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#646047 - 08/26/08 10:43 PM Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies  
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Hi all,

I thought I would put a southern gospel song up I wrote. It goes along with a bluegrass type soundtrack I wrote, and the harmonies are from what I learned in my church when I was young with my mom.

Song page: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6658117

It's very short and simple but I hope you enjoy it,

Letha

Burden

Lay down, your burdens
They're way, too heavy
You got to lay
Them burdens down

Oh leave, your troubles
They ain't your friend
Don't let
Them troubles in

Oh close, your eyes
My child, it's time
Just to leave
Them burdens behind



Last edited by Letha Allen; 08/26/08 10:52 PM.
#646065 - 08/26/08 11:21 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Letha Allen]  
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Letha,

Love this. It's very moving and sounds much like an old spiritual. The harmonies were really nice too. I wish I could sing harmony better. Awesome, as usual!


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#646068 - 08/26/08 11:37 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Wendy D]  
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Music at its purest! There are churches in the south (probably north, too) that don't allow instruments to be played at all. I never understood that, but I guess just singing can work too! I like the a cappella treatment (it's great) -- harmonies are just wonderful. Really enjoyed that.

Kevin


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#646080 - 08/27/08 12:19 AM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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I don't need no stinkin' instruments!

Well, I wouldn't if I could sing like you, Letha.... smile

You nailed this - it sounds perfectly authentic. Awesome!

Scott

#646094 - 08/27/08 01:10 AM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Hi Kevin,

Thanks for listening and your comments. Funny you say that, because the church I was raised in believed that exactly.
I guess I would say that the harmony that came out of that tiny little place still warms my memory today and probably made me love music as much as I have all my life.

Thanks again

Letha

#646096 - 08/27/08 01:14 AM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Thanks Scott,

It probably is authentic, lol, still like the old way my mama taught me to do it, but I just branched out in a few other directions too.

And although I haven't heard you do harmony, I have heard you sing and I like your singing. I still can't get your Champlion song out of my mind. It is wonderful.

Thanks for listening and your nice compliment

Letha

#646098 - 08/27/08 01:24 AM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Wendy D]  
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Hi Wendy,

Thanks so much for your compliment. You know how much I like your style of writing because I had to sing not one but 2 of your songs. I think your songs are soundtrack material, especially Die Pretty. I really like your style and sound and sometimes I envy the sweet tone of your vocals, lol.

Thanks for listening and have a great night

Letha

#646328 - 08/27/08 07:27 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Letha Allen]  
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I don't think enough folks have heard this one yet!

Kevin

EDIT: Scott is an outstanding harmonizer!!!!!!!

Last edited by Kevin Emmrich; 08/27/08 11:31 PM.

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#646332 - 08/27/08 07:44 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Hi Letha

Short and sweet hah! smile Sounds amazing, whistle checked out your myspace, and when I went onto your page, my little thingy, turned into a guitar, oh so cute, grin one day I will understand these computers. crazy

Loved listening, and so well done.

Michele
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#646422 - 08/27/08 11:11 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Michele Howlett]  
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Hi Letha,

I can hear this in O Brother Where Art Thou. Just wonderful. Your voice is a thing of beauty. I'm in awe!

Ricki

#646426 - 08/27/08 11:17 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Again Letha, you have so much passion in your singing. This is no exception. This could be a congregational/choir sing in a church and work well in a film setting given the right scene. Refreshingly different for the MP3 board. Good work!

Best,
Lynn


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Always open to collaborations smile

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#646430 - 08/27/08 11:24 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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Never expected this, wow, how do you do that.

Regards

Mark

#646431 - 08/27/08 11:24 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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Letha, what can I say that hasn't been said already. You have an amazing voice, I could listen over and over and something new to love in each turn!!

Can't wait til I get myself finalized on the next one to send your way. It's amost there! Get ready!



Caroline


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#646462 - 08/28/08 12:28 AM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Caroline]  
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Hi All,

I can't answer you all seprately because it would look like a billion people looked at this so it is a group thanks, lol.

Thanks again to each of you for listening and for your wonderful comments. I am glad you mentioned oh Brother Ricki, I watched that show about 6 times! The whole soundtrack I wrote is along this line, some with cigar box guitar and some with mandolin. I wrote another a cappella (I learned how to spell it right Kevin!) song called "A Workin Song". I forced my boyfriend to sing it and we did about 6 different voices and clapping on it like the old field workers chopping. It makes us smile and laugh when we listen to it because we know that each one of those strange voices we hear are our own lol.

I guess I should put a link to it, so you all can smile with us too. I will put it in a different post.

I appreciate you all...and Caroline, I am chompin' at the bit.

Letha

#646802 - 08/28/08 10:06 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Letha Allen]  
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Hi Letha,

You're a very talented singer & we appreciate you sharing your wonderful voice with us.
Thank you.

Calvin


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#646808 - 08/28/08 10:18 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Calvin]  
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Calvin,

Thank you for saying something so nice. I appreciate that there is a place like this and people like you all for us to share with.

Letha

#647597 - 08/31/08 03:09 PM Re: Burden-Acapella gospel song with harmonies [Re: Letha Allen]  
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Lyrical content is excellent. Enjoyed the harmony and acappella singing.


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