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But I Can't Live Without You... (Funk Challenge)


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Funk is a bit out of my comfort zone. I didn't listen to it much when I was growing up. But when JD put out the challenge earlier in the year, I thought it would be good to give it the old college try.

Philip18 came on board with some tasty funk bass for the song and I put the rest together. Thanks Phil.

Here 'tis.

All comments welcome.

Regards,

Peter
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Lyrics
But I Can’t Live Without You… (Peter Bowen – 2011)

Girl you’ve got me moving
Chasin’ after you
‘Bout time that we were groovin’
Or are you not being true
Deep inside I feel I’m sinkin’
I’ve been doing too much thinkin’
How could I live without you?

Why can’t you be satisfied?
With one good man at home
Seems like I can’t leave you be
For one night on your own
Our back door, it’s always creakin’
Through the yard I hear you sneakin’
Your cover’s long been blown

Babe, I bought you diamonds
You know I bought you pearls
I’d give you anything
You asked for in this world
Why makes you stray from home?
And leave me on the shelf?
I bet you’d do a number
On the devil himself

Break

Babe, I bought you diamonds
You know, I bought you pearls
I’d give you anything
You asked for in this world
Why makes you stray from home?
And leave me on the shelf?
I bet you’d do a number
On the devil himself

Girl you’ve still got me moving
Still chasin’ after you
Been a while since we were groovin’
And you’re still not being true
Deep inside I’m still sinkin’
I’m still doing too much thinkin’
But I can’t live without you…
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Comments: 62
Fans: 24
Plays: 219
Downloads: 53

Uploaded: Oct 11, 2011 - 01:04:29 AM
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2011 - 01:04:29 AM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 07:52:46 AM
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Comments
michaeljayklein said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Now funk I know...
It was probably the only other kind of music I enjoyed outside of the old big band records I listened to growing up (Motown was salvation for me back then!) I loved this--your lyrics are blues-ish in nature, which is just where funk was derived from over the year--excellent work there and that's just for starters. As always your guitar work just glows brightly and this is one of your best vocals ever. Outstanding! Phil's bass is a knockout--almost forgot to give him a credit too (forgive me, it's late!)
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PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Little grey cells....
Hi Michael. Thanks for the PM. And thanks for commenting so positively about my foray into funk. I had the guitar riffs, drums, bass, etc. recorded for a while but it took me longer to add some lyrics and a melody. Something finally slipped out of the little grey cells :-) And yes, Philip's bass lines added wonderfully to the mix. Take care, Peter.
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sammydix said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
challenge
well, you 'tried' well, Peter. I didn't even know Philip could thump like that.
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PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
College try...
Hi Sam. Glad the old college try was worth it. Philip likes to get the bass out and give it a whirl (in fact he has a new one on order). Thanks for dropping by. Talk soon, Peter.
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Philip18 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Very cool!
Very cool!
After hearing where you'd gone with this, I found my old flairs and skin tight shirt and went strutting down the main street of Montmorency! Unfortunately it seems that flairs and tight shirts don't suit me as well as they used to and the effect was not what I had hoped for. Anyway, back to the music: exceptional lyrics and very VERY nice lead breaks. THe keys are good too - did you play them or type them? And how did you get that sound that comes in around the 1 min mark and again at 2:30 (not sure whether keys or guitar). Love it!
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PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Chopped loop...
Probably any shirt is skin tight these days on most of us :-) I do hope the flairs weren't white though... The keys are actually a GB loop that I chopped in half and changed the sound module to Tonewheel Organ, panned left. The other sound is the second half of the chopped loop with the sound module, Electric Piano, panned right. Just playing really. Glad you thought this was OK. Talks soon, Peter.
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DWL said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Back to the 60s
Really reminds of the sort of thing Al Kooper used to do.

Very nicely done. Funky guitar licks dude!

