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Messing With My Heart (w/ Billy Playle)


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In the middle of a few songs at the moment so I thought I would re-post an earlier song that has been updated.

I posted a version of this song just over a year ago (www.macjams.com/song/67473 and Freddy felt it would be great with some horns so he asked if he could post it on his F-Jam site and see if we could get any takers. It sat there for a while until Billy Playle added his very considerable musical talent to it.

Billy has been recording some songs with Songwriterz recently (I recommend you check out their music – Heidi has a great voice) and I had done a collab with him and Freddy previously that was well received – The Top of My Game. Billy is a multi instrumentalist and the guitar solo he did on “Top of My Game” is still one of the most musically coherent solos I have heard on MJ. Check it out if you didn’t first time round.

Billy added horns, a real funky clav and some additional percussion. The rest is all me (and GB ☺). I re-did the vocals and re-mastered it.

Thanks for linking us up, Freddy.

Regards,

Peter.
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Comments: 58
Fans: 29
Plays: 145
Downloads: 38

Uploaded: May 09, 2012 - 08:11:12 PM
Last Updated: May 09, 2012 - 08:11:12 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 10:08:27 PM
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Loob said 1746 days ago (May 9th, 2012)
Yes I cn hear the difference Pete!
Better drum and voice treatment! I dig man! You and Billy are cooking here! Nice job! Firsties!
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Talent
Thanks, Freddy. Billy is one talented individual. I will get you the other song separates soon. Been pretty busy. The CD is on the way. Take care, Peter.
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alackbass said 1746 days ago (May 9th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart (w/ Billy Playle)
Wicked! When is this smoking band coming to Florida?
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Smokin'
Just as soon as we can find our way out of this software we will be down to the Sunshine State dragging on some cigarillos :-) Thanks!. Take care, Peter.
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sammydix said 1746 days ago (May 9th, 2012)
Heart
pretty funky and live sounding. Billy does indeed work it here. awful close to making me dance.
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Almost...
Billy's clav and horns really brought this alive. Awful close is good enough in my book :-) Thank, Sam.
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Garni said 1746 days ago (May 9th, 2012)
Messing with my Heart
Nice work guys! This is damn hot!!!

G-)
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Spice
Thanks, Gerald. Billy's additions really added the spice needed to fire this up. Take care, Peter.
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gadzooks said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart
Hey Peter, this is cookin'!! I love R&B and especially like horns. Freddy recently turned me on to Billy's talent and I was very impressed ... my kind of stuff for sure. No matter what direction music takes me R&B,funk and blues are my roots. Anyway enough about me .... I love the bluesy guitar playing in this ... It's like BB King dropped in for a session. The groove is so hot, bass and drums in the pocket (who's doing the funky bass?) and that clav is the icing on the cake ...excellent Peter!
Cheers
SG
PS It was difficult taking the time to listen to this you know with me taking a break and all.....LOL!
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
BB R&B :-)
Thanks for coming out of semi-retirement for a listen, Stan :-) The bass and drums are just loops that I cut and tweaked... Thanks for the kudos re the guitar work. Billy's horns and clav just nailed the groove and really lifted the song up several notches. Take care, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
messing
ah, cool song
Dig the guitarwork, drums and horns
Right on! :-)
KC
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Messing
Thanks, Cees. I was surprised when I went back and saw that the first version of this song had been downloaded 32 times in the last year. Billy really gave it a lift to another level. Thanks, Peter.
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Skean said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart
And you guys messing with my heart too..lol
Thanks for the download. Be well.
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
D/L :-)
Thanks, Kenta. We appreciate the D/L. Take care, Peter.
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neilh79 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Messing with my Heart
Really awesome tune Peter, love the way this bounces along, could see this in a West End or Broadway show, great tune
PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
That extra bounce
Thanks, Neil. It does move along pretty well. And Billy put the extra bounce in its step. Glad you liked it. Take care, Peter.
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Symphony101 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Whoah !!!!
I am not really used to this exclamation but I think it's the right place for it !

