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#469081 - 04/25/18 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar)
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Lady In The Fedora

Dunno what genre this little ditty fits - Americana (folk rock) I guess. I took the SC photo of Janice last fall and it recently inspired the write as she does love her fedora! Hey, even Bud can write an upbeat love lyric every now and then smile Tom (tommyad) contributed a very cool guitar lead that really elevated the tune and seemed to fit the vibe so well (as I recall he capoed at the 12th fret to get that sound).

Janice: vocals (lead, lead doubled on bridge and two harmony tracks) Rodes NT1 > Scarlett interface > Logic Pro X / Nectar 2

Tom: lead guitar / whatever the man does

Bud: production, engineering, mix and photo of Janice

RTs/RDs and effects:

RT 995:Bass, Electric, HardRockLA Ev 120 / Waves Bass Rider / Neutron 2

RT 2499:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm PopCountryBrent Ev 120 / Neutron 2

RT 1681:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 12 / Neutron 2, Ozone 8 Imager / EMT 140 Reverb sim

RealDrums: NashvilleEven8 (snare doubled and additional cymbals added) / Neutron 2 / Waves CLA Drums / EMT 140 Reverb sim

Mastering: Ozone 8 and Ozone Tonal Balance

Thanks to Tom and floyd for mix counsel.


V1
lost in thought driving into the evening sun
It been a long day, he was about half past done.
he pulled off the highway for gas and a meal
a live music sign hung in front of a local grill

V2
she was perched on a barstool looking so serene
singing with heart and soul, the room was cheering
She was playing cool licks/riffs on a fine old Martin
but she had something special that got his attention

Chorus
she smiled at him beneath the brim of her hat
lord he had never seen anything quite like that
he couldn’t quit staring at the lady in the fedora
oh that lady in the fedora how he adored her

Bridge
years have past since that night
but he never forgot his first sight
Oh the day he drove down to Georgia
he still adores her his wife in the fedora

Chorus
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#469092 - 04/25/18 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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One of my favorites from you two, I heard it a while back, and have listened a couple of times since.

Janice is her usual awesome self with that tone and phrasing smile

And Tom had me right from the start with that super cool intro.

Love the mix on this, especially the drums, those Toms sound awesome! I have a few of those CLA plugins, I don't however have CLA drums. Will need to pick that one up the next time it goes on sale for $29!

Thanks also for the additional mix details, never thought about putting an imager on an individual track before but I'll give it a try soon. You mentioned Ozone reverb, I didn't know they had a reverb module?

Excellent track, listened a few times and will listen again.
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#469098 - 04/25/18 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
One of my favorites from you two, I heard it a while back, and have listened a couple of times since.

Janice is her usual awesome self with that tone and phrasing smile

And Tom had me right from the start with that super cool intro.

Love the mix on this, especially the drums, those Toms sound awesome! I have a few of those CLA plugins, I don't however have CLA drums. Will need to pick that one up the next time it goes on sale for $29!

Thanks also for the additional mix details, never thought about putting an imager on an individual track before but I'll give it a try soon. You mentioned Ozone reverb, I didn't know they had a reverb module?

Excellent track, listened a few times and will listen again.


My bad Dave. I meant to say Izotope reverb. I used the Izotope Nectar 2 reverb module for all my reverb. It's a sim of the old EMT 140 unit. I'll edit the post. Good call!

I'm glad you like the drums. Tom told me about the CLA Drums and I grabbed it cheap.

I've found the Imager to sound good at times when I have a track panned near to the center. I convert all stereo RTs to mono before mixing except for keyboards and drums - pretending that I know what I'm doing smile It's always seemed odd to me to pan a stereo track. I leave keyboards very near center...something I learned from fj.

Thanks for everything you said. We appreciate it!

J&B


Edited by Janice & Bud (04/25/18 06:33 AM)
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#469106 - 04/25/18 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Wow - this is fantastic! Where this really got me was the vocal performance. Those harmonies are absolutely flawless. And when the chorus came in - boom, I was sold. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio. A++ on this one!

You really should be proud of this one - thanks so much for sharing smile
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#469131 - 04/25/18 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Nice love song y'all. I knew you had it in your Bud!!

Great guitar sound too Tom. Excellent vocals as always Janice.

Are you sure that was capoed at the 12th fret? That wpould be craY high. Didn't sound like it. I guess I will have to listen again.

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#469139 - 04/25/18 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude


Love the mix on this, especially the drums, those Toms sound awesome! I have a few of those CLA plugins, I don't however have CLA drums. Will need to pick that one up the next time it goes on sale for $29!



