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Just as instrumentalists are expected to play in many styles, I can sing in many styles: blues, R&B, pop, country, jazz standards (don't like scatting though), rock, big band, Broadway, folk, Celtic... What I don't do: rap/hip hop, metal, thrash, grunge
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- Dec 02 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
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- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
I grew up in the folk era, so all of 'em there, but Odetta was a particular fave.
Vocally, I've been described as: Annie Lennox meets Aretha, Shirley Caesar, and an Anne Murray with emotion. ;)
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We're Hot Tonight
We're Hot Tonight Track number: 1 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Southern Rock
WE’RE HOT TONIGHT words and music by Gael MacGregor, Barry Coffing & Ramona Wright © MacMusic Magic, Barry Coffing Music & Cosmotion Music VERSE: We’re gonna kick up our heels and have some fun tonight. I got my mind made up, so Daddy better treat me right. I wanna rock and roll all night long, And still be dancin’ and singin’ at the break of dawn. The night is young, and WE’RE HOT TONIGHT. VERSE: We’re gonna break all the rules just because we can; And then we’ll have more fun than most people could stand. We’re gonna tear this town up at the seams And show ‘em what a good time really means. We’re gonna burn it up ‘cause WE’RE HOT TONIGHT. CHORUS #1: WE’RE HOT TONIGHT—Don’t say you don’t know who. WE’RE HOT TONIGHT—I mean me and you. WE’RE HOT TONIGHT—And it really shows We’re all dressed up and set to go. VERSE: We’re gonna raise the roof and turn out all the lights, And we won’t see home until we see daylight. Well, when it comes to plans we don’t have one; Wingin’ it is half the fun. We can’t lose ‘cause WE’RE HOT TONIGHT. CHORUS #2: WE’RE HOT TONIGHT—Don’t you know it’s true? WE’RE HOT TONIGHT—Yeah, me and you. WE’RE HOT TONIGHT—We can’t be movin’ slow With so many places left to go. BRIDGE: We need one more thing to make this night complete; So don’t just sit there—Get on your feet. This train is loaded, and we need you on board. Who knows what this night has in store? INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE CHORUS #3: WE’RE HOT TONIGHT—Can’t you see it’s true? WE’RE HOT TONIGHT—I said me and you. WE’RE HOT TONIGHT—I think that you should know It’s really time for us to go.
You Ain't Too Tough
You Ain't Too Tough Track number: 2 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Southern Rock
YOU AIN’T TOO TOUGH Words and Music by Barry Coffing © Barry Coffing Songs VERSE: Torn jeans, black boots; a white T-shirt And a couple tattoos. Dressed up to kill. With some luck, I’m sure that you will. But before you take off, killer, I think there’s something you should know: While you’re out with the boys, I sure won’t be sittin’ home, ‘cause CHORUS: YOU AIN’T TOO TOUGH to be my baby; YOU AIN’T TOO TOUGH to be my man. If you can’t treat me like a lady, I’m gonna find someone who can. VERSE: Each night when we’re alone, you’re so sweet, And you treat me like gold; But one friend in sight, And then you turn just as cold as ice. Well, I’ll tell you one thing, darlin’, I hope you like your friends; ‘Cause if you keep it up, You’ll spend all your nights with them, ‘cause REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE: Can’t you see the clothes don’t make the man, And actin’ tough is just not enough. I hope you understand I’m not trying to be demanding in any way, But unless you show some respect, I’m not gonna stay. Not gonna stay—no way, José… INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE REPEAT CHORUS (and out)
I Can't Get You Out Of My Dreams
I Can't Get You Out Of My Dreams Track number: 3 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Country
I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY DREAMS by Barry Coffing & Dale Gonyea © Barry Coffing Songs & Red Tennies Music VERSE: You’re out of my hair. You don’t cross my mind. I knew getting over you would just take some time. There’s only one place where I still see your face… CHORUS: I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY DREAMS, That’s where your memory keeps haunting me. But each night when I close my eyes, I see you back again like we never said, “Goodbye,” It seems I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY DREAMS. VERSE: You’re out of my house. We don’t share a thing. I threw out all your old clothes and sold that old ring. I’ve tried to erase your every little trace, but REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE: It took me some time to get back on track, but I know in my heart that I don’t want you back. Although my leaving was right, well… What I wouldn’t give for just one sleepless night. LAST CHORUS: I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY DREAMS, That’s where your memory keeps haunting me. But each night when I close my eyes, I see you back again like we never said, “Goodbye,” It seems I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF If it can’t be like it was, then Can’t you stay OUT OF MY DREAMS?
