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this is a slow blues in the key of d minor...it was recorded during the recent hot spell here at home...and I couldn't stop until it was done. I would like to dedicate this to all the remarkable people I have met in the last six weeks at macjams...you all have so much to give...and I feel like we are all part of something very new and very wonderful. So thanks Macjammers for the inspiration, and encouragement...and all the great music!!
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Comments: 84
Fans: 50
Plays: 2122
Downloads: 597
Votes: 64
Uploaded: Jun 17, 2005 - 08:05:50 AM
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2005 - 12:53:12 AM Last Played: Dec 03, 2016 - 03:51:44 AM
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prs guitar, yamaha bass, mountain heather incense...
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Comments
Tadashi Togawa said 4331 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
The guitar sings.
Guitar strings.
It cries like person's voice.
The picking is wonderful.
Sung guitar.
Voice of sad guitar.
Very good music.
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ziti said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
The guitar sings.
I am pleased that the guitar sings to you Tadashi....I am looking forward to
your next composition, my friend!
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snowdragon said 4331 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Oh yeah
Like standing at the plate and watching one sail over the
Green Monster. Very effective bass line, too, I thought.
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ziti said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Oh yeah
thanks sno....blues power!!
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bronco said 4331 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Nice Conversation
The thing I liked about this was that you had that guitar
talking! I think that's what all us guitarists strive for but
seldom accomplish. Just making that guitar an extension
of ourselves that just says what you want it too without
having to think about it. At times I hear it saying I'm tired
of this crap but I will persevere. It goes from the lows and
then soars to the high.
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ziti said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Nice Conversation
thanks bronco....you speak the truth and have defined it perfectly...I wish I
could sing, but i can't express myself that way. I have been playing blues for a
long time and it is my safety valve for sure....glad you liked it
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Jim Bouchard said 4331 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
virtuoso playing!
Most excellent! Thank you for sharing your music here, there's just so much soul in this, as there is in everything you do. Maybe it's the incense?
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Einarus said 4331 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Great
Writing this must've kept you real cool.
I'm speechless.
Amazing work, once again.
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ronnielong said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
!!
Holy Crap.

That was waaayyyy cool....way to tear it up...pro stuff for
sure.

Gotta get me some of that incense.....

:)
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perceptualvortex said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
beautiful
I agree with bronco; you're speaking very well through your guitar. I knew this was going to be great dude! This is what great guitar playing sounds like. Awesome.
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TobinMueller said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Dripping expressiveness
No words for this one. Expressiveness that transcends.
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AquilA said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Wow
That is beautiful. Technical mastery dripping with
extreme emotion. Really great stuff. Right up there with
Vaughn and Beck. Very impressive. Downloaded.
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drakonis said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
lost
in the deep deep blues... this music wafts around me,
blurs my vision and senses, and floats me off somewhere
else... a soft, sensitive vulnerable place. Wow. I have no
idea what you put into the guitar & bass, but I have a
feeling it was "everything." The music does just flow... I
was wondering how you were going to end something that
I didn't want to end, and the only nit pick I have is I didn't
like the sudden ping-pong-pan at the very end, but I was
wearing headphones, so it was more noticeable. But that
is one of the most emotional pieces I've heard for a long
time! Superbly written, played, recorded... 9s across the
board from me!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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ziti said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
lost
I am thrilled by your comments! Thank you!!

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SlimGirlFat said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Wow
not much to say really

pretty Damn Perfect
D/L

Slimmie
thoddi said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
better than most artists
That would be the likes of Gary Moore and so on.. You show a true feel to your playing, and it just pours out of yout fingers... Very good playing man. You should make a living doing music... guess you allready do?

Man you make great music.

I have to download., and this is the first song I download at MJ....
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Cameron said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
hot summer blues
I'm glad to hear that you had a heat wave in Boston,
FINALLY! It was sure cold and rainy during April & May
while I was there!

This is a great track, ziti. Sultry blues, hot and steaming
with the slow tempo. Nice use of percussion, very tasteful.

