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This is one of my older tunes based on my uke and playing around with manipulating my vocal harmonies. I just sped the tune up and did the lower harmonies then when I dropped it down to the right key they sounded real low ... I cannot really sing that low. I did play with some compression in Audacity but there seems to be a strange hiss at the start. .. oh well ... feel free to rip it apart.
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Hits: 2900
Comments: 25
Fans: 24
Plays: 130
Downloads: 48
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Oct 29, 2011 - 07:49:09 AM
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2011 - 10:15:08 AM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 06:20:14 AM
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PockBluesman said 2216 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Nice one
Love this. It's such a catchy tune vocals and lyrics are top notch and the Uke just holds it all together. Really enjoyed it.
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richard13 said 2216 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Great fun Stan
I think you may be channeling Paul Simon: catchy tune and lyrics. Just infectious fun.
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TracyVosh said 2216 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Fun and funky
This is cool and has such a nice bouncy energy to it. I agree with Richard13...thought immediately "Paul Simon". Good stuff Stan!
sammydix said 2216 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Baggage
great chorus first off with the 'ah-ooos.' like the way the ukes shine thru mix, but the harp has something shrilly going on somewhere in the 5k and above zone-hurt my ears. otherwise, cruisin song.
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gadzooks said 2216 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Ouch!!
Sorry about that harp Sammy ... think I'll have to pull it back in the mix or cut some of the highs out of it.
Thanks!
SG
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Philip18 said 2215 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Baggage
I like the lyrics - setting free the baggage is a good thing to be able to do! Love the uke sound - what model is it? I'd always thought of the uke as a Tiny Tim sort of thing, but have changed my mind (in part because of your playing, in part because I saw Jake Shimabukuro playing with Tommy Emmanuel)! Love the harp that comes in at 3:00. The harmonies work for me. Is it your art work too? Beautiful. The relatively sparse arrangement works well - there's a lightness to it that suits the theme. Downloaded!
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alackbass said 2215 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Baggage
You are full of constant and joyful surprises! Downloaded!
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michaeljayklein said 2215 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Stan!
Stop it, you're just killing me--I can't take it anymore (my way of saying, brother, you are the greatest!) Full marks on this--you really should be famous I think. Thank again for the great music! Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2215 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
PS
"Rip it apart"--Stan, another thing, you are one of the most astonishingly modest artists on this site. There are some far less talented who have no trouble blowing their own horns, and that's something else I admire about you!
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Skean said 2215 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Baggage
Niiiice, I'm foot taping along, very pro doneā€¦ Thanks for the download.
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apb said 2215 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Very cleverly done

nice technique Stan- thanks for sharing that. The low vocal bed works really well with your higher register vocals (fabulous as ever). A little hissy perhaps (hmm sounds to me like uke higher freqs and the drum brushes together are a contributing factor)... but that's not important- it's a great catchy well performed tune.
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jfisenne said 2215 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Baggage
Cool technique you used there. Great vocals - reminds me a little of Jason Mraz's vocal style. Nice harmonica parts too. Great!
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Feter said 2215 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Baggage
I like the hiss in the beginning it has a real live feel which I admire a lot ...this is a great rock hit man ...really very tight great production ..if its Audacity or the most expensive pro tool software talent will show and the real deal will say it all ...and you are all of that ...the elements you used on the song showed how you filled this song with real spirit ..thanks a lot for sharing this gem !!
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Soundhound said 2215 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Man you doin the do.......
Outstanding structure of the vocals your style made that all happen
regardless of how much you jacked up the tracks.....it worked....
Gave it a groove and the uke track was done top shelf, none of what
we do is ever going to be perfect, close but no cigar....
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of making music today, the tools, the fun....
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Bob Rodgers said 2214 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
A
great performance, nice up-beat feel to this with a nice recording of the uke and other instruments.
Great vocals and I love the high and low vocal phrases.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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papag said 2214 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
swinging
The feel in this song is so bright, made me feel good from the start. Just too fine...

thanks for the download :)
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DWL said 2214 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
Loved it!
Really nicely done. The sort of song George Harrison would have done I think.

Lovely feel and excellent playing and singing.

Cheers

Dick
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DWL said 2214 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
and
cool harmonica!
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Loob said 2213 days ago (November 1st, 2011)
Man you sound like you are having fun on this Stan!
It's just enjoyable. What else could a person ask for? It's produced and arranged and performed so that all we have to do is just listen and enjoy. I don't know if what Sam is hearing is more evident in phones, but no problem on these speakers.... It's just SUPER COOL!
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egobandit said 2212 days ago (November 1st, 2011)
Uke
Love it when you play that uke, GRreat harmony the vocal composition with the scat really makes it roll I think the lower voice is right where it should be. I almost wanted guitar to follow the scat in some parts. Top notch and always a great listen!
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PeterB7858 said 2212 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Fantastic...
No need to rip it apart, Stan. Really, this just rips shreds off many of the other fine songs at MJ of its own accord. A fantastic idea, really well executed. Thanks for the D/L. Regards, Peter.
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Hickling_Stan said 2210 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Clever idea
This is why I like MJ what a great idea to create lower register harmonies! Oh and lots to like in this song as well Much impressed Stan, ( from another "Stan" I guess)
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TvRicky said 2210 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Cool
Got a little Dylan in you. The 50's too woo is cool. yYour integration of different time periods is genius. I am impressed.

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magnatone said 2209 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Baggage
how'd i miss this?? glad i stumbled on it, cause you haven't posted a song yet that i didn't love stan - lol - so this is you "just playing around with vocal harmonies"??? you're amazing!
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hackneybloke said 2095 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
baggage
stan this is immense. the soundbed is so cool. the lead vocal seems a bit too dry and there's some popping. yes....paul simon....but also robert palmer. i love the the breathiness of your high vocal. what a versatile performer/writer. deep bows. what? and you cream the harmonica too?...not to mention the artwork on all your tracks.
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