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Empty Space w/Cedrick Barnes


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FEEL

 Genre: Bluegrass

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A post about depression surfaced not too long ago. Depression is prevalent and many times unnoticed until too late. Three friends come to mind, this song is about the first one who took his life back in the 80's. Not that I'm putting the blame on anyone, his wife left him and it was too hard for him to handle. This song is speculation on my part and maybe what went through his mind the last moments of his life.

I wrote this song back at that time and tried it later in a band setting with different drummers but never seemed to work out, There was another version of this song that I posted a long time ago here on macjams. The version was a collaboration and a pretty cool one at that but it wasn't the way I had envisioned the song.

It's a 1/4 beat that I struggled to create using garageband, I later transferred it over to Logic and tweaked it from there. The rhythm electric guitar (Gibson SG) and vocals were also done in garageband. Lead guitar with the SG and a mic'd Hohner for acoustic guitar done in Logic. All guitars tuned to open G.

I sent a copy to my old band mate Cedrick Barnes who told me that he remembered this tune. Cedrick dropped by and laid down the bass track last Sunday using his new Marcus Miller signature Fender Jazz Bass. It's Sweet! A special thanks goes out to Cedrick, his enthusiasm has motivated me to redo some of my tunes and record them the way I want it performed.
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Lyrics
Empty Space

There's an empty space I got it in my heart
You know I miss you so you know I let you go
I feel you far away I miss you more and more
Come on back to me 'cause now my heart's so sore

Can't believe you left you know I'm all alone
You left my heart and soul

Guess I figured out you love another man
You know it makes me mad you know I'm your biggest fan
Reconsider this if you were in my shoes
You would be so sad and be a singing the blues

Can't believe you left you know I'm all alone
You left my heart and soul

Come on baby come back to me
You're the one I love the only one for me
Set my mind at ease
Come on set me free
Set me free...

(lead)

Come on set me free

Staring in the dark of this lonely room
Empty is my heart I gave it all to you
Why you changed your mind I will never know
Guess I'll drink it up to forget the blow (45)

Can't believe you left you know I'm all alone
You left my heart and soul
Left my heart and soul...

© John Luper
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Hits: 1946
Comments: 23
Fans: 23
Plays: 89
Downloads: 17

Uploaded: Nov 26, 2014 - 10:08:20 AM
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2014 - 01:52:37 PM Last Played: Sep 26, 2017 - 02:55:43 PM
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Comments
alackbass said 1091 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
Empty Space
More blues than bluegrass......but it still rocks anyway. Has a Zep vibe that just rules. The odd time groove kills as does your guitar playing. Been there, friend who couldn't handle loss and climbed in a bottle. I think about him often. Killer track John!
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FEEL said 1091 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
Blues grass
I agree, it's more of a British style blues and is fun to play with just an acoustic. The beat to me has that BG feel and was the first thing I heard out of Cedrick's mouth so that's where the genre ended up. Thanks for the listen and comments.
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KCsGROOVE said 1091 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
empty space
great guitar and basswork, guys
there's a haunting vibe here
dig it!
KC
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FEEL said 1089 days ago (November 28th, 2014)
Yes
haunting indeed. thanks KC for dropping by.
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PeterB7858 said 1090 days ago (November 27th, 2014)
Empty Space
Quality retro vibe, I'm thinking early Traffic (Windwood, Capaldi, etc). I really like how the vocal sits in the mix and how it sounds. Bass is great, too. Guitars are always going to be good. Difficult subject matter but I am glad I dropped by. Take care, Peter.
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FEEL said 1089 days ago (November 28th, 2014)
Peter
I appreciate you dropping by. Thanks for the review and comparison, always nice to read.
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Daugrin said 1090 days ago (November 27th, 2014)
Delta Blues
Blue grass is blue. Not as blue as this... thanks for holding the bar high around here.

Daug
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FEEL said 1089 days ago (November 28th, 2014)
thank you sir
not much of a match compared to your most recent.
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Daugrin said 1088 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
The Party is just starting
Your material is always a great listen John. NO backing up, especially to those who come here to pursue Big Brother's agenda. Music that heals, helps, informs or entertains is always welcome... that is what you make every time, and not by accident. Shining a light on depression? What could be a more appropriate message for our friends? :)

Daug
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Ultrabeast said 1089 days ago (November 28th, 2014)
Love it :)
I've fought depression too myself, laughter and music are a way to fight it.
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FEEL said 1089 days ago (November 28th, 2014)
Right on!
The good fight, keep it up, means more music.
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Vic Holman said 1089 days ago (November 28th, 2014)
open G
a great tuning for slide and some cool rhythm work that is apparent here.
great subject matter considering how overlooked it is.
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Sigmund said 1088 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
Empty Space
Interesting beat to start this tune off. Great use of a slide, and this has a definite 70's rock vibe. Relevant topic these days. Enjoyed the listen, John - nice work!
Sig
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Moviz said 1088 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
Haven't heard
the other versions, but I think you probably are very satisfied with this version, because it has a very raw feel to it, which ties in with the feelings around depression. So good, with the instrumental combinations you created here; love the slide and percussion and all.....it's so good and pro' sounding, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 1088 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
A
great track John, love the intro and definitely a Zep vibe here.
I like the arrangement and instrumentation, well performed and great guitar work, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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thoddi said 1088 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
Sounds really cool
I can dig the guitar sounds you produce here. Very cool overdriven tones. Good song!
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Philip18 said 1087 days ago (November 30th, 2014)
Empty space
Moves along well. Powerful song. The guitars are superb. Good one, John!
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MikeRobinson said 1084 days ago (December 3rd, 2014)
It sounds like 7-time
Clapping my hands in rhythm to this piece, it sounds for all the world like it's in 7/8 time.   In any case, the “slide” work in the opening bars makes this rockin’ blues tune very interesting and engaging.   Nice work.
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FEEL said 1083 days ago (December 4th, 2014)
Thanks
That solved my delema. I'm glad you liked this.
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jiguma said 1084 days ago (December 3rd, 2014)
Great sound John!
Cedrick certainly adds a nice bass presence here which compliments your very tasty guitar tracks. Drums and vocals good too - I still get a Steve Miller flash when I hear your voice. Mix sounds perfect - I've discovered recently how hard it is to get a good "heavier" mix.
"Bluegrass"? :)
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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thetiler said 1075 days ago (December 12th, 2014)
Really like
how the guitar comes out of the shoot.
Like the down home funky swamp swamp slide guitar but so much more with the drums and the rest. WaY to go !
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jimmyrus said 325 days ago (December 31st, 2016)
Great Beat
Love the rhythm on this one, cool
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jimmyrus said 325 days ago (December 31st, 2016)
Great Beat
Love the rhythm on this one, cool
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