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Thomasa was gracious enough to allow me to sing all over his tune "Rain Blues" (http://www.macjams.com/song/24231). I wanted to try to do some more work on the vocal mixing .... but it just ended up sounding worse ... so I thought I would post what I had .. and see what advice comes my way.
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Lyrics
I crave the passion – but I need the love
I hunger for your touch – but alone it’s not enough
I need the love
The part of my soul – that is bruised
Is from a hurt I can’t explain
It’s left me with a scar
That may never heal again
I crave the passion – but I need the love
I wanna be held
And I wanna be kissed
I need to know that
If I’m gone I’ll be missed
Ooooh I crave the passion
But I need the love
I need the love
Oooooohhhh
The empty place that hurts
That makes me wanna die
The part makes me hate myself
Is hidden in a lie
A scar so deep
That nothing can compare
I only hope I have the strength
To try and to prepare
To clean my soul
To heal and repair
The damage done that caused such despair
I crave the passion
But I need the love
I hunger for your touch
But alone its not enough
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Uploaded: Mar 18, 2007 - 12:38:55 AM
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2010 - 12:14:02 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 06:32:11 AM
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Alannah said 3693 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
HOW ODD
I posted this song ... but it seems the description, the genre and the lyrics did NOT attach themselves ... hopefully I will have this resolved.
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moorlandt said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
lady sings the blues
Your voice is perfect for this kind of low tempo blues. Dripping with reverb (hehe, your trademark:), the vocals shine on top of this smoky nightclub song. I have visions of you performing this track in a movie... Don't know why, but some early Bond-movie scenes are flashing through my head. Respect, mylady... as always.

- Walter
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Alannah said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Shirley Bassey huh ...
... I think I am gonna have to check out this Shirley Bassey stuff ... maybe I will learn a new trick or two .... as always Walter I am grateful that you take the time to listen to my tunes and offer your insight into them.

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dreadmon said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Sweet!
Great lyrics and vocals, Alannah - and what a sweet track! Thomasa really laid out a beauteous groove, smooth as hell, love the harmonica lead. My ears don't really detect any issues, Alannah - I think you did a great job recording and mixing your vocals - they are clear, blend in nicely with the music, but just above - and you've just enough reverb to provide classic space. You're getting better all the time at this production gig! And of course, you are one hell of a singer, and there's all kinds of smoke rising from your performance here. Smoldering on the verge of spontaneous combustion - no-one here does a slow-burn like you do. Great track!
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Alannah said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Slow-burn ....
... I like the sounds of that ... it may be likely that this one belongs in my "Jessica Rabbit Series" .. heh heh ... I am truly blessed to have you listen and comment on my tunes as I know your own mixing abilities are superb and I trust you to tell me where I am going wrong (but yes ... that reverb .. haha).

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domdino said 3691 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Rabbits
I was about to say! :) This reminded me lots of Why Don't You Do Right from Roger Rabbit! Great work as always alannah :)

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DOM!
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thoddi said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
such coolness
This is a smooth delicious tune. Perfect for your voice Alannah. Again your voice reminds me of Shirley Bassey. Guess that's way Walter gets flashes of a James Bond movie.
You keep it on just the right level of energy. This is one of the best tunes I've heard from you my friend:)


The music from Thomasa is marvelous. Played with such sensitivity and professional touch. From the careful laid out drums to the silky smooth jazz guitar.

A great composition, and the arrangement and production is very well done!

You to make a perfect musical match.

This is one to keep:)

Thank you!


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Alannah said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Definitely ....
... thomasa's fabulous piece inspired me to float my voice all over it .... but thomasa is a superb musician and makes it easy to choose his music as the backdrop for my own musings. Thank you so much for your inspiring comments.

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said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Soulful performance...
as always from you Alannah. Yes, a smokey Jazz bar... a double gin.
A few heads on the bar already...it's only 9 o'clock.
Superb instrumental by Thomasa and good use of vocal reverb.
Barman......make that a treble!

Alannah said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
yes ... smoke .... bar ... jazz .... booze ....
... these things do make a delightful combination ... you didn't mention the beer though ... I suppose that beer just doesn't quite fit the image .. haha Thanks for continuing to stop by my tunes and comment.

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mvh9591 said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
I Miss Ya ----
Alannah, You really poured you heart and soul out on this one. I think we all at one time or another can relate to this song. Very nicely done and I enjoyed listening.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Alannah said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
I think ....
... that regardless of the genre ... you will note that I tend to "spill my guts out" in all my lyrics to some extent ... my heart and soul is laid right out there. Haven't decided yet if this is a "good" thing or not ... thanks for taking the time to listen.

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said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
C & C & C
classic!
classy!
cool!
wish i were brave enough to go bare bones like this.
only those with nothin to hide can do it. ;)
bruised soul was a good, strong image. the minimal arrangement and mellow but strong solo vocal is a sweet throwback to the torch singing era. nice collab! anne
Alannah said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
are you kidding me ....
"Sisters" are classic, classy and cool - I would love to hear some "bare bones" from you. I am honoured to have a class act take the time to listen and comment on my tunes ...

