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#686034 - 11/28/21 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Callin' Your Bluff
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Callin' Your Bluff

I originally posted this about 4 years ago. Hope you don't mind me reposting. But, I've cleaned it up quite a bit and remastered it. It's an understated acoustic blues somewhat in the style of Leon Redbone. The vocal is accompanied by an all acoustic trio.


That pic of me on Soundcloud was taken in 1963, when I was 16 years old. Color TV was the new status symbol - Ha!



Title: Callin’ Your Bluff

File:Callin’ Your Bluff.SGU
Key=G, Tempo 90, Length (m:s)=3:54
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,


Title: Calling Your Bluff
File:Callin' Your Bluff.SGU
Key=G , Tempo 90, Length (m:s)=3:59
tyle is _CARRYON.STY (Carry On Even Acoustic Blues)

RealTracks in song: ~2475:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2677:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesStraightBrent Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: DrivingPop8ths^01-a:HiHat, Snare, b:Open Hat, Snare

(Yep - just three instruments)

Note: That "glitch" at 2:51 happened in the upload to Soundcloud - tried several times but it was there each time. Not on my original tracks. Cyber mysteries!

Open to any and all comments/suggestions about any part of the presentation. Thanks for listening!



Callin’ Your Bluff
© 2018 Alan D. David, BMI

(v1)
Now listen honey, I don’t need you here no more
Go pack your things, take them with you to the door
I liked my life, exactly as it was before

(v2)
You’ve been sneakin’, baby you been messin’ around
You can’t deny it, cuz the word’s all over town
And while you’re packin’, don’t forget your cheater’s crown

CHORUS
I gave you everything that you ever wanted
But I guess that just ain’t enough
You have a wayward heart, and a need of the evil sort
Such a mean disposition and an attitude that’s off the chart
Goodbye baby, cuz I’m calling your bluff

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

(v3)
Don’t come cryin’, I got no will to dry your tears
If you got no hankie, they probably got one down at Sears
I’m done as your fool, like I was for all those years

REPEAT CHORUS

TAG
Adios baby, I'm callin' your bluff


Edited by Al-David (11/28/21 08:55 AM)
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#686058 - 11/28/21 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Hello Alan
You have written a great song
Nice BiaB background track with well chosen instruments
Your vocals fit the song very well
Great photo, Alan
You did a really good job
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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#686083 - 11/28/21 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Alan, you nailed the acoustic blues. Super backing tracks and an outstanding vocal.

Great blues song!

Two thumbs up
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#686135 - 11/28/21 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Sounds great!

But... what is this "Sears" you speak of? whistle
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#686158 - 11/28/21 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan,

Yes - excellent song, instrumentation and vocals.

Well done

Best Regards
Nigel
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#686234 - 11/29/21 05:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

A bluesy-jazzy-swampy delight.

Good vocal. Good mix. Good song.

Much enjoyed.

fj

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#686263 - 11/29/21 09:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,
Neat tune. Did not hear original tune, but this sounds great. A+ arrangement and production. Enjoyed it!
"...they probably got one down at Sears" smile Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#686310 - 11/29/21 11:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: PROJECT M]
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Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hello Alan
You have written a great song
Nice BiaB background track with well chosen instruments
Your vocals fit the song very well
Great photo, Alan
You did a really good job
Many greetings
Andi ;-)



Thanks, Andi! I'm glad to hear everything fall's in place as it should. I appreciate you listening and commenting so nicely. Take care ...

Alan
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#686311 - 11/29/21 11:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Alan, you nailed the acoustic blues. Super backing tracks and an outstanding vocal.

Great blues song!

Two thumbs up



Hey Mario ...

When I originally cut this one, it was a pretty quick time frame - about 2 days from start to finish. It took me about an hour to do a little clean up and remastering. So, not a lot of time put into the project. But the simplicity of the band and a quick lyric write translated to a decent project in a shirt period of time.

I'll take the two thumbs up any day - thanks! Wishing you and yours the very best.


Alan
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#686312 - 11/29/21 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Sounds great!

