J.D. Richards - Vocals - Living Years [Cover] - My vocal attempt on the Mike And The Mechanic's song. Paul Carrack did the original vocal.
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Living Years [Cover] - My vocal attempt on the Mike And The Mechanic's song. Paul Carrack did the original vocal.
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I Still Believe In Love - https://youtu.be/ghbnBveKaA0 - When the object of your affection doesn't know how much you care. Maybe you should let them know? Then there are times when love has come and gone and the only solace is the proverbial looking back. That's when dreaming is better than reality. A hybrid country original with an INXS influenced ending.
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Footprints In The Sand - An original written in a half-hour as though I was plugged into heavenly Blues\Folk\Rock network. It just flowed complete with chord changes.
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I'll Go On Lovin' You [COVER] - My cover of Alan Jackson's hit, singing a melody based on the guitar, not speaking the verses. The bird sounds at the end are a recreation of the recording I did 19 years ago when a real Cockatiel sang along with me. Through the years, I lost that recording.
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Always - The original title was "Lover's Moon". I felt "Always" better describes the heart-felt lyric. A Lightfoot feel weaves in and out of the vocal. The wonderful photos are by Elena Shumilova, a Russian mom with an amazing gift.
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Cajun Lady - An original inspired by the Cajun/Creole ladies of Louisiana. Doug Burtchaell played all the instruments and captured the feel I was looking for. A really tasty lead.
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Take Me For A Ride On A Star - Co-written with Jean Roberson. She gave me the title and a few hours later I had written a Lennonesque flavored love song. Kim Morrison did a beautiful vocal arrangement that captured the Disney theme song. 12 years later I added another guitar to the bridge and did as good of a male voice rendition to her vocal arrangement. The musical arrangement was by Kim and her friends who recorded at the Sound Lab on Grand in Nashville. The recording shows it's age (1980). The track mix was on a metal cassette. All the vocals are me/jd
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This Is No Virgin Heart (2002) - The original version of my song was very Allman Brothers influenced and this video was originally used for it. I had done 4 other videos for the Doug Burtchaell produced version in which he plays all instruments and yesterday discovered that this video fit the 2002 version with all its Woodstock pictures, some of Santana. The Santana influence can be heard in Doug's lead.
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Wicked Games [COVER] - My cover on the Chris Isaak classic.
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You Don't Know The Meaning Of The Word - Written yesterday and I attempted 32 times unsuccessfully, yesterday. The 2nd take today was successful. I've only been able to play my beautiful wooden lady 3 weeks since doing a lot of hand therapy on my finally usable right hand. Yesterday was the longest I have played in one sitting in 8 1/2 years - 2 1/2 hours. The right hand was fine but the fingers on my left hand have no callouses on the tips, yet. They will be arriving gradually over the next few weeks. This is definitely a country. I need a charting artist to record it. : ) me/jd
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Hey Jude [COVER] - My cover on the Beatles classic with assistance on the ending from Dennis Compton. I hadn't sung this in 13 years, so I had my doubts. I misfired a few times but we had so much fun singing the song, I had to post. Back in the day all the vocal theatrics at the end didn't seem as difficult.
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El Paso [COVER] - My cover on the Marty Robbin's classic. Please excuse the finger thumping. I was so elated over hitting the Robbin's high note holds that I had to post it for my friends. I will record again next week.
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Souvenirs [COVER] - My cover of Jimmy Buffett's heart-felt ballad.
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False Prophet Blues (Master) - Written in a frisky Dylan mood. A tongue in cheek commentary song about a drunk who found himself on the roof of a bar. The passers-by, below, thought he was a jumper and called the cops. He was a drinker who had no intention of jumping. The bass part about wore out my fingers. The tongue in cheek line about watching the radio made me laugh as I wrote it. Inspired by a news flash about a man on a roof in Houston.
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It Just Ended Wrong - I was a bit uncomfortable with my lower back telling me not to sit up long when I got the idea from a song I wrote in 2007 and never was satisfied with. I took a few lines and did a re-write. A country song for sure. The model in the pictures I used is my nominee for most beautiful woman in the world. She's a Brazilian model.
