Crossroads — Discography with Author’s Note

October 29, 2014 Leave a comment

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Author’s Note

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Everybody knows what a music video is. Well, this is a “music novel.” When I first conceived and wrote this story many, many moons ago, one of the basic premises was that a book whose characters are musicians should have a soundtrack. Modern technology has enabled me to fulfill that vision in ways I could not have even imagined back then. At the beginning of each of the twelve parts (like a 12-bar blues) and embedded occasionally along the way are thumbnails for YouTube lyrics videos. The images are all links that you can click on to listen to those songs and read the lyrics. The words and feel of these songs were specifically chosen to reflect, resonate and amplify the story’s characters and action far beyond just the specific stanza or chorus cited. In the videos themselves, I strove to present the lyrics in a tasteful, non-karaoke way, to capture the poetry of the songwriters.

In accordance with the wishes of the copyright holders, not all videos will be available on all platforms or in all countries. I wish you could listen to every one of the songs on your e-Reader as you enjoy the novel, but I guess I’m still just a little ahead of my time.

Of the 28 songs, only two videos were blocked completely, which is why you will hear Mozart instead of Led Zeppelin’s Over the Hills and Far Away. I have asked Warner Chapell Music to have this video unblocked and maybe they will allow it someday. YouTube deleted the video for Supertramp’s Take the Long Way Home, due to a copyright claim by Evergreen Social Media Associates. Therefore, I had no choice but to substitute a little bit of elevator music for that great song.  The Beatles catalog is not available on Spotify, so a tribute band’s renditions of A Day in the Life and Back in the U.S.S.R. were included on that playlist.

I literally wore the vinyl grooves down on many of these tracks. I hope you enjoy them, too, and encourage you to buy, download or stream these songs and albums.

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Crossroads Discography

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“Crossroads” (Live) by Robert Johnson; Noma (BMI); from the album Wheels of Fire recorded by Cream, released on the Atco recording label, August 9, 1968

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“A Day in the Life” by John Lennon & Paul McCartney; Northern Songs Ltd. (BMI); from the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, recorded by The Beatles, released on the Capital recording label, June 1, 1967

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“Won’t Get Fooled Again” by Pete Townshend; Towser Tunes, Inc. (BMI); from the album Who’s Next, recorded by The Who, released on the MCA recording label, August 14, 1971

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“Jungleland”, by Bruce Springsteen; Laurel Canyon Music Ltd. (ASCAP); from the album Born to Run; Recorded by Bruce Springsteen; released on the Columbia recording label, August 25, 1975

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“Gimme Shelter” by Mick Jaggar/Keith Richard; Gideon Music, Inc. (BMI); from the album Let It Bleed; recorded by The Rolling Stones; released on the London Records label; December 5, 1969

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“Over The Hills And Far Away” by Jimmy Page/Robert Plant; Superhype Music, Inc. (ASCAP); from the album Houses of the Holy; recorded by Led Zeppelin; released on the Atlantic recording label, March 28, 1973

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“Crosstown Traffic” by Jimmi Hendrix; Bella Godiva Music (ASCAP); from the album Electric Ladyland; recorded by Jimmi Hendrix; released on the Reprise recording label; October 16, 1968

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“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” by Jimmi Hendrix; Bella Godiva Music (ASCAP); from the album Electric Ladyland; recorded by Jimmi Hendrix; released on the Reprise recording label; October 16, 1968

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“The Pretender” by Jackson Browne; Swallow Turn Music (ASCAP); the album The Pretender; recorded by Jackson Browne; released on the Asylum recording label, November 10, 1976

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“Turn To Stone” by J. Walsh/T. Trebandt; Pamco Music, Inc./Barnstorm Music, Inc. (BMI); from the album Barnstorm; recorded by Joe Walsh; released on the Dunhill recording label, September 30, 1972

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“Can’t Cry No More” by J. Mclhenney; Downunder Tunes, Inc.; unrecorded, unreleased

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“Slip Slidin’ Away” by Paul Simon; Paul Simon Music (BMI); from the album Greatest Hits, Etc.; recorded by Paul Simon; released on the Columbia recording label, November 1, 1977

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“Against the Fools” by J. Mclhenney; Downunder Tunes, Inc.; unrecorded, unreleased

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“Just The Same” by R. Shulman, D. Shulman, K. Minnear; North Music, Inc. (BMI); from the album Free Hand; recorded by Gentle Giant; released on the Capital recording label, July 28, 1975

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“This Masquerade” by Leon Russell; Skyhill Pub. Co., Inc. (BMI); from the album Carney; recorded by Leon Russell; released on the Shelter recording label, June 26, 1972

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“Situation” by Jeff Beck; BFeldman and Co., Ltd. (ASCAP); from the album Rough and Ready; recorded by the Jeff Beck Group; released on the Epic recording label, October 25, 1971

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“Still Alive and Well” by Rick Derringer; Derringer Music, Inc. (BMI); from the album Still Alive and Well; recorded by Johnny Winter; released on the Columbia recording label, March 1, 1973

