Sunday, April 29, 2012

Baseball Hall of Fame Song Writer Writes New Tunes About Your Beloved Browns

By Emmett McAuliffe, St. Louis Browns Fan Club Board

One of the duties of your Browns Board of Directors is to follow up on leads of all kinds.  Sometimes this involves pursuing new directions that the club has never taken before.

Imagine our surprise when the opportunity dropped in our laps to have two brand-new songs written about our beloved Browns. 

In this case, the songwriter was none other than Joe Pickering Jr. who has written songs for HBO Films and has four albums of material in the national Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum's sound collection.  Joe was interested in writing  new song about the Browns, and was not going to charge us anything, and all we had to do was work with him by providing him some of the history and lore of the team.  Which naturally we were happy to do.

The result of this collaboration is "Brownie Pop Flies", a delightful song with a catchy hook and another called "First in Booze, First in Shoes."  The lyrics for "Pop Flies" are a meditation, of sorts, on the Browns penchant for hitting the ball in the air rather than on a line.  The singer of "Brownie Pop Flies" is Danny Mack, who is a member of a Hall of Fame in his own right: the Country Music Association of America Hall of Fame.  The song features full instrumentation including guitar, bass, banjo, and piano.

"First in Booze, First in Shoes" is sung by Phil Coley who has produced and played on more than 100 albums, which were all recorded in his studio. His radio spots can be heard daily around the West GA. area. Songwriters from all over the United States use Phil to demo their songs. Whether Phil is playing guitar, producing music, or writing music, he can be counted on to give a 100 percent in any situation.

Both songs are available for digital download at CD Baby.  Other online outlets will be available soon, as well as a compact disc edition.   CD Baby also allows a free streaming sample of the songs so that you can make up your mind about the $.99 purchase per song.

We hope that you will support Joe and reward him in his efforts.  And may his songs spark a renaissance of some new Browns art, story, song and "lore".  

The song is now available on digital download from CD Baby and soon available on Apple I Tunes, Amazon, Napster, etc. You can purchase a digital download from CD Baby at this link:

1 comment:

  1. Mike Roberts1/5/12 5:29 PM

    Phil Coley brings the old Saint Louis Browns to life with guitar, piano and wonderful voice. The Browns may not have won a world championshp by their actions but they live on as Fun time No. 1.