Yearly Archives: 2014

New Danny and the Champs Album – What Kind of Love

After our October tour of the UK, road-weary and ragged, we went straight into the studio (Reservoir Studios) to begin recording the next Champs album. Many hours in the bus were spent listening to Soul classics from the 60s, and

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Emmons Push Pull

Earlier this year, Danny and the Champs were invited to play at the Americana Music awards in Nashville. After a lot of festivals and touring, this was my furthest trip with them by a long shot, and it required me

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Your Very Own Tomorrow

Another of Ell Phillip’s tunes: Your Very Own Tomorrow, recorded using Williams U12 through Yamaha G112 amplifier and Hilton volume pedal with SM 57 microphone    

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Can’t Keep You

Another one of Ell’s tunes, found this one particularly hard for some reason as it’s quite a simple structure. Recorded using a close-miced SM57 into transistor amplifier  

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a bit carried away

Think I got a bit carried away with this one. Another tune from Ell Phillips, an instrumental this time. As always Ell’s guitar parts are executed very precisely and without excess. She said ” I thought it might sound nice

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