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April 14th “Leave it to My Furry Friends”

Well, it only took about two weeks after getting a new puppy to start writing songs about it.  I’ve refrained so far because something else has always popped into my head thus far.  That is until today.   “Leave it to My Furry Friends” ponders the reason why Man is not Man’s best friend.

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Hear’s a picture of my inspirations for this song.

March 28 “That Old Grey Hawk”

I’m officially letting go of winter with this song.  No more snow references or the wind or the temperature.   It’s been a good winter to write about however.    Hopefully that doesn’t mean it’s gonna be a summer to write about (weather related that is).

Anyway, I heard most of the ‘Sweet Baby James’ album by JT today recycling and that’s definitely what inspired this song style.  I added the accordion to give it that french cafe  ambiance that I’ve been longing for.

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March 27 “Low Down Funk”

Today I got inspired to go back and do some beats like I used to do down in Georgia for the different rap crews I worked with.   Believe it or not I was an integral part of the rap music scene in the Athens/Atlanta area for several year.   You can even read an article published about me and my rap game in a magazine article archived at chriscates.com.

I miss working with talented folks like Kenya Bloodsaw, Patrick Mattox, Rico Davenport, Ceasar Hudson, Eugene Willis and all the other folks.    Maybe this is a funky tribute to them.

Chris Cates's highlights from January and February 2010
Chris Cates's highlights from January and February 2010

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