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Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD

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Subject: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Deda
Date: 10 Mar 05 - 11:49 PM

As Amos' (ever so much) younger sister, I'm his earliest fan. I've listened to him with lots of love and joy all my life, ever since he taught himself guitar as a young teenager, learning some of his first numbers from the Burl Ives records in our playroom. So I was very tickled to find his cd "Beyond the Lighthouse" in my mailbox a while ago. I figured it would be good old familiar Amos singing good old familiar folk songs. Well, it's actually far better than that. All the songs and all the cuts are beautiful -- their lyrics, their tunes, and their execution. He chose wonderfully, and he's singing wonderfully. He's in better voice than he has been in years (due in part, I'd guess, to his victory over the demon Cigarettes which he'd been addicted to almost as long as he's played the guitar). If you haven't heard Amos sing, I urge you to give yourself a treat. He has a lovely warm, cheerful bass voice, a little like Gordon Bok if he'd had some really great news. None of the cuts on this CD are old or early Amos repertoire; not that they're new, but I haven't heard Amos perform them before. He does numbers as disparate as "The Rose" and "The Glory Trail," and songwriters as varied as Townes Van Zandt and Christine Lavin. One of the cuts is Amos' own composition, and anyone who's read any of the old Song Challenge threads knows that he's a genius poet/wordsmith -- and this song holds up very well, even surrounded by such stellar company. (When I first heard it, the family-critic in me was carping "mixed metaphors, Amos!" -- but the more I listen to it the less I can criticize it and the more I like it.) I've had this CD in my car CD player for a week, and I spend about an hour in my car on a normal workday. I'm not tired of it yet. Every day at work, I find myself humming the last number I heard, for hours. I haven't yet gotten to the point where I skip over a particular cut, because there's none that I've lost interest in. It's a great CD and I'm thrilled to have it. I want a bunch more, to send to my kids and cousins. I don't know how you order it, but my guess is you could send him a PM.

Sister's proud plug


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Peace
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 01:01 AM

Amos: Why you being so quiet about this?


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: open mike
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 01:23 AM

yeah? are there more? how do we get one?
is it suitable for air play?
hooray! Lucky sis who works in a
place where she can hum for hours...


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Peace
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 02:05 AM

Lucky sis who gets to HEAR the CD.


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 03:29 AM

Yeah, we need details! How do we get this??
RtS


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 04:16 AM

I have a copy and it's all true what Sis says. I feel like one of the 'In crowd' for the first time in my life!
Giok


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: rumanci
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 07:13 AM

yup ! one of the in-crowd evidently *g*
and sis and Giok are right - lovely voice, material to suit - you're a sentimental swine A ! - no wonder people keep weeping !
thankyou - magic !
rum x


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 07:22 AM

All this wonderful stuff sneaking into the threads in the middle of the mudcat night.... Info Amos !!! Since when in a field of such importance does your professorial self refuse to give us the pertinent information?????

tinker


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: freda underhill
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 07:56 AM

I want one.


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 08:30 AM

C'mon AMos! we want procurement info! How much - where do we send the moolah and when can we expect to hear this?


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 08:33 AM

I want one, too...


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: bflat
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 02:05 PM

Where is Amos? Usually he is posting continuously.


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 02:19 PM

I, also!!

Art


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 02:20 PM

You know how shy he can be (!!!!???). Come on, A, give up the source for those CDs! Don't make me get medieval on yer ass!


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 02:26 PM

he's on the road. He posted yesterday (I think it was) to MOAB that he'd be out of touch for a couple.


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 02:40 PM

Amos-

Here's a deal. I'll swap you a copy of my UNCOMMON SAILOR SONGS CD. I suppose we could meet at the continental divide and exchange CD's there but maybe I'll just take a chance and mail you one.

Would be nice to see a track list.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Acme
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 02:45 PM

I think he's visiting Mudlark for a few days.

I would like to hear this CD also, Amos.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 02:45 PM

I believe he's in Sanfran at the moment, reliving his lost youth perhaps¦¬]
Giok


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Subject: Track List: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Deda
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 08:18 PM

Track list, typed out from my CD:

  1. High Chin Bob (aka The Glory Trail) Badger/Clark
  2. Annie's Lover (Dave Carter)
  3. Flower in the Snow ( Allan Taylor)
  4. I Remember Loving You ( Del Puppo & Chumlovich)
  5. Song about the River (Don Williams)
  6. Kind of Love (Christine Lavin)
  7. (The) Rose (Mc Broom)
  8. Ain't Leavin' Your Love (Van Zandt)
  9. Running Waters (BY AMOS JESSUP)
  10. Say You Will (D. Mallet)
  11. Winter's Night with You (Lightfoot)
  12. Sweet Wyoming Home (Staines).

(He may be up to Sacramento visiting our brother John, who's ill and in ICU up there following heart surgery in January. Prayers are gratefully accepted.)


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Acme
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 08:24 PM

Thanks for posting that list. Good luck to the whole family regarding the health issues.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Azizi
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 08:52 PM

I have a copy of Amos' CD.

and I agree with his sister and others who have heard it.

Wonderful deep voice! Wonderful lyrics!

Good on you, Amos!!


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: GUEST,Amos
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 09:37 PM

Holy Moly!!!

Thanks, Sis!!

