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You Think You got the Blues


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Moviz

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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Maybe it's in the wrong Genre'.. I don't know, but the song is about how lucky some of us are even when things look bad for us, compared to others throughout the world. We think we've got 'The Blues' when we feel sad, but looking at online pics to illustrate this song I was left with a lump in my throat at some of the images. Out of respect and conscience for those in a lot of the images, I couldn't use them just for the purpose of illustrating a song on MJ, even though they depicted what I'm aiming at. I think you'll all know what I mean by that; they were too too moving.
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Lyrics
Chorus
Blues... so you' got the blues,
Yeah! Just walk a mile, in someone else's shoes,
Then tell me who you'd choose to be,
them or you.
You got the blues.

Verse.
Not everyone gets the Blues from love gone wrong.
Not everyone finds a way to put his pain into a song.
People fight and people love,
Pray for help from up above,
and then when it's settled down, What've you we got?
You've got the Blues.. yeah yeah it's called the blues
It's called the blues.... Ahh! yes so sad.. it's called the blues.
Chorus
Ha! Ya' think you got the blues
Just walk a mile in someone else's shoes
Then tell me who you'd choose to be,
Them or you... they' got the blues.

Verse
See the people on the TV Show, shufflin' barefoot wherever they go.
See the people with no food.. Do you think they're in a happy mood?
All their sufferin' all their pain... It's called the blues.
The blues.. you can't choose...
They've all got the blue-ues.

The blues.. ad lib.
Just walk a mile... walk a mile in someone else's shoes,
Then tell me who you think has got,
Really got the blues... the blues... choose
OOh they all got the blues... they got the blues,
Yea, yea, yea, they all got the blues
Not everyone gets the blues from love gone wrong,
Not everyone finds a way to put his pain into a song,
Pain pain... blues, blues, Blue-ues.
Song Stats
Hits: 4915
Comments: 70
Fans: 18
Plays: 211
Downloads: 148
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Nov 03, 2007 - 07:52:36 AM
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2007 - 07:52:36 AM Last Played: Jan 02, 2016 - 06:24:48 PM
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Hardware:
Mac 10.4 Intel, M audio49e, sennheizzer Mic', cheapo guitar,m audio fast track.
Software:
GB
Comments
musichead said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
more info
Id like to know what you used on what...
on your vocal tracks and all..Its really a great idea.
Id like to hear the guitar more. Just a very interesting sound and mix!!!
Its a great thing I tell ya!!!
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Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Wooahhh!
That's praise indeed for me... coming from a virtuoso like yourself. I did think a few times whether or not to post this. The vocal is just in GB with the EQ for volume and tone, just a little reverb on the slider and the harmony in vocal transformer down a fourth. The guitar is on my m-audio with the 'Festival Lead' chosen from the guitar menu. I'm having a bit of ear trouble at the moment where shrill sounds trouble me and that's why I moved the backing lead about a bit, as from one speaker it was a bit much and i took the volume down somewhat becase it was just too cutting above all else. Anyway thanks again for that nice comment I'm well chuffed now, regards M
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Roxylee said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
So true, Maurice
We complain about our light and monentary problems, then we turn on the news and compare our comfortable lives with the rest of the world, and our problems don't seem that big after all. Cool vocal transformer harmony. :-)
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Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Glad you .....
liked it Roxie; thanks for the comments.... and regarding our problems... just take a look at the pics of abject poverty around the world and it really is heartbreaking, regards M
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paul f. page said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
The blues...
...the IDEA behind your inspiration is so sad and so compelling. You are absolutely right about how good most of us have it and how little we do to help others or to even pay attention (to our governments, for instance, and how they can help make our world a better place.) You've voiced an important reflection in your text.

I very much like the vocal harmony and don't know how you pulled that off. Seems like you are using all of your software to optimum advantage and so cleverly. Very nice guitar licks throughout and an adroit use of percussion (loops?) to keep the song cooking at an even tempo. The tune stays with you because of the insistent repetition...That's the style you've chosen. My only thought would be to let a little more melody breathe in the song, but that's just my taste. ... This is mixed like a pro.
Peace (to all of us),
Paul
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Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Thank you ...
Paul for listening I really appreciate your comments. You're correct in that the percussion parts are GB loops; at first I only had the heavy backbeat drums until I'd done everything else and I decided that it was too morbid sounding. Then I added those bongos and it really did give it a lift or as you said (and I love the expression) kept it 'cooking' LOL; too true. Thanks also for the 'vocal' praise.... and thanks to GB LOL, regards M
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sloparts said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Very, very good Maurice
A tasteful treatment to a sad subject that none of us give enough attention to. Love the way you did the harmony on this and the overall feel of the piece.

