A Little Bit Of Me

Posted by: floyd jane

A Little Bit Of Me - 10/12/17 12:38 PM

Recently, after I got rather boisterous during a discussion, my wife quietly told me "to chill".
...that I was getting a little "overbearing"
and then, said...
"Sometimes a little bit of you goes a long way"

Well, heck. There's a song.


A LITTLE BIT OF ME

i know sometimes i come on a little bit too strong
obsessive and overbearing some folks say
well since i fell in love with you those labels might belong
'cause a little bit of me
goes a long long way
   
   it'll go the distance, pass any test
   that little chunk of me deep in my chest
   when it comes to you my heart is like a runaway train
   it's the little bit of me
   that goes a long long way

come on baby try me maybe i'll surprise even you
i'll never slip, slack, slide, stumble or stray
my heart stands willing and able to prove it will stay true
it's the little bit of me
that goes a long long way
   
   it'll go the distance, pass any test
   that little chunk of me deep in my chest
   when it comes to you my heart is like a runaway train
   it's the little bit of me
   that goes a long long way


The BAND:

RealTracks in song: ~1846:Bass, Electric, CountryBoogieRootFive Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 384:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Rock Southern Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2625:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm BluesBoogieBassAndLicks Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 1718:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 848:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 2688:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBrentSimple Ev 120
RealDrums in style: BluesRockSlowEv^4-a:Snare , b:Snare, HiHat

I played some electric guitar... (there just wasn't enough already)

Harmonies: The Amazing Janice Merritt
(recorded and processed by the amazing Mr. Merritt - THANKS y'all!!)


Hope you enjoy it!
Comments always welcome.

floyd
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/12/17 01:00 PM

Floyd, buddy, friend, co-writer, humanitarian extraordinaire,

Let me see if I get this straight:

Your wife, glowering at you like a first lady on inauguration day, says:

"Floyd, you are so full of yourself, always bragging and boasting, making blowhard speeches, swaggering and preening and strutting like a rooster. A little bit of you goes a long way."

And you say:

"Thank you everybody, thank you, yes I know I am great, just fantastic, and I should write a song about that, that part about a little bit of me going a long way, because that is just so fantastic, so true, so true, because I am so long, so very, very long, you know everybody says it, and it's just fantastic, and when I write my song about myself it's going to say that, and be just fantastic, because no one goes longer than me, I promise you this, I promise you this."

??????

Just kidding, dude. Funny song.

But, I really want you to run for President. Really.

smile
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/12/17 01:12 PM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Floyd, buddy, friend, co-writer, humanitarian extraordinaire,

Let me see if I get this straight:

Your wife, glowering at you like a first lady on inauguration day, says:

"Floyd, you are so full of yourself, always bragging and boasting, making blowhard speeches, swaggering and preening and strutting like a rooster. A little bit of you goes a long way."

And you say:

"Thank you everybody, thank you, yes I know I am great, just fantastic, and I should write a song about that, that part about a little bit of me going a long way, because that is just so fantastic, so true, so true, because I am so long, so very, very long, you know everybody says it, and it's just fantastic, and when I write my song about myself it's going to say that, and be just fantastic, because no one goes longer than me, I promise you this, I promise you this."

??????

Just kidding, dude. Funny song.

But, I really want you to run for President. Really.

smile



Well.... it's a love song, ya see......

smile
Posted by: dani48

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/12/17 01:14 PM

WOW !

All I can say is WOW !!!!
What a sweet tune perfectly
performed and mixed by Floyd,
Janice and Bud ! Absolutely
superb !

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: MarioD

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/12/17 01:42 PM

Yep, this song sounds like it came from our house!

Great vocals (as usual), great mix (as usual) and super lyrics.

This is one super song and a keeper.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/12/17 04:57 PM

Nice and punchy

Great mix of the music and especially the vocals

got the message across, great hook, guitar solo, breaks

all done in under three minutes

done like a pro!

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/13/17 05:56 AM

Originally Posted By: dani48
WOW !

