Discography
 

"Bang, Bang" written by:
David Schwartz & LJM

recorded by:
Lenny Goldsmith for Arrested Development, Season 4, Episode 14

"Irish Christmas" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM

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"December" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM

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"Buddy Holly" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM

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"Folksinger" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM

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"BQE" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM

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"I Love to Watch a Woman Dance" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
THE EAGLES "LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN"
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::

I was in Amsterdam for the first time and had a night free. I wandered over to the music club Paradiso which is one of the coolest music venues anywhere. It's an old church with the altar as the stage with big stained glass windows behind it. That night there was a Gypsy band playing and the room was swirling. Girls from all over the world in a fever dance! I went back to my hotel and started writing this song.
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"Nobody's Girl" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
BONNIE RAITT "NICK OF TIME" Capitol Records
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LJM SXSW Live CD Vol. 2 1994
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998 :::iTunes:::
VENICE bootleg :::site:::
BARRY McCABE "ABSOLUTELY LIVE..." :::iTunes:::
ERNIE HALTER :::YouTube:::

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"Slow Ride" written by:
LJM
Bonnie Hayes
Andre Pessis

recorded by:
BONNIE RAITT "LUCK OF THE DRAW" Capitol Records



"For My Wedding" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
DON HENLEY "INSIDE JOB" Warner Bros. Records :::YouTube:::
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::
SUSAN ANTON "ONE NIGHT" Varese Sarabande

In April of 1998 I played an "in-the-round" show at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville with a few songwriter friends including Jude Johnstone, an old friend from Maine. She recorded the gig and so loved this song that she passed it along to Don Henley, who at the time had recorded one of her songs. A month or so later I got a call from Don saying he would like to record it. Several years passed and it finally was released in June of 2000. He did a beautiful job- true to the sprit of the song, although I think my favorite version of him singing it is from his VH1 Storytellers performance. Beautifully emotional and unstudied. I had recorded it for my album with a small string arrangement by Larry Campbell (from Bob Dylan's band) but we left it stripped down on the final mix.
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"Mia Bella" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM for the soundtrack to the Focus Features documentary "The Ground Truth"
LJM "BQE"

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"Party Girl" written by:
LJM, Wendy Lands, Jim Gillard

recorded by:
Wendy Lands

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"Brand New Juliet" written by:
LJM, Wendy Lands, Jim Gillard

recorded by:
Wendy Lands

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"Paris" written by:
LJM, Wendy Lands, Jim Gillard

recorded by:
Wendy Lands

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"Just A Little" written by:
LJM, Wendy Lands, Jim Gillard

recorded by:
Wendy Lands

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"I Put A Spell On You" written by:
LJM
Adam Levy

recorded by:
ADAM LEVY "WASHING DAY" :::iTunes:::
ADAM LEVY "LOOSE RHYMES" :::iTunes:::

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"Somewhere, Somebody" written by:
LJM
Andrew Kastner
Max Gronenthal

recorded by:
AARON NEVILLE "WARM YOUR HEART" A&M Records
JENNIFER WARNES "THE HUNTER" Private Music
TEASE "REMEMBER" Epic Records
JACK MACK "JACK IT UP" VOSS Records

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"Streets of Jerusalem" written by:
LJM
Duvid Swirsky
Yehuda

recorded by:
MOSHAV "MISPLACED" JMG/Sony

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"What Makes This Night Different" written by:
LJM
Duvid Swirsky
Yehuda

recorded by:
MOSHAV "DANCING IN A DANGEROUS WORLD"

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"Your Best Friend" written by:
Joseph Vitarelli
Larry John McNally

recorded by:
BRIDGETTE BRYANT

soundtrack to "KIT KITTREDGE, AN AMERICAN GIRL"/New Line Records

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"Take Flight" written by:
Gayle Day
Larry John McNally

recorded by:
GAYLE DAY "BEAUTIFUL DANGEROUS"

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"Love and Other Games of Chance" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::
KATEY SAGAL "ROOM"

