NameDropper 2006

NameDropper - James Michael Taylor - unplugged


1. ANNAH.................................................... Child of My Restless Dreams
2. ASA.......................................................... Asa
3. CEDRICH................................................. Cedrich Allrunner/Blackhawk
4. CRISTI..................................................... Cry, Cry Cristi
5. DENA....................................................... The Dena Wind
6. ROSE........................................................ Last Night I Said “Good-bye” to Rose
7. JIMMY...................................................... Forever Young, Forever Foolish
8. JONAH..................................................... Jonah
9. REBECCA................................................ I Live With Rebecca
10. SCARLETT............................................ Oh, Scarlett
11. SONNY................................................. A Cloudy Day for Sonny
12. THEDA NELL........................................ The Ballad of Theda Nell

One sunny afternoon in the fall of 2005 my oldest daughter, Wyn elan and her two boys and I were relaxing in the shade of a big pecan tree at a festival called Raz on the Braz, Terry Razor's annual birthday bash. I don't know what brought it up but Wyn suggested I put together a CD of name songs. So, back home, I went thru my songbook and assembled about 25 name songs. I burned a few CD copies and passed them out to people whose opinions I valued.. I got an email from Jeff Prince that went like this...
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"i like the name songs that are about specific people, and each song ought to be entitled by the name of the protagonist. that would make an interesting theme. some of the songs on this cd don't fit that theme. for instance, "cowtown" is nice but the song is about a city, not a person, and doesn't fit the more limited theme i envision. nor do "gramma's shampoo" (gramma is a title, not a name), "cactus flower," "california xmas memories," "feathers in the wind," etc. but that's just my opinion....jeff

Jeff is pretty smart. Besides, he's the only one so far that has taken the time to give me some feedback so this is what it has all come to. Most of these songs were written many years ago and most of them have not been included on a previous CD. All are real people and only, Jonah, who's name I do not know, is not the name of the person I wrote it about. jmt