ALBUMS: MADELEINE

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Madeleine is Mississippi Heat’s 13th album. It was recorded and mixed at the Chicago’s prestigious V.S.O.P studios; and mastered by Paul Blakemore (Nashville, TN). It is co-produced by Pierre Lacocque and Grammy and Blues Music Award Winner Producer/Engineer Michael Freeman. Freeman was the Blues Foundation’s Chair of the Board of Directors. Madeleine is Pierre and Michael’s 6th collaborative project. The 12 original songs are written by Pierre Lacocque, with the exception of 2 penned by Michael Dotson (8,11), and 1 by Inetta Visor (12, arranged by Michael Dangeroux). Lurrie Bell, Carl Weathersby, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, NADIMA (background singers who worked with Aretha Franklin, Otis Clay and Stevie Wonder), Marc Franklin’s horn section, Ruben Alvarez and other guests add considerably to the vibrant mix.

Madeleine

1. SILENT TOO LONG
2. BATTY CRAZY
3. HAVANA EN MI ALMA
4. UNINVITED GUEST
5. NOTHIN’ I CAN DO
6. EMPTY NEST BLUES
7. RIDIN’ ON A HIT
8. EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
9. MADELEINE
10. AT THE LUCKY STAR
11. TRUTH LIKE RAIN
12. TROUBLE

Welcome to Mississippi Heat’s 13th album, just in time for the venerable Chicago blues band to celebrate its 30th Anniversary!

Mississippi Heat stands as one of the longest running bands in Chicago, as well as a launching pad for many blues players who’ve gone on to successful solo careers. MH’s alumni reads like a Who’s Who of Chicago Blues past and present: Billy Flynn, Lurrie Bell, Carl Weathersby, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, Deitra Farr, Bob Stroger, Calvin “Fuzz” Jones, James Wheeler, Barrelhouse Chuck, Jon McDonald, Robert Covington, Bob Carter and more.

Mississippi Heat’s personnel may have changed over the decades, but the heart and soul of the music remains with Pierre Lacocque, who directs the band with his highly creative, virtuosic harmonica skills, stellar songwriting and artistic vision. MH embodies the traditional Chicago blues ensemble style, but Lacocque sometimes adds in some zydeco, world beats, Latin and jazz for spice; it’s not surprising since the Israeli-born native (of Christian parents from Belgium) has lived in and traveled to many different countries.

After playing harmonica in various blues bands in both Chicago and Canada (where he attended college) Lacocque formed his own  band in 1991 (along with Jon McDonald, Bob Stroger and Robert Covington). Since then, Mississippi Heat has become an internationally acclaimed, beloved band that always features Chicago’s top talent playing original music. MH has performed all over the world, including the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico, South America and Northern Africa.

Mississippi Heat celebrates its 30th anniversary, with the new album, Madeleine, on which Lacocque pays homage to both his musical band family and his own clan’s history. The title track — a passionate, heartfelt instrumental on which the bandleader bares his soul through his expressive harmonica prowess – is named after his maternal grandmother Emma Magdalena (Madeleine) Van der Linden, affectionately known as “Mamy.”

Pierre Lacocque and his family may hail from Europe, rather than the Mississippi Delta, but indeed they have lived the blues.

“Our grandmother (Madeleine) went through two World Wars, lost her eldest son Jean (Pierre’s uncle) when he was 17. He died at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp (Upper Austria). Like his father Alfred, Jean had been involved in Resistance activities. Pierre’s grandfather was imprisoned and tortured by the Nazis. He twice faced a firing squad but was rescued by a local priest who vouched for his innocence. Mamy never recovered from Jean’s death and always wore black clothes,” Pierre relates.

Both sets of Pierre’s maternal and paternal grandparents in Ransart, Belgium were involved in the Resistance, helping Jewish families, and also providing food for the poor. “They had a farm and used it for the good. Fairness and love-in-action was Mamy’s life-long motto,” Pierre proudly notes.

As a bandleader, Lacocque is famously known for the fairness and generosity he extends to his bandmates, whether on the road, performing live or in the studio.

