I made my very first recording back around 1968. I remember being astounded at being able to hear my voice played back instantly. The recorder was a small portable reel to reel tape recorder that belonged to one of my Uncles. The second time I recorded was with my school friend Jimbo Alexander who lived down the street from me. He brought over his portable reel to reel and we recorded my first song "Babe I Need You So". My sister Robin helped me write the lyrics. It was 1970 and I was in the 5th grade and had started my first band with Jimbo on bass guitar & our friend Jay Brinkley on drums. I was the guitarist & lead vocalist. The guitar was a Western Auto Del Ray acoustic guitar. We played that song over and over again and got to perform it for our entire 5th grade class at an end of the year party along with the song "Joy to the world" by Three Dog Night (which was popular at the time). I remember the feeling of being so scared but so excited to be in front of my peers performing those songs! Fun memories. Christmas 1972 was extra special because I got my first cassette tape recorder. I spent hours upon hours recording sound effects, songs, interviews and pretending to be a radio DJ (my dream at the time). I still have those tapes and get a kick out of hearing my little adolescent voice and the shenanigans I got into. And now I'm grateful that I'm able to continue to record my music and sounds and share them with the entire world - thanks to the "world wide web" and particularly AudioJungle.
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