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Free Man


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gadzooks

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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I resurrected an old tune that I wrote some years ago ... feeling nostalgic these days ...
Thinking about how life was so simple then. I fixed up an old log cabin on a friends farm and lived there on the cheap painting and playing music. I drew the picture of the cabin after my friend built the the chimney and put in the large window that over looked the pasture where sheep grazed. They sometimes would stare at me through the window. I felt like a free man!
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Hits: 3071
Comments: 44
Fans: 37
Plays: 125
Downloads: 61
Votes: 5
Uploaded: May 14, 2012 - 09:11:31 AM
Last Updated: May 14, 2012 - 09:49:20 AM Last Played: Mar 29, 2017 - 10:43:09 PM
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sammydix said 1960 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Free
just from that pic, i'd be inspired to write like crazy in that setting. and nothing but nature outside the window would push me over.
excellent recording and song. just eased me into Monday and just what i needed to hear.
so glad you choose MJ as your site of choice. vocals are tops.
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Loob said 1960 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Cool track Stan!
Man your ride beel hand must have been getting tired by the end of this song huh? Usual great mix and performance!
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ShadowofNine said 1960 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Free Man
Nice song Stan, enjoyed
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Bob Rodgers said 1960 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
A
lovely song Stan, a wonderful tone on your acoustic with some nice playing.
Another great production.
Your vocals are perfect, great lyrics.
Very much enjoyed, thanks.

Bob
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tempie said 1960 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Sweet
Man, that sounds like paradise to me. Great drawing, too, love the perspective and the color. I want to move out there. Directions? lol.

Nice laid back tune. Groovy little lead. Bass sounds great too, as do the vocals. Thanks for the DL!
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Jarvoid said 1960 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Crystal clarity on the production...
and some excellent guitar work....definitely on the acoustic ...and the bass as well unless it was of course done on the keyboard,in which case it was excellent keyboard.......as to the post,delete,repost....bloody hell,deja vous...I did it to you on one of my "Jambalaya" tracks ....how spooky is that?

Cheers

Jarvo
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gadzooks said 1960 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Thanks for coming back Jarvo
Yeah, it's a real bass. Me playing an old fender jazz bass...
Thanks again for putting up with my indecision regarding what mix to post.
Cheers
SG
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Jarvoid said 1960 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
P.S
I love the painting......you got a fisheye lens effect superbly

Chris
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Philip18 said 1960 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Free man
Those guitars at the start - beautiful!! The tone, the rhythm you're playing. Perfect. As is the bass that sits underneath it all. Warm, relaxed vocal. The lyrics are heartfelt and inspirational. Those little riffs/solos sprinkled throughout are excellent. Love the way you take it out - the choir sound is just what's needed. I love this one, Stan! Thanks for the download.
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abzwork said 1959 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Free Man...
Nice n airy...real sunny chordwork for the choice vocals...you recorded the vocals real nice, transitional chords and fingering is excellent...bass and drumz make for perfection here Zooks...one of your best no doubt, title fits like a smile man..most excellent indeed my friend...:):):):)peace
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rok41 said 1959 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Free Man
Ah, this is so nice Stan...nice vocal for starters and the flow of the song really captures the mood you are trying to create. Nicely done!
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alackbass said 1959 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Free Man
Grabbed by the guitar intro. Love the galloping groove. Great 70s pop vibe. Maybe your best vocal to date. Why not post the lyrics? Great little guitar fills. You're quite the bassist!
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michaeljayklein said 1959 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
and we get this FREE, man!
Stan, this was a sheer pleasure to listen to. You know, your music is full of so much excellence that I honestly don't know where to praise a certain part and exclude another. The parts add up to one beautiful whole with you. Just wanted you to know I listened (I've been scarce lately!) and happy I did. Thanks again! Michael
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gadzooks said 1959 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Michael!!!!!!!!!!
I am soooo glad you dropped in. I truly miss you when you're not around. Thanks for commenting. It means a lot from you. Another Michael post soon I hope...
Cheers
SG

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SmokeyVW said 1959 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
crystal clear
the mix is so nice and clear - sounds wonderful

nice song structure, and the guitar is just right at home in it. great vocals and harmonies, and lyrics too. the percussion adds just right seasoning without intruding. WOW!

thanks
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TvRicky said 1959 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
"An Old Torn Coat" Yeah Baby!
The Art is so well all around My Friend Gads! Such an uplifting Presentation and Composition! I agree with Dix I could be so very very creative in that Environment. Man your Guit is hitting me hard baby the tone and the way you a re Licking it sends me to a 'Feel' that's both invigorating and refreezing like a waterfall and warm wind. Sing it my man. Play it Baby. So very endearing and real! WOW!********** And my friend the LIve Feel Mix is amazing! Production, Performance, and Art Supreme!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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magnatone said 1959 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Free Man
hi stan - this just sounds excellent. i guess MJ benefits from your recent feelings of nostalgia. life really was simple then .... right? (hmmm). congrats on another wonderful post sir!
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Garni said 1959 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Free Man
Quality piece, I really enjoyed this!!

