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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.

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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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Berkeley Barb Celebrates 50th Anniversary

After Event Update Photos

Country Joe McDonald takes the Freight & Salvage stage at the Berkeley Barb 50th Anniversary Celebration on August 12, 2015.

Country Joe McDonald takes the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse stage at the Berkeley Barb 50th Anniversary Celebration on August 12, 2015.

Singer-songwriter Emily Yates takes a 3 person selfie back stage at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse celebration of the Berkeley Barb's 50th Anniversary on 8-12-15. Emily posted it on Facebook within minutes. Modern times...

Singer-songwriter Emily Yates takes a 3 person selfie back stage at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse celebration of the Berkeley Barb’s 50th Anniversary on 8-12-15. Emily posted it on Facebook within minutes. Modern times…

Berkeley Barb Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Article by Vic Sadot at Berkeley Calling Blog: Many veterans of Berkeley Barb activist journalism in the past 50 years will be gathering from far and wide for a reunion with their movement friends. If you don’t know the Berkeley Barb history, you can visit the About Berkeley Barb section of the website. Meanwhile here is an excerpt, and below you can check out the schedule over several days Aug 8 – 14. Country Joe McDonald invited me to do a couple songs at the private event at The Freight & Salvage on August 12 at “A 50 Year Barb celebration party with live music featuring Country Joe McDonald, Jef Jaisun, Vic Sadot, Sal Valentino & friends, plus radio pioneer Scoop Nisker and comedy celebrating free speech and the alternative press, is scheduled at the Freight & Salvage at 2020 Addison St. in Berkeley”.  Read more at the Barb or Freight sites! On Saturday, August 15 Country Joe’s idea of doing an all day “BERKELEY PROTEST FESTIVAL” will swing into action with an Event Team who will coordinate over 50 performers of songs, poems, and comedy at the Historic Fellowship Hall of the BFUU in Berkeley.

Phil and Me – Celebrating Phil Ochs

Phil and Me. Phil Ochs 75th birthday will be on December 19, 2015. At “Celebrating Phil Ochs” website and Facebook there is a section for sharing your story about meeting Phil! I just posted one! And two days ago I posted a video enhanced version of the May 1973 interview that Rich Lang, Skip Pizzi, and I did with Phil at WGTB in Washington, DC. Check it out! Vic

SF Federal Reserve 12/23/13 – ILLUMINATE THE FED – Vic Sadot performing “Masters of War”…

SF Federal Reserve 12/23/13 – ILLUMINATE THE FED on the 100th Anniversary of the Usurpation and Privatization of US Monetary Authority – Vic Sadot performing Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” with a special “Illuminate the Fed” ending by Vic. Lyrics posted here too!

Standing On the Side of Love – Free Chelsea!

Standing On the Side of Love – Free Chelsea!.

STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE” – Free Chelsea Manning! BERKELEY CALLING BLOG AT BLOGSPOT – Stand on the side of love, truth, justice, and peace!

  • COURAGE TO RESIST.ORG Plans a Speaking Tour for CHELSEA MANNING Attorney DAVID COOMBS, including an Oakland event at Humanist Hall, 390 – 27th Street, Oakland CA 94612 on Monday, Dec 9 at 6:30 pm! Activists call for unity on principles behind a heroic war-crimes whistle-blower like Bradley/Chelsea Manning, including Manning’s right to her identity.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker, released a statement denouncing the 35 year sentence and praising Chelsea Manning’s humanism.

  • Singer-songwriter Vic Sadot updated his song titled “Courage To Resist” to refer to Manning in the feminine as requested. The song has been recorded and posted on SoundCloud as a full length listen and download with share options at the link that is provided in this BERKELEY CALLING Blog.

  • Berkeley Fellowship of UU’s SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE issued The “STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE” Resolution calling for resolute support for Chelsea Manning for her identity rights in addition to a reinvigorated defense of her public service in upholding the laws of the land by her commendable effort to expose war crimes and cover-ups. The chat room logs that led to Manning’s arrest show that Private Manning was motivated to uphold the law by exposing war crimes and cover-ups because he/she feared that an uninformed citizenry would be ill-fit to govern a democracy. After years of extraordinarily cruel techniques on Manning, including sensory deprivations such as sleep or light, and being exposed to extremes in temperatures in a cell with no blankets or clothing, as well as long stretches in solitary confinement, the military tribunal gave the patriotic whistle-blower a 35 year prison sentence. Meanwhile, all the war criminals all go free!
    http://berkeleycalling.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/standing-on-the-side-of-love-free-chelsea/

Daniel Ellsberg Speaks at 2013 Berkeley Justice Awards

Daniel Ellsberg Speaks at 2013 Berkeley Justice Awards.