You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#116540 - 06/08/11 10:53 AM [User Showcase] New Song, "No More Sad Songs"
Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
redguitars Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
Hello, back again with another one.

This one is also from 1992.
I was trying to write a song of hope. I don't know if it came out that way.
If you have the time, give it a listen.
I hope you enjoy it.

I transferred this from cassette to PC, using Powertrack12.
Vocals and guitar are me and the rest is MIDI, BIAB, using a Roland Sound Canvas Module.
Wayne,

"No More Sad Songs"

The man on the radio, said please stay tuned
After this next message, I've got some real news
Late last night, a man came home and he cried
He prayed to God, keep his wife alive
So for tonight, there's gonna be a little change

There'll be, no more sad songs, for awhile
Just songs of hope, to help him raise a smile
There'll be, no more sad songs, for awhile
We've got to show him that we care
And let him know, he's not alone out there

We've got to show him that we care
And let him know, he's not alone out there

So there'll be, no more sad songs, for awhile
Just songs of hope, to help him raise a smile
This gentle man needs all your prayers
We've got to show him that we care
And let him know, he's not alone out there

Wayne Whiteside, Copyright December 28,1992
_________________________
"My Music Page"

Top
#116541 - 06/08/11 12:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: redguitars]
Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2967
Tommyc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2967
Nice Sangin on some great Country Wayne ! Incredible if you count the porta-4 to boom box to comp rendering !

Top
#116542 - 06/08/11 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: Tommyc]
Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
redguitars Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
Thanks a lot Tommyc. I wasn't sure it was country when I had to pick a category. But it sounded country to me.
Thanks for taking the time to listen and to comment. I appreciate it.
Wayne,
_________________________
"My Music Page"

Top
#116543 - 06/08/11 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: redguitars]
Registered: 08/14/08
Posts: 148
Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan Romanoff Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/14/08
Posts: 148
Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
Wayne

You sure have a great voice. Great mix/master and great lyrics. Lets hear more!

// Jan
_________________________
JROM

Top
#116544 - 06/08/11 12:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: Jan Romanoff]
Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
redguitars Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
Thanks Jan,
I so glad you liked it. It means a lot to me when people take the time to listen and then comment.
I really appreciate it. I have more songs here:

Blueslogic MusicPage

There are a few really hard rock songs, but most are mellow and a couple are mellow Blues.
It's kind of a mixed bag. Thank you again for your kind words.
Wayne,
_________________________
"My Music Page"

Top
#116545 - 06/08/11 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: redguitars]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2988
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2988
Loc: Florida
Well sung and very well written. Is that a harmonizer on the slide or are you tuned to an open 6th? Sounds very unique. Kind of a hawaiian tuning. This one stands up so well it should be a candidate for a rerecord with the new technology. I really liked the message. Well done. Tom

Top
#116546 - 06/08/11 07:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
redguitars Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
Thanks Tom,
Thank you for taking the time to listen and glad you enjoyed it.
I just overdubbed the guitar. I played the first part then rolled the tape back and played the harmony.
I don't know if there were harmonizers back then. If there were, I'm sure I couldn't afford one.

My biggest investment at the time was buying a good condenser mic. It was an Audio Technica mic for home recording. It was about $500.00 dollars at the time, but it changed everything. After that, recording Vocals and Acoustic guitar was a dream. I also got a Mackie Mixer as soon as they came out and an Alesis Reverb unit.

What surprised me most about finding these old songs is that I played slide. I don't remember playing slide.
Go figure....lol

Thanks again Tommy,
Wayne,
_________________________
"My Music Page"

Top
#116547 - 06/11/11 11:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: redguitars]
Registered: 07/02/00
Posts: 1696
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ian Fraser Offline
Expert

Registered: 07/02/00
Posts: 1696
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I really liked this one, Wayne. Very haunting, very engaging. And this was done on your Portastudio? I bought an 8-track Portastudio about that time to record my songs and also got into BIAB and PT about the same time. Set up with time code in hopes of using together. But the computer side of things took off so I used that - now the Portastudio is my soundcard interface.

You've done some wonderful work with it. In this song is that slide guitar played by you - what a beautiful hook.

Good stuff. Ian
_________________________
Ian
My "Original Tunes" Site
My gene pool needs more chlorine.

