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#622326 - 11/08/20 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Don't Make Me Ask
Registered: 07/07/16
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https://soundcloud.com/bob-lewis/dont-make-me-ask

Don't Make Me Ask - Copyright © & ℗ 2020 Bob Lewis ASCAP

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Don't Make Me Ask
File:Don't Make Me Ask.SGU
Key=Bb , Tempo 60, Length (m:s)=4:48
4 bar intro, 32 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 36. Repeat x2 choruses, tag ending, after bar 34
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is M_TBLSLP.STY
PianoCustom Synth is Hi-Q 001 01 Piano, Acoustic, Grand Sforzando.tgs
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic Piano (1),
RealTracks in style: 1922:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockSlow12-8 Sw 060
MIDI SuperTracks in style: 2233:Piano, Soloist TexasBluesRockSlow12-8John Sw 060
RealTracks in style: 1924:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Sol Sw 060
RealTracks in style: 1923:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Brent Sw 060
RealDrums in Style: BluesRock128^6-a:Snare, HiHat Loose , b:Snare, Ride

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Per my usual, the rhythm section was created in BIAB, .wav files exported to Logic Pro X (LPX). Vocal added in LPX.
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#622379 - 11/09/20 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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Lovely laid tune Bob. Such a cool vocal. Loved this.

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#622437 - 11/09/20 04:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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Loved the longing in your vocal, some great lines in the song (he's social distancing from six feet below), piano a little busy but not too bad, good sendup overall.
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#622488 - 11/09/20 09:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Scott C]
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Thanks Scott C.

This was just a quick throw together for a block party, but folks seem to enjoy it. I guess we are all living the same challenges and we are all ready for a laugh!
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#622530 - 11/10/20 06:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: TuneMonger]
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Thanks Tune Monger!

This was just a quick throw together for a block party, so I just took what BIAB gave me on that piano. But it kinda sounds like a few piano players I have worked with over the years. In fact, it sounds BETTER than a few piano players I have worked with!
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#622536 - 11/10/20 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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"Don't make me ask. Just put on your mask." A wonderfully lazy blues, with a finely crafted vocal.
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#622560 - 11/10/20 08:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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Ha ha ha, love it.
Well done tongue in cheek fun!


Great band.
Fun lyrics.
Well performed vocals.

Gave me a smile.

moto
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#622573 - 11/10/20 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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What a tune! It's got some serious class, loved the instrumentation and the crooning vocals. Fun to listen to and got my toe tapping from the get go. Thanks for sharing smile
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#622825 - 11/12/20 05:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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Hi Mr BobaLew,

THAT IS JUST AWESIME IN EVERY RESPECT !!!

Very funny lyrics - that's the kind of humour that's badly need these days. Your singing is simply top notch. Great tune, great backing track., freat sound. Loved it!

Take care,

Stefan

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#622880 - 11/12/20 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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Very, very well done!!! Vocal is killer, and everything sounds pro!! Curious about your vocal chain and what reverb that is.....has a great older style feel! Take care. Greg

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#622911 - 11/12/20 04:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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Love it! What a great song! You put a big smile on my face. Everything about this is killer: production, lyrics, singing, etc.

Thanks for the good time!

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#623070 - 11/13/20 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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This is all sorts of cool.
MOST impressive is the way you've blended you vocal with the pre reverbed BIAB tracks.
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#624652 - 11/24/20 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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Forgive me! I try to answer every comment individually, but life happened.

The love is much appreciated, and man! do I ever it need it right now.

Regarding the reverb (there are questions): I export separate 'dry' tracks from BIAB. Then I use one reverb bus in Logic Pro X for everything. Abbey Road(-ish) EQ on reverb bus. For bad or for worse that is how I do things. NO REVERB on bass.

My audience is typically band mates who usually ask questions like, "Hey, you got anymore of that queso?" and couldn't care less about production settings. Gotta luv 'em.

If I can keep family out of hospital I'll get back to writing hit songs. Or just plain old how-I-see-it songs. Maybe some hanging-at-the-hospital-with-family songs. Writing is cathartic for me, and someday I'm going to look up that word and see what it means. But not today, I have to go to the hospital. With my mask on. Don't make me ask.
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#626867 - 12/01/20 04:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Make Me Ask [Re: Mr.BobaLew]
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Mr.BobaLew

One of the best tunes related to our current situation I have heard. Super arrangement and vocals! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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