Ron Jones | Soulful Blessing

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Soulful Blessing

by Ron Jones

Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Love You (feat. Jason Martineau)
2:47 $0.99
2. All Right (feat. Jason Martineau)
2:07 $0.99
3. Dairyman from Denmark (feat. David Denny)
3:19 $0.99
4. Taylor (feat. Jason Martineau)
6:20 $0.99
5. Billie Holliday Blues (feat. Jason Martineau)
6:52 $0.99
6. Poetry Is... (feat. Jason Martineau)
3:13 $0.99
7. Lines (feat. Jason Martineau)
4:39 $0.99
8. Bre Bre (feat. Jason Martineau)
4:18 $0.99
9. Mind Technicians (feat. Jason Martineau)
2:41 $0.99
10. Takin' the Floor (feat. Jason Martineau)
3:37 $0.99
11. Buddha Blues (feat. Jason Martineau)
7:33 $0.99
12. Birds (feat. Jason Martineau)
6:19 $0.99
13. Marchin' With the Devil 1967 (feat. David Denny)
6:45 $0.99
14. The Pond (feat. Jason Martineau)
5:52 $0.99
15. Stones in the Sky (feat. Jason Martineau)
5:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Soulful Blessing" is what can happen when my attempts at poetry and storytelling meet with the musical composition of Jason Martineau. Together we jumped into the unknown. There were no rehearsals. Just one take. A trust that through improvisational blending of words and music we could find some uncharted truth.
With the drop of Jason’s arm we would begin. Jason sitting with hands poised over black and white piano keys. I standing before a microphone. He had never heard the poem or song I was about to read. I did not know where his piano playing might take me. One of us would simply start.
Sometimes the music flirted with my words as if in a first romance. Or pushed me into some new and unexpected place. Often, my words chased after Jason in a spontaneous game of tag. And in rare moments words and music became a tango of emotions. It was pure improvisation. Freedom. Listening to each other. Finding common cause in a lingering word, or reverence in a musical interlude.
At the conclusion of each recording we would look at each other and mutter,“That worked”. We didn’t know why or how. And we didn’t want to revise or re-work that first take. We were surprised and in wonder that we had found the poetic revelry of everyday people and events – waiting for us in the unexpected moment. Maybe that’s what life is – that jump into the unknown – a first encounter with a loved one or talking pond. A chance meeting with Billie Holiday or the Devil. It’s saying hello to Buddha and walking across a line into another Soulful Blessing.
Now this blessing is in your hands. You will find moments to laugh and cry.
Just push play. — Ron



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