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This and That 2009
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1.

Comfort Is The Music

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2.

First Thought This Morning

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3.

American In London

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Charing Cross

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5.

You

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6.

Black Cat

7.

El Fuego

8.

Mill Creek

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Denmark Street

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Home Town Boy

11. A Country Waltz
LISTEN 12. Navajo Sunrise

At my gigs it's common to hear "Oh! I see that among your CDs you have two instrumental albums and two albums of just you, singing and playing your guitar. Do you have any CDs of just you with instrumental songs and songs you sing? DO YOU?" "Sorry. I don't." "Well. You should record one.  "After hearing those words too many, many times, I decided it was time todo just that. So in response I give you "this", six Instrumentals "and that" six vocal songs, all performed solo---in other words, no band, just me.

The first line of one of the songs, AMERICAN IN LONDON is "Standing in the middle of Denmark Street." So what's Denmark Street?? Well yeah.  It's a street, but??? Okay. Here's the skinny. Denmark Street is a narrow one block long street in London's West End. I spend more time there than most spend in front of Buckingham Palace. As tiny as the street is, it's the home of a dozen or more music shops. These shops crowd the tiny street, from ground level to the fourth floor. Among these shops is a favorite nightspot, The 12Bar Club. I find myself hanging out there during the day and performing there at night once or twice each trip I make to London.

DENMARK STREET is also the title of one of the instrumentals on this CD.  It was composed in one of the music shops on Denmark Street. Thus, the name.

I want to briefly mention that the song CHARING CROSS, is about the13th century English King, Edward I and his wife, Queen Eleanor. Though they were brought together at a young age in an arranged marriage, Edward and Eleanor were in love and quite devoted to each other. Eleanor died in 1290 while in Lincoln, north of London. Eleanor's body was returned to Westminster Abbey. The procession took 12 days to arrive at Westminster. A cross, actually a monument was erected each place they stopped for the night. The last was Charing Cross.

2002 - BOB RAFKIN.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED