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  MJ Song and Event Database Files
Posted by: Cindy M - 10-12-2019, 02:24 PM - Forum: Michael Discussion - Replies (9)

I hadn't intended to post these for public view but I figured out how to do it and thought some of you might find them interesting.

These are song and event exports from my MJ database. Note: I have a lot of work to do yet on it. Let me know if any of you find this interesting and I'll put up updates as I make changes. Also let me know if you have any questions. For the events, I have over 150 with unknown dates. Those are at the end. Anything with a date of 1/1/YYYY means I know (or guessed) the year but don't know the exact date. Thanks.





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  Michael Johnson Trio
Posted by: Gitchel - 10-12-2019, 01:34 PM - Forum: Michael Discussion - Replies (3)

I guess I missed the whole Michael Johnson Trio thing. This video popped up in my YouTube suggestions. It’s apparently a TV program from Austin Texas. It looks like the video is in the bass player’s own YouTube channel.


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  I Will Whisper Your Name
Posted by: Cindy M - 10-10-2019, 11:39 PM - Forum: mjblue.com Updates - No Replies

Paul Ashley has supplied us with chords to I Will Whisper Your Name.

As allows: https://mjblue.com/mjlyrics.html

Thanks, Paul!

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  1985 Bunky's concert - audio
Posted by: Cindy M - 10-10-2019, 11:25 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - Replies (5)


Bunky’s, Madison WI concert 
Contributed by Gil
I don't know why Life's a Bitch is on here twice.

It's My Job
My Old Yellow Car
White House Pet
No One Can Hurt You Like a Friend
Troubled For You
Life's a Bitch
I've Been Around
See You Soon
Mr. Arthur's Place
The Wonderful World of Sex
Sailing Without a Sail
May You Never
Drops of Water
Old Fashioned Love
Empty Hearts
Gimmie That Wine
Oranges and Roses
Oh Rosalee
Catch Another Butterfly
There is a Breeze
The Last One Singing the Blues
Got You Covered
Secret of Life
Circle of Fifths
Don't Look for Love
Walk Me Round Your Garden
Twenty-Five Words or Less
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Life's a Bitch

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  Two New Photos from c. 1972
Posted by: Cindy M - 09-24-2019, 01:58 PM - Forum: mjblue.com Updates - Replies (2)

I was recently given these two lovely photos from the estate of Joy Malmgren, a long time MJ friend. She was associated with the Extempore Coffeehouse in Minneapolis in the 1970's. Her note is the photographer was Rob Larson. The thinking was these were taken at the Extemp but a comment "As I look closer at the picture I believe the mics do not look like ones from the Extemp at that time".

I'm dating these to around 1972 because I have many other photos where he's wearing that plaid shirt though I haven't been able to completely identify any of them with the exact date. They could be 1973 or 1974 instead. The photos are on the Concert Photos 1970-1999 page.

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  1972 Charlotte's Web concert - audio
Posted by: Cindy M - 09-24-2019, 12:49 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - Replies (1)

Michael Johnson - In Concert
Charlotte's Web,  Rockford IL 9/14/1972

Thanks to Gil for recording it and sharing it with me.


Song list:
You've Got to Be Carefully Taught (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
My Opening Farewell (Jackson Browne)
Ugly Woman (Jerry Reed)
The Number and the Name (Steve Gillette)
Garbage Can (Ted Anderson)
See You Soon (Paul Johnson)
Rooty Toot Toot for the Moon (Greg Brown)
Study in E Minor (H. Villa Lobos)
Gimmie That Wine (Jon Hendricks)
In the Name of Love (Estelle Levitt, Kenny Rankin)
In Your Eyes (Crow Johnson)
Got You Covered (Biff Rose & Michael Johnson
For Free (Joni Mitchell)
Waitin Around to Die (Townes Van Zandt)
Little Paper Ball (Jon Hendricks)
Take Five (Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck, Iola Brubeck)
Song of Old Lovers (Jacques Brel)
Bouree in E Minor (J.S Bach)
Gravy Waltz (Ray Brown, Steve Allen)
Wilson Girl (Michael Johnson, Ted Sherman, Mark Henley)

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  Hills audio
Posted by: Cindy M - 09-20-2019, 11:14 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - Replies (1)

MJ's first single in 1965. Photo of the single and of the royalty check is in the video. Thanks to Chris for remastering it!


In college, he entered a nationwide talent contest sponsored by Columbia Records and WGN radio in Chicago. One of the judges was Judy Collins, who has since become a great influence and good friend. 

He moved through local, regional and national competition and won the whole thing. The prizes were a week's booking in the It's Here coffeehouse in Chicago and a record on Columbia subsidiary Epic Records. 

"I was in my sophomore year and walked out of college during finals, never to return," he said. "Then I learned that it was a privilege to play at the It's Here so they didn't pay me. And the record, called 'Hills' after my one and only original composition till then, sold 23 copies. I got a royalty check for 11 cents, which I still have. Columbia wrote me weekly for three years asking me to cash it so they could bring their records up to date, but I'll cash it when I need it." 

The painful-to-remember lyrics of that first song went along the lines of "Rolling hills with purple hue/silver clouds caressed with blue." He's at pains to point out that his writing style, like his fingering technique, has matured.

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  Audio Nov 1969 6 of 6 Little Bird
Posted by: Cindy M - 09-18-2019, 11:42 AM - Forum: MJ YouTube - Replies (3)

Michael Johnson - Little Bird, November 1969
Songwriter: Jerry Jeff Walker

Song 6 of 6 (recorded at family's house with kitchen sounds)


This was the second song Jerry Jeff Walker wrote. Michael's version was learned off JJW's first recording of it, on his Mr. Bojangles album.

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  Audio Nov 1969 5 of 6 Song For Canada
Posted by: Cindy M - 09-17-2019, 07:47 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - No Replies

Michael Johnson - Song For Canada, November 1969
Songwriter: Pete Growski & Ian Tyson
Song 5 of 6 (recorded at family's house with kitchen sounds)


On Dec 11, 2009, at 12:54 PM, Johnson Michael wrote:
Do you know "Song For Canada"?  I think that's the title and I think Ian Tyson wrote it.  

"How come we can't talk to each other anymore?
Why can't you see I'm changing too?
We've got by far too long to end it feeling wrong
And I still care too much for you

But I don't know the chorus and subsequent verses.
Any way you could get them to me?

Stay warm,

On Dec 11, 2009, at 1:22 PM, Cindy McArthur wrote:
Never heard of it. Look on google.

On Dec 11, 2009, at 6:54 PM, Johnson Michael wrote:
Got it.  It's a great song.  Can't believe you don't know it.  I used to do it years ago.

(My not so helpful/friendly phase.)

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  Audio Nov 1969 4 of 6 Albatross
Posted by: Cindy M - 09-16-2019, 12:59 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - No Replies

Michael Johnson - Albatross, November 1969
Songwriter: Judy Collins
Song 4 of 6 (recorded at family's house with kitchen sounds)


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