columbia demo '72  # 2  -  song notes




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on this page, i give brief biographical and contextual information about each song,  how it came to be written, etc.   for a more detailed biographical memoir  by kendell kardt, click the link: ' the poems of bernard rudolph ' on the home page.   be sure to read the disclaimer before proceeding.  


clicking the title of any song will take you to the lyrics page.


       
1)   didn't wanna love you  -                                    for a note on this song, click here 



       
2)  gypsy dance  -                                                     for a note on this song, click here 




3)   just how i feel  -                                                  for a note on this song, click here 




4)   lady of a  thousand songs  -                               for a note on this song, click here 




5)   keep this poor boy shinin' on

this song is like an old movie.  in '72, between record contracts, i was persuaded to try my hand at street singing at San Francisco's Cannery, a popular waterfront tourist attraction.    i sang each day in  a remote little alcove, in front of my guitar case, open for 'spare change'.  the sign in my case read:   ' keep this poor boy shinin' on '.   i still have it. street  singing changed my life.   so did the young woman who ran the candle shop directly opposite my niche.   she must taken my sign quite literally.   she befriended me, took me home, fed me, and offered such small comfort as was within her power.  'relax', she said.  'it's gonna be OK'.   and it was.   thanks, Joanne.         




6)   sit down, stranger  -                                           for a note on this song, click here