The Songs

1- A Tear Falls
(Skip Birong: BMI)
Bass: Larry Nader
Drums: Renaldo Stefanel
Acoustic guitar: Larry Nader
Violins: Larry Simpson, Sybil Vernon and Linda McDill

2 – Sunshine
(Skip Birong: BMI)
Bass: Glen Harper
Drums: Derrick Hess
Lead acoustic guitar: Skip Birong
Vocal: Skip Birong

3 – Odyssey of a Camel Driver
(Skip Birong: BMI)
Acoustic guitars: Skip Birong and Chuck Anderson

4 – Dreamin’
(Skip Birong; Doug Pike: BMI)
Bass: Glen Harper
Drums: Derrick Hess
Electric guitar: Larry Lafferty
Acoustic guitar: Skip Birong and Doug Pike
Harp: Doug Pike
Tambourine: Ray Lynn
Lead vocal: Skip Birong
Background vocal: Ray Lynn

5 – Sportin’ Life Blues
(Sebastian, Yahowsky and Butler: Hudson Bay Music: BMI)
Acoustic guitar: Skip Birong and Doug Pike
Vocal: Skip Birong

6 – The Waffle House Blues
(Skip Birong: BMI)
Bass: Larry Nader
Drums: Renaldo Stefanel
Acoustic guitar: Skip Birong
Electric guitar: Larry Lafferty
Steel guitar: Jim Brown
Violins: Larry Simpson, Sybil Vernon and Linda McDill
Horns: Camp Kirkland
Lead vocal: Skip Birong
Background vocals: Ray Lynn and Leanne Hodges

7 – Sweet Georgia Blossom
(Skip Birong: BMI)
Bass: Glen Harper
Acoustic guitars: Skip Birong and Doug Pike
Banjo: Mike Peyton
Dobro: Pat Ogilvie
Lead vocal: Skip Birong
Background vocals: Ray Lynn

8 – Dammit
(Mike Peyton: BMI)
Bass: Larry Nader
Drums: Derrick Hess
Acoustic guitar: Skip Birong
Vocal: Skip Birong

9 – Find Me a Home
(Skip Birong: BMI)
Bass: Glen Harper
Drums: Derrick Hess
Lead acoustic guitar: Skip Birong
Rhythm acoustic guitar: Doug Pike
Mandolin: Lee Peyton
Banjo: Mike Peyton
Lead vocal: Skip Birong
Background vocal: Ray Lynn

10 – Dream on Me
(Skip Birong: BMI)
Bass: Larry Nader
Acoustic guitar: Skip Birong
Harp: Doug Pike
Vocal: Skip Birong

Produced by Skip Birong and Ray Lynn, engineered and mixed by Tom Markham and recorded at the Warehouse Studio, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida.

Cover design by Terry Barckholtz of PDM Design, Saginaw, Michigan. Arrangement directions by Skip Birong except “The Waffle House Blues” and “A Tear Falls”, arranged by Ray Lynn. String arrangements on “the Waffle House Blues” and “A Tear Falls”, by Camp Kirkland. Session bartender: Chuck Anderson.

All songs published by Muckety Muck Music of Jacksonville, Florida, BMI.

Special thanks to Don & Rita Hunnicutt and personal thanks also to Doug Pike for his help, above and beyond the call of duty, and all my friends for their steadfast belief in me and my music.

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The Album

[The following is excerpted from “Friday – Skip Birong’s Musical Story”, which may be found in its entirety on the Bookshelf in Days Seven.] The “Skip Birong” album cover was created in pen and ink by Terry…

3 comments

    Your voice is so incredibly strong. Paint me green with envy! Your guitar chops are likewise astounding. Get back to it, man. Don’t let this talent slip away. Funny thing though, you sound just like this guy I used to know in Hawaii……actually, he wasn’t as good as you are. You’re what he wanted to be!

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