Awesome, every bit of it !!!! Wow ... I love everything, in particular the rhythm guitar, the bass groove and those horns .... great collab
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Symphony101 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
And I wonder how Billy did
this glissando on the horns ... very impressive !
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Glissando
Thanks, Yves. Yeah, I was pretty impressed with the sound of the horns as well. No idea how he achieved it. Glad you like this re-work of the song. Talk soon, Peter.
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Les_Kloo said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart
Top musicianship on display. Big, big sound. Groovy, gents.
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Big sound
Thanks, Les. Big sound is good. We appreciate you dropping by. Take care, Peter.
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Moviz said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Seems
I missed the original of this Peter, but glad i caught this.... real funk.... I wouldn't have imagined you doing this genre, but you've got it nailed and those horns fit in very well.... love it all great guitar and nice smooth vocals.... excellent, cheers M
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PeterB7858 said 1746 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Change of pace
Hi Maurice. Yes, it is a bit removed from my usual acoustic stuff. Glad you thought it turned out OK. Didn't really listen to a lot of funk growing up but I suppose some of it stuck. Billy's funky clav really gave it that extra lift. Thanks, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1745 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Messing
Very funky! It was good the first time, but now has more going on - all of it good! The horns are sharp; the drums and bass work , the guitar cuts and the vocal is full of energy. Excellent!
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PeterB7858 said 1744 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Funked up...
Thanks, Philip. Billy funked it up very nicely. I spent a bit of time improving the sound of the drums and bass, so it looks like it paid off. Talk soon, Peter.
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Songwriterz said 1745 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
So much..
...going on in this tune, so cool! It's funky, groovy, smooth.. love the arrangement.. sitting down and dancing at the same time.. yeaaah!! Great job you guys and thanks for sharing! Love Heidi
btw. Thanks for your kind words ;)
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PeterB7858 said 1744 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Appreciated
Thanks, Heidi. Your comments are much appreciated. And my reference to your quality of your songs is much deserved. Take care, Peter.
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michael2 said 1745 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
wow
you guys are really tight on this one. some wild guitar and love the clavinet and horns. great job man. I could actually hear Stevie Ray Vaughn covering this.
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PeterB7858 said 1744 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
SRV...
Thanks, Michael. Glad this came across OK. Wouldn't it be great if SRV was still around to cover it... Take care, Peter.
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TvRicky said 1744 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Funked up Blues Baby!
Cook is what comes to me my friends! Yeah! Cooking you are. Love the horns collage with the Vox. Jam Baby! Mix is clean and Pristine. Wonderful Performance and Production!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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PeterB7858 said 1744 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Cooking
Glad this cooked up a tasty dish for you, Ricky. Billy nailed the horns and I was happy with how it all came together. Thanks, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 1744 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
smouldering!
great funky blues piece........... a convincing big band sound. the clav, horns & congas add a nice element
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PeterB7858 said 1744 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Smouldering...
Smouldering is a great compliment, Vic. Thanks. Billy's additions really took the song to a new level. We appreciate you dropping by. Regards, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 1743 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart
Just went back for another listen and realized that i didn't comment on this one the first time around....Love those clean guitar riffs,,,Enjoyed it again and again.
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PeterB7858 said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Messing
Thanks for the kind words re the guitar work, J. There is no doubt that Billy has added to it considerably second time round, as well. Thanks for your support. Regards, Peter.
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Sigmund said 1743 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart
Seeking out some quality horns was a brilliant move because that brass brings this song to life - that and your killer blues wailing on that guitar of yours. Fun, fun tune and much enjoyed - thanks!
Sig
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PeterB7858 said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Freddy and Billy
Thanks, Sig. Freddy opened up the opportunity and Billy just nailed the horns and clav. It certainly gave the song the extra elements it needed. And, as I think I have said before, any kudos from you re my guitar work is greatly appreciated. Take care, Peter.
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rok41 said 1743 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart
Peter, this is ultra-groovy...really digging the clav work...of course the guitar work is going to shine. Horns are the perfect ingredient to wrap it all up. Cool!
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PeterB7858 said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Icing on the cake
Thanks, Chris. Billy's clav work really funked the song up a notch and the horns put the icing on the cake. Great new post from you guys, too. Take care, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 1743 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
It's
great to hear a new version of this song Peter, with the addition of the horns and other instruments it sounds superb!
A wonderful funky groove here, great vocals and guitar, thanks for download no 2!

