ELDORADO

My new seven-song solo EP, Eldorado, now available on CDBaby & iTunes. I’ll be posting info about the recording of the CD, the musicians involved, and other details here.

Jesse Sublett, author & musician, Austin, TX

new seven-song EP to be released Fall 2015

I started working on the project in the spring of 2014, recording the basic tracks at JET Sounds here in Austin with Kim Simpson and Bill Mansell. Jimi Teasdale and Carey Bowman, who play in two great Austin bands, Bonneville County Pine Box and the venerable Coffee Sergeants, were at the console, working with new studio software. I started with four songs and returned periodically to polish the tracks. One of the first songs we recorded, Maryann Won’t Marry Me Till I’m Dead, has become a staple at my book signing/speaking events. Here are the lyrics. You can stream it, along with the whole CD, on Soundcloud.com.

Maryann Won’t Marry Me Till I’m Dead

Maryann won’t marry me till I’m dead / Maryann won’t marry me / won’t love, obey & cherish me / Maryann won’t marry me till I’m dead

Betty Lou won’t parlez-vous, she’s a spicy bowl of vindaloo/ Betty Lou won’t parlez-vous / she came down from Ouagadougou / Betty Lou is driving me out of my head

Baby, don’t bury me, don’t bury me till I’m dead/   Baby, don’t bury me, don’t bury me till I’m dead, don’t bury me till I’m dead / don’t bury me till I’m dead

Tammy Lynn left me hanging out / left me waiting on the roof of her condominium / Tammy Lynn left me hanging out / on a rattle trap made out of corrugated tin / Tammy Lynn is just standing by her man

Baby, don’t bury me, don’t bury me till I’m dead/   Baby, don’t bury me, don’t bury me till I’m dead, don’t bury me till I’m dead / don’t bury me till I’m dead

Maryann won’t marry me till I’m dead / Maryann won’t marry me till I’m dead / Maryann won’t marry me till I’m dead.

That’s Kim Simpson on the guitars. He came up with the Spanish sounding, Marty Robbinsesque guitar figures that give the song its campy, comic-tragic feel. I played upright bass and Bill Mansell laid down that fabulous tom-tom heavy beat. I think it turned out pretty well. Love that heavy thump intro. More on the other songs later.