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
A decade further back than normal....
Hi Dick. Thanks for dropping by. Back to the 60's is good. I'm usually classified as being stuck in the 70's :-) Glad you liked it. Regards, Peter.
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Loob said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Dynamite team here Pete!
Getting better all the time (literally too I hope!). Love the feel and the harmonies! Very tastey!
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PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Getting better....
Thanks Freddy. Definitely getter better health wise and I'm glad you think the music is improving as well. We will have to collaborate again soon. Take care, Peter.
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tadashi said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
groovin
Nice bluesFunk!!
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PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Thanks...
Thanks for dropping by for a listen, Tadashi. Hope things in Japan are OK. Take care, Peter.
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Feter said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
But I Can't Live
This is good and it feels good ...loved the whole groove through and through ..great track thanks a lot for sharing !!
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PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Funk the groove...
I appreciate you finding time to have a listen, Feter. Glad you liked it. Funk does bring out the groove. Kind regards, Peter.
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papag said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Funk stylin
You have some great funk hooks in this tune. Guitar and keys are kickin...

thanks for the download :)
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PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
D/L :-)
Hey papa. Thanks for dropping in. And thanks for downloading! Take care, Peter
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J_Gretch said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
But I Can't Live Without You...
old college try huh?..Well you hit the mark spot on with this one.And the choice for bass was right on too,,,puts it over the top.
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PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
The requisite funk edge...
Hi J. Thanks for listening. I must admit I am happy with the way it turned out in the end. I wasn't sure for a fair while. Phil's bass work added the requisite funk edge. Take care, Peter.
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Moviz said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Sounds
'Funky' enough to me and the performances are great..... love the lyrics and the way you deliver them (nice vibrato there).... good one, cheers M
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PeterB7858 said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Vote of confidence...
Thanks for the funk vote of confidence, Maurice. I appreciate your comments re the vocals and the lyrics. Take care, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 2140 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
But I Can't Live Without You
cool submission for funk. i like that there is also a side dish of blues to this as well.
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PeterB7858 said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Funk 'n blues...
Funk 'n blues. A potent combo. Thanks for your kind comments, Vic. I appreciate you finding the time toi have a listen. Regards, Peter.
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awigze said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
diggin PBFunk
Good composition... clear vocals and lyrics to fit... like the guitar solo and the synth licks... sweet. Would love to hear this live!
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PeterB7858 said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
The band?
Thanks, Andy. Appreciate your comments. I might see if the band I am in is up for this. Take care, Peter.
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alackbass said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
But I Can't Live Without You... (Funk Challenge)
Give yourself more credit! You got da funk! Old school like The Meters are your backup band!
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PeterB7858 said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Da funk...
Thanks, Andrew. Can you get tablets to get rid of da funk? :-) I saw the Meters supporting B.B. King in Melbourne earlier in the year. They outshone old B.B. (unfortunately). He was struggling. Take care, Peter.
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michael2 said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
cool
like the sounds of the individual instruments. I always forget that you can also record real music on your computer. loving that little synth vibrato that comes in at 1 minute. tasty solo too. might be out of your comfort zone, but you sound confident to me. great track.
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PeterB7858 said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Real music :-)
Thanks, Michael. I had laid the real tracks down and went looking for some synth sounds to give it a bit more interest. Glad you liked it. Take care, Peter
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gadzooks said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
But I Can't Live Without Yo
Peter this is funkfabulous! It really does have that old time feel to it. Great vocals ... seriously good! That little synth riff is, well, groovy! Nice guitar break. Organ sits in the mix comfortably and Phil you funky dude on bass! Excellent funky tune.
SG
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PeterB7858 said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Spurred on...
Hi Stan. I knew I had a lot of work to do to even get into the ballpark after I listened to your funk challenge entry. It spurred me on to actually finish this. Glad you thought it came out OK. Thanks, Peter.
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dimm witness said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
sounds
like clapton! excellent!