Top
#116548 - 06/11/11 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: Ian Fraser]
Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
redguitars Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
Thank you Ian,
Yes the guitars are me. I completely forgot about the slide until I found these tapes.
When I recorded these there wasn't recording on the PC yet. Roland was coming out with the 8 track digital recorders. I remember them being thousands of dollars.
I did do the striping the tape with time code. That left me with 3 tracks, but it worked great because I could just run the MIDI direct to my mastering deck when mixing down and use the 3 tracks for Vocals and Guitar.
It only worked with my Atari ST. I never got it going on the PC. Those were fun times. I felt like a mad scientist programming my synths. Oh, and you also had to have about 4 hands....lol

Thanks again Ian, Much appreciated.
Wayne,
Since I started again, I use my PC, an Alesis Multimix Mixer and a decent mic. BIAB and Powertracks. It's like heaven.
_________________________
"My Music Page"

Top
#116549 - 06/12/11 04:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: redguitars]
Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2396
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Skyline Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2396
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
That's a great song Wayne, beautifully delivered. Your voice is first class, and I loved the slide guitar work: simple but very hooky.
And all done on a Portastudio! Ten years on and we have more audio toys than we can use and this totally illustrates that it's all about the message not the medium.

John
_________________________
Songs web site
YouTube Channel
Band web site
BIAB 2019
Cakewalk by BandLab
Studio One 4

Top
#116550 - 06/12/11 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
redguitars Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
Thanks John,

Thanks for taking the time to listen and post. Very kind words. I played the slide like a lot of my solos, I tried to just follow the melody or make them melodic. Almost all these songs wer made as demos. So I recorded them the way they wanted them. Bring out the melody, vocal and make sure it can be understood.
19 years ago I was criticized by other musicians for not getting 8 track machines and big mixing boards. I didn't have the money and I didn't need it. Half my songs were recorded with 2 or only 1 mic. I played the Guitar and sang alone. These were Demos. I recorded these the way the record companies and Publishers wanted them. Clean and understanable.

Thanks again John,
Wayne,
_________________________
"My Music Page"

Top
#116551 - 06/12/11 07:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: redguitars]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14905
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14905
Loc: Australia
Hi Wayne,

It's all been said. This is a beautiful song and you have a fantastic voice. I found the lyrics exceptional. They really work incredibly well for me. It's a terrific premise for a song.

Last year, I was at a songwriting seminar with Beth Nielsen Chapman (co-writer of "This Kiss" - sung by Faith Hill a few years ago). Anyway, Beth is an amazing singer-songwriter and one of her major philosophies is that lyrics should resonate with truth and believability. She'd love this song of yours.

Best regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#116552 - 06/12/11 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
redguitars Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
Hi Noel,
Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and comment. I so glad you enjoyed this.
I just went to your song page and listened to a few of your songs. From the first note I was instantly a fan. Your compliments are greatly appreciated.
Thanks again,
Wayne,
_________________________
"My Music Page"

Top
#116553 - 06/12/11 08:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song, "No More Sad Songs" [Re: redguitars]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14905
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14905
Loc: Australia
Hey Wayne,

Thanks for having a listen to some of my songs. I appreciate the positive feedback!

All the best,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top


PG Music News
Polish Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Istnieje wiele ekscytujących nowych funkcji w Band-in-a-Box 2019!

Band-in-a-Box® z RealBand 2019: Pakiety
Band-in-a-Box® z RealBand 2019 dla Windows : Nowych Funkcji

Spanish Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 para Windows® está aquí!

Nuevas características
Todos los Paquetes

Video - Repeats & Endings Dialog Overview for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows

In our latest video, video we go over the Repeats & Endings Dialog within Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - Learn more...

This video includes information on repeats, 1st/2nd endings, dc al coda, ds al coda, dc al fine, ds al fine, and Fake Sheet Mode.

Testimonial - Woody Piano Shack's Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box®

Check out our latest Video Testimonial from Woody of Woody Piano Shack! Woody uses Band-in-a-Box primarily as a training tool within his YouTube channel and private lessons. He's been a Band-in-a-Box user since the Atari ST days, and is very impressed with the evolution of our program - watch and you'll see! Click here...

Video - Audio Harmony Overview in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows

We've updated our Audio Harmony Overview video using the latest Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Windows program! Watch now...

Learn even more about Audio Harmonies using the Online Manual, here.

Danish Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 til Windows® er klar!

Pakker
Nye funktioner

Dutch Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 voor Windows® is hier!

Pakketten
Nieuwe Functies

Forum Stats
29496 Members
60 Forums
58133 Topics
488342 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Emily, Tigz, Pauldordt, cptnzod, Carl the Mac man

29495 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Jim 140
Noel96 132
Janice & Bud 118
rsdean 115
Ember - PG Music 110
Tangmo 104
rayc 100
Jim Fogle 89
Joe -PG Music 88
Guitarhacker 82
Today's Birthdays
kybordr, PianoAccordionMan