I especially like the key change towards the end of the
song, with a bit of major thrown in. The clouds parted
briefly and the sun shone through.

Nice and loose playing as usual. Free-form and flowing.
Your stream of consciousness playing combined with your
formidable guitar chops = GREAT MUSIC.

I'm glad that you're inspired by MacJams.


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ziti said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
TO EVERYONE
thanks for all the kind comments...I ment every word of my dedication...this
last six weeks has been an inspiration...we are CHANGING EVERYTHING!!

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Ed Hannifin said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Good God, man...
this is so GOOD!

Like you got in my head and heart, siphoned out
everything I like in guitar, and freakin' CHANNELED it!

YOU CUT THAT OUT!

The tunes are not much alike really, but this puts me in
mind of 'Pali Gap' for some reason...I continue to love
those squeezed notes, and the definite tactile feel of your
playing...you can HEAR in this that it's a pick on strings,
and that the guitar has frets...I know you go the Line 6
route, but this sounds REALLY tube-y on my system...

You continue to be one of the people I can actually stand
to hear using a whammy bar...Cameron got it right about
the change to major...ver' cool...and the panning is nice as
well...

My first time going to straight 10's. Heck with it. What else
do I WANT?

Ed
Ed Hannifin said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
PLUS...
You get it about MacJams!

Your score goes up to eleven, Nigel!
ziti said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
PLUS...
Ed---thanks...your comments always give me a lift and a laugh...plus you
have very good taste in music....heeeeheeee
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breezer said 4330 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
How can this not get 4 tens?
This is beyond good. Perfect infact. WOW.

10,10,10,10 from the Breezer
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Mystified said 4330 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
A sea of soulful expression....
...in this song. Just beautiful.

Thanks, z, for sharing your wonderful talent here.


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Joanna said 4330 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Everything they said was true
Transcendant blues. Wow. Speechless.
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Mr. S said 4329 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Damn!
I could some a sweet guitar to that. Someone's bad ass on
the geetar. Nice work!
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eltopo said 4329 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Expert bluesman
A really well recorded and expertly executed blues
number.

Thanks for sharing.
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Cori Ander said 4329 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Grand delight!
This is grand delight!

I agree with Tadashi Togawa! I%u2019d also like to say the same
as snowdragon! And bronco to! Not to mention Jim
Bouchard! I also want to say as Einarus said it! And
ronnielong of course! And perceptualvortex! TobinMueller
also pu it very well! And AquilA! And drakonis said it well!
SlimGirlFat nailed it! I also agree with thoddi! I%u2019d like to
add what Cameron said! And Ejh! I agree aslo with
breezer! And with Mystified! Finally I have the same
opinion as Joanna, Mr. S and eltopo!

This is grand delight!
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_nderscore said 4329 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
yeah, what Lill said
sweet sound. the clarity & depth of the production is
great! ..not to mention the inspiring performance. really
brings those palm trees to life, swaying in the sea breeze.
life is good
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jiguma said 4329 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
Made me cry
It's a very rare occasion that music brings me to tears -
this was one of them! Absolute mastery of the
instrument, beautifully recorded and put together - I
agree with everyone above. This is an epic piece of
intensity, heart and soul.

Now that's raised the bar MacJammers!!

