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Straight ahead blues, riddled with all of the usual blues idioms. My daughter and I put this together very quickly. The drum track was obtained from a YouTube video (thank you anonymous drummer!). I play the bass and all the guitars. Mary is on the vocals.
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Lyrics
I lost my money
Wasted my time
I lost my friends
Now I'm losing my mind

I keep thinking
and hoping
and wishing
and praying
things will get better someday

But the harder that I try
The more it slips away

I've got nothing left to lose
I'm doublin' down on the blues




taxi cab driver
Take me away
No place to go...but
I know I just can't stay

I keep thinking
and hoping
and wishing
and praying
things will get better someday

But the harder that I try
The more it slips away

I've done paid all my dues
I'm doublin' down on the blues
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Hits: 2407
Comments: 37
Fans: 24
Plays: 564
Downloads: 44
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jan 14, 2014 - 04:41:33 PM
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2014 - 04:50:17 PM Last Played: Jul 06, 2017 - 05:46:20 AM
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Software:
Garageband
Comments
gadzooks said 1288 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
Doublin' Down on the Blues
Nice bluesy guitar playin' .... your daughter can sing the blues.
I like the simplicity of this.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1287 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks for stopping by for a listen and the kind words. I really appreciate it.
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KCsGROOVE said 1287 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
cool blues
really enjoyed nthis blues...
cool guitarwork and vocals
KC
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TommyBlueBoy said 1287 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks for listening, KC.
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Soundhound said 1286 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Good song...
Track moves with a real feel..
A lot of things could be done with this track, lyric wise
it's strong....nice vocals real clean it works...
Well done by all....
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TommyBlueBoy said 1286 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks so much for stopping by and having a listen. We had fun working on this project.
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Philip18 said 1286 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Doublin' down
Easy blues feel. I like the guitar playing - good lead lines, good additions to the vocal. Plaintive vocal with plenty of power. Impressive!
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TommyBlueBoy said 1286 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Thanks
Philip, I appreciate your kind words. On the verses, we tried to dial the distortion back and just let her sing along with the bass and drums. I added some "sliding sixths" for color.
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davisamerica said 1285 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
wowzers!
...Your daughter can bring it. Folks this is terrific ... downloaded.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1285 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
So nice of you...
to stop by for a listen. Thanks for your very kind words.
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michaeljayklein said 1284 days ago (January 18th, 2014)
You do what you do...
...extremely well! I love the blues and know you would be a smash playing at Ona's Music Room, a jazz joint I frequent quite often here in Birmingham. Great stuff!
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TommyBlueBoy said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Thanks much
I am glad you stopped by a left a message. It would be a lot fun to play live at a place like Ona's. I would need to find a band...
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Jarvoid said 1284 days ago (January 18th, 2014)
eee by gum lovely
down home blues...lots of great things going on...smokey and sultry licks and some lovely bluesy lyrics.....

Jarvoid
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TommyBlueBoy said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Jarvoid
Thanks so much for your kind comments. We live in the southeast, but we were trying to channel something deeper still...I am glad you liked it.
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Charday said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Hey!
Great tone and playing! Your daughter has an awesome voice! Jd.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks for listening and commenting. For the tone, I was going for something pretty rough, at least in the instrumental parts.
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echoroom said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Dem blues
Straight ahead, great guitar griffin, ass kicking, melancholic blues. Great stuff, man, and fabulous vocals.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Thanks
Straight ahead indeed; there's no reason to reinvent the blues. Thanks for your kind words.
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sschedra said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Yeah!
You can't lose when you play the blues. Nice pairing of Father/Daughter. Pops got chops and the princess has pipes! Nice job guys.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Thanks
It's nice to have a partner in these projects. She was home from college, so I asked her to take a crack at singing this. She did a much better job than I could.
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alackbass said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Doublin' Down on the Blues
Oh Yeah!!!!!!!! Now that's the stuff! Downloaded!
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TommyBlueBoy said 1282 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks for listening and commenting. Keeps me going...
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Skunkwrx said 1283 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Doublin' Down on the Blues
Awe daddy, this is so dang tasty. An yo' daughta can sing da blues dat right fo dang sho, no lie. Thanka mighty.

Said with all due respect.

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TommyBlueBoy said 1282 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Skunk1
I am glad my daughter helped me on this. My take was less than stellar.
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MarkHolbrook said 1283 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Ya this
just works. Should be the motto of Monday (even though tomorrow is a holiday... Mondays are always bad!)
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TommyBlueBoy said 1282 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Cheers
Well they call it Stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad...Yeah, Mondays can be rough, but somehow the blues helps. Thanks for listening.
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paddler said 1281 days ago (January 22nd, 2014)
love it
i tell you - i'm sitting in this shed,listening to this with the rain pouring outside.your song is perfect atmosphere and right where i'm at.if i had one critisism it would be to come up with a better and more final ending.totally love it
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TommyBlueBoy said 1280 days ago (January 22nd, 2014)
Thanx
I'm glad this provided some atmosphere for your rainy day. Things here in the eastern side the United States are very very frosty today!

Yes, there should be a better ending, but our drummer would not cooperate!! It's really hard to find good help these days.
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PeterB7858 said 1277 days ago (January 25th, 2014)
Doublin' Down on the Blues
Great to hear the BlueBoy is back in town. As comfortable as a favourite pairs of slippers. Your daughter has a wonderful voice. Tasty slide, too. Thanks, Peter.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1274 days ago (January 28th, 2014)
Thanks
Peter, thanks for stopping by for a listen. I really appreciate it.
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DrToasty said 1275 days ago (January 27th, 2014)
amp
What amp are you using?
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TommyBlueBoy said 1274 days ago (January 28th, 2014)
DrToasty
The amp is a Crate gfx 212T, nice enough, but nothing special. I ran the guitar through an Ibanez TS9 (Tube Screamer) with the drive dial set towards "nasty". On the verses I dialed back the drive to get a cleaner sound.
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paul f. page said 1273 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
Love the fuzzy blues sound...
Wow. Your daughter's got some serious blues pipes. Such an authentic vocalization in this style, and all without seeming affectation. This is quite a wonderful collaboration, consistent and well-played/produced throughout... The bent guitar chords at the top of each verse are really cool. What a great song and performance. Much impressed.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1268 days ago (February 3rd, 2014)
Thanks
I appreciate your thoughtful comments. Fuzzy tone for sure, which is at the other end of the spectrum from the things you write and record. I am glad you liked it. It was fun to work with my daughter; she certainly did much better with the vocal parts than I did.
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DWL said 1240 days ago (March 3rd, 2014)
The girl can sing
and you can play.

Always good to hear a bit of blues.

Cheers

Dick
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alley-oop said 846 days ago (April 2nd, 2015)
Family style
Cool blues track
OMG!!! Mary, you sing great.
Feeling, energy, nuance, control AND
a natural at the blues.
Thanks to you both and the anonymous drummer from the YouTube :-)
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bronco said 77 days ago (May 9th, 2017)
The Blooze is everywhere
Although this is not an acoustic Mississippi John Hurt song, I did enjoy seeing his picture up there. A great man! This was a good blues. Technically perfect which is great but the blues (for my taste) need a little nasty, imperfection to really have the right feel. Your daughter does have the chops no doubt. Just needs a little seasoning in the kitchen of heartbreak.
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