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The Demo Sessions

by Alan Alexander III

A blend of eclectic pop, jazz, world, reggae and (even) country. It's all about the songs.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Homeless
Alan Alexander III
4:56 $0.99
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2. Distance
Alan Alexander III, Rebbecca Vickerman
5:09 $0.99
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3. The River
Alan Alexander III
5:24 $0.99
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4. Rainy Day
Angela Pope, Alan Alexander III
4:31 $0.99
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5. Tribulation
Alan Alexander III
4:22 $0.99
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6. Home
Alan Alexander III, Angela Pope
3:50 $0.99
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7. Feeling Reason
Alan Alexander III
4:50 $0.99
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8. Tumbleweed
Alan Alexander III, Angela Pope
4:08 $0.99
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9. Monday Morning Rain
Alan Alexander III
8:14 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alan originally put this CD together as a demo for Dub Squad Music, BMI (a music publishing company based in Portland Oregon), hence the title 'The Demo Sessions'. After a lot of positive feedback, he decided to release the CD commercially.

Alan sings and plays the majority of the instruments on this record. Yet the songs are quite varied thanks in part to the vocal and lyrical contributions of guest singer/songwriters Angela Pope and Rebbecca Vickerman and the stellar saxophone improvisations of Mary Sue Tobin.

Here is a break down by song (composer):

1. 'Homeless' (Alexander). This is a jazzy, hip-hop, reggae song about the realities of homelessness. Musicians: Mary Sue Tobin - alto sax; Alan - lead vocal, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and drum programming.

2. 'Distance' (Alexander, Vickerman). A very adult contemporary song about family and reconciliation. Musicians: Rebbecca Vickerman - lead and background vocals; Alan - walkabout dulcimer, acoustic fretless bass, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards, flute, drums and drum programming.

3. 'The River' (Alexander). This is a jazzy, world beat piece about the virtues of surrender. Alan sings and performs all instruments (acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion, bass and drum programming).

4. 'Rainy Day' (Pope, Alexander). A straight ahead love song. Musicians: Angela Pope - lead vocals, acoustic guitar; May Sue Tobin - alto sax; Art Alexander - congas and percussion; Alan - background vocals, electric fretless bass, keyboards, drum programming.

5. 'Tribulation' (Alexander). A geo-political reggae tune. Alan sings and performs all instruments (acoustic guitar, keyboards, drum programming).

6. 'Home' (Alexander, Pope). There is no place like it, especially when you're in love. Musicians: Angela Pope - lead and background vocals; Alan - piano, bass, drums, electric guitar, background vocals.

7. 'Feeling / Reason' (Alexander). This is a rockin' reggae tune about the conflict between the left and right sides of the brain. Musicians: Mary Sue Tobin - alto sax; Alan - lead and background vocals, keyboards, electric guitar, bass, drums and drum programming.

8. 'Tumbleweed' (Alexander, Pope). A twisted tale of lust and desolation. This would be a good soundtrack for a David Lynch film. Musicians: Angela Pope - lead and background vocals; Alan - electric guitars, bass, flute, keyboards, congas, percussion, background vocals.

9. 'Monday Morning Rain' (Alexander). A country western ballad about working the J-O-B. Musicians: Justin Thorpe - slide guitar; Alan - vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, acoustic fretless bass guitar, harmonica, melodica, keyboards, drum programming.

Alan Alexander III is a composer, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist with numerous credits. As a performing musician he has toured internationally (US, Europe, the Caribbean and Japan) and is perhaps best known as the lead singer and principle composer for the critically acclaimed world beat band, Dub Squad. Alan has composed source music and original scores for several motion pictures including, Hear No Evil (20th Century Fox), Alien Invaders (National Endowment for the Arts) and Street Talk and Tuxes (Susan Shadburne Productions). He resides in Portland Oregon. For more info visit www.dubsquadmusic.net .

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