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#1125507 - 03/17/17 02:30 PM Different Kind of Blue  
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Hi there JPFers! I thought it was time to throw a new one out there...something slow and slinky, thanks to Mike Z's production. All comments/suggestions welcome. Thanks for listening,

Ricki

https://soundcloud.com/rickib/different-kind-of-blue

DIFFERENT KIND OF BLUE

Used to be you couldnít keep your hands off me
Things youíd whisper in the dark I canít repeat
Sharing dreams bound our hearts with satin ties
Blue velvet nights brought passion in our cries

You can count on one hand
The times I said no to you
But lately all I see
Is a different kind of blue

Now when daylight comes my bodyís bathed in sun
Blue skies that match your eyes remind me youíre gone
The lightness and brightness make me ill at ease
What once brought us close now makes it hard to breathe

You can count on one hand
The times I said no to you
But lately all I see
Is a different kind of blue

Nights and days crawl away leave me alone
Iím lost on the far side of empty souls

You can count on one hand
The times I said no to you
But lately all I see
Is a different kind of blue

You can count on one hand
The times I said no to you
But lately all I see
Is a different kind of blue

© Ricki E. Bellos (BMI)

#1125515 - 03/17/17 05:45 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi Ricki,


You just can't go wrong when it's slow & slinky, WELL DONE !

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#1125525 - 03/18/17 09:44 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Thanks for tuning in, Calvin.

Ricki

#1125528 - 03/18/17 10:58 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Nice song folks. Wouldn't have expected otherwise. smile

#1125532 - 03/18/17 11:38 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Lyric indicates that she didn't know what a good thing she had until it was gone.

#1125550 - 03/19/17 12:50 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Cool, smokey, and sexy. Listening to this, I picture myself in a small, nook in the wall blues bar, beer in hand, and just chilling, chilling, chilling. Great stuff!

#1125559 - 03/19/17 10:32 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Martin Lide]  
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Thanks Martin.

Ricki

#1125560 - 03/19/17 10:34 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: beechnut79]  
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Not quite, Beechnut, but if that works for you then, cool! Thanks for listening,

Ricki

#1125561 - 03/19/17 10:36 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Deej56]  
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Cool, smokey and sexy works for me. Thanks, Deej56! Keep on chilling!

Ricki

#1125575 - 03/19/17 10:18 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Nice, havent heard a song like this in a while.

Definitely old school Billie holiday would have eaten this one up. Maybe Amy Whinehouse might have covered it in her time.

Enjoyed the retrocity!

Last edited by Trentb; 03/19/17 10:19 PM.
#1125677 - 03/21/17 09:02 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Retrocity? I think you've coined a new phrase. And thank you. I think? Glad you enjoyed it.

Ricki

#1125681 - 03/21/17 10:27 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hiya Ricki, this is smokey....I don't usually gravitate to recorded blues, but it is you sooooo....I was pleasantly surprised.

#1125702 - 03/22/17 08:13 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: maccharles]  
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Hey Mac Charles! Thanks for checking this out. Glad you liked it. Good to see you posting and looking forward to some of your new tunes.

Ricki

#1125841 - 03/26/17 02:15 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Downright Sultry, Ricki:

Wish we could hire Peggy Lee to sing this one... but since she's no longer available... I sure thought you did a marvelous job with it. Loved the lyric, melody, vocal and honest-to-goodness great support from the Z man. Very special to my ears.

Thanks for sharing, ----Dave

#1125864 - 03/27/17 08:16 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi Dave, for a split second there I thought you said "Downright slutty Ricki" and I was going to take exception...but then I re-read it so, thanks Dave! Glad you liked it. grin

Ricki

#1125867 - 03/27/17 08:54 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Ricki,

Nice and classic Blues for sure. Loved the Bridge, nice digression there, yet still maintains the same Blues feel and empowers the following ending choruses. Great opening line of the song BTW. Good work here Ricki & Mike Z.

steady-eddie.

#1125874 - 03/28/17 02:30 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Cool standard blues music........like the lyrics a lot.
Awesome singer makes this legit.
Love it!
-Tom

#1125894 - 03/28/17 12:26 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hey Ricki,

This is very sultry and compelling ... your voice is smoking and Mike Z. did his usual great job with highlighting your talent! I love the simplicity of the chorus, too ... it says so much with so few words!

Lisa

#1125917 - 03/28/17 05:31 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi Calvin, Martin, Beechnut, Deej56, Trent, Mac, Dave, Tom, Eddie, and Lisa:

Thanks for listening and I agree, Ricki captured a smokey sultry vibe with her great song and performance and my job was to amplify those things without a lot of clutter. This worked best with a simple arrangement and I'm very happy knowing you all liked it.

Thanks again!

Mike


Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1125938 - 03/28/17 10:01 PM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Brevity is the soul of wit. Nicely done and well written IMHO.

#1125975 - 03/29/17 09:51 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: E Swartz]  
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Thanks for taking time to listen and comment, Eddie. Glad you liked it.

Ricki

#1125976 - 03/29/17 09:53 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: IronKnee]  
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Thanks, Tom. Never been called legit before! smile Glad you liked it.

Ricki

#1125977 - 03/29/17 09:54 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Lisa Gundling]  
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Lisa! Good to see you back posting. Thanks for checking me out and glad you liked it.

Ricki

#1125978 - 03/29/17 09:56 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Thanks again Mike, for all you do. Glad you're on my team, Bud.

Ricki

#1125979 - 03/29/17 09:57 AM Re: Different Kind of Blue [Re: Ted Martin]  
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Thanks for checking this out, Ted and for your HO! Glad you liked it.

Ricki


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