Drift Away Track number: 4 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Americana
DRIFT AWAY words & music by Mentor R. Williams (c) Almo Music Corporation VERSE Day after day, I’m more confused; Still I look at the light through the pourin’ rain. You know, it’s a game that I hate to lose; And I’m feelin’ the strain… ain’t it a shame? CHORUS Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul. I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and DRIFT AWAY… Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul. I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and DRIFT AWAY… VERSE I’m beginnin’ to think that I’m wasting time. I don’t understand the things I do. The world outside looks so unkind. Now I’m countin’ on you to carry me through, oh… REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE And when my mind is free, You know, a melody can move me; And when I’m feelin’ blue, The guitar’s comin’ through to soothe me. VERSE Thanks for the joy that you’ve given me. I want you to know I believe in your song. Rhythm and rhyme and harmony… You helped me along?makin’ me strong… oh… REPEAT CHORUS (A CAPPELLA BREAKDOWN) REPEAT CHORUS 3X
Trust Me Track number: 5 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Southern Rock
TRUST ME by Barry Coffing, Gael MacGregor & Sam Winans © Barry Coffing Songs, MacMusic Magic & Betsy Winans Music VERSE: A little teasin’ is nice; I caught you looking at least twice. It won’t be easy—I’m gonna make you think. My love could save you, but I might let you sink, so Just take your chances—jump right on in. Love is like water, so let’s see if you can swim! CHORUS: All you gotta do is TRUST ME. Put down your guard; it shouldn’t be that hard. All you gotta do is TRUST ME. Why can’t you see… all you gotta do is TRUST ME. VERSE: So you’re a wild one… all right… Why don’t you prove it tonight? I like your style, babe… always tempting fate. But don’t you know that he who hesitates is lost, Without affection; a lonely little boy. With a little faith, I could give you so much joy. REPEAT CHORUS INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE VERSE: So just surrender to me. I’ll make you happy—you’ll see. Why don’t you try it?—just a little taste… Nothin’ comes easy; if it’s worth the wait, so That’s why I’m patient and take my time— ‘Cause in the end I know I’m gonna make you mine. REPEAT CHORUS TAG: TRUST ME, you’ll see how happy you can be. TRUST ME. You’ve gotta TRUST ME, baby… TRUST ME, you’ll see how happy you can be. TRUST ME. TRUST ME, you’ll see how happy you can be. TRUST ME. Just TRUST ME.
