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Front Porch Interlude-Roxylee/Dadai.2 (TFP)


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Dadai2 (Jack Miller) sent me his excellent Front Porch acoustic sound bed, and asked me to add some improv vocals to it. It was fun, and I'm looking forward to hearing what others do with it. Thank you, Jack.:-)

The sound bed and info are here: http://www.macjams.com/artist/the_front_porch
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Hits: 3862
Comments: 61
Fans: 21
Plays: 129
Downloads: 104
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Apr 09, 2009 - 12:19:12 AM
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2009 - 06:17:22 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 08:13:52 AM
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Dadai2: Martin DM guitar & Hohner harp, H2 recorder, Shure M57, M-audio mobile pre,
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Roxylee: G4, Perception 200 mic, ARt dual interface
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Feter said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Front Porch Interlude
An Absolute gem ...i loved this folkie feelin ...with the classic gem
of your voice here ...Jacks great tune and arrangement for this folky
sound bed just fit this collab ...and its a very cool interlude for
this fest ..what s best that you two to start all this up Kudos ...
your vocal shine here ...thnx alot for the gem !!!!
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Roxylee said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thank you, my friend
Feter, you are always there for everyone, so gracious and appreciative, too. I'm glad you like this. It was improv and fun to do. I'm really looking forward to hearing what you and others will do with Jack's composition. :-)
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magnatone said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Interlude
wonderful collab, roxy's voice is PERFECT as usual, and what a great start for the Front Porch series!
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Roxylee said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hi, Karen
and Im floored by your piano playing skills. Thank you for being such a great encourager to all here at MJ. And if you're ever passing through my neck of the woods, I want a motorcycle ride.
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Calchas said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Roxylee Baez!
Nice improv Roxy!

Jack's guitar arrangement is so down homey as it is, but your wonderful vocals/harmonies bring it all the way home.

Love it!

Be well friend!
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Roxylee said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thanks, bro
Should be twin, since we share the exact same birthday... :-) Thank you for listening. Yeh, I was very influenced bu Joan, as you can hear.
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Moviz said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Super collab
great blend of Jack's soundbed and your lovely harmonic tones Roxie.... it has a really nice warm and homely sound to this, regards M
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hi, Maurice
It's always great to sing to one of Jack's compositions. Thank you for coming by for a listen. :-)
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Dadai.2 said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Roxylee...

you sound fabulous. Great improv with your voice... it's so rich and layered, just a lot going on melodically throughout the tune. Thanks.

Jack
Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thank you, Jack
for asking me to sing on your fine composition, and for all the mixing you did to make it sound right. This was fun to do. :-)
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blindsidedpoets said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Front Porch Interlude
How cool is this! Good job guys, yet again, I love it.
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
We thank you
for coming by. :-) I hope a lot of others join in on this project.
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davisamerica said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
right then ...
back for a comment. Have listened several times and the intro harmonies take my breath away still. Roxy ... you are digging deep here no ?? Just an excellent performance lady. Jack ... rock solid tune. You guys make me smile. Thank you
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hello, Jack
I am so glad you liked this. Thank you for noticing my digging deeper in this one. It's hard for me to let my emotions fly in music because I'm usually concentrating on getting the notes and inflections of the words right. No words, no worries.
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davisamerica said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
roxy ...
nailed it
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The_Front_Porch said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thus....

we need more improv from Roxylee!

d.2
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Char said 3145 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Good times,
Good friends, Good music... That's enough to make life worthwhile. Sweet. Thanks.
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thank you, Char
Jack said it was a bunch of friends jamming on the front porch , and the words just came to me. This is what MacJams is to me. :-)
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Richard_Schletty said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Chorus on porous porch

Very nice! Love that harp. Love Roxy's voice. Neat! Makes me warm and fuzzy all over.
Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
For us and more us porch
You and Harold did the blues; now we'll see who else jumps in to this acoustic jam. Thanks, Rich. :-)
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MarkHolbrook said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Gosh
the harmonies kick in right away and just take you with them!

