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FEEL with Emily Rohm


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FEEL

 Genre: Funk

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FEEL is what music is all about to me.

I remember the old band I started a little over a decade ago. The band originated from a break up of a former band I was a member. It was a bit ugly, the bass player Cedrick and I were unhappy with the new drummer, Cedrick and I made a move to go on strike until there was a replacement. It didn’t pan out too well and the leader of the group said he was unhappy with us and had dissolved the band. That left Cedrick and I on our own.

We began to practice at a rehearsal studio over in Dallas. From there we acquired a drummer, Rick and another guitar player, Terry (aka paralax). It was a major improvement from the previous band, with a decent rhythm section to back it all up, the band name FEEL was conceived.

A special thanks to Emily Rohm for singing this song for me. With her dynamic voice, it makes a difference to what this composition is.


Emily Rohm on vocals
Me on guitar
EZ-Drummer on drums
My midi Keyboard on bass

Re-mastered and mixed with Logic Studio

A tribute to my old band FEEL.
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Lyrics
Hear the sound that surrounds you,
Embrace it and play...
Feel the world spin around you,
Hold on tight and feel...

Can't you feel it...

Hear the song that will send you,
To where you want to be...
See the sky spin around too,
Look up at it you'll see...

Can't you feel it...

Fell the heat, let the sun shine in...
And Feel the beat, let the sound surround you...

First verse again....

By John Alan Luper
Song Stats
Hits: 4751
Comments: 39
Fans: 18
Plays: 98
Downloads: 158

Uploaded: Feb 24, 2008 - 12:58:52 PM
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2008 - 01:06:47 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 08:23:06 PM
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Comments
said 3410 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
simply
outstanding vox over a great track. Those harmonies are just iron.
FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Thanks
for dropping by and taking a listen. It's a real pleasure to have you here.
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ktb said 3410 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
i felt the world spin
i can't even articulate how tremendous this is. huge props to you all. emily's vocals were outstanding. the guitars were oh so fine, esp liking the choppy rythym
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FEEL said 3407 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Thanks John
I kind of wanted the world to spin on this and I'm glad you felt it.
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Vic Holman said 3410 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
I feel it
what a great funky/rock groove. sounds mighty fine!

WOW!! Emily sure has a great set of pipes.

I got a laugh from your band story. ain't that the story everywhere
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FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
thanks Vic
For dropping by. I love your stuff.
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Feter said 3410 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
FEEL with Emily Rohm by
WOW Emily surely has a great pwoerful funky voice !!
the guitar tone here is amazing groovey ...let you
wanna jammin and jammin for hours with this ...
Deep Bow !!!
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FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
thanks so much
for the encouragement. I'm glad you enjoyed this.
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eleveneyes said 3410 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
B.A.
That stands for Bad Ass cuz this tune is BAD ASS! From the addictive guitar riff to Emily's soaring, haunting vocals. Nice!
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FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
I'll take the BA
thanks for the compliments... I have to agree Emily is quite the vocal addition to this track.
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said 3410 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Great funk
Great played guitar.... Good funk... And i really like the vocals... The effect on the vocals is great... And what a great guitar solo.... I like this a lot.... Thanks for sharing...
FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Thanks for dropping by
and checking out some of my stuff. I really liked the last song you posted as well.
Check out my latest song called Stuck n D - 214ce ES2 test
said 3409 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
I feel it
Emily has alot of strenght in her voice! YOu guys rock real tight! I dont know why it reminds me of jefferson airplane, but in a cool way... not in the starshipway mabye if they stuck to the rock roots this is what would have happened! I like the end just goes up the scale and out!!!!!
FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Thanks for the comparison
Emily definitely has some pipes. I'm glad you liked this and thanks for the kind words.
Check out my latest song called Stuck n D - 214ce ES2 test
Ed Hannifin said 3409 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
This is headphone magic...
...largely on the basis of great singing from Emily and really funky and energetic playing from John...

But, ya know, the bass and drums on this one are actually really strong and lifelike, too... You must've known just what you wanted, and had some idea of how to get it...

Anyway, it's a lot of fun to listen to, and I intend to do just that...

Ed
FEEL said 3407 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
I wish I could
listen to music like you do. You have a way of deciphering music and coming up with highlights to a song. That aside, your right on when you say I must have known what I had in mind when it came to the drums and bass.

On the first version of the song, I managed to slaughter the drums when trying to emulate what the drummer use to play. I'm no drummer and sometimes it's best to leave the drumming to the experts. I've been looking for a percussion program that gives me the right sound and control over the included loops. EZ-Drummer is a midi based drum machine that gives me the tools to manipulate and add. As far as the kits, I was suggested by EZ-Drummers customer service to acquire the vintage kit which turned out to work well for me. The drums are a bit different than the the original live version especially at the beginning and on some of the changes though I think they fit well.

I originally wrote this song for Cedrick. He is a phenomenal bass player and a big student of Marcus Miller, Stanley Clark, and a fan of the band Earth Wind and Fire. The bass I emulated on the keys mimicked some of the riffs he used when we use to play this. I built the rest from there.

