A Southern Girl

Posted by: 44kfl

A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 05:10 AM


https://soundcloud.com/kfl44/a-southern-girl-2-f

A Southern Girl
© 2019 Kenny Leverett

Raised to respect
But still just a little bit wild
All grown up
But to me she’s a woman child

Just like a southern girl
She’s a southern girl
A southern girl
She’s a southern girl
Drives too fast
Talks too slow
But for all I need
She’s the one to know
A southern girl
She’s a southern girl

You’d better like her Daddy
And hope that he likes you
Cause that’s his little angel
And your intentions
Had better be true

Cause she’s a southern girl
She’s a southern girl
A southern girl
She’s a southern girl

Cooks fried chicken
And good cornbread
That you’ll crave for the rest of your life
Puts sweet notions
Inside my head
Sure feels right

Just like a southern girl
She’s a southern girl
A southern girl
She’s a southern girl
Drives too fast
Talks too slow
But for all I need
She’s the one to know
A southern girl
She’s a southern girl

Bass 2903 Acoustic Blues Pop
Piano 1690 Acoustic Pop Promise
Drums Funky Groove 60s
Mandolin 3080 Rhythm Americana
Guitar 3161 Baritone
Guitar 834 Alt Country
Guitar 2689 Rock Brent Simple Solo
Organ 671 B3

Thanks for the listen and comments
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 07:03 AM

Kenny,

This is the way Good Easy Southern Rock is written!!.. Has the flavor of Neil Young at his peak - or BETTER than than! Love it.

Cool opening. Good band. Nice solo...

Another good vocal (the highs could be rolled off a bit. It's a little "crispy"). Cool BGVs.

"Cooks fried chicken
And good cornbread
That you’ll crave for the rest of your life"

Oh, yeah.

Worth many listens...

fj
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 07:51 AM

Kenny, I agree with Floyd about the Neil Young comparison! The melody in the chorus is hit making material IMHO!! This one is without a doubt my favorite of anything I've heard of yours!! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 08:33 AM

Kenny,
You had me singing along on the chorus - love the rolling beat and that ( phased?) baritone guitar.
I like the description of this girl -she sounds as cool as your song!

Robert
Posted by: rsdean

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 10:46 AM

Kenny,

I love this! Absolutely KILLER SONG!

Great vocal and arrangement - love mix and guitar outro.

Bob
Posted by: Jim

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 12:42 PM

Another nice one Kenny...
Good lyrics...
I really liked the line...
Quote:
Cooks fried chicken
And good cornbread
That you’ll crave for the rest of your life

A nicely penned line to which "Southern" folk can relate.
I enjoyed this one!
Posted by: beatmaster

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 03:07 PM

Nice one..chorus is Brilliant, lyrics strong write, vocals are strong clear and suit this genre to a T.

I agree with Floyd on the brightness, and I found it a bit busy instrument wise.

Your voice would have been more prominent with less going on, as you have a strong clear vocal so why bury it.

This is a constructive critique and I hope you take it as that.

Enjoyed this.

Thanks
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 04:14 PM

What a tune! I really liked it - I enjoyed the groove, and it gave me a nice 90's rock vibe. Your vocals are definitely a standout and I thought there was some awesome progression. Loved the hook too.

Nicely done - thanks for sharing smile
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 04:45 PM

Kenny,
Another tasteful, both metaphorically and literally tune.
Lyrics and production are excellent! Organ was a very good choice. Very cool guitar solo!

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.
Posted by: dcuny

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 07:39 PM

Nice singing. I also hear a touch of Neil Young.

Memorable melody, good arrangement.

As usual, I enjoyed listening! smile
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/28/19 07:44 PM

They are among the best of the breed. And this is among the best songs I've heard anywhere in quite a while.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Kenny,

This is the way Good Easy Southern Rock is written!!.. Has the flavor of Neil Young at his peak - or BETTER than than! Love it.

Cool opening. Good band. Nice solo...

Another good vocal (the highs could be rolled off a bit. It's a little "crispy"). Cool BGVs.

"Cooks fried chicken
And good cornbread
That you’ll crave for the rest of your life"

Oh, yeah.

Worth many listens...

fj


Thanks Floyd,

I never thought of Neil Young but Southern Girl/Southern Man...

i think the lyrics are a little corny and the vocal is so so

the vocal mix sounds good to me which says that I'm not hearing what you do

and now Beatmaster too

this is a problem that I've repeated too many times here

I'm gonna give some serious thought to just stopping.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Kenny, I agree with Floyd about the Neil Young comparison! The melody in the chorus is hit making material IMHO!! This one is without a doubt my favorite of anything I've heard of yours!! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks Torrey,

I appreciate the listen and kind words

I don't hear Neil but I'll listen with him in mind, interesting cause I like NY a lot.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 11:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Kenny,
You had me singing along on the chorus - love the rolling beat and that ( phased?) baritone guitar.
I like the description of this girl -she sounds as cool as your song!

Robert


Hey Robert,

that baritone is cool ain't it, I'll have to look up the style that it came from

it had that sound already set up.

thanks for the listen and kind words.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 11:05 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Kenny,

I love this! Absolutely KILLER SONG!

