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Sam, just heard your tune,"Red Shoe Attitude" has a Chicago the Band feel!! Good singer, 5 stars & Likes!!
Stay Safe Friend..............
Thank you so much! No sure anyone would appreciate the song, being a little cryptic about someone in a wheelchair.
Sam, what do you mean with your statement, cryptic about someone in a wheelchair?? Not sure what you are saying?? truly interested!!
Help me fill in the blanks!
Written from the point of view of Susan Bowman, who had been in a vehicular accident that rendered three of her four limbs amputated and/or unusable. She went through hell, actually being left by her husband and kids at first, not wanting to go on living. One of her nurses helped her regain her love for life. She went on to travel the world and even to try skydiving, living relatively independently. While it's only a slice of what she started attaining, she continues to this day. That nurse, Sheron Wilee-Ford, is a co-writer (along with her cousin, Connie and yours truly) and the singer of this recording. They are dear friends and Sheron went on to produce a movie about Susan and helped her to write a recently released book (also titled Red Shoe Attitude).
Sam, do I ever feel like a Double Loser!! Susan Bowman is a real Giant of individuals and sounds like she will never be stopped!! Also, the nurse Sheron Wilee-Ford, is a truly wonderful individual also!! My mother, Bless her soul was a Nurse and my wonderful wife Margie was a Nurse in her youth!! Nurses are very special people......almost God Like!!
What is the Title of your song again, so I can return to your composition with those thoughts of everyone in mind?
RED SHOE ATTITUDE. Susan only had one leg left, but she had a special red stiletto that she liked to wear on that foot when they went out to eat or see live music--hence, that's where we developed the title.
Sam, great theme and idea, Hat's off to your creativity Sir!! And everyone else's input also!! I will return to "RED SHOE ATTITUDE" and listen with enriched knowledge....
Sam, Love your song, "YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK" Great Title!! Great Song, 5 Stars & Likes!! Bravo Sir!!
Thanks. It's an older tune that I realized I had never posted. Wasn't sure anyone would even appreciate it, LOL!
Sam, again....Great Title,"YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK" Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
Fun facts about the title....Justin Moore had a country hit with that title, but it was a few years after this one was written and recorded. Credit where credit's due--my co-writer, Rock Marcello, was the one who brought that title to our writing session. Turns out (as I found out later on), another Nashville songwriter/friend, Mac Elliot, had also written a song with that title a few years before we did ours, but his was a serious tune that neither of us was aware of until after we had written our version. Gary Hannan, another hit writer/friend, wanted to modify our version for one-third share that he would pitch, but it never came to fruition. Gary is best known for co-writing TEQUILA MAKES HER CLOTHES FALL OFF and BACK WHEN I KNEW IT ALL....both went to #1.
Sam, thanks for the Back story, pretty interesting!!
Hey Sam..........."Drunk Again" Killer Boogie-Woogie tune, 5 Stars & Likes! This is the Real Deal Movin' SONG!!
Thanks so much! It's an oldie from my band in the 80's. We use to have a great time! Believe it or not, that was done in just one or two takes. Wish I could say I wrote it, but it was my partner and our roadie, LOL!
Thanks for the awesome 5 out of 5 on my The Fairy Tale Song Sam! All the best! DeDe :)
:) Keep makin' great music. If ever you're looking for outside original material, please let me know. You have a wonderful voice.
Hey Fred! Thanks for the great review of my song LIVIN IN A DREAM. It's one of my favorite live performance songs...we get to stretch it out and it's undergone more than a few changes since the recorded version. Let's connect. If you're ever looking for someone to help you out on vocals...
Fred, thanks for the strong reviews you've been giving to my music. I'm humbled because you have so much outstanding music, yourself...tasteful and memorable. I also love that there are so many contrasts in stylles to keep my interest. You've got mad skills, bro!
You mentioned my lyric sheets having songwriting credits, thus ruining my anonymity. I include them because there are often different singers, some of which had nothing to do with the songwriting. Also, if other people might decide to cover and/or post songs that include my contributions, I'd like to make the credits known. At this juncture, I'm not focused on a career in the industry anymore, but I love to make the music for music's sake. I don't have any specific other agenda, LOL!
You and your music, on the other hand, sound like you have a bright future! Best of luck on much success! I've enjoyed all the songs I've had time to listen to, so far!
I just reviewed one of your songs, then went on to check your channel out. I love you, man. Some great songs.... "Big Tips", awesome original! "100 Tears..." totally cool. You do some great work
Thank you for checking it out. This is quite rewarding for me as someone who has fallen through the cracks for decades, LOL! You're very kind!
