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#686710 - 11/30/21 07:39 PM [User Showcase] Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz)
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Down In Dixieland

Hi Folks,

Here is a Dixieland tune about my first visit to New Orleans.

Featuring Susan de Jong (Vocals) and Carmel Courtney (Sax).

All backing instrumentation is via PG Music, Band In A Box Midi Tracks:
Style = Dixifast.sty

Music & Lyrics - Nigel Spiers
Best Regards
Nigel


Edited by NigelSpiers (12/01/21 02:28 PM)
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#686721 - 11/30/21 08:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Excellent Dixieland tune, Nigel. Lyrics hit all the bases and singing and playing is top notch. Man, Susan sure has some sturdy vocal chords!
Regards,
Leon

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#686760 - 11/30/21 10:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Fun song - nice write, good backing, excellent vocalist.

And I enjoyed Susan's Louis Armstrong imitation! laugh
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#686769 - 11/30/21 11:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Hey Nigel.
Every part of this tune is fantastic and hits the mark on all points.
Perfectly mixed and very catchy lyrics.
Hats off to Carmel.
Made my day.
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#686778 - 12/01/21 12:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Hi Nigel,

that's a treat - ace vocal by Susan, wow. Great sax playing by Carmel. Top-notch arrangement.

You don't have to be a dedicated Dixie fan-boy to love this.

Thanks for sharing, take care,

Stefan

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#686790 - 12/01/21 01:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Hi Nigel.
The song transports the Dixieland sound in my ears excellently
Exceptionally good vocals by Susan and really well played saxophone by Carmel in combination with perfectly used BiaB really leave nothing to be desired.
Both thumbs up
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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#686903 - 12/01/21 09:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Wow very cool tune. Boy I can understand why they have the best parties in New Orleans. Vocal, Sax and trumpet were very cool. The song makes you want to get up and dance. Such a cool groove. Well done

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#687000 - 12/01/21 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: Leon1]
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Hi Leon,

Thanks for your comments - yes Susan has been a highly regarded singing teacher throughout Australasia for many years.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#687074 - 12/01/21 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel, you, Susan, and Carmel nailed the New Orleans vibe on this one.

Excellent mix.

Loved it.
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#687121 - 12/01/21 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Great track, pro as always, singer is an ace.
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#687138 - 12/01/21 08:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel ...

What a great surprise! This is a real Gem! Susan and Carmel simply shine. And the lyric is perfect for the genre.

I could listen to this the rest of the night. Unfortunately, I have things to do that will prevent that.

Susan really did a great female impersonation of louis! This is nothing but excellent fun. Thanks so much for the smile on my face!

Take care ...

Alan
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#687212 - 12/02/21 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Every one of your songs is such a fun musical experience, Nigel. Man, you always surround yourself with such talented musicians to carry the fun to better highs. What a fantastic arrangement. Every piece is exceptionally placed.
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#687253 - 12/02/21 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel and Susan: fabulous!
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#687299 - 12/02/21 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel,

Nice Dixieland.

Susan does a good job on vocals. (that ending made MY throat hurt!)

Good mix - everything is clear and well blended.

Enjoyed.

fj

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#687503 - 12/03/21 02:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: dcuny]
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Hi David,

Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed the song.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#687764 - 12/03/21 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: Rob4580]
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Hi Rob,

Thanks for all your kind thoughts - I will certainly pass them on to Susan and Carmel.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#687818 - 12/03/21 09:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel,

Great little dixie tune. Susan does a great job on the vocals and the mix (and harmonies) are very sweet. Well done!

Best regards,

Deej

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#687934 - 12/04/21 08:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: Deej56]
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not my genre...but heck so enjoyable.
the vocs knock it out of the park imho.

very clever song.

merry xmas.
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#688234 - 12/05/21 09:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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I feel like I just made the trip down to N'awlins

Nice write, well performed.

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#688384 - 12/05/21 05:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Down In Dixieland (Trad. Jazz) [Re: Crossroads]
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Hi Stefan

Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed the song.

Best Regards
Nigel
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