Academy Dashboard Forum Collaboration - Competition Member Collaborations New PLAPA Project: "Everything's Better With Bacon" (Funk)

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  • #96083
    Russell Cameron Thomas
    Participant

      I'm looking for PLAPA members to collaborate on a new/original funk song titled "Everything's Better With Bacon".

      I welcome any and all contributors, even if you want to make a small or limited contribution.

      My artistic intention is to make it fun, seriously good, and seriously FUN.   And above all -- like James Brown says -- MAKE IT FUNKY!  This doesn't have to fit any particular genre or style, but I'm imagining ingredients from 70s-80s funk, soul, some jazz fusion, and New Orleans!

      The song has a fairly traditional structure -- two verses, two pre-choruses, a chorus that repeats 3 times, and short bridge.

      So far, I have a draft of the lyrics (see below) and a basic drum pattern from a sample library.  I will post replies to this message as I/we make progress.  I'll set up a Google Drive folder for collaboration.

      Let me know in the replies or by private message if you are interested.

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      EVERYTHING'S BETTER WITH BACON
      lyrics by Russell Cameron Thomas
      November 13, 2021

      [Verse]
      Momma, I gave that woman everything
      But then she gave me back my ring.
      She said, You're sweet but I can't marry you,
      She said, You're nice but now we're through.

      [Pre-chorus]
      Help me Momma!
      I miss her kissin'.
      I can't figure out what's been missin'
      Momma pinched my cheek and said,
      "Come in the kitchen
      And see what I been makin'.
      Everything's better with bacon".

      [Chorus]
      Jambolaya! Cheese souffle!
      (Everything's better with bacon)
      Crawfish gumbo! Crème brulée!
      (Everything's better with bacon)
      Listen to your Momma, what I've been sayin'
      Everything's better with bacon

      [Verse]
      I pound the pavement nearly every day.
      Been fired three times, for what? Don't say.
      Last job, the bossman kicked me in the gut,
      Sayin': "Don't let the door hit you on the way out".

      [Pre-chorus]
      Help me Momma!
      No one's listenin'
      I can't figure out what's been missin'.
      Momma pinched my cheek and said,
      "Come in the kitchen
      And see what I been makin'.
      Everything's better with bacon".

      [Chorus]
      Jambolaya! Cheese souffle!
      (Everything's better with bacon)
      Crawfish gumbo! Crème brulée!
      (Everything's better with bacon)
      Listen to your Momma, what I've been sayin'
      Everything's better with bacon

      [Bridge]
      I've traveled high and low
      Left a trail of woe and misery
      After all that what do I know?
      I finally solved life's mystery
      I found out what was missin'
      All the answers were in the kitchen.

      [Chorus]
      Jambolaya! Cheese souffle!
      (Everything's better with bacon)
      Crawfish gumbo! Crème brulée!
      (Everything's better with bacon)
      Listen to your Momma, what I've been sayin'
      Everything's better with bacon

      #97040
      Mike LeDoux
      Keymaster

        Count me in. Set up the folder on drive and let's get funky.

        #102236
        Russell Cameron Thomas
        Participant

          Here's the Google Drive folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xtEM1_KzRUgQtE2NuQlOYgMPOL-SMTCZ?usp=sharing

          People who have expressed interest: Mike LeDoux, TripWillie, and Keith Mitchell

          #103340
          Ludo Charpentier
          Participant

            Hi Russel.

            If it's not too late, I'm in too for guitars and vocals contributions.

            Ludo

            #103346
            Russell Cameron Thomas
            Participant

              Great, Ludo.  Definitely not too late, since I haven't even written any melody or chords yet!  Hopefully in the coming weeks I will have that and distribute it.

              #103845
              Richard Daley
              Participant

                You had me at bacon.  I'll contribute a bass line.

                #104137
                Russell Cameron Thomas
                Participant

                  Haha!  Thanks Richard.  I'll ping you and the others when I get the chords and basic melody.

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