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Weed And Water

by Paul Marshall

Original Country songs from traditional to modern-from cowboy to cajun by a former member of the Strawberry Alarm Clock, whose songs have been recorded by Patty Loveless, Jill Sobule, and Juice Newton.
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1. If I Had You
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2. Sifting Through the Ashes
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3. Weed and Water
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4. The Blackboard in Bakersfield and the Palomino
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5. Lucy Anna
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6. Cowboy Jazz
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7. Our Father
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8. Going Places Together
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9. Truth Is You Lied
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10. Work to Do
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11. Stay Little Longer
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12. ???
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A new Paul Marshall song, "Light Of A New Day" can be heard in the Robin Williams movie, "Man Of The Year", now available on DVD.

"Cowboy Jazz" soon to be released on a new recording by the fabulous Teresa James.

"The Blackboard In Bakersfield And The Palomino", and another Paul Marshall song, "Closing Time" was recently heard in the popular FoxFX TV series, "The Riches", starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver.

Bio and Credits:

Paul Marshall was born and raised in Southern California. As a child, he loved listening to the classical and pop 78 rpm records of his grandmother, and later, the rock & roll and country music that came from the radio and television.

He took up the guitar at age 13, and with two friends formed the band that would eventually be signed by Bob Keane and become a Mustang Records recording group, The Beauchemins, releasing 45 rpm singles while Paul was still in High School. After a couple of years at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Paul retuned to L.A. and joined the Strawberry Alarm Clock, touring, recording, and featuring an appearance in the movie, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

Later, he began playing bass, and after learning 1 and 5 in a few keys, started working as a bass player, eventually leading to gigs with Hank Thompson, Johnny Tillotson, George Highfill, Mary Kay Place, and many others and recording for labels both major and indie. Paul has been writing songs since his first Mustang record release, and some of those who have recorded them include Patty Loveless, Juice Newton, Highway 101, Jill Sobule, and Boy Howdy.

Paul's also been producing records for some time, including a 1970's re-recording by Jon and Sondra Steele of the self-penned classic, (and Elvis's very first recording) "My Happiness".

Paul is currently the bass player for the critically acclaimed cosmic-country band, I See Hawks In L.A.

Paul's CD, Weed and Water, includes songs about family, campfires, abject loss, and love triumphant.

A REVIEW OF WEED AND WATER:

Paul Marshall's warmth and simplicity a good match for his heartfelt lyrics
By BLISS
Pasadena Weekly

L.A. club-goers familiar with local singer-songwriter Paul Marshall as the trusty bassist in Ronnie Mack's versatile Barn dance band are often surprised to learn that, once upon a time, he belonged to 1960s psychedelic pop group Strawberry Alarm Clock. Marshall's thoughtful, gentle demeanor tends to mask the fact that he has many interesting stories to tell - as well as his considerable credits.

His songs have been recorded by higher-profile artists such as popster Jill Sobule, country star Patty Loveless, Highway 101 and Juice Newton. "Weed and Water," which he produced and recently released, is his first solo album.

A truly fine harmony singer...the warmth and winning simplicity of his delivery is a good match for his heartfelt lyrics,particularly on the exceptional title tune, one of several on which he receives sympathetically nuanced harmony support from blues/R&B singer Teresa James and guitarist Billy Watts. The song is a choice example of Marshall's talent at distilling lived wisdom into deceptively simple lyrics ("If you want to reap the harvest/ You've got to weed and water too") and hummable melodies.

Others, like 'Sifting Through the Ashes' and the Cajun-flavored "Lucy Anna," are pleasant enough dance numbers, but it's the ballads that shine, particularly "Cowboy Jazz," a drowsily jazzy, sensual co-write with Mel Harker, and "Our Father," a funeral farewell whose restrained instrumentation just skirts sentimentality. In live performance, it's a guaranteed tear-jerker.

"The Blackboard in Bakersfield and the Palomino" is particularly poignant, given the number of area nightclubs (country and rock) that have vanished over the past decade - including, most recently, Jack's Sugar Shack, which carried much of the spirit of the beloved Pal.

"Buck and Merle and young Emmylou/ Loretta and Kitty and Charley Pride too," Marshall sings nostalgically, with an evocative assist from pianist Rick Solem and J.D. Maness' beautiful pedal steel. "For five bucks and three beers you could see one fine show/ At the Blackboard in Bakersfield or the Palomino."

