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Hello, forum friends

This song was written in samba rhythm for the ballroom dancing CD about 5 years ago.
This time, I will post the original recording of that time without doing remix.
I wrote it in Brazilian samba style.
It is the samba version of the tango song that I posted about 2 and half years ago. (https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=49945&Number=343729#Post343729 )
So, it has the same melody as the tango song.

Any comments encouraged.
Always welcome.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Title: 真夏のカーニバル(Translation: Midsummer Carnival)

Vocal: Natsuki Yoshikawa, our local jazz vocalist

Link;
https://soundcloud.com/animarorecords/samba

Link of the tango version;
https://soundcloud.com/animarorecords/tango-wine-illusion2016

Style is SERGIO1.STY Sergio 1 - 70s Latin Pop (MIDI)
Fender Bass(34) played with Eastwest Goliath
Acoustic Piano(1) played with Steinburg The Grand2 and Eastwest Goliath(Rhodes Piano) mixed
Nylon String Guitar(25) played with Eastwest Goliath
MIDI Drums played with Eastwest Goliath
Additional Latin Percussion played with Latigo
Additional Brass section played with Eastwest Goliath
Additional String section played with Eastwest Symphonic Orchestra
Scored by me

Summary of lyrics:

Samba, samba!
What a passionate dance
Latin bloods will cause an uproar gathered in the square

Sunburned skins, sweet words, enchanting rhythm
Girls, let guys be mad and dance until morning

Viva! we have a summer carnival tonight
Let’s go barefoot and continue dancing now

Intent gaze, splashing sweat
Let’s leave everything behind
Black eyes, silvering moonlight
The carnival is reaching the culmination

Samba, samba!
If our eyes meet, we will instantly fall in love
And something wonderful will begin

Girls, decorate your long hairs with red flowers
Become beasts and flutter the spiral staircase

Viva! we have a summer carnival tonight
Let’s go barefoot and continue dancing now

Samba, samba!
Time will stop
Samba, samba!
The carnival is never ending

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Shigeki

Wonderful arrangement and a great samba. Excellent scoring and a nice vocal with a pretty melody.
Very enjoyable.

Peter

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Shigeki,

Loved the samba! End-to-end, this was so well-done!
So professionally produced...your application of brass and strings is perfectly placed--not too heavy, and adding the right amount of texture.

You are so lucky to have your vocalist, she sounds great!
The brazilian-style percussion is very nice..Cuica is used very well..it can sound very repetitive if not handled correctly.

I went back and listened to the tango version...interesting how adaptable is your melody, and the lyric also!

Thanks for sharing your very craftsman-like work!

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Wow - what a tune! Love the samba vibes on this one. The groove is excellent. I can see this filling a dancefloor in minutes flat. It has a lot of energy, and I thought the vocals were perfect as well. Every note hits hard, and the mixing job is flawless. Wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on on the radio.

Great work - thanks for sharing!


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Hi Shigeki, fantastic work on this as always. Love the Samba rendition of this. Lots of movement and very lively sounding. Well done!


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Shigeki,

I like everything about this- vocals are wonderful, percussion, well- try to keep still!
Highly polished and very danceable.

Robert

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Very nice latin sound. I like a lot latin sound and you've created a great samba song.
Really pleasant.

Sergio



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I always really look forward to hearing your songs. They are always so unexpected, and you do such creative things with them. I also just love the Japanese language as a whole and think it's perfectly suited for singing.

This song was no exception and I really enjoyed this version ( and was thankful that you shared the original in this post as well so I could compare!). This was definitely a fun re-imagining of the song. I honestly can't say which one I prefer. I also liked that you used male vocals on the older version and a female vocalist on the newer one.

Thanks for sharing!


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Loved this Shigeki. Very cool backtrack. Excellent job on the vocal. Well done


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Shigecki Adachi...

This "Midsummer Carnival" is a rhythmically colorful explosion of musical excitement that is barely contained by the coolly arranged strings and horns that are so expertly wrapped around it. The sound was darkly passionate, even as Ms. Yoshikawa ignited the lyrics with her exuberant vocal performance.

Did I mention lyrics? Well, yes, I did, didn't I? Those are some seriously hot, sensuous, and seductive words-in-service-to-music you got there, Mr. Adachi!!! Now, let's take a closer look at them, shall we?:

"Samba, samba! What a passionate dance..." "Girls, let guys be mad and dance until morning..." "Intent gaze, splashing sweat..." "Girls, decorate your long hairs with red flowers. Become beasts and flutter the spiral staircase..."

Whooo-eee! Girls becoming "beasts"?!? Oh, my! Had to wring-out my clothing after reading those lines! You must be planning on taking a vacation in a very naughty, very out-of-the-way place, Shigeki cool !!! It's a good thing the song wasn't accompanied by a video, because it probably would have been rated "H", for hot!

I really dig the way you faded out on the percussion. Nice. It made the song feel as though the samba party would never end.

Keep up the heat, Shigeki Adachi! You'll keep us warm during the long, cold American winter.

LOREN

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Very nice!

Everything Pops! mix is super

This moves like a racing heart

Caliente! (hot)

great vocals too,

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny

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Congrats to you and Natsuki!

You arranged and captured a wonderful groove with the Samba feel.

Everything sounds superb on our monitors. You did an outstanding job with all those midi files!

Rich, textured and assuredly danceable!

J&B

PS It really is fascinating how well the melody works with both versions.

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Shigeki Adachi,

Your music is always a pleasure to listen to. Everything in the right place.

The mix is professional sounding - crisp, clear, clean...

Natsuki Yoshikawa's vocal is excellent.

Wonderful music.

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Shigeki Adachi, this is a strong production. From the stunning mix to the fabulous arrangement to the perfect vocal, this is professional all the way. Really great, Tom

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Peter,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you all like this tune and Natsuki's vocal.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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Tom,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you all like this tune and Natsuki's vocal.
Most percussions are played with Latigo.
Latigo is the very excellent vst instrument, and it is still my favorite.
8 Latin percussions are prepared and samba phrases, etc. are programmed in advance.
But now Latigo is unfortunately not available.
Also, since it cannot be used with the current Intel Mac, only this part is rendered to WAV in Windows.
And many thanks for listening to Tango version, too.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

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Shigeki Adachi

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Deryk,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you all like this samba and Natsuki's vocal.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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Joe,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you all like this samba and Natsuki's vocal.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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Robert,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you all like this samba and Natsuki's vocal.
I have loved Brazilian music since when I was young.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

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Sergio,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you all like this samba.
I am also a big fan of Latin music.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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