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Songs

& liner notes


   Songs... the first dates from Fall 1968, when as an artless, angst-filled high school senior (is there another kind?) I managed to complete something called "I See You." I even played it a few times at the rec-room jams that seemed to happen nightly. It wasn't rock, so my boyos pitched me a ration for being so "sensitive," but the girls... I was mildly surprised to discover that they were listening, even those that pretended not to!

    In the forty-some years since there have been 150, or so, more. All sorts of styles, myriad subjects, some co-writes, but mostly just me shaping the lyrics and dreaming up the tune and arrangement. I've always used the guitar as my anchor, and whenever I learn some new lick or rhythm or chord form, it's not long before it shows up in a song. I'm not particularly prolific, but I'm steady -- usually between 3 and 8 songs a year. Lately they've been coming at a slightly slower pace, but nearly all of them go directly onto my set list. I don't know if that's progress or not!

    As I continue to post recordings of my songs anywhere online, this is where you'll find the background information on each of them -- the liner notes, if you will.

   

Song Try it out!
1000 Shades of Gray
1995 B.L. Blood, (p) 2010 B.L. Blood
  Bruce Blood: lead vocal, guitars
  Jeanne Blood Medalia: octave lead vocal
  Erin Blood Mounsey: descant vocal
  Chris Carlson: lead guitar
  Gary Sparling: bass
  Jeff Beckstrom: drums
5:27, MP3 7.7 MB

Notes & Lyrics
As Long As You Say
1997 B.L. Blood, (p) 2010 B.L. Blood
  Bruce Blood: lead & basckground vocals, guitars
  Paul Elliott: tri-fiddle and arrangements
  Lance Haslund: upright bass
  Joe Weihe: drums
3:06, MP3 4.5 MB

Notes & Lyrics
Bad Medicine
2000 B.L. Blood, (p) 2010 B.L. Blood
  Erin Blood Mounsey: lead & background vocals
  Jeanne Blood Medalia: harmony & background vocals
  Rita Blood: background vocals
  Bruce Blood: guitars
  Dr. Biscotti: guitar
  Mark Iler: harmonica
  Gary Sparling: bass
  Jeff Beckstrom: drums
4:14, MP3 6.0 MB

Notes & Lyrics
Come to Me
2004 B.L. Blood, (p) 2010 Susan Harper
  Susan Harper Conspiracy
  Susan Harper: lead vocal
  Bruce Blood: electric guitar, harmony vocals
  Vernon Lawton: drums
  Scott Lewis: acoustic guitar
  Brian Tood: bass
4:30, MP3 6.2 MB

Notes & Lyrics
It's That Kind of Night
2002 B.L. Blood, (p) 2010 B.L. Blood
  Bruce Blood: lead & harmony vocals, guitar
  Dr. Biscotti: guitar
  Mark Iler: harmonica
  Lance Haslund: double bass
3:15, MP3 4.6 MB

Notes & Lyrics
Lindsey's March
2002 B.L. Blood, (p) 2010 B.L. Blood
  Bruce Blood: guitars, bass
  Mary Simkin-Maass: fiddle
  Tom Rawson: banjo
  Piper Heisig: lap snare
5:27, MP3 5.0 MB

Notes
Livin' in the Future
1986 B.L. Blood, (p) 2010 B.L. Blood
  Erin Blood Mounsey: background vocals
  Bruce Blood: lead & background vocals, guitars, bass, percussion
3:34, MP3 6.0 MB

Notes & Lyrics
Magic in the Air
1999 B.L. Blood, (p) 2010 B.L. Blood
  Jeanne Blood Medalia: lead & harmony vocals
  Erin Blood Mounsey: harmony vocal
  Bruce Blood: guitars, harmony vocal
  Orville Johnson: resonator guitar
  Gary Sparling: bass
  Jeff Beckstrom: drums
2:56, MP3 4.1 MB

Notes & Lyrics
Mambo Moon
2013 B.L. Blood, (p) 2013 B.L. Blood
  Bruce Blood: lead vocals & guitar (2nd lead)
  Nova Karina Devonie: accordion & inspiration
  Ron Peters: guitar (1st lead)
  Annie Staninec: violin
  Mimi Hills: upright bass
  Ron Dalton: cajon & harmony vocal
  Elian Carbone: bongo cajon
5:07, MP3 7.4 MB

Notes & Lyrics
Never Saw It Comin'
2011 B.L. Blood, (p) 2012 B.L. Blood
  Bruce Blood: lead vocal & guitars
  Barry Crannell: guitars & oohs
  Larry Johnson: guitars & oohs
  Mark Snyder: upright bass
  Julianna Waters: harmony vocal & oohs
3:31, MP3 5.1 MB

Notes & Lyrics