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Everyone liked the 4-track demo from '97, so I finally produced this with a little pizazz..All comments are welcome. smile

https://soundcloud.com/michael-zaneski/magic-music-box-final-v13


Magic Music Box

When I was ten I had a magic radio
I knew the words to all my favorite songs
I listened with it underneath my pillow
and all my friends would sing me all night long

It was me and ma but they were just like family
Buck and Marty, Dolly, Glen and Merle
And ma was worried how I stood by Tammy
Yeah Tammy was my very first best girl

She was gentle on my mind
Underneath my pillow
Pickin' up Tulsa time far away as Amarillo
I know Billie Jo's just layin' low
Down in the boondocks
It was more than just a radio
My magic music box

Oh I loved to tune it in to far away places
The static sounded like how spacemen talk
And I tried to picture how music could travel
Could fly into my magic music box

Oh and then one day I lost my magic radio
I kicked it running for the ice cream man
And momma said no big, I'll buy another
Oh momma momma you don't understand

She was gentle on my mind
Underneath my pillow
Pickin' up Tulsa time far away as Amarillo
I know Billie Jo's just layin' low
Down in the boondocks
It was more than just a radio
My magic music box

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Words and Music by Michael Zaneski
(C)1997 Michael Zaneski
All Rights Reserved

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Alan Jackson and George Strait leapt out on the intro Mike! A great country song excellent vocals too,taylor made for the jukebox.
Best of luck with this toe tapper
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hey Michael,ya got a cool little diddy here,i like it.I sure remember my transistor radio days.

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Fine piece of songwriting and musicianship.
The production and the performances are top notch stuff, indeed.

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Love it Mike!
I am OLD and remember in the early 50's I had a green GE Transistor Radio that was my Lifeline to Sanity. I never went anywhere without that large monster and even had it in my Bed with me when I slept. It took huge batteries and was my LOVER that never let me down. I owe ALL my Success (lol ) at Love for music to that Big Green Monster...MY GE TRANSISTOR RADIO.
Keep them coming....

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A clever write, Michael... covered a lot of (familiar) ground and brought back some good, old memories. Would be nice if you could swap out the accordion (sound) for a pedal steel...

Nice vocals. Enjoyed the listen.

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very unique song, others are right its ready for the radio! hell I`m up danc`n...lol

Its hard to find something fresh to write about Mike, but you have. excellent work. Music is always excellent.
hope all is good in your world. Lane



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Hi Travis,

Making just one of those guys leap out of a jukebox would have made my day, but both.. smile

Thanks, and keep them toes a tappin' ..

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Michael,

Tinny sound..under the pillow actually helped the bass response, as I recall..I divided my time between the top forty and country stations, growing up in Los Angeles. I imagine your taste was rather eclectic as well.

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Hi Nelson,

Thank you for listening, and I am glad you enjoyed it. smile

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That's a good one, Mike. Nice job.


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I thought the harmonies in this were really effective. This had a cool classic feel to it, I thought the vocal performance was really solid. I enjoyed the listen man, good luck with it.

Kyle

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Cool country track, hangs together very well, nice job!

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Hi Barry,

Mine was small and had a black leather case, and I loved that radio.

I'm glad you enjoyed it and share a similar experience. Those things probably shaped us into musicians way back when.

Mike

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Hi Floyd,

Thanks!

I find most accordions and virtual accordion add a warmth to things. It was the last thing I added to compliment the swingin' counterpoint of the mandolin in the right speaker.

You like pedal steel on fast "Sneaky Pete" kinda stuff more than me. I usually reserve pedal steel for slow weepy stuff, and then find I'm constantly wishing there weren't so many added 6th chords, haha..

Anyway, thanks again. smile

Mike

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Mike:

I always enjoy your vocals and this one is no exception. Best of luck with it.

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I think it works very well, Mike.
You might turn down the part where the harmonies first come in as it kind of shoots out at you a little too much but the rest is a good balance.

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Hi Lane,

I got you dancing? How cool is that!

I love Western Swing. My love comes via Merle Haggard, not Bob Wills though. Hag put out a couple records that were tributes to Wills, and I wore out the vinyl a few times.

All is well, thanks.
I'll be in touch; talk to you later. smile

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Hi Colin,

Thanks for the listen and I'm smiling and happy knowing you enjoyed it!

Mike


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Hi Kyle,

Thanks for noticing the harmonies; I spend a lot of time working them out.

I glad you enjoyed it! smile

Mike



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Wow Mike! That was outstanding! Really nice pen-work and the music was just the way it should be. All so smooth like a new jar of Skippy.

I enjoyed it immensely.

Dave smile

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Very catchy . . . well put together song.
Nice idea. Vocals were outstanding.

To me . . sounds current.

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Hi Michael,

Awww...magical song about the magic of childhood and so sweetly done!

Lisa


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