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Shamanaid

by MY BABY

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1.
Seeing Red 04:56
Seeing Red Thinking, I’m gonna quit my day job I'm a strange girl but I’m dying for the truth I said no more giving up my dignity My Baby has got me shouting voodoo No sign of life Till tribe in red Pound your chest And hold the sign Crying shame Your money waste They say your name And whisper: time Say your prayers I’m seeing red Say your prayers I’m seeing red Say your prayers The world is coming to an… My sister, is a revolutionary She got me, got me drinking Shamanaid Hit the street A different buzz Freedom thought Howls for us Break the drums Beat the rhyme Bend the rules Keep in time Say your prayers I’m seeing red Say your prayers The world is coming to an…
2.
Meet me at the Wishing Well Many nights for their family craved They walked the fields with spirits raised And they stopped by every wishing well They’ve been to war and been through hell Medicine men illuminate Blessed magic initiate Tribe under skies in Eden Holy smoke they're breathin’ The mountain top they ascend Homeward bound heaven sent To the village where they were born Journey'd thru the desert storm And the hunter’s wives were a crying The children were all smiling They chant till the morning come Urging the flames to grow higher They saw signs up in the sky They saw jewels in the sand Prayed for the rains to fall Will'd the gods to hear their call In time they will be called upon To fight the wars till kingdom come They saw signs up in the sky They saw jewels in the sand I meet you at the Wishing Well Meet me the Wishing Well
3.
Uprising 03:44
Uprising Allow me in your tub Allow me in your club Allow me to drink from your cup I’ll be coming back for more Allow me in your dream Allow me in your scene Allow me on your knees I’ll be coming back for more Sisters, keep on rising Brothers, keep on rising This girl keeps on rising Keep on rising up I Believe in your school I Believe in your rules I Believe in your truth I’ll be coming back for more I Believe in your land I Believe in that man I Believe in your command I’ll be coming back for more Sisters, Brothers, Lovers Keep on rising up Sisters, keep on rising Brothers, keep on rising This girl keeps on rising Keep on rising up Uprising, uprising
4.
The Doors of your Mind I can feel the mountain moving Hmm the moon is approving Don’t wanna get a second older If my heart will grow colder Open the doors of your mind Open the doors of your mind Open the doors of your mind To be born again Smoke rising its tradition When it sings you have to listen Well I’m talking about desire I am the keeper of the fire Once upon my lady She said well oh maybe Here comes the invitation To your initiation Open the doors of your mind Open the doors of your mind Open the doors of your mind To be born again Roll your shipwrecks down the stream All failure is but a dream So slowly down the water The only son the second daughter
5.
Mary Morgan 04:52
Mary Morgan The moon rose high The night grew cold The church bells they did sound Her sin and shame Though they remained Her hope grew stronger still Through the bars of steel Stars be not concealed One to bear the name Of her new born child, that couldn't see See the light of day She cried hmmm, she cried She cried But her tears don't wash her sins away They walked her to The gallows lane People stood and cursed her name Many a poor soul has suffered for less Repentant to the judge she confessed For her new born girl She did put to death They’ll hang her there tomorrow noon And there they'll write her name in stone For her sins she will atone She cried hmmm, she cried She cried But her tears don't wash her sins away She did cast Her final gaze Into the starlit sky That she proclaimed I hope I shall meet her bye and bye
6.
Remedy 03:47
Remedy Babe, Nothing feels the same Now I got the taste Of your sweetest remedy Strange, How I feel this way Your stuck in my brain Like an endless melody Babe Feels like I’m in love Just can’t get enough I’m in need of remedy Yeah I’ve been in love before But I’m standing at your door Where nothing is like everything Your melody melody melody Is my remedy remedy remedy Well I’m stumbling to the caves On these Delta Waves But you’re a step ahead of me Strange, How I feel this way You’re still in my brain Like an endless melody
7.
Hidden from Time There is a place far beyond that is hidden from time Where the trees tell of secrets that used to be mine Like love leaves are blown take you far far from home Across the bay to the shore where I longed to be once more Follow me through the moonlit meadow where a river runs through At the dimming of the day when green turns to blue Where the rose and briar like hearts entwined Rise up through time like a raging fire If I'll be good If I'll behave From the light to the grave I can go there if you lead the way
8.
6 x 2 03:36
6x2 Miss Madame Lee, the fortune teller, lost a ring an' a necklace too Her husband gave them to his gal, but Madame never knew One day a gal came to her house, dressed up to beat the band An' Madame saw her long lost ring when she said "Read my Hand." Dat gal wore Madam's necklace too, Miss Madame she saw red She reached in her stockin' for her barber's friend, an' to that gal she said: You’re gwine to get somethin' what you don't expect It aint no money an' it aint no check You’re gwine fall into a piece of land 'bout six by two You're gwine to get it good, because it’s comin' to you Dat gal gave up Miss Madam's jew'lry and she gave up all she knew Den she got hence so fast she found a bran' new street or two Miss Madame stropped her hair eradicator till it shone To prove to Mister Madame Lee de reason men leave home He came in unsuspectin', says "Hello, sweetie dear” She says " turn your back and close your eyes" Den whispered in his ear: You’re gwine to get somethin' What you don't expect It aint no money an' it aint no check You’re gonna fall into a piece of land 'bout six by two, You're gwine to get it good, because it’s comin' to you
9.
Marching 04:41
Marching All of you here are holy Ya'll high for the ceremony You got civilized and you fantasized Take your slice of somethin’ Then join the marching band Yes we're heading Heading to the promised land Marching, yes we are Marching, as we are Marching to the marching band Everyone take notice Are you a worthy apprentice? It's a condition, a mission to spark a fire In honour of the notion Of desire and devotion We'll keep you hungry Hungry for the marching band Marching, yes we are Marching, as we are Marching to the marching band Take your loaded gun Then unload it some
10.
Panggajo 04:36
Panggajo Panggajo, panggajo e panggajo Panggajo toki dinding arumbai Jujaro dan ngungare rame rame E bedansa bae bae

