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Ronnie Earl and

The Broadcasters

“…he is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.  He makes me proud!”...B.B. King

The Luckiest Man
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

Cover art of Ronnie Earl,

titled Transcendence,

created by Tom Noll,

Creative Bone Artworks® Inc.

& Art that Rocks®

www.tomnoll.com




Tom Noll Creative Bone Artworks® Inc. & Art that Rocks®

Ronnie Earl continues to be one of the most

emotive blues guitarists today, whose musical

voicings deal with loss and healing, gratitude

and love, compassion and passion. Indeed,

it is those emotional touchstones within his

music, which is so beautifully reflected in the

swirl of colors expressed in artist Tom Noll

painting of a picture taken by Tom Hazeltine. 

Tom Noll is the artist and owner of

Creative Bone Artworks® Inc. & Art that Rocks®.  

www.tomnoll.com

 

The Luckiest Man Track Listing

Lyrics below

 

  1. Ain’t That Loving You        Don D. Robey, Manitou Music (Canada)
  2. Southside Stomp               Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing, BMI
  3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy   Gary Davis, Chandos Music Company
  4. Jim’s Song                        Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing, BMI
  5. Heartbreak (It’s Hurtin’ Me) Jon Thomas & Carlee Hoyless, Songs of Universal Inc.
  6. Howlin’ Blues                     Traditional arranged &adapted by Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing,          
  7. Never Gonna Break My Faith Andrea Remanda, Eliot John Kennedy & Bryan Adams
                                                Remandamusic & Badams Music Limited
    8. Long Lost Conversation    R. Norcia, Norcia Publishing, BMI
    9. Sweet Miss Vee                Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing, BMI
   10. Blues for Magic Sam        Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing, BMI
   11.So Many Roads                Paul Marshall, Arc Music Corporation
   12. You Don’t Know What Love Is  Fenton Robinson, Eyeball Music
 



1. Ain’t That Loving You 
Don D. Robey, Manitou Music (Canada)

 

Broadcasters

Mark Earley, baritone sax

Mario Perrett, tenor sax

Nicholas Tabarias, rhythm guitar

 

You build my hopes so high, then you let me down so low.
It makes no difference darlin’, I just love you more and more.
And every time you smile, you know I’m smiling with you.
And every time you cry, you know I shed a few tears too.

Now ain't that lovin' you baby, ain’t that lovin' you.

I know it’s lovin’ you baby, ain’t that lovin’ you baby.

I don't believe, I don't believe you know what I'm talkin' about.
I don't believe, I don't believe you know what I'm talkin' about.
I'm talkin' about love, love, love.
I'm talkin' about love, love, love.
I'm talkin' about love, love, love.
I'm talkin' about love, love, love.

You know I told you darlin’ that I’d never let you down.
No matter what you do, I will always be around.
You treat me like a schoolgirl, and that you know is true.
It makes no difference darlin’,

Ain't that lovin' you,  

Every time you smile.
You know I smile with you,

Ain’t that loving you, you know that lovin’.

 

Guitar solo

Ain’t that lovin’ you,
Every time you smile…
You know I'm smilin’ with you
Ain't that lovin’ you.

Ain’t that lovin’ you.

I know it’s lovin’ you.

Ain’t that lovin’ you.

 

Mark Earley, baritone sax solo


Broadcasters

Mark Earley, baritone sax

Mario Perrett, tenor sax

Nicholas Tabarias, rhythm guitar

2. Southside Stomp
    Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing.


Broadcasters

Peter Ward, rhythm guitar




 

3.   Death Don't Have No Mercy    

     Gary Davis, Chandos Music Company

 

Diane Blue, Vocals

Ronnie Earl, Acoustic & Electric Guitar

Michael "Mudcat" Ward, Double bass

~~

Death don't have no mercy in this land.
Death don't have no mercy in this land.
It’ll come to your house, and it won't stay long.
You look in the bed and somebody be gone.

Death don't have no mercy in this land.

 

Death go hit any family in this land.
Death’ll go in any family in this land.

It will come to your house and it won’t stay long,
You look in the bed and one of your family is gone

Death'll go and hit any family in this land.

 

Guitar solo

 

Well it won’t give you time to get ready in this land.

Death won’t give you time to get ready in this land.

It will come to your house and it won’t stay long.

You look in the bed and somebody be gone.

Death won’t give you time to get ready in this land.

