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My Walking Shoes

A bluesy number about walking away the blues, featuring Janice Merritt on lead and backing vocals.
Leon wrote the lyric and I played the guitar parts.
Bud recorded Janice and mastered the track.

RealTracks in song: 2734:Organ, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065
RealTracks in song: ~1136:Bass, Acoustic-Guitar, FolkSwing Sw 110
RealDrums in Song:JazzRideLewis^01-a:Brushes, Snare , b:Side Stick, Toms and Ride
RealDrums in style:BluesRockShuffle^2-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
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My Walking Shoes
I don’t need to lay down on your couch
Don’t need no dojo, kick and shout
Don’t need to buy more stuff, try to fill this hole
Mountains of sugar won’t satisfy my soul

Just need my walking shoes, walk away my blues
Just need my walking shoes to chase my blues away

It’s not hard to feel down in the mouth
Riddled with uncertainty and doubt
Don’t need to be a genius to know the world’s in trouble
In my darkest dreams I see us picking through the rubble

I need my walking shoes, walk away my blues
Just need my walking shoes to chase these blues away

This world is beautiful, so full of wonder
Too many only see the riches they can plunder
I don’t like to think about tomorrow
I fear there is a prospect of more sorrow

I’m waiting for a hint, a clue, a sign the tide is turning
From where I stand right now, everything is burning

I need my walking shoes, walk away my blues
Just need my walking shoes to chase these blues away

Darling let me lay down by your side
I have a little secret to confide
As long as we’re together I’ll still try
In spite of all this madness, it’s alright

Just need my walking shoes, walk away my blues
Just need my walking shoes to chase these blues away

I need my walking shoes, walk away my blues
Just need my walking shoes to chase these blues away

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Peter, Leon, Janice & Bud,

Excellent song!

Love the intro with the brushes and gradual build. Nice big guitar solo and outdo - Peter, your guitar tones are tight & raunchy. So good!

Janice sounds otherworldly. Such a strong, clear & nuanced performance. Completely in command.

Love the production. The whole song just jumps out of the speakers with an immense amount of swagger.

AWESOME!

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Interesting chord changes. Never a dull moment here.
Good stuff all of you.

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L&P&J&B...

The Bass, Drums and Organ are the perfect combination.
A good write. The world has gone to hellinahandbasket, but Love conquers all.

Stunning vocals and BGVs. Oozes emotion.

Nice solo. Cool tone - 70's-ish. Nice outro!

Excellent mix.

Good album cover!

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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Peter, Leon, Janice & Bud,

Excellent song!

Love the intro with the brushes and gradual build. Nice big guitar solo and outdo - Peter, your guitar tones are tight & raunchy. So good!

Janice sounds otherworldly. Such a strong, clear & nuanced performance. Completely in command.

Love the production. The whole song just jumps out of the speakers with an immense amount of swagger.

AWESOME!

Bob


I so loved this song from
the moment I heard it. That makes your comment very special. And I have to mention the inspiration from
Peter’s guitar.

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Great work by all involved, starting with your guitar, followed by Janice vocals and perfectly presented by Bud.
There is nothing not to love.
Maybe a small nit: the horns sound a bit too clean and well produced for a blues. Doesn't has Kontakt any rusty horns to offer?


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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Peter, Leon, Janice & Bud,

Excellent song!

Love the intro with the brushes and gradual build. Nice big guitar solo and outdo - Peter, your guitar tones are tight & raunchy. So good!

Janice sounds otherworldly. Such a strong, clear & nuanced performance. Completely in command.

Love the production. The whole song just jumps out of the speakers with an immense amount of swagger.

AWESOME!

Bob


Thanks Bob appreciate the review and support.

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Peter, Leon, Janice & Bud, you all produce winner after winner after winner!

This is your latest winner.

As always everything is definitely professional.

Great backing band supporting an outstanding singer.

Loved it.


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Originally Posted By: vicarn
Interesting chord changes. Never a dull moment here.
Good stuff all of you.

Vic


Thank you Vic.

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Glory be! When I first heard the bass opening I was thinking of Bud. What a wonderful song. Very interesting bridge, and, man, that solo is superb. Love the creeping blues feel with a sultry swing. Janice, no one does it better, and what terrific harmony ideas and execution. Dang, those horns with that ripping guitar are outstanding. Perfect lyrics, Leon. GREAT SONG, PETER!


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Excellent lyrics flow naturally, and Janice's vocal make the words fly through the air so smoothly and with ease.
That bass is really walking the blues away.
I really like the jazzy verses, interesting chord progression and the bass/organ combination brings enjoyable depth.
Many nice surprising changes during the song, the bridge part is little bit pop and then the guitar starts its heavy solo. And the horns bring soul in the end.
Very interesting and professional sounding package.

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Originally Posted By: vicarn
Interesting chord changes. Never a dull moment here.
Good stuff all of you.

Vic


Thanks Vic

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What struck me 1st was just how RIGHT the placement & level of the vocal are in this dynamic setting.
The segue from vocal to 1st solo also stuck with me.
The more rambunctious solo & horn section was a treat too.
Everything works like it was ought and even better.


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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
L&P&J&B...

The Bass, Drums and Organ are the perfect combination.
A good write. The world has gone to hellinahandbasket, but Love conquers all.

Stunning vocals and BGVs. Oozes emotion.

Nice solo. Cool tone - 70's-ish. Nice outro!

Excellent mix.

Good album cover!

fj


Thanks floyd. I too like the way Janice interprets Leon's lyric. Always a treat.

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Nice song with great production.

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
L&P&J&B...

The Bass, Drums and Organ are the perfect combination.
A good write. The world has gone to hellinahandbasket, but Love conquers all.

Stunning vocals and BGVs. Oozes emotion.

Nice solo. Cool tone - 70's-ish. Nice outro!

Excellent mix.

Good album cover!

fj


Thank you. I appreciate "oozing emotion" - that is something I do strive for!

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Cool write, great groove, and I really like the arrangement.

Janice sounds fabulous, especially like the chorus.

You are sounding good as you always do, Peter!

Very cool outro!

Excellent!

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Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
Great work by all involved, starting with your guitar, followed by Janice vocals and perfectly presented by Bud.
There is nothing not to love.
Maybe a small nit: the horns sound a bit too clean and well produced for a blues. Doesn't has Kontakt any rusty horns to offer?


Thank you!

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Peter & Team,

This is VERY good! 3 spins, still sounds fresh smile First impression, it was a seasoned well known cover, the one that I didn't hear before for some reason. Got all the components of a hit song. Excellent set of lyrics and stellar performance by Janice. ACE guitars. Peter, you should be proud of this one. Congrats to everyone involved!
Enjoyed it very much, and thank you for sharing.

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Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
Great work by all involved, starting with your guitar, followed by Janice vocals and perfectly presented by Bud.
There is nothing not to love.
Maybe a small nit: the horns sound a bit too clean and well produced for a blues. Doesn't has Kontakt any rusty horns to offer?


Thanks for the comments.

Peter

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