about

The story of… MY BABY

Thinking, I’m gonna quit my day job
I'm a strange girl but I’m dying for the truth
I said no more giving up my dignity
My Baby has got me shouting voodoo

MY BABY is a fusion of Dutch and New Zealand blood. Born out of love for fingerpickin’ guitars, voodoo, roots, funk, gospel and Southern swampy blues. Somewhere in an upstairs room between gourds, lapsteels and dobro's surrounded by toothless philosophers and centuries of musical traditions. MY BABY is a vision, a muse. She speaks in hypnotic repetitive rhythms and sliding slides. Like an undulating landscape interspersed with a stream of smooth vocals, dreamy narratives of smoking mountain peaks, mysterious shamans, diviners and drowned loves.

World Tour

MY BABY's sounds are translated for the human ear by Daniel 'Da Freez' Johnston, Joost 'Sheik' van Dyck and Cato van Dyck. MY BABY’s sound was first recorded in 2013 on the album MY BABY Loves Voodoo! (Embrace Recordings). And its rousing soundtrack were warmly received. In January 2014, at the heights of the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival, she managed to convey the crowds. New doors opened and she traveled all over the earth. More than 16 countries got to taste MY BABY’s addictive voodoo trials during her world tour: from Texas to Tokyo, from London to Lichtenvoorde and Vienna to Wellington.

People played her sounds on the radio, even the BBC. MY BABY was applauded and given laurel wreaths, in the form of nominations for Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Award (best live act) and an Edison. She also toured various theaters with the Maastricht Theatre Group for a rendition of singer Judee Sill, one of MY BABY’s musical mothers. The old Dutch king of pop, Henny Vrienten, asked MY BABY’s three musicians to support him at his live shows and on his new record.

"Y'all the future," said the bearded seasick renowned blues king wearing his dungarees. He grabbed her hand and asked MY BABY: “You coming along, to the UK?” “Hell yeah!” she sang.

Shamanaid

And now it's 2015. Starting off with a tour of her half-home New Zealand, where MY BABY let her new hair blow and spread the frenzied crowds with even more voodoo. In March a new record with healing power will bud. "Shamanaid” is like a psychedelic journey through space and time, from folk and roots, full of native sounds. A pagan gospel with tracks like contemporary pagan spirituals. MY BABY's Cato: "Shamanaid is the help we all need from fictitious shamans, it is an earthly record about the now, in which everyone is on their own spiritual quest."

Where MY BABY hypnotizes the audience with elongated grooves in her live performances, on Shamanaid she shows a different musical face. Cato: "A live show is something you create with the public, a record is a moment when you just stop the time and capture a creative process. For us, these are two very different things. For Shamanaid we took the live act to the studio and returned to our base. We have taken the space for songs, for more acoustic atmospheres. The intensity and freedom of expression in the process resulted in a quirky hot record, from hot gospel shouting electric dance to whisper soft ballads straight from the soul. “

After a round trip around Dutch club venues to donate “Shamanaid” to the Netherlands, MY BABY will depart in April to the UK with Seasick Steve followed by some key (international) festivals.

Hold on! MY BABY is comin'.

credits

released March 12, 2015

Written by C. van Dijck, J. van Dijck, D. De Vries, M. Smid, R. Allen and Y. Sprey.
Played by: C. van Dijck, J. van Dijck, D. De Vries, M. Smid.
Musical advice: F. Sutherland.
Produced and recorded by Mickey Smid at Smusic Studio.
Mastered by Michiel Cornelissen at Blaisdell studio.
Album art by Stefan Glerum.
Published by Embrace Music
All rights reserved (production & copyright) Embrace Recordings 2015

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MY BABY Amsterdam, The Netherlands

MY BABY comprises of Cato van Dyck, Daniel da Freez and Jost van Dyck. Raw Soulful Uncut vocals, GospelBlues Guitar, Haunting HeartBeats.

"My Baby's gonna ride,
there she goes thru the wild mountain thyme"
"When My Baby's gone,
she'll wear a crown of thorns
and weep and moan at the passersby"
Just listen to MY BABY cry..
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