I recently had the honor of arranging/producing a song for blues legend Keb’ Mo’, for a new exhibit that will be opening at the Grammy Museum this fall.
Keb’ Mo’ wrote a simple 12-bar blues song, called “Wrote You A Letter”. I then took his vocal track, and added three live drum tracks, several electric and acoustic bass parts, electric pianos, acoustic pianos, organs, tons of guitar tracks, and even harmonicas.
Why so many parts? Glad you asked! ? The idea here is that visitors to the museum will be able to go into a booth where they can create their own arrangement of the song from all the tracks we recorded. They can choose from various drum styles, bass parts… you get the idea. The number of mixing and arranging possibilities are virtually endless.
Here is a sample mix of the song. Think you can do better? Head to the Grammy Museum, and see what you can do!