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#733275 10/01/22 12:40 PM
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Something I came up with nearly 40 years ago, but didn't finish until recently. I'm relieved to finally share it. It's been two years already since I uploaded a song. I experimented with a lot of drums and percussion ideas and almost gave up, and this kit is sort of cobbled together with percussion from one RD and kick and snare stems from another. I also tried to incorporate the RT Oohs and Aahs, which was a challenge. Thanks.

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RealTracks in song: 3121:Bass, Acoustic, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~2201:Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 120

RealTracks in song: 3067:Multi[Simultaneous=2] VocalAahs, VocalAahs,
RealTracks in song: 3069:Multi[Simultaneous=2] VocalOohs, VocalOohs,
RealTracks in song: 3070:Multi[Simultaneous=2] VocalOohs, VocalOohs,

RealTracks in song: 3024:Vocal Oohs, Background Pop3-partMaleLow2 Ev 085 (1TrackVocalSection)
RealTracks in song: 3023:Vocal Oohs, Background Pop3-partMaleLow1 Ev 085 (1TrackVocalSection)
RealTracks in song: 3025:Vocal Oohs, Background Pop3-partFemale1 Ev 085 (1TrackVocalSection)

RealDrums in Song: BossaBrazilBrushAlex^1-Br,Rd
RealDrums in Song: BossaBrazilBrushAlex^
RealDrums in Song: BossaBrazilBrushAlex^
RealDrums in Song:BossaRockPerc^3-a,b:Percussion

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I read your intro about taking 40 years to finish this. I wasn't expecting too much and then you go and totally kill it Buffet style. All I got is yeah...'you killed it!'.
Super groovy island track!
-Mark

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Hi Scott,

Good song, well sung and good mix.

Look forward to hearing more of your songs.

Best Regards
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Well done, Scott. You created the perfect drum track (with loops and stems), and fashioned the ooze and oz just right. Man, 40 years for this beauty. I dig the island feel and the band is so good. Excellent vocal and mix. Everything shines through with a happy and hopeful feel for tomorrow. Yeah, like Mark said, you killed it by breathing new life into this 40 year-old gem.


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Originally Posted By: olemon
Something I came up with nearly 40 years ago, but didn't finish until recently.

So if you can keep up this pace, you will release your next album sometime around 2486 shocked

Not my favorite genre, but I like your song, it's well written and you have a good voice


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Wow, that is some history regarding your song! Well, it was worth it because this song is a good 'un. Well sung and well produced. Good work!


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Yep... nice one. Has a trop feel to it.... Certainly has a JB feel to it as well.


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Scott...really nice song...it sure does have a Buffet vibe...great use of the nylon stringed guitar...great solo...you nailed the percussion...your efforts were worth the wait (maybe not 40 years next time)...really enjoyed the listen!


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Hi Scott. It's like old home week!! Just listened to Steve Young who I hadn't heard in a long time, and you also return......what a good day!! This is a really cool song.......love the message and the way you put it to music!!! I think "the band" captured the vibe perfectly!!! NICE!!! Take care. Greg

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Scott,

Forty years in the making, huh? Sounds pretty fresh to me . . . goes to show a good song withstands the test of time. Sweet vocal, nice mix. Good balance and touch on the background vocals . . . not always easy and you did it well. Good stuff!

All my best to you,

Deej

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Scott,

Nice to see you back in the Showcase.

Nice one. Good vocals. Nicely mixed.

Kinda surprised that you did not use the BIAB steel drum RTs.

Don't be a stranger...

fj

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Scott,

This sounds great... Love the backstory. I guess we all have those old songs in the draw just waiting to be finished.

Nice job on this!

Bob

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Thanks for the listens and the comments, the informative and the funny:)

Way back in like '85, I had a melody, a verse and a chorus, but it always seemed a bit too simple I suppose, and so I never did anything with it. I finally added another verse last spring and fired up BIAB for the first time in a long time. My wife isn't thrilled about some of the lyrics in that first verse, but in my defense, I hadn't even met her yet.

Steel drum RT's? I tried various kits and Reggae styles, but could never get the right groove. There was a Bossa Lewis RD kit that worked very well, but the swirl noise was too much and I couldn't get it out with EQ or gating. I didn't think to try RT's when looking for RD's. I'll remember that, Floyd. Thanks.

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Hi Scott ...

Man, it's grreat to hear another one from you. And this resurrection went perfectly. Tottaly loved my listen. Di and I have always been very fond of tropical-based songs. And this one put a smile on both out faces.

I have a couple I wrote back in the late 70s I've thought about bringing to BIAB. They're kinda time-dated. Butg I might try to brinmg them around soon.

Nice music!

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Good song Scott. Very relatable and the music really takes you away to the islands. I thought you made great use of that nylon guitar throughout and the ooh and ahhs came out nicely as well. Very easy listen.

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Hi, Scott.

Well done with an engaging story. Excellent arrangement as well - loved the interplay between the instruments.

Good job singing it as well. smile


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Scott,

You've really captured that tropical vibe with this! I know that is a good feeling when you've had a tune in the back of your mind for a long time and then finally be able to bring it to life! This is a great song with a great vocal also!

Thanks, Torrey




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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Scott ...

Man, it's grreat to hear another one from you. And this resurrection went perfectly. Tottaly loved my listen. Di and I have always been very fond of tropical-based songs. And this one put a smile on both out faces.

I have a couple I wrote back in the late 70s I've thought about bringing to BIAB. They're kinda time-dated. Butg I might try to brinmg them around soon.

Nice music!

Alan


Thanks. I haven't had much success writing anything new, well, I have a couple 'new' incomplete songs, and so I'm trying to finish a few relics and make myself spend some time in the studio. Other stuff always seems to get in the way.

I'm not crazy about the second verse, and the song runs a bit long, but at some point you have to move on.

I'm glad to know it made you smile:)

Take care.

Scott

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Very cool!

Song has a James Taylor vibe to it. Really well constructed and mixed.

Great vocal too.

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Scott,
You nailed the Island vibe! No matter how long it took, the song is a keeper and the highlight for me is your warm, relaxed vocal. Good mix with those oohs/aahs fitting well.
Well done.

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