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 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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I wanted to do a Bluesy type song, but it turned out something like a 70's R&B, disco type of thing.... it's got a good beat though and I had to smile after i'd done the backing vocals, because it sounded like 'Moviz and the Mo-lites' Ha ha. Hope you like it. Only Loops are drum and bass.
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Lyrics
Friends.

This road I’m walkin’ has been wide and long,
There have been times when I have had to be strong,
My sensibilities were never wrong,
Because I treat each person as a friend,
Treat each one as a friend.

I’ve been to laces where the streets are mean,
So mean a friendly face is rarely seen,
Just goes to show most people there have never been,
Treated as a friend, treated as a friend.

Bridge.
Everyone is different, yet we’re all the same,
Why can’t we just get along,
I think it’s such a shame.

The road i walk is not for me alone,
It’s there for everyone who’s in the zone,
Of finding happiness in friendships sewn,
We all need a friend, we all need a friend.

We hear of countries where there is no peace,,
It’s down to greed and war that will not cease,
Things will not get better till they heed our pleas,
To just get along as friends,
Why don’t they, get along as friends. yeah-eah-eah.
ad lib from now on.

maurice Vizard, Feb. 2013.
Song Stats
Hits: 1770
Comments: 32
Fans: 19
Plays: 128
Downloads: 54

Uploaded: Feb 10, 2013 - 05:31:51 AM
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2013 - 05:31:51 AM Last Played: Feb 09, 2017 - 11:22:10 AM
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Hardware:
Mac 10-07, sure mic, fast track, m-audio 49 e, acoustic guitar, electro harmonix
Software:
Gb, Ozone 3
Comments
Philip18 said 1508 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
Friends
This rolls along beautifully, Maurice. Warm lyrics, warm vocal delivery. Smooth backing and those harmonies are just right! Nice clean mix, too. Good one!
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Moviz said 1508 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
Thanks Philip
Glad you liked it and my 'backing group' lol'... it does roll along and can't you just see those backing singers in their white satin suits doing their routines as they sing, (made me smile when I played it back)... thanks again, cheers M
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Skean said 1508 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
Friends
Ah! thanks, M this song fits so well to the debate we have in Europa right now, nice one, cheers.
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Moviz said 1508 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
I agree Kenta
we need all the friends we can get.... thanks for calling, cheers M
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Jarvoid said 1508 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
How music does this
I will never know....the amount of times that I have set out to do a particular style or genre and ended up with something completely other than what was intended.......this is another happy such incident...and I am glad it is not just me !!

Cool track and we welcome the addition of the Mo-Lites to our musical family ......

Cheers

Jarvo
Moviz said 1508 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
It does
happen frequently Chris and it's nice when we have a happy accident..... the 'Molites' helped tremendously with this one ( I had to turn 'The Chilites ' down I'm afraid LOL..... really pleased you liked the song, regards M
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alackbass said 1508 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
Friends
I dig the lyrics. I'd smile too if I had done those back up vocals. Digging the organ!
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Moviz said 1507 days ago (February 11th, 2013)
Thanks Andrew
glad you liked it and my backers, cheers M
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paul f. page said 1508 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
You're just havin' fun...
The light-hearted mojo going on in this track is infectious, Maurice. But there is a minor quality about the general tonality that belies happiness with a more serious intent in your lyrics. Your delivery is smoooooooothe...No surprise there. That Leslie-sounding organ in the accompaniment is the perfect backing, too. Nicely done. Another gem in your broad spectrum of great songs.
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Moviz said 1507 days ago (February 11th, 2013)
Yes I was Paul
It was fun and yes, it's alternate Em/Am then to C7/ F/Csharp7/ B7, tried to do a different chord pattern on this one. I've been really stuck for lyrics lately, so I just started writing and let it flow where it wanted. Very pleased with your organ comment, though it's just a right hand.... thought it might be a bit too full on doing left hand chords too, so left that to the guitar.... glad you liked it though, thanks again, M
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J.A.Stewart said 1507 days ago (February 11th, 2013)
Strange...
Despite the many obvious differences, your song immediately reminded me of The Searchers "Love Potion #9." Of course if there really were such a potion we WOULD all be friends, wouldn't we? LOL!

