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#425660 - 08/11/17 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Lucky
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Samuel Davis Offline
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[Lucky

This song is a random collaboration for the 50/90 songwriter challenge. Doug Haberman provided the lyrics and I did the music. Band In A Box mad it so simple to throw this tune together in about a day. It would have taken me much longer to do a demo of half the quality if I hadn't found this program. This song is done in a traditional bluegrass/country style and uses all Real Tracks. The final arrangement, vocals and mixing was done in Cubase.

Tempo: 88bpm
Real Tacks Used:
592 Bass, AC, Bluegrass
598 Guit, Ac, Bgrass
589 Banjo, Bgrass
595 Fiddle, Rh, Blg
599 Mandolin, Rh Bgrass
434 Fiddle, Soloist, Bluegrass
436 Mandolin, Soloist, Bluegrass
433 Banjo, Bluegrass (Soloist)

Lyrics:

(V. 1)
Don’t have a butler
Don’t have a maid
Seen some polo horses
But I ain’t never played
Be nice to own a Bentley
But I’m partial to my truck
And every day I wake up grateful…
For my good luck

(Chorus)
I’m lucky and I feel it
Cuz I know where I belong
I love my old hometown
And those good old country songs
So many folks are lost out there
But I learned right from wrong
And I’m luckiest of all…
Cuz you came along

(V. 2)
I’ve been to New York
Been to L.A.
Too much steel and concrete
I could never live that way
But the beauty of the countryside
Leaves me thunderstruck
And every day I wake up grateful…
For my good luck

(Chorus)
I’m lucky and I feel it
Cuz I know where I belong
I love my old hometown
And those good old country songs
So many folks are lost out there
But I learned right from wrong
And I’m luckiest of all…
Cuz you came along

(V. 3)
I was unlucky
When it came to love
Like a trusty tractor
Stuck in the mud
Then you walked into my life
Now I’m no longer stuck
And every day I wake up grateful…
For my good luck

(Chorus)
I’m lucky and I feel it
Cuz I know where I belong
I love my old hometown
And those good old country songs
So many folks are lost out there
But I learned right from wrong
And I’m luckiest of all…
Cuz you came along


Edited by Samuel Davis (08/11/17 09:37 AM)
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#425773 - 08/12/17 02:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Very nice country song.
Great vocal
Sergio
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#425785 - 08/12/17 06:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Good one, Sammy. Well mixed. The BIAB bluegrass RTs really do make putting these type songs together a bunch of fun...

A good set-up in the lyric - goes where it should...

You have a terrific "natural Country" vocal sound. (That makes you even "luckier" still..)

Good job.

fj
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#425790 - 08/12/17 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Samuel,

Great alt. bluegrass song. Outstanding lyrics, performance and vocals.

Reminds me a little of the Zac Brown Band, and that is not bad.

smile

Welcome to the forum!! Keep 'em coming. This is one of the hottest genres going right now and you're right on top of it.

Keep going.
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#425809 - 08/12/17 09:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Very entertaining - fun lyrics with a catchy chorus which you deliver like a natural ,as Floyd said.
I`m enjoying checking out other good songs over there on your SoundCloud site.

Robert

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#425840 - 08/12/17 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Hello Sammy,

We take it this is your first post here on the forum?
Well we have to say this is a very nice bluegrass/country song to boot.
All in all a very nice surprise!

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#425845 - 08/12/17 03:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Very cool collaboration Samuel.. Super vocal and backtrack.
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#425850 - 08/12/17 03:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Thank you everyone for listening and your comments. I'm really enjoying BIAB and the forums here. Everyone seems to be very helpful and responsive. I look forward to listening to more of everyones creations when i get some free time.

Rob & Anne-Marie this is actually my second post but they were both posted within 24 hours of each other. My other post is titled Tired, Drunk and Stoned.


Edited by Samuel Davis (08/12/17 03:34 PM)
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#425853 - 08/12/17 04:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Really enjoyed the mature vocals on this well structured tune.
Looking forward to more.
Rob

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#425868 - 08/12/17 11:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Good song Sam, deserves to have national airplay
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#425871 - 08/12/17 11:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Sam, a bright and lively delivery. The song has a great vibe, and the mix is particularly good. Not too busy, but not too light-on either.

Great effort.
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#425918 - 08/13/17 10:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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You nailed this, Samuel! There isn't a thing I would change about this. The composition is incredible, and that chorus is perfectly catchy. The vocal performance too is just perfect.

Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to hear your next one smile
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#426881 - 08/20/17 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lucky [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Medium tempo bluegrass is not easy to pull off...live or with BiaB.

You did a good job getting those RT's to cooperate and give
a band sound to the project.

And you have a nice fluid voice that weaves around the arrangement
as good BG should.

Oh, and the write ain't shabby either!

Enjoyed it.

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