J.D. Richards - Songwriter - Valerie - I'm an eye man. Always have been. The first frame of the Valerie video is my wife, Valerie. Yes, I am an eye man. Dedicated to my bride. Written shortly before we were married.
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Valerie - I'm an eye man. Always have been. The first frame of the Valerie video is my wife, Valerie. Yes, I am an eye man. Dedicated to my bride. Written shortly before we were married.
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Gulf Of Mexico - One summer afternoon in July 2002 I went to sit on the steps of the Seawall and write. I came up with a guitar riff and tried to match it with the tempo of the waves. It was like I was on auto pilot. A verse and chorus poured out of me. My friend Patsy and her kids saw me sitting at the top of the steps and stopped and asked me to play them a song. I played them what I had written so far and they gave me thumps up. I played the finished song that night and got requests to play it 3 more times. Gulf Of Mexico has been my most downloaded and played song for the last 17 years. : ) 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea [Master Edit] - A syncopated original inspired by watching Jaws for the umpteenth time. : ) 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Tropical Heaven [Master Edit] - Written and recorded in Galveston. I had separate tracks recorded fo... r each vocal but the opportunity to do a final mix was taken away by Hurricane Ike when my friends storage building and beach house was leveled to the concrete slab. I lost thousands of pictures I can not replace and over 1,200 recordings of original songs. The song is a tribute to my adopted hometown, Galveston. I apologize for low volume of lead vocal in chorus and too hot background vocals. I love the song. : ) 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Old Love [Cover] - My vocal on the Clapton Blues tune. 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
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Galveston
Shaman's Song [Master Edit] - A song about a Native American on Friday night who accidentally wanders out on a roof in downtown Galveston. A crowd gathers thinking he was going to jump. The long arm of the law reaches out and takes him away. Based on a true story. I was taught in school about Columbus discovering America and that was a lie. There was a native population that lived in harmony with Nature. 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Its All Right [Master Edit] - An ode to those times it taint love. Beatle influence here and there. New software. Much better edit. 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Voice In My Heart [Master Edit] - A love song I wrote for my wife. Love is at the top of the list of human emotions but it can make you feel rock bottom. If you're lucky enough to find love you do your best to ride out the storms of life and always be glad you found love. I feel that if your mother and father show you love, you learn to love by their example. Those not blessed with loving parents have to learn that ability on their own. 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Down On The Strand [Master Edit] - A man imagines a love triangle. He kills his friend after he mistakenly sees him with a woman who looked like his wife. He goes into a rage and stabs him in the back.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Nowhere Man [Cover] - My double track vocal (In the style of John Lennon) on this Beatle classic. ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for the non-commercial purposes of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
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Galveston
December Morning - An original love story about a loving couple waking up on a cold December. Love is in the air with a twist. 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Faith Hope [No Charity] - Written in 1990 shortly before I lost feeling in my left arm for 8 years. I had fun with the my Daion dual pickup. Sounded like a Les Paul and looked like a Gibson double cut-away. My favorite electric I've owned. Burgundy lady. I should have kept the vocal clean with just a touch of reverb. Faith In Hope ( No Charity ) J. D. Richards Hope left Texas – Had a damn good reason An honest woman couldn’t earn no wage She wasn’t one for the unemployment So she left Texas for F L A. (She) Rode a Greyhound into Pensacola That bus took her down the coast highway Looked for a way to earn a dollar But she woudn’t ride a desk all day Bridge: She ended up workin’ as a dancer and feelin’ so out of place The men she met she couldn’t take home to momma They wanted more that she was givin’ so she made her escape She was livin’ a hard luck story Her luck was runnin’ at an all time low When I first saw her she was readin’ her bible In an all night diner I found Hope She came home with me as the sun was risin’ She made it clear it was just to sleep I offered money to tide her over But Hope took no charity Bridge: She ended up workin’ as a dancer and feelin’ so out of place The men she met she couldn’t take home to momma They wanted more that she was givin’ so she made her escape Hope left Texas – Had a damn good reason An honest woman couldn’t earn no wage Last time I saw her she looked like an angel I have faith that hope will find her way Copyright JD Richards 2000
