The Glass City All-Stars
CDs (remember those?) are available @ Amazon.com
Our last album, "It Takes One to Know One," is available on iTunes, and Spotify. It is also on Amazon @ https://www.amazon.com/Takes-One-Know/dp/B005E8KWPG/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=it+takes+one+to+know+one&qid=1593641213&s=music&sr=1-5.
Also included here is an unreleased demo of "Mark of the Crab," which is another in a long line of our instrumentals. The demo was done by Craig. Some songs make it to a CD, some don't. This may one make it one day. It is here to show how the songs start, and eventually progress to a CD.
All songs were written by Craig.
"Sin City," is off of "It Takes One to Know One." I think this version has one of the best ending sections of any song we have ever done. It has Mark Lemle on sax, and Marty Greenberg on bass.
This is an unreleased song, called "Mark of the Crab."
"Paige" was written about Craig's first kid -- definitely an defining moment for anyone. The electric piano bends at the beginning are meant to mimic the sounds she made before she could speak. She can sure talk now ...
"A Trip South," is a song about the end of our adventures as a "road band." It has a great groove, and the longest piano solo -- for better or worse -- that I ever put on tape.
"True Believer," a commentary on modern life.
"Chunky Samba # 7" is a quintessential All-Stars song. 100 miles an hour, with a no "musical category" to put it in. The piano solo at the end and the drums fit like a glove.
"Lillian" is about the relationship of a fan of the movies in the present day with a silent film star. Today, people have thousands of choices for entertainment, but in the silent film era, not so much. This song is about the viewer imagining what could have been in simpler times. "Lillian" is one of our favorites.
This version of "Chump" was recorded live, at the University of Toledo. Two of the best guys we ever played with, Tim Chandler and Rick Hall are on it. Dig the Clavinet part.