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#427459 - 08/25/17 01:51 AM [User Showcase] Without You
Al-David Offline
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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#427480 - 08/25/17 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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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]
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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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#427504 - 08/25/17 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Amazing vocals as always! laugh I feel your vocals match perfectly for the bluesy feel. Great stuff.
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#427573 - 08/25/17 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
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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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#427574 - 08/25/17 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Robertkc]
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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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#427575 - 08/25/17 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Ember - PG Music]
Al-David Offline
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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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#427644 - 08/26/17 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
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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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#427651 - 08/26/17 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

Wonderful! I love the song.

Your song reminds me of the fact that the music with vocal attracts people much more than the instrumental music. This is why the instrumental music is often called the easy listening music.

Hiroshi

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#427688 - 08/26/17 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

Usually we're not all that into blues, but here we're going to make an exception.
This one has a very nice flow, we think. Authentic and sincere too.
Kudos to you!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#427726 - 08/26/17 05:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: Al-David]
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Alan

Nicely crafted blues - excellent vocal (wonderfully gruff).

Peter

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#427754 - 08/26/17 11:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: floyd jane]
Al-David Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Nice, Alan. I really like your vocal in this. Gritty.

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

fj


Thanks, Floyd! I wasn't sure if perhaps I'd overdone the "grit" on the vocal. Glad it seems okay in your opinion. Thanks again!

Alan
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#427755 - 08/26/17 11:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Without You [Re: HiroshiK]
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Originally Posted By: HiroshiK
Alan,

Wonderful! I love the song.

Your song reminds me of the fact that the music with vocal attracts people much more than the instrumental music. This is why the instrumental music is often called the easy listening music.

Hiroshi


Hello Hiroshi,

Thank you very much. I think instrumentals are great songs in any format. Vocals do get the attention of the listener a little more because there's a store to hear. But I'll take great instrumental any day!

ALan
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