Biography

I'm a singer/songwriter/composer/arranger. I've been singing and writing music and poetry since I was a kid. My Dad was into jazz so I grew up on the old standards and learning how to scat - improvisation is key to jazz and it suited me. When I was singing in smoke-filled clubs years ago, I lost my voice for a while and found my other voice. I'm now a jazz baby with a classically-trained lyric soprano chaser. Operatic training really strengthened my vocal chords and expanded my range so now I'm free to sing almost anything I like, though my voice isn't as high and light as it once was. In fact, having access to my 'new' lower voice has expanded what I can do more than I could have imagined it could. I have an experimental soul and I am always full of curiosity and excitement for new things and ideas. I love to collaborate with other musicians and artists of all kinds. Besides doing music, I also draw and paint and was once a professional photographer. I bring all of this together to express myself in as many media as possible.

Musically, it's an exciting time because of all the cross-pollination of genres, instruments, and cultures. I speak several languages and have studied the traditional music from more than one continent so it's a real joy to see more people intermingling different cultural influences.

My own background is intermingled from the get go (african and european diaspora mixed with native north american) so I appreciate people who are open-minded. I am usually a soloist but also love singing in a group. I like to work with people who like to experiment, who aren't rigid artistically, and who live for the excitement which takes place when minds collide. I like working with other singers, poets, songwriters, composers, and instrumentalists. I have a lot of live performing experience though, in the past few years, most of it has been on internet radio and tv. smiley

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Blog rss

Just my instrumental music... April 18, 2014
… for those who might be interested.
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Experimental Neo-classical Music at SoundIn April 13, 2014
Used to be called Improv Friday...
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Art Colony - Profile of the Week March 27, 2014
My art on display at The Art Colony this week with a Q & A interview
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WikiLoops (thanks to Sisters' Anne Cozean) November 12, 2013
Was listening to one of Sisters' wonderful tracks and WikiLoops was mentioned - I went over to see what it was about and...
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Halloween and all that jazz... November 2, 2012
Links to photos and songs I've made for Halloween.
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Dandelion Seed Blues Apr 17, 2014 276
Kirya or Going Native Alternative Apr 2, 2014 427
Summertime With Frizz Collab Jazz Mar 26, 2014 382
Tumbling Tumbleweeds (a cappella 4 part harmony) A Cappella Mar 19, 2014 348
All The Beautiful Things I See In You Inspirational Mar 11, 2014 319
Hum Tum Hum Do Rahi (We Are True Lovers) Collab World Feb 28, 2014 487
Star in My Sky (Swahili: Nyota katika anga yangu) Collab World Feb 22, 2014 268
Brighter Than Sunshine A Cappella Feb 14, 2014 269
Besame Mucho Collab Latin Feb 5, 2014 318
Atonal Lullaby Collab Jazz Jan 29, 2014 292
