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Abby's Gotta Dance w/Davisamerica2


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rok41

 Genre: Rock

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Here is my take on Terry Pearson's little ditty titled Abby's Gotta Dance. Terry or Davisameica2 as he is known by all here wrote an incredibly simple but catchy song and originally recorded a sparse version that can be heard here http://www.macjams.com/song/61839. He asked that I take a shot at it so here it goes! Anyway, it is a great song in any form and I was honored to get a chance to work with it. I play my beloved Lakland 5594 bass along with my Parker Fly for the various guitar parts. Enjoy!

PS. - Also take a listen to this killer version from Sloparts! http://www.macjams.com/song/61996
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Lyrics
B E
I know a little girl, and her name is Abby
B A E
She can’t sit still. It just makes her crabby
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance
B E
She can kick so high. She can almost fly
B A E
Like a little bird, she takes to the sky
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance

CHORUS:
B E
Yes, Abby’s gotta dance, Abby’s gotta dance
B A E
With every little step there’s a smile on her face
B E B A E
Abby’s gotta dance
B E
Yes, Abby’s gotta dance, Abby’s gotta dance
B A E
With every little move there’s a glimmer in her eye
B E B A E
Abby’s gotta dance
F#
She’ll be gone all night, but her mama don’t care
D A
There ain’t no question, who, what, or where
B A E B A E
She gotta dance
END CHORUS

B E
Well at twenty-third and Penn she’s a at it again
B A E
There’s a guitar pickin’, and it’s her best friend
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance
B E
If there’s no room on the floor, well they can just hit the door
B A E
Cause there ain’t no stoppin’ Abby when she’s ready for more
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance

CHORUS


B E
I keep the car on the road and the music down low

B A E
But when Abby gets in, well it’s a story told
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance
B E
With all the rockin’ and groovin’, and she can’t stop movin’
B A E B E B E
I try to slow it down, she’s says “Nothin’ doin’. I gotta dance!”
Song Stats
Hits: 2716
Comments: 42
Fans: 20
Plays: 299
Downloads: 97
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jul 10, 2010 - 03:20:10 PM
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2010 - 02:30:23 PM Last Played: Jul 11, 2017 - 07:02:22 AM
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Hardware:
GB, Apogee Duet, Lakland 5594 5 string bass, Parker Fly guitar, korg x3.
Software:
GB
Comments
Feter said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Abby's Gotta Danc
Man ...Terry is the man ...great collab Folks
loved really ! ...kudos !!!
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rok41 said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Thanks Feter...
This was a blast!
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Moviz said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
I hear
a just little reggae influence in this version ..... but it's such a good song it lends itself to various styles.... love those guitars in back of the top vocals, regards M
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rok41 said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Thanks Maurice...
That was the feel I was looking for when I first heard the song and you are correct, a good song is a good song. Thanks for listening.
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jdholliday said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Hey Chris
this is such a contagious tune, I loved it from day 1!, very cool addition!
Another great version, I actually tried to add some vocal harmonies to this last night but they sucked, it's so good the way it is vocally.
That Lakland sounds like butter! Nice playing, jd.
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rok41 said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
JD
Thanks, again, the melody line was very easy to work with, just a very fun song period.
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michaeljayklein said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Now that is style...
and lots of it too! This was really fine Rok--I like it!

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rok41 said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Michael
Thanks for checking it out, on behalf of both of us I thank you!
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dave_b said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Abby's Gotta Dance
I like the minor blues feel that you've given this tune, nice twist considering the other posts have a major feel. Cool guitar and bass lines, excellent production
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rok41 said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Minor
I am glad you caught that, It was tricky keeping the same "easy go lucky" vibe in the minor key, but the song actually works well there. Thanks for the compliments!
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richard13 said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Nice take Chris
subtle but upped a notch. Call me Abby 'cause I couldn't sit still ;-)
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rok41 said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Thanks...
Richard for listening, glad you were moving and groovin...for both of us I say thanks!
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RAVENS said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Awesome
Abby sure gets around, whew! Another terrific version of an already awesome song. Keeps getting better, way to go!

RAVEN ;-)
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rok41 said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Thanks Ravs!
It was a great song to work with, Terry did an awesome job writing it!....Looking forward to collabing with you at some point!
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alackbass said 2568 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Abby's Gotta Dance
And Rok has to groove. Love the verse bass line. That really added a great lift. Killer guitar playing as well.
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rok41 said 2568 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew!
It was a two day turnaround on this one, was really fun and easy to work with such a cool melody.
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fasteddie said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Good work
I really like the nice thumping bass work and the sweet guitar phrasing that you've added. Good stuff!
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rok41 said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks!
Michael, thanks for driving by and stopping in!
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airportseven said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Excellent collab
driving and pumping - nice guitars additions - and solid bass. Cool track.
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rok41 said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Much appreciated A7!
on behalf of Terry and myself!
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crissew said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
great sound
you guys have here. Love the open guitar phrasing you added here. Crystal clear, that apogee is sounding fine. Great work here!
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rok41 said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks Charles
The Apogee is a wonderful interface!
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davisamerica2 said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Abby's Gotta Dance, and dance again.
This is fantastic music Chris. It is, without a doubt, a completely different song, and I love it! Beautiful guitar work, and yeah, that bass! I was looking forward to hearing that bass again. I really like the harmony thrown in. Thanks for this Chris. It's D/L'd. Terry
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rok41 said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Abby
Terry, thanks! I was hoping you would like it, I took some liberties with her...This was a great song from the start, I only put a little "icing"on it.
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davisamerica said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
wow!!!!!
effin fantastic!!!!
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rok41 said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks DA!
I effin had a blast!!!
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kassia said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
woot woot!
this is AWESOME! my niece is named Abbi and is 3 and LOVES LOVES to dance. i'm sending her a copy of this. really excellent work and a fun pop energy. you guys rock.
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rok41 said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks Shay!
I hope she likes it!....On behalf of both of us, thank you very much!
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magnatone said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Abby
this ROCKS ROK! (and TERRY) - GREAT job - holy shit!
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rok41 said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks Karen!
As always, I appreciate your feedback!
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Outtaorbit said 2567 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
very......
cool
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rok41 said 2566 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks...
very much!
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sloparts said 2566 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
I love where you took this Chris
Got that bluesy feeling to it and a little raggae feel too. Love what you did on the lead fills and breaks too.

That's what's so great about Terry's original is that you can take it in different directions and it still sounds amazing. It's a great song to begin with and you added a whole new dimension to it.

Great work Chris, I love it.

Ed
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rok41 said 2566 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks Ed
for the kind words, I think you will agree that this little ditty was fun to work with!
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awigze said 2566 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
excellent!
A new Abby! love this.. up to the next level
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rok41 said 2566 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Andy
Thank you sax man!
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VicDiesel said 2565 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Nice groove!
I like this a lot. The song and vocals are cool enough, but you're putting a really good groove under it. Thumbs way up!
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rok41 said 2565 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Thanks Vic!
From Terry and I.
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Ibstrat said 2561 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
This
has a great groove- bass drums and guitar are really tight. Nice guitar solo at the end!
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rok41 said 2560 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Much appreciated!
Thanks Mark!
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MarkHolbrook said 2546 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
And you nailed it
This is simply gorgeous and very catchy! Cool lyrics... Extremely cool vocals! Sweet work!
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rok41 said 2545 days ago (August 2nd, 2010)
Mark
This was fun to produce, my first work with anothers concept.
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