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#1042709 - 03/18/14 04:17 PM That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection  
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Okay,Max chose another lyric of mine,he added a bridge then he and Franco and Marco laid down the grits!There must be a Crossroads in Italy somewhere!Thanx Mike & The Italian Connection

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That's The Blues

I know the blues,and how they work
They like to get deep in you,dig in and make you hurt
I know the blues,they're like an old friend
They hang around all the time,till the very end

But they're just doin' their part,to get you through the pain
They toughen up your heart,bring the sun after the rain
That's the blues,yeah that's the blues

I know the blues,it's strange how they are
as much as you hate them,you sit together down at the bar
I know the blues,and they know me by name
We run around time to time,i'm on to their game

But they're just doin' their part,to get you through the pain
They toughen up your heart,bring the sun after the rain
That's the blues,yeah that's the blues

So if you're feelin' really down and there's nothin' you can do
Look around for your blue devils and put on your highway shoes

Coz they're just doin' their part,to get you through the pain
They toughen up your heart,bring the sun after the rain
Thats the blues,yeah that's the blues

#1042712 - 03/18/14 04:29 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Michael,

Very clean and soulful...you are the international ambassador...!

#1042715 - 03/18/14 04:35 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: iggyiggy]  
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Yeah man, they're just doing their part to get you through the pain. Great line for the song and a helluva description of the genre IMO. This is dead in our wheelhouse. And we both like it big time. Great vocal, lyric and a clean crispy production. Cool.


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#1042717 - 03/18/14 05:01 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Youse Blues Brothers:

You'all are making my blues a LIGHTER SHADE OF BLUE--

Good Job==Write on--

Mackie

#1042719 - 03/18/14 05:03 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Janice_and_Bud]  
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EXTRA-COOL
I wanna be just like them when I grow up !!!!


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#1042732 - 03/18/14 07:56 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Calvin]  
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thanx for spinnin' this one IggyIggy!Mike

#1042733 - 03/18/14 08:00 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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We all appreciate the kind words and ears J&B!I'm so glad i crossed paths with these guys,what a crazy world this is.Mike

#1042741 - 03/18/14 09:30 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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I smell Robert Johnson here somewhere. Wish I could play slide like that.

#1042749 - 03/18/14 11:29 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: ben willis]  
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hey Mackie,thanx for spinnin' this one and the cool words!I'll take that compliment proudly from a bluesman like yourself.Mike

#1042750 - 03/18/14 11:30 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Calvin,well keep drinkin' your 40's and eatin' your greens!Thanx man.Mike

#1042752 - 03/18/14 11:32 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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yeah Ben,we thank ya!That's Franco Pietropaoli workin' that slide.You smell Robert coz it aint quite saturday nite yet.Mike

#1042775 - 03/19/14 11:13 AM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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here's the Italian Connection! thank you all - grazie a tutti - for the appreciation

Last edited by MaxG; 03/19/14 11:14 AM.
#1042790 - 03/19/14 03:24 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Great tune! Loved the vocals and the production...simple, as it should be. I couldn't help but to imagine what this would be like with a gal like Haley Reinhart singing......

Nice one guys!



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#1042796 - 03/19/14 04:25 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Fred Choate]  
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This is heartfelt and that's what we are all going for. Nicely done. I like the simple approach too.

#1042835 - 03/20/14 01:50 AM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: M_Glenn_M]  
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hey Fred thanx for spinnin this and the kind words!I'll have to check out Haley,i'm not sure if i've heard her.Mike

#1042836 - 03/20/14 01:51 AM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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we appreciate ya Glenn!Mike

#1042837 - 03/20/14 02:05 AM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Originally Posted by Michael LeBlanc
hey Fred thanx for spinnin this and the kind words!I'll have to check out Haley,i'm not sure if i've heard her.Mike


Mike, watch this clip.....a little bit of bull in front of the performance, but worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_jhtGDBFT4


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#1042840 - 03/20/14 06:31 AM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Fred Choate]  
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Very cool Michael,

Wonderful guitar work.

The vocals are good. IMO you should work w/ the vocalist on his dialect. He's got the American accent ALMOST nailed, but a few syllables (eg 'after' and 'toughen' and a few others) are distracting. With a little work I'm absolutely positive he could nail the accent in full and then I bet you'd get a lot more listens.

I like your lyric a lot. Nice tribute to the blues!

Peace,

Ian


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#1042885 - 03/20/14 07:55 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Ian Ferrin]  
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Indeed Mike,

They have the Blues in Italy just like we have here! Enjoyed this one very much. Nice job Max/Marco/Franco!

steady-eddie.

#1042905 - 03/20/14 10:50 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: E Swartz]  
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yeah Fred,i remember her now,i saw her perform that night.I'm always ready to hear someone nail that song and she does.I think she could do a blues cd for sure.Thanx for the flashback!Mike

#1042906 - 03/20/14 10:54 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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hey thanx for the listen and thoughts Ian!I wish these guys were in my neck of the woods,then i'd learn something too.Maybe i can get Marco to sing a cajun song,put a little french accent on it,whatcha say Marco?Thanx Ian.Mike

#1042907 - 03/20/14 10:56 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Yep Eddie,you're right,dem blues is everywhere!Thanx man.Mike

#1042918 - 03/21/14 03:42 AM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Michael,
Interesting take on the blues making you better, very unique angle.
Well played for sure and well sung too.
Tom

#1042943 - 03/21/14 02:19 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Tom Franz]  
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we sure appreciate ya for the listen and comments Tom!Mike

#1042947 - 03/21/14 02:49 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Hey you Blues Brothers! (oh, darn! that name's taken -- LOL!)
This was a treat to listen to -- great job, everyone!
Lisa

#1043061 - 03/22/14 06:54 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Lisa Gundling]  
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thanx Lisa!Yeah we'll have to come up with some name soon.Mike

#1043131 - 03/23/14 03:55 PM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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That matches the lyric perfectly!!

My favorite team of folks!! Great music, playing, vocals, lyrics...good all around!!

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#1043323 - 03/25/14 06:54 AM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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thanks tammy, what a lovely thing to say, we appreciate a lot!

#1043327 - 03/25/14 09:51 AM Re: That's The Blues w/The Italian Connection [Re: MaxG]  
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hey,thanx for spinnin' this and the kind words Tammy!Mike

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