Song samples available soon

Me with my scottie Marin, sadly no longer with me.I purchase ALL my songs, usually from the ITunes store or I buy them on CDs. Most lyrics are available online. I pick songs because I really like them and also based on my ability to SING the song. Sometimes, I find a song that I can't do at first but I keep working at it. Most of the time, my voice keeps improving and eventually, I'm satisfied.

I'm adding new songs all the time and my total as of June 2012 is about 300 songs with 11 of those as instrumentals. I also now have almost 60 more coming down the tube. All my songs are very much copies of the original. I try to have the same backup instruments playing the same content as the record. I capture the exact tempo when I first import into Band in a Box to get the chords. Then, as I develop my version of the song, I listen to the MP3 a lot and try to mimic the voice of the singer. I sing an Elvis song a lot differently than a Ronnie Hawkins song, for instance. I decided that people going to hear 50s & 60s music may not want to hear MY rendition of a song, so I'm trying to do a faithful reproduction as much as possible. Hey, I do my best!

If there is a player button at the left of a song, please click to hear sample.


Original Artist
      - Black Box Band Songs
Patchman VL70 Harmonica - (Listen to a sound from my VL70)
Andy Williams
     - Butterfly
     - May Each Day
Animals
     - Boom Boom
     - Bring It On Home to Me
     - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
     - Gonna Send You Back to Walker
     - House of the Rising Sun
     - See See Rider
     - We Gotta Get Outta This Place
B Bumble and the Stingers
     - Bumble Boogie
Beach Boys
     - God Only Knows
     - In My Room
Beatles
     - All I’ve Got To Do
     - All My Loving
     - Baby’s In Black
     - Devil In Her Heart
     - Every Night (Paul McCartney)
     - Girl
     - I’ll Follow the Sun
     - I’m A Loser
     - I Call Your Name
     - I Will
     - If I Fell
     - Long and Winding Road
     - Mull of Kintyre (Paul McCartney)
     - Here, There, and Everywhere
     - Mr. Moonlight
     - This Boy
     - Til There Was You
     - You Really Got a Hold on Me
Bee Gees
     - To Love Somebody
     - Words
Bill Doggett
     - Honky Tonk, Pt 2      - Crazy Man Crazy
     - Rock Around the Clock
     - See You Later Alligator
Billy Vaughan
     - Raunchy
Billy Vera and the Beaters
     - At This Moment
Blues Traveller
     - Maybe I'm Wrong
Bobby Darin
     - Beyond the Sea
     - Dream Lover
     - Queen of the Hop
     - Things
     - You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Bobby Helms
     - My Special Angel
Bobby Vinton
     - For All We Know
Bonnie Raitt
     - Something To Talk About
Booker T and the MGs
     - Green Onions
     - Groovin
     - Hang Em High
     - Hip Hug Her
     - Mrs. Robinson
     - Time is Tight - Booker T and the MGs
Brook Benton
     - A Door That is Open
     - Endlessly
     - It's Just a Matter of Time
Bryan Adams
     - Back To You
     - Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman
The Buckinghams
     - Kind of a Drag
Buddy Holly and the Crickets
     - Oh Boy
     - Rave On
     - That’ll Be the Day
Carl Mann
     - Mona Lisa
Carl Perkins
     - Blue Suede Shoes
     - Honey Don't
The Casinos
     - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
Chantal Kreviazuk
     - Feels Like Home The Chimes
     - Once In a While
Chris Isaak
     - Don’t Leave Me on my Own
     - Let Me Down Easy
     - There She Goes
Chuck Berry
     - Roll Over Beethoven
Clarence "Frogman" Henry
     - You Always Hurt the One You Love
Cliff Richard 
     - Do You Want to Dance
     - Don't Talk to Him
     - I'm Lookin Out the Window
     - I Only Live to Love
     - Living Doll
Clyde McPhatter
     - A Lover's Question
     - Treasure of Love
Colin James
     - Feelin Good
     - I'll See It Through
     - No Buts, No Maybes
     - Something Good
Connie Francis
     - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