Sam, my friend, I was hoping you didn't take my comment as hokey, empty flattering BS. Your music and poetry are really good, I instantly liked everything I listened to. A natural talent with easily chartable songs in my opinion. The majority of us have also fallen through the cracks over the years, however, you shouldn't be included in that group!
It feels good, at 68, to be a survivor so THANK YOU, bro! You have no idea how rewarding it is for me to have a shared appreciation for music on this level. Here's to you having success with your music. I'm no big deal in the business, but if I can do anything, let me know.
Sam,"PUDDIN'S SWEET SPOT" Great Tune sir!! 5 Stars & Likes. Sounds like the Band!!! One of my My favorite Group!
Thanks. It was inspired by my ES335, "PUDDIN'", lol!
Sam, what is a......It was inspired by my ES335, "PUDDIN'", lol! Inquiring MIND wants to know?
A Gibson electric guitar...a favorite of blues and rock players.
Looks like this-- https://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson
Sam, I thought it was a New 2020 BMW?? Say What??
Replying to your question about Holidays In New England in your review....My friend, Ray Dahrouge wrote and sang the song. I did all the tracking in my home studio using Cubase. That recording is from 2006. We did an entire holiday album, which is at my site...IT'S CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE. Thanks for the wonderful review and rating.
Sam You are one talented Human Being! Catnip
How generous of you! I'm humbled and grateful.
"100 Tears from now" Melissa Duvall's vocals as well as the musical swaggering groove are so smooth... Well done!! makes me want to sit back and indulge in sipping a fine whiskey!!!And I don't even drink the stuff!!
Thank you, Ronald! Much appreciated!
Sam! Amazed at your stuff! Very Cool! Catnip
Gracias, especially coming from you! Funny, but I don't really even pitch my songs anymore...kinda fed up with music biz people here in Nashville who act like they know what's good when some of them really don't. At 67, I just make the music because that's just what I do these days in my home being happily self-quarantined. I'm semi-officially retired and can pay my bills, so I just keep recording and/or re-recording my stuff at a leisurely pace, LOL! There's a ton of stuff that I haven't even put down yet, so there will be more coming! I do, however, appreciate the kind words, Pat! Glad you're out there, too!
Sam, your song, "Sing No Evil" has the sound of John Fogarty's, "Runnin' Thru The Jungle" great tune and so is your song.......5 Stars & Likes!!
Again, you're too kind! Thanks!
Sam! Master of one is good son! You're skills send chills! Catnip=+=
You're too kind!
Hi Delta. You reviewed WALTER and you mentioned being curious about what he did. It's based on the true story of his suicide after facing a drug problem. He was relatively young when he got hooked on pain medication after a ski accident in college. He went on to be a rocket scientist, married his college sweetheart and eventually they had twins. His problem with the medication got out of hand and eventually cost him his career, also causing considerable legal problems. His kids were mere toddlers when this happened. I was co-writing one day after it happened and my collaborator was fascinated by the story, so we subsequently wrote the song. Thanks for appreciating it.
So sorry to know that...opioids mess a lot of people and families up.... As a nurse once long ago I won't go near the stuff... Had hip replacement never took what was offered... Tylenol my choice... Thanks for the info...a friend in music🎶🎶🎶
Hey Sam, where can I hear your song, "Walter" can't seem to find it in your Catalog??
Everything is alphabetical at my site, but if it's not visible, that may be because of the nature of that tale of suicide in song being based on a true story, I've been asked by his sister not to post it to the public, so it's only fairly recently that I opened it up for reviews. If you'd like, however, I can email an mp3. Thanks for appreciating it!
Hi Sam, we dont know each other yet, but the topic of the song is catching. May I ask to listen to it also ? Thanks
Sure. I'm happy to email it to anyone who sends me their email address. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org
Actually, of all the family members, only one of his surviving sisters is even aware of the song at this point so that's the reason for the secrecy from the public. She thought it was too painful to put out there.
Of course, I understand. Totally.
Hi Sam, If nothing else you've got me clearing out some old songs! Thanks for your review of Legal High and I don't blame you for being puzzled. There was a time in the UK until about about 2016 when it was legal to sell drugs over the counter on the basis that they contained legitimate substances such as fertilisers, rat poisons etc., albeit for other purposes, providing they had a warning on the packaging. These were known as Legal Highs. They became a major topical problem with many deaths etc. Now not relevant and I thought I'd taken it off BJ - I have now! Apologies for wasting your time. Bob
Interesting to hear the back story, LOL! Under Trump, they are putting all that shit in everything we eat, breath, drink, etc...
