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MP3 Boyd Williams - Deep in the Pocket, Disc 2

A blues/rock vocalist.

6 MP3 Songs in this album (24:31) !
Related styles: BLUES: Blues Vocals, BLUES: Blues-Rock

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BOYD WILLIAMS…Deep In The Pocket, Discs 1 & 2

Singer…Songwriter…Soulful Stylist

From his 1960s garage band The Bare Facts and hits “Bad Part of Town” and “Georgiana”…to touring and playing with top musicians in the 70s…his lost record deals…and years of solo work…Boyd Williams has always been a singer, a songwriter, a musician…an artist.

“The music business is really tough. But, it’s my gift. I really don’t know how to do anything else.” …Boyd Williams

Now a two-disc release that marks a new phase and defines this musical stylist.

About His Youth…and Garage Band Hits

“I played lead guitar but when they told me they needed a bass player, I played bass. When they said they needed a drummer, I played drums. It’s just what you did when you were a kid and wanted to play music. And that’s all I wanted to do.”

Two songs Boyd wrote for his 1966-68 band The Bare Facts, “Bad Part of Town” and “Georgiana”, led to a record deal with Jubilee Records. The next two songs were recorded on a subsidiary label Jay Gee Records. Today’s garage band fans consider his songs “Bad Part of Town” and “Georgiana” to be some of the best of the 1960s U.S. garage band music.

After The Bare Facts, Boyd joined the band Southwest FOB to play bass and sing. Dan Seals and John Ford Coley also were members of the band.

“Boyd possesses a smoky, soul-stirring voice that reaches your inner core. He has a voice you never forget…one-of-a-kind. I really feel that way.”
…Dan Seals - England Dan & John Ford Coley, Grammy-winning country artist.

An update…the music world recently lost Dan Seals. Boyd comments, ”Dan was one of the sweetest individuals I’ve ever known. He was a terrific singer, songwriter and musician. I’ll never forget his kind and soft manner or his laughter at my jokes. I’m missing you, man!”

Being A Star…

“When I was in Day Artists’ Management stable, playing & touring with Seals & Crofts, the guys from Toto, Dan and John and other great musicians and engineers…yeah, I wanted to be a star. But it was different back then. It was about financial rewards but it was also about pride and about who you were as an artist. Being a star meant that your peers recognized that ‘you had it’.”

"Boyd Williams has been one of my favorite singers for a long time. He has actually gotten better over the years. He''s blessed with a wealth of what we used to call "soul," a commodity that''s rarely found in music these days.”
...David Hungate - World-renowned bass player (Toto), composer and record producer.

Other Artists…

“I played and recorded with some great artists over the years – Jim and Dash, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Mike Porcaro, Fleetwood Mac, Dan Seals, Marc Benno, Doyle Bramhall, and numerous others. And I learned from them too.

I learned some great drum sounds from Jim Keltner, Jeff Porcaro and Mic Fleetwood. Engineers like Dave Hassinger and Keith Olsen taught me some tricks of the trade especially mic placement. People shared their skills and talents. I’d like to continue that tradition and pass on some things I’ve learned via tips and workshops on my website.”

“This man can do it all. He sings, plays guitar, bass. I love this guy.”
…Mike Porcaro - Legendary bass player, Toto.

On His Lost Record Deals, Solo Work and Recording…

“We all know about the price of oil and what it does to our everyday lives. I had no idea that the price of oil and the oil embargo of the 70s would have anything to do with losing my record deal with Warner Records. But it did. Unlike today, losing a record deal back then meant the end of your career. It took three lost deals…a real heartbreak… before I left that aspect of my career behind me. It was tough.

After that I toured regionally doing my solo act. And I was always recording…on 4-track and then 8-track recorders before computers and digital. I plan to put some of my early 4-track and 8-track recordings on my website for those interested in home recording and garage band fans.”

Notable Musicians on “Deep in the Pocket”…

“Some times people don’t understand that it takes a special type of genius to be a top recording artist and that some good musicians may not necessarily be good recording artists. The recording artist lays the whole foundation for the front person.

I’ve played with a lot of great bass players over the years. Bob Gentry is at the top of a very short list. He’s just great. He’s also a terrific engineer and editor.

Gary ‘Hoppy’ Hodges and I have been friends and musical colleagues for more than 30 years. From his L.A. days with Buckingham Nicks and our work there, to recordings in Dallas and again for this release, Hoppy always catches my feel. He’s also a super person.

A long time friend of mine from Dallas, Lynn Groom came in to play keyboards on “Janie Was a Big Girl”. He’s a great rock ‘n roll pianist and vocalist…and a great guy too.

I met Dan Wojiechowski for the first time in 2007. Bob (Gentry) told me he was a monster drummer…and he is right. He did an absolutely fantastic job on my stuff. He very much reminds me of Jeff Porcaro in ability, style and personality…a sweet, funny guy and a brilliant drummer.

Bob also brought Roland Elbert in to play keyboards on our session. Roland, in his self-effacing, quiet manner is someone who can play any parts…a great guy who did a great job on my tracks.”

Executive Producers: Boyd Williams & M. Jane Murray
Producers: Boyd Williams & M. Jane Murray

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