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Last Man Standing

by Eddie Rhoades

Hot rocking country and other styles that make you dance, laugh cry and dream with these original songs that will make you grab your guitar and play along.
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. One Good Woman
Eddie Rhoades
2:41 $0.99
2. Rock Bottom Bar
Eddie Rhoades
4:46 $0.99
3. Lightning Quick
Eddie Rhoades
3:29 $0.99
4. Last Man Standing
Eddie Rhoades
4:25 $0.99
5. Here Kitty
Eddie Rhoades
2:28 $0.99
6. The Singer
Robert Rhoades
3:10 $0.99
7. Island Girl
Eddie Rhoades
3:49 $0.99
8. The Green Man
Eddie Rhoades
3:00 $0.99
9. Traffic Light
Eddie Rhoades
2:24 $0.99
10. Beginning Of The End
Amanda Flanagan
3:43 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Music is my life. I am very proud of this, my first CD and know that once you hear it you will understand why. I have been playing and writing for years and I finally hit my stride both lyrically and musically. I’m just like you, songs come to me while I lie in bed and when I’m driving down the road. Sometimes it’s based on inspiration and sometimes it’s life’s experiences. Let me share a little about my songs:

ONE GOOD WOMAN - I heard someone say he was “Looking for one good woman.” I had to laugh because they’re all looking for one good man and that let’s him out.

ROCK BOTTOM BAR - I’ve lived this song.If you want to swap stories about who has played in the worst bands in the worst dives, let’s do it. I believe there’s a lot of musicians who can identify with this story.

LIGHTNING QUICK - Sort of a Jim Croche type of Boogie Blues number

LAST MAN STANDING - Simple but moving lyrics compliment the driving back-beat. My brother and my daughter sing backup and wait till you hear them. The haunting organ lead is one of the highlights of this song - It’ll impress you. This song turned out so good I titled the album after it.

HERE KITTY - Everybody loves this song, especially children. You’ll see.

THE SINGER - The only song on this CD I didn’t write is this song my brother Robert wrote as a tribute to me. It’s a dreamy song that reminds me of John Denver’s work. I call myself a writer but I don’t know what to say except “thank you little brother.”

ISLAND GIRL - I love the kettle drum rythm and the clavinet. Lines I wrote like “daughter of the sun, sister of the moon”, evoke a feeling of actually being at the ocean making memories.

GREEN MAN - Brother Robert wrote this song overnight. I added the tune, the picking, tweaked a verse and added a verse plus a kazoo part and Robert said to put myself down as Co-author. Funny thing is this tune has had the most air time coming from gardening radio shows.

TRAFFIC LIGHT - All about life in a small town to a hot rocking Chuck Berry type beat. That’s me on the lead guitar.

BEGINNING OF THE END - I wrote this song to be sung by a woman so my daughter Amanda is the vocalist. This is a song many women can identify with. The line “I wonder Lord are you still there?” tugs at my heartstrings. I’ve seen women cry when they heard this song and have asked me not to play it again because it is so sad they can’t get it out of their mind.

Except for the bass voice on Island Girl and the parts my daughter sings, my brother Robert sings all the backup, sometimes 3 or 4 parts. I told him he sounds like the Jordanaires which in my opinion, is the best backup group ever. We are working on music videos for select songs. Visit my website for more info and pictures. PS - The album cover is a fold-out.



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Sex, Women, and Rock n’ Roll, Served Up with a Sense of Humor
Last Man Standing is an entertaining new CD featuring classic rock n’ roll served up in familiar country style. But Eddie Rhoades, who wrote or cowrote most of the songs, has definitely developed unique fun-loving music reminescent of John Fogerty, Jimmy Buffett, and Chuck Berry, all wrapped up into one. Eddie’s distinctive voice has a lot of character and I guarantee it will grow on you. Who could ask for more?

The CD starts out with a great rock n’ roll tune, One Good Woman, that will get you dancing around the room. There are several really good dancing songs on this CD with plenty of great rocking guitar and keyboard, including Lightning Quick, Traffic Light, and Here Kitty. The jacket notes for this last song say children will love to sing along with the chorus, but look out for the sexual innuendoes. In fact, most of the songs on this CD are full of clever lyrics about sex, women, and rock n’ roll life, all served up with a sense of humor, of course.

The other tracks are pretty good listening as well. Rock Bottom Bar, a melodic Willie Nelson-style ballad that describes the regrets of a dive bar musician, will have you singing along. A really nice Carribean song is Island Girl, that features some beautiful guitar work by Eddie. The title track, Last Man Standing, is dominated by nostalgic organ performances played in classic early 60s style by producer Bird Youmans, who also stands out on Green Man, a catchy tune about gardening till you turn green. (Eddie is, among other things, a Lifetime Master Gardener.)

Only two of the songs are not performed by Eddie. The Singer, written by Eddie’s younger brother Robert Rhoades, is a sentimental tribute to his brother, and I believe he really means what he says. Beginning of the End is a sad country song performed by Eddie’s daughter Amanda Flanagan. It’s the classic tear jerker, so if you have ever been there and done that, you will love the way she sings it. Jim Howe’s violin solos are the perfect compliment.

The sound clips on CD Baby really don’t do justice to these songs. I enjoyed hearing the CD so much that I recommended it to my friends, who all agree with me when I say that Last Man Standing is a wonderful first effort. I hope Eddie Rhoades keeps on writing and keeps on singing, too. I promise to keep on listening.