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Transform Your Guitar Licks with Some Inspiration from a Flutist!

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Savvy guitarists are always looking for melodic inspiration from sources other than guitar players. So anyone who digs beautiful jazz motifs and soaring single-note lines should check out the brand-new album by flutist — and Guitar Player's awesome web manager — Ragan Whiteside.

This is no favor for a co-worker, BTW. Treblemaker is Ragan's fourth album, and she's an accomplished player, a musically sensitive producer, and a fantastic songwriter. In fact, I just received Treblemaker today, and the bouyant, funky strut of her grooves — as well as the sweet tone and melodicism of her playing — had me grabbing my guitar to try out some of my own funky-sophisticated-cool licks. See for yourself...

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ALBUM CREDITS 

Intro

(Dennis Johnson, Ragan Whiteside, and Corey Johnson)

Corey’s Bop

(Dennis Johnson / Bob Baldwin / Ragan Whiteside)

December Soul (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC), Raw Groove (SESAC) Produced by Dennis Johnson

Ragan Whiteside – flute

Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming

Bob Baldwin – keyboards

Early Arrival

(Ragan Whiteside / Bob Baldwin)

Raw Groove (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC) Produced by Bob Baldwin and Ragan Whiteside Ragan Whiteside – flute

Kim Waters – saxophones

Bob Baldwin – keyboards

Derek Scott - guitar

Richard Harrison - drums

By the Moonlight

(Dennis Johnson / Bob Baldwin)

December Soul (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC) Produced by Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin Ragan Whiteside – flute

Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming Bob Baldwin – Keyboard

The Sun Came Up

(Ragan Whiteside)

Raw Groove (SESAC)

Arranged and Produced by Bob Baldwin

Ragan Whiteside – flute

Bob Baldwin – keyboards

Dennis Johnson - keyboards / drum programming

Let’s Do This (ft. Tom Browne)

(Ragan Whiteside / Bob Baldwin)

Raw Groove (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC)

Produced by Dennis Johnson, Ragan Whiteside, and Bob Baldwin Ragan Whiteside – flute

Tom Browne – trumpet / flugelhorn

Bob Baldwin – keyboards

Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming

I Never Told You

(Ragan Whiteside / Zoiea / Bob Baldwin)

Raw Groove (SESAC), OhizepDowdyMusic (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC) Produced by Bob Baldwin, Dennis Johnson, and Ragan Whiteside

Ragan Whiteside – vocals

Ron Jenkins – bass

Jorel “JFly” Flynn – drums

Bob Baldwin – keyboards

Flute Funk (ft. Frank McComb)

(Frank McComb / Ragan Whiteside)

Quiramknarf Music (BMI), Raw Groove (SESAC) Produced by Frank McComb

Ragan Whiteside – flute

Frank McComb – vocals and all other instruments May Rose - vocals

Love Song (ft. Marion Meadows)

(Ragan Whiteside / Bob Baldwin)

Raw Groove (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC)

Produced by Bob Baldwin, Dennis Johnson, and Ragan Whiteside Ragan Whiteside – flute

Marion Meadows – saxophones

Dennis Johnson - drum programming

Bob Baldwin - keyboards

Ron Jenkins - bass

Mystic Vibration

(Dennis Johnson and Ragan Whiteside)

December Soul (SESAC), Raw Groove (SESAC) Produced by Dennis Johnson

Ragan Whiteside – flute

Phil Casagrande – keyboard solo

Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming

See you at the Get Down (ft. Bob Baldwin and The PR Experience)

(Ragan Whiteside)

Raw Groove (SESAC)

Produced by Ragan Whiteside and Bob Baldwin Ragan Whiteside – flute

Bob Baldwin – keyboard

Nelson Render – trumpet

Marvin Pryor – trombone

Travis Kimber – saxophones

Richard Harrison - drums

Photography by Tri8Media

Makeup by Elexis

Style Consultant: Kym Swain

CD cover art layout: Ragan Whiteside

Mastered by Matt Noble at The Loft, Bronxville, NY

Engineered and Mixed by Dennis Johnson at The Uppa Room South, Marietta, GA

“Flute Funk” tracks and vocals recorded at Boobeescoot Studio, Los Angeles, CA and Amsterdam Netherlands and The Uppa Room South Marietta, GA

Mixed by Frank McComb, Engineered by Frank McComb and Dennis Johnson

Kim Waters’ saxophones recorded at Waterfall Studios, Covington, GA

Marion Meadows’ saxophones recorded at MM Entertainment Recording

Tom Browne’s trumpet and flugelhorn recorded at Tom Browne’s, Garner, NC

Phil Casagrande’s keyboard recorded at Casagrande Recording Studios, Yonkers, NY

Drums on “Early Arrival” and “See You at the Get Down” recorded at RAHPRO Studios, Bronx, NY

Drums on “I Never Told You” recorded at Fly Studios, Lithonia, GA

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