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Mnd1027's real name is Michael Skeen. Michael is 53 years old and has been a SingSnap member since February 6, 2016. Michael has a total of 257 public recordings that have been viewed 29,061 times and 354 achievement points.

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By now, many of you know that I've been recording and uploading music tracks that I make in a home studio.....I've had several requests to put links to them here, and I’ve finally started doing that...so if ya’ ever wanted to do a duet with me, but wanted to avoid my Cookie-Monster-with-rabies vocal stylings, here’s how to do it......as I do more recordings, I'll just list them here...

Little Drummer Girl
by One Way Closer
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1033076&controllerroute=record&latency=&serverport=&record_key=&stream_name=&server=&webcam=&duet_id=
- Happy Halloween! I made a Christmas song....so, I'm no better than Wal Mart...
Actually, this is a track that I originally made together with Dawn Neptune (amazing singer, who's also on SS). But... the original music track...well, let's just say, I really wanted to redo it...LOL...I didn't think I did that great a job, for MY part, on the original.
So, here it is...just have fun. It's a great song...make a joyful noise!!!

When Mavis Sings
by Mike Farris
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&latency=&stream_name=&record_key=&webcam=&serverport=&server=&song_id=1031062&controllerroute=record&duet_id=
- this one is relatively new. Released in 2018....makes me happy to hear people doing true, feel based R&B/Soul....this song is a tribute to Mavis Staples, who is one of my all time favorite singers anyway....she has such an intense, up front and deliberate style, that is both beautiful and powerful, as well as being fairly unique to her....as soon as I heard this Mike Farris song, I knew I wanted to record it....

Feels Like Rain
by Buddy Guy
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&controllerroute=record&song_id=1030894&stream_name=&server=&duet_id=&record_key=&webcam=&serverport=&latency=
- I love storms....I am drawn in by the enormity of the worst storms....hurricanes, tornadoes....but a big thunderstorm is awesome too....everything looks and feels different before a storm....and just simple rain puts me in my happy place.....none of which has much of anything to do with why I recorded this song....LOL....but, actually, this song feels like rain....laid back R&B/Soul groove....
Basic recording...drums, bass, electric guitar, slide guitar, and a Rhoades-ey electric piano....
and....I threw in some thunder and rain...eh...I just happened to have some.....

Little Red Rooster
(Blues Standard)
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&duet_id=&server=&controllerroute=record&serverport=&webcam=&stream_name=&song_id=1031061&latency=&record_key=
- K, it a Blues, to begin with...it’s also, one that has been done by EVERYbody that ever touched the Blues genre...Marvin Gaye even did a sort of R&B version of it...Some question as to who ACTUALLY wrote it, although it’s credited to Willie Dixon...these are people of the Blues community of that time...there’s a strong argument that it’s actually a Howlin’ Wolf song, Dixon just made it ‘legal’ first, so, he ‘won’....it’s been done by Clapton, Rolling Stones, Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker....I’m not making that list because actually, it’s too long....my version here, is a kind of Luther Allison/Rolling Stones/ME version....i suppose...I do not believe in copying note for note, a recording that would have been made at a time when guitar technique was VERY limited, sometimes the guitars weren’t even in tune....often, poorly mic’d....why....why, would I copy that?....
I’m not going to purposely, play somewhat poorly, on a slightly out of tune instrument for some weird sake of “authenticity”...LOL....
I’m going to play what I feel, in that moment, as best I can, with my own integrity of whatever ‘now’ is....It’s Blues....you sing it....you play it....how you feel....right now....

Pretzel Logic
by Steely Dan
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&record_key=&webcam=&stream_name=&server=&duet_id=&song_id=1025892&serverport=&controllerroute=record&latency=
-I recorded this track just because I wanted a warmer version than the one that was already on SS. It’s from their album of the same name, which features the original band. Great guitar song too.

