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It Was 1972
by Lasswell
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Thu, May 8, 2008 @ 8:00 PM

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permalink   Thu, May 8, 2008 @ 8:30 PM
oh what a treat - a stunning homage to soul music the way I grew up to it. Refined playing and your ever so mature and sophisticated touch on production values.

The ending had me in stitches, but it also totally fits the mood.

Masterful work. Thanks for sharing it!
permalink   Lasswell Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 12:42 AM
Thanks Spin! You’re always an uplifting force with me.
permalink   Thu, May 8, 2008 @ 11:20 PM

I’m in NIRVANA! Lasswell got me having having mental, emotional orgasms! I got Loveshadow to the mike…AGAIN! Whose got it better than me?!? Who, I ask you?!?! Lass, you totally hit me where my idols are. This felt like maybe, just maybe I could hang out with Donny, Roberta, Willie Weeks and all those cats on a cut! This is a compliment, a birthday present and just pure Magic made manifest! And then to put the cherry on top (SPOILER!), you got some cool-ass, old-school DJ putting me in context to where my personal gods & icons reside (Doghouse in tha hiz-zouse!)…


Y’all sure know to show this brutha some love. I ain’t gon’ cry. I swear I’m not…*sniffle*

I been playin’ Mr Shadow’s take on this song nonstop. Guess I’m gon’ have to add this to the circle!!!

Thank U! Thank U! Thank U!
permalink   Lasswell Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 12:42 AM
Well if I created a mental orgasm I guess that’s a good thing! lol! I’m flattered that you like what I did and if it brought a smile to your face then it was worth it to me. Seriously dude…your time is coming. There is a market for your voice. Just keep pushin’!!!
permalink   Lasswell Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 1:58 AM
Frank…I have a mix without the DJ thing that I can send you if you like. I didn’t mean to be a SPOILER!
permalink   Songboy3 Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 4:06 AM
I think you may have misinterpreted what I meant when I wrote ‘spoiler’ in my review. I put that there as a warning so that if folks reading the reviews didn’t want to know how you ended it without hearing it for themselves, then they needing to stop reading and push play! However, I would love a TV track of this so that I could perform this around here this summer! Magnificent, Sir!
permalink   Lasswell Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 12:17 PM
I knew you were joking! I was just joking back at you. I’ll make you a “TV” track and I have the mp3 without the DJ. Do you want the background vocals in the “TV” mix?
permalink   Songboy3 Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 12:21 PM
Quote: LasswellI knew you were joking!

Damn. I am such a goober sometimes!!! I’d love a version w/o the DJ (which was GENIUS, BTW…) and yes, I’d like the BG vocals intact!
permalink   Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 2:11 AM
And suddenly the time travel door opens and i m in 1972 with this magical mix from Lasswell and songboy3 voice
This is an example of class,range,experience should i say more…
top stuff!!!
permalink   Lasswell Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 12:18 PM
Thanks George!
permalink   Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 3:58 AM
Thanks for putting up again Lasswell! Your exploits here, like LS and Songboy will have their rewards. I can definitely feel the Bacharach thing going on, and the rest of the 70’s feel is excellent. The subtle touches of organ in the background, the strings, the orchestration is all there. So nice and production, you guys really set the bar.

Incidentally, Frank’s voice reminds me of an old friend I had the chance to play with in a funk band that is still around in St. Louis. Bunch of young cats, and we had a few soul type songs so it’s good for many reasons to hear this.
permalink   Lasswell Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 12:22 PM
I’m glad you liked it Shimoda. Thanks for your kind words!
permalink   Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 6:04 AM
A second track from you today? Now there’s a treat. :)

You have an incredible ear for finding a hook for the break sections; the horn section, the piano line right towards the end - as well as finding sounds that are just right - rhodes that are soft and get the job done without taking over.

This is a beautiful track. Thanks for sharing two in a day. Great way to start the morning. :)
permalink   Songboy3 Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 7:14 AM
Quote: colabGreat way to start the morning. :)

Amen to that, brutha!
permalink   Lasswell Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 12:23 PM
Thanks Colab! Glad you liked the instrumentation etc. It would have been cool to have a little guitar thing goin’ on too but I don’t have a guitar! : (
permalink   Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 10:42 AM
what @@king genius!! for my taste this is a masterpiece..thanx for sharing your work..
permalink   Lasswell Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 12:24 PM
Gee, thanks Beckfords. That means a lot!
permalink   Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 5:16 PM
So gorgeous… this is one of those “Well, I’m certainly not going to bother messing with THIS pella” remixes- whatever I might come up with won’t come close to this buttery-smooth confection
permalink   Songboy3 Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 6:25 PM
Aw man - c’mon! We want to hear what you hear in your head, Duck! it’s ALL music…:O(
permalink   duckett Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 10:32 PM
Well… OK.
I cannot withstand the mighty combo of logic, and “Clown-nose Frowny-face”. Your guilt-fu is STRONG!
I need to have this mix out of my head first, though… it might be a while!
permalink   Songboy3 Fri, May 9, 2008 @ 11:08 PM

Take ya time, Duck! just bless us when the Karma is strong for you…
permalink   Sat, May 10, 2008 @ 3:14 PM
Just a hello to let you know who the latest rec was from… enough above to cover the greatness of this one. Great track as always :-).
permalink   essesq Sat, May 10, 2008 @ 3:16 PM
…whew, that avatar above mine together with mine is making me dizzy ….
permalink   Sat, May 10, 2008 @ 6:56 PM
Thank you…. for taking me back.
permalink   Lasswell Mon, May 12, 2008 @ 7:07 AM
Thank you for all your support here!
permalink   Mon, May 12, 2008 @ 4:21 PM
incredible man…soul to the umpteenth degree
Ezy Axis
permalink   Thu, Jun 26, 2008 @ 3:35 PM
Simply fantastic. A lot of craft went into making this one.
permalink   Mon, Aug 25, 2008 @ 12:56 AM
smooth niceness = strictly beautiful work!!
permalink   Mon, Aug 25, 2008 @ 11:31 AM
Pure soulful genius!
permalink   Mon, Nov 9, 2009 @ 3:14 PM
Classwell Work, listeners should stick around till the end to hear you. :-)
Clarence Simpson
permalink   Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 8:18 AM
Wow, are you sure you didn’t record this back in ‘72? You captured the feel and flavor of the era perfectly!
permalink   Mon, Oct 8, 2012 @ 5:39 AM
Smoother than nylons ;-)
permalink   Fri, Apr 17, 2015 @ 4:11 PM
Wonderful smooth