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Them Old Guitars

by Jim Boyd

Rock & Roll with a seventies and eighties flavor.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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1. Them Old Guitars
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2. Open My Eyes
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3. All You Need
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4. Holding On
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5. Blame It All On Rock & Roll
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6. Legend Of Franco
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7. I Remember
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8. Party
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9. Highway High
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Jim Boyd-Them Old Guitars

This ten song release isn't what Boyd's current listener base would expect from him, but it is a homecoming of sorts for him. It's more rock oriented.

His past eight original releases have been basically issue oriented lyrics in genres of rock, country, folk, blues, and traditional music. None would have fit in a main stream market, until now.

This release holds tributes to friends such as Jerry Stensgar(Them Old Guitars), his long-time friend and band mate who passed away a couple of years ago, and Fran Swan(Legend Of Franco), another life long friend of Boyd's.

This release includes many up tempo songs that are definitely main stream rock and roll, but still aren't commercial by any means. Boyd's brand of rock gravitates more towards the seventies and eighties styles. "That's my kind of rock," Boyd reminds us.

Although Jim Boyd wasn't the songwriter in earlier groups he performed in, he has played in many original rock groups and rock cover bands in his time, and he decided to put this release out to, as he said "get it out of my system." This recording still incorporates some of Boyd's serious topics, but as a whole, he created a record that is as he admits is a "whole lotta fun."

Boyd used many friends on this CD. He played all guitar parts, many bass guitar parts, piano, percussion, and vocals. There were familiar names from Kyo-T like Alfonso Kolb, on drums and background vocals, Marty Meisner played some bass guitar, Brad Greene played keys on two songs. There were also other musicians like Paul Raymond on percussion and Keleren Millham on background vocals. The release was recorded and mastered at Black Coffee Recording in Spokane by Robert Hartwig.

If you like rock and roll, you'll love this recording.

TITLE: THEM OLD GUITARS
ARTIST: Jim Boyd


1. Them Old Guitars
Dedicated to the memory of Jerry Stensgar
Vocals/ Guitars: Jim Boyd
Drums: Alfonso Kolb
Percussion: Paul Raymond
Keyboards: Brad Greene
Bass: Marty Meisner

THEM OLD GUITARS
Just got back from Tennessee
Music brought us harmony
Played some dances, played some bars
We learned to play them old guitars

Then we'd run from town to town
Rockin' rollin' all around
See Jer played bass and I played lead
Others joined then they would leave

Bridge:
How'd those years get by so fast
Lots of stories, lots of past
It seems like only yesterday
Jer and I we learned to play

Chorus: Them old guitars--them old guitars

Life would separate our paths
Music always brought us back
With everything else in between
Family, college, kids, and dreams

By myself I write this song
Don't have Jer to sing along
See he was taken in the spring
And things will never be the same


2. Open My Eyes
Vocals/ Guitars/ Bass Guitar/ Cowbell: Jim Boyd
Drums: Alfonso Kolb

OPEN MY EYES
When I open my eyes
Getting up getting up getting up out of bed
Then I finally realize
That you're not right there by my side
And I'll just take my time
Getting up getting up getting up out of bed
Cause I don't need to hurry
It'll just make me worry

Then I'm thinking about what you told me last night
Cause it's just sinking in
And I'll try to pretend
That you told me that our love was so tight
Thinking that's what you said
But maybe I was still dreaming

CHORUS:
Now I'm listening to what I want to hear
My reality was clouded by a little bit of beer
And I thought it was a wonderful night
But maybe I was still dreaming
And now it's time to open my eyes
Open my eyes

When I start to get up
Getting up getting up getting up out of bed
And then I remember
That you left in November

And I never know why
Getting up getting up getting up out of bed
Why it's always hazy
And a little bit crazy

That I think about you all of the time
And I know you're not here
But my dreams hold you near
And I'm sure that one day I will be fine
And I know I'll move on
Hope it won't take too long



