May 2017 Update for Rev. Bubba D. Liverance

May 15, 2017

Hey Y’all, Sorry for falling behind on my blogging/posting chores.  Here’s what’s going on:

We had a blast at Spring SOS in N. Myrtle Beach. Saw some great bands, met a lot of new people, wore out my latest pair of shaggin’ shoes, and even had liver puddin’ and grits at a friend’s house for breakfast (I hadn’t had it in 30+ years, it was great!).  If you’ve never been to SOS, you need to add that to your bucket list, it’s just too much doggone fun!

As my buddy, Tom, and I crossed the state line when leaving the Palmetto State, three things occurred.  1) Beer sales slumped significantly in Horry County, 2) The average IQ in the State of South Carolina rose considerably, and 3) the average IQ in the State of Georgia saw an immediate decline.

Cashbox Magazine’s Beach Music Top 40 Charts has our song “Almost Mine” at #2 this week (May 13, 2017).  I also saw that Bruno Mars’ song “24 K Magic” was at #3.  I emailed him and told him not to feel bad, if he keeps working hard at it, he’ll eventually make it!

The next single to be released from our album “Haint Blue Deluxe” will be “Cool With Me”.  It’s being serviced to radio and DJ’s now with an official release date of May 28th.  It’s also included on the latest compilation disc for KHP Records “Summertime Fun”.

That’s about all y’all.  Be Cool! Rev. Bubba D. Liverance

Rev. Bubba D. Liverance and Liver Mush (Pudding)

February 17, 2017

liver-mushThis April I’ll be heading over to N. Myrtle for Spring SOS.  The minute my pickup hits Main St, I’ll swing into Bi-Lo to grab beer for the condo as well as several pounds of “liver mush” or “liver pudding”.  I’m not quite sure what the difference is between the two, but they’re both mighty good.

You’d think it would be available in Alabama, where I live, but they’ve never heard of it and I can tell you, they don’t know what they’re missing!  I tried to order some from Neese online, the price was fair, but the shipping was around $90 because they have to send it overnight by air.  I’ll be bringing back a cooler full!

Our manager tells me this blog is supposed to be about the band and our music, so go out buy some of our songs to make him happy! The current single is titled “Almost Mine” and we’ll be releasing a new song this spring in time for SOS titled “Cool With Me”

 

President Trump Names Cabinet Nominee for DDPBM

January 23, 2017

Cabinet nominees continue to grown during President Trump’s first 100 days in office by naming the distinguished Rev. Bubba D. Liverance as director of the Department of Defense and Proliferation of Beach Music.  If approved by the Senate, Rev. Bubba will unveil his cabinet’s mantra “If You Can’t Shag, Get Your Ass Out of the USA”!

Nationally, “Shag Dancing” will become required curriculum in public schools , beginning in eighth grade.  Each student must obtain a “7” or better on a 10 point scale in order to graduate high school.

When asked by the press “how quickly will you be able to implement your agenda?” Rev. Bubba responded, “if you don’t believe I’m all I say, come up and take my hand, I rock ’em and roll ’em all night long, I’m a Sixty Minute Man”.

“Tender Moment”Before and After with Rev. Bubba D. Liverance

May 11, 2016

As a songwriter, it’s always interesting for me to compare the simple version of a song to the full production version.  Our band’s latest single is “Tender Moment”.  The first video is me sitting on my back porch and singing the song with just an acoustic guitar.  The second is the finished product recorded by the band in the studio.

Here’s the studio version:

We wanted to capture an emotional feel for the song but we also wanted to make it danceable. I knew the song “Lady Soul” by the Temptations was popular with the dancers so we recorded “Tender Moment” at about the same tempo.  The bass guitar pattern is fairly simple and similar to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”.  Then, in addition to the full drum kit, we overdubbed some latin percussion instruments including bongos.  This gave it a little more danceability and almost a “cha-cha” feel.

“Haint Blue Deluxe” new album from Rev. Bubba D. Liverance

March 21, 2016

CD400_outHey y’all, It’s taken a little while but our new record “Haint Blue Deluxe” has been officially released.  Simultaneously, we’re releasing the next single “Tender Moment”.

