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#222111 - 11/22/13 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree (song challenge)
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jphillips Offline
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Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree

Here is my Christmas song/video for the song challenge.

BIAB tracks used were:

579:Bass, Electric, Blues Roadhouse Ev 120
584:Guitar, Resophonic, Rhythm Blues Roadhouse Ev 120
573:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues BB Ev 085
674:Organ, B3, Background Blues Roadhouse Ev 120
2039:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryRob Ev 085 (Bluesy)
RealDrums in style: BluesBBEven8^01-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
2111:Sax, Baritone, Background, R&B Ev16 110 (1TrackHornSection)
Midi Piano from DRJONROK.STY driving True Pianos VST
Midi Baritone Sax from RAYCH2.STY driving Roland 3080

Recorded and mixed in Sonar X2 adding percussion and guitar parts
Mastered in Sound Forge.

Video produced in Sony Movie Studio 12.
Photographs in video are mine.

I hope you enjoy it.

Best of the season to everyone.

John

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#222117 - 11/22/13 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree (song challenge) [Re: jphillips]
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Hi, John !

I liked your Christmas tune !
To me Christmas is a somewhat
difficult time as my dear late wife
is not here with us anymore, but as you
say she is an angel now and will
be with us during Christmas (and every
other day also) !!!:))

Have a Good, Nice and Merry Christmas, John !

Cheers
Dani

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#222155 - 11/23/13 03:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree (song challenge) [Re: jphillips]
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Hey John
Wonderful bluesy Xmas tune. It made me smile on this wonderful Saturday morning. Love the video too..

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#222159 - 11/23/13 05:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree (song challenge) [Re: jphillips]
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Hi John,

What a great composition. My feet started tapping on beat 1 of bar 1 and didn't stop until the end of the song. This is a really solid write in so many ways. I love your creative use of rhyming in the lyrics! This is a great example of how to use variations of AABA form very effectively.

"Excellent"!

All the best,
Noel
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#222195 - 11/23/13 10:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree (song challenge) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi John,
Originally Posted By: JosieC

Wonderful bluesy Xmas tune. It made me smile on this wonderful Saturday morning. Love the video too..

Exactly.

Guenter
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#222200 - 11/23/13 10:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree (song challenge) [Re: jphillips]
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Sundance Offline
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Great job on the song and great job on the video John.

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#222274 - 11/23/13 05:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree (song challenge) [Re: jphillips]
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floyd jane Offline
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John,

Enjoyed the song - and really like your choice of backing. Seemed like the instrumentation is too far in the background - or the vocal is mix too loud in comparison. You've got great instrumentation going on there. It should be allowed to shine - along with the vocal. Let that vocal "sit in the mix" side by side with that wonderful instrumentation...

Cool Christmas song...

floyd

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#222334 - 11/24/13 08:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree (song challenge) [Re: jphillips]
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Cool song.... good all around job.

Thanks for participating.
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#222387 - 11/24/13 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Time to Put Another Angel on the Tree (song challenge) [Re: jphillips]
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jphillips Offline
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Dani: Thanks for listening. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm very sorry to hear about your wife. Wishing you the best.

Joanne: Glad you liked it. I hope we'll be hearing a seasonal song from you. I'm sure you'd do a great job.

Noel: I appreciate your comments. Sometimes I think AABA can be more effective than verse/chorus structure, but it all depends on the song I suppose. Thanks for listening.

Guenter: Thank you. I always enjoy your very inventive work.

Josie: Thanks for your kind comments.

Floyd: Thanks for the listen. I understand your point about the mix. I did several mixes: vocal up, vocal down and decided in the end to go with this one.

Herb: It's been fun to participate. Thanks for coming up with a good idea. I've enjoyed your songs as well.

John

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