DL 10s
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ziti said 4328 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
yipes!!
Thank you for the ultimate compliment!!! that the music could touch you that
deply is very wonderful...as for complete mastery of the instrument, that I
cannot claim, my friend!! I hope I never master it...cuz the trip to get this far
has been only constant in my life!! I feel like after 30 some odd years, I'm
only just starting to get it. Thank you again!!!
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ziti said 4328 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
yipes!!
Thank you for the ultimate compliment!!! that the music could touch you that
deply is very wonderful...as for complete mastery of the instrument, that I
cannot claim, my friend!! I hope I never master it...cuz the trip to get this far
has been only constant in my life!! I feel like after 30 some odd years, I'm
only just starting to get it. Thank you again!!!
Check out my latest song called The Viconian Cyclist
Z293 said 4329 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
This is my favorite type of blues.
Nice and slow with a lot of emotion. For us gear heads,
are you miking an amp? Please don't tell me you get that
sound from the GB amp simulators. If you are great job
getting the right sound. I see someone commented on
your Line6 so I assume that's the Pod. I talk gear because I
can't play THAT good.
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ziti said 4328 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
This is my favorite type of blues.
I love the dramatic feel of the slow minor blues, too! I've checked out your
stuff, and you are no slouch....ok--gear--PRS custom 22 straight into a Line
6 flextone II direct to the computer. I don't remember which amp I modeled,
but if the memory on the amp effs up and that setting disappears I'll be
angry...I think it was the Black face fender setting...I used the little eq in GB to
tweak as necessary, but the line 6 is frikken awesome, so I don't have to
spend a lot of time on the guitar sound...it happens pretty organically...the
Paul Reed Smith is hands down, lights out the best guitar I have ever
played...and I've played alot of em!!!
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thetiler said 4329 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
sounds cool
like how you squeeze the guitar to get the nice tone

good job, lots of creative stuff

A very emotional ride

good going
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ka-klick said 4328 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
Wow
Brings to mind some of my favorite guitar jams and smushes
them together for easy retrieval. Hints of Zappa, Santana,
SRV... Great way to feel the heat. Let it burn baby.
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Mcboy said 4328 days ago (June 20th, 2005)
slow cookin....
simmering heat.....u r one killer player.....tasteful chops.....
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puffbob said 4327 days ago (June 20th, 2005)
HOT!
I could feel the heat coming from my speakers as I heard AC kick on......".Bartender, one more round over here for ziti and me!"
Great music dude!
PB
Peter Greenstone said 4327 days ago (June 20th, 2005)
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
I have no words.
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Kevensor said 4326 days ago (June 21st, 2005)
Robert Cray
is your real name, isn't it?

C'mon I won't tell. :)

Simply awesome!

DL/10s!
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jgurner said 4326 days ago (June 21st, 2005)
Thanks for the extreme coolness
It will help greatly on this hot Mississippi night!
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Batoosie said 4326 days ago (June 21st, 2005)
Sublime
Utterly sublime.
illuminati said 4325 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
I can totally hear the incense!
Top notch. As others have said, you raise the bar, and
play music that would have me raising my glass at the bar.
mikkinylund said 4325 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
The Mood
Awesome guitar, so soulful... One of the best one here thus
far!

Thank you very much!!!

M
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btransue said 4325 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Dang...
That's sweet!
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schroter said 4324 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
smoothness
I don't know enough about blues to make an intelligent
comment, but I can certainly feel it. I could sit for hours
and listen to you play. Keep it up!
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kingkongcaos said 4324 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
even a young punk rock viking like me...
..can appreciate this.....absolutley mindBLOWING!!!! and i
know nothing about blues but this just transported me from
finland and the polar circle to some blues bar in
godknowswhere where the palm trees sway and the drinks
flow freely...... i think sublime would be
appropriate.....though it's a bit of an understatement!
Retro Plien said 4324 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
now thats nice
nothing better than hearing someone who can really play the blues - thats about as good as ive heard so far on mj if i buy some mountain heather incense do you think ill be able to play like that 2?
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JOAN said 4324 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
yowzzers
you sure know how to drive that rig!
great job ziti
wj

