Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#303160 - 07/18/15 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song)
Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 724
olemon Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 724
Gosh, a long story:

After moving to bayou country back in '99, I soon fell in with some special folks who showed me the wonders of the coastal marsh and the Atchafalaya River Basin. At the time, my work was also related to the river so it was a large part of my daily life.

Anyway, if you look at a Google map, you will find Carencro Lake in the coastal marsh just east of the river and SSE of Morgan City, LA, which is the region in which I learned the finer points of cast netting for shrimp, running trot lines for catfish, boiling crawfish and generally having a good time:) When the whistle blows at the steel fabrication yard, it's time to head for the water to catch some crabs or redfish or bass or sac-a-lait (crappie).

At some point, one of those friends was helping me find a nice cast net. We got to talking about the area and the culture and having to run from hurricanes and about how he couldn't think of living anywhere else. 'No,' I said, 'it's in your blood.'

Well, it's not exactly a universal song since it was inspired by and written for those local people who are now like family. When we get together they all sing this and harmonize. The two gals who are singing harmony on the recording are mother and daughter. Their family is one of those the song is for. I sing in choir with them. I've been waiting to record this for a long time and was thrilled they were part of it. They're accomplished vocalists/musicians and helped me dial in the mix as well. I hope we're close....

It's a simple tune, but it's one of my favs. I'll shut up now. Fire away.


https://soundcloud.com/scott-h-olson/bayou-in-my-blood


BAYOU IN MY BLOOD

Copyright © 2003 by Scott H. Olson


Spanish moss, cypress trees
That warm southern breeze
Atchafalaya, running strong
I can watch that river all day long

Carencro, a wild sunset
By the moon I cast my net
Cajun water, Lou'sian'
Planted here by God's own hand

Chorus A

And don't fear no hurricane
I don't fear no flood
I've got steel in my courage
And bayou in my blood

There's a girl, waits for me
We'll start a family
Like my Mama and Daddy did
Fill our little house with lots of kids

And we'll live, the life we've made
Set our rockers in the shade
Watch that river rolling by
Until the day I die

Chorus B

And I won't fear no hurricane
I won't fear no flood
I've got steel in my courage
And bayou in my blood

Repeat Chorus A



Style is _BM_CTRY.STY (Fast Country Fiddle Solo [165RS])

RealTracks in song:

1846:Bass, Electric, CountryBoogieRootFive Sw
598:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Bluegrass Ev
593:Fiddle, Background Ev
618:Fiddle, Bluegrass, Rhythm
2030:Fiddle, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 165

Drums: EZDrummer 2
_________________________
My songs are here:
https://www.reverbnation.com/scottholson
and here:
https://soundcloud.com/scott-h-olson

Top
#303163 - 07/18/15 08:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
90 dB Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
Love this one Scott. Great singing - made me think of chicken on the ground under a big old oak tree.


BTW - which brand/size cast net did you finally get?


Regards,


Bob

Top
#303166 - 07/18/15 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5097
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5097
Loc: South Carolina
The back story built my anticipation and the song didn't disappoint. My favorite from you so far. Hang on to your choir partners, their harmonies were awesome and a great match to your vocals. Some may feel and comment that the vocals are a bit too up front but I enjoyed the mix as it is. Great job. I enjoyed this one a lot and heading back for another listen.

Charlie
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak+ 2019:RB 2019 Build 3. Dell Inspiron AIO Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, 7th Generation AMD A9-9425 Processor Five Core 3100 Mhz and 16GB DDR4 Memory.

Top
#303172 - 07/18/15 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Scott,

thanks a lot for the interesting background
story. Great singing and lovely harmonies.
Enjoyable listen.

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

Top
#303173 - 07/18/15 10:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 07/10/15
Posts: 467
Loc: Miami, Florida
Planobilly Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 07/10/15
Posts: 467
Loc: Miami, Florida
Living here in south Florida and fishing all the time a cast net is just part of my life. Just had a new custom one built by a guy who has been making them for 40 plus years. Super happy with the net.

