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#236664 - 01/23/14 02:16 PM [User Showcase] That Old Car (vocal: Janice)
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This is a "girl song". I have an earlier recording of this song.
The tracks to that were produced by a top Nashville producer. They were gorgeous.
The vocal, however, was not what the song deserved.
One listener (who KNOWS how to sing) commented, "She sounds like she's READING it!"

So... it needed to be redone...renewed...reborn. With emotion.
So I asked someone who I knew would treat it the way it should be treated...

Janice Merritt. My undying thanks to her for singing this... as it should be sung...

Thanks for listening. Comments encouraged.


THAT OLD CAR


when i was two months shy of birthday number six
my new baby brother appeared
no one had the time to play
i felt like i was in the way
so i ran away to the backseat of dad's chevrolet

if i could just get that old car started
i could drive until the heartache disappeared
just me and raggedy ann
and a kitten we call sam
mom and dad would miss us when we parted
if i could just get that old car started

that fairlane parked in our backyard
would be mine come graduation in june
when mom complained i didn't pull my weight
and dad disapproved of the boys i'd date
the window facing that ford was my favorite view

if i could just get that old car started
i could drive until the heartaches disappeared
i knew a winding country road
that could lighten any load
behind the wheel i wouldn't feel so broken-hearted
if i could just get that old car started

with the radio on and the wind in my hair
i could drive away my cares

i do the best that i can now
two kids, too many bills, too little time
i've got a rambler filled with rust and rot
my mechanic says the rings are shot
but this prayer's been my saving grace since i was a child

if i can just get that old car started
i'll drive until the heartache disappears
when i'm feeling this unsure
the highway holds the cure
when i get back i'll face the world strong-hearted
if i can just get that old car...
i don't need to go far..
i will get that old car started


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RealTracks in style: ~700:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~2051:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1601:Mandolin, Rhythm Pop16Melodic Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 377:Guitar, Resonator, Background Trav Ev 088
RealTracks in song: 1690:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPromise Ev16 100
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Vocals and Harmonies: Janice Merritt
Additional "Harmony Overtones": the BIABettes


Have at it.

floyd

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#236668 - 01/23/14 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Another very fine job! Great production and vocals (I never get tired of hearing that girl sing). I really like the mandolin part... wouldn't mind hearing a little more of it in the last verse or chorus. grin

Good stuff!

Greg

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#236678 - 01/23/14 02:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: Achordocaster]
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Wouldnt touch a thing - 'cept maybe replace the shot rings!! smile
I love a song that tells a good story. We've all been there I guess and Janice's voice is note perfection in getting the message over.
The harmonies are feeler gauge close and cut in and out at just the right places too.
Oven-ready production too - just needs some "Air Play".
cheers
ian
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#236688 - 01/23/14 03:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Outstanding writing, Janice sang it beautifully; thanks for sharing!
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#236716 - 01/23/14 05:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd and Janice...

Is this a great song or what?????? And Janice has the absolute perfect voice for it! love the lyric and the simplicity of the arrangement was a perfect fit. The b'g voices were fantastic. Was that Janice on several tracks?

What impressed us was how real and natural this sounds. It's more like she's telling a story in song rather than singing, per se. It just falls from her lips so naturally. What a great song and a wonderful voice to take it where it needs to be. Kudos to both of you...it was fantastic!

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#236740 - 01/23/14 06:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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I enjoyed the mandolin intro...

and of course Janice (and Janice) hit it out of the park

great use of BIAB, all instruments in the pocket!

a wonderful mix all around

and how did you get that guitar chord at the end?

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#236744 - 01/23/14 07:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd.

You're just a big softy at heart, aren't you? I got all choked up listening to this one!

I hope you put something nice in the mail to Janice, 'cos she really did you proud on this track. A fabulous song and a spot-on backing for Janice to sing to. Another one from the country chart.

ROG.

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#236758 - 01/23/14 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd, sensational. Really nice listening, and Janice has done an absolutely marvelous job with vocals and harmonies.

That song has received Justice by Janice.

Your work is always fantastic. This is certainly no exception.

Thanks for sharing
Trevor
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#236767 - 01/23/14 09:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd (and Janice),

you've done it again. I love your stories.
A great production.
And I've never heard Janice singing so powerfully.
An enjoyment, indulgence, pleasure, relish to listen.

