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Hi everybody,

haven’t been here for quite a while - hope you’re all doing fine.

Over here - like in other countries - some restrictions are being loosened, but I’m afraid we’re still not out of the woods.

Oh yes, that lockdown was and is pretty hard to bear, but sittin’ home doesn’t necessarily have to lead to severe depressions: Here's my modest suggestion, so get your butts out of those TV chairs and

(Let’s get) Twistin’ The Virus Blues Away

Video on YouTube
Video & audio on our website (with lyrics)
Audio on SoundCloud

Hope it’ll do you good!

Stefan

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Music & Lyrics: Stefan Nchtsheim (2021)
Key / BPM: Bb / 160 BPM

Vocals: Stefan Nachtsheim, voc & bgv

Back Line:
Dave Francis, b (BIAB RT1731)
Brent Mason, g (BIAB RT2352)
Sandy Williams, g (BIAB RT882)
Gene Rabbai, org (BIAB RT690)

Solos (Audio): Mark Douthitt, as (BIAB RT1951)

Solos (Video Closing only)
Brent Mason, g (BIAB RT2575)
Tom Leenlyside, ts (BIAB RT715)
Paul Franklin, psg (BIAB RT2004)
Kevin McKendree, p (BIAB RT2152)

MIDI:
Drums: EZD2 loops -> MTPowerDrums
Handclapping: EZDrummer2

Sound & mix: Maha Nachtsheim

Song was designed in Band-in-a-box, worked out in Reaper using theterrific BIAB VST plug-in.

Maha did the mixing in Reaper using Nectar 3, Neutron 3, Ozone 9 Adv., Tonal Balance.




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Hey Stefan & Maha ...

Well, this took me back a lot of years! I was a teenager when the Twist was popular in the 1960s. Yikes ... I'm old!

Your videos are always so dang entertaining ... what fun! Good to see that Maha has been feeling good enough to perform and edit. She is is so talented with putting these videos together. And, my dear friend, you sound terrific! You always do. I wish I had half your talent. You're more than a great singer, guitarist and songwriter ... you're a first class entertainer.

That's quite a cast you assembled. You and Maha must have friend all over town! Thanks for a really fun listen and a great video to go with it. Wishing you and Maha all the very best. Take care and be safe. I'll send you a message tomorrow night - Thursday morning your time. See ya then ...

Alan

PS: Di says "Hello" to both of you.


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It has been a while Stefan but you put a smile on my dial in style.
Fun, as usual, fully explored visually, as usual, ace Maha Mix, as usual.
Fabulous - THANKS.


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Hi Stefan,

Great to see you with a new post!

Fun song, and the video as usual is brilliant! Enjoyed watching the credits at the end too.

Tip of the hat to Maha for the fabulous mix.

We (in Canada) are in a similar stage as Germany as far as the lockdown goes, my friend Christiane keeps me in the loop as to what is happening over there. Seems we can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel smile

Best to you and Maha.

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Stefan & Maha,

Everything about this is good.

A clever write.
Excellent vocals.
Terrific backing.
Exceptional mix!!

Stellar job on the video. Entertaining!
Made me laugh that the credits were as long as the song! HAHAHA!

Keep twisting!

fj

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Dear Stefan & Ms. Maha...

The song and the video combine an explosion of rainbow colors, nostalgic and high-energy music, and the gleeful, rejuvenating sight of 'grown-ups' dancing up a storm and having tons of fun as they liberate the inner child within them.

In your own uniquely creative way you've brought back something that I believe Chubby Checkers' introduction of the original 'Twist' back in the 60's gave to the world, and that is the simple happiness that people enjoy when they get TOGETHER on the dance floor to move & groove to the music.

Thanks for reminding us what the 'good times' can really mean!

Sincerely,

LOREN (a.k.a. 'bluage')


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What Floyd said!

This is an award winner as far as I'm concerned. Especially when considering the Covid crisis.

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Good to hear from you Stephan. Loved the video. Very cool. So creative. Well done...


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Stefan

As always a treat. Very entertaining clip and the song is "infectious" (not sure if the vaccine works for it).

Enjoyed the music and video - and the credits!

Peter

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Hallo Stefan.
This is brilliant . It put a big smile on my face, vielen dank to you and your friends for giving me some comic relief from the depressing times we find ourselves in. You should be in Hollywood!
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Hallo mein Freund und Bruder im Geiste. Es ist gut, Sie wieder zu haben.

