly, the cats haven’t gotten to him yet. I usually hear him when I’m working really late at night out here. I kind of like it. Late night solo recording sessions don’t seem so lonely. Thanks for listening!
I guess this is instrumental week because I don’t seem to have time for anything else. Not only did I put in my normal eleven hour day with a two hour commute, I also got to be car salesman as I try to sell my old Volvo wagon. That said, I really like this song!
I took it back to that old school slow funk jam on this one. I am absolutely loving playing drums every day, even though it’s just for five minutes. My drum parts are finally getting done in one take. They’re not perfect, but I can’t really be perfect in my recordings for this format; because I have to squeeze the song in each day on top all of my normal life.
I’m a country boy but I love the big city vibe. Places like Vegas, or Chicago or New York are great just because there is lots of people and energy. And house music. A good beat keeps everybody happy and it’s not used in that way enough. I guess that’s what “Country Boy Funk in the City” is about.
I’m also kind of giving my own song “Country Funk” a shout out. If you haven’t heard “Country Funk” (featuring my old friend P-Noid) Search: Parakeet Nelson “Risky Biscuits” and give it a spin. It’s also pretty funky.
Welcome to Chris Cates.com. I'm an old school independent artist with lots of albums, songs, solar panels etc. This site tries to encapsulate what it is I've been doing since I played my first professional gig at 13. I post a song of the day occasionally from my somewhat excessive original song catalogue and I'm constantly recording new material when I'm not building solar farms, trying to play golf or tennis or taking care of my new twin girls.