A new Catbirds track – “Let It Out”

Beach Photo w Sam (photo by Rowland Scherman)

“Let It Out” – The Catbirds – rehearsal recording by Sam Wood, with overdubs by me, recorded Oct. 22 & 23, 2014.

hot off the presses, just wrote it night before last, this is the third time we played it, plus a couple baritone guitar and vocal overdubs (because you couldn’t hear the vox […]

Cowardice: A Brief History

Cowardice: A Brief History by Christopher Walsh

My old friend Christopher Walsh, who years ago wrote a delightful review of the Philharmonic for the Republic of Letters (of all places), recently wrote a book called “Cowardice: A Brief History”. But would he stop there? No!! He also sent me this lyric, which I changed very little, and we ended up with […]

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – “Rich Woman”

CTP in Dennis, MA - May 26, 2012

“Rich Woman“- The Chandler Travis Philharmonic at a private party in Dennis, MA., May 26, 2012, recorded by Anton “Fred” Jodsworth T. Boak (aka The Valet). Always loved this old song, which I first heard on a fantastic compilation of r’n’b from the old Specialty label called “Creole Kings of New Orleans”. Our version […]

A Catbirds Two-fer: “Do the Shake” and “Stoned”

Catbirds @ da Coma 8/22/14

“Do the Shake” and “Stoned” – the Catbirds, recorded at the Wellfleet Beachcomber Aug. 22, 2014 by Chris Blood and Anton “Fred” T. Jodsworth Boak (aka The Valet) (the latter also mixed.)

More hi-jinx from that same night at the Beachcomber, one of our first gigs w Sam (aka Slammy) Wood plus (then-special guest […]

The Catbirds – Swamp Gal live at da Coma

Catbirds @ da Coma - Aug 22, 2014

“Swamp Gal” – the Catbirds, recorded at the Wellfleet Beachcomber Aug. 22, 2014 by Chris Blood and Anton “Fred” T. Jodsworth Boak (aka The Valet) (the latter also mixed)

This one is a cover of an old Tommy Bell song that Steve Wood, who sings it, did with the Greenheads for years before bringing […]