Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#627551 - 12/04/20 09:01 AM [User Showcase] Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab.
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1189
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1189
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
Let's Try Some Blues
Let's Try Some Blues on Babu Music YouTube

A song, as Dave says, that tells of The Blues being the singer's salvation. Dave Bell did the mixing and mastering and added a sweet guitar to bring the whole project to a much higher level. I played bass and sang (and made a cover pic). Please let us know of anything we can do to make it better. Thanks!!

Style is _TBLZSLS.STY (Texas Blues 12/8)

RealTracks in style: 1923:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Brent Sw 060
RealTracks in style: 1924:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Sol Sw 060
RealTracks in song: ** N/A ** 675:Organ, B3, Background Blues Monday Sw 065
Dave also added an EZDrummer track.

Let's Try Some Blues

It's a cold and lonely night, and nothing's going right.
I can still hear the slammin' of the door.
No matter what I do my mind cries out for you.
So why can't it be just like before?
There's nothin' I have tried that keeps you by my side.
I've nothin' left so N

The blues has been that friend I'll count on till the end.
When all else fails she never fails to please.
I come on home alone with no time for the phone,
but the blues will bring me swooning to my knees.
When things go wrong all day, I crawl on home to say,
"I need good news so N."

BR: All it takes is nights alone home cryin'
while listening to all those lonesome blues
to bring out the fact that I'm not dying.
So who cares what else I have to lose? SOLO

I wake up now each day, and let the blue mood stay.
It gets me through chaotic don'ts and dos.
It sits inside my soul right next to rock and roll,
and keeps me right in spite of all I lose.
My smile now spreads good cheer when music's in my ear.
So now I say N

END: If I see you on the street just staring at your feel,
if you're swaying without sufficient booze,
I'll bring you to my room to wipe away the gloom by saying N


Edited by BabuMusic (12/06/20 07:41 AM)
_________________________
Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

Babu Music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDrsXTXfShgnGalQZ0ElQw
Me on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub

My website: http://martystraub.com/

using Band in a Box, Reaper & Cakewalk

Top
#627695 - 12/04/20 04:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4350
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4350
Loc: Sydney Australia
Marty & Dave

Very engaging listen. Enjoyed the vocal and lyric - (a bit hard at times to hear the word "blues" at the end of the lines).

Bass was excellent, Dave's Strat sounded great and as ever tasteful, and that cover image is great.

Pro quality all round.

Peter

Top
#627719 - 12/04/20 05:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 1162
Loc: Illinois
CaptainMoto Offline
Expert

Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 1162
Loc: Illinois
Don't change noth'n.

Nice job!

Very creative picture.

moto
_________________________
An Old Man Make'n Music

https://sites.google.com/view/captainmoto-com/home?authuser=0

Top
#627752 - 12/04/20 06:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 04/17/20
Posts: 140
Chris Dent Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 04/17/20
Posts: 140
Real blues. 'The singer's salvation' - and most definitely the guitar player's as well!

After this track 'For You' came on and blew me away. Great stuff.
_________________________
Chris
More of my music at: https://soundcloud.com/user-663569023

Top
#627789 - 12/04/20 08:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 04/26/20
Posts: 177
Henry Clarke Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 04/26/20
Posts: 177
I'm not really a blues guy but this was really well done. Sounds great !!

Top
#627802 - 12/04/20 09:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hi Marty & Dave ...

Really cool song and executed so sweetly! I agree with the Cap'n ... don't change a thing! There's nothing to pick apart ... it all flows so nicely! Thanks for a terrific listen. Be safe ...

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#627803 - 12/04/20 10:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hi Marty & Dave ...

Really cool song and executed so sweetly! I agree with the Cap'n ... don't change a thing! There's nothing to pick apart ... it all flows so nicely! Thanks for a terrific listen. Be safe ...

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#627815 - 12/05/20 01:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 369
Gary Weder Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 369
Love this.
Your vocals are very engaging , drawing me in to the story that you are telling. Very nice guitar licks and overall great production and entertaining listen ........but geeze Marty , that pic is a bit freaky!:)
_________________________
If my music sucks, good. If you tell my WHY,....even gooder.
https://soundcloud.com/garyweder

Top
#627851 - 12/05/20 06:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1189
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1189
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Marty & Dave

(a bit hard at times to hear the word "blues" at the end of the lines).


Peter


Thanks, Peter. Ever since Rayc pointed out my lisping Ss, I've been over-conscious about the sibilance. He gets the credit for making me better; I get the blame for over doing it. haha.

Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto


Very creative picture.

moto


Thanks, Moto! That pic was taken in Ryholite, a ghost town in Nevada near Death Valley. The statue is from a group of artwork made there in 1984 by Albert Szukalski from Belgium. He got a bunch of locals to hold their pose with plaster-of-paris soaked burlap until dry in the hot desert. Crazy.

Originally Posted By: Chris Dent
Real blues. 'The singer's salvation' - and most definitely the guitar player's as well!

After this track 'For You' came on and blew me away. Great stuff.


Thanks, Chris. Yeah, I love that tune.
_________________________
Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

Babu Music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDrsXTXfShgnGalQZ0ElQw
Me on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub

My website: http://martystraub.com/

using Band in a Box, Reaper & Cakewalk

Top
#627866 - 12/05/20 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 1219
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Birchwood Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 1219
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Hi Marty,

You are becoming a real concurrent of Chris. Isn't she worried now? Or Dave?
This is a real nice performance of how Blues has to sound! Although I agree (a bit) with Peter.
But you managed to get rid of all the sibilance, so the only thing you have to do is get away from the mike when using the word 'blues'.
I hope Alan and the Captain won't be too mad at me and still try to listen to my songs as well (you are allowed to complain on everything on my songs...).

And Marty, I have one more thing to say something when I heard you singing: it always looks/sounds as if you have so much pleasure in singing and I really like that. It is something joyful in your voice I hear all the time. even if you sing about "but the blues will bring me swooning to my knees. When things go wrong all day, I crawl on home to say, I need good news so N."!

So I enjoyed this song very much,
Hans
_________________________
Hans Berkhout
(Birchwood)
https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130

Top
#627876 - 12/05/20 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9495
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9495
Loc: Florida
Marty & Dave,

Blues. Done right. Of course.

Love the Bass! Love the guitar! And that gravel-y vocal!

Excellent mix. Excellent listen.

fj

Top
#627912 - 12/05/20 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3927
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3927
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Marty & Dave

Very engaging listen. Enjoyed the vocal and lyric - (a bit hard at times to hear the word "blues" at the end of the lines).

Bass was excellent, Dave's Strat sounded great and as ever tasteful, and that cover image is great.

Pro quality all round.

Peter


Thanks for mentioning the guitar, Peter, and for pointing out that the word "blues" was too quiet. I totally missed that. I think I have it a bit better now wink

Top
#627916 - 12/05/20 10:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
Great vocal, great guitar, great bass. As expected you two are as blue as it gets. This is a real solid song with fine performances and it is a pleasure to listen to,Tom

Top
#628062 - 12/05/20 09:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 3287
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 3287
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
This is very cool.
tasty guitar licks, solid hop skip bass lines and shuffling drums really underpin this well.
There's some "crack" at the beginning of some words where you either overloaded the mic or, more likely, it's the compressor & reverb/delay attacking too hard.
Never mind my blathering...this is cool.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
Pop on over to The Recording Rebels for positive, honest commentary, critiques and support. https://therecordingrebels.com

Top
#628075 - 12/06/20 02:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1471
Loc: Germany
Crossroads Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1471
Loc: Germany
Hi Marty & Dave,

ha, you got me again ! Brilliant blues with great vocal and wonderful guitar playing, Dave (the axe sounds marvellous)and a very nice bass job, Marty.

A flawless production - love it!

All the best,

Stefan

Top
#628177 - 12/06/20 09:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5967
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5967
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Loved the blues Marty and you play and sing them so darn good !!!!. Bass lines were very cool.. Loved this tune. Daves guitar was just perfect for the song. Loved the way he dialed in super a clean tone then brought out some nasty when he leaned into the pick. Well done

Top
#628248 - 12/06/20 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Great vocal, great guitar, great bass. As expected you two are as blue as it gets. This is a real solid song with fine performances and it is a pleasure to listen to,Tom


Exactly!!! This is some sweet blues you can just lose yourself in!!! EVERYTHING done just right!!! Take care. Greg

Top
#628610 - 12/08/20 12:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3927
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3927
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Chris Dent
Real blues. 'The singer's salvation' - and most definitely the guitar player's as well!

After this track 'For You' came on and blew me away. Great stuff.


Thanks, Chris!

BTW, I just remixed "For You" a couple of days ago, mostly changes to the intro.

