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Morning folks! Here is a new one from us:

Train, Train (YouTube Video)

Train, Train (audio link)

The train picture was taken by Marty Straub.


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~674:Organ, B3, Background Blues Roadhouse Ev 120
4249:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesFunky Ev 120
(I used both the regular a held chords versions of the two realtracks)

Drums and Percussion: EZDrummer3

Marty Straub (BabuMusic): Bass Guitar
Chris Spruit: Vocals
I played guitar and also sang.

Mixed in Reaper, mastered with Ozone10.

Train, Train (2023, Dave Bell and Chris Spruit)

1)When times are tough, and you're feeling blue
Gotta find a train, you know what to do
Gonna hitch a ride, on that iron track,
One thing I know, I ain't going back

Chorus)
Train, train, rollin' down the line
Gonna ride that train, 'till I see a sign

2)My baby left me, for someone new
I see the steam clouds coming, cold and blue
Heard the whistle blow, right on time
Gonna leave this town, far behind.

3)Fold up the blanket,  my time to roll
All the bills are paid to free my soul
This train's coming, and I'm out the door
Ain't gonna stay here anymore


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Dave, Chris & Marty,

What a great song! Love the opening. Also, love the combination of your voice Dave with Chris - really great stuff.

Marty holds the groove together with that great bass sound and Dave's guitar is on fire.

The whole production sounds pro and radio ready. Excellent!

Bob

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BA,

Terrific opening! The funky guitar rhythm, the drums (cool choice) and That Bass! Then Dave's guitar...
Not a fan of "twin leads" - they sound so dated now. But This is something else. More a guitar-and-a-harmony-guitar ("twin leads" seldom sound like that). Exquisite!!! Kudos.
Glad that when the main solo happened that it was, indeed, solo. (no good-thing-too-far here...)

Holy Moly! COOL Vocals! An amazing combination. Yes, Holy Moly!

Well written.

The Mix is Velvet.

WOW.

fj

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Howdy collaborators....

I'm diggin' this one.
Great BGV's and arrangement.
Cool....I'm not the only one who writes beyond 4:00 smile

Very well written & recorded....enjoyed the listen.

(I have (2) song topics to get busy on but I've been in a creative slump lately.
I'm second guessing their potential musical merit before I've even written them! :))

Carry on....


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Rocking intro! Doubled lead, doubled vocals - cool sound!

And it's blues! laugh


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Hey Blue Attitude...man this is crazy good! Dave the intro is a song in itself...it's such a great groove...love the harmony guitar stuff...you and Chris sound great together...Marty is transparent and right on as usual...I always love the tone of your guitar and just the all round pro quality of your writing and recording...5 stars from me!


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The intro sizzles!

Slinky, slick sound.

Vocals are blended well (two by Chris and one by you?)

Guitar solo is on fire too.

Give the bass player a raise. grin

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Cool one.... First thought>>>> Blackfoot... but nope.

Kinda bluesy...

I enjoyed it. Nice guitar work.


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Everything about this sizzles.
The guitar intro is amazing as are Marty's pick up notes to kick in.
Fab mix, fab performances. I really like the harmony work between Dave & Christine.
The rhythm guitar "solo" from 2.35 seemed like a missed opportunity though. Not so much what was played but the tone/sound.
One little nit but of no real consequence as the whole package is a blast.


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Hello Chris, Dave and Marty
Extremely good song
Sounds great
Vocals, BGV's, bass all very good
But Dave's guitar work makes this song so great
A very impressive performance Dave
Really a great collaboration from all involved
Many greetings
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Dave,

Truly excellent. Possibly the best treatment of your vocals I've heard (lovely work by Chris in support).
Marty holds it together well, and the guitar work is very nice nice indeed.

The only thing missing is a 3 minute twin guitar outro....

Peter

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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Dave, Chris & Marty,

What a great song! Love the opening. Also, love the combination of your voice Dave with Chris - really great stuff.

Marty holds the groove together with that great bass sound and Dave's guitar is on fire.

The whole production sounds pro and radio ready. Excellent!

Bob


It was Chris's idea to do a duet, my original plan was that she do the main vocal.

Thanks, Bob!

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
BA,

Terrific opening! The funky guitar rhythm, the drums (cool choice) and That Bass! Then Dave's guitar...
Not a fan of "twin leads" - they sound so dated now. But This is something else. More a guitar-and-a-harmony-guitar ("twin leads" seldom sound like that). Exquisite!!! Kudos.
Glad that when the main solo happened that it was, indeed, solo. (no good-thing-too-far here...)



Originally I only had one guitar playing the intro part, but then I happened to catch an old Allman Brothers concert on YouTube and thought it might be fun to try a twin lead thing, it's something I've never done before. And I developed the second guitar part by thinking of it as a vocal harmony.

And then I ran it by Chris and Marty to make sure it didn't sound too cheesy, 'cause you are right, the twin lead thing has been done to death wink

Originally Posted By: floyd jane


Holy Moly! COOL Vocals! An amazing combination. Yes, Holy Moly!

Well written.

The Mix is Velvet.

WOW.

fj



Floyd, you always write the best reviews! Thanks for the support, very much appreciated.

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Hi BlueAttitude,

Nice musical construction. The lead guitar is nice. The set pleases. Could the ending be abrupt?

Well done

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Brilliant.
It's all brilliant.

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When I see a song by BlueAttitude know it is going to be a great one.
And this is a great one.
As usual everything is top shelf and perfect.
Loved that rhythm guitar part and the double leads.
You all are fantastic musicians and composers.

Loved it.


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Originally Posted By: chulaivet1966
Howdy collaborators....

I'm diggin' this one.
Great BGV's and arrangement.
Cool....I'm not the only one who writes beyond 4:00 smile

Very well written & recorded....enjoyed the listen.

(I have (2) song topics to get busy on but I've been in a creative slump lately.
I'm second guessing their potential musical merit before I've even written them! :))

Carry on....



I can relate to having half written songs, I've got lots of those! Mostly because I almost always have problems coming up with lyrics. This one sat on the half finished pile for ages too until I came up with the idea of the train. And even then I could only manage one verse and the chorus, Chris knocked out the other two verses in a couple of hours wink

Thanks for checking out the song!

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First of all thank you to anyone who thinks the bass helped this song. The BiaB guy usually does a much better job, so thank you, Dave, for your confidence and friendship. Dave, many have already mentioned your vocal, and I want to pile on. Man, I always like the songs you sing --partially because they are so good, but also because your vocals are really quite engaging and add a special twist to songs. On this one you are soaring to new heights. I also applaud Chris for encouraging you to bring it all out. You guys sound great together. Let's get some of those stalled tracks off your shelf. Lyrics come easier to good songs.


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Like the groove, it really captures the train feel. Its jazzy, and rockish, and smooth. Excellent guitar work and tone. The bass is cooking!!!


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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Rocking intro! Doubled lead, doubled vocals - cool sound!

And it's blues! laugh


Thanks, David!

Originally Posted By: firesong
Hey Blue Attitude...man this is crazy good! Dave the intro is a song in itself...it's such a great groove...love the harmony guitar stuff...you and Chris sound great together...Marty is transparent and right on as usual...I always love the tone of your guitar and just the all round pro quality of your writing and recording...5 stars from me!


Very kind, Dan, thanks!

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