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Blessed  For Rosa Parks, who's coffin lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C., containing a poor African-American female seamstress born in the deep South, represents perhaps the very greatest achievement of what is called the "American Experience".

Just Being Me  Inspired by Merle Haggard, America's friend of the common people.

Nowhere We Can Hide  Based on the New Testament Revelation:  With modern science and the New Testament in agreement more and more these days, perhaps we should be paying a little more attention to the warning signs of great tragedy to come, who can say for sure? More Information Here

Streets of Music City  Dedicated to Bill Burleigh and Charles Strobel; friends of Nashville's homeless citizens.

Sure Been Good to Me  Dedicated to actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, for inspiring the bikers of America to give back and giving us a reason and a purpose; a hand for America's homeless children is a hand for Jerry's Kids and, if you don't help Jerry's Kids, you ain't worth spit, no shit !

Unknown Soldiers  Each December before the holidays, there is an annual Homeless Memorial gathering in Nashville, Tennessee and many other American cities, to honor homeless Americans who have died throughout the year, many of who otherwise have no funeral ceremony.  While a homeless man found lying frozen to death on a Nashville church's front steps made local news headlines for a while, the homeless of Music City continue to be largely ignored by city powers that be, when not otherwise being harassed, jailed for being poor and having their meager belongings bulldozed into oblivion.

What it is to Live  Don't feel bad if you have trouble understanding what is really true about grace, mercy, love, peace and freedom.  No one else on earth understands very well either; for now we understand "in part" I Corinthians Ch. 13.  The idea, unlike priests, preachers, self-help gurus and others falsely teach, is not to believe in our own pre-conceptions and vain traditions but rather, the idea is to "see" better, to understand better what is actually true about God and everything else that matters in life.  Like Jesus strongly implies, only the truth will make us free.  Wisdom is understanding correctly and applying correctly what matters in life, rather than just learning a bunch of disconnected facts and the common (often wrongly) held beliefs of our scientists, educators, political and religious leaders.

Who's Gonna Care About Me  According to various advocate and media sources, approximately one in fifty American children, 1.5 million, experience homelessness every year.  According to Stand Up for Kids, thirteen children die on American streets every day.  According to Nashville Metro School district statistics, in 2019 there are nearly 4,000 homeless children in metro Nashville schools.  This does not include thousands of homeless children who are too young or who otherwise don't attend school.  There are an estimated 25,000 total homeless citizens living in this same area, with a growing number of entire homeless families in particular.  The number one reason people are homeless in Nashville is the same reason why so many Americans are homeless throughout our nation.  Wages for large numbers of American workers are far to low compared to the rising cost of housing and other basic necessities.

{ songs in alphabetical order ~ click on song titles for lyrics }

Blessed ~ Boots ~ Free Love ~ Groove ~ If You Wanna Be Happy ~ Just Being Me
Nowhere We Can Hide ~ Rare Days ~ River ~ Rolling ~ Sixteen Weeks in Nashville ~ Special Ed
Streets of Music City ~ Sure Been Good to Me ~ Unknown Soldiers ~ We're Not Free
What it is to Live ~ Where Would We Be? ~ Who Could Believe? ~ Who's Gonna Care About Me?
 

Three Extra Downloads:   Shopping Cart Sally ~ Somebody's Little Girl ~ Day By Day
STREETS OF MUSIC CITY ~ Various Nashville Artists
Copyright © November 1st, 2011 by Freedom Tracks Music.  All Rights Reserved.
Recorded and mixed at Razzy's Hit House; Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Additional recorded and mixed at Denny Martin Studios; Nashville, Tennessee
Published by Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP) ~ a Freedom Tracks recording ~ Nashville, TN
"whatever you want people to do to you, do also to them"

Freedom Tracks Records


STREETS OF MUSIC CITY
performed by Various Nashville Artists

DEDICATED TO
our beloved homeless friends, wheelchair-bound Clark Cobb, co-writer of “Rolling” and,
to Raynold Ponce de Leon, co-writer of “Rare Days”, who have passed on since recording of this project

ALSO DEDICATED TO
the late Joe Sun, who contributed his unique vocalization and style to this recording and,
to humanitarian, actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, who helped teach us all what the world needs now

FORMERLY HOMELESS CONTRIBUTING SONGWRITERS
Clark Cobb, Mike Dunbar, John El, Christopher Scott Fieselman, Amy Jean Kenna, Howard Pardee, Raynold Ponce de Leon

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
Razzy Bailey, Charlie Baker, John Biord, Jennifer Brantley, Tom Campbell, Paula James Chavis, Mike Dunbar, Margarette Evans
Guy Harden, Madison Hardy, Weston Harvey, Macy Hill, Catherine Holder, Scott Hunt, Ronnie Kimball, Mike Kissel, Pete Luboff
Pat Luboff, Susan Marshall, Perry Miears, Joe Rucker, Justin Spears, Joe Sun, The Mears Brothers Band, Natalie Tidwell

HARMONY VOCALS
Juli Maners, Jaimee Paul Shires, Joe Rucker, Leann Steinhauer

ADDITIONAL HARMONY VOCALS
Razzy Bailey, Paula James Chavis, Claude "Preacher Dave" Davis,
Mike Dunbar, Melissa DuVall, Susan Marshall, Justin Spears, Natalie Tidwell

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Nashville Session Players

ADDITIONAL MUSIC
Mike Kissel, Over The Hillbilly Band, Scott Hunt Band, The Mears Brothers Band

SPECIAL THANKS
Bart Ambrose, Tom Manning and Bill Warrington songwriting groups of Nashville, TN, for song reviews
and suggestions and to The Contributor newspaper of Nashville, for their assistance and support.


