Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#325947 - 12/18/15 06:37 AM [User Showcase] Ybor City Lullaby
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9156
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9156
Loc: Florida
RealDrums play a starring rule here. If you have never taken the time to walk through all the RealDrum options, you need to.
There are over 300 choices - not to mention the choices inside those choices (so, thousands!).
BIAB is worth its price if you only use it as a "drum machine"!

If you are ever in the Tampa Bay area, you should spend some time in Ybor City.
Many years ago it contained little more than some cigar factories and the Florida mafia. The population was largely Cuban.
It was once (supposedly) the hangout of pirates...Tampa throws a Gasparilla celebration each year - sort of our Mardi Gras..(pirates, drunks, girls, beads)..
The Cloumbia Restaurant has been there over 100 years, but little else was there...

About 40 years ago, businessmen began moving in to transform it into a "tourist area".
I played weekends at the first "new" bar ("Rough Riders Restaurant" in a converted cigar factory)
when it was still considered "the bad side of town".
https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/88695
(There is some chance that I am the guy at the bottom of the stairs, back turned in that picture)

You did not want to stray from the main drag at night.

Today it is Tampa's most colorful area. If you visit, make sure to go to the Tampa Bay Brewing Company and order the meatloaf... I am NOT kidding...see it on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Homemade & Homebrewed Highlights (link no longer valid)
Walking the main drag Saturday night is entertaining...

This is my "tribute" to that 1977-era Ybor..

YBOR CITY LULLABY

in the heart of the city
veins of red cobblestone
between summer heat and a spanish beat
where many a pirate's been known
laughing senoritas and colored piñatas
twirl to the tourists delight
latin girls so pretty, but deep in this city
plans are being made for the night

   oh, carmelita
   hold me up or hold me down
   is ybor city paradise
   or the bad side of town

the corners have all been stolen
by bright lights and squad car patrols
but neither violate the alleys
where schemers and saboteurs stroll
costumed and gay by the light of the day
but don't walk away from the crowd
their hatred is buried, but like switchblades it's carried
it burns in the hearts of the proud

   oh, carmelita
   do we dare to dream or drown
   is ybor city paradise
   or the bad side of town

behind the festival veil
a people gasping for air
they invite the invaders to join in the dance
reach a hand out but nothing is there

   oh, carmelita
   lay your body down
   ybor city is paradise
   the bad side of town


And finally... the (Latin Rock) band!!!

Style is _GUAJIRA.STY (Guajira Trio [120RS])

RealDrums in style: SalsaGuajira^1-a:BongoFills, b:Bells
RealDrums in Song: PraiseWorshipShine^01-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

RealTracks in style: 1958:Bass, Baby, Guajira Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1959:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Guajira Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1960:Tres, Rhythm Guajira Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1004:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm ClassicRockStrumming Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1292:Accordion, Rhythm TexMexCountry Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1770:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinChords Ev16 130
RealTracks in song: 659:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasRockChop Ev 120 (B:8ths)
RealTracks in song: 698:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120 (A:muted)
RealTracks in song: 809:Guitar, Electric, Soloist DrivingCountryBallad Ev 065


Play it loud (or in phones) - to really hear the RealDrums!

Y'all diviértete...Arrggh..

Have at it.

floyd


Edited by Andrew - PG Music (09/26/17 04:51 PM)

Top
#325954 - 12/18/15 07:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3078
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3078
Loc: wales
floyd
The Latin beat sets the mood straight away portraying a life about which I know nothing.In the late 70's I hung around in the "celebrity" side of London in the same districts as some gangsters, never saw them but the stories...wow! No longer playing live at that time, sadly, I restarted in the 80's.

The lyrics paint pictures and turn that photo into colour, so I won't pick an example as I'd have to praise each line!

Them drums are excellent, must investigate them myself

Wonderful, Floyd, absolutely wonderful. There must be great memories to produce this masterpiece.

A great listen on this miserable day in Wales, cold 'n damp.

Needs a few more listens!!

Excellent

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs

My story

Top
#325956 - 12/18/15 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6215
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6215
Loc: South Carolina
This one really fits you. Fits you so very well...

It all comes together like Grandma's banana pudding!

About the picture: It is good that you notated back turned at the bottom of the stairs. You share the same hairstyle as the lady at the top of the stairs with her back turned... holding a pocketbook....