But they still have a problem decriminalizing weed, LOL!
Interesting times Sam!!
Thanks Sam for your constructive critique of my song "PoBoy Blues" As I'm sure you're well aware the old school blues recordings were as raw as you could get. That was the motivation behind that feel. They never could afford studio time for retakes and editing so mistakes and sound quality were part of what gave it the unique feel. Plus why put out a finished totally polished product does that not defeat the purpose. I'm a song writer not to be the final performer, manager nor producer. Otherwise in this day and age if I was I could handle all the tasks myself.
I've been at songwriting for almost 50 years. When we put out a recording, we have to endure the lumps and bumps. Not every listener expects the same thing. With dozens upon dozens of recordings (easily over 200) I've posted, different people give wide gamuts of reviews, even for the same songs, and I take each review with a grain of salt...even the ones that score 50 out of 50. Only YOUR opinion of what you do really counts in the end. Best of luck!
Hey There Sam, just heard your tune, "Dance To James Brown" Great song! Love the feel and the female vocals are spot on! SUPER Job!! 5 Stars & Likes........
You have reviewed many of our compositions, most of the time..............Positive!! Hot Doggie!!
Thanks guys! Keep safe and keep rockin'!
Sam, thanks for your review. I appreciate you taking the time to do it!! That guitar solo you liked was Redd Volkaert .. I don't think he's capable of doing anything musicially.
He and I have a mutual friend or two. If you see him, tell him I'm buds with Big John Mills and Andy Reiss. i almost got Big John to trade me one of Red's telecasters...almost.
Hi Sam, Thanks for pointing out the similarity of my main riff in "Almond Jam" with the guitar riff in "Alright Now" by Free. That riff had been in my head for a while, and now I know where it came from. That's the danger of creating "original" music.
We all derive inspiration from outside influences. Hopefully, we can catch them and then put our own distinctive spins on them. At worst, at least it's good to acknowledge them, right? What you did was still cool.
Hello Sam. Thanks for the review of Why are there fire ants? Mrs Kate
LOL! Time for you to use Google.
Sam thanks for the review of Down Under. Written as a duller bible camp theme song. Mrs Kate
I'm not a Christian, so bible camp is not really my thing. Sorry.
I don't know why the word duller came up., Weird. Anyway, I do appreciate your reviews. Even if you don't share my faith.
That's okay. Not enough people share my faith....as a happy, pragmatical agnostic.
Sam, here is my story: https://www.mrskate.com/spiritual-j
Good for you.
My beliefs started our as being Jewish. When I was a freshman in college at 17 in 1970, I finally came to some realizations about organized religion, thanks to the advent of some newly born-again Christians trying to sell me on their beliefs.
I had become somewhat of an expert at Greek, Roman and Norse mythology, being an avid reader during my younger years in school. That led me to thinking about WHY people clung to organized religion and so many were led into so many directions.
I felt religion (including ancient mythology) was there for three main reasons. One was to explain things that seemed unexplained...something science has done to bring us a long way into being knowledgeable. We now know the reasons for a lot of things and are always learning more with constant discovery and invention. The second thing was that some people needed a crutch to support their weaknesses. They wanted absolution for when they did something "wrong", as if they didn't know better and have the will to do the right thing. They used it to justify hurting others. They found comfort in being part of a group that held these beliefs, too. The third thing is that it was a tool for some people to access power and money, usually by creating fear in their followers. More destruction and death has been the result of this than anything else I can think of. Greed, bullying and power-mongering are all against my being. Very few religions and their various factions don't have these things, from what I can tell. Of course, that would make them perfect if they didn't. I don't see that being the case and none of these things appeal to me at all.
I have some basic tenets that don't involve praying or organized religion, but anyone who follows them is, to me indeed, walking the walk instead of talking the talk to God (if there is one, or, in my case, possibly some bigger spirit in the universe), anyone else or themselves. First, always do your best. Second, always do the right thing, even if it's hard to do. Third, don't be destructive. Pretty simple, huh?
I've been living the last sixty years as agnostic and I couldn't be happier with life in my world. I do my best to spread that knowledge and joy to others, if they'll listen, but you know about the old saying, "You can lead a horse.....". As to religious rituals and rules, I don't need them, personally, but I accept that it's what people were brought up to believe.
One thing I believe, as I say in my song "Here's An Idea" is that "Love's about give, give, giving without keeping score. One thing I know about love is we need more."