Top
#628758 - 12/08/20 01:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10732
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10732
Loc: GA USA
A blues song about the genre itself ... can't get much better than that!

At the risk of redundancy you two are always, as Gregg Allman has said, "hittin' the note."

And that covers the spectrum. The fine vocal, guitar and bass performances are packaged in
an excellent mix.

Your photos are outstanding. The cypress tree shots really brought it all home to us two
southerners smile The lighting on that distant light house shot is as good as it gets.

We often walk into the living room and tell Siri to play some blues on the HomePod -- we'd ask her to "try some blues" but we have to say it that way. smile

Most enjoyable!

J&B





_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#628825 - 12/08/20 07:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Try Some Blues --another Blue Attitude colllab. [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 1067
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
Deej56 Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 1067
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
Marty and Dave,

Yeah, that’s some sweet stuff!. Nice production work throughout. While I love Dave’s guitar work and your bass work as well, the vocal really makes it for me. Very engaging. Well done, boys!

My best to you both,

Deej

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® - Boxing Clever - Sound on Sound #TBT

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® is more than 30 years old? I stumbled across this 1990 magazine article explaining the relatively new program, and think it's an enjoyable read for any Band-in-a-Box user - it really shows that we are always listening to user feedback when developing our program!

Read the article: Boxing Clever: Band-In-A-Box Software

A few of my favorite statements:

"The intention of PG Music's Band-In-A-Box package is to couple that speed and convenience with the improved flexibility of the personal computer. Versions are available for the Atari ST, Mac, and PC compatibles. Have the programmers succeeded? And can they rid themselves of the stigma of the auto-accompaniment section? Given the above state of affairs, the first hurdle that the program has to overcome is one of acceptance and, frankly, a name like 'Band-In-A-Box' is a bad start."

(I think our name was a great start!)

"The final results are, to say the least, impressive. Band-In-A-Box achieves something that most hardwired auto-accompaniment sections have never been able to do - inject a degree of feel into the music. It really does sound more human than so many of the computer generated pieces I've heard."

"...I'm quite convinced that PG Music will have a winner on their hands. This is one piece of software that you can get more out of than you put in."

#TipTuesday Convert RealDrums to MIDI!

Did you know that you can convert RealDrums to MIDI?

VintageGibson shared this tip to our Tips & Tricks forum, which is a great place to look for program tips from other Band-in-a-Box users!

Read this handy trick.

Have a program tip or trick of your own? Share it on our Tips & Tricks forum today!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Italian for Mac is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto 80 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi Strumentali, Performance degli Artisti, Bonus RealDrums "Singoli", trascrizioni RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAKs 10 e 11, e altro ancora!

Pacchetti | Nuove Caratteristiche

Export / Print a List of Selected Styles (Band-in-a-Box®)

Did you know that you can export a list of your Styles from Band-in-a-Box®?

Head to this forum post in our "Tips & Tricks" forum, where VideoTrack shares another handy tip for Band-in-a-Box® users!

Band-in-a-Box® Chord List Resource

Ever wonder which chords are supported in Band-in-a-Box®? Access the information from the Help file in the program, or read through the list with our Online Manual!

Chord List - Mac Online Manual
Chord List - Windows Online Manual

Review the other Reference topcs while you're there - with explanations of the different menus and the Keystroke Commands (Hot Keys), you'll definitely learn something new!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 French for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 contient quelques 80 fonctionnalités inédites!

Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour offrir à Band-in-a-Box® 2021® cette étonnante panoplie de quelques 80 fonctions inédites et sa collection de contenus originaux à savoir : 202 RealTracks, des RealStyles inédits, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes Instrument, des Performances Artiste, un Bonus RealDrums "Solo", des transcriptions RealDrums, les MultiStyles PAK 1, les Xtra Styles PAKs 10 et 11, et bien plus encore!

Achat | Nouvelles Fonctionnalités

VIDEO: Band-in-a-Box® Works Great in Windows®11!

Here's an introductory look at Band-in-a-Box® running on the preview version of Windows® 11!

Watch the video.

Forum Stats
34879 Members
66 Forums
70859 Topics
613502 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
CRAZY6SYRINGS, Best grade, John Norgaard, it1776, Zoviet

34879 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 178
Jim Fogle 154
Matt Finley 146
Simon - PG Music 146
MarioD 141
David Snyder 126
rayc 121
Torrey Bliss 121
Mark Hayes 117
Pipeline 110
Today's Birthdays
Lázaro Oliveira