3. All You Need
Vocals/ Guitars: Jim Boyd
Drums: Alfonso Kolb
Percussion: Paul Raymond
Bass: Marty Meisner


ALL YOU NEED
I've been to hell and back on a road paved in gold
But it wasn't my gold, and it wasn't my road
I live my life givin' time to the people I don't know
Always lookin' for direction as I go
Always lookin' for a sign to the right road
I met a man never had a dime to his name
But he wasn't unhappy, and he wasn't ashamed
He taught more lessons in life than a book could retain
But he kept it very simple and he kept it plain
Ya he kept it very simple and so very plain

CHORUS:
He said, All you need is all you need
Just simplify complexity
All you need is all you need
Is all you need you see

I've searched for answers everywhere but right in front of me
When you're lookin' too hard, then it's hard to see
God give me strength to appreciate show me a sign
Cause I'm lookin' in the wrong place at the right time
Ya I've been lookin' in the wrong place all this time



4. Holding On
Vocals/ Piano/ Synth: Jim Boyd
Drums: Alfonso Kolb
Background Vocals: Keleren Millham

Holding On
Filled my life with all the love I lost today
Finding answers to those questions life has raised
I was grateful for the times I held you near
Now I can't understand why God took you away and left me here

So many smiles in my memories
And I'll still hold you close in my dreams
Well I know that I will carry on
But I will miss your love for so very very very very long

CHORUS:
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
Hope it makes me strong
All this holding on

I drove all over town just trying to figure out
Why things happen like they do ya how things come about
I know I will love you for as long as I will breathe
I'll keep holding on for as long as I need


5. Blame It All On Rock & Roll
Vocals/ Guitars/ Bass Guitar: Jim Boyd
Drums/ Background Vocals: Alfonso Kolb
Background Vocals: Keleren Millham


Blame It All On Rock & Roll
When I broke my radio, blamed it all on Rock & Roll
Partied myself to the floor, blamed it all on Rock & Roll
Traveled around all out of control, blamed it all on Rock & Roll
All those girls that had to go, blamed it all on Rock & Roll

When I look deep in my soul, blame it all on Rock & Roll
I go back ten years or more &, blame it all on Rock & Roll
Music set to video, blame it all on Rock & Roll
Never be the same no more, blame it all on Rock & Roll

CHORUS:
Where do you go after Rock & Roll
Where do you go after Rock & Roll where do you go
After Rock & Roll where do you go
After Rock & Roll where do you go
After Rock & Roll where do you go


Playing guitar's all I know, blame it all on Rock & Roll
Now I'm wondering where to go, blame it all on Rock & Roll
No more music that I like, blame it all on Rock & Roll
Might as well stay home at night, blame it all on Rock & Roll

(CHORUS)

When I broke my radio, blamed it all on Rock & Roll
Partied myself to the floor, blamed it all on Rock & Roll


6. Legend Of Franco
Dedicated to my brother Franco Swan
Vocals/ Guitars/ Bass Guitar: Jim Boyd
Drums: Alfonso Kolb
Background Vocals: Keleren Millham


Legend of Franco
Why I remember Franco from as far back as I go
Ya he always had a joke and smile, and laughter filled his soul
But you didn't want to piss him off or things could change real fast
Ya that smile of his would turn into a frown for kickin' ass

He was loved for miles around, and feared for just as far
A living legend known from town to town and every bar
A true athlete who excelled at all sports ya it is said
But his specialty was knuckle bumpin' on poor bastards heads

CHORUS:
That was Franco from the reservation legend of our Indian Nation
Always made us proud, that's what he was about
Franco from the reservation legend of our Indian Nation
Not a nicer man, was always there to lend a helping hand
He played the sports that took him town to town, both near and far
And he played to win, then afterwards he'd always hit the bar
So well natured, but there's always someone looking for a test
Franco always had to show someone just why he was the best