All I can say is WOW !!!!
What a sweet tune perfectly
performed and mixed by Floyd,
Janice and Bud ! Absolutely
superb !

Cheers
Dani


Thanks, Dani...
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/13/17 07:45 AM

Wow, you nailed this! Very, very catchy and just an overall example of strong songwriting. I loved the harmonies on this, and that kickin guitar solo at at around 1:45. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio among classic hits.

Great job on this - thanks so much for sharing smile
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/13/17 11:13 AM

Floyd,
I like the way you turned your wife`s comment into a back-at-ya song!
This song has one of the catchiest choruses I`ve heard here and those Janice harmonies are mixed so we can hear how good she is.
Also that little vocal swoop you do on "little bit of me" is cool.
Excellent!

Robert
Posted by: RnAM

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/14/17 01:32 PM

Well Floyd, first of all I hope you guys are still together laugh ?
Yeah, I know, the same goes for Rob from time to time.
I think it's a 'male musician' kind of thing wink

But the song, however, is very nice, not too overbearing.
Good backing vocals by Janice.

Anne-Marie
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/14/17 06:50 PM

Once again Floyd, tight pro sound with flawless vocal performance! I like the way Janice switched from harmony to unison and then back to harmony in the chorus! Great job getting those guitars all tightly working together in the rhythm bed! Very catchy tune! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: critter

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/14/17 09:54 PM

Well you did it again, another great tune in my genre again, fantastic, keep it up!!!!!!!
Posted by: Al-David

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/14/17 10:32 PM

Hi Floyd,

Liked it a bunch! A touch of the classic sound with lots of modern country music treatment. Janice's harmony os, as always, splendid. The girl can song! And that lead male vocal track is pretty danged good, too!

Yo9u always give us nothing but first class entertainment - just another example here. You set the bar pretty danged high fro the rest of us. Thanks for a super listen! Good stuff from beginning to end.
\
Alan
Posted by: rayc

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/15/17 05:00 AM

The harmonies really lift this already cool track.
My only crit would be the kick drum sounds a little too clicky.
Small nit though.
Cool.
Posted by: Scott C

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/15/17 07:47 AM

Love the backtrack on this. Great vehicle for a very cool vocal and lyric. Guitar was exceptional. Well done
Posted by: LPman

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/15/17 10:01 AM

I definitely enjoyed this.... the arrangement, vocals...
Simplicity mastered
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/15/17 04:17 PM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Yep, this song sounds like it came from our house!

Great vocals (as usual), great mix (as usual) and super lyrics.

This is one super song and a keeper.


Thanks, Mario...
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/15/17 07:25 PM

floyd, this is another one of your "hits"! Very well crafted. Sounds like something Vince Gill would do - and that's a real compliment in my book.

You just keep cranking them out.

Great sound, and feel to this one. Everything well up to your usual standards of excellence!

Steve
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/16/17 10:40 AM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Nice and punchy

Great mix of the music and especially the vocals

got the message across, great hook, guitar solo, breaks

all done in under three minutes

done like a pro!

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny


Appreciate that, Kenny. Thanks for the listen...
Posted by: PeterGannon

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/16/17 03:24 PM

Floyd,
Another great song and performance, well done! Loved the harmonies - thank you Janice and Bud!
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/16/17 05:39 PM

FUN!! CLEVER!! PUNCHY!! Written and sung to perfection!! Enjoyed all of my several listens! This is just so well done in every way. But I disagree-A little of you is not enough, because I always want to hear MORE!!! Great stuff Floyd! A masterful project!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Belladonna

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/16/17 06:01 PM

Definitely a toe tapper. Good job.
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/16/17 06:30 PM

I really enjoyed this one Floyd. There's some excellent chord charting going on behind those great vocals and backing vocals. This one is one of my favorites that's been posted here on the forum in a while. It's more sophisticated than it sounds - now go humble yourself and thank your wife...

