Doc Abbick | Sing To Live...Live To Sing

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Sing To Live...Live To Sing

by Doc Abbick

Play these ballads on a good stereo system and watch the speakers closely - you can almost see his lips moving.
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1. Today
3:12 album only
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2. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
3:56 album only
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3. This Old Guitar
3:03 album only
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4. Always On My Mind
3:35 album only
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5. Cielito Lindo
3:54 album only
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6. Wonderful Tonight
3:45 album only
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7. Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
4:09 album only
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8. Mr. Bojangles
4:09 album only
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9. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
4:51 album only
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10. What A Wonderful World
3:40 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
As long as you have come this far to visit me, I must say thank you for dropping by.

I picked some popular tunes that most people should enjoy in order to provide a pleasant listening experience.

I have noticed, however, that this album sounds a lot better when it is played through a good amp and speakers than when the samples are downloaded and played through small computer speakers. So if you like the samples at all, you can expect the real thing to be even better.

Cielito Lindo was included because it has become sort of a theme song in our family. A loose translation of the chorus is "Sing and don't cry, because our hearts lift themselves up by singing." Everyone has times in their lives when they cry, but if a person can manage to squeeze out a few bars of Ay ay ay ay, they surely will feel a bit better.

You won't be able to hear it in the two minute sample, but there is the sound of tap dancing near the end of the Bo Jangles tune. That's supposed to be Bo dancing across the cell.

The internet is amazing. I needed a didgeridoo track for "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport". Following instructions found on the web, I made a rough instrument from PVC pipe, but it would have taken years of practice to do a decent performance with it. An online search revealed a store in LA that sold genuine Australian instruments. They put me in touch with a musician in Portland, Oregon.

I contacted him, Ed Drury, by phone and told him I needed a 4 minute didgeridoo stereo track in the key of D. He agreed to sell it to me, free and clear, for a modest fee, artistic credit, and a copy of the finished CD. He also helped me decide how to handle the controversial reference contained in the author's original recording.

As soon as he got my check, he posted the track on one of his web pages so I could download it and sail it right into my computer recording program. Wow! Never met the guy but there he is wailing away in my tune. And I didgerido didgeridig what he didgeridid with that didgeridoo.

The album's title is a word play on the famous Harley-Davidson slogan, "Ride to live...live to ride." The cover photo is just a snapshot of myself and my wife, Marcia, taken by a biker friend. But we really like it. I particularly like the way Marcia leaned forward and smiled. I didn't know she was such a ham.

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Sharon Higgs

Great listening, definitely makes you want to sing along
A really fine CD of songs I have enjoyed by various artists and now here they are all in one place and so well done. Wonderful Tonight, one of my all time favorites and Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, I didn't even know I liked it until I heard it here. A great CD, highly, highly recommended. I bet your mom loved your brother as much as she loved you though. Mom's are like that.
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Tom Montag

"Sing To Live" has it all.
"Sing To Live" has it all: big heart, powerful vocals, clean instrumentals, and a wonderful selection of songs. I don't know which knocks me over the fastest, the upfront power of your singing on "Today" or the soul you bring to "What a Wonderful World" (which, by the way, might be the best song ever written), or the life and beauty spilling out of all the songs in between. What a wonderful
world, what a wonderful album, what a wonderful voice. Your album is evidence that you have the biggest heart in the heartland. Thanks for sharing these songs.
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K. Blair

Fantastic!!!
This CD is absolutely fantastic! The music style is pleasant and relaxing.
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Pat

Easy listening with great vocals and fine instrumental talent
This CD is a pleasant combination of easy listening and folk songs with some fun tunes added to the mix, sung with a rich, full voice filled with expression.
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Matt

Superbly Done!!
This album is nothing short of incredible! Doc Abbick has assembled an elcectic mix of songs to produce one of the best listening experiences I can recall. It's evident in each track that this is a man who truely loves his art(which I find to be a rare trait among recording artists nowadays). Doc performs the tracks "Today" and "Wonderful Tonight" with a passion and elan unmatched by any on the radio today.
A true gem, "Sing to Live...Live to Sing" is undoubtedly a must-have for music enthusiasts.
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J. R. Almaguer

Nostalgic, mellow walk back down memory lane. Rich, full voice.
A nostalgic, mellow walk down memory lane. A rich, full voice relaxes you and brings a smile to your face with the old tunes.
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chuck abbick

Doc always caring, always soothing and healing a great experince in musical enjo
Doc, if the highest rating is 5 stars, this one needs a ten stars. You voice is better than ever, and everyone enjoys it. I am just a little be jealous, and now we know why Mom always liked you best.
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Chuck

Relaxing
This is a good CD for my car... it helps make stressful drives more relaxing and enjoyable.

I also like to play this CD for friends. Doc's work is something different, something they've never heard before, and they all like it!
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