A peculiarity to your subject is a town in S/E NC named Tabor City. It shares many of the same characteristics with Ybor except the entire city has the reputation. It is fondly nicknamed in these parts as "Razor City."

It does not have a tourist section like Ybor but it presents a large fall festival each year called the Yam Festival that is internationally acclaimed. It is not as bad these days of its reputation as it once was but if you get crossed up there, it's still as bad once as it ever was. smile

It is also the birthplace of country legend Stonwall Jackson.


Edited by Charlie Fogle (12/18/15 07:14 AM)
_________________________
BIAB Ultra Pak+ 2021:RB 2021, Latest builds: Dell AIO; Windows-10-64 bit, AMD A9 Processor and 16 GB Ram Memory.

Top
#325959 - 12/18/15 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1920
Loc: WEST MIDLANDS, UK
sixchannel Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1920
Loc: WEST MIDLANDS, UK
Wow! I love a bit o'latin - especially one with a thumping drum beat like this.
Great lyrics - is it REALLY that scarey?! And great tune too - loved the Chorus.
AND - is that SOLO guitar and Outro really an RT - or is that you? Its stunning and fits perfectly.
Ace Job, my friend.
cheers
ian
_________________________
Old Guys Rule.The older I get,the better I was!
BB2021 PLUS, 827, Win7, Win10

ALL TRACKS - https://app.box.com/s/501rnzrbadng1elvi45hbf7y08kl5oxp

SOUNDCLOUD UPDATED - tracks that were made entirely using BIAB -
http://soundcloud.com/sixchannel

Top
#325964 - 12/18/15 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4650
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4650
I think Latin beats always make a body want to move - they sure do mine. So you had me from the get go with that rhythm track. Cool story well written - love the line about the switch blade. You sound great on it. Mucho enjoyed!

Top
#325967 - 12/18/15 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Floyd,

everything is perfect! I especially like the panorama you have in the mix.
Thanks a lot for the background story and the picture.
You gave me some pleasant minutes today.

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

Top
#325985 - 12/18/15 10:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3145
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3145
Loc: York, England
Hi Floyd.

Well, that's another place on my list of where to visit when I eventually get to do my tour of the US.

What a splendid track - a sort of rock salsa. (The dance, not the spicy tomato dip.)

I was waiting for Herb Alpert trumpets to perform the solo but got Jimi Hendrix instead. Cool.

A terrific mix in which everything rocks from start to finish and which nearly brought the Tannoys off the stands. Maybe more cowbell?

ROG.

Top
#325998 - 12/18/15 12:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1019
Loc: Maryland
SpaceDog Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1019
Loc: Maryland
Floyd,
Having been a Tampa Bay resident for three years, the title grabbed my attention. Yep, you nailed it! I've been to all the places you mentioned but never in the bad ole days. It must have been wild! People still routinely get into trouble there but it's such a cool place and the cigars a still great.
Excellent song. I really enjoyed it.
SD

Top
#326023 - 12/18/15 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5674
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5674
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Excellent vocal and lyrics. Latin music has such a cool rhythm to it. Guitar was superb.

Top
#326044 - 12/18/15 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: Charlie Fogle]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9156
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9156
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: gibson
floyd
The Latin beat sets the mood straight away portraying a life about which I know nothing.In the late 70's I hung around in the "celebrity" side of London in the same districts as some gangsters, never saw them but the stories...wow! No longer playing live at that time, sadly, I restarted in the 80's.

The lyrics paint pictures and turn that photo into colour, so I won't pick an example as I'd have to praise each line!

Them drums are excellent, must investigate them myself

Wonderful, Floyd, absolutely wonderful. There must be great memories to produce this masterpiece.

A great listen on this miserable day in Wales, cold 'n damp.

Needs a few more listens!!

Excellent

Alyn

Thanks, Alyn. You can get really lost in walking through all the drums choices... I don't think people realize how much variety is really there. It's pretty incredible...and you don't have to program them yourself! Click, Click Click and done... I'd like to hear ALL of your stories one day...


Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
This one really fits you. Fits you so very well...

It all comes together like Grandma's banana pudding!

About the picture: It is good that you notated back turned at the bottom of the stairs. You share the same hairstyle as the lady at the top of the stairs with her back turned... holding a pocketbook....

