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Twisted Americana, Vol. 1

by Mexmo

An internationally diverse group of musicians use original and classic tunes to shine light on social issues, some tongue in cheek other times with tears.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Hit the Road Jack (feat. Peter Pope Jones)
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2. Let the Blues Begin
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3. Amblin Ramblin (feat. The Twins)
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4. Bag Lady Blues
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5. You Call It Love
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6. Southern Fried Medley
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7. Man in Trouble
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8. Bonita Senorita (feat. The Twins)
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9. Cocaine (feat. Peter Pope Jones)
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10. Old Flames
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11. Satisfied Mind
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12. Spice It Up
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
One can’t help but be left with the impressions of a culture and its growth by living through its music.

This is “Twisted Americana Vol. 1”

From the poignant strains of the country based origins of American love songs where a tear is jerked out over a beer in a saloon anywhere, through the southern folk blues cotton fields with it's escapism through song to the tongue in cheek slides of its rampant humor.

“Twisted Americana” covers the musical and lyrical gambit of a great and evolving country.

Listen, laugh, maybe remember and feel a tear swell.

 A robust, waltzing romp down memory lane A La U.S.A.
 
1. Hit The Road Jack © Percy Mayfield - Tangerine Music Group
Ray Charles laid down the shuffle and set the stage. Peter Pope Jones arranged the scene and wrote some verses, then the Bobby, Leslie, Bliss, the Mexmo team, kicked into action and voila, Theater! 1950’s USA style! “The Bickersons on acid.”

2. Let The Blues Begin © Bobby Sahlen; Eileen Mills - Gatorlegs Music
Love lost, never reciprocated, It ain't a new scene but this song says it all. Not your average country blues song. “Heart does Andrew Lloyd Webber.”

3. Amblin' Ramblin' © Bobby Sahlen; Spanky McFarlane - Gatorlegs Music
Written by Mexmo’s Bobby, and Spanky (Mamas & Papas, Spanky & Our Gang) it’s a playful bouncy ode to being on the road. In San Carlos the speed limit is low so you amble along. The local Mariachi Fusion band, The Twins, along with a tuba for bass make this an infectious little ditty.
“Road Warriors!”

4. Bag Lady Blues © Bobby Sahlen-Gatorlegs Music
A true aspect of today's American social dilemma and shame of homelessness. “We went with a lighthearted arrangement, otherwise the lyrics would be too damn depressing.”

5. You Call It Love © Bobby Sahlen-Gatorlegs Music
Chance encounters in a smoky Mexican cantina. “Johnny & June Cash do Marty Robbins.”

6. Southern Fried Medley © Traditonals arranged by Bobby Sahlen; Peter Pope Jones - Gatorlegs Music
Someone had to write this medley, so we did! “Mammy!”

7. Man In Trouble © Bobby Sahlen; Leslie Sahlen; Shug Mauldin -Gatorlegs Music
A strong melody line with a story all too well known. The song came about at an open mic night at Dallas’ Poor David’s Pub. One of our buddies had cleaned out all the tequila at the bar. Shug said, “That’s a man in trouble.” Bobby said “That’s a song!” “God send him down an angel”

8. Bonita Senorita © Bobby Sahlen—Gatorlegs Music
Ha, one up “man”ship, south of the border style. “Johnny Cash sings Mariachi Fusion.”

9. Cocaine © Gary David—Chandos Music
A Reverend Gary Davis blues classic that just screamed out for this treatment, as only Peter Pope Jones can do. “Gravel voiced rockin’ rendition of the song written when cocaine was legal.”

10. Old Flames © Hugh Moffat; Pebe Sebert—Rightsong Music
Another timeless classic that has been covered by Dolly Parton and many of the best in the music world, so naturally it had to be here. “Lush harmonies and instrumentation make this a unique look at an American classic.”

11. Satisfied Mind © Bobby Sahlen—Gatorlegs Music
A delightful reality of the appreciation of true lasting love. “A happy blues song.”

12. Spice It Up © Bobby Sahlen; Michael Gregory—Gatorlegs Music
Inspired by the love of a very good friend of ours, BRUCE TILLEY. Bruce has had some major health issues recently ... He has lost a leg at mid-calf due to diabetes complications. He wants everyone to know that he is on the mend and anxiously waiting to come back to San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. We want to show our appreciation to Bruce and his wife, "Giggles", as they prepare for a new life coping and learning how to get around the house/area. All proceeds from our new song, SPICE IT UP, written by Michael Gregory and Bobby Sahlen, with musical support of some local San Carlos musicians, will go into a special BRUCE IS BACK FUND to help curb the costs of handicap related items for their San Carlos house (like rails, ramps, etc). Bruce is someone who has served his country with honor and supported his San Carlos community with kindness. NOW ABOUT THE SONG .... Michael Gregory was driving down the road one day shortly after hearing the frustrating news about Bruce's health problems. A phrase kept popping into his mind..."change what you are doing". He immediately went home and wrote some lyrics. Bobby put the words to music. We love you Bruce! 

"Spice it up! Change what you're doin'. Stop wastin’ time. Spice it up! Don't look back. Move to the front of the line!..."

