Goatee and shades

(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2018 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Guitars-ReynoldBass-Matt Senjemrecording engineer-Stymie Seamans I will try to highlight a few songs that I intend to “resurrect” for the 2023 live performance repertoire. There are quite a few songs that have been neglected and deserve a play. So the next few emails will feature such songs. I really should add this […]

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(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2015 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Engineer: Stymie Seamans Since I first became aware of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) while taking some college music courses in my early twenties, he has been my favorite composer. My interest in his music has led to several visits to his home/museum outside of Paris. I also have collected every

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Happy 2023

“Astoria”(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2008 copyright Zino-Reph Music BMI) The documentary “A Life Well Played” was released in 2016 and can be viewed in its 30-minute entirety at Most of my bandmates, like Matt Senjem, Michael Bissonnette, Gregg Inhofer, and engineer Stymie Seamans appear in the film. Clint Hoover (harmonica) had by that time left for Pittsburgh. So,

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Happy Holidays

Please accept this as my small Christmas gift. “Spaghetti Western” (Written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 1993 re-released and mastered 2012)Reynold-lots of guitars, bass, knee slap horse hooves, wooden “train flute”, whoops and hollers, tambourineRecording engineer and co-producer-Stymie Seamans This song originally came out in 1993 and I re-released it on the “Last Summer” album in 2012. On

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Prince of Samois

(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2022 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Recording engineer: Stymie Seamans(Recorded April 20, 2022) May 16, 2022 will be the 69th anniversary of gypsy guitar great Django Reinhardt’s departure from this quaint old vale of tears. The town of Samois-sur-Seine, France (near Fontainebleau) is where he made his home toward the end of his rather short

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Beatnik Pie

(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2009 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Recorded by Stymie Seamans I forget the precise year I wrote this song. I think it was about 2008. I do remember how I came up with the idea, however. I was out for my daily 3.5-mile jog in the wooded area near the “grey chalet” when the main

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