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I Made It To Heaven (with SISTERS)


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modern JOY!

Words by Stephen Kemp
Music by Stephen Kemp & Anne Cozean

girl part: Anne Cozean, also keys, mix and seamstress, also teacher, booster and good ear

boy part: Stephen Kemp, also flute, keys, percussion, mixdown - searching for diamonds in good scat

This song started out as a post of the END OF a song not yet written.

Anne grabbed it and did made a loop out of it to make it longer. Later, when the beginning of the song was written, she stitched it onto the ending. Then re-stitched it repeatedly -- lots of work.
She is such a joy to work with and highly experienced with collabs, so I was very fortunate that she chose to work with with me.

This was my first vocal collaboration, first duet, first real mixing and first JOY.

---- what went before ----

Cool — 04/15/07 - 06:09:52 PM

egobandit
Nice little diddy Fun, Well MJ's is glad your here too!

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Thanks, — 04/22/07 - 03:34:26 PM

jamorama
I am glad to be here!

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EASY does not mean SIMPLE


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Fun... — 04/27/07 - 10:54:44 PM

deputydoofy
....but way too short. You do suggest it's a beginning, so I'll wait.

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thanks... — 04/27/07 - 11:07:52 PM

jamorama
... for listening!
Yup, i am working on the front end for it right now....

-steve

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Walking In Sand


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The end is the beginning.. — 04/30/07 - 09:06:14 PM

STK
Very prophetical!

You made it to heaven, this was the end, but really, it was only the beginning! very cool!

I am looking forward to hearing your beginning and middle because, the end, which is the beginning, has got me, exited to where you will take this?

Sounds like Gospel to me dude and your voice really does remind my of Johnny Cash, later on (American IV:). Just my opinion - Keep up the good works!!

STK
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Lyrics
I MADE IT TO HEAVEN

I am
I am that I am
I am
I do be
I am that I am
that I do be.

I've never had a place to go
to ease my troubled mind before
Now here I am, singing out my soul
From the sheer joy that it's bringing to be whole

No, I've never had a place to go
to ease my troubled mind before
All in the joy that it brings me to be whole

I MADE IT TO HEAVEN
God, I am glad to be here.
I can't tell you...
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Uploaded: May 31, 2007 - 09:40:25 PM
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2007 - 06:32:20 PM Last Played: Jun 25, 2019 - 07:03:40 AM
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dajama said 4433 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
I love this!
Caught my mood and made me sway back and forth and smile. Sounds like a long, intricate path to get to here, but well worth it, in my opinion. The vocals are excellent, with some great expressive singing throughout. The music is nicely spaced and placed - restrained enough to give the voices free reign, but vital and nicely present. Joy, indeed! Thanks to everybody involved. Inspirational. Peace.
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jamorama said 4433 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Thanks for your impressions!
And thanks for the encouragement. I don't know how long collaboration usually takes, but this one took a long time, and got pretty grueling at times, due to the stitching of, really, two songs along the way.

I truly appreciate your words.

-steve

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Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
Morning Light said 4433 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
VERY ORIGINAL:D)
What a happy spiritual!!! I really enjoy all the combinations of voices:D)
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jamorama said 4433 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Thanks for listening
I'm glad you liked it! It's always nice to see Morning Light....

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Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
Feter said 4432 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Spirirtual !!
this is awesome singing and harmony
full of spirits ... !!
classic taste like comng from a stephen stills
ol vinyl ... I realy enjoying it !
good job !!
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jamorama said 4432 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Thanks, Feter
"...awesome singing and harmony... full of spirits ... !!"

Thanks so much for your encouragement, Feter.

Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
said 4432 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
WOW!!!
this is awesome!!!
the whole feel, the lyrics, the vocals, the harmonies... gave me chills!
outstanding work all around!!!!
jamorama said 4432 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Faelin, thank you
You got caught up in the joy, too, huh? Anne and I had a lot of fun singing this, and she is so patient and very funny. It was a great time, and my first vocal collaboration, yippee.
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
TripeWagon said 4432 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
THIS IS THE BUSINESS!
we have no idea what our title means but this tune is HIGH quality.
WE GENUINELY LOVE IT.

Yes I !
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jamorama said 4432 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Thanks for listening
It is sometimes difficult trying to decide what to write, I know. But I can tell you this: I LOVE menudo, and according to the Mexicans it's good for hangovers!
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
thetiler said 4432 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
unique singin
kInda a cross between Joe Cocker and Christofer Cross.

Unique vibrato and that sisters singing almost has a Beatles sound.

Cool
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jamorama said 4432 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Unique.
Now that's a word I like! And the comments on the vocals are much appreciated: Joe Cocker and Christopher Cross, cool. Thanks for listening, Mr. Tiler, and I love your work.