A peculiarity to your subject is a town in S/E NC named Tabor City. It shares many of the same characteristics with Ybor except the entire city has the reputation. It is fondly nicknamed in these parts as "Razor City."

It does not have a tourist section like Ybor but it presents a large fall festival each year called the Yam Festival that is internationally acclaimed. It is not as bad these days of its reputation as it once was but if you get crossed up there, it's still as bad once as it ever was. smile

It is also the birthplace of country legend Stonwall Jackson.

I hope Grandma's pudding was good...

Top
#326063 - 12/18/15 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6222
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6222
Loc: Davis, CA
Really well done song, and interesting background story Floyd!! The Latin beat is infectious. The mix is superb. And, the lyrics are wonderfully descriptive and poetic. You traverse many styles with great skill and apparent comfort. Great job!! Take care. Greg

Top
#326084 - 12/18/15 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: gibson]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

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

In my opinion this is your best song/arrangement/composition and vocal, so far.
First: the vocal volume levels are beautifully weaved in the songs arrangement. They are pitch perfect especially in the chorus.
Second: The (gritty) electric guitars work perfectly to roughen up the mix a little.
Third: The mix/arrangement itself has a very distinct atmosphere, also due to the percussion and the accordion.
The song gives the exact feeling of what you've been describing in your post.
It's a little bit different from what you usually do, but very, very cool!

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

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#326099 - 12/18/15 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/16/15
Posts: 532
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
SRP Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/16/15
Posts: 532
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
As you know I moved to Tampa in 1977 and although ours paths never crossed, we did have one thing in common and that was our experiences with Ybor City. Yours was playing music there and mine delivering Krispy Kreme donuts. I had thought many times of writing about Ybor City but you have done such a perfect job with this song that there would be no need of it. You have captured everything that needs to be told with such precision and musical talent that if a person had never been there they now have a great understanding of what it was like in those days. Great job Floyd! I love what you did with the Latin sound and it really brought back some old memories for me. Thanks for writing this one.
Sonny

Top
#326101 - 12/18/15 06:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4087
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4087
Loc: Sydney Australia
Floyd
I liked everything about that one - the story the vocal the guitars and of course the drums.
You continue to push the envelope.

Top
#326120 - 12/18/15 09:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4142
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4142
Loc: Sacramento, California
Nice! The percussion introduction is very ear-catching, as in the guitar at the end (and your vocal with the reverb).

I'd been eyeing <BRAND NAME REDACTED> Blues Drumkit, but I keep reminding myself what you pointed out: BiaB has some really nice drumkits, and it's really easy to forget how much we've already got.

Anyway, fun listen, especially with the guitars playing off against the latin drums.
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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

Top
#326130 - 12/18/15 10:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17163
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17163
Loc: Australia
Hey floyd,

I haven't listened to the song yet nor read any of the comments. I've just finished reading the lyrics and I wanted to pass on some thoughts regarding those before being influenced by anything else.

I LOVE the opening. What a fantastic initial image and metaphor... a very lyrical play on the word 'heart'...

Quote:
in the heart of the city
veins of red cobblestone

... after reading that, I was fully committed to finish!

The next thing that came my way was just how outstanding your rhyme scheme is. It's very sophisticated indeed. (The phrase "floyd is a lyricist supremo" just sprang to mind. I pass it on for what it's worth smile ).

Quote:
(x) in the heart of the city
(a) veins of red cobblestone
(b) between summer heat
(b) and a spanish beat
(a) where many a pirate's been known
(c) laughing senoritas
(c) and colored piñatas
(d) twirl to the tourists delight
(e) latin girls so pretty
(e) but deep in this city
(d) plans are being made for the night

The rhythm of the rhyme is fantastic. I hope that people who listen to this song take the time to read the lyric aloud. It's well worth the journey. A great lyric!

Ok... off to listen now... I'm curious to see where this goes.

Back now...

What an incredible creation!

Not only is this a write of the highest calibre, it's also a masterpiece arrangement and production. In addition, your performance is spectacular.

I'm heading back for another listen. This is music at its very best!

