Song Stories and Other Left-Handed Recollections

Song Stories and Other Left-Handed Recollections

by Rick Roberts


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500622046
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Colorado Music Hall of Famer, Rick Roberts is a 40-year veteran of the rock'n'roll wars. He began his recording career in 1970 with the Flying Burrito Brothers and was a major contributor to their last two albums. He went on to do two solo albums, and then formed the well-known band, Firefall, in 1974, with whom he played for seven years during their heyday. He has also been a member of Stephen Stills' band and Linda Ronstadt's band during his career, and has been awarded two platinum and four gold albums for his efforts.
He has had over 60 of his compositions recorded and performed by such artists as The Burritos, Firefall, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Barry Manilow, The Dirt Band, and numerous others. He is the composer of the hit songs "Just Remember I Love You", "You Are the Woman", "Strange Way", "Colorado", and several more that graced the Top 40 at one time or another.
After suffering a debilitating brain injury in 2006 which left him in jeopardy of never walking again, it took him nearly four years of intense physical therapy to walk again without crutches or other aids. Rick currently lives and works in Longmont, Colorado with his wife, Mary, and their two dogs and two cats.

Table of Contents

I. In the Belly of the Beast


Four Days of Rain

Why Are You Crying

II. Those Magic Moments Part 1

Old Songs

In My Own Small Way

Glad to Be Goin’


Two Lovely Women

Deliver Me

Davy McVie

Jenny’s Blues

Drunk and Dirty

The Captain

In a Dream

She Is a song

Sail Away

III. Those Magic Moments Part 2


Dolphin’s Lullaby

Livin’ Ain’t Livin’

You Are the Woman

Someday Soon

Just Remember I Love You

So Long

Only a Fool

Count Your Blessings

Sweet Ann

Strange Way

Goodbye, I Love You


Love That Got Away

Headed for a Fall


If You Only Knew

IV. Those Magic Moments Part 3

V. Strangers In the Night

It Doesn’t Matter

Can’t You Hear Me Callin’

Even Steven

Laugh or Cry

Before You Call It Love

I Still Love You

In Her Eyes

Indigo Blue

Baby’s Got a Secret

To Get Some Love

Lonely Women/Unhappy Ever After

Next Last Chance

I’ll Be Your Daddy

Hot Love (on a cold night)

Like an Angel

Try It Once for Fun

Just Like You

Learnin’ to Love


Keep On Walkin’

Good Things Never Last

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Song Stories And Other Left-handed Recollections 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Capulin-Kid More than 1 year ago
Song Stories and other Left-Handed Recollections exceeded my expectations. Rick Roberts music has long had an impact on my life. Long time favorite to this Colorado native, Ricks "Colorado" brings chills and tears to my eyes whenever I'm away from home. I really enjoyed the stories and history of the many songs I have considered my "favorites over the years. Thank you for writing a great book, Rick!
Maggie00 More than 1 year ago
I was absolutely knocked out. The Songs and the stories are from a place that was offered as a gift and this song writer had the courage to share his personal experiences with the world. I hope Rick keeps writing I not only love his music but his analytical writing is also a gift. I would read just about any book Rick publishes. Thank you, for the excellent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the honor of reading this book as Rick was writing it; so now having read it in its printed version, I was even more enthralled as I turned each page!  What a wonderful walk down Rick’s memory lane!  And honestly, who does not love a little dirt on those who are rich and/or famous!  Rick’s uncanny writing ability, as known through his amazing songs, strike a chord within his written word that will find you anxious to turn the page to see where his journey goes next!  Recently having watched the History of the Eagles for the millionth time, I love to see the correlation between their own story and Rick’s path and the crossing of the two!  Not to mention so many other well-known artists with whom Rick has known, played a little music with and now, shared with us.  Rick’s personal struggle with all that comes from being involved in the Rock & Roll era that has claimed our lives forever, to the fall that almost took his life, will find you spellbound and hell-bound to get to the end.  Here’s to you, you wonderful man, to your history, your gifts, your amazing ability to put thought on paper and to bring us into your life and to your talent, your sweet spirit and to your well-deserved success.  You have a ‘Strange Way’ about you but have the ability to make every woman wish she was the one you had always dreamed of on your way to “Colorado”!  A wonderful, wonderful book!  I look forward to the book signing!  And Ricky, “Just Remember I love you”! KJR