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My Old Friend Jack (full version)


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daddyg

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Do you remember my old friend Jack.
They caught him with some cocaine a long while back.
Well he's home now and he's trying to start a new life.
I'd really like to make it over there to see him and his wife.

He played a mighty fine guitar, mandolin and steel.
He used to play a lot before he started to deal
And I'm hoping that he hasn't forgotten how to sing
And that prison hasn't scarred his soul and ruined everything.

He was such an inspirarion to me.
When he played and sang he made it look so easy
And when my songs were just beginning to come
He told me this, "You've got to follow your bliss.
A song is like a kiss. You've got to put yourself into it."

So Steve if you can manage to maybe scare up a car,
We'll go wake up Billy and tell him to grab a guitar
You can drive and I can roll
And we'll be there by high noon.
Maybe Jack will surprise us with a brand new tune.
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Fans: 14
Plays: 551
Downloads: 60
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Uploaded: Mar 20, 2006 - 03:33:01 AM
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2009 - 01:54:25 AM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 05:04:07 AM
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TobinMueller said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
A brand new tune
Thanks for responding. The last version did cut off, and this fade out is
much nicer. Such a wonderful tune, so well produced. As I said in the
earlier version, great track.
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daddyg said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
A brand new tune
Thanks Tobin. One of my first "children" and always dear to my heart.
Glad you like "Jack"

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Scott Carmichael said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Jack taught you well
If the production wasn't great, i would still love this song... it stands on
it's own... but aside from being a well crafted tune, it is produced right
on target... drum sounds, all the playing, passion in the vox... you pick
us up, and take us somewhere!!

bravo!!!
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daddyg said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Jack taught you well
Thank you. Had a lot of help on the production at Greg Mackie's (Mackie
Designs) home studio.

Glad you liked it.

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jie said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Enjoyed
Nicely structured song, well played. well produced.I hope it is about my friend Jack Daniels
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jie said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Enjoyed
Nicely structured song, well played. well produced.I hope it is about my friend Jack Daniels
Check out my latest song called Planet of the Apes
Ed Hannifin said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Didn't I hear this on country radio yesterday?
No?

Well. All right. Maybe tomorrow then.

Hanging out with Greg Mackie, are we? Well then...

This is well crafted, well performed and well recorded. Stop in for tea
when the tour gets to New England.

Ed
said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Very nice done
Solid production and performance.
Thanks for sharing
Keep up the good work
Respectfully
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Skean


One of your best.:)
jakgetar69 said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Very Very Pretty
This reminds me Harry Chapin and its just wonderful work.
Keep it up.
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HGB said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Very Professional.......
Wow, straight out of the studio, you guy's arn't screwin' around, incredible sound quality, honestly , I didn't like your song that much, but you guy's are very good musician's and definitly very good song writer's.
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J.A.Stewart said 4082 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Nitty-Gritty Production
It's probably the mandolin that helps suggest The Dirt Band, but it's
alright, this performance has more power than that. Just very well-done
and produced.

The arrangement is somewhat curious, evolving as it does from what
would seem to be a straightforward acoustic-country feel to a pop
flourish with strings and horns at the end. How did that happen? ;-)
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Einarus said 4081 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
So good
Beautiful work.
I know this is the time where I list up all the things about this that I liked,
but I won't. Simply because I don't really know what it is about this piece
that makes it such a pleasurable listen for me.
What I do know, though, is that it works - whatever 'it' might be.

An excellent song and a mighty fine addition to my iPod!
Thanks for sharing!
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charliechen said 4081 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Wow... Wow
What a great song. The sentiment, the musical setting, the lyrics, everything.

And the wonderful production is simply the icing.

Great, great song.
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kristyjo said 4081 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Seems so simple
but that's what makes it so touching. Perfect mix of instrumentation.
Great production.
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caroline said 4081 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
dear lord ... s'lovely
this is up there with all those big songs i enjoy so much - and into itunes it goes - thank you sooo much x
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Corporal Beef said 4078 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
Nice Story
This is a great story, and you put it to music very nicely. The
arrangement and dynamics are spot on, and the performance is in the
pocket. Good work here. Thanks for posting.
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ktb said 4077 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
all the way around
you've got a fine voice, and this is a great track. good song craft. nice
melody and lyrics. tasty guitar work as well. are you playing all the
instruments here? thats damn impressive. also its just an excellent
mix, great production all the way around
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aclarke said 4076 days ago (March 26th, 2006)
Terrific
Really great stuff... beyond my ability to offer an type of criticism on such
a well written, performed and produced song. This is a damn fine tune
and it was my pleasure to listen to it. Instant fave and download. Thanks!
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MowMeDown said 4029 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Grammy material
Perfect. Brings to mind so many things. Great sound.
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said 3250 days ago (June 29th, 2008)
Amazing!
One of the best qualities ever heard in a long time. Excellent performance and an amazing piece of work. A true masterpiece we have here, thanks a lot for sharing. 10's all the way!

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crissew said 2609 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
The best arrangement
I have heard from your tracks so far. I like the subtleness of the verses and how the chorus opens up. Very well sung. My fav. of the songs I have heard of yours so far. Well done hook and great harmonies. Well done. Could use a little de essing on this vocal too IMO.
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