MP3 Crabtree & Mills - Freedom
Original folk songs from modern life (some funny, some bluesy, some sad), seriously fine finger picking, gutsy lead vocals, and tight, tight duo harmonies.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (58:31) !
Related styles: FOLK: Modern Folk, FOLK: Fingerstyle
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FREEDOM is the second CD from busy Toronto folk duo Crabtree&Mills.
Following the exciting launch of Flight of Fancy, their first duo recording together, Paul Mills and Joanne Crabtree played many successful concerts around southern Ontario, all the while developing their tight vocal harmonies.
In the summer of 2007, Joanne was gripped by a song-writing fever that did not subside for many months, but just as it was beginning to wane, Paul joined her in the adventure, and over many snow-bound days in late 2007, they wrote three heartfelt songs together.
Those eleven songs - some sad, some funny, some from personal history, some plucked from thin air – those songs are the heart and soul of FREEDOM, and from creativity to civil rights, freedom plays a role in every one of them.
Armed with their own writings, two songs from tradition, two from like-minded authors, and the feeling they could not wait to start sharing this new repertoire with everyone who had responded so warmly to Flight of Fancy, Paul and Joanne headed back into the recording studio in 2008. This CD, FREEDOM, is the result.
1.I Told You Up-tempo original humourous song about a challenging relationship.
https://www.tradebit.comairie Nights Medium tempo original song about being on the road in the Canadian Prairies.
https://www.tradebit.comlad For Lee Up-tempo original song about a pro football player who almost made it to the big time.
https://www.tradebit.comse to You Jazzy medium tempo swing love song with acoustic guitar, and Django-style lead work.
https://www.tradebit.comciful Shepherd Original up-tempo song with a latin groove.
https://www.tradebit.coms Lady Luck Up-tempo humourous original song about trying to write a song. In Love Tonight Beautiful pop love ballad about a relationship late in life. Medium tempo
https://www.tradebit.comdalajara Up-tempo original Tex-Mex ballad about a woman getting even.
https://www.tradebit.comve Away Johnny Traditional ballad. Medium slow tempo.
https://www.tradebit.com Sailed Away A heart-wrenching original song about the challenges of immigrating to a new country
https://www.tradebit.comt John Dean Traditional American yarn about a prison escape - some hot picking featured.
https://www.tradebit.comy Love A poignant post 9-11 song about the state of the world and its only hope.
https://www.tradebit.com Flat Next Door Medium tempo jazz/pop story song about unrequited love in wartime.
https://www.tradebit.com Price of Freedom A powerful political protest song retelling a well-known civil rights story from the ‘60s
13.I Can’t Wait A beautiful and singable song telling us all that, in spite of the mess the world is in, there will always be hope.
Genres: Folk: cuts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10,11,12,14,15
Jazz/pop: cuts 4, 7, 13
Humourous: cuts 1, 6
Political: cuts 12, 14, 15