Oh What a Terrible Morning! (Apologies to Rodgers & Hammerstein!) Comedy Jan 17, 2014 357
This Sea of Harmony Rock Jan 13, 2014 300
Remembrances of You Jazz Jan 2, 2014 368
House of the Rising Sun (traditional) Collab Blues Dec 9, 2013 321
Goodbye to the Blues Collab Blues Nov 27, 2013 480
Bound Jazz Nov 19, 2013 285
Broken-Hearted Melody Pop Nov 13, 2013 371
Heavenly A Cappella Nov 4, 2013 376
Orchestrally Yours Classical Oct 6, 2013 335
The Winter of this Romance Jazz Sep 5, 2013 244
Oh Danny Boy (altered lyrics) Inspirational May 27, 2013 501
Someone Like You Collab Pop Apr 30, 2013 582
Piano Improv 3:54 am Jazz Feb 20, 2013 443
L'invitation au voyage (Henri DuParc) Classical Feb 7, 2013 829
Phantom of the Opera Collab Other Jan 1, 2013 457
White Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 25, 2012 381
Some Breaks Just Never Set Right Jazz Dec 14, 2012 351
A Trip to India & Back Again Jazz Dec 13, 2012 255
Lullaby for Two Collab Classical Nov 28, 2012 503
Carla Prepares for Autumn Classical Nov 21, 2012 297
Nobody Wins Collab Pop Nov 9, 2012 376
Blue Days in Heaven Classical Nov 7, 2012 329
Jazz of an Afternoon Jazz Nov 3, 2012 316
SkyFall Reinterpreted A Cappella Oct 11, 2012 638
Victory Reprise (Fight the Cancer) Inspirational Oct 8, 2012 295
Violets Collab Jazz Sep 25, 2012 459
Black is the Color of my True Love's Skin A Cappella Sep 17, 2012 794
Oasis Collab World Sep 9, 2012 479
Carla At Midnight Jazz Sep 6, 2012 345
Cellos Sing to Me at Night Classical Sep 1, 2012 437
Over the River I see Her Other Aug 3, 2012 439
Emeralds of Rajasthan Collab World Jun 29, 2012 562
The Book Of Love (cover) - For Graham on our Anniversary Electronica Jun 27, 2012 446
I Can't Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt Cover) Blues Jun 20, 2012 591
You Bought Me Violets For My Furs A Cappella Jun 20, 2012 308
Quando Men Vo (La Boheme) A Cappella Jun 7, 2012 736
Never Is A Promise (Fiona Apple Cover) A Cappella Jun 5, 2012 434
Is That All There Is? (for my Mom) Pop Apr 29, 2012 737
Tu Non Mi Conosci (You Don't Know Me) Classical Apr 14, 2012 590
This is a Lie (Cure cover) Remix Collab A Cappella Mar 16, 2012 509
Motherless Child A Cappella Feb 29, 2012 1220
This is My Valentine to You (a valentine for my daughter) Pop Feb 14, 2012 929
Tu Seulement Tu (You Only You) Collab Jazz Feb 14, 2012 421
Improv Friday 021012 Alternative Feb 11, 2012 326
A cappella Homage to Beautiful by India Arie A Cappella Nov 21, 2011 877
Like a Skeleton Clinging to the Skin of Life Collab Spoken Word Aug 9, 2011 964
Toxic (Yael Nam Cover) Alternative Aug 7, 2011 559
Oh Baby (in French) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Jul 29, 2011 1647
No One Ever Is To Blame Collab Pop Jul 27, 2011 1176
All My Life I Waited (Poem to Music) Spoken Word Jul 12, 2011 1297
7000 Miles Between Us Collab New Age Jul 11, 2011 883
Baby Shizzle Da Fa Zizzle Collab Dance Jul 11, 2011 869
Slowest Goldfinger Ever Recorded Pop Jul 8, 2011 678
Out Here On My Own Pop Jul 1, 2011 790
Late Night Dreamscape (Instrumental) Classical May 29, 2011 547
Save Me (Homage to Joan Armatrading) A Cappella Apr 4, 2011 693
Hold Your Head High (for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan) Collab Inspirational Mar 27, 2011 1247
Black and Gold Cover Pop Mar 17, 2011 619
Way Down Here, West of Where Jazz Feb 12, 2011 742
The Winter's Not Over Jazz Jan 11, 2011 709