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"Long Drag Off a Cigarette" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "FADE TO BLACK" ATCO Records
JOE COCKER "CIVILIZED MAN" Capitol Records
LJM "I LOVE TO WAKE UP IN NEW ORLEANS" EP :::iTunes:::

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"The Motown Song" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
ROD STEWART "VAGABOND HEART" Warner Brothers Records :::YouTube:::
LJM "FADE TO BLACK" ATCO Records
LJM "QUICKSILVER" Soundtrack LP Atlantic Records
ROD STEWART "ENCORE: VERY BEST OF-VOL.2" Warner Bros. Records

"Real Good Thing" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LARRY JOHN MCNALLY" ARC/Columbia Records
MAVIS STAPLES "OH, WHAT A FEELING" Warner Brothers Records

Notes: The Mavis record was done with Jerry Wexler in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"The Turning Point" written by:
LJM
John Black

recorded by:
THE STAPLE SINGERS "TURNING POINT" Private I/CBS Records
OLIVER CHEATHAM 45 b/w "PLAY ME, TRADE ME" 7 inch single PRT Records November 1985 MSS6 (U.K.)

Notes: Having grown up listening to and loving The Staples, it was a thrill and a half to talk with Pops Staples and to hear them interpreting my music.


"Struttin' On Sunday" written by:
LJM
Andrew Kastner

recorded by:
AARON NEVILLE "SEHORN'S SOUL FARM" Charly Records (U.K. Import)
AARON NEVILLE "MAKE ME STRONG" Charly Records
AARON NEVILLE "THE CLASSIC AARON NEVILLE" Rounder Records
JOHNNY ADAMS "AN INTRODUCTION TO JOHNNY ADAMS" Fuel Records

Notes: First song I ever had recorded. I was a big Allen Toussaint fan and went immediately to New Orleans after college and knocked on the door at Sea-Saint Studios. That was circa 1979 and I never heard this Aaron Neville cut until 1982 when I inadvertently discovered the existence of the "Sehorn's Soul Farm" release. Marshall Sehorn was Toussaint's business partner.

"Indivisible" written by:
LJM
Jon Lind

recorded by:
D.J. ROGERS "THE MESSAGE IS STILL THE SAME" ARC/Columbia Records
BETTY WRIGHT "BETTY WRIGHT" Epic Records

Notes: D.J. was/is a killer Gospel singer and a wild man. He used to bring his gun to the studio, but, nonetheless, was very childlike and lovable. Betty Wright is, of course, the infamous "Clean Up Woman". Andre Fischer produced her version. He played drums with me live with incredible sensitivity.


"Sleep On It" written by:
LJM
Andrew Kastner

recorded by:
CHAKA KHAN "Chaka" Warner Bros. Records
PHYLISS HYMAN "In Between the Heartaches"
LJM "LARRY JOHN MCNALLY" ARC/Columbia
LJM "NO BIG DEAL" Film Source Music

"Switchblade" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "FADE TO BLACK" ATCO Records

"Chinatown" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "FADE TO BLACK" ATCO Records

Notes: This too was inspired by Jim Carroll's "Basketball Diaries". George Massenberg did a brilliant mix on this. It was my first experiment with mixing sound EFX in with the track for mood colors. Great playing by Jimmy Haslip on bass (from the Yellowjackets), Michael Ruff, Andre Fischer and Mike Fisher on percussion.

"The Beat Generation" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "FADE TO BLACK" ATCO Records

Notes: Jack Kerouac, "On the Road", the 50's and all that....

