Tag Archives: “Cards on the Table”

Audio Playlist: He Flies

3 Apr

We just finished a CD called He Flies, and I’m creating a playlist of its songs :

All songs copyright 2015 or 2016 Donald Kent McDaniel, except “Stagger Lee” and “Corrina Corrina” (both traditional).

The CD is available at CD Baby and digital downloads are available there, too. Digital downloads are also available at Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and everywhere else you can download music. (At iTunes just get into the store & search for “He Flies by Kent McDaniel.”)

If you’d like to see any of the songs lyrics, click here:

And here are the people who played on the album:

Alpha

Alpha Stewart plays percussion and/or drum kit on “May You Still Believe,” “He Flies,” and “Big Jim.” He’s who we count on for drums when we play out.

Robert

Robert Marshall plays drums on “Zombies Stink (& Vampires Suck),” “May Third,” & “Your Love Set Me Free.” He also mixed and mastered the album, at The Cave Recording in Evanston, Illinois.

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Dorothy McDaniel, plays bass and flute.

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Andy MacCrimmon plays drums on “Over Yonder & Round The Bend,” “Cards on the Table,” and “Dance Till Morning Light.”

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Nicki Broeker sings harmony on “Cards on the Table.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Temmerman plays sax and saxello on “May You Still Believe” and “Cards on the Table.”

 

 

 

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Gus Friedlander plays banjo on “over Yonder & round the Bend.”

 

 

Me

Kent McDaniel is on vocals, acoustic and electric guitar. And wrote the ten originals on the album.

“Cards on the Table”

15 May

I’m posting audio here of “Cards on the Table”, which I just recorded with a little help from my friends. The lyrics are below the song and some details about the recording below them:

 

                   CARDS ON THE TABLE

If I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY FOOL I’VE KNOWN

EVERY LYIN’, CHEATIN’, BRAIN-DEAD BUMMER

WHO EVER TRIED TO RIP ME OFF

I WOULD NEVER HAVE TO WORK ANOTHER DAY

THE REST OF MY NATURAL LIFE

 

                    CHORUS:

PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE

LAY DOWN YOUR MONEY

PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE

WHAT’VE YOU GOT?

 

PEOPLE ALWAYS TALKIN’ BOUT

WHAT THEY’RE GONNA DO

GONNA MAKE IT REAL BIG, TAKE YOU WITH ‘EM

TO THE PROMISED LAND REAL SOON

THEY GOT A SURE FIRE DEAL COMIN’ THROUGH

AND THEY WANNA CUT YOU IN

 

                         CHORUS

 

ONCE I CHASED WHAT I WANTED STRAIGHT

DOWN THE OPEN ROAD

I GOT HIT HARD, KNOCKED DOWN, GOT UP & MOVED ON

BOTH EYES WIDE OPENED UP

SO IF YOU GOT A DEAL TO RUN BY ME

THERE’S ONE THING THAT YOU GOTTA DO

 

                             CHORUS

 

The guitars, bass and lead vocals were recorded in Garage Band on my computer and then transferred to Pro Tools at The Cave Recording in Evanston. There Robert Marshall recorded the drums, harmony vocal, and saxello parts, by Andy Mac Crimmon, Micki Broeker, and John Temmerman respectively. And a great job they all did.

The lyrics pretty much speak for themselves, and surprised me when they came out. Sometimes you don’t know what you feel till you say it.

 

ME