Friday, I'm In Love! Collab Pop Dec 1, 2010 805
Thanks for Everything Collab Jazz Nov 22, 2010 676
Si Tu Veux World Nov 18, 2010 695
Disturbingly Ambient Ambient Nov 15, 2010 721
In the Crook of my Arm (Open Collab) A Cappella Nov 10, 2010 1715
This Time For Good (live improv) Other Nov 8, 2010 580
Children Together Collab Surf Nov 4, 2010 4359
You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman R&B Nov 1, 2010 1096
Do You Believe Me? (Halloween on my mind...) Holiday Oct 31, 2010 688
Concerto Mio (My Concerto) Classical Oct 24, 2010 954
Mon Rayon de Soleil (My Sunshine) Collab Pop Oct 15, 2010 1247
Cryptic Lullaby Collab Alternative Oct 14, 2010 1799
I Took A Blood Oath Collab Blues Oct 7, 2010 1035
Always Your Friend Ambient Sep 24, 2010 837
The Boys' Own Lament Classical Sep 18, 2010 1375
A Recent Rain Revisited Jazz Sep 16, 2010 822
You Don't Know What It Means Collab R&B Sep 12, 2010 978
Aquarius Revisited Collab Inspirational Sep 9, 2010 921
Is There Any Chance? Collab Jazz Sep 2, 2010 1192
Would You Know Me? Collab Jazz Aug 5, 2010 1096
The Sound Of You (Live Improv Version) Collab Jazz Jul 29, 2010 917
Rediscovering the World Classical Jul 24, 2010 1134
Carla's Secret Garden Collab Classical Jul 17, 2010 2746
Late Night Dreamscape Spoken Word Jul 13, 2010 979
A Case Of You Blues Jul 13, 2010 657
Your Soul Is Mine (The Video) Music Videos Jul 12, 2010 1077
Just Stay Collab Classical Jul 9, 2010 885
In Time Collab World Jul 6, 2010 853
Karma is What We Make It Collab Ambient Jul 5, 2010 1307
Ye Iono Collab Blues Jul 1, 2010 776
When I Go Inspirational Jun 30, 2010 577
When The Earth Enfolds Me... (Liebeslied No. 2 in e flat) Collab Classical Jun 26, 2010 714
Modern Life Other Jun 22, 2010 907
I Cry 4 U Collab Other Jun 18, 2010 658
Cry Into My Tears (Collab) Collab Other Jun 15, 2010 1441
Snake Gods Electronica Jun 8, 2010 928
Si Buscabas (for Graham on our anniversary) Folk Jun 7, 2010 842
ANGEL (Remix) Collab Inspirational Jun 4, 2010 1020
Love And Desire Classical Jun 1, 2010 709
One Day When I'm Not At Home Other May 31, 2010 900
Break It To The Dance Floor Collab Electronica May 26, 2010 808
You May Hold All the Keys Collab Pop May 25, 2010 788
Carla and Grald Do Death (extended version) Explicit Collab Blues May 24, 2010 668
I Don't Pity Anyone Classical May 19, 2010 1091
O Death (Take One) Alternative May 10, 2010 1083
Kom som ett barn fram till mig (Come to Me Like A Child) Jazz May 7, 2010 1946
I'd Like To Take You At Your Word Collab Alternative May 5, 2010 851
Tribute World May 2, 2010 689
Right On Time Collab Ambient May 1, 2010 1018
There's A Monster In Me Collab R&B Apr 30, 2010 1132
Is it Just Fun and Games? Collab Dance Apr 29, 2010 965
Blues for Allan Collab Blues Apr 26, 2010 826
Seeing Your Boat Off Collab Latin Apr 25, 2010 708
Show Me Your Dance Collab Dance Apr 20, 2010 2494
The Happy Inebriate Finds His Way Home Classical Apr 20, 2010 959
No One Else But You Collab Country Apr 17, 2010 788
In The Aftermath of What We Had Collab Rock Apr 14, 2010 1007
Is It For Love? Collab Ambient Apr 13, 2010 790
Here We Are Again Collab Alternative Apr 13, 2010 825
Six Huit (6 - 8) Collab Blues Apr 8, 2010 1192
Slow Me Down Jazz Apr 7, 2010 821
Magical East - Club Mix Collab Dance Apr 4, 2010 1033
Come As You Are Inspirational Apr 1, 2010 990
The End of the Universe Rock Mar 29, 2010 689
