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Working with Alannah on this piece was a real pleasure. She has a great voice and feel for this kind of blues, sort of a ""Layla unplugged meets Big Brother and the Holding company" feel to me (Though she's more like Janis than I'm like Clapton). This is very different to what I'm used to doing, and it was great to get the chance!

Alannah: Lyrics, vocals
Valleypastor: instrumental composition, Guitars & all instrumentation, Mix
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Lyrics
BLUE EYES

Blue Eyes Blue Eyes – Don’t cry over me
Blue Eyes Blue Eyes – You wanted to be free
Please don’t be mad – Don’t look so sad
Oh Blue Eyes
Blue Eyes Blue Eyes – What else is there to say?

Blue Eyes Blue Eyes – You threw me away
We could have had it all
You chose to fall, oh
Where was all the doubt
When you cast me out?
Oh Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes was I so mean to you?
Tell me what did I do?
Did I made you cry
When I said goodbye?
Blue eyes I didn’t want to go
How were you to know

Oh Blue eyes I was hurtin too
I could not stay with you
Oh Blue Eyes hold my hand again

Blue Eyes Blue Eyes
Don’t let it die this way
Blue Eyes Blue Eyes
Give me one more day
No matter what you do
I will always love you

Oh Blue Eyes No matter what you do
I will always love you
Song Stats
Hits: 4631
Comments: 33
Fans: 11
Plays: 334
Downloads: 160
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Feb 17, 2007 - 01:13:20 AM
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2007 - 01:17:05 AM Last Played: Nov 26, 2018 - 04:32:16 AM
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Comments
Wildcat said 4320 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Blues Feel
Nice Blues Feel...Allanahs smokey voice fits perfect to this.
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Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Thanks ...
... for stopping by Wildcat ... this was fun for me .... and Valley Pastor made it really easy as I loved the first track he sent me and we were able to get started right away.

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I. Spike said 4320 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Blue smoke...
Nice smokey vocals Alannah. It sounds like you had a lot of fun tracking guitars on this VP.
Nice combo.

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Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Thanks ISpike ...
... I enjoyed working with someone new and really want to be part of the next Random Collab.

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j2morrow said 4319 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Nice job
Really like the earthy, bluesy feel to this. Nice job on both guitar and vocals.
By the way, I see your artwork has a woman's left eye. Seems I posted her right eye on "Hypnotized," the collaboration I did with Outlier: http://www.macjams.com/song/29170
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ValleyPastor said 4315 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
Re: Hypnotized eye
Yeah, I had noticed the right eye on yours. Was she hypnotized to rid her of the blues, Or did it cause them? You guys did good!
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Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
thanks J2morrow ...
.. maybe the next song should be called "Red Eyes" ... or would people automatically think about late night airline travel .. hmmm

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Vic Holman said 4319 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
blue blues eyes
great number here. totally enjoyed as i swayed back and forth. i shouldn't mention i have blues eyes. i'm totally innocent.
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ValleyPastor said 4315 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
Innocent blue eyes
Innocent? You'll have to take THAT up with Alannah. lol
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Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Thanks for the listen Vic ...
... I have brown eyes ... always wished I had blue eyes tho .... but I suppose with contact lenses we can all have whatever colour eyes we want now .... even Lizard Eyes ...

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said 4319 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
SSSSSSSSSSSSS
this is HOT with a capitol S for Sizzle and Smoke.
!!!!!!!!
alannah, i SO want a vocal with muscles like yours the next time around. you achieved maximum results with the minimal melody - i immediately envisioned you singing atop a piano ala Torch. vp - your music supports her beautifully - the groove was delivered with sexy confidence. mix was flawless, all elements integrated perfectly. um, did i say HOT? top notch, folks! anne
ValleyPastor said 4315 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
Thanks
Coming from a class act like you all, that's quite a compliment! You all rock!
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Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Vocal "muscle huh" ....
... well first you slowly blend in the cigarettes ... while adding the alcohol one ounce at a time ... stirring constantly ..... mix in a little polution and a pinch of car emissions ..... top the whole thing off with about 8 pounds of melted cheese and nachos ..... (OH MY Valley Pastor is gonna Kill me ... hahahaha) .... and voila .... vocal "muscle" ....

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"Music is the way our memories sing to us across time"
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SmokeyVW said 4319 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
smokey!
outstanding vocals here.

i can imagine sitting in a smokey lounge watching this act. i almost wish i'd taken up smoking just to fit into the scene.

