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PAINT

AMERICA

LOVE

    Here's another song from my 1971 album ... 
    "Paint America Love"
     Thanks for revisiting my album with me over the last few months.
      Now that it looks like the quarantine is loosing up a bit I will be able to get back in the studio again to record some new picks for It Should Have Been a Hit.
     Stay tuned music fans.
All the best, 
 
        ~ LOU
Song Pick #88 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Wood Child "
~ Lou Christie ~
1-Wood Child
00:00 / 04:37
    Here is another song of mine from my album "Paint America Love".
    It was written many years ago but I feel it's as relevant today as it was back then.        It's about following the light that leads you through the dark. 
    I hope the light you follow helps guide you through the landmines & obstacles that life has a way of placing in front of us now and then.
     Be well my friends stay in the light of your Lighthouse.
     Love  ~ LOU
Song Pick #87 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Lighthouse "
~ Lou Christie ~
LIGHTHOUSE
00:00 / 03:36
    I don't know where plastic comes from but I do know I don't like it.
    Wherever it comes from it stays around forever.
   Only 9% of plastic has been recycled in the 70 years it's been with us. 
    I do however love paper.  It's organic, it comes from the trees and you can reuse and recycle it. 
   Here is a song of mine I'd like to recycle your way on ISHBAH this Sunday.
  Give it a listen and let me know what you think ...     
       Paper or Plastic?
     Thanks  ~ LOU
Song Pick #86 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Paper Song "
~ Lou Christie ~
PAPER SONG
00:00 / 03:38
    Here's a song from "Paint America Love" that brings me to a personal place that I call America. 
   With all that is happening in America right now I think it's a good reason to take a step back in time and revisit that special place in our hearts that we call home ...
a place called America.
    I hope this song in some way helps you find your way back home.
       ~ LOU
Song Pick #85 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Best Way to See America "
~ Lou Christie ~
The Best Way To See America
00:00 / 03:01
    Here's another song from my album " Paint America Love "
     It's about growing up and learning to navigate the long winding roads between here and there ... I traveled those back roads with my friend and my dad's surrogate son, Chuckie.
    We two rode around  dad's farm in an old beat "32 Ford Model A pickup and traveled the world in our minds.
    That was my escape until I found music.
     ~ LOU
Song Pick #84 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Chuckie Wagon "
~ Lou Christie ~
4-Chuckie Wagon
00:00 / 02:53
   This song was banned on the radio because of the line "six more brownies left till you get to Ontario." Boy the times sure have changed haven't they.
   What this song is really about is two young guys traveling across America in the 60's trying to find themselves.
 
   If you get a chance check out the movie "Midnight Cowboy" and give this song of mine, from "Paint America Love", a listen here on ISHBAH.
   ~ LOU
Song Pick #83 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Waco "
~ Lou Christie ~
WacoLou Christie
00:00 / 03:22
Here's a song from my album Paint America Love. 
Leonard Bernstein sent me a wonderful letter about Paint America Love when the record was released in 1971 and I still remember his congratulatory words today.
I think this song sums up what a lot of us are feeling and going thru these days.  I hope you are all well and I hope this song speaks to your heart in these uncertain times.
     ~ Lou
Song Pick #82 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Look Out the Window "
~ Lou Christie ~
LOOK OUT THE WINDOW
00:00 / 05:43
   The year was 1971 ... the world was rapidly changing.  Twyla and I went into the studio with some really talented people to record a totally different kind of record than what we had done in the past.
 
One of those talented people was our arranger Ron Frangipani.
We left the studio feeling the music clicked on all cylinders and the three of us felt that we had achieved what we set out to accomplish.  To tell the story of what America was going through in those days of change.
   
I'm so sorry to report that Ron passed away this week from  coronavirus.  He will be missed but hopefully remembered every time this album is played.
    
Please try to be safe & well in these trying days that we are all going through now.
   ~ Lou
Song Pick #81 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Paint America Love "
~ Lou Christie ~
Paint America Love
00:00 / 05:15
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