Having worked and played in you neck of the woods this song brings me back to a time far in my distant past.

This may have gotten to me through all this modern computer stuff and been recorded with the same modern software but I can hear the past clear as a bell.

I guess we are all better off for the technology....perhaps, but I sometimes miss the live acoustic music. No amp, no mic,no electric nothing, not even electric lights. Nothing can replace the soft glow of a "coal oil" lamp and the voice of the friends we live around.

I have a special affection for "cajun country" and miss singing in French and eating shrimp gumbo.

Thanks for the song and the reminder of times past.


Merci beaucoup. Il a été un plaisir


Billy

Top
#303174 - 07/18/15 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: boehm]
Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 8372
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Don Gaynor Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 8372
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Scotty,

I've heard you do this one sans harmonies and backing track and thought it great then. With the great harmonies and backing track, you've improved on perfection.

Your prowess on vocals, diction, and delivery has always impressed me and we all could take a lesson from you, my amigo.

Thanks for posting.
_________________________
Donny

SoundClick: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=1209254&content=music
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/donald-gaynor
BIAB 2019 w/current updates.

Top
#303182 - 07/18/15 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7530
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7530
Loc: GA USA
Now that is a great upbeat song. I grew up in extreme SW GA which is definitely
not bayou country but I just felt right at home with this tune - but we had plenty
of cypress trees and Spanish moss. Janice said it just made her feel good!

Everything sits just right on my monitors. Your heartfelt vocal is perfect for the lyric
and the harmonies ice the cake.

Thanks for the opportunity to hear this. We both very much enjoyed it.

J&B
_________________________


Check out our BiaB SoundCloud songs!
J&B YouTube Sampler
J&B Website
Our album "All Over The Map" is on Apple Music, Spotify and others.

Top
#303203 - 07/18/15 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4969
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4969
Loc: Davis, CA
Very very cool Scott!! Love the vibe, and the BG vocals are awesome. The boys from the box fit in perfectly. Wouldn't mind the bass being a bit louder. Absolutely love this! Take care. Greg

Top
#303209 - 07/18/15 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
Hi Scott,

This sounds great Scott!
A solid country song, vocals and backing vocals are top notch.

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

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#303226 - 07/18/15 10:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3073
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3073
Loc: wales
Absolutely superb
wonderful vocals and harmonies.

Thanks for the story as it makes the song so much more real

excellent, thanks for sharing

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#303231 - 07/18/15 11:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15183
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15183
Loc: Australia
Hi Scott,

What an OUTSTANDING listen! There's no way anyone could listen to this and not feel great. The song, its arrangement, performance and mix lack for nothing. I was absorbed from start to finish.

All the best,
Noel


_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#303244 - 07/19/15 04:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2729
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2729
Loc: York, England
Hi Scott.

A great song and very atmospheric - I've just put that area on my list of places to visit when I finally do my tour of the US.

The background information makes the song special - thanks for including that. It conjures up wonderful images as the song plays.

ROG.

Top
#303250 - 07/19/15 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7223
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7223
Loc: Florida
Terrific, Scott.

A tight write. A cool sing-along chorus.

Cool vocals all around. Good mix.

One of your best!

(where's the squeezebox????)

Going back for a fourth listen...

floyd

Top
#303352 - 07/20/15 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 5199
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Jim Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 5199
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Scott,

Well written, performed and produced song. I am most impressed by the vocals and the arrangement. I really liked the way the fiddle was used. The backup vocals complement your main vocal. Got me missing the moss hanging from the Spainish oaks.
_________________________
Jim Fogle
2019 BiaB (632) UltraPlusPak RB 2019 (Build 4)
Cakewalk by Bandlab - Audacity - Zoom MRS-8 recorder
i3 laptop, 64bit Win 7, 8 GB ram, 480GB SSD
Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

Top
#303357 - 07/20/15 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2515
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2515
Loc: South Africa
Hi Scotty
Love it! Especially that low "echo" backing vocal. Was that you? Loved the line "I've got steel in my courage". Will try to tune in to a show on SJ so I can hear this one live. Good job.///

Top
#303423 - 07/20/15 09:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2898
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2898
Loc: Sacramento, California
This is awesome, like a cool breeze on a hot summer night! Polished and professional all the way.
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
#303451 - 07/21/15 07:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: Planobilly]
Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 724
olemon Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 724
Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Love this one Scott. Great singing - made me think of chicken on the ground under a big old oak tree.


