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#414772 - 05/23/17 06:26 AM [User Showcase] "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues)
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There I Am (video)
There I Am (audio)

Nothing lyrically serious here…just a little eight bar blues for Peter and Janice to riff on. We hope you enjoy it, comments are always welcome and we appreciate your time to listen. Thanks to PeterF for playing and to PG Music and their fine musicians who are always there when you need them!

Janice: Vocal / Rode NT1 mic / Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface / Nectar 2

Peter: Rhythm guitars and solo guitar / whatever he does smile

RT 1546: Bass, Electric, CountrySwing Sw 085 / Neutron

RT 2731: Organ, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingMike Sw 085 / Neutron (B3 Grit) / EMT 140 Plate Reverb sim

MIDI SuperTracks 2848: Piano, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065 (comped from multiple generations) / Addicted Keys Modern Upright / Neutron / EMT 140 Plate Reverb sim / Ozone Imager

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DAW: Logic Pro X

Mastering: Ozone 7 Advanced


There I Am

© 2017 Janice and Bud Merritt / All Rights Reserved

been up, been down, now I'm sideways

i'm miles and miles past giving a damn

i've moved four times in five months

no matter what road I travel there I am


my past won't quit fighting my future

it's gonna be a battle to the bitter end

i nearly had love and nearly had fame

"nearly" hangs on like a sad friend


i keep trying trying to check my baggage

looking for a man who'll help me unpack

it's always more than their carry on limit

nobody's gonna cut this girl any slack


been up, been down, now I'm sideways

i'm miles and miles past giving a damn

i've moved four times in five months

no matter what road i travel there i am

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#414777 - 05/23/17 06:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Great groove, love it

nice guitar work

Janice sounds so good, great vocal!

love the sound of that organ

fine collaboration

enjoyed

Kenny

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#414778 - 05/23/17 06:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Yeah!!
Janice has her usual great phrasing and tone, and Peters guitar is talking to me.
I love this, nice one!
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#414787 - 05/23/17 07:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Great groove, love it

nice guitar work

Janice sounds so good, great vocal!

love the sound of that organ

fine collaboration

enjoyed

Kenny


Thanks Kenny. Yep I like that organ too -- never used it before. I put a Neutron B3 grit preset on it.

J&B

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#414789 - 05/23/17 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi there J&B.

Well, you know I always love a blues and it doesn't get much better than this, plus it's nice to see a blues venturing away from the traditional 12 bar chord sequence.

Sublime guitar from Peter - reminded me of early Peter Green.

And what can I say about Janice that she hasn't heard me say a hundred times before? It doesn't matter what you turn your hand to, Janice, it always has that same magical quality which gives me goosebumps.

Bud - great mix my old friend!

Loved the whole thing.

ROG.

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#414791 - 05/23/17 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Oh Yeah!

Loved everything about this. Janet sounds her wonderful self, peter rocks on the 6 string and the video is great. Bud's on heck of a knob turner on those controls!

We particularly liked this couplet:

my past won't quit fighting my future
it's gonna be a battle to the bitter end

That organ is outrageously good! Smokin' all the way. We totally loved it! Kudos to all of you on a job better than well done.

Alan & Di
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#414814 - 05/23/17 09:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Wowser. Loved this tune. Janice and Bud this is asuper vocal, backtrack and mix. Peter loved the guitar work. Very cool phrasing, tone had some serious bit to it Well done..

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#414840 - 05/23/17 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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hi Janice and bud ,peter great colab everything very sweet sounding great vocal guitar work was outstanding nice crisp mix thanks for sharing eric
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#414846 - 05/23/17 01:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah!!
Janice has her usual great phrasing and tone, and Peters guitar is talking to me.
I love this, nice one!


Thanks man. That's pretty much the way we felt when Peter sent us the tracks!

J&B

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#414851 - 05/23/17 02:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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We're gonna keep this one short and sweet:

You guys know the blues!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#414873 - 05/23/17 06:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi there J&B.

Well, you know I always love a blues and it doesn't get much better than this, plus it's nice to see a blues venturing away from the traditional 12 bar chord sequence.

Sublime guitar from Peter - reminded me of early Peter Green.

