Tom Bagley, Sue Cross, Peter Dobson | A Month Of Mondays

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A Month Of Mondays

by Tom Bagley, Sue Cross, Peter Dobson

This well written, beautifully performed and produced collection of pure Americana music is delightful listening. All who love New Orleans will love it as I do. Every cut is a gem, and “The Witch” should be a monster. Rusty Richards
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1. The Witch
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2. Big Mouth Blues
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3. The Man
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4. Good Gracie
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5. Peace
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6. That\'s Not Rock & Roll
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7. Mary Anne
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8. Waves
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9. Dark Of The Moon
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10. Connect With You
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11. Love Knocks
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12. Wherever You Are
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Album Notes
Tom Bagley
(Keyboards, vocals, musical contractor)

Late 60’s: First Euphonium in Nairobi School Marching Band. Began Playing in his first band in East Africa as a young teen where he met one of his musical mentors Stefan Hillstrom. Played Blues, Rock, and Psychedelic Music.

Early 70’s: Was introduced to Chris Whynaught (back in the USA) by Stefan where they played in Colorado in Rock, Blues, and Swing Rock bands including Sassafrass (an 8 piece horn band), Snake and the Flim Flam Band, and later in Iowa City in Harlequin.

Mid 70’s: Moved to Maryland to play in various Southern rock and Blues Bands and perform in the St. Mary’s College Jazz Ensemble.

Late 70’s: Hitch Hiked to California to visit Stefan Hillstrom and was offered a gig with
Stefan in the Randy Barlow Show, a country/pop band with four songs in the Top 100 Billboard Charts.

80’s: Was joined by sister Cat Bagley to sing in Gazelle, a top-40 and R&B band in Orange County. Disneyland hired Gazelle in 1979 To perform at the Tommorowland Terrace and later changed their Disney name to Voyager. Continued as bandleader on Tomorrowland and various Disney and Buena Vista Events around the US and in foreign countries. Put together lots of specialty Shows for Disney and also performs in The Bytes, a band formed in the early 80’s. Recorded The Bytes album in 1981. Landed a production deal in 1983 with Cherokee Studios where he wrote and played on over 50 recordings.

Mid 90’s: Performed in Peter Dobson Blues Band and recorded Peter Dobson Spirit album, Recorded his album Baby’s Comin' Home Tonight, with Peter Dobson as producer and guitarist. Performed all the keyboards on Heard Him on the Radio by Chris Whynaught, and recorded with Taj Mahal Bassist Larry Fulcher on his solo project and Taj Mahal’s Band the Phantom Blues Band. Currently Performing with Chris Whynaught and the Reasons Why. Still performing with Voyager and The Bytes.

Late 90s to Present: Performed Dueling Pianos at Sing Sing in Irvine Spectrum as well as Denver, Long Beach and San Diego. Currently on staff at the Shout! House in San Diego.
Recorded and co-wrote A Month of Mondays with Sue Cross and Peter Dobson.

Sue Cross
Electric Upright Bass

Sue has been performing in clubs, festivals and musical theater throughout Southern California since the early seventies. Performance venues include The Galaxy, The Coach House, The Palomino, The Cowboy, Laguna Molten Playhouse, Irvine Barclay Theater and Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center. A BMI songwriter, Sue has cues on MTV, ABC, NBC, Bravo, Discovery, Oxygen, Nickelodeon, VH1, PBS, A&E and stations in Brazil, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Peru and the United Kingdom. She has four CD's out with the band Crossection, receiving airplay throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. She has recorded bass lines for local artists Bree Burgess Rosen, Gail Chasin, Peter Dobson, Tina Jackson, George Lawton, Christina Ray, and Lenelle Hamil. Her latest partnership with Tom Bagley and Peter Dobson has been a real joy, and is already enjoying life beyond their first CD, A Month of Mondays.

Peter Dobson
Guitarist, Vocalist, Producer

U.K.
• Educated at St. John’s College, Oxford (M.A.)
• Studies guitar with Segovia pupil, Timothy Walker
• Plays clubs and local radio
• Signed to A.I.R. London, records at Abbey Road
• Tours U.K. with his band, “Mythica”
• Writes and performs music shows for the B.B.C.

U.S.
• Tours the South with Don Cornelius’ “Soul Train Gang”
• Forms the “Friends Band,” produced by the Crusaders
• Joins the “International Reggae Allstars” with members of the Soul Syndicate and the Peter Tosh Band, performing and recording in Jamaica, U.S., Europe and South America
• Sessions and live shows with many reggae, jazz, R & B, blues and gospel artists (Robbie and Sly, Joe Sample, Ziggy Marley, Taj Mahal’s Phantom Blues Band, etc.}

Recent CDs (as Producer and Guitarist)
• Chris Whynaught, “Heard Him On The Radio” (Bad Daddy, 98)
• Jenny Richards, “Autumn” (Arden, 2000)
• Spider Harris, “Diary Of A Hobo” (Silk Web, 2000)
• Gail Chasin, “Impromptu” (2001)
• Tina Jackson, “Songs In The Key Of Me” (Gorilla Opera, 2003)
• Craig Horton, “In My Spirit” and “Touch Of The Bluesman” (Bad Daddy)
• Rusty Zinn, "Zinnfidelity" (Bad Daddy)
• Sue Cross, “Fat Gold Watch” (Endurance Records, 2005)

Personal Albums (Riddim Records)
• “Heartwork” (Instrumental)
• “Some Old Rainy Day” (Solo Acoustic)
• “Spirit” (Peter Dobson Blues Band)
• “Troubadour” (Solo Acoustic)
• “Sketches From The Art Colony” (Instrumental, Peter Dobson Trio)
• “A Month Of Mondays” (Bagley, Cross, Dobson)

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Baba Elefante

Musician
As a musician, I listen to and play many different styles of music. When I was introduced to this CD, it stayed in my player for a long time. Not only was it enjoyable to listen to the first time, but it had a density about it. Each time I listened I would hear something different, like any good piece of music.
Not only is the song writing a stand out, but the musicianship is superb!
Somehow they have managed to fit blues, jazz, reggae, Cajun into a soulful blend that sounds like one band. That shows the strength of each individual musician.
Great job!!

Baba
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Dion Wright

Chops
There is no substitute for primary swinging, and does this entry come through on that score!

These people are grown-ups who know who they are, and who each other are. Technique is informed by intelligence and all carried by the beat.

I'm not a musician, but I have two opera singers and three jazz musicians and a concert pianist in my family, and over 20,000 albums in my garage, so I'm saturated.

It's informative about an album when one listens to it over and over. Currently I'm doing this with "Month of Mondays", and you will get a sense of it, perhaps, by knowing what else I'm listening to over and over just now, i.e. "The Kenny Drew Trio" (with Tootie Heath and Neils-Henning Orsted Pederson), "Tony Makes it Happen" by Tony Bennet, and "The Ivory Hunters" by Bob Brookmeyer and Bill Evans. "Mondays" holds its own with these.

This album is a synthesis of many threads, all of which are thoroughly understood, and none of which comes on derivative or hackneyed.

Aside from the musical chops, the writng of the words is also immaculate.

Genre scarcely matters when the music grabs you.

Dion Wright, sculptor
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T. Jefferson Parker

N.Y. Times Bestselling Author
What a splendid collection of songs. These musicians are deft and passionate, the songwriting has both depth and humor, and there’s a charmed sound that runs through every moment of this music. These players easily move from Caribbean rhythms to the blues to honky-tonk. They do it all and I feel lucky and privileged to hear it.
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