Excellent Roxy!
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thank you, Mark
I got carried away with them myself. heehee, but it was fun. :-)
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dajama said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Great
Just been listening to the soundbed by itself and it was great to hear what you did with it. Very cool. I think the interplay between the two vocal tracks works very well. Warm and lovely. Your voice is a thing of beauty and the music works so well. This certainly fits the bill; I feel like I'm there. Very nicely done. Kudos. Peace.
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Wow, David
Thank you! :-) Doing collabs is so much fun for me. I thank Jack for encouraging me to let loose on this, and I thank you for having a listen. :-)
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sschedra said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Rox
No mistaking your warm earthy tones or the way they just say "welcome friend". Very nice. I didn't know this was an open collab. I'll have to check it out.

Thanks
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hi, Steve
Thank you. :-) Yes, it's Jack's soundbed and he's invited anyone who wants, to do a version with it. It's called The Front Porch and you can read about it on that page, or in the forum posts. It would be cool if you did one. :-)
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sloparts said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Love the sound of your voice Roxy
And the way you improvised it with Jacks guitar track is just outstanding. Nice clean clear mix and some great harmonies in there as well.

Love it, kudos to you both,

Ed
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Thank you, Ed
It was fun to do improv, and Jack did all the arranging and mixing, which was probably not fun. I'm glad you liked this. :-)
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thetiler said 3144 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Like the crosby stills and nash
feel, or should I say crosby stills nash, Jack and roxy !

Thanks for sharing and GREAT idea with this !
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
heehee
Thanks, Bill. It will be fun to hear all the future versions of Jack's soundbed. Hey, maybe some fingerstyle guitar with a bit of orchestration...;-)
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said 3144 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
an inspiration
I gotta say, you guys really inspired me to get my gear set back up to record after a very long spell of not recording anything new (a year is a long time). Thanks, both of you!

Afraid my effort at playing the harp and singing is nowhere near this level, but my point above is what makes this special to me, thanks again.

. - Harold
Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Thank you, Harold
and I'm thrilled that this collab has inspired you to dust off the harp and mic. Are you going to do a version? I'd love to hear it. :-)
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DeathArrow said 3144 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
lalala

wow amazing!!


i listened to the "original" or something
and this is really something different,
which is very great !!!


and this is what should come out
when someone does a "cover"-version..!!
i love it!


great singing, as ever !!



fav'd !!



cheers, Luke
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Roxylee said 3144 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Thank you, Luke
So nice of you to stop by for a listen. What's interesting to me is, I see it got a lot of hits, but a lot less listened to the whole thing, and it's only 3 minutes long. I personally like the last half better, and they probably didn't hear that. Oh, well, not their cup of tea, I guess. I appreciate your taking the time to listen to it all. :-)
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Ren-Tin-10 said 3143 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
1 guitar part = 1,000,000 possibilities
I like what you did with it.

Fav'd!

Cheers,
Jim
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Roxylee said 3143 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Thank you, Jim!
Jack's idea was great, and I'm looking forward to hearing the others. any chance you and your dulcimer want to do one? :-)
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mowguy3 said 3142 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Nice collab
You two. Like honey on butter. Smooth and sweet. Very,Very nice, thank you.
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Roxylee said 3142 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Well, thank you!
I appreciate you kind comments. Thank you for listening.:-)
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Jarvoid said 3142 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Ahh
what it is to be able to sing like that,greateroony...though it does somewhat put a dint in the confidence to have a stab at a having a go at this challenge, invitation what have you.. oh well better to soar with eagles than run with turkeys ..I think,I'll just pull up a rocker and ask Jack to pick way ...Great pipes Roxylee, great tune.

