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#611245 - 08/19/20 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Scott ...

I had friend, now deceased, who lived in Houma, LA for many years. he then moved to France, his parents' home country. He spoke Cajun French more than English.

He was the drummer in a band I was in for about 15 years. He was a dear friend and I miss him so much. This took me back to those days. His name was Robert Loreau ... we always called him "Frenchy". He was like a brother to me. Thank you for the sweet, yet poignant, memory. It put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye.

A great song ... lyric, band, arrangement, and vocal. No way to go wrong with that! Would love to hear more original music from you.

Wishing you the very best. Be safe ...

Alan

Alan,

I lived and worked in that Houma/Thibodaux/Morgan City area for almost 20 years. Which is why several of my songs are about the people and the places of the Bayou State.

I'm glad you enjoyed the song. And thank you for sharing the memory of your dear friend.

Take care.

Scott
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#611496 - 08/21/20 05:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: F.M.M.]
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Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
excellent vocal and backing tracks thanks for sharing Eric

Thanks for listening and commenting.

Take care.
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#611503 - 08/21/20 06:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Great, impressed by the simplicity of the band, and the quality of the production.

Excellent choice of instrumentation.
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#611552 - 08/21/20 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Classic, classy and very sweet. Perfectly pared down band and a comfortable chorus and vocal make this such an easy sing-along...and that's just what I did on the second listen.

The Cajun side of my family was very much part of my upbringing (as much as a military brat can be upbrought by extended family). Those ties remain.

I like this a whole heckofa bunch.
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#611616 - 08/22/20 02:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Hi Olemon,

A pitty you make a song once a year...
This one was very nice! A bit Irish in the composition, a nice fiddle an a sweet story!
Pleasant to listen to.

Stay safe,
Hans
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#611997 - 08/24/20 09:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Scott,
A strong uplifting story sung with feeling.... and that sweet Cajun fiddle sounds great.
You gave my morning a happy singalong start!

Robert

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#612162 - 08/25/20 07:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Great, impressed by the simplicity of the band, and the quality of the production.

Excellent choice of instrumentation.


Thanks. I was trying to keep it simple, organic, maybe. BIAB gives us so many creative options, it's easy to over do it. I have to be careful about that.
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#612163 - 08/25/20 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: Tangmo]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Classic, classy and very sweet. Perfectly pared down band and a comfortable chorus and vocal make this such an easy sing-along...and that's just what I did on the second listen.

The Cajun side of my family was very much part of my upbringing (as much as a military brat can be upbrought by extended family). Those ties remain.

I like this a whole heckofa bunch.

Oh my gosh, what a lovely review.

One never knows how or if a listener will relate to a song. I very much appreciate you letting me know.

Be well.

Scott
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#612167 - 08/25/20 07:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Enjoying your track, great Americana. Thanks for sharing!
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#612388 - 08/26/20 09:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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olemon,

A darn shame you are good for about one a year . . . this was a fun listen—sweet country-folk waltz, one you can’t help but want to dance to. Well written, well sung and really well performed. Enjoyed this a whole ton!!!

My best regards,

Deej

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#612648 - 08/28/20 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Scott

Sounds like a classic folk song that has been sung for 100 years.

Good vocal. Good production. Good mix.

Well done

.fj

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#612843 - 08/29/20 05:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Awesome vocal and lyric. Backtrack was very cool. Loved the fiddle playing along with the vocal. Well done

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#613664 - 09/04/20 07:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Olemon,

A pitty you make a song once a year...
This one was very nice! A bit Irish in the composition, a nice fiddle an a sweet story!
Pleasant to listen to.

Stay safe,
Hans

Thanks for listening and commenting, Hans.

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Scott,
A strong uplifting story sung with feeling.... and that sweet Cajun fiddle sounds great.
You gave my morning a happy singalong start!

Robert

Glad you liked it, Robert. I have an affinity for certain RT's and those country fiddles are most definitely in the top 10.

Originally Posted By: Frankp
Enjoying your track, great Americana. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for listening. I appreciate it.

Originally Posted By: Deej56
olemon,

A darn shame you are good for about one a year . . . this was a fun listen—sweet country-folk waltz, one you can’t help but want to dance to. Well written, well sung and really well performed. Enjoyed this a whole ton!!!

My best regards,

Deej

I'm so glad you mentioned dancing. I'm really hoping that happens if they ever hold that anniversary celebration. Thanks for the kind feedback.
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#614059 - 09/07/20 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Scott

Sounds like a classic folk song that has been sung for 100 years.

Good vocal. Good production. Good mix.

Well done

.fj


Classic folk? What a nice thing to say! Thanks.

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome vocal and lyric. Backtrack was very cool. Loved the fiddle playing along with the vocal. Well done

I'm glad you liked it. I feared the music and structure were too basic. Verse/Chorus three times, no bridge, etc. And so I was hoping the fiddle would generate some interest. Thanks for the spin and the kind review.
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#614078 - 09/07/20 09:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Well if that's it for the year it was a really good one!

Look forward to hearing your next one.

Peter

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#614091 - 09/07/20 09:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Only 1 song a year ??? NO. We want more ! Very good piece of music, I love the general vibe coming from it, you have a great voice, the tune is great, and since I'm French... well, I had to listen to it when I saw the title! Good job!
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#614683 - 09/12/20 07:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Well if that's it for the year it was a really good one!

Look forward to hearing your next one.

Peter

Thanks, Peter. I appreciate that.

Originally Posted By: Angelomusic
Only 1 song a year ??? NO. We want more ! Very good piece of music, I love the general vibe coming from it, you have a great voice, the tune is great, and since I'm French... well, I had to listen to it when I saw the title! Good job!

Well, stuff just gets in the way. But it turns out I'm on the verge of posting a new old one.

Thank you so much for the listen and those nice comments.
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#614686 - 09/12/20 07:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: olemon]
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Great song and I loved this. I really like the nuances that you put into the vocals, which take it up a level. When you extend some of those notes selectively, it adds an extra bit of feeling. Everything works well here and nothing detracts.
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#614829 - 09/13/20 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life) [Re: EdZ314]
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Originally Posted By: EdZ314
Great song and I loved this. I really like the nuances that you put into the vocals, which take it up a level. When you extend some of those notes selectively, it adds an extra bit of feeling. Everything works well here and nothing detracts.

Thank you for giving it a spin and commenting.
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