On Madeleine, he is joined by MH alumni and extra special guests: Lurrie Bell, Carl Weathersby, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, and backup vocalists Nanette Frank, Diane Madison & Mae Koen (who sang with Stevie Wonder, Otis Clay and Aretha Franklin). Longtime band members — singer Inetta Visor and guitarist/vocalist Michael Dotson — contributed their own songs, with Lacocque having written the majority of the 12 tracks. The versatile rhythm section is held down by drummer Terrence Williams, bassist Brian Quinn and percussionist Ruben Alvarez with Giles Corey on rhythm and lead guitars. Marc Franklin (trumpet) and Kirk Smothers (sax) add the brass and sass to MH’s sound.

Returning to the fold are Grammy and BMA winning producer Michael Freeman and keyboard whiz Christopher “Hambone” Cameron. Also, on piano is Delmark recording artist Johnny Iguana, who played in Junior Wells’ band. Daneshia Hamilton, a young singer from Chicago’s West Side, makes her MH debut on four tunes; her wonderful voice captivates the listener and draws them into each song’s story.

Madeleine stands as a fitting tribute to a remarkably unique and enduring band now entering its third decade; listen and enjoy the blues as only Mississippi Heat can play them! 

–Linda Cain, Founder/Editor Chicago Blues Guide

“The new recording sounds pristine and beautiful. [Pierre Lacocque] directs the band with his highly creative, virtuosic harmonica skills, stellar songwriting, and artistic vision. (His) harmonica just soars beyond imagination. So much talent on there!”
–LINDA CAIN, Chicago Blues Guide 

“Wow, congratulations. This is a thrilling album!”
–PAUL BLAKEMORE
Grammy Award Winner, Recording/Mastering Engineer
 

SILENT TOO LONG

Pierre Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

SPECIAL GUEST
CARL WEATHERSBY-VOCALS

.1. GUITAR INTRO (GILES COREY)
BASS FOLLOWS / BAND JOINS IN

.2. IT’S NOT SOMETHING
I’LL SAY WITH EASE
YOU’RE DROWNING ME
WITH ALL YOUR NEEDS
AND YOUR YAKETY-YAKS
NEVER CEASE
I’M LOSING MY MIND
AND I CANNOT BREATHE
IV: YOU TALK TOO MUCH
I CAN’T GET A WORD IN
(OH YEAH)
IV: … YOU TALK TOO MUCH
I CAN’T GET A WORD IN
V: YOUR GABBING KILLS ME
NO, YOU AIN’T LISTENIN’
… CAN’T YOU SEE?

SILENT TOO LONG [2]

.3. I’VE BEEN SILENT TOO LONG
YOUR CHATTING AIN’T DEEP
I’M ALWAYS TENSE
OH, I CANNOT SLEEP
WHEN YOU ARE NEAR
MY MIND DRIFTS AWAY
CAN’T YOU SEE DARLING?
I AM KEEPING YOU AT BAY
IV: YOU TALK TOO MUCH
I CAN’T GET A WORD IN
OH NO …
IV: YES, YOU TALK TOO MUCH
I CAN’T GET A WORD IN
V: YOUR GABBING KILLS ME
NO, YOU AIN’T LISTENIN’
CAN’T YOU SEE? …

.4. GUITAR SOLO: GILES COREY
.5. HARMONICA SOLO: PIERRE LACOCQUE

SILENT TOO LONG [3]

.6. YOU WERE ONCE
MY SHINING STAR
I WAS EVEN LONELY
WHEN YOU WERE FAR
NOW I WANT TO RUN-RUN
IT’S SO BIZARRE
TELL ME BABY

BREAK/STOP

IS THIS WHO YOU REALLY ARE?
IV: OU TALK TOO MUCH
I CAN’T GET A WORD IN
(ALL THE TIME)
IV: YES, YOU TALK TOO MUCH
I CAN’T GET A WORD IN
UHM …
V: I’VE BEEN SILENT TOO LONG
AND YOU AIN’T LISTENING
CAN’T YOU SEE? …

.7. B-3 ORGAN EXIT SOLO:
CHRIS “HAMBONE” CAMERON

BATTY CRAZY

Pierre Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

LEAD SINGER
DANESHIA HAMILTON

SPECIAL GUESTS
JOHNNY IGUANA-PIANO
KENNY SMITH-DRUMS

.1. INTRO:
PIERRE LACOCQUE/BAND

.2. SINCE YOU’VE CONNECTED
WITH YOUR OLD FRIENDS
YOU KEEP ON GETTING HIGH
AND THE DRAMA NEVER ENDS
IV1: YOU WENT BACK
TO THAT MESS
AND TRIED TO HIDE IT FROM ME
IV2: YES, YOU WENT BACK
TO THAT MESS
AND TRIED TO HIDE IT FROM ME
V: YOU JUMP
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS

