Soul Stealer

Posted by: Janice & Bud

Soul Stealer - 08/01/15 09:01 AM

Soul Stealer

Back to the 8 bar blues but with an admittedly odd aaax rhyme scheme. But, hey, it worked in medieval times smile Thanks for your time to listen and comments are always welcome.

J&B

Vocal: Janice
Drums: blues rock
Bass: 734 Jazz simple option
Guitar Rhythm: 1984 easy listening
Mandolin Solo: 2178 country (comped from several regens)
Piano Solo: 2368 blues solo ac (comped from several regens)
Piano Rhythm: 2167 country

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

www.janiceandbud.com
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/01/15 01:02 PM

Wow, he couldn't have stole all of your soul cause there's still a ton of it left in your voice!! What a vocal!! The feel and the timing is impeccable. Great song, and great track in every sense. You guys have never sounded better! The mandolin was an unusual choice but it worked well-I was expecting some Tommyad soloing. Also, many thanks for putting my tune on your playlist. I was thrilled to hear it start playing after yours. Take care. Greg
Posted by: Chris37

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/01/15 01:08 PM

Hi Janice and Bud,

Your blues is pure blues !
You manage with this song to reach our soul without stealing it. I appreciate. Christian
Posted by: PgFantastic

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/01/15 02:46 PM

J & B another brilliant piece of music; as always the vocal shines; along with the rest of a great mix! Love the piano solo!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/01/15 03:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Wow, he couldn't have stole all of your soul cause there's still a ton of it left in your voice!! What a vocal!! The feel and the timing is impeccable. Great song, and great track in every sense. You guys have never sounded better! The mandolin was an unusual choice but it worked well-I was expecting some Tommyad soloing. Also, many thanks for putting my tune on your playlist. I was thrilled to hear it start playing after yours. Take care. Greg


Greg, we appreciate every word of what you wrote. I had a lot of doubts about my write and the production but I knew Janice would pull it off. That bluegrass gal is playing around more and more with bluesy phrasing and it means a lot for you to note her vocal. BTW Tom was on vacation and also I don't want to wear out my welcome by asking for too many guitar tracks smile No doubt he'd would've laid down a great one.

Thanks again,
Bud
Posted by: big741

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/01/15 03:43 PM

Awesome job all around.


Bravo!


Thanks for the music,
Dan
Posted by: Sergio Guarneri

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/01/15 03:53 PM

Hello,

great blues.
I like very much the mandolin part.
Janice, great voice as usual.

Hello.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/01/15 04:12 PM

Amazing vocal - excellent production.
Listened to quite a few more while I was there.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/02/15 04:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Chris37
Hi Janice and Bud,

Your blues is pure blues !
You manage with this song to reach our soul without stealing it. I appreciate. Christian


That is very nice of you Christian. Thank you!

Janice
Posted by: boehm

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/02/15 06:31 AM

Hi Janice and Bud,

Janice has got a fantastic Blues voice and
phrasing. That makes this song.
I enjoyed it very much.

Guenter
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/02/15 07:51 AM

Janice, This is another spectacular vocal performance. Bud, the mix is equally spectacular. I didn't even notice the unusual rhyme scheme because it just works. Natural and Soulful sums it up. Great Song! Tom
Posted by: RnAM

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/02/15 12:07 PM

This song has got a very nice groove to it.
And definitely that J&B sound!
That 2368 RT sure works, we'll give it a closer look.
Janice's vocal rocks (as always).

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/02/15 12:07 PM

Love the arrangement of this. The piano and mandolin are a great combination. The mix is impeccable.

A good "blues write" - allowing the singer to take it right where they need to...

And OMG! What a vocal! Like Greg said, this is one SOULFUL vocal!!!
Digging down deep, girl! Gorgeous.

Wonderful, y'all...

floyd
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/02/15 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: PgFantastic
J & B another brilliant piece of music; as always the vocal shines; along with the rest of a great mix! Love the piano solo!



Originally Posted By: big741
Awesome job all around.
Bravo!
Thanks for the music,
Dan


Thank y'all! We're very glad you liked it and took time to comment.

J&B
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/02/15 07:20 PM

This one stoked the fire. Great blues feel. Very authentic performance from Janice. As always, you have just the right touch in getting such a solid mix.


Charlie
Posted by: RichMac

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/02/15 07:58 PM

Very nice J&B.
Has a 1920's feel about it to me.
Janice's blues voice is spot on and the backing suits perfectly. Cheers.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/03/15 05:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri
Hello,

great blues.
I like very much the mandolin part.
Janice, great voice as usual.

