Back In My Baby's Arms

Posted by: gruverider

Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/20/18 08:37 PM

https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/back-in-my-babys-arms

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Back In My Baby’s Arms (8/26/2018)

Don’t let life drive you crazy/ ‘cause somedays it can be downright easy/ I didn’t know just how good I had it all along
It was time to get demanding/ and my fate I had more than a hand in/ So When I hit rock bottom it was time to change my song
And I found myself back in my Baby’s arms

I knocked upon my front door/ It’s good to be home once more/ I brought along some coin to pay the rent
A worn bag ‘cross my shoulder/ Hello is all I told her/ She said good luck is surely heaven sent
And I found myself back in my Baby’s arms

I buried my past with a shovel/ as you stood there crying double/ and I filled in every inch of that gnarly hole
I once heard it call me/ I still don’t know how it knew me/ That wanderlust, well I had to let it go
And I found myself back in my Baby’s arms
Posted by: rayc

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/20/18 11:28 PM

So cool it's hot. So hot it's smoking.
Nicotine and whiskey and a hand full of gravel to make a voice that smoothly rough.
Yeah, i liked it.
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/21/18 04:28 AM

Man, you have the perfect voice for blues/rock!

Great job on the production, mix sounds fabulous through the 'phones.

Loved everything about this, I could listen to music like this all day smile
Posted by: beatmaster

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/21/18 06:04 AM

It was like an Eric Clapton song to me , you done a good job on this.

Interesting use of the guitars.
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/21/18 07:55 AM

Really well done! I love the groove, and your rough vocal delivery adds a ton of texture and emotion to it. I love the attitude of the song, and that catchy chorus on it too. Somehow you managed to make it sound equally as dirty as it is smooth and pleasant.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/21/18 04:40 PM

I really like this! Your lyrical hook has a good melodic hook. cool Excellent mix. Everything sounds right on.
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/21/18 05:41 PM

Wow... you for sure have the "blues-voice" - I really enjoyed listening to this.

Good job!

Will
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/21/18 06:13 PM

Ditto other comments on the qualities of the vocals. Loved the driving backing, and the lead guitar was right.

One comment on the vocals...you have a great knack for knowing where to hang your syllables. "Phrasing" I think they call it. I don't think can be be taught--at least not easily. Hats off, sir.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 06:59 AM

Lawrence,

Awesome track. A terrific Blues/Rock write.

The extra delay on the slide was a great touch - really brought it to life.

Needless to say, the vocal is top shelf.

Enjoyed! for sure.

fj
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 12:19 PM

The two of us have often mentioned how well we felt that you could sing blues in addition to your Americana catalog - were you to choose to do so.

Well mr gruve you have DONE it and in spades.

As you know we do a lot of blues and, man, this is over the top good. The choice of RT's, including mixing ev and sw tracks just rocks. Everything is in the pocket.

The arrangment, the mix and, of course the vocal, are all top bar.

We're heading out on a short trip tomorrow and this will be FUN to listen to on the road.

Great material!!!!

J&B
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 02:17 PM

Originally Posted By: rayc
So cool it's hot. So hot it's smoking.
Nicotine and whiskey and a hand full of gravel to make a voice that smoothly rough.
Yeah, i liked it.
Thank you very much Ray. You've got it pretty close except that I've had to switch to Vodka in my middle age. (That whiskey was giving me the blues!)
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, you have the perfect voice for blues/rock!

Great job on the production, mix sounds fabulous through the 'phones.

Loved everything about this, I could listen to music like this all day smile
Thank you! You rock some great blues yourself! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: beatmaster
It was like an Eric Clapton song to me , you done a good job on this.

