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#505201 - 11/30/18 07:09 AM [User Showcase] Don't Mind If I Do
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Here’s one for the blues fans. This is what I call a “dragging by the seat of your pants shuffle”. The loose change pocket was helped out by nudging some of the tracks along the time line.


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MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2846:Organ, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingMike Sw 085
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RealTracks in style: ~957:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryBoogieGrittyMuted Sw 110
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Don’t Mind If I Do


You been lied to You been let down
I heard tell all you been through
They been talking all around this town
Your man he don’t have a clue

So if he don’t want to hold you
Hope you don’t mind if I do


Since I met you you been on my mind
I think about you damn near every night
i tried to tell you but you already knew

if he don’t want to hold you
Hope you don’t mind if I do

I saw you cry and start to break down
You better move on it’s overdue
all those lies lies that been floating round
You been lost in a world full of blues

if he don’t want to hold you
Hope you don’t mind if I do

Since I met you you been on my mind
I think about you damn near every night
i tried to tell you but you already knew

if he don’t want to hold you
Hope you don’t mind if I do

©2018 Thomas Adams


Edited by tommyad (11/30/18 07:13 AM)

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#505255 - 11/30/18 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Yeah, now you’re talking!!

Just a killer job on this, Tom.

Love the vocal, the arrangement, and man, that guitar is smokin'!

Just about as good as it gets IMHO.

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#505262 - 11/30/18 10:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

I like the way you slowed down the shuffle... its really got some attitude. As do the lyrics and your vocal.
The whole song has that smoky bar room swagger- very cool guitar and harp duet at the end.

Robert

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#505269 - 11/30/18 10:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Smoking blues. That sounded really good.
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#505289 - 11/30/18 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

Nice! A really BIG sound on this, yet totally "in control".

Super guitar work on this! ALL the guitars work together. The Drums sound great. The organ has nice bite to it. The harmonica is a real standout, too - fit in nicely.

Good vocals, sitting "just right".

A nice Blues write.

Stellar sound. Excellent mix.

fj

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#505293 - 11/30/18 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy,

This is smokin' man!

That guitar sounds great. Loved it!

smile
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#505333 - 11/30/18 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Tom

Brilliant. A really nice Stevie Ray Vaughan sound. Loved the guitars, vocals and the overall write.
Superb blues played wonderfully.

Peter

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#505363 - 11/30/18 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Wow, such a great rocking shuffle here... I like the sounds you create with the line "Since I met you you been on my mind"... Good writing, playing, & singing... I can see you had a lot of fun with one & I certainly enjoyed listening to the final product!
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#505438 - 12/01/18 03:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Loved how you described the song " “dragging by the seat of your pants shuffle”. This so describes the song. The backtrack was exceptional Tom. Your vocal was exceptional, but the guitar was just killer so much cool stuff been done. The fills around the vocal - wow.. Harmonica was very cool as well...

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#505567 - 12/01/18 10:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Hot!!!

heard some Buddy Guy, Claptonesque stuff in there

can't help but feel good listening

love the breaks

and everything else about it,

Kenny

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#505678 - 12/01/18 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah, now you’re talking!!

Just a killer job on this, Tom.

Love the vocal, the arrangement, and man, that guitar is smokin'!

Just about as good as it gets IMHO.
Bluesman Dave, I was hoping you'd like this one, Thanks, Tom

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#505705 - 12/01/18 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

This is AWESOME!

Love the intro. Outstanding vocal and the mix is tremendous.

A great, great listen.

Bob

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#505729 - 12/01/18 05:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Very nice blues track. I loved the guitar in this.


Thank you for sharing
Will

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#505815 - 12/02/18 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Wow! I’d call that a perfect illustration of just how to handle shuffle-type blues. Thought all the components were laid in there just right, especially liked how you used the harmonica and organ towards the end. And that line “since I met you”! —great use of the stops right there to add some punch. Great work!

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#505871 - 12/02/18 08:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Man, you nailed it - what a killer ! Although there's an amazing lot of great new songs on display this is my 'tune of the week'. I don't have to make any comments regarding vox, backing track, sound or whatever: Everything is just kicking [*****]. And I do love that sort of lyrics. Okay, I do have to mention that I was completely struck by that great guitar work.

All thumbs up (sorry I only got two of them).

All the best,

Stefan

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#505931 - 12/02/18 12:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Tom,

I like the way you slowed down the shuffle... its really got some attitude. As do the lyrics and your vocal.
The whole song has that smoky bar room swagger- very cool guitar and harp duet at the end.

Robert
Robert, thanks for the listen and the kind comments, Tom

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#506090 - 12/03/18 04:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Smoking blues. That sounded really good.
Thanks Herb. I’m glad you liked it, Tom
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

Nice! A really BIG sound on this, yet totally "in control".

Super guitar work on this! ALL the guitars work together. The Drums sound great. The organ has nice bite to it. The harmonica is a real standout, too - fit in nicely.

Good vocals, sitting "just right".

A nice Blues write.

Stellar sound. Excellent mix.

fj
Glad to get your blessing on this one. I was trying to get that big sound. Thanks, Tom

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#506176 - 12/03/18 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Dang Tom...there's always a bit of blues in your tunes but when you do straight out blues you GO ALL THE WAY!!!

Every aspect of this just oozes the blues. Your excellent guitar and vocal performances have just the right amount of grit to make this sound about as authentic as it gets. And the lyric? It could've been written by any of the great blues masters. Spot on with the theme and vocal delivery.

Then there's the cool arrangement, the signature Tommyad great mix and backing tracks...the harp and organ guys sound like they've been playing with the guitar man for years.

Outa sight!!!

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#506262 - 12/03/18 01:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Tommy,

This is smokin' man!

That guitar sounds great. Loved it!

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Thanks David. I appreciate you coming by, Tom

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#506282 - 12/03/18 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Mind If I Do [Re: tommyad]
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Some GET DOWN BLUES!!! Great fell Tom!! Nice gritty number with some sweet vocals and tasty guitar on those Fender axes! Loved it!!! Take care. Greg

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