G-)
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neilh79 said 1959 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Free Man
Just terrific Stan, love the ending, great instrumentation well done
Narad said 1959 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Free man
Nostalgic at its finest ! :)
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Mosaica said 1958 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Rustic
Looks and sounds ideal. Clean, bright and fresh sound.
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michael2 said 1958 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
wow
the cabin story made me salivate; you have no idea how much I would love to be living on the cheap, alone; just spending time creating. nah, guess i'd miss the kids too much after awhile. :)

very cool tune, love the acoustic soloing and the bass sound (and the sentiment). great job.
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johnwhitehead said 1958 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Free
You have such a great feel for the groove. This flows along so effortlessly. A choice piece of writing and singing. I love the guitar fills and hooks. Lyrics touched me, as well. You're hooked up to the source, brother!
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papag said 1958 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Yes you were
free then, but many good things have captured you. That's what I tell myself, at least.
Sweet acoustic guitar action and your voice sounds so clear and nicely balanced in the mix.
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gadzooks said 1958 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Thanks Papag!!
It's really nice to hear from you. Thanks for listening. Free then, but many good things have captured you ... I like that. Thanks for listening.
Cheers
SG
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Vic Holman said 1958 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
staring sheep.....
ha ha.......... don't you wonder what they were thinking.

great tune stan. flows seemlessly.
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Relic67 said 1958 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
nice
I really like the guitar playing and how the lead and rhythm parts interact. cool bass part too, overall just very pleasant to listen to. a winner.


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groovsh8ker said 1958 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
nice
Nice song, has a good vibe.
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PatriciaGirl said 1958 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
Well Done
Love the click track to start a great piece. Light and spacious-this is gorgeous. Great job Stan!!
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PHBB said 1958 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
Topnotch production
At first I was about to remark that for such a nice little tune and really good lyrics and a fantastic voice, the arrangement was maybe a bit too much. But it grows on me and after a second listen I wouldn't want to change it. As someone says, it's about finding the right groove for each song. I don't know if you sound more like Paul Simon or Art Garfunkel, but they are certainly both in there. Hats off to that. Per
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Franciscus_Henri said 1957 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
happy and engaging song
love the whole feel,very smart.
Be careful those sheep were trying to hypnotise you.cheers Franciscus
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Songwriterz said 1957 days ago (May 17th, 2012)
This made me feel so..
Happy! What a great song! Loved the lyrics, your vocals, everything.. trippin' the feet with a big smile on my face - thank you! Love Heidi
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Char said 1956 days ago (May 17th, 2012)
Special.
One fine song. Thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you.
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dave_b said 1956 days ago (May 17th, 2012)
Free Man
Great mellow feel to this. Sunny day around here so it fits beautifully. Strong vocals and some sweet riffs, great job.
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PeterB7858 said 1956 days ago (May 17th, 2012)
Free Man
Bit late, Stan. Been busy... Your musicianship really shines in a song of this type. The acoustic works so nicely with the Fender bass and upbeat nature of the groove and the lyrics is very uplifting and welcome. Thanks for the D/L. Take care, Peter.
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egobandit said 1956 days ago (May 17th, 2012)
hole in your shoe
like that line, cool art looks like pastel, this does have that nostalgic feel, love your guitar work hits the right spot!
Tops
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Soundhound said 1956 days ago (May 18th, 2012)
You Do 2 Elements~
Of the freest state of mind, that man has Painting & Music, they cross
all the borders of free thinking, no other can compare.....
Big thing is you've stayed true to ~YOUR~ heart and continue to ride
it's wave....
This is what it is, outstanding pieces of work "both"...
Yep...I may go back and get some of the stuff, I did back then and step
it up a bit sound wise.....With the stuff we've got now not so hard to do...
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MarkHolbrook said 1955 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
Enjoyed this
a lot Stan! This was simply outstanding!
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Sigmund said 1955 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
Free Man
Cool song, Stan, so nicely played - its just rolling off your fingers - enjoyed!
Sig
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Carrie71 said 1954 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
free man...
You nailed this one! Feels totally free. This is the kinda song that I love to blast on a warm summer day, windows down, blue sky with a few white puffs of a cloud here and there and miles if empty road. This is a definate download! Thank you. Oh...Your voice is amazing!
rac927 said 1954 days ago (May 20th, 2012)
liking this!
like the produciton. Nice and Clear. Sounds simple with lots of layers, but you can hear all the layers which means you worked hard to get the sound you wanted. Great Job!
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grah3am said 1953 days ago (May 20th, 2012)
Freedom? Baa!
The freedom comes through loud and clear on this recording. A bright and breezy recording.
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Outtaorbit said 1953 days ago (May 20th, 2012)
Your still free
Brother....... nicely done
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dak said 1909 days ago (July 3rd, 2012)
Free Man
Original drum arrangement on verse(ride cymbal)
Like the nylon gtr
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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