This album has a little rock ‘n roll, a little soul, and for beach music fans we’ve included quite a few tunes that should be very ‘shagalicious”.  This is not computer generated music, unlike much of that you hear on the radio today.  These songs were performed by remarkably talented musicians that poured their heart and talent into every single note.

We tried to take a page from the 1960’s and 1970’s when nearly every song that came out on the radio made you feel good or elicited an emotion from the listener.  We wanted to make a record that you’d want to throw in you car’s player, roll the windows down and crank the volume up!

It’s available nearly everywhere on the internet (iTunes, CDbaby, etc.) or you can buy directly from us at http://www.revbubbaband.com   You’ll be hearing and seeing a lot of our shameless self-promotion over the next couple of months.  Meanwhile, y’all be cool! Rev. Bubba

Rev. Bubba D. Liverance & the Cornhole Prophets New Single Release

September 28, 2015

Hey y’all, We’ve got a new single out titled “What Else Could It Be”.  This is the follow up to “A Night Like This” and both singles will be on the upcoming album “Haint Blue Deluxe”.  A lot of people ask me about the process of writing a song and eventually recording the song.  Below you’ll find the original raw version of the song followed by the fully produced version.  I think it’s interesting to listen to the acoustic version and see how much the song changed on the finished product.  I’d really like to take credit for producing the song in the studio (and I do) but the truth of the matter is the musicians playing on the record are the real producers.  I usually play the song for my musicians on the acoustic guitar, then they start bringing in their ideas and run with the ball.  If I hear something I don’t like I’ll ask them to do it differently, but that doesn’t happen often when you’re working with a group of musicians that are this talented!

Rev. Bubba Ain’t Politically Correct

September 18, 2015

I have to be careful of what I say on social media because I still want all those that oppose my political views (the misguided) to buy my records. When it comes to the 14 year old kid that built a clock inside a briefcase, that looks very similar to a bomb, instead of being praised by everyone from the President to MIT, this kid should be severely reprimanded. What would you have done if you had been sitting on an airplane with your children and this kid opened up a briefcase with a homemade clock installed? Same thing goes for schools! The one on the left is a real bomb, on the right is the clock in a briefcase.

Muslim "Bomb-Clock" Kid's Victim Narrative Just Imploded

Rev. Bubba D. Liverance, The Original Gangsta!

August 17, 2015

My son talked me into going to the movies with him to see Straight Out of Compton.  I like biopics and this wound up being a pretty good movie.  During the movie, the characters mentioned driving a “six four” a number of times and afterwards my son asked me what a “six four” was.  In several scenes I saw a 1964 Chevy Impala Convertible and figured that was their street slang for it.  I went on to tell my son that my first car was a….1964 Chevy Impala Convertible (wish I still had it).  He said, “So you were OG (Original Gangsta) back in the day?  I guess he was right!

Rev. Bubba D. Liverance: Song Development “A Night Like This”

July 16, 2015

Hey Y’all, I thought it might be cool to compare our current single “A Night Like This” from the original “raw” version to the finished product.  After writing a song, if we’re planning to record it, I sit down with the band and play it just like in the video below.  I trust my musicians (those guys are a lot more talented than me) so I get their input on the arrangement, the feel of the song, and the instrumentation.

Listen to the basic version, the same way I played it for the band, then listen to the finished product and you’ll hear what they did with the tune. (the musicians do all the work, and, of course, I take all the credit)

Here’s the finished product:

Rev. Bubba Arrested by Marine Police

July 7, 2015

Ok, I was at the beach in Gulf Shores, AL and decided to do some shrimping.  When you haul the net into the boat, there’s a lot of trash fish you have to get rid of.  While I was throwing the trash fish overboard, a herd of dolphins came up. I didn’t know it was against the law to feed them.  The Marine Police showed up, informed me it was illegal, arrested me, fined me, and then got back to chasing drug smugglers.  I told them the dolphin put the fish in my mouth but they didn’t believe me?

On the music side, we’re happy to announce our new single “A Night Like This” is on most of the charts.  We want to thank all the DJ’s for giving us the spins.  Please keep it up, as you can see, I need a new boat!  The final touches are being made on our new album and we’re planning to release a second single real soon.  Meanwhile, y’all be cool and don’t feed the dolphins!  Rev. Bubba D. Liverance