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Mountainside(I.G.M.)


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Char

 Genre: Ballad

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I.G.M. had a very beautiful piece of classical music. He offered me the chance to speak poetry over. I sent a sung version, as well. Ingo said he liked that best. And, he quickly put it together. ( I think he did that faster than it has taken me to post it.) With his permission, I am going to say it is open to further work. Yes, please feel free to critique, offer suggestions(even, if it's "Get a new singer!") Thank you, Ingo for the opportunity.
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Lyrics
When I had climbed the mountainside
I had thought that you would stay near
Expecting you to be my guide
Trusting you to hold me dear
>
To my surprise, on turning 'round
I was standing there all alone
On a ledge over holy ground
I thought of all that I was shown
>
It's true I braved the winds of time
And never stopped along the way
Somewhere on that treacherous climb
I had missed your choice not to stay
>
So when I made it to the top
And found that you had gone away
It was then I finally did stop
And got down on my knees to pray
>
When I had climbed the mountainside
So very long ago

Lyrics: Charlene M. Kankiewicz
Song Stats
Hits: 5815
Comments: 146
Fans: 49
Plays: 750
Downloads: 139

Uploaded: Mar 27, 2009 - 04:40:03 PM
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2010 - 05:42:28 PM Last Played: May 09, 2017 - 04:01:11 AM
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Comments
Skean said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Firsts
I am...lol
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Skean said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Okay then
I must say WOW guys this is a beauty, yet sad but oooh do I love it YES I do.
Hum!! when do we meet Char, oops sorry Linda, the music hypnoses me OR was it the beer?
Never-mind great collab guys I love it... Thanks.
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Good for you, I hope. Argggh!
I almost asked you in chat for help. I kept getting error messages that I hadn't ticked off yes or no. I had. Every time it came up, the song was gone and I had to start all over. Then, I found it had loaded it twice. This has got to be the longest upload in the history of MacJams. I'm so sorry to make everyone wait. Thank You. :)
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CarlSagan said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Singing was right
Your voice enchants like swirling purple mists of sparkling nebulae, hinting winking stars within.
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Not my day.
My first reply which I didn't submit, no doubt, went something like this: Doctor Sagan, I am grateful you stuck around on this Earthly plain the entire time it took me to post this. Thanks for the wonderful comment; you have a way with words. My thanks. :)
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MarkHolbrook said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Char
you continue to amaze me with your singing... Someday I hope to write something worthy of your voice. This is great. Thank you so much for being here and sharing your voice!

