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This is my first posted collaboration on MJ :-)

Loob (Freddy) had worked up a fantastic back track with The Funge but it needed lyrics and a melody. I was fortunate enough to be able to come up with something that they liked.

Freddy has been great to work with on this. He is highly skilled in many areas of song development and production. The Funge's lead break is a killer. Freddy also assisted with ideas for the harmonies.

I have enjoyed working on this immensely and have a few others in the pipeline :-)

The Team:
* Loob (Freddy): Piano, acoustic guitar, drums, owner, and author

* The Funge (Billy Playle): Bass, hammond organ, horns, electric guitar

* PeterB7858: Lyrics, vocal, melody and harmonies

Hope you enjoy! Regards, Peter
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Lyrics
The Top Of My Game

There are times in a life
That can leave you so low
You’re out on a ledge
With the ground far below

But a faithful star guides you
And your feet feel secure
So you scramble to safety
Knowing you have the cure

And I feel so glad
I’m at the top of my game
Can you tell the difference?
We are one and the same.

I used to go crazy
Thinking life was unfair
Lady luck was against me
No one’s life could compare

But the battle’s now over
The race it is run
My horizons are endless
I can run for the sun

And I feel so glad
I’m at the top of my game
Can you tell the difference?
We are one and the same.

Now my life it has purpose
I know you’ll agree
The top of my game means you and me

Gonna say it again
I’m at the top of my game
I wanna shout out I love you!
Without any shame

Solo

The feelings I have
When I am with you
Lift me up and sustain me
How could I ever be blue?

You’re my light in the darkness
My port in a storm
With you by my side here
How can I can never go wrong

And I feel so glad
I’m at the top of my game
Can you tell the difference?
We are one and the same.
I’m at the top of my game
I’m at the top of my game.
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Fans: 34
Plays: 207
Downloads: 70
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Mar 21, 2011 - 02:42:35 PM
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2011 - 04:11:37 PM Last Played: Aug 28, 2017 - 07:58:48 PM
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mrattue said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Feel Good Movie
Don't know why but i immediately thought of a movie scene, when i saw this. A country feel, not a city flick. A gentle romantic comedy, perhaps, and it has a beautifully reassuring atmosphere about it.

Really good job guys. Sounds great to me. Enjoyed it.


Marc
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PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
First :-)
Hi Marc. Thanks for being the first to drop in for a listen. We appreciate your thoughtful and kind words. Regards, Peter
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Loob said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Pete you did a bang up job
bringing this home for us! The melody and vocals you wrote and sung on this fit like a glove! It's been a pleasure having such a fine writer, and singer working on my tune. Hope it's the first of many!

-Freddy!
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PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Enjoyed
Thanks Freddy. Enjoyed the collaboration process immensely. You made it very easy. Now for the next one! Kind regards, Peter.
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alackbass said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
The Top Of My Game
Now that's got some soul! Great post all the way around! Congrats and a tip of my cap to all!
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PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Collaborating :-)
Hey Andew, thanks for your kind remarks. Collaborating with others to produce a song is a wonderful thing (as you well know). Take care, Peter.
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neilh79 said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
The Top of My Game
Top notch mate, really well played, awesome how its all come together, you can all be very proud of this
PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Glad you enjoyed..
Hi Neil. Thank you, on behalf of Loob, The Funge and myself. Glad you enjoyed it. Regards, Peter.
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Mosaica said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
An assured performance
Really good song - lyrics, guitars and vocals all! I particularly like the vocal harmony and that guitar solo.
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PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Guitar solo :-)
Hi Rosalind. Thanks for having a listen to our collaboration. Yes, I agree the guitar solo is fantastic. Take care, Peter.
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Char said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Yeah..
It has a country feel. Leo on electric guitar...whoot! Feel good song. Thanks, guys.
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PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Country feel...
Hi Char. Thanks for taking the time to have a listen to our collab. I agree with the country feel. Warm regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called The Great Wave (w Sam Dixon)
PeterB7858 said 2406 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Oops..
Hi Char, my mistake. The Funge is actually Billy Playle (not Leo). I have updated the song description. And yes, Billy's guitar solo is one of the things that drew me to the song. It is tops! Regards, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Yes
great song, nice feel, really enjoyed this, a nice combination of all the instruments, everything sounds good.
Love the guitar solo and the horns sound nice.
Really like the vocals and lyrics.
A wonderful collab and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Back track :-)
Hey Bob, thanks for dropping in. Yes, Loob and The Funge laid down a fantastic back track. The song just seemed to write itself over the top. Freddy did a great job of the mix/master. Glad you enjoyed it. Kind regards, Peter.
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davisamerica said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
lol....
this is totally a "Big Pink" experience....The Band.... well done guys!
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PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
The Band :-)
More than happy with a nod to The Band. Thanks for finding the time to have a listen to our collaboration. Take care, Peter.
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Loob said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Thanks Jack
I too take that as a complement. Loved "The Band".
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RAVENS said 2407 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Congrats!
Yeah man, congrats on your first collab. And wowzers, what a way to make in introduction, with an all-star band! Great song, the music sounds fab. Diggin' the vocals & lyrics too.

