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Yet another song whose basic idea goes back two years ago to my first ever experiments with GarageBand. As was the case with what would eventually become “This 1 Goes 2 11," “In Your Eye”, and “Blues Jam @ MacJams," this one started out as a single drum loop and two sets of chord changes for me to jam over. After being a member here for a few months I had seriously caught the collaboration bug and was sending out those old tracks for other MacJammers to help me make those basic ideas worthy of posting.

SISTERS were among my favorite MJ artist early on. When I first heard Anne and Marty I knew I would eventually want to find something we could collaborate on. While exploring my back files I rediscovered the original version of this basic track. I thought Anne and Marty might find the R&B feel attractive. I quickly composed a bridge sequence and dropped them a PM. Marty was unfortunately unavailable. But I was thrilled when Anne agreed to work with me.

Meanwhile, feeling the track needed keyboards I sent it to paddler. As has become the case, he quickly sent me back both excellent electric piano and Hammond organ tracks.

Shortly after receiving paddler’s original contributions, Anne sent me her initial ideas. Something immediately struck me as odd. The original verse chord sequence went Gm7 to Dm7. But Anne was finding it very natural to sing G to F# in the opening phrase of her melody. To my ear the F# she was singing clashed with the F natural in the Dm7 chord. She offered to try other ideas but also seemed to be rather fond of her original idea (as was I). Believing strongly that the melody and vocal are the most important elements of a song I told her I would rather alter the chord changes to compliment her melody. That’s how the verse chord sequence became Gm, D+, Gm, D7. Many thanks to Anne for pointing me in that direction.

Now the track had to go back to paddler so he could record tracks with the new chord sequence. He came through quickly with the wonderful takes you hear in this final mix. Oddly enough Anne still found it easier to work from the original chord sequence. As a results Anne’s vocal and paddler’s keys were only combined in the rough mixes I was working from.

Then each of us got involved in our Two For Summer Collaborations. Anne also came down with a rather nasty cold. So this song was placed on the shelf for a while. A few days ago Anne sent me a message to let me know she was back at it and quickly produced the vocal performance and lyrics you’re hearing in this mix.

Thanks to both Anne and paddler. I had some chords. The two of them made it a song we can all be proud of. Hope you all enjoy it.

Art work, "Easy Come Easy Go" by Brenda Ferguson www.brendaferguson.com & brendaferguson.blogspot.com
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Lyrics
EASY COME EASY GO

do you recall last summer
and the way we traded our hearts
seasons change hearts are returned
summer is here and you're gone

easy come easy go

do you remember new year's
when we thought we'd always be
people change seasons go by
the magic that held us is lost

and i'm wondering what Love's about
cuz it seems i can not work it out
easy come easy go

do you recall our last kiss
underneath an april rain
the circle's come full and we're not inside
I'm standing alone and wondering why

I'm standing alone - why
easy come easy go
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Gaylen75 said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Smooth
Im reminded of James Bond for some reason. This is a smooth track. Love the keys, vox and overall progression.
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Thanks Man
So I just played it for my wife for the first time. Right away she says it sounds like a Bond song. Too funny. One of my favorite songs is a Bond song (Live & Let Die).
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VicDiesel said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Summer songs in harmonic minor.
Great song. The multiple vocals, shaker and other touches make this a very summery song.

I love the vocal. A textbook example of harmonic minor.

Only nit: the funky organ is great, but the first half of the solo should have been skipped or redone. The passage starting 2:25 is perfect in sound and note choice. The whole solo should have been like that.
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
All Anne
Had we followed my muse this would have no doubt been aeolian. Anne gets all the credit for taking us in the harmonic minor direction.

I'm a big paddler fan. So I dug the solo right away. But it was the tremolo electric piano that really got me.