Charlie
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/16/17 11:41 PM

Hello, floyd

Really nice melody and vocals as usual!
The simple blues chord progression is very pleasant.
The tight drums are also very comfortable.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: Samuel Davis

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/17/17 07:50 AM

Love this from the very beginning. Sounds like an old Waylon Genings song and God knows I love me some outlaw music. Great vocal harmonies and superb guitar work.
Posted by: Biglad

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/17/17 09:20 AM

Quality all the way ,another lesson in songwriting and production. Beleive me im taking notes the phrasing and melodic content are again first class
thanks Floyd
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/18/17 07:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow, you nailed this! Very, very catchy and just an overall example of strong songwriting. I loved the harmonies on this, and that kickin guitar solo at at around 1:45. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio among classic hits.

Great job on this - thanks so much for sharing smile


Thanks, Deryk! Very nice of your to say... I think that RealTrack - 2688:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBrentSimple - is one of the best ever done. I've used it in several songs recently - and get a little bit different flavor in each of them - so it does not seems redundant at all...
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/19/17 03:40 AM

Nice one, Floyd!

Fun lyrics, great vocal, and those harmonies are so tight!

Nice guitar work too, you should play more!
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/19/17 04:03 AM

Floyd you just continue to pump out music of the highest quality.

You have absolutely mastered music delivery.

What a team you and the absolutely skilled Janice have delivered - again.

Don't ever stop.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/19/17 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Floyd,
I like the way you turned your wife`s comment into a back-at-ya song!
This song has one of the catchiest choruses I`ve heard here and those Janice harmonies are mixed so we can hear how good she is.
Also that little vocal swoop you do on "little bit of me" is cool.
Excellent!

Robert


Robert - thanks for noting those things. You always seem to pick up on "the details"... that is TRULY appreciated...


Originally Posted By: RnAM
Well Floyd, first of all I hope you guys are still together laugh ?
Yeah, I know, the same goes for Rob from time to time.
I think it's a 'male musician' kind of thing wink

But the song, however, is very nice, not too overbearing.
Good backing vocals by Janice.

Anne-Marie



Anne-Marie - thanks for that. I always love having Janice singing with me...
Posted by: Samuel Davis

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/20/17 10:17 AM

I just gave this a second and third listen. At first I thought this sounded like a Waylon song (and still does) but it just hit me... This sounds so much more like Ween "[*****] Up A Rope."

I absolutely love the feeling you've captured here. Great tune for sure. Keep up the great songwriting.
Posted by: guitar1

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/20/17 05:26 PM

Floyd, I think you outdid yourself on this one. This is one amazing track.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/22/17 01:15 PM

Originally Posted By: dani48
WOW !

All I can say is WOW !!!!
What a sweet tune perfectly
performed and mixed by Floyd,
Janice and Bud ! Absolutely
superb !

Cheers
Dani


Thanks Dani,

Janice


Originally Posted By: MarioD
Yep, this song sounds like it came from our house!

Great vocals (as usual), great mix (as usual) and super lyrics.

This is one super song and a keeper.


Thank you

Janice


Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Nice and punchy

Great mix of the music and especially the vocals

got the message across, great hook, guitar solo, breaks

all done in under three minutes

done like a pro!

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny


Thanks Kenny! It was fun.

Janice

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow, you nailed this! Very, very catchy and just an overall example of strong songwriting. I loved the harmonies on this, and that kickin guitar solo at at around 1:45. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio among classic hits.

Great job on this - thanks so much for sharing smile


Thank you Deryk for mentioning the harmony!

Janice
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/23/17 06:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Once again Floyd, tight pro sound with flawless vocal performance! I like the way Janice switched from harmony to unison and then back to harmony in the chorus! Great job getting those guitars all tightly working together in the rhythm bed! Very catchy tune! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks, Torrey. Always enjoy hearing what you have to say about these. (You are really knocking out of the park these days!)


Originally Posted By: critter
Well you did it again, another great tune in my genre again, fantastic, keep it up!!!!!!!


Thanks, Steve - always nice to see you pop in...


Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Floyd,

Liked it a bunch! A touch of the classic sound with lots of modern country music treatment. Janice's harmony os, as always, splendid. The girl can song! And that lead male vocal track is pretty danged good, too!