Excellent collab!
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Mark,
So very nice of you. I am happy you liked it. Ingo wrote something so plaintive and I immediately got these words. Thank you. :)
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Rebsie said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Very evocative
Wonderful to see you doing this Char! There's something curious and compelling in the way your voice sounds here, like an old recording of a 1920s diva transported through time. The ghosts of a bygone age.
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Curious,yes.
Ingo said he couldn't remove all the noise from my crappy mic. Thank you so much, Rebsie. I liked it a lot. Thanks. :)
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saymme said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
( :
Beautiful beginning, beginnings & ends can be hard & make a h-ck of a difference ! I love the lyrics , it's a new experience hearing You sing wow you are brave (you made it to the top)!! (I wish I could be ,one day i will sing even if its faroff; )) You inspire me your voice is unusual I need to hear it again : ) & very beautiful music..!! Tx for this new experience Char great to hear YOu grand words...!! It would be neat to hear Your other version too ! : ) lena
Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Oh Lena,
God bless you, sweetie. The music was just lovely. Ingo wrote it and deserves all the credit. The words came easily. The putting together was fast. The posting was interminable. Thank you. :)
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drakonis said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
oooh
Nice swaying gentle breezy music Ingo, very nice. The music, coupled with Char's voice and lyrics and cadence makes this feel like one of those old songs from a well-known musical... very cool both of you! I love the symphonic flourish. Don't really have any critiques or suggestions... other than for some miraculous basket of money to show up on Char's doorstep so she can buy nicer recording equipment :-) Or maybe you could turn up the percussion track a little, the one with the charingo in it :-) Sweet song you two!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Hi, Eduard,
I swear it was like the perils of "Charlene". I think I tried to load it 6 times. Oi, vey, a charingo! That would be a Polish-German wind machine, I guess. Ingo wrote this. And, I sure hope he forgives me for what I did to it. Thank you. :)
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Richard_Schletty said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Somewhere on that treacherous climb
A really nice style of singing, like out of Broadway or Classic Hollywood. Very evocative...from another era, when men were either Danny Kaye or Richard Burton and women were either Ethel Merman or Vanessa Redgrave.
Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Yeah,
Richard, that is the sweetest way ever to let me know I'm an old lady. Smile! Thank you for dropping in. It was quite beautiful as a classical piece. I was very lucky to have Ingo add my words to it. Thank you. :)
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magnatone said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Mountainside
WOWSA!!! What a GREAT collab! Char, your voice sounds just great over Ingo's wonderful instrumentation. Char, you wrote these lyrics - wow, VERY COOL! This is just a terrific piece of music - thank you both so MUCH!
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Hi, Karen,
I thought you would enjoy I.G.M.'s music. The writing came easy on first hearing... 15 minutes. I may not be good, but, I'm fast. Kind of unexpected. I was actually just supposed to read. I liked the way it sounded sung. It was so generous of Ingo to let me do this. Thank You. :)
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davisamerica said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
like i
said at the "peek performance" ... the backing track has bits of Beatles influence but your lovely voice carves this out as some kind of wonderful. Ingo ... char .... such a great track ... so worth waiting for indeed !
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Oh, Jack,
Amazing what can happen when you have wonderful musicians give their time and talent to no-account wanna-be's. Beautiful from the beginning as Ingo's classical piece. I am such a screw up. Loading this took forever. I am sure I tried Ingo's patience. I hope we are still friends. Thank you very much. :)
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davisamerica said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
you worry too much sweetie
... yes you do
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einstien said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
this is brilliant and i
should know
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Wow!
Doctor Einstien, I am glad you were able to flit on over, after bending space-time. The music by I.G.M. was special. Thank you.:)
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I.G.M. said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Good job
I just want to say thank you and let you know that it was a real pleasure
to work on this.
I hope my "modifications" here and there don`t give you too much pain in the, uhm, ... you know what I mean! :o)
You`ve made it a real song, Charlene.

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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
My benefactor,
Ingo. It was exciting to give it a go. I guess sometimes songs write themselves. You are the musician. I would not know how to do what you have done. No pain in the arsch. Definitely, verschlimmbessern.
Please forgive all the delay. I am so honored that you even thought of me. With gratitude for your work and patience, I thank you very much. :)
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yrp said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
This is really
something timeless.Something that no one would be sure when it was done and no matter when it is heard it will be surely enjoyed and admired.

Very good :-)
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Hi, yrp,
you have always been supportive. So thankful for the good luck to have these opportunities. Lovely music inspired me. Thank you. :)
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anomalous said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Get a new singer!
over my dead body. you have a beautiful voice Char. it fits perfectly into I.G.M's music. very very nice.
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Gee,
you are sweet. Great music to sing to. Thank you so much.:)
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said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
a 78
I mean this as a large compliment - Your singing reminds me of stuff I heard as a child (mom & dad), stuff I play on the stations that play legacy classic material from an age before you and me. What can I say? that's the chill it brings to me, and you do it so well. Well done girl, this is a gift you have

. - Harold
Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
All right.
I guess I sing differently. I wish I heard what you hear. As long as it is pleasurable, then I am happy with it. I pick good people to work with, don't I? Thank you, Harold. :)
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said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
a 78
Ingo, - I left out part of my comment, I was a bit startled. This backing music is the perfect bed for Charlene to sing on. What a great duo this is.