BTW - which brand/size cast net did you finally get?


Regards,


Bob


Thanks, Bob. As I recall it was a 7' net. Don't remember the brand, but I remember the canal where I tore it up on some bottom debris:)

Originally Posted By: c_fogle
The back story built my anticipation and the song didn't disappoint. My favorite from you so far. Hang on to your choir partners, their harmonies were awesome and a great match to your vocals. Some may feel and comment that the vocals are a bit too up front but I enjoyed the mix as it is. Great job. I enjoyed this one a lot and heading back for another listen.

Charlie


Appreciate that, Charlie. Glad you enjoyed the narrative:)

We recorded vocals for another song that same day - haven't mixed it yet - and given the positive feedback they're getting so far on this, my choir partners are excited about doing more. Me too!

I went back and forth on the vocals with volume automation and gain - oh so many times. The reference mixes I used were Darius Rucker's cover of 'Wagon Wheel' and Alan Jackson's 'Small Town Southern Man.' Not the same song styles, but those productions appealed to me. I tried to match the vocal levels I heard in those songs.

Thanks again for those kind words.

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Scott,

thanks a lot for the interesting background
story. Great singing and lovely harmonies.
Enjoyable listen.

Guenter


Thank you, Guenter:)

Originally Posted By: Planobilly
Living here in south Florida and fishing all the time a cast net is just part of my life. Just had a new custom one built by a guy who has been making them for 40 plus years. Super happy with the net.

Having worked and played in you neck of the woods this song brings me back to a time far in my distant past.

This may have gotten to me through all this modern computer stuff and been recorded with the same modern software but I can hear the past clear as a bell.

I guess we are all better off for the technology....perhaps, but I sometimes miss the live acoustic music. No amp, no mic,no electric nothing, not even electric lights. Nothing can replace the soft glow of a "coal oil" lamp and the voice of the friends we live around.

I have a special affection for "cajun country" and miss singing in French and eating shrimp gumbo.

Thanks for the song and the reminder of times past.


Merci beaucoup. Il a été un plaisir


Billy



Thanks, Billy. I was hoping for a traditional sounding recording.

Ever soak a monofilament net in fabric softener? It works well.

Btw, I do not speak the language, but I know some people who do:)
_________________________
My songs are here:
https://www.reverbnation.com/scottholson
and here:
https://soundcloud.com/scott-h-olson

Top
#303511 - 07/21/15 03:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 184
Loc: Edmonton,Canada
big741 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 184
Loc: Edmonton,Canada
It's pretty much all been said.

Outstanding work!

Thanks for the music,
Dan
_________________________


Top
#303530 - 07/21/15 08:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4429
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4429
Sounds great Scott. Those harmonies are terrific with your voice. And love the live feel of it.

We almost moved near there when my honey was hosting a show on KPEL many moons ago.

Top
#303669 - 07/23/15 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bayou In My Blood (A new-old song) [Re: olemon]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2988
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2988
Loc: Florida
Scott, Nicely written and very well sung. Fantastic vocals. Love the little baritone part In the chorus. The fiddle gives it the Cajun feel that you were looking for. Very nicely done and looking for more from you and the girls. Good job! Tom

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Just Released: Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box for Windows!

164 amazing new RealStyles await you in Xtra Styles PAK 7! We've dreamed up some great new arrangements for your songwriting, production, and teaching needs in four volumes: Jazz 7, Country 7, Rock/Pop 7, and Americana 2.

