Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

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Unique - General | Waving Prairie, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 39,257   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 8/16/2019
   Sounds Like: Good question!, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, Donovan

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Song Description

"Taxi To Tonganoxie", is the only CD of Chet Nichols' music that features full back-up bands in the studio. The material on this CD was recorded, engineered and co-produced by Stephen Barncard in two different studios back in the early and mid 1970's. The songs, "Paper Burns" and "You Were They And They Were You" were recorded at Wally Heider's studio in San Francisco. The other tunes were recorded at Stephen Barncard's home in the hills above Beverly Glen in Los Angeles. The back-up band at the Beverly Glen location consisted of a fabulous group of artists: Laura Allan (Laura Allen)- vocals, Fuzzy Oxendine - drums (Sons, Grape, Jerry Miller Band, etc), Wayne Goodwyn on Fiddle, lap steel (Emmylou), Ricky Wallace, Estrella Berosini - vocals and Billy Berosini - bass (Jackson Browne, Brewer & Shipley). Chet played acoustic guitar, dulcimer,electric guitar and piano. Even Stephen got in on the act and made an appearance playing bass! The Heider sessions consisted of Buddy Cage - pedal steel guitar (New Riders of The Purple Sage), Pete Sears - bass (New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Jefferson Starship) and Spenser Dryden - drums (The Airplane, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage). Even though this collection of tunes is almost 35 years old, people are still discovering it, enjoying it and sharing it.

Broadjam Member Reviews

almost a bluegrass feel nicely done

    - allison bolton

Fiddle was awesome, the music is well put together, and catchy, Needs a little work on the lyrics. all in all. great song. instrumental was spot on.

    - Kaye Logan
Lyrics

"You Got The Keys To My Heart"
Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 1976 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
http://www.chetnichols.net* chet@chetnichols.net
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

VERSE 1.
When I'm feeling down
You know how to cure my ways
Take me behind the barn
And roll me in the hay

CHORUS:
You got the keys to my heart
You got the keys to my heart
Some women (men) know what to do
And some don't cut the cake
But, you got the keys to my heart

VERSE 2.
When I feel abused
You know how to patch me up
Dress me in my old overalls
And take me crusin' in your pick-up truck

REPEAT CHORUS:

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

VERSE 3.
When I'm feeling mean
You know just what to do
Take off my boots and my Stetson hat
And throw me in your swimming pool

REPEAT CHORUS

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Copyright © 1976 ® by Chet Nichols ASCAP & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)

All US and Global rights reserved.

This song or any portion thereof (lyrics, music, samples, vocals) may not be reproduced in any form or media, distributed, transmitted, downloaded, shared or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publishers. For permission requests, write to the publisher at chet@chetnichols.net or http://www.chetnichols.net, or addressed to "Attention: Permissions Coordinator," at the address below.
Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065

Song Length
3:04
Genres
Country - Bluegrass, Country - Bluegrass
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Cheerful, On Cloud Nine

Subject Matter
Happiness
Similar Artists
Alison Krauss, Rascal Flatts
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Chet Nichols
Music Credits Chet Nichols
Producer Credits Stephen Barncard
Publisher Credits Chet Nichols/Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Performance Credits Chet Nichols & The Magic Garage band
Label Credits Magic Garage Records