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#150879 - 02/17/12 03:31 PM "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson
Nels Offline

Registered: 03/14/10
Posts: 10
Hi all, here is another song written by Marinus and recorded by me. Most of the tracks are from Band in A Box but are all midi as real tracks weren't available at the time. The strings pads I think were played by me. The vocal is my nephew Kenny Driscoll who also did the harmonies and a bit of live piano. Song is about a roadie who worked for a band and fell in love with a girl from Jamestown NY during a one night stand. Gosh how often did that happen????. Hope you enjoy this and any comments are most welcome

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Nelson and Marinus

#150880 - 02/18/12 10:23 AM Re: "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson [Re: Nels]
Tommyc Offline

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2008
Nice Sangin!

#150881 - 02/20/12 06:16 PM Re: "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson [Re: Tommyc]
Steve Young Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
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Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Nice sound. Good vocals by your nephew!

Steve Young
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#150882 - 02/20/12 11:25 PM Re: "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson [Re: Steve Young]
Sundance Offline

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Kenny has a beautiful voice. I would've mixed the harmonies just a little bit lower volume wise in the mix.

Still a really nice sound.

Enjoyed it.
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#150883 - 02/22/12 04:56 PM Re: "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson [Re: Sundance]
Nels Offline

Registered: 03/14/10
Posts: 10
Thanks Josie,Tommy and Steve for the comments. Josie I agree about the harmony, unfortunately the recorder used to record this is gone and along with it were the master tracks so it will have to stay the way it is. Thanks for listening.


Nelson and Marinus

#219383 - 10/28/13 11:17 PM Re: "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Kenny has a beautiful voice. I would've mixed the harmonies just a little bit lower volume wise in the mix.

Still a really nice sound. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Enjoyed it.

+1 here.

I would love to hear a remix with realtracks, especially drums. But this is a top notch performance.

Da kid can SANG!

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#219532 - 10/30/13 06:01 PM Re: "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson [Re: Nels]
Scottt709 Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 660
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
What a beautiful song. Love listening to it. Incredible singing.
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#219541 - 10/30/13 07:28 PM Re: "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson [Re: Nels]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 2051
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Nelson & Marinus !

How beautiful ! I also loved both
the tune and especially the vocals !!:))


#219543 - 10/30/13 07:33 PM Re: "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson [Re: Nels]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2259
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Nelson and Marinus,

nice tune and beautiful vocals.

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#219577 - 10/31/13 10:12 AM Re: "JAMESTOWN " Marinus and Nelson [Re: Nels]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
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I agree, would loved to have heard this with real tracks and not midi, and a whole lot less reverb of the vox.
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