If Now Were Then Collab Rock Mar 16, 2010 1133
I'm Drowning (Djev Asnew Cover) Collab A Cappella Mar 10, 2010 1091
Goodbye, So Long, and Farewell Explicit Collab Jazz Mar 8, 2010 1116
Jellies Resplendent - Monterey Bay Aquarium Music Videos Mar 4, 2010 1098
When You Come World Mar 2, 2010 687
Love or Abuse - Your Choice Explicit Blues Feb 25, 2010 787
Our Yearlong Affair Collab Classical Feb 20, 2010 1122
Fado Improv (2/5/10) A Cappella Feb 6, 2010 1638
Dika Flow (a tribute and a thank you) Music Videos Feb 5, 2010 1615
Sometimes (for Randolf) Collab Alternative Feb 4, 2010 677
Daphne Redrawn Classical Feb 2, 2010 2991
Fado Explicit A Cappella Jan 28, 2010 1127
Why? (MellyOMatic Mix) Collab Jazz Jan 26, 2010 657
Loving You Is Not the Best Idea Explicit Spoken Word Jan 25, 2010 723
The Crucifixion A Cappella Jan 23, 2010 3497
I Don't Feel A Thing Other Jan 21, 2010 747
Lake Merritt at Night Explicit Alternative Jan 18, 2010 730
Winter Boy (Buffy Ste. Marie Cover) A Cappella Jan 16, 2010 759
Cause I Love You A Cappella Jan 14, 2010 793
Summertime in Richmond Collab Jazz Jan 4, 2010 939
One Rock From Canada (Improv) Collab Classical Jan 3, 2010 702
Flamenco Mood (version 1) Ambient Dec 29, 2009 816
Come Along With Me A Cappella Dec 18, 2009 974
Delay Play 12/18/09 A Cappella Dec 18, 2009 675
There Is A Man Collab Inspirational Dec 16, 2009 792
Comfort & Joy Collab Jazz Dec 16, 2009 985
Unconditional (For Theo and Maya) Collab Jazz Dec 14, 2009 791
Let It Snow Collab Jazz Dec 14, 2009 849
Winter Is Here Collab Jazz Dec 14, 2009 701
As I watch you pass From this planetary mass... live improv 12/4/09 Jazz Dec 10, 2009 845
Windy Hollow - Farewell to Jessica Classical Dec 10, 2009 640
Delay Play (12/04/09) A Cappella Dec 6, 2009 796
All The Pretty Little Horses (traditional) A Cappella Dec 4, 2009 712
Left To Bleed Slowly, I Look To My Thoughts (Live Improv) Explicit Collab Alternative Nov 20, 2009 1032
When the Lady Says Jump (Live Improv) Collab Jazz Nov 20, 2009 1064
Sister Brother, Father Mother Collab R&B Nov 15, 2009 3035
Memories of Life Classical Nov 12, 2009 873
Your Memory Lingers On Alternative Nov 5, 2009 856
Return of the Sex Vampires Explicit Collab New Age Nov 1, 2009 1431
Thriller (the duet!) Explicit Collab Pop Nov 1, 2009 898
Angel (Cover) - dedicated to Frank Atkins Collab Inspirational Oct 29, 2009 1005
The Vampire's Lament Explicit Alternative Oct 28, 2009 815
Jessica and Dutch Inspirational Oct 26, 2009 1270
Don't Make Me Do It Explicit Alternative Oct 19, 2009 683
Me and Thee Alternative Oct 19, 2009 695
This Thing Called Longing Pop Oct 18, 2009 611
Truly Ambient Oct 15, 2009 851
Don't Say It Isn't So Collab Pop Oct 15, 2009 1661
Waiting for the Sun Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Oct 14, 2009 812
Elizabeth in Chains Classical Oct 2, 2009 971
Ambient Mirrors A Cappella Oct 2, 2009 710
Breathe Collab Childrens Sep 21, 2009 933
Calling You (Ambient Version) Collab Ambient Sep 21, 2009 877
Calling In My Debts Collab Blues Sep 21, 2009 962
Fall With Abandon (Tom's Mix) Explicit Collab Jazz Sep 18, 2009 1292
Carla's Second Ember Collab Jazz Sep 16, 2009 730
Fall With Abandon Explicit Collab Jazz Sep 15, 2009 743
Baby, I Miss You Blues Sep 9, 2009 904
The First Leaves of Autumn Jazz Sep 8, 2009 2207
3 A.M. (Open Collab) Blues Sep 7, 2009 852
Carla's First Ember Collab New Age Sep 6, 2009 1047
