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Mary And Me a song I was involved with a few moons ago revamped with Band in a Box.
Lead and Rhythm Guitar all the rest RealTracks.
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Hi Brian,

This sounds as a joyful swing blues from somewhere in the 30ths.
Only that sologuitar tells me it isn't.
Your vocals are very good on this song. Maybe they could have been mixed a littlebit louder/ more upfront.
And I would consider a small amount of reverb. But forget all of this. I liked your composition and performance of this song.

Thanks for it,
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Guitar sounds hot. Love the feel and sound of this song.

I agree with Hans. Your vocals are good but bring up a little in the mix.

Reminds me of a Stray Cats style.

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Sounds great, especially the horn section!

I agree with Hans - the vocal a bit more up front would be good.

Fun listen! laugh


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Stray Catsish yes!
A good toe tapper.
Nice guitar work.

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A few lines have their 1st syllable swallowed - that wouldn't be hard to fix.
It does have the Stray Cat strut in the rhythm but the rhythm guitar could be a little more aggressive (not tonally) and strident to match the rhythm section.
The vocals come forward a bit as the song progresses - good level at about 2.20.
After 2.30 you swamp the song in unnecessary horns and organ - they aren't bad - just redundant.
Cool song.


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Nice work! Love the groove on this one - it flows tremendously well and got my toe tapping within moments. The horns were a nice touch, to me personally, and the swing on everything is right on point. I'd imagine this sounding great live.

Thanks for sharing smile


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Brian ...

I don't think I've listened to you before. Sure am glad I caught this one. Thought I was listening to the other Brian ... Setzer. That old swing feel with modern touches ... a real nice combo!

Great song and listen. Best to you

Alan


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Its about time you posted another...
I like that descending chordal & bass patterns.
Good lyrics too...
All in all I enjoyed the listen...
Hopefully in 2020 you will find time to write submit more songs!


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This a cool tune. Channeling Cab Calloway. Well done


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Hi,

Thank you for your kind comments, especially the Stray Cats, will take the mix on "board".

Sometimes I think a mix could be heard differently depending on monitors being used, obviously a well known fact when mixing is to try on different systems.
I use Alesis Studio One monitors in a flat response room, and listening to released major songs most sound great yet others sound awful EQ wise.
Tried through smaller studio monitors again most are good some are a bit iffy EQ wise.
Not suggesting the vocal mix in "Mary and Me" is perfect, yes it does need bringing forward but different environment/speaker listening of any song can make a huge difference.

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Hey Brian,

You really got into the swing with this one. I love the vocal commitment with which you sing... total involvement and it really pulled me right into the lyrics.

I can so easily see you and your group sitting up in front of me, onstage. It's a very engaging production and presentation.

I really enjoyed this!

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Hi Brian,

very nice thing !!!! Love your vocals (which sure deserve being brought a bit more to the front indeed.) The band is hot. A treat from A-Z.

Take care,

Stefan

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