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Berryania
Fourteen Songs of Lou & Peter Berryman

sung by

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

with: Peter Davis (tenor banjo, clarinet, saxophone), John Kirk (fiddle and viola), Nathaniel Parke (cello), Scott Petito (bass), Pete Sutherland (piano and fiddle), Jennifer Weeks (oboe), Jack Williams (guitar)

We admit it. We are huge fans of Lou & Peter Berryman and their songs. Over the years, we've recorded several, and now we've bowed to our better natures and recorded a whole album of their wonderful, wicked, insightful, and zany works. The songs: It's Better Than That, Your State's Name Here, Do You Believe In Me, Mr & Mrs Noah, An Hour Away, Talking at the Same Time, Red Kimono, Walking With Roget, A Chat With Your Mom, Whose Is Yours?, Ralph to Rose, Now Everything Does, Family Car, Double Yodel

For lyrics to the songs and more information about the album visit the "Berrymania" page.

CD (Compass Rose Music CRM-14, ©2013)

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Home By Dark / Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

A stellar new duet album from Steve & Cindy, for release in January 2012. With help from our usual compadres, Peter Davis (tenor banjo, sax), Will Patton (double bass, mandolin), Scott Petito (double bass), Pete Sutherland (piano, fiddle), Jennifer Weeks (oboe), and Jack Williams (guitar), we've assembled a mix of old favorites and new songs ranging from Child ballads to classic rags to original songs. The songs: Holy Smoke, Some Boats, California Zephyr, Sur la Route de Dijon, The Two Sisters, Blue, Birdsong, Rosmini's Rag, Seal Harbor, Manoment Waltz/The Mathematician, The Gnu, Home By Dark.

For lyrics to the songs and more information about the album visit the "Home By Dark" page.

CD (Compass Rose Music CRM-13, ©2012)

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The Man / Steve Gillette

A true labor of love, this 2010 CD by Steve Gillette tells the story through narrative and song of Danny Murrow, coming of age in the early days of the jazz era. Mixing fact and fiction, Steve follows Danny in his journey from battered street-waif to celebrated guitar savant. Assisted by a group of masterful musicians (including Peter Davis, Peter Ecklund, George Gillette, Jack Williams, and Randy Wolchek) on some newly-roasted chestnuts and a handful of inspired originals, the CD draws from the realms of roots-jazz, folk blues, romance and boogie woogie in a time of prohibition. Read more at the web site dedicated to the project: Steve Gillette, The Man. Track listing: Conversion on 13th Avenue, St. Louis Blues/Ja-da, Cordovan Boogie, Johnny & Betty, Sunday, Sweet Lorraine/Ain't Misbehavin', Your Feet's Too Big, Old Jim Crow, Whispering, Basie's Boogie, There's a Cradle in Caroline, Creole Belle Medley, The Man Who Loves a Train, Brother Can you Spare a Dime?, Good Old Wagon, St. James Infirmary Blues, Let the Rain Decide, God is Love, Wade in the Water, On the Sunny Side of the Street.

CD (Compass Rose Music CRM-12, ©2010)

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Being There / Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

The 2006 duet album of a dozen new songs. "Great singers, innovative songs, gorgeous arrangements, and expert playing" (Sing Out Magazine). Includes songs from many of our heros, new ones of our own, and help from Nat Parke, Pete Sutherland, Scott Petito, Jennifer Weeks and Jack Williams.

Songs include; Hurricane , The Road Through the Woods, Concertina Garden Medley, The Kid With the Comic Book, Odd Man Out, High Cotton, Mr. O'Reilly, Nola, J'Entends le Moulin / 2-Step d'Armand, The Vermont Waltz, Homelessness, Darkness Comes.

For lyrics to the songs and more information about the album visit the "Being There" page.

