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#556747 - 09/27/19 04:39 PM [User Showcase] Color Of The Blues
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Andyman Offline
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https://soundcloud.com/andyshearer-1/color-of-the-blues

Here's my interpretation of the classic country song by George Jones, written by George Jones & Lawton Williams.

I'm playing the acoustic and electric guitars on this one, and it's my vocals.
I've added a lot of reverb to the electric guitar and vocals to try and capture a retro-type sound.

I also used Drums, Bass (518) and Pedal Steel (RT2666) Realtracks.
The first two are from the Portage.STY, and the Pedal Steel is from the ICYWIND.STY.


Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think.



Edited by Andyman (09/28/19 04:42 AM)
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#556762 - 09/27/19 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: Andyman]
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The title of the song was really interesting and pulled me in, and the song has a really lovely sound to it. Thanks for sharing!
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#556768 - 09/27/19 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: Andyman]
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Really cool Andy!! I love the retro feel of the mix, and the way the music has that drone effect of the tonic chord. Vocal is really cool! Reminds me of the vibe from old Stones or Moody Blues.....and that's a compliment in my book! Enjoyed a lot!! Take care. Greg

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#556784 - 09/27/19 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: Andyman]
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My favourite version of this is by Elvis Costello & the attractions - from the album Almost Blue. It was so good Nashville was in uproar about his audacity.
This is a nice reading of the song. I'd have liked a little more level in the steel guitar but that's minor stuff.
As this is a cover does it fit into the terms & conditions of the forum? I don't want you to get into trouble - may be useful to read them.
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#556811 - 09/28/19 05:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: rayc]
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Thank you rayc.
I hadn't heard the Elvis Costello version before, so I listened to it on YouTube. I quite like what he has done with it, and I like it even more that he rattled a few cages by covering the song in his own style. This is something that should be applauded in my view.
Personally, I prefer the breezy and bluesier version by Susan Tedeschi & John Prine from Prine's 'For Better, Or Worse' 2016 album, although I opted for a slower tempo on my own version.

I took your advice and read the forum's terms and conditions and can't see any specific mention of covers not being allowed, although it is slightly unclear when it states that only links to your original songs are allowed. I took this to mean that it's okay to link to my own original version of the song, but obviously not to THE original by George Jones, or any other version.
Of course I fully respect the forum rules and I will happily delete this post if I'm wrong, but I notice that a PG Staff member (ie. Ember) has viewed it and posted a positive comment, so I would think that everything must be in order.
However, just to err on the side of caution, I've removed the lyric text from my post.


Edited by Andyman (09/28/19 05:29 AM)
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#557162 - 09/30/19 11:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: Andyman]
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The title got me too. I thought maybe a blues tune. But this was a very nice surprise. Very nice back track and vocal

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#557255 - 10/01/19 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: Andyman]
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Wow - you did a tremendous job on this. It flows tremendously well, and your vocals soar on this. Nicely catchy, and very sincere and poetic. It makes for a very captivating listen.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#562342 - 11/03/19 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: Andyman]
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Thanks...
I did not know George sang this song...
So you sent me a-searching smile...
I really enjoyed your rendition of the song...
You certainly did it justice!
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#562351 - 11/03/19 02:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: Andyman]
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Originally Posted By: Andyman
I took your advice and read the forum's terms and conditions and can't see any specific mention of covers not being allowed, although it is slightly unclear when it states that only links to your original songs are allowed.

Check out the rules at the top of the "User Showcase" forum, not the general "Forum Rules" links:

Quote:
The songs must be originals, no copyrighted or "cover" songs. You must have all of the rights to the songs.


Nice rendition of the song! smile
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#562352 - 11/03/19 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: Andyman]
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"The User Showcase is an area where users of PG Music products (e.g. Band-in-a-Box or RealBand) can post links to their original song compositions, for others to listen to.

The songs must be originals, no copyrighted or "cover" songs. You must have all of the rights to the songs."


Edited by TuneMonger (11/03/19 02:32 PM)
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#562964 - 11/07/19 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Color Of The Blues [Re: Andyman]
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I don't know the original but I really like what you've done here.....has sort of a Byrds, psychedelic folk vibe!! Vocal is perfect for the mood! Really nicely done!! Take care. Greg

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