Selected MP3s - Doug Mitchell

These are some samples of music I've recorded through the years. All of this music is freely copyable. You don't sell it, I don't pay royalties to the composers, it's all ethical (and, coincidentally, legal).

Unless otherwise noted, all performances, arrangements, and programming are by DM.

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Number 6: Written, performed (bass, guitar), and programmed (drums, pianos) by DM. Recorded July 2017. Guitar is D'Angelico, bass is Fender Jazz Bass.

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Number 6 (Mitchell)


An arrangement of Howard Shore's score to "The Departed". Performed (guitars and bass) and programmed (drums, piano) by DM. Recorded Feb. 2017. First guitar is a 1993 Ovation; second acoustic guitar is Lily Harrison's 3/4 size Taylor; electric is an ES-175D. Bass is a Fender Jazz Bass.

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The Departed (H. Shore)


The Take: Written, performed (bass, guitar), and programmed (drums, pianos) by DM. Recorded May-June 2016. All guitars are a Strat except for the rhythm guitar at the end which is a D'Angelico. Bass is a Fender Jazz Bass.

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The Take (Mitchell, 9.6 MB)


The coda to Layla, a duet for electric guitar guitar and piano. Guitar is a D'Angelico ES-XX; piano is programmed. Recorded Dec. 2014 - Feb. 2015.

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Layla [Coda] (Gordon, 10.6 MB)


Ensnared: Written, performed (bass, guitar), and programmed (drums, pianos) by DM. Recorded Oct-Nov. 2014.

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Ensnared (Mitchell, 7.7 MB)


My solo guitar arrangement of Summertime. Played on a D'Angelico electric. Recorded Nov. 25 2013.

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Summertime (Gershwin, 9.9 MB)


What Else? Written, performed (bass, guitars), and programmed (drums, synth) by DM. Recorded July-Aug. 2013.

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What Else? (Mitchell, 7.9 MB)


Mighty Trucks of Midnight. Written by Bruce Cockburn. Duet : acoustic guitar (Ovation) and Fender bass. Recorded May 2012. Remixed on June 9, after I figured out how to properly mix a Fender.

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Mighty Trucks of Midnight (Cockburn, 11.8 MB)


Nature Boy. Written by Eden Ahbez, 1947. There are three guitar parts, two of which are playing at any given time, plus sampled congas. Recorded November 2011.

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Nature Boy (Ahbez, 9.8 MB)


Tico Tico, written by Zequinha de Abreu in 1917. Duet, both parts (plus a little harmony at the end) played on a 1993 Ovation. Recorded Feb. 22, 2011.

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Tico Tico (de Abreu, 8.4 MB)


Recently unearthed recordings from 1990. The band was Pieces of Magic; it was just two guys and a computer. David Tristram played keyboards and the Mac; I played guitar and bass (Les Paul Recording, Rickenbacker 4001). Recorded live, direct to 2-track, on Feb. 9 1990 at DeAngelo's in Mountain View, CA. All tunes composed by David and me.

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I Want Something Big (18.6 MB)

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Enthooz (9.4 MB)

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Ono Sendai (10.8 MB)


Yet another version of "Begin The Beguine." My arrangement of the standard tune; I play all the guitars (Gibson ES-175 and a 1993 Ovation). Recorded June 2009.

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Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter, 6.9 MB)

Props to The Frank And Joe Show, a.k.a. Frank Vignola and Joe Ascione, for inspiring this arrangement. This isn't the same as theirs, but hearing their version definitely motivated me to come up with this one.
 


An ensemble piece, finished on February 27, 2009.

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White Folks Clapping On One and Three (Mitchell, 9.4 MB)


A duet, each part played on an ES-175. Recorded December 27, 2006 at Red Owl.

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The Spinach Tango (Mitchell, 4.7 MB)


Recorded March 22, 2005 with Tom Kellock on keyboard (a Yamaha S-80) and me on guitar (Gibson ES-175). Recorded at Red Owl using Pro Tools. More info can be found here.

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Begin The Beguine (Porter, 7.8 MB)

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Night and Day (Porter, 11.3 MB)

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Blue Bossa (Dorham, 6 MB)

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In A Mellow Tone (Ellington, 6.4 MB)


A tune I recorded with my new ProTools setup, December 2004. I wrote the tune back in the early '90s but never got around to recording it until 12/2004. Guitars are all ES-175; bass is a Rickenbacker 4001; drums are synthesized.

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Labor Day (Mitchell, 5.1 MB)


A couple of guitar duets I recorded in May 2004. All parts were played on an ES-175.

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Just Friends (Klenner/Lewis, 5.8 MB)

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What Is This Thing Called Love (Porter, 3.5 MB)


These are from the Archive Remix project.

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HUAC (Mitchell, 4.5 MB)

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Willow Weep For Me (Ronell, 6.6 MB)

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Cut Slowly (Mitchell, 8.4 MB)

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Cape Fear (Mitchell, 8.9 MB)


Some tunes I recorded with Lita Khatibi in August 1997. Lita sings, I play ES-175. Recorded direct to 2-track digital. "It Don't Mean A Thing" was recorded live at Clise Mansion in Redmond, Washington; the others were recorded at my house.

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It Ain't Necessarily So (Gershwin, 6.9 MB)

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It Don't Mean a Thing (Ellington, 3.5 MB)

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Sugar Doll (Khatibi, 5.3 MB)


All of this music is a Red Owl Production

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