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Rejected (Angry Version) with loopage


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Char

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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I posted a song on Demeter7's page. Last night, I grabbed the first loops under JAZZ and sang some tweaked lyrics and of course, a different melody. I still suck at cutting and effecting, but I do think it is a better song, now. (Certainly is less melancholy and a lot more pissy!) It's okay if it still isn't good. I had to try. Thanks, if you had the misfortune to stop in. :)
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Lyrics
When you slammed that door
Should I have followed you?
Was there something more? (to tell)
Did you find someone new?
>
Tell me what I'm asking, what I'm asking you
'Cause I don't know
>
I fell down to the floor
And I'm still so confused
Shook me to my core (it did)
I'm rejected, refused
>
Tell me what I'm asking, what I'm asking you
'Cause I don't know
>
Ya said I was a bore
Before you turned to go
Nothing to fight for (no way)
You treated me so low
>
Tell me what I'm asking, what I'm asking you
'Cause I don't know
>
I think I'll quit asking
You can keep it to yourself, you great big jerk
I know...all I need to know...JERK!


Charlene M. Kankiewicz
Song Stats
Hits: 4649
Comments: 216
Fans: 72
Plays: 468
Downloads: 79

Uploaded: Feb 25, 2011 - 06:11:57 AM
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2013 - 12:01:47 PM Last Played: Jun 30, 2017 - 07:32:35 AM
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Comments
KCsGROOVE said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
cool song!
Sounds like an old recording, 78 rpm vinyl :-)
You really sound angry
Dig the mood here!
KC
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Hi, Cees,
Yes, I believe I am getting to be a very angry woman. But, I still had some fun with it. Thank you. :)
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neilh79 said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Rejected!!
Ahhh know the feeling well, well portrayed in the song. Love the golden oldie feel. Nice vocal well done!
Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Hey,
thanks. One take. Lazy, just grabbed the first loops in the queue. I'm glad it isn't too awful. :)
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davisamerica said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
pissy cool!!
a download .... love the feel of the recording on this .... vinyl indeed. Really nice performance Charlene....love the scat .... wow ... big smile here!
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
I was inspired.
This is a better version than my first try with these lyrics. Not great. Thanks. :)
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rok41 said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Rejected
Misfortune?!...I really like this Char! You're fearless, and that's what I like about all of your material. The distorted vocal effect works well here and you can hear the angst in your voice. When you sing with conviction, no one will doubt your true feeling. Great post!
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Thanks.
I feel better now. :)
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magnatone said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Rejected
you did it char! great job!
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
I really
thought there was a song there. Still no great shakes on the loopage and effecting. You're a sweetie. :)
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Loob said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Angry!
Wow this sounds like it is therapy Char! I like it.
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Yeah.
Better to let it out. Thank you. I'm surprised, as usual. You are all way too kind. :)
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drakonis said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Joik!
Hey Char, let it out indeed, great choice of music/singing/lyrics. The singing sounds slightly loud in the mix, but other than that, very nicely put together, well performed. Brava, you tell em!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
I was singing too loud.
I was at half way on the volume. The loops were further along the scale. It sounded okay last night. Also, I'm trying to mask all the breaks in the loops. I can fix that. I'll dial me down a tad. Thanks. :)

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ShadowofNine said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Swingin
Very cool me likes...
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Oh, thank
you, Dave. Mwah! :)
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Lagusaya2 said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
My kind of music
You mean yo did this all in one night? You're fantastic! Wow! This is top drawer stuff. I'm in awe of your talents and skills.

Stan
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Yes, I think
it took 3 hours. I just grabbed the first three loops, chopped them and moved them around. Changed the lyrics to fit. I doubled some pieces. I recorded the doubled pieces for the third track. I messed around a bit in the right field..nothing spectacular. I think I added reverb, but I'm not sure. I didn't hear any difference. Then, I sang it once. If I do any more I make garbage. I do not have skills at all. If it sounds halfway decent it is a miracle. Thank you. But, really, no skills here. :)
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tokai said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Char
This suits you. Jazz, I don't know much about it, but i know a good singer when i hear one. You got some power in this, both with the performance and some of the wording. Great stuff babe! I am still doing ours don't worry, just got busy at work.
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
I am shocked.
I do think this is a better way to go with the lyrics than that other version. But, what do I know? Ooh..you called me "Babe" in public. Now, I'm blushing! I kind of thought that thing slunk away to die in peace. Don't put too much into it. Maybe, next time, I can do better. I'm willing to try something else. So, I'm good if you toss it. Thank you. :)
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mrattue said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Gramaphonic!
i'm seeing a record player like a old piece of furniture and the old speaker curling up like an extravagant brassy bloom, and a young couple dancing in between-war-dress, full of thirties optimism. The sour lyrics make them smile and the irony adds to the experience!

Really evocative this, Char, and much enjoyed!