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To Make You Feel My Love [COVER] Featuring Jimmy Quango on Guitar - My vocal on th Bob Dylan crafted masterpiece with Jimmy Quango creating a mesmerizing guitar arrangment played so beautifully by the maestro. I heard his arrangement on YouTube and asked for permission to record a vocal. I made several attmpts but wasn't satisfied. I recorded again this morning and did a better job, I hope. I just sent this to two lady friends. One said it was one of the sexiest vocals she had ever heard and the other said, "Damn". I am 73 years young/old and I am still blushing. Please enjoy, as much as I have enjoyed singing to this wonderful track. I edited it, by having a full verse instrumental intro to hyponotize the listener and make them enjoy my vocal more. : ) me/jd
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I Don't Know Why [COVER] - My vocal on the Norah Jones classic.
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Rusty Cage [COVER] - My cover of the Johnny Cash classic written by Chris Cornell.
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Tender Years [Cover] - My cover of the Spingsteinesque classic from Eddie And The Cruisers by John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band.
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Forever Young - My cover of the Bob Dylan classic.
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Wishin' On A Lone Star - This retrospective glance at my life was inspired by a certain day during my 18th year. Lord, I'm 73. Seems like several lifetimes ago. I went to South Park High School and we were the refinery brats because most of our dads, and some moms, worked in the area refineries. Beaumont High students were affluent. This was in the days before integration when Hebert and Charlton-Pollard always had the best football teams. This one day we invaded their turf by going to the bluff over-looking the Neches River by the Beaumont Country Club. We saw a ball of water moccasins and decided not to swim. College and 11th St had a traffic circle and some of the youth would try and see how many times they could go around it or make"The Drag" up and down 11th. The south side of Beaumont was aromatically challenged by the line of refineries and chemical plants on the east side of Pt Arthur Rd. When the wing was wrong, you got a dose of foul smells. Several days the hose off ladies partially dissolved at Lamar Tech (Then, now University). The campus iss on the west side of Pt Arthur Rd. Some of the memories triggered a smile as I wrote this song. Some, not so much. Aren't we all, in Texas, wishin' on a lone star.
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Magdelana - Inspired by a true story that I was told by a friend and so many others.
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Last Cowboy In Town [Master] -I lost this video in 2011 and had no clue. Today while deleting old pictures from Google Pictures I found 3 videos I thought were gone forever. Written in Nashville in 1980.
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Momma I'm Coming Home - Today on the anniversary of my mom's death, I choose to celebrate her life. She never raised her voice to me, no even when I deserved a good scolding. The only time she ever showed anger was when her 18-year-old son was being a smart ass and said goodbye to his female parent. She threw her houseshoe in my general direction. We both shared a long laugh. I said, "Great arm, mom.". She was always in my corner without fail. We talked on the phone a lot but not enough when her son, the songwriter was in Nashville. The day my daughter and sister called me at home (I had been working with the night auditor at the hotel the night before and I was asleep), then at work. When I got to work I was told to call my daughter. I was stunned! My boss, and good friend immediately paid for my airfare to and back from, Beaumont. A decision that will haunt me the rest of my life had occurred the night before. I had an important meeting about signing a publishing deal on Friday. I had the impulse to call my mom but put it off till the Friday meeting so I could call her and tell her first, We had talked for over an hour the previous Sunday. Friday I was in Beaumont. The remorse about not calling remains with me. I was finally able to write, "Say Goodbye" 17 years later from the emotions. Trying to work up enough emotional control to sing it in front of people. I had to turn it into a lost love song and not mention my mom by name, to even record. The recording is subject to a few emotional vocal cracks and pauses out of necessity. I have a new used "Blueburst" Ibanez guitar and I was bursting with joy when I could play her song this year. I love you mom. You have always been my guardian angel.