Southern Soul Track number: 6 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Southern Rock
SOUTHERN SOUL by Barry Coffing, Gael MacGregor & Ramona Wright © Barry Coffing Songs, MacMusic Magic & Cosmotion Music VERSE: I act tough, but I’m sweet. I can Roll with the punches and land on my feet. I play rough, but I’m tender. I know just when to be true to my gender. If you’re looking for some home-cooked hospitality, You’re looking for me... A city twist of a country kiss. I think it’s plain to see CHORUS: There’s a fire in my SOUTHERN SOUL, And I Mardi Gras when I rock and roll. I won’t do things that I might regret, But I might do things you won’t forget. The way I move, no moss can grow, and I can’t hide my SOUTHERN SOUL. VERSE: Well, I’m a lady, but I know the street. Now that may confuse most the guys that I meet. Well, I’m cool...‘til I heat up. I know how to fight, but I sure can make up. If you’re looking for a shadow, better give it up; You won’t make the cut, ‘Cause this girl likes the spotlight, And is livin’ right up front. REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE: Church every Sunday when I was a child. Now I’m a woman, and I come complete With my own Southern style. REPEAT CHORUS (and out)
Lucky Love Track number: 7 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Country
LUCKY LOVE by Gael MacGregor, Ramona Wright & Barry Coffing © MacMusic Magic, Cosmotion Music & Barry Coffing Songs VERSE: Never had a lucky number. Never believed in faery tales. Never found a four-leafed clover. Never dreamed I’d marry the Prince of Wales, but I always got what I was looking for; And I always knew that I would find much more. CHORUS: I found you, my lucky baby, I found you, my LUCKY LOVE. You turned up like a pretty penny, Like a gift from the stars above. Don’t need a fortune teller waiting for a sign; oh, I’m so lucky that your love is mine. VERSE: Never thought I’d have a fortune— Jewels to cover both my hands. Never had the crowds around me, Able to pick out any man, but I always got what I was looking for; And I always knew that I would find much more. REPEAT CHORUS SHORT INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE REPEAT CHORUS (a cappella) TAG: Yes, I’m so lucky that your love is mine.
One Love Too Late
One Love Too Late Track number: 8 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Country
ONE LOVE TOO LATE by Barry Coffing, Barbara Babchick & Carol Michaels © Barry Coffing Songs, Barbara Babchick & Man in the Hat Music VERSE: If love comes once in a lifetime, Then why do I feel this way again? I couldn’t get to sleep at all last night; Thinking about you instead of him. Wanting to touch you—to feel you close to me; I hear the music playing, but This dance is not for me. CHORUS: You’re ONE LOVE TOO LATE; I’ve fallen for the last time. My heart couldn’t wait forever. You’re ONE LOVE TOO LATE. If I’d known you were next in line… Maybe we would have this night together. VERSE: It’s not that I haven’t wondered. Can’t you see how much I care? But it’s time for me to get back home, ‘Cause I know he’s waiting there. Please let me go now; Our “goodbyes” last too long. I hear the music playing, But I just can’t sing along. REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE: If I had my heart to give… If my love was still my own, You wouldn’t leave here alone. LAST CHORUS: You’re ONE LOVE TOO LATE; I’ve fallen for the last time. My heart couldn’t wait forever. You’re ONE LOVE TOO LATE. If I’d known you were next in line… Maybe we would have tonight… Baby we could have tonight… I know we would have this night together.
Lock Your Pocket
Lock Your Pocket Track number: 9 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Blues
LOCK YOUR POCKET by Gael MacGregor, Sam Winans, Ramona Wright & Stuart Weinstein © MacMusic Magic, Betsy Winans Music & Cosmotion Music VERSE: Went out to a club—just wanted to dance; Left my things on the table for the sake of romance. I got dumped by the guy; had to pay for his tab. That’s when I found out my purse got nabbed. You’d better LOCK YOUR POCKET… zip it up tight. VERSE: A guy comes to me with a screamin’ deal; He’s gonna fix my car, gonna cherry my wheels. Well, he makes a few dents—and slaps on some clay. A hundred bucks just drives away. You’d better LOCK YOUR POCKET… zip it up tight. CHORUS: You’d better LOCK YOUR POCKET when you leave home tonight. Don’t go lookin’ for trouble, just do it up right, and better LOCK YOUR POCKET… zip it up tight. INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE: VERSE: Now I’m hip to the scam—I’m bein’ cool. Ain’t gonna catch me being nobody’s fool. When you come around me, you’d better be nice. Don’t try to take my cash, just take my advice and LOCK YOUR POCKET… zip it up tight. TAG: Oh, you’d better LOCK YOUR POCKET… zip it up tight.
