J.D. Richards - Songwriter - Why Hurry When It Feels So Good [Master Edit] - Written as a tribute to Dean Martin. The King of Laid Back. I wrote "You'll Make Someone Else A Hell Of Wife with his voice in my head but he was very married at the time and although he liked the song, he could not record it. This tune was written in 1981 as a fun song to perform with hints of the Dino like voice.
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Why Hurry When It Feels So Good [Master Edit] - Written as a tribute to Dean Martin. The King of Laid Back. I wrote "You'll Make Someone Else A Hell Of Wife with his voice in my head but he was very married at the time and although he liked the song, he could not record it. This tune was written in 1981 as a fun song to perform with hints of the Dino like voice.
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Somewhere Over The Rainbow [Cover] - Cover of the Judy Garland classic. I always wanted to record it but tend to go bluesy at the end of lines and this beloved song requires holding notes. I did my best.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
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It's Really Love {Final Edit} - An original written while I spent 2 months writing in Panama City Beach, Fla. Written as a laid back, medium tempo ballad. By the graces of Doug Luther's high energy guitar work. Great mix by the Fuzz-man on the tracks. The vocals were added 22 years later in Galveston. It turned into an intense up tempo scorcher. I had a little falsetto fun at the end a la Beatles influence. It's hard to believe it was 40 years ago today.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
You were The One [Master] - My original about that love of a lifetime that had a termination date. Love can be forever but sometimes forever is 6 months.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Little Goddess - I went to a AOL get together with my friend, Mark, and I was introduced to a young lady who captivated me from word one. My buddy was sweet on her so I had to be strictly hands off. We slow danced a few times and she gave me her number and I called her several times then had to just walk away. The attraction was mutual. I wrote this for Christi a few years later after moving to Nashville to write songs for my supper. Five feet tall and weighed 95 pounds. Now that is a little goddess. I saw the picture of the beautiful lady in a wheelchair at the beach and had to make it the first frame of my video. I am in wheelchair 30% of the time until both knees get joint replacement.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Don't Call Me No Refugee (Update) - The week after Katrina devastated New Orleans, a tall man in a camouflage jacket with a Saints ball cap came into the bar in Galveston where I was playing. We talked and he told me about the network news people calling US citizens in New Orleans refugees. The on air broadcasters were quickly corrected by the production staff. The vet was incensed. He had been in Desert Storm. He was now basically homeless. How can you be a refugee in your own country? The country you fought for?
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Aloha Youth Choir
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Galveston
In Paradise - Written in a church sitting at the organ and using the drum beats of the organ for accompaniment. I played the bass notes with my left hand and had fun with my right.of the 2,500 songs I've written, only 3 were written on keyboard. I found this original, written in 1975 in Beaumont, Texas, on a very old cassette. The vocal waivers in a few spots but after 45 years most anything will waiver.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Love Can Be So Grand [Master edit] - An original love song that started out influenced by Donovan from the sixties but evolved. Reference video: 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
Anthem For Lost Souls - Commentary on life forged by my journey. 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Bass
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Galveston
Gulf Of Mexico - This original was written on the steps of the Seawall in Galveston. That night I played it 4 times (3 by request) at my gig. The guitar riff was composed to match the pattern of the waves on the rocks. This is my 7th attempt to do the video right for "Gulf Of Mexico". You can let me now, if I finally got it right? I love Galveston and I love the Gulf Of Mexico. It broke my heart when BP had oil coat the ocean floor and the waters of the Gulf killing too many of the creatures who live there. The livelihood of the Gulf Coast residents was shattered for years to come. In their yearly report BP did not list the spillage of oil in the Gulf of Mexico and celebrated the great year they had. Nothing more inportant than the bottom line. The view of to hell with the environment echoed in their actions before Deep Water Horizon and after.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Summer Wind - The video is a man reliving his life while heavily medicated and hospitalized. Sounds biographical. The equalizer when all has been done and said is death. It knows no color, does not consider wealth (Admittedly money gets you the best medical care), and treats all religions the same. Much as Coronavirus takes more lives of people of color who don't have access to even minimal medical care. How many have died from this modern day plague undiagnosed? Is there a system in place for coroners to test the undiagnosed? From what I have seen, no, there is not. Without this information, the figures posted by news media and government officials are not accurate. Once again the poor, uninsured mortality rate shows what money and positions of power can buy - Life to a degree.