Hello.


Thanks and we're glad you liked the mandolin!

J&B

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Amazing vocal - excellent production.
Listened to quite a few more while I was there.


Thank you Peter!

J&B
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/03/15 06:15 AM

Smoky bar, some dangerous looking guys drinking bourbon, bartender with a handlebar moustache.....and the soulfull sound of the Georgia Chanteuse.

I like this bar.

Nice.



Regards,

Bob
Posted by: olemon

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/03/15 06:45 AM

"Soul Stealer"

Even the title is a showstopper.

Bud, Janice,

What a song. What a production. What a voice.


You're bringing down the house!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/03/15 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janice and Bud,

Janice has got a fantastic Blues voice and
phrasing. That makes this song.
I enjoyed it very much.

Guenter


Thanks Guenter. Considering all the wonderful vocalists you have worked with on re-mixes that is very nice of you to comment on her voice. Your post put a huge smile on Janice's face!

Bud

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Janice, This is another spectacular vocal performance. Bud, the mix is equally spectacular. I didn't even notice the unusual rhyme scheme because it just works. Natural and Soulful sums it up. Great Song! Tom


Thanks Tom. I think she really loosened up the blues chops on this one. We both hugely appreciate you mentioning the vocal and the mix.

Thanks again!
Bud
Posted by: Planobilly

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/03/15 08:01 PM

Hi,

You guys knock this one out of the park. The vocal is off the hook!!!

Keep sing like that and someone at the state capital in Austin will be sending you a Texas passport...lol

I really like 8 bar blues and the second I heard your voice I had to pick up my guitar and play along.

You got the blues thing going on girl!!! Really lovely stuff guys.

Cheers,


Billy
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/04/15 09:21 AM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
This song has got a very nice groove to it.
And definitely that J&B sound!
That 2368 RT sure works, we'll give it a closer look.
Janice's vocal rocks (as always).

Rob and Anne-Marie


Thanks! Some of those solo accompaniment pianos
have lots of short solo possibilities if you cut and
splice them. We wanted something that wasn't overly
"busy" and that was the best way to get it.

Thanks again for listening.

J&B
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/04/15 02:21 PM

Great soulful blues, loved the solos and as always Janice's vocals shine. Enjoyed,

Kenny
Posted by: Sundance

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/04/15 05:47 PM

Janice sang the heck out of that one. Nicely done mix and arrangement too. Groovin' blues J&B signature sound.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/05/15 04:33 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Love the arrangement of this. The piano and mandolin are a great combination. The mix is impeccable.

A good "blues write" - allowing the singer to take it right where they need to...

And OMG! What a vocal! Like Greg said, this is one SOULFUL vocal!!!
Digging down deep, girl! Gorgeous.

Wonderful, y'all...

floyd


The expression on Janice's face was priceless as she read this! Huge thanks from both of us mr jane.
J&B
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/05/15 11:46 AM

Originally Posted By: c_fogle
This one stoked the fire. Great blues feel. Very authentic performance from Janice. As always, you have just the right touch in getting such a solid mix.


Charlie


Thanks Charlie. Sometimes you gotta "dance with the one that brung ya" and for us it's either blues or bluegrass. We appreciate your remarks.

J&B

Originally Posted By: RichMac
Very nice J&B.
Has a 1920's feel about it to me.
Janice's blues voice is spot on and the backing suits perfectly. Cheers.


Thanks! Yep, we are a bit retro at times. Glad it worked for you.

J&B
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/05/15 03:33 PM

Wow! I can't really think of much to add to what has already been said. Janice, your vocals are absolutely incredible on this one. The production is supurb. Everything works on this one!

Steve
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/06/15 07:14 AM

Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Smoky bar, some dangerous looking guys drinking bourbon, bartender with a handlebar moustache.....and the soulfull sound of the Georgia Chanteuse.

I like this bar.

Nice.

Regards,

Bob


"The Georgia Chateuse" Now that is cool. Janice doing a piano bar thang. Your imagery would make a great project photo!
We are glad you liked the bar, indeed.

J&B

Originally Posted By: olemon
"Soul Stealer"

Even the title is a showstopper.

Bud, Janice,

What a song. What a production. What a voice.


You're bringing down the house!


That means a lot to the two of us. Thanks for listening and taking the time to remark. We appreciate you!

J&B
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/06/15 08:08 PM

sweet, sweet soulful sounds!!!
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Soul Stealer - 08/07/15 07:36 AM

Everything that I wanted to say already has been said. All I can add is this went into my keeper folder so fast that it left skid marks on my monitor!

Loved it!