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Footprints In The Sand [MASTER] - Finally able to remove ceiling fan noise with new audio cleaning software. Written and recorded immediately after getting some feeling back in my right hand. after my 2nd 4 disc fusion surgery. I knew I had made a mistake marrying my mentally ill but in denial wife in April 2008. She told me if I ever left she would kill herself and had attempted suicide by ODing on meth before I met her. I could not make the trip back to the Upper Texas Coast until early November and which time I risk a bus trip from Dallas to Houston and made it. The song clearly tells what I feeel in my heart. I have not missed her and to me that is sad. She is telling everyone I abandoned her but that is untrue. I told her I was moving out October 2018 and obtained a letter from my doctor removing me from the lease in early March 2019. I turned down moving to Hawaii to stay with my daughter and family to stay and hustle up rent and electric bill help from March 2019 till November 4th 2020. My wife couldn't be counted on to help pursue that. I was bed-ridden and in a wheelchair the last 6 years. Everyone I called asked why my wife wasn't calling once they found out she was unemployed. She was unemployed for a 6 1/2 year period and I suggested she show working for me as an office manager to cover up that gap on her resume. The night before I left I had to stay and be with her son who has Asperger's Syndrome and emotionally shut down when I tried to tell him bye. His mother didn't get home till 3am after her "Date" with her drug dealer with whom she had been having an affair for months. I left the next day. Away from her toxic world, I have peace of heart and mind. Of all my songs (2400 so far) this captures my broken heart at the time better than any other. It is very hard for me to listen to. My words cut through my soul. No fool like an old fool I say.
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Somewhere Over The Rainbow {COVER} - LIke most baby boomers I grew up watching Wizard Of Oz every year. I even learned to perform Somewhere Over The Rainbow at my live gigs. My natural singing tendency is to use blues vocal hooks on the end of lines. I had to abandon that approach on this timeless favorite. Here is my cover of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. : ) jd
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Loving Arms [COVER\ - My cover of Dobie Gray's heart-touching masterpiece. I chose photographs of Donna Reed for the video. She projected a wholesome vibe no matter what the role. In From Here To Eternity to It's A Wonderful Life and all roles in between, she shined. A beauty who didn't flaunt it. Her TV show made her a generation's mom.
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You Can Leave Your Hat On {COVER} - This song has a dramatic effect on listeners. The bump and grind evident in the movie in Kim Basinger's provocative dance scene tends to get a few ladies up dancing most nights I sing it. The video clips from the Warner Brothers' movie, "9 1/2 Weeks" were edited to conform with YouTube neighborhood guidelines. All rights remain with the copyright holders per law. This video is not for resale and offered in homage to Joe Cocker.
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Love Her Madly {COVER} - Another nominee for world's most beautiful woman. So beautiful that you would fly around the world for one kiss and be thankful. Katherine McNamara's photographs beautify my cover of the Door's classic.
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Sunshine Superman [COVER] - My vocal on Donovan's classic hit.
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Marine Sulphur Queen - An historically accurate original about the disappearance of a T-2 tanker with a load of sulphur in route from Beaumont, TX to Norfolk, VA. Many claim it was swallowed up by the Bermuda Triangle. The Marine Sulphur Queen had a history of fires and debris was found west of the tip of Florida. Cuban fishermen reported an unusual smell. I remember the news bulletin when the Marine Sulphur Queen was reported missing in my mid-teens. After I completed my research and the song was written and recorded, I contacted the owner of the best site online about the Marine Sulphur Queen. She was the daughter of one of the crewmen who perished on the ship. I emailed her a copy. I wanted her approval before posting the video. She approved and we made plans for her to come to Galveston and pick up her CD. She lived in New Orleans. She passed away a short time after we talked. A friend of hers contacted me and told me she had died.
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Unchain My Heart [COVER] - I had always wanted to record Unchain My Heart. The Ray Charles/Joe Cocker soulful classic is joy to get into. The 1st few lines were tentative and I missed a few phrases and adlibbed. I was winging the ending and have no idea why I did the long hold.
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Gulf Of Mexico [MASTER] - Written on the steps of the Seawall in Galveston 2002. This original has been in the top 5 chart positions on TropRock and Indie internet radio stations on the Gulf Coast for several years as well as charting in Australia and France. I had requests to play it 2 or 4 times a night at my LIVE shows. When I was writing it, I came up with the guitar riff 1st then the lyrics flowed. After quite a few attempts, I finally got it right, no feeling in the little finger on my right hand and all. : )
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Hand Jive [COVER] - My vocal on the Clapton version of an oldie but goodie.