Thanks Vic. I always appreciate the honest and thoughtful feedback.
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paddler said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
nit:
it takes me a while to get going sometimes,Vic - I must be getting old! - thank you for the perspective though,I respond better to criticism and I'd consider having another go if requested . By the way - well done on this Andrew,and great vocals Anne

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michaeljayklein said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
This was fantastic...
With the talents involved, it actually exceeded my expectations before I hit the play button. Wonderful work and congratulations to you guys for coming up with a gem. THANK YOU!
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
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Bob Rodgers said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Lovely
smooth song with a fantastic vocal, superb in every way, this music sounds so good.
I love this minor chord progression and the keys sound great!
What a wonderful song, really enjoyed this, great stuff!

Bob
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Thanks Bob
So glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by to listen and comment.
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crissew said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
70s soul
vibe to my ear on this one. very cool. Nice vocal work, and nice organ work and of course your work on the guitar and mix is great too. enjoyed it!
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Now That I Think of It
I came of age in the late 70's as Pablo Cruise had a healthy string of hits. I think sometimes bands like them and Ambrosia (that mixed soul and some rock) show up in my own stuff. Thanks for the kind feedback. We appreciate it.
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Social_Ice said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
ah sum collab...
love this...this is truly an awesome collab...vocally wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed..~barbara
alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Vocally Wonderful
I knew that's what I would be getting when I sent Anne that first PM. Thanks so much Barbara.
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jdholliday said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Good work folks
I love it when people come together here and make art just for the art of it, nice job!
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Just For the Art of It
Is there another reason? If there is I don't want to know about it. Could complicate things. Thanks for the listen and kind comments James. We appreciate it.
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fasteddie said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Nice
Beautiful relaxed vocals.

Very nice song. You guys really did a fine job together.
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Thanks Ed
We appreciate it!
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jiguma said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Using ...
... Big Sis' vocals is always a smart idea in my book.
Great smooth sound and cool performances, and a nice mix.
Aren't collabs a buzz?!
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
I Got a Buzz!
Yeah! The collaboration thing is so much fun I doubt I'll be doing anything on my own for a good long time. There's so much talent around this place. I'd be crazy going it alone. Thanks Neil! We appreciate the listen.
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Dadai.2 said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
No fair....
bringing Paddler and Sister Anne on board! This is pure gold... sublime and reminiscent of great songs gone by... Kudos. Nice organ! by the way.

This is up there. Thanks for a evening moment of enjoyment.

D
alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
All's Fare
In love and collaborations that is. Thanks for the listen and the kind comments. We appreciate it.
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paddler said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
.
Thank you D!
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kristyjo said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Cool song
I liked that you shared the journey to the finished product.
I love the tempo - just right for the last, lingering days of summer.
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Thanks Kristy
Yeah, the journey was a cool thing. All sorts of lessons about being open to the ideas of others and don't be in a hurry to get done. We appreciate you stopping by to listen.
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RAVENS said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Winning Combo
What a great tune, you surely make a great team. I adore Anne's voice, she sounds wonderful here. Diggin' the harmonies as well. Terrific work everyone!

RAVEN ;-)
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Thanks Dani
That means a lot coming from you. We all appreciate it.
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Symphony101 said 2612 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
You all can be proud
Andrew this is a very nice song and it was a very nice combination with Anne and Paddler to achieve this result. All elements sound perfect and right in their place, brought together with a very nicely done mix. A fantastic result, enjoyed very much the listen !
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks Much
We all appreciate the listen and kind comments.
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ktb said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Easy Come, Easy Go
One of the 1st things that grabbed me was the melodic vocal line and how well it played with the progression. Then I read the song genesis and found it cool you guys could cook together the way you do. Bravo to all
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks John
Well now I'm really glad we decided to have Anne's melodic idea drive the direction this took rather than my chord progression. I tend to be a chords first, then write a melody within that chord structure guy. Anne created the conditions for me to leave my usual comfort zone. It seemed to work. Thanks for the listen and kind comments. We appreciate it.
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MarkHolbrook said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Wow
This is simply awesome! Smooth, great sounding keys, vocals are as I would expect from Anne simple outstanding. Downloaded!
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks Mark
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egobandit said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Wow
This tops in my book, as always the lovely sisters have done a fantastic job. so many talented people here. A wonderful composition and played beautifully by all!
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks Tim
It's good to have you back. We appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment.
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rok41 said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Easy Come
This is so easy on the ears, very smooth track and vocal. As always, a great arrangement to work with and the vocals are done just right! I feel a bit more of the Steely Dan feel here with KD Lang styled vocals. Very nice collab!
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks Chris
We all appreciate it.

