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#198682 - 03/19/13 07:57 PM [User Showcase] New Song - The Grandma Shuffle
Registered: 06/17/10
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Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
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It's been awhile since I've had any time to write/produce. My work schedule has been insane! I had a day off today, so I finished this one up that I started a week or so ago. It's a song I wrote to honor all the Grandma's that I have known. All RealTracks/RealDrums, with a couple fill in tracks of percussion and organ that I played. All the vocals are me (once again, cheap labor). I hope you enjoy it!

The Grandma Shuffle

Here are the lyrics...

The Grandma Shuffle
Words and music Copyright Stephen W. Young

Grandma was a good old soul
Didn't lie, steal, or cheat
She kinda shuffled as she walked across the floor
Sorta mopped it with her feet
I never felt a more gentle hand
Or saw a sweeter smile
When Grandma would sing her lullabies

Everybody dreams of the good old days
When Grandma's shuffle could chase the blues away

We all used to laugh at her
And all her funny ways
I can't remember all the things she said
But I can still hear her pray

Everybody dreams of the good old days
When Grandma's shuffle could chase the blues away

Everybody dreams of the good old days
When Grandma's shuffle could chase the blues away

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And here are the RT's/RD's used...
RealTracks in song: 1844:Bass, Electric, CountryBoogieArp Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 1591:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffle Sw 130
RealTracks in song: 975:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingCleanMuted Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 1924:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Sol Sw 060
RealTracks in song: 425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 1283:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryShuffleBrent Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 1588:Guitar, Electric, Soloist TexasBluesRockShuffleSol Sw 130
RealTracks in song: 403:Sax, Tenor, Motown Rock Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: BluesRock128^4-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Loose
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Have a great day!

Steve
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#198683 - 03/19/13 09:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Steve Young]
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Sundance Offline
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Hey Steve, nice to hear ya!

This reminded me of being a kid knowing I was fixing to get caught at something. Quick, here she comes. LOL!

Great sounding track.

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#198684 - 03/20/13 07:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 12/06/11
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Loc: Lake Keowee, South Carolina
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Hi Steve...welcome back! Real nice song...brought back some really good memories!
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#198685 - 03/20/13 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: MountainSide]
Registered: 12/12/11
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Hi Steve.

Really nice feel to this track right from the first bar.

A great choice of RTs and excellent vocals with very smooth harmony. The understated Hammond track was just sublime. Listening to the song, I could actually picture the band playing it! All this, plus a mix that's spot on.

Did I say I like it?

ROG.

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#198686 - 03/20/13 10:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: ROG]
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Hi Steve,

Great lyrics, vocals, harmonies and mix.
I like it.

Guenter

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#198687 - 03/20/13 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: boehm]
Registered: 08/23/11
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Hi Steve,

what a great idea for a song, love the treatment and the production, very clear mix and mastering, well done.
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#198688 - 03/20/13 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Fitzync]
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Steve what a marvelous song, mix and performance exceptional as always! Thanks for sharing!
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#198689 - 03/20/13 04:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: PgFantastic]
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sixchannel Offline
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Hello Steve
Excellent song and clearly written with great affection.
Loved the choice of RT instruments.
cheers
ian
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#198690 - 03/20/13 05:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: sixchannel]
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Steve,

Very enjoyable song. Great tracks. Great mix. Terrific vocals and harmonies.
(I just keep the above in a file to copy and paste when you post a song)

I REALLY liked your "economy of words". Say what you need to say and done.
(a sign of someone who know what they are doin')
Must be "grampa/grandma good old days" month...

Like my dad used to say... "Son, you need to come by more often..."

Great job. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

floyd

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#198691 - 03/21/13 01:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: floyd jane]
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Steve,
Excellent as usual.Good mix and choice of RT's
I never met any of my grandma/pa's as all departed before I was born sadly, but I can imagine.
Alyn
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#198692 - 03/21/13 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: gibson]
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Hi Steve,

This is brilliant. Writing, arrangement, mix, performance, you've nailed it! It's an incredibly professional sound that you've managed to capture. Seems to me that yet again you have redefined the concept of excellence.

All the best,
Noel
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#198693 - 03/21/13 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Noel96]
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occ Offline
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Hey Steve!! I like all your songs but I think this may be the best one. You have such a smooth and relaxing voice. Your music is smooth and relaxing too. Thanks occ
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#198694 - 03/23/13 03:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: occ]
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Hi Steve, as usual you have raised the bar again!

Super song, great vocals and backing tracks. I really dug that organ.

Two thumbs up.
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#198695 - 03/23/13 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: occ]
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Quote:

Hey Steve!! I like all your songs but I think this may be the best one. You have such a smooth and relaxing voice. Your music is smooth and relaxing too. Thanks occ




Same thoughts here.

Later,
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#198696 - 03/24/13 09:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Danny C.]
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Very nice song, kind of country blues! Great job.

Did you harmonize yourself or use a digital harmonizer?
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#198697 - 03/24/13 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Steve Young]
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Hey Steve,

Very cool! I really liked it!

So I guess I'll just 2nd all the wonderful comment you've already gotten.

Greg

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#198698 - 03/24/13 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Achordocaster]
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Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
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Josie,

Thanks so much for your comments! Maybe the memories this invokes was because you were such a bad little girl??? On the other hand, all my memories of Grandma are so sweet and peaceful...

MountainSide,

Thanks so much for posting your comments. The older I get, the more sentimental I get!

ROG,

I really appreciate your input! Glad you like the song!

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Steve
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#198699 - 03/24/13 05:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Steve Young]
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Boehm,

Thanks so much for your kind words. Much appreciated!

Fitzync,

Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed it.

PGFantastic,

Thanks so much, Robert! Always good to hear from you!

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Steve
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#198700 - 03/24/13 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve Young Offline
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Sixchannel,

I really appreciate your time and comments, Ian! Thanks!

Floyd,

I am a fan of your work. I really appreciate your taking the time to listen and comment. I hope to have more time to devote to writing and producing again in the near future! Thanks for your kind words!

Gibson,

Thanks so much for your kind words, Alyn! I don't remember my paternal grandmother. She passed away when I was a few months old, but I heard wonderful stories about her. This song is really a tribute to a compilation of wonderful grandmas that I have known (my wife included - and no, I didn't marry my grandma ) Thanks again, Alyn!

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Steve
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#198701 - 03/24/13 05:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - The Grandma Shuffle [Re: Steve Young]
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Noel,

Always good to hear from you, my friend! I trust you are keeping everything together Down Under! I do appreciate your kind and thoughtful words!

OCC,

So nice to hear from you. Haven't seen you around for a while. Hope you are doing well! Thanks so much for your very kind words! My schedule has been so hectic the past year, maybe I should listen to some of my songs so I can relax! Thanks once again for your generous comments!

Mario,

So good to hear from you! Hope you are thawing out up there! I'm nursing a sunburn here in Texas! Always good to hear from you, my friend. Thanks for the kind words.

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Steve
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