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Title: Voices -My own harmonica CD (Free Download)
Post by: camilo_blues on April 20, 2013, 02:14:17 PM
Hi guys, I'm CamiloHarper from the Jam, but my login name in the forum is different. Hope you remember me. I was kind of active a couple of years ago in HarmonicaBoogie.

I wanted to share with you my own instrumental harmonica album, that you can download free of charge.

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/795373Frontcover.jpg)
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/619447Backcover.jpg)

As you can see it's an eclectic selection of songs, that highlights the harmonica as the voice of the band. You have blues, jazz, pop and waltz!

You can download it here

http://camiloharper.weebly.com/music.html (http://camiloharper.weebly.com/music.html)

The album is free of charge, I think music must be shared, but as you know, artist also have to pay for their instruments  ;) so if you want, you can make a  donation trough my site. Even one dollar would show your support for for an independent artist like myself.

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments,  I will try to answer ASAP!

Yours truly,

Camilo Harper
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: Rick on April 20, 2013, 03:26:21 PM
I will check those out once I'm at the right 'puter!
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: Beelzebob on April 20, 2013, 05:30:06 PM
Sounding good, Camilo.  You haven't been playing harp that long, am I correct?  Man, that makes me sick JUST KIDDING!  Really nice vibrato on Georgia, hadn't noticed that on your HB efforts.  How are you making the CD, with backing tracks or live musicians or what?  The quality of royalty-free material is so good now, I see no problem with artists using loops or whatever.  Band in the Box has an Audiophile version, quite a few good musicians have made CDs using it.  I'm going to produce a friend's CD, then I am going to make one myself.  I'm not a very good musician, but I've written some songs that I think are worthwhile, at least for a home-grown effort.

Good luck with it, sounds like a winner!
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: camilo_blues on April 21, 2013, 07:11:57 AM
He Beelzebob.

I have been playing for 5 years and some months. The first years where of very intensive practice but I'm glad I did it back then, because I had more free time at that moment.

I'm making the CD with Backing Tracks. Half of them are made by me with Band In a Box (plus VSTi Instruments), others were taken from internet, with the due permission of the owners. Since it's an small production, mostly "artisanal", they told me it was ok as long as I credited them and put some links to their sites, with I will do in The readme when the disk is ready.

I don't play other instruments (wich is a shame) and sadly since I moved to europe a year ago, I lost all my musicians friends in Argentina. I had to find other resoucres to finish my project. 

I'm planning to busk in the near summer and sell some CD's, since I need to save some cash for my last year of studies.

BTW, I love your backing tracks, some of them I would swear they are made by real musicians!

Have a nice sunday,

Camilo
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: Rick on April 22, 2013, 09:12:30 PM
Very limber playing.   I don't understand why on "Hellow Dolly" you only use the vibrato on that one low note.   I wanted to hear it on the higher notes of the melody too.   But it does sound good!

Very pretty tones throughout.  Your bent tone is very pretty. 

Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: Rick on April 22, 2013, 09:15:55 PM
In what subject are you getting your degree?  (If I may ask)
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: camilo_blues on April 24, 2013, 05:29:22 PM
Hi Rick,  thanks a lot for your comment. I'm glad you liked it!

I'm doing a master in journalism! I have still one year to finish.

Regards,

Camilo
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: Rick on April 26, 2013, 10:46:21 AM
Ah, we have an investigative reporter in our midst!
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: camilo_blues on May 16, 2013, 03:48:16 PM
Guys,

I just wanted to let you know that the CD is almost finished. I'm giving it the final touches.


I wanted to share a track with you. It's not other that "Don't Worry Be Happy" from the great Bobby Mc Ferrin.

I Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.goear.com/listen/8a5230a/dont-worry-be-happy-camilo-harper (http://www.goear.com/listen/8a5230a/dont-worry-be-happy-camilo-harper)

Peace!!
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: Eric Stahl on May 16, 2013, 05:12:58 PM
Dug it!
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: Rick on May 18, 2013, 03:01:44 PM
You seem to be inhabiting a happy time in your life.  Good for you!

The track made me feel happy!   Music comunicating emotion is what it is all about!   Very good!

Loved the backing track.  I love the simple harp rhythm.   Some nice character in the melodic line too.
Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: camilo_blues on May 19, 2013, 07:15:42 AM
Thank You for your support Rick and Erick!


I'm glad you were able to feel the happiness in the song. For me, when you perform you have to transmit what the song was meant to say. If it's a happy song, happiness, if it's a sad song, sadness. I try to borrow this fellings when I play. 

I really can't dig "ego" music. You know, that kind of music when the performer is more interested in showing what he can do, and not to communicate something to his listener, even if it's something simple.

What I Like about Don't Worry be happy is this idea. You know, Bobby Mc Ferrin is a monster musician. He could easily sing  really complex pieces of music, but he prefered to do this little piece of music, with only 2 chords and a really simple melody line.  Paradoxally, It's his most famous song.

Anyway, the fact that you were able to feel happyness listening to the track is a great reward for me Erick, thank you very much.
...

In the meanwhile I wanted to share with you the tacklist of "Voices" :

- Dont Worry Be Happy (Bobby Mc Ferrin)
- Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong)
- Le Valse d'Amelie ( Yann Tiersen)
- Don't Know Why (Norah Jones)
- Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon)
- Georgia on my Mind (Ray Charles)
- Blackbird (The beatles)
- Hideaway (Freddy King)
- Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
- Should I Stay or Should I go ( The Clash)
- La Vie en Rose (Edith Piaf/ Louis Armstrong)

Title: Re: My own harmonica CD
Post by: brett on June 23, 2013, 09:49:47 AM
Wow, what an eclectic mix of music!

Looking forward to hearing more from it.
Title: Re: Voices -My own harmonica CD (Free Download)
Post by: camilo_blues on February 04, 2015, 12:51:30 PM
Post updated with the album! (yes two years later) 
Title: Re: Voices -My own harmonica CD (Free Download)
Post by: Rick on February 04, 2015, 05:45:08 PM
Hi Camilo,

Ha ha, 2 years!   Well you are well remembered.  Every once in a while your name comes up in harmonica conversation.   8)
Title: Re: Voices -My own harmonica CD (Free Download)
Post by: camilo_blues on February 05, 2015, 06:06:57 AM
Hi rick, it took a little longer than expected.   :D

Hope you enjoy the album, and I miss the jam too. I think I will be posting something soon.

Cheers