MamaThis song just got to me when I started playing it because my mom just passed away two months ago. My momma knows I'm walking with the Lord. I really miss her. She taught me so much over the years. Thank you for your words. She served the Lord all of her life including ministering to the native Americans for many years. Thank you again for your song. May God bless you and yours richly. DE
Unique christian balladHave listened to this instrumental based track a couple of times. A slow melodramatical song, but it´s worth listening. Brother Gene shows that some chords are enough for a good song. The lyrics coming from the heart and touching the soul. The unique vocals of the singer has a brilliant irish sounding vocal projection. This song isn´t complex. A soft accompaining harmonica as extra factor brings additional feeling into the song. The lyrics unleashes feelings in relation of the mother who passed away and tells us also about the revalation of believe. Good song from a very talented musician and overall impressive track for a self-produced recording. This ambitious song could played in some clubs. I´m sure you will also enjoy and likewise add it.
Mama I'm Walking With the LordHi there Gene. Quite a song you've got there; a painful but inspiring story. After listening to your song a couple of times, there were a few things that came to mind. Nice simple strumming with a touch of the harmonica. Although your voice is a bit shaky, it seemed to be a fit for the feel of the song. It could have been mixed a bit louder because I couldn't hear some of the words. Over-all, the sound level of the song could have been boosted; I had to turn my speakers up a bit so that I could hear it. ;) There were a few places where it sounded like whoever was playing the guitar and the harmonica wasn't sure of what note/chord should be played next, and as a result the wrong one was played. It is a small matter indeed, but some of the words that you have chosen don't match up with the 4/4 beat of your song. In a strange kind of way, I thought that the buzzing of the guitar strings in some places was appropriate for this song; indicative of what the Lord does when He finds each of us - he takes us where we are at and starts strumming the strings of our broken down and worn hearts. But after we give Him our hearts, He begins the process of renewing our hearts and lives - and the sound improves vastly. :) This is where I had a bit of an idea here that you may or may not agree with Gene. I don't know if you have ever seen a movie where there was a soundtrack of a song that was used at the beginning of a scene, but by the end a fuller arrangement of that same song had been played. I felt the same way about your song. To complete this as a project, I felt that it might be a neat idea to have someone redo this song with a stronger, but still gentle voice like yours, and a bit of an orchestral background to fill it out; then add it to the end of your song. Great potential for this song. :) In the end, I am positive that your mom would be happy and proud of you that you are now walking with the the Lord. Keep up the good work brother. Blessings, Trev. :)
My thoughtsFirst of all my brother I commend you for having the courage to write such an awesome song loved the song loved the message and tone of the song I pray your encouraged and that the song empowers you to continue on much love
In MY OpinionGreetings, Thank you for choosing me to review your work, I count it an honor to be included in such a task. My hat is off to you and anyone willing to step out and share their gift, talent and love of music to the public. Be it a musician, singer, song writer, actor and so-on. I myself, via 40 some years of experience in the fields, on the road, in the studio, radio, TV, video, and management, consider myself to be a seasoned musician, singer, song writer, studio-sound tech/engineer/ owner/operator, stage manager, find it sometimes hard/difficult and perhaps not even fair to sit in a seat, voicing My Opinion concerning another's creative efforts. Especially in certain genres of music I am not all that familiar with concerning very important elements that make up and meet the required standards to justify the various levels of ratings and grades. So, in saying ALL that, I will limit myself to MY Opinion concerning the quality of the work according to My ears, and the standards I have been familiarized with thru-out the years. I hold to the old - saying " Beauty Is In The EAR of The Beholder ... LOL. The sound quality of the recording over-all is very crisp and bright and clear, I really enjoyed the soft harmonica work.Think about a solo break to step away from vocals for a short period. Vocals are smooth and natural, sort of - down to earth as they say, and extremely peaceful. The mix levels let me know who was still in charge of this song. Very easy to sit back and listen to. I mean no offense in any part, I myself take all feedback and use it as a tool toward my next project. I pray you feel the same way. Either way, I say to you, keep doing what you do, keep kicking and enjoying what you do. I tell folks all the time for many years. When it stops being FUN, then it's time to stop, and stand back and think about what we are doing, why we are doing it, how we are doing it, what we and others are getting out it. Is it what we want, and how we want it. IF NOT. what are willing to do from there? Thank you again for asking MY OPINION. Johnny
ReviewMama I'm Walking With The Lord is a great song. Thank you for sharing the dedication to your mother. Keep writing these heartfelt songs. I'm sure your mother is looking down and is very proud of you.
