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Glory Fleeting

by Spyder Turner

A rhythmic piece of danceable soul with overtones from the 1960’s featuring some of the very best Detroit session musicians and singers. If you like Motown from that classic 1964 to 1969 period, this could tick all the boxes.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Motown
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1. Glory Fleeting (Vocal)
Spyder Turner
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2. Glory Fleeting (Instrumental)
The Bandtraxs Orchestra
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3. Glory Fleeting (Demo 1) [feat. Bandtraxs]
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4. Glory Fleeting (Demo 2) [feat. Bandtraxs]
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8. Glory Fleeting (Demo 6) [feat. Bandtraxs]
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The unmistakable voice of Spyder Turner who performs "Glory fleeting" a rhythmic piece of danceable soul with overtones from 1960’s. The original song concept was written in London 2004 and made its final journey to Detroit, Michigan for completion in 2008. Dennis Coffey and Carl Dixon produced the track for ‘Bandtraxs Productions’ at ‘Studio A’, Dearborn Heights, Detroit. The arrangement was by the renowned David J. Van De Pitte from the original demos and in addition, the track features some legendary session musicians from the heart and soul of the city (see list below).

The notion of this song is to remember those who have pursued their dreams and accomplished them, but with extreme difficulties and obstacles, as well as those who have fought in battle, some losing their lives to ensure freedom for others. The title 'Glory Fleeting' is based around the quote of Napoleon Bonaparte 'Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever'. The verse about the poppies and valiant soldiers refers to the Coxyde military cemetery in Belgium where my uncle is buried after being shot during the Second World War, May 1940. The original song was simply an instrumental called 'number 8' in 2004 and after speaking to my father one day on the telephone, who served aboard HMS Brilliant in 1944, the story of the SS Leopoldville came up. He and other crew members rescued hundreds of American soldiers who were jumping from the troopship onto HMS Brilliant Christmas eve 1944, after being hit by a torpedo from a German submarine five miles from the coast of Cherbourg, France. So in recognition of this, I decided this song would partly be an acknowledgment to the many service personnel past and present, worldwide. Part of the second verse acknowledges the advancement of civil rights in the US particularly, which influenced me as a child growing up in the 1960’s here in England. That, plus many other things have helped give me inspiration to achieve my dreams….and now, I know they really do come true.

The chorus lyric is an unregistered work from possibly over a century ago with no named writer(s) and I have researched to learn that the nearest thing to a record of a similar work/derivative/translation copyright is from a German poem. These words must be heard more!

With the sad passing of David J. Van De Pitte and Uriel Jones in 2009, and Bob Babbit in 2012, I felt it was important to release this recording now, in celebration of their achievements and contribution to the music that many of us cherish.

The demos include various mixes for those who may be interested in the structure of the original song and its evolution to the studio recordings in 2008. George Katsakis of 'The Royaltones' fame kindly provided some excellent saxophone parts for the original demo for me. Although far from perfect, I have slightly tweaked these versions for release as not professionally recorded. Indeed George and Rare Earth member Gil Bridges supplied the fabulous solo sax parts on the studio recordings on both the vocal and instrumental versions right here.

The official digital release: 10th October 2012.

Title: Glory Fleeting
Writers: Carl Dixon (words and music) (PRS)/Trad/anon. (chorus lyric)
Artist: Spyder Turner
Label: Bandtraxs
Catalogue number: MFM008
Production: Dennis Coffey & Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE0800003 (vocal)
ISRC number: GBXNE0800004 (instrumental)
This release: 10th October 2012
Original incarnation: 2004 (first demo in London)
Recording location: Studio A, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, March 2008

For more information about the track please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl@bandtraxs.com

Artists and session musicians on ‘Glory Fleeting’ – studio versions:

Lead Vocals
Spyder Turner

Backing vocals
Spyder Turner
Gayle Butts

Drums 1 Uriel Jones
Drums 2 Spider Webb
Percussion 1 Dennis Sheridan
Percussion 2 Larry Frantangelo
Guitar 1 Dennis Coffey
Guitar 2 Ray Monette
Bass guitar Bob Babbitt
Steinway Grand Piano Robert Jones
Horns 1 Trumpet John Trudell
Horns 2 Trumpet David Jennings
Horns 3 Trombone Edward Gooch
Horns 4 Tenor sax George Benson
Horns 5 Baritone sax Mark Berger
Saxophone solo 1 George Katsakis
Saxophone solo 2 Gil Bridges
Vibraphones Rob Pipho

David J. Van De Pitte

Produced by
Dennis Coffey & Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Recording location
Studio A Recordings Inc
5619 North Beech Daly
Dearborn Heights
Michigan 48127-3927

Studio A
Engineered and mixed by Todd Fairall
Assistant engineer Jezreel Santos
Mastered by Eric Morgeson

Musicians on ‘Glory Fleeting’ – Demo versions:

Keyboards (organ/piano/horns/guitar/vibes) Carl Dixon
Guitar Carl Dixon
Bass guitar Carl Dixon
Baritone/alto/tenor Saxophone(s) George Katsakis
Tambourine Carl Dixon/Jack Ashford (Drummers of Motown)
Drums Uriel Jones/Pistol Allen (Drummers of Motown)
Hand claps and finger snaps Carl Dixon
Percussion Jack Ashford (Drummers of Motown)

Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon

© Carl Dixon 2012


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