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Pra Nunca Mais Voltar


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FEEL

 Genre: Bossa Nova

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Genre would be more in the line of a "choro" (cry). I wrote this after moving to the US to attend my senior year in high school. I went back to Brazil one more time for the summer after completing high school.

Included below is a link to the lyrics. The English translation corresponding to the Portuguese lyrics is written on every other line.

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Hits: 2802
Comments: 33
Fans: 19
Plays: 106
Downloads: 50

Uploaded: Feb 20, 2011 - 12:06:08 PM
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2011 - 12:12:26 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 02:20:30 PM
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Comments
sammydix said 2343 days ago (February 20th, 2011)
Guitars
Right off I tuned into the guitars. Nice progressions and melody line here. Cozy, warm sound FEEL.
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FEEL said 2343 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Sammy
I appreciate the kind words and for lending me your ears.
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alackbass said 2343 days ago (February 20th, 2011)
Pra Nunca Mais Voltar
The groove, chord changes, and crystal guitar tone make this an instant winner!
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FEEL said 2343 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Andrew
I wish I Could have played this on the DiGiorgio classical I use to own. The dreadnought does sound a bit crisp. Thanks as always for the kind words.
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jdholliday said 2343 days ago (February 20th, 2011)
Awesome production
Hey John, great job sir really pro sounding, your voice sounds great, cool pic also, excellent post! I thoroughly enjoyed this!
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FEEL said 2343 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Thanks for taking a listen
I'm glad you can appreciate this. It's a pleasure to read your comments.
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Vic Holman said 2343 days ago (February 20th, 2011)
Pra Nunca Mais Voltar
goodness John, this is very cool, the song is great as well as the playing and production. this has a cool south american flavor that you laid out nicely.
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FEEL said 2342 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Thanks Vic
That was what I was shooting for. Could have sounded a bunch better with a brazilian vocalist but hey... you do what you gotta do. Thanks for sharing your comments with me.
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magnatone said 2343 days ago (February 20th, 2011)
Pra Nunca Mais Voltar
Hi John - this is ultra, mega COOL! i love how you've put this together - i think this is one of my faves of yours - excellent work, really love this!
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FEEL said 2342 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Karen
It was a little more challenging using midi to lay down the cuica. To imitate it on the keys was a bit difficult since two notes were only available. Thanks as always for your kind words of encouragement.
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michaeljayklein said 2343 days ago (February 20th, 2011)
This was divine...
I grew up in the era when these sounds were enjoying great popularity and I'm happy they are coming back courtesy of excellent work like this John. As good as anything I've heard way back when and even more so...all the elements, from composition to orchestration and vocal--all top notch. Yet another one that makes me wonder how we get such fine music for FREE! Incidentally, I have to ask you: what is that unusual sounding instrument that is heard under this (it starts at the intro). I've always whatever that is (and a very good touch on this track too!) Take care now and thanks again, Michael
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FEEL said 2343 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Michael
I'm glad you asked.  The first instrument is a birimbau.  A bow looking instrument with a gourd opened on one end strapped to the bow and string.  The instrument is played by holding a shaker and stick in one hand. Striking the string with the stick and shaking the shaker, holding the bow and fender washer (coin) with the other hand while applying the washer in variations against the string (wire), resting the gourd against and away from the stomach repeatedly for a wah effect. 

Yes I use to own and play one though what I used in the mix were a few of Apple loops.
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KCsGROOVE said 2343 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
dig
this lazy groove! :-)
I like everything about it!
Just a cool song, bro!
KC
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FEEL said 2342 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Pretty laid back
The brazilian way of life. I remember calling some of my friends there after leaving and it seemed so easy going vs the busy life here. But I love to live here as well so I sit on a fence. Thanks for taking a listen. Enjoyed your latest.
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RAVENS said 2343 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Coolness
I like the "hoo hoo hoos" very cool. Okay, I have no clue what you're saying, but there are a few words that I do understand. Some words are similar in Spanish. Great stuff, diggin' the guitar playing too!

