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A while back, Caroline sent Alfalpha a vocal track of the classic 1931 piece by Kahn, Schwandt & Andre...

Well, it's been a long time between drinks, as they say...and after quite a few drinks, we finally have managed to come up with this rendition...(Caroline has finally realised her fantasy of sounding like a gramophone recording...)

Oh, we must add that this is the first time a midi keyboard was used putting this together and I gotta say, it's a heck of a lot easier than pencilling!

Anyway, we hope you like it!

...apologies to all the banjo & accordion players in this community!
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Lyrics
Stars shining bright above you,
Night breezes seem to whisper 'I love you'
Birds singing in the sycamore tree,
'Dream a Little Dream of Me'

Say 'nightie-night' and kiss me,
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me

While I'm alone and blue as can be
'Dream A Little Dream' of me

Stars fading, but I linger on dear,
Still craving your kiss:

I'm longing to linger till dawn dear,
Just saying this:

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you,
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you,

But in your dreams what ever they be,
'Dream A Little Dream of Me'
Song Stats
Hits: 3426
Comments: 32
Fans: 5
Plays: 336
Downloads: 20
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Nov 19, 2006 - 08:21:38 PM
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2007 - 05:58:09 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 08:23:55 AM
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Comments
Electric Lobster said 3841 days ago (November 19th, 2006)
Wow - I am way back in the roaring 20s !-)
See all these women with those fancy haircuts ..)
DAncing in a smoke filled bar - with a bear koala ;)
This is fabulous !
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alfalpha said 3841 days ago (November 19th, 2006)
...smoke filled bar...
..."cough, cough.."... "splutter"....the studio was pretty smoke filled also...!

...I reckon there are probably some guys with fancy haircuts too!

Thanks Rob!
:)
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drakonis said 3841 days ago (November 19th, 2006)
sweet nostalgia...
where'd you get the old vacuum-tube version of Garageband? Other than the volume being turned down a little low on this 78 RPM recording, you guys did a splendid job making this sound like a live-recorded performance... great work on the instruments, and super singing, and great work also on EQing the high/low ends off to push this back 90 years. Very cute!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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alfalpha said 3841 days ago (November 19th, 2006)
sweet nostalgia...
...thanks Drak, we managed to find a dust-covered copy of GB 0.0001 in the back of the wardrobe...(1931 version)
Anyway, this baby only offers 1 EQ setting, its called 'AU78'...;)

Cheers!
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bug67 said 3841 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
Perfect!
So period perfect. Put right there. Outstanding use of effects. Caroline is definitely the right voice for this. Great job you guys. :)
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alfalpha said 3841 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
period perfect...
... thanks so much, dunno about 'perfect', but it certainly took a period to upload!

Cheers!
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said 3841 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
Ah yes nice
I woke up and I have the flu....but now I am listen on you and I feel much better LOVE ya....Caro....and great work on this Alfalpha.
Take care BareKoala
Kenta :)*
BareKoala said 3840 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
..a cure for the flu..?!
we hope this and a good strong hot toddy will help alleviate your flu,
Many Thanks Kenta!
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Youra said 3840 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
Felt like...
... the bear on the picture while listening. Lovely, funny, and, surprisingly, quite modern. And so cool. Faved !
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BareKoala said 3840 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
merci Youra!
...I actually look like the bear in the picture! ;)

Cheers Youra!

Alfalpha
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moorlandt said 3840 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
what a joy
This is really great. Brilliant vintage production, and Caroline's performance is dead on. Of course I know this song from before, but listening to this version reminds me of the fact that this is just one hell of a great composition... 75 years could not destroy its quality. I enjoyed this so much.
- Walter
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alfalpha said 3840 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
75 years young!
Cheers Walter,
as I mentioned to Drakonis, we had to pull out an old dusty version of GB in order to realise this...!

