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#442860 - 12/05/17 01:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: VideoTrack]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 446
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
You've taken the amazing abilities of this product and used your skills to generate a masterpiece.

This is knockout from the very first note.

The choice of style, the instrumentation, the fills, the vocals, the everything, is, well, just sensational.

Back for another listen...


Dear "VideoTrack"...

Thank you for your enthusiastic comments on "The Rain Song"! That's what happens when you've got a "Band-in-the-Box".

Do you have any productions that I could listen to?

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#442908 - 12/05/17 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
David Snyder Offline
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Registered: 08/29/14
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Loc: North Carolina

This is a really sexy song. The female vocal parts are great, and the lyrics themselves are sexy.

The arrangement is also sexy. Everything is sexy. I love music like this.

As Austin Powers: says "Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Burt Bacharach."

smile

(You have to know the movie to know why this is the highest compliment. It's just cool.)

Write some more like this please!!!
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#442940 - 12/05/17 11:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 2424
Loc: Sydney Australia
Loren

Seriously good stuff - I'll add the backing reminded me a bit of Michael Franks.
Wonderful performance by both of you and a genre not heard often here.

Peter

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#442944 - 12/06/17 12:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2380
Loc: South Africa
Hi Loren.
What a lovely duet! Just one small complaint. It ended too early smile
Nicely done.

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#442956 - 12/06/17 03:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Registered: 06/28/06
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Loc: Scottish Highlands
Good one guys
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#442980 - 12/06/17 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 6221
Loc: GA USA
Firstly, everything about this production reminds us of the void of jazz tunes posted here. Given the vast number of jazz styles and RT’s that is even more unfortunate. But this song certainly made the wait worthwhile.

We’ve several times watched the great late 50’s film featuring an afternoon at the Newport Jazz Festival. This song while packed with nuances and complexities reminds us of the open airy feel of many of performances at that festival.

We could parse out everything we like and discuss it but this is one that we prefer just kicking back and enjoying the totality of the wonderful arrangement and vocals.

The word that comes to mind and best describes our feelings is “classy.”

Well done y’all! Sounds like you two are having fun.

J&B

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#443173 - 12/06/17 11:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: Janice & Bud]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 446
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Firstly, everything about this production reminds us of the void of jazz tunes posted here. Given the vast number of jazz styles and RT’s that is even more unfortunate. But this song certainly made the wait worthwhile.

We’ve several times watched the great late 50’s film featuring an afternoon at the Newport Jazz Festival. This song while packed with nuances and complexities reminds us of the open airy feel of many of performances at that festival.

We could parse out everything we like and discuss it but this is one that we prefer just kicking back and enjoying the totality of the wonderful arrangement and vocals.

The word that comes to mind and best describes our feelings is “classy.”

Well done y’all! Sounds like you two are having fun.

J&B



Hello, Bud; hello, Ms. Janice...

I believe the documentary you described is "Jazz on a Summer's Day", directed by Bert Stern in 1958. Yes, it is a dream of a film about jazz music with gorgeous color cinematography and amazingly well-recorded performances.

If "The Rain Song" brought forth that "open and airy" association in your mind, then I'm humbled. It's a nice to thing to say.

"Classy" is certainly how I feel about Ms. Grace's performance. She seized upon the (hopefully) sunny feel of the song on the first take, which was done remotely as we live in different cities.

Thank you for communicating your pleasure with the song in such a colorful way!

Most sincerely,

LOREN
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#443175 - 12/06/17 11:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: furry]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 446
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: furry
Good one guys


Hey, there, "furry"...

Thank you for listening from so far away laugh !

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#443179 - 12/06/17 11:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: JoanneCooper]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 446
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Hi Loren.
What a lovely duet! Just one small complaint. It ended too early smile
Nicely done.


Dear Ms. Cooper...

Yeah, it was kind of short, wasn't it? So short, that Ms. Grace only charged me half of her usual price for recording my songs. So, now, I've learned a neat trick on how to save money...

Just kidding (about saving money, that is!).

Thank you for listening and also for liking what you heard, Ms. Cooper!

Sincerely,

LOREN
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"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

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#443181 - 12/06/17 11:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: PeterF]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 446
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Loren

Seriously good stuff - I'll add the backing reminded me a bit of Michael Franks.
Wonderful performance by both of you and a genre not heard often here.

Peter


Hello, "PeterF"...

Michael Franks really created his own genre, didn't he? He was a stylist who produced truly relaxing music with memorable lyrics. Certainly something for songwriters in any genre to emulate, for sure.

Thank you for listening and commenting, "PeterF"!

Sincerely,

LOREN
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"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

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#443183 - 12/06/17 11:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: David Snyder]
bluage Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 446
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: David Snyder

This is a really sexy song. The female vocal parts are great, and the lyrics themselves are sexy.

The arrangement is also sexy. Everything is sexy. I love music like this.

As Austin Powers: says "Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Burt Bacharach."

smile

(You have to know the movie to know why this is the highest compliment. It's just cool.)

Write some more like this please!!!



Howdy, David Snyder...

Here's some definitions of the word, "sexy" that I looked up on the Web:

sex·y [ˈseksē] ADJECTIVE

1) sexually attractive or exciting

2) sexually aroused

3) exciting; appealing

I'll take the third definition so people won't think we produced the song without wearing any clothes -- presuming that on-lookers would consider such a sight "arousing" laugh !

Thank you for listening and for your titillating comments, sir!

Sincerely,

LOREN

P.S. I know the movie!
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#443486 - 12/07/17 10:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 1476
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Dear Loren,

A very nice and cool bossa nova tune!
Your vocal and the female vocal are very pleasant.
The melody is also very bossa nova.
The way to use flute and strings is splendid.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Sincerely,

Shigeki Adachi

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#443667 - 12/08/17 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: animarorecords]
bluage Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 446
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Dear Loren,

A very nice and cool bossa nova tune!
Your vocal and the female vocal are very pleasant.
The melody is also very bossa nova.
The way to use flute and strings is splendid.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Sincerely,

Shigeki Adachi


Dear Shigecki...

Thank you, sir, for your encouraging comments on "The Rain Song".

I appreciate them!

Sincerely,

LOREN
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

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