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SONG TITLE : "I FLEW DOWN TO...MEMPHIS"

ARTIST : moi..ALF-L..(a lad from london (c) 2020)

**BEFORE PLAYING THE SONG PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING.**
1. due to the variety of playback systems out there. watch your levels till comfortable with song...apologies if the listener hates the song . use earbuds if possible.
feel free to comment/critique whether the song flys or not.
although ive done many rockers in my life....this is a much softer slower mor song and was a lot of work fwiw....cos i went for very much a different "character vocal style" very different from crazy cockney and other rocker songs of mine. (a few rockers ive put on soundcloud)
2. i like to sing in and experiment with many different vocal styles. this is one of them.
fwiw ive sung in everything from opera through church/folk/ballads/blues/rock/hard rock/metal and goodness what else..lol. i just love doing vocals. its my "thing" as it were.
and i enjoy the vocal challenges that different music vocal styles present. unfortunately i'm loseing some of the upper vocal ranges i used to take for granted as i age....sigh.
3. Backstory.
(THIS SONG IS DEDICATED TO MY GRANPARENTS AND PARENTS WHO I MISS TERRIBLY.)
It was winter when i wrote this song which is a mixture of RT's and my own very small guitar touches.
Ive always had problems classifying what genre the song fits into frankly...any ideas ?
the song talks about leaving the cold and snow of winter behind . and the fact at that time i had too many songs to rearrange etc. ...and which i wanted to record.
finding the right RT's and makeing them fit the song was rather a lot of work/manipulation if i remember. i would be particularly interested in what the listener thinks of the "mean guitar" lead thast starts at 2m38secs.
4. like all my songs , i used the biab/rb/reaper combo to create this one.
(ive done about 90 original songs useing this combo over many years.)
i should say , as an aside , i spend huge numbers of hours trying to find the appropriate RT's , ...to use in original songs. as well going through the thousand and thousand of styles.
i'm always searching for what i term "golden nuggets" and "sound character/pictures " i can use in a song.
its the only way to do things imho...otherwise one might miss something that could really add to a song.
sometimes after going through 6 thousand plus styles and huge numbers of RT's if i just dont find what i'm looking for. then i shelve the song till i do. cos its just not in my budget to afford the big orchestral and other sample libraries and live session musicians that big studios can....thus i have to be inventive with what i have.
fwiw..."attend to the song details, hooks and picture" is how i was taught by some very nice audio engineers amongst other things...in big studios of yore. they were exceedingly nice to me, and i always take their advice to heart, even though i know i will never be able to achieve their caliber of audio engineering. one just does ones best, and try to have lots of fun in the process.
5.some pg users have asked me for more production details in past songs ive posted.
let me explain why i'm unable to do that, much as i like to share info.....
awhile back i had very serious surgery i wont bore people with, which i came through thankfully.
(but the docs are still monitoring me.)
as a result (due to this darn world covid situation) my doctors want to protect me /the surgery success and have me isolate wiith just my my wife. ...and limit any interraction with other people which might impact me. but all my darn song production details are backed up in other locations, which i cant get to right now.
i only have final song stereo mixes here. so please understand.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE SONG>>>>>
https://soundcloud.com/user-302791555/flewcalf-l2020v2mp3

happiness to all.
oldmuso

Last edited by justanoldmuso; 03/12/22 09:18 AM.

New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
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A very good song.
It shows you can make beautiful music with just a few instruments and a good voice!

Rob and Anne-Marie


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

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Hi, oldmuseo.

Nice build at the beginning. Good mix, and vocal. Nice variety with the solo instruments.

Pleasant song, I'd put it in the light folk rock category.


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Good song - with a pleasant easy going backing.

Well sung and produced.

Nicely done.

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Cool tune, great guitar solo... Well done OM.


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Hi oldmuso
Cool song
Great beginning
Really well sung and Biab well used
The drum style fits very well
Good work
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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HI ALL.

Firstly let me apologise for not thanking everyone earlier for listening and commenting on the song.

Ive been busy with family normal stuff…
Pg users listens and comments whether positive or negative i always enjoy.

Secondly that small lead break was a ton of work to get right…i was hoping people would like it so i’m glad.
And yes i wrestled with what genre fitted the song….i’ll happily settle for light folk rock....lol

Once again thank you all…..your all such nice folks.
your listens/comments mean lots to me.
oodles of happiness to all.

om

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New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
(my vocs....mixed for good earbuds.)
https://soundcloud.com/alfsongs/prettygirlrbfinalcalfsongsdec2023mp3
(and rock song THE STALLION and bluegrass song... BANKER MAN....90 songs useing bb/rb.)
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I'm liking it.
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Sounds excellent, oldmuso. Yes, I know what you mean about the time required for coming up with the perfect solo, but you made it time well spent. Your vocal tells the story so well. A very enjoyable listen.


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om,

Nice song. Well sung. Good arrangement and good mix.

A good listen.

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Neat intro. Harp was a excellent choice. Super vocal. Guitar solo was well done.


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The axe was excellent and fit the vibe well as did your vocals.

Good mix and a nice snare pop on the drums.

Hittin' the note it is!

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Thanks all for the listens …rob, babu,scott,fj, j and b.

There is so much talent on the showcase.
Its great that pg has this forum.
Ive heard such great songs here that should be on commercial radio…

Your comments…irrespective of their nature push me to always do better.
And i value them highly.

Happiness to all.
om


New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
(my vocs....mixed for good earbuds.)
https://soundcloud.com/alfsongs/prettygirlrbfinalcalfsongsdec2023mp3
(and rock song THE STALLION and bluegrass song... BANKER MAN....90 songs useing bb/rb.)
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First of all, vocal is tops.

I like the easy going feel of this.

Intro music brings the listener right into the song.

Mix sounds clean. Nice balance and placement of instruments.

Good song!

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Ezekiel's Storm.

thanks so much mate for your listen/comment.
i highly value such.

let me say your own songs ive listened to exhibit a huge amount of talent. and i admire the dedicated work you put into your songs.

best/happiness.
om

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New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
(my vocs....mixed for good earbuds.)
https://soundcloud.com/alfsongs/prettygirlrbfinalcalfsongsdec2023mp3
(and rock song THE STALLION and bluegrass song... BANKER MAN....90 songs useing bb/rb.)
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Hi Old Muso,

Like the song, the composition and how you sang it!
Nice solo in it and the melody is very relaxed.

When I read your introduction I checked all my volume meters, took off the headphone, but then I saw the wave form on SoundCloud and then knew you had made a joke!
I like that, but I enjoyed your song more ;-)

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Good song! I hope you feel better!

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"Noth'n very fancy" but, pretty darn good!

Nice song, well done!

Follow doctor's orders.


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Birchwood, david and moto.
thanks for the listen and comments , very nice of you.

btw...medically i'm groovy/doing grrreat.
no probs.
ive been monitored/analysed a thousand ways to sunday... all good.
my wife says she knows i'm good cos i'm driving her nuts...lol.
i'm doing lots of new songs. enjoying 2022 rb/bb.

once again big thanks.

happinessto all.
om


New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
(my vocs....mixed for good earbuds.)
https://soundcloud.com/alfsongs/prettygirlrbfinalcalfsongsdec2023mp3
(and rock song THE STALLION and bluegrass song... BANKER MAN....90 songs useing bb/rb.)
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Super intro

Outstanding vocal, good lyrics

You do play a mean guitar

perfect mix

Loved it


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