Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar)

Posted by: BabuMusic

Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/08/21 05:42 AM


Every Time I Do on Soundcloud
Every Time I Do on YouTube

It's a song about a peppered parakeet –wait... no it's not. I don't even know what that is or even if it's a thing. I just like a little alliteration. It's a song about moving on when a relationship just isn't working. Well, the song just wasn't working until it got a healthy dose of Blue Attitude. When Dave Bell agreed to play some fills and a solo, the song started taking on a much better feel.

When I was laying down the bass track (going direct and with headphones), I noticed my phone, which was is my pocket, started playing an alarm I forgot to delete. It was right at the end. See if you can hear it. I have no idea how it was recorded, but maybe I should start doing my vocals through my bass pickups.

Comments and constructive suggestions are highly appreciated.

Style is _BLSHUFF.STY (Fast Swing 8th Blues w/ Organ)

RealTracks in style: ~425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in style: 421:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in style: ~585:Guitar, Resophonic, Rhythm Blues Muddy Sw 120
Loop in Song: Loops PAK 1\Jazz\Drums, Acoustic, JazzPopSnapsClapsA Sw 120.wav
RealDrums [in style:BluesShuffleHard^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Ride

Dave Bell – guitar
me –bass and vocal (and alarm clock)

Every Time I Do
Comin' home one night... Or was it early the next day?
...I heard a peppered parakeet singin' songs my way.
She was singing, she was groovin' and I stepped in time to keep in line. Oh yeah.
And I learned her happy dance so I thought I'd take a chance once more with you.
But every time I do I can still hear you slammin' doors sayin' we're through.

Suddenly the Sun comes up and clouds my happy face.
The sunny day was pushed away, slowin' down my pace.
Then that birdie chased me down and she turned my gloomy frown around to a smile.
When you bounced back to my mind you pushed that parakeet behind somewhere. But she's there,
cuz every time you do I believe it's true. You don't care that she's there.

BR: I remember you and all the crazy things you'd do to stunt our stride.
Now you walk alone, and you see how much I've grown without you by my side.

Time goes by in time, and it's still without you here.
Your sounds are muffled footsteps, but the budgie's song is clear.
When that bird flew after me, I'll admit I couldn't see her flight that night,
She was singing songs of glee when she circled over me. I sing along so strong.
Every time I do I sometimes think of you but you're gone. So so long.
Every time I do I never think of you cuz you're gone. So long.
Posted by: justanoldmuso

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/08/21 08:05 AM

nice shuffle song.
that bass really works well.
enjoyed it and the lyrics.
actually i liked the ending...change nothing.
(maybe people will play the ending backwards like they used to... to see if any hidden messages..lol.)
best to you.
om
Posted by: NigelSpiers

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/08/21 08:20 AM

Hi Marty,

Good rockin' Blues - well done.

Best Regards
Nigel
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/08/21 06:20 PM

Marty,
...peppered parakeet.. sounds like a nice tropical delicatessen. Sorry, did not hear alarm, but I heard a very good blues rock tune. You are one hell of a singer! Dave's guitar sounds great, a perfect player for the genre. Performance and mix is ACE. I wish I could say something useful, but there is nothing I would change. Congrats on another fun collab!
Thank you for sharing.
Misha.
Posted by: rayc

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/08/21 07:34 PM

As a non Continental America I hear the language slightly differently...
In the line
"Comin' home one night... Or was it early the next day?"
The use of THEEE rather than the softer the (thuh) sticks out.
Partially because of my regional bias but also becasue THEE seems to be a bit emphatic and formal in that line.
I wouldn't change it for me but have a listen and suss out whether formality and emphasis are required.
The song's a cracker ... I really enjoyed it.
Posted by: Birchwood

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/09/21 01:37 AM

Hello Marty,

On SoundCloud I wrote you need a birdcage, or learn how to dance?
At least it's not your song. That is swinging enough to practise on.
Your lyrics are very funny. The parallel with that parrot (kind of) is very nice.
And I think Dave's participation on the guitar was a good one to brighten up the song even more.
So (my) tumbs up!

Hans
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/09/21 06:21 AM

Marty / Dave,

Another great collaboration! Fun and driving rock - Loved it!

