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#635945 - 01/12/21 06:40 AM [User Showcase] The Mighty River
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This one is for Kathy: The Mighty River

The Band

Dave Bell - Guitars and Vocals
Marty Straub, aka BabuMusic - Bass
Chris Spruit - Background Vocals

2692:Organ, Rhythm ModernPopSlowMike Ev 075
3343:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HazyBalladChorus ev16 070 (*2, one using the simple option)

Drums: EZDrummer2

Mixed with Reaper, mastered with Ozone.

The Mighty River (Dave Bell, 2021)

The mighty river wanders slowly, flowing free
It stops for nothing in it's journey to the sea
Just like the river flows from mountains in the sky
It's just the same for you and me

I see your smile, it brightens up my day
I love you more than any words can say
Just like the river can't be stopped along the way
My feelings grow, each and every day

The mighty river, it is strong and it is free, just like the love between you and me.
The mighty river, flowing to the sea, is stronger now, it was meant to be.


Many thanks to my bandmates Marty and Chris for the support, you guys are the best!

All comments welcome!

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#635953 - 01/12/21 08:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Good feel on this one,
Nice straight forward lyrics.
Guitar work is excellent.
Vocals bring it all together nicely.
The backup vocals really add depth and texture.

moto
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#636043 - 01/12/21 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, Marty and Chris,

I always enjoy Chris's vocals on your tunes, but man I really like hearing you too! This is a really good tune! Your blues playing Dave is excellent...it always is! Great job Marty holding the bottom end down! Your a pro! Chris's BG vocals give this a haunting type feel to really brings this song to a higher level! Enjoyed it! Thanks, T
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#636056 - 01/12/21 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & crew,
The intro guitar sounds classic and leads nicely into the warm sincerity of your vocal.
Chris delivers a beautiful backup vocal (the highlight for me is the duet "mighty river" passage).... and then comes your blistering solo.
A very cool tribute!

Robert

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#636088 - 01/12/21 06:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Touching tribute that ticked off all the boxes on the feels list. Liked everything about this. Great work, everyone!
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#636106 - 01/12/21 07:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Cool song. You guys are a good team. Great playing. Great harmony on vocals. I love that solo guitar during break. So good. Good lyrics. Nice job.
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#636134 - 01/12/21 10:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Love the blend of yours and Chris' vocal, Dave. The usual great playing and production.
Regards,
Leon

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#636145 - 01/13/21 12:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave - nice vocal and very nice backing by Chris.
Marty - great bass work throughout.

As expected some very tasty guitar work (loved the bends at 2.14)and an engaging melody.

Excellent work.

Peter

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#636161 - 01/13/21 03:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Good feel on this one,
Nice straight forward lyrics.
Guitar work is excellent.
Vocals bring it all together nicely.
The backup vocals really add depth and texture.

moto


Thanks, moto!

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Dave, Marty and Chris,

I always enjoy Chris's vocals on your tunes, but man I really like hearing you too! This is a really good tune! Your blues playing Dave is excellent...it always is! Great job Marty holding the bottom end down! Your a pro! Chris's BG vocals give this a haunting type feel to really brings this song to a higher level! Enjoyed it! Thanks, T


I'm not really a singer, I have a very limited range. I wrote this song in Em for guitar reasons but ended up having to drop it to Cm so I could sing it eek

Thanks, Torrey!

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Dave & crew,
The intro guitar sounds classic and leads nicely into the warm sincerity of your vocal.
Chris delivers a beautiful backup vocal (the highlight for me is the duet "mighty river" passage).... and then comes your blistering solo.
A very cool tribute!

Robert


That is my favorite part of the song also, it was Chris that came up with that idea.

Thanks, Robert!

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#636176 - 01/13/21 06:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Nice work on this - loved the instrumentation here. Concise, and to the point, and all the vocals do a great job of making the other straight-forward lyrics seem larger than life.

A lovely tribute and fantastic song - thanks for sharing!
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#636178 - 01/13/21 06:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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The intro reminded me of "Hey Joe". IMO the organ is stealing all the oxygen. BV's are great , beautiful guitar solo , good vocals which at times reminded me of Willie DeVille.
Sometimes Ozone is not kind to the engine room ( bass & kick drum) which could use a little more punch, but regardless, the playing is excellent. Nice heartfelt lyrics. Good song. Would love to hear it again minus the organ. I have my fingers crossed that I have not caused offence and in fact, I very much like this song.
cheers
Gary.

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#636201 - 01/13/21 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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There is a danger with expansive tools like BIAB to try to do too much, but it takes an expert's hands to use just what is needed to deliver quality work, and I feel like that's true here. Nothing "fancy" with the orchestration that clouds the main components: vocal/lyric/solo-ing. The result is a work that completely hangs together, and the listener can focus on exactly what was intended, without distraction. Excellent all the way around.

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#636224 - 01/13/21 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi BlueAttitude,

I am really a fan of your compositions. The melody is superb with well-written lyrics that sensitize us. I love your musical construction and the mix is ​​perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Kindly regards
Take care of you and your team
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#636232 - 01/13/21 12:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave/Marty/Chris

A nice Love Song. Good choice of imagery (the river).

I like hearing your sing, Dave! Good BGVs throughout.

Y'all have a great sound. Marty's bass is always so buttery, Dave's guitar work always spot on and Chris BGVs the perfect icing.

Enjoyed.

fj

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#636246 - 01/13/21 01:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Blue Attitude,

Always a pleasure to listen to your work. The harmonies are really sweet. The lyric does just what it needs to do, needs nothing less or more. Killer guitar solo (and work) as well. Very cool stuff!

My best to you all,

Deej

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#636265 - 01/13/21 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I like the guitar intro and the solo is ace.

The chorus has staying power.

If I'm not mistaken, I believe we have been hearing more of Dave taking the vocal reins lately.

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#636299 - 01/13/21 08:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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A seamless package.
That voice is developing confidence and maturity with each outing - sounds excellent on this.
Bvox reminded me of Maggie Bell or Maddy Prior.
Bass - I wish I could play with the certainty, runs and tone of that man.
COOL.
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#636360 - 01/14/21 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, it’s great to hear you singing. Chris’s harmonies and Marty’s bass are perfect. The guitar solo couldn’t be better. Your usual fine production along with a very good write make this a great listen, Tom

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#636382 - 01/14/21 09:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Loved the into David. Excellent vocal man. Chris's harmonies were perfect for the song. Some lovely bass work from Marty. The guitar work was just first class. Love the tone and feeling in your playing. Well done

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#636476 - 01/15/21 05:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Mighty River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave,

A fabulously moody sound to this one.

Everything working well and together with great performances from everyone.

Loved the tone of the guitar on the intro and the solo was sublime.

Excellent.

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