The pic is cool, scawee up there though!

RAVEN ;-)
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PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Dizzy heights
Hi Dani. Thanks kindly for your comments. Yes, I agree, Freddy and Leo laid down a fantastic track. It has been a great experience working on my first collaboration. I think if I was standing where that guy in the picture is I wouldn't be at the top of my game for very long :-) And I have to say it again, your latest post is just fantastic. Take care, Peter.
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hackneybloke said 2407 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
the top of my game
ha! you sound like james taylor in places (i laugh because i get that comparison too). what a great team you got here. freddy's production is through the roof and you're right - leo's guitar solo is a dream. love the horns too. excellent vocal delivery peter...you're generally getting more and more assured. really solid collaboration everyone.
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PeterB7858 said 2407 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Class...
Hi Julian, Thanks for the JT nod. One of my all time favourites - I've basically grown up with him. You are right about "the band", they really produced a class backer on this. Made me quite hesitant about coming up with something over the top of it. Glad you enjoyed it. Kind regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called The Great Wave (w Sam Dixon)
PeterB7858 said 2406 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Guitar solo
Hi Julian. My mistake re the attribution of the guitar solo (fixed above now). The Funge is actually Billy Playle. The error was made by a junior copy writer :-) Peter.
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jfisenne said 2407 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
You guys
really are playing at the top of your game. Great job all around!
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PeterB7858 said 2406 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Top shelf
Thanks for your kind words. There is no doubt "the band" was at the top of their game. Me, I just kind of tagged along for the ride. Regards, Peter.
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Feter said 2407 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
The Top Of My Game
WOW ..this is a classic ..I love this it speaks to me as I play the same style ...great collaboration with all these wonderful Mjers ...a top notch production ...kudos to all !!
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PeterB7858 said 2406 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Classic...
Hi Feter. Thanks so much for dropping by to have a listen to our collaboration. We appreciate your kind words. Freddy did a great job bringing it all together. Take care, Peter.
Check out my latest song called The Great Wave (w Sam Dixon)
michaeljayklein said 2407 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
You guys kill me...
...wonderful, wonderful work here! Hope this team up does some more if this is any indication of how well you guys work together! Thanks again--Michael
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PeterB7858 said 2406 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Holidays?
Hi Michael. I thought you where on holidays for a week. Can't stay away, eh. Thanks for your very supportive comments re "the team" and the song. It was great fun. Take care, Peter.
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jibes said 2407 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Top Of My List
Great song and collab!Love it!
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PeterB7858 said 2406 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Top Of My List :-)
Hi Neal. Thanks for dropping by and commenting favourably on our collaboration. We appreciate your support. Regards, Peter.
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grahame1956 said 2406 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Loved this
Hi Peter, Noticed you'd posted and thought I'd take a look. Soulful, laid back, controlled and smooth. Nice work. Kind Regards Grahame
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PeterB7858 said 2406 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Fantastic...
Hi Grahame. Thanks for finding time to listen to our collaboration. Freddy and Billy laid down a fantastic music track. I lucked out putting some lyrics/vocals to it. Take care, Peter.
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BlueAttitude said 2406 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Nice collab!
Good song first of all, and a fine performance by all involved! Vocals sound great to me, and I dig the guitar work too. Very nice!
~Dave
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PeterB7858 said 2405 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Thanks!
Hi Dave. Thanks! Freddy came up with a really nice track and he and Billy did a really great job of laying it down. I just had to come up with something when I heard it because it was so good. Take care, Peter.
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dave_b said 2406 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
The Top Of My Game
Country rock style track reminds me of The Band.
I like the vocals/harmonies. Killer lead break. The horn fills are a nice touch
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PeterB7858 said 2405 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Robbie and the boys :-)
Hey Dave, as indicated earlier, we are more than happy with any sort of mention of Robbie and the boys in the same breath as our song. Thanks for the kind words re the vocals/harmonies. And, I agree, the guitar and horns are all class. Warm regards, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 2405 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
positive vibe!
Really cool song, guys!
Great music , love the keys, horns and guitars!
And some very fine vocals on top!
Great collab!
Fav and download! :-)
KC

