Featured Tracks Playlist July 2023

Hello, I’m R. E. Fort and welcome back to my podcast and July’s Featured Tracks Playlist. For some reason, I really wanted to hear some blues and up-tempo grooves in July’s playlist. So in this list, I have added these great tracks, Tired, Why Do I Keep Running Back to You, Chasing Aries, The Way You Move and Why Don’t Ya Just Let Us Play. You can find the links to this playlist on my website at refort.co/playlist or find them on my YouTube, YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora Amazon Music or iTunes sites. Let’s get to the playlist.

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Starting us off is Tired from my CD Living In Strange Times. The long name for this track is Tired of not being seen. I really love this slow blues jam. On this track, I’m playing several instruments. My Fender Acoustic electric for melody and chords. The solo, my Gibson SG. The keyboards are a grand piano sound and Hammond organ sound on melody and solo. That organ solo really ties in perfectly with the Gibson SG guitar solo. Let’s give Tired a listen. 

Next up is Why Do I Keep Running Back to You from my CD Smooth As I Wanna Be. This is an up tempo, in your face blues track. When my brother Keith heard the rough draft, he suggested I add a Hammond organ to it. As you can tell, I fell in love with how that sounds up against my Fender Stratocaster I use for the melody and solo. Let’s give Why Do I Keep Running Back to You a listen. 

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Next up is Chasing Aries  from my cd 10. This acoustic blues jam is so sweet. All the guitar work on this track is my Fender Acoustic electric. I love that bass guitar and the cool drum programming on this track too. As with some of my favorite tracks, I went for a simple mix of instruments focusing on the basics, a good groove, then let the guitars, bass, and keys tell the story. Let’s give Chasing Aries a listen.

Next up is The Way You Move, this is a blues jam with a hot bass line and great rhythm guitar work. Sometimes it only takes the right drum track or bass line to get a song moving. With “The way you move” it was a little of both. I started playing around with some drum tracks and next thing I knew; I was laying down the bass and chords parts. This is a funky blues grove that has a lot of energy. Let’s give The Way You Move a listen.

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The last track on July’s playlist is Why Don’t Ya Just Let Us Play from my most recent cd, Life On The Other Side. On this one I wanted a big blues, rock, fusion track that would get you moving. Sometimes a song comes from the piano or the guitar or in this case the bass guitar. I was playing my bass and working with different drum patterns when the rest came to me. That drum programming was a blast to work on. I used the Gibson SG for the chords and melody. I used my Fender Stratocaster for the solo at the end of the track. This track is big, loud, in your face and a lot of fun. Let’s give Why Don’t Ya Just Let Us Play a listen.

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Well, I hope you enjoyed this episode and get a chance to listen to the full tracks on either my YouTube, YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music or iTunes sites. Remember you can find links to this playlist on my website refort.co/playlist. The music opening and closing this podcast is a track named So Cool from my cd 10. Thanks for listening and as always, Without Music, Life Has No Soul.

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R E Fort

Guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter. www.refort.co My motto: Without Music Life Has No Soul.

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