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Blue Skies


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Dadai.2

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It's been hard to find time of late to play guitar, let alone record. So here's a quick one take of an old favorite that several others have posted here. I recorded this with the Zoom H2.

Until then!

Photo taken from the Goleta Beach Pier looking back toward Santa Barbara, CA.
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Comments: 58
Fans: 28
Plays: 136
Downloads: 68

Uploaded: Oct 24, 2010 - 05:21:05 PM
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2017 - 03:32:38 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 12:08:50 PM
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Hardware:
Zoom H2, Martin DM acoustic, MacBook 2.4
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
jiguma said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Blue Skies
Nice version Jack. The H2 Zoom is certainly a nifty piece of work. We have been playing with one for recording rehearsals lately, and apart from the fact that our borrowed (older) version doesn't seem to have a lot of memory available to record lengthy sessions.
Enough about me ;)
This has always been a favourite song of mine - my dad used to love it too. You do it justice in this very nicely recorded version.
Cheers,
Neil
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
BS with H2
BS with H2...
Hi Neil,

You might be able to get bigger memory disk for your H2.

Neil,
Thanks for the nice words. I've always been partial to Willie Nelson's version of this song, of which mine is influenced.
Cheers..



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jiguma said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Memory disk
Yes, we went out and bought a 4 gig card only to find that the H2 would only take up to 2 gig :( Oh well - recording sessions is going to be a work in progress I think.
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lilmom said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Blue Skies
Jack, I love this upbeat version....after all, the whole song is all about how things are better and will remain that way. This is great!!!
Sylvia
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Hey there...
Thanks Sylvia. Great to have yo chime in on this old fave. Things are getting better... hopefully!

;-)

Jack
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jibes said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
...
A cool old song and a real nice version.
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Gilbert...
Thanks man for stopping in again. I really your new song with Jim. Best to you...

D
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alackbass said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Blue Skies
Amazing the quality one can get with an inexpensive field recorder. I have an H4 (use it as a USB mic). I bought a 2 gig card and always record long performances as mp3.

Nice performance of a classic.
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
H2 quality indeed...
It is a real good little recorder. Thanks Andrew for stopping in to listen to my little impromptu performance!

D
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Outtaorbit said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
very nice
d/L
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Patrick...
thanks mate... hang in there and carry one!
;-)
d
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RAVENS said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Neat
Ahhh, what a terrific rendition of a beautiful song. Sounds awesome, vocals & guitar are a perfect fit.

RAVEN ;-)
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Gee, thanks much
Glad you like this... your comments are most gracious and most welcomed!

D
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Vic Holman said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
blue sky
sounds really good with the zoom Jack

cool for you to get a quick one in. really nice tune
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Gotta take the moment...
when it presents itself. Small window of time today... small song. Thanks Vic!
D
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jdholliday said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Man Iove Willie's version
but this is up there, really cool jack!
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
you know how...
to put a smile on an old guy's face. Thanks jd. I don't think Willie has to worry about me. heheh....

cheers,
D
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lank81 said 2348 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Definitely
A nice, refreshing, up beat version of an oldie but goodie. Great stuff!
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Thank you much...
... from the blue skies of SB to you and yours.

D
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DWL said 2348 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Back to basics
and it works :)

Cheers

Dick
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Dadai.2 said 2348 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Basics....
... a good place to get back more often than not, eh?

Thanks mate,

D
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Cori Ander said 2348 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
I dig
and download (want to listen many times) .. i like so much your personal peaceful style of singing .. and this ol song is so nice in your hands ..
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Dadai.2 said 2345 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
hey curry,
So nice to have you listen... and it makes nice to know you like this. Keep on keeping on, bro...

D
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dave_b said 2348 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Blue Skies
Nice vocal Jack. The tone on the Marting sounds great recorded through the Zoom H2. Does it give you much control over eq settings?
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Dadai.2 said 2345 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
hey, thanks dave...
The mics on the H2 are really pretty good... very good! The H2 does have some basic EQ functions. I just pull the file into GB and do the EQ-ing there.

thanks again,
D
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michael2 said 2348 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
nice
love this tune, and I really am enjoying your take on it. i like the lo-fi vibe of it too, makes it sound like it's on a soundtrack for a Wes Anderson movie. excellent.
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Dadai.2 said 2345 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Michael...
Hey, some nice comments you left. Very generous of you and very welcomed by me. Let Wes no I'm available for his next soundtrack!

