(DON'T EXPECT A LOT, I'm "dated" and not "18" anymore.)
"Back In the day",We grooved on "Funk" and "Parliament" in the 70's. SO I started my 1st bands.
Before you listen, I was always trying to create "my own sound". I'm not trying to compete with "hip hop". Don't get me wrong I like "Hip Hop". I was there for the 1st Rap songs, "King Tim the 3rd", "The Sugarhill gang" and "The Sequence" from Columbia S.C., "were" the "style of the day". Maybe less sophisticated compared to todays "RAP". So in 1979 - We had our 1st RAP Group "KoolAid".
Back then it was the "808" drums. While Prince ruled with the Minneapolis sound and Rick James ruled "Funk" and MJ ruled "POP". But now, I find that everyone has the same sound by using the same tools. (protools).
Me? I just want to do my own thing- I'm "sorry" if its not to "your taste".
I'll soon password this page for friends only. I do have copyrights , so beware, since I can't perform, My lawyer doesn't mind "suing" somebody(...smile)
1st audition: "Cosmos Energy Band and show" at age "14". I was too much "in awe" of the other adults in the band to play.(so I didnt get the JOb.)
But then started my own bands...
My Bands 1970's: Telstar, Atlantis
Bands: 1980's "Dhem Boize", "Maximus II"
Rap: "K-oo-l aid." (That's before you could get sued.)
Please excuse the primitive techniques - These Songs were made differently. My Bands were sucessful but it was hard to get them to create our own music and we only covered other bands tunes. SO I stepped out on my own, Plus I "played all the instruments" to write the songs. SO my sound is "limited", but written for a band to play, not just me.
I had "no access" to any studio equipment when I first tried writing a song. So here's what I did. I had a cheap stereo system with Microphone Inputs, so I rented another Stereo system with mic inputs from a "rent to own center". I then played one track usually drums 1st- using the automatic drums on a "Mini Casio Keyboard" as my base track. Then taped the output out from "stereo one" to the right channnel of "stereo 2", while then adding a bass line using an old beat up bass I made from an old bass frame and a guitar pickup from a cheap $30 dollar guitar, on the left microphone input. Then played that "stereo output" back into the "1st stereo mic input" and added keyboard lines. I did this back and forth until I made a song. Of course sound degrades as I made "copies of copies" and "tempo changes" occurred bouncing back between systems- so musical keys became more "sharp or flat". This is the reason for some things being slightly out of key. But I did what I could "with what I had". "Try not to laugh, I was poor". Please don't be "too critical" of my attempts, I just wanted to try to write some songs, but in S.C. I no longer worked in a band so there was no money for studio time at $100.00 an hour.
All music copyrighted 1991
All Instruments and Performance -By me - T. Wright. Thats why it sounds so "rough" I'm not Trained on any Instrument- "Can't read music". "Just winging it."
I did these on a Tascam 4 track and a Yamaha 4 track drum machine . SO Ambiance was "limited" on drums.While "limited to four tracks". SO please don't expect a symphony..
The "Groove Master" Series
By this time I just found a "groove" to my style, But music turned "computer" and "Hip Hop-and Serious Rap". I didn't have equipment to keep pace with the new trends, so I stopped making "music".
FOR MY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK - I'LL EMBARRASS MYSELF WITH THE LAST OF MY UNFINISHED TUNES. AFTER THAT I'LL CONCENTRATE ON MY "ART" SECTION, UNTIL I GET AROUND TO LEARNING FRUITY LOOPS.
I Now own a copy of "Fruity Loops"
Lets see what I can do ,One last Time.
Just thought I'd try Again
Just call me
"T. Wright" and the "C" Old Man" Band"
IJS..." (No one has a "band" anymore)
THE ORIGINAL PLAYERS
Edward Johnson- ORBG SC version of Stevie Wonder
Edward Conners- Drummer - "Cosmos Energy Band and Show".
Stanley Hubbard - Guitar (Explained to me you need talent 1st)
Jeffry Stocks- Drums
My "Dream Girl"- "Cherry Footman". SHe could do "everything".
Grenade Brothers - Keyboards
BAD FROM THE
THE TRUE CRAFT "MASTERS"
("REAL TALENT" I never got to work with in a band)
Joseph Johnson (Sugar Bear) Guitar
Derrick Mckenzie - the "Drummers Drummer" to this day. (LinkedIn) There is another "famous Derrick Mckenzie" on Drums (Group- "Jamiroquai")- But "my Friend in just as Talented". I'd put money on it. Not to disrespect "Mr. Mckenzie from London". But "yes"!
Ricky "Kimbro" Harris - Bass and Vocals. (Emory Towers)
Jackie R. Brown - vocals
"Ghram National Product" The best "Unsigned" Family Band I've Ever HEARD (Singing and Playing".) Kathy, Jessica and Peter on Vocals (My Classmates) -Brothers and Family on Music (RED ZONE-USC 1981)
The COLUMBIA CONNECTION "The Seduction"
Gerald Gallman- LFG productions (Writer-Singer-Keyboards-Production)
(You Tube- Columbia SC)
"Dezaray Star" - Bass -Vocals-Performer
"Still a Performing Artist" (You Tube- Columbia SC)
Mark Sampson - Lead Guitar
Rap (Kool-AID: )
Mack Paul - Sax - Rap (Kool-AID: Big Mack Attack / Disco Tex)
Derrick Aiken - Dr Dee/ Dee Kidd)
Disco "T" (me)
The "TipToe Burglar"
"ZBOLD1"Zach Bolden Again.
"THE" ATLANTA ARTISTS
Daryl Pearson - Bass & Vocals- Atlanta GA (Kirkwood)
Mr. Mark Miller - Bassist. Production. Writer (Semper Fi)
Dr. Stanley Morgan- "Guitarist Supreme". ("Real Doctorate" not like "Dre'"-Steve Vai "coated brown". If I did have to go to the "Crossroads" I'm taking this guy with me.)
Adam L. McKnight
doing great things in Atlanta. See LinkedIn
Atlanta-V103 real enough 4 ya?
"THEY WILL TAKE YOU TO CHURCH"
Shirley Lebby- Composer
Mrs. Ann Young Brown-
Mr. Willie Darby -"Its Clear he played "Soul" before he "gave it all to GOD". "True Old School Master".
*"Cherry Footman". Like I said "She could do "Everything".
Hall of Fame
Maria Howell - Vocalist - The "True Professional." (Movie: Color Purple- "TV" Actress- lots..."World Class")
Leonard Cody - "Rock" Drummer
Stanley Snyder - Vocals-"Secret Weapon" You know the song. (You Tube- "Must be the Music")
Dietrich Athena Abraham
I think I recognize her in the "Baby Lets Kiss" - Jessie Johnson Video. (check it out-you tube) "Deitrich" was always pretty.
Well Done! My friends.
THE BAND BEYOND TIME
Rev. William Dash -Vocalist
Burt "Master Cheese" Cheesboro "Pofessional DJ"- Played Bass in my first band"(R.I.P.)
Marshall "Jr." Amaker- AKA "Doctor Bag" - Percussion (R.I.P.)
Greg Bolden - "Master" Bassist (R.I.P.) "One of The Original Players"
Melvin Muller (R.I.P.)
Talented Guitarist and Vocals