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Just What Kind of Magic


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Moviz

 Genre: Bossa Nova

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This is an update and re-recording of a song I posted soon after joining Macjams. It's a song I wrote and played in the 80's when I was but a child (I lie, LOL).... OK I was in my thirties (still lying). Anyway, it's a song I always liked and i thought it deserved re-visiting, as the first version was lopsided guitar-wise and also needed filling out some. I hope I've managed to put it right with this version. M
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Lyrics
Just What Kind of Magic
Intro. Ama7/ Fma7/Ama7/ Fma7
Verse 1
Just what kind of magic did it take to bring you here?
Ama7 Fma7
Some sweet Angel weaved the spell and made the others cheer.
Ama7 Fma7
They must have heard me prayin’, or seen me shed a tear,
Cma7 G7sus4 Cma7 G7sus4
Am I only dreamin’ or are you really here?
A7sus4 A7 A7sus4 A7
Chorus

Oh, Baby, baby, baby ,say you’ve come to stay ,
Fma7 Cma7
Tell me darlin’, tell me, that you’re here to stay .
Fma7 Cma7 G7sus4 /G7/ G7sus4 /G7

Verse 2
In my imagination, I could never imagine you,
Ama7 Fma7
You bring a good sensation, makin’ everythin’ brand new.
Ama7 Fma7
How could I ever dream that you could feel the same way too?
Cma7 G7sus4 Cma7 G7sus4
Yet here I am with you, and just to prove it’s true
A7sus4 A7 A7sus4 A7
Chorus

Bridge
Come a little closer and let me feel your glow,
Gm F (Fm7)
I know your eyes will tell me, just how far to go.
E E7
Chorus

Ad lib verse

Chorus

Bridge
Come a little closer and let me feel your glow,
Gm F (Fm7)
I know your eyes will tell me, all I need to know.
E E7
Chorus

Outro Ama7/ Fma7/Ama7/ Fma7 Ama7

Song Stats
Hits: 3365
Comments: 28
Fans: 22
Plays: 158
Downloads: 117
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Oct 24, 2008 - 03:27:14 PM
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2008 - 03:27:14 PM Last Played: Jan 19, 2017 - 12:27:04 PM
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Hardware:
Mac Intel, fast Track, M-audio 49e, sennheizzer mic, cheapo guitar
Software:
GB, drum loops,
Comments
sloparts said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Nice song Maurice
Love the latin feel of this and the lyrics are great.

One thing that I think would help this song would be to lower the level of the high pitched instrument playing along with the melody line. It seemed to be distracting me away from the rest of the song, which is very good.

You might even want to try the song out without that part in the mix at all and see how it sounds. The sound is a little shrill to my ears, but then again, we all know I'm going deaf. You might also want to ignore everything I just said.

It's a lovely song Maurice and has a gentle swaying feel to it. Very nice indeed.

Be well and be coll,

Ed
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Moviz said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Thanks Ed

for the nice comment. I did try it with an organ sound, but it was too distracting and heavy, so I settled for the eerie magic whistle, which I did use in the first version. cheers M
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TracyVosh said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Smiling
Great song and I adore your voice and lyrics! I can't wait to listen to more of you...this song puts a smile on my face.
Moviz said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Nice to
meet you Tracy and thank you for those nice words.... though I had to wait for a good day before singing this LOL. I hope you're not too disappointed with my other songs though, regards M
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said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
DL'd to listen
Thought I'd let you know. Sweet lyrics and a great bossa groove, Thanks!

. - Harold
Moviz said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Hi Harold,
thanks for the listen and hope you enjoy it, regards M
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Feter said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Just What Kind of Magic
Hey...is good always to hear your songs ...you and
this keys ..what a style ...very nice ..loved this
classic ..thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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Moviz said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Thank you Feter
for always listening and giving your kind comments, which are always very welcome, hope you're well, regards M
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thetiler said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
As I've said before
you have that happy- easy-going feel to your music. It is the kind of music I like in these troubled times. Your music isn't too depressing but tells a great story of love and it's importance.


