Oh Yeah!This is bluesy! Great vocals, really like the backing vocals! Guitar and harmonica are blended very well. Percussion is dead on and although the overall mix is not as I would like this is an awesome song! The drums could be a bit brighter and the lead vocals cut just a wee bit, maybe 2 db... again tho this is just my own opinion and the creator/writer here should do whatever he/she feels is the creation they wanted. I really enjoyed this track, good job Paul!
Up and coming from San Paulo!This Artist has talent! Congrats.. The lyrics are well thought out, and the arrangement.suits the genre very well. As a writer., Recording artist, and performer, I appreciate that goes into producing this track. If there is any constructive criticism it would be to work on the mixing, and EQ of the vocals.Finding the sweet spot in my humble opinion would take it over the top! Nice work!
Hit and runPaul Mandacas "hit and run' is a fine blues tune .It's very much in Texas blues style of the early sounds of ZZ Top, Fantastic use of the blues harp,or harmonica also, is a bonus too. Yeah, LL gives it the thumbs up. LL Lawler Downtown Detroit Dublin
Haunting MelodyAbsolutely beautiful slow blues melody. I here some Steely Dan influence with a heavy blues feel. This tune is melancholy and chord rich all at the same time. Singers seem to be strained somewhat, but they blend with the tune. Great offering.
Hit and RunHi Paul, on first hearing, straight away I'm hooked, it's laid back, and rightly so solemnly accompanied by the harmonica, it's an instrument sadly not heard so much these days. This is well written and musically arranged, with a beautiful, strong guitar solo, and a deeper meaning behind it all. Very poignant... God bless you and your musical direction. I wish you all the very best in the future. Thank you for the invite to review your song. Christine
That's a Hit!It's rare to step on a song so well conceived and produced, specially when lurking around on social networks. So when I first started listening at "hit and run" I was immediatly captured by the nice drums, bass, guitar and harp work. Vocal parts are well tought and arranged, and when the hammond comes out behind everything, it's a joy to listen at the whole thing. Guitar solo too is just as it should be, I can't say there's something that should pe played or arranged in a different or better way. I just want to play the track on my speakers, again and again, and every time I can notice a new detail which I love. Only suggestion on my part is to have the song mastered in a lil different way, with a lil more push. Anyway, you did it GREAT!
Hit and Run by Paul MandacaPaul Mandaca is based in Sao Paulo Brazil. I am not sure whether Paul is Brazilian but the sound of Hit and Run is authentic Southern US blues / rock. The track hits its groove right from the off with a splendid harmonica sound, the guitar and organ setting the blues inflected tones. The vocal lines are delivered perfectly and the track rises and falls like an old man snoozing on a sun drenched porch in the deep south hitting the heights with a fantastic guitar solo in the middle section of Hit and Run. The rhythm section ably provide the platform on which everything else works and there are some excellent backing vocals. One of the best tracks I have heard on NumberoneMusic for a while. Check this track out - it is worth your while and one of the best 4 minutes and 6 seconds you will spend today..
Hit & Run Paul MandacaI love it when I find a song to review on this site that has been well thought out and produced before asking for it to be reviewed, the sign of a good artist often shine through when they do not need to have approval or anybody's opinion on it before releasing it to be heard. This song has nice flowing Guitar work, and good accompaniment throughout, good lead and background vocals and solid drums add flavor to the song as well. My only suggestion for improvement would be to bring the lead vocals up a bit in the mix to the front and more predominate and back the instrumentation down a wee bit to let them shine and make the lyrics more clear in the strong parts. Good song and good work Paul, wish you tons of success with it. Tom Wiggins and da boys in da band.
Hit and RunI love the song but I'd like to hear less of the background singers and more harmonica. The background singers are off key - pitchy - but the harmonica should have a solo part in the middle along with the keyboard.
Hit and RunHi love the opening riff and the interplay with the guitar nice bass and drums! The harp works well too. You might try a version with the backing sung a little more straight as there is a lot going on in the groove, just a thought, love the way it was sung but it was more like a main vocal than a backing vocal. I could be wrong? Love the groove and the hook ......regards ....Paul
Oldani BluesI feel inside me the sound and the voice of The Old blues like in Africa many years ago and than in New Orleans in the Street. Beatifull! The couleurs of The Skin that shine in the Sunshine
Paul Mandaca here is My Review!Hi Paul Mandaca here is my review I really like the music in this song it kinda give you a blues feeling with a touch of Soul and Rock and your band plays really well all I can say this song is different but at the same time it is worth listening to I hope what I have said will be of some help to you from J.Milligan President/CEO.New Experience Rec Rick Ross Music Group/UMG I hope to hear other songs from you good luck.
Could be played in late night radio...This is coming in very bluesy... very convincing stuff, lots of nice harmonies over a half time drum pattern. Nice guitar solo, which I'd prefer to sound much more dirtier and with more soul to it. Song writing, recording and mixing is overall good and pleases my ears. All in all a very good performance of a tune that could be played in late night radio air shows in the slow blues night hour.
NiceThis is a soulful song with some nice backing vocals. Liked the harmonica playing too. Nice gutair solo in middle. Yet in all this not cliche blues - which is how I like it. Good allround song.
Hit And Runa laid back Blusey song . Love that harp . Nicely put together and the band is great . Vocals are great also . The production is a little bit shaky and needs a lot more bass . Good luck with this one , Cliff