Lonesome Tonight

Posted by: jannesan

Lonesome Tonight - 03/10/19 01:14 AM

Lonesome Tonight

I wrote this song 15 years ago, now I revisited it by re-arranging and singing the vocals. Basically a reggae song, but, because BIAB is such an inspirational tool, I have added elements from other genres as well, hopefully it doesn't sound a mess smile I would call this a humoristic break-up song, because of the name-dropping - references to song titles of certain artists, flowers and places in Europe.

MIDI Instruments: Rock Organ (style: MARLEY.STY - SampleTank 3)
RealDrums: Reggae
RealTracks:
536:Bass, Acoustic, Pop Sw 120
1142:Ukulele, Strumming FolkSwing Sw 110
1141:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingCleanPicked Sw 110
943:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment JazzStrideBallad Sw 085
1207:Fiddle, Soloist GypsyJazzBallad Sw 110
2672:Pedal Steel, Rhythm HawaiianSwing Sw 110

Vocals: by me

Mixed in Cakewalk by BandLab.

Lyrics:

One more song for me
so drunk I wanna be
give me one more bottle
of heartbreak hotel
mama it's not alright
I'm lonesome tonight.

In the year when Bob Marley died,
I gave roses to my woman, she cried,
Later that summer in Nice,
she fell in love with
a muscular guy from Greece.

One more song...

Now or never I stay
with a picture of her in Marseille,
she'll be always on my mind
but Paris is fading
the orchids need to be shined.

One more song...

Could I be loved I ask,
is it such a difficult task?
I will be waiting in vain
for her to come back
to the sunflower fields in Spain.

One more song...

One more song…

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Janne
Posted by: Jim

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/10/19 09:25 AM

You actually pulled it off pretty well...
And the tag caught me by surprise & made me smile...
A very spontaneous sounding composition...
I guess that's why I enjoy hearing the creativity of others.
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/10/19 12:25 PM

The eclectic sound of this song I think works pretty well. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: musician17

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/10/19 02:11 PM

This made me genuinely smile! Superb concept, superbly executed! Bravo, bravo, BRAVO!!!

(along with your vocals, that Gypsy Violin solo style is quite superb! and what a cool ending, too ;-) )
Posted by: Deej56

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/10/19 02:27 PM

Jannesan,

It works for me—I really like the harmonies you have going on in the chorus—it’s catchy. The introduction of more gypsy jazz type instruments give it a unique sound; and I think that’s a good thing. Enjoyed my listen—thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Deej
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/10/19 11:10 PM

Janne

Very interesting mash up of styles, interesting lyric and some catchy harmonies.
Enjoyed the song.

Peter
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/11/19 06:27 AM

Wow - this is a really interesting and engaging tune! The different kind of harmony layering gives it a really unique feel, which I liked. You mashed up some genres on opposite ends of the spectrum and it came out not sounding forced - really well done!

Thanks for sharing smile
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/11/19 07:22 AM

Janne,

A clever write. Some lines made me laugh out loud.

A super catchy melody - especially on the chorus - had the flavor of songs we used to listen to on AM Hits radio. Nice.

The musical combinations work well.

Enjoyed it.

fj
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/12/19 10:11 AM

Great write,

recorded and sang well

even if written 15 years ago, it's very catchy

has humor and nostalgia

I like the ending tag

very enjoyable,

Kenny
Posted by: furry

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/12/19 10:25 AM

What a great song. Well put together. Love the humour in it. Well done
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/12/19 10:33 AM

"One more song for me
so drunk I wanna be
give me one more bottle
of heartbreak hotel
mama it's not alright
I'm lonesome tonight."

Well after that first verse you know it's going to be fun!

"mama it's not alright" Hahahahaha!

And what a great choice of seemingly disparate RTs...but they worked together excellently.

And nice harmonies also.

Fun!!!

J&B
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/12/19 10:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim
You actually pulled it off pretty well...
And the tag caught me by surprise & made me smile...
A very spontaneous sounding composition...
I guess that's why I enjoy hearing the creativity of others.


Thanks Jim for your kind comment smile BIAB is a great source for creativity, I had a two bar hold ending followed by the normal BIAB ending and I cut the normal ending, but the piano track didn't have a clean cut point, luckily the piano ending was so interesting I decided to left it there - I'm glad it made you smile laugh

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/12/19 11:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
The eclectic sound of this song I think works pretty well. Thanks for sharing.


Thanks Ember for listening and kindly commenting smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/12/19 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By: musician17
This made me genuinely smile! Superb concept, superbly executed! Bravo, bravo, BRAVO!!!

(along with your vocals, that Gypsy Violin solo style is quite superb! and what a cool ending, too ;-) )


Thanks for all the bravos, I can see you smiling laugh Yep, that violin is a great RT and it can produce many really interesting variations.

Janne
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/12/19 11:04 AM


Yeah this is really fun--and really funny!

Great entertainment!!

Excellent production too.
Posted by: Jim

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/13/19 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Originally Posted By: Jim
You actually pulled it off pretty well...
And the tag caught me by surprise & made me smile...
A very spontaneous sounding composition...
I guess that's why I enjoy hearing the creativity of others.