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#236789 - 01/24/14 01:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: sixchannel]
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Originally Posted By: sixchannel
Wouldnt touch a thing - 'cept maybe replace the shot rings!! smile


Ha Ha! Good one Ian.

Floyd and Janice
All I can say is WOW WOW WOW. Absolutely outstanding. Janice's vocals really suit the style of this one. I hear an inkling of Linda Rohnstad in there...Love the sentiment and the arrangement. Keep them coming...

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#236798 - 01/24/14 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Another excellent jane/Merritt production.

(Note to self: Add to 2014 Fj Bootleg CD)



Regards,

Bob

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#236806 - 01/24/14 08:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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I really enjoy hearing Janice song..... great interpretation of the song.

good song.
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#236813 - 01/24/14 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd, Great write. The mix is perfecto. Your usual stellar editing. Janice's interpretation of the lyrics and sentiment is is so perfect I can't imagine anyone else singing this. She absolutely owns the song. I sit back and close my eyes and am transported to another plane. Super job both of you. Tom

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#236817 - 01/24/14 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Top shelf. A heartfelt, well-written song, great mix and excellent vocals.

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#236845 - 01/24/14 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Great stuff!! Beautifully written-tangible and real! Love the transition in the song where the car becomes a metaphor for escape from the stresses of life. Again, great stuff!!

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#236938 - 01/25/14 12:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Greg - thanks for the listen and the comments...

Ian - Appreciate that! Oven-ready, eh... I know Janice will appreciate that, as well...

Robert - thank you.

Al & Di - you are most kind...Janice did a main harmony (that is beautiful) - and I added 2 others generated using her original lead vocal. She did do a very "natural" sounding vocal on this...

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#236939 - 01/25/14 12:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Lawrence - thanks for all of that. That last guitar chord... I played that.

ROG - I guess we're BOTH big ol' softies, then....eh? Thanks...

Trevor - appreciate you dropping in for a listen. Justice by Janice - I like that... she did a terrific job...

Guenter - appreciate the nice words. always do enjoy hearing that you like 'em... we kind of brought out Janice's "big voice" there, didn't we?

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#236943 - 01/25/14 04:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Flyd & Janice !:))


I liked everything about this
production ! :)) A lovely tune
so sweetly played and sung !:))
Just great !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#236954 - 01/25/14 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: floyd jane]
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Wow, awesome song, Vocals, harmonies, and slide guitar were excellent...
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#237034 - 01/25/14 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Old Car (vocal: Janice) [Re: gruverider]
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Originally Posted By: Achordocaster
Floyd,

Another very fine job! Great production and vocals (I never get tired of hearing that girl sing). I really like the mandolin part... wouldn't mind hearing a little more of it in the last verse or chorus. grin

Good stuff!

Greg


Hey Greg, glad you like the vocal!

Janice

Originally Posted By: sixchannel
Wouldnt touch a thing - 'cept maybe replace the shot rings!! smile
I love a song that tells a good story. We've all been there I guess and Janice's voice is note perfection in getting the message over.
The harmonies are feeler gauge close and cut in and out at just the right places too.
Oven-ready production too - just needs some "Air Play".
cheers
ian


Thank you Ian, I'm happy that you thought the vocal expressed the story!

Janice

Originally Posted By: PgFantastic
Outstanding writing, Janice sang it beautifully; thanks for sharing!


I'm happy that you enjoyed it!

Janice

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Floyd and Janice...

Is this a great song or what?????? And Janice has the absolute perfect voice for it! love the lyric and the simplicity of the arrangement was a perfect fit. The b'g voices were fantastic. Was that Janice on several tracks?

What impressed us was how real and natural this sounds. It's more like she's telling a story in song rather than singing, per se. It just falls from her lips so naturally. What a great song and a wonderful voice to take it where it needs to be. Kudos to both of you...it was fantastic!

Al & Di


Thanks you two! It's always a pleasure to sing one of floyd's songs. The vocals are me and the BIABettes.

Janice

Originally Posted By: gruverider
I enjoyed the mandolin intro...

and of course Janice (and Janice) hit it out of the park

great use of BIAB, all instruments in the pocket!

a wonderful mix all around

and how did you get that guitar chord at the end?


Thank you Lawrence! And I really love your material.

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