Gone Baby Gone (Jazz Pop) by Steve Dafoe – Songwriter

Steve Dafoe - Songwriter

Broadjam Artist: Steve Dafoe – Songwriter
Song: Gone Baby Gone (Jazz Pop)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: This is a great jazz piece. Loved the vocals, a cross of Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson. Great instrumentation comma and I love the old Jazz feel. This reminds me of the music my uncle played as a drummer with jazz great Jay McSmhann. Very impressive music and I loved every moment of it. Well done!

Constructive Comments: No criticism to offer.

CLICKETY CLACK I’M ON TRACK by David Austin

David Austin

Broadjam Artist: David Austin
Song: CLICKETY CLACK I’M ON TRACK

Reviewer: Marc S. Pate

Positive Comments: I like the cycle of chord changes you do the end of each verse. Nice little story, well done!

Constructive Comments: You do a good job with this one, but maybe a bridge or chorus to change things up a bit would add some dynamics. Keep up the good work.

Rollin’ In Your Arms by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Rollin’ In Your Arms

Reviewer: Jimmy Joe Lee

Positive Comments: This, for me, is a tough one. I really enjoyed the musicianship. Good solos, interesting arrangement and strong back up. Also recorded well. The song… see constructive comments.

Constructive Comments: Not much of a song. I understand that this type of recording is not so much about the song but more a lyric to prevent the recording from being a amorphous instrumental. The title is good. It’s the key line of the song. I think the delivery is ok but ok doesn’t get it. The lyric is sparse. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but it must be delivered convincingly… unfortunately its not. I don’t think the vocalist is a bad singe. One can’t tell much about that aspect from this song. I don’t think, however, this vocalist is the best for this song.

Zero Gravity by Mitch Siegal

Mitch Siegal

Broadjam Artist: Mitch Siegal
Song: Zero Gravity

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Just listened to this tune by Mitch the other day and already gave it five stars!! Great melancholy mood from the get go with the minor 7 > dom9 almost Bossa Nova chord changes. Vocals have a bit of a Sting vibe. The first lifting chords in the chorus are a super change up. LOVE the first guitar break–that’s so tasty I can’t stand it–the solo, tone, changes and mood. Those backup vocals aren’t obvious on the first listen, and damn they are cool. Outstanding work Mitch!

Constructive Comments: I’d like to year your voice in a last raspy, strained take. We know you can sing so well so this is just a question of desired approach. The Sting reference kinda says it–I don’t like Sting (lol). I’d like to hear you do this with a smoother more detached vocal–it would be a slight change, what you have is really really good as is. What about doing the chords on a nylon string for a smooth slinky feel. Check out Luisa Maita for an example (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlwcTs35Z1k). And listen to some of her studio work–she and band are fantastic, and this song has just the vibe that I can hear yours with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5E9doyHXWs Your song could have this deep melancholy and mystery.

Sailing the Caribbean by Paul Messina

Paul Messina

Broadjam Artist: Paul Messina
Song: Sailing the Caribbean

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: Very nice sound – I especially like the piano runs, really has a very staccato sound, I also like the sax – very cool!

Constructive Comments: Not a lot of negatives – very professional sounding tune, I think the saxophone may take over this a piece a little too much even though it sounds fantastic! Instead of a flat top guitar – I would like to hear a little more of an edge with a lead electric guitar – best wishes and may God bless!

Scootin Boots / Country by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Scootin Boots / Country

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: Very cool sounding rhythm guitar and drums – sounds a little like Buffalo Springfield.

Constructive Comments: Very good beat – I would like to hear a lead guitar and bass guitar added to this piece however, you do have a very unique sound – best wishes!

Earth to Angel by Vicki Lee

Vicki Lee

Broadjam Artist: Vicki Lee
Song: Earth to Angel

Reviewer: CAEDMON’S DREAM

Positive Comments: * unique lead vocals* song has memorable chorus/hook* lyrics have a strong universal message * simple instrumentation & nice chord changes* could be a movie “message” piece

Constructive Comments: + production is clear but mono track stereo sound-field can help each instrument stand out+ doubled vocals loses clarity in lyric at times+ chorus vocal is strong: but a unique instrumental part or lead-line to go along with chorus would help it stand apart from rest of the song

This Song Has No Hook (instr) by Warren Hein

Warren Hein

Broadjam Artist: Warren Hein
Song: This Song Has No Hook (instr)

Reviewer: Randy Calligan

Positive Comments: This was one of the more interesting pieces I’ve heard for quite a while. It was very strange and really sounded like several different genres all mixed into the same song. However it was fairly easy to imagine it being in certain movies that require that kind of unusual passage. It was kind of cool

Constructive Comments: I would’ve gotten things a little tighter with the click track the drums were a little bit off from the be at times. Although that may have contributed to its unusual sound