Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies

Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies

by Of Great and Mortal Men
     
 
Rock balladeers Christian Kiefer, Matthew Gerken, and Jefferson Pitcher have performed a remarkable feat. They have composed and recorded 43 songs, one for each of the past and current presidents of the United States. Most songs were written as part of the 2007 RPM “Album in a Month” challenge, but after the contest ended they decided to finish the songs and sought

Overview

Rock balladeers Christian Kiefer, Matthew Gerken, and Jefferson Pitcher have performed a remarkable feat. They have composed and recorded 43 songs, one for each of the past and current presidents of the United States. Most songs were written as part of the 2007 RPM “Album in a Month” challenge, but after the contest ended they decided to finish the songs and sought out other artists to assist with the endeavor. They also plan on writing a song about our 44th president -- once they know who it is going to be.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
Label:
Standard Recording
UPC:
0666973104321
catalogNumber:
1043

Related Subjects

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. George Washington: Washington Dreams Of The Hippopotamus
  2. John Adams: Armed With Only Wit And Vigor And The U.S. Navy
  3. Thomas Jefferson: The Mouldboard Of Least Resistance
  4. James Madison: Zinger
  5. James Monroe: The Last Cocked Hat
  6. John Quincy Adams: Death In The Speaker’s Room
  7. Andrew Jackson: Benevolence
  8. Martin Van Buren: The Little Magician
  9. William Henry Harrison: So You Don’t Have To
  10. John Tyler: Hindsight Falls On Deaf Ears
  11. James Polk: The Other Is Better/The Landscape To Transform
  12. Zachary Taylor: Rough And Ready
  13. Millard Fillmore: The Proof Is In The Pudding
  14. Franklin Pierce: My Only Enemy Is Myself

Disc 2

  1. James Buchanan: God Will Strike You Down
  2. Abraham Lincoln: Malice, Charity, And The Oath Of God
  3. Andrew Johnson: Was Ever Alone?
  4. Ulysses S. Grant: Helicopters Above Oakland
  5. Rutherford B. Hayes: The Beard Of God
  6. James Garfield: Seven Months
  7. Chester Arthur: The Epitome Of Dignity
  8. Grover Cleveland: Bees And Honey
  9. Benjamin Harrison: Kid Gloves Hands Surplus To Big Sugar
  10. Grover Cleveland: Rubbermouth
  11. William McKinley: Czolgosz’s Dream
  12. Theodore Roosevelt: The Sherman Act Does Not Care
  13. William Howard Taft: There Was No Longer Use To Hide The Fact That It W
  14. Woodrow Wilson: A Life Among Men

Disc 3

  1. Warren Harding: An Army Of Pompous Phrases
  2. Calvin Coolidge: On Silence
  3. Herbert Hoover: Woe Is A Spoon- Shaped Heart
  4. Franklin D. Roosevelt: Illuminating The Bright Lines
  5. Harry S. Truman: Suits And Fine Trousers Vs. Hiroshima
  6. Dwight D. Eisenhower: When Ike Walked The Land
  7. John F. Kennedy: There Is No Plan
  8. Lyndon B. Johnson: Ladybird Take Me Home
  9. Richard Nixon: 2 Under Par Off The Coast Of Africa
  10. Gerald Ford: Now You See It, Now You Don’t See It
  11. Jimmy Carter: A Great Beam Of Light
  12. Ronald Reagan: Such A Marvelous Dream
  13. George H.W. Bush: It Was Foreshadowed Here: The Beginning Of The End
  14. William J. Clinton: The Mighty Lion Will Not Roar Again
  15. George W. Bush: Though The Night

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Of Great and Mortal Men   Primary Artist
Richard Nixon   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Spoken Word
Jim Putnam   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Jason Roberts   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tim Rutili   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Stephen Yerkey   Vocals
Mark Kozelek   Guitar
Michael Madden   Organ,Piano
Vince Di Fiore   Trumpet,Soloist
Ben Massarella   Percussion
John Gutenberger   Bass
Tom Carter   Guitar
Tim Metz   Drums
Alan Sparhawk   Vocals
Greg Vanderpool   Guitar,Vocals
Andrew Enberg   Drums
Roberto Sanchez   Drums
Jim Becker   Violin,Keyboards
Christian Kiefer   Organ,Dulcimer,Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Glockenspiel,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Sampling,Slide Guitar,Pump Organ,Lap Steel Guitar,wah wah guitar,Soloist,Tenor Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Denison Witmer   Vocals
Stuart Thomas   Bass,Piano
Tetuzi Akiyama   Guitar
Joe Adamik   Percussion,Keyboards
Rosie Thomas   Vocals
Britton Beisenherz   Bass,Piano
Mike Curry   Drums
Greg Aaron   Drums
Ron Guensche   Bass
Chris Grabau   Keyboards,Vocals
Chad Wilson   Bass
Tom Brosseau   Vocals
Steven Kattenbraker   Sounds
Alex Wilson   Electric Piano
Jim Fredley   Guitar
Andrew Dost   Flugelhorn
Jeff Alkire   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Marla Hansen   Viola,Vocals
Jefferson Pitcher   Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Shaker,Singing Bowls,Guitar (Nylon String)
James Jackson Toth   Vocals
Jesse Elliott   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
J. Matthew Gerken   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Cymbals,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass,Hand Drums,Vocal Harmony
Reid MacLean   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dean Haakenson   Vocals
Dustin Hamman   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Keenan Bird   Snare Drums
Joaquin McPeek   Conga
Jeremy Pagan   Acoustic Guitar
Jeremy Hughes   Drums
Jeff Kapellas   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Heather Phillips   Vocals,Background Vocals
Garin Casaleggio   Drums
Fran Mironchik   Flute
Damian Sol   Violin
Andrew Enberg   Drums
Jexie Lynn Toth   Vocals
Chip Conrad   Snare Drums
Scott Leftridge   Organ,Piano
John Horton   Lap Steel Guitar
Simon Ennis   Accordion
James Finch Jr.   Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Jim Putnam   Engineer
Kevin Seconds   Artwork
Steve Lambert   Artwork
Vince Di Fiore   Engineer
Ben Massarella   drum machine
Robert Cheek   Engineer
Andrew Enberg   Engineer
Kurt Lightner   Artwork
Christian Kiefer   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Artwork,Audio Production
Denison Witmer   Engineer
Rob Halverson   Engineer
Joe Adamik   drum machine
Britton Beisenherz   Engineer
Aaron Prellwitz   Engineer
Jason Sinclair Long   Artwork
Bryce Chambers   Engineer
Ron Guensche   Engineer
Jen Corace   Artwork
Milton Mapes   Audio Production
Chris Grabau   Engineer
Nicole Roberts   Artwork
Natasha J. Robinson   Artwork
Shari Elf   Artwork
Steven Kattenbraker   Sound Effects
Steve Dawson   Producer,Engineer
Andrew Dost   Engineer
Rob Fisk   Artwork
These United States   Composer
Joshua Schramm   Artwork
Jefferson Pitcher   Composer,Engineer
James Jackson Toth   Engineer
Jesse Elliott   Engineer
J. Matthew Gerken   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Gregory Page   Engineer
Dustin Hamman   Engineer

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