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Road Ready

by Cooper Getschal and the Beach Boomers

Previously unrecorded & unreleased songs by some of the world's greatest songwriters who collaborated with Cooper Getschal to write this collection of undiscovered hits. Tastefully arranged and orchestrated Cooper's soulful vocals add just the right touch
Genre: Country: Country Folk
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1. Once in a Lifetime
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2. Mexicali Fever
3:22 $1.29
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3. When It Snows in Alabama in July
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4. Breakfast's On Me
2:41 $1.29
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5. The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me
3:16 $1.29
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6. I'd Do Anything for You
3:25 $1.29
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7. Forward to the Moon
3:08 $1.29
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8. Maybe We Ain't Over Yet
3:19 $1.29
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9. I Get Along
3:15 $1.29
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10. Life Is Full of Surprises
2:39 $1.29
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11. That's What Your Love Looks Like to Me
3:41 $1.29
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12. We Danced to Love Songs
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Road Ready Album Notes
by Cooper Getschal

What do I mean by Road Ready? Well, originally i titled this CD as Reddy For The Road because I was sitting in a red vehicle, wearing red boots and i thought that the play on words was interesting. The original release had that title but I got tired explaining what It meant. The songs come from various periods in my life but all were recorded recently. The previous successes of the team of writers who collaborated with me include three "Song Of The Year" wins, more than two hundred Gold records, 251 platinum records, over 55 Grammy Awards and countless other milestones.

1. Once In A Lifetime- How many true loves can a person have? Some of us are blessed to have found it once because it is so rare. I wrote this song with a genius by the name of Kent Blazy whose success within the music business is well known. We actually wrote several tunes which have been scattered throughout my various releases.

2. Mexicali Fever- There is something that happens to you when you cross the border going into Mexico. It's an overwhelming feeling that you've arrived in another time and place. And back then you could get a five room oceanfront hotel suite for seventy-five dollars a night. I actually wrote the melody for Mexicali Fever while I was attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. I did it for a class project. many Years later while taking a quick weekend trip to Mexico I sat on the beach and we put some of the words to it. I finally finished it in 2010.

3. When It Snows In Alabama In July- This tongue in cheek ballad is an opposite way of saying "When Hell Freezes Over". One thing about Alabama in July. It's way too hot for snow. The question is "How long will i stay with you... and the answer is until it snows in Alabama in July. It's actually the most requested first dance wedding song in my catalog. I wrote this with Jim Weatherly an amazing talent whose songs have been recorded by ALL of the big stars in ALL of the different styles.

4. Breakfast's On Me- This sassy little toe tapper tells the story of a trucker who pulls into the truck stop along the highway and spies the girl of his dreams. She enjoys the attention as he tries to woo her into spending the night with him. Lyndie White Wenner and I wrote this after she showed me a personal classified ad she tore out of the paper to show me. The headline was "Breakfast's On Me". Once we started the song wrote itself.

5. The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me- My good friend Burt Reynolds told us a story about when he and Roger Miller were flying on the same plane together. All of a sudden Roger ran down the aisle to Burt and said 'Do you know that the last word in lonesome is me? "The Boss" as we like to call him suggested I write a song with that title. So I did but the words and music were fighting each other as an uptempo song so I flipped the beat around to 3/4 time and slowed it down. Neither of us realized that Roger had released a song with that title already.

6. I'd Do Anything For You- Have you ever loved someone so much that you would do anything for them. It's such an empowering feeling unless they ask you to do something that goes against what you stand for. I wrote this song with a Songwriter's Hall Of Fame inductee and one of the original "hit makers" of the last century, Jeff Barry. We finished writing it in 1988 and the actual tracks for this recording were done in Nashville in 1989. I recently found the tracks and decided it needed to get finished.

8. Maybe We Ain't Over Yet - Have you ever walked out of a room with so much anger you vowed never to go back there? Or maybe you were the one left standing there alone. Tempers can flare and taking some time out is a good thing, but most fights start over something silly that neither party can remember. I wrote this with a great songwriter in Nashville named Chuck Leonard.

9. I Get Along- This fictional story is about a man with so many girlfriends he has different girl for every day. He loves his life but is concerned that he won't be able to bring his angels to heaven with him when he dies. I'm not even sure if he knows how to get there anyway. Janey Clewer, a fabulous singer-songwriter and pianist and I put this together one afternoon in here "workspace" at home. This is what happens when two singers like to do harmonies.

10. Life Is Full Of Surprises- We all get surprised by life once in a while. Good surprises are the one we want. Lyndie White Wenner and I wrote this in response to a request for a special song for the winner of American Idol to sing after they have been awarded the top spot. While the orchestrations for a big TV can cost beaucoup bucks, I had to go totally the opposite and make it as simple as I could.

11. That's What Your Love Looks Like To Me- This is also a collaboration with Lyndie White Wenner. It describes what the Greatest Love Of All. Divine Love, looks like. The original track for this was record in Nashville in the late 80's and was finished a few years later.

12. We Danced To Love Songs- A few dances and this guy is in love. This song was originally an uptempo very contagious pop thing that Randy Waldman and I wrote. I learned a lot about the music business because of this song. The most important of which is "when the very powerful, rich and top selling artist tells you that they want to change something in the song... it means they want to be a writer on it too. Be smart and let them change it. I learned the hard way and it never got released by a top artist.

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