Doug Jamieson, composer

Country Matters

Country Matters
"A hard thing for city folk to understand"

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and a sampling of the start of each song

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This CD is an assortment of 12 roots and blues tunes. They all have to do with some aspect of country matters. The songs deal with a wide range of emotions and situations - from the sublime to the ridiculous. There are love songs, lack-of-love songs, unrequited love songs, kiss-off songs, and a pair of songs which tell the same story from two perspectives. Click on the links below to hear the first 2 minutes of each tune in both lo-fi and hi-fi for slow and fast Internet connections respectively.

All piano parts, arranging & sequencing by Doug Jamieson. Digital media used is primarily from Drums on Demand. Recorded in Eden Mills, Ontario in 2004-2005, with Logic Platinum for Windows on a Pentium III. They were mixed by Doug Jamieson and mastered by J. Richard Hutt of Cedartree Studio (519-748-5810), Kitchener, Ontario. Rick Hutt generously acted as consultant on this project and provided invaluable guidance. A special thanks as well to my life-partner Elizabeth Cunningham.

Original photographs of Doug Jamieson (prior to digital editing) are by Richard Pilon. CD design, photographic collage & additional photographs are by the composer. The cost for the CD is $12 CAD plus shipping ($3 in Canada, $4 in USA & $7 international).To order the CD, click on the 'add to cart' button. Payments are made securely through PayPal, an eBay company. Alternatively, you can send your cheque, name, address & telephone number to Doug Jamieson, 100 York Street, Eden Mills ON Canada N0B 1P0.

Copies also are available in the U.S. via Internet mail order at CD Baby. Or to purchase individual tracks, go to Apple iTunes.

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Country Matters Excerpts
Airbrush (3:30)
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vocal: Doug Jamieson; background vocal: Stacey Lee Gusé; guitars & mandolin: Paul Chapman; piano, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 1991
Slide on Over (4:29)
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vocal: Doug Jamieson; background vocals: Meghan McGuiness, Kim Moffit & Stacey Lee Gusé; trombone: Meiron Kelly; guitar: Paul Chapman; piano, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2003
Don't Get Me Wrong (2:53)
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vocal: Meghan McGuiness; background vocals: Stacey Lee Gusé; fiddle: Shane Gusé; guitars: Paul Chapman; piano, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2004
Country Matters (3:58)
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vocal: Doug Jamieson; background vocals: Stacey Lee Gusé; fiddle: Shane Gusé; guitar & mandolin: Paul Chapman; arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2004
Way Too Long Since Loving You (3:02)
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vocals: Stacey Lee Gusé; additional background vocals: Debbie Tilson; guitar: Paul Chapman; organ, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2003
I Been So Alone (3:04)
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vocal: Doug Jamieson; background vocals: Stacey Lee Gusé & Kim Moffit; guitar: Paul Chapman; fiddle: Shane Gusé; piano, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2004
Dear Diary (6:43)
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The first of a two-part story - this one told from the perspective of the woman...
vocals: Kim Moffit ; background vocal: Stacey Lee Gusé; guitars: Paul Chapman; piano, melodion, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2003

8-Lane Bar & Grill(4:38)
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The conclusion of a two-part story - this one told from the perspective of the man...
vocal: Doug Jamieson; background vocals: Stacey Lee Gusé; guitar: Paul Chapman; piano, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2003
Yippee Yi Yay (4:38)
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vocals: Stacey Lee Gusé; additional background vocals: Debbie Tilson & Meghan McGuiness; Fiddle: Shane Gusé; Guitars: Paul Chapman; piano, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2003
Moral Dilemma (4:10)
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vocal: Doug Jamieson; background vocals: Meghan McGuiness, Kim Moffit & Scott McGuffin; guitar: Paul Chapman; sax: Scott McGuffin; piano, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2003
Moonlight (4:00)
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vocals: Giselle Sanderson, Stacey Lee Gusé & Kim Moffit; guitar: Paul Chapman; piano, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 2003
The Best (2:37)
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vocal: Doug Jamieson; background vocal: Stacey Lee Gusé; guitar: Paul Chapman; piano, arranging & sequencing: Doug Jamieson ~ written in 1998
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