Makes me wonder what the heck I'm complaining about and why. At least I can get on this Mac and take the time to create and share and just live without always wondering where my next meal is coming from. Or for that matter if someone is going to come to my little corner of the world and try to butcher me for some stupid ideology. Or worse yet, for profit.

Great piece of work here Maurice and very thoughtful. Thanks for sharing.

Ed
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Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
nice comment
Ed and I thank you for listening and taking the trouble.... and it's true, we just have to keep reminding ourselves how lucky we really are, regards M
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DWL said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Interesting vocals
it works amazingly well. Nice groove and sentiments.

And I thought I had the blues........

Chers

Dick

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Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Thanks Dick..
for the nice comments and if you didn't have the blues before.....I'll bet you have 'em now LOL, cheers M
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peacepiano said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
True
Great song. I like your instrument choices here, super back up for your voice. Genre seems okay to me.

Thanks
Bill
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Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Glad you .....
liked this Bill and I'm pleased you approve of the instruments..... and the genre description LOL I never know whether or not they are 'Blues', 'Rock', or 'R and B' it seems a fine line to me always, regards M
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Feter said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
You Think You got the Blues
Very powerfull and thoughtfull .the lyrics just
so true .your way of singin with the effects
dam good one .Groovey one my friend thats a
real blue here .welldone !!
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Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Hi Feter..
Thank you for your approval on this song, because you will have perhaps actually seen some of what I'm singing about. Glad too that you like the vocal, cheers M
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davisamerica said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
maurice!!
nicely crafted all around...such great lyrics...love the vox! a thinking song that grooves...couldn't as for more...hats off sir!
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Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Thanks D...
Love those remarks from you, means a lot, regards M
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said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
WOW ..
Mr. Maurice, the music work is just perfect, the vocal is very special and well arranged as a harmonies. Loved this piece so much .. loops or real guitar ?

Thanks for sharing ..

Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Thanks for...
always being so open to other people's music Yeman. I'm pleased that you like this and the performance. The 'guitar' is a GB midi setting called 'Festival Lead', played on my m-audio keyboard. I was a bit nervous of using it with all these excellent Rock guitarists here at MJ, so I'm pleased that it sounds pass-able as a real guitar LOL, regards M
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said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
makes me wanna throw up my hands
smooth vocal backed up by an incredible composition, and great playin.!!!!
Moviz said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Thanks for...
calling in with this note and I'm really pleased with your comments.... cheers me up no end, regards M
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Vic Holman said 3552 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
green..i mean orange
this is really cool. vocal transformer sure gives it a interesting sound and texture. really has a twist for a blues style of song. maybe thats way I'm enjoying this so much.
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Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Glad you .....
think so Vic... it's a sort of cross with blues and rock that's why I was confused about the genre, but as long as you think it works that's great by me, Cheers M
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lengold said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
This is
my favourite of yours so far Maurice. It really is a wonderful sound, really infectious and warm. Your voice sounds great and the instrumentation spot on. Great production too. Superb. Downloaded.
Cheers
Len


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Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Thanks Len...
I guess you managed to get through it in one piece then LOL, Thanks for the comments and 'fave'; most appreciated, regards M
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J.A.Stewart said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Beyond the *Pale* Blue
Nice musical rumination, Maurice.

Yeah... we all get *The Blues* at one point or another, but mostly pale blues by comparison to many around the world. The blues they've got... on a daily basis... go WAY beyond *the pale*.

Interesting Low-Tech treatment on the vocals... reminds me of an Eventide Harmonizer effect... for far less cost. lol

--- Joe
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Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Hi Joe
Nice of you to drop in and I'm sure there's a lyric somewhere in your comment LOL ie 'blue ', 'pale blue', beyond the 'pale'' etc. LOL A few have mentioned the harmony thing, but I have used it in a few songs before, so perhaps it just suits this song better, making it more noticeable. Thanks again for your kind remarks, regards M
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Doug Somers said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
You already have this great
performance of a fine song and then you go and add this inspired harmoniser - totally brilliant! A new approach to a traditional style that I find works really well to underscore the lyrics. Thanks Maurice!