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Dolphins And Mermaids - All instrumentation by Doug Burtchaell. Previous posting had drop off of last 9 seconds. The Galveston Ferry lets you watch the dolphins play. I haven't seen a mermaid there yet! I've heard rumors. Thank you Dave.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Dream Lover - Inspired by listening to 2 hours of Coltrane after a 6 hour gig. I was feeling Galveston mellow sippin' Bushmills. In regards to 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Lovin' You Lovin' Me - I wasn't satisfied with the video I posted yesterday, so I did a new one. I'm dedicating it to my wife who inspired the song. In reference to the 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 of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Port Of Call - Galveston [Master] - https://youtu.be/7O7GfQsh-zY
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
On A West Bound Train - Written as a western saga with a commentary about a train ride describing state of mind, a beautiful woman, and the trip itself. A whiskey flavored journey where memories follow like an old mongrel hound.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
I'll Cry Instead [Cover] - My double track vocal (In the style of John Lennon) on this Beatle classic. ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for the non-commercial purposes of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
This Is No Virgin Heart [Master] - All instrumentation by Doug Burtchaell. When you've been through the end of love grinder before, you know deep down inside that your's is no virgin heart. ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for the non-commercial purposes of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song [Cover] - My vocal on the Jim Croce classic. Dedicated to ma belle mariée. ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for the non-commercial purposes of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
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Galveston
Now Baby - A friend bet me I couldn't do anything approaching Rap or Hip-Hop. This got me $100. A little Average White Band influence for good measure. Surf's up.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Strawberry Fields [Cover] - My vocals on the Beatles classic. ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for the non-commercial purposes of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
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Galveston
On The Island [Master] - A love song inspired by Galveston Island. Thought I'd never leave and swore I'd never get married again. Here I am in exile up north ( Metro Dallas) and married. I have never experienced the warmth and friendship every way I turned like I did for that 10 year period of my life. I got offered singing gigs with bands and indie recording deals but performed solo with just my guitars by choice. Having friends come back year after year and watching their kids grow up before my eyes was a beautiful experience. I had steady year round gigs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and booked myself the other days, or should I say nights, as much as I wanted? The biggest plus was my daughter could come and see daddy and my sons were my roadies for two separate months and they got to see what daddy could do. After 8 years with little feeling in my left arm, they were surprised, I think. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Watching Heather Dance [DB Version] - All instrumentation and the arrangement by Doug Burtchaell. Inspired by my observations as a bartender. ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for the non-commercial purposes of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Footprints In The Sand (Final Acoustic Edit) - I wrote this in less than an hour. It was as though I was channeling from above. Every word flowed out on the melody. My fingers at 71 do not play as cleanly as they once did. The video is played backwards till last frame. A broken heart can indeed kill. ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for the non-commercial purposes of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
I Still Believe In Love [Master] - When the object of your affection doesn't know how much you care. Maybe you should let them know? ALL TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWNERS. This video is presented for non-profit and for the non-commercial purposes of parody, review, comment, criticism, education and research. This use is pursuant to U.S. Code Sec. 107, Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Footprints In The Sand [Full Studio] - A collaborative effort with multi instrumentalist\producer, Dave Rodriquez. He took my guitar/vocal version and after we removed my guitar, did this. Bravo Dave!
