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Walkin Away From the Blues


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My attempt at singing blues style to Feter's House off Blues track. I sang it in one take and made up the words as I went along. Oh- and I penciled in a bass track. My apologies to Feter for singing over his guitar solo. (he graciously said he doesn't mind) :-)

Warning: This is about the Lord and contains the "J" word, for those who don't want to hear me singin' about God.:-)
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I made them up as I recorded...
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Uploaded: Apr 29, 2008 - 08:46:42 PM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2008 - 09:42:29 PM Last Played: Apr 04, 2016 - 06:04:39 AM
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Feter said 3432 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
House of Blues entry
who can not enjoy this cool singin ...
I m enjoyin this alot my friend ..its alright
its alright ..thnx alot for this blues :-)
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Roxylee said 3432 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Thank you
for encouraging me to try this, and I'm glad you liked it. :-)
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poodyglitz said 3432 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Cool
Always nice when you stretch yourself by improvising lyrics, right? It's great therapy and good exercise. Keep it up.
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Roxylee said 3432 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Hey, Phil!
So good to see you in here. Thanks, man. :-)
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paul f. page said 3432 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
I call those...
EXPLICIT LYRICS. Lawsy!!
You have a lot of courage to tackle a number like this (or any other, for that matter) just straight out of the shoot. I think it came off very nicely. (And "J" is, no doubt, proud of you, too.)
Peace.
Paul
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Roxylee said 3432 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Well, Paul
I am what I am, and I can't be a closet Christian. Jesus is my life, and I want to sing about what I really feel, like everyone else who feels strongly about something. I suppose that is brave.. letting your deep feelings out in front of everyone. Sure, I could speak in less direct ways, but I really like to know and to be known, so here it is. I'm sure some people won't like it and others won't listen to it, but that's OK. I'm glad toy stopped by and that you liked it.:-)
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drakonis said 3432 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
you got it, girl!
What a great bit of work! Love Feter's guitar, and love your pencilled in bass-line... but... you did WHAT? You MADE UP the lyrics as you sang? As always a lovely voice, but you MADE UP the lyrics? Sheesh, what a talented lady you are, excellent. And hey... you're recording again? Did your long-awaited replacement Saffire box show up today? Life's looking up... somebody's looking after you I think (smile).
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Roxylee said 3432 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Heehee, I wish!
Actually, I used the USB mic and tweaked it as best I could in GB. I'm expecting the delivery truck any second now... (eternally optimist that I am) Thank you so much, Eduard. :-) For some reason, I can make up words as I go along to this style; it relaxes me and it flows.I love hearing this one with funny words, sad words, crazy words, all so much fun to hear! Feter's ideas in here spark a lot of creativity in here lately.:-)
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Pete_NB said 3432 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Great job!
You have a voice for the blues, for sure. And that bass line had a great groove for a pencil.

Good stuff!
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Roxylee said 3432 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Wow, thanks, Pete
This encourages me to sing more blues. :-)
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said 3432 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Magic!
Your work is fantastic as always! I dig that bass sound!
Your vocals.... really fit the atmosphere. Thanks for sharing!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Roxylee said 3431 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Hello, Yeman
I appreciate your listening, and I thank you for commenting. I am happy that you found this pleasing to your ears. :-)
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DWL said 3432 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Extemporised?
Impressive :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Roxylee said 3431 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Thanks, Dick
and thanks for the new vocabulary word. Extemporized... I'll have to remember that. :-)
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davisamerica said 3431 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
hello lady
you can belt it out with the best of them ... amazing improv lyrics and just perfect ... way cool roxy!!
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Roxylee said 3431 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Hi!!
and thank you so much...This was a fast experiment, glad you liked it! :-)
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davisamerica said 3431 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
ps
love the picture ... perfect fit!!
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mowguy3 said 3431 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
A gass
As you went along? Great job. Oh ya, some fantastic singing as well. Nice, very nice
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Roxylee said 3430 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Thank you very much!
I appreciate you stopping by to comment. It's fun to try new styles and especially when people say it sounds good. :-)
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davisamerica2 said 3431 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Bless you Roxey
I was going to ask help on my version, but forget that! Dang it, Roxy! Why didn't you call me? This is a beuuuatiful version! I would love to have been a part of this! I'm downloading, and I thank you for the hours ahead of listening pleasue! Terry
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Roxylee said 3430 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Wow, Terry..
I just sat here with Gb open and sang as I went; just a spontaneous take.. I needed to get offline quick, but i wanted to take part in the House of Blues. I'll keep you in mind when I actually have time to compose a song. It's so nice when someone else does the notes. <G>
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davisamerica2 said 3409 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
compose a song?
I want to hear what your heart is willing to produce. And....can I help? Ready to collab Roxy. I most definitely owe you one. Terry
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gregd said 3430 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Down home gospel
Roxylee, I like the straight, soulful feel of this tune. Real honest, and that's something no one can fake. The bass-guitar-vocal arrangement is perfect and sparse.

-g
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gregd said 3430 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
One gripe . . .
I felt you should have really let some of those notes fly and belted them out, but then there are the neighbors to think about!

