Jerry Merrick | Suddenly I'll Know You

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Suddenly I'll Know You

by Jerry Merrick

Personal, engaging style that transcends folk roots ('60's Greenwich Village) and transports thinking listeners to a better place full of meaning and humor.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Huckleberry Moon
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2. Make Yourself At Home
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3. Tumbleweed Rag
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4. What's Not To Love?
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5. The Monster Under My Bed
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6. Backroad
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7. It Works For Me
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8. When Donkeys Fly
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9. Guess I'll Pack My Things
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10. Reverie
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11. Four To Go
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12. Goin' For It All
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13. Dying Embers
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14. Yogi Said It
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15. Let The Ladder Down Slowly
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16. Sometimes I Dream
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17. Follow
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Album Notes
Jerry's best known songs:
"Follow" - Richie Havens
"Guess I'll Pack My Things" - B.J. Thomas
"The Stranger" - Jerry Jeff Walker
"From The Prison" - Richie Havens

JERRY MERRICK has appeared in festivals and clubs since the early 1960's. A restless singer-songwriter, he forged his way across the United States and into Canada performing his pastoral "poetic-songpieces" and folk stories in front of audiences ranging from small coffeehouses to college concerts; guesting the Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, and the Tonight Show.

Soon his songs were being performed by recording artists such as Richie Havens, B.J. Thomas and Jerry Jeff Walker. Of "Follow," a thoughtful, flowing piece, featured on Richie Havens' "Mixed Bag" and again on "Resume," Havens wrote ". . . it became one of the biggest songs I've ever done." This still holds true, as Richie's version of "Follow" has been featured in a number of movies, a TV series finale (The Practice), and even an audio book. Jerry Jeff Walker recalls, "I had a real fondness for 'Follow,' a Jerry Merrick song . . . when we all lived in the Village," so he included it in his "Jerry Jeff" album for Electra. Walker also recorded, "The Stranger (He Was The Kind)" on his double album for MCA "A Man Must Carry On" as the introduction and reprise of his touching tribute to Hondo Crouch, legendary founder of Luckenbach, Texas. Singer-songwriter Tom Ghent tipped his hat to Jerry by recording "Guess I'll Pack My Things," on his debut album which apparently led to the B.J. Thomas version on his hit album, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head." Jerry's song "From The Prison" was recorded by Richie Havens on his second album for Verve/Folkways, "Something Else Again" and again on his live album, "On Stage."

In 1969 Jerry recorded an album of his songs for Mercury Records. He toured with Kenny Rankin and Flip Wilson after appearing on "The Tonight Show" together with Kenny. At the same time, he was raising a growing family and moved to a secluded home in New Hope, Pennsylvania. After some years, he settled in Crystal River, Florida. His latest forays into songwriting led him to Nashville, Tennessee, where "Suddenly I'll Know You" became his first recording in 32 years. It was produced/engineered by his old friend, Tom Ghent, on Sutherland Records. Many stellar musicians contributed their talents to the project which took almost a year to complete. Listen and enjoy.

NY's Gaslight Cafe, The Bitter End, Gerde's Folk City, Cafe Wha?, The Four Winds, Cafe I, etc, etc, etc. FL's Carrera Room, Beax Arts, The 18th String Coffeehouse and Music Emporium, Studio Arts Center, and various venues across the U.S.and Canada.


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Becky Stogsdill

Listening to while sitting crosslegged on the family room floor
This collection of songs are the kind you listen to while sitting crosslegged on the family room floor. It has brought back memories and brought out feelings. No emotions are left out, except the ones we are trying to escape in this world. A very warm variety. Huckleberry Moon says it all and makes me thankful that this style of music still lives!!

Mike Stogsdill

Smiles, laughter, and tears wrapped up in 17 songs. Hmmmm.
I felt as if I was there. I pictured in my minds eye the Huckleberry Moon, and felt a strong pull to the song, Whats Not To Love. Beautiful! These are songs that everyone can relate to.

Jessica Stehlik

Has it all- full of life, love & laughter!!
This free spirited CD is a smorgasbord of stories about life's ups and downs, presented in a potpourri of styles that are as varied as the colors in a Monet: each beautiful and unique in a very special way. Captured by the cover, my intrigue was held to the end and my love of the CD was set in stone by the final song. Way to go! It is about time something as refreshing as this surfaced in a genre of melancholy. Keep it coming...

Naomi Laclair

This CD has it all from laughter to tears.
Some of Jerry's songs will have you laughing and singin' along... others will make you reflect and maybe even cry. Either way, you find yourself suddenly humming along. I've shared this with most of my co-workers and a they couldn't help but buy a copy for themselves! We all love Monsters Under the Bed, When Donkey's Fly and Yogi Said It! My personal favorite is It Works for Me.

Piet Vanderhorst

Brilliantly bright and emotionally evocative; Jerry continues sharing his Gift.
Jerry Merrick enthralls us again! Suddenly, this folk genius opens our hearts with his deeply intuitive lyrics and folds us in his mirthful, magical melodies. These songs of life, laughter and love continue to expand our appreciation for the gifted talents Jerry has shared with us over many years. You must own this CD collection!

Marianna Stewart

Storytelling at its best and lovely music, too!
Each song on this album vividly tells a story or evokes a mood. Taken together, they paint a picture of a husband and father who has mellowed with time but who has kept the quick and quirky wit of his youth. This is a CD I will return to often, sometimes for laughter, sometimes for nostalgia, but always for pleasure.

Joseph Jacobs

Genuine Essence of American Singer-Songwriter
Anyone who enjoys good folk music will find this album rewarding and worthy of many repeated listenings. The songs are very well crafted, genuine, and have that smooth, humble truth that Americans are loved for. Give Jerry a big hand for *finally* making a record for us!

Ken Millar

Love it!
This CD brought me back to the mid-sixties in Montreal when I used to hear Richie Havens sing a marvellous song called Follow by a guy named Jerry Merrick. I had the opportunity to see/hear Merrick himself during this period in Montreal. The newer material indicates he has not lost his touch. A great CD.