     - My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own
Conway Twitty
     - It's Only Make Believe
Crowded House
     - Better Be Home Soon
     - Into Temptation
Curtis Lee
     - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
The Danleers
     - One Summer Night
Danny and the Juniors
     - At The Hop
Dave Clark Five
     - Any Way You Want It
     - Because
     - Bits and Pieces
     - Can't You See That She's Mine
     - Catch Us If You Can
     - Do You Love Me
     - Don't Let Me Down
     - Everybody Knows
     - Glad All Over
     - Here Comes Summer
     - I Like It Like That
     - Over and Over
     - Reelin and Rockin Dean & Marc
     - Tell Him No
Dean Martin
     - Everybody Loves Somebody
The Del-Vikings
     - Whispering Bells
The Dells
     - Oh What a Night
Dion and the Belmonts
     - Don’t Pity Me
     - In the Still of the Night  
     - No One Knows
     - Where Or When
Don Rondo
     - White Silver Sands
Downchild Blues Band
     - Flip, Flop and Fly
The Duprees
     - Have You Heard
     - My Own True Love
     - You Belong To Me
Eagles
     - Peaceful Easy Feeling
Ed Townsend
     - For Your Love
Eddie Cochran
     - Sittin in the Balcony
Eddie Floyd
     - Knock On Wood
Edgar Winter
     - Dying To Live
     - Keep Playing That Rock N Roll
The Elegants
     - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
ELO
     - Big Wheels
Elton John
     - Blue Eyes
Elvis
     - All Shook Up
     - Any Way You Want Me
     - Anyplace is Paradise
     - As Long As I Have You
     - Doin The Best I Can
     - Don't
     - Don't Ask Me Why
     - Don't Be Cruel
     - Don't Leave Me Now
     - Fame And Fortune
     - How Do You Think I Feel
     - I Believe
     - I Forgot to Remember to Forget
     - I Need You So
     - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
     - I Was the One
     - I'm Counting On You
     - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Boogie
     - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
     - Is It So Strange
     - Just Because (Boogie Arrangement)
     - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
     - Love Me
     - Loving You
     - Mean Woman Blues
     - Money Honey
     - My Baby Left Me
     - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
     - One Sided Love Affair
     - Paralyzed
     - Playing For Keeps
     - Reddy Teddy
     - Rip It Up
     - So Glad You're Mine
     - That's All Right
     - That's When Your Heartaches Begin
     - The Girl Of My Best Friend
     - Treat Me Nice
     - Trying To Get To You
     - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
     - When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
     - (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
     - Your Cheatin Heart
Eric Clapton
     - How Deep Is The Ocean
Etta James
     - Sunday Kind of Love
Everly Brothers
     - Claudette
     - Walk Right Back
The Five Satins
     - To the Aisle
The Flamingos
     - I Only Have Eyes for You
Foreigner
     - Cold As Ice
Frank Pizani
     - Angry
Frankie Avalon
     - A Boy Without a Girl
     - Just Ask Your Heart 
     - Why Frankie Ford
     - Sea Cruise
Gene Pitney
     - I Wanna Love My Life Away
     - It Hurts to Be In Love
     - Only Love Can Break a Heart
     - Town Without Pity
Gene Vincent
     - Be-Bop-A-Lula
George Hamilton IV
     - Why Don’t They Understand
Grand Funk Railroad
     - Footstompin Music
     - Heartbreaker
     - Some Kind of Wonderful
     - Time Machine
Guy Mitchell
     - Singin the Blues
Harry Connick Jr.
     - It Had to be You
     - Let Them Talk
     - Something You Got
The Hollies
     - The Air That I Breathe
The Honeydrippers (Robert Plant)
     - I Got a Woman
     - Rockin At Midnight
     - Sea of Love
The Impalas
     - Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)
Ivory Joe Hunter
     - Since I Met You Baby
Jack Scott
     - My True Love
     - The Way I Walk 
Jeff Lynne
     - September Song
     - Stormy Weather
Jerry Lee Lewis
