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For some time now me and Steve have been promising to do a collab together and the last time I met Steve in London along with Len Gold, Dick Langford and a few others we talked about it again and we agreed to get something going.
Len was quite keen to hear this so he made us both sign a bit of paper in front of him to confirm that we would definitely collab.

Next day we both received an e-mail from Len with an attached pic of our signed ‘contract’ saying ‘Collaborators……..No Excuses!!’

That made me laugh, Len is a great guy and I always appreciate his encouragement. I quickly replied to say that I was working on a tune that very moment!
I composed a laid back blues number and with the chords used it has a nice jazzy feel to it. I then sent the rhythm bed to Steve and he liked it, he quickly came back with some great lyrics that he composed and a superb vocal track. I then changed the arrangement slightly and added the lead guitar sections and other instruments; the icing on the cake was Steve playing a guitar solo on the song as well.
Steve is a great singer, he has a lovely rich tone to his voice and his vocals made this song complete.

I’ve not posted anything for a while so it was good of Len to encourage me to get this going, it took a few months in the end but I have finally completed this and I would like to thank Steve for working on this song with me.

The pic is a copy of the ‘contract’ Len drew up for us on the evening……thanks Len, will you be our manager?

Bob
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Part Time Lover

We were stepping out in the rain
Hoping to ignore the pain
No sense in having another fight
We could just call it a night

I don’t want to be the man
To bring you down again
I don’t want to be
Your part time lover
Oh no

No part time lover
No more messing around
No more going to ground
Spending my life in the bar
Sleeping in the back of your car

I don’t want to be the man
To let you down again
No, I don’t want to be
Your part time lover
Oh no

Stevelang 2011




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Plays: 239
Downloads: 57

Uploaded: Jun 09, 2011 - 01:36:29 PM
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017 - 05:39:20 PM Last Played: Jul 12, 2017 - 06:02:25 PM
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Comments
2-STAGE-2 said 2260 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Mellow groove
Nice vocal tone with the sweet guitars played to perfection.. well done by all ,,,thanks ,,be back for D/L... Terry
Bob Rodgers said 2258 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thanks Terry
Steve always sings a great vocal and I love his rich warm tone, thanks for the listen and download.

Bob
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DWL said 2260 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Everything I expected
So pleased I was there to witness that Magna Carta moment. Lovely playing, a fine song and Steve's languid vocals.

Good work guys!

See you in July when maybe we can sign another collab contract....

Cheers

Dick
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Bob Rodgers said 2258 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thanks Dick
I'm glad you was there to witness the moment and with Len's contract signed we had to get things moving, I hope we get to sign a few more....

See you in July!

Bob


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davisamerica2 said 2260 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Gorgeous guitars!
Very fine song , and nicely sung. You had us waiting too long, Bob. Love the laid back feel to these blues. An excellent collaboration. Hope you guys sign some more of those dotted lines. T
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Bob Rodgers said 2258 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thanks Terry
Steve really made this song complete with his fine vocals, really pleased with this and yes, its been a while, hope to sign the dotted lines again!

Bob
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alackbass said 2260 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Part Time Lover (wStevel)
This is awesome! So real! This sounds like a group of really fine musicians on stage together laying it down. And nobody showboats. It's all about the song! And what a great song it is!
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Bob Rodgers said 2258 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Yes
I agree, Steve wrote a great song and he also played some fine guitar.

Thanks for yout kind comments Andrew, we appreciate them.
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stevel said 2260 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Cheers Bob
Great to get a chance to collaborate at last, as a long time admirer of your guitar playing and tone this was a very enjoyable experience. Thanks again!
Steve
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Bob Rodgers said 2258 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Your
welcome Steve, glad you enjoyed working on this and hope we get to do a few more, I'll have a word with the guvnor!

Thanks again for everything.

Bob
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Skweryl said 2260 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
SKWERYLBOB!
THIS IS BLUESY BAD ASS SEXY SONG ROCK ON YES SIR!
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Bob Rodgers said 2257 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Thanks
for having a listen to our song, we appreciate your comments.

Bob
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finkeldink said 2260 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Great stuff
You guys really put together a great song.

Excellent production. I really like Steve's guitar solo work. Nice inflection and phrasing.

Turned out awesome!
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Bob Rodgers said 2257 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Thanks Mike
I enjoyed working with Steve on this song, he is not only a great singer but also a very fine guitarist.
Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for the listen.

Bob
Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
Feter said 2260 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Part Time Lover
Man its been a while since I listened to any of your songs ...I really sense of that perfection on your production Steve vocal is solid as always ...Nice Strat touch from Steve ..kudos to you All ..by the way send me regards to all our friends you meet in London ...Cheers !!
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Bob Rodgers said 2257 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Good
to hear from you again Feter and yes it's been a while!
Glad you enjoyed this song and thanks for your kind comments.
I will send your regards on to the others in London, thanks again.

