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#442909 - 12/05/17 06:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Glad you remembered. This is a great tune guys. Thanks for listing.
Rob.


Thanks Rob (aka Mariachi Man)!

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#442911 - 12/05/17 07:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Wow! what an amazing song. The vocals sound amazing. I feel like I'm transported to an old time cabaret listening to this. Great job.
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#443031 - 12/06/17 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Great to hear this one again!! Love the way Janice sings them blues!! Nice addition with the video too. Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg

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#443113 - 12/06/17 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Hi.
There's that blues singer again.
Real old time sound. So nice.
I love the 12 bar blues and the lyrics are spot on.
Much enjoyed. Cheers.


Thank you! We do love the blues.

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#443272 - 12/07/17 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Great video Bud,

this is a smooth slow burning inferno of a song

super vocals

great feel, great job

Kenny


Slow burning Inferno....now that a cool and appreciated description!

Glad you liked it.

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#443491 - 12/07/17 11:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hello, Janice & Bud

It is a very legitimate blues.
Very orthodox!
The vocal of Janice is perfect for such music.
Her vocal accompanied with the piano echoed to the bottom of my heart.
Even if I use blues chord progression I can never write blues.
I really admire your works.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#443497 - 12/08/17 12:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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What a great collaboration.

This is just so cool form the very first note. Video slots in just so well. Glad you remembered!

Top effort, J & B Team.
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#443670 - 12/08/17 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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This was a great one! The video sets the perfect mood.

So glad to hear it again.

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#443783 - 12/09/17 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Great stuff Janice and Bud!

Janice is her usual cool self, I've mentioned many times how much I dig her phrasing and tone.

Backtrack sounds great, love the piano especially.

And killer job on the mix, Bud! Just about perfect to these ears.


Thanks Dave for nice remarks. We are big fans of your productions and that makes your remarks all the more meaningful.

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#443792 - 12/09/17 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Man, I don't know how I missed this one, but this is a great piece of work.

Fantastic production and great vocals as usual.

I really enjoyed this. Happy Holidays!
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#444075 - 12/10/17 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
We don't recall hearing this two years ago, but then again you guys have come up with so many great songs, this one may have slipped through the cracks blush
But: Very cool song!
Janice is at her best in this kind of songs and once again a very interesting lyric video to go with it.

Rob and Anne-Marie


Hey, glad you liked it and we appreciate the mention of the video!

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#444175 - 12/11/17 05:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I love when people post up their older content as I wasn't around then to hear how people have evolved, or what they were doing a year or more ago musically. This was a really great song, and the video had some pretty images in it as well.

Thanks so much for sharing.


Thank you Ember. We always appreciate your thoughtful posts.

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Originally Posted By: PeterF
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I remember this slow burner. Really liked the images and colour scheme you have used to back up Janice's "soul"ful vocal.
Excellent work all round and a great complement to a great song.


Thanks Peter! Glad you liked the vid.

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#444181 - 12/11/17 05:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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First time I listen to this song. This is absolutely top notch, in every respect. I also LOVED the video, very much. It really adds to the experience. Great job guys!!
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#444203 - 12/11/17 07:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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This is a well written blues tune. The vocal is to die for. I enjoyed the dancing and the gymnastics that only could be delivered by an extraordinarily talented singer. The mix is spot on and the real standout is the killer bass line and tone. Who woulda thunk that a mando solo would work so well? Enjoyed the video and am glad to hear this one again, Tom

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#444690 - 12/12/17 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi Bud & Janice !


Ain´t gettin´ any better
than this !!! And if it does
don´t know whatta do !!!
This fabulous tune with
this fabulous voice also
stole my heart too !!!

Cheers
Dani


Hey Dani, you put a big smile on Janice's face!

Thanks

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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi!

Can't recall hearing this one a couple of years ago. Sure did enjoy this, though! When I think of the blues, half a dozen names come to mind, but the first three are: Ray Charles, BB King and Janice Merritt.

Loved everything thing about this. Super listen! best to you both,

Alan


Dang Alan, being mentioned in the same sentence (same world!) as those guys lit Janice up like a Christmas tree. You are waaaaay too kind. We appreciate it very much!!

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#444731 - 12/12/17 05:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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"Comping" re-generations to get the solos sorted - clever stuff. I'd not though of that strategy.
Good vocal over a nice backing.
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#444838 - 12/13/17 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J&B, everything in the song, to my ears and eyes is perfect!! Vocal can't be any better and for some reason the drums sounded extra good in this! As for the video, the imagery you have selected is mesmerizing! Just a great seamless production! Thanks, Torrey
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#445151 - 12/14/17 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
First, I am such a fan of lyric videos over any other kind of video. I'm sure I've mentioned that before; but I really like how you allow us to still create the song for yourselves. Thank you for that!

