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Scat!

Not a holiday song in lyric but we hope it will bring a smile to you and, hey, you can see Janice dancing smile I dusted off my bass for this new version.

We appreciate your time to watch and comment. Thanks to Peter and PG Music!

Janice: vocals, melody & arrangement
Peter: Guitar solos/fills/rhythm & arrangement
Bud: acoustic bass, lyric, mix/mastering & video
My old bass and Peter's Les Paul are shown along with Janice on opening screen.



Guitar Acoustic Rhythm: RT 2676 Blues Shuffle / Waves CLA Unplugged
Piano: MidiSuperTrack 1800 Texas Blues Rock / Logic Pro X Grand Steinway sound / Ozone Imager / Neutron 2 / EMT 140 Reverb sim
Drums: RD Blues Rock Shuffle / Waves CLA Drums
Drums: RD Blues Rock Shuffle / Snare only / Neutron 2
Congas: RD Conga Shuffle / Neutron 2 / EMT 140 Reverb sim
Tambourine: RD Tambourine Shuffle / EMT 140 Reverb sim
Vocal: Rodes NT1 > Scarlett 212 > Logic Pro X > Nectar 2
Bass: Waves Bass Rider > Neutron 3

Mix: Logic Pro X
Mastering: Ozone EQ > Waves LinMB > Ozone Maximizer > Ozone Tonal Balance
Video: iPhone and Filmora X

Original audio version posted three years ago.

SCAT!
© 2019-2021 J. Merritt, B. Merritt & P. Fulham

YOU USED TO SOAR HIGH WITH THE EAGLES
NOW DAYS YOU’RE RUNNING RUNNING WITH THE WEASELS
JUST HANGING, HANGING WITH THE OLD RABBLE
WHY DONCHA SCAT, SCAT, THINK ABOUT THAT

I’VE BEEN TRYING TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY
IT AIN’T CHANGING NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY
NOW I GOT ANOTHER MAN WANTING TO PLAY
WHY DONCHA SCAT, THINK ABOUT THAT

OR MAYBE I WILL, YEAH, I’LL SCAT

YEAH, IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO SCAT! SCAT!
MOVE ON NOW, MOVE ON, THAT’S WHERE IT’S AT
MOVE ON NOW I AIN’T GONNA BE YOUR DOORMAT
WHY DONCHA SCAT SCAT THINK ABOUT THAT
YEAH, MOVE ON NOW, I AIN’T GONNA BE YOUR DOORMAT
WHY DONCHA SCAT, SCAT, MMMMM, THINK ABOUT THAT




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That's a really nice production. Great song productions. Well written lyrics Great vocals (including scat type bridge). Outstanding electric guitar work. Superb video. Top notch work to all.


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That was a ton of fun!

Nice to see Janice is listening to good music on the car stereo, too! wink

When you lyric rhymed eagles with weasels, that set the tone for what the song was all about.

As usual, everything was as smooth as butter. There were some string squeaks, so apparently someone thought it time to get classy and get new strings before the recording session.

     I think I'll scat

You guys crack me up.

I don't remember hearing the congas or the tambourine, and listening again, I didn't hear them in the mix. So they're where they need to be - subtle enough not to draw attention.

I really enjoyed the song and video! laugh


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UNROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.
Thoroughly good fun and a fine, fine recording.


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Hi Janice, Bud and Peter.
From beginning to end, it grooves wonderfully.
I love this style of music !
Perfection doesn't exist but you approach it so much.
Thanks for sharing.
Christian

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Superb. Excellent video, wonderful singing, the writing, etc., brilliant as usual, with a great dollop of good humour. How did Janice manage to dance in time to that scatting - I assume it was recorded earlier, and then she danced to it? I'm no good at that kinda thing, so that impressed me no end :-) Seriously, though, another excellent production from all of you. Be proud of yourselves - and Merry Christmas :-)

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Great reprise with the accompanying video, enjoyed it immensely!


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Cool!

Fun song, well done!
You guys are getting pretty good at that video stuff.

Bass sounding good.

nice job,

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Janice, Bud & Peter,

Now that was awesome! Great song and video - love the vocal and performance.

You guys are operating at such a high level... Just great stuff!

