Black Hat

Black Hat

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Modern, original poetry set to music with ruthless tenderness. Frankie the K and Caroline Maun are singer-songwriters who create a jazz, pop, and folk fusion that will make you feel. Jim Hart is the drummer and percussionist who ties it all together.

Biography

Black Hat
Dr. Jim Hart, a veteran Detroit jazz drummer, who has performed for decades with local and national acts, most recently the swing band Cats Pajamas and Blues/Funk group big SHORTY.

Frank Koscielski (aka Frankie the K) on keyboards and vocals played rock with the band BADGE in the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, devoted the 1980s to classical music, and has now come full circle to roots music of various persuasions.

Frankie the K and Hart began doing small gigs around town about the year 2000.
The mix of music was eclectic, reflecting both Jim’s passion for jazz and Frank’s interest and roots in rock, blues and classical music.

Caroline Maun: Songwriter, Poet, Vocalist, Percussionist. Relatively new to the music scene, but with lots of soul and charisma.

Modern, original poetry set to music with ruthless tenderness. Frankie the K and Caroline Maun are singer-songwriters who create a jazz, pop, and folk fusion that will make you feel. Jim Hart is the drummer and percussionist who ties it all together. Between the performance and the sound lies the story.

Lyrics

The Game

Written By: Caroline Maun

1. The Game
There once was a flickering place
Jammed with those working to forget
Each turned aside from the other's face
And pretended that they met.

Lives were filled with everyday
The good, the bad, the safe, the sad,
They taxed themselves but asked to pay
They made like they already had.

They woke to coffee and slept to pills
And worked with earphones on
They used the shredder to pay the bills
And joked that good times were gone.

If you looked inside you'd see a cave
Where their hearts should have been
The receipts said they generously gave
In a land of stones, no visible sin.

Where is this place, I hear you ask
And why am I not there?
Be brave and adjust your mask
And wonder how to care.

Why You Want to Do Me Like That

Written By: Frankie the K

7. Why You Want to Do Me Like That?

Why you want to do me like that?
Why you want to do me like that?

I drew your bath and I dodged your cat

Why you want to do me like that?

Why you want to do me that way?
Why you want to do me that way?

I made love to you for a thousand days

Why you want to do me that way?

Chorus: I lived every day, only for you
Took your word like some kind of fool
I listened to everything that you had to say

Why you want to do me that way?

Don't Set Me Free

Written By: Frankie the K

8. Don’t Set Me Free
Baby, baby, baby I just want to say
You’re the best in each and every way

Once upon a time, you locked me in a cage
All I could do was act out in a rage

Chorus: Oh Please Please Please Don’t set me free (3X)
+_1 more

Solos: Keys, Guitar 2+2

Now I long to be your #1 slave
Tie me up and keep me in a cage

Baby baby baby you can plainly see
Those spike heels bring me to my knees

Chorus: Oh Please Please Please Don’t set me free (3X) +1

Keep me captive in your everlovin spell
I don’t care if we both go to hell

Baby baby baby you could never see
How much I love it when you’re mean to me.

It Has Come to This

Written By: Caroline Maun

It Has Come To This
How did we end up
Ending up right here
Still sitting next to you
Trust has turned to fear

It has come to this
We started with a kiss
It has come to this

One day it was spring
The world was a shining thing
I closed my eyes in love with you
It was all turning
I woke up in the cold world
It can’t be

It has come to this
We started with a kiss

I dreamed of bright summer gold
Buds are frozen on the trees
Where do we go from here?
There’s snow in this summer breeze

I wish I could change it all
But there’s nothing but us
And the aftermath
We don’t have a chance
To relive this romance

As we walk our separate ways
I’ll always miss your smile
Every step I take from you
Becomes each and every mile

It seems there’s nothing left of me
I wish that we could heal
I have to find the sun again
Warm me so I’ll feel

It has come to this
We started with a kiss
It has come to this

The Road

Written By: Caroline Maun

The Road
The sages once said
A long time ago
Don't lose your head
When the wind starts to blow

The compass will spin
The earth will quake
You've got where you've been
You have what you make

Whatever you are
You pave your own road
You may not go far
But you carry your load

Look in the mirror
Meet the magistrate
You'll never see clearer
You are the advocate

You will finally mourn
All that has been
Unless each step reborn
You live in your skin.

What road is this
They'll ask later on
The one that persists
The others are gone

Some Dreams

Written By: Caroline Maun & Frank Koscielski

Dreams are fine for those who sleep
But when you become awake
You’ll find this world’s far too deep
And close your eyes for the dream’s sake

I was walking through the world
Step by step from here to there
I’m not sure how it unfurled,
Realized you were always there.

The music playing in my head
Suddenly was amplified
Deepened by what you said
Making me feel good inside.

The saddest thing about the land
Where I once walked with you
Is like the hour glass’s sand
It passed away and was not through.

CHORUS:
Either kind will leave its mark
None of them can be mine
Some dreams live in the dark
Some walk in the sunshine

Discography

New CD, released May 2009

Phases of the Sun

Set List

Black Hat Song List

Originals

Blue Martini
Don’t Set Me Free
I Felt Like You
If I Knew Then
It Has Come to This
Sky Over Water
Some Dreams
Tandoori Love
The Game
The Pact
The Road
We Will See
Why You Want to Do Me?
Happy Blues
Gas Station Chicken

Covers

A Song for You
A Thousand Kisses Deep
Cakewalk Into Town
California Dreaming
Can\t Let Go
Country Comforts
Hoochie Koochie Man
Invitation/Stormy
Let It Be/Imagine
Low Spark
Old 55
One Way Ticket
Red House
Repent Walpurgis
Summertime
Wade in the Water
Way Down in the Hole
What’d I Say
You Are So Beautiful