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Jim Bouchard said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Wow!
Really nice all around. Tasteful restraint throughout this smokey blues, really great backing track and your vocal really is SUPER! I think you've really hit it here. And that harmonica solo is really really tasty. I don't hear any issues in the mix, sounds good to me.
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Alannah said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Wow ...
... I an honoured that you didn't hear any issues in the mix .... that is a compliment for sure because I surely know that YOU DO know what you are doing when it comes to mixing .... I appreciate your support and comments on my tunes Jim ...

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musichead said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
very nice
I like it when you do this style of blues!!!
Nice harp!!!
nice writting!!
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Alannah said 3692 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Thanks musichead ....
... your opinion is valuable to me ... but I believe that thomasa deserves all the credit for this one ... he did indeed lay out some nice blues ....

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Magritte said 3691 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Delicious blues.
Your voice complements the song perfectly -- I totally agree with the Shirley Bassey comparison. I actually wish there weren't so much production on the vocals; I want them to be more front and center, as though I were sitting in the front row at this performance in a small jazz club, rather in the back of a stadium. You've got nothing to hide, girl!!
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Alannah said 3689 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Yes ....
... I continue to hide behind my "reverb" ... but I just don't know how to mix the vocals without sounding Perched on top of an MP3 ... which is usually what happens ... still learning. Originally thomasa said he wanted me to re-sing it "a lot closer" to the microphone ... but when I tried that .. it just PEAKED like mad .. and me not knowing enough about input levels and gain knobs ... just left it as it was and attempted to make it sound as good as I could with my limited knowledge on such things ....

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Leon said 3691 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
We're all (rabbit) ears...
Alannah... I was imagining a shimmering image of a lounge singer ala Jessica Rabbit as I listen to your silken, whiskey-tinged voice. Passionate and heartfelt. This song was made for your voice...or your voice was made for this song... Either way, it fits like a glove. Perfect.

By the way, your vocal mix is just fine. Would be hard to tell you struggled with this judging from the polished finished product. Just the right amount of reverb, I think.
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Leon said 3691 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
and yeah...
Thomasa provided an awesome musical background... his smoldering blues sound is the perfect fertile ground for your lyrics and voice to be seeded and grow into full fruition...

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Alannah said 3689 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Thanks Leon ...
... I think I am enjoying the "Jessica Rabbit" nickname .... I still do believe tho that most of my mixing issues are resulting from the fact that I am singing on top of MP3s ... and am not able to adjust much other than my own voice which makes it harder to BLEND in .... but I'm glad you didn't find it too "reverby" ... I am getting better at lowering that - but as yet, cannot seem to eliminate it entirely.

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stacey said 3688 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
That's right!
Oh yes! I've heard your music before! You're amazing! Great tune. I love it!

Stacey
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Alannah said 3687 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Thanks so much Stacy ....
.. for stopping by and commenting ... I value your opinion as I believe that YOU are one the best female vocals here.

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ValleyPastor said 3687 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Magnificent!
If THIS is how you're gonna do it from now on, you need no mixing lessons from me or anyone. You got the groove! GREAT piece.
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Alannah said 3687 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Wow ...
"High Praise" indeed ... thanks VP !

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said 3687 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Perfect with
the glass of Chardonnay I'm nursing at the moment! :)

Another fine bit of vocals from you on this relaxing laid back tune - don't quite know what you're quippin' about, it sounds lovely to me...

. - Harold
Alannah said 3687 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Rocha ....
... always a pleasure to have you stop by one of my tunes .... glad to hear that my "quips" are my own ....

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drakonis said 3687 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Tres kool blues
Nice laid-back jazzy torch music, great job Thomasa! And I agree, a perfect cradling bed to cultivate Alannah's deliciously longing lyrics and wonderful singing here... Alannah, you're mix-in skills are definitely improving, this sounds great! I don't hear the muddiness you refer to. And you used incredible restraint in your use of reverb... seems perfect here! I gotta fave this one.
ttfn,
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Alannah said 3687 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Drak ...
... your insightful comments always complete a song page in my opinion. It isn't complete until Drakonis has "Dragonized" it .... I ammmmm workin on the reverb .... but I'm sure I could still stand to loose a little more ....

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MJG said 3687 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Really enjoyed the bluesyness.
I wasn't a big fan of the vocals, sorry, just being honest. So I won't vote. Good production and very nice sound quality.
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Alannah said 3686 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Well it's a good thing ...
... that the world is made up of different musical tastes or else there would only be one big song! haha

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MJG said 3685 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
I hear ya....
sometimes that's how I feel too, one long song, best wishes-MJG

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digitalnirvana9 said 3686 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
WoW!
A real Torch Song in this day and age, that has be well executed with all the subtle nuances! Great job Alannah. Only problem is I think there will be allot of guys hopping a plane so they can meet you! (just kidding). Like your Sri Yantra pic too, don't see too many of those either.
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Alannah said 3686 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
your funny ....
Norman ... they don't seem to be breaking down my door .. hahaha the symbol is the symbol for TANTRA (as in tantric love) .... (I think anyway)

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jiguma said 3685 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Sultry is the word!
Great backing by Thomasa, and a typically great sizzling vocal from you Alannah. Is it just me (no-one else seems to have mentioned it), or is there some unneccessary buzz/household hum before your vocal starts? As you're asking for comments on production, that would definitely be something I'd be trying to cut out in a remix. Very cool!
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Alannah said 3685 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
yes that buzzzz ....
... that "buzz/hum" is something that I have battled with since the beginning .... I believe it is the sound of my tower (unfortunately dummy me puts the microphone right next to it ... hahaha) .... I usually delete the beginning of any recording before I start to sing to try to eliminate that hummmm in the beginning - it's likely I forgot to do it this time) .... thanks for takin the time to listen and comment - always a joy for me to hear from you Jiguma.

