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#363194 - 08/31/16 09:42 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings)
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Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings)

Here is my submission of this much loved traditional public domain song. Love these Extra Styles! It has given me all sorts of motivation to get writing and producing.

I used the Rambler Songwriter Country. I added Some Midi Strings (made from the melody line) and also some percussion.

I sing at the local folk club with my neighbor Paddy Rowlings. On Sunday, when I was busy recording this, I took a chance asked him if he was available to record some vocals, which he did. It was his first time recording and he said he battled to just sing, without strumming away on a guitar. He sang the harmonies right off the bat. One take only! Wish I could do that...


Edited by JosieC (08/31/16 09:48 AM)

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#363198 - 08/31/16 10:19 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Josie,

Kumbaya is one of my all-time favourite songs. I love your arrangement and your and Paddy's presentation. Very very listenable!

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#363234 - 08/31/16 12:42 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Ciao Josie,
Your vocals reminded me Steeleye Span band in Parcel of Rogues album.
Great vocals.
Perfect sound.


Edited by GT_OR (08/31/16 12:53 PM)
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#363267 - 08/31/16 04:28 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Josie,
This is one of those songs so many of us sang at school, camp, church etc and never tire of ... but you get my vote not just because I already love the song - your vocal is gorgeous and the harmonies just right.
Very good!

Robert

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#363302 - 09/01/16 01:45 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hello, Joanne

Very very good and pleasant vocals.
It reminds me of my junior high school campfire.
Though I didn’t know Kumbaya, I had listened to many similar songs sung by Brothers Four or Peter Paul & Mary, etc. when I was young.
Very enjoyable listen.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#363313 - 09/01/16 04:52 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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This is great arrangement. I love the bass singer. Caught me a bit off guard is a nice dimension and texture to the song.

This is an excellent arrangement, mix and performance. I really enjoyed this one.

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#363372 - 09/01/16 12:41 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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I'm probably the only one here who doesn't know the original ;-)
But, this is some serious good work! Very good vocals the both of you!

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#363387 - 09/01/16 01:50 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Your voice reminds me of Stevie Nicks. Great job.
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#363422 - 09/01/16 06:07 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: Island Soul]
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#363496 - 09/02/16 07:13 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Beautiful Joanna and Paddy.

Great use of the style, wonderful arrangement.
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#363512 - 09/02/16 08:33 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: David Snyder]
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Nice version Josie and Paddy smile
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#363592 - 09/02/16 03:15 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Very nice take on such a well known song. Your voices blend beautifully.
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#364116 - 09/06/16 03:48 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Josie,

Kumbaya is one of my all-time favourite songs. I love your arrangement and your and Paddy's presentation. Very very listenable!

Regards,
Noel


Noel - Thank you so much. It certainly is also one of my favourites but it comes under a roasting sometimes smile

Originally Posted By: GT_OR
Ciao Josie,
Your vocals reminded me Steeleye Span band in Parcel of Rogues album.
Great vocals.
Perfect sound.


Gianfranco - Thank you! I will have to check out Steeleye Span band!

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Josie,
This is one of those songs so many of us sang at school, camp, church etc and never tire of ... but you get my vote not just because I already love the song - your vocal is gorgeous and the harmonies just right.
Very good!

Robert


Robert. Thank you so much.I am glad you liked the harmonies. Paddy did a great job with very little preparation.

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Joanne

Very very good and pleasant vocals.
It reminds me of my junior high school campfire.
Though I didn’t know Kumbaya, I had listened to many similar songs sung by Brothers Four or Peter Paul & Mary, etc. when I was young.
Very enjoyable listen.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Hi Shigdeki. Thank you! I enjoyed Peter Paul and Mary's version of this song and am also enjoying listening to a lot of their recordings at the moment.

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
This is great arrangement. I love the bass singer. Caught me a bit off guard is a nice dimension and texture to the song.

This is an excellent arrangement, mix and performance. I really enjoyed this one.

Charlie


Charlie - thanks so much. I guess the different texture of Paddy's bass singing is a little unusual for me but definitely adds a nice dimension


Originally Posted By: RnAM
I'm probably the only one here who doesn't know the original ;-)
But, this is some serious good work! Very good vocals the both of you!

Rob

Ha ha! It seems that there are a few here who do not know it. Thanks!

Originally Posted By: Islansoul
Your voice reminds me of Stevie Nicks. Great job.

Islansoul that is a HUGE compliment. Thank you!

Originally Posted By: lambada
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Lambada - short and sweet. Thank you!

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Beautiful Joanna and Paddy.

Great use of the style, wonderful arrangement.


David - thanks for listening and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it.
Originally Posted By: rodipoet
Nice version Josie and Paddy smile


Rod - Thank you so much

Originally Posted By: jford
Very nice take on such a well known song. Your voices blend beautifully.


Thank you John. I appreciate it. It is lovely to sing with Paddy. So easy!

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#364628 - 09/09/16 10:32 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Amazing! Probably the best version I have heard of this song.

You and Paddy's voices blend beautifully. Such gorgeous harmonies and vocal treatment throughout the track.

Great work.

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#364719 - 09/09/16 07:45 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Vocals and music sound great!

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#367213 - 09/26/16 11:37 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi guys. I did a video of this. I used the Windows 10 Spot Light collection of amazing photographs.


https://youtu.be/jE3-Z9vo-hg

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#367249 - 09/26/16 02:42 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Kumbaya (Feat. Paddy Rowlings) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Lovely production Joanne, very nice. I enjoyed it very much.
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