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The Md/CD

by Various Artists

Multi-genre spanning compilation of songs relating to life in the state of Maryland, USA.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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  Song Share Time Download
1. B-a-L-T-I-M-O-R-E
Rachel McDonald
4:00 album only
2. Baltimore Fight Song
Ray Jozwiak
3:15 album only
clip
3. Baltimore
Oho
4:11 album only
4. Boy Out of Baltimore
David Deboy
3:49 album only
clip
5. Streets of Baltimore
Bad Neighbors
2:51 album only
6. Welcome to Smalltimore
Howard Markman
5:26 album only
clip
7. Raining in Baltimore
Matthew Graboski
3:58 album only
clip
8. Barefoot in Baltimore
Trio Novo
2:27 album only
9. Consider the Oyster
P. Daly German
3:52 album only
10. Ocean City Ditty
Oho
3:06 album only
clip
11. The Lady Came from Baltimore
Ty Ford
2:07 album only
12. Brooksie
Jo Pratt
3:03 album only
13. Sweet Home Balt-Amore
Blammo
1:33 album only
14. The Unfortunate Frankfurter Vendor
Oho
1:10 album only
15. Can't Work the River
Big Tribe
4:51 album only
16. We Love You Baltimore Birds
Chasin' Dreams
1:55 album only
17. Young Cal
Jo Pratt
3:04 album only
18. Highlandtown
Freak Accident
3:04 album only
19. Horrible Place
Food for Worms
3:04 album only
20. Baltimore Hon
David Deboy
3:31 album only
21. Baltimore Riot (1861)
Rj Phillips Band
4:10 album only
22. The Battle of Baltimore
The Weaszels
10:16 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"As I walk down the street all the faces that I meet, I've met before. Welcome to Smalltimore." Howard Markman's point of seeing is the hope-filled nucleus around which the songs of this compilation constellate. An audition urges testimony to the veracity of his lyrics.

In this cross section of artists operating in the zone of the "in between(s)" (i.e. in proximity to The Mason-Dixon Line), we stand as members of a network of musicians who have intersected variously and often across a fifty year span. Here is a pool of artists who are available to help one another, and in dealing with their sonic offerings for over twenty months, one recognizes many names and can pinpoint specific and ongoing instances of (mostly) joyful collaboration. This is true to varying degrees for every artist on our roster. Audients may trace the thread of this connection from track to track, trusting that each contributor has her/his own version of the story to tell.

These unique perspectives contribute to the program's eclectic range; the only parameters being, 1) topics are Maryland-related and, 2) participants sacrifice any expectation of being paid. Otherwise the creative field was wide open. True that the disc is Baltimore-heavy, but these are the recordings that lined up in the queue; and as CD content is limited to 79 minutes, completion (seconds shy of this maximum) was achieved as recordings were received.

Within this 22 song selection, most will find something to enjoy: songs about life in Baltimore, in its neighborhoods, on Maryland waterways, through our history: paeans to the sports teams we rally behind, the seafood our denizens harvest/ingest, where many vacation: all tunes laced with intimations to our economics, politics, sociology, psychology, what makes us laugh, our temperate climate and lost/found love(s).

This enterprise began in an instant of speaking-prior-to-thinking (i.e. before the critical mind could interfere with any excuse for it not to happen). Solicitation through and around our sphere of acquaintance spread by word of mouth and via social media. The generous collective response? A slow, steady burgeoning momentum that actualized as this album; and with little more than a nudge from without. May our offering provide listeners as much divinely superfluous pleasure as we experienced in singing its lyrics and sounding its notes.

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Birnie

"Inspired."
I heard Randy Newman's, "Baltimore" yesterday, then listened to the Oho version. You guys (OHO) blew Randy away, and "owned" the song. The lyric changes are inspired.
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Frank Kaufman

"I'm blown away!"
I'm blown away by the amount of work and artistic creation presented in this fine music. Glad to see so many artists making such a good use of time and generating creative gems.
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