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I've got a crush on you-take 2


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sloparts

 Genre: Smooth Jazz

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After listening carefully to the first version of this that I posted, I could hear some timing errors and a few other things that I felt needed to be fix in order to do justice by this wonderful song. This is a new take on that old standard from 1925 "I've got a crush on you". I've made some instrument changes and a redone some of the parts. I also filled out the drums a little to give it a more live feel as well.

I hope you enjoy this new cleaned up version.

Ed
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Lyrics
I've Got a Crush On You (Circa 1925)
Written by: George Gershwin
Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin

Not played in this version

How glad the many millions of annabelles and lillians
Would be to capture me
But you had such persistence, you wore down my resistance
I fell and it was swell

Im your big and brave and handsome romeo
How I won you I shall never never know
Its not that I'm attractive
But, oh, my heart grew active
When you came into view




Verse 1
Ive got a crush on you, sweetie pie
All the day and night-time hear me sigh
I never had the least notion
that I could fall with
so much emotion

Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage that we could share
The world will pardon my mush
cause I have got a crush on you

Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage
That we could share
The world will pardon my mush
cause I have got a crush, my baby, on you
Song Stats
Hits: 4382
Comments: 28
Fans: 11
Plays: 1301
Downloads: 104
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Apr 03, 2009 - 04:26:00 PM
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2009 - 11:36:30 PM Last Played: Oct 30, 2017 - 02:04:21 AM
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iMac 2.0 Intel, Tascam FW1804, Fender F35 acoustic, Takamine GX200 electric guitar, Yamaha SY99
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Logic Express 8
Comments
Feter said 3157 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
I've got a crush on you
WO ...what perfection can be ? is THIS ...very very lovely vocal ...
the set of the band is indeed a true classic the feel of the recording
really brilliantly done .is that a fender playin ? wow sounds semi hollow !!!!..thnx alot for sharin such wonderful gem !!!
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sloparts said 3157 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Feter
Well I'm really glad you like the take 2 version my friend and I thank you for the very kind comments.

Actually the Fender was only used in a couple of places and is way back in the mix.

The guitar you're hearing is the Takamine GX200. It's a through neck solid body that kind of looks like a Fender body, but with a solid neck instead of a bolt on and it's got 2 really nice sounding Humbuckers pickups. They only brought then into the States for 3 or 4 years, and then pulled them to concentrate on making their acoustic guitars.

I bought it new here in Fort Smith, AR in I believe it was 198, when I lived here the last time, and have had it ever since. I love it for it' easy playing and great sound. With the through neck it's got the sustain of a Les Paul, and with the Humbuckers it has the sound too.

Thanks again for listening Feter and for the kind words.

Be well and be cool my friend, and I am sorry to here about you loss. I hope you can get all your files back my friend.

Ed
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peacepiano said 3157 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Jazz Singing
Really enjoyed your jazzy vocals. One little thing, this is a quiet style and maybe the rhythm section could be a bit quieter during your vocals.

Thanks
Bill
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sloparts said 3157 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Thanks you Bill
I'm glad you came to listen and enjoyed the song.

As to the Rhythm section, I thought about pulling them back a bit, but then I liked the sound so much I just couldn't bring myself to do it. But even so, I do know you're probably 100% right on that. Maybe if I do another mix I won't be so close to the song and will try it that way.

Anyway, I appreciate the input and I will keep that thought mulling around in my head for when I get back to it.

Thanks again Bill, glad you liked the vocal and thanks for the straight talk on the mix, that's how we learn.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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guygrooves said 3157 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Loved it Ed
The instrumentation on this is next to flawless, and I think there is a tentative feel in the vocal delivery that really gives this some extra charm. My only nit is, the overall eq on the mix to me it sounds too warm like it could be a tad crisper, although if you were going for an analog feel it's almost there, it's just missing the tape hiss lol. Great job on the music and vocal Ed.
Peace
Guy
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sloparts said 3157 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Thanks Guy
I was wanting a warm intimate feel to this so I purposefully kept it mellow instead of crisp. When I did the vox I did it by using the mic really close and was almost whispering the lines. It made it nice and intimate, but it also made it hard to hit the notes dead on, and you can hear that in the vox.

Thanks for listening Guy, I'm really glad I did this one over and that you enjoyed the new take on it. The whole song sounds cleaner and tighter to my ears and I think it sounds way better than it did on the first go round. I'm glad you thought so too, my friend.

Thanks again for listening Guy. Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 3157 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
You could coo, too
Couldn't you? Well, you can croon. Don't sing that to my girlfriend (meaning yours) because I;ll never steal here away now... nice change-up, and a fine mix, Big Ed.
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sloparts said 3157 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
I have my ways,
for keeping the wolves at bay my friend, you included. lol

Thanks for checking it out Bro, glad you like the way it turned out. I've always wanted to do one of these old standards, and now I have. Turned out tolerably well I'd say, and it looks as though you agree wit me on that.

Thanks again for listening Lil' Bro,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
davisamerica said 3157 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
wow and a smile
Ed you are a crooning wonder ... personally I love everything about the mix.... just a wonderful surprise this a.m. !!
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sloparts said 3157 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
I sometimes feel older
than this song is, so it just seemed to fit when I tried it on. One thing about the Gershwin brothers that can't be denied, they did know how to write a song.

Thanks for stopping by to listen Jack and for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the redo on this old standard.

Be well and be cool Jack,

Ed
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Dj French Toast said 3157 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Ha ! Well
I sang this in jazz choir in high school ...I love this song ....Your such a lounge lizard hound ! Cool slow take man :)
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sloparts said 3156 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Whasup Benny
Jazz choir huh? I'll bet that was a blast to do. And I'll also bet you did a fine job of it back then too.

