Not Just Another Pretty Bass Not Just Another Pretty Bass

 

Not Just Another Pretty Bass Not Just Another Pretty Bass

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DEEP SUMMER MUSIC


Jim Ferguson--Vocals & Bass
Chris Potter--Tenor Saxophone
Stefan Karlsson--Piano
Jim White--Drums

1. Deep Summer Music
2. What's a Guy Supposed to Do?
3. I'll Only Miss Her When I Think of Her

4. Wait Till You See Her
5. There'll Be Other Times
6. Walkin' the Dog
7. Slow Hot Wind
8. The Night We Called It a Day
9. Come Home to Red
10. Then I'll Be Tired of You
11. When the Night is Done
12. Nobody Home
13. When Your Lover has Gone
14. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

LISTEN TO EXCERPTS
56K Modems
Broadband
I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her
Walkin' the Dog

 

 

NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY BASS


Jim Ferguson--Vocals & Bass
Chris Potter--Tenor Saxophone
Pat Coil--Piano
Jim White--Drums


1. Not Just Another Pretty Bass

"Not Just Another Pretty Bass" is my original. I suppose it's a result of my years of listening to Mose Allison, Dave Frishberg, and Red Mitchell. They have each written humorous lyrics about some aspect of the music world. Allison's "Swingin' Machine" or "Night Club", Frishberg's "I'm Hip", and Mitchell's "What I Am" are examples of the songs that influenced the writing of "Not Just Another Pretty Bass". The Johnny Cash quote is my hat tip to Nashville.

2. Early Autumn
3. Blame It On My Youth
4. While We're Young

"While We're Young" is one of my favorite Alec Wilder songs. I became familiar with his music through Wilder's long time collaborator, Loonis McGlohon. Loonis and I did some NPR radio shows together in South Carolina and became good friends. He and Alec penned "South To A Warmer Place", which I also recorded for this CD.

5. South To A Warmer Place
6. Swingin' Machine
7. Lazy Afternoon

"Lazy Afternoon" struck me as being descriptive of the hot, steamy summers I experienced growing up in South Carolina (and Tennessee gets just as muggy). I love the mental pictures the lyrics suggest.

8. Charade
9. The Real Thing
10. Autumn Serenade
11. I Get Along Without You Very Well

"I Get Along Without You Very Well" is an emotionally involving lyric for me. I think it's one of the most touching songs I've ever sung. It's message applies to any heart broken by separation, regardless of the reason. I chose to start with just piano and maintain a sparse accompaniment to retain the intimacy of the lyric.

LISTEN TO EXCERPTS
56K Modems
Broadband
Not Just Another Pretty Bass
Blame It On My Youth

 


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