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PeterB7858 said 2405 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Absolute first class
Hi Cees. That you like this means a lot to me. I am a big fan of your music. The musicianship of the boys on this was absolute first class. Thanks for dropping by. Kind regards, Peter.
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FEEL said 2405 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
What a nice tune
I like all the changes and the way the guitar and brass compliment the drums. I wish I had the characteristics of your voice. The back up sound great as well. What a treat, thanks for sharing.
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Loob said 2405 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
John
You really sell yourself short on vocals! Everything I've heard you do so far is big time man! I'm happy to be working with you! Maybe I'll get you and Pete working together soon too. Such great talents floating around here, and I get to work with them! Cool!
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PeterB7858 said 2405 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Collaborations :-)
Hi John. I agree with Freddy. Your vox is just fine! I really enjoyed your latest. Thanks for the kind words. Collaborations bring so much talent to the table that it is hard not to produce something worthwhile. Take care, Peter.
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fasteddie said 2405 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Nicely done all!
Very cool collab.

Great work by everyone.

Nice use of horns too.
Cool guitars and vocals.
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PeterB7858 said 2405 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Appreciative
Hi Michael. Appreciate you dropping by to listen to our collaboration. Freddy and Billy did a great job. Kind regards, Peter.
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Philip18 said 2404 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Great sound
Well done, guys. Big sound - plenty going on without being over busy. Love the guitar solo and the tone of the guitar playing it - it flies!
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PeterB7858 said 2404 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Billy's guitar solo :-)
Hi Phil. Welcome to MJ. Thanks for positive comments. I agree with you re Billy's guitar solo. It is fantastic. Regards from a fellow dweller of the land down under. Peter.
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ic42 said 2404 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
The Long Run
Something about this gave a little late-Eagles vibe, but the brass headed it off in a cool Chicago direction. Not sure how you pulled off a "slow bouncy ballad", but this is it. Great performances here, and a sweet collaboration.
ttfn,
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PeterB7858 said 2404 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Billy's horns :-)
Hi Drak. Thanks for responding to my plug :-) I appreciate your positive comments on our collaboration, especially in relation to Billy's horns. They do add a different vibe to the song. Kind regards, Peter.
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tonestones said 2404 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Really great collab
Wow. First collab! Great job! I like what you guys have going on here. I hope you come back with more soon!
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PeterB7858 said 2403 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
More...
Hi Steve. Thanks for dropping by. We appreciate your kind words re our collaboration. May it be one of many! Kind regards, Peter.
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VicDiesel said 2403 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Excellent
Good song and very nice arrangement.
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PeterB7858 said 2403 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Glad you enjoyed it
Thanks Vic. Glad you enjoyed it. We appreciate your kind words. Regards, Peter.
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bud said 2403 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Great collab - congrats on your first
you'll be hooked now - and I'll be looking for more to come. Excellent work from all involved.
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PeterB7858 said 2403 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
I'm hooked :-)
Hi Bud. Yep, I'm hooked. It was great working with Freddy and Billy on this song. Collaboration is one of the cornerstones of MJ. Take care, Peter.
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Moviz said 2403 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
very
pleasant melody with a great accompaniment to the lyrics you sing so well..... loving the lead guitar so much along with the vocal harmonies..... good collab, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 2402 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Professional..
Hey Maurice, thanks for the kind words. Working with someone as professional as Freddy was great. And Billy's lead guitar and horns really gave the song some class. Warm regards, Peter.
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Bob6stringer said 2402 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Top of your collective games.
Fine confessional, with something of the earthy feel of The Band, from the sincere voals to those "fungible" leads and horns. And F-Jam, you're a Renaissance man, great tracks.
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PeterB7858 said 2402 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Interchangeable....
Hi Bob. I had to look up what "fungible" meant. New word for me. Thanks for your positive comments in response to our collaboration. Freddy's experience is a great asset. Several others have also likened the song to something Robbie and the boys might have cooked up. And we'll take that comparison any day! Take care, Peter.
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Bob6stringer said 2402 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
I shouda read...
...the comments! I guess I'm in good company, with good ears, though. I was just listening to the 1970-to-'71 I-think New Years' Eve live concert album I bought when it came out... it really cooks, I like it more than the studio albums and MUCH more than the more "famous" album Rock of Ages. So thanks / sorry / cool... whatever's the best closer!
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MarkHolbrook said 2402 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
Outstanding
work... This is really spot on great! Very enjoyable.
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PeterB7858 said 2401 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
Fortunate :-)
Hi Mark. Thanks for dropping by. Yes, Billy and Freddy did put together an outstanding track which I was fortunate enough to tag along with. Take care, Peter.
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awigze said 2401 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
AHA
Love the lyrics and vocals are most excellent. Horns add a lot of punch!
great tune all the way around guys
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PeterB7858 said 2401 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
Lucked out...
Hi Andy. Thanks for the kind words re my vocals/lyrics. The track that Freddy and Billy put together was fantastic and I lucked out being invited into the project. Warm regards, Peter.
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magnatone said 2401 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
Top of My Game
WOWZERS - what a fabulous collab this is! congrats to one and all - this is just so excellently done - very much enjoyed!
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PeterB7858 said 2401 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Supportive
Hi Karen. On behalf of Freddy, Billy and myself, thanks for finding some time to have a listen to our collaboration. Your positive and supportive comments are much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed it. Warm regards, Peter.
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Daugrin said 2400 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Great job!
High fives all around guys.
Maybe apologies to the Band, but they won't care. Every facet of this thing is working. I am especially fond of the horns. Garth too...

