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Released: Mar 13, 2006 | 6:39 PM
Category: Jazz
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 3.34 MB

Plays: 3300
Downloads: 46
Weekly Plays: 2
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Monday

License: No derivative works allowed
For a contest on another site, I decided to write a song in my favorite genre. I tried to capture the kind of song they would have played in jazz clubs back in the day. Imagine a smoky room at 3 a.m. in some dive with a quartet and a 'girl singer'. I had so much fun with this one. For the lyrics (to keep with that period feel) I played around with cliches, and had a blast doing it.

In one of the biggest surprises I've had, I won the contest with this song, and it even made it onto the MacAddict CD in the summer of 2005.

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PiranhaLake Artist

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Yes! Old school jazz. Sooooo coooool. -Dave
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11 years ago
pharmakeus Artist

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That sounds really, very, very authentic.
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11 years ago
JD Moderator

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It sounds authentic because it is!!! You are the real deal as Stevie Ray Vaughn would say.

Another fine outing. This song really shows off your range more so than the blues number. Man, you remind me of the greats, Dinah, Ella, Nancy Wilson and yes Diana Krall, in the fact that your confidence in your approach shows that you just know your s--t and noone's gonna tell you how to be!

Bravo!

Julian
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11 years ago
danman4961 Artist

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nice jazz. cool piano too. very nice everything. vocals, piano, bass, everything...
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11 years ago
etgilles Artist

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Delicious. Gorgeous production.

Smooth as silk alright.

et.
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11 years ago
dantanna Listener

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Amazing voice younglady! authentic jazz masterpiece well performed and orchestrated by joanna!!!
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11 years ago
MCP Artist

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This is incredible work. Great voice, sweet piano...pro quality all around. Thanks for sharing!
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11 years ago
drakonis Artist

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This is one of my favorites of your repertoire (or, with your wit, should it be RapiereToire? And what *is* a dragon doing in your repertiore anyway?) Ahem, anyway, of course I love your singing, love the orchestration, and really love all the horrible cliches strung together as if they just belonged together... this shows off your incredibly versatile talents so nicely.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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11 years ago
music_man Artist

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Wish I could give you higher than 5 stars. Great old style vocals Joanna. All done very well. Thanks for sharing.
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11 years ago
j0j0 Artist

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great lyrics sung with style, very cool.
stay away from those mean old daddies, girl.

jeff
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11 years ago
Dyl Artist

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Fantastic work. I enjoyed your "When He Met She" too, in the same vein. You got such skills...
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11 years ago
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Beee-oooo-tiiiii-ful! Your deep notes are chilling. Some lovely dark overtones in there. Mmmmm.
regards
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11 years ago
Joanna Artist

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Thank you all so much for your wonderful, positive words! It means a lot to me. This song was a joy to make. It is, as many of you pointed out, my absolute comfort zone -- I love to sing old-fashioned jazz.
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11 years ago
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You know what this song needs? NOTHING! This track only exists in Black and White, surrounded by drifting smoke. Kicking it old school.
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11 years ago
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I used to work at a small jazz club where I was fortunate to hear many fine acts (for free). I would've gone out and gotten in line to pay if you played there.
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11 years ago
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I love your voice.The music is great.
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11 years ago
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Keep singing jazz... you're a natural.
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11 years ago
DelMurice Artist

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ooooooo... I see my jazz collection getting larger now.... very nice, Joanna!
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11 years ago
Mystified Artist

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Fantastic wrangling of those loops...and magnificent singing!

One of my fav's of yours! smiley
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11 years ago
oldblueday Artist

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Again, wow. I can see why this song won the contest.

The only thing I would change is the bass. It sounds artificial. You deserve a real upright bassman behind you. This song is too good.
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11 years ago
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EXcellent tune, well realized
you should get a little combo and take this show on the road!
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10 years ago
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I found this song on your website which by the way, it's very impressive in terms of your production. Really nice song. Definately worth the award!!!
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10 years ago
TeddyC Artist

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Back to enjoy again. Lovely.
regards
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10 years ago
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What a pleasure listening to you!
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10 years ago
mfwmiles Artist

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of course there is the voice...the piano is magical, i can't even think who i would think, "oh that sounds like..."

oh and, "slap on the tush"?
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10 years ago
AnangaRanga Artist

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Great great great!
What sin gin' !!!
What a play on that piano!!!
Is that you???
or Oscar Peterson?
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10 years ago
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Smooth as silk is a hit with me. Your a find
JG smiley
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10 years ago
nich Artist

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Nice! As good (or better) than anything I've heard on the airways! Great lyrics!
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9 years ago
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Smooth voice, smooth playing, smooth song! (what a gr8 word smooth is)
I loved this thank you.
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8 years ago
grathy Artist

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I just love this song Johanna, so I looked it up again. Hope things are well with you....great smokey voice you have....
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8 years ago
Litherman Artist

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I'm taking this one with me. Perfect execution. Smooth indeed.

-Lithic
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8 years ago
grathy Artist

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How are you Joanna? Had to listen to your lovely voice tonite....
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