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Chantilly Lace [COVER] - My vocal on "The Big Bopper" hit from 1958.
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Watchin'' Heather Dance [Re-mastered] - Written immediately after watching the Hungry Like The Wolf ... video by Duran Duran. I wanted to write something with that much energy. The only song I ever played drums on. All the guitars and vocals are me. The lyric is inspired by my observations at 12 at the 1st dance I went to. All the girl were on one side of the room and the boys on the other. I danced twice with a broom. Very shy at that age. I got over it. Every time I try and write a description after having to take a nerve pain pill for my neck and lower back typos reign supreme.
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Marina del Rey [COVER - LIVE VOCAL] - I was going through archived videos and found Marina del Rey. The vocal was recorded with a ultra-cheap ceramic microphone and distorted in places. I just spent 6 hours getting it this clean. I'll re-record it Thursday night but in the meantime here is the only George Strait song I performed on stage with my wooden lady. Probably over 300 times in 10 years in and around Galveston dinging 6-7 nights a week.
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Seashores of Old Mexico [COVER - LIVE VOCAL] - My vocal on my favorite George Strait classic written by Merle Haggard. I learned this beautiful country song in an unusual way. I learned it but hesitated singing it in front of a LIVE audience. My bud, Dennis Compton, began playing the Strait version before gigs - hint hint nudge nudge. I finally did it.
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Fire And Rain [LIVE VOCAL] - My vocal on the James Taylor classic.
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False Prophet Blues [LIVE]- Tongue in cheek lyrics written sitting on the steps of the Seawall in Galveston. I recalled a flippant comment I made to a friend the night before and "Sit and watch the radio." made it into the 2nd draft.
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I Still Care [LIVE] - Written in 1980 in Nashville. A bit of Louisiana Delta feel. Vocal live - no punch ins.
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Wings Of Yesterday [LIVE] - Another original, retrospective love song.
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Loving You Loving Me [LIVE] - - An original inspired by my ex-wives. I may not want to admit it but after forever's come and gone and love departed, I still care deep down inside. I can't 100% unlove someone. I can despise dishonesty, infidelity, and treachery but once that bonding of hearts occurs there is no 100% cure.
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Your Love [LIVE] - t looked back to a happier time to write this love song.
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What's A Little Rain [LIVE] - Written in 1978 before I moved to Nashville. Love trapped in an analogy comparing a little rain to the flood of emotions generated by a broken heart.
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You Give My Heart Wings [NEW] - An original luv song written in 2019.
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The Seeker [NEW] - This original was written immediately after a 2pm - 6pm gig on the Strand in Galveston in 2001 as it was raining cats and dogs. I sat in my car with my guitar in my lap and wrote a commentary song in about an hour. Had fun demoing it later that night and adding harmony vocals for flavor. I had a TENS Unit attached to my neck to ease off on a bit of pain.
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Romeo And Juliet Revisited [NEW] - An original referencing love that stays remembered.
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The Temptress [LIVE] - The woman who tries to appeal to everyone but ultimately ends up alone, captured in an original song. Some of my videos are mirror images and I appear to be playing the guitar "Leftie". I play "Rightie".
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Our American Heritage [LIVE] - I am so tired of seeing western movies where the basic cowboy and Indian confrontation plays out with the same ending. There were many battles won by the native tribes. How can we forget "Custer's Last Stand" which was total annihilation and brilliant cavalry strategy by Crazy Horse and blundering dividing of forces by Custer? The whites were always portrayed as heroic and honorable. They frequently raided villages when the warriors were elusively evading capture and only women, children, and old men were there. The tribesmen were defending their homes and land from invaders. The pretense of giving blankets for protection from the winter cold when they were infected with alien diseases that swept through the tribes (men, women, and children), much like our present-day pandemic, was deliberate. Being banished to reservations and treated as lower class humans, offered little or no opportunity. How did Columbus discover anything? He was lost, the lands he claimed to discover were very occupied. Euro-man systematicly looted every country ans enslaved the people. I wrote this to express my feelings about genocide on par with the Holocaust.