. - Harold
Char said 2939 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Nice of you, Harold.
Thanks. :)
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Patriotpizzaman said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Alright!
Love the music and the singing was brilliant!
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Mr. Shreiner,
Thank you for stopping in and for the support. Thanks. :)
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mike_d said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Wonderful!
Hi Char, this sounds really nice! You've got a wonderful voice and sounds perfect with IGM's music bed. One thought- Have you ever tried doubling your vocal tracks?
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
I don't do any
of the production. I think that ic42 did that and it was great. Ingo was done with it. He said I could leave it open for others to add to it. So, if anyone wants to play, it is fine with us. Thank you, Mike. :)
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abfkingsport said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
Oh this is really good. Your voice has such a great distinctive sound to it. I have to get some music together for you. You've heard my suggestions already. I love the lyrics as well. You are a great poet and lyricist. I.M.G. did an excellent piece of music. the composition is perfect and your voice just melts into so wonderfully. It's definitely going into my Favs. Thank you my sweet.
The King
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Thank you
for liking what I do. I could've done a better job, but this is a great start. If anyone cares to remix, in future, it would be interesting to see what else could be done. I still have no idea what I'm doing and I have been blessed with wonderful people that do all the work. I.G.M. was very gracious to let me sing here. I am thrilled. Thank you. :)
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Outtaorbit said 2980 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
I had missed the choice.....
nicely done.....
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
You are
a doll. Thank you for listening. I was moved by I.G.M.'s music. Interesting how that happens. This was a joy. Thank you. :)
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spitlogic said 2980 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Wow
I really need to get something together for you. I love the lyrics and your voice. Great work.
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Char said 2980 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
I so appreciate
your taking the time to listen. And I am beyond happy that you liked it. Wonderful experience writing and singing to such a strong piece of music by I.G.M. Thank you, Mitchell. :)
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dirigent said 2980 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Wonderful poetry
Touching - full of beauty.
a perfect vocal part on an inspiring back track
Loved listening.
Thank you!
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Char said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
I am gratified
that you enjoyed this piece. I loved I.G.M.'s music. Thank you. :)
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Reinholt56 said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Hi Char......
I'd commented on the previous upload and suddenly it all vanished!! I don't quite remember what I put there but it boils down to being an excellent song, with words and music fitting together so beautifully.

The singing is to die for. Very poignant and, to me, reminiscent of some Japanese modern Madame Butterfly.

Well done to yourself and Ingo for such an inspiring song.

Take care.

Paul
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Char said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Oh, Paul,
my sincere apologies. I had a bit of a mix up while trying to post. Error messages kept popping up and it wasn't after 6 tries that I knew I had posted twice. How very sweet that came back, once more. I thoroughly agree that the music is poignant. Ingo put it together beautifully. Thank you, twice over. :)
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mowguy3 said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Another great collab here at M.J's
I think singing was the correct choice with this, and Char you were the one to do it. Wow what a fine post. Words, music the whole thing is filled with emotion and tallent. Great job.
Russ
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Char said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Good.
That is nice to know. I am excited that several people like this. It was so wonderful to be given such music to write for. Ingo is very generous. Thank you, Russ. :)
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thetiler said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Nice music
Enjoyed the words, nice and soulful.
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Char said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
It is
a heartfelt composition. The words came as I listened. Ingo said he had had "Forgotten" in mind. My poem was called "Left Alone". Interesting, that I felt something similar. Thank you, Bill. :)
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lavalamp said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Char Wow
Your voice is so warm. I didn't know you had such chops. Kind of reminded me of Nico.

How long do I have to climb upon the side of this mountain of mine?- Chris Martin

Good one,

Dave
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Char said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
I guess I
do reasonably well. I have always enjoyed singing: choirs, choruses.. for a short while, with a band. Mostly, I sang for myself. This is great that other people think it is okay. Thank you. :)
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Vic Holman said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
very nice!
yes it could easily fall into a classic 40's movie. you know, when there is usually the nightclub scene in the movie.

classic!

very nicely done vocals Char!
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Char said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
This is
so much fun.I get so excited when I get a chance to write and sing. It would have been cool to be able to sing in a nightclub. Thanks, Vic. :)
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apb said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
What a fabulous voice
.. you have Charlene .. really sweet. As I said in chat, it has nice natural vibrato and reminiscent of Judy Garland to my ears. Wow... what a well kept secret. :)

Backing is very lush and sets a fine atmostpheric mountain panorama .. kudos to you both.
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Char said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
A lot of people
have mentioned the vibrato. It is natural. I don't even hear it.
Thank you so much for the comparison. She was powerful. I was inspired by Ingo. Thanks.:)
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Ex_Silentio said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
You're a scientist magnet.
Sagan and Einstein both. Impressive. Einstein was so excited he misspelled his own name. Wow. This is unlike anything I've heard here. For that alone, you get points. It does sound old-fashioned in a CHARming kind of way. Very nice.
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Char said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
I know!
I caught the ie/ei, but it is his effort at in-communicado. Thank you for the points. I keep wanting to try blues and torch and getting beyond depressing stuff. Very, very sweet of you to come by and take the time to listen. Ingo made the music. Thank you. :)
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Macaudion said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
How is it that pain can have such a beautiful sound...
A Simply gorgeous work of art, both of you! Love love love your voice on this, Char! What a lucky song to have been song by you! And you're so gracious, too.