Producer: Leslie Sahlen
Mastering: Rand Gahart
Cover Art: Rand Gahart

Bobby Sahlen—Vocals, 6 & 12 String guitars
Leslie Sahlen—Vocals, bass, violin, piano, orchestration
Peter Pope Jones—Vocals, Resonator, 6 & 12 string guitars
Bliss Cochran—Backup Vocals
Rand Gahart—Drums, piano, special effects
Rich McDaniel—Electric Guitar
Sam Rainwater—Ukuleles
Hans Guttmann—Mandolin
Omar Gerardo Arriaga—Piano
The Twins Band—Efrian, Efrian Jr., Pancho, and Ismael Giacoman




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Liner Notes for this album
One can’t help but be left with the impressions of a culture and its growth by living through its music.
This is “Twisted Americana Vol. 1”
From the poignant strains of the country based origins of American love songs where a tear is jerked out over a beer in a saloon anywhere, through the southern folk blues cotton fields with it's escapism through song to the tongue in cheek slides of its rampant humor.
“Twisted Americana” covers the musical and lyrical gambit of a great and evolving country.
Listen, laugh, maybe remember and feel a tear swell.
 A robust, waltzing romp down memory lane A La U.S.A. 
1. Hit The Road Jack © Percy Mayfield - Tangerine Music Group
Ray Charles laid down the shuffle and set the stage. Peter Pope Jones arranged the scene and wrote some verses, then the Bobby, Leslie, Bliss, the Mexmo team, kicked into action and voila, Theater! 1950’s USA style! “The Bickersons on acid.”
2. Let The Blues Begin © Bobby Sahlen; Eileen Mills - Gatorlegs Music
Love lost, never reciprocated, It ain't a new scene but this song says it all. Not your average country blues song. “Heart does Andrew Lloyd Webber.”
3. Amblin' Ramblin' © Bobby Sahlen; Spanky McFarlane - Gatorlegs Music
Written by Mexmo’s Bobby, and Spanky (Mamas & Papas, Spanky & Our Gang) it’s a playful bouncy ode to being on the road. In San Carlos the speed limit is low so you amble along. The local Mariachi Fusion band, The Twins, along with a tuba for bass make this an infectious little ditty.
“Road Warriors!”
4. Bag Lady Blues © Bobby Sahlen-Gatorlegs Music
A true aspect of today's American social dilemma and shame of homelessness. “We went with a lighthearted arrangement, otherwise the lyrics would be too damn depressing.”
5. You Call It Love © Bobby Sahlen-Gatorlegs Music
Chance encounters in a smoky Mexican cantina. “Johnny & June Cash do Marty Robbins.”
6. Southern Fried Medley © Traditonals arranged by Bobby Sahlen; Peter Pope Jones - Gatorlegs Music
Someone had to write this medley, so we did! “Mammy!”
7. Man In Trouble © Bobby Sahlen; Leslie Sahlen; Shug Mauldin -Gatorlegs Music
A strong melody line with a story all too well known. The song came about at an open mic night at Dallas’ Poor David’s Pub. One of our buddies had cleaned out all the tequila at the bar. Shug said, “That’s a man in trouble.” Bobby said “That’s a song!” “God send him down an angel”
8. Bonita Senorita © Bobby Sahlen—Gatorlegs Music
Ha, one up “man”ship, south of the border style. “Johnny Cash sings Mariachi Fusion.”
9. Cocaine © Gary David—Chandos Music
A Reverend Gary Davis blues classic that just screamed out for this treatment, as only Peter Pope Jones can do. “Gravel voiced rockin’ rendition of the song written when cocaine was legal.”
10. Old Flames © Hugh Moffat; Pebe Sebert—Rightsong Music
Another timeless classic that has been covered by Dolly Parton and many of the best in the music world, so naturally it had to be here. “Lush harmonies and instrumentation make this a unique look at an American classic.”
11. Satisfied Mind © Bobby Sahlen—Gatorlegs Music
A delightful reality of the appreciation of true lasting love. “A happy blues song.”
12. Spice It Up © Bobby Sahlen; Michael Gregory—Gatorlegs Music
Inspired by the love of a very good friend of ours, BRUCE TILLEY. Bruce has had some major health issues recently ... He has lost a leg at mid-calf due to diabetes complications. He wants everyone to know that he is on the mend and anxiously waiting to come back to San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. We want to show our appreciation to Bruce and his wife, "Giggles", as they prepare for a new life coping and learning how to get around the house/area. All proceeds from our new song, SPICE IT UP, written by Michael Gregory and Bobby Sahlen, with musical support of some local San Carlos musicians, will go into a special BRUCE IS BACK FUND to help curb the costs of handicap related items for their San Carlos house (like rails, ramps, etc). Bruce is someone who has served his country with honor and supported his San Carlos community with kindness. NOW ABOUT THE SONG .... Michael Gregory was driving down the road one day shortly after hearing the frustrating news about Bruce's health problems. A phrase kept popping into his mind..."change what you are doing". He immediately went home and wrote some lyrics. Bobby put the words to music. We love you Bruce! 

"Spice it up! Change what you're doin'. Stop wastin’ time. Spice it up! Don't look back. Move to the front of the line!..."

Producer: Leslie Sahlen
Mastering: Rand Gahart
Cover Art: Rand Gahart
MEXMO
Bobby Sahlen—Vocals, 6 & 12 String guitars
Leslie Sahlen—Vocals, bass, violin, piano, orchestration
Peter Pope Jones—Vocals, Resonator, 6 & 12 string guitars
Bliss Cochran—Backup Vocals
Rand Gahart—Drums, piano
Rich McDaniel—Electric Guitar
Sam Rainwater—Ukuleles
Hans Guttmann—Mandolin
Omar Gerardo Arriaga—Piano
The Twins Band—Efrian, Efrian Jr., Pancho, and Ismael Giacoman
Read more...