J.D. Richards - Vocals - 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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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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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".
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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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This Is No Virgin Heart LIVE - A LIVE vocal on one of my favorite originals that has tracks created by Doug Burtchaell of Houston, Texas. A bit of Santana flavor was what the music doctor ordered. Bueno.
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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.
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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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Living Years [Cover] - My vocal attempt on the Mike And The Mechanic's song. Paul Carrack did the original vocal.
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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.
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Paint Me A Birmingham [Cover] - My vocal on my favorite Tracy Lawrence tune.
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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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Redemption Day 2 [Cover] -The 2nd take recorded at the Dickinson, TX VFW. The video by Sheryl Crow and Johnny Cash is a must see. The world as we know it will flash in front of your eyes.
Received lots of comments & props
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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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Ballad Of Josie Brown {Final Edit} - It is songs like this one that I lyrically am influenced by Hemingway, Dylan, Lightfoot and Willie. I try to make every word essential. I observed the bartender as I played a gig in Galveston. She orchestrated the bar stool Romeos and maximized her tip jar all night till she uttered those two words, "Closing time", that ended the night and suddenly she was no longer the angel of alcohol but the deliverer of very bad news!
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A Little More Love [Final Edit] - Written while a staff writer for Welbeck Music (ASCAP Div of ATV Music Group) in Nashville in 1981. Like the Jackie DeShannon tune, "What The World Needs Now (Is Love, Sweet Love)", this song reflects on the ever popular emotion that fuels our hearts and souls. (Now in the vast archives of SONY Music)
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I Think Of You {Master Edit} - An original love song recorded once right after I finished writing it. The pitch at the end of a few lines is dubious. I intended to record it again the next day but when I woke up I had no feeling in my fingers on my left hand. Two fusion procedures on 4 cervical discs have me playing rudimentary guitar. Not completely back butat 72 more than I should have expected. I have 70 plus originals to record. My wooden lady feels so good in my hands. Hallelujah. I looked everywhere trying to find as many pictures of the beautiful model for my video. This lady is the most radiant, beautiful woman on earth in my opinion.
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Salt On Your Skin {Master Edit} -
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In Paradise {Final Edit} - Written and recorded playing a Baptist church organ in 1976.
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Owed To A Younger Woman {Final Edit} - It was rumored after I moved to Galveston in 1998 that I preferred younger women but that was not true. I prefer intelligent women with incredible eyes no matter the age (over 18). Size of breast doesn't matter. Hair color: Red, Chestnut, or Light Brown. I'm an eye man. Always have been. Lying eyes can get to you! Have to be careful. This was written in 2002 facing the Gulf of Mexico on the beach.
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Now Baby {Final Edit} - A funky trip into sun and surf. Reference video track: ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for non-commercial purposes. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
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Take Me For A Ride On A Star {Final Edit} - My lady gave me the title and I wrote a Beatlesque love ballad for her.
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Essence {Final Edit} - Inspired by the favorite perfume of someone I love.
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Show Me The Road To Heaven {Final Edit} - I recorded "Show Me The Road" a week before I pawned my keyboard in 1997. Since the beginning of time, religion has been human kinds attempt to explain the darkness and the questions without answer where you have to have faith. The Bible includes some books and leaves others out based on human judgement. Each man, or woman's, religion is their own and as Lennon sang "Whatever Gets You Through The Night". To me a religion that does not condone sacrifice, either human, or other creature, is viable excluding any religion that participates in sexual activity with children. Moral responsibility seems to wane at times in our world.
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Lady Come Home With Me {Final Edit} - A direct plea to continue the evening in private. Written and recorded in 1981 when I was 6 years old.
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Love Makes The World Go Round - Co-written with Jean Roberson. She gave me the title then a short time later it was done. It was during my time at ATV in Nashville.
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You Make Me Feel Like I'm In Love {Final Edit} - Written in Nashville in 1981 while a staff writer. Focused on Dean Martin but didn't get him the song in time.
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Its Really Love [Master Edit] - Written as Buffettesque medium tempo ballad and amped up by super picker Doug Luther with Fuzz at the console. Recorded one summer afternoon in 1980. Rock on.
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You Found Me Just In Time [Master Edit] - Written and recorded at the Sound Lab in Nashville 1981. Recorded Beatlesque. Previous upload aspect ratio was not right
Received lots of comments & props
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Gulf Of Mexico - Written on the steps of the Seawall in Galveston 2002.
