I'm doing my best to keep Traditional Country Music alive. "Who's Gonna fill Their Shoes?".. The question can only be answered by saying, "This Music will live on" because of a younger Generation hearing something that to them, is NEW. I record as much of my music as I can afford to. It costs a lot of money but it is always worth it when an artist records one of my songs. I only hope that I will keep finding new Country Artists that are interested in my compositions.
Most of the Great Country Classics have been recorded by so many artists, by this time, that folks are ready for some songs they have never hearde before but bare a resemblance of them. This is my quest. This is my dream to get my songs in the hands of the seeds of Traditional Country for tomorrow. I hope they continue to record this kind of music for generations to come.
This newest collection of original songs, are mostly in the Western Swing vein. That is to say, a two-four beat with scattered 4-4 awakenings in appropriate spots for livliness. Tunes like, "Time Off For Bad Behavior", where the subject of the song promises his darling that he will stay home and "Behave Himself".
Of course, when she drives off, he call his old pals and they head for a good time. The town is small and her friends spill the beans to her about his "Behavior" and when she get's home she gives him some "Time Off". Another song, "Gone For Good", is a peppy number about a lady (or not) leaving her main squeeze, and he strikes it rich, and reminds her how she said it was for GOOD, that she was leaving.
There's the title song, "I Wrote This" that is a tribute to the woman who stays home and runs the household while the Husband goes out on the road to make a living for the family. maybe he's a truck driver, a road musician, a traveling salesman, or a corporate lawyer. He writes her a song. The first song on the CD is "Man In The Moon'. It is about a cowboy who is reflecting on how he and his bride "Danced on the banks of the old Rio Grand" to the fiddle of Bob Wills and fell in love. he compares various western things to the amount of love he has for her. This song was Co-Written with a great friend, Les Buffham, a noted award winning Poet and Songwriter. There's a song about a Rancher and his sweety who are, "Gonna Go Dancin' Tonight". Tomorrow morning the work will continue at daybreak, but the fun will commence tonight! There's a song, "San Antonio Waltz" about a man and woman who fall in love and make a promise for the future, but when he returns to the City of the Alamo, she is not to be found. Another song that has a simular title, "San Antonio Blues" is about a man still looking for his gal who disappeared and headed North. "That's All", is a description of a man who is not sick... just in love, That's All.
There is a lot of fun in this album, and some serious thought also. Then, there are two Bonus Christmas songs. One is a Western swinger, "It Won't Be Christmas Without You" and a recitation, "Ten Dollar Toy" done to the tune of "Silent Night" about a little boy who requests a toy for his sister.
I hope you'll consider this CD as a possible purchase for yourself or for a friend as a gift. There are 14 songs in all.
Thank you! Chuck Cusimano 11-08-2011