Bob
Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
lengold said 2260 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
My fee for
legal services is in the post to you and Steve. I would appreciate an early settlement.
This is just beautifully written, played and sung. Lovely, relaxed and very accomplished. You both make this sound so easy.
Definite download and thanks for the nice words.
Hope to see you both soon.
Cheers
Len

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Bob Rodgers said 2257 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Lol
Cheque is in the post Len and we want a receipt!
Thanks for your kind comments and glad you got us moving on this, once the conract was signed it made me get on and compose something fast.
Steve sings a great vocal and he wrote some fine lyrics, I enjoyed working on this with him.
Thanks for the download and hope to see you soon!

Bob

Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
davisamerica said 2259 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Good on ya Len ....
Mr. Gold just assured you two would make some magic. Frame that piece of paper. Seriously this is fantastic. Terry said it best "you keep us waiting too long"... fine performances by a great collab team up...more please!
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Bob Rodgers said 2257 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Hope
I don't keep you waiting too long for the next tune!
Len gave me the urgency I needed to get this completed and I'm glad he did.
Thanks for your kind comments Jack.

Bob
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Moviz said 2259 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Classy
Just so Classy.... what a perfect collab...... great song and tempo.... beautifully played and performed Steve's voice is at it's best here and that guitar is to die for..... so, so pro sounding.... I give up now LOL, regards to both M
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Bob Rodgers said 2257 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
I've
always wanted to do a collab with Steve and I'm really pleased we have, he made this song perfect with his wonderful vocals.
Thanks for your kind comments Maurice.

Bob


Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
neilh79 said 2259 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Part Time Lover
Really cool blues vibe, like the raw sound. The percussion really compliments the music well and the vocal is smooth, well done
Bob Rodgers said 2252 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Thanks Neil
The percussion inspired me play the chord sequence for this song, thanks for the listen and your kind comments.

Bob
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cchaplin said 2259 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Great stuff
coming out of the Wheatsheaf ! Beautiful guitar, and wonderful vocals...
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Bob Rodgers said 2252 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
There
has been a good few collabs coming out the Wheatsheaf over the past few years and your ones with Len have been amazing, really enjoyed them.
Thanks for the listen and kind comments Christopher.

Bob
Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
KCsGROOVE said 2259 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
cool and relaxed
fine collab, gents
Had to smile about the contract thingy, but it worked, hehe
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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Bob Rodgers said 2252 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
I
think the contract worked wonders with this collab.
Thanks for the listen Cees, glad you enjoyed it.

Bob
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Mosaica said 2259 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Mellow and chill
Great late-night listening. Lovely guitars, and relaxed vocal styling. Like the ending too.
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Bob Rodgers said 2252 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Thanks
for giving our tune a listen Rosalind, we appreciate your kind comments and glad you enjoyed it.

Bob
Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
Vic Holman said 2259 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Part Time Lover
boy Len is pushy, ha!
when i saw the song title with steve's name as collab. i thought well that makes sense. this sounds and works perfectly between you two.

i really dig the bob welch style guitar leads (anyone remember him?)
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Bob Rodgers said 2252 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Thanks Vic
We've been meaning to do this collab for some time now and I'm glad we finally have, Steve is a wonderful MJ artist and I really enjoy his songs.
I remember Bob Welch, takes me back to early Fleetwood Mac.
We appreciate your kind comments.

Bob
Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
gadzooks said 2259 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Part Time Lover
This is real nice and jazzy ... has a great feel. The vocals have a real rich quality to the mix. Like that clean guitar tone in the solos. Interesting chordal progression in the bridge. Aren't minor chords great for jazzy blues stuff. Enjoyed this.
SG
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Bob Rodgers said 2252 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Thanks Stan
Yes, I do love minor and major seventh chords, always a great sound to compose a jazzy blues number.
Steve's rich vocals completed this nicely, thanks for your kind comments.

Bob
Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
bronco said 2258 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Velly, velly good
Smooth as silk sliding down the teflon avenue of love. Great sound and ambience. The guitar lines snaked around and sounded great.Good lyrics, good vocal. In other words lacks nothing!
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Bob Rodgers said 2251 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Thanks Tom
We appreciate you stopping by for a listen and your kind comments.

Bob
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tonestones said 2258 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Excellent production
Everything is just where it needs to be. Nice soft mellow groove. Great guitar sounds. You are absolutely right about Steve's vocals. They fit beautifully.
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Bob Rodgers said 2247 days ago (June 22nd, 2011)
Thanks
for having a listen to our tune, we appreciate your comments.
Steve's vocals were perfect for this song.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 2258 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Tasty...
Knew it would be good from the first few notes. Mellow guitar in a spacious mix underpins the "late night" vocals. Tasty guitar solo. Lovely balance. Enjoyed, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 2247 days ago (June 22nd, 2011)
Thanks Peter
Glad you enjoyed this song from the first few notes!
Thanks for your kind comments, I hope you are feeling better and get well soon.