Regards
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#326212 - 12/19/15 08:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9156
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9156
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: sixchannel
Wow! I love a bit o'latin - especially one with a thumping drum beat like this.
Great lyrics - is it REALLY that scarey?! And great tune too - loved the Chorus.
AND - is that SOLO guitar and Outro really an RT - or is that you? Its stunning and fits perfectly.
Ace Job, my friend.
cheers
ian

Thanks, Ian.... Ybor is not like that now. It is a terrific place to visit... as long as you keep to the main two streets...

The solo guitar is an RT - it is listed above..


Originally Posted By: Sundance
I think Latin beats always make a body want to move - they sure do mine. So you had me from the get go with that rhythm track. Cool story well written - love the line about the switch blade. You sound great on it. Mucho enjoyed!


Josie - Thanks for dropping by (and dancing!)

Top
#326297 - 12/19/15 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: boehm]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9156
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9156
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Floyd,

everything is perfect! I especially like the panorama you have in the mix.
Thanks a lot for the background story and the picture.
You gave me some pleasant minutes today.

Guenter


Thanks for listening, Guenter... and for the nice comments...

Top
#326395 - 12/20/15 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 92
JEL Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 92
Good one smile

Top
#326412 - 12/20/15 10:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ybor City Lullaby [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4857
Loc: Florida
90 dB Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4857
Loc: Florida
Ay!

Ser suave como la seda. ¡Bien hecho! Hiciste un excelente trabajo. Perfect companion for my Cuba Libre! grin



Regards,

Bob

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Spanish for Windows is Here!

En PG Music tenemos el placer de anunciar la disponibilidad de Band-in-a-Box 2021 en Español. Despues de arduo trabajo hemos agregado, entre otras cosas, 80 funciones nuevas y una gran colección de nuevas incorporaciones y contenido que incluyen 202 RealTracks, nuevos RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Estudios Instrumentales, Interpretaciones de Artistas, RealDrums 'Single' adicionales, transcripciones de RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10 ¡y mucho mas!

Nuevas características | Todos los Paquetes

New Update Available for Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 today!

We've applied some updates to a variety of Add-ons, improved transcriptions and simple tags, resolved playback issues with MIDI tracks, and more. Plus, this free update adds the latest DAW Plugin 3.46!

Learn more & download now.

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Polish for Windows is Here!

Efektem naszej ciężkiej pracy w ostatnim czasie jest m.in. dodanie 80 nowych funkcji i wspaniałej kolekcji nowych dodatków i zawartości, które obejmują 202 RealTracks, nowe RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Studia Instrumentalne, Wykonania Artystów, dodatkowe RealDrums "Pojedyncze ", transkrypcje RealDrums, pakiet MultiStyles PAK 1, Pakiet Xtra Styles PAK 10 i wiele innych!

Nowych | Pakiety

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Dutch for Windows is Here!

We zijn bezig geweest en hebben 80 nieuwe functies toegevoegd en een verbazingwekkende collectie van nieuwe inhoud, inclusief 202 RealTracks, nieuwe RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumentale Studies, Artiest Uitvoeringen, Bonus RealDrums "Singles", RealDrums transcripties, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Stijlen PAK 10 en meer!

Nieuwe Functies | Pakketten

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Danish for Windows is Here!

Vi har haft travlt, og har tilføjet 80 nye funktioner og en fantastisk samling af nyt indhold, bl.a. 202 RealTracks, nye RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, bonus RealDrums "Singles," RealDrums transsriptioner, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10 og meget mere!

Hvan er Nyt | Pakker

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Update Available!

The latest Band-in-a-Box® 2021 update for Windows enhances the JukeBox, adds a "Set all tracks to this:" option to the MIDI import dialog, improves chord sheet view during playback, and more!

Learn more & download this free update.

Read the patch announcement.

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Swedish for Windows is Here!

Vi har varit flitiga och lagt till över 80 nya funktioner och en fantastisk samling av nytt innehåll, innefattande 202 RealTracks, nya RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles," RealDrums transcriptions, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10, med mera!

Paket | Vad är nytt

Forum Stats
34260 Members
67 Forums
69135 Topics
593773 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
jsscsnow01, dberanek, PianoByIsobel, KennyH, json

34260 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 197
Matt Finley 164
Noel96 121
Pipeline 121
Janice & Bud 112
Guitarhacker 106
Simon - PG Music 106
dcuny 101
Rustyspoon# 101
Jim Fogle 99
Today's Birthdays
arturarroyo, ecdoe, gospel singer, Harald