Quit Cryin’ Y’All!

ok this one is pretty ill… one day myself, Ronrico Morris and Lamont Johnson were sitting around in the control room at Cloudborne Studios Detroit on Mack Ave… and one of us got to telling the other one to "quit crying". If I recall correctly it was Ronrico being told, and Lamont doing the telling…

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Stratus-Fear: Jazz Rock

Like heavy Jazz-Rock? then you might dig this track called "Stratus Fear" – composed by yours truly… probably my first foray into serious digital recording, circa 2003 and ultimately released on my album Funkmeister in 2009. Myself on bass & keys and a little help from my long-time friends Jimi James Ruccolo on guitars and…

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Origin of the Martian Entropy Band (abridged)

it was the wee hours of a tuesday night a few years back, a rather "unmanaged" but talented fifteen-year-old was walking down a dingy, deserted downtown avenue and heard a blues band playing in a bar (dive). He walked in and saw the dude fronting the band was another hippie-type individual (though just a bit…

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The “Scat” and the “Hop” of Things

About eight years ago Jesse Jones Jr. and myself kind of invented a new musical genre and we released an album on it and called it "Scat Hop". If I had to, I guess I'd say Jesse is the Scat and I'm the Hop 🙂 The album we released in 2010 may have been just…

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Joe Collado’s “Medicine” Featuring Yours Truly

My long-time friend Joe Collado writes Latin Jazz with a Puerto Rican flavor. He's released several albums over the last few years, and the Latin Jazz community has really showed up to support him, with numerous media features and accolades. This last year he approached me to help him build this latest single he's releasing,…

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the Horny Horns of Jerry Carr’s Breakout Album

and the hits keep on comin’ 😉 I was honored to have been hired to arrange and conduct the horn section for this Detroit breakout album starring the one and only Jerry Carr and executive producer Norton Stern. There are several great tracks on this record, here’s one of them. Listen for my “horny horns”…

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Captain Jarvis Birthday

Today is a really special birthday for me… I have so much to be thankful for, including all my amazing Facebook friends and the amazing platforms that allow us all to connect to each other’s lives. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time out to acknowledge our friendship. In honor of myself having survived…

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Birthday Jam Video 2015

Hugh's Birthday Jam 2015

I decided to start stepping up my video game, so on my birthday I took the opportunity to create a quick jam video for all my friends and family, the first of many more to come. I basically just let the camera run while I played around and added layers. Afterwards I ct it down…

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Roy Ayers: Life Is Just A Moment

Here is one of my favorite tracks by Roy Ayers Ubiquity, featuring the amazing bass talent of Byron Miller (who was also mentioned in our interview with Lamont Johnson). The bass is featured prominently with a nice phaser and you can hear all of Miller’s Motown-inspired turnarounds very clearly. Roy Ayers Life Is Just A…

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Music Production Samples

I wanted to share a few of the tracks I’ve helped produce over the last few years. Here are some tracks from my album Funkmeister All songs written, engineered and produced by Hugh Hitchcock; featuring Elisa Sintjago and Jesse Jones Jr. Mastered at Nix studios Nashville. Here’s an album by Indian Christian songwriter and performer…

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Video Copyright Tutorial

copyright.gov website screen capture

I’ve produced a short video which is quite educational in terms of teaching folks how to register their copyrights online. Check it out here   IF you’re looking for information about how to copyright your music online for the least amount of money, this article and video should give you all the information you need.…

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Music Business Interview: Bruce Nazarian

Bruce Nazarian - producer, engineer, recording artist

Hello, and Happy New Year from Hugh J. Hitchcock! I would like to bring to your attention to a brand new music business interview series I’ve recently published on The Funkatologist, with producer, performer and engineer Bruce Nazarian. It’s an amazingly interesting article which may carry some historical import as well – read it and judge…

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