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Have A Little Faith [Cover] - My version of the Joe Cocker hit. I use to do "Feeling Alright", You Can leave Your Hat on", and "You Are So Beautiful" every chance I got at island karaoke shows hosted by Dennis compton and Sandy Wells. I recorde "Blues Man" and "I'll Go On Loving You" with bluesy hooks. Just never had the financing to go in the studio with them, especially when I have so many of own. This video has a surprise twist to the love triangle theme.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
Baker Street [Cover] - Always wanted to record Baker Street. Admired Gerry Rafferty's creativity. Still using a pc with a partially fried motherboard and recording with a ceramic microphone. Trying to make do. At 71, I feel I better get all the music out while I have the chance. I have 51 originals ready to record as soon as I get my left hand to behave. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
The First Time I Heard Your Name [Master] - I almost pulled this one off. The numb fingers on my left hand betrayed me. Finger pickin' is my home. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Year Of The Cat [Cover] - My vocal on the Al Stewart classic.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
Good Old Boys Like Me [Cover] - One of my favorites written by Bob McDill and a hit for Don Williams. Bob McDill was from the Beaumont, Texas area where I was born. A prolific writer of hit songs. "Good Old Boys Like Me" reminds me of a Hemingway novel or something Tennessee Williams would write. McDill had far fewer words to paint his images. Masterful. From Pozo Seco Singers to his solo career, Don Williams nailed song after song. I learned that Don Williams pitched the tune to Kenny Rogers for his old friend, Bob, and Kenny turned it down. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
Workin' My Way Up To You [Master] - Written in 2007 before I got married for the last time March 22, 2008. I promised myself I'd never leave Galveston nor get married. Same woman was to blame for my breaking both promises. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
To Make You Feel My Love [Cover] - My acoustic version of the beautiful Dylan song popularized by Garth Brooks, Adele, and many others.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
You Got A Way With My Heart - I grabbed my guitar and started playing a simple acoustic riff and 2 hours later another love song dedicated to my wife. I had to deal with some computer problems and after 24 hours recorded it. So many songs and poems written about this thing called love and yet, in many ways, it remains undefined. Luv
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Baby Come Home [Master] - Absence does make the heart grow fonder. My Lightfoot, Dylan, Willie, and Lennon influences have been pointed out. Longing for your love to be back in your arms isn't a bad thing, if your love makes it back.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
I'll Stay Right Here [Master] - This original captures my feelings about my adopted hometown, Galveston, Texas. I swore I'd never leave and never get married again and I find myself maried and living up north (Metro Dallas is north to me : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Odyssey [Master] - An original close to rap recorded with a metronome. I found a track that fit and had to slightly alter my voice to sync with the track. The vocal is freeform with no punch ins. Totally adlib. No idea what triggered the stream of thought.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Cajun Lady [Acoustic Edit] - Acoustic mix of Cajun Lady. An original in praise of the Cajun ladies of south Louisiana.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
I'm A Survivor - My heart may bend but it never breaks.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - One of my favorite Beatles songs to sing LIVE. Vocals: JD Richards 1st vocal I've done with no neck brace.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
Elinore - Inspired by a Poe influenced short story I had composed on a cold winter night in Galveston. A mysterious knock during a rainstorm at the beach. One night together with eternity to spend apart. Was she real? A spirit. Where did she go?