Received lots of comments & props
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Watchin' Heather Dance Part 2 - This the original recording I did playing all parts with a drum machine - I wrote this immediately after watching the video of Duran Duran's "Hungry Like A Wolf". I didn't copy anything directly but wanted to create something with that type of power. This is probably the best rhythm guitar I ever played LIVE. No punch-ins. Who would think that this was written by a Father Tyme (acoustic guitarist/vocalist who believes till this very day that the most honest genre of music is someone with a guitar, or piano, alone facing an audience). I walked away from independent recording deals and chose, what for me, was the ultimate musical path. The feedback and instant gratification of singing to new and old friends can not be matched. I owe my peace of mind and heart in regards to my music to places like the Captain's Table, the Baja Beach Club (My first Galveston weekly gig in January 1999, the Jamaica Beach Saturday gigs, Bahama Mama's, Daddy's in Gilchrist, and so many others (Over 3000 gigs in 9 1/2 years - Yes, I was quite busy. During season, I would book two gigs a day when I was offered compatible bookings. At the 'Table I saw my friend's kids grow from elementary school to junior and high school. Reference video track: ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for non-commercial purposes. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
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So High Alone And 18 [Final Edit] - Written in 1980 after talking to my step-daughter about so much pot use in school. That was in 1980, mind you. I donĂ½ smoke but know a lot of friends who do. If someone is high they tend to mellow out and aren't as mush of a threat behind the wheel of their car as they go to the closest drive-in grocery with the munchies. Pot should be legal in all 50 states in my opinion. Alcohol that inacapacitates drivers and murders on the highway is legal and taxed. Marijuana can generate a major scale harvest of money. Get real, pompous politicians!
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False Prophet Blues {Final Edit} - Written as Shaman's Song but I felt it was mistitled. The lyric refers to alcohol as the false prophet and tells the story of a man who achieves a drunken state and accidentily wanders out on the roof of a bar on the Strand in Galveston and throws his empty down and the people below on the street think he's about to jump when he had no intention. Cops were called and he was arrested. Inspired by a true story I read online that happened in Houston I think. Written while in my apartment riding out a storm. Usd ladies pictures and 1 guy. Betterthan looking at one drunk guy after another in my previous video.
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Valeries Lullaby - Written for someone I once believed in. It seems like a lifetime ago. Writers have been trying to re-invent the wheel with those 3 little words since the beginning of time. If you are lucky enough to catch lightening in a bottle once in your lifetime, your heart is blessed. I caught it 6 times (3 redheads, 1 dark blonde, one brunette with red roots, 1 medium brown hair and Cajun. All six had green/hazel eyes). Love gluttony?
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When You Were Mine (Final Edit) - It's better to look back at a love that ended than to have never loved at all.
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You Got Away With My Heart - A song was written 2 1/2 years ago with my heartbreak of 12 years the emotional fuel. . Love left a bitter after-taste.
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Daydream Symphony (Final Edit) - Written in the early morning hours when I was sleepy as hell but wanted to finish this. A life commentary song.
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If You Could See You Through My Eyes (Final Edit) - Written for a friend who was incredibly beautiful but was having a rough time adjusting to losing her job.
Received lots of comments & props
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Three Little Words (Final Edit) - An original about "I Love You".
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Valerie (Final Edit) - All the ladies in the video are named Valerie. Another love song.
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Luv Can Be So Grand - An original written after my 2nd spinal fusion surgery that gave me back most of the feeling in both hands.
Received lots of comments & props
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She Said Yes (Final Edit) - This very positive love song is dedicated to all the ladies who have spent time in prison. They did something wrong and got caught. I've known several women and men who had multiple addictions, lied, cheated and stole all their lives. They just never were caught. When I searched for pictures for my video, I was surprised to find 90% of the pictures were Caucasian when the high percentage of prisoners are men and women of color. The ladies in these pictures have families, Some are parents. Just because they made a mistake and are having to pay for it, shouldn't brand them as less of a human but society does exactly that.
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I'll Go On Lovin' You (Cover) - Dedicated to redheaded ladies and their beauty.
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I Wish You Were Here - A heart-felt love song.
Received lots of comments & props
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My Addiction - Dedicated t the woman I love.
