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#526427 - 02/26/19 08:39 AM [User Showcase] I can't get no sleep
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I can't get no sleep

I can’t get no sleep (Christiane Spruit, 2019)

since my love has left me
since my love has gone

I toss and turn until midnight
oh the whole night long
and the hours are creeping
I can’t get no sleep
cold pillows talking to me
I am missing the heat
I am missing you
I can’t get no sleep

every shade of Blue
in every shade of you

I leave the light on 'til midnight
the whole night through
cold pillows talking to me
I am missing the heat
I am missing you
I can’t get no sleep

Bridge:
all my thoughts are creeping
I can’t get no peace
cold pillows talking to me
I am missing the heat
you are missing for me
I can’t get no sleep

Solo

Outro vamp: I can’t get no sleep

The band:

~572:Bass, Electric, Blues BB Ev 085
~673:Organ, B3, Background Blues BB Ev 085
2881:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesStraightMike12-key Ev 085 *
NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

* I used both the held chords and regular version of the piano track, held chords most of the time then the regular version to play fills

I'm playing the guitar parts. Mixed with reaper, mastered with Ozone8

This one took much longer than normal to mix, not sure it is 100% yet. All comments welcome!

02/27:
Doubled the riff after the first verse on lead guitar to make it a bit more interesting based on a suggestion from floyd, sounds much better. Thanks, floyd! cool
Also uploaded to Soundcloud

02/28:
Chris did a video for the song, here: https://youtu.be/-_n4J0c2I2w



Edited by BlueAttitude (02/28/19 03:33 AM)

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#526429 - 02/26/19 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Great work on this BlueAttitude, thanks for sharing this! The different elements really glue well together and the chord progression is very nice. Adding the organ to this was a nice touch. Great effects on the vocals. Keep it up!
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#526447 - 02/26/19 10:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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awesome mix!

all instruments sound so good, panning done very well to my ears

nice write, plenty of emotion

good gritty guitar sound, tasty playing for sure

strong vocals

enjoyed the listen!

Kenny

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#526457 - 02/26/19 12:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,

Cool opening. Bass + organ - nice idea!

Chris' vocal grabs right off the bat. Smokey...

The piano has a good sound - and does some nice licks! The guitar licks after "can't get no sleep" are a bit low...(where you doubled them later, they had better impact)

The solo is Excellent! - very musical, superbly played. Tasty guitar all over the place.

Another good blues-rock write.

Y'all do outstanding music!

fj

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#526462 - 02/26/19 01:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris

Excellent work - a lovely vocal, melodic with some really nice dynamics, and a good set of lyrics.
Very effective intro and build up - especially the use of the organ.
Beautiful guitar solo, and nice playing throughout.

Great stuff.

Peter

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#526488 - 02/26/19 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a cool intro. I has visions of Procol Harum or Vanilla Fudge when it first started. Awesome vocal from Chris. Your guitar was perfect. Crazy tone and such tasteful playing. Well done Dave...

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#526489 - 02/26/19 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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The intro definitely has a rather melancholic feel to it. Sets the tone for the song. Thanks for sharing.
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#526513 - 02/27/19 02:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This is truly a awesome song you two have put together...
Your guitar playing & her sultry voice complement each other so well...
Everything on this recording just fits...
I really like hearing this one!
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#526560 - 02/27/19 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,
Awesome! Started listening to it while working, ended up listening to about half a dozen of tunes on your playlist smile

When you have it, you have it! From the vocals, guitars, arrangement and mix is A+. You and Christiane have very special musical chemistry. There are no mediocre songs.

P.S. I was thinking about what you said earlier about not missing bar gigging... You are so right!

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#526563 - 02/27/19 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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The bass playing start really grabs attention. Good selection of blues instruments, I like especially the piano. Fantastic guitar playing with beautiful melancholy melody and good effects. Enjoyable vocals once again. Nice surprising major chords couple of times.

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#526598 - 02/27/19 05:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Ditto what the others said about the intro. This song definitely has that wee hours of the night feel. The guitar is talking to me!

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#526602 - 02/27/19 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave/Chris, another finely crafted song! Chris's vocal is absolutely perfect....That chorus stays with you for a while! Also, more excellent guitar work by you Dave! You always churn out something great! Enjoyed it! Thanks, Torrey
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#526631 - 02/27/19 11:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Sweet.
There're a few spots where the vocal gets buried but the overall package is sweet.
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#526658 - 02/28/19 03:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Great work on this BlueAttitude, thanks for sharing this! The different elements really glue well together and the chord progression is very nice. Adding the organ to this was a nice touch. Great effects on the vocals. Keep it up!


We have no intention of stopping anytime soon smile

Thanks, Joe!

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#526659 - 02/28/19 03:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
awesome mix!

all instruments sound so good, panning done very well to my ears

nice write, plenty of emotion

good gritty guitar sound, tasty playing for sure

strong vocals

enjoyed the listen!

Kenny


Thanks, Kenny!

Mix is not perfect yet, but close I think. I'll get back to it in a week or so with fresh ears.

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#526683 - 02/28/19 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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The mix sounds good to us...on three different sound systems. It's well past the point where we could suggest anything.

This mix stuff is always wrapped in the system one is listening on and personal preference. It's never finished...just abandoned. IMO.

The write, arrangement, vocal/performances are what we've come to expect from you two. Meaning...excellent. The harmony is STAND OUT.

"I leave the light on 'til midnight
the whole night through
cold pillows talking to me
I am missing the heat
I am missing you
I can’t get no sleep"

Strong lines!

As Kenny mentioned "plenty of emotion." YES....the entire production just oozes soul!!!

And that puts it right in J&B's wheelhouse.

Kudos!

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#526692 - 02/28/19 07:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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hi Dave&Cris mix sounds crisp and clear well done awesome job thanks eric
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#526700 - 02/28/19 07:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave and Chris, every time you post something I know I’m in for treat. This is no exception. I think the mix sounds good. I love the write, the vocals and the fine lead playing. Simply a great listen, Tom

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#526796 - 02/28/19 05:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave,

I have - for obvious reasons - not heard all the songs you have posted here, but this is in my opinion the best one among those I have listened to. I love the chord progression, the melody, the vocal... everything is just so damn good about this song!

Really, really enjoyed it!
Will

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#526828 - 03/01/19 02:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: I can't get no sleep [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Chris,

Cool opening. Bass + organ - nice idea!

Chris' vocal grabs right off the bat. Smokey...

The piano has a good sound - and does some nice licks! The guitar licks after "can't get no sleep" are a bit low...(where you doubled them later, they had better impact)

The solo is Excellent! - very musical, superbly played. Tasty guitar all over the place.

Another good blues-rock write.

Y'all do outstanding music!

fj



Hi Floyd,
I'm running the piano through CLA unplugged, and I'm alternating between the held chords version and the regular version to do the licks.

You were right about that guitar part being too low, I have it doubled now and it sounds much better.

And of course thanks for the comments on the solo and the vocals smile

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