Great vocal and arrangement - love mix and guitar outro.

Bob


Thanks Bob!
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 11:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim
Another nice one Kenny...
Good lyrics...
I really liked the line...
Quote:
Cooks fried chicken
And good cornbread
That you’ll crave for the rest of your life

A nicely penned line to which "Southern" folk can relate.
I enjoyed this one!


Hey Jim,

we do love that southern cooking don't we?

cornbread is so personal, everybody makes it a little different

love me some with honey in the mix, or cracklins, or jalapeños.

thanks for the kind words
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 11:12 AM

Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Nice one..chorus is Brilliant, lyrics strong write, vocals are strong clear and suit this genre to a T.

I agree with Floyd on the brightness, and I found it a bit busy instrument wise.

Your voice would have been more prominent with less going on, as you have a strong clear vocal so why bury it.

This is a constructive critique and I hope you take it as that.

Enjoyed this.

Thanks


Hey Beatmaster,

Thanks for the listen and kind words,

not offended but noooooooo!!!

let me indulge by piling on the tracks, I usually do sparse arrangements

I want this to sound like a train comin' thru

there are some dynamics with things dropping in and out

I noticed the Soundcloud visual looks almost maxed out all thru,

maybe it normalized (whut) when it also messed up my lead vocal!

thank you for the compliments
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 11:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
What a tune! I really liked it - I enjoyed the groove, and it gave me a nice 90's rock vibe. Your vocals are definitely a standout and I thought there was some awesome progression. Loved the hook too.

Nicely done - thanks for sharing smile


Deryk, thanks

even in the 90s I was playing that 60s and 70s vibe

credit must go to BiaB
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Kenny,
Another tasteful, both metaphorically and literally tune.
Lyrics and production are excellent! Organ was a very good choice. Very cool guitar solo!

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.


Thanks Misha,

glad that you liked the organ, I do too!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 12:58 PM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl

I'm gonna give some serious thought to just stopping.


Oh, no, don't you dare!!!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 01:04 PM

Neil? Not so much...hearing Kenny!

Cornbread? Cheese, jalapeños and some sorghum syrup to dip it in smile

Great vocal and excellent use of that Brent solo...really works well...like it was played for the song.

And the write? Well, we're southern born and southern bred -- for better or worse so we gotta love it!

Cool bro....

J&B
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 02:27 PM

SO SO GOOD!!! FInd myself singing along by the second chorus! So catchy, so melodic, SO much heart! Love the BGs in the choruses (I feel they could be a tiny bit louder). Lots of great images in the lyrics. EVERYTHING done RIGHT!!! Great stuff Kenny!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 03:01 PM

Hey Kenny, This was quite enjoyable! Solid key signature and excellent guitar riffs too. You nailed the vocals. Well done!
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 05:23 PM

hi kenney great job on this i like the write on this good guitar chops great sound on the guitar thanks eric
Posted by: Al-David

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/29/19 07:25 PM

Hi Kenny ...

I'm married to one of them, although I'm one of those damned Yankees (St. Louis)! And you;re right about the cornbread. I like miner with a good amount of honey and way too many jalapenos. Than eat it with a lot of butter slathered all over it.

Loved the song! You never disappoint, my friend! Waiting to click onto one of your songs for the first time reminds me of when I was a little kid and someone handed me my first Christmas present - joyous anticipation. Keep writing & singing and I'll keep listening.

Alan
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:19 AM

Great stuff, Kenny!

Love the opening with the B3.

Great opening lines to set the mood:

"Raised to respect
But still just a little bit wild
All grown up
But to me she’s a woman child"

Man, I wish I had a small fraction of your writing skills.

And of course that signature vocal is the icing on the cake.

Very much enjoyed!
Posted by: rayc

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 04:51 AM

Kenny,
I know Soundcloud is the nearly ubiquitous streamer for this forum but perhaps try a different streaming service or upload with a screensaver type visual to YouTube With Utub you'll have more control over the quality of the playback and therefore fewer issues as a result.
Or "master" with a little less level so that SC doesn't do damage.
OR, better still, upload an MP3 or .wav file for folks to download and enjoy as you hear & intended.
Posted by: edshaw

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 12:11 PM

I liked it. Along with what else, the story telling was excellent.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:42 PM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Nice singing. I also hear a touch of Neil Young.

Memorable melody, good arrangement.

As usual, I enjoyed listening! smile


hey David,

thanks for the listen and kind words
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
They are among the best of the breed. And this is among the best songs I've heard anywhere in quite a while.


yes they are!

thanks for the listen and kind words
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Neil? Not so much...hearing Kenny!

Cornbread? Cheese, jalapeños and some sorghum syrup to dip it in smile

Great vocal and excellent use of that Brent solo...really works well...like it was played for the song.

And the write? Well, we're southern born and southern bred -- for better or worse so we gotta love it!

Cool bro....