Interesting use of the guitars.
Well, Eric is the man! Thank you.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 02:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Really well done! I love the groove, and your rough vocal delivery adds a ton of texture and emotion to it. I love the attitude of the song, and that catchy chorus on it too. Somehow you managed to make it sound equally as dirty as it is smooth and pleasant.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
Thank you so much. It's good to hear that the attitude is coming through.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
I really like this! Your lyrical hook has a good melodic hook. cool Excellent mix. Everything sounds right on.
Right on. Thank you for listening and for the kind comments.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Wow... you for sure have the "blues-voice" - I really enjoyed listening to this.

Good job!

Will
Thank you Will. Glad you enjoyed it.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 02:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Ditto other comments on the qualities of the vocals. Loved the driving backing, and the lead guitar was right.

One comment on the vocals...you have a great knack for knowing where to hang your syllables. "Phrasing" I think they call it. I don't think can be be taught--at least not easily. Hats off, sir.
Thank you very much. I grew up in New Orleans listening to Jazz and Professor Long Hair, Mardi Gras music and the Funky Meters, so maybe some of it rubbed off.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Lawrence,

Awesome track. A terrific Blues/Rock write.

The extra delay on the slide was a great touch - really brought it to life.

Needless to say, the vocal is top shelf.

Enjoyed! for sure.

fj
Thank you Floyd. You have a good ear. After I thought the mix was done, I went back in and turned that delay up to where it is now.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
The two of us have often mentioned how well we felt that you could sing blues in addition to your Americana catalog - were you to choose to do so.

Well mr gruve you have DONE it and in spades.

As you know we do a lot of blues and, man, this is over the top good. The choice of RT's, including mixing ev and sw tracks just rocks. Everything is in the pocket.

The arrangment, the mix and, of course the vocal, are all top bar.

We're heading out on a short trip tomorrow and this will be FUN to listen to on the road.

Great material!!!!

J&B

Thank you! So glad you liked it. And have a great trip!
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 05:00 PM

This is pretty darn good Lawrence!! Your vocal fits this so nicely! This is like something off of an early ZZ Top album (vocal really reminds of Billy Gibbons). Great work!! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/22/18 11:30 PM

Good old ZZ Top blues-rocknroll, is it really possible to get that guitar sound out of BIAB smile Excellent raspy vocals and superb kicking mix.

Janne
Posted by: Crossroads

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/24/18 08:44 AM

Hi Gruverider,

one might think that all bluesrock songs must have been sung and played before - not this one, man: I LOVE IT.

And what will I have to drink and smoke to get a voice like yours? (Who would care what the doctor said...) - just stunning !!!!!
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/25/18 04:27 AM

Lawrence
Fabulous us work - wonderful vocal and a terrific sound, mix and performance.
Loved it.

Peter
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/25/18 12:26 PM

This song has such a fantastic vibe to it! You can't help but to bop along to it. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/25/18 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Good old ZZ Top blues-rocknroll, is it really possible to get that guitar sound out of BIAB smile Excellent raspy vocals and superb kicking mix.

Janne


ZZ Top was my first thought also.

Great blues man! You have the perfect voice this genre.

I thoroughly enjoyed this.
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/25/18 05:18 PM

hi Lawrence this is fantastic all of it thanks eric
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/28/18 10:49 PM

Hello, Lawrence

Really nice groove!
As others say, you have the perfect voice for blues/rock!
Nice use of the guitars!
I agree with floyd.
The extra delay on the slide was a great touch - really brought it to life.
Needless to say, the vocal is top shelf.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/29/18 10:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
This is pretty darn good Lawrence!! Your vocal fits this so nicely! This is like something off of an early ZZ Top album (vocal really reminds of Billy Gibbons). Great work!! Thanks, Torrey
Thank you Torrey!
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/29/18 10:33 AM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Good old ZZ Top blues-rocknroll, is it really possible to get that guitar sound out of BIAB smile Excellent raspy vocals and superb kicking mix.

Janne
Janne, with a little help from GuitarRig 5. Thank you.

Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Hi Gruverider,

one might think that all bluesrock songs must have been sung and played before - not this one, man: I LOVE IT.

