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#282647 - 01/30/15 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Speechless Blues
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Okay back to jazz. First recording with BIAB 2015 and new Focusrite 6i6.

https://soundcloud.com/carolyne-swayze/speechless-blues

Speechless Blues
You leave me speechless, I can’t even say the time of day
It’s most annoying, this disruption to my communique
You think it’s cute, when I’m rendered mute
Baby, I wish you’d just go away.

You leave me speechless, just watching the way you walk
This lack of prose is disturbing, ‘cause a girl with attitude has to talk
But it’s when you’re close, words fail me the most
Oh Baby I wish I could be verbose

You leave me speechless, I can barely make a sound
My vocabulary’s useless anytime you’re hanging around
First I stutter, next I mutter …
Silly words that come out all upside down

I’m left speechless by the way you say my name
This lack of elocution is a low down, dirty shame
I’m dumbfounded, so confounded, amazed, and abused
Somebody help me find a way to end these speechless blues

Copyright 2015 Carolyne Swayze
All Rights reserved

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#282648 - 01/30/15 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Carolyne

Wow, you've nailed another one!

Loved the scat too, and the way the lyrics fall in the cracks, and the dominant bass throughout.

This has really worked well. Top vocal.

Great number.

Thanks for sharing

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#282650 - 01/30/15 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Hi Carolyne.

Please excuse my ignorance but jazz is like another language to me.

This tune does work well and you sing it pitch perfect.
Good Job.

Rob

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#282670 - 01/30/15 05:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Great song!, beautiful music, the arrengement and the mix are perfect, but.... your voice and the way how you sing is FANTASTIC!!! you have a great jazz style, swing & feeling.
It is the first time I hear you but I'm already a big fan of yours.
Thanks for share

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#282673 - 01/30/15 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Fabulous Carolyne. Truly fabulous.

Josie

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#282676 - 01/30/15 05:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Hi Carolyne,

Rafa said ...

Quote:
Great song!, beautiful music, the arrengement and the mix are perfect, but.... your voice and the way how you sing is FANTASTIC!!! you have a great jazz style, swing & feeling.

.. and I completely agree. This was a great listen!

All the best,
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#282681 - 01/30/15 06:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Most excellent Carolyne!
Your production and arrangement
were spot on for the fine vocal
feel.

We much enjoyed the listen.

J&B
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#282707 - 01/30/15 10:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Listening to you sing this style is like watching a dolphin leaping out of the water - it sounds like you are in your element, and nothing could be more natural.

Nice production as well.

I'm a bit confused listening to the lyrics, though. Does the singer really "wish you'd go away?" or are they kidding? I'm guessing that's the case, and if the song ended along the lines of:

"Won't you help me find a way to end these speechless blues"

I'd be more certain. But as written, I get the impression that the singer is more annoyed than playful.

Dang, I'm in a picky mood tonight, sorry. Don't let me give the impression that this was anything less than delightful to listen to.
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#282711 - 01/30/15 11:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Listening to you sing this style is like watching a dolphin leaping out of the water - it sounds like you are in your element, and nothing could be more natural.

Nice production as well.

I'm a bit confused listening to the lyrics, though. Does the singer really "wish you'd go away?" or are they kidding? I'm guessing that's the case, and if the song ended along the lines of:

"Won't you help me find a way to end these speechless blues"

I'd be more certain. But as written, I get the impression that the singer is more annoyed than playful.

Dang, I'm in a picky mood tonight, sorry. Don't let me give the impression that this was anything less than delightful to listen to.


LOL! Thanks David. The singer is blissfully annoyed by the effects this person has on her, making it difficult to even speak. She is full of contradiction... "I wish you'd go away". That's not really what she wants. The beauty of Jazz is that it is full of complexity and uncertainty, and can be interpreted however you choose.
- Carolyne

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#282731 - 01/31/15 04:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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You are at your best when you do Jazz. Your vocals have such a natural feel and your confidence is evident. It is a perfect blend between the singer and the music. This was really nice.


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#282738 - 01/31/15 06:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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A good write, Carolyne...

Excellent vocal. Sung with heart - playful and meaningful...

Nice instrumentation and mix. The best compliment I can give is... you make me want to try doing a number like this - you show off this side of BIAB so well...

Enjoyable.

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#282750 - 01/31/15 06:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Hi Carolyne,
Originally Posted By: c_fogle
You are at your best when you do Jazz. Your vocals have such a natural feel and your confidence is evident. It is a perfect blend between the singer and the music. This was really nice.

I especially like that scatting part. Virtuoso!

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#282775 - 01/31/15 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Great tune! Great feel! Wonderful lyric! I think Jazz is your wheelhouse. Love the classic lyric style of the long gone great standard writers. It was pretty clear to me that the lyric was playful. Rhymes were clever and interesting. Great work all around! Take care. Greg


BTW, congrats on your award for the showcase neighbor!!

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#282787 - 01/31/15 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Great tune! Great feel! Wonderful lyric! I think Jazz is your wheelhouse. Love the classic lyric style of the long gone great standard writers. It was pretty clear to me that the lyric was playful. Rhymes were clever and interesting. Great work all around! Take care. Greg


BTW, congrats on your award for the showcase neighbor!!




Thanks neighbor. Congrats to you as well. There are so many songs on the forum. I'm so busy, it's hard to get around to all of them. I did finally get to listen to Paradise. My kind of song, both lyrically and melodically. Great job. Okay, see ya round the neighborhood!
-Carolyne

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#282795 - 01/31/15 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Carolyne this is absolutely fantastic. You have an excellent voice and your backing tracks are perfect.

I could picture Eartha Kit, Lena Horn or Ella singing this one!
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#282809 - 01/31/15 03:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Absolut wonderful! I agree with everything said.
I heard You Dont Know Me and To Late To Tell You, on your SoundCloud. Enjoyed it a lot.




Edited by stratos (01/31/15 03:32 PM)

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#282821 - 01/31/15 04:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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You left me speechless, Caroline!
But still - absolutely stylish, delicate, cute and flirty!
Enjoyed every minute of it.

Slava

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#283054 - 02/02/15 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Hi Carolyne,

Almost missed this one! Bumping it up again!

A smile on my face all through the song. Opens like a Marilyn Monroe, evolves to Ella... But Carolyne all the way!

Did I tell you already I love your voice smile smile smile

See you around!

Fred


Edited by FredM (02/02/15 01:44 PM)

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#283144 - 02/03/15 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Carolyne,
Originally Posted By: c_fogle
You are at your best when you do Jazz. Your vocals have such a natural feel and your confidence is evident. It is a perfect blend between the singer and the music. This was really nice.

I especially like that scatting part. Virtuoso!

Guenter

+1 Carolyne, Charlie and Guenter both said it well. Great mix as well as a vocal that showcases someone who has been a student of the genre. Fabulous listen. Tom

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#283155 - 02/03/15 11:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
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Thanks one and all! A big MWAH to PG Music for the reign it has given artists to express themselves, particularly on the jazz side.

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