Archive for March, 2017

Ryan and the Tall Guys: “Basketball Blues” Blues.m4a

Instrumental of Kurtis Blow’s “Basketball:”

Mixed Justin Bergerson, recorded in personal studio with AKG C412 Condenser Microphone, mixed in Logic Pro.

Verse One: Jordan Sears, lyrics written by Jordan Sears.

Verse Two: Joesph Kuo, lyrics written by Joesph Kuo.

Verse Three: Ryan Adler-Levine, lyrics written by Ryan Adler-Levine.

Verse Four: Nathan Krill, lyrics written by Nathan Krill.


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The Notorious P.I.Gs: “Hoochie Coochie Man”


Connection between very different eras of music through a mashup of lyrics.

Sam Kirk (Vocalist)

Brett Robertshaw (Vocalist)

Brendan Patterson (Composer, Vocalist) *created using logic pro x on personal laptop

Lyrics: Muddy Waters and Migos

Recording Studio: Green Street

Engineer: John


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Charry Music Magazine

Editor: Katherine Murtha

Layout: Cody Pearl, Allison Battinelli

Contributors: Will Hein, Jack Ginsberg, Julian Carraway, Adam Siegel, Dylan Millhouse, Zaynah Karem, Chase Pratt, Emma Greenfield


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Brother Green: “You Send Me”

Michael Friedrich (Vocals)

Gili Lipman (Percussion MIDI)

John Bergeron (Piano, Engineer)

Tony Lombardozzi (Arrangement)

Performed at Green Street Arts Center

“You Send Me” Cover- Sam Cooke (1957) Keen Records

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Stretched Skin: MidWinter Blues

Ethan Zeiger: Vocals (on extended version), Sound Engineering, MIDI Instrumentation (piano, bass, drums and organ)
Owen Ward: Vocals
Dylan Kelley: Vocals
Cole Turpin: Vocals
Otto Bohan: Vocals

Equipment: USB Microphone, KORG Midi controller

Software: Logic Pro 9

Studio: 14 Fountain

“MidWinter Blues” is an original composition, structured to the traditional 12 bar blues form. We all sing one verse that discusses a different phase of the unpredictable weather we’ve been having in Middletown.

“Call It Stormy Monday,” by T-Bone Walker, was a big source of inspiration for the piece. The engineer for our group listened to the song once and then composed the instrumental directly after. We directly borrowed Walker’s introductory 2 bar phrase and one of his horn riffs, mimicking it through the a sampled electronic organ. Though “MidWinter Blues” is not a cover, we credit T-Bone Walker for these two elements of our composition.

There are two versions for our piece; the radio edit and an optional extended version.

Radio Edit: Blues (Radio Edit) – Stretched Skin.mp4

Extended Version (Optional): Blues – Stretched Skin (final).mp4

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DTE – Problems

Dario Highsmith: Lyrics, Voacalist, Producer, Engineer

Spencer Potter: Voacalist

Justin Cabral: Voacalist

Chase Pratt: Magazine Writer

Woanyen Mahn: Producer

Sample: Ruth Brown- Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Edited in FL Studio

Recorded at: Wesleyan Studios

DTE- Problems

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Ava & the Talent: “Crossroads”

Heidi Scarth: Vocals, Lyrics

Jamie Hom: Vocals, Piano

Ava Tompkins: Lyrics, Manager, Talent Scout

Composer: Robert Johnson

Lyrics: Robert Johnson, Ava, Heidi

Engineer: John Bergeron, Green Street


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Song name: FCDBoogie
Contributors: Samuel Aslam, Roy Forys, Jonathan Oh
Sampled: Boogie Chillen by John Lee Hooker
Performers: Samuel Aslam (main), Jonathan Oh (background)
Producer: Roy Forys
Lyricist: Jonathan Oh
Sound engineer: Roy Forys

Place recorded: A friend’s private studio


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Smoke Smoke Smoke Smoke Smoke.m4a

Everything by Marina Friend (except for lyrics, by Tex Williams)

Based off of Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) by Tex Williams (1947)


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The Berries Brother Band: Maybellene

Kendall Kinney (synth, vocals)

Grant van Inwegen (drums, vocals)

Gilberto Garcia (guitar, vocals)

Neel Madala (guitar, vocals)

Adam Manson (not in class) (bass)

Composer: Chuck Berry

Lyrics: Chuck Berry

Speech at the beginning from the Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bo Diddley Conversation video

Recorded in Neel Madala’s room at Westco

Engineer: Neel Madala


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