Bebe Le Strange
by Heart
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1030443&record_key=&duet_id=&latency=&server=&webcam=&serverport=&stream_name=&controllerroute=record
Ya' know....I hadn't really rocked-out in awhile....this was a request....don't usually do those very much...just because of time....but THIS was a LOT of fun to make....

Try Matty’s
by Aretha Franklin
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1026068&webcam=&duet_id=&stream_name=&controllerroute=record&serverport=&server=&record_key=&latency=
- it was so awesome, when Aretha did Blues...she was just completely loose and free...The original recording had occasional, short horn parts, but, using a synth, this time, I decided to just leave them out...I recorded it as a basic piano, guitar, bass and drums Blues...Aretha also played piano rather well, and wrote this song, so, it’s piano heavy...
Mid tempo, rolling Blues...

See The Light
by Jeff Healey
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&server=&webcam=&duet_id=&stream_name=&serverport=&latency=&controllerroute=record&record_key=&song_id=1030714
- So...I got a request to make "Bebe Le Strange"....which I actually did...LOL...
and that was FUN....like I said, hadn't rocked-out in awhile...So...I decided to do another rock-out, guitar track....This was from Healey's first American release...first thing I heard by him....I do it a little faster here....and, I do it the way the band I was in, in Myrtle Beach did it....3 piece....guitar, bass and drums....fun, drivin', funky Blues/Rock....

Pain Train
by The Guess Who
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1026137&stream_name=&duet_id=&record_key=&serverport=&controllerroute=record&server=&webcam=&latency=
- this band had a big influence on me musically....this song was from the second album they did after Bachman left, and it has Kurt Winter’s fingerprints all over it....probably the easiest music track I’ve made...guitars, bass and drums, in a medium slow tempo, simmering, funky Blues-Rock groove...

Something's Got A Hold On Me
by Etta James
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&record_key=&duet_id=&song_id=1030413&webcam=&server=&latency=&stream_name=&controllerroute=record&serverport=
classic, super fun, older Etta song......from 1963.....really bounces and pops....

Christmas Tears
by Freddie King
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1025895&controllerroute=record&stream_name=&duet_id=&serverport=&record_key=&webcam=&latency=&server=
-actually, the first time I heard this, was Clapton doing it. This is just a great rockin’ Blues song. I’m always happy, anytime I’m playing Blues....

People Of The Southwind
by Kansas
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&controllerroute=record&webcam=&serverport=&latency=&record_key=&duet_id=&song_id=1026070&stream_name=&server=
- I was a bit surprised that this wasn’t on SS...it was a Top 40 hit...I always liked its driving groove...Kansas was always interesting to me as for all of the epic, symphonic prog rock that they’re known for, when asked about influences, they start name checking people like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Stevie Wonder...Hit song from 1979...it was fun to make...I ended up putting 3 keyboards, 2 guitars, bass and drums on it...nice, rockin’ groove, intended to be able to crossover into the disco market...

Got You On My Mind
by Delbert McClinton
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&webcam=&serverport=&record_key=&song_id=1030712&duet_id=&server=&stream_name=&controllerroute=record&latency=
- This was another song I used to do in Myrtle Beach....just a fun, rockin' Blues shuffle...
done in two-part harmony, throughout.....one of my faves to do....

(Lookin’ for) The Heart of Saturday Night
By Dion DiMucci
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&stream_name=&song_id=1025897&server=&record_key=&webcam=&serverport=&controllerroute=record&duet_id=&latency=
- yeah....THAT Dion. He had a sort of ‘comeback’ album in 1978, and this opened the album. I always loved this version. It’s just punchy, rockin’ fun...VERY different from the Tom Waits original. I like this better....

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
By The Band
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&server=&duet_id=&latency=&stream_name=&webcam=&song_id=1014501&controllerroute=record&serverport=&record_key=
- This is the original version of the song, arrangement-wise, written by Robbie Robertson of The Band, for their second album.....

