Brand new from Lightnin’ Charlie and Blue Chip Records!!! SONGBOOK is a beautifully-crafted, captivating collection and homage to LC’s musical heroes, with brilliant new arrangements of many of the songs and singers that have influenced Lightnin’ Charlie from his childhood until now. SONGBOOK is a very personal record, from Lightnin’ Charlie to his fans, and is a magical history tour of popular music spanning five decades…featuring songs made famous by Elvis, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, James Taylor, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and many many more.
SONGBOOK is wonderfully eclectic and rich, featuring acoustic and electric ensembles, and there’s plenty of soul and spice and swag here, and plenty of Charlie and Beth’s stellar harmonies. But there’s lots more craze to daze and amaze ya’… How ’bout an eleven-minute medley of Beatles songs??!! Want more still to thrill and kill ya’? Lightnin’ has a string quartet backing him on a couple tunes!!! And just when you think it couldn’t get any more sweet and beautiful, there’s the tender ballad LC wrote for his nine year-old daughter, entitled “Lily’s Song”.
SONGBOOK is a must have for any fan of Lightnin’ Charlie, and for any fan of Classic Country, Rock, Folk, and American Roots Music.
SONGBOOK fulfills mightily Lightnin’ Charlie’s creed…GOOD MUSIC FOR GOOD PEOPLE! Get yours now!
Lightnin’ Charlie will personally sign the CD for you if you request it in the notes of the shopping cart, along with whom you would like him to sign it to.
WARNING: Do not listen if you do not want a big grin on your chin, or your day to get better, or if you are allergic to the cheerful earful that is SONGBOOK by Lightnin’ Charlie. Below is the track listing, along with the original artist.
01 Blue Angel (Roy Orbison)
02 Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell)
03 Ruby (Kenny Rogers)
04 Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
05 Everyday (Buddy Holly)
06 I’ll Never Be Free (Tennessee Ernie Ford & Kay Starr)
07 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison)
08 Silver Haired Daddy (Gene Autry)
09 Love Of My Life (Everly Brothers)
10 Lily’s Song (Lightnin’ Charlie)
11 Surrender (Elvis Presley)
12 Beatles Medley
a) Do You Want To Know A Secret
b) All My Loving
c) I’ll Be Back
d) I Want To Hold Your Hand
e) Two Of Us
g) And I Love Her
h) Let It Be