Beach Beat

In lieu of my Dad’s birthday yesterday, I thought I’d post one of my #shag songs I wrote about him.  In this tune, I tried to simulate the 50’s style blues beat that he loves to dance to.  “Old rubber legs Jim is on the loose again”.   “Beach Beat” is one of several #beachmusic songs featuring Chris Singleton, Jason Peeler and John Kell on my #CarolinaSongs album.

Carolina Songs by Chris Cates
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GRINGO ROCK! “He’s Got a Bad Liver because He’s a Good Liver”

Still snowed in and posting songs from my latest project called Gringo Rock!  This one is yet another funny one about a guy that has such a good time living it’s been a little bad for his liver.  Funny how the two don’t agree with each other sometimes.

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GRINGO ROCK! “Heavy Metal Nice Guy”

Track four on Gringo Rock! asks the question “what would King Diamond do, if he and Method Man were in the same room?”.  A poignant query I know.  This song is another funny one about a long haired heavy metal guy that wears a khaki suit like the 90’s rappers and listens to Geto Boyz and Old Ice Cube while asking the age old question “what would Tom Araya say, if I asked to join Slayer as their new DJ?”

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Welcome to Chris I'm an old school independent artist with lots of albums, songs, solar panels etc. This site tries to encapsulate what it is I've been doing since I played my first professional gig at 13. I post a song of the day occasionally from my somewhat excessive original song catalogue and I'm constantly recording new material when I'm not building solar farms, trying to play golf or tennis or taking care of my new twin girls.