Here's what we played during our two sets at BAM this past Saturday, Feb 2, 2013. Most of these songs are on albums but some are brand-new. Lyrics and notes to nearly all these can be found on this blog -- and some we're adding this week.
"Cipher Cipher" is a brand-new song based on events in the life of Benjamin Church, a doctor for the Colonial army & spy for the British during the Revolutionary War. This one contains a real Revolutionary-era code that we'll put up in separate post specifically about that song.
Words & music for all these by Lloyd H. Miller (me) except "Mean-Talkin' Blues," words and music by Woody Guthrie, arrangement by me, Chris Johnson, and Roy Nathanson.
Little Red Airplane ( featuring Gabe Nathanson on trumpet)
Skating in Old Bryant Park
The Golem (featuring Gabe Nathanson on trumpet, Roy Nathanson on sax, Maya Chatterjee, Emily Serotta, and my kids on vocals)
Birds of American Don't Care-Oh (w/ Gabe & Roy)
Tub Tub Ma Ma Ga Ga
Mean-Talkin' Blues (w/ Gabe and Roy) -- studio version appears on this album: http://sparetherock.com/wordpress/releases/keep-hoping-machine-running-songs-of-woody-guthrie/
Cool Papa Bell
Camperdown Elm (w/ Arden Gill on ukulele)
Time Machine (featuring Emily Serotta & Margaret Grabar-Sage on vocals, Arden Gill on electric bass)
Working on a Bridge (w/ Emily, Margaret, and Arden on vocals)
Cipher Cipher (w/ Arden on vocals)
a song for Abigail Adams
Ah Ahimsa (w/ Emily)
Henry (Hudson), How Ya Gonna Find a Way? (w/ Arden on Margaret on vocals)
Marie Curie (w/ Emily on vocals)
Henry Box Brown