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This is another of my earlier songs that was recorded around 1992. Sorry folks, but it's another Country tear jerker. At least I'm consistent anyway.

All the parts are done live except the Bass and Drums, which I sequenced on a Yamaha SY99. It was recorded on a Tascam TSR8 8-track through a Tascam M2516 mixing board. The guitars were DI'd into the board and the Harmonica and Vocals were mic'd with a Electro-Voice ND257B

Hope you enjoy "Lonely Hearts", but if not, please let me know. You can't hurt my feelings and the feedback is more than worth the price of admission.

Thanks for coming by

Ed
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Lyrics
Lonely Hearts
Words, Music and Arrangement By Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
Copyright © March 30, 1991 All Rights Reserved
Copyright © Registered May 22, 1991


Verse
Lonely hearts need tenderness.
Lonely hearts need a kind and gentle word
Lonely hearts need to know someone really care.
Lonely hearts need love

Chorus
Cause only a lonely heart can know the meaning of blue.
Only a lonely heart that's been broken in two.
The kind of a heart you get when love's been untrue.
Only a lonely heart, like the one I got from you.

Verse
Lonely hearts need peace of mind.
Lonely hearts need a kind and gentle touch.
Lonely hearts need to know,
this is not the end. Lonely hearts need love

Repeat Chorus

Tag line
Like the one I got from you

Song Stats
Hits: 3980
Comments: 22
Fans: 11
Plays: 348
Downloads: 134
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Dec 06, 2007 - 08:42:22 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 01:44:55 PM Last Played: Apr 18, 2017 - 04:54:23 PM
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Hardware:
Recorded on a Tascam TSR8 8-track through a Tascam M2516 mixing board. Used and Aphex Aural Exciter type C on some tracks and a Alesis 3630 Compressor Limiter on the final mix. Takamine GX200 Guitar, DI'd into the board through a Tube Works Real Tube. The Bass and Drums were sequenced on a Yamaha SY99 and played into the mixer on a line input.

The Harmonica and Vocals were done with an Electro-Voice ND257b mic run through the Alesis 3630.

Re-Mastered on a PowerMac G4 AGP with a Mercury Extreme 1.2 upgrade processor
Software:
Yamaha SY99 Sequencer, Cubase SE3 for re-mastering on the PowerMac
Comments
jiguma said 3641 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Pro sound!
Nice production Ed. This is probably just a tad more country than I like my country-rock, but a very fine example of the genre for sure. Your vocals are very strong - is that a pedal steel I hear? Do you still play it?
This has the sound of someone who's been doing it for a while and has ironed out the weak bits - solid song, very well performed.
Neil
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sloparts said 3641 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Thanks Neil and the answer is no,
it's not a steel. Man how I wish I could play a steel. I can't even play slide guitar unless I'm using one for a snow sled.

Actually, I was never that happy with the production on this one. But I thought I'd share it with "Y'all" anyway. I did bring it into Cubase today and re-mastered the master by tweaking a few things like EQ and Compression and added a little reverb. Other than that it's from the original demo I did back in 92 or 93.

I'll say this, it was kinda fun doing the Harmonica. I'd never played one before this attempt and it came out okay near as I can tell.

Well anyway, thanks again for the kind words Neil, they are appreciated.
Be well my friend

Ed
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Feter said 3641 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Lonely Hearts
certainly enjoyed this cool swing song .loved
the harmonica ...wonderfull singing as always
my friend .old and classic .Hats off !!
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sloparts said 3641 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Thanks Feter
Man you got the "Old and Classic" part right. That's me, an old classic. I'm so old, I had a guy approach me just the other day, wanting to take me on the Antique's Road Show to see if he could sell me. LOL
Enough with me trying to be funny, I'm glad you liked Lonely Hearts Feter. I did have fun trying to do the Harmonica part. It was the first time I ever tried to really play one.

Thank you again for stopping and listening, and for your kind words. Be well my friend and be happy.

Ed
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peacepiano said 3641 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Wonderful
Your vocal harmonies pull the emotional strings. Its a treat to hear such a good song in any genre.

Thanks
Bill
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sloparts said 3641 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Thank you Bill
Glad you stopped in for a visit and enjoyed your stay. And especially thanks for the nice comments about my vocals. Those kind of comments are always pleasant to receive. I'm really happy you liked this song. I almost didn't post it because I wasn't particularly happy with the original tracks I did on it. After I pulled it into Cubase and tweaked it I thought it sounded a little better so I figured I might as well post it.

Now I'm glad I did. Thanks again Bill. Be well my friend

Ed


Your vocal harmonies pull the emotional strings. Its a treat to hear such a good song in any genre.

Thanks
Bill
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Moviz said 3641 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Another
'Great' from you Ed and the harmonica is a great addition on this. We don't hear a lot of 'Country' in England I'm sorry to say, but of course it's down to disc-jockeys to play the stuff, which they don't do. I love it all though, regards M
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sloparts said 3641 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Thanks Maurice
I was thinking, country music that's native to the UK would I guess be Celtic or English/Irish/Scottish folk music so then that means the stuff from the colonies would be considered western Indian country music. Am I right. lol

Thanks for dropping in for a spot of tea and a little music Maurice, it's always a pleasure to see you. And thanks for the kind words as well.