RAVEN ;-)
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FEEL said 2342 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Dani
Spanish is a little similar and I find myself drawn into conversations from time to time out in the public. My portuguese on the other hand is getting rusty since there are few people who speak it. Thanks for taking the time to listen and your kind words.d
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Elevator_Funk said 2342 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
...
wow. Loved it. I recognize that unique Brazilian lyrical phrasing just like I hear it in some of the other Brazilian tunes I listen to. Love the rhythm and textured layers of sounds. Very Pro sounding. Thanks for posting.
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FEEL said 2342 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Brian
Thanks for taking a listen. I checked your site out and noticed you have a Brasilian song of your own. If you need a translater when you go to Brazil let me know.
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hackneybloke said 2341 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
pra
hi john. love the intro...and the birimbau really works at the beginning.....but i wonder whether you could have lost it when the vocal comes in. lovely vocal...you sound like a natural speaker...effortless. lovely accompaniment....crystal clear. excellent track.

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FEEL said 2340 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
I was wondering
The same thing. It does lose effectiveness when buried in the music and the stick striking the wire sound does get a little annoying. When I cut the birimbau out during the chorus it sounded empty so I left it there. I didn't want the guy standing around and he seemed to be getting into it. Seriously though, I feard the same way with that guy playing the triangle. Thanks for your construction and kind words. It's a pleasure to read your comments.
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BlueAttitude said 2340 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Nice!
I love latin music, did a few myself a few years ago, worked with a percussionist from brazil named Geraldo D'arbilly (only mentioned that because you said you spent time there, maybe you know him?). Anyway, I love the percussion work here, and the vocals sound good too. Very tasty guitar work happening too! Very much enjoyed this :)
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FEEL said 2340 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Dave
Thanks for dropping by and listening. I don't know the Geraldo you mentioned. I'm sure if you worked with him he must be top notch. I was born and raised in Brazil. Brazil is a large country with beautiful people. It was a wonderful experience that I will cherish. I listened to your latest and am very impressed. It's a real pleasure to read your encouragement and to have you here at Macjams.
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fasteddie said 2340 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
This is really great
Man, the production on this is so freaking clear. Every time I hear someone putting out something that sounds this great it makes me want to try even harder on my own recordings.

I'm about half fluent in spanish so when I hear Portuguese I'm thinking that I should be able to understand what's being said but it's just different enough to not make any sense.

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FEEL said 2339 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Michael
Glad you can appreciate this... It's the only one I have written in portuguese. I'm not sure if it does the language justice. A lot of the traditional stuff there is much more captivating and poetic. Thanks for the kind words as always.
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Bowman said 2337 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
I love a good Bossa Nova...
and this certainly is one. Mellow grove. Grown up music that I really enjoy.
Cheers,
Charlie
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lengold said 2335 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Conjures a real
picture of dancing beauties. Really infectious groove, love the vocal too.
Making me feel warmer on a cold day too.
Cheers
Len

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Char said 2331 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Excellent vox,
John and the music is perfect. Thanks.
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sonnyjim said 2331 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Great song!
The music and mix are very fine, but the vocal is aces! Relaxed, easy and comfortable in those lower registers (something I almost never hear in Brazilian music). Top flight stuff!

SJ
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richard13 said 2329 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
This kind of music
(bossa nova, samba, etc) always feel so mellow and laid back and generally cool. Nice one John. Thanks.
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tonestones said 2326 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Love the percussion
This is really great. Nothing quite like Brazilian Portuguese. This is beautiful.
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jiguma said 2325 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Love the sounds of Portuguese
A very enjoyable listen John.
Neil
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craft said 2322 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
adoro a percurssão
Great brazilian feeling... Muito bom!!
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paralax said 2286 days ago (April 18th, 2011)
great song
i remember this from the cassette days very nice and improved.
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