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#442243 - 12/03/17 02:34 AM [User Showcase] "The Rain Song"
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
"The Rain Song" is the story of a husband -- somewhat of a homebody -- who is reluctant to walk in the rain with his free-spirited wife:

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v3/player.cfm?type=single&songid=13663744&q=hi&newref=1

Style is: B140_GB.STY. Contemporary Med. Bossa / All RealTracks
Key of B (I think?), tempo @ 155, meter = 4/4

Craig Scott on Real Drums/Bossa Brushes
Neil Swainson on acoustic bass, RealTrack #464
Oliver Gannon on electric rhythm guitar, RealTrack #467

At the bridge, and at the end of the song, P. J. Perry solos on flute, Real Track #705, the "bluesy" variation, and also on alto sax, Real Track #475.

Intro flute solo is a Uberschall loop fragment.
MIDI strings & piano arrangement rendered by Miroslav Philharmonik.
MIDI vocal "Ooos" rendered by SampleTank Vocal Collection.

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Of the lyrics, please note that the husband (me) sings the lyrics in that are in standard font; the wife (Courtney Grace, who recorded my recent song post, "How Do You Know When Someone Loves You"), sings the lyrics that are in italic font. Lyrics sung in unison and/or harmonized are in bold font.

VERSE ONE

Oh, look, it’s raining, and I don’t want to go out
Oh, stop complaining, my wife says with a pout
I’ve got the blues, dear, and of that there’s no doubt
I don’t want to go out in the rain

VERSE TWO

You could imagine, the rain is not what it is
How about champagne, dear – raindrops that fall with a fizz!
You are so clever, oh, yes, you’re some kind of whiz!
Now, let’s go out and go walk in the rain


REFRAIN(???)

The air smells like perfume
From flowers in full bloom!

(In unison, harmonized)
Everywhere the rain has fallen looks so new…
It’s not a strain to maintain that the rain is a good thing to view!


VERSE THREE

How nice the world is, when it’s dripping and wet
I’m glad you noticed, so you don’t have to fret
I know I love you, and on that you can bet
I’m so glad we went out in the rain

VERSE FOUR

The rain has stopped, now, and the sun is so bright
But it’s so hot, now, that I can’t wait for the night!
And I agree, dear, so there’s no need to fight
Let’s go home and stay cool in the dark.


ENDING VERSE

And then tomorrow we’ll go to the park…
Or, to the ocean and swim with the sharks…
Or to the sky where we’ll fly with the larks...
(ad-lib, or scat to fade out)

To those of you who listen to, and comment on the song, thank you. You're the best friends I'v never met laugh !!!
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#442258 - 12/03/17 04:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1175
Loc: Missouri
bluage, you did a wonderful job putting this track together! The way the male/female vocal parts work off of each other is professionally delivered ! This jazz track should be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone who's into the genre ( I'm one )! Great job working that flute into the song, it's what really give it sparkle! Thanks, Torrey

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#442304 - 12/03/17 08:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2829
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool listen. Super vocals
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#442324 - 12/03/17 10:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
Robertkc Online   content
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Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1247
Loren,
Wonderful musical conversation - Courtenay is a great singer and you sound so darn in sync together you could be, well- married!
Musically smooth and delightful use of the flute.
This is not my genre, so you`ll forgive me for saying the back and forth of the vocals reminded of Dan Hicks.
Needs several listens to catch the nuance.

Robert

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#442329 - 12/03/17 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1922
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
This one ticks all the boxes. Good work guys.
Rob

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#442411 - 12/03/17 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
cubanpete Offline
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Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1147
Loc: Florida, USA
Hi Loren, wonderful duet and production all around. Certainly my kind of music.

Mike B.
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#442502 - 12/04/17 04:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
Al-David Offline
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Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2701
Loc: Alabama, USA
HI Loren,

What a great song! the tightness of the vocals is fabulous! You and Courtney were splendid. Love the arrangement and the mix. This is kick-back and take it easy at a fast pace. I know, it sounds like a contradiction, but that's how it came across to me.

This is a great piece of musical entertainment and a terrific example of the flexibility of BIAB. What a super listen! Thanks for the treat! Wishing you the very best,

Alan
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#442506 - 12/04/17 04:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
Jon Thomas Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 165
If someone told me this is a song written by Tom Jobim I would have certainly believed them. And for me this one of the greatest compliments - Jobim is a musical hero of mine.
Wonderful song Loren. Really really great.
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#442538 - 12/04/17 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: Torrey Bliss]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Hi, Mr. Bliss...

Thank you for listening. Ms. Grace deserves the "lion's share" of your compliment on the "professionalism" you perceived in the song. She recorded her part remotely after I e-mailed the track to her.

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#442539 - 12/04/17 08:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: Jon Thomas]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Mr. Thomas...

It would nearly impossible to speak about anything concerning bossa nova music without mentioning Antonio Carlos Jobim. Thank you for listening!

LOREN
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#442540 - 12/04/17 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: Al-David]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Dear Alan...

You're welcome for the "treat", and thank you for listening!

LOREN
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#442541 - 12/04/17 08:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: Scott C]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Hi, "Scott C"...

"Cool" certainly was something I was aiming for, thank you!

Concerning the vocals, Ms. Grace being a professional singer made me sound better, I'm sure.

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#442543 - 12/04/17 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: Robertkc]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Hi, "Robertkc"...

I'll have to look Dan Hicks up and give him a listen, but if anything about "The Rain Song" reminded you of his music, then I must be in good company.

Thank you for listening!

LOREN
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#442545 - 12/04/17 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: Rob4580]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
"Rob4580":

Thanks for the "ticks", and for listening to the song!

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#442546 - 12/04/17 08:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: cubanpete]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Dear "Mike B."

From one "jazzician" to another, thank you for listening, sir!

Sincerely,

LOREN
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