I wonder if the electric piano and R&B feel bring Steely Dan to mind since they, if not created that formula, were the pinnacle of that type of sound. But their ability to build such strange chord progressions that flowed so effortlessly is beyond me. Think of the progressions in Josie or Aja. Amazing stuff. So while I think my chord changes here fall well short of that level, I appreciate the comparison. And I should give Rich all the credit for creating that vibe with his amazing piano work.

How was the bass playing?
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rok41 said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Bass...
As in all of your production work you have a great sensibility of what is needed and your playing is effortless...I initially listened at work and couldn't hear everything due to volume restriction and crappy speakers, but on my home gear I can hear how well thought out these lines are. I hate to use another Steely Dan reference but man, very Chuck Rainey.
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paddler said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
I would
have liked to have heard it through those crappy speakers - I love listening to stuff through different medium - if i could get songs pressed on 78's i'd play em on an old HMV gramophone i bought my girlfriend last xmas - i think tomwaits achieves that ambience on alot of his tracks
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paddler said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
.
not to mention beefheart!
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Carrie71 said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Very cool
I love the vocals! Anne has quite a voice...diggin it! Has a 70's ish vibe. Very cool.
alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks Carrie
I agree, Anne is a wonderful singer and a pleasure to work with. And that 70's vibe is because I'm soooooooo old. Thanks for listening. We appreciate it.
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paddler said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
.
thanks carrie - I am the very lazy keyboard player but I am typing this so that I motivate myself to go directly to your page and listen to your songs! - I always have to do what I say I am going to do! Rich
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paddler said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
ok
you haven't got any songs yet - so that means you have a listening ear! Thanks so much for listening Carrie RG x
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DarkPlanet said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Anne, paddler & Andrew
Simply fantastic over white wine and anything or nothing else...just enjoyed how this flows...
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks
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Ed Hannifin said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
That Anne....
She just finds her way, doesn't she?

I like the bippety-boppety bass line throughout this.... Sounds a little Carol Kaye-ish to my aging ears... The keyboards have at least two flavors of authentic Sixties vibe to me...
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks Ed!
Yeah, Anne just seems to be an amazing natural talent. I'll take a Carol Kaye comparison. Thanks man.
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ShadowofNine said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
To Cool
Love the whole feel of this song Anne is also a fav vocalist, very nice tune..enjoyed
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks Dave
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dave_b said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Easy Come, Easy Go
Smooth as silk. Sounds radio ready to me. Great vocs, keyboards, bass, and guitar. Production is amazing.
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Wow, Thanks Dave
That's very kind of you! We appreciate it.
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Sigmund said 2611 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Easy Come, Easy Go
Nice collab, Andrew. Anne offers up some very sultry vocals, and Paddler's keys are absolutely perfect for this song. This has a real smooth groove to lay back in - very nice. Good Job to all!
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alackbass said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Thanks Sid
I'm glad you liked it and thanks for the listen.
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billyfromphilly said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Yesss
soo cool...it just feels good...
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alackbass said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Thanks
It feels good to read that.
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RochaMalhada said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
slick slick
this is smooth like velvet to the ears - great collaboration, folks, I love it!