BREAK

AND IT DRIVES ME BATTY-CRAZY
BATTY-CRAZY [2]

.3. FULL OF BAD MANNERS
YOU CUSS LIKE A SAILOR
YOUR SPONSOR LEFT YOU
REHAB WAS A FAILURE
IV 1: IT’S BACK
TO THAT MESS
AND TRIED TO HIDE IT FROM ME
IV2: YES, YOU WENT BACK
TO THAT MESS
AND TRIED TO HIDE IT FROM ME
V: YOU JUMP
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS
BREAK
AND IT DRIVES ME BATTY-CRAZY

BATTY-CRAZY [3]

.4. YOU’RE WALKING AROUND
WITH TORN UP LEVI’S
DARK SUNGLASSES
TO HIDE YOUR EYES
POLICE KNOW YOU’RE HERE
THEY’LL CATCH YOU WITHOUT FAIL
NEXT TIME YOU’RE IN COURT
IT’S JAIL WITHOUT BAIL
IV1: YOU WENT BACK
TO THAT MESS
AND TRIED TO HIDE IT FROM ME
IV2: YES, YOU WENT BACK
TO THAT MESS
AND TRIED TO HIDE IT FROM ME
V: YOU JUMP
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS
BREAK
AND IT DRIVES ME BATTY-CRAZY

.5. HARMONICA SOLO: PIERRE LACOCQUE

BATTY-CRAZY [4]

.6. GUITAR SOLO: GILES COREY

.7. I DON’T WANT
TO WORK IT OUT
LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE
I AM SO FED UP
THAT I CAN’T EVEN CRY
JUST HOW MUCH
CAN ONE WOMAN STAND?
IF I DON’T LEAVE HIM NOW
I’LL DROWN ON DRY LAND

IV1: YOU WENT BACK
TO THAT MESS
AND TRIED TO HIDE IT FROM ME
IV2: YES, YOU WENT BACK
TO THAT MESS
AND TRIED TO HIDE IT FROM ME
V: YOU JUMP
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS …
AND IT DRIVES ME …
… YES, IT DRIVES ME …
BATTY-CRAZY

HAVANA EN MI ALMA*

P. Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

* For Victoria Quero Lacocque

LEAD VOCALS
INETTA VISOR

SPECIAL GUESTS
CARL WEATHERSBY-GUITAR
LATIN PERCUSSION: RUBEN ALVAREZ

HORNS
MARC FRANKLIN (TRUMPET, ARRANGEMENTS)
& KIRK SMOTHERS (SAXOPHONE)

BACKGROUND SINGERS
NANETTE FRANK, DIANE MADISON & MAE KOEN
(A.K.A. “NADIMA”)

.1. TURN AROUND W/ HARMONICA + HORNS

.2. GUITAR SOLO: CARL WEATHERSBY

HAVANA [2]

.3. SIPPING ON A MOJITO
WATCHING PEOPLE WALK BY
– – – THINKING – – –
WHY DON’T YOU ALL CRY?
IV: IT MUST BE IN YOUR GENES
TO NEVER LOSE THE FIGHT
… HMHM …
V: IT’S GOT TO BE SWEET HOPE
… HMHM ….
THAT LEADS YOU TO THE LIGHT
HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM

.4. TRYIN’ TO COPE
WITH A PARADISE ONCE LOST
KEEPING BUSY
BUSY AT ALL COST
IV: IT MUST BE IN YOUR GENES
TO NEVER LOSE THE FIGHT

… HMHM …

V: IT’S GOT TO BE SWEET HOPE
… HMHM ….
THAT LEADS YOU TO THE LIGHT
HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM
HAVANA [3]

.5. HARMONICA SOLO: PIERRE LACOCQUE

.6. ENGINE NEEDS PARTS
THAT YOU CANNOT FIND
TELL ME HOW
DO YOU EASE YOUR WORRIED MIND?
IV: IT MUST BE IN YOUR GENES
TO NEVER LOSE THE FIGHT
… HMHM …