Give Me Back My Wig
by Hound Dog Taylor
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&stream_name=&song_id=1026991&duet_id=&record_key=&server=&serverport=&controllerroute=record&latency=&webcam=
- K....This one is a bit more....street-Blues......but that was Hound Dog Taylor...I loved this song, the first time I heard it...Hound Dog was a rather interesting character...who also had a unique condition called polydactyly....he had six fingers on each hand....this song is just a fun boogie-blues, with a lot of slide guitar....

Spirit In The Dark
By Aretha Franklin
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&server=&duet_id=&serverport=&record_key=&stream_name=&song_id=1014128&webcam=&controllerroute=record&latency=
- I love Aretha, and this is one of my favorite songs of hers. I really like the slow intro, that opens up into some driving R&B, and then goes completely "to church" at the end.....
This track has background vocals on it as well, done by another of my favorite vocalists, Dawn Neptune (who is also on SS)....there is also another DEMO version, which I uploaded that has Dawn doing all of the vocals.....very awesome!!!

Long Time Gone (live '83)
By Crosby Stills and Nash
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&server=&latency=&stream_name=&webcam=&song_id=1013793&duet_id=&controllerroute=record&serverport=&record_key=
- this is one of my favorite bands....a lot of diverse, musical styles with these guys....this one, I just uploaded because I wanted to do it...it's Rock, Soulful Blues and Funk rolled into one...fun to play....

Acadian Driftwood
By The Band
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&stream_name=&record_key=&latency=&webcam=&server=&controllerroute=record&song_id=1013350&duet_id=&serverport=
-one of the absolute, best songs The Band ever did...wonderful, cinematic lyrics....
Acoustic band story-song.....and a song that couldn't believe wasn't already on SS...

Damn Your Eyes
By Etta James
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&serverport=&song_id=1007175&duet_id=&stream_name=&server=&controllerroute=record&record_key=&latency=&webcam=
- this IS my favorite Etta James song....Jazzy Blues....loved playing this one...I also uploaded another version with no Lead guitar on it, so that MLP could play sax on it (which he did his usual amazing job of)....the version with his sax on it is on his SS page....

Cool Love
By Pablo Cruise
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1010723&record_key=&stream_name=&latency=&controllerroute=record&serverport=&webcam=&server=&duet_id=
- this is another one I recorded just because I wanted to sing it....I got to play slide guitar too, which was another reason...one of their last hits, from 1981...

The Shape I'm In
By The Band
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&serverport=&webcam=&song_id=1013739&record_key=&stream_name=&server=&duet_id=&controllerroute=record&latency=
- one of The Band's more uptempo songs and concert staples.....

Five Long Years
By Eric Clapton
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1007192&serverport=&record_key=&server=&webcam=&stream_name=&latency=&duet_id=&controllerroute=record
- I did Clapton's arrangement, as it appears on the "From The Cradle" album, which meant I got to play a LOT of guitar on it, so, I was loving that....great, heavy, medium-slow Blues...

Hush
By Kula Shaker
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&latency=&server=&serverport=&song_id=1010612&record_key=&webcam=&stream_name=&controllerroute=record&duet_id=
- this was a request...it's the song Deep Purple had a hit with in the 60's, done a bit faster and crazier....

Lonely Stranger
By Eric Clapton
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&latency=&song_id=1010484&serverport=&duet_id=&controllerroute=record&webcam=&server=&stream_name=&record_key=
- another request, and a song I'd forgotten about...I believe it only appeared on Clapton's "Unplugged" album...easy feel, bluesy, yet more song-style...

Hush Hush
By Etta James
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&controllerroute=record&song_id=1010383&latency=&server=&stream_name=&webcam=&duet_id=&record_key=&serverport=
- straight up Blues, from an album Etta recorded of Blues standards....LOVE anything Blues.....

