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#257761 - 07/28/14 03:18 AM [User Showcase] Kiss Me, Chicago
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As promised, here's the other jazz tune (from 3 years ago I believe) that I did in BIAB prior to computer crash, etc. All I have is this take. I'm digging through files to see if I can find the individual tracks or old BIAB file on a backup hard-drive somewhere.

Kiss Me, Chicago

Thanks for listening!

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#257772 - 07/28/14 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Hi Michael,

Ah, loved it!!!! Makes me want to light one up ... and I don't even smoke!!!

That trombone lead was terrific. And then when the bass goes into a 4/4 walk, that was sweet. We also loved the two-bar modulation near the end.

This would definitely get the Lounge Lizards trolling the crowd. The soft strength of your voice wasa very pleasant treat. I could hear Steve Tyrell doing a splendid sing on this, but your voice is a real nice fit. Thanks for posting this gem!

Alan & Di

(PS: we lost over a dozen tracks when a folder we had them in corrupted during a computer crash. We can empathize with your frustration ion that matter! All we have is the final, stereo mix.)
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#257811 - 07/28/14 12:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Hi Michael,

really nice. Lyrics, vocals and arrangement.
Enjoyable listen.

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#257830 - 07/28/14 03:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Another nice tune!! I can tell you've listened to a lot of standards by your style of writing-romantic and poetic. Very nice stuff! Take care. Greg

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#257872 - 07/29/14 02:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Thanks Greg!! Definitely enjoy the old standards, and much of the music they 'sprouted' from.

Thanks again, and you take care as well!!

Michael

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#257873 - 07/29/14 02:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: boehm]
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Guenter,
Glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to listen and respond!

Michael

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#257874 - 07/29/14 02:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: Al-David]
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Alan and Di-

Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for taking such a careful listen and for the kind words. Appreciate them! Funny, as far as vocals go, I'm not overly happy with this tune, but just goes to show how we are our own worst critics. ;-)

Here's to the hope that we come across our original tracks!!

All the best,

Michael

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#257897 - 07/29/14 10:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Michael,

"That trombone lead was terrific. And then when the bass goes into a 4/4 walk, that was sweet. "

+1 to that

"really nice. Lyrics, vocals and arrangement.
Enjoyable listen."

...and that...

Looking forward to what's next...

floyd

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#257930 - 07/29/14 07:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: floyd jane]
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Thanks much, floyd!!!

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#257965 - 07/30/14 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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This would have been a great tune for Sinatra, outstanding writing and the trombone is superb in this thanks for sharing! You definitely need to pitch this to some music folks. It would be great for a movie as well; thanks for sharing!
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#258009 - 07/30/14 11:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: PgFantastic]
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Thanks PGFantastic!!

I actually can hear Sinatra singing it ;-)

Any suggestions for folks to pitch to, I'm all ears. ;-)

Thanks again for the kind words!

All the best!

~peace~

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#258028 - 07/31/14 07:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Nicely written. I especially liked how you bounced new ways to describe Chicago off of current/past descriptions of Chicago. And the "again" on the end.




Edited by nobilis (07/31/14 07:10 AM)

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#258033 - 07/31/14 09:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Your vocal style reminds me of someone but I can't think of his name, no matter, as it fits the song perfectly.
The song is superb.

I look forwrd to what elase you do

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#258052 - 07/31/14 12:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Hi, Plash !


I loved your tune !
It was like it was coming right
out from a musical !:))
There you have a challenge !!!
To write a musical, you have
the ability to do it !!!:))

Cheers
Dani

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#258070 - 07/31/14 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani!!

Thanks for the kind words!! Much appreciated!

Hmm...a musical...something to think about smile

All the best!

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#258093 - 07/31/14 08:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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This was fantastic! Love the jazz styling you have here.

Super trombone solo, vocals, lyrics, chord progression, and mix!

I can see Harry Connick Jr. singing this.
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#258118 - 07/31/14 11:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: MarioD]
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Thanks MarioD! Appreciate the kind words. It's always nice when someone can 'hear' someone else singing the tune as well. That means the vibe is good and Connickesque ;-)

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#258131 - 08/01/14 01:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Hi Plish
Enjoyed the smooth sound of this. I agree that I can see Harry Connick Junior singing this.

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#258254 - 08/02/14 09:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Enjoyable listen and everything mixed well. I like your vocals on this and the trombone solo. Pitching - Harry Connick Jr. - I'd have a CD off to AI today....

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#258290 - 08/02/14 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Kiss Me, Chicago [Re: plish]
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Thanks Joanne and Charlie!

Appreciate the support and kind words!!

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