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#328872 - 01/01/16 03:23 PM [User Showcase] To Natalie Cole
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aleck rand Offline
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I just learned of the passing of Natalie Cole from Ray's post in the Off Topic Forum. This is a tune that Natalie did, sung by Naomi Jones (aka NayJ) one of the few singers on SoundCloud who can stand as Natalie's equal. I think you'll find her performance nothing short of amazing. This is also a progress report on my transition, which is coming along nicely in good part due to the exceptional kindness shown me by the members of this Forum. I'll never forget it.

Vocal: NayJ
Arrangement, keys, bass: Aleck Rand
RealDrummer: Terry Clarke

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#328881 - 01/01/16 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi, bud´!

This is nothing short of pure magic !!!

Cheers
Dani

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#328882 - 01/01/16 03:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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Magic it is and Wonderfully done! Love her voice!

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#328915 - 01/01/16 08:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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Did not know of Natalie's passing. I was a fan of hers, and a die hard fan of her father. If I had to choose between his Christmas music and all of the rest, it would be a tough choice. This is incredibly well done!! A beautiful song done to a level that the song deserves. Great arrangement, great vocal, and great mix. It really knocked me out! I don't think I've ever seen a song on Soundcloud where 10 percent of the listeners have posted likes. AWESOME!! Take care. Greg

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#328958 - 01/02/16 05:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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We were saddened to hear of Natalie Cole's passing on Thursday. Such a remarkable talent. RIP

And here, is another remarkable combo ... you two! This is just so danged good. We'll sum it up in two words ...

SUPER SWEET!
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#328959 - 01/02/16 05:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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Beautifully done, Dean.

Wonderfully subtle arrangement that allows that incredible voice be the true star.

Big wow.

floyd

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#328969 - 01/02/16 05:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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Incredible! I enjoyed this very much!
Sonny

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#328989 - 01/02/16 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean,

just great.

Guenter
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#329029 - 01/02/16 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

I appreciate these and your warm words of encouragement more than I can say. I'm replying to your comment first to bang this across. To make sure that you know you have my respect as an artist and a class guy.

Dean

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#329082 - 01/02/16 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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What and awesome song. Was also very sad to hear of Natalie Cole's passing. Had a bit of a crush on her since I was very young. She was an incredible singer and her dad too.

Ms Jones has a beautiful voice and the back track was incredible..
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#329344 - 01/04/16 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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That is really something Dean. What a lovely voice.

I am so sorry to read of the troubles you are having with your health. Keep strong. We are routing for you.

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#329613 - 01/05/16 10:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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We read about her passing last week. This is a
stunning production featuring an incredibly
classy vocal.

We enjoyed it.

Happy new year and we hope it brings you progress.
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#330027 - 01/07/16 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: Al-David]
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Al and Di,

Your kindness shines through as always. We were in the grip of some kind of magic on this one. NayJ did it in one take, despite the fact that I had screwed up the chords behind the crescendo "Niiiiiiight.." so bad, it was like trying to point straight ahead in a 100 mph cross wind. Yet, she held the pitch despite the ferocious force trying to push her out of tune. You don't get to hear those chords, of course. I corrected them not knowing what to expect. I thought, oh well, another take. It wasn't needed.

There was magic there and I'm glad to hear I'm not delusional. Thank you for everything.

Dean

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#330147 - 01/08/16 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: Sundance]
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Thank you Josie. Yeh, she's good. Almost as good as you.

Dean

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#330148 - 01/08/16 06:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: JoanneCooper]
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JosieC,

I appreciated your warm wishes and kind remarks very much. Thank you.

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#330151 - 01/08/16 07:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice and Bud,

We did have some kind of spell working in our favor. My comment to Al and Di shows that NayJ can hold a pitch in a choir of hound dawgs ... dancing on a tin roof.

Dean

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#330153 - 01/08/16 07:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: JoanneCooper]
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JosieC,

You're so kind. Remember what "Ah-nold" said ...


............................AH'll BE BECK!

Dean

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#330159 - 01/08/16 07:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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Wow. What a great track. Remarkable arrangement and performance. Enjoyed listening.
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#330338 - 01/09/16 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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hi dean that was outstanding in so many ways very enjoyable thanks for sharing eric
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#331046 - 01/13/16 07:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Natalie Cole [Re: aleck rand]
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I might be late to the party but that doesn't change the fact that this is absolutely outstanding! Dean, you're a musical legend! Seriously.

All the best,
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