SONG #74

"APRIL LEE" (2017 remake)
artist: Doug Koempel
album title (2017 version): unreleased
album title (1980 version):
SAYIN' GOOD-BYE / label: JAROCO Records
publishing: Jaroco Music, BMI / Blue Baker Music BMI
  • Doug Koempel: vocals, keys, bass, guitars and sequence & drum programming.
  • Yamaha NP-V80 controller keyboard + Sonar 3.1 recording software.
  • VI.One, Chris Hein Bass and Nashville Sessions plug-ins
  • Fender Starcaster acoustic guitar
  • Yamaha EG 112C2 electric guitar + VOX Pathfinder amp
  • Young Chang grand piano
  • Hohner P-bass clone
  • recorded on January 14-17, 2017 at Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio / West Union, Iowa

Doug Koempel © 2017

I FEEL AS THOUGH I'VE COME FULL CIRCLE. One of the first tunes I ever recorded was "April Lee" for Nashville's Chart Records back when I was in my early 20s. That was over forty years ago. Over the years whenever I'd hear that recording, I'd imagine how I'd redo the arrangement and vocals if I got the chance.

It's hard to believe that my young-adult and middle-age years have flown by in the blink of an eye, and now I'm suddenly a "senior citizen!" So I decided it's finally time to revisit "April Lee" by including this remake on my upcoming CD Sometime in September - scheduled to be released in the spring of 2017.

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