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Bits and Pieces

by Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson

This CD really is a collection of bits and pieces from a lifetime of writing and performing. Based in the folk genre, it has elements of Doo Wop, Romance, Celtic, and Cajun. The lyrics and melodies are intelligent and demand serious listening.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Standing Too Close to the Moon
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
2:36 $0.99
2. The Song Remembers When (Live)
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
4:08 $0.99
3. Wisdom of the Ages in Her Smile
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
3:51 $0.99
4. Love so True
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
3:06 $0.99
5. How Can I Keep from Singing
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
3:09 $0.99
6. Signs and Symbols
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
3:35 $0.99
7. She Danced in the Kitchen (Live)
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
4:13 $0.99
8. If You Could Only See Me Now
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
2:51 $0.99
9. Midnight on the Water
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
2:26 $0.99
10. Ramblin' Boy (Live)
Michael Mcginnis & David P. Jackson
3:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Standing to close to the moon.
I wrote this song in 1974 while driving home from a voice over class at 3:30 in the morning down Hollywood Boulevard.
Background vocals - Little David and the Red Bones; Organ, drums - David Jackson; Guitar and lead vocal - Michael McGinnis,

The Song Remembers When.
Written by Hugh Prestwood, I learned this Beautiful song from Trisha Yearwood. Vocal and guitar – Michael McGinnis; Lead Guitar - Stephen Geyer; Bass and strings - David Jackson,.

Wisdom of the ages (in her smile).
This song was written circa 1977 while driving from Denver to L. A. I stumbled across it in my archives just in time to make the cut for this CD. Lead vocal and piano - Michael McGinnis, Guitar and bass – Stephen Geyer, Drums – Andrew Steele, Background vocals – Jill Gordon, Linda Dillard, Stephen Geyer

Love so true,
I wrote this in the summer of 2016 while at Camp. Lead Guitar and Vocal - Michael McGinnis; Bass - David Jackson.

How Can I Keep From Singing,
While visiting in my home town one Thanksgiving, I first heard this song performed by my niece’s civic choir, and fell in love with it. I arranged it in a way that I thought would work, It didn’t really. David and I wrestled it into a form far afield from my original Idea, but I think it turned out very well as a Celtic march.
Lead vocal and guitar – Michael McGinnis; Bass drum, Accordion, Strings, and Bass – David Jackson; Drums – James Cruce; Background Vocals - Jill Gordon.

Signs and Symbols,
Lead Vocal - Michael McGinnis; Bass and Strings – David Jackson

She Danced in the Kitchen,
In retrospection, I realize that my mother was really one of the most musical people that I’ve ever met. She was a sensational piano player, and she loved to dance, and as a result of the events portrayed in this tune, I still waltz backwards.
Piano and Vocal – Michael McGinnis; Upright Bass – Chris Conner; Accordion – David Jackson.

If You Could Only See Me Now,
This was written in 1988. It’s another that we tried to demo over the years and
never quite got a handle on until now. It’s another one of those songs about being
“enough”. Michael McGinnis – Piano and lead vocal; Bass, Strings, and Hi Piano - – David Jackson; Background Vocals – Jill Gordon; Percussion – James Cruce.

Midnight On The Water,
This is an old fiddle tune from Texas, written by Lewis Thomasson. In 1973, I worked for a couple of weeks at a club in Asheville, North Carolina where I first met my dear friend, fiddler extraordinaire David Fox Watson. While there we wound up with some studio time, and wound up recording this song. Fox overdubbed three fiddle parts.
I held onto the tape for all these years, vowing that someday I would write lyrics, and rerecord it. This is the results.
Fiddles and guitar – Dr. David Fox Watson; Accordion, Bass - David Jackson; guitar – Michael McGinnis; Background vocals – Jill Gordon.

Ramblin’ Boy,
This great old Tom Paxton song has been a favorite of mine for years. This performance was at the Timberline Lounge in 1976. Stephen Geyer, Jill Gordon and I performed there yearly through the seventies. It is the thing that sparked this project when I recently found a cassette of one of our shows in a drawer while looking for something else. Michael McGinnis – Lead vocal, Guitar, Harmonica; Jill Gordon and Stephen Geyer – vocals, Stephen Geyer – guitar; David Jackson – Bass.



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