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Musical Intoxication

by Carl Conley

A funky rock, countrified pop, hip-hoppin', finger poppin', spiritually blazin', rhythm & blues amalgamation. Music the old school way, crisp horns, soulful backup singers, scorching solos with original lyrics that defy categorization.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Back Doors
3:57 $0.99
2. Musical Intoxication
3:10 $0.99
3. I'm the Slime
3:51 $0.99
4. When I Was a Young Boy
3:31 $0.99
5. Inbox Man
3:06 $0.99
6. Funkin' A
6:01 $0.99
7. Jj Johnson
3:37 $0.99
8. Burnin' the Digital World
3:13 $0.99
9. Sealin' the Deal
3:50 $0.99
10. Ghetto Woman
5:22 $0.99
11. King Sax
3:36 $0.99
12. Ode to Gene Walker
6:09 $0.99
13. Desert Flowers
5:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
Musical Intoxication is a highly original recording produced at the famed Sonic Lounge in Columbus Ohio featuring over 20 artists/musicians from the incredible talent pool in Central Ohio. Home of OSU and Capitol Music School, Columbus has produced some of the hottest blues, jazz, funk and rock in the USA and Engineer Joe Viers, who has produced sound for James Taylor worked with artist, Carl Conley, who wrote highly creative lyrics to produce one of the best sonic recording of the year. The descriptive words on the face of the CD tells it pretty well. "A funky rock, countrified pop, hip-hoppin', finger-poppin', spiritually blazin', Rhythm & Blues amalgamation. Music the old school way: crisp horns; soulful back-up singers, scorthin' solos with original lyrics that defies categorization, Musical Intoxication is a get down orchestration!"

Carl Conley, composer of all song lyrics and vocal arrangements, except When I Was A Young Boy (C Youlden); I’m the Slime lyrics by Frank Zappa with additional lyrics and vocal arr. By Carl Conley; King Bee by Slim Harpo modified and re-written with additional lyrics by Carl Conley
All horn arrangements except “Back Doors” by David Powers; Back Doors horn parts composed by Carl Conley; arr. Dave Powers
Dave Powers: Musical scoring for most of the CD except I’m the Slime (Frank Zappa); When I was a Young Boy (Chris Youlden); King Bee ( Slim Harpo ); Desert Flowers (Carl Conley & Bobby Floyd); Musical Intoxication – Carl Conley & Bobby Floyd; Ghetto Woman (Carl Conley & Bobby Floyd)
Carl Conley – Producer and Executive Producer;
Sean Carney and Dave Powers – Co-Producers
Joe Viers – Recording Engineer at the famed Sonic Lounge Studios, Grove City, Ohio
Tony Cray - Assistant Sound Engineer
Portia Pace – Compilation & Copy

Back Doors, JJ Johnson, Ghetto Woman and Desert Flowers were written as poetry when I was in College at Ohio University during the 70’s. They had been modified over the years to fit into music but until this CD were strictly improvised live over jazz tunes as a way to add vocal variety and audience accessibility to public performances. The remainder of the material was specifically written for this CD, some of it during production. Originally one of my best friends, Gene Walker, was going to produce this project for me but his death just a few weeks before we began recording meant a scramble to organize at a time when my spirit was wounded by his passing. I almost cancelled the recording dates but my “little brother” bluesman extraordinaire, Sean Carney, called from an engagement in Europe urging me to continue since he felt that was what Gene would have wanted me to do. Feeling he was right gave me the energy and dedication to push forward. Sean also agreed to help produce the CD. The incredible Dave Powers, who originally came on board to play keyboards, went overboard to help me in every way possible, including scoring tunes and arranging horns. That’s why he’s listed as a Co-Producer; he earned it. I love these two guys. I don’t think this project would have been completed without their love and encouragement.

Why Columbus some might ask. After all, I have a house in Muscle Shoals and the recording expertise at Fame Studios and other hit recording facilities in and around the Shoals, Nashville and Memphis are legendary. Well, in my opinion, Columbus, Ohio has some of the finest musicians to be found anywhere and I have known many of them for a lot of years. Take a look at who some of the cats on this CD play with and I’m sure you’ll agree. Bobby Floyd and Reggie Jackson play regularly with Doctor John, Diane Shurr and Count Basie’s Legacy Orchestra. Dave Powers has an Ohio Emmy, Kevin Oliver plays with George Clinton of Parliament fame, I could go on and on but it’s clear we’re talking about a serious talent pool. Joe Viers and Sonic Lounge Studios do some fine work. The week we started I had to wait for Joe to get done with James Taylor to lay claim to his time. Columbus was no second choice.

On a personal note, starting to record at age 57 may seem like a strange way to retire but after playing music as an avocation for 39 years I had the itch to put some of the words I had written to music and get them recorded for posterity. Really it isn’t that much of a stretch; after all I taught and wrote poetry at Ohio University, wrote legal briefs for seven years as an attorney and founded The Island Sand Paper community newspaper where I served as Publisher and Editor in Chief for ten years writing 521 editorials, numerous feature stories and articles. I have always made a living with words and songs are, after all, words in musical form. So, entering into the autumn of my life as a fledgling songwriter doesn’t feel like the fruit fell far from the tree. I hope you enjoy the tunes as much as I enjoyed writing and recording them.

Dave Powers - keyboards
Bobby Floyd - keyboards
John Popovich - piano
Dennis Hodges - guitar
Kevin Oliver - guitar
Derek DiCenzo – bass and guitar
Jerry Loos - guitar
Sean Carney - guitar
Lennie Fatagatti - bass
Louis Tsamous - drums
Reggie Jackson - drums
Ryan Jewel - drums
Mary McClendon - vocals
Jeanette Williams - vocals
Shaun Booker - vocals
Bryan Olshevski – tenor saxophone
Chris Young - trumpet
Vaugn Weister - trombone
Carl Conley – vocals, tenor sax, piano, voice effects
Joe Viers – Synthesizer



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Portia Pace

Very entertaining
A great combination of music from all over the spectrum of life, loved this CD best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!