CD (Compass Rose Music CRM-11, ©2006)

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Cat Tales - Cindy's "All Cat Songs" CD

Imagine! Ten wonderful songs about cats! Besides Cindy's own most requested, "Rudy's Big Adventure," based on the true story of the cat who got his head stuck in the garbage disposal and lived to bask in fame and glory, there are songs from Cheryl Wheeler, Buddy Mondlock, Les Barker, Nancy White, Grant Livingston, The Berrymans and others. No cats were injured in the production of this fine recording.

Songs include; Meow, Open That Can, The Cats of the Coliseum, Rudy's Big Adventure, The Familiar, Our Cats, Guide Cats for the Blind, My Pretty Kitty, Le Chat Gris, and The Dog of Time.

For lyrics to the songs and more information about the album visit the "Cat Tales" page.

CD (Compass Rose Music CRM-10, ©2005)

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A Sense of Place / Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

This album is as close as we could come to a musical synesthetic of our life in Vermont. Steve sings and plays rhythm guitar, lead guitar, high-string and feet, Cindy sings and plays guitars, accordion, English concertina, mountain dulcimer, Mark Schatz: bass, Scott Petito: bass on "Traveler", Pete Sutherland: fiddle, piano, Jennifer Weeks: oboe, and Jack Williams: guitar on "Long, Long Trail"

Tide and the River Rising, Sunrise, Reel Beatrice, Eclipse, Traveler, Margery Grey, Buddy & Carol's Waltz, Ou Vas-tu, Mon Petit Garcon? / Point au Pic, The Architecture Song, Shenandoah Falls / Cincinnati Rag, When the First Leaves Fall, Long Long Trail.

CD only (Redwing RWMCD 5409, ©2001)

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The Light of the Day / Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Stunning original and traditional songs and tunes unified by a strong sense of affirmation. With help from Don Baldini, Peter Davis, Karen Donnelly, Anne Hills, Kerry Ryer-Parke, Mark Schatz, David Surette, Pete Sutherland, Jennifer Weeks and George Wilson.

1800 and Froze to Death * Johnny Appleseed * Dark of the Moon * The Restless Wind * The Bonny Light Horseman * Far Away / The Coast of France * En Montant la Riviere * Get Up and Bar the Door * The Unicorn * Swede-Finn Medley (Horgalaten / Varpunen) * Right Says Fred * Hole In My Shoe * Song for Gamble

CD only (Compass Rose, CRM-7, ©1996)

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Live in Concert / Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Digitally recorded live at The Ark in Anne Arbor this CD contains an hour of music (19 songs).

The River * Going Away * Grapes on the Vine * Their Brains Were Small * Glass Houses * Shake Sugaree * Darcy Farrow * When I Was In My Prime * Corinna * Annachie Gordon * The Old Trail * Heartland * La Guitarra * Off to Find a Treasure * The Frozen Logger * Crying Don't Even Come Close * Jay Gould's Daughter * Ring Around the Moon * Bed of Roses

For lyrics to "Darcy Farrow" visit the "Darcy Farrow Lyrics" page.
For lyrics to "Grapes on the Vine" visit the "Grapes on the Vine Lyrics" page.
Other songs coming soon.

CD only (Compass Rose, CRM-2, ©1991)

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Texas & Tennessee/ Steve Gillette

They say that if you've lived in two places, you know more about both of them. There are songs that have dual citizenship too. I spent about ten years on a journey that was all about that kind of song. The odyssey described in the songs here has led me from the campfires of Kerrville to the studios of Nashville and back. It's a journey that isn't over. While much of this writing was done for the business of music, I've never quite been able to believe a song until I have the experience of hearing it with my campfire ears.

Texas & Tennessee is an ambitious concept album with help from many talented friends; Larry Atamaniuk, Rey Castillo, Charles Cochran, Richard Curiel, Jeff Gillette, Mark Graham, Wayne Hartel, Anne Hills, Orville Johnson, Cindy Mangsen, Mike Williams, Steve Richards, Mark Schatz, Roger Spencer, Pete Sutherland, and Pete Wasner.

