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#591096 - 04/10/20 11:34 AM [User Showcase] I Know Blues
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For the first time since the 70s I don't have a home studio of some sort, so it really bums me out when I can't participate in challenges like the one GuitarHacker had for writing a CORVID-19 song, especially since playing in public is also out. Still, it's great having Band in a Box to jam with –the only instrument that I have available is my bass. Our new home (with studio) was to be completed later this month. Now...? At least we're staying with our daughter, her husband and our 5 year-old granddaughter, which is the best way to stay in shape through these times.

So here is a recent remix of an old blues song (thanks to the suggestions and guidance found on this forum). It's the "album" version, so you might want to bounce out after the first solo or so. Write about what you know, and I know blues. This is my alternative to My Homeless Stay At Home Blues song (unwritten). Stay well everyone.

Style is _BLUESSH.STY (Blues Shuffle Quintet Swing)

RealTracks in song: 2889:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkBluesSlowShuffleMike Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 421:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 2886:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkBluesSlowShuffleBrent Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 565:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues Monday Sw 065
RealTracks in song: 2686:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesSlow12-8BrentSimple Sw 065
RealDrums [in Song:BluesRock128^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

I played bass and sang.

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I Know Blues on YouTube

I Know Blues

I can't go on with what's been goin' on.
I need you here, but I can see you're gone.
Tell me you're comin' back. Baby, please don't refuse
'cuz ever since you're gone... well, I know I know blues.

The other night, I hear we had a fight.
I don't recall, but know it must be right
because I feel so lost, which means I had to lose.
Well, now I'm lost and lonely, and I know I know blues.

BR: Tell me it's all a bad dream and I can wake up now
to make us some coffee and cream and jelly biscuts, too.
We could go back to bed and take our slow, sweet time to make up now.
Let's go on with loving ways 'cuz I know I know you.

SOLO

I'll give up drinkin' and make you my drug.
I'm tired of sleeping on this (dirty) (filthy) rug.
I want to walk you home (if I can find my shoes)(even without shoes).
I wonder why you had to wander, but I know I know blues. BR - SOLO2

3rdV + My gloomy weather's always under, 'cuz I know I know blues.
I know that lighting looks like thunder and I know I know blues.
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#591097 - 04/10/20 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty,

MAN! you've got a great voice for Blues!

Everything sounds "just right". Nice bass playing.

That soloist RT is sweet.

Excellent mix. Sounds fantastic on my monitors. Worth listening to the whole thing. smile

You KNOW Blues.

fj

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#591098 - 04/10/20 11:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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And now I know you know you know blues. Gritty but smooth. Nasty but nice. Coffee but cream. Enjoyed every minute of it.
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#591102 - 04/10/20 12:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Marty,

MAN! you've got a great voice for Blues!

Everything sounds "just right". Nice bass playing.

That soloist RT is sweet.

Excellent mix. Sounds fantastic on my monitors. Worth listening to the whole thing. smile

You KNOW Blues.

fj


Thanks, Floyd. Your words inspire me with confidence, your music inspires me to write.
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#591104 - 04/10/20 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: Tangmo]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
And now I know you know you know blues. Gritty but smooth. Nasty but nice. Coffee but cream. Enjoyed every minute of it.


Thanks, Tangmo. You know I know you know a lot of music styles, and your comments are always so refreshing. You know?
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#591105 - 04/10/20 12:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Yeah! This is great, Marty, right up my alley.

Looking forward to working with you on a tune or two once you get your studio up and running cool

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#591113 - 04/10/20 01:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah! This is great, Marty, right up my alley.

Looking forward to working with you on a tune or two once you get your studio up and running cool


Thanks, Dave. Hey, I'd love to play bass to one of your songs. I can add bass parts with my current setup.
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#591130 - 04/10/20 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty—

Well, yes, I'd say you DO know blues—great tune from start to finish, with a cool blues vocal. Great production work on this. Like that bridge a lot; terrific lyrics all the way through, but they are just perfect in this bridge. Killer solo! Very impressive outing!

All my best,

Deej

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#591155 - 04/10/20 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty,

WOW! What a voice! Great track and production.

Much enjoyed!

Bob

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#591167 - 04/10/20 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Nice, growling blues, the way I like it. You got the voice for it, all the way.
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#591266 - 04/11/20 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Very cool vocal. I just love the blues. Bass was sweet. Well done.

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#591273 - 04/11/20 06:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Marty—

Well, yes, I'd say you DO know blues—great tune from start to finish, with a cool blues vocal. Great production work on this. Like that bridge a lot; terrific lyrics all the way through, but they are just perfect in this bridge. Killer solo! Very impressive outing!

All my best,

Deej


Thanks so much, Deej. Glad you enjoyed it. Stay well!

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Marty,

WOW! What a voice! Great track and production.

Much enjoyed!

Bob


Thanks, Bob. I'm just a bass player who sings demos, and was never considered a singer. So your comments are very encouraging.
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#591274 - 04/11/20 06:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Nice, growling blues, the way I like it. You got the voice for it, all the way.


Thanks TuneMonger. You make me smile.

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool vocal. I just love the blues. Bass was sweet. Well done.


Thank you, Scott. The Blues is in all of us, and you have a healthy dose.
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#591488 - 04/12/20 06:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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@BabuMusic - This is just great. The mixing and balance of the instruments is very pleasing to the ear. Great voice for blues too. I really like that twangin' guitar in there.
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#591568 - 04/12/20 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty,
I`m no bluesman but I like that gravelly voice and sweet phrasing you have going on here.
my favourite lines:
I'll give up drinkin' and make you my drug.
I'm tired of sleeping on this filthy rug.

The guitar solo is some nice icing too!
Good luck with your future home & studio.

Robert

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#591602 - 04/12/20 06:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hey Marty ...

What a cool blues tune! Man ... your voice is just so perfect for this, And yes, indeed ... you know Blues! Great listen .. doing a little side-to-side chair dancing as I listen. Uh ... it ain't a pretty sight!

great band you put together ... that lead solo is just perfect. Your bass line really drives this along so nicely. Loved it!

Wishing you the best. Be safe ...

Alan
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#591609 - 04/12/20 07:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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You know Blues!

Sounds a little country a little blues.
Enjoyed that.
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#591719 - 04/13/20 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty, I love the fact that you threw caution to the wind and wrote new lyrics even though I didn't hear the first ones! These work for sure! You've got a great feel for blues for sure! Enjoyed it all the way! Take care, Torrey
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#592831 - 04/18/20 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Your vocal performance sounds like the authentic experience.

I enjoyed listening to this one!

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#592866 - 04/18/20 08:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Know Blues [Re: BabuMusic]
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Nice blues number. Good production. Bass well played.
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