Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#299491 - 06/13/15 05:49 AM [User Showcase] I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar)
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10734
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10734
Loc: GA USA
I Got Lucky
(alternate link at bottom of page if you have SC issues)

Time to get back to the 12 bar blues..or to rockabilly…or maybe bluesabilly?

I threw these "throwaway lyrics" together at Starbucks one day and then decided to toss them…Janice insisted I not and thought she could work with it. Further evidence that she can make anything I write, no matter how mundane, sound good! A big thanks to Tom (tommyad) who played a cool lead guitar track.

Thanks for your time to listen and comments are appreciated.

Bud

Janice: Vocal via Rodes NT1, Blue Icicle interface and Logic Pro
Tom Adams: Lead Guitar
Bass: RT 2421 (simple)
Guitar Rhythm: 2423
Piano: 2424
Bud: Arrangement, mixing and mastering
All effects via Ozone 6 and/or Nectar 2 (other than what Tom does :))


I got lucky
© 2015 Janice and Bud Merritt

I got real lucky with you baby
yeah I got so lucky with you baby
You lit up my life, ain't a chance of maybe

There's not another like you in this land
I got the only one any where in the land
You just walked in, I didn't need a mojo hand

Didn't even know I held the winning number
All this time I'd been holding the right number
I won life's lotto and now nothing could be finer

I never thought I'd love a man like this
No never thought I'd find a joy like this
And it didn't take anything but the first kiss

Alternate play link
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#299492 - 06/13/15 06:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17381
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17381
Loc: Australia
Hi Janice, Bud and Tom.

I can't believe it! I'm first in the thread. I got lucky, too. What a great song. Everything you all do shines brighter than the midday sun - great singing, great guitar work, top notch arranging and mixing. This is an excellent listen (just like so very many before it). 12 bar blues + traditional-based blues lyrics + toe-tapping backing meet creative writing + inspired performing + thoughtful producing.

In a nutshell.... music at its best (again)!

Regards,
Noel


_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#299493 - 06/13/15 06:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3078
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3078
Loc: wales
hmm, sounds OK to me grin

another lesson in singing from Janice
and Tom's guitar compliments her vocal prowess so well

A new genre is born: Tom'nJan-'nBud-abilly

excellent!!!

Alyn

_________________________
My showcase songs

My story

Top
#299495 - 06/13/15 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Janice & Bud (and Tommy),

we got lucky you didn't throw this away.
A real toe tapper.
Excellent vocals and appropriate lead guitar.
Bud did a great job arranging and mixing.
Some very enjoyable listens.

Guenter
_________________________
http://www.21d.de/
Latest Song: What You Desire

Top
#299502 - 06/13/15 08:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2686
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2686
Loc: South Africa
Ha. Also got lucky to get in so early in the thread. Lucky you didn't throw the lyrics away. Lucky I found this software. Lucky I found this forum. I also got lucky! Thanks for reminding me.

Top
#299511 - 06/13/15 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
It just feels so good!! Another fun and ear-friendly tune. Vocal is killer and Tommyad adds his usual fantastic guitar sounds. Great first tune of the day!! Take care. Greg

Top
#299517 - 06/13/15 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
Whow Tom is definitely outdoing himself here with the solo, beautiful!
Apart from that, as usual, another pro mix.
The 2424 piano RT works great (I'll give that a try sometime too).
Another one well sung by Janice.

Rob
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#299523 - 06/13/15 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5553
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5553
Loc: North Carolina
All around great, and especially great vocal production. What kind of mic are you using, and what effects/modules are you using in post production? Love it.
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com/davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.songtradr.com/user/profile/david.snyder







Top
#299528 - 06/13/15 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6459
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6459
Loc: South Carolina
Excellent. Enjoyed this from start to finish.


Charlie
_________________________
BIAB Ultra Pak+ 2021:RB 2021, Latest builds: Dell Optiplex 7040 Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz CPU and 16 GB Ram Memory.