Cheers,
Doug
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Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Well
I thank you Doug for calling in and listening to this and for your generous remarks; much appreciated, regards M
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Ibstrat said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Moviz
This song is so true-should be required listening for everyone who thinks their life is terrible.Excellent job!
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Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Thank you ...
Mark you are correct of course... and nice of you to call in and comment, regards M
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Macaudion said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Bangn' it out
Dat be the blues, for shure! Nice job Movitz! Oftentimes I look at someone else's situation and go, I'm not having a bad day afterall... Looking at some of the real problems in this world is certainly a way to alter the perspective of my own little deal'y.

Now, are you playing any instruments on this - guitar/bass/drums/groove machine???

Nice groove thing ya got goin.

Thanks! Macca
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Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
LOL Believe me
Macca there ain't no room for all those instruments in my little home.... so I frauded I hate to say, except for a rhythm guitar clangin' on the right and my vocal. Drums/ bongos are loops (though I s'pose I could have played bongos live) all the rest was played on my m-audio 49e. Thanks for the interest and for taking the time to listen. Nice to know that it pleased you, regards M
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said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Nice Blues
I like this rock out from you, real funky stuff!
Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Thanks Tom,
A different sound again I suppose, but still glad you like it, cheers M
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kristyjo said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Great posting
I like all of the parts. Listening on my PowerBook speakers, I'd ask for a little less of the vocals, and a little more of the guitar. (But it may come through differently on better speakers.)
The message is great, and you deliver it without being morbid, or laying a guilt trip on anyone.
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Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Hi Kristyjo
Glad you liked this , tho' I wouldn't have thought it would be your cup of tea genre-wise. Regarding the guitar; I did have to turn it down and spread it a little because against everything else in the mix, it was so shrill and cutting, so that's how I tried to baalnce it. I did have in mind the people who use earphones and if they'd had to have that one point of shrillness in one ear it would have been too much (see how considerate I am? LOL) I have some of those Creature JBL speakers with woofer and tweeters, so I tend to balance using those, Thanks again, M
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said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Ouch!
Your song and description kind of hurt me. Then I know I should take a step back, look to myself and try to order the emotions that pop in my mind. This song feels like it is written about my ordeals of lately, I could/am wrong, but that would be so besides the point. It is a song, thus universal! I haven't listen to the song since I am reading the lyrics and your description. It kind of hurts me, in a very fatherly way. Thank you for this lesson, Maurice. I mean this.
Love, Marc
Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Thanks Marc..
I'm glad if you got something out of my song; that's very flattering. Though we all have things to learn from life, we just need a jog every so often. Nice message from you , thanks again, M
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Peter Bauckham said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Wow
this isn't what I was expecting at all... I too would like those guitars turned up a little. Love what you've done to your voice - I don't know why but it reminds me a little of JJ Cale. This flows really well. Hope your ear trouble sorts itself out soon. Peter
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Moviz said 3551 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Hi Peter,
I must listen to JJ Cale, but I didn't do a lot to the voice just as is, through my m-audio fast track and not very loud so used GB EQ to get some volume and a little tone, then a little reverb with the GB slider. Then duplicate track and vocal transfrmr down a fourth. You can see my reason for the guitar volume above in my answer to Kristyjo so I'm pleased that you were suprised LOL and liked it... that's a good thing LOL, Thanks for calling, regards M
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craft said 3550 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
ye
nice vocal efx... The song is catchy... Well done
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Moviz said 3550 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
Thanks Craft...
...glad you liked it, regards M
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Heightened said 3550 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
You think you got...
Excellent. And super vocals!
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Moviz said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Thanks H
Nice to see you here... and glad you enjoyed, cheers M
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said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Yes!
Nice work Maurice. I too really like the vocal on this one, but the whole thing works for me.

Yup...Sometimes we just need to remove our heads from our keisters and get a little perspective!

Way to tell it friend!

Be well!
Moviz said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Thanks for
listening Michael; I'd hoped you'd like this, as it's more your type of sound, being the 'Rocker' you are LOL... just wish I'd been able to come up to scratch guitar wise... so I'm glad you approve, regards M
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lavalamp said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Full sound
You've got a full sound on this, not many empty spaces. Loved the vocals, sounds like you're singing like a slide guitar. Little like the theme song to the Sapranos, too.
Excellent job.
Dave
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Moviz said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Thanks for
dropping in and listening Dave... and for the compliments. I'm pleased that you commented... the vocal though is just straight with some reverb then duplicated and taken down a fourth... so it's just the same as if I'd sung harmony (only more exact). I hear what you say about the slide guitar tho' LOL, regards M
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spitlogic said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Good message
It rings very true. Even the best off among us seems to find something to complain about when there are those of us who have a more peaceful existance with very little.

