Don’t U Funk With Me

I’m getting to the end of posting all of the songs off of my ‘Risky Biscuits’ album from 2001 (it only took me four months to post them all).  This is a fun rap song I did with two of my all time favorite colleagues.  Once known as the Tragic Click, Blood (Kenya Bloodsaw) and Coda Baerfider (Rico Davenport) were an incredible creative force in the early 2000’s Athens, Georgia music scene.   Rico brought me a very long crazy beat one day and I whittled it down to make this song adding  some piano, stand up bass and Mike Elam’s great muted trumpet.

We had a great time making this song in the studio and it shows.   It is still consistently one of my top downloaded songs on Rhapsody and other online music sources.  Thanks for listening!  #rapmusic  #funnyrapsongs  #georgiamusic

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First Funk Baptist

Yet another intermittent song post from my ‘Risky Biscuits’ album.  We are finally getting near the end.  This little diddy is a comedy song featuring the ultra talented Coda Baerfider spouting tongue in cheek spiritual wisdom (in prompt-tu) with the brilliant sax work of Gary Hartle in the background.   We recorded the sax in the bath tub!

 

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A New Sport for Prime Time

The next song off of ‘Risky Biscuits’ used to be our most popular live song in the Athens era Parakeet Nelson heyday.   It’s also my Dad’s favorite song by that band!   This was recorded live and features incredible solos by John Wayne Tuggle, Gary Hartle, Mike Elam, me (harmonica) and John Kell.   Thanks for listening!

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I Can’t Summarize Your Sunny Skies

After not posting for about two months I’m finally getting back to posting the next song from my ‘Risky Biscuits’ album.  This was recorded on my 1/2 inch eight track tape machine and features Mike Elam’s brilliant flugelhorn.   It also features Jeramy Lamanno on drums, Dwayne Wallace on bass and John Wayne Tuggle on slide guitar.  Thanks for listening!

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I Need Children to Feed to My Alien

Still posting from my Risky Biscuits album.  This one is crazy, funny and awesome.  Mainly because of the incredible band I assembled to play it live in the studio.  It’s the same line up as “U Don’t Believe My Traction” except with Jesse Cole on bass and Daniel Marler on guitar lead #2.   All of the solos on this are incredible.  We stretched it out to over 10 minutes letting everyone shine as bright and long as they wanted.  Daniel’s guitar solo is especially great on this one.

The lyrics are quite funny and were inspired by making fun of the X-Files one morning in bed.

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U Don’t Believe My Traction

Back to posting ‘Risky Biscuits’ songs.  This one is a super jammer.  A little bit reggae a lot rock.  We recorded this live with an eight piece band in Wes McDonald’s studio (a fine musician and artist himself look him up  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/wes-mcdonald/id6432590).
Chris Cates contraption

Anyway, this song is a declaration of love with a little innuendo and a great great band!!  John Kell, Chris Costigan and Gary Hartle’s saxes are on fire on this one and John Wayne Tuggle plays a tasty guitar solo.   I had a broken hand and a ruptured radial nerve but I still managed to hold down the rhythm guitar.  Incredible drummer Seth Hendershot and legendary bassist AJ Adams round it out!  Thanks for listening!

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