great bass/guitar collab everything excellent
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PeterB7858 said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Kind words...
Thanks for the very kind words, Eddie. I'd don't think I'd even feel up to tuning Eric's guitar :-) Philip and I had some fun laying down the rhythm tracks. We appreciate you dropping by. Regards, Peter.
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ktb said 2139 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
But I Can't Live Without You
right in the pocket. love that little synth rhodes playin. all tasty.
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PeterB7858 said 2138 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Tasty...
Hi John. Tasty is good. Right in the pocket is good. Thanks for the kind words. Take care, Peter.
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Skean said 2138 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
But I Can't Live Without You
I just told my wife, I can't live without you… I love this and will thank you for the download, thanks
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PeterB7858 said 2138 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Without you...
Thanks for your encouraging comment, Kenta and thanks for downloading. Much appreciated. Regards, Peter.
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grah3am said 2138 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Smooth
.. but funky. I'm not sure you'd want to do too much grooving. It sounds like hard work. (Check out Cook and Moore for an explanation). A righteous sound, my brother.
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PeterB7858 said 2138 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Groove the bag!
Hi Graham. Had a look at Pete & Dud on Youtube. Groove the bag, man! Very funny. Thanks for dropping by for a listen. Philip and I are happy to be called righteous. Take care, Peter.
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Char said 2138 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
It is
a bit of masterful strutting. I could see Travolta bouncing down the street to this. Well done, guys. Thanks.
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PeterB7858 said 2138 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Walking the talk
Thanks Char. I'm just out walking the talk :-) Glad you dropped by. Take care, Peter
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H3nry said 2138 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Funky blues
Sounds funky to me. Old school bluesy funky jive. Funky bass line, jazzy keys and guitars, bluesy lyric - I think y'all can add funk to your repertoire. Taking a download.
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PeterB7858 said 2136 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Nice line...
Hi Henry. "Old school bluesy funky jive" - nice line! Thanks for listening and enjoying it enough to download. Take care, Peter.
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peterms said 2136 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
hey there fellow Macjammer
Great job. Liked your thoughtful vocals. Funky arrangement. It works!
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PeterB7858 said 2136 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
It works :-)
Thanks for dropping by, Peter. Glad it works for you, too. Take care, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 2135 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
A
great funky number and groove Peter, so good to hear this.
The guitars and keys sound great and I love the little synth riff.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 2135 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Funked...
Hi Bob. Thanks for the kind words. Philip's bass certainly funked it up nicely and the synth riff came about from some fiddling with a GB loop. Glad you liked it. Regards, Peter.
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bud said 2135 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Hot groove
delicious guitar - and nice vocals. Love the B3 and analog synth exchange. Very cool track.
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PeterB7858 said 2134 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Split loop...
Thanks for the encouraging comments, Kevin. Philip and I appreciate them. The B3 / synth exchange was a GB loop that I split, panned left and right and changed the sound modules on. Came out OK. Take care, Peter.
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dave_b said 2134 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
But I Can't Live Without You
Tight & tasty guitar, bass & keys. Strong lyrics fit the backer really well. Vocals sound great.
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PeterB7858 said 2134 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Lyrics...
Hi Dave. Thanks for the kudos re the lyrics. It took me a while to come up with something that seemed to fit the style and mood of the backer. Philip and I appreciate your comments re the musicianship as well. Regards, Peter.
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egobandit said 2134 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
number on the devil himself
a funkin good time, love the way you sing this a true story teller! Tops!
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PeterB7858 said 2133 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
A devil of a time....
Thanks, Tim. Not too many words rhyme with (him)self, but I liked the line and persevered :-) Finally got something. I appreciate your comments. Regards, Peter.
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mrattue said 2133 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Challenge
well and truly answered, Peter!

Out of my usual sphere, this, but it sounded well-constructed, convincing and fun, as well as funky!

Enjoyed. Hope you are OK.

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PeterB7858 said 2133 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Funky fun...
Hi Marc. Thanks. Glad it came across as a bit of funky fun. I am a lot better, too. Take care, Peter.
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story_lori said 2131 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
The Groove....
...had me from the first notes!! Love your vocals also, and lyrics...All around a very groovin' funky song in my book!!
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PeterB7858 said 2130 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Groovin' :-)
Hi Lori. Glad it grabbed your attention. Philip and I appreciate you stopping by for a listen and comment. Take care, Peter.
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VicDiesel said 2131 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
college try
hey, it sounds funky to me.....
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PeterB7858 said 2130 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Funky...
Thanks, Vic. I appreciate your comments. Glad it passed the funk test. Regards, Peter.
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Relic67 said 2130 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
fon-kay
cool blues-y funky vibe, reminds me a bit of Johnny "Guitar" Watson in spots..the various guitar and keyboard tones were all well done, great production.... yeah, you succeeded in bringing the funk! Enjoyed it!
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PeterB7858 said 2128 days ago (October 23rd, 2011)
O-kay fon-kay
Thanks R67. Happy with any comparison to J"G"W. Glad it sounded OK. I appreciate the production comment. Just started using monitors as well as various headphones. Take care, Peter.
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Daugrin said 2128 days ago (October 23rd, 2011)
Yea, groove thang...
In the pocket... strectchin' it out... dam I wanna jam on this one!

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PeterB7858 said 2127 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
All aboard...
Thanks Daug. You are welcome aboard anytime. Regards, Peter.
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