Marc
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
I am good with the
sour lyrics. Weren't people more civil to each other then or did they just lie more? You always think it will happen to someone else.
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Symphony101 said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
There is magic
In your voice Char !
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Oh, hello, Yves.
I have been very bad. I've got rotten weather and I was a bit riled up last night and savaged a song that deserved it. I think I'm ready to tackle the 100 or so lyrics that are stacked up here. and I had better, before the strange new cat makes more confetti out of them. She's a critic. I don't know about magic but I do try because it is fun. Thank you, my dear friend. :)
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PeterB7858 said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Style with substance...
Hi Char. I'm with KC (and others) on this. Sounds very much like an old 78 rpm vinyl recording from a past era of sound. And that IS meant to be a compliment. The vocals are strong in the mix but that is exactly how they were recorded back then. Nice work. Warm regards, Peter.
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
I've gotten used to
recording a cappellas. It sounded okay to me last night. I was more concerned about how badly I fit loops together. This is better than Version 2, for sure. I'm getting feisty. Thanks so much. I appreciate that. :)
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alackbass said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Rejected (Angry Version) with loopage
I'm really digging how effortlessly your vocal swings. I never realized until now how ideally jazz suits your vocal phrasing approach! Nice melody too!
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
I can't
take credit for this melody...it is the 44th street loop in GB. I sang the first line and thought, jazz... clicked on the first loop and it fit. My phrasing..what the heck is that? I do like jazz, because it seems dynamic and playful to me. Someone like me can sail in and out because there's all that room in there and few rules. So, cluelessness can masquerade as purposeful creativity. Jazz is forgiving. Thank you for your kind support. :)
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Komrade K said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Swinging
Might benefit from slowing down a tadge to help with the phrasing (and I think it would be interesting to hear this at a slower tempo in anycase). However you've got a lot of power and swing in your vocal - and this track has a lot of clout.

KK
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
I played with the
tempo slider but all it did was stretch the loop to make it easier for me to cut it up. It says it is at 160bpm. I don't really know though if this recorded at that or not. I had some excess energy last night. I was determined to do something different with a dud I posted a while back. I had maybe 8 loops I liked, made a mess and ended up with an a capella. This time, I kept it simple. Jingles have several instruments on them. I hit about 6 settings but I'll be darned if I can tell what those did. I usually leave the vocal alone..it seems to get more muddled with effects. I do sing too loud. Thank you for coming by. :)
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sammydix said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
The voice
Man, those vocals pop out atcha!!! What a powerful voice, Char. That what they mean by "singing from the diaphram?"

"...you great big jerk!"
HA!!!
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Too much
oomph, huh? I suppose I do sing from a bit lower. That's actually pretty tame. It seemed right. Thanks so much. :)
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telecaster29 said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
great ending
jerk! marvellous. the rest is pretty good too. like the way it sounds like an old recording.
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Gee,
I was lucky. I was trying to hide the awful joinings of the loops. Yeah, that's right...um, I meant it to sound like that. :)
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jdholliday said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Billie Char Holliday!
wow, this is awesome! I think jazz is your genre!
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Char said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
It is your fault
I didn't sleep last night. You graciously listened to version 2. I played it while replying to your comment and thought, "ye gods, there's a better way to make this song not quite so sappy." I like jazz. I don't like heavy metal/punk, debasing rap and country western. I'd still like to try a lot of different things. I think I can adapt. So, thank you for being the catalyst. Appreciate it. And thanks for listening to two versions of the same song. :)
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Hydrogen3 said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Nice classic sound
reminds me a lil of Ella's style. :)
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Char said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Thank you.
That's a nice compliment. :)
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Vic Holman said 2344 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
rejected
this is cool, the style of music suites your vocal style really well. you are really belting it out with power!
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Char said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
It was
worth a try, after I had some idea of the direction I wanted to go. Thanks, Vic. :)
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stevel said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
great performance
I really like the vocals...very good indeed. The only nit would be that the vox do sound like they are distorting a bit (maybe a mic issue) and are a bit harsh in places. But I think the singing is great and the jazzy backing is cool too.
Steve
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Char said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
The singing wasn't
effected by anything except the room and my still scratchy throat. I made sure I didn't hit the red so I decreased volume. I did want to get the idea out. But, I am not skilled at mastering. The 44th street loop was decent, I agree. This is really the best I can do, on my own. It is neat than I can add music. Thank you. :)
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Jarvoid said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Thirties sounding...
well cool and atmospheric.....even if atmosphere is a bit pissed off !!Fresh sounding cos you did not overwork it.....jazz,mmmmm,nice !

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Char said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
The sound
is all the the loop, which was a good find. I can't do much. I've already learned not to get too ambitious. Thank you so much, Chris. :)
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Bowman said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
I like
the passion you put into this Char.
You're a gutsy girl and I like it.
Chees,
Charlie
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Char said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
No one
has ever called me gutsy. I need to be more of that, for sure. Cheers and thank you, Charlie.
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Reggie_Pole said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Not rejected
Fully accepted and welcomed. You're really blasting it out here. Yeah! Lots of confidence on display. "You great big jerk." Let 'em have it! And who is this Loopage character? He (or she) is actually pretty talented. Another hit.
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Char said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Loopage
is short, medium and long 44th street. If Rachmaninoff had been at the top when I clicked on jazz, this would've sounded a lot different. As usual, you and your fellows here are way too kind to me. I am grateful. Thank you.
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dreadmon said 2343 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Vox!
Love your voice, Char. Love the attitude! Smiling here.
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Char said 2342 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Really?
I must be doing some things right even though I'm never sure. Thank you. :)
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DeathArrow said 2343 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
lalalala
wow the singing is so awesome!
a really mean mean mean voice got.
and the good thing is that everyone can identify with the lyrics even though the song's not mainstream at all.
i love the bap dap doo waah :D