CREDITS:


SONGWRITER
Movie "Man Of The Year", song: "Light Of A New Day"
Highway 101 "Someone Believed" (Warner) (2 Gold Album Awards)
Patty Loveless "Workingman's Hands" (MCA)
Juice Newton "Someone Believed" (RCA)
Boy Howdy "Come On, Come On" (Curb)
Jill Sobule "Truth Is You Lied" for movie and CD Soundtrack: Grace Of My Heart (MCA Universal)
Strawberry Alarm Clock "I'm Comin' Home", "Girl From The City" (UNI) also featured in the movie: Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls
Kathy Robertson "Ring Ring Ring", "The Blackboard in Bakersfield and the Palomino"
Sam & Jennene "Someday Maybe Soon", "The Mighty Love Of God"
Pork Chop Kelly "Good to the Last Drop"
Craig Ruppert "Cowboy Jazz", "The Higher The Horse"
Paul Marshall "Bear Valley Jail" (Bear Family)

RECORDING ARTIST
Band member/ lead singer/ songwriter for THE BEAUCHEMINS / THE TREETOPPERS
Mustang Records (Del-Fi), produced by Bob Keene (Richie Valens, Bobby Fuller Four, Sam Cooke)
Band member/lead singer/songwriter for STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK, Uni Records, national tours, movies, television

ALSO RECORDED WITH
Mary Kay Place (Columbia),
The Bum Steers (Western Beat),
Kacey Jones,
Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead),
The Willys,
The Eddies,
George Highfill (Warner),
Gaffney Freeman (Epic),
Karen Tobin
Kathy Robertson
The Psychedelic Cowboys

BASS, GUITAR, VOCALS
Nominated RMAA MVP-bass 1983
CCMA-LA Bass Player of the Year 1991, 1993

PERFORMED WITH
Hank Thompson, Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Lee, Jeannie Pruitt, Jann Browne, George Highfill, Johnny Tillotson, Rose Maddox, The Bum Steers

RECENT CD'S
Eleni Mandell COUNTRY MUSIC FOR LOVERS
Kathy Robertson TO ROY NICHOLS WITH LOVE (Vols 1 and 2), Hillbilly Down
Various Artists L.A. COUNTY LINE
Sam & Jennene ANNOINTED TIME
Movie Soundtrack GRACE OF MY HEART
Rebekah Florence WELCOME TO MY COUNTRY, RAINS IN JULY
I See Hawks In L.A. GRAPEVINE, CALIFORNIA COUNTRY
Amy Kuney DISCOVER AMY KUNEY

MOVIES AND TELEVISION
Man Of The Year
Grace of My Heart
Beyond the Valley of The Dolls
Undercover
Painted Hero
Silhouette
Prime Time Country
New Country
A.M. Nashville
and others

PRODUCER
for COMSTOCK RECORDS
Frank Fara, Patty Parker, Jon and Sondra Steele (My Happiness)
RUSSELL SCOTT AND HIS RED HOTS,
Killer Combination Bear Family 10" vinyl LP
"Let's Start Over" on L.A. County Line compilation CD
SINGLE BULLET THEORY for Del-Fi
SAM & JENNENE Anointed Time Romans Records
REBEKAH FLORENCE Welcome To My Country Understress Records
REBEKAH FLORENCE Rains In July
CLARE Heaven's Doors


THEATRE
Always, Patsy Cline
Big River, The Story of Huckleberry Finn, a Deaf West Theatre Production

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Kathy

Great songs! Cowboy Jazz is Wonderful!
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Robin Frederick

A Killer album!
I can't stop listening! From the tour-de-force "Weed and Water" to the smile-while-you-cry "Sifting Through the Ashes" every song is an absolute gem in the tradition of country songs that say what they mean just the way you wish YOU had said it. The vocal performances are spot on -- honest, straightforward, and completely entertaining.
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Mark Godfrey

Teared Me Up
Mostly good old Country. Had a few weaker Pop Type Songs but The Blackboard in Bakersfield and the Palomino teared me up and my wife as well. Got a second copy for my wife's friend whose husband had played bass there with Buck Owens and Bill Woods. She cried out loud. Lucy Anna and Work To Do are pretty upbeat tracks and Sifting Through the Ashes is Good Country. The Title Cut Weed and Water carries a message. I was pleasantly surprised with the musicianship and recording on this album since it was done in a smaller studio. This CD is a steal for 6 bucks!
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