But... what is this "Sears" you speak of? whistle



Hi David ...

Glad to hear it sounds great to you ears. Thanks for letting me know.

When I originally penned to lyric, Sears was still hanging on. But, they're pretty much irrelevant today - only 27 stores still open. And one of them is closing before year's end. Kinda sad! I used to shop there quite a bit.

Wishing you & yours all the best. Take care.

Alan
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#686314 - 11/29/21 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Hi Alan,

Yes - excellent song, instrumentation and vocals.

Well done

Best Regards
Nigel



HI Nigel ...

Great to hear from you. Thanks for dropping in for a listen. Glad it all fits where it should in your ears. Thanks for letting me know. Best to you ...

Alan
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#686337 - 11/29/21 01:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Glad I heard that!
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#686476 - 11/30/21 02:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Alan, that is definitely one of my favorites - sooooo good.

Love that genre anyway, and whatever complaints you may with your singing: I dig it even more every time I hear it. It fits this song so incedibly well.

And I love the lyrics:

'Don’t come cryin’, I got no will to dry your tears
If you got no hankie, they probably got one down at Sears'

That's the way I lie it !!!!

Alan, that was a treat - thanks so much.

All the best to Di and you - hope that things get at least a bit easioer for you both.

Take good care of each other,

Stefan

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#686592 - 11/30/21 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Alan,

A bluesy-jazzy-swampy delight.

Good vocal. Good mix. Good song.

Much enjoyed.

fj



Thanks a bunch, Floyd. When I originally wrote this, the lyric came to me in less than 2 hours. BIAB pretty much covered all questions and goals I had for the music. I even gave my voice a but of a tune=-up before singing! It came together pretty quickly. Glad you enjoyed it again. Take care.

Alan
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#686593 - 11/30/21 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Alan,
Neat tune. Did not hear original tune, but this sounds great. A+ arrangement and production. Enjoyed it!
"...they probably got one down at Sears" smile Thank you for sharing.

Misha.



Hi Misha ...

Thanks for the listen and the very nice comments, I appreciate both. An A+ from you is a little nugget of gold within itself - thanks! Wishing you the very best ...

Alan
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#686594 - 11/30/21 12:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: edshaw]
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Glad I heard that!


Ed ...

I'm glad you did, too! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Wishing you everything good.

Alan
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#686598 - 11/30/21 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Sort of a suave version of JJ Cale. Very nice! Enjoyed it a lot, and like everyone else, I got a kick out of the Sears line. Great work!
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#686599 - 11/30/21 12:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Crossroads]
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Alan, that is definitely one of my favorites - sooooo good.

Love that genre anyway, and whatever complaints you may with your singing: I dig it even more every time I hear it. It fits this song so incedibly well.

And I love the lyrics:

'Don’t come cryin’, I got no will to dry your tears
If you got no hankie, they probably got one down at Sears'

That's the way I lie it !!!!

Alan, that was a treat - thanks so much.

All the best to Di and you - hope that things get at least a bit easioer for you both.

Take good care of each other,

Stefan



HI Stefan ...

First, give Maha a big hug from Diana and me. And tell her we think about her every day.

Well, it's always a treat hearing from you. As far as that line you quoted: Sears was the largest and most famous department store chain in the US for close to 100 years. They had almost 4,000 stores. Now they have only 26 stores and they probably will be gone in a couple of years. So, a lot of younger Americans probably won't relate to that line very well. But, like you, it's my favorite line in the song.

Thanks for all the very nice words, my dear friend. Hope all is as good as can be for both of you. Take good care.

Alan & Diana
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#686732 - 11/30/21 08:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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My kind of music, Alan (I'm quite a fan of Leon Redbone, by the way). Excellent write and your vocal suits it to a tee. Love the photo, too.
Regards,
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#686746 - 11/30/21 09:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Callin' Your Bluff [Re: Al-David]
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Hello Alan,

Very nice blues song!
Your vocal perfectly fits this.
3 piece acoustic band is very cool.
Your instrumental tunes are great, of course, but your vocal songs are much more characteristic.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

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