"tell me what i'm asking, what i'm asking you"
i think that's what i'm going to hum all day through today...
JERK! :P
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Char said 2342 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
The luck of
the draw (of loop) for the sound and change in the lyrics. Yes, personal and universal at the same time. I tried scatting once before... as the chipmunk and it was fun. Thank you for listening and for the nice comment. :)
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SISTERS said 2342 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
very pissy
"should i have followed you" - love your stabbing delivery there.
loops can be a bitch - but i'm bettin you'll beat them into submission with time. "you great big jerk" should be used more often as a lyric. 8)
your sheer vocal power amazes me! anne

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Char said 2342 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
I'd be happy
if there were, say 12 loops that fit together like puzzle pieces and made it easier to get a 3 min song out of them. I don't think I will ever be able to blend seamlessly because I don't know music. I am working on ways to mask my badly spliced together joinings. I think you mean my loud singing...heh, heh which is even louder when I have headphones on, listening to music. "Great big jerk" is acceptable. Some other phrases that come to mind are not. Thank you, Anne. :)
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SISTERS said 2342 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
loud
no, Char- silly girl, loud doesn't equal power.
you have POWER.
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Mosaica said 2342 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Fun stuff
I like what you've done here - great melody line but sometimes the rhythm gets interrupted by the cuts you've made to the loops :-) There's real expression in your voice (I'm feeling scared just typing this! lol) and the distorted sound makes it sound like an old blues recording. You'd be fab with blues - you may already be singing some of course, I will go and check this out...
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Char said 2342 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Yes,
I know the music is messed up. I have no idea how to make cleaner connections. So, this is a rough idea of what I thought might work. You don't have to be scared. I make no pretense that this was wonderful mastering. I am grateful for any listens and comments. Thank you.
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Alannah said 2342 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
... Jerk .....
Love it Char ... you are way to hard on yourself .... isn't it fun when you get to the part when you start making your own music with GB?
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Char said 2342 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Hell yes,
it is fun and I am never really burned at the stake because of my shortcomings. This is a great place. If I could do better I would've, for sure. As it is, I like this better than my original idea for a melody. If some gifted but self sacrificing musician had to, because of OCD (or CDO where the letters are in alphabetical order) fix my mess, I'd re-sing to perfect timing, eq's and all the rest of that stuff. Till then..it is what it is. Thank you, princess. :)
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bronco said 2341 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Don;t Mean A Thing
if it ain't got that swing! Love this kind of jazz. Your voice is excellent with a lot of rhythm and emotion. On the recording you do need to turn down your volume some as you are getting a small bit of distortion. Try turning the track volume down quite a bit and then use the song volume slider to bring it up to where you like it. But hey I tend to do the same thing too.
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Char said 2341 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Ah.
You know I had my recoding turned down, lower than the music. I was watching and it wasn't hitting the red. I will try even lower on the track and moving it up on the volume slider at the bottom. I usually keep that at halfway. It is possible that my mic was adding a bit of fuzz because it was damaged by my exuberant cats. Sometimes, it kicks in a horrendous amount of static. I have to delete and do over. I really didn't hear it on this until several people made note of it. I began recording in the middle of the night. I was tired. I'm sorry I didn't wait to review it, with fresh ears. But, if I ever get a chance to record to a more well mastered track, I will be more careful. Thank you very much for the hint. :)
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sheilad said 2341 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
you can
almost hear the frying pan fly through the air at its target. Great angry tune Char!
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Char said 2340 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Hah!
Never went to frying pan training but that is not a bad idea. Thank you. :)

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pablatone said 2340 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
hey!
it's nice to hear your voice. angry or not. I'll hold the door shut, you slip out the back before the loop police get here.
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Char said 2339 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
That's a nice compliment.
I did massacre those loops and plan to continue doing so. Be ready to do the same thing, next time. I'm sure I'm wanted by the Looptenstein authorities. But, you will be an accessory. You could get hurt. They could turn you into a vegetable. Thank you. :)
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jodyrush said 2339 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
ShooBopADooWop
Very nice Char! I didn't know too much (and still don't.) So if something like this turns out great just smile! Your vocals are very NICE!
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Char said 2338 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Why,
thank you for the encouragement. Much appreciated. :)
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mike_d said 2338 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Wow!
Great vocals as usual, Char. Always a pleasure to hear your songs!
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Char said 2338 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
You
are such a sweetheart, Mike. You make my heart glad. I appreciate that support so much. Thank you. :)
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2337 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Swingin!
What a great job! Love the scat beats, and the tone is great here.
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Char said 2337 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Thanks
Adam..I am so glad I got something that sounds okay, for the most part. :)
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spitlogic said 2337 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
misfortune?
You are way too hard on yourself. I love your voice and the way you perform them.
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Char said 2337 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Yeah.
I'm a doofus. Someday, I'll know a bit more but I'll never be a musician. Thank you Mitchell. :)
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woofer3 said 2336 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
wow
Do we have a new Lil Johnson or maybe Lucielle Bogan.