Really stunning work, Ingo.

Thanks to both of you for hangn' this out for us! Dion
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Char said 2979 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
I thought
I.G.M.'s music had a grand sound as if it was telling a story about being abandoned, but that the abandonment wasn't even noticed at the time because of distraction and assumption. Then there is shock when the realization hits. The first line came immediately. And I even have a scenario that gave me the idea, from something that actually happened. You are most kind. There is an emotional component and one of these days, it will be as good as I can do it. It was my pleasure.
I only hope Ingo likes it half as much as I do. Thank you. :)
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FEEL said 2978 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
sweet
sounding and romantic... thanks for sharing.
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Char said 2978 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
So glad
you came and found something of value, here. It started out as a very evocative piece of music by I.G.M., the only one of the two of us that knows what he is doing. Thanks, John. :)
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jiguma said 2978 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Not at all
"get a new singer" - indeed, the quality of your voice here is quite a surprise. However maybe "get a new mic" might be more appropriate :) I'd love to hear you with a good recording set up doing something like this. However (again) Rebsie has a point about how your vocal sounds like something from another era.

This is a very interesting post Char - congratulations, I think you've done a really good job on this song.

Neil
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Char said 2978 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
I will take
what you say as a compliment. I think I understand that it is my style of singing. I.G.M.'s music was really easy for me to write for.
The poem and what he said he felt were similar in feeling. I tried to do well. Thank you very much. :)
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jiguma said 2978 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Char
on re-reading my comment, I think I may have given the wrong impression! I thought your voice sounded great. It was meant to read "Not at all 'get a new singer'" - indicating that I thought a new singer wasn't at all required. Sometimes things don't quite sound the same in print - sorry if this gave the wrong impression.
Neil
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Char said 2978 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Oh, don't worry
I knew what you meant. If you wanted to diss me, you'd do it privately. Don't worry about it at all. I am trying to hear what several have said about my voice, from the first post with Luna Trick. Love you, Neil.

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Bob6stringer said 2978 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Der wunerstuff!
I'll contribute my imagery as a listener to this quite immortal piece of music: I picture a post WW II northern European vista. The aftermath... and you're still standing, happy to be above ground. This is der wunderstuff!
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Char said 2978 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
That'll work.
Happy you liked it. Thank you. :)
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dadgarus said 2976 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Two big artists!
This one is perfect. I like the arrangement and Char's voice.
Rock on my friends!
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Char said 2976 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Thank you.
Ingo is the musician. My thanks. :)
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Dadai.2 said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
This is a lovely piece of...

I.G.M. music accompanying Char. Perfect backdrop for this heartfelt poem. Char... yours is a convincing performance, well timed with just the right amount of feeling and expression. Kudos to you both... thanks for sharing this.

Jack
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Char said 2939 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Oh, my..
My apologies. I thanked you but must have neglected to click on comment. So, Jack, I am very glad that you had liked what we did here. Means a lot. Thanks. :)
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Moviz said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Your voice
sounds so right against this beautiful backing music.... it puts me in mind of a hymn or chant and it sounds absolutely wonderful..... lovely words. Sorry I'm so late with this, regards M
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Moviz said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
I just read
Reinholdts comment about Madam Butterfly and he hit the nail right on the head. I could see you on a windy hill in the mist with your diaphanous gown caught in the wind as you sing to the heavens.... Sheesh! I feel like painting a picture now LOL, cheers M
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Char said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Not at all late.
This came together very fast. I was really only supposed to be reading, not singing. I pictured being scraped up but victorious and definitely I think the wind would have been audible. Where do I get one of those diaphanous "mountain climbing" gowns? Lovely scene you have already painted. My daughter liked Paul's comment, too. Thank you, Maurice. Much appreciate your listen. :)
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Mcboy said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
yeah
almost like a old billie holiday record vocal.....kool
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Char said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Hello,
I have been told this on the first song posted by Luna Trick. You can't do better than that. Very sweet of you. Thanks. :)
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LunaTrick said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Charlena
So great to hear your voice again. Damn you're popular - but for good reason!
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Char said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
I am
a curiosity, Daniel. Some songs come extremely easy. Listen to what I had to work with. If it wasn't for Ingo's generosity, this never would have been. Do you think there is room for cello? Thank you. :)
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Calchas said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Nice job Char...
You sang well over I.G.M.'s soundbed. It's good to hear you braving these sonic waters like this.

