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Michael Judson-Carr – The Lovers at Mama’s Cafe (1991) Unplugged Acoustic Version

HARD TIMES … Oh Well … Let’s “RUN OFF… DOWN MEXICO WAY!”

Country/Bluegrass/Latino theme song from THE LOVERS AT MAMA’S CAFE album released on Apple Harvest Music in 1991. Recorded in a living room of a mountain cabin in Julian, CA., using only a DAT four-track recorder without effects. There was no post-recording studio production, you are hearing the music as originally recorded. Restored and salvaged from commercial cassette copies we scrounged up in 2019 by the wonderful Dale Price of Electric Canyon Studios in Chico, Ca. The master dat (tape) was lost in fires in 2003.

THANK YOU, DALE!
Yes, my Spanish is horrible … you can hear me chuckling as I miss-pronounce the translation by Fred Judson. Dennis Caplinger is on fiddle, mandolin, bass, and lead guitar.

I am playing the other guitars and the vocals – TWO MEN WILL MOVE YOU … ha, ha…
Steve Weatherbee was our engineer. In this turbulent time of heartache and travail (Coronavirus pandemic) we hope this will soothe you, as We ” RUN OFF DOWN MEXICO WAY …” in our minds. Yes, we were ” unplugged ” long before the big stars did it !

Words and music by Michael Judson – Carr copyright 1990 ( Apple Harvest Music ) all rights reserved. Please visit us at musicians4childrenwithlyme.com . This is for the Kids with LYME! I have LYME like you … Michael ( May 1, 2020 )

PS – I GOT TO HEAR THIS SONG PLAYED BY THE STREET MARIACHI BANDS in Baja California, Mexico in the 1990s … died right then and there … I am still in heaven!

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  1. A friend dropped MJC’s Lovers at Mama’s on my timeline. What a blast from the past! I was the owner of the restaurant and he and I were the lovers. Haven’t seen Michael in many years.
    Thanks for sharing! Cheers

  2. YES! AND WHAT A MAGICAL TIME IT WAS, IN A SPECIAL PLACE & TIME, WITH THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD!
    ALL MY BEST TO YOU ” MAMA “… AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY!
    Michael Judson-Carr …

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