I would definitely make the title of this "Peppered Parakeet". smile

You guys have a winner!

Bob
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/09/21 08:36 AM

Very groovy blues with tight arrangement, great singing and guitar playing - enjoyed the bass line and Dave's soloing. Nice story with an interesting gleeful bird made me smile, liked the combination of the upbeat feeling and the break-up situation.

Janne
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/09/21 12:57 PM

You can't go wrong with us even with an average blues shuffle but when it's this good ... yeah man!!!!

Really good vocal performance and write and vid.

Rock solid nailed foundation with your bass and Dave's guitar is excellent as always - as Gregg would say he's hittin' the note!

Excellent mix also. That bass is cutting through with zero mud. That takes both good playing and mixing.

Fun!

J&B
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/09/21 06:37 PM

Awesome groove Marty and Dave. Super vocal and Dave's guitar was awesome. Boy those walking basslines were just excellent. Well done guys.
Posted by: Bawb

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/09/21 06:44 PM

Hi BabuMusic,

Really cool vibe with your song. The lyrics gave me a chuckle too. The song had kind of a "Your Mama Don't Dance and Your Daddy Don't Rock and Roll" kind of cadence. And wow, the Dave Bell fills and solo's make me kind of jealous because I can't play a lick. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/09/21 07:28 PM

Marty

A very engaging shuffle, well sung and written. Bass sounds very good and Dave's playing is always a treat.

A cohesive "band" sound and nice work all round.

Peter
Posted by: jptjptjpt

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/10/21 07:53 AM

Good song. Superb guitar playing. Lyrics worked well. Everything sounded good, including BIAB. Good one.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/10/21 10:34 AM

Great bluesy shuffle Marty! Your vocal is excellent! Your band is right and tight!!! Dave's guitar work is sweet! I love your approach to bass playing! You always do the right thing and play your lines right in the pocket! Nice work on a great tune! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/11/21 04:10 AM

Thanks to everyone that mentioned my very small part in this song, and thanks to Marty for the invite!

Always a pleasure.
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/11/21 07:21 AM


Hey Marty,

This sounds great! I really enjoyed this.

Good work guys!
Posted by: BabuMusic

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/12/21 07:16 AM

Originally Posted By: justanoldmuso
nice shuffle song.
that bass really works well.
enjoyed it and the lyrics.
actually i liked the ending...change nothing.
(maybe people will play the ending backwards like they used to... to see if any hidden messages..lol.)
best to you.
om

Thanks, OM (you are in my prayers -hehe). Wonder if playing the alarm backwards puts you to sleep.
Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Marty,

Good rockin' Blues - well done.

Best Regards
Nigel

Thanks, Nigel.
Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Marty,
...peppered parakeet.. sounds like a nice tropical delicatessen. Sorry, did not hear alarm, but I heard a very good blues rock tune. You are one hell of a singer! Dave's guitar sounds great, a perfect player for the genre. Performance and mix is ACE. I wish I could say something useful, but there is nothing I would change. Congrats on another fun collab!
Thank you for sharing.
Misha.

Thanks, Misha. You have no idea how useful your comment really is; it is highly flammable fuel for the next project.
Originally Posted By: rayc
As a non Continental America I hear the language slightly differently...
In the line
"Comin' home one night... Or was it early the next day?"
The use of THEEE rather than the softer the (thuh) sticks out.
Partially because of my regional bias but also becasue THEE seems to be a bit emphatic and formal in that line.
I wouldn't change it for me but have a listen and suss out whether formality and emphasis are required.
The song's a cracker ... I really enjoyed it.

Thanks so much, Ray. Man, I wish you were there when I was writing this. Much angst was put into that decision. You're absolutely right about the formality of THEE; it sounds rather biblical. You're also correct in that the long e is only used preceding a word that starts with a vowel or a silent h. Thuh sounded too duh so I tried changing the lyric, but the "the" always ended up in there. If it was a 16th note, it would've been fine, but it always ended up as a dotted 8th --too long for a duh sound. Wait --thanks for the inspiration, Ray. Here is what it should be: "Comin' home one night... or was it earlier next day?"
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/13/21 09:11 PM

Nice groove, smooooth vocals, great guitar, a winner all the way around!
Posted by: BabuMusic

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/14/21 06:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hello Marty,

On SoundCloud I wrote you need a birdcage, or learn how to dance?
At least it's not your song. That is swinging enough to practise on.
Your lyrics are very funny. The parallel with that parrot (kind of) is very nice.
And I think Dave's participation on the guitar was a good one to brighten up the song even more.
So (my) tumbs up!