Amazing is the Grace in Music Collab Inspirational Sep 5, 2009 1000
For Theo on his Birthday 2009 Collab Childrens Sep 3, 2009 693
Here in America Collab Inspirational Aug 27, 2009 1282
Angel (Open Collab) A Cappella Aug 27, 2009 886
5th Street Mission A Cappella Aug 27, 2009 644
Cosmic Phone Call to Carla Collab Comedy Aug 20, 2009 1227
Satie Bluer Collab New Age Aug 20, 2009 871
Come Home With Me Explicit Jazz Aug 17, 2009 865
Your Soul Is Mine Explicit Collab Electronica Aug 12, 2009 2265
My new workstation Setups Aug 12, 2009 676
U Don't Know What Love Is Collab Jazz Aug 9, 2009 1638
Viva la Vida (Coldplay Cover) Collab Jazz Aug 6, 2009 2105
Not Yet Tangible Spoken Word Aug 2, 2009 946
Open Me Explicit Inspirational Jul 30, 2009 788
What I'd Like Collab Blues Jul 26, 2009 1085
Magical East (aka Scratch That Itch) Collab Dance Jul 20, 2009 859
Carla's First Dream Collab A Cappella Jul 18, 2009 865
Steph's Song Jazz Jul 16, 2009 757
Boy From Ipanema (Jobim Cover) Explicit Latin Jul 8, 2009 952
Easy to be Hard (a capella) A Cappella Jul 7, 2009 1752
Welcome to my World - interim stage! Country Jul 3, 2009 642
Tragic Redux Explicit Collab Hip Hop/Rap Jun 24, 2009 1060
Red Clouds at Night Collab Jazz Jun 24, 2009 1564
Summer Solstice Collab Jazz Jun 21, 2009 1297
Tenth Collab Jazz Jun 7, 2009 1141
El Vals de la Bruja Boba (spanish language version) Collab Childrens May 31, 2009 3464
Interpretation Collab Jazz May 27, 2009 1131
Again (by Stephen Liu) Collab Pop May 25, 2009 992
Return to Forever (Minnie Ripperton Cover) Inspirational May 22, 2009 939
Give Me Sympathy (the studio version :) Collab Alternative May 18, 2009 1205
Just Smile Jazz May 11, 2009 1257
Gimme Sympathy (Metric Cover) Collab Alternative May 10, 2009 1269
Another Valentine's Day Jazz Apr 19, 2009 1032
Demons A Cappella Apr 17, 2009 853
The Silly Witch Waltz Redux Collab Childrens Apr 13, 2009 1120
A Recent Rain Jazz Apr 6, 2009 895
Spider Explicit Collab Rock Apr 3, 2009 871
Jazz Explicit Spoken Word Apr 1, 2009 853
Uwe Moto (You are the Fire) - Version 2 World Mar 21, 2009 853
Uwe Moto (You are the Fire) World Mar 17, 2009 1055
Come To Me Now (final version) Collab Jazz Mar 3, 2007 2475
Just Call My Name A Cappella Jan 25, 2007 2123
Sleep Maya Sleep Childrens May 19, 2006 1788

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Dreams & Fantasies (Short Edit) Dance Mar 31, 2014 229
Buh-Bye! That all you got for me? Jazz Mar 13, 2014 153
Moonchild (male duet) Rock Feb 19, 2014 261
Push Me, Pull You Explicit Rock Feb 6, 2014 267
House of the rising sun with frills Folk Dec 21, 2013 219
It's so hard [bit chomper] Electronica Jul 27, 2011 425
It's so hard [Fastly slow] R&B Jul 25, 2011 448
Streets of Zen Rock Feb 7, 2011 682
Our Secret Garden (very ultimate edition ^^) Inspirational Nov 25, 2010 2063
Return of the Sex Vampyres (feat. Carla P) Ambient Oct 31, 2010 2946
I TALK TO THE WIND (King Crimson cover) Rock Oct 25, 2010 3487
The Rauschoff Effect (Open Your Eyes) Ambient Aug 21, 2010 819
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 6663
The Secret Garden (new mix with Carla & Zip) Inspirational Jul 21, 2010 986
Walk on (Unplugged) Rock Jun 21, 2010 1269
The Rauschoff Effect Ambient May 30, 2010 1069
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 2398
Overstayed My Welcome Blues May 3, 2010 1719
Dika Flows on a Trolley (ft. Carla J Patterson) Electronica Apr 22, 2010 885
