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Truth Troubadour CD Ready for Review!

Five years in the making since Vic’s last CD in 2011, Truth Troubadour CD by Vic Sadot and the 18 songs on the disc were posted at CD Baby on Dec 2, 2016. The 300 LTD run pressed CD’s arrived at my place in Berkeley on Dec 13, 2016. Here’s a photo of me with a handful!

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A box of “Truth Troubadour” CD’s arrived in Berkeley on 12-13-16

Now we need some listeners and some reviews! Most songs have been set to full-length preview. But the 4 licensed cover songs only allow you to listen to a short clip.

♫ Vic Sadot has a released a new 18 song CD called Truth Troubadour at CD Baby where songs can be listened to in full length preview and purchased. ♫
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“Truth Troubadour” CD Back and Front Cover for a simple sleeve jacket package

“Truth Troubadour” is a poetic acoustic mix of broadside ballads and sweet love songs featuring Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar, and Eric Golub on viola, violin, and ukulele. Rockin’ Rob Sadot is featured on electric guitar on 3 of the songs. The lead-off song, Left My Mind, is the only rock song. Left My Mind has Dean A Banks on keyboards and Rob “Rbeast” Hunter on drums rocking it out on an old Joe Sadot song. Vic and Rob Sadot are on acoustic and electric guitars respectively.  “Truth Troubadour” is the most acoustic and reflective CD of the four that Vic Sadot has listed at CD Baby (see discography below). Some songs already have videos made for the just released sound track. “Full Spectrum Dominance” is about the rapid trend since the crimes of 9/11 were effectively blamed on Muslims in need of a “war of terror” in their resource rich nations neighboring the Apartheid state of Israel now occupying Palestine. Mass surveillance in violation of the 4th Amendment and the shredding of the Bill of Rights has been enacted with anti-Constitutional legislation like the so-called “Patriot Act” and Presidential NDAA decrees.

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Descriptions for Truth Troubadour songs:

1 Left My Mind (3:29) Joe Sadot – Folk Rock contemplations on time, mortality, purpose, urgency

2 Changes (4:09) Phil Ochs – Poetic romantic reflective melody on seasons passing

3 The Fog Watch (4:30) George Reuter poem; music Vic Sadot – Vision of a time before paved roads when the farmers annual delivery of the harvest to market in oxen-drawn wagons required an overnight stay at the Mermaid tavern and travel by daylight… “The wagon wheels are rollin’ through the mud…”

4 Lori (3:24) Joe Sadot – A wonderful melody and poetic verse by Vic’s brother Joe Sadot who passed in 1978.

5 Fayette County Snow (3:00) Greg DeCowsky – Snowy winter night in the 14th week of a West Virginia coal miner strike: “They’re sending men with guns to force us back into the mines…”

6 An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King(4:59) Vic Sadot – Based on William Pepper’s book

7 Working Class Hero (3:46) John Lennon – Explicit Warning: Has an F in the lyrics. Classic John Lennon!

8 Masters of War (4:13) Bob Dylan – Vic’s version of a Dylan song that remains all too relevant today

9 Selling Futures (4:24) Vic Sadot – Original version was written in 1973. Now re-worked for 2017!

10 Courage To Resist: Free Chelsea Manning! (5:22) Vic Sadot – A gender-update of the original 2009 song. “The chat logs showed your motive was to let the people know… about the crimes the state made secret to help the corporate empire grow”

11 United Fruit (4:07) Phil Ochs – “And the fruit from the island of Cuba is stolen no more!” (1965)

12 The Kidnapping Coup (7:47) Vic Sadot – Vic tells the story of the 2004 US military coup against Haiti

13 Full Spectrum Dominance (5:39) Vic Sadot – “Beware of those who joke about sending in the drones!”

14 No Nuke Blues: Fukishima Update (4:19) Vic Sadot – Written in 1979 about Three Mile Island, the song unfortunately had update verses for Chernobyl in 1986 and for Fukushima in 2011.

