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#240139 - 02/16/14 02:45 PM [User Showcase] New song post: I Like the Night
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PG music friends. This is a song that I never could get to sound decent in a demo until I got BIAB. It uses a jazz combo with acoustic (can't remember exactly which one)
Hope you enjoy. Take care. Greg

https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/i-like-the-night

I LIKE THE NIGHT

You like to watch the risin’ sun
I fall out of bed about noon, and put my dark glasses on
I dig them wee wee hours, and you like it bright
Baby, you like the day, I like the night

I’ve seen a Summer’s day bring life into your eyes
Makes me wonder if you got the power to photosynthesize
I dig them sleepy clubs, piano blues and neon light
Baby, you like the day, I like the night

But sometimes we meet in the middle in those groovy twilight hours
Where our biorhythms intersect at the point of equal power
Later, we might go our separate ways
But we own the time that ain’t quite night and ain’t quite day

I’m not sure I’ve ever encountered a pair like you and I
But this ain’t the first time that Cupid let his crooked arrow fly
We got our hearts in tune but our timing ain’t quite right
Cause baby, you like the day, I like the night

I like the night
Afternoon is just alright
I like the night

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#240140 - 02/16/14 03:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Very nice, good vocal. Liked it. Thanks

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#240162 - 02/16/14 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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That is a cool breezy tune with a fine vocal and lyric (clever comes to mind). The jazz RTs work really well to support the melody and your vocal. The bass worked really well on the stops. And a nice mix to ice the cake.

"I’ve seen a Summer’s day bring life into your eyes
Makes me wonder if you got the power to photosynthesize"

That line alone is worth the listen!


Edited by Janice & Bud (02/16/14 04:16 PM)

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#240178 - 02/16/14 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Song has nice bouncy fell to it to complement the melody. Bass in the back track is very cool. Excellent vocal

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#240194 - 02/16/14 07:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

This is very cool! I really like your voice. Great job!

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#240210 - 02/16/14 11:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg, another top number, really liked it from the very first note. The walking bass really works well, and your vocals are always top notch. Nice choice of piano and sax for the break. And all that music sitting behind a fantastic evocative lyric - almost a biology lesson (ha ha).
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#240213 - 02/17/14 12:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: VideoTrack]
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Hey Greg, great tune, very well put together.

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#240233 - 02/17/14 04:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: cubanpete]
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Hi Greg
Excellent song - amusing lyrics and a good tune to go with it.
Be a great song for a Vampire!! lol!
And You dont often get lyrics like "biorhythms intersect at the point of equal power" in songs these days grin
Nice Sax solo in there too. Very smooth.
Liked it a lot.
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ian
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#240286 - 02/17/14 09:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg, What a vocal, Yeah Man! Really well produced and recorded. Love the way the Tenor sax rolls in on the 1st solo. Great lyrics and melody. I couldn't like it more. Great stuff-very cool. Tom

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#240296 - 02/17/14 10:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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olemon Offline
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Clever and cutting edge, botany and biology in a groovy tune. It has a subtle humor going on too. Really liked it.

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#240322 - 02/17/14 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

you caught me with the lyrics. Those words could come from my mouth.
Very nice tune, vocals and arrangement.
Like it a lot.

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#240408 - 02/17/14 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

Tasty.

Tasty writing! Tasty vocal! Tasty Production! Great Mix.

A Totally Enjoyable Listen - top to bottom....

Keep 'em coming! Please!... SO nice. Top-notch.

floyd

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#240704 - 02/19/14 06:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Bumpity bump......

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#240728 - 02/19/14 10:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Greg Johnson Offline
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Much appreciated!!! Like most on this forum, I suspect, I just want to be heard. Although my dream is to get a cut on a major label as a writer, whatever money I'd make on an album cut would probably be inconsequential in my life. However, it would validate me artistically. Short of that, I just love being a member of a community of music makers who have some appreciation of my effort. This is a great, kind, and supportive musical community, a really special collection of people. And, as one who has little faith in almost anything these days, I appreciate that. Thanks again, keep writing, and take care. Greg

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#240729 - 02/19/14 11:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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BTW, while I'm at the keyboard, thanks very much to all those positive comments I've received. It means more to me than you will ever know. I've heard a lot of great creations and great spirit on this site. Keep it up, and thanks again. Take care. Greg

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#240743 - 02/20/14 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg.
Very very nice. Jazzy and bluesy. Great vocal. I also like the way you have done the stops. I can never get them to sound natural.

Keep writing!

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#241144 - 02/23/14 09:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: I Like the Night [Re: Greg Johnson]
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sweet, sweet sound! and great lyrics too

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