Hans

Haha. Thanks, Hans. Wish there wasn't so much water between us. It would be great to meet you in person.

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Marty / Dave,

Another great collaboration! Fun and driving rock - Loved it!

I would definitely make the title of this "Peppered Parakeet". smile

You guys have a winner!

Bob

Thanks, Bob. I went through a lot of mental experiments trying to make those two words make sense, but...

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Very groovy blues with tight arrangement, great singing and guitar playing - enjoyed the bass line and Dave's soloing. Nice story with an interesting gleeful bird made me smile, liked the combination of the upbeat feeling and the break-up situation.

Janne

Thanks, Janne. Upbeat breakup. I like that. Sometimes it goes that way.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/15/21 10:48 AM

Marty,

COOL Rock-y Blues!!

Awesome Bass!

Dave is Smokin'!!!

Nice vocals.

Excellent mix. Tight.

Great listening...

fj
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/16/21 08:45 AM

Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Originally Posted By: justanoldmuso
nice shuffle song.
that bass really works well.
enjoyed it and the lyrics.
actually i liked the ending...change nothing.
(maybe people will play the ending backwards like they used to... to see if any hidden messages..lol.)
best to you.
om

Thanks, OM (you are in my prayers -hehe). Wonder if playing the alarm backwards puts you to sleep.
Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Marty,

Good rockin' Blues - well done.

Best Regards
Nigel

Thanks, Nigel.
Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Marty,
...peppered parakeet.. sounds like a nice tropical delicatessen. Sorry, did not hear alarm, but I heard a very good blues rock tune. You are one hell of a singer! Dave's guitar sounds great, a perfect player for the genre. Performance and mix is ACE. I wish I could say something useful, but there is nothing I would change. Congrats on another fun collab!
Thank you for sharing.
Misha.

Thanks, Misha. You have no idea how useful your comment really is; it is highly flammable fuel for the next project.
Originally Posted By: rayc
As a non Continental America I hear the language slightly differently...
In the line
"Comin' home one night... Or was it early the next day?"
The use of THEEE rather than the softer the (thuh) sticks out.
Partially because of my regional bias but also becasue THEE seems to be a bit emphatic and formal in that line.
I wouldn't change it for me but have a listen and suss out whether formality and emphasis are required.
The song's a cracker ... I really enjoyed it.

Thanks so much, Ray. Man, I wish you were there when I was writing this. Much angst was put into that decision. You're absolutely right about the formality of THEE; it sounds rather biblical. You're also correct in that the long e is only used preceding a word that starts with a vowel or a silent h. Thuh sounded too duh so I tried changing the lyric, but the "the" always ended up in there. If it was a 16th note, it would've been fine, but it always ended up as a dotted 8th --too long for a duh sound. Wait --thanks for the inspiration, Ray. Here is what it should be: "Comin' home one night... or was it earlier next day?"


There are no rules in rock and roll :-)
Posted by: Leon1

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/18/21 09:51 PM

Hi Marty and Dave
I'm partial to a little alliteration myself. Nice bluesy tune well sung and played, guys.
Regards,
Leon
Posted by: BabuMusic

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/19/21 05:51 AM

Thanks so much to everyone for taking the time for listening and leaving such encouraging comments. I apologize for not being able to reply to each and every one, but there is a lot of hecticness here these days. Seems when I get a moment to stop by the forum I get so lost in all the new stuff you folks post that I run out of time to say thank you. Your comments keep a smile on my face during these times, and I truly appreciate it.
Posted by: edshaw

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/19/21 08:14 AM

I selected the You Tube option. A good choice!
Nice going all the way around.
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Every Time I Do (featuring Dave Bell on guitar) - 08/29/21 08:28 AM

I aint been around lately, just catching up on some good songs.

This is a happy little shuffle making me smile.

Well done.

moto