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ziti said 4324 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
GREETINGS AND THANK YOU
I was going to try and write a reply to everyone, but this song kinda took off! I
am so pleasently surprised and delighted at the response from you all!! I
made a dedication to all the macjammers on this tune, and I would like to re-
affirm that dedication. I have gotten more entertainment, knowledge,
encouragement and inspiration here in the last six weeks that I ever thought
could be possible. We are part of something extraordinary, a revolution in
music that can change everything...So thanks everyone, from site admin to
futile bombers....from the heart! THANK YOU!!
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Swanny said 4322 days ago (June 26th, 2005)
ziti ziti ziti
Blue me away again ! You are such an entertaing guitarist,
with an ability to speak through the strings that goes far
beyond the words that I can type throught this stupid little
keyboard ! Thank you ever so much for coming to Mackams !
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Swanny said 4322 days ago (June 26th, 2005)
ziti ziti ziti
excuse me (burp) i meant MacJams !
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said 4321 days ago (June 27th, 2005)
With all that's been said...
... I am in AWE! The production value, combined with your
performance(s) throughout have me convinced that you
should be performing as a studio musician. I've heard that
you play in a band... you must have the audience
mesmerized all night long. Thanks for posting this.
JimmyMoult said 4320 days ago (June 28th, 2005)
...fine I'll find a new career then!
That was amazing! I love that sound you get when playing
artificial harmonics with not alot of overdrive, it fits so well.
this is a really inspiring piece. I'm gonna go learn some blues
now! Wow. you kick major a**.
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Anonymous said 4318 days ago (June 30th, 2005)
Never got the blues
Ya done good with those three chords...

WM
Drew Kopr said 4317 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
Great job!
Man, I love this track. Great sounds and excellent playing/writing.
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J.A.Stewart said 4313 days ago (July 5th, 2005)
Blue Gold
The warmth of the sun meets the gravity of the blues.

It's a bit like musical transcendental "medication" for the
burdened soul. Nice soundscape; excellent work.
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Chris Osborne said 4308 days ago (July 10th, 2005)
i am feelin ya
Just got on the site and involved and can see the addiction
taking hold of me as well
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cwaechter7422 said 4306 days ago (July 11th, 2005)
WOW!
Beautiful. Felt like Jeff Beck blended with a little Larry
Carlton.
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qthrul said 4301 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
just stumbled on this...

I'm going to have to go through all your tracks now ;-)

This felt like a tight section of Austin City limits where the crowd is having a goose bumps moment.

Did you take the bass in with the Line
6 too?
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ziti said 4301 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
just stumbled on this...
welcome!! yes the bass went thru the line 6 too...the clean preamp
setting...the bass itself (a cheesy yamaha) has some issues...but with
tweaking it is acceptable.

please let me know how you like the rest of my stuff...and stay in touch fer
cryin out loud

z
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ThroughRivers said 4264 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
impressive..
really good sounding track keep it up
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pyrofly said 4262 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
wow is an understatement
awesome guitar work..i am very impressed with your kung fu..it is very strong..it take down a whole audience...very warm and classy feeling definitely downloading this one thanks for the inspiration...i need to put in more practice obviously..i kung fu is no match for yours..maybe you can teach me soom techniques...let me know...i'm goin to check out more of your work
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Shimky said 4261 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Wonderful
Wonderful piece, Fran. And I love it that it goes on and on.
Really does set the mood. Fantastic playing. I'd like to
collaborate with you sometime if you're not already
inundated with requests (which you must be).

I've got a collab. idea. You get a bottle of Jack Daniels, hit
RECORD, then sit up all night and jam from the heart.
Then you send it to me and I'll mess around with it. Then I
send it back and you mix it. Sound good?
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tidjj said 4244 days ago (September 11th, 2005)
Coooooooooooooooooooooooooool
It remembers me when I spend hours listening to Jeff Beck
LPs in the darkness of my room. It's a long time now and
only a memory.
Thank you for the emotion; I felt younger the listening long...
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said 4214 days ago (October 12th, 2005)
feels good
nice feeling and soul.....
now, all you need is a Telecaster, ha ha

digging this a lot...

Cheers
cormacbrenock said 4214 days ago (October 12th, 2005)
deep blue blues
This is real night time music excellently played , produced and recorded.
I am downloading this one , and going to play it with only candlelight in the room and a bottle of red wine.
It took me on a journey. I must play it for some of my friends.
I vote 9-9-9-9.
Brilliant , now your are left with a hard act to follow for yourself.
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mtriviso said 4211 days ago (October 14th, 2005)
Sticky
Dwell on all this honey laced goodness, damnit!

