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#441840 - 12/01/17 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Soul Stealer (video)
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Soul Stealer

Over two years ago we posted Soul Stealer in an audio only format, then forgot about, then remixed it with a video last year, then forgot about the video and then, in a rare moment of old guy clarity, I recently realized we never posted the video smile

By our “old school” standards it’s a bit early to post our Christmas song so here ya go with a little eight bar blues ditty…redux.
Thanks for watching/listening and for your time should you comment.

J&B

Vocal: Janice
Drums: RD blues rock
Bass: RT 734 Jazz simple option
Guitar Rhythm: RT 1984 easy listening
Mandolin Solo: RT 2178 country (comped from multiple regens)
Piano Solo: RT 2368 blues solo ac (comped from multiple regens)
Piano Rhythm: RT 2167 country
Mixing/Mastering: A host of Izotope products

Soul Stealer

outa my dream you walked into sight
I thought I'd finally seen the light
and though your eyes shone that night
I didn't know you were a soul stealer

I didn't offer it for sale, it got stole
maybe it had all been foretold
but you carried me over our threshold
I didn't know you were a soul stealer

for many years you played me hard
I'd been better off just left scarred
but I let you tear down my guard
I didn't know you were a soul stealer

you took me out to the crossroad
I saw the signs but never slowed
should have known what it forebode
I know now you are a soul stealer

yeah you are a soul stealer

© 2015 Janice & Bud Merritt
Soul Stealer
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#441843 - 12/01/17 07:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Very cool tune. Super backtrack. Loved the piano and mandolin. Super lyric. Janice's vocal was superb. Loved her phrasing. Made the song so three dimensional. Video and production were also super Bud. Thanks for sharing..
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#441867 - 12/01/17 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Bud,
I`m glad your memory nudged this one back into the light as its such a good moody lyric... and Janice really got into the vocal with feeling. There`s some great bent notes and swoops in there that draw out and punch home the words.
I was expecting a guitar solo in the break;the mandolin came as a nice surprise.

Robert

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#441886 - 12/01/17 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Great work with this Janice & Bud! Very classic bluesy vibe with this song that is quite enjoyable. Excellent vocals as always. Well done!
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#441900 - 12/01/17 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
bluage Offline
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Loc: Washington State
Dear Ms. Janice & "Bud"...

Oo-o-o, lawd, lawd, have mercy, yes, chile! G'awn 'head an' sang them BLUES, Ms. Janice!

Your voice squeezes out so much "you-done-me-wrongness" from the lyrics that they drip onto the floor and run down the cracks in the wood.

The combination of Real Tracks was perfect for setting the mood of the song, 'specially that resonant, tip-toeing acoustic bass, which made the "soul stealer" sound like a cat burglar on a jazz tip.

And who would'a thought that a mandolin performance could swing so sweet n' low! That's some inspired musical "casting" that works.

I could drink songs like this from a cup all day!

LOREN






Edited by bluage (12/01/17 12:45 PM)
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#441904 - 12/01/17 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Rob4580 Offline
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Glad you remembered. This is a great tune guys. Thanks for listing.
Rob.

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#441942 - 12/01/17 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Scott C]
Janice & Bud Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool tune. Super backtrack. Loved the piano and mandolin. Super lyric. Janice's vocal was superb. Loved her phrasing. Made the song so three dimensional. Video and production were also super Bud. Thanks for sharing..


Thanks for the great review Scott. Glad you liked the mando. Although a country RT there’s a lot of blues in his playing.

J&B
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#441965 - 12/01/17 05:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
RichMac Offline
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Hi.
There's that blues singer again.
Real old time sound. So nice.
I love the 12 bar blues and the lyrics are spot on.
Much enjoyed. Cheers.
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#441981 - 12/01/17 07:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
44kfl Offline
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Great video Bud,

this is a smooth slow burning inferno of a song

super vocals

great feel, great job

Kenny

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#442050 - 12/02/17 06:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Bud,
I`m glad your memory nudged this one back into the light as its such a good moody lyric... and Janice really got into the vocal with feeling. There`s some great bent notes and swoops in there that draw out and punch home the words.
I was expecting a guitar solo in the break;the mandolin came as a nice surprise.

Robert


Thanks Robert. Glad you like the phrasing. We posted this at another forum a couple of years ago and somebody commented on the excessive “vocal dancing.” smile
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#442055 - 12/02/17 06:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Great stuff Janice and Bud!

Janice is her usual cool self, I've mentioned many times how much I dig her phrasing and tone.

Backtrack sounds great, love the piano especially.

And killer job on the mix, Bud! Just about perfect to these ears.

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#442123 - 12/02/17 01:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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We don't recall hearing this two years ago, but then again you guys have come up with so many great songs, this one may have slipped through the cracks blush
But: Very cool song!
Janice is at her best in this kind of songs and once again a very interesting lyric video to go with it.

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#442138 - 12/02/17 01:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 325
Loc: Victoria, BC
I love when people post up their older content as I wasn't around then to hear how people have evolved, or what they were doing a year or more ago musically. This was a really great song, and the video had some pretty images in it as well.

Thanks so much for sharing.
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#442177 - 12/02/17 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
PeterF Online   content
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Bud / Janice

I remember this slow burner. Really liked the images and colour scheme you have used to back up Janice's "soul"ful vocal.
Excellent work all round and a great complement to a great song.

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#442193 - 12/02/17 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
dani48 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3113
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi Bud & Janice !


Ain´t gettin´ any better
than this !!! And if it does
don´t know whatta do !!!
This fabulous tune with
this fabulous voice also
stole my heart too !!!

Cheers
Dani

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