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Rainin' on StormCloud . er I mean SoundCloud
Rainin' on YouTube
Lyrics are in both the video and on Soundcloud.

Rainin'. A song about a guy getting dumped during a heavy rain, and he is stuck in the moment, I guess. Personally I like rain. A sad progression started coming out of the guitar in my hands, so I wrote about how sad it is when someone just can't move on.

For the bridge I had to add a 2nd bass track. One is doing the high 1-5-8 type pattern along with the midi, but the bottom was noticeably missing. No way I could play both simultaneously on a four-string. The fiddle in the bridge just plays quarter-note double stops. That's another HUGE benefit of this program. Imagine the cost of hiring a violinist to play just those parts. Originally I had a trumpet solo that surely sounded out of place, so Dave Bell (Blue Attitude) graciously agreed to adding an 8-bar solo --another HUGE benefit of this forum. Dave actually put aside his Blues Chapeau, and tried on a Country hat. It fit perfectly.

Style is _PJONPBA.STY (Pop Ballad Piano & Acoustic Guit)

RealTracks in song: 2024:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3163:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm BluesyPopSteady8thsBrent Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 2667:Pedal Steel, Background DreamySingleNote Ev 075
RealDrums [in style:NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
RealTracks in song: 594:Fiddle
Rain sounds from an old album I have.

Dave Bell –solo guitar
Me –Bass, vocal, midi


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Nice one overall Marty.
I like the muted guitar pitter patter.

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Marty,
Excellent vocal! ( nicely processed too). The sky empathizes with the dumped guy; a strong image that we can all relate too.I`ve already been out and gotten soaked this morning so your song has helped me dry out.
The fiddle scratch does work well (those newer Fiddle RT`s are some of the best newer Biab tracks I think), and Dave changes tone but his style still comes through.
Well done.

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So much talent, you have, Marty. Wow.

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Very nice! smile

Love the bridge! Good write, cool stuff going on with the arrangement (like the guitar solo).


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Outstanding song! Love that violin rain double drops!

Great vocal! I could feel the pain. Loved the backing tracks and mix, spot on!


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Nice song and nice vocal !!

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I went with the video. Very good production. The vocal quality is so rich. Way to go. The music is well mixed. Great lead guitar work and nice, steady bass. Good work. Cool song. Reminds me of something from the Phil Spector early 60s rock era.


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It's rainin' so we can't go outside ....but we can stay inside and listen to this gem.
Lovely song Marty with terrific vocals.

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Marty / Dave,

This is truly a great song. I love the arrangement and production. Awesome solo by Dave and an outstanding vocal by Marty, which reminds me a bit of Gene Pitney...

Excellent!

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Terrific song, Marty, I was moved. Loved the production and the 'liner notes.' Hats off to all.


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Dumped in rain or not, afterwards it surely feels like raining all the time. Clever idea to use fiddle for the raindrops, the chorus is also nicely mixed to given impression of heavier rain (and the baritone guitar for lighter rain).
Nice chord progression, lovely solo by Dave and enjoyable emotional vocal track.

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Marty

Lovely arrangement, inspired choice of RT's and real instruments.

Excellent emotive vocal. Really like Dave's note choices in his solo.

Excellent all round.

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Marty,

Excellent!

A good Country write! (you might need to swap out for a cowboy hat!).
Killer vocal. Heartfelt.

Gorgeous production. LOVE what you did with the fiddle! and then the chunk guitar... Super mix.

Dave guitar is a perfect fit.

One of your best!

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Hey this sounds great guys!

I really enjoyed it from beginning to end!

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Marty,

Love those effects to start of the song—totally sets the mood and well mixed into the song. I think the effects on the vocal are spot on—just right reverb/delay for the song. And, wow, that vocal—I think it’s my favorite from you—just killer, full of passion. Just outstanding work—

My very humble regards,

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Had a listen to this song when it popped up on Facebook. Love that intro. Exceptional vocal Marty. Daves guitar was perfect for the song. Very cool tone. Lovely bass lines. Chorus was very cool. Well done


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This is my style of song.

Your vocal is wonderful, both tone and expression.

Dave's solo fits the genre just right, like baby bear porridge. smile

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'BabuMusic'...

This song made me feel miserable. I mean, what could be worse than being jilted while your clothing is soaking wet and you're probably feeling pretty cold, too? Damn! Could somebody fetch the guy a warm, dry bath towel, for cryin' out loud? laugh

I'm kidding around a bit, here, but seriously, the man's pain and sorrow are vividly expressed through the relentlessly despairing lyrics (as sung by you), and the palpable sense of loss in the music.

Mr. Bell's solo electric gee-tar actually warms the song up a little, as the sorrowful notes he plays actually arouse sympathy for the poor guy standing in the rain. I liked the teardrop effect produced by the fiddle playing pizzicato notes, too.

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Thanks so much for the listen and taking the time to comment, Vic, Robert, James, David, Mario, Henry, jptjptjpt, Gary, Bob, TuneMonger, Janne, Peter, Floyd, David, Deej, Scott, Ezekiel, Bluage. That's from memory; sorry if I missed anyone. hehe. If I took the time to reply with gratitude to each of you, I wouldn't have enough left to hear what you post. But believe me, I enjoy each and every comment. THANKS!


Enjoy whatever happens!
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