It's certainly sticky enough! I don't see how you manage to walk through it so quickly for so damn long without gettin stuck at least once or twice!

I'd not listen to this again actively but I'd put in my rotation of background music.

Damn, you play nice.
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CHUKBEKR said 4120 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
soakin wet blues
it's all the about feeling yes this guitar is singing
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veks said 4109 days ago (January 24th, 2006)
one of the first I've listened to ...
This is one of the first tracks I've listened to on this site .... Wow! I'm impressed with the tone, the variety, the ebb and flow of the whole track.
Fortunato said 4073 days ago (March 1st, 2006)
I let myself lead by your guitar
(My first comment on macjams and thanks for having proposed to me to
listen to this Blues...)

I let myself go on the flow of your beautiful guitar lines...
Scott Carmichael said 4043 days ago (April 1st, 2006)
I have little time his morning
but let me say... your a pro... all aspects of this production shine ... you
could do this anywhere and probebly have...

I'm coming back when I have time

thanx; Scott
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Leon said 3958 days ago (June 24th, 2006)
Makes me wanna cry and smile at the same time...
I got to this song through your Personal Top 3 picks in the forum.

Awesome... this is what a guitar would sound like if it could express all its
beautiful emotions.. joy and tears and sadness.. quite an experience to
listen to!
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composerclark said 3933 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
Soulful heaven
wowowowowwowow! Got here through the Yngwie vs. Clapton vs. etc.
thread (which, incidentally, is a FANTASTIC thread! Not sure who started
it, but whoever it is must be some kind of GENIUS or something!!!), and
I'm in heaven!

When I listen to this, I feel like there's nothing between your heart and the
sound that comes out of your guitar; your technique is so good that it
seems there are absolotutely no impediments between the musical ideas
that flow out of your brain and the sound. Amazing!
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said 3677 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
: )
WOW ! So great(!!)to discover You -I love Blues !

This is only the second one I hear with You & absolutely a FAV !!! I love contributionsongs...they always give a great *bigger* Feelin : ) I can definately agree with You discription MJ for me has totally opened doors to a New & greater World !
I bow for You !

ThankYou so much
Lena
DBrown said 3050 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
Still one of my favorites
I've always loved the tone in this song.
It screams cries and sings in every which way.
This was the one that inspired me when I met you way back when
to practice even harder.
Thanks for still having it up.

All the best
Dom
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Char said 2990 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Wow!
Where does the man end and the guitar begin? Bluer and jazzier than anything else I've heard. A lot of wisdom about life, the universe and everything comes out as the story your fingers and heart tell. Thank you.

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Char said 2990 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Wow!
Where does the man end and the guitar begin? Bluer and jazzier than anything else I've heard. A lot of wisdom about life, the universe and everything comes out as the story your fingers and heart tell. Thank you.

Check out my latest song called When Loving Is One-sided, Music by Bob Rodgers
Skean said 2792 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Oh! dude
I'm so happy you pimped up this on in the chat, just outstanding playing, I love it, thanks, DL,d for sure.
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lavalamp said 2792 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
d minor
Excellent guitar work. Soulful and pure.

Wow from 2005. Brilliant

LL
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davisamerica said 2623 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
dm....
lol...hello orbit
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scofugate said 2350 days ago (November 18th, 2010)
What
an amazing sound and production. (Santana,,,eat your heart out)..this is so Pro man!!
I am glad you put the link up, because I would have never caught this one. Amazing guitar, drums, bass
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jdholliday said 2243 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
this is incredible
one of the best guitar songs I've ever heard anywhere!
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richard13 said 1940 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
Stunning
Absolutely, brilliantly, mind-blowingly stunning. Very, very deep bows.
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egobandit said 1726 days ago (August 3rd, 2012)
Something encouraging
always a great listen, so clear and wide open I can fall right into the space youve created here
thanks for bringing this gem out from the past
thanks for the download!
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