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Philip Quintas | Recorded Singles 1998 - 2015

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Recorded Singles 1998 - 2015

by Philip Quintas

Folk Rock written by a born again Christian with extensive, eclectic influences from blues, jazz, country and almost every other form of popular music from the last few hundred years.
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1. Tell You About It
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2. Leave Me Alone
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3. Saved, Through Faith
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4. Set Free
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5. Tell You About It (Jazz Instrumental)
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6. Renea, I'm on My Way
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I was looking around my computer and realized that I had about half a dozen finished master recordings that I had yet to release, so I put this EP together. The story actually goes like this: one of my videography clients, who has become a good friend, asked me where he could get my music. I had a CD that I recorded about 20 years ago to give him, but it really did not represent where I was at today, so I grabbed all the finished masters I could find and burnt him a CD. I was taking a course in online music marketing and the emphasis was on good mastering a quality artwork so I took the top 6 tracks and had them mastered and artwork created to package the group of them. Then I had a short run made at Discmakers and got the Pro upgrade for my old CD and this one. That's about all there is to it.

The first song in this collection is "Tell You About It". I wrote this song before I was saved and the lyrics were all about The People's Network, a TV network that broadcasted personal development programing as was being expanded through a direct sales organization I was a part of. We used to hand out audio tapes and VHS recordings to tell the story of TPN's opportunity and those tools were called third party tools so that's how I came up with the words for the original refrain. These are the original lyrics:

There is opportunity in digital television and because I care about you I feel it's my obligation to
Tell you about it, I wanna tell you about it, I'll tell you about it, through a third party
There's so much negativity being churned out by the system that a better way of thinking must be passed on to our children, I'll
Tell you about it, I wanna tell you about it, I'll tell you about it, through a third party
I know you can have the abundant wealth of a balanced life, how about you, how about now?
Tell you about it, I wanna tell you about it, I'll tell you about it, through a third party
Through satellite technology it's delivered to your home; you can be in business for yourself without being in it alone, I'll
Tell you about it, I wanna tell you about it, I'll tell you about it, through a third party
Tell you about it, I wanna tell you about it, I'll tell you about it, through a third party
I'll tell you about it, through a third party, through a third party, through a third party

Now that The People’s Network is defunct and I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the lyrics are:

There’s an opportunity to become a new creation and because I know my savior, it will be my pleasure to
Tell you about it, I wanna tell you about it, I’ll tell you about it and spread the good news!
There’s so much negativity being churned out by our culture that a better way of thinking must be passed on to our children
Tell you about it, I wanna tell you about it, I’ll tell you about it because it’s good news!
I know you can have the abundant wealth of a renewed mind, how about you, how about now?
The will of God is in his word and lived out by the Lord, you can worship him with all your heart and always know him more, I’ll
Tell you about it, I wanna tell you about it, I’ll tell you about it and spread the good news!
Tell you about it, I wanna tell you about it, I’ll tell you about it because it’s good news!
Because it’s good news, because it’s good news, because it’s good news, the gospel good news!

I wrote the song “Leave Me Alone” in the late 1980’s when I realized that my wife at the time was someone I did not want to associate with anymore. The words flowed out of me quickly with such pure emotion. I knew I had something that other people could relate to so I picked up my acoustic guitar and strummed along. I grabbed a pen and a spiral bound notebook. The whole process took about ten minutes.

During the divorce proceedings I was forming a band with a guitar player who worked on the tune with me. When I brought it to him the music was more like an angry folk song than the rocker it is today. He added the line work and the “iron hand” palm-muted, electric, rhythm guitar style to it. We filed form PA, splitting the music writing credit in half with me claiming 100% of the words:

If you wanna leave me, baby, there’s the door
I don’t wanna hear your drunken threats no more
I don’t know what you want me for
Why don’t you just leave me alone?

I’m sick and tired of the same old line
You tell me that you’re leaving but you come back each time
I wish you would make up your mind and
Go ahead and leave me alone
Just leave me alone

If you want somebody new, well, that’s okay
You’re nuthin’ but a pain in the ass anyway
I don’t care if you go or stay
How ‘bout you just leave me alone
Please leave me alone
Just leave me alone
Please leave me alone


“Saved, Through Faith” is a 16-bar blues that tells the simple gospel. This recording features electric guitar work by Buddy Whittington (formerly of John Mayall and the Blues Breakers) and harmonica by Gary Grammer. The real magic of the recording session for me was how the engineer, Jeff Ward, of Eagle Audio Recording directed the two players to set up each other’s solos. The lyrics are my understanding of the gospel:

No longer can I let evil dwell in me (2x)
By grace I’m saved, through faith and God’s mercy set free!

My best behavior would send me straight to hell (2x)
For I’m a man who’s sinned in my heart and deeds as well

Jesus saved me from Adam’s and my sin (2x)
Sent by the Father to cleanse me, praise the Lord, I’m born again!

No longer can I let evil dwell in me (2x)
By grace I’m saved, through faith and God’s mercy
By grace I’m saved, through faith and God’s mercy set me
By grace I’m saved, through faith and God’s mercy set free!