All the best,

Bob
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Doadars Uncle said 2257 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Smooooothhh
Great voice, great tune!
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Bob Rodgers said 2247 days ago (June 22nd, 2011)
Thanks Doug
We appreciate you stopping by for a listen, glad you enjoyed it.

Bob
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hackneybloke said 2257 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
part time
oh yeah....mellow. oh steve - you have such a smokey marlboro country thing going on with your vocals....seriously.....you have an amazing voice....i would stab you for those vocal chords. how many pints had you had when you signed the doc....look at that urban scrawl (sic). really cool arrangement and mix bob. the lead guitar is sumptuous. a really fab collaboration....deep bows of admiration.

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michaeljayklein said 2257 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Gents...
...sorry to be a bit behind for your play date, but I was listening to some music I favorited earlier and realized I neglected to let you both know: this was fantastic. And Bob--it was well worth the wait! Applause emanating from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Thanks guys!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2256 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
PTL
Really raw yet mellow blues, but with that touch that stops it being excessive or bombastic. It's like a masterclass in balance between all the musicians! Really enjoyed this - fantastic work.
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persona said 2256 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
great collab
and very nice groove all along... wow! downloaded :) thanks!
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JBurns said 2255 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
dude!
the drums are fat and great sounding, the vocals are perfect. Thanks
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magnatone said 2254 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Part Time Lover
what a FABULOUS collaboration! you guys have such terrific synergy between you - congrats - let's have more!!!
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Jerry_Quinn said 2253 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Part Time Lover
Good song and good performnces. Great guit. solo,too.
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tokai said 2253 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
hey Bob
what a polished soundscape. Cool voice with choice words. Love that smooth solo, yeah.
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Hickling_Stan said 2252 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Great collab
What a rich vocal...awesome vocal over a really nice relaxed groove. Nicely mixed and that solo is sublime. Great stuff chaps. One up for the southerners!! Cheers Mark
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sammydix said 2252 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
PTL
oh man how i love drum brushes. couple that along with the jazzy chords and melody and it's a coooool listen. great lead too. just classy.
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VicDiesel said 2252 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
smooth
great flowing song. Muchly enjoyed.
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SISTERS said 2251 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
love it!
this is way good, guys. i am blown away by the live sound - and Steve's vocal is so yummy. i like that percussion, and the guitar solo WAS icing on your sound cake. this mix is sublime - so glad i caught your act.
anne
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Philip18 said 2251 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Superb
Great tone to the guitars. Love the vocal style, too. The production values are high - the sound is beautifully together. The guitar soloing is a delight. I love the sound of the Strat. Thanks for sharing it - glad you were all held to completing the collab :-)
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dave_b said 2250 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Part Time Lover
I like the chilled groove and the mellow feel of those 7th chords. Tight playing, cool lead breaks. Nice vocal.
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ramonaji said 2246 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
really great
song... so well done and the mix is flawless!
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FEEL said 2244 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Nice Jazzy tune
you guys do a great job on this song. The mix is fantastic... some great guitar and the vocals are spot on.
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mowguy3 said 2243 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Part Time Lover
Some seriously rich vox that just grabbed my ears. Sweet musical backdrop with some well blended and sounding guitar licks.. Smooth listen.....
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Soundhound said 2237 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Nice song....
Very detailed and clean, great vocal BV's could have been a little more
but that's my taste.....
Over all top shelf stuff.......

Well done......
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VicDiesel said 2236 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
part time
I like the low-key groove of this. Initially it did not feel like a blues to me, but it has that spirit. The vocals and guitar parts are all great, very professional sounding.

The only minor niggle is that the reverb sometimes has a metallic sound to it. Maybe a bit less reverb on the vocal, or at least EQ it down a little?
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bud said 2234 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
The level of collabs around here
has just risen again - a new bar has been set. You guys have really made a great song here - and every bit is aces - the vox - guitars - backing tracks - all of it. Excellent.
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TobinMueller said 2231 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Fab collab
Nice collab. I dig the ethereal guitar solo, full of personality yet cool and perfectly understated. Your baritone vocals fill the track, perfectly captured and a just right balance. There were times, in the beginning, I'd prefer more carefully vocal tuning, but by the end I just let that vocal warmth overwhelm. Smooth and sexy. Nice track.
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awigze said 2225 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Bob and Steve
oh wow. where was I when this pulled into the dock? Love the back story. wish I could meet you guys!
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woofer3 said 2189 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
enjoyed
Nice work fella, well structured.
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Jockamo said 2186 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
Enjoyed
I enjoyed this very much...great for the mood I'm in this morning......Mellow...Mellow...mellow Nice job guys....love the guitar work, reminds me a little of Wes Montgomery...
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