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12 Have a Little Faith (John Hiatt)
Goh Nakamura

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My sister’s friends asked me to record this John Hiatt song for the first dance of their wedding. I recorded it in about a day in my parent’s house. My sister Aya (who is also the background voice on the +/- cover) sang the harmonies and “have a little faith” refrains near the end. I originally looped my voice in falsetto at the end to try and emulate a choir.

After listening to it a few times, I realized that I needed a professional singer to get that “heavenly” sound. I called my girlfriend Yumi Thomas, an amazing singer, and looped her about 30 times! It really made the track!

Then, I listened to it and danced to it with her- to make sure it would work for a wedding dance. It did!

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Goh- This recording is amazing. You and your wonderful singers did a fantastic job.

Comment by nathalie 03.18.05 @ 6:16 pm

beautiful work, big ups, man.

Comment by allan 03.31.05 @ 1:13 am

i love it Goh, it’s amazing… i listened to it a ton of times already, can’t get enough of it!

Comment by leanne 05.16.05 @ 1:07 pm

Hi there, I am trying to track down Yumi Thomas! Sounds like you date her…..could you put me in touch with her? I curated a show at Varnish Gallery a couple years ago and I am doing a project that could use her voice possibly.
thanks….Sue Li Jue (dancer/choreographer)

Comment by Sue Li Jue 09.06.06 @ 7:59 pm

just trying to listen to have a little faith in me

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