Brad Smolkin | Zero to Sixty (in 1.89 Trillion Seconds)

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Jackson Brown Paul Simon The Eagles

More Artists From
United States - Connecticut

Other Genres You Will Love
Easy Listening: Soft Rock Folk: Folk-Rock Moods: Solo Male Artist
There are no items in your wishlist.

Zero to Sixty (in 1.89 Trillion Seconds)

by Brad Smolkin

A New Orleans-style gumbo of acoustic rock from folk rock roots, influenced by Bob Dylan, The Byrds, The Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Leon Russell.
Genre: Easy Listening: Soft Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Bayou Melinda
Share this song!
X
4:10 $0.99
2. If You Only Knew
Share this song!
X
3:51 $0.99
3. If I Had It to Do All Over Again
Share this song!
X
2:07 $0.99
4. Little Catmando
Share this song!
X
2:12 $0.99
5. My Little Peanut
Share this song!
X
2:07 $0.99
6. Green Lights
Share this song!
X
3:03 $0.99
7. Contagious
Share this song!
X
5:07 $0.99
8. New Mexico Night Sky
Share this song!
X
4:52 $0.99
9. Friday Night Lady
Share this song!
X
3:09 $0.99
10. Better Luck Next Time
Share this song!
X
3:33 $0.99
11. New Orleans Gets Into Your Blood
Share this song!
X
4:24 $0.99
12. I Ain't Takin' No Chances
Share this song!
X
2:30 $0.99
13. American Dreamer
Share this song!
X
5:19 $0.99
14. Don't Think Twice (It's All Right)
Share this song!
X
3:51 $0.99
15. Turn! Turn! Turn!
Share this song!
X
3:44 $0.99
16. Jabberwocky
Share this song!
X
3:07 $0.99
17. Figment II
Share this song!
X
2:36 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Brad Smolkin is a singer/songwriter from New Orleans who made his first appearance on Bourbon Street at age 15, until he was busted for being under age. During the late Sixties and early Seventies, he played in rock bands Armadillo and Simmer, and then as a solo in folk bars such as Jed's, The Maple Leaf and Clarity, f/k/a Andy's (back to Bourbon Street!). He also performed regularly at pizza joints, hotel lounges and on the riverboat Natchez.

The original songs on "Zero to Sixty," all of which were written between 1975 and 2009, are the soundtrack of the life of a baby boomer, from New Orleans to Berkeley to Hartford, Connecticut.

The following tracks were written for my wife, Melinda, and my daughter, Chloe, and were recorded digitally in my home studio in West Hartford, Connecticut:

Bayou Melinda
If You Only Knew
If I Had It to Do All Over Again
Little CatManDo (vocals: Melinda Smolkin and Brad Smolkin)
My Little Peanut
Turn! Turn! Turn! (Rich Nichol - flute; Seth Goldstein - guitar solo)
Figment II

These tracks were recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1975 with former members of the Bourbon Street band Simmer:

Green Lights
Contagious
New Mexico Night Sky
Friday Night Lady
Better Luck Next Time

The musician's and singers on the Studio in the Country tracks were :

Vocals: Brad Smolkin, Susan Means, Betty Wynn and Joe Barbara
Lead Guitar: Joe Barbara
Acoustic guitar: Brad Smolkin
Grand piano: Brad Smolkin
Harmonica: Brad Smolkin
Electric Bass: Ben Fastring
Drums: Giles Meier
Pedal Steel Guitar: Buzzy Langford

These tracks were recorded to four track quarter-inch tape in my home studio in New Orleans in the early seventies:

New Orleans Gets Into Your Blood
I Ain't Takin' No Chances
American Dreamer
Don't Think Twice (It's All Right)
Jabberwocky [with thanks to Lewis Carroll and Henry VIII]

Hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I have enjoyed writing and recording them!


Reviews


to write a review