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Smooth as Silk (iGStudio remix)


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Joanna

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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iGStudio (Ilya) did a remix of the Smooth As Silk collaboration he and McBoy did with me, and here is the result. I hope you enjoy it!
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Lyrics
Smooth as silk, slick as oil
Sly as a fox, you're never true or loyal
You're a rake, a bounder, a rascal, a cad
Why, oh, why do I like my boys bad?

You set your sights in that smoky room
Helpless as a kitten, I sauntered your way
You smiled, you laughed, enjoying my doom
I couldn't resist that black hair touched with grey

::Refrain::

You put on airs; lived like a king
I thought you were the man that you pretended to be
The bills came in and I paid everything
A wink, a kiss, and a slap on the tush was your currency

::Refrain::
::McBoy glides along the ivories::

You stole my heart, and all my rings
You took my natural pearls but skipped the cultivated
I should have known I'd lose all my things
You wouldn't even breathe without being compensated

::Refrain::

::iGStudio smokes some swanky sax::

::Refrain::

I don't know...
Loverboy...
Come to Mama.
Song Stats
Hits: 5946
Comments: 35
Fans: 14
Plays: 378
Downloads: 249
Votes: 18
Uploaded: Apr 28, 2005 - 09:06:21 AM
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2005 - 11:15:58 PM Last Played: Mar 17, 2017 - 08:05:39 AM
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Hardware:
Shure SM58 mic, a saxophone and a piano.
Software:
GB
Comments
chikoppi said 4562 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
More gin and hold the tonic
Yeah... that's hot. Loved the original, love this mix. Great vocals and instrumental performances, fun lyrics, smokey character, terrific ending! I don't know if the drums were loops or midi, but I thought they were also very good.
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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
More gin and hold the tonic
Thank you, chik! Ilya's note below gives the origins of the drums. I'll get your
drink for you now.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Tom Atwood said 4562 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
Lots of velvet here
Is there a smokier sax around? Great, laid back
performances from everyone. Very cool.Understated. Is
that McBoy on the piano?

I need to check the original, but this was sublime.
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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
Lots of velvet here
Thank you, atwood! That is indeed McBoy on the piano, and no, there isn't a
smokier sax on Earth, I'd venture to say. I was so lucky to get these two
amazing musicians to play on my song.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
iG.STUDiO said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
Lots of velvet here
I do smoke [coughing] a lot...

---
iLYA
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macapa said 4561 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
Wow!
I've said it before, I'll say it again: what a voice! And what
a great collaboration. It's downloaded and iPodded! :-)
Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
Wow!
Thank you, macapa! I love hearing that you downloaded and ipodded it -
that's better than any rating!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
rovert10 said 4561 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
Fantastic.
Man you can sing. Brilliant.
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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
Fantastic.
Thank you, rovert! I'm all ablush!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
thetiler said 4561 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
sounds great
good going

your voice fits in nicely

sounds like a classic
I've heard this before, but this is real nice

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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
sounds great
Thank you, Tiler. This is the 3rd version I've posted, so I'm glad you're not
sick of it yet!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Emily Rohm said 4561 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
Now this...
...is old school cool! Smokey and Swanky! Love the
artwork, too. ;)
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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
Now this...
Thank you, Emily! I'm thrilled with the sound those two wonderful guys gave
to this song.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
_nderscore said 4561 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
sultry-er-er
the vocals blend perfectly in this version & the added
length is nice, too-big upps to iG. it's hard to put my
untrained ear on it, but the real sax & piano completely
polish this with a layer of authenticity. really great, kids
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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
sultry-er-er
Thank you, _nder! I agree -- the live instruments bring it to a whole new
level.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
iG.STUDiO said 4561 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
A bit of info:
This particular remix is not drasically different from the
original collaboration Joanna posted acouple of month
ago, just some very minor adjustments - mostly the solos
(after putting it to rest for a while, I listened to it again
and suddenly become annoyed by several repeated
passages in my solo, so I killed those, then went through
the whole thing, fixed Mcboy's solo, where it was a bit
competing - level-wise - overlapping the vocal, and
pulled the coda chord 1/8 back to spice it up).
The drums are custom loops from Mcboy's collection. The
bass is GB loops, we didn't change it, it works well.
Check out my latest song called Spiral Samba
Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
A bit of info:
When I first wrote this, I couldn't stop singing take after take simply because I
was having so darn much fun. I can't thank you enough for your hard work.
You made my little slice of joy into something so much more.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
MiMi said 4561 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
Wow
now that is a great collaboration! True acoustic jazz, with
all the sophistication and polish you could hope for.
Excellent!!
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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
Wow
Thank you, MiMi! From a fellow jazztress, that means a lot.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Kevensor said 4561 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
Waiter...
send a round to the band on me.

That was "Smooth as Silk"

Excellent performances by everyone involved!!

DL/9s!
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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
Waiter...
Thank you, Keven! A toast to Macjams and the opportunity to collaborate!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Stun Nutz said 4561 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
martini time
I don't know what was changed on this version over
the last, but it sounds great. You know, maybe this
is better than the frisky piano loops after all. The
laid back vibe and live instrumentation are really
classy.
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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
martini time
Thank you, Stun! It is a whole different sound, isn't it? So glad you came along
for the ride.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
aclarke said 4560 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
Joanna and the Bad Boys
Outstanding!
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Joanna said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
Joanna and the Bad Boys
Thank you, ac! What a great name for a band!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
alley-oop said 4560 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
I want to be a bad boy!
Girlfriend, You are, and this is HOT! Kudos to iGStudio and
McBoy for their wonderful additions to this fantastic song.
Your mom will be proud!
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Joanna said 4559 days ago (May 1st, 2005)
I want to be a bad boy!
Alley, you're officially one of my bad boys! Thank you for listening!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
John Stebbe said 4558 days ago (May 1st, 2005)
Cool song
Sounds great, Joanna. You've got just the right kind of
voice for this sort of tune.

Great keys, McBoy!

Sax from igStudio is wonderful as always.
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Joanna said 4558 days ago (May 1st, 2005)
Cool song
Thank you, John! I'm a big fan of yours, so that means a lot.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
mulletsrock said 4556 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
MJ entertainment
Although the song is classic standards writing and the
piano solo is excellent, but perhaps a little too loud, the
piano comping throughout is subpar and the vocal
performance is slightly pitchy for a professional release.
On Macjams, however, it is very entertaining.
Check out my latest song called Frankenfun II (with iGStudio, Tobin, Suz...)
Joanna said 4531 days ago (May 29th, 2005)
MJ entertainment
Thank you for the feedback, mullet. Part of the problem was probably
because the musicians (piano and sax) were laying down their parts to a voice
track that had already been recorded. That's sort of opposite of the usual
method, and more difficult.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
baki said 4549 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
smooth and classy
makes me think black and white. like this:
http://cineclasico.webcindario.com/hayw46.jpg
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Joanna said 4531 days ago (May 29th, 2005)
smooth and classy
Thank you, Baki! Great shot of Rita Hayward, too!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Shimky said 4533 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
Mmmm!
I don't know enough about music to tell you anymore than
you've already heard from other people. Basically:
grrrrreat track! :O)
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Joanna said 4531 days ago (May 29th, 2005)
Mmmm!
Thank you, Shimky! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
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