And what can I say about Janice that she hasn't heard me say a hundred times before? It doesn't matter what you turn your hand to, Janice, it always has that same magical quality which gives me goosebumps.

Bud - great mix my old friend!

Loved the whole thing.

ROG.


Thanks Rog! Janice smiled big time when she read your comments. I thought I had a decent mix going and my asking you to put your ears on it resulted in it hitting that sweet spot. Without even changing a pan or any track gain your notion of where to tweak some EQ and add a bit of compression were spot on. I much appreciate that.

J&B


Edited by Janice & Bud (05/23/17 06:44 PM)

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#414891 - 05/24/17 01:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Great groove, love it

nice guitar work

Janice sounds so good, great vocal!

love the sound of that organ

fine collaboration

enjoyed

Kenny


Kenny
Thanks for the review.
It was a lovely track to play to and backing up Janice is a real privilege.

Peter

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#414892 - 05/24/17 01:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah!!
Janice has her usual great phrasing and tone, and Peters guitar is talking to me.
I love this, nice one!


Dave
Thanks for that.
Hope the guitar was saying all the right things!

Peter

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#414894 - 05/24/17 02:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice / Bud / Peter,

Excellent! Love the slow burn feel of this...

Bob
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#414929 - 05/24/17 09:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Oh Yeah!

Loved everything about this. Janet sounds her wonderful self, peter rocks on the 6 string and the video is great. Bud's on heck of a knob turner on those controls!

We particularly liked this couplet:

my past won't quit fighting my future
it's gonna be a battle to the bitter end

That organ is outrageously good! Smokin' all the way. We totally loved it! Kudos to all of you on a job better than well done.

Alan & Di


Thank y'all! I bet you liked that couplet smile Like we talked about it expresses the same sentiment as two lines that you recently wrote. But, I must confess that mine was "appropriated" from a line I heard in the Jusitified tv series and wrote it down thinking it might work in a song. So yours was based on songwriter talent and mine...well. Glad you liked the organ. The Neutron "B3 Grit" setting worked well.

We appreciate the great review!

J&B

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#415003 - 05/24/17 06:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Wowser. Loved this tune. Janice and Bud this is asuper vocal, backtrack and mix. Peter loved the guitar work. Very cool phrasing, tone had some serious bit to it Well done..


Hey Scott, thanks for those words. We appreciate your music a lot and it's nice to hear that you enjoyed our little 8 bar ditty.

J&B

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#415046 - 05/25/17 03:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi there J&B.

Well, you know I always love a blues and it doesn't get much better than this, plus it's nice to see a blues venturing away from the traditional 12 bar chord sequence.

Sublime guitar from Peter - reminded me of early Peter Green.

And what can I say about Janice that she hasn't heard me say a hundred times before? It doesn't matter what you turn your hand to, Janice, it always has that same magical quality which gives me goosebumps.

Bud - great mix my old friend!

Loved the whole thing.

ROG.


Rog
Thanks for the guitar compliment - much appreciated.
I agree with your comments about Janice & Bud they always deliver no matter what they turn their hands to.

Peter

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#415055 - 05/25/17 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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PB&J!

(HA! ...couldn't resist that!)

This is SO easy to listen to. Smooth and Excellent - in every regard.

For "nothing lyrically serious here" this is a very fine blues write.

I'd say that Janice is "at the top of her game", but how can I when that is where she ALWAYS is.

Peter's guitar work is exceptional! Your best ever, man... it SINGS.

And another (ho hum) crystal clear production and mix from the master. Perfect drums. Nice B3. Everything "in place". Ho hum.

SO easy to listen to.

fj

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#415064 - 05/25/17 07:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I sure do love the blues and this one has all the good stuff! Some super guitar work and a stellar vocal. The write is engaging and some great lines in there. The sound of the mix and the individual instruments is outstanding. This is a top shelf production. Bravo to all three of you! Tom

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#415110 - 05/25/17 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: "There I Am" featuring PeterF (back to the blues) [Re: F.M.M.]
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Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi Janice and bud ,peter great colab everything very sweet sounding great vocal guitar work was outstanding nice crisp mix thanks for sharing eric


Thank you Eric. Really like your new tune.

J&B

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