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Fables and stories : tales from an Alabama troubadour

Carter, Rick, (author.).


"Rick Carter has been writing songs and playing music professionally for over fifty years. His first book, Fables and Stories - Tales From an Alabama Troubadour, is a compilation of short stories, prose, observations on life, song lyrics, and one-liners. As he always says of his songwriting, the songs come from both sides of the brain...some are silly."-- From publisher's description

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  • ISBN: 9781667812830 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1667812831 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 131 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Rick Carter, Prairie Eden Music, [2021]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Intro -- Foreword -- Rick Carter: Songwriter, Alchemist, Soothsayer, Cat Herder, Chili Relleno Enthusiast, and Music Historian -- Fables and Stories -- Big Bad John -- 1965 -- Look Away (Selma 1965) -- Mama Said -- Barbara Ann -- Jubilee Jump -- The Hat -- 1968 -- Aubrey Buns and The Zodiacs -- This just in... -- Summer of '69 -- Alice Cooper, Egg Salad, and a Filipino Dagger -- Misspent Time Misspent time in life is just rusty wisdom waiting for a new coat of paint. -- The Allman Brothers Band -- Sorry If I'm Late Christmas Homecoming So there we were, bound and distant as cousins One degree beyond insanity Crazy as a family dinner Fold the linens and pass the responsibility -- Mind Your Socks -- Play vs. Work -- Summer of '72 -- John Prine -- Now He's Gone -- Summer of 1975 Hotel House Bands and Motel Merchandising -- Summer of 1976 -- James Brown -- They Never Knew They never knew. And, she couldn't ask. Was her name on the list? We heard he passed. Her true love disappeared in a wisp. She wonders if her name was on the list. -- Johnny Shines -- Hohner Marine Band -- Key of GQuarter (And The Little Red Blanket) -- Summer of 1985 -- Band Houses, Pay Phones, and Easter Egg Hunts -- Top 5 Craziest Band House Moments: -- Annual Beach Tour -- Unemployed Being a musician is like waking up every morning feeling unemployed -- A Troubadour Holiday -- Crime Don't Pay -- WC DOANs -- The Flyer -- Cover Charge -- Tiny Tim -- The Diary -- Prom Season and The Riverboat Gambler -- One Night In Athens(A Roadie's Lament) -- Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown -- The Tip Jar -- The Gig -- That's The Night That The Lights Went Out At The "Florida-Bama" -- "Midnight at The Oasis" with Tom JonesRC and The MoonPie -- Listeners I'd rather have 10 people who listen, than a thousand who were really just in line for a beer...I'm good! -- Turning Point -- Loveland -- New Brand -- Fall on Me (Song For Alex) -- Life "...Love comes in so many degrees..." May your life never out live your love. -- Dear Brother -- War Paint -- Me, Myself, and Him -- Look Me Over -- Valentine's Day -- Zippo She was gone like the smell of a Zippo lighter right before you curse it... All spark, no flame. -- Kodak -- My Dad -- Sarge -- Grief -- 66 -- Route 66 --Billy Jean I've been on the road so long I can drive, balance my checkbook, re-string my guitar, and cook Ramen noodles with a Bic lighter, while doing a dance routine to "Billy Jean." -- Six Rusty Strings E -- even B -- bad G -- gigs D -- deserve A -- accomplished E -- excellence -- My Guitar -- One Direction To A Heart -- JJ -- Man's Best Friend -- JJ's Last Day -- Ride The Wind -- Someone Said Your Name -- My Brother -- Songwriters -- 67 -- The Kia -- Armageddon at Exit 246 -- These Days -- Looking In The Rearview At The Past Year -- "Psychedelic Shack" -- Through All Of My Years (A Sailor's Lament)
Subject: Tales > Alabama.
Musicians > Alabama > Biography.
Alabama > Miscellanea.
Contes > Alabama.
Musiciens > Alabama > Biographies.
Alabama > Miscellanées.
Genre: short stories.
Short stories.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Short stories.

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