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#638457 - 01/26/21 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya)
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First song in the new year. I've been messing around with some blues this time. A genre I don't venture into much with recording.

And.... perhaps a bit of advice from someone who's been married to the same woman for 38 years this year.... personal experience....
I've learned a few things in that time..... anyway.... this is a new song I finished up and was on the fence about even putting it out.

So, here it is.


Love That Woman

I was not sure if I wanted to play on this but in the end decided to be lazy and sit it out.

The style is Hazier ballad guitar.

Drums are rock modern 8 even
Bass 1191
B3 2692
Guitar 3343
Solo guitar 3348
Piano 891

Let me know what you think.

Lyrics:



Well it's so hard, to know what a woman has on her mind
It's impossible to know just what she's thinking about
Just a look from her, oh, can leave you breathless
Or mess your mind so bad, you don't know what to do or what to say

If you have ever, if you ever, ever, loved a woman
And looked into her eyes until, until you lost control
Well you know, yeah you know, there is no salvation
You're gonna stay right there, wrapped up in her charms, and drown.

There's no easy answer that I know, just hold on and don't let go and love Love that woman
She might be right she might be wrong really doesn't matter just hold on, and love, Love that woman

There ain't no way to save your soul all the pain and misery
The good times, oh yeah those good times, enjoy them while they last
One day you'll be thinking the sun is shining, shining oh so brightly
Next thing you know you're standing in the pouring rain

No easy answer that I know, just hold on and don't let go and love Love that woman
She might be right she might be wrong really doesn't matter just hold on, and love, Love that woman
Oh, love that woman... oh yeah,gotta love that woman.
Yeah, you gotta Love that girl.



Edited by Guitarhacker (01/26/21 11:33 AM)
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#638484 - 01/26/21 01:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Herb ..

That's some really cool music. You should give us a little more of the Blues. As I listened, Chris Stapleton came to mind. But I doubt he would have sung it any better. I like the somewhat busy bassline on this song. Drums really do the trick, too. As always, your fretwork is gravy ... smooth and warm but with a touch of spice.

And, if I ever figure the female mind, it would probably scare the heck out me! So, I just take Di's words at face value and nod. We've not yet
had an argument of any significance in the eight and half years we've been married. We were both 67 when we married.

In my opinion, one of your best posts in a long time. Take care.

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#638585 - 01/27/21 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Al-David]
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Herb ..

That's some really cool music. You should give us a little more of the Blues. As I listened, Chris Stapleton came to mind. But I doubt he would have sung it any better. I like the somewhat busy bassline on this song. Drums really do the trick, too. As always, your fretwork is gravy ... smooth and warm but with a touch of spice.

And, if I ever figure the female mind, it would probably scare the heck out me! So, I just take Di's words at face value and nod. We've not yet
had an argument of any significance in the eight and half years we've been married. We were both 67 when we married.

In my opinion, one of your best posts in a long time. Take care.

Alan


Alan, thanks. That's the first time I've been compared favorably with Chris Stapleton. Thanks. That's a nice compliment. Unfortunately, I can't take the credit for the tasty licks on the guitar. That was a RB track.
Thanks for the time it took to listen and reply.
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#638643 - 01/27/21 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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I'm hearing Allman Brothers or Lynyrd Skynyrd, with Mick Taylor on some guitar licks. Nice mix. Great rich vocals. Good one.
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#638653 - 01/27/21 04:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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This is one of the best songs I've heard in this forum. Period! Your vocal performance is just so captivating and exactly how blues should be done in my opinion. Very, very good vocal!

This will be a song I will revisit and listen to many times in the future. Beautiful work!

Will

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#638663 - 01/27/21 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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This sounds like vintage R&B to me. Really good vintage R&B! Best I've heard from you, if memory serves. Super soulful vocal. Great song. Well done!
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#638666 - 01/27/21 05:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Glad you put it out there, Herb. Nice groove, good lyrics and a really strong vocal. Much enjoyed,
Regards,
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#638673 - 01/27/21 06:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Herb, it does sound like Stapleton. The chord progression is like Tennessee whiskey and also Etta James’ I’d rather go blind. But all that aside it is all Herb. Great vocal. Maybe your best. The lyrics are fascinating in that the verses don’t rhyme but when you drop that last line in it fits as if it did rhyme. I’m not sure how you pulled that off. The soulfulness and the conversational lyric just works. Good one, Tom

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#638686 - 01/27/21 09:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Wow, Herb! This is AWESOME! I've been in a blues mood recently, so this is just what I can't hear enough of.