Anyway... I really like the smooth harmony work the Mo-Lites did on this one, Maurice. VERY nicely done... My Friend. ;)

--- Joe
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Moviz said 1507 days ago (February 11th, 2013)
Ha Ha
I know what you mean about the potion song Joe.... so glad you liked the 'Mo-lites'.... I'll have to see if I can muster up some more little toons for them.... thanks so much for dropping in, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 1507 days ago (February 11th, 2013)
Great
harmonies Maurice and a lovely warm vocal. I really like the lyrics and that's a nice chord sequence. The organ and the smooth backing flows along nicely too.
I also like the guitar string bend you play at the end, very much enjoyed.

Bob

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Moviz said 1506 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Thanks
for dropping in Bob... glad you liked this performance and that chord sequence you mention is a result of me trying to 'go around the houses ' like we spoke of; sort of going off tune and then back in.... now that string bend is about the pinnacle of my guitar playing talent, so thanks for mentioning that, Ha Ha, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 1506 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Friends
Nice positive vibe and message, Maurice. The bouncy backer works really well and the organ sounds great. The Mo-lites are tops. Well done. Regards, Peter.
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Moviz said 1506 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Yes Peter
it does 'bob' around when it comes into its own and the Mo-lites get into their rhythm LOL.... thanks a lot for giving the positive comment, regards M
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DWL said 1506 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
And now I can listen
The first thing that struck me was the backing harmonies. Slightly disturbed gospel but a great sound and effect.

Great lyrics and the way you've constructed the music and backing really makes this very powerful.

Lovely work Maurice.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 1506 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Slightly disturbed?
Well Dick, that's me all over LOL.... yes it could be a Gospel sound, but I was going for a Chilites or Detroit Emeralds etc kind of thing, but as long as it comes across OK, what does it matter LOL.... just pleased you enjoyed it, cheers M
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richard13 said 1506 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
As SammyDix might say
You are an inspirational codger. It is so good to hear you having fun: hope you and the Mo-lites keep it up.
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Moviz said 1506 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Hi Richard,
Thank you for that description LOL.... Yes I was having fun and I'm just rehearsing the Mo-lites for another song as soon as I get rid of this second bout of shingles....( I might have used " The Shingles' as a backing group, but they can only sing out "ouch!' ha ha ..... glad you came along, regards M
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Vic Holman said 1506 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
the mo-lites in action
excellent tune maurice. the mo-lites are special, make sure you pay them :-)
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Moviz said 1505 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Thank you Vic
They're already on top pay... same pay as myself in fact Ha ha..... pity you can't see their moves as they sing.... those white gloves really earn their keep, cheers M
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Monkaton said 1504 days ago (February 14th, 2013)
Nicely Done
Good song Moviz. Great blending of a soul sound and a Dylan feel to the lead vocal. The only difference is we can understand you.

I like the "Mo-lites" too.
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Moviz said 1503 days ago (February 15th, 2013)
Thanks Tim
really appreciate you calling to listen and compliment my song and the vocal, cheers M
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J_Gretch said 1503 days ago (February 15th, 2013)
Friends
Diggin the off chord vibe here.Those dissonant harmonies add a lot of drama.Very cool sounding comp.I bet it took a long time to put all of this together.
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Moviz said 1503 days ago (February 15th, 2013)
Tell the truth J
It was kind of ad-libbed with those backing voices... but I'm more than pleased if it does sound as if I spent a great lot of time on it. Really pleased you came to listen and like it.... nice to meet you too, regards M
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fathom said 1502 days ago (February 16th, 2013)
A perfect
grove achieved.
This song fits together perfectly. Well done.
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Moviz said 1501 days ago (February 17th, 2013)
Thank you Fathom
Very pleased you found it so enjoyable... glad you came along to listen, regards M
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ShadowofNine said 1500 days ago (February 18th, 2013)
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Fabulous
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Moviz said 1500 days ago (February 18th, 2013)
Thanks Dave
Nothing more needs to be said...... I'm well satisfied with that description, cheers M
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papag said 1492 days ago (February 26th, 2013)
Friends to stand by
I like the sentiment in this one. Your message is universal indeed.

Love those backup singers too.

thanks for the download
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Moviz said 1491 days ago (February 27th, 2013)
Glad
you called in Papag and pleased you liked those vocals, regards M
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Name: Maurice Vizard
Location: UK
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They say time is a healer, which it is, but not when your a singer. Nevertheless, I love being part of this community and hope to continue making contributions for as long as i can. ... [see more]

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Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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