. - Harold
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alackbass said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Thanks Harold
We're glad you liked it. Thanks for the listen.
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TERRAPLANE said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Great blend
Of artistry!Awesome band! All levels perfect in the mix,,Thanks so much for the D/L
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alackbass said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Thanks
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Reggie_Pole said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Easy come, easy go
Sleek and sophisticated. Andrew, you put together a top-notch team for this. Everything fits together spectacularly well. I don't hear 70s. I hear goodness, and that's more or less timeless.
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alackbass said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Thanks Reggie
Although I must admit, I hear 70's. Thanks for the listen and the kind comments.
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FEEL said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Nice laid back tune
Great vocals and the instrumentation sounds great. The mix is solid. Great post and collab. Enjoyed.
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Thanks
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ste said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
great
keys. gorgeous vox. lovely little number - unforced. the underplayed guitar sounds great
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alackbass said 2610 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Thanks Man
Yeah, paddler did such a great job that I had to be careful with the rhythm guitar and not play too much. Thanks for the listen. We appreciate it.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2609 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Sweet
Hints of Sade at her peak in the 80's. Smooth and smoky vocal, great backing track with enough funky licks to keep it interesting but never overwhelming the vox. Great tune guys and gals.
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Thanks
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paul f. page said 2609 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Everything about this...
is absolutely professional (in the best sense of that word). It may seem odd, but I particularly appreciated the wonderful bass line throughout and its accompanying percussion. ... Vocal lead is, of course, perfect. And seldom does one hear Hammond organ played with such style and to be so perfectly placed in the mix as well. This is just wonderful in every single way. I am so impressed and delighted to be hearing such fine music performed so well. Wow.
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alackbass said 2609 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Odd?
There's nothing odd about appreciating a good bass line and I, for one, appreciate that you noticed. And I agree, Anne's perfect and Rich rocked the hammond.
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Vic Holman said 2609 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
easy does it
multi-super collab!

excellent work on this song. everything is perfect here.
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alackbass said 2609 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Thanks Vic
It's always nice to read kind comments from one of my favorite MacJam's artists.
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hackneybloke said 2608 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
easy
totally cool fab track. the only thing bugging me is the drums....i'm finding them too trebly and up front. this is such a mellow track...very burt b. fantastic.
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alackbass said 2608 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Julian
There are parts where I too think the drums are a tad heavy. They're audio loops (not midi) so I was a little limited as to how they could be edited. I think the treble in the drums is a mastering issue. My mastering chops are still not there and my gear is probably not ideal for the task either.

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dancedivine said 2608 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Really nice...
Nice, groovy tune..... Really nice... Makes me want to dance... :)
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Thanks
And you go right ahead a dance.
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damiengh said 2607 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
lush
Hints of the disco ballad changes of the past, but freshened for the times with some nice chorused guitar backing. Nice clean sound.
Anne does some heavy melting here, I'm left in a puddle of mush.
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alackbass said 2607 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Back In The Day,
I had no use for disco. But now I hear Saturday Night Fever and can't get over how badass that stuff is. the grooves are killer and the musicianship is outstanding. I'm glad you liked it Damien. We appreciate it.
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perceptualvortex said 2607 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Easy
Okay, now that your wife mentioned it, Anne's vocals do make me think of a Bond tune... though, to be a true Bond song there needs to be the dramatic stabs and breaks (so you know it's an action movie). This is a really good tune, and besides the great singing, I'm most struck by how awesome paddlers keys are... really, wow. Excellent collaboration!
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alackbass said 2607 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
You Are Right
Since we weren't going for the Bond thing, you're right, those important elements are absent. I'm glad you liked the tune and I'm with you, paddler rocks.
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Ibstrat said 2606 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
This
is very Bond sounding- my son is obsessed with Bond movies, I've seen almost all of them in the last few months. The bass playing in this really knocks me out.Great time,tone, note choices and feel.Beautiful vocals and keyboard work.
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alackbass said 2606 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Thanks Mark
Bass has always been my main thing so the kind feedback on the bass line is particularly nice to read.