Thanks for moviz for sharing, your an important aspect to the MJ community!
Like Sloparts stated a nice "latin" pop feel.
Thanks for sharing !
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Moviz said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Ta Bill
it always pleases me that you take the time to listen and comment on my songs; that's very flattering knowing of your musical expertise; much appreciated, regards M
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vbluesky said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
u are
getting ur energy back up, I feel from ur 1st til now that a change has happened, I really like the chorus and how you phrase it. This is truly one of the 1st songs I have heard since coming back home and I enjoyed it, u have developed since I last heard u M.......BlueSky
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Moviz said 3132 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Nice to
see you around again Vbluesky; glad you dropped in and liked this. Thanks for the compliments too, regards M
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MidiOrleans said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Much enjoyed
These sounds have me in the frame of mind of the
70-80s for sure, and it is delivered by an authentic original!
What light hearted music with a nice beat.
Sure haven't heard this music lately. I need to dig back
for this mellow happy music. Thanks for posting.
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Moviz said 3132 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Thanks MidOrleans
Glad to be able to bring back a few memories; I think at my age this kind of music pattern must all be 'built in', cheers M
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regulus said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
I have always
enjoyed Bossa Nova and have some really fond memories with such playing in the back ground, foreground during those times. You have a real nice one here, one of your best for me. I kind of go along with sloparts on the pitch to the keyboard part. Half way through, i spaced it out and didn't pay any attention until the end. Noting really critical, but it tenses up the mellow laid back in the hammock with the mini umbrella drink in hand, under the tropical palm trees, feeling to the rest of it.

Great song, you could do a couple more like it and I'd be happy too. Glad your making this world a better place to be.
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Moviz said 3132 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Hi Regulus
Nice to see you again and I'm glad you liked the song. I wondered if those who don't like the ethereal whistle in the back are listening through headphones as opposed to speakers? I can understand what you say if you're a headphone listener, but through my speakers it fits snugly behind the vocal. Maybe I should have used it intermittently though, as Paul (below) suggested, regards M
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michael2 said 3134 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
cool
great groove, and I really like the synth line that's floating around in the background. it's funny that I just noticed sloparts didn't like that bit; it's interesting to me how people can hear things from a different contextual viewpoint. your older than I, so you probably have a different point of origin with Bossa Nova (maybe more traditional), whereas my first exposure to it was via electronic music (well that and my mom playing the girl from impanema). but regardless of your take on this, it's a great song.
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Moviz said 3132 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
LOL
Oh, definitely more on the traditional side Michael and I'm glad that you approve of the sound as is, regards M
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dirigent said 3133 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
Just What Kind Of Magic
What kind of magic is this song? Wonderful choice of sounds in the arrangement, excellent vocal delivery, I'm in awe!!!
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Moviz said 3132 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Ah, Andreas
I'm in awe that you're in awe of my vocals when you are the master of vocal delivery; thank you so much for your kind remarks, regards M
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paul f. page said 3133 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
And the beat...
...goes on. Marvelous song, Maurice, sung with your characteristic ease. You sound so comfortable with this and I am glad you revisited it. I read comments above about the high organ/whistle. Here's a thought (well, two thoughts): Just drop it entirely; just bring it in on the chorus. I found it distracting when I just wanted to listen to your voice. I have been doing the same lately with some vocal things I've been working on: --over writing and then taking things away to leave the voice way out front. It's hard to let go, but it almost always is more satisfying. ... The end is clipped off of your track. Don't know if that's just on my side. ... I really enjoyed this song. More, please.
Peace.
Paul
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Moviz said 3132 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Thanks Paul
for your much appreciated comments and advice on the song. I admit that for some maybe it's the continuous-ness of the ethereal synth in the back, that's the problem as I explained to Regulus above. Then again maybe it's because it is a little more pronounced through headphones as opposed to speakers. Thanks again M
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Moviz said 3132 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
The clipped
whistle at the end happened in the uploading Paul, because it fades nicely on my version, M
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lavalamp said 3132 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Bossa Nova with ya
Gritty vocals goes well on this tune. The arrangement is very good. Glad I stopped by.

Dave
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Moviz said 3132 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Nice
of you to stop by Dave and glad you liked the song, thanks very much for the welcome comment, regards M
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egobandit said 3131 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
Oh baby!
This is so sweet love the chorus and the way you sing it! You are the light when the world is black needed it Thanks!!!!!! downloaded!
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Moviz said 3130 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
That's
all I needed to read to make my day EgoBandit, much appreciated comment and a really nice thing to say, regards M
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Vic Holman said 3131 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
re-vised
it's cool that you revisited this. i don't think i heard the first one. So, this is fresh to my ears and it sounds great. i think you nailed it.
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Moviz said 3130 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Thank Vic
nice of you to give it a listen and pleased that you approve, regards M
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VicDiesel said 3130 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Ah, that old lounge feeling
Very cool song, and I love that keyboard counter melody. The character of the sound reminds one of old theatre organs.
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Moviz said 3129 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Thanks for
the call Vic, pleased that you like the easy going sound and the 'Mulder' whistle too from Alpha CN synth. Regards M
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futzpucker said 3130 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
The daily smile...
There's such a positive feeling in your music, Maurice. You must have a great calm about you...