And of course, Emily's voice is such a big improvement from when I sang it.
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Youra said 3409 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Long time
no ear%u2026 good to listen back to your great guitar licks. And outstanding voice too. Long Live Texas !
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FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Hey...I think I've been around
Just been busy... like I see you've been. Nice to have your hear.
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Cori Ander said 3409 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Think I can feel
I think I can feel what you feel in music.
Have always almost adored your guitar things.
Only needed a few chops of the introductory backing here, to know it was for the fav-button.

And yes, as you point out, Emilys vocals counterpoints the backing in a really interesting way. Makes the song to a meeting between old and new times. A great contribution.

A highlight is the way too short guitar solo.
Please could I have twenty minutes more of that :) every day :)
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FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Cori
Thanks for the kind words. I wish I could play longer leads for you but I would probably start making mistakes. I'm glad you feel music like I do... I kind of figured you to be more passionate than I. I have to agree, Emily does an extraordinary job on vocals and I think it blended well with this piece of music. Always a treasure to read your comments.

John
Check out my latest song called Stuck n D - 214ce ES2 test
Mcboy said 3409 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
great to hear
emily again...sounding passionate.....man that keyboard bass rules....nice thick sound......your rhythm playing kicks.......nice driven texas solo.....well crafted song......kind of reminds me of grace slick...something she might have done or would have sounded kool doing....hehheh......mighty fine tex!!!!!
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FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Hey Mcboy!
Nice to have your presence. I have to agree that Emily can really emote. It's really hard to not come up with a decent tune having her voice to compliment it. I appreciate the encouragement on the backup band as well.
Check out my latest song called Stuck n D - 214ce ES2 test
KCsGROOVE said 3409 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
great tune!
Very fine tune!
great guitarsound (cool solo!)
very fine drumtrack!
love this one!
KC
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FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Thanks KC
Nice to read your comments, it's very encouraging.
Check out my latest song called Stuck n D - 214ce ES2 test
said 3408 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Funky & Rockin'
Good job guys, you and Emily made some synergetic sound here
FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Hey Tom
I'm glad we could synergies. Thanks for dropping by.
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ledebutant said 3408 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Sweet Slick
This is super groovy and Emily's vocal reminds me of a sweeter Grace Slick. Ed's right that the song and mix has a ton of energy and the drums are really strong, I think.

In spots it seems as though the vocal is overpowering the rest of the arrangement. Emily's a really strong singer and her tone is very bright compared to the sound of the rest of the song, so at the points where the levels seem like they might need some massaging, her voice REALLY pops out and it's hard to hear the rest of the mix. I'm not complaining because she sounds great, but I think she could be sitting a little better in the mix, still.

Your fuzzy solo just kills, I'm sitting here grinning on the second playthrough, because the whole thing just rocks and is so much fun.
FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Hey Lisa
thanks for the second run. I'm glad you enjoyed this. It's always a pleasure to read your comments.
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bud said 3408 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Wow this rocks -
great guitar work and cooking rhythm - excellent vocals and one helluva good feel. Very impressive production - intense.
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FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Bud
I appreciate you coming by and taking a listen. Thanks for the thumbs up.
Check out my latest song called Stuck n D - 214ce ES2 test
Emily Rohm said 3408 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Yea!
Hi John!! Thanks for letting me know about the remix. I haven't been around here much lately, and it's great to hear from you! The new drum track sounds great. It is a new drum track, right? They sound much tighter in the remix. Everything really sounds more balanced and slick.

Your songs are always fun to sing and I hope we can do more together someday. :)
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FEEL said 3408 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Hey! Emily!
It's great to see you here. Yes those are new drums and the song was re-mastered in Logic Studio. With the new tools I have there should be a big improvement on the overall sound.

Someday let me know and we'll come up with another collab.
Check out my latest song called Stuck n D - 214ce ES2 test
MissChaos said 3408 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
sweet!
Fantastic, both of you! This has all the ingredients of a bad-ass rock song. Love the the vocal effects used ever-so sparingly. Really great. One tiny little nit: at 2:10, during that bridge, I seem to be missing the really low end on the percussion track. Maybe a bit more punch on the kick drum? Seems like a great place to bump the bass a bit while Emily sings the bridge. Just a thought. Love it!
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FEEL said 3406 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Great to see you hear!
I'm happy you liked this... your right... no bass on the bridge... just an over phased kick and snare... it does shake the car windows on my commute to work though.
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gail60 said 3406 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
wow!
What an awesome song! Great vocals and your guitar playin' really rocks! So much talent and creativity to write and perform! I really enjoyed this song. Thanks for sharing it with us! Take care..
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FEEL said 3405 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Thank you
for taking the time to listen and sharing some kind words. I'm especially happy that you liked this.

John
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said 3396 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Great!
What a great vocal she has? What a great playing you did here? ... Hats off for you 2!

Take Care
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paralax said 3391 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
great remix
a classic song redone.emilys voice was made for this song she really nails it with her powerful vocals.takes me back to the old days thanks for posting.

Terry
p.s. still like the other versions too
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Heightened said 3390 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Stupendous song.
Freaky amazing collab!
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I'm a self taught guitar player who started playing at the age of 13. I mix my guitar progressions together, add lyrics and from that point I'll search for vocal melodies. The music I write is about life experiences and some about random subject mat... [see more]

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