V: IT’S GOT TO BE SWEET HOPE
… HMHM ….
THAT LEADS YOU TO THE LIGHT
HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM

.7. TRUMPET SOLO:
MARC FRANKLIN

HAVANA [4]

.8. SIPPING ON A MOJITO
WATCHING PEOPLE WALK BY
– – – THINKING – – –
WHY DON’T YOU ALL CRY?
IV: IT MUST BE IN YOUR GENES
– – –
TO NEVER LOSE THE FIGHT
… HMHM …

V: IT’S GOT TO BE SWEET HOPE
… HMHM ….

1] THAT LEADS YOU TO THE LIGHT
HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM

2] THAT LEADS YOU TO THE LIGHT
HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM.HMHM-HMHM

UNINVITED GUEST

P. Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

SPECIAL GUESTS
LURRIE BELL-VOCALS & LEAD GUITAR
KENNY SMITH-DRUMS

.1. INTRO: PIERRE/BAND

.2. NO ONE KNOWS …
NO ONE KNOWS HOW BLUE I GET
IV: NO ONE KNOWS …
NO ONE KNOWS HOW BLUE I GET
V: I LOOK GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE
BUT ON THE INSIDE
I HAVE AN UNINVITED GUEST

UNINVITED GUEST [2]

.3. BLUES IS MY SHADOW
FOLLOWS ME EVERYWHERE
HE UPSETS ME
AND DON’T TREAT ME FAIR
IV: NO ONE KNOWS …
NO ONE KNOWS HOW BLUE I GET
V: I LOOK GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE
BUT ON THE INSIDE
I HAVE AN UNINVITED GUEST

.4. WHETHER I SIT OR MOVE
HE’S WAITING FOR ME
CAN’T TAKE MY REST
JUST WON’T LET ME BE
IV: NO ONE KNOWS …
NO ONE KNOWS HOW BLUE I GET
V: I LOOK GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE
BUT ON THE INSIDE
I HAVE AN UNINVITED GUEST

.5. HARMONICA SOLO: PIERRE LACOCQUE

UNINVITED GUEST [3]

.6. GUITAR SOLO: LURRIE BELL

.7. IF I CAN’T LOSE HIM
BY THIS TIME TOMORROW
AIN’T NOTHIN’ TO DO
BUT LIVE WITH MY SORROW
IV: NO ONE KNOWS …
NO ONE KNOWS HOW BLUE I GET
V: I LOOK GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE
BUT ON THE INSIDE
I HAVE AN UNINVITED GUEST

NOTHIN’ I CAN DO

P. Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

LEAD SINGER
DANESHIA HAMILTON

SPECIAL GUEST
LURRIE BELL–LEAD GUITAR

.1. INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

.2. I COULD AND I WOULD
DECLARE MY LOVE FOR YOU
IV: YES, I COULD AND I SHOULD
DECLARE MY LOVE TO YOU
V: BUT YOU HAVE ANOTHER WOMAN
AND THERE’S NOTHIN’ I CAN DO

.3. YOUR SISTER TOLD ME
SOMETHING I NEVER KNEW
SHE SAID YOU LOVED ME
AND I DIDN’T CARE FOR YOU
IV: I COULD AND I WOULD
DECLARE MY LOVE FOR YOU
V: BUT YOU HAVE ANOTHER WOMAN
AND THERE’S NOTHIN’ I CAN DO
NOTHIN’ I CAN DO [2]

.4. YOU DIDN’T TELL ME
WHAT LAID IN YOUR HEART
YOU COULDN’T SHOW ME
YOU LOVED ME FROM THE START
IV: I COULD AND I WOULD
DECLARE MY LOVE FOR YOU
V: BUT YOU HAVE ANOTHER WOMAN
AND THERE’S NOTHIN’ I CAN DO

.5. GUITAR SOLO: LURRIE BELL

.6. YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE
BUT YOU WAITED TOO LONG
NOW IT CAN’T BE
AND I’M SINGIN’ THIS SONG
IV: I COULD AND I WOULD
DECLARE MY LOVE TO YOU
V: BUT YOU HAVE ANOTHER WOMAN
AND THERE’S NOTHIN’ I CAN DO

