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Without You*


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Dadai.2

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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I wrote and recorded this "fifties R&R" song in January of 2006 and uploaded here at MJ. It has been gone for a couple years or so, and (inspired to repost this by the Calchas R&R collab with Vic and Scott... great instrumental) I wanted to bring it back this "tweaked mix" to my songlist. The song was dedicated at that time to the announced engagement of _nderscore and Miss Chaos.

Being a throw-back song to the fifties rock and roll, the lyrics refer to three tunes from that era:
The ABC's Of Love
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
In The Still Of The Night

So here's my attempt to echo the R&R of the 1950's.

Long live Rock and Rollllllllll.........

And HERE is Richard Schletty with the definitive vocal performance of the same song ---> Without You (Richard Vox)
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Lyrics
Well baby, baby it's a wonderful thing.
Since I met you, golly, all I want to do is sing.
There's no denying that you stopped me in my tracks.
And I ain't lying, I'm never turning back.
And one thing now is clear that whatever I do
I ain't gonna do it girl without you.

Well some say it happens in the still of the night.
This feeling that comes over me that makes me feel alright.
Why does the bird sing or the fool fall in love?
I'm starting to believe that you came from above.
Who knows where I'll end up?
Who knows what I'll do?
Just know that I ain't going there, girl, without you.

Bridge:
You know that I've been trying,
I've been trying every day.
To find a way to tell you
The things I want to say.

So let me spell it out to you,
The A, B, C's of love.
There ain't no other girl around
That I am thinking of.

2006 Jack Miller
Song Stats
Hits: 2591
Comments: 38
Fans: 25
Plays: 92
Downloads: 64

Uploaded: Nov 11, 2010 - 09:13:40 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 08:59:46 PM Last Played: Oct 13, 2016 - 03:46:59 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
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Hardware:
Alesis Xguitar, Yamaha psr-293 keyboard, Shure mic57, M-Audio MobilePre
Software:
GarageBand, ChannelStrip
Comments
Corporal Beef said 2564 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Great Job
capturing the genre. I dig your guitar sound and the rhythm your playing. Your voice is screaming for a backslap echo imo, but it's cool the way it is now also. Thanks for posting.
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Dadai.2 said 2564 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Hey CB...
Thanks much and welcome back...

D
tf10music said 2564 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
this is
fantastic. I love everything about except that I wish the vocals were higher in the mix. This is really top class. Brilliant job!
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Dadai.2 said 2564 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Hey tf...
you put a smile on this old face... thanks much!

D
scofugate said 2564 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
I feel a bit of Memphis here!!
What a great song...Love the drums and the doghouse bass..WOW...These tunes are rare around here.
Awesome vocals !!!
GLAD U RE POSTED!!!!!
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Dadai.2 said 2564 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
a bit of Memphis...
yeah, a little rocka-billy in this tune and a feigned attempt at an Elvis thing here and there...

Thanks Scott...

D
ramonaji said 2564 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
oh yeah!
This is a great echo, I love it!
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Dadai.2 said 2564 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Echoes it is....
Thanks ramonaji! Nice to have you listen.

D
Mike_Lynn said 2564 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Nice performance
Very good track. Everything blended so well together and your vocal does carry glimpses of Elvis. Thanks for sharing.
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Dadai.2 said 2564 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Thank you Mike...
It was a fun track to make... glad you like and thanks again.

D
dave_b said 2564 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Without You
Hits the genre target dead on. Great vocal, playing is tight. A well-crafted song, reminds me of "Rattled" by the Traveling Willburys.
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Dadai.2 said 2564 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
hey Dave....
yeah, I hear a bit of "Rattled" in this too, although I hadn't thought of it before. Generous comments like yours makes my day. Thanks.

Jack
egobandit said 2564 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
brilliant!
Love this, thumping bass great guitar and soulful singing did you swing your hips while singing! tops!
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Dadai.2 said 2563 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
swing my hips??
naw, I'd throw out my back if I did that! Thanks Tim, glad you enjoyed a bit of retro...

D
Jarvoid said 2564 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Some Rock and some Roll....
too cool to drool ....cannot beat a bit of rock'n'roll !!

Cheers mate,

Jarvoid
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Dadai.2 said 2562 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
rocking and rolling...
thanks jarvoid for chiming in on this bit of a "throw-back song.

cheers
Jack
MarkHolbrook said 2564 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Well
leave it up this time... This is cool and deserves to be heard! Nicely done for sure!
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Dadai.2 said 2562 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
well...
I will then.... ;-)

Thanks Mark...

Jack
alackbass said 2564 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Without You
I love me some good rockabilly!
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jdholliday said 2563 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Hey Jack!
pulling a little Memphis Rockabilly Elvis reminiscent golden oldie out of the archives was a great call! Well done!
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thoddi said 2563 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Authentic
The energy you put into the walking bass is the motor that pulls this one forward. And boy, it does move and make me tap my foot and nod my head.
Real cool and authentic 50's feel.
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Dadai.2 said 2563 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
hey Thor....
I wish I could claim the bass as my own, alas it was software loops. But I agree the bass drives this thing. Thanks for stopping by and take care...

Jack
papag said 2563 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Kickin little ditty
The beat is justa bouncin. A definite toe-tapper.

Luv'd it, fav'd it, dl'd it :)


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Vic Holman said 2563 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
TCB baby, TCB
AWESOME lost Elvis performance from the comeback '67 special.
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Dadai.2 said 2536 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
LOL Vic...
Elvis did offer me a spot doing a cameo on that '67 TV special... but my parents said I couldn't!

And the rest is history...

;-)

Jack
RosaLinda said 2563 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
This is a GREAT fifties!
One of my fav genres! And sixties. I just never get tired of that! It sounded great! you have captured the sound nice too! I liked!:)
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Symphony101 said 2563 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Wow
Very cool, enjoyed this !
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Roxylee said 2562 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Buddy Holly meets Elvis
Jack, you did a fine job at turning back the clock. This is fun. :-) Nice instrumentals, too!
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rabittwhole said 2562 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
so u want to rock?
I loved Sun record 45s ...not that i am old enough to have bought any...they were my older cousins...yeah...older cousins. Jack this is golden.
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guygrooves said 2562 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Got a little bit
of Elvis in your soul Jack. He wishes he could come back and record this one too.
Peace
Guy
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Ed Hannifin said 2562 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Now you know...
...that I like your voice singing your songs, right?

And it's ALSO true that I could imagine this one with Rich Schletty doing an early rock and roll vocal, possibly with some high kicks...
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Lardo said 2561 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
High kicks

I consulted Jack and we thought we'd take a run at remastering my vocal overlay from 2006:

http://www.macjams.com/song/64600
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ted23 said 2562 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Nice stuff.
Cool guitar playing. Takes me back to when I first started playing. I got this tab book full of this style of stuff and really loved playing it. You hit gold with this 50's throwback!
Dadai.2 said 2543 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
stuff...

thanks ted. Nice to read that you like my guitar playing. Not my first instrument, so I still consider myself a learner. Take care and... y'all come back now! ;-)

D
MotherofMeursault said 2561 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Great track!
Perfect performance, perfect production. 2:38 is transcendent......

Beautiful stuff.

MoM
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fasteddie said 2561 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Elvis has re-entered the building
Great stuff!

Tasty bit of nostalgia.


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mvh9591 said 2560 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Nice____
Sounds great Jack. You have that 50's style Rock & Roll down my man.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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jodyrush said 2536 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
You hit it...
Nailed the sound you were going for. Nice.
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