OK, here's the deal. I can't sell this CD but anyone who affirms to me they have sent ten bucks to the Mudcat fund will get a copy in thanks for their contribution, as a private communication between friends. I ain't gonna go commercial on this thing. :D

Send me a PM. I'll be on the road until Tuesday. I am at Barkies in SFO until Monday, then in San Something and Sacramento to see my brother, and then back to Mudlark's at Paso Robles, for a hoot Monday evening.

So it will be next weekend before I can send them out but you shall have them, an you send me a PM.

A


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Deda
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 11:35 PM

PS> Not only does he have a lovely voice, but he's really good on the guitar, too! But I assume all 'Catters are.


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 01:40 PM

Hmmmm. Did somebody say "lighthouse"?
-Joe Offer, who's not good at all on the guitar-


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Dave Swan
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 05:54 PM

You're at Barky's? Do you call, do you write?


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Mudlark
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 07:35 PM

The only thing better than this CD is having himself singing on my front porch. The album is stellar, I'm green with envy at his tasty, sensitive and highly evolved guitar accompaniment, and his voice and choice of songs, as always, is superb. The song on this album that Amos wrote is just one of many fine songs he's penned.

Aside from the wonderful musicianship displayed here, I think Amos's love of the music, and the experience of sharing it, comes through loud and clear. And passion is always so compelling.

Sign me a devoted fan!


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Amos
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 08:26 PM

Last call!! Last call!!

Lemme know if you want one.

PM me an address.


A


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: GUEST,The Banjoest
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 04:08 PM

Amos:

Remember, you said you'd bring me one at the next Balboa Park Jam...

BTW, I get to hear Amos play and sing ALL the time. So there! ;o)

Hugh


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 04:15 PM

I've gotten mine the other day in the mail and have been enjoying Amos's deep base voice and guitar work as I drive around in my van. There's a lot of good road songs, not to mention love songs, on this CD but sadly only one song that he composed himself.

My favorites include "High Chin Bob," "I Remember Loving You," and "Sweet Wyoming Home."

When's the video coming out?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Peace
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 04:34 PM

I heard it and loved it, Amos. Good work, buddy.

As to the video, you'll have to show a little 'skin' if you want a video to sell. Fame has its price. LOL

GO, AMOS!


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 06:49 PM

Well, last time I checked showing skin wasn't getting me any votes at all. So perhaps we'll stick to audio!! :D

Thanks for your kind remarks, gents. I am just hornswoggled and all a-fuzzle.


A


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 08:26 PM

I'm thoroughly enjoying Amos' CD. One guy and his instrument---just the way I prefer. And my "The Older I Get, The Better I Was CD" went out to him today.

Art


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 08:38 PM

Yayyyy!! Thanks a million, Art!! Can't wait.


A


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Deda
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 11:42 PM

Well I'm jes' poppin' my buttons. I have to say that one of the top blessings of my life has been the gift of growing up with this stellar brother. Wherever Amos is, there is a celebration of life going on. And having his voice coming at me from my car CD player is an absolute joy.
Messages from multiple threads combined. Messages below are from a new thread.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Review: Amos' new cd
From: kendall
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 08:14 PM

I just got a copy of Amos' new CD, and I gotta say he does a nice job. His delivery is effortless, and the instrument work is never more than the piece calls for. Good job, Mate.


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' new cd
From: Amos
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 09:26 PM

Thanks, kindly, Skipper!! Much appreciated.


A


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' new cd
From: GUEST,amergin
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 10:41 PM

well, if it's anything as good as Amos in Person...then it must be a treasure indeed.


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 09:41 AM

I am on my 4th, or is it 5th? listen - I just keep pressing the play button when it finishes. eek, I'm on track 12 again, almost time to hit replay.

Thanks, Amos for this lovely CD.

I've been having a very frustrating time trying to scan pics to send to Mudcat & other friends & listening to Amos's lovely voice is (almost) making the effort bearable, tho I dunno what Apple is going to make of my restrained remarks about their stupid error message!!

sandra


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: GUEST,Kendall
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 08:15 AM

Oh yeah? well, I have a copy of the song he wrote for me. So there!

Uh, how do I get that CD?


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 06:42 PM

"Say You Will" apparently was not written by Dave Mallett but by Paul Metsers.


www.paulmetsers.co.uk
www.sagemcrafts.co.uk

He has performed it on one of his CDs and claims authorship in a recent e-mail.


A


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Janie
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 07:23 PM

I'm so glad for the refreshment of this thread. Amos has wonderful heart, is a talented songwriter and also a talented interpreter of the songs of others.

You deserve much wider circulation, luv.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: olddude
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 07:55 PM

He is a first class talent


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 08:27 PM

Amos is a Troubador.

If you ever saw him ambling across the Getaway grounds with his slouch hat and his Martin slung on his shoulder, you would know at a glance. He can sing most anything given just a hint, and he can sell a song and make the ladies weep or speed up the beat of their hearts. 600 years ago,he would have wandered from castle to castle and all the towns in between, and he would have been just as comfortable in a barn with two farmers thumping on washtubs and sipping cider, as he would be in the boudoir of the Princess at midnight. As good as he is on CD, Amos is just great fun to watch and jam with.
I count myself lucky to have spent as much time as we have together, and he's gone from someone whose wit, humor, and spirit I enjoyed, to someone whose friendship and brotherhood means very much to me.

And that will make him blush, but I mean every word.


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Janie
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 08:38 PM

Well said, Ernie. And the same applies to you.


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Subject: RE: Review: Amos' Beyond the Lighthouse CD
From: Amos
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 11:57 PM

Ernie, Janie, the same for the two of youse. Dang. I meaN, DANG....



A


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