Top
#299535 - 06/13/15 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 7679
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Jim Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 7679
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Great song, singing and production. Tommy, love the guitar track.
_________________________
Jim Fogle - 2021 BiaB (842) RB (Build 8) Ultra+ PAK
Cakewalk - Zoom MRS-8 recorder
Desktop: i7 Win 10 build 2004, 12GB ram 256GB SSD, 4 TB HDD
Laptop: i3 64bit Win 10 build 21H1, 8GB ram 500GB HDD
Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

Top
#299551 - 06/13/15 06:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10734
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10734
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Janice, Bud and Tom.

I can't believe it! I'm first in the thread. I got lucky, too. What a great song. Everything you all do shines brighter than the midday sun - great singing, great guitar work, top notch arranging and mixing. This is an excellent listen (just like so very many before it). 12 bar blues + traditional-based blues lyrics + toe-tapping backing meet creative writing + inspired performing + thoughtful producing.

In a nutshell.... music at its best (again)!

Regards,
Noel




Thanks Noel. Janice, Tom and only three RT's seemed to work out pretty well and reading your comments makes us feel all the better for the effort. Thank you!
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#299560 - 06/13/15 08:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 276
PatrickH Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 276
Originally Posted By: RnAM
Whow Tom is definitely outdoing himself here with the solo, beautiful!
Apart from that, as usual, another pro mix.
The 2424 piano RT works great (I'll give that a try sometime too).
Another one well sung by Janice.

Rob


+1. And Tom did a great job blending the solo style with what you had going. Nice all the way 'round.....again smile

Top
#299571 - 06/13/15 11:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1718
Loc: New Zealand
RichMac Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1718
Loc: New Zealand
Super bluesy vocal and retro guitar.
My goodness I like that lead. Cheers.
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/tuigorge



Top
#299608 - 06/14/15 05:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
A big THANKS to all of you who commented on the guitar part. With Janice's outstanding vocals and Bud's attention to detail in writing, arranging and mixing, it is easy to find inspiration. Thanks J&B for including me. It's always a pleasure. Tom

Top
#299663 - 06/14/15 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: JoanneCooper]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10734
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10734
Loc: GA USA

Originally Posted By: gibson
hmm, sounds OK to me grin

another lesson in singing from Janice
and Tom's guitar compliments her vocal prowess so well

A new genre is born: Tom'nJan-'nBud-abilly

excellent!!!

Alyn



Thanks Alyn and, yup, Tom is a master at working his guitar
with a vocalist. Liking the new genre! smile

J&B


Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janice & Bud (and Tommy),

we got lucky you didn't throw this away.
A real toe tapper.
Excellent vocals and appropriate lead guitar.
Bud did a great job arranging and mixing.
Some very enjoyable listens.

Guenter


Thanks Guenter. Glad you liked it and extra thanks for
mentioning the mix. For only three RT's it was
a surprising challenge.

J&B

Originally Posted By: JosieC
Ha. Also got lucky to get in so early in the thread. Lucky you didn't throw the lyrics away. Lucky I found this software. Lucky I found this forum. I also got lucky! Thanks for reminding me.


Well heck, we're just all lucky smile Thanks!

J&B
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#299739 - 06/15/15 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2096
Loc: Midwest
HearToLearn Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2096
Loc: Midwest
I like this song! I really didn't know what to expect and was very happy to hear the style executed so well. Just all around fun to listen to! Nice arrangement, production, playing, and what a great vocal!

Thanks for sharing this!
_________________________
C.Aaron Madison
I often get asked how to pronounce my name.
"Ma-Duh-Sn" J/K wink
As people have left the "." out so many times, "Caaron" has become the norm of it. Still said as the "." was there though. smile


Top
#299752 - 06/15/15 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9495
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9495
Loc: Florida
Spec-tac-u-lar, y'all!!

Bud, your "throwaways" are solid! You'll have folks digging through your trash soon... Excellent melody from your co-writer, too!

Gorgeous vocal! Duh.

Excellent arrangement and mix. Love the sound on the slap bass! The piano sounds great.

Tom's guitar is perfect! You could have told me that was a Brent RT and I would have believed it (or George Harrison!)

Cool stuff! All around!

Duh.

floyd

Top
#299829 - 06/15/15 07:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10734
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10734
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
It just feels so good!! Another fun and ear-friendly tune. Vocal is killer and Tommyad adds his usual fantastic guitar sounds. Great first tune of the day!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg. Tom definitely nailed the vibe.

