Sunday, December 27, 2015

In The Night (lyrics)

                        IN THE NIGHT
           (c) 2005 New Continuum Music
                    By Claude Chaney

You wonder how I get along without you
I get along without you very well
I try my best not to think about you
In light of day I do so well
But something happens when the sun is setting
My attitude changes from dawn to dusk
When I think of all the years I gave you
I thought I had your love and trust
It goes to show how wrong I can be
In life the surest thing can change

And now I'm left with only memories
A child needing answers I can't explain

When my friends ask about you
I tell them I don't care about you
We've gone our separate ways and with me
It's all right
At night time it's a different story
When heartbreak takes the place of glory
And I keep calling out your name in the night

In the night,  when lights are out and there isn't a sound
In the night, this home's just a house when you're
not around
In the night, that long lasting dream I thought
would come true,  no longer includes you

But when my friends talk about you
I tell them I don't care about you
We've gone our separate ways and with me
It's all right
At night time it's a different story
When heartbreak takes the place of glory
And I keep calling out your name
in the night

Ooo I gotta stop calling out your name
(I gotta stop)
Ooo I gotta stop calling out your name
(Ooo, ooo, ooo)
Ooo I have to stop calling out your name
(Oh I gotta stop) calling out your name

If I could turn back the clock
The pain that I'm feeling would stop
and I could stop calling out your name
in the night.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wishful Thinking (lyrics)

                                         WISHFUL THINKING
         Music by Earl Klugh, Lyrics by Claude Chaney
         (c) 1985 Colgems EMI Music  (c)2011 New Continuum Music


All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

Wishful thinking, that's all I do
Telling myself I'll find a way that
I could get myself closer to you
Is it only me I'm fooling
Am I wasting my time?
Telling myself again you will be mine

Called your family, they say you're not home
How stubborn can one man be
They say I should just leave you alone
But if love can happen one time
It can happen again
I'm wishful thinking your love I could win

Clouds dance on the wind
Then they blow away
Then before you notice they return another day
Those clouds they could be just like you and me
We'll just have to wait and see

Can stop trying, not so inclined
Come fill this empty space beside me
Before I go right out of my mind
Forgive me just this one time
It won't happen again
I'm wishful thinking you'll be mine again

Clouds dance on the wind
Then they blow away
Then before you notice they return another day
Those clouds they could be just like you and me
We'll just have to wait and see

Can't stop trying, not so inclined
Come fill this empty space beside
Before I go right out of my mind
If love could happen one time
It can happen again
I'm wishful thinking you'll be mine again

All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Rainy Night in Georgia (lyrics)

  Prior to "A Rainy Night In Georgia" Tony Joe White was known for the hilarious "Polk Salad Annie"(Everybody said it was a shame that her mama was working on the chain gang) and the
poignant "Willie & Laura Mae Jones), but in the early 70s Brook Benton recorded the song that
became the Tony Joe White signature song, "A Rainy Night in Georgia" conjuring up images of
solitude (I find me a place in a box car so I take my guitar to pass some time). It's one of my all
time favorites. The Arif Mardin arrangement was impeccable. The song is on both of our Eps
as well as the first cd "I Will Be Here For You"

                                          A Rainy Night in Georgia
                                                                          by Tony Joe White

Hovering by my suitcase
Trying to find a warm place
to spend the night
Heavy rain a fallen'
Seems I hear your voice calling'
"It's all right"

It's a rainy night in Georgia
Such a rainy night in Georgia
I feel it's raining all over the world
I feel like it's rainy all over the world

Neon signs flashing
Taxi cabs and buses passing through the night
A distant moaning of a train
Seems to play a sad refrain to the night

But it's a rainy night in Georgia
Such a rainy night ing Georgia
I feel like it's raining all over the world
I feel like it's raining all over the world

How many times I wonder
It's to come out the same
No matter how you look at it
or think of it
It's life and we just got to play the game

I find me a place in a boxcar
so I take my guitar to pass some time
Late at night it's hard to rest
so I lay your picture to my chest
and I feel fine

But it's a rainy night in Georgia
Baby it's a rainy night in Georgia
I feel it's raining all of the world
It feels like it's raining all over this man's world

Oh have you ever been lonely people

It's a rainin' raining', raining' rainin, rainin' rainin', rainin
rainin', rainin', rainin, rainin', rainin, rainin' rainin, rainin;
rainin' rainin', rainin, rainin' all over the world


Friday, November 20, 2015

MISS SUN (lyrics) by David Paich and Boz Scaggs

Lyrics

MISS SUN by David Paich and Boz Scaggs

Been thinkin' 'bout you all night
Guess you got me in your spell
But I think that I'll be alright
Even if I don't get well
Hey, Miss Sun
What could I say
I tried to hold you
but the moon got in the way
It won't be long before the morning
Has you back in my arms
I can still remember
What you told me with your eyes
One kiss
Now it's down to this
Guess it's time you realize
Hey, Miss Sun
What could I say
I tried to hold you
But the moon got in the way
It won't be long before the morning
Has you back in my arms
Has you back in my arms
[Instrumental Interlude]
Hey, Miss Sun
What could I say
I tried to hold you
But the moon got in the way
It won't be long before the morning
Has you back in my arms
In my arms
(Whoooooa)
Whooooa-hooo-Whooooa-hooo-hoooo
(Ooooooh, yeah)
(Ooooooh, yeah, ah-yeah)
Hey, Miss Sun
What could I say
I tried to hold you
But the moon got in my way
It won't be long before the morning
Has you back (in my arms)
[Intrumental Interlude]
(One kiss is what I need)
(One kiss give it to me)
(It won't be long until the mornin')
(It won't be long until the mornin' has you)
(Won't be long until the mornin')
(Has you back in my arms)
(One kiss)
(I realize)
(One kiss I can see it in your eyes)
(Oh, it won't be long before the mornin')
(Has you back in my arms)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Boz Scaggs - Miss Sun

           It's hard to believe that 35 years have passed since the release of the Boz Scaggs, David Paich
collaboration "Miss Sun".  In this recent live version we don't have Lisa Del Bello, but whoever
the female vocalist is (I don't know her name) she puts forth just as much energy as Del Bello put
into the original. This song is a very strong candidate for the next "Claude Chaney & Friends cd
"You're in My Heart".
           The album will have six original songs and six covers. Three songs have already been completed...."I Told Jesus", "Summer Breezin'" and "The Turtle Song".