Here's To the Rocky Road * Cornstalk Pony * Ghost Rider's Medley * Railroad Written All Over Him * Two Ten Train * Two Men In the Building * Lorena * No Pronuncias Mi Nombre * The Windows of Heaven * One Door * The Eye of the Hurricane * The West Texas Wind * If You're Ever In Texas

CD only (RWMCD 5404, ©1998)

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Songs of Experience / Cindy Mangsen

These are songs of experience. Most of them are old songs, shaped by various singers and times. They open a door between past and present. Most of the songs tell stories, some with all the details, some with just a glance. I don't sing them because they are old, but because they speak to me, as they must have to the singers who brought them this far. I sing them because they connect me to the long line of human beings who sing, for so many reasons.

With help from a few special friends, Steve Gillette, Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, and Pete Sutherland.

Wedding Dress * October Roses * The Snow Is On the Ground * The Haunted Hunter * She Perished in the Snow * Dessus le Pont de Londres * The Cruel Mother * Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still * Clerk Saunders * I Hela Naturen / Gus's Waltz * Shallow Brown *

CD only (RWMCD 5403, ©1998)

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The Ways of the World / Steve Gillette

An album of twelve of Steve's best original songs, produced in Nashville by Jim Rooney and featuring Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Mark Schatz (bass), Roy Huskey, Jr. (bass), Mark Howard (guitar), Kenny Malone (percussion) and Cindy Mangsen (harmony vocals).

The River * Grapes on the Vine * Bed of Roses * Heartland *Healing Hands * Share Me With Texas * La Guitarra * The Old Trail * A Little Bit of Solitude * The Ways of the World * So Close * Always a Train in My Dreams

For lyrics to "Grapes on the Vine" visit the "Grapes on the Vine Lyrics" page.
Other songs coming soon.

CD only (Compass Rose, CRM-4, ©1992)

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Songlines / Cindy Mangsen

Released in December 1992 and selected as one of the year's Top Ten folk albums by the Boston Globe, Cindy's solo album was produced by Pete Sutherland and features backup by Steve Gillette (guitar & vocals), Priscilla Herdman & Anne Hills (vocals), Chris Layer (bassoon), Abby Newton (cello), and Jennifer Weeks (oboe).

The Wren * A Smuggler's Song * Mr. Fox * The Presence * Black Diamonds * Where the Light Comes From * Daughters of Feminists * Sundown * Sweet William's Ghost * Chant du Foulon * Northlight / Requiem * Songlines

CD only (Compass Rose, CRM-5, ©1992)

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A Little Warmth / Steve Gillette

Produced by Graham Nash in 1976 this album is wonderfully remastered and now available as a CD.  The new version contains two songs not included on the original LP.   A sparkling example of the folk-rock era’s infatuation with the Nashville tradition.   Featured performers include David Lindley, Johnny Barbata, Pete Sears, Chris Ethridge, Graham Nash, Hank DeVito and others too numerous to mention.  Includes the chart single, “Lost the Good Thing We Had” a duet with Jennifer Warnes. 

Sweet Melinda, * A Little Warmth * Lost the Good Thing We Had * Babe, Oh Babe * You’ll Never Be the Same * Holdin’ On to Nothing * The Arms of Mary * Ships That Pass In the Night * She’s Not You * Three Lines * I Believed In You * To Be Good Friends

CD only (Compass Rose,  CRM-9)

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Long Time Traveling / Cindy Mangsen

Cindy's first album, originally released in 1983, Digitally re-mastered and available only as a CD. Features Jan Burda guitar and background vocals; Fred Campeau guitar, banjo and vocals; Anne Hills, vocals; Bill Taylor, String Bass.

When You Hear Them Cuckoos Hollerin' * Farther Along * The Griesly Bride * Little River * Outward Bound * Annachie Gordon * Hard Times Come Again No More * W. Virginia Mine Disaster * Bonny Lass of Anglesey * That's the Ticket! * Long Time Traveling * Ring Around the Moon

Download only (CD was Compass Rose Music CRM-8CD)

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Steve Gillette / Steve Gillette

Steve's first album, a classic, was originally released in 1968, and then re-issued by Vanguard on CD and cassette. Features Bruce Langhorne, Dick Rosmini, Bill Lee, and Russ Savakus. Today it is available only as a download.

