NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri)

Posted by: Greg Johnson

NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/19/17 10:53 AM

I love Christmas. Always have! I wrote my first Christmas song last year and just added a second. Sergio will probably be surprised to see his name since he's an unwitting collaborator. I heard an instrumental from him recently and stole the band and 3 or 4 chords so I decided he should be credited (if he wants!). This is just a simple silly poprock song. I'd love to hear what you think. Merry Christmas all! Take care. Greg

P.S. In the spirit of Kenny's recent 45, there is a link below to my last year's song, for those who haven't heard it or may wish to hear it again.

https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/xmassongforyou2

https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/on-christmas-day

CHRISTMAS SONG FOR YOU

Well tonite I think I saw you from afar
As you held his hand and slipped into his car
And I think I saw you smiling underneath the Christmas lights
As I was buried in the darkness of the night

As I sit at home now staring at the walls
You’re probably picking out his sweater at the mall
So I’ll sit down at my piano and indulge my Christmas blues
And write a little Christmas song for you

I fell so lonely in this storm
If you could only keep me warm
You’d make my Christmas miracle come true
Ain’t got much money and that’s ashame
But if you could love me just the same
I’d be the richest man alive if I had you

So I’ll say a prayer to God and Santa Claus
If they will lend attention to my cause
And do some Christmas magic, to make my dream come true
And let me sing my Christmas song to you
Posted by: PeterF

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/19/17 03:04 PM

Greg

A lovely "simple silly poprock song"....Beautifully performed arranged and written.
Great work & Merry Christmas.

Peter
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/19/17 05:02 PM

Greg,
Its a pleasure listening to you sing and this doesn`t sound silly at all!
Sergio has done some good melodies; I could hear him adding a nice solo to this.
Off to reprise your last year`s offering.

Robert
Posted by: RichMac

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/19/17 06:13 PM

What a smooth vocal Greg.
Sorry it's such a sad Christmas though.
Beautifully done.
Thumbs up.
Cheers.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/19/17 06:53 PM

Hi Greg,

Simply loved it. Few of the folks out here have a splendid voice like yours ... certainly not me. You could sing the back of a frozen meatloaf dinner and make it sound like a gem. Loved the background tracks and the arrangement. Definitely a sad story but the song out a smile on my face.

Merry Christmas!

Alan
Posted by: ROG

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/20/17 03:21 AM

Hi Greg,

Loved it!

As others have said, you've got a wonderful singing voice, so smooth and full of expression.

Excellent chord progression, great choice of RTs and a perfect mix.

Another Christmas Classic in the making.

ROG.
Posted by: tommyad

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/20/17 04:17 AM

Greg, You have the perfect voice for this wonderful arrangement. Well written and recorded. I liked everything about it. Sounds great! Tom
Posted by: Scott C

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/20/17 06:52 AM

Lovely collaboration Greg. Nice shout out to Sergio. He had put out some pretty cool song. I am sure he would be very glad to have you put your voice to something he inspired
Posted by: Scott C

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/20/17 06:54 AM

Had a anther listen to the song from last year as well. What a pretty song and super vocal.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/20/17 06:59 AM

Greg,

A super new Christmas song! So "fresh". And yet, so "familiar sounding"...

Terrific chord progression. Wonderful vocal.

The subtle horns are nice. Good mix.

Merry Christmas!


fj
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/20/17 07:02 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Greg,

A super new Christmas song! So "fresh". And yet, so "familiar sounding"...

Terrific chord progression. Wonderful vocal.

The subtle horns are nice. Good mix.

Merry Christmas!


fj






+1. Very nice. Merry Christmas!


Regards,


Bob
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/20/17 07:51 AM


Hey this sounds great.

As others have stated, awesome vocals!

Merry Christmas!
Posted by: jannesan

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/20/17 07:54 AM

Very beautiful Christmas song, fresh but still somehow traditional. Really touching lyrics, your voice is excellent as always and the interpretation is both brittle and strong.

Janne
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/20/17 06:32 PM

Super melody beautiful

just great vocals

nice guitar solo!

this is an awesome song

liked the long fade

(the B side is pretty darned cool too!)

Merry Christmas,

Kenny
Posted by: Jon Thomas

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/21/17 02:56 AM

Greg,
I don't think your name is Greg. I think your name is Jeff Lynne. Your voice is so similar to Jeff's!! But actually, it's even better, it's even more expressive, it's deeper. You have probably my favourite voice in this forum. And the song is very, very pleasant in itself. Good, good job.
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/21/17 07:51 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane

A super new Christmas song! So "fresh". And yet, so "familiar sounding"...



That pretty much sums it up for me. Love your vocal!
Posted by: Sergio Guarneri

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/21/17 10:52 AM


Hi Greg
you made a superlative thing. One of the best song I have heard in the last time.
I did not expect you could choose a song of mine for inspiration and I am very glad and surprised.
This real track set is one of the best for me.

You have a great vocal: I have always been curious to hear how it was a music of mine with a sing part on it. I have been very impressed. I think you have changed my diminished chord with a major one that goes better for your song.

I hope for some next collaborations if you want. I will always be very glad to work with you. smile

Merry Christmas

Sergio
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/21/17 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Greg

A lovely "simple silly poprock song"....Beautifully performed arranged and written.
Great work & Merry Christmas.

Peter


Thanks Peter. Merry Christmas to you too!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/21/17 11:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Greg,
Its a pleasure listening to you sing and this doesn`t sound silly at all!
Sergio has done some good melodies; I could hear him adding a nice solo to this.
Off to reprise your last year`s offering.

Robert


Thanks Robert! You're right-Sergio does some pretty stuff. I'm glad he was happy about the collab. Merry Xmas!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/22/17 10:36 PM

Hello, Greg

A very nice and beautiful christmas song!
I also find Sergio's feel very much in this tune.
And it is very nostalgic.
Your singing is perfect for this song.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: dani48

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/23/17 08:44 AM

Hello Greg and Sergio !:))


What a wonderful X-mas song
Loving it and that absolutely
superb singing ! :))

A most Merry X-mas and a
most Happy New Year to both
of you !

Take Care !!

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: RnAM

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/23/17 01:07 PM

Really lovely song, Greg.
Beautiful vocal and we are glad Sergio inspired you to do this one!
Despite the sad lyrics, we hope you have a nice and warm Christmas and of course a very good 2018.

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/27/17 06:07 AM

Greg, you are really rolling with great songs right now! Your vocals sound better than ever to me! you did such a good job on this! I really like the lyric and you've really captured that Christmas time bluesy/sad vibe in this! (it really speaks to some people this time of year) May 2018 be your best musical year yet! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) - 12/29/17 02:33 PM

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Greg, You have the perfect voice for this wonderful arrangement. Well written and recorded. I liked everything about it. Sounds great! Tom


What more could one say? The superlatives have all been used and deservedly so. And we agree!

Over the top good vocal. We’ll add that smile

J&B