Sounds absolutely fabulous. A record is always a success if you feel good after it and I do.

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Char said 2336 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Wow!
I can't get over what nice things have been said. This is as honest about my feelings as I can get. Maybe, that is a good quality for a song. Thank you. :)
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paul f. page said 2336 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
I wish I understood who wrote this.
If it's totally yours, Char, then just WOW. It's very cool. But if not, your vocal arrangement and delivery is sure edgy and it packs a punch. I'd hate to catch you in a bad mood!!! So, hey: the song is eminently successful.. And I think it DOES sound like a 78 from maybe the 40's. Put a few nicks in the platter and you'll sound like an original.
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Char said 2334 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
Paul,
There's no mystery. I write the lyrics. I tweak the lyrics. I attempt to back the singing. If I am successful, even marginally, then it is luck. Thanks.
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Leon said 2333 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Char.. Char..Char...
I haven't noticed that in my absence you have transformed to an awesome lounge act. Honestly, I can imagine you slinking over a piano and teasing that piano player with a feather boa. :-) Wow, this brings out the best in your classy, smoky voice. Whheeeew! Smokin'!
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Char said 2332 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Well,
Leon, I want to thank you for that description. You made me smile. Thank you so much. :)
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sonnyjim said 2331 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Style
You've got a lot of style, Char! Your delivery is direct, and you're not shy about deploying that highly flexible voice of yours across a spectrum of styles. Great job of chewing up the scenery on this one!

SJ
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Char said 2331 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Gee,
I no longer know what to say except that I appreciate the listen, the compliment and the fav. I don't deserve you nice people. Thanks.
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Bob Rodgers said 2328 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
Yes
really great vocals Char, lots of power, your delivery is perfect and sung with conviction, this sounds wonderful, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Char said 2328 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
Bob,
you will never know how much I need to know I'm on the right track. It was a good thing I tried once again with this song. I'm happy you liked it. (I'll never get any better at the music part but it was fun to try.) Thank you. :)
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ste said 2326 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
i
like the way the vox slightly distort. gives angry feel. might try that. very good stuff, char
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Char said 2325 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
Gee,
thanks, ste. I think the distortion was a combination of my much toppled mic adding a buzz and my still raspy throat. (Honestly, I don't know what people are hearing.) I'll take an accidental that works, anytime. Thank you.
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Moses said 2324 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
very cool
this music is very chill, cool, groovin. good vocal performance here
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Char said 2324 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
Hey, Noah,
Thanks for giving it a listen. :)
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DWL said 2323 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
Has a great feel
sounds like it was recorded many years ago. A powerful and very impressive piece from some one who professes they aren't a musician!

Cheers

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Char said 2323 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
You
are most kind. "Even a blind squirrel finds a nut, now and then." Thank you. :)
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papag said 2323 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
scorchin
got that edge on the vocals...and that smokey jazz club vibe. I love it

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Char said 2322 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Why
thank you. I've been inspired to try by the folks here. :)
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VicDiesel said 2322 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Effecting
Go easy on the EQ..... (I think I also hear some distortion)

Otherwise, you're turning into a quite the jazz singer. Your voice has a character entirely its own.

Songwise: you're repeating a single chord sequence. You need to have a B section, which is in a different key. If this is in C, insert a few chords in F or so.

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Char said 2322 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
I didn't
use any EQ..I never have. Whatever that is is a function of the room or the mic fritzing out a bit. I try with the singing though I never am sure there, either.
Vic, I don't know what chords are. Thank you, sincerely, for your interest and I'm sure everybody else knows what you mean but I honestly don't know. It's just my idea as far as I can take it. Again, I think I shouldn't be trying this stuff. Thank you. :)
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Toveco said 2318 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Rejected
Wonderful feeling! I'm sitting in a nightclub listening to you,

