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CR

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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Description
A " positive " soul track about believing in yourself.
This track has a " gospel " style
arrangement with a R&B bottom.

Enjoy,
CR
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Lyrics
Everybody want's, the finer things in life
Nobody wants to put up with the toils and strife
Everybody wants to have it going on
but nobody wants to get it on
Gotta work hard, gotta give in
if you want to , if you want to win

Chorus: I'am better
( life can't get me down)
x2

Everybody wants to drive a brand new car
but how hard and willing and just how far, are you willing to go, to get the things you want
you got to do it, stop talking that talk

Chorus:x2

Bridge: In everyones life, some rain must fall
(repeat)

Chorus:
Song Stats
Hits: 4481
Comments: 19
Fans: 8
Plays: 290
Downloads: 205
Votes: 19
Uploaded: Oct 25, 2005 - 09:27:13 PM
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2005 - 11:10:38 PM Last Played: Jun 26, 2019 - 06:59:45 PM
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Hardware:
Fender strat ( guitar)
Bass guitar
Drum programming (from Motif)
Yamaha Motif ( strings & keys)
Audio technica (mic)

Software:
Pro-tools (pc)
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 5081 days ago (October 25th, 2005)
Welcome back!
I've missed you...

This is a great tune, and puts out a strong, positive and uplifting
message with a great R&B feel...

Terrific singing...

You know what's cool, too? When this starts up it could be vintage
Marvin Gaye or Curtis Mayfield...but it could also be The Band or early
Rod Stewart...this is a tune that can cross barriers, and find its own
place... This is the kind of song that just makes me wish I could sing
like this...

Immediate download...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
CR said 5081 days ago (October 25th, 2005)
Welcome back!
Thanks for kind words Ed.
Good to be back on Macjams. I've got some catching up to do!
I 've always dug Rod Stewart and his style of soul. His " best " of collection is in my cd changer right now. As alway's,
thank you for such positive feedback towards my music.

Thanks Ed,
CR




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Cecil Reynolds
Check out my latest song called Don't Waste your time
Macaudion said 5081 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
Take a bow...
This is a nice sound CB. And it carries a nice messege too.
Your singing seems a bit more polished and theres more of a
comfortable feel overall. Dig'n all of the accompaniments. Some very
nice choices you've made here. Everything feels right. Like'n that synth
thing you got going. Did you crdate it? Dig'n the whole tune, but I
especially like the transition/brdge/breakdown toward the end. Sweet.

Welcome back CB. Nice work. I think that you've made a hit. It's been
so long since I heard anything from you, that I don't think that I would
have caught your name, but a 'thank you' to EJH, for inviting me to the
party.

Congrats! on the later...


Cydniko
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
CR said 5080 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
Take a bow...
Thanks Dion,
Nothing fancy on the string arrangment.
I just worked to keep it honest, and sometimes
things happen to mesh (guitar and strings).

CR

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Cecil Reynolds
Check out my latest song called Don't Waste your time
said 5081 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
Soulful sound....
with words to match. CR, you do it here. Great R&B tune and I love your vocals on this. Just so classic. Keep 'em coming.
I'll be DL-ing this baby when I get home.

Jack
CR said 5080 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
Soulful sound....
Thanks Jack,
We both enjoy " classic " soul. I often listen to
the Sam & Dave track you sent me.
Hope you enjoy this song as much.

CR

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Cecil Reynolds
Check out my latest song called Don't Waste your time
ziti said 5081 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
how have i missed you CR???
I play with a singer up here in the northeast that could be yer twin
brother...I've been tryuing to get him into my little studio for a while
now....

I love soul music. LOVE soul music, and have been playing it for
years...and you sure are the REAL DEAL!!! I will immediatly go and
listen to all yer stuff, and I'm soo excited! I was wondering why there
was no old time soul belters here on macjams...and here you were the
whole time!!

I hope we can hook up sometime for somethin funky

very deep bow

z
Check out my latest song called The Viconian Cyclist
CR said 5080 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
how have i missed you CR???
Now, if my wife would only feel that same way !

Hey Z,
That sounds like a winner to me !
I'am glad you like that classic sound.
The twin cities is home to one of my favorite singers
' Alexander O'neal '
So many people from mississippi and that region
relocated in minnesota, so, soul singing should not be
in short demand. I would love to work on some
material with you.
Now about that twin.....

Thanks

CR

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Cecil Reynolds
Check out my latest song called Don't Waste your time
thetiler said 5081 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
nice
Like the R&B sound.
Lots of nice soul.
Great words there!
Thanks for sharing!
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
CR said 5080 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
nice
Thank you Bill,
Your music touches the ' soul ' as well.

CR

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Cecil Reynolds
Check out my latest song called Don't Waste your time
ronnienotch said 5077 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Definitely
Hey right to the point...I got like 2 tracks that you would sound perfect on...get @ me if you're interested...
Notch

www.notchmusicgroup.com
Check out my latest song called Motion
CR said 5077 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Definitely
Ronnie,
Thanks for the positive comments.
We SHOULD get together on a track or two.
cecilreynolds49@aol.com is where you can reach me.

I have some radio people who play my artist and my
music in Texas,louisiana,arkansas, mississippi and
oklahoma. I can steer them in your direction.

Once again Thanks,
CR

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Cecil Reynolds
Check out my latest song called Don't Waste your time
Leon said 5077 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
this one goes to my ipod
Great RnB feel and vocals have great texture. love all the facets of this
song. here's looking forward to your next song!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
BobRoberts said 5076 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Great tune
What a voice. Amazing job. I didn't know you were gone, but I'm glad
your back too. Going back to dig through your library now.
Check out my latest song called The One and Only
Paul_T said 5076 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Timeless!
An uplifting excellent performance. Perfect for a Monday morning.
"Life can't get me down!" I particularly like the Isley Brothers snakey,
fuzzy, phase shifted guitar! Thanks!
Check out my latest song called Breathe It Out
I.G.M. said 5075 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
OH YEAH...
I hope there`s more of that, keep it comin`...

9-9-9-9

I.G.M.
Check out my latest song called Reflexions
aclarke said 5070 days ago (November 6th, 2005)
Aw man...
I thought I posted a comment last night but it looks like I messed up
somewhere.

Cecil- Terrific song. Once again your amazingly soulful voice outshines a
very strong rhythm track. That bass line is really excellent, btw.

So nice to hear a positive message in a song- yeah, hard work is a
positive thing. Makes you appreciate what you earn in life... for certain!
Also, I have never heard someone say "put up or shut up" so eloquently.
Nice work here.
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
ToozDzChild said 4986 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Unique
You have a unique voice and your background vocals compliment the
style of this song. I know there's a reminiscent sound in here somewhere
but I just can't put my ear on it. The closest I can get is Stang meets Stax.
But I like it overall. Look foward to hearing more from you.
Check out my latest song called Anatomy of Seduction
Artist Info
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Name: Cecil Reynolds
Location: Arlington Texas United States
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Founder and artist on Black Star Records. A soul/R&b label based in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. CR has been involved in the music biz for years. A musician-singer-writer, CR along with his other artist are ready to make 2008 a year to remembe... [see more]

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Genre Info
Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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