producer to drummer: "I want youto go around on your higher-ups and land on your ironware"
comment about a double track: "Tighter than two coats of paint!"
tonal comment:"Darker than the inside of a cow"
I always heard "tanging the hump" came from James Brown. Also, the comment about about the song getting slower---the story I heard was that drummer Jerry Kroon was on a Vern Gosdin session and when Vern asked Jerry to slow it down again, Jerry said, "Hoss, if it gets any slower we're gonna need a calendar instead of a metonome"
Producer to engineer: Can you throw the tamborine in te deep end of the pool ?
And I first heard "tanging the hump" in the mid-eighties with with David Huff, and the comment was from Gary Lunn !! Gary, care to 'fess up where that came from ?
One of my first side gigs in town, the bass player called out to me "fifteen forty-five". By the time he hit the second chord change I figured out what he meant, but my first impulse was to answer "ten-four"....