Marty Kohn | Drawerful of Fives

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Drawerful of Fives

by Marty Kohn

Folk music, old-school, slightly bent.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Under the Double Eagle
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2:34 album only
2. Candy Man
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3:48 album only
3. The Vegetable Song
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2:58 album only
4. Sailors Hornpipe
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2:27 album only
5. 40th and Plum
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2:51 album only
6. Home on the Range (in Yiddish)
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1:56 album only
7. I'm Goin' Back to Where I Come From
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2:33 album only
8. Guabi Guabi
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2:12 album only
9. Repo Depot
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4:04 album only
10. Mauna Loa
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1:53 album only
11. Chopsticks (Yes, on the Guitar)
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2:36 album only
12. Freight Train
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2:00 album only
13. Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
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14. Castle on a Cloud
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15. Jingle Bells
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16. Prairie Lullabye
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17. There will Be a Happy Meeting
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Album Notes
Check out "Home on the Range" in Yiddish. Discover how "Chopsticks" sounds on the guitar. Find out where "40th and Plum" really is. Go down to "Repo Depot," home of cheap vehicles, where another man's misfortune might be your ticket out of town.
Toss in traditional and quasi-traditional favorites like "Candy Man," "Freight Train'' and "Under the Double Eagle.'' Add "Mauna Loa'' from Hawaii, "Guabi Guabi" from South Africa, "Castle on a Cloud'' from Paris by way of Broadway (singable only by waifs, this is a guitar solo). Unearth a surprise or two. Find yourself smiling.
And yes, those are real five-dollar bills on the cover. Two years of collecting fives, instead of raiding the kids' college fund, went into making this CD.

Marty Kohn has been playing guitar since high school, singing since he can't remember when and making up songs since some point in between. This is his real life. For a living he's the theater critic for a large daily newspaper.


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D Funke

Slightly bent? Sure. Funny, clever, too. A+ musician.
The Vegetable Song is my favorite. But then there is Repo Depot. Very cool beans. The guitar work is excellent and the choice of songs unique.

Dougal Harris

Makes me happy every time I listen to it.
I got this CD from a friend. No expectations, no idea what it was about.
Tough critic, too.
Listened to it three times in a row.
Then ordered two more copies for people I love.
Marty and Bob's music makes me feel safe, happy and nourished. That's a lot.
Thanks, guys!