David Massengill

The Great American Bootleg Tape

11 songs from various Fast Folk recordings, Cornelia
Street recordings, and live shows. All these songs
were later re-recorded for inclusion on my first 3
label cds. Early versions of a very good group of
songs including:

My Name Joe, The Eunuch's Lament, Song of the Assassin, the Blue Whale, Nothing, Sail On, Number One in America, Wake Up, On The Road to Fairfax County and Beggarman's Pearl

email David to purchase: davidwmassengill@gmail.com

The Kitchen Tape

The Kitchen Tape (1987-60 minutes) 17 songs
recorded in the kitchen of my lowereast side nyc
apartment. Bare bones recording just me and guitar or
dulcimer. 8 of these songs were re-recorded for
inclusion on my first 3 label cds. Very lively and
unassuming.

email David to Purchase:  davidwmassengill@gmail.com

Stories and Songs

(1997- 74 minutes) 9 stories and
7 songs. The stories are from a live show at the
Joyful Noise Coffeehouse and the songs are from my
first 2 label cds. This was originally meant only for
presenters who might like to hire me for both
storytelling and song singing. Some of my best early
songs alternate with stories about the loafingest man
in western north carolina and others. A good showcase
cd.

To Purchase, email David at: davidwmassengill@gmail.com

Twilight the Taj Mahal

(1998-49 minutes) 12 songs
including 2 spoken pieces within. Out of print 3rd
label cd. This is the first of my many co-produced
works with Mark Dann who is a genius in the studio.
This work inspired me and I gained the confidence to
attempt a different kind of writing for future
projects. Here is an artist finding his way. Until I
re-release on a label here is major turning point cd.

To beg David to re-release this fantastic record, email him at: davidwmassengill@gmail.com

The Christmas That Santy Claus Froze

(2003-70minutes) 5 stories and 5 songs alternate. Studio
tellings of charming stories original and retold and
rare compilation song inclusions. My version of Phil
Oak's Crucifiction is a highlight as well as a
Cornelia Street outtake Diary Of A Mild Mannered
Schizophrenic, a song that has to be heard to be
believed (made an internet 100 most funny songs list).
For story and song lovers.

How I Chose A Life Of Crime

(2003-74 minutes) 11
stories and 3 songs. Studio tellings of some of my
favorite stories inspired by family, school, and home
town memories. Norman Rockwell meets Salvador Dali.
The songs include a live version of the unreleased
Buck & Satch which recalls the time my Uncle Norman
shared the stage with Louis Armstrong in the
segregated south. This is for story lovers and the 3
songs are a choice bonus.

Morgana's Sleepover And The Witch's Hand

(2003-74 minutes) 11
stories and 3 songs. Studio tellings of some of my
favorite stories inspired by family, school, and home
town memories. Norman Rockwell meets Salvador Dali.
The songs include a live version of the unreleased
Buck & Satch which recalls the time my Uncle Norman
shared the stage with Louis Armstrong in the
segregated south. This is for story lovers and the 3
songs are a choice bonus.

Various Themes

(2006-56 minutes) 14 songs. 6 of the
songs are new and 8 of the songs are from several of
the other bootlegs: Morgana (5), Life Of Crime (2),
and Christmas (1). The 6 new songs I had time to do
just one take so I likely will re-record for their
various official debuts on a label cd. Themes are
witches, fairies, dogs, mice, cows, valentines,
schizoprenia, and bohemian heroics. Didn't plan on
this being a permanent bootleg until I listened to it
through.