Unwrap Me, Baby
Unwrap Me, Baby Track number: 10 Year: 2013 Album: You Ain't Too Tough Genre: Blues
UNWRAP ME, BABY by Gael MacGregor & Barry Coffing © MacMusic Magic & Barry Coffing Songs VERSE: UNWRAP ME, BABY; I've got something just for you. UNWRAP ME, BABY; I’ve got something just for you. Untie my bow, and Slip off my ribbon, honey, do… VERSE: Well, you can tear off my paper; But take it off nice and slow. Well, you can tear off my paper; But baby, do it nice and slow. Set me on your table, and Turn down the lights real low… BRIDGE It ain't Christmas -- you know it's true. It ain't your birthday, but you can wear the suit. It ain't our anniversary -- honey, we just met. But I got you something for nothin' -- Let's see if you can guess… VERSE: Open the box; Take a look at your surprise. Now, open that pretty box; And take a good look at your surprise. I swear you're gonna love it. I got you something money just can't buy.
Mood Indigo Genre: Jazz
Memories Of You
Memories Of You Genre: Jazz
MEMORIES OF YOU by Gael MacGregor (BMI) & David Joyce (BMI) © MacMusic Magic (BMI) & Rejoyce Music (BMI) VERSE: MEMORIES OF YOU Fill my dreams, make me believe That wishes do come true; So I Will always hold onto... VERSE: MEMORIES OF YOU Keep you close when we’re apart A minute or a day; Thoughts of you Can chase the clouds away. BRIDGE: You’re the one who cheers me. You’re the one who cares. I’m the lucky so-and-so Who stumbled unaware. VERSE: MEMORIES OF YOU Hold my heart and keep my mind On words of love you said; and Each night I’ll have more MEMORIES OF YOU.
Angel On My Shoulder
Angel On My Shoulder Genre: Folk
ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER (MARY'S ANGEL) Words & Music by Gael MacGregor [BMI] & Brian Lambert [BMI] © MacMusic Magic [BMI] & Mystic Romance Music [BMI] VERSE: Angel, thank you, but I'm still afraid. You say that I will bear a child, but I am still a maid. Angel watching from so high above, A Son of God you say I'll birth—a child of Divine Love. My husband who is yet to be might not take this news so graciously, So tell him as you told to me this miracle of Life. CHORUS #1: ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER, angel watching over; Sing a song of jubilation to every land and every nation. Angel trumpets sounding, angel's love abounding. For the child who will end the sadness, let our voices ring with gladness. VERSE: Angel, I know you're from God on high, And blessing to the world bestow everywhere you fly. Angel, I'm young. Lord, I need Your hand To help me raise your Son and see him grow into a man. I feel I'm still a child, you see. I'll try to live most patiently. Your angels sing so tenderly, but I need Your love and light. CHORUS #2: ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER, angel watching over; Sing a song of jubilation to every land and every nation. Angel trumpets sounding, angel's love abounding. Sending peace to a world in darkness. Giving light and hope to guide us. BRIDGE: Let this be my prayer to you—that everything I say or do Will be to glorify Your holy name. Lord, I don't know why You chose me; I have my doubts, still… But with Your hand to guide me, I'll try to do Your will. CHORUS #3 ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER, angel watching over; Sing a song of jubilation to every land and every nation. Angel trumpets sounding, angel's love abounding. This gift of love—a ransom sweet... I lay Him gently at Your feet. TAG: ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER… ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER…
Desperado Genre: Americana
Something On Your Mind
Something On Your Mind Album: The Tiger's Loose Genre: Classic Rock
Excerpt of backing vocals for the legendary "King of the Surf Guitar", Dick Dale. From the album "The Tiger's Loose"
Love And Happiness (Backing Vocals; excerpt)
Love And Happiness (Backing Vocals; excerpt) Genre: R&B
An excerpt of backing vocals for the classic R&B hit as recorded by Blinding Tears (Carl Storie & Mark Cawley)