Thanks Jim for your kind comment smile BIAB is a great source for creativity, I had a two bar hold ending followed by the normal BIAB ending and I cut the normal ending, but the piano track didn't have a clean cut point, luckily the piano ending was so interesting I decided to left it there - I'm glad it made you smile laugh

Janne

Isn't amazing how accidents can be a part of the creative process...
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/13/19 09:05 AM

Hey there Jannesan, nice job on this! Excellent mixdown on all of this and very soothing to hear. The reggae vibes come across exceptionally well, and the vocals harmonize well with the other instruments. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/14/19 10:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Deej56
It works for me—I really like the harmonies you have going on in the chorus—it’s catchy. The introduction of more gypsy jazz type instruments give it a unique sound; and I think that’s a good thing. Enjoyed my listen—thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Deej


Thanks Deej for your kind feedback smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/14/19 10:54 AM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Janne
Very interesting mash up of styles, interesting lyric and some catchy harmonies.
Enjoyed the song.
Peter


Thanks Peter, I'm glad you liked my lyrics and use of different styles smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/14/19 10:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - this is a really interesting and engaging tune! The different kind of harmony layering gives it a really unique feel, which I liked. You mashed up some genres on opposite ends of the spectrum and it came out not sounding forced - really well done!

Thanks for sharing smile


Thanks Deryk for your kind feedback, nice to hear that my mash up works for you smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/16/19 12:58 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Janne,
A clever write. Some lines made me laugh out loud.
A super catchy melody - especially on the chorus - had the flavor of songs we used to listen to on AM Hits radio. Nice.
The musical combinations work well.
Enjoyed it.
fj


Thanks Floyd for your kind review, I can almost hear you laughing wink it's the singalong chorus that made me come back for this one after so many years, felt like it truly needed real vocals.

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/16/19 01:03 AM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Great write,
recorded and sang well
even if written 15 years ago, it's very catchy
has humor and nostalgia
I like the ending tag
very enjoyable,
Kenny


Thanks Kenny for enjoying and giving positive feedback smile I'm happy you found humor and nostalgia, it's really rewarding to hear that my little song evokes different emotions.

Janne
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/16/19 11:01 AM

You have a very creative approach to this production. There is a modicum of delightful quirkiness that makes this song so endearing. Clever lyrics!
Posted by: RnAM

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/16/19 01:17 PM

Hi Janne,

Nicely layered vocals Janne.
It turns out that your musical creativity was already present at a very young age wink

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/17/19 12:23 PM

You sure did make all that work together well Janne! Some funny lyrics also! Another fine job!! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/17/19 12:56 PM

Originally Posted By: furry
What a great song. Well put together. Love the humour in it. Well done


Thanks Graham, I'm glad you loved the humour laugh

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/17/19 12:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud

Well after that first verse you know it's going to be fun!
"mama it's not alright" Hahahahaha!
And what a great choice of seemingly disparate RTs...but they worked together excellently.
And nice harmonies also.
Fun!!!
J&B


Thanks Janice and Bud for your positive comment smile I remember that this 'mama' part was the last part I wrote for the song, I was looking for an Elvis song to rhyme with tonight and I found 'it's alright mama', so I just turned it around, thanks for the laugh laugh

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/17/19 01:00 PM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Yeah this is really fun--and really funny!
Great entertainment!!
Excellent production too.


Thanks David for your positive words, I'm happy to entertain you smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/17/19 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hey there Jannesan, nice job on this! Excellent mixdown on all of this and very soothing to hear. The reggae vibes come across exceptionally well, and the vocals harmonize well with the other instruments. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks Joe for your kind words smile

Janne
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/18/19 05:50 AM

Janne ...

This is such a pleasure to listen to listen to! Humorous and light. You had me smiling all the way through. love what you did with all the vocal tracks. Excellent production - loved my listen! Best to you ...

Alan
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/19/19 01:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
You have a very creative approach to this production. There is a modicum of delightful quirkiness that makes this song so endearing. Clever lyrics!


Thanks for your kind words that made me smile smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/19/19 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Nicely layered vocals Janne.
It turns out that your musical creativity was already present at a very young age wink
Rob and Anne-Marie


Thanks Rob and Anne-Marie, nice to read your funny comment smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/19/19 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
You sure did make all that work together well Janne! Some funny lyrics also! Another fine job!! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks Torrey for your uplifting feedback smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/19/19 01:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
This is such a pleasure to listen to listen to! Humorous and light. You had me smiling all the way through. love what you did with all the vocal tracks. Excellent production - loved my listen! Best to you ...
Alan


Thanks Alan for your kind comment, I'm really glad to make you smile laugh all the best to you and Di, and also happy birthday, couple of days in advance smile

Janne
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/20/19 10:33 AM

Awesome backtrack Janne. Love the way you double tracked the vocal. Well done. Glad you resurrected it
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/21/19 09:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome backtrack Janne. Love the way you double tracked the vocal. Well done. Glad you resurrected it


Thanks Scott for your kind words smile It was fun to make the vocal track, doubled in the chorus, plus one track singing bass line and then the second voice. It would be nice to find more ideas for layering vocals and also time to work on those ideas...

Janne
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/27/19 09:52 PM

Janne,

Really fun song!
It's a kind of unusual song from you.
The mating vocals and the piano are particularly fun.
The ending is also fun.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 03/29/19 10:40 AM

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Really fun song!
It's a kind of unusual song from you.
The mating vocals and the piano are particularly fun.
The ending is also fun.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.
Best regards.
Shigeki Adachi


Thank you Shigeki Adachi, always nice to read your kind and positive comments smile

Janne
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 04/01/19 10:42 AM

Really fun and pleasant!! The humor goes well with the bouncy melody. Perfect arrangement! Great job on this!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lonesome Tonight - 04/02/19 12:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Really fun and pleasant!! The humor goes well with the bouncy melody. Perfect arrangement! Great job on this!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg, I appreciate your very positive feedback smile

Janne