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The Music of AfterTime

TRACK LISTINGS described by
Aftertime producer Noel Paul Stookey
and artist David Anthony Zee

  1. IT HAD TO BE YOU (Jones/Kahn, Bantam Music Publishers) - a big hit in its time, redone here in a Fats Domino meets Boogie Woogie style. Definitely up. - NPS
  2. BABY FACE (Akst /Davis, B&G Akst Music) – most times the verses (herewith included) are ignored but yes, it's true – the Carpenters and/or Burt Bachrach are equally responsible for the feel. - NPS
  3. IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME (Perkins/Oken/Coleman, Marmor Music) – a Four Freshman landmark of the 50's made achingly real by virtue of David's solo rendering. - NPS
  4. WHATSERNAME (Stookey/Kniss/Dixon, Neworldmedia Publishing) – This is NOT the Green Day piece. I wrote this. You might have noticed. Included on the ALBUM 1700 released by PETER, PAUL and MARY in the late 60's and tells a pretty compelling story just from one side of a dialogue. - NPS
  5. WHAT'LL I DO (Berlin, Williamson Music) - an Irving Berlin standard from 1923, this deceptively simple ballad of lost love could not be more poignant if it had been written yesterday. - DAZ
  6. WE JUST COULDN'T SAY GOODBYE (Woods, Callicoon Music) – a "Looney-Tunes" version of a 30's song, replete with an attempted musical emulation of dancing chairs and waving curtains. - NPS
  7. HOW CAN I TELL HER (Livingston/Evans, Famous Music Corporation) - another Four Freshmen ballad, a huge hit in the 50s, and a signpost to a more innocent time. As with "It Never Occurred to Me," we pulled the melody out of the original lush harmony arrangement. - DAZ
  8. EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY (Palmer/Williams, Universal Music Group) - a blues standard from the 1920s, when blues was a relatively new music. - DAZ
  9. TIME AFTER TIME (Cahn/Styne, Sands Music Group/Warner Chappell Music Inc.) - not the Cyndi Lauper 80s hit! This 1947 love song was as popular in its time as Cyndi's composition is now, recorded over time by more than 50 legendary vocalists. Usually rendered in a swing style, Time After Time feels right at home with a moody Latin groove. - DAZ
  10. UNDECIDED (Shavers/Robins, MCA Music Publishing) – “First you say you do – and then you don't. Then you say you will – and then you won't. You're undecided what're you gonna do?!” done in changing time signatures to suit the vacillations. - NPS