The Erlking * Back on the Street Again * A Number and a Name *You Don't Know Her Like I Do * Darcy Farrow * 2:10 Train * The Bells in the Evening * Ten Thousand Times Ten * Springtime Meadows * Molly and Tenbrooks * Many the Times * Goin' Home Song

For lyrics to "Darcy Farrow" visit the "Darcy Farrow Lyrics" page.
Other songs coming soon.

Download only (CD was Vanguard VMD 79251)

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Fourtold / Steve Gillette, Anne Hills, Cindy Mangsen, & Michael Smith

An album of old and new story-songs, sung in full harmony. This is the kind of album we might have heard coming out of the dormitory window when we were in college.

Four Rode By * Molly and Tenbrooks * Pendle Hill * Joshua Gone Barbados * Panther in Michigan * Darcy Farrow * Ballad of Springhill * Aramalee * Nine Little Goblins * Two Men in the Building * I Drew My Ship * Run Come See Jerusalem

For lyrics to "Darcy Farrow" visit the "Darcy Farrow Lyrics" page.
Other songs coming soon.

CD (Appleseed Recordings, APR CD 1071, ©2003)

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Never Grow Up / Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen

A 1998 release of traditional songs for all ages, featuring duets, trios and quartets with guest artists Jan Burda, Michael Cooney, Steve Gillette, Priscilla Herdman, John Kirk, Jamie O'Reilly, Dave Prine & Tyler Wilson, The Raisin Pickers, Carla Sciaky, Rosalie Sorrels, Pete Sutherland, Dave Van Ronk, and the Volo Bogtrotters.

Kitty Alone * Sorry That He Spoke * The Thinnest Man / Alice * Froggy Went a'Courting * Hudson River Steamboat * Wait 'Til the Clouds Roll By * Chickens They're a-Crowin' * The Dummy Line * Where Did You Get That Hat? * The Colorado Trail * Hopalong Peter * Master of the Sheepfold * Rings On My Fingers * Old Blue * Watch the Stars / At the Gate of Heaven

CD only (Flying Fish FF-671, ©1998)

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Never Grow Old / Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen

Anne and Cindy's first duet album features traditional songs and a gaggle of guest artists including: Gordon Bok, Jan Burda, Steve Gillette, John Hartford, Priscilla Herdman, Laurie Lewis, Tom Paxton, John Roberts & Tony Barrand, Carla Sciaky, Pete Sutherland, and the Volo Bogtrotters!

Where We'll Never Grow Old * Curtains of Night * Richmond on the James * Lost Jimmy Whalen * Master Kilby * Bill Morgan & His Gal * Wolves A'Howlin' * McKinley's Rag * Lone Pilgrim * Mary Anne * The Housewife's Lament * Light of Red & Green * Pretty Sylvia * Oh My Little Darlin' * Railroading on the Great Divide * Evening Shade * Where We'll Never GrowOld

CD (Flying Fish, FF-70638, ©1994)

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Voices / Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, & Cindy Mangsen

The first acclaimed trio recording (1990) from three wonderful singers,with help from Steve Gillette, John Kirk, Abby Newton and others.

Wayfaring Stranger * Silken Dreams * Redwing Blackbird * Black Burning Air * Waiting for Isabella * Squalor * Adios Ciudad * Katy Cruel * Requiem for the Giant Trees * Johnny Burke * Orphans * Stars

Download only (CD was Flying Fish, FF-90546, ©1990)

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At the Turning of the Year / Herdman, Hills, Mangsen

The trio's third album, a celebration of the cycle of the seasons. Priscilla Herdman: vocals, guitar, wooden spoons; Anne Hills: vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica; Cindy Mangsen: vocals, guitar, concertina, accordion. With Peter Davis, Steve Gillette, Brian Melick, Larry Packer, Scott Petito, and Jennifer Weeks.

