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Bill Dake
2 days ago to Rizzo

Rizzo,
Thanks for the 5's for "Speed Of Life".
Good luck with the Rap-Hip Hop gig...

Bill



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Bill Dake
5 days ago to Bruce Scism

Bruce,

Thanks for the review and comments on Northern Climes". In regards to the phrase "...sippin' antifreeze..." it's a saying I've grown up with referring to alcohol...think I' keep it.

Listened to a few of your tunes and am very impressed...like what you do.

Bill



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Eric and Ray
1 week ago to Eric and Ray

Thanks to Bill Dake for his great review of our version of the Wes Montgomery classic 'Road Song'

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Author
Bill Dake
1 week ago

Wes was/is an all time favorite of mine...gone too soon. You guys did a great job. Curious about what guitar and amp setup you use 'cause it sounds sweet...keyboards too.

Bill

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Eric and Ray
1 week ago

The guitar you hear on the melody and solo sections of 'Road Song' and many of the other tunes we do is a Gibson L-5ces.

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Bill Dake
6 days ago

Great guitar! I've been playing a '64 Johnny Smith since 1968. Same body, different electrics. Still have my '69 Fender twin jbl.

Bill



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Laura Adamowsky
2 weeks ago to Bill Dake

Thank you for taking the time to review my song, Remembering You. It is always very help to know someone's unbiased opinion, especially from those that create the similar genre of music. Much appreciated!!



Phil,
Thanks for the kind comments on "Short Story". If you've got a better suggestion for a title I'd be happy to consider it...
As for the jazz genre it seems my years as a jazz musician/composer somehow crosses over into most of what I do. I did spend a considerable amount of time in my youth singing folk, had my own groups, trios and quartets, ( along with some PNW rock bands ). Still dabble in other genres from time to time.
Really admire your skill as a writer...

Bill



Frank,
Thanks for the 5's for "First Light On The Prairie". Started out as a solo guitar thing back in the mid '80's...

Bill



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Bob Bentley
3 weeks ago to Bob Bentley

Very strange that The Drawing Room suddenly disappeared from 8 chart places, including Earth. It has just gone from being right up at the top of barious European and UK charts, no drifting down the charts, gone overnight. Was it something I said?!!

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Bob Bentley
3 weeks ago

Obviously "various" not barious!

Bob I've had the same thing happen and so have others from time to time! I also understand that everyone needs to be recognized and I like that too! From a humble hobo from a long time ago! catnip

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Bill Dake
3 weeks ago

Happens Daily to me, too.

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Bob Bentley
3 weeks ago

Thanks guys, nice to know I'm not alone! It's not an ego thing, just trying to get my head around why my song fell from Broadjam grace quite so suddenly!
(Nice to hear from you Catnip, it's been a while.)



Hey Kenny,

Just wanted to stop by and congratulate you guys on your successes. The radio play gig is great.
Outhouse races this year?

Bill

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Thank Bill, great to see you on the Top Tens as well. I post some stuff on FB so if you use that and wanna "friend" I'll send you a request. it'll come as DALTON CALDWELL. i'll explain later

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Bill Dake
3 weeks ago

Quit FB and social media awhile back but my wife still uses FB and I can use her site to connect.

I've found that the more I spend on Bjam the more top 10's I receive...curious...
Bill

Your work is excellent and deserving of recognition however on occasion, other Top10 work i've heard has given me a moment of pause

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Bill Dake
3 weeks ago

Really don't understand how all the rating stuff works, all I do know is if I spend some bucks and enter a few contests things happen. Very seldom get more than a couple replies when I send out notices of new tunes and because most of my stuff is Jazz oriented the reviews are few and far between.
Yeah, some of the music on the top 10's seems a bit less than stellar, I'm sure there's some algorithm involved that could explain it all.

Bill



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Bill Dake
4 weeks ago to Rex Niemand

Mr. Rex,
Thanks for the playlist adds for "Northern Climes" and "Life With Blurred Vision".
Glad you liked my take on "Do You Wanna Dance". I've heard many versions of the tune but most left me cold. Watched the original he did on a Dick Clark American Bandstand show and liked the joyfulness of the performance. It's a happy song. Of course I couldn't leave it alone and added the bridge and key change to break up the monotony.
Thanks again,
Bill



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Bill Dake
4 weeks ago to Jim Pfeifer

Jim,

Thanks for the 5's for "Maybe It's Love". A pro reviewer kicked me in the rear and got me to do a remix of "Maybe" and this is what happened. Looks like it'll be pitched in Nashville....
Been listening to some of your latest and am really impressed with your guitar work in so many different styles and the recordings are flawless! Good stuff and fun.

Bill

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Jim Pfeifer
4 weeks ago

Thanks so much Bill! Good luck with your music pitch in Nashville!

-Jim



Author
Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Oskar Christian

Oskar,
Thanks for the listen and review of "Fun Outside". It's basically just a quick jam over a little progression I stumbled upon. Might get back to it an flesh it out someday.

Bill



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Signal 30

Thanks for the 5's for "Maybe It's Love"!
And thanks also for the trip back in time to the music of Mr. Troup.