Thanks much,
D
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Jarvoid said 2347 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Cracking vesion
of a classic song,the uke would have gone nicely with this as well......and you can pitch a toon as well ,nicely done....Jarvoid
Dadai.2 said 2345 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
you're right...
... a uke version of this tune would work nicely. Glad to know you like the "toon" I pitched! cheers,

Jack
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michaeljayklein said 2347 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
One of my favorites...
...in fact I posted two version of this thing here myself I love this song so much. Jack, you gave a very clean and warm interpretation to the lyrics (I liked the variation in the melody very much as well) and of course, you make that guitar sing brother! I am thinking up an idea for this and will write to you a bit later to get your feedback. Take good care now, Michael
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Dadai.2 said 2345 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
great old song it is...
Thanks Michael for dropping in for a listen. Yes, I like your versions very much. I find myself singing this tune a lot when I pick up the guitar. It's a song that just keeps wanting to be sung. I look forward to your idea, assuming it pans out.
cheers,
D
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tf10music said 2347 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
I like
the emphasis on the higher strings. It meshes your voice really well, everything sounds very upbeat. Nice.
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Dadai.2 said 2345 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
thank you tf...
nice to have you visit and listen and leave the nice comment.

cheers...
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egobandit said 2347 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
What a view
Its like a walk in the park, Few and full of life loved it!
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Dadai.2 said 2345 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
walking in the park...
... hey Tim, yeah - just a little stroll with an old favorite.
Thanks!

D
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Roxylee said 2347 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Good song, good key
You sound fine, Jack, and the Zoom captured it very nicely.I like Willie's version a lit, too, but you really do it justice. :-)
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Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Oh yes, the key...
... the key of Gb via the capo. That seemed to work well for my voice on this one. Glad you like it Roxylee....

much thanks,
D
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magnatone said 2347 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Blue Skies
hey jack2 - cool work on the zoom, sounds terrific! i love this song and your voice sounds great - as usual!
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Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Hey there,
maggieK... in the words of Elvis "thanu vury mush..."

D
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ted23 said 2347 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
bang zoom
Nice one take. Thats something i'll never to pull off.
Well captured and performed!
Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
one take...
... well, I had plenty of practice on this song as it is a song I have performed many times over the last number of years at a small monthly gig. Thanks Ted...

D
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FEEL said 2346 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Love this tune
Pick up the guitar more often. Realtime... cool... and it sounds so good.
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Dadai.2 said 2342 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
I'm trying...
... I'm trying.... ;-)

best to you and yours, John.

D
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PockBluesman said 2345 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Great Version
Can't beat the old standards like it upbeat it works
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Dadai.2 said 2342 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
old standards...
... true that! Nothing like the tried and true tunes.

Thanks dude!
D
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TERRAPLANE said 2344 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Dont know
What the Zoom H2 is but this sound is genuine ,,well done Jack!!
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Dadai.2 said 2327 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
H2...
A great stereo field recorder. Thanks for taking the time to listen to my take on this classic song.

D
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lavalamp said 2344 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Ah Zoom H2
I have one, too. Great gizmo. Very cool rendition.

LL
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Dadai.2 said 2309 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
LL...
Thanks for your comment. Yes, the H2 is a great gizmo.

D
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fasteddie said 2343 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
This is great
Very uplifting!

I needed uplifting today!

I really like your acoustic work. You know how to get that guitar singing man.
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Dadai.2 said 2309 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
Gosh....
thanks fasteddie... what a great comment on my guitar playing... humbled!

D
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scofugate said 2342 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
YOu go Jack!
What a classic..You nailed it man!!
Nice Pic as well!
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Dadai.2 said 2252 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
A day late...
I am.

Scott, thanks. Your concise comment puts a big smile on my face. It's a great song (i.e. the composition) and all I'm doing is following in the footsteps of others.

cheers,
Jack
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Calchas said 2342 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice...
Always a pleasure my friend!

Be well!
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shavingronaldscar said 2342 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Sweet
Great performance on both guitar and vox, a nice happy tune this is.
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MarkHolbrook said 2342 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
I know what you
mean about time... I'm struggling just to find the time to do what I need to do to stay alive. This is very cool. Simple but clean!
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Moviz said 2341 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Nice
and easy Jack... just leaves a person feeling comfortable and at ease with the world.... loving the nice clean guitar accompaniment too, regards M
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PatriciaGirl said 2025 days ago (September 12th, 2011)
Makes me :)
One of my favorites from the past :) Great version-makes me smile!!

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