Nice minimal arrangement, which I admire, as I tend to over-orchestrate my work. It's as if you trust the song to carry itself, which it does quite well. Your singing has an infectious joyfulness, too.

Another very lovely song from you, Maurice. Thanks for posting it.
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Moviz said 3129 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Nice of you ...
to post such a positive comment for me Futzpucker. I couldn't be more pleased with those remarks. As regards you 'over-orchestrating' your work; if you don't tell anyone, they certainly won't notice, because it all seems so well balanced and professional always, regards M
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Char said 3129 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
You sing with such
an easy grace. Very nice Latin rhythm, too. Thanks, Maurice!
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Moviz said 3129 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Hi Char
thanks for dropping by with that kind remark; very nice of you to do so, Cheers M
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guitapick said 3129 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Nice...
...still works for me in the 21st century...at least...that IS where we are, now...isn't it?

Sweet tune, Maurice...thanks for the post and the chord chart...
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Moviz said 3129 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Thanks for
that Bob; pleased that you like it. You will of course gather that the chords have lost their true position in the uploading process, they seem to have gathered at one end of the line instead of their true position, but with your expertise, I'm sure you'll work it out OK. Thanks again for the call, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 3129 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Another
lovely song Maurice and as always a great vocal.
I did not hear your other version but I love this and this was very much enjoyed.
Thanks,
Bob
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Moviz said 3129 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Glad
you enjoyed it Bob. I always appreciate your comments, regards M
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Diviner said 3128 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Nice Love Song
You will certainly get your way with the ladies with this track. Nice, interesting music and cool lyrics. Well done.
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Moviz said 3128 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Thanks for
calling in with the comment Keith, very kind of you, but I think I'll need more than a love song these days to attract the ladies LOL, Cheers M
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Enrique Gil said 3127 days ago (November 1st, 2008)
Hello Moviz!
I did not expect Bossa Nova from so far away as the UK! Very nice my friend. Keep on singing!
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Moviz said 3126 days ago (November 1st, 2008)
Hi Enrique
Oh yes we know of the Bossa Nova here too... after all we are quite close to all the Latin countries (just came back from Spain, see the pic). I was dancing with my Mom's sisters to rhumba, tango and Bossa when I was a nipper in the 40's, so I'm pretty familiar with those rhythms. Very pleased that you liked this and yes I'll try to keep on singing as long as I can, though time is creeping up on me now, Thanks for the nice comment, regards M
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FEEL said 3116 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
I love this style of music
This has a special north american feel. Pop, Ballad Bossa. Nice combination. I could see fitting an old Blue Eyes performance. Thanks for sharing, enjoyed.
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Moviz said 3116 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
Thanks for
the listen John, glad you liked it, cheers M
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BenedictJames said 3064 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
catchy as hell
This is a great song, the chorus is really catchy,the song made up of some really great chord changes, and the overall effect is to leave you wanting more.
Thanks for posting it.
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Moviz said 3063 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
Hi Ben
Nice to see you here and pleased that you like this..... much appreciated comment, all the best M
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saymme said 3064 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Lovely song ..
Really enjoyed the lyrics & the 'easy feel' of this , been awhile since I heard You GREAT hearing You again !!! Wonderful singing... tx

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Moviz said 3063 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
Thank you Helena
lovely to see you here again and I'm pleased that you enjoyed this too.... very flattering for me, thanks again and wishing you every happiness for the New Year, M
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chestnut said 2857 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Magic
I love bossa nova and this song has the kind of wistful lyrics I like too, and with a melody to match. It only needs Stan Getz here and I'd be floating! Well done!

Ken
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Moviz said 2857 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Nice surprise
to see someone way back here Ken.... really pleased that you like this as it was always one of mine I liked too (The song more than the performance I mean). Stan Getz would be nice I agree, but don't think he'd do it LOL. Thanks a lot for dropping in, regards M
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