Your friend,
Bill



Frank,
Thanks for the review and 5's for "Maggie's Bright". Written during one of those dry/no ideas seasons and was originally just a little piece about a Maglite.

Bill

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Very cool. I hear ya on the "dry" time... my most recent (current) one has mainly been due to competing priorities.

Thanks for the response... keep creating!

Frank



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to BanzaiWag

Thanks for the review of "Before My Fall". It was a finalist in the 2020 SongDoor contest.

Really liked "Love on the Run"! 5's

Bill

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BanzaiWag
over 30 days ago

Thank you, Bill...

Author
BanzaiWag
2 weeks ago

Also...Our song 900 Miles (by BanzaiWag) reached #6 on BroadJam Country/Alternative Top 10...Woo Hoo!

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BanzaiWag
1 week ago

Up to # 4...Country/Alternative...



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Stan Flowers

Stan,

Thanks for the nice review of "Semi-Sweet". Not my normal genre, I'm basically a Jazz guy but my wife is all country so I thought I'd give it a try. Got some positive feedback from the Nashville crowd, NSAI, but alas, no takers.
I'll check out some of your tunes in a bit.
Thanks again,
Bill



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Rex Niemand

Mr. Rex,
Thanks for the 5's for "Turtleneck". Been out of the bjam loop for a bit but did get an offer from a pro reviewer to pitch my song "Maybe" in Nashville. Gotta do a remix for him so I'm struggling with that right now.
It seems my hearing is a lot worse than I thought. Pretty much anything over 500hz are lost, which means mixing is a real challenge. Spent a chunk of our savings on trick hearing aids, ( thanks VFW), so getting used to them is a little strange. They're set up with three music settings and my audiologist is tweaking them for the most natural sound. Can't believe the difference! Hopefully this will help me improve my demos/production.
I'll be listening to your new tunes in a bit...

Mr. Bill

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Rex Niemand
over 30 days ago

Bill ,
Your stuff ALWAYS interests me..
Re: hearing. Read part of a Pete Townsend interview in which the interviewer asked him about his hearing damage (a back story there involving a Keith Moon antic). He was surprised at the question, replying that of course there was no problem, implying that compensating for his loss was no big deal and easily done. I certainly hope you can overcome this obstacle. -- Good luck with Maybe! Great news indeed!
My new stuff. Something eccentric yet again. And something plainly commercial. Figure I ought maybe at least try that once in a while. Got a hungry pocket book.
All the best, Bill!!
ps, my hearing ain' t getting any better. Tinnitus.......



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Rex Niemand

Rex,

Thanks for listening and the 5's for "In The Beginning" and "I Really Love Your Mind". Old tunes written for the lounge set.
I'm think Bjam has me locked into you and the Corey's. Must be some strange algorithm...kinda like the top 10's.

Bill

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Rex Niemand
over 30 days ago


Hi, Bill,

It is only fair that I award 5 stars for any tune I hear here that can actually teach me something. I should take the time to analyze any number ofl these things you come up with. They all fall into the 5 star category following my way of thinking.

Yeah, I wonder sometimes how BJam works. For instance, as of today I have completed 113 reviews, but have received only 54 in return. And if I layoff for, say, a couple weeks -- crickets as far as receiving new reviews. -- Maybe my stuff is too eccentric and gets past certain algorithms.

Maybe I should re-categorize all my stuff as Hip Hop, or maybe Folk

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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago

Ha!, or Country or Rap. We're not exactly writing to the mainstream audience. I've tried to broaden my musical endeavors here with limited success. I do what I do. However, no matter what I write someone always thinks it's Jazz.

Bill

As for how Bjam works...it's a mystery to me.



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Margie & Art Corey

Margie and Art,

Appreciate the 5's for "Speed of Life". Gotta listen to more of your tunes and catch up...

Bill



Frank,
Thanks for the 5's for "Speed of Life". I'll be listening to more of your tunes soon.

Bill



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Rex Niemand

Rex,
Just did a review of Elegiac. It's 5's all the way but somehow I hit the lyrics button and that messed up the score. By the way, I didn't notice this tune on your song list...workin' on the sax part?

Bill

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Rex Niemand
over 30 days ago

Bill,
Yeah, I have a knack for hitting irrelevant buttons now and then as well. Ought to be a clear or reset option.
And yep, this piece could use some further development.
Almost everything I've posted gets revisited sooner or later -- several of my oldest mp3s are permanently frozen, original midi files lost in a computer failure some years ago. Hard lesson learned :-/
Thank You, Bill, once again! Been some distractions around here of late, but will certainly be busy here again soon.
'Rex'



Hi again Bill,
Thanks for the 5 stars on "Sunday She Knows."

I appreciate you taking the time to listen and provide the ranking!!

Frank



Frank,
Thanks for the 5's for "Little Journey". Congrats on your Hot 100 win!

Bill

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Thanks Bill.

I just took a listem to your song "SPEED OF LIGHT". Very cool piece. Love the creative voicing and unique approach to structure for the first 2/3rds of the piece. The vocalist is a great choice for this song... really adds a nice "jazz/contemporary" flavor to the vibe. Excellent job on a song with very cool creative "treats" throughout.

