Kiss Me, Chicago

Posted by: plish

Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/28/14 03:18 AM

As promised, here's the other jazz tune (from 3 years ago I believe) that I did in BIAB prior to computer crash, etc. All I have is this take. I'm digging through files to see if I can find the individual tracks or old BIAB file on a backup hard-drive somewhere.

Kiss Me, Chicago

Thanks for listening!
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/28/14 07:36 AM

Hi Michael,

Ah, loved it!!!! Makes me want to light one up ... and I don't even smoke!!!

That trombone lead was terrific. And then when the bass goes into a 4/4 walk, that was sweet. We also loved the two-bar modulation near the end.

This would definitely get the Lounge Lizards trolling the crowd. The soft strength of your voice wasa very pleasant treat. I could hear Steve Tyrell doing a splendid sing on this, but your voice is a real nice fit. Thanks for posting this gem!

Alan & Di

(PS: we lost over a dozen tracks when a folder we had them in corrupted during a computer crash. We can empathize with your frustration ion that matter! All we have is the final, stereo mix.)
Posted by: boehm

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/28/14 12:46 PM

Hi Michael,

really nice. Lyrics, vocals and arrangement.
Enjoyable listen.

Guenter
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/28/14 03:53 PM

Another nice tune!! I can tell you've listened to a lot of standards by your style of writing-romantic and poetic. Very nice stuff! Take care. Greg
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/29/14 02:39 AM

Thanks Greg!! Definitely enjoy the old standards, and much of the music they 'sprouted' from.

Thanks again, and you take care as well!!

Michael
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/29/14 02:40 AM

Guenter,
Glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to listen and respond!

Michael
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/29/14 02:44 AM

Alan and Di-

Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for taking such a careful listen and for the kind words. Appreciate them! Funny, as far as vocals go, I'm not overly happy with this tune, but just goes to show how we are our own worst critics. ;-)

Here's to the hope that we come across our original tracks!!

All the best,

Michael
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/29/14 10:43 AM

Michael,

"That trombone lead was terrific. And then when the bass goes into a 4/4 walk, that was sweet. "

+1 to that

"really nice. Lyrics, vocals and arrangement.
Enjoyable listen."

...and that...

Looking forward to what's next...

floyd
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/29/14 07:50 PM

Thanks much, floyd!!!
Posted by: PgFantastic

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/30/14 12:42 PM

This would have been a great tune for Sinatra, outstanding writing and the trombone is superb in this thanks for sharing! You definitely need to pitch this to some music folks. It would be great for a movie as well; thanks for sharing!
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/30/14 11:50 PM

Thanks PGFantastic!!

I actually can hear Sinatra singing it ;-)

Any suggestions for folks to pitch to, I'm all ears. ;-)

Thanks again for the kind words!

All the best!

~peace~
Posted by: PatrickH

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/31/14 07:09 AM

Nicely written. I especially liked how you bounced new ways to describe Chicago off of current/past descriptions of Chicago. And the "again" on the end.


Posted by: gibson

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/31/14 09:14 AM

Your vocal style reminds me of someone but I can't think of his name, no matter, as it fits the song perfectly.
The song is superb.

I look forwrd to what elase you do

Alyn
Posted by: dani48

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/31/14 12:09 PM

Hi, Plash !


I loved your tune !
It was like it was coming right
out from a musical !:))
There you have a challenge !!!
To write a musical, you have
the ability to do it !!!:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/31/14 01:43 PM

Hi Dani!!

Thanks for the kind words!! Much appreciated!

Hmm...a musical...something to think about smile

All the best!
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/31/14 08:03 PM

This was fantastic! Love the jazz styling you have here.

Super trombone solo, vocals, lyrics, chord progression, and mix!

I can see Harry Connick Jr. singing this.
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 07/31/14 11:54 PM

Thanks MarioD! Appreciate the kind words. It's always nice when someone can 'hear' someone else singing the tune as well. That means the vibe is good and Connickesque ;-)
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 08/01/14 01:54 AM

Hi Plish
Enjoyed the smooth sound of this. I agree that I can see Harry Connick Junior singing this.
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 08/02/14 09:51 AM

Enjoyable listen and everything mixed well. I like your vocals on this and the trombone solo. Pitching - Harry Connick Jr. - I'd have a CD off to AI today....

Charlie
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 08/02/14 02:49 PM

Thanks Joanne and Charlie!

Appreciate the support and kind words!!
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 08/03/14 02:52 AM

Great lyrics! I love this style and you have nailed it. One of my favorite karaoke songs to sing (of the two I will do, the other being "Georgia on my mind") is "Fly me to the moon". Just love this music.
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 08/04/14 01:31 PM

Thanks Gruverider!! Would love to hear you Karaoke this ;-)

Thanks again!
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 08/04/14 04:07 PM

Hi Plish,

Very smooth sounding music. I enjoyed listening. I also found the concept of personifying a city intriguing. It's a lyric technique that was used occasionally (with great results) in this genre.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: plish

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 08/04/14 06:29 PM

Hi Noel,
I actually wrote this song in response to Suzanne Vega. She wrote a song called, "New York is a Woman". Before playing the song at a concert she said that she believed Chicago was a man and New York a woman. While metaphorically Chicago has had its share of male metaphors, I saw it as feminine in many ways, and that's how this tune was born.

Thanks for the kind words, Noel!!

All the best!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Kiss Me, Chicago - 08/05/14 10:04 AM

Definitely has a late Frank, Rat Pack period, vibe to it. Enjoyed the spin!