Tag Archives: “Dance Till Morning Light”

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.

“Dance Till Morning Light”

11 Dec

Just finished mixing the song below (“Dance Till Morning Light”). The lyrics are underneath the sound Icon, and a few details about the recording are under them.

DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT                              

WELL, YOU WALK THROUGH THE NIGHT

YOU FEEL ALLRIGHT

THOUGH NOTHING IS REALLY REAL

YOU GET AROUND YOU’RE GETTING DOWN

YOU’RE SO HIGH YOU HARDLY FEEL

YOU BEEN UP AND DOWN THE STRIP

YOU KNOW THE TRIP

ALL ONE BIG HAPPY CROWD

YEAH YOU’RE LOOKING FOR LOVE

BUT CAN’T TALK ABOVE

THE MUSIC WE PLAY SO LOUD

CHORUS:

SO JUST DANCE, CHILDREN, DANCE                                       

THIS SOFT ELECTRIC NIGHT

DANCE, DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT

YEAH, YOUR LOCAL ROCK STARS

AND OWNERS OF THE BARS

LOVE TO SEE YOU OUT TONIGHT

GO ON FEED YOUR HEAD, KNOCK YOURSELF DEAD

YOUR MONEY’S GOOD HERE IT’S ALLRIGHT

ACROSS THE ROOM,

THROUGH THE GLOOM

SOMEBODY CATCHES YOUR EYE

SO YOU WALK THAT WAY

WHAT CAN YOU SAY?

YOU’RE BOTH REAL HIGH

CHORUS

I’m playing guitar and singing; my wife, Dorothy plays bass and flute. We recorded those tracks on Garageband and then transferred them to Protools at Evanston’s The Cave Recording, where Andrew MacCrimmon added  drums, recorded by Robert Marshall, who also mixed and mastered the recording.

Should you feel curious how and when I came to write the tune you can click on: https://dumbfoundingstories.com/2014/08/19/dance-till-morning-light/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true. That post contains said info and video of me singing the song accompanied by acoustic guitar.

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“Dance Till Morning Light” is on the album He Flies

Dance Till Morning Light

19 Aug

I’m uploading video of “Dance Till Morning Light,” kind of a  roots rock ballad played with just an acoustic guitar. It was recorded August 4, 2014 at The Acoustic Explosion show at Silvies on Chicago’s north side. The lyrics are below the video.

 

DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT

WELL YOU WALK THROUGH THE NIGHT

YOU FEEL ALL RIGHT

THOUGH NOTHING IS REALLY REAL

YOU GET AROUND

YOU’RE GETTIN DOWN

YOU’RE SO HIGH THAT YOU HARDLY FEEL

YOU BEEN UP AND DOWN THE STRIP

YOU KNOW THE TRIP

JUST ONE BIG HAPPY CROWD

YEAH, YOU’RE LOOKING FOR LOVE BUT CAN’T TALK ABOVE

THE MUSIC WE PLAY SO LOUD

CHORUS:

SO JUST DANCE CHILDREN DANCE

THIS SOFT ELECTRIC NIGHT

DANCE, DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT

WELL YOUR LOCAL ROCK STARS

AND OWNERS OF THE BARS

LOVE TO SEE YOU OUT TONIGHT

GO ON, FEED YOUR HEAD

KNOCK YOURSELVES DEAD

YOUR MONEY’S GOOD HERE, IT’S ALL RIGHT

ACROSS THE ROOM

THROUGH THE GLOOM

SOMEBODY CATCHES YOUR EYE

SO YOU WALK THEIR WAY

WHAT CAN YOU SAY?

YOU’RE BOTH REAL HIGH

CHORUS

Here’s how I happened to write this one: When the world was young and I was at SIU, I played in bands on the weekends. After I got out of mcdaniel bros bandschool, rather than face getting a job, I just went from playing two nights a week to playing six or seven. We were known to sometimes work fifteen gigs in fourteen days. (Being young is wonderful.) It was fun, I want you to know. Plus, the last three years I did it, I played with my brother Doug in The McDaniel Brothers Band. I’m gladder than I can tell you to have spent that much time with Doug and made that much good music with him. It makes up for a lot.

After around seven years of all that, though, the kids in college bars started to look like junior high schoolers to me, and I figured it was time to get out. Which I did. That last summer I was playing, I wrote “Dance Till Morning Light.” Weirdly enough, I’d never played it out before a recent show at The Acoustic Explosion. I don’t know why that was, but I’m glad I finally did. Now I’m going to have to get around to recording the song, I guess.

Here a shot from the show  at The Acoustic Explosion.

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