J&B





yes!!! sorghum syrup!!!

you guys always say the nicest things,

thanks for that
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
SO SO GOOD!!! FInd myself singing along by the second chorus! So catchy, so melodic, SO much heart! Love the BGs in the choruses (I feel they could be a tiny bit louder). Lots of great images in the lyrics. EVERYTHING done RIGHT!!! Great stuff Kenny!! Take care. Greg


Hey Greg,

thanks,

hey it's not that good, haven't you been listening to Ray?

who cares, if you enjoyed it then I greatly appreciate it
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hey Kenny, This was quite enjoyable! Solid key signature and excellent guitar riffs too. You nailed the vocals. Well done!


thanks Joe,

I had to change that key signature, it was a little too high ranged at first,

thankfully it's a breeze with BiaB.

appreciate the kind words
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi kenney great job on this i like the write on this good guitar chops great sound on the guitar thanks eric


eric,

how nice of you to drop by for a listen,

I really do appreciate it
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Kenny ...

I'm married to one of them, although I'm one of those damned Yankees (St. Louis)! And you;re right about the cornbread. I like miner with a good amount of honey and way too many jalapenos. Than eat it with a lot of butter slathered all over it.

Loved the song! You never disappoint, my friend! Waiting to click onto one of your songs for the first time reminds me of when I was a little kid and someone handed me my first Christmas present - joyous anticipation. Keep writing & singing and I'll keep listening.

Alan


you know it!

I forgot to mention butter!

didn't know you were a Yankee, I forgive you

I should've just called the song "Cornbread"

I hope Di is doing good and that you are well

I appreciate the listen and kind words
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Great stuff, Kenny!

Love the opening with the B3.

Great opening lines to set the mood:

"Raised to respect
But still just a little bit wild
All grown up
But to me she’s a woman child"

Man, I wish I had a small fraction of your writing skills.

And of course that signature vocal is the icing on the cake.

Very much enjoyed!


thanks Dave,

you have written lines that good and better

I appreciate your listen and kind words

and love your guitar playing
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:52 PM

Originally Posted By: rayc
Kenny,
I know Soundcloud is the nearly ubiquitous streamer for this forum but perhaps try a different streaming service or upload with a screensaver type visual to YouTube With Utub you'll have more control over the quality of the playback and therefore fewer issues as a result.
Or "master" with a little less level so that SC doesn't do damage.
OR, better still, upload an MP3 or .wav file for folks to download and enjoy as you hear & intended.



-
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 06/30/19 03:52 PM

Originally Posted By: edshaw
I liked it. Along with what else, the story telling was excellent.


thank you Ed
Posted by: PeterF

Re: A Southern Girl - 07/01/19 02:56 AM

Kenny

Wonderful song, serious songwriting skills, and an excellent performance.
Love hearing them and keep 'em coming.

Peter
Posted by: cliftond

Re: A Southern Girl - 07/01/19 06:25 AM

lovely and soft like a nice Southern Girl should be. Great song kenny
Posted by: jannesan

Re: A Southern Girl - 07/02/19 08:09 AM

Very enjoyable pop americana, the chorus melody is especially nice. I have no idea of any southern girls, but the story is easy to follow anyway smile Great sounding solo and your voice fits like a glove for this type of song.

Janne
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 07/02/19 11:33 AM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Kenny

Wonderful song, serious songwriting skills, and an excellent performance.
Love hearing them and keep 'em coming.

Peter


Thanks Peter,

It's always great to hear from you.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 07/02/19 11:34 AM

Originally Posted By: cliftond
lovely and soft like a nice Southern Girl should be. Great song kenny


Thanks cliftond
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 07/02/19 11:35 AM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Very enjoyable pop americana, the chorus melody is especially nice. I have no idea of any southern girls, but the story is easy to follow anyway smile Great sounding solo and your voice fits like a glove for this type of song.

Janne


Hey Janne,

thanks for your listen and kind words
Posted by: rayc

Re: A Southern Girl - 07/02/19 04:27 PM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
[quote=floyd jane]
Another good vocal (the highs could be rolled off a bit. It's a little "crispy"). /quote]
the vocal mix sounds good to me which says that I'm not hearing what you do
and now Beatmaster too
this is a problem that I've repeated too many times here
I'm gonna give some serious thought to just stopping.

THIS is what I responded to 44kfl.

To it I offered
"I know Soundcloud is the nearly ubiquitous streamer for this forum but perhaps try a different streaming service or upload with a screensaver type visual to YouTube With Utub you'll have more control over the quality of the playback and therefore fewer issues as a result.
Or "master" with a little less level so that SC doesn't do damage.
OR, better still, upload an MP3 or .wav file for folks to download and enjoy as you hear & intended."

I made no other reference because you would have had an idea of what I'd say about the vocal - and it had been diplomatically addressed by fj.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: A Southern Girl - 07/03/19 06:20 AM

THIS is what I responded to 44kfl.


sorry Ray, I should've said thanks for the good solid advice
Posted by: Scott C

Re: A Southern Girl - 07/05/19 06:59 AM

Loved this tune Kenny. Another super vocal and loved the background. Loved the way you slip from one genre to another makes your music so interesting. I got a Neil Young vibe as well. Guitar was perfect for the tune. Lyrics were very cool. Well done