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Nowhere Street

I started working on this one a couple of weeks ago, had the basic format and the melody, but, as happens more often than not for me, was having a problem coming up with a decent lyric.
Marty came to my rescue, and in short order came up with a lyric that totally matched the mood and feel of the piece. Thanks, Marty!

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2734:Organ, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065
BluesRock128^3-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

I did the vocal and all the guitar tracks, and Marty is on bass.

Mixed in Reaper, mastered with Ozone.

Nowhere Street (2022, Marty Straub)

1)
Staying inside tonight. Away from all the joys, down where we used to meet.
Since you have been gone, life has no meaning.
I'm staying right here nursing this whiskey, on this lonely street.

2)
Giving up way too soon. I feel that you were wrong, leaving so soon that way.
All that we had planned gone in a flash of time,
and all that we've done, all hopes we shared, lost in yesterday.

CH:
Nowhere Street they should shut you down. Get out of town. We don't need you hanging 'round.
Life on Nowhere Street is just a dead end way to live.
Cold and lonely Nowhere street.


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02/15: Uploaded new mix

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Dave,

It's a shame that the name "Blues Brothers" has already been used, because that's what I would call you and Marty! Great job by both of you! Dave, that guitar solo was great! Thanks, Torrey




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Hi Dave and Marty
Cool song
Sounds really good
Your vocals fit the song very well
By the way, your bass player is also a hit ;-)
Listening to your guitar solos is especially fun of course
You can try as hard as you want with BiaB,
it doesn't stand a chance against a solo played
by a guitarist especially for a song.
The cover artwork also looks great
Good work guys
See you soon
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Cool title!

And it's blues! How can you do wrong?

Soft, smoky vocals, cool guitar riffs, interesting arrangement. That's just icing on an already delicious cake.

It all works for me. smile


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Dave

One of your best vocals.

Superb guitar throughout - some lovely lead parts great tone, and some pretty rhythm playing as well.

Excellent bass by Marty.

Great work all round on a fine blues.

Peter

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Where would the blues be without a hearty helping of self pity and booze?
This one nails the urban, lovelorn vibe.
well done gents.


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I love a blues with urban lyrics and this one oozes images of the city. Great guitar motifs that further the point. Excellent work, gents!


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Hi Dave and Marty,

King of Blues! That's how we must call you two.
Marvellous song, with a very nice lead and bass and that bright sounding drums.
And the lyrics? Blues need this kind of dejection. One can (almost) identify with the main character and take another sip of rum...

I have one minor thing, no one yet mentioned it, so it is a matter of taste I presume, but I would see your vocals more upfront.
The instruments are louder compared with the vocals and I couldn't understand clearly what you were singing about. Was a bit depressing for me, but that's what Blues does...

So really, this is another great song from your hand(s), but stay modest!

Hans
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Dave,

It's a shame that the name "Blues Brothers" has already been used, because that's what I would call you and Marty! Great job by both of you! Dave, that guitar solo was great! Thanks, Torrey


Hey Torrey,
Marty and I have a blast working on these songs together, both mine and his. I guess he is my brother in blues! Happy you like the solo, just a one take thing.

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Hi Dave and Marty
Cool song
Sounds really good
Your vocals fit the song very well
By the way, your bass player is also a hit ;-)
Listening to your guitar solos is especially fun of course
You can try as hard as you want with BiaB,
it doesn't stand a chance against a solo played
by a guitarist especially for a song.
The cover artwork also looks great
Good work guys
See you soon
Many greetings
Andi ;-)


Hi Andi,

Well, I've heard some of the users here produce songs with very good guitar solos generated via BIAB. But pretty much impossible to use it if you need a specific part, such as the main guitar theme in this song.

Yeah, Marty is the man when it comes to bass!

Thanks for the listen and kind words smile

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Everything is where it should be, at just the right time, and tone... really cool lyrics, and sung so well... the mix sounds near perfect to me.
Another excellent collaboration by both of you.


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Nice one !
Always love your guitar work and your smoky vocals.

Nice write Marty.

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Dave & Marty,

VERY cool Blues. Great groove.

Rock Solid bed. Cool organ, Buttery Bass (Love it!), Awesome Drums (crisp and punchy).
That guitar SINGS - Smokey and Hot.

Good vocal. Smokey and Cool.

Excellent mix. Sounds Great in the 'phones.

Sweet. Great listen.

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Dave and Marty,

Really enjoyed this one!
Very bluesy.
Guitar solos are fantastic.
Good lyrics.

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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Cool title!

And it's blues! How can you do wrong?

Soft, smoky vocals, cool guitar riffs, interesting arrangement. That's just icing on an already delicious cake.

It all works for me. smile


Hi David,

Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, I appreciate it!

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave

One of your best vocals.

Superb guitar throughout - some lovely lead parts great tone, and some pretty rhythm playing as well.

Excellent bass by Marty.

Great work all round on a fine blues.

Peter


My favorite part of the song is the bass part Marty came up with, especially the bit where he answers the main guitar theme, makes me smile every time I hear it wink

Thanks, Peter!

Thanks Peter wink

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Hey y'all great blues tunes here!

Love the sound and the mix. Nice lyrics Marty!

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You guys sure do hit it off together well, musically speaking. I love that guitar riff. Well written song. You captured the mood perfectly. Good tune.


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Many have used the word "smokey" here, both about Dave's singing and the song in general. Perfect!! I also agree with the urban sound, setting and feel of this one. Dave, you picked the prefect pic for that. Thanks to all who commented on my bass --including you, Dave. Glad the response approach makes you smile. I wasn't sure it was going to work.


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Very nice whiskey nursing song with street imagery, only rain is missing wink
I like the soft vocal approach. The band works well, the guitar solo lifts it high above the skyline.

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Marty came to my rescue, and in short order came up with a lyric that totally matched the mood and feel of the piece.


It was well matched indeed and the guitar work (both lead and bass) was, as usual a pleasure to listen to. Great work guys.


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Originally Posted By: rayc
Where would the blues be without a hearty helping of self pity and booze?
This one nails the urban, lovelorn vibe.
well done gents.


Thanks for stopping by, Ray!

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
I love a blues with urban lyrics and this one oozes images of the city. Great guitar motifs that further the point. Excellent work, gents!


Thanks TM, appreciate that!

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Dave and Marty,

King of Blues! That's how we must call you two.
Marvellous song, with a very nice lead and bass and that bright sounding drums.
And the lyrics? Blues need this kind of dejection. One can (almost) identify with the main character and take another sip of rum...

I have one minor thing, no one yet mentioned it, so it is a matter of taste I presume, but I would see your vocals more upfront.
The instruments are louder compared with the vocals and I couldn't understand clearly what you were singing about. Was a bit depressing for me, but that's what Blues does...

So really, this is another great song from your hand(s), but stay modest!

Hans
(when do you come to Holland?)


Hi Hans,

Well, I'm not quite done with the mix on this one yet, it still needs work. I find that for myself I sometimes need quite a bit of distance from the song before going back in. Maybe next week I'll have another crack at it wink

As far as Holland goes I'm also not quite ready for international travel yet wink But, it will happen one day wink

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