15 Billboard Bandit  (3:21) Vic Sadot & Greg DeCowsky – Blues rock inspired by a real news report

16 Dearest Lady (3:15) Vic Sadot – A romantic poetic ballad of reflection and regret

17 Sea of Sedation (4:47) Vic Sadot – Gentle, funny, and poetic song about hemp, hypocrisy, and hope

18 In the Harbor of Love (3:05) Vic Sadot – A romantic poetic tribute to love

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Eric Golub on violin with Vic Sadot on acoustic guitar July 22, 2016 photo by Cecile Earle

Vic Sadot DiscMakers Discography & Credits for Product Releases Since 1985:

(1) 1985 “Good Time Delaware” 45 rpm single by Crazy Planet Band; Front cover art by Michael Schwartz; Back cover art by Debbie Hegedus;

(2) 1988 “Ride the Wind” LP by Crazy Planet Band; LP cover art by Curt S. Wayne;

(3) 1997 “Comin’ Home” CD by Vic Sadot’s “Planète Folle” Band; CD cover photo by Geoffrey Williams;

(4) 2005 Vic Sadot “Broadsides & Retrospectives”; CD cover photo & design by Dean A. Banks;

(5) 2011 “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” CD by Vic Sadot; CD cover photo Geof Williams; Cover design Michael Tank;

(6) 2016 “Truth Troubadour” CD cover photo & design by Vic Sadot.

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Sammy Fielding at the controls at Ancient Owl Audio. Vic Sadot wearing a San Francisco Mime Troupe T-shirt is very pleased with the mix-down process in November 2016.

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Rob Sadot in October 2012 in the Berkeley, California studio doing a session with his brother Vic and with Eric Golub on various stringed instruments. The songs in that session that are on the “Truth Troubadour” CD are “Billboard Bandit” and “Full Spectrum Dominance”. Rock also played electric guitar on the opening song “Left My Mind”, a great rock song composed by departed brother Joe Sadot.

www.vicsadot.com

TruthTroubadour@gmail.com

 

Vic Sadot Sends 18 song “Truth Troubadour” CD To DiscMakers

The final art design and sound master mix were sent to DiscMakers for pressing today. This is the sixth music project by Vic Sadot where he worked with DiscMakers. It is the fourth that included the CD Baby digital distribution deal.

Click here to see a 3D preview of the cover-art at DiscMakers for the new 2016 “Truth Troubadour” CD release by Vic Sadot! Here is a screenshot too! Update DEC 9, 2016: If you click on the cover art below, it will take you to the Truth Troubadour CD at CD Baby.

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Vic Sadot DiscMakers Discography Product Releases Since 1985: (1) 1985 “Good Time Delaware” 45 single by Crazy Planet Band, cover art by Michael Schwartz & Debbie Hegedus; (2) 1988 “Ride the Wind” LP by Crazy Planet Band, cover art by Curt S. Wayne; (3) 1997 “Comin’ Home” CD by Vic Sadot’s “Planète Folle” Band, CD cover photo by Geoffrey Williams; (4) 2005 Vic Sadot “Broadsides & Retrospectives” CD cover photo & design by Dean A. Banks; (5) 2011 “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” CD by Vic Sadot, cover photo by Geoffrey Williams, cover design by Michael Tank; (6) 2016 “Truth Troubadour” CD by Vic Sadot.

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Rob Sadot in the studio during his visit to California in October 2012. We did “Full Spectrum Dominance” and “Billboard Bandit” with Eric Golub on violin at that session with Owner/Sound Engineer Sammy Fielding of Ancient Owl Audio (formerly Robot Envy Studio).

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Eric Golub getting ready to record with Sound Engineer Sammy Fielding in Ancient Owl Audio in Berkeley, CA

Truth Troubadour CD Credits: Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar on all 18 songs; and on piano accordion on 9, 12, 14, 17. Eric Golub on viola 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18; violin 2, 12, 13, 15, 16; ukulele on tracks 4, 5, 9, 11, 18; baritone ukulele 14 and 17. Rob Sadot on electric guitar on 1, 13, 15. Dean A. Banks on piano/bass on 1. Rob Hunter on drums/recording engineer at The Tune Room in Wilmington, DE on 1. All other recording/mastering by Sammy Fielding at Ancient Owl Audio in Berkeley, CA. Back cover photo by Cecile Earle 7-22-16 Redwood Gardens. Front Cover & CD Design by Vic Sadot.
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NO NUKE BLUES FUKUSHIMA UPDATE Video Released by Vic Sadot

“NO NUKE BLUES FUKUSHIMA UPDATE” Video Released by Vic Sadot.

BERKELEY CALLING BLOG  APRIL 15, 2015 BY TRUTH TROUBADOUR. “NO NUKE BLUES FUKUSHIMA UPDATE” Video Released by Vic Sadot. Lyrics, photos, and links! Hit the text or the photo to link to the blog!

Screenshot from the video features two signs during a demonstration. One for "No Nukes Action Committee" and one for Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance that says "9/11 Truth Ends War".

Excerpt:

The original “No Nuke Blues” was written in 1979 about the Three Mile Island accident on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. The song was updated with a verse about the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 in the former Soviet Union. Unfortunately, a new verse needed to be written in 2011 about the ongoing Fukushima nuclear catastrophe in Japan. This version has Vic Sadot on vocals, acoustic guitar, and piano accordion. Eric Golub plays violin. This recording was done in Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley, CA with Sammy Fielding as sound engineer.