Now to address the pack of elephants in the room. Yes, one elephant would not have been sufficient. If you continue to post Janice singing this way, I can't guarantee no one is going to steal her away to sing anything and everything under the sun. Have you considered maybe having her hit a wrong note here or there? Maybe use bad intonation on occasion? Just suggestions of course. I have a feeling she may not even be capable of such things.

In all seriousness, tell me/teach me your methods for melody embellishment. Is it both of you playing off of each other? I'm ALWAYS impressed with anyone that can take a 1 syllable word and craft it into multi-syllables effortlessly; YET have it sound like your aren't just doing it to do it. It's just great and smart melody creation. My God, it's awesome!


Wow! Thank you so much for those comments. It means a LOT!

This is Bud here...Janice is and has always been extremely modest regarding her vocal talents - yeah I biased! She had never sung at all other than in church as a kid until a friend (the late great Randy Howard -- check out our website) heard her singing under her breath at a bluegrass jam. We had been married seven years before I heard her sing! He encouraged her and within a few months she was singing lead and harmony in our bluegrass band (and playing rhythm guitar/mandolin). The best bluegrass singers are what we've always called "bent note" singers and Janice developed her style from that and later carried it into new genres with BiaB as we slowly moved away from bluegrass. She had always listened to blues and some jazz even while we were deep into bluegrass. Thank you so much for noting that. She doesn't really think that much about how to do it or even what's gonna come out smile I think she's a human saxophone! She'll blush for an hour if she sees this response.

Again thank you very much!

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#445584 - 12/16/17 05:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Super sound and excellent real tracks choice.
Great mandolin sound.

super performance as usual.

Sergio


Thanks Sergio. Glad you liked the mandolin.

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Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Wow! what an amazing song. The vocals sound amazing. I feel like I'm transported to an old time cabaret listening to this. Great job.


Thanks man, we appreciate that description!

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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Great to hear this one again!! Love the way Janice sings them blues!! Nice addition with the video too. Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg. Appreciate the video mention!

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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Janice & Bud

It is a very legitimate blues.
Very orthodox!
The vocal of Janice is perfect for such music.
Her vocal accompanied with the piano echoed to the bottom of my heart.
Even if I use blues chord progression I can never write blues.
I really admire your works.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Shigeki. Thank you so much for the nice comments. We very much love your compositions and productions so your comments are very meaningful.

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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
What a great collaboration.

This is just so cool form the very first note. Video slots in just so well. Glad you remembered!

Top effort, J & B Team.


Thanks and glad you liked the video!

J&B

Originally Posted By: gruverider
This was a great one! The video sets the perfect mood.

So glad to hear it again.


Thanks! Glad the vid worked for you!

J&B


Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Man, I don't know how I missed this one, but this is a great piece of work.

Fantastic production and great vocals as usual.

I really enjoyed this. Happy Holidays!


Thanks David!

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Originally Posted By: Jon Thomas
First time I listen to this song. This is absolutely top notch, in every respect. I also LOVED the video, very much. It really adds to the experience. Great job guys!!


Hey Jon, we appreciate your nice remarks. Glad you like the song and the video. We’ve been enjoying your songs.

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#445587 - 12/16/17 05:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Stealer (video) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
A delicious slow blues.

Good blues write. Really like the AAAB rhyme scheme - and some cool rhymes they are...

The band is great. Impeccable mix.

A vocal as expressive as they come (no surprise there).

A delightful listen. The video images are nice - love the hues...

fj


Thanks floyd, always a great pleasure to have you mention the write. We appreciate all you said.

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Originally Posted By: tommyad
This is a well written blues tune. The vocal is to die for. I enjoyed the dancing and the gymnastics that only could be delivered by an extraordinarily talented singer. The mix is spot on and the real standout is the killer bass line and tone. Who woulda thunk that a mando solo would work so well? Enjoyed the video and am glad to hear this one again, Tom


Thanks Tom. That literally makes it all worthwhile!!

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Originally Posted By: rayc
"Comping" re-generations to get the solos sorted - clever stuff. I'd not though of that strategy.
Good vocal over a nice backing.


Thanks! Yep, cut and paste a stack of regens and it will often give you something special.

J&B

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
J&B, everything in the song, to my ears and eyes is perfect!! Vocal can't be any better and for some reason the drums sounded extra good in this! As for the video, the imagery you have selected is mesmerizing! Just a great seamless production! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks Torrey! And thank Neutron for the drums.

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