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#245941 - 03/30/14 10:55 PM [User Showcase] Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark)
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Hi, friends !:))

Could not help getting carried away by this
nice bossa rhytm, so I just had to try and
build something around it !:))Dean Clark graciously
plays the lead guitar solo on the track - thank you Dean
for the marvelous solo !:))

Recorded and mixed with Mixcraft 6 on my laptop.
Vocals recorded through zoom H4n to mixcraft
Style: BOSSAMEP.STY Bossa Medium Slow Acoustic
Instruments in BIAB backing:

Bass 464 AC Bass Ev 140
Piano 472 AC Rhytm Bossa Ev 140 (B-only)
Drums Realdrums Bossa Terry Clarke 4 brush shaker
Soloist 1: 51 Synth Strings 1
Soloist 2: 710 Guitar Nylon Elec Rhytm Bossa Ev 140 B: Energetic

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Hope it goes well with you ?

Cheers
Dani

And here are the lyrics:

SINGING THE BLUES AWAY (by Dani)
Still waiting for that sign from you
and I hope that you are allright, my dear?
I am longing for your touch again
and that´s why I am blue, oh so blue

Trying to sing, singing the blues away
singing the blues, singing the blues away
trying to sing, singing the blues away
singing the blues, singing the blues away

When will we meet again, my love ?
You know I´m yearning for you, night and day
I´ll love you till the end of days
till the end of days

Trying to sing, singing the blues away
singing the blues, singing the blues away
trying to sing, singing the blues away
singing the blues, singing the blues away

solo

Trying to sing, singing the blues away
singing the blues, singing the blues away
trying to sing, singing the blues away
singing the blues, singing the blues away
away

© Dani Lindroos 2014

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#245952 - 03/31/14 01:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Dani, another nice sensitive number, with lots of feeling, and we understand the meaning behind the song.

Really enjoyable. My only comment is that the lyrics might have become slightly too repetitive.

Great Bossa feel and tempo.

Cheers

Trevor
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#245956 - 03/31/14 03:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani...

Very nice! loved the easy flow and "dreamy" aura. And Dean did a real nice job on the guitar.

We love Bossa Nova and this is a real nice example of the genre. Good job!

Al & Di
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#245979 - 03/31/14 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: AudioTrack]
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Hi, Trevor !


Thank you for your kind comments !:))
I am inclined to agree with you !:)) (chuckle)
I guess I was just so carried away
by that sweet bossa rhytm ? :))


Cheers
Dani

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#245980 - 03/31/14 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al & Di !:))


You are too kind, but
thank you so much for your
kind comments ! Yes I love
bossa too, it goes so well
with both latin and jazz !:))
Dean´s solos are from out of this
world !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#245984 - 03/31/14 07:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Dani, You 've got a nice mix on this. The instruments are perfectly placed. Great harmonies. I like the melody. The solo is just right. Nice job guys. Tom

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#245991 - 03/31/14 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Dani,

+1 to Tom's remarks - nice mix, placement, vocals.. Dean's solo works nicely. When the vocal begins it is a little low and gets lost (just a bit) in the mix. By the chorus, it's good and from there on out, no problem.

As Trevor says, there is repetition in the chorus. You could break that (if you chose) by changing your 3rd line - a personal choice, though...

Very enjoyable.

floyd

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#246017 - 03/31/14 12:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani,

as Trevor said, another nice sensitive number, with lots of feeling, and we understand the meaning behind the song.
Very enjoyable listen.

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#246051 - 03/31/14 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: tommyad]
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Hi, Tommy !



I am most thankful for your
kind comments !:)) That goes
for Dean too !:)) I just love
his solos !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#246055 - 03/31/14 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !:))


Thank you for your most kind
and constructive comments !:))
You are perfectly right and I
agree with you on all points !
I was going to lift the start
vocals but then I discovered
that I did not have Dean´s solo
separately so for the moment I
cannot do it !:))You´re right
with the repetitiveness too. That
was just my laziness (chuckle) especially
as I have already wrote another song (lol) !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#246057 - 03/31/14 04:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: boehm]
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Hi, Guenter !:))

You are way too kind in
your comments but I do
appreciate it truly much !:))
Yes, the emotion is there.
In fact I have difficulties
in writing anything that does not
involve my dear late wife Beni
as she was my everything and I miss
her just too much !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#246065 - 03/31/14 05:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Very sweet and laidback. Nice summery sort of sound. Would like the lyrics clearer. Nice sentiment!
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#246078 - 03/31/14 06:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: RichMac]
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Hi, Rich !:))

You are also too kind
but it felt good to get
your kind comments !:))

I am afraid I cannot do
very much to get the lyrics
clearer at this moment,
I could remix but then I do not
have Dean´s solo separately so
if I can get it I might try !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#246143 - 04/01/14 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Dani...

Very nice! loved the easy flow and "dreamy" aura. And Dean did a real nice job on the guitar.

We love Bossa Nova and this is a real nice example of the genre. Good job!

Al & Di


I couldn't say it any better. "Dreamy aura" is a great description. It shimmers. Very nice.
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#246212 - 04/01/14 10:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Hey Dani, nice work!! You really have your own style. I hear some retro in it, which I love. I am more into the old sound than the new sound. Keep it up! Take care. Greg

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#246277 - 04/02/14 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi, Greg !:))


Thank you so much for your
kind words. Yes, it is retro
indeed, but that is what I
am myself too (chuckle):))

Cheers
Dani

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#247139 - 04/13/14 11:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Excellent arrangement. I would never guess only four or five RT's because there is such a big sound.
Dean's guitar work is crisp as are the vocals. Sounds like an orchestra and a choir.

I got a real 'The 5th Dimension' vibe from this.
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#247160 - 04/13/14 04:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: olemon]
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Hi, Scott !:))


Thank you for your most
kind comments !:))
You may be right, maybe there
was some fifth dimension ?
They were one of my favorites too !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#247182 - 04/13/14 07:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Dani,

Another nice collar. I also hear a little Fifth Dimension here.

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#247285 - 04/14/14 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Singing The Blues Away (collab with Dean Clark) [Re: dani48]
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Hi, Steve !:))


Thank you for your most kind words !
5th dimension has always been one
of my favorites and especially
those Laura Nyro tunes like f.i.
Sweet Blindness.....:))


Cheers
Dani

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