Here’s the Fukushima update verse:

They say earthquakes and tidal waves messed up the best of plans!

There are deadly radiation leaks from Fukushima in Japan!

Contamination’s spreading through the land, the air, and sea!

It’s time to put an end to this insane nuke industry!

TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA: VOLCANO, NEW VIDEO FOR ANTI-APARTHEID SONG BY VIC SADOT

TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA: VOLCANO, NEW VIDEO FOR ANTI-APARTHEID SONG BY VIC SADOT.

TRUTH TROUBADOUR BLOGSPOT Sept 27, 2012: “On Taking an Oath to Become a 2012 Electoral College Presidential Elector for Rocky Anderson: It’s Time to Vote for Justice!“ – “Berkeley Broadside Balladeer” Vic Sadot was sworn in as a Presidential Elector for Justice Party Presidential candidate Rocky Anderson on September 25, 2012. Questions the Clerk about the Meaning of the Oath to Defend the Constitution – Posts Song for Rocky as Free MP3 on Sound Cloud: IT’S TIME TO VOTE FOR JUSTICE!

Rocky Anderson 2012 Presidential candidate for Justice Party USA

Last summer songwriter Vic Sadot met Rocky Anderson, 2012 US Presidential candidate for the Justice Party USA, at a small dinner gathering at the home of Cynthia Papermaster of Code Pink Golden Gate Chapter in Berkeley, CA. Rocky is the former mayor of Salt Lake City with extensive management experience, a great record on human rights, and a reputation for getting people to work together. During a road trip to Santa Cruz, Vic wrote a song and sang the first version of it in Santa Cruz at a restaurant gathering for Rocky after he had spoken at Occupy Santa Cruz earlier in the day. The Truth Troubadour Blog is about the day that Vic Sadot was asked to be a Presidential Elector for Rocky Anderson and had to sign a document and make a solemn oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic”.

Vic made numerous revisions to the song and he recorded It’s Time to Vote for Justice in Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley. Then the song was posted as a Free MP3 at SoundCloud on 9-27-12 after Vic received this email from Rocky: “Great to hear from you, Vic! And thanks for the great song for our campaign. I so admire what you do — and why you do it! Keep up the great work!” Best, Rocky

TRUTH TROUBADOUR BLOGSPOT – ON TAKING AN OATH TO DEFEND THE CONSTITION AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN & DOMESTIC

http://truthtroubadour.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-taking-oath-to-become-2012-electoral.html

The official site of Rocky Anderson for President:

www.voterocky.org

9/11 Truth and Justice Songs

9/11 Truth and Justice Songs.

This link has all the lyrics and descriptions for all 16 songs on the 9/11/11 Tenth Anniversary CD!

Ride the Wind

Ride the Wind

 

Wish I could hop that old freight train and leave these blues behind

The ways to get away from here been weighin’ on my mind

I know no train can take me where I really want to go

But come the dawn I will be gone… I’ll ride the wind, you know…

I’ll just get up and go!

 

Chorus:

Ride the wind! Stand the storm! There ain’t no place to hide!

Ride the wind! Stand the storm! We cannot be denied!

 

Farewell, my friends, I’ll miss you all… I’ll miss you one and all

One of these years I shall return… most likely in the fall

So keep the faith that we have known in Love and Liberty

And when we once embrace again we shall be strong and free…

In Truth we shall be free!

 

Chorus Instrumental Chorus

 

Cold winds blow across the land… Dark clouds gather gloom

Children wake up crying… Parents rush into the room

It’s just another nightmare of impending days of doom

But we’re gonna tear “your terror” down and make the deserts bloom!

Yeah, that’s what we assume!

 

Chorus

 

It’s just like us to rise again when we have sunk so low

Those who have no sense of shame will never learn to grow

We cannot live locked in the past… The winter can’t stop spring!

So let us join our hearts in hope… Let’s hear those voices ring!

Yeah, let’s hear those voices sing!

 

Chorus Instrumental Chorus

 

Copyright 1988 Victor René Sadot/BMI/Orbian Love Music

Title cut for the 12 song LP released in 1988. This song was re-released

on a “Best of 25 Years of Vic Sadot Recordings” CD titled “Broadsides & Retrospectives”, which is available on CD Baby:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/vicsadot2

Released on “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs – 10th Anniversary Edition” CD on 9/11/11. Now available on CD Baby!

http://cdbaby.com/cd/vicsadot3