Tom/
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Char said 2318 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
I very
much appreciate the listen. Thank you. :)
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jibes said 2312 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
Angry
Say, the more I hear the more I like! It just moves along at a nice smooth pace. Very good.
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Char said 2312 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
Well,
I did not expect the nice reception I've gotten. Music wise I can't do much. But, I do try anyway. Thank you. :)
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JBurns said 2310 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Vinyl
Very reminicent of listening to a old vinyl found in the attic, but a sentiment that is timeless. Very strong vocal skills. Look forward to hearing the rest of your stuff!
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Char said 2310 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Why thank you
for taking the time to hear this. I don't do that well all on my own, but I try from time to time. Thank you. :)
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Moviz said 2309 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
These are
some of your best vocals Char.... love the confidence in your voice and you fitted it quite well to that jazzy background, regards M
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Char said 2309 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Gee, thank you.
I hope you're not pulling my leg...as it is April Fool's day. :)
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J_Gretch said 2307 days ago (April 3rd, 2011)
Angry
I'm really enjoying the attitude that you are dishing out here,,but I bet the poor bastard that this is aimed at isn't...hehe..:)
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Char said 2307 days ago (April 3rd, 2011)
The "poor bastard"
has been the inspiration for a lot of my songs. He has no clue. It is enough that I know. Thank you for coming by. :)
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Corporal Beef said 2307 days ago (April 3rd, 2011)
Rejected
Wow! What a great job with this. You nailed the vocals. My wife loved it also. Thanks for posting.
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Char said 2307 days ago (April 4th, 2011)
Well,
how nice of both of you. I really do appreciate the vote of confidence. You are welcome. Thank you for the comment. :)
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Nanosynthesis said 2301 days ago (April 9th, 2011)
Love the sassiness
of this song, and you have a nice voice for jazz... also loved the old recording feel. Had my head swaying and fingers snapping :)
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Char said 2301 days ago (April 9th, 2011)
I can't take credit for the GB loops.
When you don't play anything, this is about all you can do. Thank you.
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jimmyrus said 2296 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Great Scat
Char I could listen to you scat all night long, Nice, a little hot on the some of the vocals, but that is an easy fix, good job.
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Char said 2296 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Thank you
for coming by. Yeah, I know nothing about fixing stuff. I try but I'm pretty limited. Thank you.
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oldlibmike said 2293 days ago (April 17th, 2011)
Great voice and feel
You have a nice jazz voice and rhythm! In this mix, you might want to tweak down the vocal volume and/or equalize it to match the scratchiness of the background track.
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Char said 2293 days ago (April 17th, 2011)
Thank you.
I could lower the volume, but I don't know how to EQ. Thanks for the hints. :)
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thetiler said 2293 days ago (April 18th, 2011)
Very strong voice
has a feeling of blues in there too. Quite powerful, nice scatting with an Ella style. I'll bet you must really like her singing with that style you have. Way to go! Thanks for sharing!!!!!
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Char said 2293 days ago (April 18th, 2011)
Sweet of you, Bill.
I didn't rehearse. I probably should've. I like Ella, of course. This is still pretty new to me. I'm playing. Thank you. :)
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falcef said 2290 days ago (April 20th, 2011)
Rejected
Hi Charlene. Congratulations for this beautiful song, the instruments are well chosen sounds beautiful and interesting, good mix still so good. Hello from falcef in Italy and best wishes for the work and health.
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Char said 2290 days ago (April 20th, 2011)
Hello,
and thank you. I am not good at this putting together of loops with my vocals but I try. I hope this New Year is full of wonderful success for you. Thank you. :)
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gadzooks said 2288 days ago (April 22nd, 2011)
Re: Rejected
Am I listening to a recording from the 40's ... 50's? Great feeling in your voice. I love the angst...
SG
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Char said 2288 days ago (April 22nd, 2011)
No.
I recorded it around the time of this posting. I don't do very well with recording. No effects. Thank you.
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FEEL said 2284 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
You sing Jazz well
Great job... I really like your vocals on this. Thanks for sharing.
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Char said 2283 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
Aw, John,
many thanks for giving it a listen. :)
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Slashh! said 2282 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
You're such a Minx
"Jerk!" Love it! Very, very cool.
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Char said 2282 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Now, I have
to send you money for that comment. No one has ever called me a minx, before and that made my century. Thank you. :)
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TheTwitchingPattern said 2280 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
hmmm
It's definitely got a great texture to it. Very atmospheric.
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Char said 2280 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
So neat.
I am not great at doing this by myself. Glad you liked it. Thanks. :)
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mvh9591 said 2277 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
WOW_____
What a sexy voice...Especialy when you say "JERK" - :) Sounding great Char.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Char said 2277 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Me? Sexy?
Thanks so much. If I knew what I was doing, I'd be dangerous. :)
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Dragonas said 2269 days ago (May 11th, 2011)
Love your vocals!
Char,
I love your voice on this!
What effects did you use to get the vintage soft-clipping tube sound on your vocals?
You sound great with those horns!

Cheers,
John
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Char said 2268 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
Thanks,
but I didn't use anything in the way of effects. Any time I try something, I can't hear any change, so I don't do anything. I record in a very large, high-ceilinged room. That was a neat loop. I wish I had real music. Thanks for taking the time.
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irok75 said 2267 days ago (May 13th, 2011)
wow
This is complete awesomeness! not much to say other than it grooves and rocks in a jazzy way.. Ok vocal is spot on!
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Char said 2267 days ago (May 13th, 2011)
Gee,
I'm still surprised that people liked it. I just used loops and sang along. The first try was an acapella with slightly different words. The loop gave it a lot more oomph. Thank you.
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TobinMueller said 2267 days ago (May 13th, 2011)
Iconoclastic
I love your song art. The throwback no-apologies jazz vocal is fun, and made the use of "jerk" jarring and funny, iconoclastic, since I had transported myself into the late 40s and was surprised. Gave me a big smile. Thanks.
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Char said 2260 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
I am
very honored. I don't think I've ever had a comment from you, Tobin. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you, very much.
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Briguy777 said 2260 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Sounds Great...,
but I wouldn't want to get on your bad side! Love the lyrics and vocals esp. with that old fashion LP sound.
Nice work,
Brian
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Char said 2260 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
I'm just
glad I was able to do something. I try but I don't have the talent to make the music. Thank you.
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nyakki said 2260 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Where to start...
Love the overall mixing of the song. I got lost in the whole experience.

The lyrics and the music are so great - I think part of the charm of the song is that the lyrics, in a way, juxtapose with the "cool" jazz tracks. You are fed up and angry. Love it.