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Cupid's Ballad - I did a re-write on this tune and it became "Spending Time Like It Was Money". I found this original version and after listening to it several times, decided to create a video for "Cupid's Ballad" using pictures of my wife. Thanks for listening.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Lover's Lament - I have written 2,500 plus songs in my life. All recorded except the 68 written since March 20th, 2018 that I haven't recorded yet. I did record 38 others written in that time period. Hurricane Ike destroyed my good friends, Chaplin Dave and his bride, Michelle's beach house and leveled everything down to the concrete slab. My recordings and 3 boxes of song contracts were wept out into West Galveston Bay. I lost demos for 2,200 songs. I have since recovered 400 from my stage songbooks. This song was inspired by "The Silk Stocking District' in Galveston. I found it two days ago unlabeled. One less Ike swept away.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
It's A Natural Thing [Final Master] - An original with a unique twist. Baby, for you, I'd give up margaritas. Inspired and dedicated to my bride.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Seawall Boulevard [Master] - Opening frame courtesy of Marian States Photography in Galveston. A song about my favorite street in Galveston, Seawall Boulevard.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
On The Island [Master Edit] - All the photographs used in the video are by popular Galveston photographer, Marian States. Thank you Marian. This is original love song inspired by Galveston Island. I have never experienced the warmth and friendship everywhere I turned like I did for that 10 year period of my life when I lived in Galveston. 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
Footprints In The Sand - Since I got feeling back in my left hand in January 2018 this is one of my favorite songs I've written. The human experience is more than just positive, up tempo songs. Recorded LIVE in a bluesy frame of mind. Looking for a charting artist to record my original. Publishing a possibility; I was a staff writer in Nashville in the 1980s and the top solo artist on the upper Texas Coast from 1998 - 2008. Dedicated to my musical brother, Dave Rodriguez. He worked hard and well on the full band version of "Footprints In The Sand" and adding his video skills.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
"Captain John Baptiste de la Platte" JD Richards He tells stories of the sea and all of her glory with a roguish look in his eye "has a boat at the marina tied up at the dock with knots he could never untie He says "Let's go sailing away on the ocean. Make love until we fall asleep I keep a mean martini by the side of the bed and no one's ever had to walk the plank. Chorus: In his captains hat he looks so dashing. 'So tan with not an ounce of fat He says that he's a sailor but he never goes to sea But how many ladies know that About Captain John Baptiste de la Platte. On the bar sits his yachting trophies - engraved for an extra fee. There's picture on the wall of a sailboat on the rocks to show the savage beauty of the sea. Each night comes ashore for dinner and drinks - He's a good friend of the maitre'd He talks a good line, back on board by nine with some feminine company. Chorus: In his captains hat he looks so dashing. 'So tan with not an ounce of fat He says that he's a sailor but he never goes to sea But how many ladies know that About Captain John Baptiste de la Platte. Tag: Captain John Baptiste de la Platte. Copyright Tuneupon Music 1980
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
The Storm [Master Edit] - The Storm ( Written In Memory of Those Who Perished In the 1900 Storm ) Lyric and Melody by J. D. Richards The sun did rise in the Texas sky -It was another day in paradise Off to the southeast the clouds began to turn black - The tide crawled up the beach with each hour that passed The warning came on the seventh as the storm neared the coast - The water began to boil as it began it's approach It was a different back then – Back when storms had no name - When God takes control there's no one to blame Sister Elisabeth Ryan went to town in a driving rain - The Gulf had swallowed the road but still she came Mother tried to get her to stay but she had to leave - She hurried back to St. Mary's - She had children to feed The orphans were scared - The Sisters of Mercy prayed -They had the children sing "Queen of the Waves" By 6pm the Gulf and the Bay had become one - They tied themselves to the children when all hope was gone Bridge: September eighth when the devil wind came to town 1900 - the year Galveston drowned At 7:30 the tidal surge struck the shore - At St. Mary's Infirmary death roared through the first floor A wall of water fifteen or twenty foot high - Pushed by the winds of hell in the devils eye The Sante Fe train was thrown like a toy from it's tracks - The wind and the waves combined in a brutal attack Galveston became a lake of debris - Thousands were lost to eternity Nothing could be done when they sounded the alarm - Too many died trying to ride out the storm They stacked the bodies to be buried at sea - Edison took pictures of the tragedy Bridge: September eighth when the devil wind came to town 1900 - the year Galveston drowned Tag: The sun still rises in the Texas sky - Over the island town that refused to die. Ending: Now there's a seawall to protect us from harm. We should never forget "The Storm" Copyright JD Richards 2000
