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I Mellow Tone


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Moviz

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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I loved this song after first hearing Manhattan Transfer's version in the 80's. It was written by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Milt Gabler and classed as a Jazz Standard. I heard it again recently and thought i'd like to have a bash at it as well and boy was i over-awed when i Googled the chords for this....I almost fell off the chair as there appeared to be almost a chord per word. Anyway I kept slugging away on the guitar trying to find the chords I could manage (and fewer of them LOL) and I came up with this.....hope you like it and that I did it justice.
Only loops are drums. M
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Hits: 2320
Comments: 38
Fans: 23
Plays: 195
Downloads: 44
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Uploaded: Aug 15, 2013 - 11:46:03 AM
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2013 - 11:46:03 AM Last Played: May 26, 2017 - 04:03:20 PM
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Hardware:
m-audio 49e, fast track, acoustic guitar, sure mic'
Software:
GB, Ozone 3
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Skean said 1435 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
I Mellow Tone
Nice jazzy piece, with your great voice on top, I like it, cheers.
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Moviz said 1435 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
Glad
you liked this rendition Kenta...thank you for listening, cheers M
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ramonaji said 1435 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
groovy
nice mellow tune!
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Moviz said 1435 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
Yes
I think the title was well placed with this song Ramona; it does come across as 'mellow' I agree, regards M
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Bowman said 1435 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
Lots
of bouncing chords but your singing ties it all together nicely.
A fun feel good number Maurice.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Moviz said 1435 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
I can
accept that 'bouncy' description Charlie ha ha....it sort of skips along....glad you liked my rendition, cheers, M
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PeterB7858 said 1435 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
I Mellow Tone
Smooth as silk, Maurice. Fine rendition. The layered vocal works well. I have to substitute/omit chords in a lot of jazz songs, too. I'm sure they just make half of those chords up :-) Nice one. Take care, Peter.
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Moviz said 1434 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
Thanks
for listening Peter....yes, those chords are ridiculous and i want to watch the hands of someone playing them LOL. I wonder if they name the individual notes after a chord, that there are so many, cheers M
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Vic Holman said 1434 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
intensely mellow
for a "mellow" tune this sure rocks. excellent job on this maurice. the whole rhythm swings naturally & the mix sounds superb!
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Moviz said 1434 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
Thanks Vic
A compliment from you with your mixing and performing expertise is really worth while having.....genuinely pleased with your comment, regards M
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Philip18 said 1434 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
In a Mellow Tone
I've heard this a lot as an instrumental, not so much as a song - so it's it's good to hear what you've done with this, Maurice. Smooth, with good variety in the backing. That bass would support a 4 chords to the bar style approach, should you want to go there :-) I enjoyed your work on this!
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Moviz said 1434 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
Hi Philip
Really pleased with you compliments (listen to Manhattan Transfer's version) . Not being a bassist, I had to stick with the loop on this one, which I suppose I could have tailored better, but I'm glad you enjoyed it anyway, regards M
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Narad said 1434 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
I Mellow Tone
Beautiful swing by the "wizard" filled this afternoon my french home. :)
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Moviz said 1434 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
What a
lovely thought for me, that my music is winging it's way through your house in France Harald. When I read that, I got a wonderful picture in my mind of sunlight streaming through cottage windows .....thank you for calling in, regards M
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KCsGROOVE said 1434 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
In mellow tone
Everytime I hear this it makes me feel good :-)
smiling all the way :-)
wonderful work, Maurice!
Very much enjoyed!
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Moviz said 1434 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
Thanks
for the double decker Cees.....glad you're smiling, cheers M
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DWL said 1433 days ago (August 17th, 2013)
A great organ sound!
Straight from the 60s.

Groovy work Maurice and nice scat!

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 1433 days ago (August 17th, 2013)
Hi Dick
Thanks a lot for dropping in to listen, cheers M
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TvRicky said 1432 days ago (August 18th, 2013)
Mellow and atmspheric
Sitting here sipping on some rum. I thought I couldn't gat any mellower. Well you proved me wrong. Fantastic baby.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Moviz said 1432 days ago (August 18th, 2013)
Thank you Ricky
for those gratifying words, though you always come across as 'mellow' anyway, and that's a good thing in my book, best regards M
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MarkHolbrook said 1432 days ago (August 18th, 2013)
Well Maurice
I think you did a perfect job on this piece. I could not stop tapping my foot to this and your vocals keep me waiting for the next phrase.