Bravo to you both!

Be well!
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Char said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
"Braving"
is getting easier as I have been so warm heartedly encouraged by everyone. This music was perfect as it was. I am happy I didn't ruin it. Ingo is a doll! And, so are you. Thank you. :)
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paddler said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
..
ruin it??? far from it!!! Your voice is really original and so moving in this song! - very intense and the whole thing does actually have a really deep message and feeling to it - i almost shed a tear then,infact - a whole lotta soul.Well done all round!!!!!!
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Calchas said 2973 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
I agree with ol' RG! (Paddler)
You have a cool vox Charlene. I can hear the Grace Slick comparisons.

Hope to hear MORE from you!

Be well friend!
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Char said 2949 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
Thank you, Paddler.
Very sweet of you. I appreciate it. :)
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kassia said 2974 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
oh
this is beautiful. classic, timeless. ingo created a gorgeous soundbed, rich and full of feeling. char, as always your words are beautiful and thoughtful. i love the quality of the recording, giving it an old radio sort of sound. you fit the lyrics and your singing into the music perfectly. each supported by the other. this is wonderful.
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Char said 2973 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Ingo deserves the credit
for the overall work and he placed the words well. I was thrilled to hear what he had done. Thanks.:)
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futzpucker said 2974 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Lovely, Char...
Congratulations on this wonderful song, Char. Ingo is a very talented man, and I'm glad you got a chance to work with him. You tell a wonderful story that I assume is metaphorical of your life. You were meant to make it to the top of the mountain on your own, and so you did.

Very well written and sung. I'm very proud of you. Thanks for giving of yourself.
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Char said 2973 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Gentleman, Patrick,
I am very touched by your continued encouragement. Yes, Ingo is wonderful. And you are right. If it were not for what had gone before I would not be doing this now. Writing and singing here is so gratifying. It is nice that people can relate and understand. Thank you. :)
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bud said 2973 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Fanatastic!
I love the quality of your voice in this mix - your control and vibrato are wonderful - this is like a whole other kind of Portishead music - futuristic and ancient at the same time. Excellent track that Ingo put together too. I'm blown away.
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Char said 2973 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
I have control?
I think I know about the vibrato. Loose vocal chords or something.
I have heard the Beth Gibbons reference before. I like "futuristic and ancient"... that is so very cool. It started with Ingo's classical composition. I am glad he offered it to me. I am pleased that many have enjoyed it. I loved doing it. Thanks so much. :)
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Daugrin said 2973 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
AMazing
I knew you were a romantic. Thank you for this effort. Brings a smile to my eye!

Daugrin
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Char said 2973 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
You did, huh?
Hopeless romantic, in a very real sense. Love smiling eyes. That's very Irish. Thank you for stopping in and for being so sweet. Thanks. :)
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lengold said 2973 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Sorry it took
me so long to find this.
It sounds uniquely beautiful to me. As said above there is definitely something of a bygone age to your amazing vocal. The sound bed compliments perfectly. So pleased I found this and a definite download to keep. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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Char said 2972 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Well, you're here,
now and I'm happy you liked it. Thank you so much. :)
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Dj French Toast said 2972 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Char
You have a beautiful Vibrato in your voice ...very pretty singing ...I also liked the instrumentation as well ..listened to this eating pepper jack cheese :)
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Char said 2972 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Hi, DJ French,
Nice of you. I thought it sounded pretty good mainly because of I.G.M.'s composition. Did you save me any cheese? That's my favorite.
Thank you. :)
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TERRAPLANE said 2972 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Charming Char
What a wonderful natural vibrato you have with your song voice!!

