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#778063 10/08/23 07:15 AM
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Well... swampy anyway.
And a little spooky?...

A co-write with Robert Randall Burke (90dB).

The BAND:
RealTracks in song: 1162:Bass, Acoustic, CelticReel Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: ~593:Fiddle, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 1164:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticReel Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: 382:Guitar, Slide, Background Blues Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 590:Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Rhythm - Simple)
RealDrums in style: NashvillePop16^4-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, Hihat






BLOOD ON THE RIVER

blood on the river
whiskey in the jar
soul as black as tar
devil's a-waitin'
to take me home
can't you smell the fire?

   mississippi knows where your secret goes
   down, down, down
   but you can't hide
   from that voice inside
   of a ghost you'll never drown.

haunted by visions
tortured by love
cursed by father and son
beware the shadows
i'll be there; you'll never know
'til the deed is done

   mississippi knows where your secret goes
   down, down, down
   but you can't hide
   from that voice inside
   of a ghost you'll never drown.

who'll be my witness
who'll be my judge
who'll testify for me?
won't ask forgiveness
i know no sin
hangman'll set me free

   mississippi knows where your secret goes
   down, down, down
   but you can't hide
   from that voice inside
   of a ghost you'll never drown.

blood on the river
blood on my hands
heart as black as tar
devil's a-waitin'
to take me home
can't you smell the fire?
can't you smell the fire?
can't you smell the fire?


Trick?
Treat?
BOO!


fj

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Hello Floyd, you are certainly right; swampy, spooky and a bit dark lyrics (the latter is my addition).
But...
A hell of a song!
Very cool with that banjo and violin and your brilliant singing! Yes, they really make this song!
I enjoyed everything in it. Probably I like dark songs...

There is nothing more I can add to this, or maybe one thing...
Make some more songs like this one too!

Hans


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floyd jane #778109 10/08/23 02:04 PM
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Floyd,

This is a great collaboration by you and Robert. Love the arrangement and your vocal is perfect. Absolutely outstanding production!

The only thing this song needs is a plate of Polk Salad... smile

Bob

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What a song!!!!! What a vocal!!!! What production!!!!........the arrangement is killer and the fx on the vocal are PERFECT!!! I don't believe I've ever heard better production than this on anything that was independently released......STELLAR!!!! Tale care. Greg

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Floyd and Robert, you both should be very proud of this one.
The lyrics were fantastic as was Floyd's vocal, loved those effects!
Everything was mixed perfectly, as usual.

This one definitely is one of your best and you have had some really outstanding songs posted.


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Birchwood #778181 10/09/23 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Birchwood
Hello Floyd, you are certainly right; swampy, spooky and a bit dark lyrics (the latter is my addition).
But...
A hell of a song!
Very cool with that banjo and violin and your brilliant singing! Yes, they really make this song!
I enjoyed everything in it. Probably I like dark songs...

There is nothing more I can add to this, or maybe one thing...
Make some more songs like this one too!

Hans

Thanks, Hans.

floyd jane #778185 10/09/23 07:30 AM
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Boy,

This is a cool little number.

Love those lyrics and the instrumentation.

Yes, very swampy, very catchy, and really well mixed.

Great job!

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Excellent lyrics, the music backing fits them perfectly. I like the way it builds the arrangement, then drops out. Very nice listen.
Vocals are good also... everything just fits together. NICE !!


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floyd jane #778212 10/09/23 11:10 AM
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Floyd and Robert.
I love this type of lyric and you all did great on the production.
Just right.
Vic

floyd jane #778220 10/09/23 01:17 PM
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Loved the darkness of this.... and that choppy fiddle is on the mark.


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floyd jane #778254 10/09/23 05:48 PM
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Hey, YES, that's spooky enough for Halloween for sure. Love the occasional use of delay on the vocals. Fiddle trampled on the vocals over the 2nd chorus, which might be a result of my listening environment. Nice work!


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Floyd,

Like this one a lot . . . a different write, feel and sound for you. Nice use of delay on that vocal—creates that haunting feel to this one. I’m on my laptop so not the best medium to provide production suggestions, but it seems to me the vocal is a little too . . . not sure I can find the right word . . . tamped down? Too low end? Particularly later in the song, starting shortly after the second chorus, maybe as some of the other instrumentation kicks in where it almost gets diminished a tad for me. I'm the only one mentioning it, so It’s most likely just what I’m listening on. Cool tune regardless.

All my best,

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very cool song. As an older Australian I still don't "get" the modern sensation that is halloween but I do get fabulous music and this songs is certainly that. The "breakdown" section show just how well you can carry a song with almost no accompaniment.
Terrific arrangement and the slide fade ending is POIFEK!


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Sweet swampy sound. Interesting and very cool write --quite different from the fj I listen to a lot, and a great addition to the playlist. You chose the perfect band, and mixed them so pro. Robert Randall Burke adds his 90dB influence and you guys wrote a beauty, Floyd.


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Originally Posted by rsdean
Floyd,

This is a great collaboration by you and Robert. Love the arrangement and your vocal is perfect. Absolutely outstanding production!

The only thing this song needs is a plate of Polk Salad... smile

Bob

smile Thanks, Bob...

Originally Posted by Greg Johnson
What a song!!!!! What a vocal!!!! What production!!!!........the arrangement is killer and the fx on the vocal are PERFECT!!! I don't believe I've ever heard better production than this on anything that was independently released......STELLAR!!!! Tale care. Greg

Much appreciated, Greg...

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Hello Floyd,
I'm still catching up on all these new songs.
Here is my feedback.

Technical feedback:
  • Excellent mix with a pretty cool use of echo/delay
  • I love the drums
  • Your vocals are a bit too far away/behind the other instruments for my taste. I would increase the dry part of the vocals a bit.


Artistic feedback:
  • Really cool lyrics, I love especially "whiskey in the jar, soul as black as tar" and "but you can't hide from that voice inside".
    I guess the latter will be in a future song of mine.
  • I like the dark mood you and Robert create both lyrically and sonically.
  • LOVE the song, even though there's a fiddle AND a banjo in it smile


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David Snyder #778443 10/11/23 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by MarioD
Floyd and Robert, you both should be very proud of this one.
The lyrics were fantastic as was Floyd's vocal, loved those effects!
Everything was mixed perfectly, as usual.

This one definitely is one of your best and you have had some really outstanding songs posted.

Thanks, Mario...

Originally Posted by David Snyder
Boy,

This is a cool little number.

Love those lyrics and the instrumentation.

Yes, very swampy, very catchy, and really well mixed.

Great job!

Thanks, Mr. S

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Hi floyd.

What an incredible listen. You and Bob have done an awesome job creating this. Although the tempo and the vibe are quite different, for some reason this reminded me of the "Devil Went Down To Georgia". Maybe it was because of the key, the "swamp" mood, or the type of arrangement, or even the strongly featured fiddle that impacted on me.

These lyrics, the melody, the arrangement and your performance are first class all the way. I loved the chorus, and I loved the way that song ended with verse 1. They tied the whole journey together really, really well.

To my ears, this was the 'toppest' of top-notch listening and then some!
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Fiddle "chucks" sound great.
Vocal sounds great.
Effects sound great.
Drum sound great.

Hrm, there seems to be a common theme here. wink

Catchy, too!


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Very different from your usual! And very cool, love the groove and feel of this one.

Haven't heard anything from 90db in years, miss his music.

Excellent!

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