Demo Tape Notes
Welcome to Raker john's 70s Demo Tape page! This page is provided as a source of historical reference as to the original form of many of Raker john's "middle period" songs. They were recorded in his home studio in Wilmington, Massachusetts and, later, Bedford New Hampshire. Some of the song fragments were later recorded in Delray Beach, Florida - again, in his home studio.
So here you have the earliest recording of some of my songs as they were being finalized and different instrumentation was being experimented with. All instruments and vocals are done by yours truly so I hope you forgive some of the shortcomings. It takes me back to a much earlier time and place everytime I listen to these and maybe that will come through to you as well - enjoy!!! Raker john
These are the demo recordings of Raker john's original material written in the 1970s and its content and style is probably best left undiscussed (see the CD Liner Notes Page for this). Still, as historical reference (if nothing else) they provided the source for the, the more "polished" renditions recorded some 30+ years later. Alot has changed in that time, including perspective, so these versions for those few "hard-core" followers (I can only think of 4 of you). This represents the music I wrote between 1971 and 1983 which I choose to refer to as my "middle period".
The Demo Tracks Themselves
Bit Banger's Blues - Cambridge, MA 1971
Time To See - Cambridge, MA 1972
All Of The Songs (Were For You) - Wilmington, MA 1973
Lovers' Lullaby - Cambridge, MA 1971
Mithril Suite - Wilmington, MA 1975
Song For Linda - Wilmington, MA 1976
Moment Of Bliss - Bedford, NH 1978 with lyrics by Michael Callahan
After His Seabag's Gone - Bedford, NH 1978 with lyrics by Michael Callahan
United/Florida - Delray Beach, FL 1981 - with Freddie Tane
Way more to come - stay tuned!!!
Please remember that your comments and suggestions are always welcomed. I take requests; I won't promise to play them but I'll take them, none the less... Keep those electronic cards and letters comin', folks!
Send comments to: Rakerjohn@citcom.net
Changes last made on: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:29am