Fine work, nonetheless,
-greg
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Roxylee said 3426 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Thank you, Greg
I really appreciate your comments about the bass- it took me awhile to pencil it in. Thanks to Feter for suggesting I put bass in this. I will try to sing more freely next time, and thank you for pointing out that I was holding back some. I think it was due to my thinking up the words instantly and having to concentrate on that, instead of the notes. I'll have to try another bluesy number and write down the words. I'm glad you enjoyed this. :-)
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bud said 3430 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Testify!
This track rocks from the soul - one take is all it takes. Great work on the bass too.
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Roxylee said 3426 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Bud
Thank you so much for appreciating the effort of the bass and the vocal message. It was so good to be a part of the WS Hymn with you and the guys. :-)
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saymme said 3427 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
WOW : )
RoxyLee You are definately a Bluessinger . . !(!)This is just awesome, one of the best I've heard with You for sure definately fits Your voice ( : ! Love the descrip. & wowagain..making up the words as You go along thats so great...turned out brilliantly !Courtsey to You !
Helena
Roxylee said 3426 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Wow, Lena, thank you
You inspire me to try more of these. Thank you so much! I was really touch by your spoken word piece, too- it was so natural and from the heart. Thank you for your encouragement.:-)
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3426 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Blues rapper
Hi Roxylee, your'e real blues rapper (don't know if the genre exists :)

Bless
Johannes
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Roxylee said 3426 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Hi, Johannes
Hmm.. blues rapper... another genre for us to try in here! :-) whatever it is, it was fun, and I appreciate your listening and commenting. :-)
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dajama said 3424 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Very cool
You have such an amazing voice, and you put great feeling and expressiveness into this. You improvised those lyrics?! Wow. I bow down! Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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Roxylee said 3424 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
I thank you :-)
I knew if I sat here and tried to write lyrics to this, they would come out stilted, so I went with the flow and just felt it. I am so glad you got so much enjoyment out of it, David, and thank you for commenting. :-)
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TeresaV said 3423 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
WOW
You made up the lyrics as you went along?! You are so talented and I really liked hearing you sing the blues!!
Roxylee said 3419 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
Thank you, Teresa
It was fun to try this style and I am glad you liked it. I'm looking forward to hearing your first GB entry. (hint hint) :-)
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caroline said 3419 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
what a joy to listen to this
spontaneous celebration of your faith - brilliant - i love it - the 'j' word!!! hahaha - roxylee - you sound great and you've reminded me of a lot of stuff i needed to remember - thank you so much - big loves xoxoxox
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Roxylee said 3418 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
Aww.. thanks, Caro
Yeh, I need to remember it too, when the bills are in and the money's not. lol
I'm so glad you smiled to hear this. :-)
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dirigent said 3419 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
Walkin away ...
Wonderful heartfelt blues-track, great performance, very cool take :-)
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Roxylee said 3418 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
Thank you, Andreas
and your singing floors me!! Thank you for stopping by; I appreciate it. :-)
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MarkHolbrook said 3384 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Not sure how
I missed this. It's really amazingly great Roxy!!!

Really great and don't ever hide the J word. I mean we all live with it. Sing it loud and clear.
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Roxylee said 3384 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Hi, Mark
and thank you so much for stopping by. :-) I'm glad you enjoyed this, and I'll keep expressing my love for the Lord. BTW, your MJ coffeehouse collab is great! :-)
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said 3314 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
Walkin away from the blues.
Very nice.

Mitzi
Roxylee said 3314 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
Thank you, Mitzi!
I'm looking forward to hearing your music. :-)
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Sunbeam said 3297 days ago (September 11th, 2008)
hej
hello i like yore gitar.I come from sweden and i can only lidel english.I'm ten yerse old.Curry is my dad and gud.
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Roxylee said 3297 days ago (September 11th, 2008)
Thank you, Cat
Very nice of you to listen to my song. I am happy that you liked it. I think you are beautiful. :-)
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said 3297 days ago (September 11th, 2008)
Love the J Word!
Great job my sister!

I'm blown away by the fact that you improved the lyrics...and what a delivery!

You are a treasure!

Be well!
Roxylee said 3297 days ago (September 11th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
I'm glad you like this improv. I really liked the bluesy sound and wanted it to have happy words. It was fun to do.:-)
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Enrique Gil said 3273 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Pretty cool...
the guitar and the voice make the perfect duo.
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Roxylee said 3270 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
Thanks, EG
It was nice of you to stop by, and I'm glad you liked the vocal improv over Feter's blues number, :-)
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Giusepppe said 3038 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
authentic and torn
It sounds very authentic and torn
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Roxylee said 3037 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
I think...
I was tired of being torn, and decided to stop feeling that way.
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b0rn2w0rsh1p said 2933 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Nice Blues
Have you ever thought of going back to write down the words? We've "practiced" flowing in "songs of the Lord" - it's a blessing to be able to flow in the Holy Spirit! I hope there's a way that you find out that there's a new comment on an "old" song....

Blessings,

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Roxylee said 2933 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Thank you, Guido
I normally include the lyrics, but since this was all spontaneous, I didn't write any down and didn't take the time to go back and type them out. I'm glad you liked this, thank you for coming by. Oh, yes, in MacJams preferences you can select email notifications of comments. I really enjoyed your songs! :-)
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The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. The form evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves from spirituals, praise songs, field

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