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Who's That Knockin'

Hi Folks,

Here's a new Swing song I wrote recently featuring Horns and Vocals.

Music & Lyrics - Nigel Spiers
Vocals and BV's - Nigel Spiers

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Hi Nigel ...

Love Big Band siounds! And Swing is my favorite sub-genre. I like this a bunch! I think that bg acoustic piano could be a touch louder without interfering with the vocal, but sounds great as is. You have a super voice for the genre.

This is rteally nice - loved it!

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Hi Alan,

Thanks for the suggestion. Yes I have added half a Db to both piano and rhythm guitar tracks and re-posted the song on Soundcloud.


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Hi Nigel ...

I'm delighted my suggestion was helpful. Just took a listen to the repost. In my old man's ears, I think it sounds more "robust:". Always love your musuic! Best to you ...

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Hi Alan,

Yes - I agree definitely more body and more gutsy.

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Nigel,

A fun song.

The best use of the BIAB horns I've ever heard. By far.
Excellent vocals and BGVs. Sitting perfectly.
Bass and drums sound great.
Excellent mix.

Well done.

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Not my favorite genre, but it's a really cool song and you have the perfect voice for this kind of music.

Tasteful arrangement with a very good choice of instruments. Well done!


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This was so good, I thought at first you paid Chris West on airgig to do your horns. Then I went back and read they were RTs. Amazing! I have two horn songs coming up in the near future and neither are this good. Everything done just right on this as usual. A real pleasure to listen to, top shelf work!


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Hi Floyd,

Thanks for your comments.

With Chris West's Horns I set the EQ in BIAB at -10 to make them sit down in the mix.

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Hi B.D. Thomas,

Thanks for your comments.

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You have such a grasp on music and genres that fit your vocals and style like a glove. I agree with others that have noted the amazing sound from the horns. Enjoyed this from start to finish.

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Well man, you know I'm all about jazz and this is top notch!

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Hi Nigel
The song sounds great
Super sung
Plus the great background track
Hard to believe that you can do all this with BiaB
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Hi Tunemonger,

Yes Chris West's Horns are superb.

I have not used his individual horn tracks yet just his ensembles. As I mentioned to Floyd - I set the EQ in BIAB at -10 for the Horn ensembles because they are a bit toppy and it makes them sit down at the back of the mix.

Good luck with your horn tracks - can't wait to hear them.

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This is your best to date!

Love that big band blues.

This sounds like a live jam - excellent work on that.

The best use of those horn RTs I have ever heard.

Loved it.


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Nigel

Very engaging, excellent vocals, arrangement and the work with the horns is superb, they can be a challenge!

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Man, that's swinging!

I'm bopping in my chair as I'm listening.

Mix sounds good.

Infectious song.

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Excellent! Man, I love hearing swing blues with a horn section, and you did a great job arranging them.

And of course, you have the perfect voice for this type of material.

Enjoyed this one, Nigel, well done.

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LOVE it! You can't help but smile with swing and the delivery is amazingly fun. Great hook as well. Thanks for sharing your talents with us Nigel.

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Hi Charlie,

Thanks for your generous comments.

Best Regards
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