New Song Posted: I Promise

Another one realized with the esteemed help of my friend Tom Fleming, who played a very convincing Mitchell Froom-like organ track with his GUITAR and some GADGET (he has several), as well as a really memorable and hummable Tilbrook-like guitar solo (that sounds just like a guitar, but was played on an organ - not really), of the type I favor distinctly, and other beautiful stuff, too!

Besides Tom's "organ," and completing the Crowded House tip-of-the-cap (along with the outro rave-up they were also fond of - thanks also to Tom for hearing the potential for that), for those savvy enough to notice & wonder, I will give up the ghost here at the outset and acknowledge that I am indeed intentionally sounding like Neil Finn on a few words (mainly the words "me" & "great" and the whole second verse harmony). Too much fun to do, and I couldn't pass up the chance (especially when I saw the smile on Tom's face whenever he heard it). I reckon if it was OK for McCartney to channel Little Richard, Fats Domino and Chubby Checker, that I can get away with one to Neil. Long overdue, really (thanks for all the great music and singin', Neil!).

Thanks for listening if you do (credits here: http://jamesfunk.net/new-recent), and supreme thanks to Tommy for again making me look so good.

Cheers to all. JF

2 comments

  • Clif

    Clif pleasanton

    Beautiful voice Jim and you use it well. Must be nice!

    Beautiful voice Jim and you use it well. Must be nice!

  • James Funk

    James Funk

    Thanks, Clif. It IS nice to be able to sing, a very lucky blessing, the whole musical aptitude thing. Wanted to be an ice hockey player as a kid, to be Bobby Orr or Hull. Ended up a Beatle (without the money or fame parts). Not a bad trade, but who knew? Thanks for listening. Jim

    Thanks, Clif. It IS nice to be able to sing, a very lucky blessing, the whole musical aptitude thing. Wanted to be an ice hockey player as a kid, to be Bobby Orr or Hull. Ended up a Beatle (without the money or fame parts). Not a bad trade, but who knew? Thanks for listening. Jim

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