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  • Live 12/20/2008

    No Woman No Cry

    (Vincent Ford)
    2008-12-20
    Randy Robbins
    A great Bob Marley song... This from the song's wikipedia entry: Though Bob Marley may have written the song, or may have written the melody, songwriter credits were given to "V. Ford". Vincent Ford was a friend of Marley's who ran a soup kitchen in Trenchtown, the ghetto of Kingston, Jamaica where Marley grew up. The royalty cheques received by Ford ensured the survival and continual running of his soup kitchen.

    This was recorded at a Christmas party thrown by my friend, Erron Geer, on 12/20/2008. It features my buddy Vic Sloan on drums, and a few other friends (Erron Geer, Chris Pin, Steve Martel) singing backups along with me.

    Afraid of the Dark

    (Randy Robbins)
    2008-12-20
    Randy Robbins
    This was also recorded at Erron's Christmas party on 12/20/2008. It again features Vic Sloan on drums along with me.

    Shine a Light

    (Jagger/Richards)
    2008-12-20
    Randy Robbins
    This is a Rolling Stones cover from their classic, 'Exile on Main St'. From the song's wikipedia entry: Although credited to usual Stones writers Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Shine a Light" was largely a Jagger composition. He began writing the song in early 1968 when the Stones still had guitarist Brian Jones as a member. The song was originally titled "Get A Line On You" and dealt with Jones' ever-worsening addiction to drugs and his detachment from the rest of the band. An early recording was made during the Beggars Banquet sessions of March 1968. After Jones' death in 1969, "Get A Line On You" resurfaced and was re-written by Jagger and recorded again in July 1970. A third recording at London's Olympic Sound Studios in December 1971 resulted in the final version of the song, now titled "Shine a Light" with slightly altered lyrics.

    This recording again features Vic Sloan on drums, and Steve Martel, who had decided to join us by picking up a friend's acoustic guitar to play an excellent lead. I dropped the ball when I forgot the words during the second half of the second verse... But, I think this came out awesome, nonetheless.

    Shades of Red

    (Randy Robbins)
    2008-12-20
    Randy Robbins
    This was also recorded at Erron's Christmas party on 12/20/2008. It again features the always excellent Vic Sloan on drums and Steve Martel with an amazing acoustic lead.

    Say What You Say

    (Randy Robbins)
    2008-02-20
    Randy Robbins
    This was also recorded at Erron's Christmas party on 12/20/2008. It again features the always excellent Vic Sloan on drums and Steve Martel with another fantastic acoustic lead.
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