Thanks for sharin,T
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Char said 2971 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Yes.
I'm glad that it is a good thing. Because I can't get rid of it. Thank you for coming by. :)
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KellyMarkSmith said 2965 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
I like it!! really like it!!
I really liked it. I see this as a great musical!
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Char said 2965 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Hi, Kelly..
Thank you. It sounds like it was supposed to be, I think. Thank you. :)
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Alannah said 2965 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
This is ......
.... lovely .... so nice to hear you spreading your wings and flying high with some great music .... how did I miss these posts of yours ????? Man am I ever out of the loop !
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Char said 2965 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Thank you
my darling girl. I'm glad you liked it. I think it is very nice because the music was wonderful. Ingo gets the credit for that. Thank you. :)
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Jarvoid said 2964 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Well
beggar me backwards if we haven't been using bushels to cover up our lights.Stone me , actually in todays troubled climate, er stone the crows, what a belting voice tha' hast lass. Totally enjoyed the song and the almost theatrical delivery.It was a really pleasant revelation...no I said pleasant revelation ..not peasant revolution which is a very different sort of thing altogether.......More to come I hope. Jarv the Oid
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Char said 2964 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Gee, whiz!
You sure are one to make a girl feel appreciated. Right-o! Peasant revolutions end with a lot of heads rolling. I love this, being called "lass." I write all the time. I sing for nothing. This is great fun. Love your wonderful comment. Thank you!! :)
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RoughRooster said 2950 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Oh yes!
Very nice, really enjoyed this, great vocal and a great voice you have Char! Love the way you sing this and it's a great piece!
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Char said 2950 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
I couldn't believe
it when I heard what Ingo was letting me play with. So powerful. I got the first line right away. The rest came quickly. We had talked about a spoken poem. I sang to try to see where the words should go. I didn't get that 100%. Fortunately, Ingo was able to move some lines around. I'm glad he liked the sung version because I did too. Thank you so much. :)
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Cashed-In said 2948 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Lovely!!
Beautiful!
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Char said 2948 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Aww,
thank you very much for stopping by and agreeing with me that this is a terrific song. Ingo writes well. My thanks. :)
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haribo said 2947 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
beautiful tune
you have a very spiritual sounding voice char!
the tranquil arrangement and your voice compliment each other so well resulting in a subliminal ethereal texture. touched. thank you for creating & sharing this experience!!
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Char said 2947 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
I was very
excited about being able to sing this and not just read it, which was the actual first intention. I loved doing this. You are very sweet. Thanks. :)
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awigze said 2943 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Mountaniside
Can see this on stage.... - so beautiful
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Char said 2942 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Yes..
I need a diaphanous mountain climbing gown. It is pretty. IGM wrote a great piece. Lucky me. Thanks. :)
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Schello said 2928 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
YAY
extraordinary tune..what elese
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Char said 2928 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Cosa stai facendo?
Sono molto entusiasta di lei avrebbe difficoltà ad ascoltare questi brani. Molte grazie. :)
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razoondragoonus said 2918 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
wonderment
you have a wonderful voice. :)
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Char said 2918 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
I love your music.
I am very beholding to you. This warms my heart. Ingo let me sing. I love this music. Skean did a version as well. It is a wonderful piece. Thanks. :)
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rsolorio said 2916 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Clear and honest
Neat colab. Now that I've heard the vocal version, the recited version would seem Shatnered (William Shatner, the verb) Beautifully done
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Char said 2915 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Hah hah hah.
Excellent musician and intelligent, funny guy too! Careful, shatnered could be a new word added to the dictionary this next year. I was surprised they added gaydar this year. I know language is fluid but it shouldn't decline like that. Shatnered will be used now with a smile on my lips and thoughts of you. I spoke it for Ingo only after I sang it. I hoped he'd like the sung version. Too much shatnerization is not good for anyone. LOL. Thanks for the listen :)
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WG said 2910 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Hi Char...
You did a great job expressing yourself with the music. I have heard one other song of yours but don't always comment. I think it was a rock song but can't remember. Must have been drinking lol... I think here you let yourself go and you did a fantastic job. I'm not a vocalist and have no training but I like to write lyrics as well and sing on 50% of the songs I write. I've only uploaded a few so far but I am trying to learn how to sing confidently and just do more takes if I really sing off lol... I think this is a very good performance from you and I feel something deep in it.

