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#678327 - 10/19/21 07:34 AM [User Showcase] Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit)
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Soul Searchin'

This song ended up being a co-write between Marty and Chris. I developed the initial song idea and sent the bed to Chris, who then developed the melody and added a couple of lines. Marty then came in and wrote the rest.

The band:

RealTracks in song: 3245:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkyBluesSol ev16 090

Chris Spruit: Piano, vocal, BGV
Marty Straub: Bass, BGV
Dave Bell: Guitars, BGV

I used EZDrummer2 to build the drum track.

Mixed in Reaper, mastered with Ozone9.

Soul Searchin' (2021, Marty Straub & Chris Spruit)

Minnows swim to the other side
of the pond outside where they came alive
I'm waiting for the light to come
and you know that you gotta go on
I wave goodbye to the Summer light
shine on my soul into what I'll find
And I don't know what's goin' on.
I don't know what's goin' on.

CHORUS: Soul searchin'. Lookin' for the answers.
And I'm soul searchin', but nothin' yet.

Something stirs in the swirling wind
and there's movement in my mind inside
I listen for the voice to guide
but you know that it never comes
Hot pursuit of the hidden truth
and there's nothing to be lost in youth
Still I don't know what's goin' on
I don't know what's goin' on

BRIDGE: Now. Now I gotta know
Now. Now I gotta know
what I'm gonna find when I look inside.
Gonna change my mind when I know I lied?
Gotta know. Yeah, I gotta know.


All comments welcome!

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#678330 - 10/19/21 08:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Chris, Marty and Dave,

Wow, we need a clean up on isle 5, there's soul oozing all over the place over here! And when you're finished you can take a funky break. The vocals and the playing are top notch on this tune. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen.

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#678347 - 10/19/21 09:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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'Blue Attitude', Mr. Straub, and Ms. Spruitt...

This here 'funky blues' number you folks cooked-up is packed with so much soul that I think the title of the song, 'Soul Searchin', does you a disservice: you don't have to 'search' for it -- you've found it, already, and you're slinging it around like musical whips. Ooo, but it hurts so-o-o good, smile !!!
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#678383 - 10/19/21 02:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Great funky blues crackling with musical energy. Terrific guitar throughout, and the vocals, as always, are stellar. Well done!
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#678387 - 10/19/21 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, you really wring that guitar until it rings.

Cool song - nice drive to it - that part walking part jumpin' bass really holds down the bottom end.

Chris' playing and singing are on point.

Terrific collaboration - you three drop into your parts like you've been at it since forever.
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#678399 - 10/19/21 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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That bass and drums are working so well, great groove. Nice snare! That whole kit sounds great, which kit is it?

The lyrics, it's cool when the song could mean something different to every listener.

Vocals sound great.

"I used EZDrummer2 to build the drum track."

"Build", that's a good word to describe it, better than programed or sequenced. I've been looking for that word,thanks.
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#678431 - 10/19/21 07:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This sounds great Dave. It has a real retro feel to it. Really takes me back to an era of music I liked a lot!!

Cool stuff!!

smile

Groovy.
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#678435 - 10/19/21 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave & Team,

This is a beauty!

All sounds great and particularly liked the choruses and the refrains.

Also - top guitar playing.

Only minor suggestion is to look at the verses - especially the first two where there may be too many words - it's a touch crowded.

Excellent - well done all of you.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#678448 - 10/19/21 11:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Interesting lyrics, bit mystery and bit despair, nicely the swimming and swirling turn into movements of mind.
Great vocals once again and I enjoyed the backing vocals in the chorus.
Dave's guitar is alive and burning, nice riffs and solos.
Marty's bass feels like gentle touches on the bare skin.
Very relaxed work, a pleasure to listen to.

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#678451 - 10/19/21 11:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Upbeat soulful blues. Everything in place, and everything sounds great. smile
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

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#678460 - 10/20/21 01:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: Bawb]
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Originally Posted By: Bawb
Hi Chris, Marty and Dave,

Wow, we need a clean up on isle 5, there's soul oozing all over the place over here! And when you're finished you can take a funky break. The vocals and the playing are top notch on this tune. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen.


Thanks for giving this a spin, happy you liked it! I see you have a new one up, I'll be along shortly to give it a listen.

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#678461 - 10/20/21 01:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
'Blue Attitude', Mr. Straub, and Ms. Spruitt...

This here 'funky blues' number you folks cooked-up is packed with so much soul that I think the title of the song, 'Soul Searchin', does you a disservice: you don't have to 'search' for it -- you've found it, already, and you're slinging it around like musical whips. Ooo, but it hurts so-o-o good, smile !!!


Thanks very much for the listen and kind words!

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#678470 - 10/20/21 03:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, Chris & Marty,

AWESOME!

Love this - such a great track with driving vocals by Chris. Blistering guitar and a robust bass line - they are all present here.

EXCELLENT!

Bob

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#678492 - 10/20/21 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave, Chris and Marty,

You did it again! I really can't remember if you ever made an 'average' song.
This one is also top!
I enjoyed the song itself (Soul), but your guitarplay is really very very good!
And of course so Chris with her beautiful voice and Marty on his magic bass!

Nice to read how this song finally saw the light. So now you have 3 writers for your songs.
Had to look up what a minnow is. Now I know.

These EZ drums sound very good, by the way.

Tell the other two I loved the song!
Hans
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#678510 - 10/20/21 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Very cool groove DAve. Guitar was really talking and being sassy too. Loved Chris's vocal and Marty's baselines were also as well. Awesome tune.

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#678537 - 10/20/21 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & co

Excellent, great vocal, loved the harmony parts.

As always beautifully played guitar - really nice melodic stuff.

Marty's bass was accomplished.

You are getting to be a bit of a master at composing those drums, nicely done.

Peter

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#678575 - 10/21/21 03:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Great funky blues crackling with musical energy. Terrific guitar throughout, and the vocals, as always, are stellar. Well done!


Thanks, TM! smile

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#678576 - 10/21/21 03:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave,

I listen to your song again, the day after ;-)
At first I tried your side that I had saved on my browser, but that didn't work.
So here I'm again. And I have a feeling you have slightly improved the song and the vocals, or not?
If not, than the song is sounding even better than yesterday (almost not possible). It's like pasta. Taste better the next day, warmed up.
A geat song, I want to say again (now listening to Cry a river)

Hans
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#678578 - 10/21/21 03:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Dave, you really wring that guitar until it rings.

Cool song - nice drive to it - that part walking part jumpin' bass really holds down the bottom end.

Chris' playing and singing are on point.

Terrific collaboration - you three drop into your parts like you've been at it since forever.


Chris and I have been working together since 2015, and have done more than 60 songs together. And when Marty joined up a couple of years ago he fit in so perfectly it seems like he has always been a part of our little group.

Thanks very much, Ray, you made my day with those comments smile

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#678620 - 10/21/21 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Soul Searchin' (with Marty Straub and Christiane Spruit) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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BA team,
Excellent collaboration. Very "live" and natural feel on this tune. From structure to performance, a very rounded song. Mixed very well. Enjoyed it! Probably the best tune this year from Blue Attitude. Thank you for sharing.
Misha.

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