We had fun!
A

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caroline said 3840 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
didn't we just and...
... all these lovely ppl come over and say how much they like it too - who could ask for anything more? oopsie alf - there's another - big loves to alf and big thank yous to the rest of you wonderful macjammers xoxxox

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Wildcat said 3839 days ago (November 21st, 2006)
wonderfull
i just have to say: wonderfull

love this song and you did a wonderfull coverversion of it
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alfalpha said 3839 days ago (November 21st, 2006)
thanks Wildcat!
...nice of you to pop by and have a listen!
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Wildcat said 3838 days ago (November 22nd, 2006)
pleasure
the pleasure was on my side...thank you both for this song
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Cameron said 3839 days ago (November 21st, 2006)
old and new
Very nice, imaginative arrangement of this tune, and excellent vocal performance by Caroline.

I liked the vintage gramophone effect on the vox, but somehow the modern-sounding accompaniment didn't quite fit it. Perhaps if it had been tweaked a little along the same lines as the vox, everything would sound more integrated.

Great pacing and tempo, and I particularly liked the quick piano riffs. Very inventive, and the flourishes fit the "vintage" mood of this song perfectly.

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alfalpha said 3839 days ago (November 21st, 2006)
new and old...
...cheers Cameron,

...the 1931 version of GB had a tough time collaborating with the modern instruments! LOL!

We appreciate your kind words,

Thanks for listening!
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Komrade K said 3838 days ago (November 22nd, 2006)
Keepin' it lazy
Nice easy feeling to this and a great choice of instrumentation - a real tea dance band sound. Caroline does sound as if she's on a 78 rpm recording but the rest of the track doesn't - which is a curious effect... Perhaps the whole thing needs to be scratchier!

Good choice of song too - I had no idea it was so old.

KK
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alfalpha said 3838 days ago (November 22nd, 2006)
old & lazy...
...just like me!

Thanks KK!
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jiguma said 3838 days ago (November 23rd, 2006)
Finally!!
OK Alf - I can finally listen to it streaming. Ironic really when we live so close. Amazing magic you worked on this!
Neil
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caroline said 3838 days ago (November 23rd, 2006)
didn't he just jiggyneil!!
the man is a walking miracle - big hugs!!!! caro and the bear xoxxo

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alfalpha said 3837 days ago (November 23rd, 2006)
walking miracle?!
...It's a miracle I can walk!


BP


xoxoxoxox
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alfalpha said 3837 days ago (November 23rd, 2006)
finally!
Neil,
Next time I think I'll just send it to you via paper airplane, just across the bay!
Cheers!


Actually, I could probably just yell, I guess!
;)
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Joanna said 3835 days ago (November 25th, 2006)
Bliss
This turned out beautifully. Caroline, nice jazzy performance. It's a little bolder than usual, as you are becoming willing to stray a bit from the melody to stamp it as your own. The musical bed is brilliant, filled with lovely flourishes. I really like what you did on this, both of you. It's a favorite song of mine, so what a treat to hear this lovely version.
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alfalpha said 3834 days ago (November 26th, 2006)
bliss...
Many Thanks Joanna, Caroline is never afraid of trying something new!

Cheers!
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caroline said 3831 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
if you are happy ....
... i am happy!!! hugs to the best voice i know xoxoxxoxo

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ziti said 3835 days ago (November 25th, 2006)
thank you god
for caroline
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alfalpha said 3834 days ago (November 26th, 2006)
thank you Fran...
...for your comment!

I keep thanking every day for Caroline! ;)
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caroline said 3831 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
awwww....
get a grip men!!!! go out more!!! hehehe but YES!!! ain't we blessed to have found eachother!!! big loves xoxoxxo

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the falling leaves drift by the window... the autumn leaves of red and gold...
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kristyjo said 3831 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Nice work
I like the vox effects. The instrumentals were also nice and dreamy sounding.
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alfalpha said 3831 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
..sorry for having to get your attention via the forum!
...however I really appreciate your popping by for a listen-
Many Thanks Krystijo!
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