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#635282 - 01/09/21 05:11 AM [User Showcase] It's a Blues, but not as we know it.
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Hi All,

After a break from the forum over the holiday period, this
is the first offering from me and Eddie this year.
It's another blues, but not in the traditional format - more
jazz based and with influences from JJ Cale and Robert Cray.
Eddie is on lead vocal and I'm responsible for the BVs, guitars and keys.
The OOHs and Sax are RTs.
The minimal lyrics are mainly Eddie with a few lines from me.

GONE
Every night I'm wide awake pacing the floor
Hoping you'll come walking back through the door
I listen close to hear your key in the lock
But all I hear is the tick, tick, tick of the clock
Soon it'll be too late
To put it right, to slow the pace
I was wrong, all along
And it all adds up to you
Being gone.

As ever, we're just SO pleased if anyone has the time to give it a listen.
Many thanks,
ROG

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#635296 - 01/09/21 06:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Hi, ROG and Eddie !

....and a most Happy and Safe Year
to both of you 2021 !

I am SO pleased to give your
superb tune and performance
a listen and to tell you that
I really liked what I heard !
This is a very nice and cool
bluesy tune that really
makes the listener sink into
a cosy dreamlike state of
condition, a condition that
you surely wanted to happen !
Congrats to both of you for
a superb collab once again !

Stay safe and take care

Cheers
Dani

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#635302 - 01/09/21 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Hi Rog,

Superb guitar playing that goes well with the lyrics. I like this arrangement with the sax which has its place and goes perfectly with guitar playing. Very pleasant composition.

Kindly regards
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash

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#635359 - 01/09/21 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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ROG,

Terrific overall sound. Excellent combination of tracks. SWEEEET guitars throughout - love the Cray influence!

The BGVs are really tasty. Nice sax.

Excellent mix.

fj

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#635363 - 01/09/21 12:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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That was tasty in so many ways.

Nice mix. I like so may things about this..... guitar tone, selection of the instruments, simplicity of the lyrics, and that it's kind of a blues tune. Nice job on the vox too.
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#635403 - 01/09/21 03:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Rog

A really smooth sounding bluesy tune - excellent guitars and complimentary band. Nice vocal and overall production.

Peter

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#635424 - 01/09/21 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Love that sweet guitar, super tone and chops.

I really liked everything about this one, the backing tracks, vocals, lyrics, mix etc.

You have raised the bar quite high with this one.

IMHO your best to date.
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#635498 - 01/10/21 06:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Nice! I can hear the Robert Cray influence in there, I've listened to a lot of his music over the years, seen him a couple of times too.

Guitar is perfect, vocals sound great too.

Really well done, enjoyed!

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#635583 - 01/10/21 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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That's a really good pop groove you've got happening in the verses Rog! The vocals and melody are catchy! That horn is an excellent choice! Guitars are beautiful! Top shelf work for sure! T
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#635630 - 01/10/21 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Cool!
Nice write.
Well done.
This has a familiar sound to it....I'm trying to place it.

moto
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#635652 - 01/10/21 06:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Really cool. personally I'd have preferred a longer guitar solo that the sax part but that's just pp.
The drum sounds a little distant - as in the next room.
Well done.
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#635727 - 01/11/21 08:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Enjoyed the melancholy of the story.
Familiar sounding but tasty chord progression.
Good vocals and the backing vocals add a new dimension.
The sax is a great choice and together with the beautiful sounding guitars create very nice band.

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#636038 - 01/12/21 02:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, ROG and Eddie !

....and a most Happy and Safe Year
to both of you 2021 !

I am SO pleased to give your
superb tune and performance
a listen and to tell you that
I really liked what I heard !
This is a very nice and cool
bluesy tune that really
makes the listener sink into
a cosy dreamlike state of
condition, a condition that
you surely wanted to happen !
Congrats to both of you for
a superb collab once again !

Stay safe and take care

Cheers
Dani

Hi Dani,
Good to hear from you and all the best for 2021 to you too.
Many thanks for the listen and kind comments - much appreciated.
Stay safe,
ROG.

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#636039 - 01/12/21 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: Derochette]
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Originally Posted By: Derochette
Hi Rog,

Superb guitar playing that goes well with the lyrics. I like this arrangement with the sax which has its place and goes perfectly with guitar playing. Very pleasant composition.

Kindly regards
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash

Hi Derochette,
Many thanks for looking in and for the complement about the guitar playing.
Pleased that you liked the arrangement - the sax RTs are really special.
Cheers,
ROG.

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#636040 - 01/12/21 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
ROG,

Terrific overall sound. Excellent combination of tracks. SWEEEET guitars throughout - love the Cray influence!

The BGVs are really tasty. Nice sax.

Excellent mix.

fj

Floyd old friend, you are just too kind!
Always appreciate getting a review from you and pleased you approved.
Stay safe,
ROG.

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#636047 - 01/12/21 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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ROG & Eddie ...

This is a very sophisticated Blues with slight Pop and Latin elements. It has just enough Latin influence I could hear Santana taking a run on this one as he fronted Cray's band. Well conceived and mixed. Everything sits kust right in the mix. This is such a cool tune! A tip of the hat to both of you. A wonderful collab!

Wishing both of you a wonderful 2021.

Alan & Di
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#636089 - 01/12/21 06:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Loved the big room sound this had. Great vox, good lyrics, wouldn't change a thing.
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#636128 - 01/12/21 10:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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Super cool tune, guys. Really enjoyed it.
Regards,
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#636186 - 01/13/21 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: ROG]
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We can definitely hear the JJ Cale and Robert Cray influence - nice. And from a couple of folks who have, indeed, listened to them at length.

The smooth lead and background vocals nail the vibe!

The guitars are simply standout and, man, that sax is tremendous.

The laid back groove had Janice swaying in the chair ... always a sign of a great groove! smile

Ya'll done good!

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#636192 - 01/13/21 07:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's a Blues, but not as we know it. [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
The laid back groove had Janice swaying in the chair ... always a sign of a great groove! smile

Ya'll done good!


As long as we can get Janice to either sway or shuffle...

Yep. We done good!
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