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
My Heart Knows No Peace - I'm old and through the years I have had and lost several friends to the bottle. They had a heart condition referred to as "broken". One of the symptoms is the creation of an emptiness that no amount of liquor can fill. Others succumb to various drugs to hide from the reality of loneliness. When love comes there is such joy and when it leaves...... When you lose someone you love to death, you choke inside. When my mom passed, I greived and am still greiving at my loss but she was very ill with her heart and thinking of her, her pain is over and I feel her and I talk with her in my dreams. She is my best reason to believe there is a heaven.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Marine Sulphur Queen [Master] - An historically accurate original about the disappearance of the 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 ship had a history of fires and debris was found west of the tip of Florida.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Amarillo By Morning [Cover] - My vocal on the George Strait's classic.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
It's Heaven When You're With Me - My original country ballad given an explosive dose of soulful R&B dynamite. Kim Morrison and her amazing friends recorded this at the Sound Lab on Grand in Nashville. The vocals are Kim. We pitched it to Gladys Knight and never heard back. Wow. Amazing to my ears and I can't sit still when I listen. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Last Old Man Of The Sea [Papa's Song] - Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, my favorite author. His books are alive with passion and humanity. Papa lives forever in his words.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Say You'll Be Mine [Master Edit] - Written to perform at wedding receptions on Galveston Island. The pretty lady in the video is my wife,
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Born Again [Master Edit] - Born Again refers to my music career being born again when I moved to Galveston July 1st 2008 by the grace of divorce. I landed on my daughter's couch and she brought me back to life with her love and kindness. She took daddy with her and her friends when Daddy was moping around missing his boys the same way he missed his Mandy. She healed my soul and got me back to playing my guitar almost immediately upon arrival in Galveston. I hadn't played in 8 years (1990 -1998). She introduced me to Wrecks Bell and a few months later I was playing 5, 6 and sometimes 7 nights a week. This went on for a decade. Love Galveston and her beautiful people.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Galveston Lady [Master] - A love song written for the queen of my nights and days.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald [COVER] - My friend Harry would request me to do The Wreck at Dennis Compton's karaoke shows and with just my guitar at my acoustic gigs. Between Harry and Harold Hadley I never had to buy a Heinekin at the Hoilday Inn on the Seawall. Lightfoot wrote a perfect song. I am paying my respects to the talented Canadian by posting my vocal here.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
I Wish You Were Here (Final Edit) - Written when I was missing my love fiercely. Inflenced by John Lennon. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Blessing Of The Fleet [Harmony Version] - An original written in celebration of the annual blessing of the shrimping fleet on the Louisiana/Texas coast. The boats all lined up before the priest to go out and battle the Gulf of Mexico in a feast, or famine, dance.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Courage [Final Edit] - An original inspired by "March For Our Lives" by the youth of America in support of legislation for gun control in the United States. The survivors of the Parkland Massacre showed more courage than all the leaders that for decades supported the NRA dictated gun purchasing fiasco that helps put automatic weapons in the hands of mass murderers. My grandson spoke at the Honolulu demonstration showing support for the movement.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
The Wings Of Yesterday [Final Edit] - An original commentary tune about the future can lead back to the past.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Love Can Be So Grand [Final Edit] - Love can be so grand and it can chew up your heart and spit it out. The most fickle emotion and it can be the most enduring. Indeed love is a 4 letter word but I've taken the chance, time after time.As Lennon sang, "Love is real. Real is love"
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
All I Left Behind [Final Edit] - Lyric I wrote sitting in my car on Crystal Beach in 1980 on the Upper Texas Coast. I came up with melody in 2018.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
What-s A Little Rain [To Someone Whose Drowning] FINAL EDIT - Re-written in 2018 from an original I wrote in 1978.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
The First Time I Heard Your Name [Final Edit] - A love song written for my wife.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Maggie [Final Edit] - An up tempo saga in somewhat Dylanesque mode with a hint of my Creole and Native American Heritage.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Tonight You're Mine [Master] - A thoroughly country original about love in the shadows.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Watchin' Heather Dance [Master Edit] - 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 power. This is probably the best rhythm guitar I ever played LIVE. No punch ins. Who would think that this was written by a 57 year old 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 several days a week. At the 'Table I saw my friends kids grow from early elementary school to junior high.)