As a new Christian I wrote “Set Free”, using music that spoke to me as a guitar player and lyrics that describe my best understanding of how the Word relates to me directly and has influenced my life ever since I first began to receive the blessing of Christ in my life:

The king of kings redeemed me by becoming sin for all men
The king of kings redeemed me when he died upon that cross

The Holy Spirit guides me to make the right decisions
The Holy Spirit guides me; I’m blessed to have him all the time

I lean on you, Lord, when I feel I can’t go on
I trust in you, Lord, and you’ll never do me wrong
Whoa oh, oh, oh!

I know that Jesus loves me; he gave his life to save me
I know that Jesus loves me; he died so I could be set free

I owe my savior a debt that I can’t repay
I love you Jesus more and more each day, yeah!

The king of kings redeemed me by becoming sin for all men
The king of kings redeemed me when he died upon that cross
when he died upon that cross, he died so I could live now,
died so I could live now, died so I could be set free.

I had originally wanted to do several versions of “Tell You About It” to reach the widest possible audience. Only the Rock version and the Jazz instrumental ever got finished (I started a Country/Western take on it with pedal steel and Bob Heckman singing the lead, it was never completed because I ran out of money and eventually lost interest in the project). Rob Boone did a bang up job of interpreting it here. The three horn players had been playing together ever since high school so they really knew how to match each other’s phrasing. I remember telling the saxophone player what I wanted as far as when to play the melody, when to expand on it and when to solo over the changes and he nailed it, big time!

“Renea, I’m On My Way” is the true story of how I met the love of my life when we happened to both be in a single parent’s chat room on AOL and how I drove from Tucson to Fort Worth for our first date:

All day long I think of you, Renea
And when I hold you in my arms I want you
No, I can’t wait, Renea, I’m on my way

You came to me one morning
You took me by surprise
I really wasn’t looking to be so hypnotized
Your way with words, your gentle style
As I read each phrase you wrote
I couldn’t help but smile

I thank God for sending you to me
Although we’re living miles apart
I’m with you with all my heart
Renea, I’m on my way

Emails daily back and forth
Clear across the land
Dancing virtual waltzes, holding cyber hands
I’d drive a thousand miles for you
Just to hold you close and look into your eyes

I want you in my life Renea
Renea, I can’t wait
Renea, I’m on my way

Track by Track musician credits:

TELL YOU ABOUT IT

Guitar, Vocals - Philip Quintas
Drums – George Lugo
Bass – Don Plunk
Electric Guitar, Vocals – Bob Heckman
Vocals – Sabra Faulk
Recorded by – Jim Brady and Jeff Rodenkirch, Jim Brady Recording Studio, Tucson, AZ
Lead Vocal Recorded by - Greg White, SG Studios, Fort Worth, TX
Mixed by – Greg White, SG Studios, Fort Worth, TX

LEAVE ME ALONE

Guitar, Bass, Vocals - Philip Quintas
Drums – Matt Dean
Organ - Andrew Frye
Recorded by – Philip Quintas, PRQ Productions, Fort Worth, TX
Drums Recorded by - Matt Dean, Online Session Drummer, Farnham, UK
Mixed by – Patrick McGuire, Patrick McGuire Recording, Arlington, TX

SAVED, THROUGH FAITH

Guitar, Vocals – Philip Quintas
Drums - Evan Jones
Bass – Jerry Jewel
Electric Guitar – Buddy Whittington
Harmonica – Gary Grammer
Recorded by – Evan Jones, Evan Audio, Fort Worth, TX
Electric Guitar and Harmonica Recorded by - Jeff Ward, Eagle Audio Recording, Fort Worth, TX
Mixed by – Jeff Ward, Eagle Audio Recording, Fort Worth, TX

SET FREE

Guitars, Vocals – Philip Quintas
Drums - Evan Jones
Bass – Jerry Jewel
Electric Guitar – Chris Dansdill
Vocals – Bruce Davis, Carlene Dansdill
Recorded by – Evan Jones, Evan Audio, Fort Worth, TX
Vocals Recorded by - Jeff Ward, Eagle Audio Recording, Fort Worth, TX
Electric Lead Guitar and Additional Vocals Recorded by – Chris Dansdill, Tucson, AZ
Mixed by – Jeff Ward, Eagle Audio Recording, Fort Worth, TX

TELL YOU ABOUT IT (JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL)

Arranged and Sequenced by – Rob Boone
Trombone – Rob Boone
Saxophone – Greg Armstrong
Trumpet – Albert Woods
Recorded and Mixed by – Jim Brady and Jeff Rodenkirch, Jim Brady Recording Studio, Tucson, AZ

RENEA, I’M ON MY WAY

Guitars, Vocals – Philip Quintas
Drums - Evan Jones
Bass – Jerry Jewel
Harmonica – Gary Grammer
Recorded by – Evan Jones, Evan Audio, Fort Worth, TX
Vocals and Harmonica Recorded by - Jeff Ward, Eagle Audio Recording, Fort Worth, TX
Mixed by – Evan Jones, Evan Audio, Fort Worth, TX

Mastered by Patrick McGuire, Patrick McGuire Recording, Arlington, TX

All songs words and music by Philip Quintas except
“Leave Me Alone” words by Philip Quintas, music by Philip Quintas and Keith Martin and
“Renea, I’m On My Way” words by Philip Quintas and Jeannie McConnell, music by Philip Quintas

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