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GOTTA STEP IT UP


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danml69

 Genre: Smooth Jazz

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2015 was a bad year for me...Lost my job, health insurance, then my wife lost her job......Of course I didn't lose my bills :/ From desperation comes inspiration.......I had to STEP IT UP.
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Comments: 9
Fans: 5
Plays: 18
Downloads: 4
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Uploaded: Jun 16, 2017 - 03:38:32 PM
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2017 - 03:38:32 PM Last Played: Aug 13, 2017 - 09:30:08 PM
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Philip18 said 159 days ago (June 16th, 2017)
Gotta Step It Up
Love the bass and drums that sit underneath this. Smooth arrangement, emotive vocal, stylish playing. Impressive!

I hope 2016 and 2017 have seen some positive changes from your 2015 experience!
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danml69 said 159 days ago (June 16th, 2017)
Steppin' it up
Hi Philip.....Things have stabilized for the most part. And certainly gives me more time to make music. :)
Being a drummer for so long I really appreciate the bass and drums driving the song. It also influences the way I play keys...thank you for the props
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FEEL said 158 days ago (June 17th, 2017)
I can feel
The frustration coming through, fortunately it makes for a great composition. This tune has a nice "pick up the pieces" feel and a never give up attitude. The recording is exceptional, vocals sound great! Hang in there and thanks for sharing.
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danml69 said 157 days ago (June 19th, 2017)
I can feel
Im glad you were feeling it FEEL. I appreciate the feedback. Thank you.
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Calchas said 158 days ago (June 17th, 2017)
Great tuneage!
Sorry it arose from such a troubled time. I sure hope your life has gotten back on track.

Anyway, this is an excellent arrangement and very well produced. You do indeed ROCK!

Be well friend!
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paul f. page said 158 days ago (June 17th, 2017)
'70s lounge...
...in a very good way. The percussion/bass backing is really terrific on this track. Bring out the disco balls and start dancing. This has an awful lot going on in the background (terrific piano, for instance) that's easy to overlook, but it's there adding to the whole feeling of the number. You've really got a good number here and I enjoyed listening to it very much.
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danml69 said 157 days ago (June 19th, 2017)
70's Lounge
Thank you Paul.
As you probably figured out by now, I love driving a song with the rhythm section. I played in a big show band years ago and it made a really big impact on the way I compose songs. Sometimes I over do it a bit, but I love having those layers of sound stacked on each other rhythmically playing off each other. If you liked it, I guess I did it ok.
Check out my latest song called EVERYTHING YOU SAY
grah3am said 153 days ago (June 22nd, 2017)
Great rhythm unit
It makes all the difference. I'm glad things are getting better (all the time.)
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PeterB7858 said 147 days ago (June 29th, 2017)
Gotta Step It Up
Great to hear a positive musical response to adversity, Dan. Infectious grove, inspiring lyrics, impassioned vocal and a great rhythm section. Here's hoping things have turned around. Take care. Thanks.
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Name: Dan Lopes
Location: Hayward California USA
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Started playing drums in high school. Wanted to play trumpet but didn't have the lips :) Been playing off and on ever since. Played drums in a power trio. Fronted a soul big band, singing and playing congas. Most recently vocals for the Reluctant Her... [see more]

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Smooth jazz is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from, among other sources, funk, pop and R&B. Since the late 1980s, it h

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