Yo9u always give us nothing but first class entertainment - just another example here. You set the bar pretty danged high fro the rest of us. Thanks for a super listen! Good stuff from beginning to end.
\
Alan


Thanks, Alan. I appreciate all that. I know Janice does, too... hope y'all are doing good... (you are doing some cool stuff theses days, too...)
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/23/17 01:31 PM

hi Floyd holy smokes love this everything about it great stuff eric
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/24/17 08:25 AM

Originally Posted By: rayc
The harmonies really lift this already cool track.
My only crit would be the kick drum sounds a little too clicky.
Small nit though.
Cool.


Thanks, Ray. A lot of the music I listen to uses a rather "clicky" kick...


Originally Posted By: Scott C
Love the backtrack on this. Great vehicle for a very cool vocal and lyric. Guitar was exceptional. Well done


Appreciate you stopping by, Scott...
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/24/17 03:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Floyd,
I like the way you turned your wife`s comment into a back-at-ya song!
This song has one of the catchiest choruses I`ve heard here and those Janice harmonies are mixed so we can hear how good she is.
Also that little vocal swoop you do on "little bit of me" is cool.
Excellent!

Robert



Originally Posted By: RnAM
Well Floyd, first of all I hope you guys are still together laugh ?
Yeah, I know, the same goes for Rob from time to time.
I think it's a 'male musician' kind of thing wink

But the song, however, is very nice, not too overbearing.
Good backing vocals by Janice.

Anne-Marie



Thank y'all so much for commenting on my small part with this. Bud could tell you how much fun I had dancing around the house as I learned it!

Janice
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/26/17 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: LPman
I definitely enjoyed this.... the arrangement, vocals...
Simplicity mastered


LPMan - thanks...


Originally Posted By: Steve Young
floyd, this is another one of your "hits"! Very well crafted. Sounds like something Vince Gill would do - and that's a real compliment in my book.

You just keep cranking them out.

Great sound, and feel to this one. Everything well up to your usual standards of excellence!

Steve


Thanks, Steve. Appreciate that. Your new one is over-the-top good..
Posted by: RichMac

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/26/17 07:36 PM

Hi Floyd.
I love that line dance style and you certainly do it justice.
Had my feet tapping. Cheers.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/27/17 09:46 AM

Originally Posted By: PeterGannon
Floyd,
Another great song and performance, well done! Loved the harmonies - thank you Janice and Bud!


Peter - We really appreciate you stopping by for a listen. After all, you and your people are the reason we are all here. Thank you! for the miracle (software) that allows us all to bring our music to life!!!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/28/17 06:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
FUN!! CLEVER!! PUNCHY!! Written and sung to perfection!! Enjoyed all of my several listens! This is just so well done in every way. But I disagree-A little of you is not enough, because I always want to hear MORE!!! Great stuff Floyd! A masterful project!! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg. Always love your reviews... Looking forward to your next one...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/28/17 01:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Definitely a toe tapper. Good job.


Thanks, Belladonna...


Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
I really enjoyed this one Floyd. There's some excellent chord charting going on behind those great vocals and backing vocals. This one is one of my favorites that's been posted here on the forum in a while. It's more sophisticated than it sounds - now go humble yourself and thank your wife...

Charlie


Thanks, Charlie... really appreciate that...
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/28/17 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Once again Floyd, tight pro sound with flawless vocal performance! I like the way Janice switched from harmony to unison and then back to harmony in the chorus! Great job getting those guitars all tightly working together in the rhythm bed! Very catchy tune! Thanks, Torrey


Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Floyd,

Liked it a bunch! A touch of the classic sound with lots of modern country music treatment. Janice's harmony os, as always, splendid. The girl can song! And that lead male vocal track is pretty danged good, too!

Yo9u always give us nothing but first class entertainment - just another example here. You set the bar pretty danged high fro the rest of us. Thanks for a super listen! Good stuff from beginning to end.
\
Alan
Originally Posted By: rayc
The harmonies really lift this already cool track.
My only crit would be the kick drum sounds a little too clicky.
Small nit though.
Cool.


