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#670661 - 08/30/21 06:02 AM [User Showcase] Cry a River
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Latest from Chris, Marty, and Dave:

Cry a River

The Band:

2734:Organ, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065

Chris Spruit: Vocals
Marty Straub: Bass
Dave Bell: Guitars and BGV

Drums by EZDrummer2 using midi from GrooveMonkey.

Mixed in Reaper, mastered with Ozone9


Cry a River (2021, Christiane Spruit)

You may think I cry
Cry all the time
when you and her walk by
No I don't cry
you may think tears rolling
on and on and on down my cheeks
but I tell you baby, I don't care for it
I don't cry a river over you
I don't cry a river for you

No, I cry a river
knowing that you and I just lived a lie
knowing that I
kept the truth inside
but Caught in the thought , for you
this love was true

love has left me blind
blinded by your light
But I told you once
I no longer lie
it is never too late
to take that chance
But most of all I have to allow my soul to say
turn around
when tears roll down down down
you might hide long behind a story
but you are selling yourself out


it is a slow way
for one who's been said
it's a long road to take you back to yourself
left behind
with a selfmade lie
Falling and see what was coming
taking myself, on
mendacious way

no cry
as long as I
don't ask too much
love will not die
when all the fire burns high
no fear ,no pain
can‘t see the rain
falling, …………..



All comments welcome!

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#670663 - 08/30/21 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi,

Very nice blues you guys.

Well done.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#670672 - 08/30/21 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Chris, Marty & Dave,

You make some of the best blues around... What a great song and recording.

Loved it!

Bob

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#670683 - 08/30/21 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Y'all are in Top Form here...

Everything sounds good. Bass - heavenly. Guitars - doing all the right stuff at the right times - and a tasty lead. Drums sound good. Organ done right (always!)

Chris' most expressive vocal yet - and that's saying a LOT. Beautiful! Nice write.

Excellent mix (no surprise there). Sounds GREAT in the 'phones!

Several listens. Worth it.

fj

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#670688 - 08/30/21 08:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, Marty and Chris

What a track and what a team you all make! You bring some of the top music posted here and this one is up there with the best of it! Chris's vocal is excellent as always! I can't give Marty enough praise for the consistent solid low end he always put down! Last of all, Dave, your guitar work is inspiring to me! You've got the tone and technique locked down! And man did you sound good on this! Thanks, Torrey.
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#670691 - 08/30/21 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi, Chris, Dave & Marty,

Another of your tracks which reminds me of Chicken Shack with Christine Perfect.

Everything about this is startlingly good.

Chris is absolutely flying and Dave's guitar is sublime.

And of course, Marty holding it all together in the best possible way.

Brilliant song with a spot-on mix.

Loved the whole thing.

ROG

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#670696 - 08/30/21 09:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Very cool groove to the song Dave. Awesome vocal from Chris. Marty's bass lines were so smooth. Your guitar a was excellent loved the edge to the strat. Well done...

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#670709 - 08/30/21 09:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Great song.
Orchestration sounds wonderful.
Powerful vocals.

well done

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#670749 - 08/30/21 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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WOW you all are getting better with each song!

I love the blues and I would definitely buy a CD of music like this!

Everything is pro level and should be on the air today. Outstanding vocal, great backing band, and one sweet lead!

Loved it!
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#670772 - 08/30/21 10:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Cool song and a lovely vocal from Chris to sell the story.

Wonderful parts by all - including the organ grinder.

Marty, fab job with the bass part - just the right amount of notes and the right notes to boot.

Those drums are cool but the kick is oddly modern sounding - less thud and more thwack I suspect. being midi you could probably edit that of send it to a sep. channel for EQing.
Love the sting in the solo Dave.
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#670778 - 08/30/21 11:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Guys,

Just had another listen - something was worrying me - the snare.

It has virtually no snare!

Slow blues (even country blues) needs a very firm snare to drive it forward.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#670779 - 08/31/21 12:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Superb. Christiane's vocals are out of this world. I love this kind of emotional songs that communicate something personal to the listener. The harmonies, when they come in, are stratospheric. The lyrics are so beautiful ... the writing and performing are top-notch. Nothing to criticise ... this is a powerful ballad/anthem that made my day. Thank you for writing at such a high level - keep going, PLEASE :-)

P.S. at about the 5 minute mark, those LOW harmonies ... YES :-) And the guitar playing ... you're all amazing, why dissect this through analysis? Hats off!!!
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#670835 - 08/31/21 10:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Strong lyrics and Chris's interpretation is very emotional. The organ creates nice 60's soul vibe. Enjoyed the bass line and the convincing guitar solo.

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#670854 - 08/31/21 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Top notch on just about every level. Chris's voice is perfect for this kind of song (Coolidge-esque). Great job as usual.
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#670868 - 08/31/21 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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When I (Janice) listened earlier today I told Bud that y'all just set the piano on fire and exited the stage!

All of you are soaring high on this one. It's like a long, slow burn of goodness!

Chris, your vocals are stunning, ranging from sublime fragility to powerful.

Dave and Marty, you guys know your stuff! And anybody that foolishly has a doubt of that needs to sit down and listen to this. Period.

The mix is excellent and, man, those drums...

Soulful to the max!

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#670876 - 08/31/21 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Chris Dave & Marty

Expressive, powerful and engaging.

Nice work by everyone, a real stand out vocal and a beautiful accompaniment.

Well programmed drums and the organ sounds great.

Top notch.

Peter

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#670899 - 08/31/21 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Stunning good blues song. The vocal is out of this world good. Such a talented woman!!!

Wow... just wow!

Will

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#670934 - 08/31/21 09:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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BlueAttitude:

You all are just too cool for school . . . another slick, engaging tune. All the elements are there, beautifully mixed (really like the accentuating drums in spots). Chris’s vocals are as stellar as always—love those slips into a falsetto. Brilliant work!

My best to each of you,

Deej

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#670945 - 08/31/21 10:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This piece has it all, no dings anywhere! Delivers from start to finish. Great work!
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#670963 - 09/01/21 02:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi,

Very nice blues you guys.

Well done.

Best Regards
Nigel


Thanks for the listen, Nigel!

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Chris, Marty & Dave,

You make some of the best blues around... What a great song and recording.

Loved it!

Bob


Happy you liked it,
Thanks, Bob!

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Y'all are in Top Form here...

Everything sounds good. Bass - heavenly. Guitars - doing all the right stuff at the right times - and a tasty lead. Drums sound good. Organ done right (always!)

Chris' most expressive vocal yet - and that's saying a LOT. Beautiful! Nice write.

Excellent mix (no surprise there). Sounds GREAT in the 'phones!

Several listens. Worth it.

fj


I run the organ through the Scheps Omni Channel plugin, it adds a little bit of extra sheen I think. It's the only thing I use that plugin for actually.

Thanks as always for the support and kind words, it is appreciated! And I always forward your comments over to Chris smile

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