Written By: Frankie Beverley

Produced By: Clayton Gittens & David Knight

Keyboards: Clayton Gittens

Guitar: Spudy

Bass Guitar: David Knight

Graphic Design: Dominic Fillippone

Released By: 41Records LLC


DESCRIPTION

I was talking with my keyboard player "Clayton" telling him I needed a song to release, we were working on original songs but I wanted to put out something that people were familiar with first as a first release.

That's when he said. "Dave, I have a version of "Before I Let Go," I said, "the old Frankie Beverly and Maze jam?" He said, "yup, though it might be a little too jazzy for you!" He knows I'm not super big on jazz! Shame on me, I'm working on that!

I said, "let me hear it." He emailed me the track and I loved it! It was full of jazz and loaded with funk. So I "slapped" a funky bass line on it, and it was a wrap!

Composer's Notes

I was talking with my keyboard player "Clayton" telling him I needed a song to release, we were working on original songs but I wanted to put out something that people were familiar with first as a first release.

That's when he said. "Dave, I have a version of "Before I Let Go," I said, "the old Frankie Beverly and Maze jam?" He said, "yup, though it might be a little too jazzy for you!" He knows I'm not super big on jazz! Shame on me, I'm working on that!

I said, "let me hear it." He emailed me the track and I loved it! It was full of jazz and loaded with funk. So I "slapped" a funky bass line on it, and it was a wrap!

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Quality
  • Artistry

The Players

Spudy

GUITAR

David

BASS

"Clay"

Keyboards

&

Synths

I'm such a fanatic about the song. I sometimes lose sight of musicianship. We all know the song is golden. Yet if musicianship is not up to the song, the song can never be fully expressed. Clay and Spudy took the song to a place I was dreaming about. Clay, my childhood friend since the age of fifteen initially recorded the tracks. He programmed the drums and played all of the synth and keyboard parts.

I heard it, fell in love with it, and dropped my bass track on it! We almost forgot that the original song had a guitar solo, Clay reached out to one of our ole high school friends and he brought Spudy in the mix. Clay and I are really detailed musicians. We just don't like anyone playing on our tracks. But hey! We don't play guitar, you've gotta bring someone in! When Spudy sent the trackback with his guitar work. It took the song to the level it was meant to be on, I was like "HELL YES!" This freaking rocks!

Guys, thank you for making this first one so damn smooth.

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