Love the opening with the saxophone player with his little friend in the bed. grin

Kick butt twist song. Outstanding audio and video production.

I think just as much effort went into the closing credits as went into the main video itself.

Thanks for keeping me entertained.

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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hey Stefan & Maha ...

Well, this took me back a lot of years! I was a teenager when the Twist was popular in the 1960s. Yikes ... I'm old!

Your videos are always so dang entertaining ... what fun! Good to see that Maha has been feeling good enough to perform and edit. She is is so talented with putting these videos together. And, my dear friend, you sound terrific! You always do. I wish I had half your talent. You're more than a great singer, guitarist and songwriter ... you're a first class entertainer.

That's quite a cast you assembled. You and Maha must have friend all over town! Thanks for a really fun listen and a great video to go with it. Wishing you and Maha all the very best. Take care and be safe. I'll send you a message tomorrow night - Thursday morning your time. See ya then ...

Alan

PS: Di says "Hello" to both of you.


Dear Alan,

like so often before your plaudit made me blush - thank you so much for your incredibly nice words. Of course I don't consider myself by any means as especially talented - maybe diligent and patient. And with a lot of love and devotion to what I'm doing. With every song YOU post you prove what an incredible musician YOU are !

But of course it made me happy to read that you enjoyed both the song and the video - that is a huge award for me.

Looking forward to our next contac - please give Di a big hug and pass my 'Hello' to her.

Take good care of each other,

Stefan

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Originally Posted By: rayc
It has been a while Stefan but you put a smile on my dial in style.
Fun, as usual, fully explored visually, as usual, ace Maha Mix, as usual.
Fabulous - THANKS.


Hi Ray,

well, putting smiles on people's faces - that was our main aim. And although both of us wouldn't regard that Twist era as an outstanding musical highlight I felt that there was something I'm missing these days: pure andd harmless fun and energy.

Thanks for your kind comment. And special thanks for yor positive words on Maha's mix. She's in the hospital now (and will have to stay there for many weeks) and it definitely lightened up her day when I told her about your plaudit.

Regards,

Stefan

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Stefan, you are still one of my favorite entertainers, and Maha is genius with the video. Man, nobody does it better. Always brilliant lyrics and the prefect band, and a wonderful list of characters. So glad you're back. After I sat down, I realized it was like 7 minutes. Thanks for the workout!!


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That was fun!
Your video talent shines.

Thanks for the uplift.

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Stefan,
Good to see you back in action! Wonderful and entertaining tune you cooked with Maha. Listens very well. I deeply respect yours and Mahas dedication to music and fun. Thank you for sharing,
Misha.

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Fantastic video and a good song, too! Kept me thoroughly entertained. Great to see you're not resting on your laurels. Keep it up!


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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Hi Stefan,

Great to see you with a new post!

Fun song, and the video as usual is brilliant! Enjoyed watching the credits at the end too.

Tip of the hat to Maha for the fabulous mix.

We (in Canada) are in a similar stage as Germany as far as the lockdown goes, my friend Christiane keeps me in the loop as to what is happening over there. Seems we can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel smile

Best to you and Maha.


Hi Dave,

thanks a lot for your very kind words on the song and the video - I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

I passed your opinion about Maha's mix to her (being in the hospital) - she appreciated it a bunch and said 'Thanks a lot' .

Yes, let's hope the light at the end of the tunnel isn't another train approaching ...

Best wishes to Canada - stay sage !!!

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Stefan & Maha,

Everything about this is good.

A clever write.
Excellent vocals.
Terrific backing.
Exceptional mix!!

Stellar job on the video. Entertaining!
Made me laugh that the credits were as long as the song! HAHAHA!

Keep twisting!

fj


Hi Floyd,

I'm glad you enjoyed our twist 'remedy' - thank you so much for commenting so kindly on the details.

The length of the credits - well, my bro said not so long ago that he considers this a new art form - the creits are the important part of the flick and since they need something to refer to, there must be some preceding stuff , maybe a song or something else laugh ... I think I'm gonna call it 'credits art' !

Maha always appreciates your comments on her sound job very much, so she was happy to hear what you wrote about the mix.

Thanks again - stay safe,

Stefan

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Hi Crosstoads,

The fun video is very well done and your very rhythmic music immerses us in your universe. I enjoyed it. Well done.

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