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Kevin Skrla


Texas, USA
Post  Posted 12 Mar 2021 1:43 am    
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I've been curious as to exactly what/where the door is in the George Jones song "The Door". (The slamming door sound recorded in the middle of the song)
I would think that if it was in the studio where they cut, the session musicians would be able to remember if thats what the door in the studio sounded like.

Anyone heard any stories on this?
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San Francisco, CA
Post  Posted 13 Mar 2021 10:27 pm    
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Hey, I read somewhere - a Time-Life mid seventies country compilation CD's liner notes, I believe - that a real door was recorded without success and that a smaller door and frame were constructed specifically for the effect.
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Daniel McKee


Corinth Mississippi
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2021 4:47 pm    
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always assumed something was done with a drum set. Would be interested to know
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Clyde Mattocks


Kinston, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2021 5:42 pm    
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TV and movie studios have a person whose job it is to recreate all these sounds. I think he is called a Foley operator or something like that. I'm sure they have an extensive library. I recall the 50s and 60s recordings where Nashville studios used a spoon on a glass ashtray to make a "tink, tink" percussion sound. I used that on a session with "The Roller Skate Song" a couple of years ago. I've had drummers play FedEX boxs. Incidentally, I have a glass ashtray mounted with a Barcus Berry pickup for "Working Man Blues.
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