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
She Said "Yes" [Alternate Edit] - I wrote She Said "Yes" preparing to ask Valerie to marry me. Lo and behold, she text me in the middle of a gig and asked me to marry her 4 days before I was going to get down my knee. I asked the audience to give me a minute. I just got a text from my lady asking me to marry her and I need to say "Yes". I got a rolling round of applause. She was the easiest person in the world to talk to and the prettiest to me. Figured can't miss on the marital bliss.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
I Love The Way You Love Me [Master Edit] - Part of the magic of living on Galveston Island is the moon's halo as you walk the beach at night. Love makes any place on earth paradise. When you're walking hand in hand with the one you love a night on the beach has so many possibilities. A blending of souls on a blanket with the waves wrapping you in the after glow of passion paints the moment on the canvas for you to remember always.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Down In Miami [Finall Edit] - It was my pleasure to record "Down In Miami" with Doug Burtchaell, renowned student of guitar,producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He played all instruments and arranged all that is musical. I wrote the song and sang. I asked for a 2 minute conga at the end and OMG did Doug deliver! Zoom! I showcased American automotive history as seen on the streets of Havana during the Conga. The original title was "Down In Havana"
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Wave Dance [Re-Mastered] - On a hot Galveston summer day I took my beach guitar and walked to the beach. There was line of condemned beach houses that were losing the battle with the waves. I sat down on the stump and wrote "Wave Dance" then walked back to the safety of the cabin where I was staying with friend on the other side of the beach highway. I recorded my newest song on the 1st take. Dedicated to all the Coastal Texans who live the battle with the waves year after year.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
On The Island [Master] - A philosophical original about day to day life on the island and then there are those tropical nights. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Take Me For A Ride On A Star [Master] - Written in 1980. Jean Roberson gave me the title and I wrote a Lennon inspired love ballad. Kim Morrison took it to another level with beautiful vocal and musical arrangements. Reminds me of "When You Wish Upon A Star" that played on the Disney Show back when I was young. 1492, I think. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Waiting For The Repo Man [Master] - Written about the oil crises in the 1970s and the recession in the early 1980s when ladies in mink coats were pawning their jewelry. Some oil men lost more than their money. They started sleeping alone instead of with their honey. Texas Tea? : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Sand Dollars [Master] - Written sitting on top of Diamond Head in Hawaii in 1984 after reading a postcard about the Legend of the Sand Dollar. I decided to go back down the outside of the crater instead of taking the winding path down. Dumb idea. I had my back pack on and guitar in one hand. LOL. Ruined my jeans and boots sliding and grabbing bushes as I sled 15 - 20 feet at a time. Made it half way down and worked my over to the path. Lucky to be alive. So was my guitar. A once in a lifetime experience. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
The Seeker [Master] - Written sitting in my car on the Strand in Galveston as it rained. I had just packed my gear after a 6 - 10 gig. It was fun doing the harmonies. It was Summer 2007, I believe. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
God Looks Like Wille Nelson (Master Edit) - I was watching CMT and a video came on that had a Willie impostor sitting against a fence. I said to my friend, "What if God looked like Willie Nelson?" The light went on over my head and a little CCR came out of my guitar with Santana lead flavor for good measure. From the time I had the idea till completion was about 8 hours. Written 17 years ago and Willie's still touring. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Four Letter Word - Written as a tongue in cheek Dylan/Lennon up tempo love commentary and turned into a rockin' R&B gem by Kim Morrison and friends. Kim sizzles with her high octane vocal. She is a fantastic writer.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Anthem For Lost Souls (Re-master) - A commentary original. Country/Folk. The state of the world through the eyes of a Baby Boomer.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Stranger In My Hometown - Joe Scaife did the vocals and arrangement. He is more than just a talented Nashville Producer/Engineer. I found the mix on a cassette and thought I'd share it with my friends on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Fandalism. This is the original melody and lyric written to the danceable tracks. I wrote "I Wanna Dance Every Dance With You" to the same track.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
(How I Wish That We Could) Do It All Again - A song I wrote in 1977, while working as a bartender and going to Lamar University, after a really good night that was, ironically, never repeated.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Hurt (Cover) Re-mastered - My take on the Johnny Cash classic written by Trent Reznor. The poignant interpretation by Cash reaches in the listeners soul. I pay homage to the humanity of his recording.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
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Galveston
