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Mnd1027's real name is Michael Skeen. Michael is 50 years old and has been a SingSnap member since February 6, 2016. Michael has a total of 136 public recordings that have been viewed 12,437 times and 270 achievement points.

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By now, many of you know that I've been recording and uploading music tracks that I make in a home studio.....I've had several requests to put links to them here, but I've not had much success with the "link" part...but, I decided that I could at least list them......as I do more recordings, I'll just list them here...

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
By The Band
- This is the original version of the song, arrangement-wise, written by Robbie Robertson of The Band, for their second album.....

Spirit In The Dark
By Aretha Franklin
- I love Aretha, and this is one of my favorite songs of hers. I really like the slow intro, that opens up into some driving R&B, and then goes completely "to church" at the end.....
This track has background vocals on it as well, done by another of my favorite vocalists, Dawn Neptune (who is also on SS)....there is also another DEMO version, which I uploaded that has Dawn doing all of the vocals.....very awesome!!!

Long Time Gone (live '83)
By Crosby Stills and Nash
- this is one of my favorite bands....a lot of diverse, musical styles with these guys....this one, I just uploaded because I wanted to do it...it's Rock, Soulful Blues and Funk rolled into one...fun to play....

Acadian Driftwood
By The Band
-one of the absolute, best songs The Band ever did...wonderful, cinematic lyrics....
Acoustic band story-song.....and a song that couldn't believe wasn't already on SS...

Damn Your Eyes
By Etta James
- this IS my favorite Etta James song....Jazzy Blues....loved playing this one...I also uploaded another version with no Lead guitar on it, so that MLP could play sax on it (which he did his usual amazing job of)....the version with his sax on it is on his SS page....

Cool Love
By Pablo Cruise
- this is another one I recorded just because I wanted to sing it....I got to play slide guitar too, which was another reason...one of their last hits, from 1981...

The Shape I'm In
By The Band
- one of The Band's more uptempo songs and concert staples.....

Five Long Years
By Eric Clapton
- I did Clapton's arrangement, as it appears on the "From The Cradle" album, which meant I got to play a LOT of guitar on it, so, I was loving that....great, heavy, medium-slow Blues...

Hush
By Kula Shaker
- this was a request...it's the song Deep Purple had a hit with in the 60's, done a bit faster and crazier....

Lonely Stranger
By Eric Clapton
- another request, and a song I'd forgotten about...I believe it only appeared on Clapton's "Unplugged" album...easy feel, bluesy, yet more song-style...

Hush Hush
By Etta James
- straight up Blues, from an album Etta recorded of Blues standards....LOVE anything Blues.....

Maureen
By Sade
This was also a request...LOVE Sade's flowing, Jazz style....

Oreo Cookie Blues
By Lonnie Mack
- basic, all acoustic Blues song....fun track about becoming addicted to that seductive confection....

Reeling In The Years
By The Zen Blues Band
- the classic Steely Dan song, done in a slower, almost Gospel-soul style...

Delta
By Crosby Stills and Nash
- beautiful, piano based song, written by David Crosby....I love this song...

I Want To Go
By John Mayall
- rockin' Blues track....this was fun to make...starts with slide acoustic guitar, then explodes into a driving, Blues-Rock....

Taxman
By Neckbone James and The Just Woke Up
Monkey
- this is a more rocking, Bluesy version of the Beatles song...my arrangement, so I credited it to an old band I was in, back in the early 90's...yes, that was actually our name...long story...LOL

Riding The Blinds
By Lonnie Mack
- this is a great, rocking, funky Blues song that I used to do, when I played in a couple of Blues bands in Myrtle Beach....just wanted to redo it here for fun....

Take Me To The River
By Delbert McClinton
- another song I did in bands, up and down the coast of South Carolina....this version wasn't on SS, and it's still my favorite version of the song...great drive....

You Can Leave Your Hat On
By Etta James
- THIS is my favorite version of this song...Etta's version....super crazy, 70's funky...

Java Blues
By Rick Danko
- it must be hard, being a good songwriter, in a band with a great one....The Band's Rick Danko, from his first solo album...fun, bouncy, rocker about a sincere devotion to coffee....

Turn Your Back On Love
By Crosby Stills and Nash
- one of their bluesy, rock songs...and one of my favorites they did...punchy, bluesy, rock...

Jumpin' Jack Flash
By Aretha Franklin
- this is my favorite version of this song...like it much better than The Stones (although, Aretha's version was produced by Keith Richards, who also played guitar on it)...
Driving Soulful, Funk Rock...fun to play the bass part....