Get all 164 new RealStyles in the All Xtra Styles PAK 7 for only $29 until September 15, 2019! (Reg. $49)

Specific genre packages are also available for $15 each!

For more information and to listen to demos, click here!

Band-in-a-Box® Features List!

Every version release of Band-in-a-Box® adds loads of new features and enhancements to the program, which we're sure can sometimes get "lost" in your knowledge of the program's capabilities.

Looking to learn about new features with a specific release? It's actually really easy to locate this information!

Learn tips on the new version (2019) by visiting Help | Tip of the Day and placing a check mark next to "Only Show Tips for Version 2019" (you'll also need to select "Show Tips at Startup", if it's not already).

Access the new features list for older versions in the Help Index of the program - from the left-menu, choose Contents | Features and a list of New Features will show - all the way back to Version 7!

#FeatureFriday

#TBT Band-in-a-Box® Goes to NAMM

As we get ready to head to Summer NAMM this year, we're remembering our time their last year - we had so many visitors stop by our booth!

Click here to take a peak!

Special thanks to Mike and all the RealTracks Artists and PG Endorsers who stopped by. Stay tuned for our Booth Visitors and other happenings from Summer NAMM on July 18-20, 2019! If you find yourself at the event, come say "Hi!" to us at booth 234.

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows StylePicker Feature - Finding RealTracks & MIDI SuperTracks

Did you know... Within Band-in-a-Box®, quickly find styles that use RealTracks (or MIDI SuperTracks!) in a certain range by pressing the [Other] filter button in the StylePicker window and select "Styles that contain RealTracks or MIDI SuperTracks in a number range".

#WisdomWednesday

Band-in-a-Box® Tip of the Day!

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® will show you some helpful "Tips" when you start the program? What a great way for new program users to learn all the features of the program! Want to know Tips on just the latest version? This feature can be adjusted to just show the Tips for that too.

Maybe you're a long-time user of the program, and have this feature turned off? To access Tip of the Day (450+ available!), head to Help | Tip of the Day. Your Tip will appear right away - and you'll have the option of reading the Next Tip if you wanted too! Within this window is where you would also choose to "Show Tips at Startup" (if this is unchecked, you won't see them), or "Only Show Tips for Version 2019".

Here's a few Tips the program informed me of the last time I opened Band-in-a-Box®:

In the Piano Roll window, the 'Ghost Note' function allows you to view a single-channel, and see notes on all other channels display in light grey. This is useful when working with multi-channel tracks.

Want a bigger guitar display? Drag the bottom end of the Guitar Window to change its size, or press the SETTINGS button to set a custom size.

The Printout can use left and right MARGINS. This is useful to make printouts for small paper size or 3 hole paper that requires margins.

Edit | Nudge Chords/Melody. Let's say that you have entered a complete song chord progression, and you then realize that all of the chords starting at bar 23 are 1 beat to late. You can use this feature to slide your chords over by 1 beat.

#TipTuesday

Video - Using the Band-in-a-Box® Vocal Wizard

Check out this incredibly thorough video created by Dennis Wilkins, which explains how he uses the Band-in-a-Box® Vocal Wizard! Click here to watch..

YouTube Find - Ballad for a Travelling Lady

We did a search for Band-in-a-Box on YouTube, and look at what we found!

Video - "Ballad for a Travelling Lady" by Stefan Leipziger

What a great use of Band-in-a-Box! Check out Stefan's YouTube Channel for even more of songs he's created with the help of Band-in-a-Box.

Forum Stats
29889 Members
61 Forums
59232 Topics
499981 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
AxelS, maxnordio, Jetwoman, Bobby Watson, Broil

29889 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Jim 141
Janice & Bud 134
MarioD 119
Deryk - PG Music 111
Ember - PG Music 107
Matt Finley 104
Noel96 97
floyd jane 96
Icelander 94
Joe -PG Music 93
Today's Birthdays
rvenneman, SandraMcG