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by Brilliant Corners

Well, I guess that we tried to make interesting versions of some traditional songs. The last track is meant for others to use as a backing track, for writing an alternate melody, for writing your own lyrics; or for whatever purpose you might imagine.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Frankie and Johnny
3:31 $0.99
2. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
4:47 $0.99
3. St. James Infirmary
4:09 $0.99
4. Midnight Special
4:16 $0.99
5. Father and Son (Live)
6:42 $0.99
6. Guess What Chicken Butt (Live)
7:19 $0.99
7. Wind and Water (Live)
1:56 album only
8. Expression (Live)
5:05 album only
9. It Started Here (Live)
5:28 album only
10. Sweet and Sour (Live)
3:32 album only
11. Takoma Blues (Live)
4:48 album only
12. Frankie and Johnny (Instrumental)
3:34 $0.99
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Free For All

All of the material contained in this CD is in the public domain, not restricted by copyright. Anyone is free to use these recordings for any legal purpose, and to reproduce, copy, duplicate, or modify. Attribution would be appreciated but is not required.

Frankie and Johnny. Origins of this song are to some degree unknown; it may pre-date the civil war but also refers to a murder committed in 1899. In the present version, a version of the traditional lyrics has been retained but the melody, chord structure, and form are original. Bill Freed and T. Sharon, vocals.

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child. The origins of this song are also unknown, but date to the era of slavery in the U.S. There are several interpretations, but in general the lyrics refer to uprooting or separation of a child from their parents, either in a literal or metaphorical sense. T. Sharon, vocals.

St. James Infirmary was made famous by Louis Armstrong's recording in 1928; but the song is much older and dates back to at least the 1700's. The present version is related to Louis Armstrong's version, but we have again allowed it to evolve, using fourths voicings in the chords, and a latin rhythm. Bill Freed and T. Sharon, vocals.

Guess What Chicken Butt was recorded live in Baltimore in 2012, at a reception. Special thanks to an unknown child in the audience who says “Guess What Chicken Butt” at just the right moment, which was picked up clearly by the recorder.

The remaining tracks are really throwaways, maybe there’s something interesting to someone on there….except, the final track, which is original and provided for anyone to use for any purpose. I’m willing to give permission to anyone who would like to use it for any legal purpose, such as writing lyrics or an alternate melody.



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