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#251348 - 05/27/14 10:58 AM [User Showcase] Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani)
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Hello ladies and germs - uh hmmm - gentlemen! Dani and I now take you back to the bygone days of big band jazzy swing with our rendition of this little ditty from the public domain - originally written in 1921 (m.)Richard A. Whiting,(l.) Raymond B. Egan and Gus Kahn.

Dani, did the BIAB file using the style Bigband1. I added a jazz acoustic bass RT, put trumpet, fr horn and trombone as separate ensembles through Miroslav, the piano through HiQ midi in Sampletank using RB and added the female vox. I don't use midi much so it was fun using Miroslav and Sampetank. Dani added his cool voice and harmonies for the male part recorded in Mixcraft. I usually use Reaper but since there was no extensive editing the tracks were mixed in MIxbus. We had fun. Hope you get a kick out of it too.


Ain't We Got Fun


Josie

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#251351 - 05/27/14 11:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Josie and Dani,

You do, indeed! (have fun, that is)...

Very nicely put together - sounds like a lot of work went into this one! Good instrumentation and a solid mix. Solid vocals and harmonies throughout.

Well done. Great collab.

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#251364 - 05/27/14 12:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Hi, Josie !:))


I feel grateful for you letting
me in on this project, I think
your voice suited this tune
just marvelously ! Your mix was
also superb !:)) I hope to be able
to do more co-op with you
in the future Josie ! This one was
really fun to do!:))

Cheers
Dani



Edited by dani48 (05/27/14 01:34 PM)

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#251365 - 05/27/14 12:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Very cool, smooth and pleasant arrangement. My first exposure to music was the big band 78's my family played....so I'm much digging this. And Janice wants me to mention how often she listens to all the 30's/40's big bands. And she does!

The time y'all spent on this is obvious and, most importantly, it worked....and worked very well!!

The idea, the vocals, the arrangement and the mix are all spot on for the style. Kudos!!

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#251376 - 05/27/14 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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That was......FUN!! I always liked the spirit and feel of this song. Love the vocals in particular. Very cool collaboration! Take care. Greg

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#251412 - 05/27/14 08:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Very good job all around. I really enjoyed your collaboration.

Regards,

Charlie
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#251414 - 05/27/14 09:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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You picked a wonderful song to colab on!

It was a delight to listen to; brought a smile to my face!

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#251438 - 05/28/14 12:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Floyd, Thank you kind sir. smile We appreciate it.

Dani, You are delightful. Thanks for everything and capturing the spirit.

Janice and Bud, Thank you both. Isn't it great we grew up with so much exposure to all kinds of music.... Kind of sad so many kids today don't have that.

Greg, We thank you very much.

Charlie, We appreciate that.

Gruverider, A smile is what we hoped for - thank you.

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#251451 - 05/28/14 03:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Very enjoyable recreation of the sound and style from that era. I'm sure it was in some matinee movie that we kids tried to imitate. Fun. Thanks.
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#251480 - 05/28/14 08:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Josie and Dani, Ain't these collabs fun? Great job on the mix and vocals are spot on. Josie your voice translates perfectly to the sentiment of the song. Nice job. I've always liked the melody. I wonder if the younger generations even know what 78's are? Tom

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#251685 - 05/28/14 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Josie and Dani,

While this is a great effort from both of you I am blown away by you Josie and your grasp on the swing/jazz vocal.

I guess I never heard you sing anything but pop, country and some folk and don't get me wrong you do these well. But you nailed this swing tune lady, I hope this means you might be doing more songs from this genre?

Congrats to both of you guys on a job well done.

Later,
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#251697 - 05/28/14 07:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Danny C.]
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That's a nice big band arrangement, definitely has that feeling.
We also like Dani´s vocal harmonies. Were these all separate singing lines, or did he use a vocal harmonizer ? (like the one in BIAB).

Keep up the good work!
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#251738 - 05/29/14 12:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: RnAM]
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Hi R&AM !

We thank you so much for
your kind comments !
I´ll answer you as I sung the
harmony lines ! I just improvised
them and sent them as a whole
track to Josie for mixing in with
the main track ! No artificial
voices used !:))

Josie: after your nudging everything
sounds just great !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#251786 - 05/29/14 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Oh my. Josie, Dani, your vocals are stellar.

This is wonderful! Well done!!
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#251900 - 05/29/14 10:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, Dani:

This is pretty fun. I can hear that you two had a good time doing it.

I hope we'll hear some more projects together.

John

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#251913 - 05/30/14 12:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Rich,
I watched those movies too. "I know, let's put on a SHOW!" <grin> Thank you.


Tommy,
I'd be surprised if most of the younguns know what a 45 is... Thank you for the kind words.



Josie

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#251915 - 05/30/14 12:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Danny C.,

I appreciate that very much. I enjoy singing in different styles. As for more of the genre who knows. Got new original songs in the works I'm working on now but never say never.

It amazes me that because of this forum I can have fun doing a duet with someone across the globe as talented as Dani. Gotta love it.

Thank you,

Josie

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#251917 - 05/30/14 01:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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R & Am,

I know Dani already thanked you but I just wanted to add -

For me, as a harmony junkie, it was a real treat having Dani's wonderful voice singing those complex harmony chords and making it sound so effortlessly.


Josie

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#251920 - 05/30/14 01:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Scott,

We appreciate that. Thank you.




John,

Thank you. It was fun doing something different.



Josie

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#251924 - 05/30/14 01:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ain't We Got Fun (with Dani) [Re: Sundance]
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Josie and Dani, it sure sounds like you guys had fun on this one. I'll bet a lot of work went on this one, but then again good stuff takes time and effort. very good indeed.

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