Bob

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PeterB7858 said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Double-download :-)
Two downloads is a fine compliment, Bob. I felt the song had been updated enough to warrant a re-post. Glad you liked what Billy and I put down. Thanks, Peter.
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PBGB said 1743 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Niiiiiiiice!
Lots to like here Peter - like the groove, and everything gels really well. I do have a nit though - I can barely hear the bass in the mix, when it should be a feature in this style. Maybe the vocals could be a little further back in the mix for added authenticity, but not really an issue - you're singing really well. A good bass part would make this really nice indeed.
Cheers,
Neil
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PeterB7858 said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Bass blues...
Hi Neil. Glad you thought this turned out OK. The funk slap bass is a GB loop cut and transposed. I think that it is audible in the mix but probably perhaps not as deep as it could be and it gets a bit lost. I posted the original when I'd only done one collab and I wasn't in tune with asking other MJ'ers for help. I appreciate your feedback re the mix and I will have a bit of a go at tweaking it. Of course, if you feel inclined to do a bass track... :-) Take care, Peter.
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jiguma said 1740 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
Bass part
Thanks for the offer Peter, but slap bass is a style I've nevr come close to nailing. :)
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ShadowofNine said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart
Funky blues revival very cool track, special performances as well...Bravo
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PeterB7858 said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Revival
Thanks Shadowman. Revival is a good description. Billy and I are glad you dropped by for the meeting :-) Take care, Peter.
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magnatone said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart
can't remember if i heard the original, but this version is fabulous peter! congrats also to billy - terrific stuff!
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PeterB7858 said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Messing
Thank you, Karen. I'm pretty sure you did comment on the first version. So I appreciate you having a listen to the update. Billy took the song to a higher plain. Kind regards, Peter.
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dave_b said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Messing With My Heart
Fonky! Slap bass is cool, great guitar riffs, and the horn fills sound great.
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PeterB7858 said 1742 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
A touch of class
Thanks, Dave. The horns and clav really gave the song some class. Glad you liked the guitar work. Take care, Peter.
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Relic67 said 1740 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
cool
the clav and horns are a really nice addition.
cool guitar solo, like the lyrics too.
applause!
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PeterB7858 said 1739 days ago (May 17th, 2012)
Pick me up
Thanks for the kind words. Billy's additions really did pick the song up a notch. Take care, Peter.
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paul f. page said 1711 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
I love those...
...crazy little rhythmic things that pop up now and again—kind of forced triplets or something that just pump energy energy energy into this great tune. This is really an amazing number. Wow. Those little guitar licks that pulse under the band make this piece smoke. And, of course, the horns brighten up the whole thing in just the right places. Great guitar leads, too. There's a "real" feeling to this production that makes it sound like a well-produced live recording. Much in awe of everyone's talents here. Glad I caught this great number.
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PeterB7858 said 1710 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Appreciative
Thanks for dropping by, Paul. I really appreciate your comments. I am taking a bit of an MJ break at the moment. More work than usual and gearing up for an overseas trip soon - Alaska and British Columbia. Should be fun. Take care, Peter.
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ste said 1656 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
cool
funk groove and guitars. love the brass. top vox!
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PeterB7858 said 1594 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
Thanks
Thanks. Billy and I appreciate the your comments. Regards, Peter.
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Damroze said 1596 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Great R&B groove all around.
Good drive and funky rhythm accompaniment.

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PeterB7858 said 1594 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
Good drive :-)
Thanks for checking out this back catalogue number, David. Billy Playle is a very talented musician and I was lucky that he came on board. Take care, Peter.
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