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#768057 06/09/23 04:04 AM
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The idea of the BLUE MONGER savior originally combined BLUE Attitude with TuneMONGER, with solos and fills from guitar and harmonica. TuneMonger says hello to all on the forum by the way. He is off on a wonderful adventure researching The Bard. The savior shows what great Blues players can do for a town –lift them up from the blues. It's the difference between The Blues and having the blues.

File:Blue Monger.SGU
Key=Em , Tempo 86, Length (m:s)=4:13
4 bar intro, 85 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 89. Repeat x1 chorus
Style is _DEAD2ME.STY (Dead To Me Blues Swing Harmonica)

RealDrums in Song: BluesChicagoShuffleSw^3-SCl,SRd
RealTracks in style: 2961:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingColin Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2886:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkBluesSlowShuffleBrent Sw 085
RealDrums in Song: BluesChicagoShuffleSw^3-SCl,SRd
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RealDrums in Song: BluesChicagoShuffleSw^
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RealDrums in Song:BluesMondaySw8^06-a,b:Snare, HiHat
Yeah, I just copied the listing in the SGU Memo, and this is what we get. I changed the Style drums in favor of MultiStems, so mixed all 16 tracks separately. Dave Bell of Blue Attitude, as mentioned, played the heck out of his Blue Guitar, and I played bass and sang.

Blue Monger

Everyone in town had their faces on the ground.
A once contagious cat had brought them blues.
They called at once for help with no reply.

The sheriff seemed annoyed, but the mayor was overjoyed.
He 911ed a friend about the news.
The assasin came at once to purify.

The Blue Monger came to town to spread the truth.
He said, "The way you're all feeling down is not The Blues. (They're more like this.) SOLO

The whole town came around with the Blue Monger's sound.
They bounced right back to life and all was good.
The mayor made sure to raise himself in praise while
the Blue Monger tipped his hat to the old town cat, and said
"When you're feeling blue, it's not The Blues."

I--- Em Am Em Em

V--- Em Am Em Em Am Am Em Em
C7 B7 Em B7

CH--- Am Am Em Em B7 B7 Em B7


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Marty / Dave,

This is an awesome blues piece... Great vocal by Marty and fiery guitar by Dave!

Love the slow burn on this one. Excellent mix as well.

Bob

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I love the topic, the talent of the non-BIAB musicianship (lead and bass), and your vocals - which fit this style like the proverbial glove. Although a set rhyming scheme isn't (IMO) necessary for this style, it does appear that you were attempting to do so between stanzas 1 and 2. I love the internal rhyme of the first line in each stanza (which are really line 1 and 2 in an 'AA' rhyming scheme) my ear didn't catch the 2nd and 3rd line rhymes between the two stanzas. This is most likely because of the space and time between the two. Regardless, as I prefaced this comment with, it isn't a necessary rhyme for this style but if you were going for it (which it appears you were) you may want to work on making each stanza an AABB rhyme.

Keep writing 'em and I'll keep on listening! Great stuff

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Marty and Dave, this is one outstanding blues song.

Marty's bass sets the foundation and his vocal is spot on for this blues song.

Dave, your fingers must hurt and playing those burning leads, outstanding chops.

Loved it.


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Marty & Dave ...

Quite a song! So cool!

The vocal is terrific, as is the arrangement.

Dave's guitar work is superlative! This is one of those songs that calls for firey chops and deep reverb on the guitar. And his playing on this is exactly that!

Nice work, gentlemen!

Alan


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I had the good fortune of hearing this a day or so ago.
A tour de force of Dave & Marty.
Fab...congrats.


Cheers
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rsdean #768213 06/11/23 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Marty / Dave,

This is an awesome blues piece... Great vocal by Marty and fiery guitar by Dave!

Love the slow burn on this one. Excellent mix as well.

Bob

Thanks, Bob. The Blues can chase away the blues.

Originally Posted By: Dewey_MI
I love the topic, the talent of the non-BIAB musicianship (lead and bass), and your vocals - which fit this style like the proverbial glove. Although a set rhyming scheme isn't (IMO) necessary for this style, it does appear that you were attempting to do so between stanzas 1 and 2. I love the internal rhyme of the first line in each stanza (which are really line 1 and 2 in an 'AA' rhyming scheme) my ear didn't catch the 2nd and 3rd line rhymes between the two stanzas. This is most likely because of the space and time between the two. Regardless, as I prefaced this comment with, it isn't a necessary rhyme for this style but if you were going for it (which it appears you were) you may want to work on making each stanza an AABB rhyme.

Keep writing 'em and I'll keep on listening! Great stuff

Thanks, Dewey. Very educational comment, and opinions are what I seek. When creativity flows I try to stay out of the way and not force rules upon it. That's why I enjoyed Hapkido --no rules. Your comment is very informative and helpful for delineating categories, which I also eschew. Yet, I am trying to improve and appreciate your help. Thanks again.


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Howdy Marty & Dave....

I echo all other comments.
Original topic with a vibe all it's own and great axe work by Dave.
Good lyrics and well performed.

Well done amigos!

Back to it....