7. I Remember
Vocals/ Guitars: Jim Boyd
Drums: Alfonso Kolb
Bass Guitar: Marty Meisner

I Remember
I remember a time when life was so easy
And I remember a time when I lost my way
I remember some good times
And I remember some bad times
I remember the sunshine and I remember the rain

And I live my life the best way that I know that I can
And I've heard all the stories that I can retain
Ya I live my life the best way that I know that I can
And I've heard all the stories that I can retain

Chorus:
I've listened to the rain falling on the roof top
I've listened to the song of the pouring rain
I'm looking down a road I've already walked on
I'm looking down a road that my memory's paved

I remember the first time that love found a reason
And I remember the first time that love turned to pain
And I remember the first time that I looked into your eyes
And I remember the last time that I saw your face

CHORUS

8. Party
Vocals/ Guitars/ Keyboards: Jim Boyd
Drums/ Background Vocals: Alfonso Kolb
Percussion: Paul Raymond
Background Vocals: Keleren Millham
Partiers: Jim Boyd, Alfonso Kolb, Keleren Millham, Robert Hartwig,
Angela Valenti
PARTY
Look out--cause here we come
Don't even try to stop us cause it can't be done
Look out--cause we're on our way
And we'll do it all night long until there's no today

Ya listen up--and look around
If you see the party starting that's where we'll be found
Ya listen up--and you'll know it's true
We're the party everybody is invited to
CHORUS:
We're the party party party that keeps calling you
We're the party party party you're invited to
We're the party party party that keeps calling you
Ya the party party party everybody is invited to

BRIDGE:
We'll be leaving town today and we'd really like to stay
But there's party people waiting for their turn you know
We'll be back in town some time and you know that I ain't lying
Cause we're everywhere their needing us to go

Look out--cause here we come
Don't even try to stop us cause it can't be done
Ya listen up--and you'll know it's true
We're the party everybody is invited to


9. Highway High
Vocals/ Guitars: Jim Boyd
Drums: Alfonso Kolb
Keyboards: Brad Greene
Bass Guitar: Marty Meisner

Highway High
When you're on the road where you feel as one
It's a brother's bond while they're on the run
When you're born with wings well it's best you learn to fly

There's a fire burning in the desert sky
As you roll your wheels and you feel the high
As the engine roars like a lion in the night

Bridge:
And the good ole boys with their looks of stone
As the good ole boys would rather turn you home
But there's just no way cause your spirit owns the road

There's the good ole boys in their suits of blue
There's the good ole boys that wanna mess with you
But you're there before and you know you've gotta roll

Chorus:
Gettin' high high hiway high
I got a high high hiway high
Gettin' high high hiway high
I got a high high hiway high

repeat bridge and chorus




10. Rebel Moon
Vocals/ Guitars: Jim Boyd
Drums: Alfonso Kolb
Percussion: Paul Raymond

Rebel Moon
Stalking streets like wolves on prey
All the games you need to play
Anything to get it done
Some say danger some say fun
Every night's a different dream
Faces change but same old scene
Sky is black yet stars shine bright
Rebel moon show me the night

CHORUS:
Don't Blame it all on the Rebel Moon
Sun's coming up gonna be daylight soon
Can't blame it all on that rebel moon
Don't leave now rebel moon

You're the dealer of the deck you stack
Naive victim watch your back
Show no fear but lock the gate
Rebel moon showin' you your fate


CREDITS:
All songs written by Jim Boyd
Produced by Jim Boyd for Thunderwolf Records
Recorded by Robert Hartwig at Black Coffee Recording
Cover Design: David Sams
Cover Photo by: Shelly Boyd
Cover photo taken at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival


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H2othouse

perfection!
Jim's music is a gift from the Creator and we are blessed that he shares it with us. Rock on Jim!

www.deweydecibelsystem.com

Boyd's got some great soul and good tunes.
Definitely a heartfelt bluesy and soulful rock album. Would like to hear less effects and more of the raw sound from both the vocals and the instruments.