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#445365 - 12/15/17 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Have A Christmas Party
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Have A Christmas Party

Christmas Party

A bit late but here’s our J&B Christmas song - a silly little rockabilly ditty.

And even if you don't like rockabilly we hope you enjoy the outro grin

Lots of reverb and delay here and and a near mono mix aiming for that 50's sound.

Comments are always welcomed and Happy Holidays y’all!!!!!!


The tech stuff:

Janice: Vocal / tripled with various combinations of echo/delay added to each track.
RD: BoomChickaEv16
RT 2421:Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlapBoomChicka
RT 2424:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm RockabillyBoomChickaKevin
RT2423:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockabillyBoomChickaBrent (comped from regenerations)
MIDI SuperTrack 2470: Piano, Rhythm RockabillyBoomChickaKevin

Effects: Logic Pro X Delay, Logic Pro X “Blue Echo” pedal sim, Nectar 2, Neutron, EMT 140 Plate Reverb sim and Addicted Keys Upright Piano sound.

Mic: Rodes NT1 / Focusrite interface
Mix: Logic Pro X
Master: Ozone 8 Advanced


Have A Christmas Party

Intro

let’s have a Christmas party
let’s have a Christmas party
yeah we’re gonna invite nobody

It’s just gonna be me and you
It’s just gonna be me and you
hey, we’ll be the party of two

turnaround

gonna hang mistletoe everywhere
we’ll hang mistletoe everywhere
gonna let down my hair

We’ll dance around the tree
We’ll dance around the tree
just me me and my baby

Outro

Copyright 2017 Janice & Bud Merritt
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#445368 - 12/15/17 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Loved this Christmas tune Janice and Bud. Super vocal. Very cool backtrack.I think you were channeling Imela May. Well done. merry Christmas to you and Bud..
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#445373 - 12/15/17 03:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi there J&B.

Wonderfully cool.

I'd much rather listen to this in the shopping mall than the tired old tracks we get every year.

Super backing, and Janice, you excel at everything you turn your hand to.

Loved the whole thing.

Merry Xmas.

ROG.

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#445387 - 12/15/17 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J&B,

What`s not to like! Having seen the video of Janice singing ( on Flod`s song creation post) I can picture some bopping going on while this was recorded.
Cool outro.
Merry Christmas!

Robert

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#445388 - 12/15/17 04:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice & Bud

Loved it! Enjoy "your" Christmas Party.
Great outro - love that accent!

Peter

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#445401 - 12/15/17 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Loved this Christmas tune Janice and Bud. Super vocal. Very cool backtrack.I think you were channeling Imela May. Well done. merry Christmas to you and Bud..


Thanks Scott and, yep, Janice did listen to Imelda! Love the show she and Jeff Beck did!

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#445432 - 12/16/17 01:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Man, how much fun was that?!

Loved it! Very cool outro BTW!
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#445497 - 12/16/17 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi there J&B.

Wonderfully cool.

I'd much rather listen to this in the shopping mall than the tired old tracks we get every year.

Super backing, and Janice, you excel at everything you turn your hand to.

Loved the whole thing.

Merry Xmas.

ROG.


Thanks ROG! Didn't know how this thing was gonna workout so it's extra special to hear that you like it.

J&B
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#445518 - 12/16/17 09:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Cool guys!

Love this.

Your songs are always so much fun. Love those vocals!

Merry Christmas!!

smile
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#445548 - 12/16/17 01:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
J&B,

What`s not to like! Having seen the video of Janice singing ( on Flod`s song creation post) I can picture some bopping going on while this was recorded.
Cool outro.
Merry Christmas!

Robert


Lots of b-b-bopping!

Thanks!

J&B
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#445551 - 12/16/17 01:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Why can I just see dancing around the mic? Happy little tune!!

I wanted to write a Christmas song, but as much as I dislike Christmas, it may be better if I don't.

grin

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#445557 - 12/16/17 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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This is delightful! Merry Christmas.



Regards,


Bob

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#445558 - 12/16/17 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Well yes!
Great band great vocals great lyric idea, great production.
Christmas Cheers.
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#445567 - 12/16/17 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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This was just so much fun! listen to it a couple of days ago but just now getting around to comment - danged flu bug!

This is just what I needed to cheer me up as I listened again. I love Rock-a-billy - got one or two somewhere in the process. I often think of the days I listened to Carl Perkins, early Elvis and early John cash songs. That deep guitar reverb is such a signature part of the sound.

Janice's vocal's are always among the very best on the site. This is just further proof. Great arrangement and production.

And Merry Christmas to both of you!

Alan
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#445578 - 12/16/17 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Janice & Bud

Loved it! Enjoy "your" Christmas Party.
Great outro - love that accent!

Peter


What accent? smile

Thanks!!

J&B
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#445639 - 12/17/17 04:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, how much fun was that?!

Loved it! Very cool outro BTW!


Thank you Dave!

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#445640 - 12/17/17 05:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J&B, This is a good time Christmas tune and should make the playlist of all Christmas parties. Bud it sounds like you've got the not so distant cousins delay and reverb figured out. The backing forms the perfect framework for Janice's perfectly executed bluesy vocal. Great outro! Merry Christmas to you both, Tom

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#445724 - 12/17/17 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Cool guys!

Love this.

Your songs are always so much fun. Love those vocals!

Merry Christmas!!

smile


Fun is good. Thanks David!

J&B
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#445727 - 12/17/17 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Great tune. Enjoyed this from start to finish.

Merry Christmas


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#445836 - 12/18/17 09:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have A Christmas Party [Re: eddie1261]
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Why can I just see dancing around the mic? Happy little tune!!

I wanted to write a Christmas song, but as much as I dislike Christmas, it may be better if I don't.

grin


Hahahaha! Glad you liked it.

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