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This is a song about a guy being overwhelmed by his blues.  It's one of those "Oh, yeah... you think YOU got the blues?" kind of things.  Well, he's well over his head in the Sea Of Blues. I thought I posted this one before, but didn't. I know it was changed quite a bit based on your comments on the songs of others. Another great thing about this forum is learning from you all without even posting.

Style is _BLUESSH.STY (Blues Shuffle Quintet Swing)

RealTracks in style: ~425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 421:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues sw 120
RealTracks in style: ~585:Guitar, Resophonic, Rhythm Blues Muddy Sw 120
RealTracks in song: ~~423:Harmonica, Background Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 3248:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesShuffleSlowSol sw 100
RealDrums [in style:BluesShuffleHard^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Ride

I played bass and sang.

Sea Of Blues

Let's play this game so we can see how love lies.
I see ya comin' then you close your eyes.
Oh, honey, spin around with a blindfold and booze.
Ya gotta stand on my shoulders to see the Sea Of Blues.

Look out a long, long way, and let your heart fly.
I'm busy takin' out this plank in my eye.
Oh, baby, I'm no fool but ya coulda fooled me.
(You) could even drown on my shoulders when the blue sea's deep.

BR: See the Sea Of Blues, and hold your head high. So high.
In the Sun you lose where the ocean meets the sky.
Come back again, but don't be so shy the next time.
You'll have a friend. Same face, same line.

SOLO

Sleep here is saf'ty and I'll go see what's up
and if I don't get back, you've seen me enough.
Remember, I'm around and there's nothin' to lose.
But Nothin' can get lost in... lost in the Sea Of Blues.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

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Nice blues tune, I like everything about it, the bridge kinda threw me off, but It's cool!!

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Marty,

Everything in the pocket.

Man! you're bass so BUTTERY! Smooth and punchy at the same time. A great sound.

The BAND sounds great. Cool lead guitar (had to look back to see if Dave did that...). Nice vocal. Good use of the harp. Solid mix.


"Ya gotta stand on my shoulders to see the Sea Of Blues"
Loved that!

Enjoyed!

fj

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Conveys the story well.

I'm generally of "more vocals please"
However I think you could pull the vox back just a bit on this one.

I like the vocals and instrumentation.
Vocals are well delivered and crisp.

Perhaps it could be an EQ thing that's poking out at me.
The vox and guitar pop out a bit too much for my taste.

Oh, what the hell do I know...........maybe it's perfect and I'm a crappy listener.

mot




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Very cool tune Marty. Love your bass lines. Super vocal. Band was excellent. Well done


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Great blues imagery, beautiful melody especially the bridge, excellent vox and good use of BIAB. Terrific package!!


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You nailed it Marty.
You didn't just sing the song , you successfully sold it .You sounded like you were having a good time and that vibe translated into a fun listen.

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Originally Posted By: Ronnie Fields
Nice blues tune, I like everything about it, the bridge kinda threw me off, but It's cool!!


Thanks, Ronnie. Yeah, the bridge was intended to be quite different, like it was showing another aspect of the singer's life --one where he hoped to be like everyone else. Glad you liked it. And you reminded me that I forgot to include the acoustic guitar and a loop that was used for the bridge.

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Marty,

Everything in the pocket.

Man! you're bass so BUTTERY! Smooth and punchy at the same time. A great sound.

The BAND sounds great. Cool lead guitar (had to look back to see if Dave did that...). Nice vocal. Good use of the harp. Solid mix.


"Ya gotta stand on my shoulders to see the Sea Of Blues"
Loved that!

Enjoyed!

fj



Thanks so much, Floyd. Your listening skills are another shine of your talent. Yeah, I WISH I could ask Dave to do ALL of the solos. Seems more time is spent trying to craft a solo from BiaB than any other part of the production.

Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Conveys the story well.

I'm generally of "more vocals please"
However I think you could pull the vox back just a bit on this one.

I like the vocals and instrumentation.
Vocals are well delivered and crisp.

Perhaps it could be an EQ thing that's poking out at me.
The vox and guitar pop out a bit too much for my taste.