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ic42 said 2606 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Smooth and sweet
This is gorgeous... lightly bittersweet, but such a lyrical melody, excellent musicianship, and of course, wonderful singing over the top of it all. Tremendous trio!
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2606 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Easy Come, Easy Go
with the nice flow of this song! Such a wonderful calming song! It's something I'd like to here when at an art gallery or when I stop by Starbucks on a sleepy sunny morning before work! Great work and thanks for sharing!
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alackbass said 2605 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Thanks Jess
Man would I like to hear it at a Starbucks too! But I guess the only way that will happen is if I wear my iPod while ordering my coffee. Thanks again for the listen and kind comments.
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Silky5 said 2605 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Quality
Love the production, vox and playing here. Great sound good talent
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Thanks Paul
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Roxylee said 2604 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
An Anne RG
Collabs are great for learning from others. Thanks for describing the process in the song description You all sound smooth and it all flows very well.
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alackbass said 2604 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks Roxy
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lengold said 2604 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Beautifully relaxed
feel and wonderful collaboration.
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tempie said 2604 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
yeah
it's a bond song. man love that electric piano, especially how it's paired with the guitar and organ on opposite ears, so much going on but every sound distinct. cool, cool stuff. now i'm going to make a martini. seriously.
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alackbass said 2604 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks Tempie
This one's pretty typical of my mixing approach. Bass up the middle then try to evenly distribute the chordal instruments left and right hoping to give each its own space (a pretty standard practice). Then use automation to bring solos to the center. Glad you liked it. Have that martini shaken, not stirred.
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chinaman2 said 2604 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
bravo
I heard this in the other site & I faved it there. I'm fav'ing it again here :) great job guys.
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alackbass said 2603 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Thanks Man
We appreciate the double fav!
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richard13 said 2603 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Very smooth
and absolutely first rate. Well done Andrew, Anne and Richard.
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speedonl said 2602 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
Easy Come, Easy Go
a 4.08 minute joyful listening experience, it's great! Nice artwork too ;-)
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alackbass said 2602 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
That's what music is all about!
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falcef said 2601 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
Easy Come, Easy Go w/Anne & paddler
congratulations for this beautiful song, the instruments are well chosen sounds beautiful and interesting, good mix still so good. Hello from falcef in Italy and best wishes for the work and health
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alackbass said 2601 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
Thanks
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ted23 said 2598 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Diggin
the percussion. This is a very nice people. I'm liking all the ingredients here.... Especially those keys. Some great talents merging on this. Very cool.
alackbass said 2597 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Thanks Ted
Those are some very kind and supportive comments.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2597 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
cracking tune
Wow this is great songwriting! like a James Bond song sung by Sade. Love the chord progressions.
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alackbass said 2597 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Thanks Smokey!
"like a James Bond song sung by Sade!" Yeah, we'll take that with a smile.
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Bob6stringer said 2597 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Seasons change, great tunes don't.
Great work/play by all. I'd put my feet up and enjoy this from a deck-lounge, but it's getting too cool outside as fall approaches. Like Anne sings, "Seasons go by..." The lyrics tell a too-common story we can ALL relate to, and flow so well with the music. Which is crisp and mixed so well.

The back-story on those chord changes/issues (Dm7 vs. F, etc.) is interesting, but as we all can hear, it all came together just fine.
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alackbass said 2597 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Thanks Bob
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jazzman1 said 2597 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Beautiful
I love this. I could hear this a nice low-keyed jazz club. Excellent job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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alackbass said 2597 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Thanks Man
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Jarvoid said 2594 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Someone mentioned
James Bond and i was puzzled ,butlistening to it I do get the reference,this sound does conjure up those cut out and cutaway images of the opening credits of those films....I don't understand Vic's nit but then i have obviously got lead plated cardboard ears.......you try wearing spectacles on them ...and deffo do not go out in the rain....bugger it has just finished ....hang on....rewind zzzzzzzippppppppzzznnnnip play...Even better secundus tempus....(and Vic will find fault with that too....I love him) The rhythmn section reminds me of some James Last tracks ,really cool ,are the drums real or loops ? The generators are so good these days .Some smashing keyboard work from the Revered and Ancient Paddler and a great vocal from Anne.....oh yes, Andrew you did some things as well I suppose....okay.