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#638696 - 01/27/21 11:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Very nice indeed. Excellent vocal and you did a great job with the RT guitar - fit the song very well.

Agree with Tom - a real Etta James vibe in there as well.

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#638700 - 01/28/21 01:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Hi Herb,

Your voice is exactly shaped for this kind of songs.
Very strong and a voice full of tension (I think I've said this a lot of times before to you)
Enjoyed listening.

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#638704 - 01/28/21 02:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Guitarhacker,

oh yeah, I sure can realte to that ! Great Blues tune, well-written and supervly sung. Love it.

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#638752 - 01/28/21 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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As you know we mostly reside in the blues genre so this is pretty much
right in our wheelhouse.

Nice band and mix and, yep, the Stapleton vibe was there for us also in the soulful vocal.

The solo RT was well chosen. Did you comp it up or get lucky on one generation?

Enjoyed it,

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#638766 - 01/28/21 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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I love the blues and you kicked this one out of the park. Great vocal! Loved the backing tracks and mix. Also having been married for 53 years I can relate to this song.

Outstanding song and your best to date IMHO.


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#638785 - 01/28/21 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: jptjptjpt]
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I'm hearing Allman Brothers or Lynyrd Skynyrd, with Mick Taylor on some guitar licks. Nice mix. Great rich vocals. Good one.


I'm glad you enjoyed it.... I'd have never guessed those influences.... But there's no telling. Thanks for listening.
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#638786 - 01/28/21 11:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Will Josef]
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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
This is one of the best songs I've heard in this forum. Period! Your vocal performance is just so captivating and exactly how blues should be done in my opinion. Very, very good vocal!

This will be a song I will revisit and listen to many times in the future. Beautiful work!

Will


Man, that's some mighty high praise and I thank you. Come back and listen as often as you want.
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#638787 - 01/28/21 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: TuneMonger]
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This sounds like vintage R&B to me. Really good vintage R&B! Best I've heard from you, if memory serves. Super soulful vocal. Great song. Well done!


I certain appreciate the compliments of this song. Thank you.
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#638788 - 01/28/21 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: Leon1]
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Glad you put it out there, Herb. Nice groove, good lyrics and a really strong vocal. Much enjoyed,
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You don't know how close this was to being mothballed. I wanted to do something new and this I reckon, was it. Kinda glad I didn't listen to that voice telling me to forget this one and write something else. Thanks.
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#638789 - 01/28/21 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love That Woman (a bit of the bluez for ya) [Re: tommyad]
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Herb, it does sound like Stapleton. The chord progression is like Tennessee whiskey and also Etta James’ I’d rather go blind. But all that aside it is all Herb. Great vocal. Maybe your best. The lyrics are fascinating in that the verses don’t rhyme but when you drop that last line in it fits as if it did rhyme. I’m not sure how you pulled that off. The soulfulness and the conversational lyric just works. Good one, Tom


I've been listening to a lot of Bonamassa recently and I like his brand of the blues. Not your typical 1,4,5 blues. I've not listened to much of Stapleton but I do like what I've heard. His take on Tennessee Whisky is interesting and pretty cool. I had to go listen to Etta James because honestly, I had heard the name but no clue on the music....

You know, I really didn't even consider that the lyrics don't rhyme. Not even a little bit or close. But yeah, as I was writing this song, that natural aspect just kept the thing going. Normally, I'm thinking about and puzzling over what interesting word will rhyme in a given place and ever rewriting complete sections of a verse to get a decent, intelligent rhyme. I was thinking that I'd rewrite it and these lyrics were just place holders. I reckon, the "not quite a full or decent chorus" has some rhyme to it though. And that's another thing.... the not quite a chorus thing bugged me to no end. In the end I just said, oh well, and let it roll.

Thanks for seeing those things in this and pointing them out.
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All Allman, all the time.... here on radio HERB.


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