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By the Sea


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Joanna

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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I was listening to old GB files and came across this one. Kind of strange, but I was in an experimental phase when I recorded this.
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By the Sea

Seagulls float on a salty shelf of air
Crying out each care and woe
Sun catches wave and they battle for the right
To color or ignite the sea

We stand alone wishing we could be
Forever by the sea, forever we

The gull rises high parting from the shore
searching for the more beyond
Why can't I walk the sparkle of the sea
A highway to the dreams of you

We must wake let our eyes fill finally
Follow moonpaths on the sea, follow me

The symphony of ocean, breeze and sand
Has made our love expand past this life
The spilling tear catches sparkles never known
As if the sea had grown from your eye

At last the gull returns from mystery
Tied to us eternally, by the sea
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Comments: 36
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Plays: 107
Downloads: 86
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Uploaded: May 27, 2010 - 12:38:43 AM
Last Updated: May 27, 2010 - 12:38:43 AM Last Played: Mar 17, 2017 - 01:06:29 PM
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Comments
Skean said 2679 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Jazzy
And catchy :D I love this poetic song, thanks for sharing, be well.
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Joanna said 2678 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Skean
Thank you so much! And thanks for noticing the lyrics.
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lilmom said 2679 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
I love this.
Great voice! Great jazz beat!
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Joanna said 2678 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
lilmom
Thank you lilmom! I really appreciate that.
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ic42 said 2679 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
syncopation or swim
strange indeed, but catchy. warm and swinging in a cool breeze, just like it is by the sea. A very nice listen.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Joanna said 2678 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
ic42
A name change from the friendly dragon? How intriguing. Thank you for listening and commenting. "Strange" seemed appropriate for it, not that strange is bad. Just... odd.
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magnatone said 2679 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
by the sea
JOANNA!!!! what a treat - strange, wacky, completely cool!
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Joanna said 2678 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
magnatone
Thank you, Karen! I'm so glad you stopped by. I'm always happy when I see one of your comments.
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Feter said 2679 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
By the Sea
awesome ...vocal work my friend ...kudos ...thnx
alot for sharin !!!!!
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Joanna said 2678 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Feter
Thank you, Feter! You are such a sweet, wonderful man. It's always a joy to see your name.
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Moviz said 2678 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
I love
the freshness and originality of this... it's as though your taking snapshots and translating into music. Love the chords and those harmonies in the multi tracks are just gorgeous... great voice for jazz you've got Joanna, regards M
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Joanna said 2678 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Moviz
Thank you, Moviz! The snapshot metaphor is wonderful -- what a poetic thought. You've made my day.
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Outtaorbit said 2678 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
To color or ignite......
nicely done
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Joanna said 2678 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Outtaorbit
Thank you so much!
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Dadai.2 said 2677 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
another...
smoky lounge jazz standard from Joanna. And another good one to boot. I like this phase you were in. I think it brings out your strengths of improv and a kind of vocal-acting, if you get what I mean.

I like this!

D
Joanna said 2677 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Dadai.2
Heya Jack! I've been having a blast listening to old song starts and experimentations. I found another one that has potential. I'll have to record a new vocal, but I like the idea and it has full orchestration. Not as jazzy as this one, but still fun. Thanks for the encouragement!
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Alannah said 2677 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Ah ... now this .....
.. is the Joanna I luv .... I am a sucker for your jazz sound ...... nice work on the harmony tracks ....
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Joanna said 2675 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Alannah
Thank you, Alannah! I do love to sing jazz, it's true. So glad you dropped by!
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Mike_Lynn said 2677 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Good harmonies
Great vocals, no doubt in this song with an interesting progressions. Thanks for sharing / Mike
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Joanna said 2675 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Mike_Lynn
Thank you very much, Mike! I appreciate the listen and the comment.
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TERRAPLANE said 2675 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
What a Natural
Jazzy song bird you are!! very cool ,, Thanks T
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Joanna said 2675 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Terraplane
What a lovely thing to say -- thank you, Terra!
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guygrooves said 2675 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
If I were just browsing...
I might have glossed over this one. I gave it a chance and it drew me in and held me. I really like the laid back care free vocal work. I'm glad I gave it a chance.
Peace
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Joanna said 2675 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
guygrooves
Thank you so much, guy! I don't know how you found it, but I'm very grateful you did.
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bud said 2675 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
keep sperimenting - this is wonderful
I love the open form and playful interactivity. Excellent.
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Joanna said 2675 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
bud
Thank you, bud! Experimentation can be such fun; I don't know why I don't do it more often. I appreciate the thoughtful comment!
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thetiler said 2674 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
This
is particularly interesting to me, because I am a coastal guy ! So great topic and terrific poem. Your bringing those precious book skills you have to the for- front! Way to go Joanna !
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Joanna said 2674 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Tiler
Thank you, Tiler! I'm so glad you connected with the subject. Feed a gull for me!
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867-5309 said 2673 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
comfey
layers of comfey utterings - silken - an edie brickell sound - and a smooth experimental phase it was - vocals skipping refreshing unexpected intervals - an effective 2:35 collage statement - "by the sea"
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Joanna said 2673 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
867-5309
Thank you, 867! What a lovely thing to say. You made my day!
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Social_Ice said 2669 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Ricki Lee Joanna...
Well you certainly have a signifcant voice Joanna.....Ricki lee Jones came to mind here.. Thank you too for the warm reception today...perhaps this will help me come out of my shell...by the sea. nice water colour...
Joanna said 2669 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Social Ice
Thank you very much, Ice! I haven't thought of Ricki Lee Jones in years. Blast from the past! Loved meeting you and am looking forward to you doing some macjamming!
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Char said 2669 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
You are
good at this jazzy vocal type of performance. :)
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Joanna said 2669 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Char
Thank you, Char! I do love to sing jazz.
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TobinMueller said 2596 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Loose sands
Lots of cool ideas here. I thought the looseness of the backing vocals and rhythmic looseness generally detracted from the overall effect of the lyrics and nice writing. Have you considered re-recording it with a tighter vocal? Thanks for sharing this long hidden track.
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bronco said 2596 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Copesetic Salty Success
I like it! Mysterious, Wanders like the whitecaps as the waves roll in. A most pleasing sound from the distant place which we all seek but seldom find.
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