the "and Company" makes all the difference
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A Smile and Heels
still making the music, and with such coolness. nicely done!
Going straight in to the vocal threw me off dude. Still trying to understand why you started the song this way. You and I aren't the best singers in the world and not hitting the notes dead right at the intro is gonna be problematic to some listeners (mainly me probably!!!). The vocal is probably the most re reverb and it also shows - I'd have used a dryer vocal sound on this to largely match the instruments - It sounds more "genuine" done this way - it only really affects the verses - where the guitars build it aint a problem because the ear can't hear the reverb trails. Music sounds sweet apart from that dropped note at 1min46 LOL. Panning sounds fine. Personal taste thing would be to have Randy's drums a few dB higher and some compression on your vocal. It's all the truth as I see it. Cool song though.
Thanks for the comment on "Inferno". Vocals delivered in that inimitable style make any recording of yours a delightful listen. Nice and bluesy - very cool guitar work and driving bass. Enjoyed. John & Paul
I've liked every version you've offered. Another great lyric....I would really love to hear the stripped down acoustic take on it.. Hope all is well with you my friend.
I like the way you put the vocals on this music, excelent production, rated
Thanks everyone! Thought about entering this in the contest, but after stripping away the drums, bass and the clean electric I had to put 'em right back....the "and company" indeed makes all the difference.
Kickin lyrics, and what a funky vibe, you do this genre so well. Great track.
Good to hear Randy still lurking about. Dig this version and as always, that voice is the bomb.....
A song that can work in what effectively is different genres is proof of the quality of the writing . I love the other versions, I love this too. Thumbs, Gibbo
A treat for the mind and ears, this is a real gem of a song David, I'm walking those country miles in my head listening to your wonderful vocals, love the whole vibe....real and cool!
three versions...I like that openness to explore :) Vocals lend themselves to story-telling and that you do with a flare that only DJC can render. Another fine version,David, liked the little acoustic lead filling in here and there. 3 versions all work this tune in very different directions, but this one I enjoyed a bit more...suits your vocal? Good guitar work on your own, on all the guitars, and Randy gives you a nice solid foundation. Well done...to the last strum :)
Brilliant! Lovin' all this boots theme...great lyrics are U...never feel...er.. down at heel :-) Great growly vocal. Gotta give you the winners ticket for the guess the date comp btw...you were just a year out at 1984. Youve had previous with Casio's I guess! ha! keith
I wish I was an American so I could do vocals like these, a bit Tom Waits a bit J.J. Cale. Nice live sound, nice tambourine work, nice loose groove. Nice.
I Love the whole thing,and dig( Wearing nothing but a smile and heels),i vision that and it makes me smile.
Great song here.
"The poor man got his bargain shoe
For some cowboys and Italians
Only pointed toes will do" when i was a kid and the Beatles showed there stuff on The Ed Sullivan Show, I wanted pointed toe boots. Those dark vocal deliveries you bring really dig in.
cool tune.. a little Poke Sally going on .. nice vocals as well
The "and Company" indeed makes all the difference! I'm David Joel Carter, a songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma, pleased to meet ya! There's a solo piece or two of mine in here, but these are mostly collaborations with family and friends, local and in the UK. The "band" changes with almost every song, there's quite a bit of variety here, and some really amazing talent. Too many to mention, as I'd fear I would leave someone out, but one fellow I really must mention is the guy I go to on a regular basis for most of the lead guitar heard on these songs, Michael Round (mykyndryd).
Also gotta give a big shout-out to my wife Yvonne Carter, who not only puts up with having to listen to me work these tunes over and over, she's been known to jump in and add her charming vocals to a few of them.