J&B
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#299831 - 06/15/15 08:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3346
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3346
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Aaah! Yes another great composition from you guys.
Love it. Thanks for sharing this excellent song with us.
Rob

Top
#299856 - 06/16/15 04:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Got Lucky (feat: Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3275
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3275
Loc: York, England
Hi Janice, Bud & Tommy.

Been missing from the forum for a while, but SO glad I didn't miss this one.

What a super blend of styles -a funky, bluesy, country 12 bar with the added attraction of a Janice vocal.

On top of all that there's some superb guitar from Tommy.

Well, what's not to like?

ROG.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® - Boxing Clever - Sound on Sound #TBT

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® is more than 30 years old? I stumbled across this 1990 magazine article explaining the relatively new program, and think it's an enjoyable read for any Band-in-a-Box user - it really shows that we are always listening to user feedback when developing our program!

Read the article: Boxing Clever: Band-In-A-Box Software

A few of my favorite statements:

"The intention of PG Music's Band-In-A-Box package is to couple that speed and convenience with the improved flexibility of the personal computer. Versions are available for the Atari ST, Mac, and PC compatibles. Have the programmers succeeded? And can they rid themselves of the stigma of the auto-accompaniment section? Given the above state of affairs, the first hurdle that the program has to overcome is one of acceptance and, frankly, a name like 'Band-In-A-Box' is a bad start."

(I think our name was a great start!)

"The final results are, to say the least, impressive. Band-In-A-Box achieves something that most hardwired auto-accompaniment sections have never been able to do - inject a degree of feel into the music. It really does sound more human than so many of the computer generated pieces I've heard."

"...I'm quite convinced that PG Music will have a winner on their hands. This is one piece of software that you can get more out of than you put in."

#TipTuesday Convert RealDrums to MIDI!

Did you know that you can convert RealDrums to MIDI?

VintageGibson shared this tip to our Tips & Tricks forum, which is a great place to look for program tips from other Band-in-a-Box users!

Read this handy trick.

Have a program tip or trick of your own? Share it on our Tips & Tricks forum today!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Italian for Mac is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto 80 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi Strumentali, Performance degli Artisti, Bonus RealDrums "Singoli", trascrizioni RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAKs 10 e 11, e altro ancora!

Pacchetti | Nuove Caratteristiche

Export / Print a List of Selected Styles (Band-in-a-Box®)

Did you know that you can export a list of your Styles from Band-in-a-Box®?

Head to this forum post in our "Tips & Tricks" forum, where VideoTrack shares another handy tip for Band-in-a-Box® users!

Band-in-a-Box® Chord List Resource

Ever wonder which chords are supported in Band-in-a-Box®? Access the information from the Help file in the program, or read through the list with our Online Manual!

Chord List - Mac Online Manual
Chord List - Windows Online Manual

Review the other Reference topcs while you're there - with explanations of the different menus and the Keystroke Commands (Hot Keys), you'll definitely learn something new!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 French for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 contient quelques 80 fonctionnalités inédites!

Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour offrir à Band-in-a-Box® 2021® cette étonnante panoplie de quelques 80 fonctions inédites et sa collection de contenus originaux à savoir : 202 RealTracks, des RealStyles inédits, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes Instrument, des Performances Artiste, un Bonus RealDrums "Solo", des transcriptions RealDrums, les MultiStyles PAK 1, les Xtra Styles PAKs 10 et 11, et bien plus encore!

Achat | Nouvelles Fonctionnalités

VIDEO: Band-in-a-Box® Works Great in Windows®11!

Here's an introductory look at Band-in-a-Box® running on the preview version of Windows® 11!

Watch the video.

Forum Stats
34883 Members
66 Forums
70867 Topics
613668 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Alex Di Carvalho, Ane Atsuko, tizzacd70, KeithJL, CRAZY6SYRINGS

34882 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 188
Simon - PG Music 150
Matt Finley 146
Jim Fogle 145
MarioD 134
David Snyder 130
Pipeline 128
rayc 120
swingbabymix 120
Torrey Bliss 118
Today's Birthdays
George Leering, Jeeep, knutschke