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Waitin' On The Repoman [Master Edit] - During the Middle East oil crises when rich folks were selling expensive jewelry, clothes, and had a pawn shop on speed dial, the auto repo business was booming. This original paints a musical picture of when boom went bust.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
The Temptress [Master Edit] - An original about the flavor of enticement that suits the soul. Temptation is the right smile with the right packaging or no packaging at all. When the timing is right, you are susceptible in every sense of the word. Alluring to sight, touch, smell, and a Siren's song caressing your ears. Inspired by my bride.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Voice In My Heart [Master Edit] - An original love song from the heart's perspective.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Essence [Master] - Inspired by and dedicated to my beautiful wife and her favorite fragrance, Chanel #5. Her lovely pictures are the video.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Salt On Your Skin [Master Edit] - An original about love and the beach. Written for two friends in France and inspired by Galveston.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Fever [Cover] -My vocal on the classic that was a hit with Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, and Elvis - to name a few. The song sizzles! Dedicated to my wife who sizzles and rocks my world.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
The Highway That I'm On [Final Edit] - Dr Klutz here! I had 2 videos and I deleted the wrong one. The one with approaching 1000 views on youtube and thousands elsewhere. Indeed, Highway 87 runs through my life from junior high to Spring 2008. When the winds and storm tides of Hurricane Ike roared across Bolivar Peninsula in September 2008 it devastated the lives of the Coastal Texans living there. I graduated from South Park High School. The real one in Beaumont, Texas. Not the fictional one in Colorado. A lot of Beaumonters retired to the Crystal Beach/Bolivar/ Gilchrist area. God bless you my friends
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Courage [Master Edit] - In April 2010 the survivors of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting showed the world what courage is by spearheading a movement for gun control against NRA resistance and in the face of selfish opposition from the good old boy network. My grandson, Trevor Benson, spoke before thousands at the March For Our Lives demonstration in Honolulu. The courage shown by the youth of America inspired me to write this song.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Poe's Nevermore [Hallelujah] - Another original inspired by "The March For Our Lives". In April 2010 the survivors of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting showed the world what courage is by spearheading a movement for gun control against NRA resistance and in the face of selfish opposition from the good old boy network. My grandson, Trevor Benson, spoke before thousands at the March For Our Lives demonstration in Honolulu. The courage shown by the youth of America inspired me to write this song.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Nothing At All [Cover - Final Mix] - My vocal on the Keith Whitley masterpiece. Dedicated to my wife. The sweetest lips I'll ever kiss. Eyes from heaven with warmth and tenderness. More woman than I'd care to miss. Love has another name to me. Valerie.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
I Still Love You - In the 1980s at "Thirsty's" in Beaumont, TX I experienced one of the most moving reactions to any of my songs in a given night. A gentleman in a cowboy had wiped his eyes as I played "I Still Love You" then slowly got up and I thought was moving toward the door to leave but he came and laid a $20 bill over my music stand and asked me to play the song again. I did immediately then he got up and tipped his hat and left. Today I played the song all the way through 1st try. Been having trouble with varying degrees of feeling in my right hand. Makes it kind of hard to play. Dedicated to all the broken hearts out there.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Blue Christmas [Cover] - My vocal on the Elvis classic. I always wanted to record "Blue Christmas" and finally did at 71,
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
At Last [Cover] - My vocal on the Etta James/Lou Rawls classic. My wife said she liked the Rawls version so I covered it.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
Tropical Heaven [Final Edit] - A original song about my adopted hometown, Galveston . 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. 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
Video
Galveston
This Is No Virgin Heart Final - Re-mix audio - 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. Madrid video. 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 - Bass
Video
Galveston
So High, Alone, And 18 [Final Edit] - A young lady's description of a party she had been to. I do not smoke. President Obama did. See picture in video. My fave presidents are Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Barack O'Bama. I personally don't smoke pot. Were it legal I would take something with THC in it by tablet or capsule. As I said. I don't smoke. To me, It's like walking up to a burning building and opening a window and getting a lung full. I believe pot should be legal on the basis of they make whiskey, wine, and beer legal which can trigger fatal auto accidents. Why not weed. Huh Willie, Snoop? Not many wrecks, if any, caused from someone rushing to the drive in grocery with the munchies.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Last Old Man Of The Sea [Final Edit] - Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, my favorite author. His books are alive with passion and humanity. Papa lives forever in his words. I touched his typewriter at his home in Key West and saw so many cats. 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. 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