     - Born to Lose
     - Come What May
     - Crazy Heart
     - Fools Like Me
     - I Love You Because
     - It’ll Be Me
     - Turn Around 
     - Whole Lotta Shaking Goin On
     - You Are My Sunshine
     - You Win Again
Johnnie Ray
     - Cry
     - Just Walkin in the Rain
Johnny Burnette
     - You're Sixteen Johnny Mathis
     - A Certain Smile
     - Chances Are
Jools Holland
     - Let the Boogie Woogie Roll (Robert Plant w Jools Holland Band)
     - River Boogie Woogie
Jr Walker and the All Stars
     - How Sweet It Is
Kalin Twins
     - When
Lee Dorsey
     - Ya Ya
Lee Greenwood
     - Til the End of Time
Little Richard
     - Good Golly Miss Molly
Little Willie John
     - Talk to me, Talk to me
Lloyd Price
     - Just Because
     - Personality
Loggins and Messina
     - Your Mama Don't Dance 
Madeleine Peyroux
     - Careless Love
     - Lonesome Road
The Marcels
     - Blue Moon
Marty Robbins
     - A White Sport Coat
Micheal Buble
     - Home
     - You Don't Know Me 
Mills Brothers
     - Nevertheless
The Mystics
     - Hush-a-Bye
The Nashville Teens
     - Tobacco Road
Nat King Cole
     - Looking Back
Pat Boone
     - Bernadine
     - Don't Forbit Me
     - Love Letters in the Sand
     - Remember You're Mine
     - Why Baby Why
     - A Wonderful Time Up There
Paul Anka
      - (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings - Paul Anka
Percy Sledge
     - When A Man Loves A Woman
The Platters
     - I'm Sorry
     - Twilight Time
Pointer Sisters
     - Neutron Dance
Queen
     - Crazy Little Thing Called Love Ray Charles
     - Here We Go Again
     - Mess Around 
Ray Peterson
     - The Wonder of You
Ricky Nelson
     - Believe What You Say
     - I’m Walkin
     - It's Up to You 
Ritchie Valens
     - Come On, Let's Go 
     - Donna
Robert Palmer
     - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
     - You’re So Desirable
Robin Luke
     - Susie Darlin
Roger Manning Jr.
     - Sleep Children Sleep
Ronnie Hawkins
     - Baby Jean
     - Forty Days
     - Hay Ride
     - High Blood Pressure
     - Mary Lou
Rufus Wainwright
     - Hallelujah 
Sam & Dave
     - Hold On I'm Comin
     - I Thank You
     - When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
     - You Don't Know Like I Know
Sam Cooke
     - You Send Me
Shania Twain
     - You’ve Got A Way 
Shep and the Limelites
     - Daddy's Home
Shirley and Lee
     - Feel So Good
The Skyliners
     - Since I Don’t Have You
Smiley Lewis
     - I Hear You Knockin
Solomon Burke
     - Just Out of Reach
Sonny James
     - Young Love Steve Lawrence
     - Footsteps
Steve Miller Band
     - Abracadabra
Tab Hunter
     - Ninety-Nine Ways 
The Raindrops
     - The Kind of Girl You Can't Forget
The Teen Queens
     - Betty My Love (I dumped Eddie for Betty)
Thurston Harris
     - Little Bitty Pretty One 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
     - I Won't Back Down
Tommy Edwards
     - It's All In The Game
Travelling Wilburys
     - Heading For Light
     - Inside Out
     - Not Alone Any More
     - Rattled
     - Wilbury Twist
     - You Took My Breath Away
Wilbert Harrison
     - Kansas City
Willis Jackson
     - Gator's Groove
ZZ Top
     - I Thank You
     - She Loves my Automobile

My Top 5 Rock and Roll Singers?
Roy Orbison
Jackie Wilson
Elvis (He is a "must have" in this list!)
Freddie Mercury (Recent but awesome!)
Roy Hamilton (Sounds an lot like Jackie Wilson!)
Honorable Mentions: (What about Billy Ward? eg. Deep Purple and Stardust from 57. Awesome voice)
(or maybe Buck Ram of the Diamonds? eg. My Prayer! )

Who's in YOUR top 5 List?? Contact

What about my Top 5 Musicians? (All multi-talented geniuses)
Jeff Lynne - ELO, Travelling Wilburys, singer-songwriter
Brian May - Queen guitarist
Paul McCartney - Beatles, Wings singer-songwriter
Harry Connick Jr. - Piano genius and songwriter
Jools Holland - Absolutely fabulous piano player and big band leader

I LOVE all these guys and would give almost anything to meet any one of them. What about you? Contact