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Ballad Of Josie Brown {Master} - An original inspired by the behavior of "Regulars" sitting at a bar and their behavior toward the beautiful bartender at "Last Call".
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Hang Me High [LIVE] - An original American Western story about a guilty man waiting on the hangman's noose.
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Poe's Nevermore [Hallelujah] - Inspired by the leadership of the youth of the USA, the March For Our Lives
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Anthem For Lost Souls[LIVE] - An original Dylanesque narrative about life on earth.
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Maggie [LIVE] - My original about a thoroughly modern woman.
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How I Wish That We Could Do It All Again [LIVE] - Written in 1976, I believe, after a perfect date with a young lady who could have been Linda Carter's sister. I had told my friends I would go stag to our bar's Christmas Party but I had no idea I would meet such a goddess 3 days before. She approached me was I was working and asked if I could talk with her a minute. Of course I could. She asked me to accompany her to her office Christmas Party on Saturday. I had to trun her down with great reluctance but I quickly asked her to be my date at our party 3 days later. She said yes. From the moment we arrived at the party, everyone encircled my date who wore a backless gown with a deeply plunging neckline. I just stood there grinning. As we were leaving the party she suggested spending the night in my apartment rather than driving her home. My answer, as yo may have guessed was yes. The lyrics are inspired by Debbie, my Christmas Party date. My friends forgave me for not joining them in their stag drinking ritual, the instant they saw my date.
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The Devil's In Town [LIVE] - My original supernatural western song.
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The Dance [Cover] - My vocal on the Garth Brooks' heartfelt masterpiece.
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Loving Arms [COVER] - My vocal on the Dobie Gray classic
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It Turns Me Inside Out [Cover] - My vocal on the Lee Greenwood classic.
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Pirate Looks At 40 [Cover] - My vocal on the Jimmie Buffett classic.
Received lots of comments & props
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Never Tear Us Apart [COVER] - My vocal on the INXS classic..
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Twist And Shout [COVER] - My vocal on Beatles raver.
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Drive [Cover] = My vocal on the Cars' classic.
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Can't Help Falling In Love [COVER TAKE 3] -My vocal on the Elvis timeless classic. 3rd try.
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You Can Leave Your Hat On [COVER} - My vocal on the Randy Neuman penned/Joe Cocker sung bump and grind classic from the movie, "9 1/2 Weeks".
Received lots of comments & props
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The Chair [Cover] - My vocal on the George Strait classic recorded LIVE @ the DC Karaoke Show @ the Island Pier Club, I had done an intense Joe Cocker tune shortly before and when I started the song the 1st word started rough. This is my 2nd try at the song. Wednesday night I sucked. Didn't sound authentic. Hopefully this is better.
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Our American Heritage [Master Edit] - A look at history and the mistreatment to the level of genocide of indigenous tribes. I lost the lyric over the years and could only remember bits and pieces. I re-wrote the verses and recorded it. I am very pro-Native American. When we played Cowboys and Indians when I was young, I was always an Indian. My mom's mom was full blood and her dad half-breed. Taken along with my father Cajun/Heinz 57 bloodline, I am a blended human.
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Rocky Raccoon [Cover] - One of 3 songs I played for my daughter when she was my little angel. She is still my angel.
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Seven Spanish Angels [Cover] Take 2 - My version of the Willie Nelson classic.
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Yellow Submarine [Cover]
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Mustang Sally - My vocal on the Wilson Pickett funk masterpiece.
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Silent Running [Cover] - My vocal on the Mike And The Mechanics hit. Paul Carrack did the original vocal. This was the 1st time I sang it. The lyrics relates well to the state the world is in now.
Received lots of comments & props
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Pancho And Lefty [Cover] - My vocal on the Townes Van Zandt penned, Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard classic Reference video track: ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for the non-commercial purposes, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
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Old Man [Cover] - Recorded "LIVE" @ the Dickinson, TX VFW 02/13/2021 Engineer: Dennis Compton. My vocal on the Neil Young classic.
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Funny How Time Slips Away [Final Edit] - Recorded "LIVE" @ the Dickinson, TX VFW 02/13/2021 Engineer: Dennis Compton. My vocal on the country classic.
