I Could've Kissed You
I Could’ve Kissed You:
Music & Words by Donny Walker – Mind Exchange Music LLC
Guitar Solo by Kevin Florian, Piano Solo by Thomas Gunther
Alto Sax solo by Doug Daniels, Drum Solo by Robert Dicke
“Today, the early afternoon. A park, the sun shines brightly.
A boy, so young and friendly. The girl just sweet as candy.
The boy is flying his kite. It seems he’s doing all right.
The girl plays with her puppy. Who knew they’d be so lucky?
Oh god, what if she says no? He’s scared cuz’ he really likes her.
He knows his chances are slim. Who cares, he asks her anyways.
Hey Boy, I really like you. Hey Boy, I know I’m lovely.
Hey Boy, just come out with me. Hey Boy, just give me a chance.
Why not? I’ve always liked you…Why not? I’ve never met you…
Why not? It’s still so early... Why not? I’ll have fun surely…
Hey Girl, I’m glad I met you. Hey Girl, I want to kiss you.
Hey Girl, don’t leave so early.
Aw shucks! I could have kissed you.
Could have Kissed you. Aw Shucks. I could have kissed you”.
Donny WalkerSongwriter, Composer, Arranger, Music Producer, Music Consultant & Music Editor:
Kelly AskamRecording, Mix & Mastering Engineer
Zachariah JarrettStudio Manager & Recording Assistant
Mind Exchange Music LLCLabel, Publisher & Creative Agency
Sarah Marie YoungJazz Vocalist
Kevin FlorianElectric Guitar
Joe LabozettaElectric Bass
Doug DanielsAlto Saxophone & Tenor Saxophone
Donny WalkerBass Trombone
Genres:Motown, Pop, Jazz, Timeless, Swing, R&B
Length:4 minutes 29 seconds
Completion Date:June 1, 2019
Country of Origin:United States
IndieX Film FestivalLos Angeles
August 15, 2020
Best Original Song (Gold)
Canadian Cinematography AwardsCanada
August 7, 2020
Best Song (Gold)
Indie Short FestLos Angeles
August 8, 2020
Best Original Song (Finalist)
Donny Walker is an award winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, music producer, multi instrumentalist, musician and foley performer with Mind Exchange Music LLC, Chicago’s premiere upcoming sound and music production agency. He’s performed & produced over 37 records, custom created 500+ fully mixed and mastered tracks, he’s scored & produced total soundtracks for 4 feature films, 25+ short films, 3 theatre shows, 1 museum exhibit called ‘Art is Instrumental’ with the DuPage Children’s Museum and he and his team represented original music for the nation of America in iMapp 2019’s worldwide winners round with creative genius George Berlin. His custom curated score for ‘Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House Documentary’ produced for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation won him most distinct original score with the 2019 videographer awards (a score he custom created in 12 days) and was in competition with 1500 other films, it can be streamed from WTTW PBS. His company Mind Exchange Music is a highly sought after audio and music team for original media in the Chicago Region. Upcoming projects including a live film scoring multimedia show for the 150 media stream for the Pritzkers and a custom curated architectural projection mapping score for ‘Vivid Sydney’ an interactive Light Festival in Sydney Australia, also with creative genius George Berlin. Currently he’s working on a 14 episode live music performance production film series through Mind Exchange Music LLC featuring 26 musicians and additionally he’s especially excited to produce the full soundtrack for for Danny Villanueva Jr's upcoming feature film ‘I Dream of a Psychopomp’.
His scores & sheet music (originals, arrangements, adaptations & editorials, etc) have been placed in front of: The Chicago Symphony, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Bari Symphony, Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Full Score Chamber Orchestra, Lake County Symphony Orchestra & many well known Chicago Arts Organizations as well. Educational studies include: DePaul University, Columbia College, Northeastern Illinois University, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Jazz Ensemble & The Lyric Opera and has performed on stage with national talent including: Aretha Franklin, HARPO, The O'Jays, The Dells and many more.
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