Hey Sam, I got this post at the time when we were busy moving, so I never responded. We can agree to disagree and still be music friends, right? I respect your belief. Your friend (now in Indiana) Mrs. Kate
Sam you the man. Thank you for the score and kind words you gave my funky/rock song Set me free. Much appreciated. I just listened to several of your tracks. Dirty Woman,50 Cent Words, Anywhere in the world are some tasty tunes man. Great work!! Ante
Thanks, Ante! Peace!
Hi Sam, Can I make a suggestion to you about something? You have 205 songs, and I am just some random guy who happened upon your home page here. You clearly have talent and know what you are doing based on what I heard. But you can't expect someone who comes across your page to listen to 205 songs hoping to accidentally find your best work. Maybe make a playlist of what you consider your best 5 or ten songs and make a note in your profile intro that it is there. You probably have songs that I would want to put in one of my playlists, but even if your songs were only 3 minutes, that would be ten hours of music I would have to go through to find them. You can't expect that kind of commitment from some random stranger. Please consider doing something to help people like me out. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Thanks. Yours is actually the first comment I've received in over 14 years on Broadjam that truly is constructive and makes any sense! Actually, that's why I put some of my songs into collections as four albums. I intend to do that more as time goes by, but mentioning them in my in my profile would be helpful to others like you who might stumble on my site, for sure.
Most of what I'm doing at this point is not for any career move, but rather just for the pure need and love to create music anyway. Pretty much everything on my site was done in my home studio, me playing most of the instruments and singing a good chunk of the vocals and/or backup vocals (not credited to other singers in the titles). I'm retired and done chasing that brass ring in the music industry, so I've decided, as a consequence, to write and record what I want, any way I want, without restrictions and/or dumbing it down. I now do that seven days a week and post when I think it might be worth putting it out there.
The "experts" here in Nashville are what made me come to that decision, LOL, even though they don't know or care about it. Luckily, my legacy is not for them to control, haha! I realize that this might sound egotistical, but I've been listening to and making music for well almost six decades, most of that time, professionally, and I've learned to accept what appeals to me artistically, no matter the genre, first and foremost as long as I don't need the money. That may be why I don't have an outside publisher, agent or manager--I'm not here to make them money so they're not here to hear or push my music. I'm happy, but they say "Never say 'never'.", so I'm open to the probably remote possibilities.
Here's hoping you either check out some of the albums I've already compiled or you'll have time to occasionally just "play all" from any starting point on my alphabetical song list and just turn it up and enjoy some of the contrasts if and when you have the time.
Again, thanks for the great comment! Yours is, indeed, GOOD ADVICE.
what a nice exchange!
"It Must Be Raining" just made it to #1 on the rock/easy listening chart. Thanks!
Thanks for alerting me to the lyrics corrections for "Rio In My Dreams". I guess I copied and pasted an older version before it was updated for the recording, but they have now been updated.
i am looking forward to reviewing your for my blog and magazine i work for
Thanks! I responded to your message on FB in more detail!
Hello Sam. Thanks for the review of Two are better than one. Happy resurrection sunday. Mrs Kate
Ha ha! I'm an agnostic Jew, LOL! Peace!
Well God loves agnostic Jews. We will pray for you! Mrs Kate
Hello again. Thanks for listening to my song "He's Greater." I appreciate you venturing out listening to genres that you might not otherwise do. That's what I love about this group. Even though it's not your cup of tea some can still appreciate the construction. Thanks again and stay safe! Happy Monday! :)
Thanks! Sometimes, it works out pretty good listening to stuff not in my wheelhouse.
Same here. I've found a few to be very interesting to say the least. :) There is so much diversity here in music and that's great to hear.
Hope you're keeping safe
We're among the lucky ones so far. How are you faring through this nightmare?
Tbh I think it's going to peak pretty soon here and the predictions aren't good
We've locked ourselves in good and proper but we live by a public park and it's full of families with kids playing on the swings and stuff, unbelievable really
Good side is, I can lock myself in my studio without a guilty excuse for once
All the best
Here's to staying safe in our studios, LOL!
taking awhile to thank you for your review of my ERIE CANAL will have a final mastering before it goes on a cd...side note ....we have a cabin in Byrdstown, just north of Cookville, hope you were safe from the tornado mess. Just miss nephew by a mile.
Thanks! We're safe here!
thanks so much, Sam, for your review of Save The World. Much appreciated. best, jay
Sam, thank you so much for your kind recent kind review. It means a lot coming to someone with background! Marc S.