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#419085 - 06/24/17 05:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice, Bud, Floyd, Tom,

We don't say this very often, but this really has an epic feeling to it.
The songs atmosphere is very strong, also because of the video, which was beautifully created!
The musical arrangement, backing vocals and of course Janice's lead vocal are gorgeous.
Tom, we didn't immediately notice you guitar playing, thought they were RTs wink
that must be a compliment, we think!

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#419133 - 06/25/17 04:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Stunning and beautiful song and a powerful video. The story of your song reminds me of a recording "Sweet Was Our Rose" in the 1980's by a group named Atlanta.

Enjoyed this a lot.

Charlie


Thank you Charlie. We found that tune and listened. Nice song. Although from GA we weren't aware of that band. We were totally lost in Bluegrass world during those years! Glad you enjoyed it and the video. We appreciate your comments as always.

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#419146 - 06/25/17 05:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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That is just awesome story telling. Delivery was just beautiful. The violin and banjo were very cool. Just got lost in the vocal and lyric. I had so much empathy for the person in the song. Super collaboration....

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#419166 - 06/25/17 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Wow! Great song, lyric, vocal and most of all production quality.

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#419169 - 06/25/17 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Impossible to add anything already expressed. Excellent.


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#419192 - 06/25/17 12:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J&B and Floyd, this one is great!! The vocals were flawless and effectively conveyed the emotional subject matter. Perfect choices for instrumentation. Floyd's participation was a wise choice, he really complimented Janice's voice. Thanks, Torrey
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#419209 - 06/25/17 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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It is truly amazing the quality of music that we are presented here on the PG forum. Such a small group of people posting songs. And such AMAZING songs. Both writing skills and production skills.

THIS is (as Tom has already said) one of THE best ever presented. Thanks for letting me be a small part of it.

Excellent write.
Excellent production.
Excellent mix.
Excellent vocal.
Excellent video.

Not a "hair out of place".

Stunning.

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#419240 - 06/25/17 07:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Young
What a powerful, beautiful song! Very well done on every level. The story line is well crafted into the lyrics. A very sober, complex part of our history. The video is very well done. All the performances are spot on.

You should consider doing a group of songs in this genre/storyline, as a musical portrait of this period. You do it so well.

Very touched by this.

Steve


Steve, we appreciate those very kind and supportive remarks. Our feelings for those millions of Americans who lived and died during this period is very genuine and to know that it reached you also is most meaningful to us.

Thank you.

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#419322 - 06/26/17 09:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
I love this!

powerful video

excellent vocals and mix

a great haunting quality to this story

wonderful job, guys

Kenny


Thank you Kenny. We hoped you'd like this one! And thanks also for mentioning the video.

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#419370 - 06/26/17 05:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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hi Janice and bud holy smokes guys this was outstanding the write the vocals and backing vocals were awesome thanks for sharing eric
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#419454 - 06/27/17 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Janice, Bud, Tom, Floyd,

Just played this masterpiece to my wife - "well that says it all".
I've listened a couple of times now and not only is it a haunting and lovely song, superbly performed and produced it's like a mini documentary (nice work Bud).
Wonderful stuff - congratulations to all concerned.

Peter


Hey, we'll take her comment any day!

Thanks for the kind remarks and for mentioning the video.

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#419487 - 06/27/17 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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This is the first song I've listened to in my new studio.

Nice write. Well done.
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#419534 - 06/27/17 06:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
I listened to the audio version of this a week or so ago and thought it was one of your best, and after just watching the video I still think that. Just a wonderful song on every level!

Janice's vocal sounds even better than normal, not sure how that is possible! And production wise the way you handled the reverb on the vocal sounded great and a new technique for me, so thanks for sharing!

And the harmonies, just so tight!! Perfection!! A great song, performed by an all star cast with a professional mix ..... doesn't get any better IMHO.


Thanks so much. I've been attempting to learn how to build a chorus and one of the methods I ran across was to increase the reverb on the chorus relative to the verse. Thanks for noting that! And, yes floyd did a heckuva tight harmony line for us. He is also responsible for suggesting how the four harmonies could be panned. We appreciate your support.

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#419569 - 06/28/17 06:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J&B,


Late on this one. Very nicely done.


Regards,


Bob

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#419620 - 06/28/17 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Bud and Janice, This is one of the best tracks ever posted on this forum. I was going to say a musical documentary and then I saw Peter beat me to it. To me the chorus sums up what it must have been like in the Civil War. I can't imagine the feeling of looking over the hilltop down into the enemy camp knowing that the next day will most likely be your last. The production has a warm sounding mix with some terrific editing including my own parts. Janice gives an impassioned reading of the lyric that could only have taken place with an extensive knowledge of the subject matter. The way she pronounces Cap'n is worth the price of admission by itself. A fine underlying harmony by floyd adds some depth. There's no way around saying the write is absolutely brilliant bringing into play the quiet desperation, fierce loyalty and regret felt by a teenage soldier. Thanks for letting me in on this one. It is outstanding in every way. Tom


Tom, given the caliber of your productions such high praise is very humbling. We are glad it painted that image for you. We've often stood on ridges in our area and looked down at where desperate charges took place. I genuinely appreciate your comments on the mix...it was a bit of a struggle at times. I'm glad you felt that I did your fine guitar tracks justice.

Hey, is there any other way to pronounce cap'n? smile

"...quiet desperation, fierce loyalty and regret felt by a teenage soldier" is a much better description than I could offer on what we were trying to achieve.

Thanks so much.

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#419675 - 06/28/17 11:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hello, Janice, Bud, Floyd and Tom

Very beautiful song.
What a stunning production.
Janice's vocal is very emotional.
The song for a young soldier is one of the traditional genres of American folk songs.
I have a little tears after all every time I listen to such songs.
Very enjoyable listen.

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#419727 - 06/29/17 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
We forgot to mention one other thing that stood out to us when we posted our comment yesterday.

The subtle background vocals add so much to this. It's much like the cherry atop a sundae. The sundae's pretty danged good without it but that cherry just makes a statement. Diana and I were saying early this morning that we could hear this playing in the background in places of a Civil War documentary.Tom and someone else mention a documentary and yeas ... what a great addition this would be for such an endeavor.

This is a soundtrack of human emotion. Classic writing and fabulous delivery.

Alan & DI


Thanks you two! Janice and floyd really do blend on that harmony and floyd offered up some great ideas on how to pan them.

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#419837 - 06/29/17 07:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Wow what a stunning production. This was a true pleasure to listen to and watch. I felt like I was just settling back to watch a Ken Burns movie with a great score.

All of the instrumentation was excellent and so rich and varied. Wonderful work with the backing guitars and vocals from Tom and Floyd.

In one word this piece was just truly sumptuous.

I loved it, great job.


David, we would appreciate those remarks from anybody but coming from someone with your writing, performing and production talents it means all the more. Thank you very much.

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#419839 - 06/29/17 07:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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WOW!!! Incredible!!!!!

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#419864 - 06/30/17 12:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dear Mama (A Civil War song w/ floyd and Tom) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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It's been awhile since I've heard someone who has the same tone and sound as Karen Carpenter !!! Vocal was amazing.

Love her voice. Thanks for sharing.

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