21st Century Man [Re-mastered] - I had an idea that started Dylanesque and the vocals went Oak Ridge Boys with 4 part harmony. The lyric was written around wanting to sing "It's hard" like the Beatles sang "Tit tit tit" in the background vocals of "Girl". Showing my age.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Semper Fi (Re-post) - My father was a Marine on Guadalcanal (They ran out of ammunition and he had to kill or be killed armed with a bayonet and true grit) and my Uncle Leroy never walked without crutches after Iwo Jima (He committed suicide in a Ft Worth hotel). Men and women who serve in the military to keep wars from our shores should not be forgotten and made to wait for medical care while men in suits and ties who debate their fate get the best medical care available. I volunteered for the Marine Corp in the late 1960s rather than be drafted and failed the physical because of an injured right knee that popped out of joint. Semper Fi. A code of honor. Please a moment of silence for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. jd
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Footprints In The Sand (MASTER) - Recorded it on the 1st take. Since I got feeling back in my left hand in January this is one of my favorite songs I've written since.. The human experience is more than just positive, up tempo.Will release as a single Monday. Also one of the featured songs on 'In Galveston, my new acoustic/vocal CD. I think I finally got it right. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Gotta Get Back To Memphis [Re Mastered] - I wrote this in 1980 and finally recorded it. I performed it in the wrong key for a lot of years. The capo showed me the way. My truck driving song. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Morning Comes (On Angel Wings) - REPOST - PC BECOMING LESS AND LESS FUNCTIONAL - Written before I saw my bride on Myspace in October 2007. We met half way between Galveston and Dallas (Aptly named Centerville, Texas). She asked me to marry her 4 days before I planned to ask her to marry me. We saw each other that 1st time February 8, 2008 and were married on the beach across from Casey's in Galveston on March 22, 2008 at 6pm. Her daughter, Adrianne, was there and her son's name is Casey. The imagined lady when I wrote the song was her. I'm sure of it. The 2nd frame of this video is the picture of Valerie I saw that 1st time. She looked like an actress from the Golden Era of Hollywood and a bit like Madelaine Stowe. I used pictures from that Golden Era and the two I mentioned of Valerie in the video. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
On A West Bound Train (Re post) - Written as a western saga with a commentary about a train ride describing state of mind, a beautiful woman, and the trip itself. A whiskey flavored journey where memories follow like an old mongrel hound. Re-post due to program glitch.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Shiny Blue Vette (Butch's Song) - When I learned that Butch Smith had passed away, the idea to write a song as a tribute to him popped in my head. Butch and Charlie, his wife and my friend, came and listened to me sing all over the island. They had me play parties in their backyard. They invited me to live with them and while there, I found my wife on MySpace. They were instrumental in putting everything together for our wedding and the wedding party was at the Smith home. This is for Butch, Charlie, and family. Please contribute to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Galveston in Butch's name. Thank you.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
There's A Squirrel In The Tree - Written at my day job desk in 2011. After 7 years finally recorded today. Feel free to sing along in the chorus. : ) jd
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Spending Time (Like It Was Money) [Re mastered] - A song inspired by Galveston and my wife and I getting married on the beach in 2008. If spent our time like it was money and we barely had enough to pay our bills, there would be less wasting time and those closest to our heart would be treated with more love.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Ballad Of The Santa Domingo - Inspired by a vision of the "Love Boat" being one voyage away from salvage. A lonely hearts tour ship cruising the Caribbean for a few too many years.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Watching The Sun Going Down - Growing up on the Upper Texas Coast I fell in love with Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island. I adopted Galveston as my hometown when I moved to the island in 1998. Wished I'd lived there all my life. Taking my beach guitar and sitting on the steps of the Seawall is the perfect place to write. If it's not raining. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Port of Call - Galveston [[Re-mastered] - A love song about my adopted hometown, Galveston and her beautiful people. Remembering my all weather friends on Bolivar Peninsula, as well. I lost my virginity on Crystal Beach on Bolivar. I was so much younger then with a lot to learn. Now I have things I can't forget and some things I can't unlearn. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Tonight Alone With You [Remastered] - Written in 1981 as a.staff writer for Welbeck Music - ASCAP Div of ATV Music Group Adm By Sony. A few of the lines date the song (Carson on TV). Needed a wind screen. Written with George Strait's voice in my head.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Voice In My Heart (Re-Mastered) - Re-master of a song written for and inspired by my wife.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
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