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#249868 - 05/15/14 07:33 AM [User Showcase] Widower´s Blues
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dani48 Offline
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Hi,friends !:))

I felt I had to try a blues even if I know I don´t have
the voice of a real blues singer, but nonetheless, I still
miss my dear old Beni so it felt easy to write this song
out of my own experiences !:))

The Link: http://app.box.com/s/i3cq7utrlqx8r5wayqi4

Style: M_BLZ 128 STY Slow 128 Blues w piano 60 MST
Instruments in style:
Bass: 533
Piano: 1886
Drums: RD Nashville 128 6 HiHat Ride
Guitar: 526
Strings: 627 Pedal Steel

There is an additional 1840 Synth Pad

Recorded and mixed with mixcraft 6 on my laptop.
Vocal recorded thru zoom H4n

Lyrics:

Widower´s Blues (by Dani)

It´s been, some time now
since you had to leave
I´ve been busy runnin´with the flow
not allowing time to grieve
but, you know, when the evening comes
and the lights are down low
there´s no one wanna be in my shoes
singing the widower´s blues,
yes the widower´s blues

yes I´ve been, through the mill
many times I should be flour, but am still
in one piece, at least close to one
sittin´here gazing at the sun
but, you know, when the evening comes
and the lights are down low
there´s no one wanna be in my shoes
singin´ the widower´s blues,
yes the widower´s blues

I know they say that time heals everything
so that´s why I´m biding my time here and sing
singin´ along , singin’ the widowers blues

I can make it thru the day
hangin´around some harbor café
lookin´at people just for a while
one or two can even give me a smile
but, you know, when the evening comes
and the lights are down low
there´s no one wanna be in my shoes
singing the widower´s blues,
yes the widower´s blues

© Dani Lindroos 2014


Edited by dani48 (05/16/14 04:10 AM)

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#249875 - 05/15/14 08:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: dani48]
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Hey Dani, I can't say "I feel your pain" because my "other half" is still with me after 45 years. I can only imagine how you must miss her. But I sure envy your ability to write this beautiful lyrics. Good song all around.
Later my friend.

Mike B.
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#249889 - 05/15/14 10:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: dani48]
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Dani, your emotions shine through in both penning your lyrics and with your vocals. The lyrics are very touching and I can listen to your voice all day. Good job.

Regards,

Charlie
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#249901 - 05/15/14 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: dani48]
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Definitely a different turn for you Dani but you pulled it off nicely!! I like your voice on this-low and mellow. Keep up the great work. Take care. Greg

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#249911 - 05/15/14 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: dani48]
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Nice and heartfelt and BLUES! Janice and I are all over the map musically but blues is our home base. Really cool to see you experimenting like this....and succeeding with it! Much enjoyed it.

J&B

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#249925 - 05/15/14 07:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: cubanpete]
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Hi, Mike !

Thank you pal for your most
kind comments ! Cherish your
"better half" for all she is worth !
I hope you´ll stay together forever !:))

Cheers
Dani

PS

I did resing the tune

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#249926 - 05/15/14 07:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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My good Charlie !:))


You are all too kind with
this old widower who, naturally,
feels very humbled by your most
kind comments !:))


Cheers
Dani

PS I had to resing the tune
and lifted it substantially !

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#249929 - 05/15/14 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi, Greg !

Thank you so much for your
most kind comments !
This is definitely a new
turn for me !:))


Cheers
Dani

PS I had to resing the tune and
did lift it considerably too !

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#249930 - 05/15/14 07:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi, Janice & Bud !

I feel humbled by your most kind
comment ! You are the masters of that
genré and I feel a little too light
with my all too mellow voice !:))
I did resing the tune and in doing so
I lifted it considerably as I think
the earlier version was just a bit too
murky

Cheers
Dani

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#249931 - 05/15/14 07:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: ]
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Hi, Jessi !:))

So nice to get your
most kind comments !
Thank you for that !:))

Pain, yes, only time
helps !

Cheers
Dani

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#249933 - 05/15/14 07:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: dani48]
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I love the blues and man you did it justice on this one!

I can feel your pain and sadness! This is an excellent tribute to your wife!
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#249954 - 05/16/14 04:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: MarioD]
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Hi, Mario !

Thank you so much for
your most kind comments !:)
I had to resing the tune
as the earlier version was
just too low and the mix
did not reveal the words
well enough !:))

I really loved my wife.
She was in fact my first
love and I adored her
and still do so much !

Cheers
Dani

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#249959 - 05/16/14 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: dani48]
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Another excellent tune Dani. Very sad and heartfelt. Excellent lyrics, singing and playing....
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#249971 - 05/16/14 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: dani48]
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Dani....

That was certainly an interesting take on the blues. I'm not sure I'd place it into the category of the blues. At least not solidly. I heard certain aspects that were bluesy. Then there were other aspects to that song that I just don't know how I'd classify it.

I think of the blues as being mostly a 1,4,5 with the occasional 6m progression. And there are variations on that theme to be sure.... there are, for example, blues in minor keys as well as the traditional major 1,4,5.

Do you listen to the blues as defined by the blues players of the 50's and 60's.....? BB King, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Louis Armstrong, etc, or even the slightly more modern blues influenced masters such as Clapton, the Stones, SRV, Zepplin, even the Beatles? Listen to some of the early Led Zepplin stuff..... wow... some really interesting and cool blues coming out of that band back then.

When you call something blues, I'm expecting to hear the blues.

All in all, the song was pretty well done with the lyric & recording. Good job on that aspect. As far as being blues, I'm thinking it could have been a bit closer to the target than it was.

smile
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#249975 - 05/16/14 09:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: dani48]
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Dani,

This song is the very essence of the Blues. The Blues is about pain, loss, regret, and expressing those emotions.

It is not just a song form.

I hope that your pain lessens with each passing day. Music is the best therapy.


Regards,

Bob

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#249979 - 05/16/14 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani,

I like your new version of the song very much.
Like mentioned above it is not the standard blues pattern but it comes across very bluesy.
Very nice tribute.

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#249982 - 05/16/14 10:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: Scott C]
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Hi, Scott !:))

Thank you so much
for your most kind comments !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#249984 - 05/16/14 10:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: Guitarhacker]
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My dear Herb !:))

Thank you so much for your most kind comments !
I completely agree with you, technically this
may not be a typical blues, but emotionally it is.
And, there are only 7th chords in the arrangement
after the intro !:)) I am not a blues singer, I know,
but somehow this tune wanted out !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#249986 - 05/16/14 10:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: 90 dB]
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Thank you Bob !:))

Am glad you felt the pain
behind the words, it was and
still is there and, my friend,
you are also right about time
being the only help in lessing
the pain, at least it is so
with me !

Cheers
Dani

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#249988 - 05/16/14 10:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Widower´s Blues [Re: boehm]
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Guenter, my good friend !


It was so nice of you to
give me the good advice,
I thank you for that and for
your most kind comments too !
As has been noted, this may not
technically be a blues but
emotionally it definitely is !:))

Cheers
Dani

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