.7. EXIT SOLO: PIERRE LACOCQUE

EMPTY NEST BLUES

P. Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

LEAD SINGER
INETTA VISOR

SPECIAL GUEST
CARL WEATHERSBY-GUITAR

HORNS
M. FRANKLIN (TRUMPET/ARRANGEMENTS)
& KIRK SMOTHERS (SAXOPHONE)

BACKGROUND SINGERS
NANETTE FRANK, DIANE MADISON & MAE KOEN
(A.K.A. “NADIMA”)

.1. MELODY VERSE

.2. I RAISED THE KIDS
HAD NO TIME TO MYSELF
MY LIFE WAS ON HOLD
JUST LAID IT ON THE SHELF
IV: I GOT THE EMPTY NEST BLUES
I NEED TO BE ON MY OWN
V: I DON’T WANT NO COMPANY
JUST ME MYSELF ALONE

EMPTY NEST BLUES [2]

.3. THE CHILDREN ARE GONE
PLEASE DON’T LECTURE ME
STOP GIVING ME ADVICE
ON HOW TO BE HAPPY
IV: I GOT THE EMPTY NEST BLUES
I NEED TO BE ON MY OWN
V: I DON’T WANT NO COMPANY
JUST ME MYSELF ALONE

CHORUS
.4. AIN’T NO LIE – AIN’T NO LIE
AIN’T NO LIE … LIE … LIE
IV: AIN’T NO LIE – AIN’T NO LIE
AIN’T NO LIE … LIE … LIE
V: I DON’T WANT NO COMPANY
BABY, AIN’T NO LIE

.5. GUITAR SOLO: CARL WEATHERSBY

.6. TRUMPET SOLO: MARC FRANKLIN

EMPTY NEST BLUES [3]

.7. I’LL BE AT BRIANNA’S
ON HARLEM AVENUE
HER PLACE IS SAFE
SHE KNOWS WHAT I’M GOING THROUGH
IV: I’VE GOT THE EMPTY NEST BLUES
AND I NEED TO BE ON MY OWN
V: I DON’T WANT NO COMPANY
JUST ME MYSELF ALONE

.8. HARMONICA SOLO: PIERRE LACOCQUE

.9. MELODY/EXIT-CHORUS

RIDIN’ ON A HIT

Pierre Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

LEAD VOCALS
DANESHIA HAMILTON

SPECIAL GUEST
JOHNNY IGUANA-PIANO

HORNS
M. FRANKLIN: TRUMPET (ARRANGEMENTS) & KIRK
SMOTHERS (SAXOPHONE)

BACKGROUND SINGERS
NANETTE FRANK, DIANE MADISON & MAE KOEN
(A.K.A. “NADIMA”)

.1. MELODY VERSE

.2. TODAY… WE’RE IN LONDON
TOMORROW WE’RE IN TO-KY-O
WE SCURRY THROUGH EUROPE
BREAK: 1 HIT
RIGHT BACK TO CHICAGO
BREAK: 2 HITS
IV: THE BAND IS ON A ROLL
AIN’T NO TIME TO QUIT
V: WE CAN’T BE STILL
WE’RE RIDIN’ ON A HIT

RIDIN’ ON A HIT [2]

.3. IT TOOK SUCH A LONG TIME
SURE HAD MANY MISSES
TODAY WE’RE IN HEAVEN
BREAK: 1 HIT
AND IT FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS
BREAK: 2 HITS
IV: THE BAND IS ON A ROLL
AIN’T NO TIME TO QUIT
V: WE CAN’T BE STILL
WE’RE RIDIN’ ON A HIT

CHORUS
.4. WE’RE RIDIN’ …
YES, WE ARE RIDIN’
IV: OH WE’RE RIDIN’ …
WE’RE RIDIN’-RIDIN’
V: WE CAN’T BE STILL
AIN’T NO TIME TO QUIT

RIDIN’ ON A HIT [3]

.5. PIANO SOLO:
JOHNNY IGUANA

.6. JOIN ME BA-BY
COME AND WATCH US PLAY
MOVE TO THE MUSIC
BREAK: 1 HIT
PLEASE DON’T STAY AWAY
BREAK: 2 HITS
IV: THE BAND IS ON A ROLL
AIN’T NO TIME TO QUIT
V: WE CAN’T BE STILL
WE’RE RIDIN’ ON A HIT
.7. HARMONICA SOLO

