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9 of 11 songs recorded live to ADAT
folk rock style
available on CD & Cassette
price with shipping and handling $10
hair not included
administered by BMI
First of all, thanks to all the musicians that made these recordings possible. OK, so Chris Hall is the only other player, but all the musicians Iíve met, played with, became friends with, etc.........; and the live music and recordings I have listened to and continue to listen to, are part of this music. In a real big way this is NOT just me, and let us all thank God for that! I'd like to thank whomever owned my 1965 Gibson Southern Jumbo before I did & those who built it; for giving it such character. This instrument helped my confidence emencly.
This album came out of multi track frustration. I have several tracks/songs that I was working on in 1995 on an 8 track and just was not happy with the results I was having. One morning I went out to my garage/studio and set up 3 mics. One close mic for guitar, one close mic for vocals/harmonica and one room mic about 3 feet in front of me. A couple of hours and a pot of coffee later, 10 tracks appeared. I did end up using one older track with a few overdubs (Blue Bird) and felt compelled to put an electric guitar in ìFashionî, hence the only other overdub.
This Recording is dedicated to HOME. That would include family and friends. My wife and I moved back to Canton, MS because of family. (I say we moved back but just I moved back. My wife and son had never lived in Canton so they just moved, without the back) We wanted our son to grow up around aunts, uncles, grandmammaís, grandaddyís, first cousins, second cousins, etc........ We felt and still feel we made the right move.
Musical influences include: my grandfathers piano, 1st grade choir, the music my brothers and sisters listened to, high school band, all those tunes that blaired out way to loud on my truck, the old Ozone Record Shop in Oxford MS where I bought several albums, music education at Ole Miss, the radio just a little bit, and God (even Jesus Christ).
*all music & lyrics by Frazier Riddell -
1996 - administered by BMI
COVER ART PHOTO BY SUSAN RIDDELL / FRONT PORCH OF OUR OLD PLACE