Thanks for dropping in to listen Benny. I've always had a sweet spot for this kind of music and this song in particular but I never did any of it before this song because I didn't have a band that could do it. Now, with midi, I can finally get it done and I'm lovin' it.

Glad you liked my take on it, and that it brought back some fond memories for you. Thanks again for listening Benny and for the kind word. Be well and be cool,

Ed

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Joe Brady said 3155 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Love this Ed,
quite a surprising style; nice of you to let the crooner out of the closet. This is a style I would love to try, you really pulled it off with the bass and brushes dude, good sound. Thanks for the great tune.
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sloparts said 3154 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Thanks Joe
I've always wanted to try one of these, so I finally did. Who'd thunk there was a crooner hiding in there in my closet.

Glad you liked the way it turned out my friend. Thanks for listening and the very kind words on it. If you want to do one, you should give it a try. It's fun to do and that's really the main thing isn't it ?

Be well and be cool Joe,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
VicDiesel said 3153 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
After midnight
Yep, a tune for late night melancholy contemplation. Very nice. Love your voice.

Watch out: all the instruments are hitting the 1 and 3 beats. (Actually, the guitar plays backbeats) That's becoming a bit emphatic. Try to vary the individual rhythms a bit. More bass runs up to the downbeat, some piano riff in between downbeats, &c.
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sloparts said 3152 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Thanks Vic
For listening and for the great comments and thought for improving it. I really appreciate that, more than you can imagine. Those are the kind of comments I can learn from, thanks for that in particular.

Glad you liked it for what it is, and thanks again for the listen Vic.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
thetiler said 3151 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
i would have a
crush on her to, great pick and nice laid back music !

Kind of reminds me of a Willy Nelson style. Like how you added the bass and the piano. The piano is comes in clear as a bell and the notes all all were they should be. Enjoy the Duane Eddy lead as well. Ok maybe a bit more laid back than duane eddy but very nice never the less. Nice to hear this music, I have not heard that in quite a while. But it really brings back memories when my dad was alive and he played the sax and i backed him up with the guitar. Thanks for bringing back the memories !Thanks Ed !
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sloparts said 3151 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Hello Bill
Well I'm glad you enjoyed the song, and that it brought back some fond memories for you. I've always liked this kind of music, just never tried to do one like this before now. It was fun to do, and I guess that's why we do this thing called music, huh?

Thanks again for listening Bill, and for the kind words on it. Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Roxylee said 3151 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Ed, this is cool
Reading your bio cracked me up! You made it sound like you can't play or sing, and you're like 100 years old. (just waiting for the grim reaper) Ha! You're a one man band, and everything sounds great. :-)
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sloparts said 3151 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
In the song set I posted for
the reunion festival, I opened it up like as if you were hearing the ending of a previous group. When the announce came on he thanked the finishing band who's name was "The Broken Walker Band", and then introduced my band. A few of the reviewers caught that, but most didn't. You've gotta watch out, cause old age and trickery will win out over youth and strength every time.

Thanks for coming to listen to this one Roxy, I really appreciate it. Thanks too for the very kind words. Keep on singing girl there's a future in it I'm told, and you should do very well from what I hear.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed


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Bob Rodgers said 3151 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
I
just had a listen to your first post of this excellent song Ed and this take 2 version sounds even better!
What a gem this is, I love the old standards and this is an excellent recording, fantastic performance with another great vocal from you.
Really loved this, fantastic!

Bob
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sloparts said 3150 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Thanks again Bob
I was going to disable the first version, but never did. While I liked the first one, this ones a lot tighter and better controlled than that one was. I really appreciate you listening to both Bob, and sending along the comments on them.

I'm glad you enjoyed my take on this oldie, I'd never tried actually singing one of the old standards before this one, it was a fun song to do.

Thanks again for dropping in my friend. Be well and be cool, and have a wonderful Easter,

Ed
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mowguy3 said 3149 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Sing to me bud.
Rich and deep. I would have to go back and listen but the bass realy stands out in this, more than I remember. Well rounded. Great job Ed on a old fave.
Thanks for the post.
Russ
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sloparts said 3149 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Thanks Russ
I did a lot of tweaking on this, not the least of which was for sound quality. I also did a lot of work on the midi tracks to tighten them up so the whole track would let the music and vocal shine better.

Thanks for listening and noticing the changes Russ, it is really appreciated. I'm really glad you like the new version.

Be well and be cool my friend.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Jarvoid said 3148 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Smokin'
great feel and atmosphere on this one,that Takemine sounds banging wicked.I did not realise that they made 'lectrics,friend of mine has an acoustic Take' and he loves it. Another genre,another style,yet another notch on the repertory bedpost,so to speak....Very good old buddy ,this is a take home.#

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sloparts said 3148 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Takamine imported them
into this country for about 3 years, and then gave up and went back to making only acoustics. I think it was from late 1981 through about 1984 or 85.

I bought the one I have in 1984 at a music store here in Fort Smith, and I've never let it get out of my sight. Great sounding and playing guitar just shy of Les Paul quality in my mind.

Anyway, I guess I'm collecting notches now just for the fun of it. Glad you liked this one Chris, even if the vocal is a little shaky. Thanks for the listen and the kind words my friend.

See Ya, Ed
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PaulaMunk said 2291 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Who
could not warm to this mellow vocal? Thanks, Ed.
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Smooth jazz is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from, among other sources, funk, pop and R&B. Since the late 1980s, it h

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