;0D

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alackbass said 2594 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks Jarvoid
That's a lot of kind feedback you left there. We really appreciate it.
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Relic67 said 2592 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
nice
wow, great tune. reminded me a bit of Sade. (the singer, not the Marquis).
production values were very impressive. love the tone on the keys.
the vocals sounded pretty awesome too.
applause!
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alackbass said 2592 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
Thanks
We appreciate the kind comments.
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sschedra said 2590 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
Holy Moley!
Its amazing because you and Rich become a band. Your techniques meld so well and have a very recognizable style. Anne's singing is always sensual and expressive. She is one of my favorite vocalists too. Very nice job guys.
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alackbass said 2590 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
Thanks Stephen
The basic track here was started about the same time as our 2 For Summer collaboration. I think they're stylistically similar. Thanks to talents like yourself, Anne, and Rich these basic ideas I have end up as actual songs. Thanks for the listen and kind comments.
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woofer3 said 2586 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
love this
great performance and writing, so much going on but nothing interferes with the vocal. Perfect.
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alackbass said 2586 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Thanks John
When you have a singer as good as Anne, it's best to stay out of the way. She can carry it all on her own. Thanks again.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2586 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
easy
i can see the comments about the bond feel but without the usual full on background orchestration. really nice tuneage, vocals work great. backing music really cool and tight and on the groove. enjoyed it. cheers
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alackbass said 2586 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
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Sir Bass said 2586 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
alackbass
Very nicely done, well worth the effort.
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Thank You Sir
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Corporal Beef said 2585 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Laid Back
Love the vibe of this collab. I'm quickly becoming a big fan of Sisters's work also, so I can understand the desire to work with them. Everybody's contribution on this track was outstanding, and once again, your production is clear and very easy to listen to. Thanks for posting.
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alackbass said 2585 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
And Thank You
for listening. Yeah, working with Anne is a no-brainer. We're glad you liked it.
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ramonaji said 2585 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
I love this song!
It's beautiful and flawlessly produced, to my ears! Great job all of you!
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alackbass said 2584 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Thank You Ramona
We're glad you like it. Although I doubt I've ever been involved in anything that was flawless. Thanks so much for stopping by to listen and comment.
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DWL said 2584 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Smooth work!
What a splendid collab. Great work from all involved and it's no surprise it's so good knowing the people involved.