Oh, what the hell do I know...........maybe it's perfect and I'm a crappy listener.

mot




moto


Hahaha! Moto, Captain, you are so right... you are a crappy listener. HAHAHA! No, just kidding, man. You are absolutely right. I thought the same thing --at least about the vocal. Seems that whatever I mixed last ends up a bit louder than the rest of the mix. Thanks for listening and especially for your helpful comments.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Good lyrics, "I'm busy takin' out this plank in my eye" and other nice lines that are not lost in the sea of blues. Nice shuffle band, I like how well your bass and the resonator guitar play together. The bridge is welcome change. I enjoyed also the vocal and how cleanly it is mixed.

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Very well written and sung, Marty. I always enjoy a good blues.
Regards,
Leon

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Marty, good write and you are a helluva bass players. Keep me coming, Tom

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Marty

Really nice, loved the progression and the delivery (and the bass).

An excellent and very listenable blues track.

Peter

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WOW, this is as good as or better then anything that is on Alligator Records. I love the blues and you did a magnificent job on these blues. Your vocal was outstanding, your blues band perfect, your mix outstanding, and your bass playing, well as been previously mentioned you are one helluva bassist.

You should do more like this.


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Marty,

Killer blues stuff. That lead guitar solo is just perfect. Nice lines in the write as well (love that “you gotta stand on my shoulders line”). Solid mix as well—nice touch on the ocean sound effect at the end. Cool stuff!

My best to you,

Deej

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Cool song. I like that "Sea of Blues" hook line. Great blues guitar playing. Band was sounding tight too.


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That's a cracker of a song.
Every thing works - your bass is great glue, though I would've preferred a little editing on the S sibilant sounds.
No one else will notice or care but it was there a bit and when it happens to me I feel it marks me for the old man I am.
It's not all the time either - just sometimes. I get the feeling you may have attenuated some of them already or used a de-esser but some escaped.
The Sea of Blues is green with envy.


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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool tune Marty. Love your bass lines. Super vocal. Band was excellent. Well done


Thanks, Scott!

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Great blues imagery, beautiful melody especially the bridge, excellent vox and good use of BIAB. Terrific package!!



Thanks, TuneMonger!!

Originally Posted By: Gary Weder
You nailed it Marty.
You didn't just sing the song , you successfully sold it .You sounded like you were having a good time and that vibe translated into a fun listen.


Thanks, Gary. Having a good time in the sea of blues measn I learned to float. hehe

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Good lyrics, "I'm busy takin' out this plank in my eye" and other nice lines that are not lost in the sea of blues. Nice shuffle band, I like how well your bass and the resonator guitar play together. The bridge is welcome change. I enjoyed also the vocal and how cleanly it is mixed.

Janne


Thanks, Janne. Nice eye for the biblical reference. One of my dream band is bass, resonator and conga.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Marty, I LOVE YOUR STUFF !!!!!

Everything more than just cool with this blues song. Your vocal fits it like a glove. Enjoyed it so much...

Take care,

Stefan

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Originally Posted By: Leon1
Very well written and sung, Marty. I always enjoy a good blues.
Regards,
Leon


Thanks, Leon.

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Marty, good write and you are a helluva bass players. Keep me coming, Tom


Thanks, Tommy. Always available for your projects.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Marty

Really nice, loved the progression and the delivery (and the bass).

An excellent and very listenable blues track.

Peter


Thanks a lot, Peter.

Originally Posted By: MarioD
WOW, this is as good as or better then anything that is on Alligator Records. I love the blues and you did a magnificent job on these blues. Your vocal was outstanding, your blues band perfect, your mix outstanding, and your bass playing, well as been previously mentioned you are one helluva bassist.

You should do more like this.


Thanks, Mario. You're one helluva EVERYTHNIG player.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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So someone backed into my car...
It's in the shop and I got a 2021 car as rental...
It has XM satellite radio and I dunno how to work the confounded thing...
It's stuck on "5 on 50's" or something...
This morning a Sinatra tune "Learning the Blues" came on...
Put me in the mind of your song...
Definitely, the guitars sound right out of that era.
Your vocals sound just as cool...

Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen!

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