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#427459 - 08/25/17 01:51 AM [User Showcase] Without You
Al-David Offline
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Posts: 2010
Loc: Alabama, USA

Without You

I love Shuffle Blues. I wrote this one back in 2011 on a different music creation program. So, the chord pattern and lyric were already in place. I just had to recreate it in BIAB. That took a couple of hours and then I recorded the vocal. Got it on the 2nd take. Love that B3 !!!!

Thanks for the visit and any comments you might have.

Alan


Key=Am , Tempo 80, Length (m:s)=2:12
Style is _BTGSHUF.STY (Baritone Guitar Blues Shuffle)

RealTracks in style:
1546:Bass, Electric, CountrySwing Sw 085
673: Organ, B3, Background Blues BB Ev 085
2624:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm BluesShuffleBassAndLicks Sw 085
2686:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesSlow12-8BrentSimple Sw 065
571:Harmonica, Background Blues Monday Sw 065
2730:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingMike Sw 085

RealDrums in style:
BluesRockShuffle^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat



Without You
© 2011 Alan D. David, BMI

V1
Without you, the stars no longer shine
And every night I go right out of my mind
Without you, the sky’s always gray
And it rains in my heart almost every day
Red tears flowing from a heart broke right in two
I can’t live, no I can’t live without you

V2
Without you, I don’t have a thing
The sun doesn’t rise, the birds no longer sing
Without you, my nights are so cold
Arms reaching out, with no one to hold
I cry all day, and I cry all night too
I can’t live, no I can’t live without you

Chorus
You were my destiny, you were the best part of me
You were the life that breathed in me
I just can’t live without you, baby why can’t you see
I just can’t live without you

Two Instrumental Verses

V3
Without you, my soul is so bare
Just pain and sorrow, hurt everywhere
Without you, my heart doesn’t beat
I can’t stand, on my own two feet
None of my dreams will ever come true
How can I live, how can I live without you

Chorus
You were my destiny, you were the best part of me
You were the life that breathed in me
I just can’t live without you, baby why can’t you see
I just can’t live without you
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#427461 - 08/25/17 02:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1506
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Hi Al
You keep putting out these great tracks.
Keep it up.
Rob

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#427469 - 08/25/17 03:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
BlueAttitude Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 836
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Well, it so happens that I love shuffle blues too! I played lead guitar in a blues band back in the 90's.

This is great, love the way you phrase your vocal lines. Love hearing the harp in there, and yeah, love the B3!

Nice one!

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#427478 - 08/25/17 05:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Rob4580]
Al-David Offline
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Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Hi Al
You keep putting out these great tracks.
Keep it up.
Rob


Rob,

Glad you liked it. I'll do what I can to keep a few of them on the forum when I can. Thanks so much!

Alan
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Our Website: http://doubletrouble-music.wix.com/our-songs

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#427480 - 08/25/17 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: BlueAttitude]
Al-David Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Well, it so happens that I love shuffle blues too! I played lead guitar in a blues band back in the 90's.

This is great, love the way you phrase your vocal lines. Love hearing the harp in there, and yeah, love the B3!

Nice one!


Hi Dave,

You are so kind ... thank you! Shuffle Blues, particularly in a minor key, is one of my very favorite genres to listen to and to play. There's a certain magic about a B3 organ. It grabs you and won't let you go.

As far as the vocals, that's my really weak point. I have an okay voice for Smooth Jazz, R&B and crooning. After that, it goes down hill real quick! Glad this one works for you. Thanks again for all the kindness!

Alan
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#427491 - 08/25/17 07:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 295
Nothing like a good shuffle blues tune smile I love the groove of this, and the vocal delivery is pristine! It has the perfect level of gruffness and emotion.

Thanks so much for sharing - you should be proud of this one!
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Cheers,
Deryk

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#427504 - 08/25/17 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
Al-David Offline
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Thanks Deryk! I appreciate all the kind words! And like almost everyone here, I appreciate PG Music's interest in the music we make with BIAB.

Alan
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#427524 - 08/25/17 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
44kfl Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
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Loc: Middletown, PA.

Red tears flowing from a heart broke right in two
I can’t live, no I can’t live without you

great lines from an inspiring songwriter-singer

enjoyed it a lot Alan (nice Pic)

so good!

Kenny

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#427564 - 08/25/17 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
Scott C Offline
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Awesome tune Alan Love this genre as well. Easiest to play Hardest to play well and this was played well
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#427567 - 08/25/17 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
Robertkc Offline
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Alan,

A very nice groove.Don`t play down your vocal chops- I for one wish I could get the gravel you`ve found in your voice for this one! Your phrasing is excellent and the lyrics pack a punch.
Glad you are finding time to get these songs recorded.

Robert

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#427571 - 08/25/17 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 130
Loc: Victoria, BC
Amazing vocals as always! laugh I feel your vocals match perfectly for the bluesy feel. Great stuff.
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Cheers,
Ember

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#427573 - 08/25/17 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
Al-David Offline
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Hi Scott,

Thank you so much! Professionally, I played country music all my life (that's where the money was). But, I've always liked other genres just about as much. Glad you liked it - thanks!

Alan
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No one is perfect; do the best you can and be happy. (My grandfather, Carl Crouch)

Our Website: http://doubletrouble-music.wix.com/our-songs

Instrumental Loops Website: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


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#427574 - 08/25/17 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Robertkc]
Al-David Offline
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Alan,

A very nice groove.Don`t play down your vocal chops- I for one wish I could get the gravel you`ve found in your voice for this one! Your phrasing is excellent and the lyrics pack a punch.
Glad you are finding time to get these songs recorded.

Robert


Thanks a bunch, Robert. I appreciate that very much. I've been working on getting that "edgy" sound in my voice. Thanks for noticing and mentioning! Best to you,

Alan
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No one is perfect; do the best you can and be happy. (My grandfather, Carl Crouch)

Our Website: http://doubletrouble-music.wix.com/our-songs

Instrumental Loops Website: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


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#427575 - 08/25/17 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Ember - PG Music]
Al-David Offline
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Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Amazing vocals as always! laugh I feel your vocals match perfectly for the bluesy feel. Great stuff.


Thanks so much, Ember! We really appreciate it when you nice folks at PG Music comment on our music. You guys are a class act! Glad it works for you. Have a great weekend,

Alan
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No one is perfect; do the best you can and be happy. (My grandfather, Carl Crouch)

Our Website: http://doubletrouble-music.wix.com/our-songs

Instrumental Loops Website: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


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#427644 - 08/26/17 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
floyd jane Offline
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Nice, Alan. I really like your vocal in this. Gritty.

Every part works - B3, guitar, harp... cool stuff.

fj
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