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Cold Nights - with Carla J Patterson



 Genre: Ballad

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Vocals and Lyrics (3am) by Carla J. Patterson (carlajpatterson)
Synthwork, Guitar, Arrangement and Production by Andreas Herrmann (dirigent)
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3 A.M.

On those cold nights when I’m all alone
And the sounds from the street
Are a quiet drone
3 am, 3 am, 3 am
Where are you now my love,
Where are you now?

On my tv set people laugh and cry
As the tears in my heart try to reach my eyes
4 am, 4 am, 4 am
Who are you with my love,
Who is that you’re with?

What’s there left to do my love?
I’m in love with you…

As the stars go out
And the fogs crawls in
So do you with your breath
Smelling of cheap gin
5 am, 5 am, 5 am
From the guilt and pain my love,
Who stands to gain?

As I rush to work haven’t slept a wink
On the bus as I ride I begin to think
8 am, 8 am, 8 am
Colder than the night my love,
We don’t even fight…

What’s there left to do my love?
I am through with you!

Music and lyrics by Carla J. Patterson
c. 1974
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Uploaded: Sep 11, 2009 - 02:13:32 PM
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2009 - 02:13:32 PM Last Played: Aug 14, 2017 - 03:54:42 PM
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Moviz said 3083 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
excellent vocals
by Carla ( very much like Sarah Vaughan) and a very original song and lyrics.... a bit like a cross between folk and blues and very listenable..... much enjoyed, regards M
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drakonis said 3083 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Carla... sweet singing and lyrics... and Andreas, amazing orchestration under her acapella song.

I've always been impressed by anyone who could reverse-engineer a sound bed under a solo melody... this is like a "backwards-table-cloth trick", slipping a tablecloth under an already-set dinner table.

Check it out, all the plates and cups are perfectly in place, and it looks even more beautiful! Awesome work you two!

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MarkHolbrook said 3083 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
is so cool to get a couple from the master! Carla came into MJ like a whirlwind... Collabs left and right man!!!

The vocal is gorgeous... so is the music Andreas! Excellent!
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Feter said 3083 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Cold Nights
WOW ...I just love Carla 's voice and how she s
all over the place doing collabs ...fantastic ..
great blues singer ...you set a very inspiring
guitar bed for Carla ...so inspiring ...deep...
so balanced ...wonderful collab here ...kudos ..
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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DWL said 3069 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
No genre suits
File under "music".

Breaking down the walls.

Brilliant work Andreas.


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Doug Somers said 3059 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
The power in the minimalism
The production really brings the impact of the vocals front and centre against the wind and the longing quality in the instrumentals.

Super collab. Many thanks,
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Name: Andreas Herrmann
Location: Munich Bavaria Germany
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Born 1963 in Munich, Germany. I've been working as a freelancing musician since 1980 and as honorary professor of choral conducting since 1995. At the University I'm teaching choral conductors, church musicians and composers, especially composers who... [see more]

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Genre Info
A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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