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#257910 - 07/29/14 02:14 PM [User Showcase] You Called Me Up remixed
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, friends !:))

I got inspired by a telephone call
from a good female friend of mine
and from her postcard depicting
among other things a key !!!:))
Somehow I can´t help it, but I
do like these funky styles so much that
I decided to put the song to it:

Here are the links:



STYLE: FUNKSHF2.STY (Funk Shuffle 2)
Instruments in style:

Bass: 36 Fretless El bass
Piano: 1 AC Piano
Drums: Standard drum kit
Guitar: 28 Clean EL Guitar
Strings: 54 Voice Oohs
Soloist: 67 Tenor Sax
Soloist 2: 1840 Synth Pad

Recorded with Mixcraft 6 using
zoom H4n as mic


YOU CALLED ME UP (by Dani) © Dani Lindroos 2014
You called me up, that made my day
though you were far, so far away, my darling, far away!
It made me feel so good to talk to you
´cause I love your voice, you know I do

I thank you for your Birthday Card to me
I long to find out where to put the pictured key, let us see
when you´re back here with me !


In my sleep at night I´ll toss around and turn
I count the hours and the days to your return

You know you really made my day today
and it feels so good to know that everything is okay
so let us hope that it will stay that way
always sunny never gray

I thank you darling you´re so nice and sweet
please forgive me if I can hardly wait until we meet
you´re so neat, so neat


You fill my heart with utmost joy, my dear
so it´s no wonder that I long to be you close and near
long to be you close and near, my dear !

Edited by dani48 (08/01/14 10:07 AM)

#257923 - 07/29/14 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: dani48]
RichMac Online   content

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1533
Loc: New Zealand
Hi Dani. Happy past birthday. Nice arrangement. Cheers.
SoundCloud -- My Page
If you enjoyed the song, it's job is done.
If not, sorry for wasting your time.

#257939 - 07/29/14 11:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: dani48]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3725
Loc: Davis, CA
Very nice Dani!! I think one of the things I love most in your music is the genuine passion. There's a youthful excitement that I would love to rediscover. Another pretty and inspiring song!! Love it! Take care. Greg

#257940 - 07/30/14 12:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: dani48]
gibson Offline

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3025
Loc: wales
I do like the falsetto in the background, I assume it is you.
This sounds like the best thank you for a birthday card I have ever heard.
Happy Birthday by the way!


My showcase songs

#257941 - 07/30/14 01:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: dani48]
plish Offline

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 93
Loc: Illinois
Fun and lighthearted - like a birthday should be!

Happy birthday!

#257955 - 07/30/14 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: dani48]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2861
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Dani,

as Greg said there is a genuine passion in this song as in many others of yours. But that "youthful excitement" implies heartaches and pain. That's why I'm glad I got rid of it in the late nineties. But I enjoy it in your songs. That makes them so true.
Very nice chords. I like that rhythm, too.
The falsetto in the background is very well done.
Go on riding that wave!

Latest Song: What You Desire

#257964 - 07/30/14 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: dani48]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
dani48 great work on this on; this is outstanding! I like the chord runs Nice thanks for sharing!
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

#257966 - 07/30/14 12:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: dani48]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2918
Loc: The Netherlands
A song that makes you feel happy, happy...on a happy birthday!
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

#257993 - 07/30/14 09:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: dani48]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4169
Loc: South Carolina
You sir, fill our hearts with utmost joy again and again with your inspirational and unique songs and arrangements. I really liked the backing vocals on this song.


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#257996 - 07/30/14 09:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: dani48]
SpaceDog Offline

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 898
Loc: Maryland
Really nice job. So nice and light hearted. Thanks for sharing.

#258057 - 07/31/14 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: RichMac]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Richard !:))

Thank you so much for your
most kind words and Birthday
greetings !:))


#258058 - 07/31/14 12:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: Greg Johnson]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Greg !

I do thank you very much
for your most kind words !
I am glad that you felt the
passion behind the songs !
The youthful excitement
is really there as I am
truly feeling like a young boy
again !!!:))


#258059 - 07/31/14 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: gibson]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Alyn !:))

Thank you for your
most kind words and
Birthday greetings !:))
I feel humbled by your
kind words Alyn !:))


#258060 - 07/31/14 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: plish]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Plish !

Thank you so much for
taking the time to listen
and for your most kind
comment !:))


#258061 - 07/31/14 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Called Me Up [Re: boehm]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Guenter !

You are right in every aspect !
It is just that I feel I can
handle my one sided crush as
I do not have any illusions
about the future ! I like to
dream that I´m in love and it helps
me getting thru those many lonely
days I have gone thru and am still
to go !:))Maybe the loneliness
and my true feelings really are
coming thru in my songs, at least I
hope so !:))I thank you my good friend
for your most warm words. Know that I
feel humbled, yes, I do !


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