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#640547 - 02/06/21 05:39 AM [User Showcase] That Sadder Day Dance
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That Sadder Day Dance on SoundCloud
That Sadder Day Dance on YouTube

Today is super bowl Saturday. I liked when we used to do a Stupid Bowl jam during the game with a group called Charlie's Stupid Band, but I've been to a few super bowls too. In 1990 it was in New Orleans, and a group of 5 needed a 6th, so I went for the music. This song is about that adventure.

Thanks for listening and your helpful comments.

RealTracks in style: 2165:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm NewOrleansSwinginPop Sw 130
RealTracks in style: 2164:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NewOrleansSwinginPop Sw 130
RealTracks in song: 764:Clarinet, Soloist Older Swing Sw 140 (Bluesy)
RealTracks in song: 440:Trombone, Older Sw 140 (Bluesy)
RealTracks in song: 438:Sax, Alto, Older Sw 140 (Bluesy)
RealDrums [in style:NewOrleansSwinginPop^05-a:Funky Snare, HiHat , b:Simple Ride

I played bass and sang.

That Sadder Day Dance

One more round and we must fly away to New Orleans
Take a limo ride to the countryside overlooking Tennesse
We stop the bar-cart in the airport to refuel our aging souls
And by takeoff time we were outta line cuz everybody knows that

CH: You gotta step out on the town sometime.
Believe you me if you like.
So duck down on Bourbon Street when you get the chance
To go looking for that Sadder Day dance.

We land right into a jazz band. Oh, what a welcome they provide.
We got this far so we get two cars and in a high way we did ride.
We drive right by the Whoopie Cushion to the West Bank, or so it seems.
Check-in alive with a quick high-five, and take a cab back to New Orleans

cuz CH. w/
A horn man named Willie with his rockin' blues band was playin' at N

Bridge: Oh, that Sadder Day Dance, it isn't what it used to be.
You're takin' a chance cuz what you see is not all ya can get when your whistle's wet and forgets.

Maps for the West Bank drivers are a must if you go downtown.
Smelling tires burn after 4 U-turns, to Tipitina's we were bound.
The Neville Brothers could not invite us so we burned down the Cat's Meow.
Oh, Lord VJ said to look both ways if your're looking for that unholy cow.

Man, CH: You gotta {Fess-like dribble} sometime.
Believe you me if you must.
But don't put on your aligator shoes
When you're looking for that Sadder Day dance.

CH: Because Fess don't live here on Rampart.
No, Professor Longhair is gone.
But there's rumors in town he invited me down to chapparon N
[yadda yadda] I'm coming home to my Happy Day Dance.

Wow, seems to be so many words that it might start this post on the 2nd page.
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#640592 - 02/06/21 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Made me smile from beginning to end :-) Many of the references went over my head, there was a tinge of melancholy in there, right? I almost missed it, if so :-( ... simply because I didn't get the references. But great stuff!!! Loved it :-)
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#640606 - 02/06/21 11:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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What a write! And the accompaniment nailed it.

Hilarious and enjoyable. laugh
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#640651 - 02/06/21 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty,

Me thinks you are just getting betterer and betterer. This is a really fun, funky blues listen. Not sure where to even start with my comments: Great vocal? Check (with a little scatting included to boot). Popping chorus? Check. Killer write? Check. Cool Instrumental? Check. Pro-production feel? Check. Yup, you got all the boxes covered. Wonderful tune—very impressive outing.

My very best to you,

Deej

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#640664 - 02/06/21 03:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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My toes were a tapping and my mouth was a smiling....throughout the entire song! I loved that New Orleans band you have playing behind you, they are great! Your vocal was excellent and the lyrics fantastic.

Loved every part of this song!
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#640696 - 02/06/21 09:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Aced it, Marty. Great band, great vocal, great story. Really enjoyed that.
Regards,
Leon

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#640740 - 02/07/21 07:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hi BabuMusic,

You created a really nice atmosphere. It's funny. It's well built and very pleasant to listen to. Well done

Kindly regards
Take care of yourself

Derochette
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#640765 - 02/07/21 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty, very clever lyrics that tell the story. The instrumentation is perfect and of course your bass playing is exceptional. Very well sung and it is a fantastic listen. Well done, Tom

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#640770 - 02/07/21 09:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty,

You are having FAR too much fun.

Clever title. Solid write.

Marvelous BAND. LOVE that bass!! (always). Good vocal. Good mix.

Very much enjoyed. Memories of New Orleans - or something somewhat resembling memories. Not sure where the glitter came from... smile

Keep 'em coming.

fj

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#640819 - 02/07/21 01:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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N'awlins! Hard to go wrong with that. We are watching the series Treme for the second time. If you haven't...it's well worth the time.

For us loving NO and the music there were a lot of familiar references in this and, man, was it ever well written.

Great BiaB selection and a good choice with that bass guy.

Vocally you did a fine job with the spirit and sheer fun of the write.

That video is worth the price of admission. Love those images.

Enjoyed it all!

J&B



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#640849 - 02/07/21 06:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty

Wonderfully entertaining. Enjoyed the video and the overall vibe. Nicely sung, played and produced.

Great stuff.

Peter

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#640866 - 02/07/21 10:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hey Marty ...

You're noit just a good songwriter, musician and vocalist ... you're also a great entertainer! That was a real fun listen. I haven't been to NO since the middle 90os. Maybe I need to go back again.

That was a great listen. Still smiling and taspping my feet. At my age, too much toe-tapping could be a major medical issue! It's all yor fault!!!

Take care.

Alan
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#640870 - 02/07/21 11:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Everything to love...fun, swing, solid performances.
There's a bit of essing that's accentuated by the vocal processing but no one will care.
COOOOL.
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#640880 - 02/08/21 04:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hi Marty.
Being a Brit puts me at a slight disadvantage to understand all of this but it sounds like fun to me.

Vic

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#640955 - 02/08/21 09:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Loved this tune. Boy does it have a cool groove to it. Super vocal and lyric. Loved your bass lines. Well done

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#640980 - 02/08/21 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hey Babu,

I really like the conversational lyrics in this one! I also tend to enjoy a story song!
The BIAB horns work really well in this application. For some reason I've not had good luck getting the horns to do what I need. But here they absolutely SHINE

I like the little NOLA instrumental segment in the middle

Your vocals are not only strong, they are also very animated and confidently entertaining! I do enjoy a confident vocal performance!

Nice mix too... all in all I'd say you score a solid 10 out of 10 on this one!

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#641017 - 02/08/21 02:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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What a great write and performance, Marty!
The title play on words is fun and the lyrics tell an authentic tale (no doubt you were there!) with wry humour.
I think this is the best, most energetic vocal I`ve heard from you and the horns kick up the atmosphere.
Very very good!

Robert

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#641085 - 02/08/21 10:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hello Marty,

It's a very mysterious work that fuses blues and Dixieland.
Chord progressions are also a mixture of blues progressions and commonly used in Dixieland (eg I-III7-IV).
Your vocal fits the performance very well.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#641114 - 02/09/21 04:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hi Marty,

Everytime I hear a song from you, a smile comes on my face.
You have a voice that belong to the kind of music you make.
All the time I expect you to burst out in laughing or do something you inimitable.
And you do! Like in the end of this song, the 'doodle a doodle a' thing. Very funny!

Enjoyed the song very much, Marty
Hans
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#641244 - 02/09/21 06:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Sadder Day Dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Nawlins Referencus Maximus. GREAT fun, big thing. Screw being helpful. Can't a man just listen and enjoy? I did.
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