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J&B + Peter,
Looks like you had a lot of fun with this one. Nice re-do! Wonderful tune and video as a bonus. A+ performance by Janice and Peter. Where is Bud with his bass on the video? Bud, excellent playing! Love acoustic bass. Everything so green... our NE PA leaves were mostly gone in early November. Mix is super clear.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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That's a fun, juking, groove.

Enjoyed that.


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Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
That's a really nice production. Great song productions. Well written lyrics Great vocals (including scat type bridge). Outstanding electric guitar work. Superb video. Top notch work to all.


Thank you.

It was a lot of fun and we appreciate your kind words!

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Hey Ya'll ...

A toe=tapping, mighty fine song! Video, .lyric, recording mix, vocal, artists' performances - well, everything, just shines. You folks are always hanging around at the highest bar of entertainment - often right at the very top, above all others.

Super song, super performance, super listen. Does it any better? Very seldom.

Great job! Totally loved it.

Best to all three of you and Merry Christmas.

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Hi Janice, Bud & Peter,

I knew there had to be some great J&B stuff before Christmas !!!

And it's soooo beautiful. I had the honour and pleasure of watching it already a couple of weeks ago, and I told you then that I liked it. And watching it again now, I like it even more.

I think your videos are so ... heartwarming - with that great nature you're living in. And this of the final evidence that Janice DOES dance when the music is inviting.

And this song surely is inviting, but not only for dancing, but for getting in a good mood.

Oh Janice, your vocals are so incredibly good. And who was that fiery bass player. Really Bud? Wow. You should blow the dust more often off your instrument!

Peter, as usual you delivered brilliant playing.

What an aural and visual treat - thanks a lot!

All the best,

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Hi Guys,

Enjoyed your song - well done all of you.

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Love that strong bass, Bud. Great tone. You guys are really knocking me out with these videos. Each one better than the last, which was already good. Wish I was your neighbor, man. You guys have so much fun. WOW, when you come in with that solo, Peter, it drives this magnificent song to the higher echelons of musical mastery. Janice, your vocals are superior and I love that you bring those background gals in to complete it.

[Now the word SCAT. I remember the first time I heard it was also what bears do in the woods. "No! That is what the best improvisational singers do." And where did that expression "going south" get to mean a bad thing? Heck, you guys prove both of my points.]

Happy Christmas to all of you.


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Hi Janice, Bud and Peter,

Automatically I interpreted Scat in Dutch (Schat), but reading the lyrics, it meant something different.
Schat means darling and google couldn't tell me wat scat meant, but it has to be something nasty, like get lost.
And that is what Janice had to sing all the time; about those nasty men...

But the song is lovely, swinging and gives a cheerful mood when listening.
My feet are still swinging a bit. Will take some moments to stop that.
And the song is very well mixed. Sounded bright and bassy where it had to be.
Compliments for that to Peter (bright guitar) and Budd (swell mix) and of course Janice with brilliant vocals.
Lovely house too!

Nice weekend,
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What a cool Video! Our once shy Janice is really coming out. You go girl! grin
Fun song - Well written, sung and mixed.
Much enjoyed.

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Originally Posted By: dcuny
That was a ton of fun!

Nice to see Janice is listening to good music on the car stereo, too! wink

When you lyric rhymed eagles with weasels, that set the tone for what the song was all about.

As usual, everything was as smooth as butter. There were some string squeaks, so apparently someone thought it time to get classy and get new strings before the recording session.

     I think I'll scat

You guys crack me up.

I don't remember hearing the congas or the tambourine, and listening again, I didn't hear them in the mix. So they're where they need to be - subtle enough not to draw attention.

I really enjoyed the song and video! laugh


Hahaha … didn’t think anybody would notice what was streaming in the car. The congas and tambourine are in the mix. They are tightly locked to the drum track and that may mask them somewhat. Janice helped me set them in the mix and she has canine hearing smile so they may be too low. Glad you found it fun and thanks for all the kind remarks!

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Bud, your productions are always so crisp, clean, and clear.

The guitar was communicating throughout. How work on that guitar.

Enjoyed the video. Did the bike run over any scat?

Satiny smooth vocal! Everything presented well.

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