Video
Galveston
It Takes A Broken Heart [Final Edit] - A lyrical journey through my mind on a July afternoon sitting on the steps of the Seawall in Galveston.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
On A Texas Afternoon [Final Edit] - One of the most requested originals at LIVE gigs. 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. 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
Love Her Madly [Final Edit] - My vocal on the Doors 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
Down In Miami [Final Edit] - REimx background vocals - The original title was Down In Havana. A fun song to record with producer/guitar virtuoso Doug Burtchaell on Houston. I asked for a 2 minute Conga at the end and Doug delivered. 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Marine Sulphur Queen [Master Edit] - 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
Today [Master Edit] - Written the morning of September 11, 2001 after seeing 2 planes explode into the twin towers in New York City. The 2nd plane I saw on LIVE TV. Death can come with no warning and doesn't wait for goodbyes. The 1st frame is the storm surge on the Mississippi Coast from Katrina. Previous posting on YouTube corrupt.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Tonight You're Mine [Master Edit] - A country sounding chord progression that I started playing led me to writing this cheatin' song. Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Say Goodbye [Master Edit] - Inspired by the emotions I dealt with when my wonderful mom died. It took 15 years to be able to write it and I have never performed it. The lyric was written from the point of view of a romantic relationship that had ended. My relationship with my mom will never end as long as I draw a breath. She is my guardian angel as she was in life. I love you mom.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Peppermint Cowboy [Master Edit] - Dedicated to Trevor Benson, my grandson. They should do a prequel to Urban Cowboy and let Trevor play the lead role. They could call it "Urbane Cowboy".He could do his own stunts. I am amazed at his balance and coordination. That's Trevor on the mechanical bull as a youthful cowboy and reading his book. Tee, you rock.
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Galveston
Next Time [Master Edit] - The experience of love coming and going away is never pleasent. We all pray for doing better next time. Sometimes forever last 6 months! Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Little Sister [Cover] - My vocal on the Elvis Classic.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
Lady Come Home With Me [Master Edit] - An original about attempting to hook up with a beautiful lady at a country bar. Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Manana [Master Edit] - The woman did him wrong but the hero can't unlearn loving her. Manana - 2 days after yesterday.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Crazy [Cover] - My vocal on the Willie Nelson penned classic that Patsy Cline made immortal. Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
In Galveston [Master Edit] - A song written in praise of my mom. Galveston, and the Holy Ghost.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Maggie [Master Edit] - An tempo tune with funky guitar. : ) Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
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Galveston
Love Me Tender [Cover] - My vocal on the Elvis Classic. Dedicated to my wife. The video is the ultimate Elvis impersonator, Justin Shandor - born in Detroit, Michigan. The footage was filmed on David Letterman. Reference audio and 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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J.D. Richards - Vocals
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Galveston
Galveston's More Than A Glen Campbell Song [Master Edit] - I adopted Galveston as my hometown in 2008. I love the Coastal Texans and the freedom you have there to be yourself. If I put my head down in the sand I can hear the heartbeat of the island. Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Crying In The Chapel [Cover] - My vocal on the Elvis Classic. Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
It's Not Love [Master Edit] - An original about when it's not love but it's real. Can't put a name on how it feels. Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Hawaiian Holiday [Master Edit] - Inspired by 4 days in Hawaii. Dedicated to my daughter and her family. They live there. Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
Feathered Spirit [Master Edit] - Written for my wife who grew up by Lake Tawakoni and has the high cheekbones of Indian descent. Such a beauty! Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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Galveston
I'll Go On Lovin' You [Cover] - My vocal on the Alan Jackson hit. I sang the guitar melody in the verses. I like it better than speaking the lines. Dedicated to my bride. : ) Reference audio and 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
Are You Lonesome Tonight [Cover] - My vocal on the Elvis Classic. Dedicated to my wife.
