A little while back, as a bit of New Year fun, The Goodstock Project recorded a cover of Bring It On Home To Me, originally by Sam Cooke in 1962.

We thought we’d share a little bit of the magic of how the recording and video was made, and give a little bit of insight into the recording process that is now known as The Lockdown 2020 method.

So please enjoy this 1 minute video which describes how it started out as Drum Karaoke, and ended up with the fully licensed (thanks to ABKCO) video which can be now found on YouTube, and the full audio release on all of your favourite streaming platforms, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and so on!

Factoids and Bloopers

  • The original Sam Cooke version fades out, so when Ben recorded the drum track he just had to “keep going for a bit”, eventually finishing on a fill and a flourish. Speaks, however, noticed that Ben‘s ad-libbed ending came half-a-bar short. So on both the audio and video, a half-bar is repeated (Can you see the join?!?)
  • When Ol proudly submitted his guitar track Speaks sent it back with the following assessment: “Yes, Ol, you’ve recorded a lovely sound there, and with the right chords. Sadly they’re all in the wrong order…”
  • Ol then took a few (approx 17) takes to submit a better (i.e. correct) version to the long suffering Speaks
  • Jon‘s bass recording levels were set to 12 ;-). More rolled eyes from Speaks. “It’s a great take, though, I’ll find a way of taming it”
  • June declared that her favourite vocal take was her take 5, but her favourite video recording was take 4… this is fine until the point where she sang one of the words differently! Speaks. Eye roll. He had to pinch an “ooh Honey” from a different audio take to match the voicing on the vid.
  • June also fairly randomly records video in normal camera or sometimes selfie camera. This means we have no idea at all which way round her hair-parting or actual house is in real life. Portrait vs landscape is a lottery. Speaks is just glad he’s not doing video editing too.