And what will I have to drink and smoke to get a voice like yours? (Who would care what the doctor said...) - just stunning !!!!!
Glad that you enjoyed it! A good place to start might be 20 years of whiskey and five years of vodka

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Lawrence
Fabulous us work - wonderful vocal and a terrific sound, mix and performance.
Loved it.

Peter
Thank you Peter.

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
This song has such a fantastic vibe to it! You can't help but to bop along to it. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for listening Ember. Glad you enjoyed it.


Originally Posted By: MarioD


ZZ Top was my first thought also.

Great blues man! You have the perfect voice this genre.

I thoroughly enjoyed this.
Mario, thanks for listening and for the kind words.


Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi Lawrence this is fantastic all of it thanks eric
Thank you Eric.


Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Lawrence

Really nice groove!
As others say, you have the perfect voice for blues/rock!
Nice use of the guitars!
I agree with floyd.
The extra delay on the slide was a great touch - really brought it to life.
Needless to say, the vocal is top shelf.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Thank you Shigeki. It was fun to make it.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/29/18 01:30 PM

Lawrence,

This is a really, really fine listen. I love the groove, your writing and playing are as strong as always, your arranging is excellent (again 'as always') and your vocals are top notch (once again!). When it comes to making music that sounds like it's radio ready and radio friendly, there's few who can match you on the forum. Your works inspire me.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: RnAM

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 09/29/18 03:46 PM

Such a nice rocker Lawrence!
Very different from your other stuff.

Rob
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/04/18 05:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Lawrence,

This is a really, really fine listen. I love the groove, your writing and playing are as strong as always, your arranging is excellent (again 'as always') and your vocals are top notch (once again!). When it comes to making music that sounds like it's radio ready and radio friendly, there's few who can match you on the forum. Your works inspire me.

All the best,
Noel
Thank you Noel for the generous words!
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/04/18 05:27 PM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Such a nice rocker Lawrence!
Very different from your other stuff.

Rob
Thank you Rob. It was a fun song to write and sing.
Posted by: Sundance

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/04/18 05:59 PM

I like the movement in your arrangement as the song goes along how it's all woven together. And what a great guitar sound. Always enjoy that terrific voice of yours.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/06/18 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Sundance
I like the movement in your arrangement as the song goes along how it's all woven together. And what a great guitar sound. Always enjoy that terrific voice of yours.
Josie, thank you very much.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/06/18 04:33 PM

Gritty, soulful, and cool

great vocal on this!

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/06/18 09:56 PM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Gritty, soulful, and cool

great vocal on this!

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny
Thank you Kenny!
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/08/18 10:40 AM

Killer vocal, great groove, and some really interesting, cool lyrics!! An amazing job of creating the perfect band (instruments, mix, and all)...PERFECT!! Cool stuff Lawrence!!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/12/18 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Killer vocal, great groove, and some really interesting, cool lyrics!! An amazing job of creating the perfect band (instruments, mix, and all)...PERFECT!! Cool stuff Lawrence!!! Take care. Greg
Greg, thank you very much!
Posted by: dani48

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/13/18 04:35 AM

Hi, Lawrence, ol´bud !!!

this is your best all
categories ! Absolutely
super ! WOWOWOWOWOW !
You´re on fire here and
it shines allthrough !!!!

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: beatmaster

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/13/18 05:44 AM

This was a really good arrangement you do have a great gravel sound to your voice.

Enjoyed this.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/14/18 06:50 AM

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Lawrence, ol´bud !!!

this is your best all
categories ! Absolutely
super ! WOWOWOWOWOW !
You´re on fire here and
it shines allthrough !!!!

Cheers
Dani

Thank you my friend!
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Back In My Baby's Arms - 10/14/18 06:50 AM

Originally Posted By: beatmaster
This was a really good arrangement you do have a great gravel sound to your voice.

Enjoyed this.
I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you.