Making ROOTS AND BRANCHES: “Till There Was You”

My parents’ record collection was slim pickings when I was a kid. My dad mostly chose the records. He had Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Mitch (“I hate rock and roll”) Miller, The Harmonicats, 101 Strings, and, although my parents never attended the theater, Carousel, Oklahoma!, Hello Dolly! (so many exclamation points), West …

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Making ROOTS AND BRANCHES: “Life in the Fifties”

Ihttps://open.spotify.com/track/4VCneRupMEMbaQGlU7CTnM?si=62bd945b60cf4c60 wrote this song with my friend and bandmate John Kargacos around 1978 in San Diego where we were playing in the band Streetlife. I can’t exactly remember who wrote what but we called it a 50-50 composition. John sang it. It was many years later, when the song was …

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