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“My American Prayer” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Will released the album Wayward Lady, containing his only openly political work, in 2008. This song seems appropriate for Election Day. Lord, I’m praying about my country’s ways As a struggling artist in the U.S.A. I can’t trust the government, … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Tunes

Happy Hallowe’en! Last weekend, I gave you a playlist of Hallowe’en movies — here’s a good start on an audio playlist for some enjoyment on this frightful day. Monster Mash Back in my early days of Trick or Treat, this … Continue reading

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“The Road That Brought Us Here” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another of Will’s early songs from his Chicago House days which he would reprise years later. Originally recorded on his self-released cassette, Slow Study Don’t go putting on your fancy face. Leave your lace and your rings. Darlin’, we ain’t … Continue reading

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“Closin’ Down My Heart (The Last One to Leave)” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another old favorite from Will’s 1989 self-released cassette, Slow Study. I’ve long felt this heartbreaker could be a huge hit for nearly any country singer who covered it, male or female. You could tell when you looked at me: Like … Continue reading

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“Sometimes I Sing” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Released on The Weathering (2016) — available on iTunes and Apple Music. My headlights are two lucky stars, Spilling into the street. My shotgun blonde wants to hear a song from the stage. It’s the least I could do: She … Continue reading

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“Mr. Johnson’s Store” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another one of Will’s early songs, originally included on his 1989 self-released cassette, Slow Study. Fifteen and poor, The youngest of four Walks through the door Of Mr. Johnson’s store. Short of silver to pay, He put the bread back … Continue reading

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More Summer Songs

August is upon us — the season of summer vacations. So, sing some songs of summer — here’s a few to choose from, mostly from my younger days. In the Good Old Summertime An early recording — Billy Murray (1902) … Continue reading

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