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Welcome to The RISD Sessions web site. Click on the links above and to the right to see the CD, hear the songs, and surf the links to the world wide web.

This CD is a recording of a live performance at the Rhode Island School of Design Auditorium in Providence, R.I. during the winter of 1990. The recording engineer was Steve Copel and he used a line level from the mixing console direct to DAT. Newbird had the privilege of rehearsing at the RISD auditorium thanks to the fact that David Chandler worked in the multimedia department. The recording was intended to be a demo to get gigs.

Newbird was: David Chandler on keyboards & vocals, Kenny Johnson on drums, John Spreier on bass & vocals, and Fred Wilkes on guitar & vocals. Fred sang the lead vocals on all of the songs except They Love Each Other which was sung by David and Take Me to the River which was sung by John.

Contrary to Ordinary was written by Billy Jim Baker. I Hear You Knocking was written by Smiley Lewis. I Second That Emotion was written by Smokey Robinson and Al Cleveland. It Takes a Lot to Laugh - It Takes a Train to Cry was written by Bob Dylan. Take Me to the River was written by Al Green and Mabon Hodges. The Harder They Come was written by Jimmy Cliff. They Love Each Other was written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter.

Click on the links above and to the right to see the CD, hear the songs, and surf the links to the world wide web.

Click on the links below to download the songs encoded as WMA (Windows Media Audio) files.

Contrary to Ordinary
I Hear You Knocking
It Ain't No Use
It Takes a Lot to Laugh...
One Kind Favor
I Second That Emotion
The Harder They Come
They Love Each Other
Take Me to the River

Click on the links above to download the songs encoded as WMA (Windows Media Audio) files.

Unlike other websites, Barnyard Sounds always provides the entire song (not just clips) encoded in Windows Media Audio format (WMA) for your listening pleasure. In addition to the music we also provide the lyrics and the graphics for the CD. Barnyard Sounds believes that the internet is the radio of the 21st Century and that listening to music on the internet should be free. If you would like to own the CD, you can pay for it. Click here to purchase The RISD Sessions.

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