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Bamboozled


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bjack

 Genre: Gospel

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This song was developed as a result of trying to find out who I am (not African American because there's no country called African America). In the process of the search I came across the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy and the 26th chapter of Leviticus, among other books in the Bible. This song might cause some controversy with some people but I am just expressing my beliefs. And they are my beliefs.

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Song Stats
Hits: 3760
Comments: 23
Fans: 8
Plays: 281
Downloads: 154
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Jul 31, 2007 - 02:35:53 PM
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2007 - 11:00:06 PM Last Played: Jun 08, 2019 - 11:16:31 AM
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dreadmon said 4370 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
More like this
I wish more of the mainstream black music was like this (and I know there's no country called "black" either, but to be fair, a good number of European Americans are simply lumped together under the "white" tag) - instead of about gang-bangin' and bling-blingin', would that we could have more discussion of identity, both racial and spiritual. One separates us and one unites us, if we look hard and deep enough. But onto the song, this is slick. The only reason I didn't go with all 10's was due to some clarity issues on some of the raps. Controversy is good - it promotes discussion. Simply nodding at the status quo when someone's preaching to the choir invites sedentary thought and who needs that? Bravo.
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bjack said 4370 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
More Like This
Thanks for the props. We might have to get Dopi to re-do his part. I had reservations about posting this song. Your response helps me feel a little better. Again, thanks

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said 4370 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Another one from...
the bjack hit factory. I like your use of tight vocal harmonies that you place in almost all your songs... here they are in top form and drive the tune. Great rhythm and beat throughout.

I wish you would post the lyrics, cause I want to follow allow, especially in the rap section. I have a feeling it was meant to be less than totally clear stylistically? Maybe not, but I was thinking as a musical contrast highlighting the point of your song.

Funny, I have been working on a song about the prodigal son and came across the same picture that you use above. Father welcoming home the wayward son...

good one bjack.
bjack said 4370 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Another One From...
Thanks for the compliment. You can tell I love vocal arrangements. Again, thanks.

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TobinMueller said 4369 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
True density
You've captured the sense of coming from so many places, eras, people, both ancestors and others. I love the density, the crowded vocal nature of the multi-voice arrangement. Tasty organ riffs too. I also dig the artwork you attached. Hip, entertaining, moving, full of truth and pride. Really nice.
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bjack said 4369 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
True density
Thank you. I really respect your opinion.

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said 4369 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Well done!
Man I like this! Reminds me of that old classic "Cloud 9." Fabulous groove. Wonderful lyrics and vocals. You dudes rock n' rap!

Be well!
bjack said 4369 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Well done
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. This one is special to me.

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ktb said 4369 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
crushing
wow, i'm totally blown away. What a HUGE track. You are very gifted. Superb vocal and soulful performances. How did the music come together? The rapping was stella
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bjack said 4368 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
crushing
Thanks for the props. Actually, this was gonna be a totally different song. I had some other lyrics and another vocal melody. I let my brother hear what I was doing and he said the track was too slammin' for those lyrics.

I didn't believe him and let my wife listen to what I was doing and she agreed with him (the next words out of her mouth was "do a gospel song". She's always trying to get me to do gospel songs). At first I couldn't think of anything and then she said "why don't you write about what you've been studying". It was a piece of cake after that. Again, thanks for the props.

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lengold said 4368 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Great funk
Great funky beat - impossible to keep still. Lovely deep meaning lyrics with superb vocals and production. First Class. Thanks. Downloaded.
Cheers
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bjack said 4366 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
Great funk
Thanks for taking the time out to listen. Sorry for the delay in my response.

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Moviz said 4368 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
This is
the 'Works'. What a great sound and production. I'm blown away with the arrangement too with those harmonies and parts.
None of us know our true roots though, as was proved recently on UK TV with a program called 'Who do you Think You Are?,'asking people did they think they were truly British.It also asked what consituted being British and did it go off which of their ancestors generation was British born.
It was fantastic to see the looks on the faces of the most bigotted and racist of them and a good percentage of others also, when it was traced through their DNA to prove that in almost all cases even though they were typically 'white', that they had Arab, North African or East European roots. Most had North African roots LOL. And a good few had American Indian genes. My own name tells me that I'm of Norse/French ancestry, but I also have Irish Gypsy, and God only knows what else in my genes. Yet I'm classed as English.
So it goes to show that none of us can swear as to where we 'Belong' or were originally from. What's more,Spiritually, I believe that on 'the other side' we will find there is no such thing as race or colour. We are all one and NO one person or group has the monopoly. He made us all.
Anyway,Back to this great song. There's nothing more exciting than vocal harmonies in my estimation; I love it. This is one of the best 'finished' songs I've heard on MJ so far and I'm sure it could be selling in the stores if it were put out there, Congratulations. M
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bjack said 4366 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
This is
Thank you for the compliment. I could get into a deep debate with you but it would take away from the music. I respect and appreciate your opinion and especially your critique of the music. God bless.

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jiguma said 4366 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
Don't know where to start!
I grew up listening to the "old style" soul and R&B artists from America as well as lots of East Coast harmony bands (CSN&Y, Byrds etc) when I was young. I also went through a Bob Marley period. I have to admit though that rap music is something I was never able to get into.
What you've done here is, to my ears, really exceptional - it takes me back to nights listening to Sly and the Family Stone in my 20s, or the Four Tops in my teens. I'd love to read the lyrics too, but what I'm hearing is beautiful harmonies and great rhythms. Love the bass, and the beautiful production. This is a really fantastic achievement.
They just don't do soul and R&B like they used to!
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bjack said 4366 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
Don't know where to start
I wanted to pull in not only my generation but the hip hop generation and also the people of the Caribbean (my wife's Jamaican).

For commercial purposes we try to stay on top of what's selling in the urban music scene (we submit a lot of songs for other artists to perform), but personally, I like old school where you had to sing your parts, sing about something that made sense, and couldn't rely on some machine to pull your vocals in key or whatever.

I wish I could get this song released but sadly, it's pay to play over here. I'm hoping the internet will provide an outlet for our music.

Thank you for the kind words.

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echoroom said 4363 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Bam bam!
Man, this is a thing of beauty - great groove, wonderful mix, and awesome vocal harmonies. This is pro-level, no question, and deserves to be heard by a much wider audience, rather than most of the toss clogging up the charts. A stunning piece of work guys.

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bjack said 4363 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Bam, bam!
Thanks for the props. Sometimes, the best payment is other people appreciating your work. Thank you for the appreciation.

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said 4363 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Stunned...
by this song. Very humbling to hear pure talent like this. This song is special. Thanks for sharing it.
bjack said 4363 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Stunned...
Thanks for listening. Glad you liked it.

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said 4363 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Ten Tribes
well represented here. This is a stellar song: great writing, tight performances, impeccable production. It comes from the heart, but goes through the brain on its way out......... Exceptional.
bjack said 4362 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Ten Tribes
Hallelujah. Translated means "Praise You Yah"

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iPhoenex said 4335 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
really good
all the extra people adding in makes this great
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