.8. HARMONICA/PIANO MELODY

RIDIN’ ON A HIT [4]

.9. LONG FADE

.A. WE’VE GOT A BREAK
“ON A HIT”
IT’S HEAVEN-SENT
“ON A HIT”
WE’RE LOOKING GOOD
“ON A HIT”
NOW WE CAN PAY THE RENT
“ON A HIT”

.B. OPPORTUNITIES
“ON A HIT”
COME AND GO

CAN’T MISS A BEAT
“ON A HIT”
CAN’T STAY LOW
“CAN’T STAY LOW”

RIDIN’ ON A HIT [5]

.C. OUR VAN BROKE DOWN
“ON A HIT”
… IN DAVENPORT
“ON A HIT”
HAD TO BORROW MONEY
“ON A HIT”
ALWAYS A DOLLAR SHORT

.D. WE’RE RIDIN’ …
“RIDIN’…RIDIN’”
YES, WE ARE RIDIN’
“RIDIN’…RIDIN’”
LET’S JUMP AND JIVE
“RIDIN’…RIDIN’”
WE’RE RIDIN’ …
“RIDIN’…RIDIN’”
WE’RE RIDIN’ …
“RIDIN’…RIDIN’”
OH, WE’RE RIDIN’ …
“RIDIN’…RIDIN’”

EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’

M. Dotson, Gritty City Music, ASCAP

LEAD SINGER/GUITAR
MICHAEL DOTSON

SPECIAL GUEST
JOHNNY IGUANA-PIANO

.1. GUITAR INTRO VERSE:
MICHAEL DOTSON

.2. EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
AND DECLARE AIN’T NOTHIN’
IV: EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
AND DECLARE AIN’T NOTHIN’
V: IF YOU AIN’T DOIN’ SOMETHIN’
THEN MAN YOU’RE PROBABLY DEAD

EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’ [2]

HITS/BREAK
.3. EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
THAT AIN’T QUITE RIGHT
EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
THAT YOU DON’T LIKE
EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
TO PLEASE THEIR HEADS
I KNOW YOU AIN’T NO DIFFERENT NOW
FROM WHAT I SAID

IV: EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
AND DECLARE AIN’T NOTHIN’

V: IF YOU AIN’T DOIN’ SOMETHIN’
THEN MAN YOU’RE PROBABLY DEAD

.4. HARMONICA SOLO: PIERRE LACOCQUE

EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’ [3]

HITS/BREAK
.5. WELL, YOU CAN SMOKE
LIKE A CHIMNEY
YOU CAN EAT LIKE A WHALE
YOU CAN STARVE YOURSELF
AND GIVE THE OTHER FOLKS HELL
YOU CAN SNORE YOUR BREAKFAST
YOU CAN DRINK YOUR DINNER
YOU CAN GO UP AND DOWN
EVERYBODY’S A SINNER

IV: EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
AND DECLARE AIN’T NOTHIN’

V: IF YOU AIN’T DOIN’ SOMETHIN’
THEN MAN YOU’RE PROBABLY DEAD

.6. GUITAR SOLO: MICHAEL DOTSON

EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’ [4]

.7. EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
AND DECLARE AIN’T NOTHIN’
IV: EVERYBODY DO SOMETHIN’
AND DECLARE AIN’T NOTHIN’

V: IF YOU AIN’T DOIN’ SOMETHIN’
OR YOU’RE PROBABLY

V: — AIN’T DOIN’ SOMETHIN’
OR YOU’RE PROBABLY

V: — AIN’T DOIN’ SOMETHIN’
WELL, YOU’RE PROBABLY …
LIE LIKE A BIG DOG

MADELEINE**

P. Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

** In Memory of Emma Magdalena Van der Linden

AT THE LUCKY STAR

Pierre Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

LEAD SINGER
DANESHIA HAMILTON

SPECIAL GUESTS
JOHNNY IGUANA-PIANO
PERCUSSION: RUBEN ALVAREZ

HORNS
MARC FRANKLIN: TRUMPET (ARRANGEMENTS) &
KIRK SMOTHERS (SAXOPHONE)