4. Jim's Song
Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing, BMI
Ronnie Earl,  solo guitar


5.  Heartbreak, (It's Hurtin' Me)
     Jon Thomas & Carlee Hoyless, Songs of Universal Inc.
      ~

Broadcasters

Nicholas Tabarias, rhythm & solo guitar

Mario Perrett, tenor sax

Mark Earley, baritone sax

 

Heartbreak, it's hurtin' me.
Weak in the knees, loose in the head.
My baby has left me
I wish that I was dead.

Heartbreak, it's hurtin' me.

I'm dyin' in the eye.
Lost my sense of touch.
My baby has left me.
I love him so much.

Heartbreak, it's hurtin' me.

 

Dave Limina, organ

Nicholas Tabarias, guitar solo

He lead me to believe.
That I was all he had.
This morning I was happy.
Tonight I got 'em bad.

Heartbreak, it's hurtin’ me.


Ronnie Earl, solo guitar

 

I know I’ve been a fool.
How taken I have been.
If I see my baby.
I'd run to him again.

Heartbreak, oh its hurting me,

 

If I was a judge
I'd send him to the chair
I'd sit right down beside him
And he wouldn't leave me here

 

Heartbreak it’s killin’ me

Heartbreak, it's killin’ me

6.  Howlin’ Blues 
Traditional arranged and adapted by Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing, BMI



7. Never Gonna Break My Faith
Andrea Remanda, Eliot John Kennedy & Bryan Adams, Remandamusic & Badams Music Limited

 

My Lord, I have read this book so many times
But nowhere can I find the page that says
What I experienced today has any grace.


Now I know that life is meant to be hard
That's how I learned to appreciate my God
Though my courage may be tried, I can tell you I won't hide
Because the footprints show you were by my side.


You can lie to a child with a smiling face
Tell me that color ain't about a race
You can cast the first stone, you can break my bones
But you never gonna break, you never gonna break my faith
Faith and hope ain't yours to give,
Truth and liberty are mine to live.
Steal a crown from a king, break an angels wings,
But you never gonna break, you never gonna break my faith.


My Lord, won't you help them, help them to understand
That when someone takes the life of an innocent man
Well, they never really won because all they've ever done
Is set the soul free where it's supposed to be.


You can lie to a child with a smiling face
Tell me that color ain't about a race
You can cast the first stone, you can break my bones
But you never gonna break, you never gonna break my faith
Faith and hope ain't yours to give
Truth and liberty are mine to live
Steal a crown from a king, break an angels wings
But you never gonna break, you never gonna break my faith

For those we lose before their time
I pray their souls will find the light
I know that the day will surely come
When his will, his will, will be done.


Never gonna break my faith
His will will be done.
You never gonna break my faith. I keep holdin’ on.

You never gonna break my faith. 

The original band members of Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, formed in 1977, were Ray Norcia, Anthony Geraci, Neil Gouvin, Mudcat Ward and Ronnie Horvath. They found themselves together again this past June (2017) in the studio, along with Mike Welch, who was the current guitarist for the Bluetones. They had a long lost musical conversation which was enriched by the forty years of gigs, albums, road trips, struggles and celebrations that have filled and directed their lives. Listen to what they had to say on Long Lost Conversation:

8.  Long Lost Conversation       

Ray Norcia, Norcia Publishing, BMI

 

Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals, harp

Anthony Geraci, Piano

Mike Welch , Guitar

Neil Gouvin , Drums

Michael "Mudcat" Ward, Fender Bass

Ronnie Earl, Guitar



Mike Welch, first guitar solo

 

It was a late night hour; baby I couldn’t help myself but think of you.  

It was a late night hour; baby I couldn’t help myself but think of you.

You’re always on my mind – you know that.

Late night hour, I couldn’t help myself but think of you.  

I know you told me more times than I can count darlin’.

I still wonder if what you said is true.

 

Late night hour, sittin’ all alone on my bed.

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey…

Sittin’ all alone so lonely on my bed.

I make believe I just talked to you baby on the telephone,

But I can’t remember what you said.

Come back home baby, that’s what I want.

Let me tell you one more thing If I can.

 

Ray Norcia, harp solo

 

Somebody help me now.

 

Anthony Geraci, piano solo

Ronnie Earl, guitar solo

 

Baby our long lost conversation on the phone,

Is just a long lost memory.    

Little darlin’, little darlin’ our long lost conversation,

Is just a faded memory.

I think I’ll lie down on the bed and start dreamin’ darlin’,

And dream that you brought yourself home to me. 