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Driftwood {Master} - Written on Crystal Beach just down from Swede's. I wrote "Save Me From Myself", "Driftwood", "Momma I'm Coming Home", and started 3 other songs. Went back to my parent's house in Beaumont and played the three finished songs for my mom. This was during my first trip back to Beaumont after moving to Nashville. A line in "Momma I'm Coming Home" touched my mom's heart. "Whenever I put myself on trial, you never found me guilty". Written in 1980.
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Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald [Cover] - My vocal on Gordon Lightfoot's masterful song.
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Remember When [Cover] - My LIVE vocal on the Alan Jackson heart touching song.
Received lots of comments & props
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Paint Me A Birmingham [Cover] - My vocal on my favorite Tracy Lawrence tune.
Received lots of comments & props
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Solitary Man [Cover] - The only Neil Diamond song I did in my LIVE acoustic shows. I liked many more of his songs but for me and My Wooden Lady.
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I Feel Fine [Cover]- Dennis Compton and I do a few Beatles tunes together. This being one.
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Hey Good Looking [Cover] - My vocal on the Hank Williams classic. Dedicated to my mom. She had a Hank Williams Greatest Hits album she liked to play. I learned to play and sing every song on that album. I bought her two more copies over the years.
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Michelle (Cover) - My vocal on one of favorite songs from the Beatle's "Rubber Soul" Album (1965). I hadn't sung the beautiful love song in 20 years. I was sweating the clear McCartney high notes and the vocal hold going into the instrumental break. No one was hit in the head during the recording of this song..
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Wen You Come Back To Me [Cover] -Recorded LIVE @ Stuttgarden Tavern in Texas City, TX (Inside the Mall of the Mainland). My vocal on the Garth Brooks masterpiece.
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Holy Mother [Cover] - My vocal on the Eric Clapton classic.
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Daydream Symphony {Master Edit} - A daydream. Shelter from an unhappy reality. The perfect place where your hopes flourish and the possibilities are endless. Where love has no ending and the dark-hearted dare not roam. A little bit of heaven on earth. An elixir of joy that gets you where you would love to be. Your Shangri-La.
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War Is Hell [Master Edit] - I donated use of War Is Hell to Operation Helmet to include on a CD sent to the US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and sold to raise money to supply helmet kits to front line US troops. I play Taps at the end of the song. The song was inspired by tales of my father working in the rice fields around Nome and China, Texas in his early teens and lying about his age to join the Marines at 15. He served in the Pacific in WW2 on Guadalcanal and other islands. He told me when I said I was volunteering for the Marine Corp when I was going to be drafted that the US couldn't win in Vietnam. You can't allow your enemy a safety zone to retreat to where you can not pursue. I didn't pass the physical because of my blown out right knee. Semper Fi.
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Watchin Heather Dance [Master Edit] - I listened to "Hungry Like A Wolf" by Duran Duran and wanted to write an up-tempo song with quick, fluid card changes and a biting lead lick. I visualized school dances where the girls huddled to together and so did the boys. The fictionalized Heather was the girl everyone wanted to dance with but ffew could keep up with her. All the gymnastics taught her body control and self-assurance. The pretty part wasa genetic gift. Boogie down!
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I'll Go On Loving You [LIVE Cover] - A LIVE recording made the Island Pier Club in Galveston with the best singer I know, Dennis Compton at the mixing board. I just laid my phone down on the table and recorded.
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Nobody In His Right Mind - My version of the George Strait classic.
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Name 
J.D. Richards
Followers 1,170   
Views 1,120,738   
Props 20,433
Location 77006
Instruments Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Influences Van Morrison, Ne-Yo, Jimmy Buffett, Donovan, Ludwig van Beethoven, Parliament, Usher, Black Sabbath, Kris Kristofferson, Mark Knopfler & Dire Straits, Queen, Charlie Parker, The Band, Led Zeppelin, Albert King, Sex Pistols, Molly Hatchet, Genesis, Foo Fighters, Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, John Lee Hooker, The Who, Ray Charles, Steve Earle, Eric Clapton, Counting Crows, The Music Machine, Yes, ZZ Top, B.B. King
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