I've always been a huge fan of Booker T. & the MG's and quite some time ago wrote this instrumental with a tip of the hat to their style, It suffered from anemic GM drums in the first version I did so I pulled up the original tracks (done with CubaseVST 3.5 on Windows 98 long ago). I redid the drums with a custom hydrogen kit I did with bits and pieces from various kits including BigMono, unfortunately some of the samples are from commercial sources so I can't share the drumkit.
For those who sweat the details this was done in AV Linux 5.0.3 with Ardour 3 built with WinVST support although for this particular track no Windows VST's were used. Plugins of note were linuxDSP's DT-1 guitarfx pedal to dirt up the organ, the linuxDSP SR-2B Reverb, PEQ-2A and the Calf Stereo Tools were used on the Master Bus.
The organ is a horrid old 'metal organ' soundfont I found years ago, I wish I had an actual Hammond B3 but hey what can you do? The guitar is a telecaster tuned down to 'C' running through a tweed Fender pro Junior tube amp with no other effects and the amazing bass is played by my good friend and bandmate Pete C. Everything else is played or programmed by me.
If you are too young to know who Booker T. and the MG's are you going to think this is pretty bizarre....
Here it is, comments and critiques welcome:http://bandshed.net/music/Funky%20Fried%20Chicken.mp3