Thank y’all for mentioning the harmony. I’m still hearing it smile

Janice
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/28/17 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterGannon
Floyd,
Another great song and performance, well done! Loved the harmonies - thank you Janice and Bud!


Thank you Peter! It is very special to hear that from you. We love your products!

Janice
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/29/17 06:19 AM

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, floyd

Really nice melody and vocals as usual!
The simple blues chord progression is very pleasant.
The tight drums are also very comfortable.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Shigeki Adachi - always glad to see you enjoyed my offering...


Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Love this from the very beginning. Sounds like an old Waylon Genings song and God knows I love me some outlaw music. Great vocal harmonies and superb guitar work.


Thanks, Sammy - you are doing some cool stuff these days... keep it up!...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/30/17 09:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Biglad
Quality all the way ,another lesson in songwriting and production. Beleive me im taking notes the phrasing and melodic content are again first class
thanks Floyd


That's quite nice of you to say, Brad... thanks...


Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice one, Floyd!

Fun lyrics, great vocal, and those harmonies are so tight!

Nice guitar work too, you should play more!


Great to have you back, Dave (was wondering where you got to...). As for my guitar part, it was just adding those bent notes in the hook each time (since they weren't in the BIAB track)...


Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Floyd you just continue to pump out music of the highest quality.

You have absolutely mastered music delivery.

What a team you and the absolutely skilled Janice have delivered - again.

Don't ever stop.



Trev - I really appreciate the support you give here in the Showcase... thanks for cheering on the team...
Posted by: Sergio Guarneri

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/30/17 11:02 AM


Another great one Floyd.
super rhythm, excellent vocal and lyric as usual.

Sergio
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/31/17 08:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
I just gave this a second and third listen. At first I thought this sounded like a Waylon song (and still does) but it just hit me... This sounds so much more like Ween "[*****] Up A Rope."

I absolutely love the feeling you've captured here. Great tune for sure. Keep up the great songwriting.


HA! Never heard that one before...


Originally Posted By: guitar1
Floyd, I think you outdid yourself on this one. This is one amazing track.


Appreciate that, Gary...


Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi Floyd holy smokes love this everything about it great stuff eric


Thanks for that. Eric...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 10/31/17 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: RichMac
Hi Floyd.
I love that line dance style and you certainly do it justice.
Had my feet tapping. Cheers.


Thanks, Richard.


Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Another great one Floyd.
super rhythm, excellent vocal and lyric as usual.

Sergio


Thanks, Sergio...
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 11/01/17 06:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
I really enjoyed this one Floyd. There's some excellent chord charting going on behind those great vocals and backing vocals. This one is one of my favorites that's been posted here on the forum in a while. It's more sophisticated than it sounds - now go humble yourself and thank your wife...

Charlie


Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Love this from the very beginning. Sounds like an old Waylon Genings song and God knows I love me some outlaw music. Great vocal harmonies and superb guitar work.



Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice one, Floyd!

Fun lyrics, great vocal, and those harmonies are so tight!

Nice guitar work too, you should play more!


Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Floyd you just continue to pump out music of the highest quality.

You have absolutely mastered music delivery.

What a team you and the absolutely skilled Janice have delivered - again.

Don't ever stop.



Hey Y’all, it’s very kind of you to mention my harmony. A small part in a BIG production!

Janice
Posted by: edshaw

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 12/11/17 12:08 PM

Holy Cow, the video !!
How Floyd Jane's song was made
I can't get over it. It's like a video that had to be made.
Congratulations to all of you!
Posted by: olemon

Re: A Little Bit Of Me - 12/12/17 03:13 AM

Saw the announcement from PG Music on my Twitter feed. Excellent video/production. It was way-cool to see your recording spaces and you artists in action!

Oh yeah, the song wasn't bad either:)

Take care.

(p.s. Studio One. Nice. May be my next daw. Sonar is no more.)