BACKGROUND SINGERS
NANETTE FRANK, DIANE MADISON & MAE KOEN
(AKA “NADIMA”)

.1. MELODY VERSE

AT THE LUCKY STAR [2]

.2. OH, WE MET BY CHANCE
GAMBLING AT THE LUCKY STAR
IV: I SAID WE MET BY CHANCE
GAMBLING AT THE LUCKY STAR
V-V: AND WHEN WE GOT
TO TALKIN’, BOY
HE HAD HEALED MY LONELY HEART

.3. WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW
IS THAT TOBY RUNS AROUND
ONE LOVER AIN’T ENOUGH
HE’S JUST A DIRTY HOUND
IV: BUT WE MET BY CHANCE
GAMBLING AT THE LUCKY STAR
V-V: AND WHEN WE GOT
TO TALKIN’, BOY
HE HAD HEALED MY LONELY HEART

AT THE LUCKY STAR [3]

.4. WHENEVER I SAW HIM
MY HEART WOULD JUMP FOR JOY
BUT I NEVER HAD A CLUE
HE USED ME LIKE A TOY
IV: YES, WE MET BY CHANCE
GAMBLING AT THE LUCKY STAR
V-V: AND WHEN WE GOT TO
TALKIN’, BOY
HE HAD HEALED MY LONELY HEART

.5. SAXOPHONE SOLO: KIRK SMOTHERS

AT THE LUCKY STAR [4]

.6. BACK WHEN I WAS ALONE
IT WAS LIKE A BURNIN’ HELL
I MISSED HIM FOR DAYS
SO, I STAYED MY SHELL
IV: YES, WE MET BY CHANCE
GAMBLING AT THE LUCKY STAR
V-V: AND WHEN WE GOT TO
TALKIN’, GIRLS
HE JUST BROKE MY LONELY HEART

.7. HARMONICA SOLO:
PIERRE LACOCQUE

.8. MELODY/EXIT

TRUTH LIKE RAIN

M. Dotson, Gritty City Music, ASCAP

LEAD VOCALS/GUITAR
MICHAEL DOTSON

SPECIAL GUEST
JOHNNY IGUANA-PIANO

.1. TRUTH LIKE RAIN,
THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN
TRUTH LIKE RAIN,
THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN
AIN’T NO USE CALLIN’
BETTER QUIT YO’ BALLIN’
WHEN THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’
DOWN LIKE RAIN

TRUTH LIKE RAIN [2]

.2. WELL, IT’S NO USE TO SAY
YOU’RE SORRY
FOR CAUSIN’ ME ALL THAT PAIN
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW JUST
WHAT YOU’VE DONE
UNTIL THE TRUTH STARTS
FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN
TRUTH LIKE RAIN,
THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN
AIN’T NO USE CALLIN’
BETTER QUIT YO’ BALLIN’
WHEN THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN
LIKE RAIN

TRUTH LIKE RAIN [3]

.3. WELL, THE OTHER DAY IT HIT ME
YOU AIN’T BEEN DOIN’ LIKE
YOU SHOULD
YOU TREATED THE GOOD ONES…OH SO BAD
IT’S THE BAD ONE YOU TREATED GOOD
TRUTH LIKE RAIN,
THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN
AIN’T NO USE CALLIN’ –
BETTER QUIT YO’ BALLIN’
WHEN THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN

BRIDGE
.4. WHEN THE TRUTH STARTS FALLIN’
LIKE RAIN FROM THE SKY
IT’LL MAKE YOU WANT TO CALL MY NAME
UNTIL THAT DAY YOU WON’T REALIZE
WHY ALL YOU LOVE’S IN VAIN

.5. GUITAR SOLO: MICHAEL DOTSON
.6. HARMONICA SOLO: PIERRE LACOCQUE

TRUTH LIKE RAIN [4]

BRIDGE
.7. WHEN THE TRUTH STARTS FALLIN’
LIKE RAIN FROM THE SKY
IT’LL MAKE YOU WANT TO CALL MY NAME
UNTIL THAT DAY YOU WON’T REALIZE
WHY ALL YOU LOVE’S IN VAIN