At the Turning of the Year * Candlemas Eve * The Winter It Is Past * Forget-Me-Not * Swinton May Song * Goodbye to the Roses * Away Ye Merry Lassies * Uncle Dave's Grace * Solstice Round * The Snow * The Druggist * Corn, Water and Wood * Years * Winter's Come and Gone

CD only (Hand & Heart Music, HHM-2000, ©2000)

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On This Day Earth Shall Ring: Songs for Christmas

A collection of instrumental and vocal music for the holidays, arranged by guitarist Shinobu Sato. The vocal pieces are performed by Anne Hills, Cindy Mangsen, Fred Campeau and Jim Craig. Instrumentally, the album features concertina, guitar, hammered dulcimer, harp, mandolin, recorders, and viola da gamba.

Christmas is Coming * What Child is This * Virgin Mary Had One Son * Blessed Be That Maid Mary * On This Day Earth Shall Ring * Medley of Carols * Over the Hill & Over the Dale * Holly & the Ivy * Patapan * Ballad of Jesus Christ * A La Nanita Nana * Riu Riu Chio * God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen * Von Himmel Hoh * I Wonder as I Wander * Kommet Ihr Hirten * Silent Night * We Wish You a Merry Christmas

CD only (Flying Fish, FF-70605, ©1992)

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How to Play the Guitar Like I Do / Steve Gillette

A one-hour lesson, covering the elements of fingerstyle guitar technique. The CD walks you through gradually from the most basic sequences to the most complicated, in easily understood stages.

Tuning * Basics of Fingerpicking * Sequences * Melodic Elements *Hammering On & Pulling Off * Double & Triple Hammer Ons & Pull Offs *Slides * Pinch Pick Variations * Soloing Exercise * Flatpick & Fingers * "D"& "G" Tunings * Darcy Farrow Chords & Positions * Triplets * Harmonics *"DADGAD" Tuning * The Erl King * The Bells * Blues Shuffle -Parallel Sixths * Corrina

CD Only (Compass Rose, CRM-6, ©2006)

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The Steve Gillette Songbook

Songs written by Steve Gillette alone or in collaboration. Words and sheet music for 46 of Steve's best known songs with guitar chords, tunings, and some poetry.

The book includes the songs;Back on the Street Again, Bed of Roses, Darcy Farrow, The Erl King, Glass Houses, Grapes on the Vine, La Guitarra, Happy Hour, The River, She's Not You, and has been revised to include many of the newer songs like Song for Gamble, Mr. O'Reilly, Two Men In the Building, The Unicorn and The West Texas Wind.

Book, 100 pages, (Compass Rose, CRM-3, ©2001)

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Songwriting and the Creative Process / Steve Gillette

In this 200-page sourcebook there are many valuable insights on the work of songwriting. Steve has written detailed chapters on music theory, melody, harmony, rhythm, song critique, poetic principles, alliteration, titles, hooks, collaboration, creativity, writer's block, left brain and right brain, social issues, publishing, and surviving in the music industry.

Also included are articles and interviews with Graham Nash, Tom Paxton, Len Chandler, Fred Koller, Butch Hancock, Mary McCaslin, Michael Smith, Lou & Peter Berryman, Bob Franke, Nancy White and many others.

In her introduction to the book Judy Collins wrote, "Use what you learn from this great book, you will get better as a songwriter: you can't fail!" Whether you are a beginner or an established professional this book is a practical resource for understanding and developing your creative potential. Follow this link for a Free Internet Tutorial based on the book, "Songwriting and the Creative Process"

Book, 228 pages, (Sing Out Publications, ©1995)

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To order by mail, all the CDs and books are $15.00 each. Please add $3.00 to the total to cover shipping and handling. Let us know if you would like an autograph.

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Compass Rose Music * Post Office Box 1501 * Bennington,VT 05201

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