From the late seventies to the early eighties, I was hoppin' from the recording console to live sound, the repair bench and back again, hoping to be part of that elusive "hit tune" and on my way to fame and fortune.  In the process, I recorded some great stuff and, well, you know the story.  Here's somethign I didn't "mix," but did record while on tour...

    Graham Parker and the Rumor: 21 April 1979

    The first track below, "I Move Easy," was recorded in 1979 with the same Philadelphia R&B rhythm section that played for Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

    Willie Chambers
    I Move Easy:  Recording in 1979 at Earmark's former bank studio at 4th and Green in Philly.  Remixed in 1998 on the Soundscape Workstation.

    Nobody Gets You: Same as above.  Rough in-the-box-mix 25th April 2012

    JAMAICA 88: Just about the same line-up as above but from 1975.  A rough mix from cassette by Carl Paroulo at Sigma Sound. (My first studio visit.).

    Hurricane Jones
    Words of Satisfaction:  Recorded May 1982 at Skyline Studios.  TJ Tindall, guitar;  Cotton Kent, keyboards;  Denny McDermott, drums;  Chas Leland, bass; Melinda "Hurricane" Jones, lead vocal.

    Coming Up:  HURRICANE JONES,  Duke Williams and the Extremes


    The "inspiration" for this music was the need to create content to test recording equipment for review.  All of these were digitized from cassette.  It's silly stuff and you're aloud to laugh and even hate it.  For me, it was a fun exercise.

    • Let's Pretend: recorded in 1985 on tascam model 38 1/2-inch 8track with drum loop stolen from the intro of some 45.  I play "everything" but the guitar.  The "synth" is a white toy Casio with miniature keys and presets only.
    • This is The Doghouse:  recorded in 1986 on a Tascam Model 388 1/4-inch "porta-studio" as an outgoing phone message.
    • Oceanic: circa 1985 ~1988, this probably went straight to 2-track as it was sequenced using SYNTEK software for the Commodore 64 / 128.  Drums: Roland 727. Synth: Casio CZ-101, probably in 4-voice Mono mode.  I don't think there's a sampler, but if there is, it's an Akai S-612.
    Eddie Ciletti
    May 2004