"James Dean" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "FADE TO BLACK" ATCO Records
LJM "20/20" TV Series, segment first shown 7/13/90

"Katie's Mood" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LARRY JOHN MCNALLY" ARC/Columbia Records Out-take
LJM "LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::

Notes: We had overdosed this track with strings and ended up pulling it off my first LP. Later I mixed it as the original live track without overdubs. Stand-up bass, brushes on the drums, and great vibes and percussion from the late but great Victor Feldman.
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"Real Good Feeling" written by:
LJM
Andrew Kastner
Max Gronenthal

recorded by:
JACK MACK & THE HEART ATTACK "CARDIAC PARTY" Warner Brothers Records

"So Tuff" written by:
LJM
Andrew Kastner

recorded by:
JACK MACK AND THE HEART ATTACK "TUFF TURF" Soundtrack LP Rhino Records

"Tokyo to Kokomo" written by:
LJM
Peter Gallway

recorded by:
PETER GALLWAY "TOKYO TO KOKOMO" Imagination Records

Notes: I toured six cities in Japan with Peter as his backup guitarist. It was a total blast.

"Stand Back" written by:
LJM
Andrew Kastner

recorded by:
LJM "HEAT OF THE NIGHT" TV Series source music

"State Street" written by:
LJM
Peter Gallway

recorded by:
PETER GALLWAY "ON THE BANDSTAND" Pony Canyon Records Japanese Import

"I'm In Love With You" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
REN WOODS "OUT OF THE WOODS" ARC/Columbia

"Goin' Thru the Motions" written by:
LJM
Joey Carbone
Richie Zito

recorded by:
TERI DESARIO "MOONLIGHT MADNESS" Casablanca Records
HIGH INERGY "HIGH INERGY" Motown Records

"If I Only Knew Then" written by:
LJM
Jon Lind

recorded by:
THE EMOTIONS "IF I ONLY KNEW" Motown Records
REMEDY Third Rail/Hollywood Records

Notes: The Emotions were great under the guidance of Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, but this record was a terrible version of a nice song. It seemed that the producer had just purchased a drum machine and was quite excited by the synthetic tom tom sounds.



"Can Joe Cocker" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LENI STERN "BLACK GUITAR"
LJM The Leak CD Magazine issue #9 Spring '96
LJM Performing Songwriter, Editor's choice of top l2 DIYs, Vol. 3
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

Notes: It's hard to explain why this metaphor popped into my head. Joe had
recorded my song "Long Drag Off A Cigarette" and I played guitar on the session, (on his "Civilized Man" album). I guess I felt a connection to him, and just after that I saw him live. His fans were wild for him, but I couldn't help but wonder how much of it was a certain perverse thrill in wondering whether or not he would make it through the show. I first sang the song in Austin, Texas, and everyone laughed when I first sang the line, "Can Joe Cocker hit the high notes tonight." By the end of the song they seemed to get that it wasn't meant to be a joke sort of song.
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"Ain't That Dedication" written by:
LJM
Michael Ruff

recorded by:
MICHAEL RUFF "Once In A Lifetime" Warner Brothers Reoords

"Be There For Me" written by:
LJM
Joseph Vitarelli

recorded by:
LJM

Used in TV series "Equal Justice"


"Chain Link Fence" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::
LJM Used in TV series "Under Suspicion"

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"Chinatown Revisited" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::

Part two in my Chinatown trilogy.
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"Many Strange and Far Away Things" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LJM Used in TV series "Under Suspicion"

Notes: I wrote this in England. I was there for most of November and December in l990? I was staying near the heath in Hampstead and the whole vibe of fall changing into winter put me in an "Incredible String Band" sort of mood. When we used to perform together, Jennifer Kimball (The one who was in The Story) sang a beautiful version of this song.
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"Love is a Ruthless Thing" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::

Notes: I finished this song while in Nashville. My favorite thing there is the black gospel radio stations. Check out Kirk Franklin & The Family singing "The Reason Why I Sing."
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"Just Like Paradise" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LARRY JOHN MCNALLY" ARC/Columbia Records
DEVONSQUARE "WALKING ON ICE" Atlantic Records
PETER GALLWAY "REDEMPTION" Dreamsville Records

Notes: The first single of my first album. I remember hearing it on the car radio for the first time and having to pull over.
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"Sleepy Town" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LARRY JOHN MCNALLY" ARC/Columbia Records

"Don't Let Johnny Walker do the Talkin' for Ya" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LARRY JOHN MCNALLY" ARC/Columbia Records

"My Obsession" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "FADE TO BLACK" ATCO Records
MERRY CLAYTON Unreleased

Notes: This was the second single off of my Atlantic LP. Mick Guzauski did a brilIiant remix for the 45. I was inspired by the old Rolling Stones song on the "Between the Buttons" LP. Reaction to this song seemed to be 50/50, love it/hate it. The thumbs down vote was that it didn't honestly represent "who I truly am".