Cheers

Dick
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alackbass said 2584 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Thanks Dick
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TobinMueller said 2583 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Ease
What a great mixture of talent. Just flows. Perfect voice for the lyrics. Very enjoyable. Thanks for working this all out, everyone. Splendid collab, indeed.
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alackbass said 2583 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Thanks Tobin
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jibes said 2583 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
So
expertly done in all ways. This is so smooth. Beautiful vocal treatment too! Top notch stuff!!!!
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alackbass said 2583 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Thanks Neal
Glad you stopped by to give this one a listen. Thanks for the support.
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867-5309 said 2578 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
saturday on the deck
well built collaboration
each element
' Shall not require green tea today following a threefold easy come experience play
Oh too delicious artwork of plum rose & lavender
positive harmonious blend
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alackbass said 2578 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Scott
Thanks for the kind comments regarding the song and the artwork. Brenda was very kind to let us use it.
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sammydix said 2578 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
Crystal Clear
What a nice "clean" mix, alackbass. Not to mention the laid-back jazzy feel of the tune itself. Fantastic production, man.
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alackbass said 2578 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Sammy
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awigze said 2571 days ago (October 9th, 2010)
Seasonal Anne
She's still got summer on her mind. Love this - all around good. Crosses over many decades. Nice one. would love to sing harmony on something like this.
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alackbass said 2571 days ago (October 9th, 2010)
Actually
This one was already in process when summer collaboration pairs were named. I figured if I was paired up with Anne we would use this. It all worked out and this one made it to post not long after the summer collaborations went up. Glad you liked it Andy.
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John Stebbe said 2571 days ago (October 9th, 2010)
Love it
The Hammond B3 sound is music to my ears. Believable sound, and skillful playing. And the singer sounds a whole lot like Lulu singing "To Sir With Love" circa 1965, which is a good thing. Drums anchor the whole affair in an authentic fashion. Loops are great when they work, and they really do work here. The singer's voice would have worked well with Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66.
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alackbass said 2571 days ago (October 9th, 2010)
Thanks John
We appreciate the kind feedback. Thanks for the listen.
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mvh9591 said 2570 days ago (October 10th, 2010)
Nice__
This is awesome. The playing, singing and mixing are all great.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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alackbass said 2570 days ago (October 10th, 2010)
And thank you
For listening.
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Sudra said 2569 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
Very classy tune....
...but I must admit, I'm almost as much a fan of your "behind the music" story as I am the song. Love that stuff! All very well done. Played it twice in a row while I sat here with my coffee.
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Sudra said 2569 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
Now.....
....if we can only get Mark King to lay a wicked fretless bass track. ;)
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alackbass said 2569 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
Thanks
Is Mark available? I love that Level 42 stuff but was just never able to emulate his style. I'm definitely aiming for a more traditional and simpler pocket. Thanks so much for the listen and the kind feedback.
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Loob said 2569 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
Very nice!
As usual Anne shines! Nice mix and music! Enjoyable!
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alackbass said 2569 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
Thanks Loob
Yeah, it's tough to go wrong with Anne involved. We appreciate the listen.
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Moviz said 2566 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Wonderful clarity
and a lovely song really well performed by all a real gem and just my kind of music, regards M
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alackbass said 2566 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks Maurice
Glad you liked it and thanks as always for stopping by.
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bud said 2566 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Wow this is a sweet track
good idea to follow Anne's lead - I'd follow her anywhere - such a great musical instinct. Your playing and production along with Paddler's fantastic keys make this such a well realized tune. Very cool collab. Nice instrument placement in the mix.
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alackbass said 2566 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks Bud
The singer is always right. And a singer as good as Anne is ALWAYS right! Thanks for the listen.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2564 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
This is...
... a great tune! What a beautiful start to my morning?! There's a *fresh* quality to this piece. Lovely by all means! Yet another successful collab. :)
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alackbass said 2564 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Thanks
Glad we got your day off to a good start. We appreciate the listen.
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Char said 2559 days ago (October 21st, 2010)
This is
so special. You got Paddler and Anne. You are beyond lucky or have racked up a lot of good Karma. Can you post the lyrics? This is just about perfect. And, yes, it could be a soundtrack for a movie. The title even sounds Bondish.
Thanks.
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alackbass said 2559 days ago (October 21st, 2010)
Thanks Char
So good to see you again. I need to go back and transcribe out the lyrics. They're all Anne so I never had a hardcopy. Thanks again for the listen and support.
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tford said 2557 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Easy Come, Easy Go
Like everything about this song, music, vocal,
nice production, nice mix. Great job. Peace, Tom

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alackbass said 2557 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Tom
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KCsGROOVE said 2556 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
lovely
Lovely song!
I have been a fan of Anne since I heard her music on Icompositions.
Well played and sung!
Really good stuff!
KC
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alackbass said 2556 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Thanks KC
I too became an instant Anne fan when I first heard her. Both her and Rich have multiple tracks on my iPod. Thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment. We appreciate it.
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scaustrita said 2555 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Smooth Jazz
This could cover multiple genres!
Very well arranged and mixed.
Outstanding vocals, my favorite is that sweet organ . . .