Be well my friend and have a wonderful Christmas/Hauneka/Kwanzza and a Happy New year. Did I leave anyone out in that list of holidays? Ya gotta love "politically correct speech" don't ya know.

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
guitapick said 3640 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
I love tear jerkers...
...you still playing out? You could get gigs here, in NYC, Ed...
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sloparts said 3640 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Thanks for the shout Bob
I wish I was playing out still, but I've been out of the business for so long and my memory is so bad that I not only can't play em any more, I can even remember em. Pretty sad don't ya think?
I actually hale from that part of the world, I was born in New Jersey across the river from the city. Didn't play music back then though, as I left when I was 16 and didn't start learning to play till I was about 18.
Thanks again Bob for the kind words, and for dropping in for a visit. Always nice to see you here.

Be well my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
DWL said 3640 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Great song Ed
Did you ever try and sell any of your material?

This is really good solid mainstream country (that's a compliment btw!) and there's still an audience for it surely?

Cheers

Dick
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sloparts said 3640 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Thanks Dick
Once, early in my song writing days I had one song placed with a publisher in Nashville, but he never got it placed with anyone so nothing came of it. It was one of my earlier songs, and not nearly as well written as my later ones. But I've never tried since then to get one picked up. Actually, I never tried again after my wife died in 96. Like I said, we she died the music died with her until just this year.
I think maybe now I'm ready to do that again. But I have to start over making contacts again, and I'm not to sure where to start. I surely can't go out on the road at this late stage and do the band thing, so I have to find another way.

I'm working on it, you can be sure, but it takes time.

Thanks Dick for listening and for your kind words. They are food for a weary soul.

Be well my friend

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Ibstrat said 3639 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
Another great
song.I can always count on a great song if I see that you have posted something new.Your songs sound authentic unlike most of the stuff I hear coming out of Nashville.Keep trying to sell your songs-they deserve to be heard!
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sloparts said 3639 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Thanks Mark
I can always count on you to lift my spirits. I wasn't going to post this one because I thought it wasn't good enough to post. But after remixing what I could, it started sounding a little better so here tis.

Glad you liked it and took time to say so Mark, thanks again.

Be well my friend

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Scott Carmichael said 3639 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Ed my friend...
your musical expressions head out in every direction... we find you funkin' and rockin' and a true soul man... with the capital "S"... but me thinx that you may be a true Texas 2 stepper @ heart... you wear these authentic well written songs like a favorite well worn sweater...


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sloparts said 3639 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
More like an old pair of boots Scott
I guess, at least for now, it's the genre I feel most in touch with. I really like all kinds of music and can even play a few different kinds, but I just keep coming back to my song writing roots. Even so, it does feel good to stretch out the mind and the music into the other genre I really like to play. That said, there'll always be a country side of me.

Thanks for the kind words Scott, glad you enjoyed this little ditty.
Be well my friend

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
said 3638 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Hey Ed...
I think we have the song that will be the flip side of Lonely Nights, Lonely Songs. The lonely hearts club of two.

I like the sash-shaying(?) feel of this one. Very right down the middle country. Your voice is rich in this one. Well sung and done!

D
sloparts said 3638 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Thanks Jack
This could have possibilities. Maybe these are the missing songs off of the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album. What cha think?

Thanks for the kind word Jack they are appreciated.
By the way, did I mention I loved the remix on Lonely Nights, Lonely Songs. It sounds so much better now, it's almost like it's a different song. Ya did good Dude.

Take care my friend and keep on playin' that Funky music.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
racerat said 3637 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
warm
certainly get the tape warmth with this. Great song. I especially LOVE the harmonica. Bass is smooth and tight. My only quibble would be that the drums seem a little thin sounding, especially the kick drum. It needs a little more punch. But this was a issue with earlier sequencers, I have a bunch of songs with the same problem, whatcha gonna do, ya know... I think this could even be fixed just in the mastering EQ. Otherwise, very nice.
Philip
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sloparts said 3637 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Thanks for the tip Philip
I tried to master it in GB and used the AU Eq to thicken the mix, but I guess I didn't get enough of the 100hz boosted to bring up the bass drum. Nice call though man. it lets me know you are really listening. I really appreciate that because this kind of feedback is what really helps when your working on mixes.

Thanks again for the kind words and the excellent feedback Philip. The harmonica part was my first ever attempt, so you taking notice of that makes me feel quite good.

Be well my friend and enjoy the music

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
pabo said 3185 days ago (March 7th, 2009)
Good Song & Good Sound!
Hi,
I enjoyed the song.
Did you use the dbx noise reduction when you recorded it on the TSR 8?
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sloparts said 3184 days ago (March 7th, 2009)
Thanks Pabo
Glad you enjoyed the song and I want to thank you for stopping in to listen to it.

As for the DBX on the TSR-8, I always used it whenever I recorded. Otherwise there was too much hiss on the recording. I mean I did try it both way, with and without the DBX turned on, but I never liked the sound of the tracks when I had recorded with it off, so it became a regular procedure to make sure it was turned on.

The Tascam TSR-8 was and still is a great 8 track reel recorded. I don't have one anymore since I'm working in the digital domain now

Thanks for the listen and comments Pabo

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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I've been playing guitar since 1962. Over the years since then, I've also learned to play Bass, Drums, and Keyboards, as well as playing the Guitar. I live in western Arkansas now, and I am retired. I'm just kickin' back with my new found freedom, ... [see more]

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