"In My Indiscretion" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "FADE TO BLACK" ATCO Records
LJM "LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::

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"Tar on the Roof" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "FADE TO BLACK" ATCO Records
LJM "LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

Notes: This is probably my favorite song of mine. It was inspired by a scene from Jim Carroll's book, "Basketball Diaries."
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"When You Come Around" written by:
LJM
Andrew Kastner
Nicolette Larson

recorded by:
NICOLETTE LARSON "RADIOLAND" Warner Brothers Records

"Under Pressure" written by:
LJM
Jon Lind
Bill Gable

recorded by:
ATLANTIC STARR "RADIANT" A&M Records

"Lose Myself" written by:
LJM
Jon Lind

recorded by:
LJM "LARRY JOHN MCNALLY" ARC/Columbia Records
BRUCE WILLIS "THE RETURN OF BRUNO" Motown Records

Notes: This was originally a very slow blues that Jon added a Little Feat groove to. We recorded it four times for my album and on the final try James Gadson added the drum groove that made it come alive. Buzzy Feiten played guitar on my LP version and later when he was working on the Bruce Willis LP he brought the song to them.

"Broken Down Rock 'n Roll Man" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LARRY JOHN MCNALLY" ARC/Columbia Records

Notes: This was one of the first songs that I wrote that I considered to be any good. It was written in Portland, Maine, around 1975. I was very influenced by Little Feat at the time and had the thrill of having Bill Payne play some of his quirky/funky B-3 on this. When Little Feat regrouped in 1987, I was one of the contenders for the Lowell George s1ot in the band. Rather a difficult act to follow.

"Wasn't I Your Friend" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LARRY JOHN MCNALLY" ARC/Columbia Records
ANGELLE TROSCLAIR "TUFF ENUFF" Epic Records Unreleased
AVERAGE WHITE BAND "AWB THE COLLECTION VOLUME FOUR" Edsel Records
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"Mixed Blood" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

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"Why's Your Skin So White?" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LENI STERN "BLACK GUITAR"

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"Sidewalks of Summer" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

Notes: Inspired a bit by Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" and by Rod Stewart's song "The Killing of Georgie." After living in L.A. and coming to New York one April, I had forgotten the magic feeling of winter giving way to spring--everybody out on doorsteps and walking in the streets on the first warm day.
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"Black Guitar" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LENI STERN "BLACK GUITAR"
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::
LJM "LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::

The "Loose Ends" version of this song is the demo before we
recorded the "Dandelion Soul" version. On the demo we were fresh off the road from touring and the band was really tight. I love the raw feel of us playing the song for the first time together.Leni Stern was the first to release it on her CD titled "Black Guitar." I was playing in her band a lot at that time and she had given me an old black Rickenbacker lap steel that I fell in love with. I love the feel of the steel bar on steel strings.
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"Jesse" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LENI STERN "BLACK GUITAR"
LJM "LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::

Notes: This is an instrumental guitar loop that Leni had recorded for her album. She asked me to improvise some vocal harmonies to it and this is what happened. At the time my son was about eight weeks old and I was still high about it (still am). The magic in the miracle of entering this world.
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"One Day" written by:
Leni Stern
LJM

recorded by:
LENI STERN "BLACK GUITAR"

"Mercy In the Night" written by:
LJM
Leni Stern
recorded by:
LENI STERN "BLACK GUITAR"


"So Good to You" written by:
Leni Stern
Tim LeFebvre
LJM

recorded by:
LENI STERN "BLACK GUITAR"
LJM"LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::