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Oh, yeah. Love to listen to you gents play the blues.
Regards,
Leon

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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Marty and Dave, this is one outstanding blues song.

Marty's bass sets the foundation and his vocal is spot on for this blues song.

Dave, your fingers must hurt and playing those burning leads, outstanding chops.

Loved it.

Thanks, Mario! Yes, I imagine Dave with a cooling fan pointed at the neck when he plays.

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Marty & Dave ...

Quite a song! So cool!

The vocal is terrific, as is the arrangement.

Dave's guitar work is superlative! This is one of those songs that calls for firey chops and deep reverb on the guitar. And his playing on this is exactly that!

Nice work, gentlemen!

Alan

Thank you, Alan. I always enjoy your comments.

Originally Posted By: rayc
I had the good fortune of hearing this a day or so ago.
A tour de force of Dave & Marty.
Fab...congrats.

Thanks, Ray. Yes, I enjoy my Subscription to your YT. I can get songs early AND I can hear and see them often.


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Hi Marty,

Like Ray I heard this song too before it was posted on this forum. It was you sending it directly to me ;-)
And I wrote I loved the song very much. I had to look up what a Monger is, as I know now it is some kind of farmer.
We have a lot of problems overhere with sad farmers or, as I know now Blue Mongers.
I didn't know they want to kill cats and I'm a bit sensitive when it comes to those furry animals as you know.
But it is not the Blues...

It is a really good/funny song with those lyrics and your very good vocals and -of course- an excellent play from Dave during the song.
The two of you turn every song into gold or gold or some other precious metal.

Great job!
Hans


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Marty...

A Blues Story-song! Nicely written...
Sweet vocals.
Excellent mix.
COOL video!

Dave Absolutely Kills It.

A great listen.

fj

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Marty and Dave...you guys have created a signature sound with your tunes that is recognizable from the superior musicianship and top-quality songs that you produce...Marty your lyrics and melodies are always so well written and composed...I'm not a blues expert but I know that this is at the top of the food chain when it comes to presenting it in a professional manner...big fan here!


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Hi Marty and Dave
Blues at its best
Great sung and played
Dave's guitar work is absolutely great
So many great fill ins and of course the awesome main solo
Really a very well done song and a great collaboration.
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Originally Posted By: chulaivet1966
Howdy Marty & Dave....

I echo all other comments.
Original topic with a vibe all it's own and great axe work by Dave.
Good lyrics and well performed.

Well done amigos!

Back to it....

Howdy, Wayne. Thanks for listening and glad you liked it.

Originally Posted By: Leon1
Oh, yeah. Love to listen to you gents play the blues.
Regards,
Leon

Thank you, Leon. We LOVE playing them, too. Glad you enjoyed it.

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Marty,

Like Ray I heard this song too before it was posted on this forum. It was you sending it directly to me ;-)
And I wrote I loved the song very much. I had to look up what a Monger is, as I know now it is some kind of farmer.
We have a lot of problems overhere with sad farmers or, as I know now Blue Mongers.
I didn't know they want to kill cats and I'm a bit sensitive when it comes to those furry animals as you know.
But it is not the Blues...

It is a really good/funny song with those lyrics and your very good vocals and -of course- an excellent play from Dave during the song.
The two of you turn every song into gold or gold or some other precious metal.

Great job!
Hans


Hi, Hans!! Monger was just using TuneMonger's handle combined with Dave's BlueAttitude --my original intent. There were no cats harmed in the making of this song, and no one wanted to kill anyone. It was a human cat who had the blues and got everyone to follow in his folly. Thanks, Hans. Please don't ask us to play metal.


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Oh yeah this is scorching!

You guys always deliver the goods man!

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LOVE this!!! A proper Blues song, done properly!!! smile You sing it out of the park, Dave is equally brilliant, with his amazing solos. More, much more, please! Definitely one of your best!

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Marty & Dave,

Classic. 2 spins sounds absolutely stellar. Big sound. Excellent vocals and hot guitar and super bass playing. Enjoyed it and thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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Listened to this the other day but I couldn't post at that time. This is a great song no nits to pick on this one. More blues please!

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Marty...

A Blues Story-song! Nicely written...
Sweet vocals.
Excellent mix.
COOL video!

Dave Absolutely Kills It.

A great listen.

fj

Thanks, Floyd! You're right, The Blues usually only tells of things like It's quarter to 3, or sizing up match boxes to see if all his belongings will fit. Glad you like it.

Originally Posted By: firesong
Marty and Dave...you guys have created a signature sound with your tunes that is recognizable from the superior musicianship and top-quality songs that you produce...Marty your lyrics and melodies are always so well written and composed...I'm not a blues expert but I know that this is at the top of the food chain when it comes to presenting it in a professional manner...big fan here!

Thanks, Dan. So glad you're NOT a blues expert, or you'd be telling me how unlike The Blues this one is. Seems you are a big fan of one of your biggest fans.

Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hi Marty and Dave
Blues at its best
Great sung and played
Dave's guitar work is absolutely great
So many great fill ins and of course the awesome main solo
Really a very well done song and a great collaboration.
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

Thanks, Andi. Yeah, I can't imagine how empty this would sound without Dave's contributions.


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