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Char said 2260 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
I did next to
nothing. The loop was neat. I sang to it. I'm surprised it sounded okay. Thanks.
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scaustrita said 2246 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Sultry!
:: Outstanding Performance ::
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Char said 2240 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Aw, Steve!
Thank you so much. I appreciate it, I do. :)
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falcef said 2231 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Rejected
Great song swing this album with a sound well played and recorded and full time. Greetings from Italy.
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Char said 2226 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Just came back
from a sabbatical. I missed this place. Thank you, falcef. You are most kind. Gracie. :)
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mahler24 said 2224 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
omg
I absolutly love ur voice!! lets collaborate!! im new but learning quickly....wow
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Char said 2219 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
Well, welcome.
You like my voice...yay! That's so nice of you. Absolutely, let's do something. I can't do much. I rely on the real musicians to make great music. I can only try to sing a bit. Thank you. :)
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Godchaser said 2203 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Reject....
Venting all that 'energy' into a swingin' tune is certainly far wiser than vengeance.This is a good and solid work Char.Better to get your name in lights here rather then in the police reports of your local newspaper.Two uncuff hands with thumbs up!
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Char said 2203 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
You
speak the truth, Daniel. I really tried. I just don't have many skills. Still, it is a lot of fun. Thanks. :)
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TheComfortLeaf said 2197 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
All that Jazz :-)
I like it has that nice retro feel to it . Nice vocal work , The ending is class .
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Char said 2197 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
I try.
No real talent for making music. But, I do have ideas. Thank you. :)


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airportseven said 2197 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
Wow - where was I when tis broke?
This is so hot - your vocals kill it and the production is perfect to my ears - just listen to what we do with A7 and you'll understand that emotion and drive is all a good track needs. This has it in spades.
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Char said 2197 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
Really?
Emotion and drive. I did believe in it. I just do the little I can. Everyone is good to me here. This makes me happy. Thank you. :)
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Relic67 said 2195 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
jazz
wow you've got a great voice. neat song, great lyrics, good use of loops.
enjoyed!
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Char said 2195 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
You are
too kind. It did sound all right to me. It could be much better, I'm sure. Thanks, so much. :)
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lonmore said 2195 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Great vocal!
Liked the vintage sound, loved the passion in your lyric and voice!
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Char said 2194 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
Hey,
I try. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks.
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rickbacoustic said 2193 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Very cool...
I really enjoyed this.

Hahaha...."jerk"....
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Char said 2193 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
So nice of
you. I appreciate it. Thanks. :)
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awigze said 2192 days ago (July 27th, 2011)
Char
sounds so natural. dig the scat....
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Char said 2192 days ago (July 27th, 2011)
Not much was really planned.
I'm glad you thought it sounded natural. Many thanks for listening. :)
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billykirsch said 2186 days ago (August 2nd, 2011)
Great improv
Char, don't know which planet I was and didn't see this gem.
Improvising vox with words (not like tada-tada-ing or mumbling) is so hard to pull off and you do it so well. The loop didn't help (was kinda rough in the edges), neither the mic, but it didn't even mattered to you and loved that punk attitude.
Really had fun listening to this.
And great ending :-)

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Char said 2186 days ago (August 2nd, 2011)
Hi.
I am not too good at finding and manipulating loops. I had a cough and scratchy throat so I think anything that sounds bad is my fault. I do best when real musicians make the backer. I try. Thanks very much for liking my effort. I do appreciate it very much. :)
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Cheese Pantz said 2185 days ago (August 3rd, 2011)
Awesome!
Great song! the emotion is evident. I really love the horns with your voice!
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Char said 2184 days ago (August 4th, 2011)
Well,
this is very nice. I can't do much alone. I wanted to post the song and thought it needed more backing. Thank you.
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mana_junkie said 2183 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
It's Good
Very cool jazz number that's for damn sure. You can feel the angst in your vocals and the music is just fine. Good stuff in my books.
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Char said 2183 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
Very good
of you to come on by. I can only do so much. And I try not to stress the patience of the people here, too often. Thank you very much. :)
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woofer3 said 2172 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
second visit
Still sounds great - can hear Mildred Bailey.
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Char said 2172 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Hi, again.
That's so nice of you. You're a sweetie and I appreciate your time. Thanks. :)
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lyzak said 2165 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
liked your tune!
As someone commented, it's 'like sitting in a nightclub.' Feel like I should have a glass of whiskey in one hand, smoke in the other; but I'm time traveling backwards a bit here, thankfully. There's a hint of something that strikes me as,pleasantly, Maria Muldaur-ish in your voice that works well within your own style.
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Char said 2165 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
I'm
bad at this "using loops art". Many thanks for the picture you painted...even if you wouldn't find yourself there, these days. I will have to look up Maria Muldaur. Thanks. :)
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mystrag said 2156 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
Enjoyed it very much!
You certainly have great voice and singing style. Also, impressive ending. :) Thanks.
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Char said 2155 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
Aren't
you nice? I mostly bluff my way through these things where I use loops. No finesse. If I do make something halfway decent, it is an accident. Thank you. :)
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SomeMadGirl said 2150 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
You go girl
You have a great voice! I giggled at “JERK” at the very end. Hell hath no fury!!!
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Char said 2148 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
That is
so nice of you. I have no real musical skills. When I work alone, it is a simple recording of an idea. Thank you.
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TobinMueller said 2148 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Relistening
I relistened. Kind of a Dinah Washington up front feel. I wanted to mention some things that might be helpful. I think it is more successful when you sing slightly off the trumpet, instead of following it. A lead instrument rarely doubles the singer. Especially when scatting. Consider giving yourself more leeway in your melodic variations, both rhythmically and melodically. Also, the vocals seem overly compressed or slightly saturated. I'm sure they could be much warmer if recorded softer then brought up in the mixing process, perhaps boosting his and lows and tweaking down the mids. The "jerk" line still makes me smile.