(and i like that voice way in the back!)

thanks
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ValleyPastor said 4315 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
Smoking
Nasty habit, that one. Glad you didn't. Thanks for the encouragement. It was great fun.
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MissChaos said 4318 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Vocal prowess
Typically AWESOME vocals from Alannah. Great music bed to sing along to. Amazing pairing here. You guys need to do more. :-)
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ValleyPastor said 4315 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
Doing more
I would like to do more with Alannah. She has a great voice, and is fun & easy to work with.
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musichead said 4318 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
pffft
What do i have to say???
Just great!!! great great voice and feel..You are on top of your game.
Both of you..Singing is great...mixing is great!!! Playing is great!!
Great job Alannah and Valley
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ValleyPastor said 4315 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
Thanks
I've always liked the blues. It was good to have the opportunity to explore this with someone fresh and new for me.
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said 4318 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Smoldering.........
This really chugs along! Top notch singing, with a great, confident stride; really well played (sounds like you had a ball!).
ValleyPastor said 4315 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
Confidence
It came out much more confident than I felt at the start. Except for my "Knife-Edge Blues," I hadn't attempted blues since high school. But when it's right, it's right.
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reginazernay said 4316 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
Great style
I liked the vocals a lot, like a much more appealing Grace Jones. The guitar work was great, too, And I really liked the style of the song. Very cool.
:->

Regina
Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Grace Jones ....
... wow I used to listen to Grace Jones a lot once upon a time .... hmmmmm maybe I should re-listen to a few tunes again. Thanks for the comparison! I think "your" voice is the sultry one tho!

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said 4315 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
awesome
great music and vocals are killer.
Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Thanks for taking the time ...
... and giving this tune a listen Dave .... your support is appreciated.

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"Music is the way our memories sing to us across time"
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
Shimky said 4315 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
Good song
I see what you mean about Joplin/Clappers! I would take a little reverb off Alannah's voice and bring her a little more to the front in the mix (just a teeny weeny bit). But, hell, I have no idea what I'm talking about! :)
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Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Funnily Enough ....
... when I do the mixing there tends to be way too much reverb ... and my voice is way too far in front ... drowning out the music and ruining the song .... Valley Paster (I believe) used a little of what I sent him re: FX and then did a whole lot of magic and changed up some stuff and re-mixed the track ... trust me ... to my ears he did a MUCH better job than I did in the first place. I always say ... vocalists like to hear the vocals in front ... and musicians prefer to hear the vocals set back some so that the musical soundbed can shine ....

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"Music is the way our memories sing to us across time"
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
drakonis said 4314 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
da blues, da bumps, da grinds...
I keep envisioning "Jessica Rabbit" (from the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"). First, my critique: the very first spoken lines are way too soft in the mix, and need boosting. Now the good part: Really nice blues work here, slightly loose, but great feeling there Tom! And Alannah, as usual, writes nice sultry lyrics, then sings her heart out on this... wonderful job you two!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
How funny ....
... Rolo and Dreadmon call me Jessica Rabbit as well .... the spoken part in the beginning - initially was really loud and full of echo and reverb ( hmmm wonder how THAT happened ) .... I had mentioned that perhaps it wouldnt be a bad idea to just delete the spoken part from the intro ... as I sort of initially put in in there as a guideline for myself to tell me when to start singing the singing part ... seemed I was having some difficulty when listening to the instrumental initially of WHERE my cue was to start singing .... weird logic I know .... but Valley Paster said he wanted to re-mix the first part to give it a more "intimate" feel and sound ... during some conversations in chat ... some people expressed that they disliked the intro ... and others liked it a lot ... I think if I were re-thinking it ... I would probably leave in a little bit of the spoken part and delete part of it ... I think there was way too much talkin going on perhaps in the beginning ....

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"Music is the way our memories sing to us across time"
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
burlesquirrel said 4314 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
reminds me of something....
yet I can't quite put my finger on it.....good blues....kinda psychedlic.....kinda dirty......but something is very familiar...hmm....not a bad thing....just can't put my finger on it

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Alannah said 4313 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Could it ....
... possibly be "Leyla"??? I recall Valley Pastor saying initially that the track had a sort of Acoustic Leyla feel about it perhaps .... thanks for giving it a listen and for the comment.

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"Music is the way our memories sing to us across time"
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iam0pen said 4309 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
The Blues..for real!
Hi folks I am amazed by this collab! I think you both did an fantastic job! The thing that in my opinion would tip it off...with other word would make it perfect in my eyes(ears)...is a little part spoken words.

That is the only reason I did not give a nine everywhere...

But Overall I think this tune has big potential!

l.o.l
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Alannah said 4308 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Thanks for the listen and comments ...
... I'm not sure where you would put the extra "spoken words" .... originally Valley Pastor was going to supply some vocals to this as well ... but at some point felt it might crowd the tune .... so he left it with just my vocals. Some people have mentioned to me that they didn't care for the spoken part in the intro. Where would you put the spoken parts you speak of ???

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"Music is the way our memories sing to us across time"
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
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The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. The form evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves from spirituals, praise songs, field

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