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Rock Me On The Water

John Hall went sailing. Kingston, NY to Havana, Cuba, with extended time in the Florida Keys, then north to Martha's Vineyard and Cuttyhunk, and finally south to Annapolis. The result was a CD of songs written on and about the ocean, islands and beaches. Eight originals are joined by three covers which acquired special meaning for John on this trip.

Co-founder, songwriter and guitarist for the band Orleans, whose tunes have been recorded by Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Linda Ronstadt and Ricky Skaggs and James Taylor, John has also played guitar solos on records by Taj Mahal, Carly Simon and Little Feat. But before all that he was a sailor; his early experience came by way of his father and the Cuttyhunk MA Yacht Club, which runs a summer children's sailing camp. Starting at age five, John sailed and rowed and tied knots, swam out of the harbor to the bell buoy to prove he didn't need a life preserver, raced Lightnings and windsurfers, delivered other people's boats, and bought several of his own. The most recent, a 39-foot cutter named Athena, was the vessel John captained on the trip that inspired the CD "Rock Me On The Water."

 

Rock Me On The Water

ROCK ME ON THE WATER

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Featuring:

Rock Me On The Water - Jackson Browne's song done reggae.
I Need A Break From My Vacation - a rocker of down-time gone bad.
Cuttyhunk - a reggae hymn to this little piece of paradise.
Seven Mile Bridge - if you've been to Key West, you know...
Islamorada - rock/tango, if you need a category, another song about the Keys.
Another Sunset - a duet with Steve Wariner, who co-authored the song and
    plays Chet Atkins' gut-string guitar on it.
Gulf Stream Night - a ska party tune which is also the name of John's new band.
Channel Pilot - a Sam Broussard tune about his grandfather's work on Louisiana
    waterways.
Every Place - Jules Shear's reggae song celebrates the end of the voyage.

Produced by John Hall
Mixed by Paul Orofino



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