Btw, Dinah Washington was my favorite jazz singer.
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Char said 2148 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Nice of
you to come back and offer some hints. I offer these solo endeavors knowing full well that there are several things that need improvement. I don't use any effects but I can sing more softly. I don't know how to play with the sound afterwards, though. I am grateful for the comparison to an outstanding vocalist. Thank you.
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apb said 2146 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
This really is
showing your strengths as a singer Charlene and lyricist. Great angst driven tune. Ok, so the loop editing isn't perfect and perhaps some use of "Peak limiter" and "compressor" on the audio during/post vocal recording might make you shine a bit more recording wise... but these are relatively easy things to address in comparison to being able to sing/write like this. Well done. Keep doing your thing.
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Char said 2146 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
Oh, see,
Alan, you made me cry. I am not, by any stretch, able to understand and use the mixing tools in garage band. I would never had the opportunity to write and sing, if it were not for MJ and supportive, generous people, like you. Thank you so very much.
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PatriciaGirl said 2145 days ago (September 12th, 2011)
Jerk!!!!
I love this Char! Great tweaking of the old classic. Your vocal style is what I like of course, especially your vibratos at the end of our phrases. Works well with any genre you sing in!

What I have learned here, is not always to beat yourself over the head. I didn't notice any bad cutting, but that's not what I'm listening for. I'll agree with others that with a little more experimenting with effects or processing, maybe to compress or limit some of the peaks, they will make your vocal style shine even more :)

I'm always learning which makes this endeavor so much fun!

Great job, and I'm so happy I had he fortune to stop in :P

pg
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Char said 2142 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Old, classic..
style of singing? I guess it fits as I am indeed old but not too classic. :) I don't know how to do much at all, so I keep it very simple. Thank you very much.
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ramonaji said 2143 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
I love your singing
Mz. Char!
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Char said 2142 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thank you,
Ramona. And I am constantly in awe of your music. :)
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Maximum_Lux said 2136 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Wow!
Absolutely amazing vocals!! I thought this was an old song... very professional sounding! The lyrics cracked me up especially at the end =) keep up the great work!
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Char said 2135 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
What's
amazing is that you people put up with me. I was somewhat inspired. No, it wasn't an old song but it is about an common situation. Hah! I think I added some stuff after the first version. Lately, I've not been much in the mood. Thank you so much for stopping in. :)
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Sudra said 2129 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Sweeet!
You know, I've been into Peggy Lee lately and this really nails that kind of vibe. And the slight distortion in the vocal track sounds awesome - intended or not, it really works. "Jerk!" LOL
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Char said 2129 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Hey,
thank you. I'd do better if I knew music better. :)
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J.A.Stewart said 2122 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
I felt like...
I had just stumbled through a time tunnel and into The Cotton Club. This is a little choppy in spots, but creates a good, authentic live vibe of the period. Nice vocal work, Char. ;)


--- Joe
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Char said 2122 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
I have no skill
bending loops to my will. My best stuff is actually the work of people who know what they're doing. This is why I kind of gave up on doing stuff on my own. Thanks, Joe. I am grateful for any encouragement. :)
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chikoppi said 2118 days ago (October 9th, 2011)
Loop Skills
The choppy tempo just about made me nuts, but I think there is a great premise here.

I think the vocals are supposed come in on the two (ONE two three four ONE "I fell down..."). Because the loop is off-tempo, the downbeat gets rushed every few measures, which is throwing you off. Get the timing on those loops fixed and have another go!
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Char said 2118 days ago (October 10th, 2011)
Oh, yeah,
I'm no good at this looper business. I just don't know how to fix it. I'm sorry, kid. I hope you'll recover soon. Thank you for enduring it. :)
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grah3am said 2114 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Eraserhead
I think the lady in the radiator could have sung this one, or at least looped bits of it. And I like the distortion on the vocals. In fact, the whole thing would sound fab as a 78, with lots of pops and crackles.
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Char said 2114 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
A bit of a
throwback, I guess. The distortion, which I don't hear, has to be something the mic did because I didn't add any effects. Or, it was my scratchy throat, due to a cough I couldn't shake. I do poorly on my own. Thank you for coming by. :)
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poodyglitz said 2110 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Ha!
Could be in a David Lynch movie, couldn't it? Or maybe a Jim Jarmousch film? Has an arsty abstract quality to it.
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Char said 2110 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Well,
I try but I don't have any idea how to do this stuff. Thank you for listening. I do appreciate it. :)
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JAB24 said 2113 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Rejected (Angry Version) with loopage
I 'm very entertained by this. The ending is The BEST "JERK!" Not a misfortune at all ! I thought I had left you a comment before but I must not have done the simple thing like select Post Comment when I was done ! LOL
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Char said 2112 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Thank you
for coming back. I'm probably not going to try to do songs on my own..at least until I just can't help myself. I love it when those who know what they're doing take care of the music. Thanks.
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richard13 said 2101 days ago (October 26th, 2011)
You are absolutely right
If you knew what you were doing, you'd be dangerous.