A Glimpse of Heaven - Collab. version ^^ Ambient Apr 19, 2010 932
Come Down Here Explicit Ska/Reggae/Dub Apr 6, 2010 677
Summertime with Carla Jazz Feb 15, 2010 810
I'm not your MONKEY! Explicit Funk Jan 29, 2010 1235
SUNRISE-*re-release (Meditation I) Featuring Carla J. Patterson World Dec 15, 2009 761
Walk On (feat. jkane, pharmakeus, carlajpatterson, Henno, Northpoint and dr_elvis01) Rock Dec 15, 2009 1921
Our Glory Turned to Dust Rock Dec 13, 2009 1021
Again (Remix feat. Carla J Patterson) Alternative Dec 7, 2009 802
SUNRISE (Meditation I) Featuring Carla J. Patterson World Dec 6, 2009 822
Beer Barrel Polka Other Oct 12, 2009 5751
[Guitar]-Gimee Sympathy (Cover) Music Videos Oct 3, 2009 999
Feelin' Alright (Traffic Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2009 3339
3 A.M(OPEN COLLAB)by ilan and carla Other Sep 12, 2009 719
Cold Nights Rock Sep 11, 2009 4571
ADVENTURES OF A DREAMER - CHAPTER VI - You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. Ambient Sep 8, 2009 1487
Same Dream Every Night World Sep 2, 2009 1727
FRAGILE (sting cover) Ambient Aug 25, 2009 1366
In This Together Jazz Aug 5, 2009 1084
Belladonna Blues May 13, 2009 1435
Moonchild (King Crimson cover) Inspirational May 9, 2009 2351

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
STATEMENT dr_elvis01 Music Videos 123
Crystal Vision (2014) Tony2008 Rock 123
Seagulls and stones Babbazitt Rock 113
Runaway Daydream RazbaqueDirge Jazz 161
SATURDAY JAZZ ldecarmine Jazz 93
The ill wind is a Bad Sign Telemetry Blues 127
SECRET SIDE KCsGROOVE [+1] Rock 350
Hilo is Closer than Humbolt jptiptonsr Other 103
West to East LaFayette [+1] Blues 239
Kem æ vil vær (Who I want to be) NinaGaarden Pop 236
Time After Time AlanStarkie Pop 168
Soirée pharmakeus Rock 251
Broken Sonata ScottHorwath Inspirational 287
break eagle [+2] Holiday 311
Restless Groove 4 Colab Telemetry Rock 213
The Dance ihussain Folk 307
Black Seed composerrogue [+1] Rock 193
Old Time Rock 'n' Roll VictorBarrett Rock 130
Born on the Bad Side grathy Blues 311
Whence Mungo Other 179
Spectrum - Ay Papito SpectrumUK House 128
Ledstjärna with De Udda (Oliva & Elina) toveco Inspirational 402
What Did I Mean To You JeffPaige Funk 224
Sam & Ceal brassgospelguy Other 215
Divertimento in G (Spring Morning) jptiptonsr Classical 157
Without A Kiss JeffPaige R&B 228
Dreams & Fantasies (Short Edit) Axelbreeze [+3] Dance 229
Flying Shoes LaFayette Jazz 508
The Offer (v1) Mungo Alternative 133
White Guitar pharmakeus [+2] Rock 466
Quarters Stebbo Alternative 141
Mike's Mischief Telemetry Jazz 163
Life is a long quiet river Narananda Ambient 165
TOSIN Tony2008 Metal 209
Something's Telling Me This Is Not A Dream mfwmiles Punk 238
Secrets tomdevine Pop 211
Maybe (Radio Edit) Axelbreeze Pop 1285
fixing a hole eagle A Cappella 642
You're in My Movie SISTERS Pop 408
Weaving Spiders A1K3M1 [+2] House 641
Everybody's Talking (cover) georgeptingley Pop 265
à contre-cœur AngeloA Classical 160
A Pedal Removed (Open for Collaboration) MikeHuntingford Other 227
Oh Lucky One tomdevine World 255
Falling Star Narananda Inspirational 166
Buh-Bye! That all you got for me? carl_patterson [+1] Jazz 153
colors eagle [+1] Jazz 403
The dream of dreams thgbroekhof Jazz 126
Turning Leaves RichardJohn Folk 258
Funk for all Seasons pt.2 AcetyleneJukebox Funk 226
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