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#528093 - 03/10/19 01:14 AM [User Showcase] Lonesome Tonight
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Lonesome Tonight

I wrote this song 15 years ago, now I revisited it by re-arranging and singing the vocals. Basically a reggae song, but, because BIAB is such an inspirational tool, I have added elements from other genres as well, hopefully it doesn't sound a mess smile I would call this a humoristic break-up song, because of the name-dropping - references to song titles of certain artists, flowers and places in Europe.

MIDI Instruments: Rock Organ (style: MARLEY.STY - SampleTank 3)
RealDrums: Reggae
RealTracks:
536:Bass, Acoustic, Pop Sw 120
1142:Ukulele, Strumming FolkSwing Sw 110
1141:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingCleanPicked Sw 110
943:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment JazzStrideBallad Sw 085
1207:Fiddle, Soloist GypsyJazzBallad Sw 110
2672:Pedal Steel, Rhythm HawaiianSwing Sw 110

Vocals: by me

Mixed in Cakewalk by BandLab.

Lyrics:

One more song for me
so drunk I wanna be
give me one more bottle
of heartbreak hotel
mama it's not alright
I'm lonesome tonight.

In the year when Bob Marley died,
I gave roses to my woman, she cried,
Later that summer in Nice,
she fell in love with
a muscular guy from Greece.

One more song...

Now or never I stay
with a picture of her in Marseille,
she'll be always on my mind
but Paris is fading
the orchids need to be shined.

One more song...

Could I be loved I ask,
is it such a difficult task?
I will be waiting in vain
for her to come back
to the sunflower fields in Spain.

One more song...

One more song…

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#528124 - 03/10/19 09:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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You actually pulled it off pretty well...
And the tag caught me by surprise & made me smile...
A very spontaneous sounding composition...
I guess that's why I enjoy hearing the creativity of others.
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#528152 - 03/10/19 12:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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The eclectic sound of this song I think works pretty well. Thanks for sharing.
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#528168 - 03/10/19 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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This made me genuinely smile! Superb concept, superbly executed! Bravo, bravo, BRAVO!!!

(along with your vocals, that Gypsy Violin solo style is quite superb! and what a cool ending, too ;-) )
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#528169 - 03/10/19 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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Jannesan,

It works for me—I really like the harmonies you have going on in the chorus—it’s catchy. The introduction of more gypsy jazz type instruments give it a unique sound; and I think that’s a good thing. Enjoyed my listen—thanks for sharing.

Regards,

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#528218 - 03/10/19 11:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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Janne

Very interesting mash up of styles, interesting lyric and some catchy harmonies.
Enjoyed the song.

Peter

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#528242 - 03/11/19 06:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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Wow - this is a really interesting and engaging tune! The different kind of harmony layering gives it a really unique feel, which I liked. You mashed up some genres on opposite ends of the spectrum and it came out not sounding forced - really well done!

Thanks for sharing smile
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#528254 - 03/11/19 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,

A clever write. Some lines made me laugh out loud.

A super catchy melody - especially on the chorus - had the flavor of songs we used to listen to on AM Hits radio. Nice.

The musical combinations work well.

Enjoyed it.

fj

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#528417 - 03/12/19 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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Great write,

recorded and sang well

even if written 15 years ago, it's very catchy

has humor and nostalgia

I like the ending tag

very enjoyable,

Kenny


Edited by 44kfl (03/12/19 10:12 AM)

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#528422 - 03/12/19 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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What a great song. Well put together. Love the humour in it. Well done

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#528430 - 03/12/19 10:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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"One more song for me
so drunk I wanna be
give me one more bottle
of heartbreak hotel
mama it's not alright
I'm lonesome tonight."

Well after that first verse you know it's going to be fun!

"mama it's not alright" Hahahahaha!

And what a great choice of seemingly disparate RTs...but they worked together excellently.

And nice harmonies also.

Fun!!!

J&B
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#528436 - 03/12/19 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
You actually pulled it off pretty well...
And the tag caught me by surprise & made me smile...
A very spontaneous sounding composition...
I guess that's why I enjoy hearing the creativity of others.


Thanks Jim for your kind comment smile BIAB is a great source for creativity, I had a two bar hold ending followed by the normal BIAB ending and I cut the normal ending, but the piano track didn't have a clean cut point, luckily the piano ending was so interesting I decided to left it there - I'm glad it made you smile laugh

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#528437 - 03/12/19 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
The eclectic sound of this song I think works pretty well. Thanks for sharing.


Thanks Ember for listening and kindly commenting smile

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#528438 - 03/12/19 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: musician17]
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Originally Posted By: musician17
This made me genuinely smile! Superb concept, superbly executed! Bravo, bravo, BRAVO!!!

(along with your vocals, that Gypsy Violin solo style is quite superb! and what a cool ending, too ;-) )


Thanks for all the bravos, I can see you smiling laugh Yep, that violin is a great RT and it can produce many really interesting variations.

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#528439 - 03/12/19 11:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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Yeah this is really fun--and really funny!

Great entertainment!!

Excellent production too.
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#528569 - 03/13/19 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Originally Posted By: Jim
You actually pulled it off pretty well...
And the tag caught me by surprise & made me smile...
A very spontaneous sounding composition...
I guess that's why I enjoy hearing the creativity of others.


Thanks Jim for your kind comment smile BIAB is a great source for creativity, I had a two bar hold ending followed by the normal BIAB ending and I cut the normal ending, but the piano track didn't have a clean cut point, luckily the piano ending was so interesting I decided to left it there - I'm glad it made you smile laugh

Janne

Isn't amazing how accidents can be a part of the creative process...
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#528576 - 03/13/19 09:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: jannesan]
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Hey there Jannesan, nice job on this! Excellent mixdown on all of this and very soothing to hear. The reggae vibes come across exceptionally well, and the vocals harmonize well with the other instruments. Thanks for sharing!
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#528732 - 03/14/19 10:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: Deej56]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
It works for me—I really like the harmonies you have going on in the chorus—it’s catchy. The introduction of more gypsy jazz type instruments give it a unique sound; and I think that’s a good thing. Enjoyed my listen—thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Deej


Thanks Deej for your kind feedback smile

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#528733 - 03/14/19 10:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: PeterF]
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Janne
Very interesting mash up of styles, interesting lyric and some catchy harmonies.
Enjoyed the song.
Peter


Thanks Peter, I'm glad you liked my lyrics and use of different styles smile

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#528734 - 03/14/19 10:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lonesome Tonight [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - this is a really interesting and engaging tune! The different kind of harmony layering gives it a really unique feel, which I liked. You mashed up some genres on opposite ends of the spectrum and it came out not sounding forced - really well done!

Thanks for sharing smile


Thanks Deryk for your kind feedback, nice to hear that my mash up works for you smile

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