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West End Lounge
955 West End Ave. NYC
August 25, 2017
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Through the years, great artists, great musicians, deepest thanks:
Ira Yuspeh, brother Mitch, and M&I Recording Studios, NYC, part of The Spirits - every session was magic.
Jim Satten, friend and partner for over 20 years, who found each song's texture, gave them life and recorded the finest guitar lines in each.
Rusty Cloud really listened to and gave each the most creative, beautiful piano, organ and programmed bass tracks. Great work Rusty.
Jivie, rockin' Jivie..... I loved it, bro..... rock 'n roll (and trained in classical music), a true Spirit.
Cliff Hackford brought the heat to the beat, cymbals and tabla to raise one song to another level, a spirit to The Spirits.
Tony Tino on bass - put the groovin' bottom onto each track and at each show.
Connie Harvey - Connie's backup vocals add such depth and richness to songs with her angelic voice, a gift from God.
Leslie Wagner, we go back to the beginning, great to finally work together, your beautiful voice is perfect in Here On Earth.
Bob Prewitt, my old friend from our Magnagraphics days, it means so much to have your 12-string Rickenbacker in Moments of Grace.
Suzen Bader, Michael Levin, Willie Nile, Richard Lewis, Mike Porco, Phil Ciganer, the Montreys and all the friends along the way.
Thanks to Bob Porco for taking the front and back cover shots for "Thank God For You" and for keeping Mike's and Folk City's legacy alive.
Thanks to Jack Hirschorn, whose photographs are works of art, for the series of pics at The Gaslight.
And to Phil MacMurray for taking the pic of me and Richie Havens. Was a captured moment.
Harvey Appelbaum, who oversaw the design work for Moments of Grace and created the design for "Here On Earth."
Peter Gordon for the "Thank God For You" front and back cover and insert design. Great work, Peter.
Phil Blazer, always there to lend a hand.
To DiskMakers, cdbaby, and Host Baby, and their staffs. Their support was superb. This site wouldn't have been possible without them.
Special thanks to my Nancy, for so many things.
To all the Spirits through the years who dug what we were doing. Cheers all!