Daug
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PeterB7858 said 2398 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
All I need is the air that I breathe...
Hey Daug, thanks for giving this one a go. Appreciate your positive reaction to our collab. Happy just to be breathing the same air as Robbie, Levon and the boys... Although, are they all still alive? Must check. Regards, Peter.
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JBurns said 2397 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
full
Great song here, I love the bluesy feel good vibe. Can't wait to check out more of yours.
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PeterB7858 said 2397 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Opportunity knocked...
Hi Jay. Thanks for the kind words. One of the great things about MJ is the opportunity to collaborate. Freddy and Billy laid down a fantastic track and I was lucky to come up with a melody and lyrics that they liked. Take care, Peter.
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sammydix said 2397 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Peter
Sounds like something you could hear on the classic rock stations. more depth than triteness. high to props to all.
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PeterB7858 said 2395 days ago (April 3rd, 2011)
Triteness with depth..
Hey Sam, thanks for the kind words. Glad to see there is some depth to my triteness! :-) We appreciate your support of our collab. Take care, Peter.
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ktb said 2395 days ago (April 2nd, 2011)
The Top Of My Game
superb tracks by all. The horns sound very organic and fit the tune perfectly. Top shelf song writing. Glad you hooked up so effortlessly. That's what this site should be about. Terrific Peter.
Hope to hear more in this vein.
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PeterB7858 said 2395 days ago (April 3rd, 2011)
Collabs :-)
Hi John. Thank you for your supportive comments. Billy's horns did add a classic feel to the track. Freddy did a great job bringing it all together as well. And yes, collabs are one of the great strengths of MJ. Warm regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called The Great Wave (w Sam Dixon)
Corporal Beef said 2392 days ago (April 5th, 2011)
Top of my Game
What a great collab and an inspirational song! Love the lyrics, and your vocals are smooth and easy. All the instrumentation and performances are tight. Very enjoyable. Thanks for posting.
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PeterB7858 said 2392 days ago (April 5th, 2011)
Inspirational support
Thanks for the kind words, Jason. Glad you enjoyed it. Your support is inspirational. On behalf of the "band", I thank you. Take care, Peter.
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gadzooks said 1362 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
The Top Of My Game (Loob/The Funge/PeterB7858)
Geeeeeee...how did I ever miss this wonderful piece. Love the performance all around!
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gadzooks said 1362 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
OH...
Oh... that's why. I joined just after that. Great song Peter!
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