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Roxylee said 3142 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Chris, you crack me up!
And I wish I could play the keyboard lie you! We all have our place in the music world. By all means, do a version, and I'm sure it will be great! :-)
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saymme said 3139 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
mmmm......
Beautiful......right from the great start w J harmonica & You really did this so lovely...I def fell in love w your 'lalalalla & didididii...' mmmmmmmmmm : ) VERY NICE !!! TX & hugs to You !
Roxylee said 3139 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
Hi, Helena
Good to see you, and thank you!! :-) I'm glad you liked the improv, and I agree, Jack's harmonica playing is great!
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paul f. page said 3135 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
I don't know why, but...
...my comments didn't register on this number when you first posted it... :( ... what a great little tune. It has such a comfortable, lived-in feeling it...like a number of other things you've recently posted. I hope you will take some time to develop a full lyric now that you have a great tune going, though the piece itself is pretty short, so development will be tough. Glad I caught this number..
Peace.
Paul
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Roxylee said 3134 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Hi, Paul
Your comments are always appreciated, so I'm glad you took the time to come back to leave it again. Jack sent me the backing music and asked me to do an intro for the Front Porch collabs, and this seemed appropriate- Good times, good friends, good music. I'd love to hear your version of this. There are others on the Front Porch page. Thank you for your observation. :-)
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KenneSilva said 3133 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Folksy Folk
Takes us pleasantly back a ways and even has a touch of folk-blues as well. 8^)
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Roxylee said 3133 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
Thanks for stopping by
Yeh, this was fun to do. I'm a folkie at heart, but sometimes get a bit bluesy. someday i might try some rock, although people might roll their eyes.
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paralax said 3130 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
very cool
what a great piece sounds really good the vocals are right on and the guitar and harmonica are cool as well would sound cool if it kicked in with some drums ,bass,and maybe a little guitar lead nothing too heavy though maybe a soft bluesy one, anyway thats just my take on it. still sounds good the way it is though. like an old friend use to say sometimes less is more.

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Roxylee said 3124 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Hi, Terry
and thank you. Fancied up or not, Jack's sound bed for this is great. Have you heard all the versions? They are all creative and fun to listen to. Thank you for stopping by.:-)
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Doug Somers said 3124 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Lovely!!
This strikes me of a Judy Collins feel in the vocal harmonies and the chord progressions. The performances are full of vibrancy and a classic comfortable folk sound. Another fine tune for the iPod.

Be well,
Doug
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Roxylee said 3124 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
All smiles here
Doug, just to think someone is listening to my voice on their iPod makes me grin, and to think I sounded like Judy, well, that's the icing on the cake! I had fun with this, and Jack did the mixing, God bless him. I just kept sending him tracks with - What about this one?" and he fit them all in nicely. I'm glad you enjoyed this.:-)
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segiperkasa said 3122 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
cool song...
that was cool and relaxing ....
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Roxylee said 3122 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Thank you!
It was nice of you to stop by, glad you enjoyed it. :-)
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awigze said 3107 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Roxy
What a great interpretation. Very strong vocals- pure. Sorry I stayed away for so long. I was working on my own version and sequestered myself from this great offering. Wow - what a go- I really like this! The harp secures it!
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Roxylee said 3107 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Hi, Andy
Yeah, i was fortunate to get firstsies on doing this open collab, so I wasn't influenced by anyone else's great versions. Jack's harp and guitar makes it easy to sing along. Thank you and it makes me smile that you liked it a lot. I'm going to listen to yours now.
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snowdragon said 3098 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
I'm more
of a back porch guy but I get the point.

Nice stuff :)
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Roxylee said 3098 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Thanks!
I guess the front porch was bigger... :-) Jack's idea and music made the jam possible, and it was fun to join in. Thank you for stopping by!
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Giusepppe said 3095 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Harmony
Lyrics lifts the core and harmony obtained very well
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Roxylee said 3095 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
Thank you! :-)
I enjoyed your latest, too. Thanks for stopping by, musicos de EspaƱa.
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drakonis said 3092 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Oh, HERE's your front porch...
Sorry for being late, I got lost recently, but it is always so refreshing to stop by here and bask in your harmonies. Special thanks to Jack for so warmly offering the use of this spacious and comfy front porch, and your lyrics and singing just melt right in. I hope you don't mind another "Joan Baez" reference :-) Excellent.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Roxylee said 3092 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Hi, Eduard
Thanks for coming by to listen to my take on Jack's instrumental. And a good time was had by all. :-) Yeh, I copied Joan again, but hey, someone had to do it. I'm glad you enjoy the harmonies, my friend. :-)
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albertruss said 1763 days ago (January 19th, 2013)
front porch I
cool tunnage, like all of it ,the harmonica is a plus also. feels like a build up to something even bigger, ? an intro to something like a (cant you see) type of song...?? thanks loved it..
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