Friday, November 6, 2015

Claude Chaney and Friends - In Concert


CLAUDE CHANEY & FRIENDS KICKSTARTER UPDATE
October 31, 2015
WE DID IT ! !
There definitely is cause for celebration, my friends and family have helped me to reach....no surpass the intended goal of raising $1,200 by getting $1,230. An attempt was made in 2012 but it was unsuccessful. This campaign started ten days late and then because of a problem with a link many probable donors were frustrated after several attempts at trying to donate, it never materialized so they just gave up. I was surprised at the number of people who were weary of making the online donation (This pertains to the vast majority of donors). As a result their money had to be given to those who had credit cards to make donations on their behalf.
In spite of the obstacles we raised the money for the production
of the new CD "You're In My Heart" It was an unusual experience
people I thought would donate....didn't. People I thought would not donate......did. One big reason we made it was because of the
exceptional generosity of some donors. Big thanks go out to the biggest of all donors.....The Dowdell family (Mick, Cheryl and Tara). Thanks also to Patricia Young (who also contributed to the 2012 campaign.) Thanks to Dalia Negroni Rivera Torres and Barbara Luque Mora, who were the first contributors to this successful 2015 fundraiser. A big thank you goes out to all donors....
1. Dalia Negroni Rivera Torres
2. Barbara Luque Mora
3. Patricia Young
4. Evette Chaney
5. Joy Chaney
6. Miliken Dowdell
7. Cheryl Dowdell
8. Tara Dowdell
9. Kasim Power
10. Elizabeth B. Vializ
11. Sun Day Cleaners
12. Winston Hughes
13. Faye Robinson
14. Carole Coughlin
15. Grace
16. William Robinson
17. Lois Harris
18. Gwen Harris
19. Lianna Lee
20. Rinzalea Stewart
21. Mitzi Mary Soaries
22. Clarice Harper

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2014 - The Year in Review - (Census) JAMES GARNER (1928-2014)

    The groundbreaking western TV series "Maverick" featured Garner as a professional gambler, an extremely dangerous way to earn a living because Bret Maverick never knew who he would run into at the card table. It could be a jealous husband or a sore loser. Although he was successful at what he did it required nerves of steel. As the series progressed other members of the Maverick family became prominent in the series, Jack Kelly (Bart Maverick) and Roger Moore (Beau Maverick) from
England. This was a family of benevolent card sharks.
    In the later series "The Rockford Files" Garner is a private investigator who uses unconventional methods to get the job done. A frequent guest star on this show was Isaac Hayes.
      James Garner was an Oklahoma native who was a staunch supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the civil rights movement. He gave of his time and money to support this cause. He is survived by his wife of sixty eight years, Lois Clark and two sons.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 - The Year in Review - (Census) CHEO FELICIANO (1935-2014)

     It is only logical that a young man who sings lead for The Joe Cuba Sextet and The Eddie Palmieri band would be a big success when he goes out on his own. It is the voice of Cheo Feliciano that you heard on the Joe Cuba Sextet's crossover appealing "El Pito"(I'll Never Go Back To Georgia). Other
unforgettable tunes included "Yo No Soy Un Angel"(I am not an angel), "Anacaonda", "Mi Triste Problema"(My sad problem) and "Mentira"
      Recent CDs (2009) were "Cheo Feliciano - A Man and His Music" and "Historia de la Salsa". Cheo Feliciano was the winner of several music awards including a Grammy Award in 2008 for excellence in music. Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident in his native Puerto Rico.

2014 - The Year in Review (Census) JESSICA CLEAVES

  Jessica Cleaves was a part of groups that played very different types of music. She began with popular 70s R&B group The Friends of Distinction and recorded three Billboard top 40 hits: Grazing In The Grass (#3), Going In Circles (#15) and Love Or Let Me Be Lonely (#6). After leaving The Friends of Distinction she joined Earth Wind & Fire and recorded the love ballad "I'd Rather Have You". After leaving Earth Wind and Fire she joined Raw Silk and was a part of that groups dance hit Do It The Music. Later she joined Parliament/Funkadelic where she can be heard on Funkadelic's hit 
"Not Just Knee Deep" 



Friends of Distinction - "And I Love Him"  

Raw Silk - "Do It To The Music" 

2014 - The Year in Review (Census) LAUREN BACALL (1924-2014)

   Native New Yorker Lauren Bacall rose to prominence through a series of movies with Humphrey Bogart (to whom she was married for twelve years until his death in 1957) "To Have and Have Not", "Dark Passage" and "Key Largo". She was just as "at home" on Broadway as she was in Hollywood, winning Tony awards for her roles in Applause (1970), and  "Woman of The Year" (1981). In 1996 she won a Golden Globe award for her performance in "The Mirror Has Two Faces" Lauren Bacall also married another accomplished actor Jason Robards, but that marriage ended in divorce.  This much loved, trend setting actress died of a stroke at the age of 90.