Lullaby Party

by James Whetzel



This is an instrumental arrangement of my son's favorite lullaby that I made for him.

Normally I would sing it to him repeatedly to get him to go to sleep, or to calm him down when he was upset. So given that I would normally sing this melody repeatedly for an indeterminate length of time, it was an intriguing question as to how long I should make the instrumental version of it and how the piece should develop!

I decided to keep it short, and have it evolve texturally with different instruments coming in and out and harmony parts on nylon string guitar and mandolin. Other instruments on this track are sarod, ukulele, accordion, feadóg stáin (Irish Whistle), steel string guitar, electric bass and percussion. By chance it ended up being an almost all acoustic track, except for the electric bass is. I was going to add electronic drums, but it felt like there was no need. The acoustic bass drum had all the low frequencies I needed.

I hope you enjoy the music! Perhaos it will help you to find calm in times of stress also!


released January 24, 2020
Composed, performed, recorded, mixed and produced by James Whetzel.
Mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound


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Olin Place Seattle, Washington

Olin Place is a record label founded by James Whetzel in 1999. Styles of music include downtempo, instrumental hip hop, Indie Pop, West African and South Asian traditional music and fusion, ambient music, soundtrack music, and instrumental Christmas and Holiday music on sarod. ... more

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