Here are three songs ol’ Vushkans recorded during a kind of residency last december (2016). Direct ambient stereo recording of the sound coming out of the PA, with an extra touch of reverb due to the 30 meter length of the room, then barely processed. Consider these as demo songs. More tracks were recorded so there may be more to come in the future…
The traditional Man Of Constant Sorrow was made famous (among others) by the movie O brother where art thou?. It was first published in 1913 by Dick Burnett, a fiddler from Kentucky. As often I messed a bit with the text – this is folk music, ain’t it? – to help shift the song towards a migration theme. Here’s my rough and rowdy take on it:
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Little Maggie is another traditional piece that seemingly was around as soon as the 19th century. It’s about love, loss and drinking – what a program. Note that the line pretty banks are there to be looted is NOT to be found in previous versions!
Red Rocking Chair, also known as Red Apple Juice and Sugar Baby, has its origins in an old scottish ballad. To add to the confusion, it has been and is still being played using different melodies and chord progressions. Anyway here’s my punkrockified version: