There Ain't No Way

Posted by: Al-David

There Ain't No Way - 07/26/14 08:01 PM

This one of the first 4 or 5 songs we recorded when we originally got BIAB in late 2011. We've been told it has Lou Ralls or Barry White sound to it. That works for us! We don't have the Real Tracks list any more as it was one of a dozen or so in folder that disappeared after a computer crash. Actually the folder exists, but it's corrupted and we can't access the contents. Anyway, we'll try to find the style we used and post it if we do.

Thanks in advance for the visits and any comments you might care to leave. Wishing everyone well ...

Alan & Di

I think this is the style we used:



Key=Eb , Tempo 100, Length (m:s)=4:09
4 bar intro, 32 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 36. Repeat x3 choruses
No Melody
Soloist track has 890 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is NITELIFE.STY (Nite Life - Pop Rock St.8)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Electric Piano (5), Strings (49),
RealTracks in song: 1569:Bass, Electric, Soul60sA-B Ev 110
RealTracks in song: ~1435:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkGroovinChords Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: ~906:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in song: ~1441:Sax, Alto, Soloist JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleSouthern^08-a:Snare, OpenHiHat , b:Snare, Ride
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There Ain’t No Way
© 2011 Alan D. David, BMI / Diana Bowers, BMI – All Rights Reserved

(v1)
You never ask, but I know you have to wonder
If you’ll always be my heart’s only hunger
Well, don’t you worry, you’ll never have to grieve
You’re everything that I could ever need
When I’m feeling down, you’re my inspiration
When all is lost, you’re love is my salvation
I’ll never leave you, girl, there ain’t no way

(v2)
We both know, sometimes my eyes are lookin’
It’s nothing more, there ain’t nothing cookin’
Baby I know where my bread is buttered
My heart is locked, shackled up and shuttered
You’ll never have, to wonder bout me Baby
My love is real, ain’t no place for maybe
Girl I’ll never be untrue, there ain’t no way

CHORUS

Don’t you worry Honey, I’ll always be your man
If nothin’ else, I hope you understand
I ain’t goin’ nowhere, ain’t gonna play
No, there ain’t no way

INSTRUMENTAL

(v3)
Our love is Heaven, and you’re a perfect angel
Girl you’re so lovely, I wouldn’t want to change you
There’s not a thing, I need that you can’t give me
The love we share, is real not fake or glitzy
Oh it’s for real, no lies or pretensions
You always prove, the best of your intentions
So if you ever ask, there ain’t no way

REPEAT CHORUS
Posted by: PgFantastic

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/26/14 08:10 PM

Great! Well written and performance is spot on, thanks for sharing!
Posted by: RnAM

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/26/14 08:51 PM

Hi Alan and Di,

Very nice! It would fit right in to a 70's tv series or movie. Very Retro (your vocal reminds Anne-Marie of Louis Armstrong and the song Swingdance in Jungle Book)).
The sax soloist works very well here.
Listening to this, your next recording could be a real disco song wink We're looking forward to it.

Regards,
R & AM
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/26/14 09:21 PM

Very cool song!! Can really see the Lou Rawls comparison. He could have nailed this. Great work! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/26/14 10:17 PM

I agree this would be great for Lou Rawls. But like Ann-Marie, I could hear a little Louis Armstrong vibe going.

Great job on this one.

Charlie
Posted by: RichMac

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/26/14 10:29 PM

Hi Alan and Di. Found this very smooth and sophisticated. Like a classy nightclub. Super clear vocal. Cheers.
Posted by: PatrickH

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/26/14 10:49 PM

Fun stuff. I like those chord changes too!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 12:16 AM

"Baby I know where my bread is buttered
My heart is locked, shackled up and shuttered"

Nice, guys.

Great rhythm to this. Couldn't sit still listening. Chair dancing.

Nice production and mix. An enjoyable listen.

floyd
Posted by: gruverider

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 01:07 AM

Great "throwback" sound! And your vocals and the saxophone are just right!

much enjoyed!
Posted by: gibson

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 01:13 AM

I like the relaxed vocal style in between talking and singing.
My flares are on, but they are a bit too tight to allow movement!

Wonderful song
enjoyed

Alyn
Posted by: tommyad

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 08:14 AM

Alan, I can hear the Lou Rawls thing going on. The sax is a perfect fit. Pretty citified for a country boy. You do this genre very well. Well written and arranged. Good job. Tom
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 10:02 AM

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the listen and the very kind comments ... much appreciated!

Alan & DI
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 10:06 AM

Hi Rob and Anne-Marie,

So glad you liked this one. Actually, we wrote it for a submission to be used by a movie set in 1978. But, the submission window closed before we could finish the song. We found out about the opportunity at the last minute. So, your characterization of it as a 1970's throwback was spot on!

We've not attempted to do a true Disco song ... something to think about as Di sings that genre exceptionally well.

Thanks for the very nice comments!

Alan & DI
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 10:08 AM

Greg,

Thanks for dropping in for a listen. And yeah, we can hear Mr. Rawls singing it. To bad he's no longer with us. He was a terrific talent. Thanks for the very kind words!

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 10:09 AM

Charlie,

So glad you enjoyed it ... thanks for letting us know! Lou Rawls or Louis Armstrong ... yeah, that would work! Thanks again!

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 10:12 AM

Will be back in a while to answer everyone else. We're in the process of moving out of state and are very, very busy. We're doing it ourselves and we're almost 70 years old ... too much work for old farts like us! See ya'll in a while!

Also, if you folks don't mind, we might post a couple of songs close together because we may not get a chance to post again for a few weeks. We don't want to hog the board, though.

Alan & Di
Posted by: MarioD

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 10:58 AM

If you played this in a lounge near us we would be there every weekend!

Super mix, vocal and chord progression.

This is a keeper!
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 12:11 PM

Hi Rich,

Thanks for your kindness! I've played more than a few night clubs ... not so sure how classy a few of them were! We appreciate your nice comments.

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 12:12 PM

Patrick,

Glad you liked the song ... and the chord changes! Thanks for letting us know! Best ta,

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 12:14 PM

Hi Floyd,

Yeah, that chair dancing can be hard to stop sometimes. It looks real nice when Di does it ... not so nice when I do it!

Glad you liked that couplet. Actually, we debated whether to use it or not. Glad we did! We appreciate your kind words and encouragement.

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 12:17 PM

Glad you liked that "throwback" sound! What Di and I like about it is it was very melodious where so many songs these days are beat oriented. e understand and accept that music changes with society, but that doesn't stop us from still emjoying the "throwback" stuff! Glad you liked it!

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 12:20 PM

Hi Alyn,

Thanks for the compliments! Di and I are almost 70 years old and our flares don't get us to move too much anymore! But, it hasn't hurt her singing and I'm still half-way decent, I guess.

Glad you enjoyed your listen!

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 12:22 PM

Hi Tom!

Yep, I'm a country boy, but I've always enjoyed almost every genre of music. Glad this one works for you. And yes, we were real happy with how the sax came out. Thanks again!

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/27/14 12:23 PM

Ho Mario,
If we find that lounge, we'll be there ... And we'll be looking for yas! So glad you enjoyed it. It's one of our favorite genres. Thanks so much!

Alan & Di
Posted by: dani48

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/28/14 02:16 AM

Hi, Al & Di !


I like this tune, it has
a Bacharach vibe and as you know
I am a big fan of BB !:))
Al, you are singing from your heart
and it all comes through with
feeling ! A really good job Al !!!:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Noel96

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/28/14 02:43 AM

Hi Di and Alan,

You've done it again!!!! The creation of yet another fine piece of music. I have to hand it to you for consistency. I thoroughly enjoyed the listen.

Good luck with the move!
Noel
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/28/14 07:38 AM

Hi Dani!

Yes, we know what a loyal BB fan you are. We kind of like him, too! Thank you so much for your very kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed your listen! Wishing you the very best,

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/28/14 07:42 AM

Good Morning, Noel ...

Thank you very much. You are always so generous with your praise. We appreciate your constant support and encouragement. You're a true craftsman of the trade and your kind words mean a lot. Thanks again!!!

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/28/14 07:43 AM

Noel,

PS: Thanks for the nice words concerning our move. We are beyond exhausted!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/28/14 11:50 AM

As another guy who most assuredly knows where his bread is buttered and has appreciated it for 34 years...I (we) really enjoyed this song. Throw some talent at BIAB and wondrous things happen. Like a retro vibe cool song that sounds like it was done in a big time studio. You absolutely nailed the whole feel. More!
Posted by: boehm

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/28/14 12:33 PM

Hi Alan,

Very cool song! As mentioned above I also like the vocals that come frome the heart.
Nice mix.

Guenter
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/28/14 02:52 PM

Janice and Bud,

You folks are always so gracious to Di and me ... and everyone else, for that matter. Thank you so very much for those extremely kind words! We've always liked the 70's and 80's R&B.

You have humbled us with your review. All we can think to say is a sincere, heart-felt, thank you!!!!! Wisng both of you the very best ...

Alan & Di
Posted by: Al-David

Re: There Ain't No Way - 07/28/14 02:54 PM

Thank you so much, Guenter!

Di and I always enjoy listening to you and hearing from you. You are a superb musician and songwriter, which makes your kind words so flattering to us. Thank you again!!!!!

Bis spaeter ...

Alan & Di