Nick China | Ms. Hooker Is Running Free

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Ms. Hooker Is Running Free

by Nick China

country and folk-rock
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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1. Who Will Be The One To Say She's Wrong Steve Ronsen
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2. Freedom Is Unstoppable Nick China
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3. Ms. Hooker Is Running Free Nick China
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4. We'll Get Through It Nick China
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Nick China was born in Tientsin, China. He is of Russian descent. He has lived in the United States since 1952. He was graduated from Queens College, Flushing, NY with honors in 1972. Nick has been a Poet since 1965. He has been a singer-songwriter-performer since 1983, performing mostly in Greenwich Village, NY, and Queens Village, NY. He has written 400 poems, half of which he has set to music. Nick plays rythmn guitar and the harmonica, in addition to singing. He has recorded 100 demos, and Mick Davis, one of his collaborators, states that Nick does Bob Dylan better than Bob Dylan.

His CD was recorded in Seaford Harbor, NY at Buzz Productions. Nick's co-producer was Steve Ronsen, who performs Nick's song, "Who Will Be The One To Say She's Wrong" on this CD, Which Lonnie MacDonald, a lifetime friend of Nick's calls, "powerfully effective".

Nick's work has been published, recorded and broadcast.

Nicky has collaborated with numerous people, including Jon Collins, Dave Phenegar, Steve Ronsen, Sal Rainone, Dane Mygind, George Maritime, Spiros, Mike Rocklin, Latch, Rainey Steele, Jesse Sowers, Mick Davis, etc..

Nick China has many influences: Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, The Velvet Underground, Woody & Arlo Guthrie, Eric Anderson, The Dire Straits, Pete Seeger, etc.

Please look for Nick's first full album release, "Israel Tour", coming soon to the Internet. In the meantime, please enjoy what Nick China has already accomplished. You might try http://www.poetrypoem.com/nickchina

Thank you. God bless us all!


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Dennis N. Kahler

Shades of Dylan and Arlo Guthrie
This CD consists of four songs. Shades of Dylan and Arlo Guthrie ... free flowing, if the music arrangement calls for a longer lyrical line, the syllables are strecthed in a pleasing treat ... No worry here in Freedom Is Unstoppable about rhyming or following the rules of songwrirting! As does Dylan, Nick has ignored those precepts ... and gotten away with it! As I said, shades of Dylan and Guthrie here. There are elements of humor blended with serious messages, to the extent I find myself wodering WHOM Nick is laughing at/with ... This CD goes in my car, so I can listen to it over and over ... I expect I'll be drawing new surprises and surmises every time I hear it again!

Susan Clarke

A poet's ear for language and a penchant for the absurdity ...
A poet's ear for language and a penchant for the absurdity in every day life set, "Ms. Hooker is Running Free", apart from the contemporary singer-songwriter pack. The album's title track takes a potentially heavy topic -- the price to be paid for love -- and gives it a wry, playfully cynical treatment with country waltz timing and bursts of Dylanesque harmonica. The track, "We'll Get Through It", explores a more bluesy style while China recites couplets reflecting on the incredible amount of adversity people survive every day. Like each song on the CD, China's unique take on the world and his unique voice as a poet make a lasting impression.

Long Island Press

Folk rock. Heartfelt male vox.
Folk rock. Heartfelt male vox (with an obvious but not overbearing affection for Dylan) over some excellent yet understated arrangements. The touch of humor provides the right lightness. Good production, package. Four songs.

Alice M. Harnisch - Fitchie

The name of this CD can catch you off guard.
The name of this CD can catch you off guard. Yet, it really has an upbeat message. It has some real interesting lyrics that can amuse the senses in anyone who takes the time to listen to this volume of music. It has a style of the folk music of the sixties, and fans of that music will be singing all the tunes of this album. The music uplifts you, and then before you know it, it is over,and you have to start up playing it all over again. I give this CD 4 stars for great effort, interesting music, and a very amusing, lighthearted message.