Stan Gee

Pick n Strum

Evelyn May Accompanies Stan Gee, ´Looking West´  Jan 2006


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Audio CD Liner Notes:

I consider myself primarily a live performer. My previous studio work for other Artistes hitherto dissuaded me from making my own record, so my appreciation goes to Bob Fortune for steering me through my first C.D. experience, thanks Bob ! 
I would also like to thank my partner Eve, for her solid rhythm guitar & Dulcimer accompaniments, but mainly for her patience and encouragement with this first C.D. project

Only American Music! 

I am sometimes asked why only American music? Quite simply, it was the music, but more importantly, its instrumentation which inspired me to play fifty years ago. I just continually keep delving deeper into this well-spring of American music, to refresh my program & enthusiasm for the idiom. I am not a songwriter, so lastly but most importantly my sincere thanks to the writers & musicians who have provided the vast wealth of inspirational material that evoke my feelings for America, & especially, The West !
Chordially Stan Gee.



Liner Notes For Evelyn May accompanied by Stan Gee sings ´Don´t Pass Me By´and 14 more of her personal favourites 

Credits: Recorded June 2007 by Bob Fortune, fortune-bobsong.com Photographs by Margery Fortune; Cover Design by Stan Gee.
Many thanks must go to Bob & Margery Fortune for welcoming us into their home to make this C.D.; also to many friends & family for their support & encouragement; but mainly of course to Stan for his sublime playing & his ability to get the best out of me. Playing music brings such happiness, a gift I like to share with everyone. Eve.
Pickers Trivia: Eve played a 2003 Ovation Soprano & recent Bushman Tenor ukuleles; a 1957 Martin 5-15T & a 60’s Gibson TG-0 Tenor guitars; also a 20’s Gibson TB-Jr. Tenor banjo. Stan Played his 1959 VEGA ‘Pete Seeger’ 5-string banjo; an Oscar Schmidt ‘Appalachian’ Autoharp; a 2001 Martin ‘Backpacker’ Mandolin; 1958 Martin 0-15 guitar & a 2000 Martin 000-CME guitar; a 2001 Martin B-1E Bass guitar & Hohner harmonicas. 

1) Roseville Fair (3.04) Written & recorded by Bill Staines. Listen

2) Out California Way (3.54) By Carling/Meakin, from a recording by Roy Rogers & The Sons of the Pioneers. Listen
3) Oregon (3.23) Written by Tucker Zimmerman, from a recording by Derroll Adams. Listen
4) Mr. Bojangles (4.14) Written & recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker. Listen
5) Bye & Bye (3.37) Traditional, from recordings by Art Thieme; and Thadeus Kaye. Listen
6) Pancho & Lefty (4.37) Written by Townes Van Zandt, from a recording by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard. Listen
7) Green Grow the Lilacs (3.12) Traditional, composite sources. Listen
8) River of Stone (4.39) Written & recorded by Peter Rowan. Listen
9) Shady Grove (2.55) Traditional, from a recording by Doc & Merle Watson. Listen
10) Night Rider’s Lament (3.49) Written By Michael Burton, various sources. Listen
11) Quite Early Morning (4.08) Written (?) & recorded by Pete Seeger. Listen
12) Walk on Boy (3.13) Traditional, from a recording by Doc Watson. Listen
13) I’ll see you in my Dreams (3.15) by G. Kahn & I. Jones, from a recording by Joe Brown. Listen

Instrument Trivia:

The ‘Pickers’ might care to know that I played a 1959 VEGA ‘Pete Seeger’ banjo; a 1999 Martin 000CME guitar; a fairly recent Martin S-0 ukulele; & a 1970’s Oscar Schmidt ‘Appalachian’ Autoharp. Eve played a 1957 Martin 5-15T tenor guitar; & a 1992 HERE Mountain Dulcimer.

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Evelyn May accompanied by Stan Gee sings ´Don´t Pass Me By´ & 14 more of her personal favourites
1) Colours (3.16) Written & recorded by Donovan  Leitch.        
2) Garden Song (2.57) David Mallet. Recorded by Peter, Paul & Mary. 
3) Banjo Pickin’ Girl (2.35) Mary Ledford. Recorded by Lily Mae Ledford. 
4) Wildwood Flower (3.26) A.P. Carter. Recorded by the Carter Family. 
5) Careless Love Blues (4.04) W.C. Handy. Recorded by Ottilie Patterson & the Chris Barber Band.
6) Cold, Cold Heart (3.45) Written & recorded by Hank Williams. 
7) I’ll Fly Away (3.52) Albert E. Brumley. Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss. 
8) The Ballad of Geraldine (4.36) Written & recorded by Donovan. 
9) I am Weary (3.10) Pete Roberts. Recorded by the Cox Family. 
10) Keep on the Sunnyside (3.23) A.P. Carter. Recorded by the ‘Whites’. 
11) To Try for the Sun (5.26) Written & recorded by Donovan. 
12) You Pass Me By (4.09) Nesbit/Snow. Recorded by Lonnie Donegan. 
13) Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (3.55) F. Rose. Recorded Willie Nelson. 
14) Crazy (5.24) Written & recorded by Willie Nelson. 
15) Peaceful Easy Feeling (4.19) J. Tempchin. Recorded by the ‘Eagles’. 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ´phone Stan on 01642 478859 or Eve on 01642 490517