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Original Tunes (?) + Standard Tape

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

Name taken verbatim from the tape case, and as usual, that’s it for info. Track 4 is a great acoustic solo guitar piece.

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02 track 2
03 track 3
04 track 4
05 track 5
06 track 6
07 track 7

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Me Jam In Maine

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

All this stuff lately is from a box of early tapes, this one says only “Me Jam In Maine” and it’s acoustic guitars with an unknown friend. I think the first eight tracks were recorded in Maine, maybe around the 4th of July (hear track 3), then there is a goofy bit of improvisation by Tim Nyberg (might be a different occasion). Track 10 sounds like something Dave did later on his own, a tune he was working on, my favorite on this tape.

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02 track 2
03 track 3
04 track 4
05 track 5
06 track 6
07 track 7
08 track 8
09 track 9 (Tim Nyberg solo take 2)
10 track 10

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Mike Connors in RI

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

This is an unmarked tape of a recording session at Mike Connors’ in Rhode Island (based on comments between takes). There is a woman musician -to be named later- and it starts off with bass guitar and drums on the first tracks, then keys and sax parts, then vocals on the last track which I think is called ‘spaghetti veins.’ Tucked into the tape case is a note in Dave’s handwriting titled ‘spag. veins (Mike’s tune)’ with number and verse notations.

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02 untitled 2
03 untitled 3
04 untitled 4

Jason Brubaker adds: Spaghetti Veins was recorded in Dave’s basement…I’m almost certain it was the Winter of ’88 going in to ’89. Dave wrote everything for this song – all instruments except for the drums. There are vocals on #3 – that is Dave singing with Diane on backup. At the end of the song for the out part he said to me “just do something jungle like” and that’s what I came up with. We had an 8 track recorder with 2 microphones on either side of the room – a classic Dave set up. I remember him and Joe were competing for who could have the worse sounding “trade off” – if you listen to the song you will hear the two of them take turns playing 4 bar riffs on their instruments going back and fourth. I remember they were trying to see who could sound worse and they were laughing hysterically at it. There were other tunes we did for this session, including some covers. I don’t have any copies anywhere of this stuff.

05 Spaghetti Veins 1
06 Spaghetti Veins 2
07 Spaghetti Veins 3

Dave Cawthon – guitar
Diane F. – bass
Joe M. – sax
Jason Brubaker – drums

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Jen & Dave 1992

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

Jen & Dave 1992
Label reads “master tape 3 songs 8/92 Jen + Dave”

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02 track 2
03 track 3
04 track 4
05 track 5

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Audition Tape 1985

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

Audition Tape 1985
Tape is blank except for “Dave” and at the beginning, someone says, ‘this is the Dave Cawthon audition tape’. I’m wondering if this was part of his application to Berklee? He sounds great.

Ken Lubinsky adds: Yes – he did play Pork Pie for a scholarship audition tape (I believe it was a scholarship since we weren’t required to send an audition tape). I remember watching him record it in the band room at SHS [Simsbury High School]. He may have even asked me and Chuck to play on a version of it but I can’t remember.

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02 untitled 2
03 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
04 untitled 4

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