Very very nicely done! A work to be proud of!
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Moviz said 1432 days ago (August 18th, 2013)
Thanks
for the compliments Mark....really pleased I managed to get your foot tapping as that's a sign of a happy song, cheers M
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davisamerica said 1432 days ago (August 18th, 2013)
I had
my musical baptism with this type music. My parents were big jazz fans. Great pick Maurice and btw ..... You pulled it off magnificently. Cool stuff.
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Moviz said 1432 days ago (August 18th, 2013)
My

musical baptism was partly due to listening American Forces Network on a Bush radio in the 40's , from Percy Faith to Joe Stafford, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, the lot, ha ha....thanks for dropping in with the kind words Jack, much appreciated, M
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Sigmund said 1430 days ago (August 19th, 2013)
Mellow Tone
Ah yes, the Manhattan Transfer sure knew how to do it right, didn't they? This song is just fun to listen to - I bet it was fun to play to as well. Nice work, Maurice - I always enjoy listening to your smooth mellow voice and this is no exception - thanks!
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Moviz said 1430 days ago (August 20th, 2013)
Thank you kindly
Sig, for dropping round to listen this....yes Manhattan nTransfer, became 'Big' over here when they recorded 'Chanson D'Amour' in the 70's and on the back of that, I bought the CD album which contained 'Mellow Tone'...and which became a fovourite of mine. Thanks again for listening and good to see you around, regards M
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MartinD28 said 1429 days ago (August 21st, 2013)
Mellow Tone
Yeah baby! Love your voice on this one and the harmonies. A happy tune!
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Moviz said 1429 days ago (August 21st, 2013)
Very
kind of you to say that and I'm so glad you enjoyed my rendition of this old standard, regards M
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ste said 1428 days ago (August 22nd, 2013)
done
well with the keyboard, bass and guitar here. sounds hard. top vocals as usual
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Moviz said 1428 days ago (August 22nd, 2013)
Thanks Ste'
once i'd worked some chords out and ignored the printed ones I enjoyed doing this....of course it was done using to tracks for the organ, one for the left hand and the other for my right...wish i could do both together, cheers M
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Llarion said 1419 days ago (August 31st, 2013)
How did I miss this!!
What a joyful arrangement and execution! Your swing pocket is DEEP, man. Really deep. Terrific scat work too! LOVE the run at 1:50... What source did you use for the original chords? You have my interest piqued; your adaptation is perfectly logical.
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Moviz said 1418 days ago (September 1st, 2013)
Really pleased
you caught this one Phil and even more so that with your musical ear and talent, you approve. The chords I used were purely from my own ear; trial and re-trial until I thought it sounded right to me, but no way could I get a starting note even from the original bounteous (if that's the right word) chords provided on line. Again thanks for the compliments, regards M
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paul f. page said 1413 days ago (September 5th, 2013)
Rocking Leslie organ...
...goin' on in this snappy tune, M. You deliver it vocally with your typical panache. Glad you kept at the arrangement and all those harmonic changes. You've done a classy job with this. As Ramona says (above), "Groovy." No one can deliver a song like you can. :)
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Moviz said 1413 days ago (September 6th, 2013)
Coming
from you Paul, that's such a big compliment....thanks so much for calling in on this and actually enjoying it; so pleased, regards M
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FEEL said 1400 days ago (September 19th, 2013)
Nice Job
you nailed it. It sounds fantastic. Vocals are top notch. Enjoyed.
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Moviz said 1397 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
Thanks John
Very much appreciate those very kind words, regards M
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Jarvoid said 1398 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Mellow indeedy...
nice and chillaxing toooon Mo.....mojo working here that's for sure.....good stuff

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Moviz said 1397 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
Hi Chris
Nice to see you around again.....so pleased you called in and enjoyed what i did here, regards M
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