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#446061 - 12/19/17 10:53 AM [User Showcase] NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri)
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I love Christmas. Always have! I wrote my first Christmas song last year and just added a second. Sergio will probably be surprised to see his name since he's an unwitting collaborator. I heard an instrumental from him recently and stole the band and 3 or 4 chords so I decided he should be credited (if he wants!). This is just a simple silly poprock song. I'd love to hear what you think. Merry Christmas all! Take care. Greg

P.S. In the spirit of Kenny's recent 45, there is a link below to my last year's song, for those who haven't heard it or may wish to hear it again.

https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/xmassongforyou2

https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/on-christmas-day

CHRISTMAS SONG FOR YOU

Well tonite I think I saw you from afar
As you held his hand and slipped into his car
And I think I saw you smiling underneath the Christmas lights
As I was buried in the darkness of the night

As I sit at home now staring at the walls
You’re probably picking out his sweater at the mall
So I’ll sit down at my piano and indulge my Christmas blues
And write a little Christmas song for you

I fell so lonely in this storm
If you could only keep me warm
You’d make my Christmas miracle come true
Ain’t got much money and that’s ashame
But if you could love me just the same
I’d be the richest man alive if I had you

So I’ll say a prayer to God and Santa Claus
If they will lend attention to my cause
And do some Christmas magic, to make my dream come true
And let me sing my Christmas song to you

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#446137 - 12/19/17 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg

A lovely "simple silly poprock song"....Beautifully performed arranged and written.
Great work & Merry Christmas.

Peter

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#446170 - 12/19/17 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,
Its a pleasure listening to you sing and this doesn`t sound silly at all!
Sergio has done some good melodies; I could hear him adding a nice solo to this.
Off to reprise your last year`s offering.

Robert

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#446178 - 12/19/17 06:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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What a smooth vocal Greg.
Sorry it's such a sad Christmas though.
Beautifully done.
Thumbs up.
Cheers.
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#446194 - 12/19/17 06:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

Simply loved it. Few of the folks out here have a splendid voice like yours ... certainly not me. You could sing the back of a frozen meatloaf dinner and make it sound like a gem. Loved the background tracks and the arrangement. Definitely a sad story but the song out a smile on my face.

Merry Christmas!

Alan
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#446242 - 12/20/17 03:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

Loved it!

As others have said, you've got a wonderful singing voice, so smooth and full of expression.

Excellent chord progression, great choice of RTs and a perfect mix.

Another Christmas Classic in the making.

ROG.

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#446256 - 12/20/17 04:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg, You have the perfect voice for this wonderful arrangement. Well written and recorded. I liked everything about it. Sounds great! Tom

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#446280 - 12/20/17 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Lovely collaboration Greg. Nice shout out to Sergio. He had put out some pretty cool song. I am sure he would be very glad to have you put your voice to something he inspired

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#446282 - 12/20/17 06:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Had a anther listen to the song from last year as well. What a pretty song and super vocal.

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#446283 - 12/20/17 06:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

A super new Christmas song! So "fresh". And yet, so "familiar sounding"...

Terrific chord progression. Wonderful vocal.

The subtle horns are nice. Good mix.

Merry Christmas!


fj

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#446285 - 12/20/17 07:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Greg,

A super new Christmas song! So "fresh". And yet, so "familiar sounding"...

Terrific chord progression. Wonderful vocal.

The subtle horns are nice. Good mix.

Merry Christmas!


fj






+1. Very nice. Merry Christmas!


Regards,


Bob

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#446290 - 12/20/17 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hey this sounds great.

As others have stated, awesome vocals!

Merry Christmas!
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#446291 - 12/20/17 07:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Very beautiful Christmas song, fresh but still somehow traditional. Really touching lyrics, your voice is excellent as always and the interpretation is both brittle and strong.

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#446429 - 12/20/17 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Super melody beautiful

just great vocals

nice guitar solo!

this is an awesome song

liked the long fade

(the B side is pretty darned cool too!)

Merry Christmas,

Kenny

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#446479 - 12/21/17 02:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,
I don't think your name is Greg. I think your name is Jeff Lynne. Your voice is so similar to Jeff's!! But actually, it's even better, it's even more expressive, it's deeper. You have probably my favourite voice in this forum. And the song is very, very pleasant in itself. Good, good job.
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#446507 - 12/21/17 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane

A super new Christmas song! So "fresh". And yet, so "familiar sounding"...



That pretty much sums it up for me. Love your vocal!

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#446542 - 12/21/17 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg
you made a superlative thing. One of the best song I have heard in the last time.
I did not expect you could choose a song of mine for inspiration and I am very glad and surprised.
This real track set is one of the best for me.

You have a great vocal: I have always been curious to hear how it was a music of mine with a sing part on it. I have been very impressed. I think you have changed my diminished chord with a major one that goes better for your song.

I hope for some next collaborations if you want. I will always be very glad to work with you. smile

Merry Christmas

Sergio
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#446555 - 12/21/17 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Greg

A lovely "simple silly poprock song"....Beautifully performed arranged and written.
Great work & Merry Christmas.

Peter


Thanks Peter. Merry Christmas to you too!! Take care. Greg

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#446557 - 12/21/17 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Greg,
Its a pleasure listening to you sing and this doesn`t sound silly at all!
Sergio has done some good melodies; I could hear him adding a nice solo to this.
Off to reprise your last year`s offering.

Robert


Thanks Robert! You're right-Sergio does some pretty stuff. I'm glad he was happy about the collab. Merry Xmas!! Take care. Greg

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#446810 - 12/22/17 10:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Christmas song for you (collab with Sergio Guarneri) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hello, Greg

A very nice and beautiful christmas song!
I also find Sergio's feel very much in this tune.
And it is very nostalgic.
Your singing is perfect for this song.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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