Notes: I used to sing a Mose Allison song "How Much Truth" in Leni's show. Tim was Leni's bass player at the time. We decided to write something like the Mose song--a blues with cool changes.
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"City Sing for Me" written by:
LJM
Leni Stern

recorded by:
LENI STERN "BLACK GUITAR"
LJM "LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::

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"Mary Magdalene" written by:
LJM
Leni Stern

recorded by:
LENI STERN "BLACK GUITAR"

"Something is Wrong in Spanish Harlem" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
WAYNE KRANTZ & LENI STERN "SEPARATE CAGES" Alchemy Records
LENI STERN "RECOLLECTION" LSR Records

Notes: I had rented a writing studio in Hollywood. It was a big empty room with nothing but a table and chair. I made a work tape of this song there, complete with street noises at just the perfect moments in the song. I didn't think that the song was finished until a few years later when I went back to listen and was stunned by the clarity of that moment in time captured on my cassette recorder.
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"On the Waterfront" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "THE MAKING OF...VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

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"It's a Good Thing..." written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "THE MAKING OF...VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::

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"Jet Black Hair" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "THE MAKING OF...VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::

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"She Wore Black" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "THE MAKING OF...VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::

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"Stealing Hubcaps" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "THE MAKING OF...VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
MATHIEU BRANDT "BACKLOG"

This is one of my favorite covers of my songs. A Dutch blues artist who reminds me of the 60's folk artist Tom Rush.
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"Hate to Hang Up" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "THE MAKING OF...VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

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"The People Around Maria" written by:
LJM
Marvin Etzioni

recorded by:
LJM "THE MAKING OF...VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::

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"It Aint Over..." written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "THE MAKING OF...VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::

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"I Love To Wake Up In New Orleans" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::
LJM "I LOVE TO WAKE UP IN NEW ORLEANS" EP :::iTunes:::

The title says it all. I've always loved the city and the music there, the food etc. especially Allen Toussaint, The Meters, The Nevilles...(Aaron Neville was the first person to ever record one of my songs.) The mix on the N.O. EP is different from the version on the "DANDELION SOUL" CD
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"Tomboy" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::

We're all of us a mixture of masculine and feminine traits. I've always loved tomboy girls.
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"Over Fences" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::

This song was first inspired a long time ago riding on the train to New York from Boston as it winds it's way through the warehouses, backyards and countryside of the East Coast cities and small towns. John Levanthal played some gorgeous guitar on this track.
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"Dandelion Soul" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::

This began as a spontaneous musical improvisation that I rolled to tape in the middle of the "VIBROLUX" sessions. Later I pieced this story to the melody inspired in part by a re-reading of Kerouac's "On the Road."
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"Love is Everything" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

I had the initial music and lyric phrase to this song in my head for a long time. Then one time on a visit to Nashville, the maid at my hotel left on a Black gospel station after cleaning the room. After that I spent every day glued to the morning show hosted by a Dr. Babs called " It's Gospel Time!" Lincoln Schleifer, my bass player and the producer of "Dandelion Soul" had worked with The Blind Boys of Alabama in a Broadway show called The Gospel at Colonus. One sunday they showed up in the Bronx where we were recording, and sang on this track. Definitely a high point in my musical life.
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"Goodbye to Chinatown" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::
LJM "I LOVE TO WAKE UP IN NEW ORLEANS" EP :::iTunes:::

The 3rd song in a trilogy that began with "Chinatown" on my Atlantic album and continued with "Chinatown Revisited" on "Vibrolux." Sort of like The Godfather I, II, & III!
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"Richie" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "DANDELION SOUL" :::iTunes:::

