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Bad News Baby w/davisamerica & willnlf


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bud

 Genre: Blues (traditional)

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Here's little number in the 12 bar tradition that my brother Will wrote (with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek) which is why I had to take the vocals. He sent me a file a few weeks back and I did a demo and sent it to davisamerica for his input. Jack did a great job beefing up the drums and adding keys and horns. He sent it back to me and I laid a little extra guitar on it and tweaked the mix. Jack is one heck of a nice guy and a talented musician to boot - it was great working with him - check him out.
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Lyrics
Had a good job
Lot’s of good food to eat
Money in the bank
Brand new shoes on my feet

Then you showed up baby
Now I haven’t got a dime
Used to sleep late on the weekends
Now I’m workin’ overtime

You traded in my Cadillac
To buy a new mink coat
To sport those fancy diamonds
You sold my fishin’ boat

When you showed up baby
I became another man
I was always in the money
Now I’m just an also ran

You’re bad news baby
No good for me I know
You got that special something
Just can’t let you go

I had season tickets
On the fifty yard line
Didn’t worry ‘bout what he had
Cause I always had mine

Then you showed up baby
I lost my peace of mind
My hair was dark and curly
Now there’s not a hair to find

I used to have a suit
For each day of the week
Let my eyes do the talkin’
Never had to speak

Then you showed up baby
Now I’m wearing overalls
Used to have cell phone
Now I’m not getting any calls

You’re bad news baby
No good for me I know
You got that special somethin’
Just can’t let you go

- Will Jones 2007
Song Stats
Hits: 3432
Comments: 25
Fans: 20
Plays: 170
Downloads: 160

Uploaded: Dec 22, 2007 - 03:40:00 PM
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2007 - 11:20:23 AM Last Played: Feb 16, 2017 - 02:16:51 AM
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Hardware:
iMac G5,Danelectro guitar, Martin d18, midi keys, Samson USB mic.
Software:
GB3 - bud
GB4 - davisamerica
Comments
DWL said 3386 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Great fun guys
Loved the lyrics. how true :-)

Cheers

Dick
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bud said 3385 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Dick - this was fun
I started laughing when I first got Will's demo.
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Joe Brady said 3386 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Chillin wida blues
I like the pseudo horns and love the drums. Should we call this "Bud the Stud-man blues" ? Yowsa! Nice keys too;) This is good.
Joe
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bud said 3385 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
Hey Joe -
where you goin with that apron on? Thanks for stopping by - Jack brought so much good stuff to this - I love the horns and keys too.
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davisamerica said 3386 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
right then bud
lol...wow you cleaned up by mess pretty well..loved this tune from the get go. was just a kick..and got in a couple of telephone calls to "da man" to boot! You and your bro wrote one fine tune....order me another beer i'm off to the mens room before the next set starts!
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bud said 3385 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
Oh man Jack
the pleasure was all mine - I had a great time working this tune with you.
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Feter said 3386 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Bad News Baby
this is amazing ...hit me !! ..Folks that was
a real jammin ..the singin the brass section
the shufflin drum ..the incredible guitar work
all just GROOVEY !!

Deeep Bow !!!!!!
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willnlf said 3386 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Tasty Indeed
Brother Bud and Jack have cooked up some savory blues. A little Bromberg on the front burner with Memphis Horns simmerin' on the back. Thanks for taking my lyrical recipe and adding all the right ingredients. Definitely satisfied with the results.

Now where is that bad news woman, it's Saturday night and...
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davisamerica said 3386 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
right then brother will
hope bud post your lyrics...they blew me away.....true inspiration sir!
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Vic Holman said 3386 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
got 'dem blues
nicely done Bud & Jack. cool swinging little number.
most definately the mj blues brothers!

the horns are very impressive!
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said 3386 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Solid
I feel the groove and the lyrics are classic! Let your eyes do the walking! Nice one!
VicDiesel said 3386 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Suburban blues?
Oh the agony of modern life.

Great song. Funny lyrics and very nice arrangement.


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racerat said 3385 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
blue
Hey Bud, Cool tune. I think your voice is perfectly suited for slow tempo blues like this. very nice. The horns in this are great! Jack did an amazing job, the guitars as well, very groovy!
Philip
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announcer said 3385 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
Tongue in cheek indeed
In the grand tradition of blues which often have fun lyrics. Good stuff here. Thanks for the enjoyable listen.


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lengold said 3384 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
Between you
you've managed to create an impressive big band sound. Great song and very enjoyable listen.
Cheers
Len


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said 3384 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
Fun track
Excellent- very much enjoyed over here :)
guitapick said 3381 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Man...
...these works you're doing with your brother, Will, are wonderful. Then you add davisamerica...just great stuff.

The lyrics are very, very clever. And the blues bed they're singing over are really fine. Love the horns. And the build from the acoustic at the beginning.



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willnlf said 3381 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Thanks to...
...Guitapick and everyone who has dug Bad News Baby. The lyrics were fun to write and, as always, Bud finds just the right groove and collaborators. We're not Jake and Elwood, but Bud and I definitely are soul brothers.
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Heightened said 3380 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
Oh! This was a true blue
song. Loved it!
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Heightened said 3326 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
This got my hips a swaying!
Awesome collab!!!
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saymme said 3307 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
NICE Blues.... ( 8
& such good lyrics to go w it ! Found myself smilin...hehehhe...my phone stopped ringin right in the beginnin of July LOL ! Now its ok hihi SUPERB LYRICS & That mmmmm. . LOVE IT !! Nice to know You 2 are Brothers ! & Davisameica YES I agree He got somethin'... Check his tune "ANGST" w Michael2
TX my pleasure to hear ablues like this :)
Jarvoid said 3280 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Bad News Baby
I know fellers who this could be about,a well observed lyric and a great blues riff to go with.A terrific Blues pseudo ensemble and some nice picking..thoroughly enjoyed...

Jarvo
Char said 3108 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
Bad news Baby
Just love that kind of hurt. Great blues. It's all true.
Thanks to all three of you.
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magnatone said 2992 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Bad NEWS
oh man - this is terrific you guys! Great job - these lyrics are hilarious
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bud said 2992 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
So nice of you to stop by
My brother Will wrote the lyrics. He's a poet - and he knows it. Jack really brought some juice to this.
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