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paddler said 3685 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Stylish
What a great voice,I play a grand piano in a large restaurant - you'd be perfect on songs like 'These little things - remind me of you' and 'Misty'.Still - this is an original and great lyrics/interpretation.Thanks
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Alannah said 3685 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Indeed ....
Grand Piano huh ... does that mean I should put on a slinky dress and drape myself across it while I sing ???

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paddler said 3685 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
slinky dress
ok - if you insist

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Shimky said 3682 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Perfick!
Ooh, Alannah, so nice to hear your voice again. :O)

I don't think you should add anything more to this track. It's not a track that's meant to be "busy". Thomasa has already set the standard and you have followed it beautifullly with your single vocal. Leave it as it is!

Superb production.
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Alannah said 3681 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Thanks so much ...
... shimky for stopping by and taking the time to listen and comment .... I think the next one planned is gonna be a Rock tune ..... so the crooning will be put on a shelf for a while ....

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ktb said 3672 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
sweet
A great laid back, perfect blues vibe..ala smooth as well. Vocals sound soulful and well mixed. Nice....did this one start out one of your secert guilty pleasures (Forum thread) ? Kudus
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Alannah said 3670 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Dirty Little Secret ....
... hahaha actually I believe that ALL of my songs started out the same way ... I downloaded someone's music and then sang all over it .. and THEN eventually asked them if I could post what I did (in a couple of cases tho ... an actual collaboration took place and the co-collaborators worked with me on the tune) ... heh heh .... but in this case (obviously) it was no secret that I did it .... Thomasa and I talked about working on it together and I was gonna re-do parts, re-mix parts, etc. ... but due to time constraints on his part and impatience on my part ... I just posted what I had done on it ..... thanks for taking the time to listen K ...

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tsand19151 said 3670 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
wow...
..jeez, this sounds like a two drink minimum, no sneakers or t-shirts allowed. smokey, low light, Lovers in a dark booth... wow, this sets the mood....sexy singer in a sexy dress, band members in suits and ties...please tip your waitress. This was an excellent journey...great job.
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Alannah said 3669 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
wow ....
... that's two requests for the sexy dress now ... I gotta re-think my wardrobe here .... I suppose the image of me in a pair of sweat pants and a t-shirt while recording is gonna totally spoil the mood now ... thank's for taking the time to stop by Tim ... your comments are important to me.

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macfreddy said 3657 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
What can I say
but... sounding excellent! Nice words and excellent music for a jazz & blues liking ear:)

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Alannah said 3656 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Macfreddy ...
.. I suspect that I might just be a "sucker" for those croony tunes after all .... and they are only as good as the BACKING track that I find so attractive in the first place which prompts me to want to sing all over them.

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thetiler said 3378 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
incredible lyrics
So passionate ! Wow!
The music fits in with this tune like glove. A terrific I think. Love that harmonica and how so well it fits in to,. Like how it goes dadadada at about 3/4 and you come in and oh ! Cool !

Again, very impressed how the instruments fit in so well. And of course your voice fits this piece like a g-love !

And the words seem classic, wow!
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stacey said 3337 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
I just wanna get high...
...but I don't even do drugs. Bummer. No, really, this cool, grooving, floaty song makes me want to sit in a Blues bar toking on a fattie, and just letting the beautiful music wash all over me.

You are awesome.

Stacey
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Alannah said 3336 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
hahaha
you crack me up girl ... I can't do the herb either ... but I often wish I had an affinity for it cause it all sounds so kewl and mellow ....... but Beer is my mellow ... and so it ends with that ... well that and MUSIC of course !!!!! You have WAY so much talent I can't even believe you stopped here .....
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Barretok said 3336 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
Wow!
Perfect vocals for this kind of blues.
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said 3278 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Great!
Simply amazing. Magnificent soundtrack from Sir Thomas!

Skean said 3013 days ago (January 25th, 2009)
I
most have been sleeping, hove the... could I miss this one. THANKS a lot to pimp it in the forum.
Little scary to listen to it... But in same-time its a heartfelt song.

Amen
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MarkHolbrook said 2658 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Yup
I like this one too! I need a way to fav all these tunes man!
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Alannah said 2658 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
yes .....
... unfortunately we lost Thomasa last year (he passed away) ... but I am forever grateful that he allowed me to tinker with his tune .... at some point we talked about re-doing it .. but it never came to pass and it was posted as is .... with my bad mixing !
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