Maureen
By Sade
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&latency=&song_id=1010302&serverport=&stream_name=&record_key=&duet_id=&webcam=&controllerroute=record&server=
-This was also a request...LOVE Sade's flowing, Jazz style....

Oreo Cookie Blues
By Lonnie Mack
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&controllerroute=record&webcam=&latency=&server=&record_key=&song_id=1007188&duet_id=&serverport=&stream_name=
- basic, all acoustic Blues song....fun track about becoming addicted to that seductive confection....

Reeling In The Years
By The Zen Blues Band
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&latency=&server=&song_id=1008123&duet_id=&serverport=&record_key=&webcam=&controllerroute=record&stream_name=
- the classic Steely Dan song, done in a slower, almost Gospel-soul style...

Delta
By Crosby Stills and Nash
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&controllerroute=record&stream_name=&latency=&serverport=&duet_id=&song_id=1008120&server=&record_key=&webcam=
- beautiful, piano based song, written by David Crosby....I love this song...

My Sweet Lord
by George Harrison
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&duet_id=&controllerroute=record&serverport=&server=&latency=&webcam=&record_key=&stream_name=&song_id=1026992
- I actually just had this lying around......I recorded this a few years ago, but it was never used....I wanted to give the song a little more kick...a bit more groove....it's basically the same, but when the rest of the instruments come in, it just feels a little more R&B...just a little....also, no backing vocals, so do what ya' feel at the end....

I Want To Go
By John Mayall
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&controllerroute=record&webcam=&stream_name=&serverport=&song_id=1008119&server=&latency=&duet_id=&record_key=
- rockin' Blues track....this was fun to make...starts with slide acoustic guitar, then explodes into a driving, Blues-Rock....

Taxman
By Neckbone James and The Just Woke Up
Monkey
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&duet_id=&serverport=&song_id=1007198&controllerroute=record&server=&record_key=&stream_name=&latency=&webcam=
- this is a more rocking, Bluesy version of the Beatles song...my arrangement, so I credited it to an old band I was in, back in the early 90's...yes, that was actually our name...long story...LOL

Riding The Blinds
By Lonnie Mack
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1007195&record_key=&stream_name=&server=&webcam=&latency=&serverport=&controllerroute=record&duet_id=
- this is a great, rocking, funky Blues song that I used to do, when I played in a couple of Blues bands in Myrtle Beach....just wanted to redo it here for fun....

Take Me To The River
By Delbert McClinton
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1007181&webcam=&serverport=&controllerroute=record&server=&latency=&duet_id=&record_key=&stream_name=
- another song I did in bands, up and down the coast of South Carolina....this version wasn't on SS, and it's still my favorite version of the song...great drive....

You Can Leave Your Hat On
By Etta James
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&webcam=&stream_name=&record_key=&song_id=1008938&serverport=&controllerroute=record&latency=&server=&duet_id=
- THIS is my favorite version of this song...Etta's version....super crazy, 70's funky...

Java Blues
By Rick Danko
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&server=&controllerroute=record&record_key=&song_id=1009319&duet_id=&stream_name=&webcam=&serverport=&latency=
- it must be hard, being a good songwriter, in a band with a great one....The Band's Rick Danko, from his first solo album...fun, bouncy, rocker about a sincere devotion to coffee....

Turn Your Back On Love
By Crosby Stills and Nash
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&webcam=&record_key=&controllerroute=record&song_id=1009317&server=&duet_id=&latency=&stream_name=&serverport=
- one of their bluesy, rock songs...and one of my favorites they did...punchy, bluesy, rock...

Jumpin' Jack Flash
By Aretha Franklin
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&latency=&webcam=&song_id=1008936&stream_name=&record_key=&server=&controllerroute=record&serverport=&duet_id=
- this is my favorite version of this song...like it much better than The Stones (although, Aretha's version was produced by Keith Richards, who also played guitar on it)...
Driving Soulful, Funk Rock...fun to play the bass part....