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This song was written for a challenge on another site. The rules were that the song had to start with the word banana. I decided to do an improvisational song -- no lyrics written down; I just laid down some loops and started singing. Nothing serious here, I assure you. Having a wee bit of fun.
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Comments: 19
Fans: 4
Plays: 866
Downloads: 155
Votes: 15
Uploaded: Dec 30, 2004 - 11:51:23 AM
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2004 - 11:30:24 AM Last Played: Aug 22, 2017 - 06:17:07 PM
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said 4680 days ago (December 30th, 2004)
Thanks for the laugh
:)
mfant said 4680 days ago (December 30th, 2004)
Fantastic!
This is incredible. Ever heard of Frishberg?? Check that out. "I'm Hip"! Good work comping.......
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Joanna said 4679 days ago (January 1st, 2005)
Fantastic!
thank you, mfant! I haven't heard any frieberg (I don't think). I'll be on the
lookout - thanks!
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said 4680 days ago (December 30th, 2004)
Girl!
Your calling is definitely the blues and jazz. When
someone can take a bit of nonsense and bring on
something gritty, sensual, and professional... well, then
they should keep doing that and more. Great
performance in this ad lib session!

Dadai
Joanna said 4679 days ago (January 1st, 2005)
Girl!
Thank you, Dadai! I have a secret penchant for doing improvisational jazz/
blues songs. My GB folder is full of them. I'm grateful to have found a home
for some of them.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
alanfraser said 4680 days ago (December 30th, 2004)
Cool Jams
The vocal wobbled a little starting out and I thought, damn, this is going to be painful. But then you got into it. "Never going to be a bunch again" - Very clever and strong vocal to deliver it. Very nice!

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Joanna said 4679 days ago (January 1st, 2005)
Cool Jams
Thank you, Alan -- It does start a little weakly, but my internal rule for
Improv songs is to just let them happen and let the notes fall where they may.
If I re-sing or fuss and fix, it's no longer improv to my mind. Thanks for
sticking with it!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Stun Nutz said 4679 days ago (December 31st, 2004)
effortless
Fun song! You probably made this up in, like, 10
minutes...right? Well, you make it all seem so
effortless. A lot of great lines in this one. I like how
you let loose a bit near the end. The music fit really
well here, too... simple, but effective.
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Joanna said 4679 days ago (January 1st, 2005)
effortless
Thank you, Stun -- and I'll admit that it didn't take much time. I was pretty
haphazard with the loops (just threw up every piano loop in that section, then
listened and deleted the ones that didn't fit. I sang to what was left). I don't
want to make it seem like I didn't care; I was experimenting with
improvisational looping and singing. Just creating something out of thin air,
fast and instinctively. It was a lot of fun!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Stun Nutz said 4678 days ago (January 1st, 2005)
effortless
Some people work better that way, and you seem to do it well - laying
down ideas in an quick, or efficient, manner. It lets us be more
spontaneous and expressive, I think. You go girl!
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Cameron said 4677 days ago (January 3rd, 2005)
you didn't slip!
You've got a great voice, and really warmed up as this
tune progressed.

The way you choose and combine these loops is truly
masterful; they sound fresh and original. I think that's an
under-rated aspect on MacJams. It does indeed take talent
and finesse to work with loops, and you've GOT it.

Cute, fun lyrics.
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Joanna said 4676 days ago (January 3rd, 2005)
you didn't slip!
Thank you, Cameron! Lol at the "didn't slip". And what a nice thing to say
about my looping! I know that a lot of people don't like loops, so your
comment is much appreciated.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
thetiler said 4664 days ago (January 15th, 2005)
Simply a very nice voice/ well intune
Thanks for that jazzy voice!

With a voice like that, you can make a lot of average music
real nice to listen to. Not that this music is average. But
again, nice voice!


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Joanna said 4664 days ago (January 15th, 2005)
Simply a very nice voice/ well intune
Thank you, Tiler! I understood your comment perfectly and took as a lovely
compliment -- thank you!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
drumpat01 said 4459 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
Simply a very nice voice/ well intune
I must say, when i first saw the picture of just some banana's i didn't think i was about to hear much, but its actualy quite fun to listen to :) i couldn't help but smile and bob my head from side to side while listening. Good work.
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Joanna said 4459 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
Simply a very nice voice/ well intune
Thank you, Drumpat! It's always a thrill to see that someone listened to one
of the older songs. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
alackbass said 2670 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Banana Man
As far as I'm concerned you you win!
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Outtaorbit said 2670 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
what are you doing?
Banana?
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woofer3 said 2524 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
very very
Mose Allison in style - love it.
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Hi, I'm Joanna (not Jo, that's someone else). Garageband has allowed me to indulge my love for singing beyond concerts in the shower. My favorite part of songwriting is writing the lyrics. This makes sense, of course, because writing is what I d... [see more]

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