.8. WHEN THE RAIN FALLS DOWN
ON A THIRSTY LAND
IT WASHES ALL THE MESS AWAY
BUT WHEN THE TRUTH FALLS DOWN
ON YOUR HEAD
WELL, THAT’LL BE A BRAND NEW DAY
TRUTH LIKE RAIN,
THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN
AIN’T NO USE CALLIN’
BETTER QUIT YO’ BALLIN’
WHEN THE TRUTH IS
FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN

TRUTH LIKE RAIN [5]

.9. TRUTH LIKE RAIN,
THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN
TRUTH LIKE RAIN,
THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN LIKE RAIN
AIN’T NO USE CALLIN’ –
BETTER QUIT YO’ BALLIN’
WHEN THE TRUTH IS FALLIN’ DOWN
LIKE RAIN

TROUBLE

DeeDee Shonnie Music, BMI
Arrangement: M. Dangeroux, DM MUSIC LLC, ASCAP

LEAD SINGER
INETTA VISOR

SPECIAL GUESTS
CARL WEATHERSBY-GUITAR
HORNS: M. FRANKLIN (TRUMPET, ARRANGEMENTS) & KIRK SMOTHERS (SAXOPHONE)

BACKGROUND SINGERS
NANETTE FRANK, DIANE
MADISON & MAE KOEN (A.K.A. “NADIMA”)

.1. GUITAR INTRO SOLO: CARL WEATHERSBY

.2. I’M FACING A WORLD OF PROBLEMS
MOUNTAIN HIGH IN BILLS
IT’S A MIND-BLOWING SITUATION
I’M BEGGING FOR TIME TO BE STILL
IV: TRYIN’ TO HOLD
ONTO MY RELIGION
MY FAITH IS SLIPPIN’ DAY BY DAY
V: I’M IN A STATE OF CONFUSION
I’VE GOT TO FIGHT TO FIND A WAY

TROUBLE [2]

3. MY SANITY IS IN QUESTION
SEE THE CIRCLES UNDER MY EYES
I CAN’T SEEM TO KEEP ANY MONEY
MY MOMA’S ASKIN’ “
ARE YOU GETTING HIGH”
IV: WORRYIN’
’BOUT THE JOB SITUATION
‘CAUSE ‘NOTHIN’ IS WRITTEN IN STONE
V: MY EX IS NOW MY STALKER
LORD, I FEEL A STROKE COMING ON

.4. I’VE GOT
TO GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE
CALLING 9.1.1 ON THE DOUBLE
IV: REALITY HAS BUSTED MY BUBBLE
GOT TO GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE
V: LIKE A PHOENIX RISING
OUT OF THE RUBBLE
GONNA GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE

TROUBLE [3]

.5. GUITAR SOLO: CARL WEATHERSBY

.6. BECAUSE
OF THE WORLD’S ECONOMY
MY DREAMS ARE UP ON A SHELF
THOUGH MOMMA MAY HAVE
AND PAPA MAY HAVE
I’VE GOT TO RESCUE MYSELF
IV: GOT TO ROLL UP MY SLEEVES
AND GET BUSY
I HAVE TO STRENGTHEN MY RESOLVE
V: TELL THOSE
FREELOADING FRIENDS IT’S OVER
I’M TIRED OF WASTIN’ MY TIME
WITH YOU ALL

TROUBLE [4]

.7. I’VE GOT
TO GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE
CALLING 9.1.1 ON THE DOUBLE
IV: REALITY HAS BUSTED MY BUBBLE
GOT TO GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE
V: LIKE A PHOENIX
RISING OUT OF THE RUBBLE
I’VE GOT TO GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE

.8. HARMONICA SOLO: PIERRE LACOCQUE

.9. I’VE GOT
TO GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE
CALLING 9.1.1 ON THE DOUBLE
IV: REALITY HAS BUSTED MY BUBBLE
GOT TO GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE
V: LIKE A PHOENIX
RISING OUT OF THE RUBBLE
GONNA GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE

TROUBLE [5]

.10. I’VE GOT
TO GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE
CALLING 9.1.1 ON THE DOUBLE
IV: REALITY HAS BUSTED MY BUBBLE
GOT TO GET MYSELF
OUT OF TROUBLE
V: LIKE A PHOENIX
RISING OUT OF THE RUBBLE
GONNA GET MYSELF OUT OF TROUBLE