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Next Time - Sir Sean Connery has been my favorite actor since before Bond. when I read that he died in his sleep, I paused and thought back to all his movies and the joy he gave us all. "Bond, James Bond." has been spoken by other actors but all were compared to the original. His shadow will always haunt anyone else who plays his part. He left his stamp on every role he played. A son of Scotland and a hero to the world. He lived his retirement years in the Bahamas. RIP Sir Sean. I had used Mr Connery's pictures in previous videos for "Next Time" and so it is with this version
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Fantasy Island - A song inspired by Robinson Crusoe and the TV series, "Fantasy Island".
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Opportunity Only Knocks Once -I was in a fun mood after an island gig and sat down to write when I got home. I played the lead intro lick and started playing. Half the lyrics are the ad-lib I played. I knew I had a crowd-pleaser the 1st time I performed it. To me, it was an interesting idea.
Received lots of comments & props
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That's My Baby - This song was inspired by ex-wife #3 right after we got married. We were in Destin, FLA and she was walking at the edge of the surf wearing blue jeans, a pleasant (word choice deliberate) blouse, and a straw hat. All the instrumentation and the arrangement are by Doug Burtchaell of Houston, TX. I wrote it and all the vocals are by me. When the pictures fit the song , I use pictures of my wife, daughter, grandson, and friends. I got some of Henry in this one and my Tennesse boys along with the star of the show, Mandy and her baby. He's growing up too fast. : )
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Ballad Of A Fonder Heart - A Willie Nelson inspired original written shortly after my move from Nashville to Galveston. Reference video track: ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for non-commercial purposes. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
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I Live In A Blue House - I sat on the front porch of the blue house where my daughter worked her heart and soul magic after daddy had nowhere else to go when his wife found another at work. She got $600 from her new guy to expedite my getting out of town. I missed my sons. The same thing happened when I lost out on seeing my perfect for me daughter grow from day today. I never recovered from it. This song was written to thank my Mandy. While singing for my supper for 10 years in Galveston, it was my most requested song by far. I had weekly gigs at restaurant/bars and my friends came back to hear me and keep me company. The parents and kids sang "Blue House" with me and I sang it 2 to 4 times nightly. I was supposed to play 6 - 10 pm but when the weather permitted it was 12 - 1 when I stopped. Galveston is my adopted hometown.
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It's All Good Inspired by t-shirt with "It's All Good" printed on it. Before we were able to meet in person she asked me to send her something of mine. I did. She sent me back a picture of her wearing the shirt. It was, indeed, all good. Dedicated to and inspired by Valerie. :)
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Do It All Again - Written after I drove a lady home after sunrise. She came to the bar where I worked a week before Christmas. She stood back from the bar and kept smiling at me. She looked like Lynda Carter's younger sister. The bartender working the back side of the round bar came to me and said "There's a real pretty lady wants to talk to you." I knew who it is. She said," You don't know me and you'll probably think I'm weird (No, she was so pretty that it was all I could do not just stare and grin). "Will you go to my Christmas Party with me Saturday?" My answer was a sad one but I couldn't pass up the chance of spending an evening with her. I said, "I have to work but....You were kind Enough to ask me, so would you be my date to our Christmas Party?" She said,"Yes!". (I breathed a sigh of relief as she wrote down her address and number). I was on cloud nine. Two of my security guard friends were a little upset with me because the three of us had planned to go stag but come on now. This was 1976 and the date was perfect. The song lyric tells the story. At the party she was the main attraction. I felt ten feet tall and bullet proof. A Yuletide story sung over a simple guitar riff. Truly, Debbie Thibodeaux, this one's for you. All the ladies in the video are Native Americans. I dreamed about my wife before I met her on this earth. She was riding a white stallion bareback clad in a smile. Long chestnut hair blowing in the breeze. A truly amazing dream.
Received lots of comments & props
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Life's A Beach - When you have to live at such a frantic pace, the beach whispers peace and tranquility.
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This Island Man - A tune about Galveston and Jamaica Beach, Texas. Influenced by Jerry Jeff Walker's (RIP) comments about life in Belize.
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Anything Less Than Yes - I was talking to my best friend, Dennis one night and we were watching TV. One of the actors spoke the line, "Anything less than yes means no. I wrote it down.
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On A Texas Afternoon - An original Dylanesque commentary song. One of my most requested tunes at my gigs in Galveston.