Yes, I was so lucky that SISTERS would work with me.
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
said 4432 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
hey pardner
that was fun for me, too, stephen. i've never done a song from the end to intro before, but when i heard your little snippet of the chorus, the mantra of joy groove hooked me. i learned a lot, as well, accidently - my favorite way - and on purpose - like how to use my computer keybd to input midi. DUH!!! so THAT's what's in the unopened Logic Express manual over there......*) your voice was perfect - swell effects on it, too. i think you did a spiffy job mixing this up. enjoyed the partnership!
anne
jamorama said 4431 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Thanks, pard!
I am so pleased at the response here. And thanks to Marty for her comments, too, happy to see them!
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
apb said 4431 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Sheer joy ..

this is awesome!! Aren't collabs just great!! Anne's sweet harmonies are perfection, love your switch of voice too- fantastic tones .. the quality when you sing in your lower register just wipes me out ..your voices work extremely well together... and a mandolin too, with a
da ra da dum intro to it :o).. going almost acapella for the outro. Wow .. this one just got re-vamped big time, great mixing too. Kudos to you both. What a result!!!
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jamorama said 4431 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Thanks APB
Coming from you this is pure joy! And thanks for the vox comments -- you gave me just what I was looking for. And I LOVE your stuff -- I'll collaborate any time!

Good of you to stop by.

-stephen
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
RacerX said 4431 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
spirtual
this is wonderful!
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jamorama said 4431 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Thanks for listening
Good to see you again!
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
jamorama said 4431 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Love Your New Song
I'd collab any time.
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
Doadars Uncle said 4430 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Much expanded!!!!
Hey Steve, this is very deep! Great build up to the original ditty.

Doug
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jamorama said 4429 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
thanks, uncle!
Yes, it was a challenge to find a prelude. Anne Cozean really helped there, piquing me with her baby-ah-oos from out of nowhere, and that prodded me to try to wratchet up my level of creativity, that is, she inspired me yet again. The process was very fun and gratifying.
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
said 4429 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Stunning
I like this so much. Everybody sounds great, and the various placement and treatment of the individual parts is clever and beautiful. I also totally dig how the song develops from a very tenuous foundation into a truly off-beat, dulcimer-strumming, California-commune ecstacy! WOW!!
Well done!
jamorama said 4429 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Thanks a lot!
"I like this so much.... truly off-beat, dulcimer-strumming, California-commune ecstacy! WOW!! Well done!"

Now those are words for me to live by. I am actually not a religious person, though spiritual, but in fact it was a now ancient California commune ecstasy that reformed me from an agnostic into a mystic. Guess I just skipped the human middlemen, sticking with the *stics!

Thanks for your observations and your interest.
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
Moviz said 4429 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Very soulful
and full of spiritual feeling. The sound is great and with those lovely haunting voices in the backing from 'Sisters' you have a great rendition of this song. I listened to your other songs and to me you sound very much like Kenny Rogers ( which is good), Thanks, M
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jamorama said 4429 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Thanks for your impressions!
Moviz, no one ever suggested Kenny Rogers before! That is pretty cool.

Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
Estella said 4428 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Wow
I think I remember the original post, which was intriguing. This one is thrilling. Steve, you know I adore your music. And Anne, you are gorgeous as always, too. When I first heard there was a collab between you, well, I was fascinated because I'm a fan of you both. Sorry to be late to the party, but my brother just got married and well, I've been consumed by that. Coincidentally, the wedding after-party was a big menudo-off, which is our tradition : )

Yes, the slow build is wonderful, your voices distinct enough from each other to be exciting ear candy. I love the last joyful, head-bobbing spirituality. Great collab, and congratulations on your first one, Steve. It was a success!!!
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jamorama said 4428 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
estellie
Thanks for your encouragement! Hope the menudo was good! i love menudo.
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
DeputyDoofy said 4428 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Very nice.
This has come a LONG way from the 30 second snippet you had before. Very nicely put together and, of course, an excellent tune.
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jamorama said 4428 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Thanks, doofy
I appreciate your listening. You ARE a busy guy, and I remember what that can be like, so thanks.
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
jiguma said 4426 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
Hmmmmm!
Nice one Stephen. I have to preface my comments with the fact that I am of the firm belief that Anne could sing backup on almost anything and breathe special life into it. That's some voice you have Steve, and this is a really interesting vehicle for it. Even without Anne, this would still be good. I'm suitably impressed - congratulations.
Neil
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jamorama said 4426 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
Thanks a lot!
I agree that Anne is exceptional. My jaw dropped when she picked the tune for collaboration. She is just great to work with, I can't tall ya!

And praise from you is high praise indeed. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
SmokeyVW said 4423 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
brand nu
thanks to you
this is a
brand new
deja vu

thanks!
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Brian Weiland said 4421 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Brilliant!
The piano, the harmonies, your voice, the long slow gradual build, the RELEASE as the dulcimer kicks in- just brilliant!

If you were trying to capture joy in a song, you succeeded!

~Brian Weiland
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composerclark said 4394 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Eclectic
Sincere and profuse apologies for coming to this so late! It's eclectic and wonderful! The different singing styles are just a pleasure to listen to. I feel like I'm listening to about 3 different songs in 1! Cheers.
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tmcfate said 4367 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
well put together
and so upliftingi like the silk and sandpaper cotrast with the vocals and the call and responce feel. really well done
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djdrshaman said 4365 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
transcendent and lives up to its name
that's like jeff buckley meeting up with the angels- i was moved- ur deeply spiritual and this piece exudes that understanding- thank u
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said 4334 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Love it!
Man I love what's going on in this song! All the expression with the vocals is just amazing! I love expressive vocals, and this is no exception!
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