Okay, so one or three or nine people asked me to do this, so I blame them. Ultimately, this is just me having a little fun. I was lead singer for several years for a couple of different bands around Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When the band days ended (Geez, what a headache!), I got out once in a while for karaoke night just to exorcise some demons. Hey… a guy’s gotta sing.
Anyway, one night I sang a number of songs and the KJ (Karaoke Jockey) recorded them for me. Keep in mind that these are live performances — no stopping in a studio and telling the engineer, “Hold up! Let’s try that again.” I’m just sayin’: there might be a missed note or two or five by the time you get through the list. Plus, it’s not only all live — all one take, hiccups or not — but it’s also recorded in an open environment with some sound supression to keep out the background noise.
Therefore, you’ll want to put on the headphones, crank up the volume, and (I hope) enjoy. Seriously, though, given the circumstances, I think the KJ did a pretty terrific job. As to the singer… well, you’ll have to decide. Remember: Live Show! Have mercy on the poor, sad talent.
These are MP3 files.
Walking In Memphis_mp3 (Originally by Marc Cohn)
Wicked Game_mp3 (Originally by Chris Isaak)
Feel Like Makin’ Love_mp3 (Originally by Bad Company)
In The Air Tonight_mp3 (Originally by Phil Collins)
Bright Lights_mp3 (Originally by Matchbox Twenty)
Turn The Page_mp3 (Originally by Bob Seger)
Ferry Cross The Mersey_mp3 (Originally by Gerry & the Pacemakers)
New York State Of Mind_mp3 (Originally by Billy Joel)
Life By The Drop_mp3 (Originally by Stevie Ray Vaughan)
There’s A Kind Of Hush_mp3 (Originally by Herman’s Hermits)
Lady_mp3 (Originally by Little River Band)
I Drink Alone_mp3 (Originally by George Thorogood)
Hurts So Good_mp3 (Originally by John Mellencamp)
America_mp3 (Originally by Neil Diamond)
Unchain My Heart_mp3 (Originally by Joe Cocker)