I lived in Baton Rouge years ago and shared a house with a friend whose two brothers often passed through. One of them, Richie, was a self destructive wild seed, whose destruction finally came to fruition. We'll never know if it was by his own hand or that of the police, but that's a long story. Anyway, there was a mongrel dog on our street who hung out at our house and who, in his rough and tumble nature, reminded me of Richie. Not to be morose, but one day I saw him (the dog) get hit by a car and it was one of those firsts in my life--the first time that I realized that all living things really want to live--even the most wayward and self destructive souls.
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"Bury Me Standing" written by:
LJM
LENI STERN

recorded by:
LENI STERN "FINALLY THE RAIN HAS COME" LSR Records

"Dancing with Antonio" written by:
LJM
Wlayslaw Szpilman

recorded by:
WENDY LANDS "WENDY LANDS SINGS THE MUSIC OF THE PIANIST"
WLADYSLAW SZPILMAN" Hip-O/Universal Records

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"The Letter" written by:
LJM
Wlayslaw Szpilman

recorded by:
only available in the songbook "MY MEMORIES OF YOU, SIXTEEN SELECTED SONGS BY THE PIANIST WLADYSLAW SZPILMAN" from Boosey & Hawkes


"Manic Depression" written by:
Jimi Hendrix

recorded by:
LJM, "I LOVE TO WAKE UP IN NEW ORLEANS" EP :::iTunes:::
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

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"Gypsy Cab" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::

Perhaps you already know that Gypsy Cabs are the guys who drive around New York picking up taxi passengers without an official taxi or license. The registered taxi drivers aren't too happy about this as a taxi license in New York costs a couple of hundred thousand, or something like that. They are bought like a home mortgage and paid for by hours of blood, sweat, tears and sometimes knives and bullets! Still a man's got to make a living...This is an out-take from the Vibrolux sessions with Jerry Scheff on bass and Don Heffington on drums. I had recorded a cool version of this for a Geffen Records demo that I may release on a future "Loose Ends Volume Two" CD.
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"Amateur" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::

This is the first song that I wrote on the Dobro. The Dobro is my new love though I'm not sure yet if it loves me. I like to play it in standard tuning so that it is easy to play in any key at any time but it leaves the bass notes a bit to the imagination. Maybe I'm missing the point. Kelly Jo Phelps sure does a nice thing with tunings. My friend Jesse Harris, who is now well known as the Norah Jones songwriter, wrote a beautiful song called "Amateur" on the "Once Blue" CD he did with Rebecca Martin. I looked up the origin of the word. It has the same roots as "Amore" so it loosely means "one who loves a thing." In that case what is a "Professional"- one who is burnt out on something! Ah, well, my mind began to wander, as it often does.
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"I'll See You There" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LOOSE ENDS" :::iTunes:::

This is a rare instrumental that I wrote while I was playing guitar in Leni Stern's band.
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"Rough Crossing" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

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"So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)" written by:
Don Everly

recorded by:
LJM w/Jennifer Kimball "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

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"Barroom Girls" written by:
Gillian Welch/David Rawlings

recorded by:
LJM w/Jennifer Kimball "LIVE IN LO-FI 1993-1998" :::iTunes:::

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"Like A Rose" written by:
Lucinda Williams

recorded by:
LJM "THE MAKING OF...VIBROLUX" :::iTunes:::

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"Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp" written by:
Laura Nyro

recorded by:
LENI STERN "TIME AND LOVE THE MUSIC OF LAURA NYRO" Astor Place RecordingsI produced and played guitar on this track. My friend Peter Gallway was the executive producer. In a funny small way, this recording is for me the "peak moment" of my "career." Living in New York, playing guitar in the Cornell Dupree style that has so inspired me, recording one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists, with a dear friend and soulful talented bandmates. I love this record.
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"The Darkest Hour" written by:
Jane Kelly Williams

recorded by:
JANE KELLY WILLIAMS " Beat-Compilation 2.0" Silent Planet Records (available from GrassrootsMusic.com) I produced this track, played Dobro, and sang back-up vocals on it. I think it's a beautiful record. It's heavy on the Christian content. All I'll say about that is that if you're going through anything (like life), I believe Black Gospel music can help you through it.
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"Didn't Our Hearts" written by:
LJM

recorded by:
LJM

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