I like the voice manipulation on this song. It almost sounds like a guitar singing.
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Moviz said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Glad you .....
heard this Mitchel and pleased you left the message. Dave above, also remarked on the harmony vocal, tho' I have used it a few times before on other songs... glad you approve, cheers M
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racerat said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Gratitude
I love the theme and emotion behind this song. Gratitude. We could use a lot more of it in this country. Here is a disturbing fact I learned the other day: Did you know that only 5% of the US population holds a passport! That means that only 5% of the people in this country have ever even been OUTSIDE IT! Explains quite a bit when it comes to our myopic foreign policy and lack empathy for the rest of the world. Thanks for this gem. Nice tone on the vocal, very original.
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Moviz said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Hi Philip..
Thanks for calling and listening. It's obvious that you've considered these problems yourself, judging by your strong comment. 5% seems a small number, but then again when you look at how many people there are in the States, it's still a lot of people, but does seem only a small amount in comparison, as you say. I watched a discussion program on Sunday morning though where it was stated that America gives more to the third world per person than anyone else, but I must say I was suprised really, that Britain wasn't on an equal footing as a donor to charities. Well thanks again Philip for your words, regards M
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Doadars Uncle said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Maurice!
Cool vocal treatment! This is a real grinder! It is blues season!

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Moviz said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Well Doug
it certainly does seem like the Blues season LOL, but everybody likes the blues anyway don't they; I like your description of it being a 'Grinder' that's perfect.... it is like grinding away at it , LOL, regards M
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Doadars Uncle said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Ah Yes
In addition, I appreciate the lyrics, absolutely!
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Moviz said 3549 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Thanks
again Doug,cheers M
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said 3548 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
True words...
bluesy music... true blues. You hit the mark on this one, Moviz. Love your vocal... that is cool. The blues this is!

D
Moviz said 3548 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Nice comment
Jack, thanks a lot for listening, it's most appreciated, regards M
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perceptualvortex said 3547 days ago (November 8th, 2007)
The blues
Great song, and the sentiment is right on target. I love the overall sound you've achieved, with the grooving music and effected vocals.
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Moviz said 3547 days ago (November 8th, 2007)
Thanks David...
Nice of you to give a listen and I'm pleased that you like this, regards M
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gail60 said 3545 days ago (November 10th, 2007)
Maurice Maurice!!!
You are always so good! You never disappoint me when it comes to great music! I love your voice and these lyrics are so good, and so true. Too bad we don't all learn how to appreciate the things we take for granted every day! You are really talented and always a fav! Thanks for sharing!
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Moviz said 3544 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Gail...
your so kind in your comments and again I'm so pleased that you listened to this... bucked me up no end, Thanks again, regards M
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announcer said 3545 days ago (November 10th, 2007)
Truly original posting
this is a song that could have been very good but ordinary if it had not been for the bold choices you made in the production of this. The vocal treatment and the laying back of the counter melody with the guitar are unusual but take this song to another level. Good stuff.


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Moviz said 3544 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Thanks Bill...
You being such a competant musician,I'm always pleased to receive your comments... I appreciate this, regards M
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stevel said 3544 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Experimental blues!
Cool track...I like the guitar playing almost a bit Robert Fripp sounding. The vocal effect is interesting too..although I would be interested to hear what it sounds like without that effect as you have such a nice singing voice!
Good stuff
Cheers
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Moviz said 3544 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
You Know
Steve, i thought of you when I was doing this song, firstly I'd thought of asking you to do a guitar thing and then I thought the vocal would also suit you. I didn't like to ask though, so I went ahead and though you say you like my voice ( I'm well pleased about that believe me), it needed more body for this song especially with all the backing hence the harmony. That's why I thought about your nice rich tones sounding great on this. Thanks a lot for listening and your words, cheers M
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Three Cat Clem said 3491 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Smart...
This is cool. The guitar is real smart. Nice work.
I'm a sucka for distorted guitar.
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Moviz said 3490 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Thanks TCC
I'm glad I called back here to see your message and I'm glad you approve too. Now I'm going to listen to your music, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 3470 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
I
love the effect on your vocals, it's good to try something different and I have some great bluesy sounds coming through my speakers listening to this! This sounds great and the lyrics are very true! Great song!
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Moviz said 3470 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
Nice to
see you down here Bob and glad you like my blue-ues LOL, Yes the words are true, regards M
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