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“Back in the U.S.S.R.” by John Lennon/Paul McCartney; Northern Songs, Ltd. (BMI); from the album The Beatles, White; recorded by The Beatles; released on the Apple Recording Label, November 22, 1968

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“Keep The Fire” by Kenny Loggins and Eva Ein Loggins; Milk Money Music (ASCAP); from the album Keep the Fire; recorded by Kenny Loggins; released on the Columbia recording label, October 1, 1979

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“Crazy On You” by Ann & Nancy Wilson; Andorra Music (ASCAP); from the album Dreamboat Annie; recorded by Heart; released on the Mushroom recording label, February 14, 1976

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“Break On Through (To The Other Side)” by The Doors; Doors Music (ASCAP); from the album The Doors; recorded by The Doors ; released on the Elektra recording label, January 4, 1967

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“Deacon Blues” by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen; ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI); from the album Aja; recorded by Steely Dan ; released on the ABC/Dunhill recording label, September 23, 1977

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“How Deep Is Your Love” by B., R., & M. Gibb; Unichapell Music, Inc. (BMI); from the album Saturday Night Fever; recorded by The Bee Gees; released on the RSO recording label, November 15, 1977

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“Easy To Slip” by Lowell George; Naked Snake Music (ASCAP); from the album; Sailing Shoes; recorded by Little Feat; released on the Warner Brothers recording label, January 1, 1972

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“Lose Again” by Karla Bonoff; Seagrape Music (BMI); from the album Karla Bonoff; recorded by Karla Bonoff; released on the Columbia recording label; September, 1977

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“Only the Good Die Young”g by Billy Joel; Joelsongs (BMI); from the album; The Stranger; recorded by Billy Joel; released on the Columbia Recording label, September 29, 1977

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“A Dream Goes On Forever” by Todd Rundgren; Earmark Music Inc./Screen Gems Columbia Music (BMI); from the album Back to the Bars; recorded by Todd Rundgren live at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio; released on the Bearsville recording label, December, 1977

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“Take The Long Way Home” by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson; Almo Music Corp. and Delicate Music (ASCAP); from the album Breakfast in America; recorded by Supertramp; released on the A & M recording label, March 29, 1979

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“Open Your Eyes” by Michael McDonald/Lester Abrams/Patrick Henderson; Snug Music (BMI), Loresta Music (ASCAP), Monosteri Music (ASCAP); from the album Minute by Minute; recorded by The Doobie Brothers; released on the Warner Brothers recording label, December 1, 1978

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“The Cross Road Blues” by Robert Johnson; Noma (BMI); from the album Robert Johnson, The Legendary Blues Singer; recorded by Robert Johnson; released on the Chary Budget record label, December 7, 1994
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Clear and Present Dangers . . . . Albert Schweitzer

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“Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.”

~Albert Schweitzer

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October 19, 1781

British General Charles Cornwallis formally surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a French and American force at Yorktown, Virginia, bringing the American Revolution to a close.

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LGBT Group Protests Evolution

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MUDCAT FALLS — A local alternative lifestyle advocacy group, Cranky LesGaBiTransians for Accommodation in Public, staged a demonstration in front of Calabash-Hoover High School today to protest the teaching of the Theory of Evolution.

MF141022a - LGBT Protest w400“It is a violation of our civil rights for a government funded school to indoctrinate the youths of this nation in discriminatory and exclusionary notions that are clearly out of step with the progress of modern human society,” declared Alicia Fingletart, CLAP’s Chief Indignation Officer. “They might as well be forcing those children to pray on their knees to a statue of the baby Jesus, so we are here today calling for the separation of hate and state.”

Fingletart explained that just like intolerant religious and traditional notions of marriage, Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection presupposes the propagation of species only by the union of one male and one female. CLAP has threatened to seek legal relief, if necessary, citing numerous appellate court successes that have cleared the way to affirm the legality of same-sex marriage in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

“Unfortunately, the considerable power of the Supreme Court does not extend to overruling scientific fact,” said Jean Blyth Empedecles, Executive Director of the Consensus of Literalists for Accuracy in Physiology. “Three plus three does not equal seven, in math or biology.”

Fingletart dismissed such notions being promoted by groups like the scientific CLAP as horrifically antiquated in consideration of medical advances in artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.

“By definition, ‘artificial’ insemination cannot be natural selection,” countered Empedecles. “What is it that these people do not get about reality?”

The Calabash County Unified School District Board of Education released a statement pledging to consider the sociological CLAP group’s demand to drop Darwin’s theories from the curriculum at their next meeting.

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The Analects of Mudcat: Democracy

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“The true measure of freedom and the health of a democracy is the civic apathy of citizens, which, of course, leads to tyranny.”

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October 12, 1944 — Chuck Yeager became the first pilot in his group to make “ace in a day,” shooting down five enemy aircraft in a single mission.  Read his Combat Report

October 14, 1947 — As the first human to break the sound barrier, on October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager flew the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 45,000 ft (13,700 m).


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