I hope you continue to sing your heart out and gain more and more confidence in yourself. I think all of the people that have posted here, like me, see something in what you are doing that is real and honest and beautiful. So keep doing what you do. It is inspiring to me and I look forward to hearing more from you :D

Sincerely,

Grant (WG here)
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Char said 2909 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
Oh my.
I am not speechless very often. Hand to my heart, I am grateful. Yes. I am channeling actual experience in these lyrics. Poetry always was my outlet. Writing and performing music with the support of my friends is more than an outlet. This is a creative expression that I can share in exactly the way I show my paintings. Thank you so much.:)
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richardhowardjones said 2897 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Highly unusual
I am very impressed with this lovely collab.

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Char said 2896 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
Beautiful piece by Ingo.
So nice to see you agree. :)
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thewheelofsteel said 2895 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
mike wheelhouse
lovely song and voice , brill
Char said 2895 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Very happy
that you approve. I loved the music Ingo sent. The song wrote itself. Thanks. :)
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PaulaMunk said 2805 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
IGM's music
is inspiring. Love this song. Yep!
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Char said 2804 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Me too.
Me, too. :)
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mr_mordenus said 2767 days ago (October 26th, 2009)
Entrancing
Beautiful and gentle, yet there's something quite strong and resilient in the tone of the music. Showcases just how good your voice can be - a joy to listen to here.

The orchestration is beautiful, but it does seem a wee bit strong at times - particularly during the first half, when I think a more gentle, subtle feel would work better. The gradual sense of discovery and change, realizing the strengths we've learned and the prices we've paid (sometime without even knowing) to learn them, is hinted at in the orchestration, but might be explored more.

A beautiful song, though, and carried so very well.
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Char said 2767 days ago (October 26th, 2009)
I really loved
the music. I am touched by your compliment. It is a gift to be able to try doing these things. You made me cry. Thank you. :)
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branchgraft said 2762 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
flavor
I like the overall flavor of ethereal contemplation : )
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Char said 2762 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
So happy
you took some time to listen. Many thanks. :)
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guitarfreak said 2756 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Beautiful,
Great music and vocals,

Well done, Enjoyed,
Happy birthday, Char
Smile :]
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Char said 2756 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Gee,
What a very sweet thing to do. Nicest birthday gift ever. Thank you. :)
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preciousyetvicious said 2714 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
So pretty!
I really liked it...the vocals, the ambience...very lovely! I think the ending is a little abrupt and should fade out instead, but I know the music wasn't your part in it. Very nice!
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Char said 2714 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Yes,
I don't do much. I write a little and sing a little. I am very grateful every day that I am allowed to play. Thank you very much for liking this. :)
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DonStevens said 2703 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Mountainside
This is really nice, Char!

I noticed some of the comments below saying your style is sort of 1940ish. It then hit me where I'd heard a voice similar to yours -- Edith Piaf comes to mind. Parlez-vous francais?
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Char said 2703 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Merci beaucoup.
C'est un grand compliment. Je suis un peu hors du temps. Et oui, je parle Français et Polonais, ainsi. Je suis très reconnaissant. :)
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2703 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
happened across this--a beautiful piece!
An emotional and impressive marriage of the orchestral tracks and your vocals--really nicely done. The lyrics really suit the mood of the music (or vice versa...) So glad MJ led me here!
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Char said 2703 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Oh, it came up
on the rotating player? Ingo wrote the lovely music. It was meant to be. Thank you for giving it a listen. Thank you. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
Lead me to that mountain!
Char, you sing so beautifully--this was just precious! Honestly--both of you--had I not known, I would have thought I was listening to a selection from the Broadway cast of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. This is what it reminded me of very much. Big applause to you both! Michael
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Char said 2582 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
Most thoughtful
of you. Ingo's music was so gorgeous. I'm happy you liked what I did. Thank you. :)
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Dragonas said 2205 days ago (May 11th, 2011)
This is my favorite
This is my favorite piece!
Love the lyrics, the vocals, and the music.
Creates a grand picture and great story.
Thanks for the download.

Cheers,
John
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Char said 2204 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
How very
sweet of you..to listen to my old stuff. The music brought out those lyrics in no time at all. I was very new to singing for anyone and had minimal equipment and no expertise. Ingo was a doll. You are welcome. Thank you.
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Dobrothunder said 2053 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Good Music
I like the lyrics!
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Char said 2053 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Thank you.
I appreciate your taking the time to comment. :)
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