52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then

Posted by: fgrittner

52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/01/16 01:17 PM

Here is a change of pace for week 35, Wishing Now Was Then. A slow jazz ballad with a great quartet backing me up:

https://52tracksblog.com/2016/09/01/track-35-wishing-now-was-then/

I used all RTs: Acoustic Bass, Piano, Tenor Sax, and Brush Drums. The Tenor solo is amazing--BIAB is constantly delighting me.

Thanks for listening and for your helpful comments.

Fred
Posted by: Alyssa - PG Music

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/01/16 02:25 PM

Can't stop listening to this at work today. My favorite of yours so far! Thanks for yet another fantastic submission Fred smile
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/01/16 04:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Alyssa - PG Music
Can't stop listening to this at work today. My favorite of yours so far! Thanks for yet another fantastic submission Fred smile


Thanks, Alyssa! I am getting lots of great feedback today about this song. The RTs are SO completely believable, especially the piano and tenor sax. Nice to know you are following me. Next week's song will, of course, be completely different...

Fred
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 06:15 AM

Beautifully done, Fred.

An excellent write. Nice arrangement, vocal, mix...

The heck with Waits... this harkens Sinatra and Bennett ...

Super.

floyd
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 06:22 AM

Gorgeous sound! Great job.

It would be Tom Waits if you chain smoked five packs of Camel unfiltereds before you sang it, but you didn't, so it's just you.

smile
Posted by: Callie - PG Music

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 08:22 AM

What a great song Fred! Just like Alyssa, I can't get enough of it! (in fact, it's playing for me right now...)

This song is the "Hot Forum Topic" for today!
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Beautifully done, Fred.

An excellent write. Nice arrangement, vocal, mix...

The heck with Waits... this harkens Sinatra and Bennett ...

Super.

floyd

Thanks, Floyd. Yes, Frank and Tony have long been my idols. Saw Frank in 1968 and Tony a few years ago. Great saloon singers.
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 09:33 AM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Gorgeous sound! Great job.

It would be Tom Waits if you chain smoked five packs of Camel unfiltereds before you sang it, but you didn't, so it's just you.

smile


Thanks, David. But for the health risks, I probably would have been tempted to add a bit of grit to my voice.
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 09:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
What a great song Fred! Just like Alyssa, I can't get enough of it! (in fact, it's playing for me right now...)

This song is the "Hot Forum Topic" for today!


Thanks, Callie! I had no idea PGMusic staff members were listening in. Not sure what a "Hot Forum Topic" is but thanks for tagging me today.

Fred
Posted by: Callie - PG Music

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 11:07 AM

A "Hot Forum Topic" is posted on the News section of www.pgmusic.com. If you look on the right side of this page, you'll see Band-in-a-Box News, Other News, and Hot Forum Topics.

If you select the title of the post, it will take you to the Forum post with the song!
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 12:47 PM

Great song, mix, arrangement and performance. This would be a good song to pitch to America's Got Talent' Crooner Sal Valentinetti.

Perfect for the "Hot Forum Topic." Enjoyed it.

Charlie
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 12:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
A "Hot Forum Topic" is posted on the News section of www.pgmusic.com. If you look on the right side of this page, you'll see Band-in-a-Box News, Other News, and Hot Forum Topics.

If you select the title of the post, it will take you to the Forum post with the song!


Thanks, Callie! I see it.
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 12:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Great song, mix, arrangement and performance. This would be a good song to pitch to America's Got Talent' Crooner Sal Valentinetti.

Perfect for the "Hot Forum Topic." Enjoyed it.

Charlie


Thanks, Charlie. Wish I had a publisher!

Fred
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 03:33 PM

My new fave of yours Fred!! Perfectly put together, so well written, and a vocal that just nails it!! Sax is perfect and band sounds so natural. You sing folk ballads well but I think this is what you were meant to sing!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: PeterF

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Beautifully done, Fred.

An excellent write. Nice arrangement, vocal, mix...

The heck with Waits... this harkens Sinatra and Bennett ...

Super.

floyd


Fred
Yeah - very much the Sinatra Bennett mold.
Really nice

Peter
Posted by: MarioD

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 05:40 PM

WOW this is fantastic. I love everything about this.

Waits no, Sinatra yes.

This is my kind of lounge music and it's a keeper.
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 09:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
My new fave of yours Fred!! Perfectly put together, so well written, and a vocal that just nails it!! Sax is perfect and band sounds so natural. You sing folk ballads well but I think this is what you were meant to sing!! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg. Now I have to reassess my approach! I love so many styles but I do love jazz/blues. Never thought I would have the chops to sing jazz.
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Beautifully done, Fred.

An excellent write. Nice arrangement, vocal, mix...

The heck with Waits... this harkens Sinatra and Bennett ...

Super.

floyd


Fred
Yeah - very much the Sinatra Bennett mold.
Really nice

Thanks, Peter!

Peter
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 09:43 PM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
WOW this is fantastic. I love everything about this.

Waits no, Sinatra yes.

This is my kind of lounge music and it's a keeper.


Thanks, Mario. I didn't want to invoke Sinatra or Bennett but I love them.
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/02/16 09:50 PM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
WOW this is fantastic. I love everything about this.

Waits no, Sinatra yes.

This is my kind of lounge music and it's a keeper.


Thanks, Mario! You have a great ear.
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/03/16 09:52 PM

Thanks again for the comments.
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/04/16 08:58 PM

Thanks to all for listening. This was my best number of listens of the year.
Posted by: gibson

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/05/16 12:54 AM

Fred,

52 songs in 52 weeks is an impressive ambition. and you are doing very well!!

This song is wonderful!
I am envious that you saw Frank, I would have LOVED to have seen him live

keep them coming!

Alyn
Posted by: fgrittner

Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 35 - Wishing Now Was Then - 09/05/16 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: gibson
Fred,

52 songs in 52 weeks is an impressive ambition. and you are doing very well!!

This song is wonderful!
I am envious that you saw Frank, I would have LOVED to have seen him live

keep them coming!

Alyn


Thanks, Alyn. Comments and views keep me going.