Samuel Bowen & Johnny J Blair THE SKY CRIES (special edition EP)

by Johnny J Blair "Singer at Large"

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This special edition download EP merges the collaborations of Sam Bowen & Johnny J Blair (released in 2011 on Sam's VERBIS DEFECTIS MUSICA INCIPIT album) along with related recordings by JJB. Highlights include rare cover of a Davy Jones song (made under his auspices) as well as "The Strange Tale of Taylor Matthew Jordan," a new song given to JJB by "a mystery cowboy."

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released June 12, 2012

The Samuel Bowen/Johnny J Blair tracks produced by Samuel Bowen & Bob Evarts and recorded in MA 2010.
"When You Tell me That You Love Me (demo)" produced by JJB & David Jones and recorded in PA 1999. Mixed by Tim Breon.
"The Sky Cries (TREADMARKS version)" produced by Mark Doyon and recorded in VA 2005.
"The Strange Tale of Taylor Matthew Jordan (rough demo)" produced by JJB and recorded in CA 2012.

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Johnny J Blair "Singer at Large" San Francisco, California

"Singer at Large" Johnny J. Blair is known for his innovative brand of “pop music with a twist,” a fast-paced mix of old school soul/rhythm and blues, psychedelia, punk/new wave, and a melodicism breathed by classical, gospel, jazz, and world beat. Goldmine Magazine said his music is “pop music with a conscience,” while Spotlight Magazine dubbed Blair “the Harry Houdini of rock and roll.” ... more

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Track Name: Samuel Bowen & Johnny J Blair - The Sky Cries (Sam Bowen & JJB full band version 2011)
THE SKY CRIES

Blood is pounding through your head
Nothing makes any sense
You have a dark spot, a feeling of dread
Tired of sitting on the fence
Makes you feel like you're the only one
Who ever felt this pain
Makes it hard to see the sun
When all you see is rain

Chorus:
The sky cries, the rain falls down on everyone (2x)
But it never, never lies, and it doesn't last forever

Wish that I could say the proper words
And be a comfort too
Someone told me to stay right here
And pray it through with you
Just let it go, just let it fall
All these things will fly
I'll be listening for the call
When the sky it starts to cry

Repeat Chorus

The rain falls on the just and the unjust
The rain falls on the captive and the free
The rain falls down on the black and white
The rain falls down on you and me
...and the sky it cries, it cries, it cries
...and the sky it cries, but it doesn't last forever.

by Johnny J Blair, copyright 2005 Word2Soul Music BMI.
Track Name: Johnny J Blair - The Strange Tale of Taylor Matthew Jordan (rough demo)
THE STRANGE TALE OF TAYLOR MATTHEW JORDAN

He was a good lookin’ rockabilly singing man
Who took a long and strange detour
Yet anyone who heard him sing his songs
Called out for more and more
He made ladies swoon
And grown men cry
Old folks called him
The apple of God’s eye
Everybody wonders
Why he has no fame
Taylor Matthew Jordan
was his name

He rose out of the Black Hills
No parents, not much school
They said his head was in the clouds
But he was nobody’s fool
He had a free spirit
Riding on a runaway train
When people’d run from cloudburst
He’d go dancing in the rain
Singing songs Listening for God
Dancing on Laughing long

CHORUS ONE:
He could’ve been a country superstar
Or a rock’n’roll wunderkind
But Taylor Matthew Jordan
Had his own place to find

His music took him from east to west
With a band that played with skill and flair
From ballroom to honky tonk, festivals and fairs
He was touching people everywhere
His sweet songs could send you into rapture
His sad songs soaked up all of your pain
But he had something that showbiz couldn’t capture
Taylor Matthew Jordan was his name

Hollywood and glamor girls came a knocking
So did kingpins and big record labels
But none of that appealed to Taylor’s soul
What happened next is stuff of fables
One night after a really great concert
He told his band he’d seen the light
With his notebook, his masters, and his guitar
He vanished into the desert night
A mystery spread across the nation
The police combed the Western states
Some guessed he’d been abducted or got lost in the sand
But they never found a body or a trace

CHORUS TWO:
He could’ve been the next Elvis
Or the next Bob Dylan too
But Taylor Matthew Jordan
Had other things to do

Years went by, and people move on
But the fans couldn’t forget his sound
Stories of sightings and echoes of his voice
Gave hope that that he was still around
There were rumors he recluded to the Black Hills
Or a beach in Mexico
Or was that him with a family in Bakersfield?
Or was he pumping gas in Tupelo?
He was a good lookin’ rockabilly singing man
On a long and strange detour
Yet anyone who heard him sing his songs
Called out for more and more

Copyright 2012 Taylor Matthew Jordan, publishing pending
Track Name: Johnny J Blair - The Sky Cries (TREADMARKS version)
THE SKY CRIES

Blood is pounding through your head
Nothing makes any sense
You have a dark spot, a feeling of dread
Tired of sitting on the fence
Makes you feel like you're the only one
Who ever felt this pain
Makes it hard to see the sun
When all you see is rain

Chorus:
The sky cries, the rain falls down on everyone (2x)
But it never, never lies, and it doesn't last forever

Wish that I could say the proper words
And be a comfort too
Someone told me to stay right here
And pray it through with you
Just let it go, just let it fall
All these things will fly
I'll be listening for the call
When the sky it starts to cry

Repeat Chorus

The rain falls on the just and the unjust
The rain falls on the imprisoned and the free
The rain falls down on the black and white
The rain falls down on you and me
...and the sky it cries, it cries, it cries
...and the sky it cries, but it doesn't last forever.

by Johnny J Blair, copyright 2005 Word2Soul Music BMI.