Received lots of comments & props
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1,410  
J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
How I Wish We Could Do It All Again [Master Edit] - A song inspired by a memorable night. : )
Received lots of comments & props
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2,167  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
We've Got Tonight [Cover] - My vocal on the Bob Seger classic. Dedicated to Valerie, my bride. : ) 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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1,193  
J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
Galveston
Tonight Alone With You [Master Edit] - Written in 1981 with George Strait in mine. With the 1980s references, it would be hard to get cut now. : ) 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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1,898  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
I'm Into Tropical [Master Edit] - An original inspired by Hawaii and Galveston. 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
If You Could See You Through My Eyes [Master Edit] - Written for the lady I love. In my eyes she is never less than breathtakingly beautiful. 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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1,256  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Summer Love (1966) - Summer love! It can be here and gone in the Fall or last forever. My bride was born in 1966. 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.
Received lots of comments & props
4
1,634  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Your Love [Master Edit] - Written for my bride. 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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2,116  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Bet Your Heart On Love [Master Edit] - Written hearing an Alabama style riff in my head. : ) 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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1,621  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Love Blind [Master Edit] - An original, uptempo love song with me/jd doing all parts and a programmed drum machine. : ) 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.
Received lots of comments & props
3
1,536  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
The Storm - Written just before the 100th anniversary of the 1900 Storm which is the worst disaster in US history. Between 6 and 12 thousand lives were taken by the wind and sea. After finishing the song I went to Walmart on Seawall Boulevard where I saw a small boy in wet clothes running down the aisle. I followed and the wet foot steps stopped just around the corner. I later learned that the Walmart was built where the orphanage destroyed by the storm once stood. The Sisters of Mercy tied themselves to the children in an effort to keep them together. 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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2,152  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
I Wish You Were Here [Master Edit] - Longing for the one you love. I was 325 miles away and missing her. Very Lennonesque to me. Dedicated to my bride. 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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1,702  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
God Looks Like Willie Nelson - I wrote this sitting at the coffee table watching a Willie impersonator leaning against a fence in a CMT video in 2002. It is my ode to the King of Texas songwriters. The man whose move back to Texas from Nashville led the Austin emergence as an alternative to the formula songs coming out of Tennessee at the time. Such a remarkable. creative genius. He wrote Patsy Cline hits, Roy Orbison, etc while still in Nashville. He is very much still alive and creating. He counts presidents, young country stars, and Snoop Dog as friends. A truly amazing man. I've learned a lot from Willie. Visualizing Willie at the Pearlie gates with a peace pipe of cannabis is isn't hard to picture. I am in no hurry to see him start his NEW job. : ) 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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1,503  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Coastal State Of Mind [Master Edit] - Inspired by Galveston Island. I wake up craving the salt in the air and listening for the sound of the surf. : ) 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.
Received lots of comments & props
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2,040  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
My Life's Like A Cowboy Movie - I sat down at my desk with the intention of writing a western song. Something from back when I was a kid and you could play "Cowboys and Indians (I was always an Indian) and not worry if you were being politically correct. : ) 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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2,107  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
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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2,023  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
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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2,206  
J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
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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2,367  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
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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2,363  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
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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1,508  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
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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2,590  
J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
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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2,621  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
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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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
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
Video
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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1,651  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
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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2,475  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
Galveston
Port Of Call - Galveston [Master] - https://youtu.be/7O7GfQsh-zY
Received lots of comments & props
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1,335  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
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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1,638  
J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Video
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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2,002  
J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
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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1,370  
J.D. Richards - Vocals
Video
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
Video
Galveston
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Followers 1,108   
Views 998,019   
Props 17,163
Location Galveston
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