Char, as all these people have told you emphatically, whether you know what you're doing or not, this is wonderful. Never mind the blind squirrel nonsense: the squirrel's just hungry, YOU have heart. And you're not afraid to wear it on your sleeve, or wherever.

Listen to all your fans "babe": there may be, and there usually always is, room for improvement, but -- you go, girl -- you are doing fine.
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Char said 2100 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Ha, ha!
Yeah. Probably in everything, Richard. Not knowing about music is a big handicap. Not being able to play a piano is even worse. I should have insisted and then done chores so I could've learned. I'll leave the music making to those who can do it. You are very kind. Thank you.
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TvRicky said 2091 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
Girl you can sing!
Nice Las Vegas style blues. That's what this reminds me of. Also Spike Lee comes to mind. Maybe that's a Harlem thing. Lovely performance.

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Char said 2091 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
Why thank
you. I can't say enough that I'm not really good at putting these things together on my own. :)
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Estella said 2091 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
Jazzy
Char you have a beautiful, unique voice that you should treasure and capitalize on! It suits the style of music well. Good choice.

Like others have said, I hear a distortion in the vocal recording. It's not there on the last word, so I'm wondering if it has something to do with your distance from the mic, or a distortion caused by loudness. There is also an imbalance in volume/timing between vocals and backing.

In the end it does give it the vinyl record sound and an unpolished quality that makes it so likeable. So keep recording. You're doing great!
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Char said 2091 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
My mic is
not 100% reliable, after being knocked down several times by my cats. I didn't even try to adjust timing or anything. I don't know much. That is why I won't be making any songs on my own anymore... unless, I lose my mind, of course. Thanks, sweetie. :)
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Estella said 2089 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Losing my mind...
I lose my mind all the time, trying to do songs on my own, ha ha, but I like it! I hope you do keep practicing your recording, but anyway, I'm sure you'll have plenty of people wanting to work with you!
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Doug Somers said 2080 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Hot
Late to the party but sure glad I came. You really knock this one out of the park. A little departure from Celtic acapella but it really shows the tremendous range you have.

Nice post Char!

Take care,
Doug
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Char said 2080 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Gee,
I know there are all sorts of problems with this. You are so very supportive. I am most grateful. Thank you.
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RickRoman said 2074 days ago (November 22nd, 2011)
Sounds interesting
For me Char, there is just to much anger in the world. The only way for me to feel better is to forgive whoever offends me. It just is not good for my nerves. Nerves do all kind of things to my body. I'm learning to give my problems to Jesus and that is when my peace is restored. Interesting sound, sounds like a very old recording.
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Char said 2074 days ago (November 22nd, 2011)
Yes,
I agree. Lyrics or poetry express experience and the human condition. Anger is a natural response. Forgiveness is a supernatural response. With time, it is possible to rise above. Thank you.
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Martin_Leroy said 2073 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
nice
Nice singing. The microphone distortion reminds me of an old recording.
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Char said 2073 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
It wasn't intentional.
I also had a scratchy throat. I always hope against hope that a real musician will make the music backing for my lyrics. I suck at that completely. Thank you.
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Skweryl said 2073 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
SKWERYL LOVES CHAR!
WE THINK YOU ARE REALLY KATE BUSH THIOOGH, ARE YOU?
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Char said 2069 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Thanks for
coming by. I wish I had done better. :)
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Gato said 2069 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Old style cookin
Really kind of Billie Holidayish I think.This is cool stuff. Great vibe.Me likey!
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Char said 2069 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
This is
so nice. I can't do much. I do try to get my ideas out here, though. Thank you very much. :)
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Soundhound said 2065 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
I like your vocal....
Got that 50's sound Ella or Bessie.... works for me....

Nice 1......


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Char said 2065 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Thank you
so much. That's a very encouraging comparison. There's no one like Ella Fitzgerald. Thank you. :)
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abzwork said 2058 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
To Char..
A most exceptional outing, so lively, so in the pocket...this is taking me to Big Smile City...most excellent is the flava here..:):):)peace
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Char said 2058 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Why, thank you.
I appreciate your listen and support. I try. Thank you. :)
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ktb said 1634 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
Rejected
Wow, hand in glove. Terrific Char. Me thinks you would have been right at home in the 30's :-) Pissy, snazzy,..I'm snappin my fingers
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Char said 1634 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
I think you're right, John.
I can't make music to save my life. And I'm trying not to sing too loud.
But, I get so excited and this has been the only fun I've ever had. If only I had real music. Thank you for listening to an older one. I really appreciate it.
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firestation said 1599 days ago (March 11th, 2013)
wow
i didn't know! wow!
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Char said 1598 days ago (March 13th, 2013)
Thank you
so very much for listening. This could be better if I were a musician. I appreciate your support.
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