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I Wanna Be Loved - It sounds like it was inspired by Garth Brooks early hits but was written and demoed in 1981. The guitarist recorded with Garth on hit after hit.
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Love Makes The World Go 'Round - Co-written with Jean Roberson. She gave me the title then a short time later it was done. It was during my time at ATV in Nashville.
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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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In Galveston - A love song to Galveston Island. My music career was re-born here thanks to a loving push from my beautiful daughter. She lived in a blue house and took me in when I had no place to live by grace of divorce. I'm so proud of her.
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Where Did Our Love Go Wrong - Written in 1980. I wrote over 1,000 songs my 1st year in Nashville. A song about a man looking back at a relationship that is dying. I, the shadow of my chin hides the entry scare from my 1st of 2 cervical disc fusion surgeries. This was 2 months after the surgery. I took the neck brace off and recorded my song. I forgot I still had a pajama top on. :)
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I Care Against My Will - I fell in love with this descending chord progression and wrote the lyric to recapture my youth back in caveman tymes.
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True Hearts - Written in 1981 while a staff songwriter for Welbeck Music, the ASCAP Division of ATV Music Group in Nashville. This is an early mix but since it is the only mix I have 39 years later, here its. Barry C Sanders was the engineer. Chris Leuzinger on guitar.
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Free Born Island Man - This song is a narrative written my 1st week after moving to Galveston July 1, 1998. My 2nd day on the island I saw a drug deal go down on bicycles just off Seawall Boulevard. The lyric describes the things learned about my new home and how I felt those 1st few weeks. My beautiful daughter saved my soul. Luv my Mandy with the laughing eyes!
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Heart Deep In Love - Written in February 1981 in Panama City, Florida while on songwriter vacation from my writing gig in Nashville. I wrote 22 songs in a month then headed back north. 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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Down By Edwards School - A tale of a romantic triangle that leads to murder. Inspired by Charles Dickens, Dylan, and Lightfoot. Written in the mid 1970s and recorded in 2018.
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Our American Heritage - 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 quite the blended human. I believe I fell instantly in love with my wife because she looks like an Indian Princess.
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https://jdrichards0322.wixsite.com/jdrichards Addicted - A Willie Nelson influenced tune that I had to write because of how much I missed my sons ... read moreafter I moved back to Texas from Nashville on July 1st 1998. Best 3 boys on earth in my totally biased opinion. I had a great deal of trouble performing this one. The memories of my sons are wonderful but overwhelming!
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https://jdrichards0322.wixsite.com/jdrichards Smiling In My Heart - My mom died in May 1990. She is my saving grace. When I put myself on trial, s... read morehe never found me guilty. In my entire life I do not remember her ever raising her voice. she was raised by husband and wife Pevtecostal ministers around Livingston, Texas. She was the only survivor at birth of triplet girls. Her mom died giving birth. Her dad was named Peace Madison Collins. From the time my daughter and sister called to tell me until 2002 when I wrote this song, I could not deal with the loss and the emotions that took over my mind when I tried to write about my mom. After writing "Smiling In My Heart", it was 3 more years before I could perform it. The song rings of truth with me. My mom is always smiling in my heart. Love you mom.
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Johnny B Badd - Through musical amnesia, I never made a video for this up-tempo, contagious rocker. I... read more wrote it 14 years ago and every time I played it they hooted and hollered and clapped their hands as my percussion. Somebody record this and make us some money. Friends asked me if I was using a Gibson? Fender? Nope an Ibanez acoustic with one pedal. Recorded LIVE after a 6 hour gig. :)
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Spending Time Like It Was Money - An original about the influx of tourist into the Strand District of Galveston. Texas. If we all spent our time like it was money, would life be more rewarding or less spontaneous.
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Makin' Love In The Moonlight - A jam I did then the music moved me to write the lyrics.
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Cajun Lady - A song inspired by the beautiful and spirited Cajun ladies. All instruments and the arrangement by Doug Burtchaell.
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Name 
J.D. Richards
Followers 1,166   
Views 1,041,565   
Props 19,609
Location 77006
Instruments Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Influences Freddie King, The Temptations, Sonny Rollins, Counting Crows, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Earle, Ne-Yo, Yes, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Rush, Blackfoot, Mark Knopfler, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Donovan, Black Sabbath, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, James Taylor, George Strait, Freddie Mercury, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Four Tops, Usher, Deep Purple, Waylon Jennings, Buddy Guy
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