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#288613 - 03/19/15 06:09 PM [User Showcase] WILLADEEN
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Hey y'all,

This is a country bluegrass song about history repeating itself - a teenage girl runs off and gets married - much to her parents chagrin and then her own daughter does the same. Wrote it with Charlene over twenty years ago. I redid the music in BIAB/RB and posted it once back before we got the new forums. It's always been a fav of mine so I spent the last week making a video for it.

WILLADEEN

Thank you for watching!

Josie

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#288635 - 03/19/15 08:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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I can see why this would be one of your favorites. I think it's my favorite of your songs that I've heard. Good bluegrass music. Very authentic with the lyrics and music. Good job on the harmonies too. To me, this would have been a very good song for the bluegrass/country group, Jim and Jesse. Jim's high harmony would have been perfect on "Willa--deeeeeeeeen"

Enjoyed this one a lot.


Charlie
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#288636 - 03/19/15 08:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

No question, one of your best. Good story, good write.

Good mix - good instrumentation for the story. There were a few words that I missed and had to listen a couple of times to get (the "gonna find" for example). Your vocal was very relaxed and "comfortable" - a good thing...

Nicely done video, too.

Enjoyed it.

floyd
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#288638 - 03/19/15 08:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie,

you know that bluegrass is not my style, but this is a
great performance. Beautiful voice and harmonies.
Nice video.

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#288641 - 03/19/15 11:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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I like it Josie! You did a REALLY nice job building the song... I loved the ending with the banjo by itself, and the fiddle part was excellent from start to finish!

Your vocals are lovely, and the video really captured the essence of the song... and of the rural south... just perfectly!

I remember the first time you posted this, because I remarked that I actually knew a Willadeen when I was a kid. This song is the only other time I've seen that name.

Very nice project, well presented musically, lyrically and visually!

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#288647 - 03/20/15 04:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Hey Josie,

I remember this song as well. Love the video to go along with it. Very nicely done... smile

Bob
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#288687 - 03/20/15 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Yee Haw! Really good song. Your voice sounds great on this one. Nicely arranged and mixed. Like it a whole big bunch. Tom

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#288696 - 03/20/15 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie.

Brilliant. Loved every minute. Cool vocals.

Very, VERY, good recording and mix - as professional as it gets.

Great video. Some fancy footwork going on there. Reminds me of dancing "Strip The Willow" in my days on the Isle of Skye.

ROG.

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#288700 - 03/20/15 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Love this one Josie! It flows so effortlessly. Video is just right for it too. Cheers.
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#288733 - 03/20/15 05:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Hello Josie,

Oh yes, definitely some nice bluegrass here!
A smooth arrangement, also beautiful and very smooth vocals.
Some of the zooms in the video remind us of Serif's Movieplus. Is this the program you used?

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#288735 - 03/20/15 05:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Very nicely done!! Always a treat to hear one of yours, Josie. Well-written song and an excellent delivery (vocal, track choice, arrangement). The truth in the song is almost painful-this kind of stuff happens every day and usually works out about the way you describe. Really good and poignant tune!! Take care. Greg

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#288759 - 03/21/15 12:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

All has been said.
I remember the song from days back and it goes SO well with the video you have done. You have a beautiful voice and it is highlighted on the song.

Great stuff

Alyn
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#288781 - 03/21/15 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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As always Josie excellent.
Where do you find you video material?
Rob.

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#288788 - 03/21/15 07:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,
Great song and I really like the video. Thanks for taking the time to post it again. I missed it the first time.
SD

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#288864 - 03/21/15 07:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: c_fogle
I can see why this would be one of your favorites. I think it's my favorite of your songs that I've heard. Good bluegrass music. Very authentic with the lyrics and music. Good job on the harmonies too. To me, this would have been a very good song for the bluegrass/country group, Jim and Jesse. Jim's high harmony would have been perfect on "Willa--deeeeeeeeen"

Enjoyed this one a lot.


Charlie


Thank you Charlie. A fav of yours means a lot to me.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Josie,

No question, one of your best. Good story, good write.

Good mix - good instrumentation for the story. There were a few words that I missed and had to listen a couple of times to get (the "gonna find" for example). Your vocal was very relaxed and "comfortable" - a good thing...

Nicely done video, too.

Enjoyed it.

floyd


Appreciate that Floyd. Thank you.

Josie

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#288867 - 03/21/15 08:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Josie,

you know that bluegrass is not my style, but this is a
great performance. Beautiful voice and harmonies.
Nice video.

Guenter



Thank you very much Guenter. I sang that one with my trusty old SM58. Glad you liked the video too.

Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
I like it Josie! You did a REALLY nice job building the song... I loved the ending with the banjo by itself, and the fiddle part was excellent from start to finish!

Your vocals are lovely, and the video really captured the essence of the song... and of the rural south... just perfectly!

I remember the first time you posted this, because I remarked that I actually knew a Willadeen when I was a kid. This song is the only other time I've seen that name.

Very nice project, well presented musically, lyrically and visually!


Thank you Pat. Yeah, I was in hog heaven splicing and dicing those RT's - five years ago - time does fly. I'm so happy you got my vision of the video. I appreciate the kind words.

Josie

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#288868 - 03/21/15 09:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Josie,

I remember this song as well. Love the video to go along with it. Very nicely done... smile

Bob


Thank you Bob. You and I started down the video trail together and I'll always be inspired by you. Appreciate it.

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Yee Haw! Really good song. Your voice sounds great on this one. Nicely arranged and mixed. Like it a whole big bunch. Tom


LOL! That guy over on the right side is doing what we called "buck dancing". Thank you Tommy. I appreciate it.

Josie

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#288869 - 03/21/15 09:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Josie.

Brilliant. Loved every minute. Cool vocals.

Very, VERY, good recording and mix - as professional as it gets.

Great video. Some fancy footwork going on there. Reminds me of dancing "Strip The Willow" in my days on the Isle of Skye.

ROG.


Thank you Roger. I appreciate that so much. As wonderfully musical as you are I bet you cut quite a rug with some fancy footwork yourself. <grin>


Josie

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#288871 - 03/21/15 10:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Love this one Josie! It flows so effortlessly. Video is just right for it too. Cheers.


I love hearing that from you Rich, thank you very much.



Originally Posted By: R & AM
Hello Josie,

Oh yes, definitely some nice bluegrass here!
A smooth arrangement, also beautiful and very smooth vocals.
Some of the zooms in the video remind us of Serif's Movieplus. Is this the program you used?

Rob & Anne-Marie


Thank you both Rob and Anne-Marie. I appreciate that very much. On this video I used PowerDirector 13 Ultra. I just got it a couple of months ago and I love all the features it has. Some of the zooms were regular fx and others I did by hand using the magic tools motion keyframing.

Josie

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#288900 - 03/22/15 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: WILLADEEN [Re: Sundance]
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From two longtime bluegrass folks.....

KUDOS!!

Nice relaxed vocal delivery and supporting
RT's/mix and a super cool video.

This song flows along like water in
a mountain stream.

We both really enjoyed it.

J&B
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