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songs of a coal miner’s son 12

January 9, 2014

songs of a coal miner’s son 12
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A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

episode twelve . . .

No. 12!! . . . a round dozen! Who ever thought we’d make it this far?

But this year we have a chance to string together 52 episodes in a row. GO FOR IT!

That’s what Joltin’ Joe did—he went for it—a hit in every game—56 in a row!

So, let’s start building a brand-new tradition, right here, right now, with a song from my band, the Dossers

WE ARE THE DOSSERS!

The Dossers are

Bill Morrison, Martin 6-string and vocals
That’s me!—— Gene Christy, Roland all-digital accordian and vocals
And, of course, the ever-popular star of his own long-running show,

Good-Lookin’ Ricky Marquis! On vocals (wow!) banjo & mandolin!

The Dossers are, L to R, Rick Marquis on vocals, banjo, and mandolin, Gene Christy on vocals and Roland all-digital accordion, and Bill Morrison, on vocals and rhythm guitar

So here goes with the whole band jamming it up on a Beatles tune!

This one can be found on the “Let it Be” album—just a 7-sec slice where John trills a few notes of an old-time Liverpool street song that the lads sorta grew up with—but which John was too embarrassed to sing in full—so, on the album, he kinda makes a joke of it, and tosses off a line or two!

But we’re gonna give ya the whole thing!

It’s called . . .

DIRTY MAGGIE MAY!

words and music by A.Nonymous___Liverpool___c. 1850
performed by The Dossers
Recorded Live at The Old Forge, Lanesboro, MA, 17th Dec 2013

( . . . & always remember —– DOSSERS has the same number of letters as BEATLES_____!!!!! )

And now—Jack Waldheim, live at PortSmitt’s!

Check it out!

I’LL STOP THE WORLD & MELT WITH YOU

words and music by Modern English 1990s
performed by Jack Waldheim on vocal, guitar and looping
Recorded live at PortSmitt’s Oct 2013

SINGER-SONGWRITER ACE BLUES GUITARIST JACK WALDHEIM JACK WALDHEIM

Moving right along, next up we have none other than Cam Collins!

CAM COLLINS CAM COLLINS

JOHNNY 99

words and music by Bruce Springsteen
performed by Cam Collins on vocal and 1999 Takamini acoustic guitar
Recorded Oct 1 _2013 Live at O’Loughlin’s, merrill Road, Pittsfield, MA

UPCOMING THIS YEAR__2014!

the uses of the past

We will have plenty of new, original Gene Christy tunes, recorded here at Christy Studios, some from last year and yet-to-be-recorded, some yet-to-be-written, on the road to 99 good tunes—

as well as featured guests such as Jessica Roemischer, Norm Schaffer, Erin and Duffy, Jack Waldheim, Dublin Porter, Patrick Brady, Rakish Paddy, Bobby Sweet, Mary Verdi and many others!

So stay tuned, once a week, same time, same station—

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Right now, we’re gonna leave you with a selection from that well-known sensitive-dude-of-the-90s, Gene Christy, on a number written by Pete St John—one of my all-time faves—with Eileen Markland accompanying on fiddle

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—and it’s called . . .

DUBLIN IN THE RARE OULD TIMES

words and music by Pete St John
Recorded July 15_2013 Live at The Shamrock, Route 9 in Dalton, MA
Lead vocal and Roland all-digital accordion by Gene Christy
Eileen Markland on fiddle

See ya next Thursday!

oops!!!! almost forgot . . . a blast from the past___

THE RODEO SONG

words and music by Garry Lee
performed by The Ramblin’ Rovers
Recorded Live in the summer of 1988 at Tom McGann’s Irish Embassy Pub, Route 28, Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA
the Ramblin Rovers were Billy Mac, aka Bill McElaney, County Donegal, vocals and 6-string rhythm guitar
Tom Neville, County Connecticut, on vocals and electric guitar
Gene Christy, on vocals and 1956 Excelsior acoustic accordian, and passing-out-in-the-back-seat-of-the-car across the road from the pub between sets . . .
ANALOG RECORDING__ Recorded live on a stolen govt-issue professional-grade casette-tape recorder on a lead wire direct from the mixer, which is why the crowd noise of the bikini girls is rather subdued on the audience participation shout-outs . .
we didn’t steal the recorder–we borrowed it from the guy who stole it . .
transferred to digital sometime in the 2000s . . .

. . SO MUCH FOR THE SENSITIVE DUDE OF THE 90s !!!!

See ya next Thursday!

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