Frank

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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago

Frank,
Actually the title is "Speed of Life", but it's difficult to rhyme the "f" sound let alone sing it so the listener can hear it. I'm the vocalist, guitarist, keyboard guy, producer etc. on all my stuff. It's just fun to put tunes together and see where it goes. Glad you liked the song.

Bill



Hi Bill,
Thanks for the review of my piece "Jazz & Scotch-Whiskey." That's a 60 second piece that I wrote/recorded specifically for a licensing placement. Alas, that didn't pan out.

I appreciate your comments/suggestions. I may have to revisit that one to expand it into a full-length piece.

Thanks again for the review and comments.

Frank



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Rex Niemand

Mister Niemand,
Your prose are very entertaining! Thanks for the elegantly composed comments on "Polka Dot Blue". Based on a true story. I will take your constructive comments to heart and apply them as needed.

Not dead yet,
Bill

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Rex Niemand
over 30 days ago

One more goofy review :-D



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Delta Burnett Reed

Delta,
Thank you for the very kind review of "Carolina Moon". One of a very few country style tunes I've written. Got some positive feedback from some Nashville types but no takers so far. I've enjoyed you're songs over the last couple of years on Bjam and hope you will continue to keep writing and sharing.
Thanks again,

Bill



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Rex Niemand

Mr. Niemand,
Diggin' "Elegiac"! Reminds me of some of the stuff I listened to, and some I even got to play on, that my mentor at Cornish would write. It always went places I didn't expect, tweeked my ears. I like this kind of writing. Now, get a band together and perform this stuff with some real horns...though you did a great job here with the samples...

Bill

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Rex Niemand
over 30 days ago

Thanks, Bill! Yeah, perfecting my fake horn technique. Gotta work on the alto sax a bit more, and now really should go back and tweak horns in earlier tracks as well. A horn section along these lines would be awesome, but would probably kill me. -- Would surely be cool to here one of these things performed with real instruments. Don't know if I have it in me to get that together. Maybe someone else might be inspired to do it for me?

Here's to dreaming....

Stay well and keep writing great stuff.

Tony ...er, 'Rex"

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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago

WAY back when I was studying at Cornish, and even before when Jim would let me bring stuff to his band rehearsals, ( my early 20's), it was just cool to hear my ideas played by some really great musicians. I miss those days. Life took me in a different direction from the music and now as a geezer I'm trying to catch up on decades of neglect. So many tunes that need to be finished and recorded.
Jim passed away last year and I owe it to his memory to get my shit together and get serious about the music. Stay tuned...

Mr. Bill, or as Catnip calls me; "Billy D"



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to DENNIS MAKEPEACE

Dennis,
Thanks for reviewing "Short Story". You're probably right about it needing a chorus with the title to help folks to remember it. Somehow that never crossed my mind when I wrote it. Lessons learned...
Thanks again for the listen.

Bill



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Grace Kerlin

Grace,
Appreciate the review of "Semi-Sweet". Old tune, one of a very few country themed songs. I'm basically a jazz oriented guy but my wife is a country fan so I thought it might be fun to write something that she might like. Even joined NSAI and sent them a couple things and got back some positive responses. I might re-record this someday and clean it up. I'll observe your suggestions if I do. Thanks again.

Bill



Patrick,
Thanks for the great review of "Turtleneck". Inspired by an old photo of the girl I married. If you know of any of those places where this tune could be sent, please let me know. I'm pretty good at writing but my business gene was never very well developed.
Congrats on all your successes!

Bill

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Patrick E. Muth/Catnip Pat
over 30 days ago

Bill I've found wearing both hats as artist and salesman always difficult coming out of the artist shell was helped by attending TAXI AND BROADJAM Conventions which i attended for 5 years running. They taught me that it was worth marketing them---even tho as artists we sometimes get more satisfaction working with new material so don't give up on pushing those old tunes---it's brand new to everybody else and will be well worth it if you get that call!! catnip

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Kate Carpenter
over 30 days ago

Hey Catnip, Glad you liked my lullaby and YES that was a real harp! Soon hopefully I'll have about a dozen more songs to post. Been working on Marvel for a LONG time.

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Patrick E. Muth/Catnip Pat
over 30 days ago

Ms. Kate! That is just incredible! Nothing will duplicate the sound of a harp! My favorite girlfriend plays one. As I am old (and old school), I am more fascinated everyday with the tools and sounds of old. Kate--- I've so enjoyed your music and friendship all these years (18), and wish, toast and bless you future! catnip=+=



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to John Walradt

John,
Very appreciative of your review of "Same Old". Based on some personal experience. I am a tired old everyman by the way. Well, not really tired but most definitely old. My formal training was in jazz, voice, guitar and composition, so I tend not to follow the current rules of song writing. Glad you enjoyed my effort. Thanks again,

Bill

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John Walradt
over 30 days ago

I certainly understand. But you reach an age where you've advanced enough with experiences that you don't need all the rules. Your efforts are terrific to listen to. I've been recovering from a tooth extraction the last couple of weeks so I'm hoping I'll be back on track this next week.
John



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