I No Longer Sing the Blues 1990

I No Longer Sing the Blues 1990

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On June 28, on a Soulful Sunday podcast, I let you hear my studio recording of I No Longer Sing the Blues.

When I found this song on The Lost Tapes Project I knew I wanted to share this version with you.

You see, we recorded it with the 3 piece band live – no overdubs. In fact, you’ll even hear where I stopped the song [cause I messed up] and we had to start again. I left that in there because it lets you hear what happens in a recording situation.

A few months after this I asked my friend, Bruce Liberatore, if he would mind adding some guitar and harmonica to the song. He agreed. So, we met either at my house or the church and recorded Bruce playing with the tracks that we had already laid down.

Bruce is an amazing left handed guitarist and blues harmonica player. He added some great stuff to this song and made it come alive in certain spots.  Thanks, Bruce, for helping out.

I No Longer Sing the Blues 1990

Date: 1990
Place: Chimney Lane [in the sanctuary]
Location: Asheboro, NC
Drums: Richard Watson
Bass: Chuck Bingham
Piano/Vocals: Chuck Whetstone
Guitar/Harmonica: Bruce Liberatore

I No Longer Sing the Blues 1990

I No Longer Sing the Blues
Words & Music by Chuck Whetstone

Well, all my life I’ve been playing some kind of music
I was raised on Elvis, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis
Ricky Nelson, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley & The Comets

The Beatles came along and sang about Sgt. Pepper
Here, There, and Everywhere, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
The Boys from Britain were right I was a real Nowhere Man

I’ve been north and south, east and west playing music
I’ve been in nightclubs, country clubs, coliseums and convention centers
One time I even played on Saturday in the Park

I like ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Molly Hatchet
Elton John, Johnny Rivers, Leon Russell and Bob Dylan
And just like the song he wrote says
Your Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

So, in 1969 I gave my heart to Jesus
Now my music and my life are more on the Rock than ever
The beat might sound the same but I no longer sing the blues

For the rest of my life I’m gonna sing for Jesus
You see I’m trusting and obeying,
this world is not swaying me no more, no more, no more
My life’s built on the Rock
My name’s up on the Roll
I hung up my blue suede shoes
And I no longer sing the blues
Copyright 1999, Charles L. Whetstone, All Rights Reserved

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