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Feels Like A Good Time (w/scaustrita)



 Genre: Ballad

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The King
This song was the very first song I posted on MacJams, a year ago, almost to the day. It was a kind of therapy for me to deal with my wife’s passing. The responses were very much appreciated. The new photo is of her having a good time with her nieces and nephew. I had always wondered what the song would have been with a complete band. One day out of the blue, Steve Caustrita sent me an email with a new version of the music. I was amazed at what he had done with it. It got me excited to do the song again. I have worked with Steve on a song he had written and he asked if I could write lyrics and do the vocals for. Since then, Steve and I have become good friends. He has helped me on a couple of songs I’ve written but have yet to post. I will soon. I was overwhelmed that Steve’s wife and daughter loved the song so much. It’s what everyone wants to hear. I want to thank Steve for all his hard work and dedication to creating something special. I hope you all enjoy the new version as much as you did the first.

Steve C.
I still remember the first time I heard “Feels Like A Good Time” the song was simple, but so passionate. I next had my wife and daughter, read the song description and view the picture. As I played the song they were both moved to tears. It became a family favorite! Several months later I was at my piano playing some chords and heard in the distant my daughter singing to my playing. I asked, what are you singing? She replied “Feels Like A Good Time.”
I did not realize I was playing the chords, so I dragged Anthony’s track into Sonar and added the piano, then, emailed Anthony with the results. He wrote back that he always wanted to finish the song. So the project was on!

Anthony wanted an ending with strings, I am so happy he made that choice. I still get chills hearing his voice with the ending string arrangement. We knew that this is not a replacement for the original, but an extension to his original vision. Everyone here at MacJams knows of Anthony’s talent, this is our second major project together and as always it is a pleasure working with “The King.”

Steve Caustrita
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Uploaded: Jan 23, 2010 - 08:50:49 AM
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2010 - 03:05:08 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2019 - 10:33:18 AM
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Char said 3466 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
You guys
you make me cry. I am happy Anthony and you have made friends. Thank you for sharing something so personal and real with Steve's heart as well. Much love to you. Thanks.
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sheilad said 3466 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
I have
fav'd and d/l without even listening. The first version is still one of my all time favorite MJ tunes and I know that this will be unbelievable with the two of you together. Good to see you back Anthony
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MarkHolbrook said 3466 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Yup... Loved the first
love the next... this is very cool guys!
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TG said 3465 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
This is...
Filled with emotion, very engaging song and excellent performances, great job guys, sorry for your loss
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crissew said 3465 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Beautiful tribute
Obviously heartfelt vocals and a great arrangement behind it. Great job you guys. Loved it!
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Feter said 3465 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Feels Like A Good Time
This is an amazing color of MJ and it always is..
great people do great music ..King your singing
and song writing indeed so passionate and what
better than Steve to done this justice ..I love
the story behind all this beauty ...very very
moving really ..the whole band feel and singing
ye the strings at the end is just spot on ....
kudos my friends ....DEEPEST BOW !!!!!!!!!!
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Moviz said 3465 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
and a wonderful performance..... great vocal and if this is an example of your adding a few chords then stick with it,,, iit's just great, regards M
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scaustrita said 3465 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
It is always great working with you my friend.
Your vocals are outstanding, and such a precious song. I know all your fans will love this version!
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johnwhitehead said 3465 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Powerful vocal performance. Nice punchy piano and band arrangement. Sweet finish.
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Mike_Lynn said 3465 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Great Collab
This is very good work with a passionate delivery. The gradual song build-up is remarkable. Thanks for sharing / Mike
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Outtaorbit said 3465 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
honesty in the tuneage......
Wonderfully done...... hope your feeling better..
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VicDiesel said 3464 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
(I guess this comment is more for Steve)

In places this is a wonderful arrangement. For instance after 2:40 the sax and guitar really make it sound like a band going full out. But earlier, when you're just using that piano it sounds too thin to me. I need a guitar on the backbeats or something like that.

Overall, a very good collaboration.
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SuperStarSmith said 3461 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
the keyboard sound a lot. and the honesty means more than all.
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TERRAPLANE said 3461 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
Heart felt song , sung & played perfect,, Thanks for sharing
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billykirsch said 3460 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
You CAN sing!!! It's not just the tone and perfect pitch; it's that other small 90% of soul in it.
So moved by the song and the story.
You guys ROCK.
(going for the first version now)
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michaelkoppenheffer said 3460 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
Passionate and authentic vocals
well-served by the dramatic build in the arrangement. I like the strings at the very end too!
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ste said 3428 days ago (March 1st, 2010)
keyboard part. great sincere vox too. nice job
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Name: Anthony Frazier
Location: Kingsport Tennessee United States
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I am a self taught musician so I tend to write simple songs. I love to sing and love to make music. I love music of all genres and write many different types, mainly rock, since I am a child of the 60's and 70's. I love the music everyone post on Mac... [see more]

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Genre Info
A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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