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From the Heart

by Don Meehan

Don Meehan uses all his talents here including writing, playing most all string and keyboard instruments, singing, arranging, producing, recording and mixing, while bordering on or between traditional and contemporary with his "warped" sense of humor.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Buddy Seat
3:18 $0.99
2. Ode to Big Johnny M
3:15 $0.99
3. The Dump Trump Jump
3:16 $0.99
4. Society for the Preservation of the Wild Life (Live)
3:58 $0.99
5. Ballad of the Flying Enterprise
3:33 $0.99
6. The Gospa
4:20 $0.99
7. Christmas in My Philadelphia
3:06 $0.99
8. He Hopes
3:45 $0.99
9. Welcome to Washington
3:26 $0.99
10. Hurting Words
4:18 $0.99
11. America the Beautiful (232 Voice "Chorus of One") [Acappella Mix]
3:02 $0.99
12. America the Beautiful (232 Voice "Chorus of One")
3:00 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Don Meehan recently had the honor of being inducted into the Museum of the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame with stars like Janis Joplin, Marcia Ball, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Edgar and Johnny Winter, Harry Choates, Clifton Chenier, George Jones, Tex Ritter, Harry James and ZZ Top. GOOGLE Don Meehan with names like Chet Atkins, Skip Spence, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, The Manhattans, Charlie McCoy, Janis Ian, Simon and Garfunkel, George Jones, and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few, and Don’s name appears on the credits for engineering of millions of CDs by these artists.

Other Musicians include: Buzz Evans, Joey DeMaio, Tim Wood, Vlado Kolenic, Kevin Clark, Reggie Brooks, Sonny Carrillo, Will Galison, and the St. Anthony of Padua Church Choir, Hightstown, NJ is heard backing Don on The Gospa.
America The Beautiful arranged by Don Meehan (BMI) © 2008

In addition to his chores with many years at Columbia Records and Sony Music, Don has done his "projects" in the garage, the basement, the 4th bedroom, the kitchen (and the sink), the bathroom and the attic.

The Don Meehan Project began during Don’s fabulous recording-engineering career. When he wasn’t making a hit record for others at Columbia and Sony, he was always experimenting with his own voice. He once recorded Handel’s "Hallelujah Chorus," singing sixty voices himself a cappella, in three vocal octaves. On his "December" Album he added 76 more voices for a world record singing all 136 voices, and also put a rock band behind it. He has recorded on this CD, another world record 232 voice “Chorus of One” once more singing all the voices himself on "America The Beautiful," to commemorate 232 years since 1776. Don has had at least twenty singles released on various labels, and an album "The Song and Dance Man," now in the Smithsonian Folkways Collection.

Multi-talented Don Meehan does it all on this CD as producer-songwriter-musician-arranger-singer-recording engineer-mixer. Don has been singing since the age of six, and was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, where his country roots sprang from. In his teens he learned the guitar and bass, and sang and played with all the country bands in the Southeast Texas area. While in junior and high school he played with the Lamar College dance band. After high school, he went to New York and landed a contract with RCA Victor, who set him up on the "Louisiana Hayride." The Army cut that short, but at least he entertained the troops and recorded on Victor.

Don loves to modulate to a higher key in most of his recordings. His favorite story is the one he tells of that Victor session where Chet Atkins was the leader. He felt it would really sound cool if they modulated and went up a half tone on the second verse, so he made that suggestion. No, no, no a thousand times no from Chet. It was as if he was from some alien planet, or putting a curse on Country music. You never, never modulate on a country record, he was told. But it would have probably been some kind of first. In fact, Don thinks it would be really interesting to search for and make a big deal out of the first country record ever to modulate up a half tone.

After the Army he studied audio and recording and went back to New York. He built a home recording studio and did demos for publishers and songwriters and played with bands. He was hired by the United Nations recording department for his editing skills, and that job led to a long stay at New York Columbia Records. He has garnered at least thirty-five RIAA Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum awards as an engineer, and as an artist has had about twenty single records released and an album, The Song And Dance Man."

All songs are by Don Meehan. The Dump Trump Jump was mastered by Robert Honablue. America the Beautiful was produced by Don Meehan and Jimmy (the Wiz) Wisner.

All other songs are by Don Meehan (BMI) © Copyright 1994, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2016 and 2017 Don Meehan and Don Meehan Music (BMI)
(P) 2017 Barkroom Records and Don Meehan Music
All rights reserved

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