I'm glad you like the drums. Tom told me about the CLA Drums and I grabbed it cheap.

J&B


Man, adds on facebook are getting *way* too smart! Scary actually.

I mentioned CLA drums in my review, then just now when I go to facebook there is an add from waves for CLA Drums. And, it's still on sale for $29, so I bought it.

Thanks for the tip!
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#469142 - 04/25/18 09:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J&B, Thanks for letting me take part in this great write, performance and production. I had a blast! Yes David, that's the Tele capoed at the twelfth fret and fingerpicked. Thanks for all the nice comments from everyone about the guitar part, Tom

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#469152 - 04/25/18 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hey guys, this is a great track. Love the super guitar work and the 'Linda Ronstadt' vocal delivery.
Beautifully engineered and produced. Thanks for the listen!

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#469244 - 04/25/18 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Guys. You are always posting some thing memorable and this is no exception.
Great vocal, production and performance. Rob

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#469251 - 04/25/18 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice Tom & Bud

Like Dave I heard this a little while ago and playing it again is like hearing an old familiar favourite.
Lovely guitar work - not easy playing with a capo at the 12th fret - great mix and sound, strong lyrics and of course a beautiful vocal with some lovely harmonies.

Another top notch composition.

Peter


Edited by PeterF (04/25/18 03:48 PM)

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#469259 - 04/25/18 03:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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This was a really awesome collab you guys. I really enjoyed this one! And I feel the genre fits as well.

Thanks for sharing!
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#469263 - 04/25/18 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice, Bud & Tom,

I love this... The sound and overall feeling are great. It's fresh, and as always Janice has full emotional control of where the song is going.

Perfect write, mix and delivery - absolutely pro all the way!

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#469264 - 04/25/18 04:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J&B,
What the listeners above said... and I like the softness at the centre of the story. A happy ending with ringing guitars ( great work, Tom!) and standout vocals, of course.
A little of the Byrds, with all the goodness of Janice & Bud.
Excellent work.

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#469277 - 04/25/18 04:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - this is fantastic! Where this really got me was the vocal performance. Those harmonies are absolutely flawless. And when the chorus came in - boom, I was sold. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio. A++ on this one!

You really should be proud of this one - thanks so much for sharing smile


Thanks Deryk. This one was fun from start to finish. Thanks for mentioning the harmony. They are two tracks by Janice with slightly different amounts of reverb and delay.

Glad you liked it!

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#469336 - 04/25/18 09:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Heartwarming write, well sung, solid mix. Subtle harmonies. The kick certainly comes through on the headphones!

As usual, nicely done!
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#469414 - 04/26/18 08:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I always have high expectations when I see you post a song. Yet, they are never high enough.

To me, it's catchy, has a cool feel to it, produced really well, and has really nice instrumentation all the way around. I like that drum sound, too. smile

Do I also need to mention that the guitar and vocals are great? Ice is cold...as long as we are mentioning things that are REALLY obvious.

Great job all!


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#469431 - 04/26/18 09:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Nice love song y'all. I knew you had it in your Bud!!

Great guitar sound too Tom. Excellent vocals as always Janice.

Are you sure that was capoed at the 12th fret? That wpould be craY high. Didn't sound like it. I guess I will have to listen again.

smile


Thanks David. Yep that’s what the man did - on his tele.

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#469528 - 04/26/18 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Skyline]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
Hey guys, this is a great track. Love the super guitar work and the 'Linda Ronstadt' vocal delivery.
Beautifully engineered and produced. Thanks for the listen!

John


Thanks John and, wow, did you ever make Janice’s day mentioning Linda Ronstadt!

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#469556 - 04/26/18 11:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hello, Janice & Bud, Tom

Really wonderful collaboration!
Tom's guitar work is great.
And it is surprising twice that it is the Tele capoed at the twelfth fret and fingerpicked.
As John said, I also love the 'Linda Ronstadt' vocal delivery.
Beautifully engineered and produced.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

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#469560 - 04/27/18 01:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lady In The Fedora (feat. Tom on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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B&J + Tom,
EXCELLENT stuff.
The vocal is just the San Francisco side of country - the Tom guitar is very cool.
My only suggestion would be to take the 12 string guitar track and hammer it with a good compressor & add a little top end to bring out some chime - it'd be Byrdsian then. Alternately add a strummed 12 string with the same compressor/EQ treatment to get chime happening - that'll go well with Tom's work.
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