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#1126341 - 04/07/17 08:09 PM Can't Say It Enough  
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Happy Weekend, JPF'rs all over the place. This song is for sharing. My co-writer Jim Purtell and I wrote it several years ago but I was never completely happy with the production. Recently, we've been going through our catalog, picking out our favorites and, hopefully, best songs, that we felt needed an update. This was one of my picks and I couldn't think of anyone other than Mike Zaneski to make it the song it deserved to be. He really put his heart and soul into the vocals. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for listening.

Ricki

https://soundcloud.com/rickib/cant-say-it-enough

On this day filled with clouds
Flung like stones across the sky
And a sky that was made
To kiss the blues goodbye
I canít say it enough
I wouldnít be here without your love

Saved my life, saved my soul
We left the rest far behind
This new start set me free
Breaking all the chains that bind
I canít say it enough
I wouldnít be here without your love

I saw the path as endless
You lit the way with tenderness

If we watch carefully
Days like this come along
Hold on tight to this life
Where so much can go wrong
I canít say it enough
I wouldnít be here without your love

Canít say it enough
Canít say it enough

©Jim Purtell (BMI) / Ricki E. Bellos (BMI)

#1126351 - 04/08/17 08:04 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hello Ricki,

W O W, that's impressive.
Sounds like it was made for Hall/Oates.

Calvin


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#1126355 - 04/08/17 09:38 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Very very pretty folks. wink

#1126358 - 04/08/17 11:30 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi Ricki and Jim:

Your choice for production and vocal here is perfect. I think we may have found Zaneski's "genre of choice" 'cause he put it all on the line in your song. Impressive write and an enjoyable listen. Send more soon! ----Dave

#1126359 - 04/08/17 11:31 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Martin Lide]  
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Very Nice ...Who wrote the melody as it's wonderful...

#1126361 - 04/08/17 02:02 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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That is a super production/performance job by Mike -- but the song is pretty dang good, too. All in all a mighty fine listening experience.


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#1126369 - 04/08/17 10:23 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Calvin]  
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Thanks, Calvin. Do you happen to have their number? smile Glad you liked it.

Ricki

#1126370 - 04/08/17 10:23 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Martin Lide]  
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Thanks for checking it out, Martin.

Ricki

#1126371 - 04/08/17 10:25 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Thanks Dave. I think any genre Mike wants is his! smile

Ricki

#1126372 - 04/08/17 10:26 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Barry David Butler (D)]  
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Thanks for listening, Barry. The melody was written by Jim Purtell, my co-writer at the time. Glad you liked it.

Ricki

#1126373 - 04/08/17 10:26 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Thanks for listening, Kevin. Glad you liked it.

Ricki

#1126380 - 04/09/17 09:41 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Nice "slow groove" song!

I must say Mike's vocal work is stunning!!

#1126385 - 04/09/17 10:13 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Toby Barns]  
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Thanks, Toby. Mike always takes any song he is involved with to the next level.

Ricki

#1126396 - 04/09/17 04:22 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Original sound on this. Must be Mike's.
Fine job all.

Vic


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#1126398 - 04/09/17 06:49 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Ricki, Jim and Mike,

Really nice listen, great sound. Very well done. Congrats to all involved!

Deej

#1126436 - 04/11/17 09:27 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thanks Vic. Mike's vocals and production skills are awesome, to say the least. Glad you liked it.

Ricki

#1126437 - 04/11/17 09:28 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Deej56]  
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Thanks for listening and letting us know you liked it, Deej.

Ricki

#1126446 - 04/11/17 11:06 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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played this last night to a group of ten friends. Unanimous praise. Just wanted you to know.

#1126477 - 04/11/17 04:13 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Well, BlakeAllyn, that's awesome! I don't think any of my songs have ever had an audience of as many as 10 people at one time. I hope you were among them? grin

Thanks for letting me know.

Ricki

#1126478 - 04/11/17 04:15 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Originally Posted by Ricki E. Bellos
Well, BlakeAllyn, that's awesome! I don't think any of my songs have ever had an audience of as many as 10 people at one time. I hope you were among them? grin

Thanks for letting me know.

Ricki

we were drinking beers and listening to some tunes so I played yours and a few others.

They couldn't believe this stuff doesn't get played.

#1126515 - 04/12/17 01:35 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Outstanding vocal excellent production and song.
Good luck with whatever you choose to do with it
Travis


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#1126537 - 04/13/17 04:59 AM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Thanks everyone. It's fun making demos for and with Ricki. Our tastes overlap like a Venn diagram with a big middle, so when I let her know I'm trying something like a modern Al Green sound, she's as enthused as me.

I appreciate the nice comments. It's all about laying a solid foundations and building from there--I had a great song to work with and had fun. Life is good. smile

Mike

Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 04/13/17 05:00 AM.

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Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

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#1126562 - 04/13/17 03:31 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Man awesome vocals Mike!

I thought the vocals were just slightly harsh with maybe a slight too bright...

Everything else sounds solid to me. VERY nice work!

I like the songwriting and melodies. Not too predictable but still very comfortable to listen to.

Ricky

#1126573 - 04/13/17 07:57 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Trollboy 1]  
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Well, thanks for that...should we start calling you Trollboy? grin

#1126575 - 04/13/17 07:59 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Travis david]  
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Thanks for checking this one out, Travis. Glad you liked it.

Ricki

#1126576 - 04/13/17 08:02 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Thanks again, Mike for all you do.

Ricki

#1126577 - 04/13/17 08:05 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Thanks for that, Ricky. Mike is pretty awesome.

Ricki

#1126582 - 04/13/17 10:36 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Ricki, I really liked this love ballad. Great lyrical imagery. "Save my life, save my soul" - wonderful line.
Your vocal works well and is heartfelt.
The tune has a good melody and gentle bridge, Nice use of the horn in tune.
I wonder if your title is "I Wouldn't Be Here Without Love". Enjoyed this a lot.

#1126700 - 04/18/17 12:39 PM Re: Can't Say It Enough [Re: ejlawrence]  
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Thanks for listening, Emmanuel. Glad you liked this one. Mike's vocals can really soar.

Normally, I make sure that the last line a listener will hear will be the title. I can't really say at this point why I didn't do that here.

I do know that while I thought about making the title I Wouldn't Be Hear Without Your Love, I decided it was too long and cumbersome and maybe a little less interesting than Can't Say it Enough. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Ricki


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