Honest and rawBrother Gene's recording of "Mama, I'm Walking With the Lord" takes us to his mother's graveside, with just a rhythm guitar and a harmonica, for an honest and raw confessional about his former life of alcohol and drugs and his sincere message to his mother that he is dedicating his life to God. What it lacks in sophistication and skill, it makes up for in authenticity and simplicity. When it's all sung and done, you can only wish him well on his faith journey.
Elegante paz...Un sonido muy característico del country acústico que baña esta hermosa melodía de instantes muy agradables de escuchar en cualquier instantes del día, durante las mañanas te anima el optimismo y en las noches apacigua el alma. La voz de su protagonista muy natural y con grandes dosis de buena energía, un acierto el acompañamiento de la armonía y la sencillez de los arreglos de guitarra le aportan naturalidad.
MAMAThe title is a good thought but to be totally honest, the music and the vocals really need some work....everything was like in a very s l o w pace, to the point that it was dragging and off key in every other line....if Mama was going be proud in this song, it should have sounded happy to be more believable....I would suggest you rewrite with a happy, peppy. More of an up beat tempo, so get busy rewire and make Mama Proud.
Review Brother Gene - Mama I am walking with the lord - By LaSueedeIt is a real live recording and not a real studio so even if everything not is perfect. Out of tunes and rhythm doesnt matter if you can here the true message that gives a real message that follow the lord and the gospel. It is a nice follow with the harmonica. I appreciate your effort and the heart in the song but unfortunately this world is fallen into technological lies and perfection so to have a real impact to sleepers you need a real studio with drums and bass and maybe some background effects. Nice with natural sounds from our REALITY not the faked synths and blurred instruments. Thanks for your message. Regards LaSueede
Great Concept - Redemption by a GravesideHi Gene - I really enjoyed the heartfelt quality of your vocals on this folk Hymn to Mama. I think you should consider panning the vocals front and center - switching its position with the doleful Harmonica. In the first verse there are a couple words that have to many syllables _ "and it just seems" : consider dropping the word 'Just' - It would make the line more singable and not break the listener's attention. There is a similar problem in the Chorus - "if you could see.......the way your little boy turned out to be ..." : try rewriting those. Keep the meaning but find a better combination of words that strengthen the simple rhythm of the strum !! Be careful with the second verse Gene - you changed the pronoun and point of view from singing directly TO Mama to singing to the listener about Mama. In my opinion your message would be stronger if you keep singing and communicating directly TO Mama - i.e. " So many times I broke your heart..." the next line needs attention in that it breaks with the rhythmic pattern you have got the listener used to, and that shifts attention away from the redemption story the son is singing as he kneels at his mother's graveside. Great concept. Keep up the good work Gene. Have a great Thanks Giving. Best to you Lucis.
Deep and Heartfelt....Deep and heartfelt. That sums this up. This sort of subject was what the mouth-harp and the human heart was made for. It plumbs a deep feeling of divinely inspired gratitude with a corresponding deep voice. And it's so real and relate-able. How many have had this same Jesus-experience in real life-experience? The very simple arrangement captures all that. I don't think I'm supposed to be reviewing production value or sound quality, but for this one, I wouldn't want to do that anyway. I am very happy I got to listen in God's Spirit today.... Mark Lajoie of Living Waters
Country folk musicThis is a good country folk Christian music. good story music is good . As long as you have father God and brother Jesus. You can never go wrong. Always stay true to your music. God bless. Yours truly LS Lighter Shade
Very touchingThe song is very touchy when I listen to it it got me to thinking about my mother and things we did I in enjoy the song very much keep writing touching and may God continue to bless you and keep already good songs for people to enjoy
Being honestHello love the title of the song had trouble hearing the song and understanding The Words If you put up a a version of this song that's a little louder so I can hear it I can better judge it stay blessed