BLESSED artist Natalie Tidwell; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

BOOTS artist Justin Spears; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

IF YOU WANNA BE HAPPY artist Pete & Pat Luboff; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

JUST BEING ME artist Joe Sun; written by John El (BMI), Freedom Horse Music (BMI); Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP), Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

NOWHERE WE CAN HIDE artist Guy Harden; written by Christopher Scott Fieselman (BMI), Freedom Horse Music (BMI); Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP), Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

RARE DAYS artist Tom Campbell; written by Raynold Ponce de Leon (ASCAP), Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP); Mike Dunbar (ASCAP), Razzy Bailey Music (ASCAP).

RIVER artist Margarette Evans; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

ROLLING artist John Biord; written by Clark Cobb (N/A); Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

SIXTEEN WEEKS IN NASHVILLE artist Razzy Bailey; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

SPECIAL ED artist Mike Dunbar; written by Mike Dunbar (ASCAP); Razzy Bailey Music (ASCAP).

STREETS OF MUSIC CITY artist Susan Marshall; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

UNKNOWN SOLDIERS artist Charlie Baker; written by Amy Jean Kenna (BMI), Freedom Horse Music (BMI); Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

WE'RE NOT FREE artist Ronnie Kimball; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

WHERE WOULD WE BE? artist Joe Rucker; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

WHO'S GONNA CARE ABOUT ME? artist Madison Hardy; written by Howard Pardee (BMI), Freedom Horse Music (BMI); Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

PRODUCED BY: Razzy Bailey
ARRANGED BY: Razzy Bailey, Mike Dunbar, Richard Aberdeen
ENGINEERED BY: Razzy Bailey, Mike Dunbar, Randy Peterson
RECORDED AT: Razzy's Hit House, Goodlettsville, TN
LEAD GUITAR: Razzy Bailey
ACOUSTIC: Razzy Bailey, Butch Davis, Mike Dunbar
KEYBOARDS: Dave Signs, Bill Farrar
ACCORDION / STRINGS SYNTH: Dave Signs
DRUMS: Patrick McInerney, Rick Reed
ELECTRIC & UPRIGHT BASS: Mike Dunbar
PEDAL STEEL: John Heinrich, Bobby Reed
DOBRO, SAXOPHONE, FLUTE: John Heinrich
FIDDLE: Tom Campbell
MANDOLIN, JAWBONE HARP, Mike Dunbar
HARMONICA, ELECTRIC BANJO: Guy Harden
SHAKER, TAMBORINE, DJEMBE, CONGAS, BELLS: Patrick McInerney


FREE LOVE artist Perry Miears; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

GROOVE artist Macy Hill, Catherine Holder; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

PEOPLE artist Joe Rucker, Jennifer Brantley; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

SURE BEEN GOOD TO ME artist Weston Harvey; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

WHAT IT IS TO LIVE artist Jennifer Brantley; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

WHO COULD BELIEVE? artist Paula James Chavis; written by Richard Aberdeen (ASCAP); Freedom Tracks Music (ASCAP).

PRODUCED & ENGINEERED BY: Denny Martin
ARRANGED BY: Denny Martin, Richard Aberdeen
RECORDED AT: Denny Martin Studios, Nashville, TN
LEAD GUITAR: Jason Roller
ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Scott Neubert
KEYBOARDS: Dennis Wage
DRUMS: Steve Holland, Wes Little
BASS: Dow Tomlin
SAXOPHONE, FLUTE: Sam Levine
ACCORDION: Jeff Taylor


SHOPPING CART SALLY artist Scott Hunt Band; written by Scott Hunt (BMI); Freedom Horse Music (BMI).

PRODUCED & ENGINEERED BY: Tim Shean
ARRANGED BY: Tim Shean
RECORDED AT: Herringbone Records, Nashville, TN
LEAD GUITAR: Tim Shean
ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Scott Hunt
BASS: Dave Hobbs
DRUMS: Kevin Abbott


SOMEBODY'S LITTLE GIRL artist The Mears Brothers Band; written by Jim Mears (BMI) John Mears (BMI) Jerome Blvd Music (BMI)

PRODUCED & ENGINEERED BY: The Mears Brothers Band
ARRANGED BY: The Mears Brothers Band
RECORDED AT: Factory Town Studios, Nashville, TN
VOCALS: John Mears, David Ryckman
LEAD & ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Jim Mears
BASS & KEYBOARDS: Tommy Mears
DRUMS: John Mears


DAY BY DAY artist Mike Kissel; written by Mike Kissel (ASCAP); Mike Kissel Publishing (ASCAP).

PRODUCED & ENGINEERED BY: Mike Kissel
ARRANGED BY: Mike Kissel
RECORDED AT: DKB Studios, Boise, ID
ALL INSTRUMENTS: Mike Kissel


CD artwork design by Derek Evans; Cannonball Creative, Nashville, TN

Copyright © 2011 by Freedom Tracks Music / Records.  All Rights Reserved; a Freedom Tracks recording

"whatever you want people to do to you, do also to them"





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Streets of Music City        Rolling

River        Sixteen Weeks in Nashville

Who's Gonna Care About Me?

Who Could Believe?        Unknown Soldiers

Shopping Cart Sally        Special Ed

Blessed        Nowhere We Can Hide



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