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alackbass said 2555 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Thanks Much
I agree, Rich really knows how to capture that Hammond magic. Thanks again for the listen and taking the time to leave a comment.
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shavingronaldscar said 2549 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
this is rnb...
with punch! These drums kick some, it makes for an infectious groove. Love the chord changes, really 70s. Solid job, guys!
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alackbass said 2549 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks Again
Those drums are audio loops I downloaded and just edited together. Anne gets a lot of credit for the chord changes. Her melody pushed the chord changes toward their final sequence. I came of age in the 70s. So it makes sense my own music would harken back there. Thanks again for the listen and taking the time to comment.
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fishboisfo said 2549 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
hey . . .
ya know -- I really like this track -- and it's relative happiness due to the key signature. I would have changed a few notes on the end of a few of the phrases to give it a slightly crisper feel and a more . . . determined composition. I don't ever want to say anything that would be upsetting, because over all I truly enjoyed listening to this piece over and over again. However, I truly believe that a pollyanna "great job" sometimes shows that a person my not be listening with a critical ear -- and isn't that why we're all here ? to improve and share our craft ? :)
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alackbass said 2549 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
I agree completely!
Don't ever worry about upsetting me. I'm with you, here to learn. Often people make suggestions that show up in future songs. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the listen.
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fishboisfo said 2549 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
it's probably . . .
just me -- as I am not known to be an enthusiastic jazz person. Like several have already said -- This reminds me of a bond tune . . . it's just missing a few of the long violin choruses :) Nice job to all !!
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alackbass said 2549 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
You know,
and had I heard the Bond thing myself (I never did until others said it) getting Rich to add some strings and a harp would have been easy. Sometimes with our own songs we're too close to see what's right there in front of us.
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apb said 2549 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
007 70's
..and marvelously done. Excellent vocals Anne, really fine delivery.. note perfect, really top notch. The band 'ain't bad either.. I think the drums sound fine and A typical of this era.. and Richard might take a while getting going, but when he does ... it's schweet. Oh yeah, Andrew wasn't bad either ;o)
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alackbass said 2549 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks Alan
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ktholliday said 2548 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
~ Sweet
smoothness to the song ~ Andrew, sounds excellent, jivin'and rythm fantastic!!! I really enjoyed listening to this music of yours this morning! Anne's voice, is perfect for this! ~ I admire your gifts ~ have a marvelous Monday! ~ Katy ~
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alackbass said 2547 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Katie
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ste said 2547 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
oooh
love that vocal. very nicely backed up, mate.
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Thanks Mate
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sloparts said 2541 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
This is what you get when you mix,
the talent of Sisters, Paddler, and yo, Andrew, together and stir gently. Very cool laid back jazz track that reminds me of something Anita Baker might do, it has that kind of sound to the song, lyrics, and vocals.

Great track you three, I love it.

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alackbass said 2541 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Thanks Ed
We appreciate that. Anita Baker......hmmmm.....I'll take that comparison with a smile.
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SISTERS said 2541 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
anita baker
i'll take that comparison with 2 smiles!
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Cheeto said 2539 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Very Good...
Groove, and love the vocals...
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alackbass said 2539 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Thanks Cheeto
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Moses said 2536 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
easy come easy go
love the instrumentation, really liked the laid back chorus, so chill, i dug the organ the whole way through
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alackbass said 2536 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Thanks
I too dig the organ. Everything paddler does is amazing. Thanks for the listen and kind comments.
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falcef said 2528 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
Easy Come
Hello good musician the song is beautiful and interesting sounds are good choice and rhythm. Congratulations and best wishes from falcef hello in Italy. Trumpet my song bye bye
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alackbass said 2528 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
Thanks Much
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alfredthepelican said 2528 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
Thanks
Great song with smooth swing and vocals. Thanks for the free download.
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alackbass said 2528 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
Thanks
There is no greater compliment than being downloaded!
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2526 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Subtly complex
Like a fine wine. This is like new lounge music. Dig it.
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alackbass said 2526 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Man
Well grab a booth and the waitress will take your drink order. The band does take requests. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.
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Hydrogen3 said 2524 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Classic!
Lovin this soft jazzy sound!
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alackbass said 2523 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
Thank You
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billykirsch said 2503 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
This sounds so good
I missed it. And now found it. A gem.
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Thanks Billy
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