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#1155052 - 07/09/19 08:55 PM Gina  
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Hi guys,
Hope you all enjoy this song I did a while back with help from a great bunch of guys.
Enjoy
Mimmo

https://soundcloud.com/domenic-mercurio/gina-billy-arrangement


Lyrics: John Scunziano (Mr. Mom)
Music and Vocals: Domenic Mercurio (Mimmo)
Bass: Matt Lewin (Hazz)
Guitars: Dave Patterson (Studioplayer)
Additional instruments, final arrangement,
Mixing and Mastering: Billy Playle

GINA
As she glides across the floor
Moving ever so softly
All the people stop and stare
When Gina starts dancing
A thousand moves, and the wings...
The wings of an Angel
How can a common man
Dance with such a real beauty

Gina lights up the room
every time she goes dancing
Leaves all of the younger men
with dreams of romancing
As she takes to the floor
She is so lonely
Wonders where is the man
Who will ask her to dance

Gina feels like a dancing Queen
Yet the young men all fear her
They're to shy to make a scene
So they never go near her
Every night she goes home
So sad and lonely
She brings people much joy
But has none for herself

Gina lights up the room
every time she goes dancing
Leaves all of the younger men
with dreams of romancing
As she takes to the floor
She is so lonely
Wonders where is the man
Who will ask her to dance

Her smile will melt your heart
Yet her eyes show such sadness
And alone in a crowded room
She must deal with the madness

Gina lights up the room
every time she goes dancing
Leaves all of the younger men
with dreams of romancing
As she takes to the floor
She is so lonely
Wonders where is the man
Who will ask her to dance

#1155067 - 07/10/19 03:10 AM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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"Ballroom"!!!! When you say "a while back"...... Lol. This has kind of a Neal Diamond feel to it. Nice smile


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1155078 - 07/10/19 09:07 AM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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Hi Mimmo:

An elegant cha cha if I've ever heard one! Nice write and arrangement. Billy did a nice job with the mix, too. I'm amazed that a group so small could produce a sound so large... and nice. Enjoyed, my friend. ----Dave

#1155079 - 07/10/19 11:24 AM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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Lovely feel.

#1155081 - 07/10/19 11:48 AM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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Thank you guys for listening...

Dave:
Billy did a great job with the addition of the horns section among other parts and his mixing ability is also great.

Thanks for stopping by.
Mimmo

#1155098 - 07/10/19 03:06 PM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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Hi Mimmo,

Beautiful song and arrangement. Killer horns and piano fills, and I like your voice on this very much, you feel very comfortably in the pocket and great. modest vibrato.

Something I could imagine a modern Bobby VInton making their own.

In the chorus I could imagine feeling the 2 and 4 really HARD, like with a 'verb'd-out snare on at least one chorus, and your vocals just a tad louder and more authoritative in the chorus, especially the last which gets lost in the music a bit.

Loved it!

Mike




Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 07/10/19 03:52 PM.

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)
#1155100 - 07/10/19 04:23 PM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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Everything is fine in this song.
FCS: First Class Song.

Have fun!


K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple and Singable
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#1155118 - 07/11/19 06:05 AM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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HI Mimmo,


Catchy & pleasant !


Calvin


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#1155121 - 07/11/19 07:23 AM Re: Gina [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Hi Mimmo,

Beautiful song and arrangement. Killer horns and piano fills, and I like your voice on this very much, you feel very comfortably in the pocket and great. modest vibrato.

Something I could imagine a modern Bobby VInton making their own.

In the chorus I could imagine feeling the 2 and 4 really HARD, like with a 'verb'd-out snare on at least one chorus, and your vocals just a tad louder and more authoritative in the chorus, especially the last which gets lost in the music a bit.
Loved it!
Mike
Hi Mike...
Thanks for listening and your comments.
I always thought the vocal track could have been a bit more forward, unfortunately, not too much I can do now, I don't have the seps and don't see much of Billy in a while. This song was a great collaboration.
Regards
Mimmo

#1155122 - 07/11/19 07:24 AM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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Guy and Calvin...
Thanks for listening and your comments.
Mimmo

#1155149 - 07/11/19 05:36 PM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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You pulled out all the stops on this one...Romantic, nice retro ballroom sound....Great job


Steve Altonian---"I'll just do my best & let God do the rest"

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#1155153 - 07/11/19 08:10 PM Re: Gina [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Originally Posted by Steve Altonian
You pulled out all the stops on this one...Romantic, nice retro ballroom sound....Great job


It was a fun song to do and I did have great musicians to help on it.
Thank you for your comment Steve.
Regards
Mimmo

#1155155 - 07/12/19 04:44 AM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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Haven't been to a ballroom yet where any woman who "lights up the room" didn't have a steady string of partners waiting their turn.

#1155159 - 07/12/19 08:41 AM Re: Gina [Re: Ted Martin]  
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Originally Posted by Ted Martin
Haven't been to a ballroom yet where any woman who "lights up the room" didn't have a steady string of partners waiting their turn.


I do remember many dance nights where all the young men would stand on the side looking at a young beautiful woman,
and most were too shy and never went over to ask her to dance.

#1155187 - 07/12/19 02:32 PM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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This is a fun tune. Has that latin ballroom dance feel to it and the arrangement is stellar.

The vocal was excellent and great production all and all.

Jane

#1155191 - 07/12/19 03:18 PM Re: Gina [Re: JaneK]  
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Originally Posted by JaneK
This is a fun tune. Has that latin ballroom dance feel to it and the arrangement is stellar.

The vocal was excellent and great production all and all.

Jane

Thank you very much Jane.

Mimmo

#1155315 - 07/17/19 04:11 AM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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A classy elegant song Mimmo,well put together as always
Regards
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1155323 - 07/17/19 07:45 AM Re: Gina [Re: Mimmo]  
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Thanks for listening John

Mimmo


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