 


1      9.  Sweet Miss Vee         
Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing, BMI



10   Blues for Magic Sam 
Ronnie Earl, Mr. Earl Publishing, BMI


11.   So Many Roads
Paul Marshall, Arc Music Corporation

~~

So many roads, so many trains to ride.
So many roads, so many trains to ride.
I've got to find my baby, before I'll be satisfied.

 

I was standin' by my window, when I heard the whistle blow.
Yes, I was standin' at my window, when I heard that old whistle blow.
You know I thought it was a Streamline, but it was a B & O.

 

solo guitar

 

It was a mean ol' fireman and a cruel ol' engineer.
It was a mean ol' fireman and a cruel ol' engineer.
That took away my baby and left me standin' here.

 

solo guitar




 12. You Don’t Know What Love Is

Fenton Robinson, Eyeball Music


 

You don't know what love is
Until you really fall in love one time.
You don't know what love is
Until you really fall in love one time.

 I remember when this love was with me
As I always blew my mind

From sun-up ‘till sun-down
He kept my nose down on the ground.
Oh, from sun-up all day long
He kept my nose down on the ground.

He even kept my life
Around a little chain,
And now I know I will never be the same.

And I'll be a fool to say it’s over
His beautiful picture still enters my mind.
And I'll be a fool to say it's all over
His beautiful picture still enters my mind.

Brother you don't know what love is
Until you really fall in love one time.

Brother you don't know

Brother you don’t know
Sister you don't know
Tell you don’t know.

Oh

Oh you don’t know. 



More on Jim Mouradian and the story of The Luckiest Man here
New T-shirts are here! 

The Luckiest Man cream colored T-shirts (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) are available to be purchased for $28 and sent to you for the cost of the shipping. They are 100% Bella Canvas very soft T-shirts - with the album cover on the front and “Spreading The Love Since 1988” on the back. October 31 will be the 30th anniversary of the Broadcasters first gig as a full time band. ~


~The international postage for the shirts will be higher.

1. Send an email to me (manager@ronnieearl.com)  with the quantity of shirts, the size, and the exact mailing address where it is to be mailed.

2. I’ll email you an invoice with the cost and the postage and you can pay it through the link on the invoice.

3.  The link  to Pay Payl is a secure site, has a credit card option, and the fees are on my end.

4.  Once you pay the invoice at your convenience, then I will mail out the shirt.

Please email with any questions.

Thank you!
Debbie

manager@ronnieearl.com

August 27 2018

The Luckiest Man Album Teaser

We are grateful to every person who contributed to the making of this album:


Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

Ronnie Earl – Guitar

Dave Limina – Piano and Hammond B3

Diane Blue – Vocals

Forrest Padgett – Drums

Paul Kochanski – Bass


Ronnie Earl, Producer

Holger Petersen, Executive Producer

David Minehan, Recording Engineer

Huck Bennert, Recording and Mixing Engineer

Keith Asack, Recording Engineer

Dave Clark, Road Manager

Debbie Blanchard, Manager

Tom Hazeltine, Photographer

 

Guest Musicians

Nicholas Tabarias – Guitar

Mark Earley – Baritone Sax

Mario Perrett – Tenor Sax

Peter Ward – Guitar

Michael “Mudcat” Ward – Double Bass & Fender Bass

 

On the song Long Lost Conversation:

Sugar Ray Norcia – Vocals, Harp

Anthony Geraci – Piano

Mike Welch – Guitar

Neil Gouvin – Drums

Michael "Mudcat" Ward – Double Bass & Fender Bass

 Anthony Geraci and Mike Welch appear courtesy of Delta Groove Music. 


Cover art of Ronnie Earl, titled Transcendence, created by Tom Noll,

Creative Bone Artworks® Inc. & Art that Rocks® www.tomnoll.com


Group studio picture and picture of Jim Mouradian by Tom Hazeltine

Photo of Ronnie and Huck in the convertible by Debbie Blanchard

The Little Man drawing by Jim Mouradian

Package design and cover illustration by Michael Dangelmaier, Red Pine Design, Calgary, Alberta


Recorded in Woolly Mammoth Studios, Waltham, MA; Keep the Edge Studio, Quincy, MA; and in Groton, MA

Mastered by Mark Donahue at Sound Mirror, Jamaica Plain, MA

Ronnie Earl Management: Debbie Blanchard, Grace Box Management, LLC, manager@ronnieearl.com

 

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