B.T. Richardson

B.T. Richardson

BandBluesSoul

Orig. Blues/Jazz and Reggae along with smart arrangements of well known and some obscure R&B Hits!!!

Biography

The Washington DC born, LA-bred musician has been playing bass guitar and singing—leading his own eclectic band "The Black Coffee Experience" since 1995. With over twenty years of experience as a performing artist, B.T. Richardson has played with the likes of jazz vocalist VINX, Blues legend Son Seals, Rock and Roll pioneer Bo Diddley, New Orleans Queen of the Blues Marva Wright, and R&B icons El DeBarge and Mark Greene of the Moments. He has also toured the world as a bassist with multi-Handy award nominee, Deborah Coleman and Handy award winner Grammy-nominated artist, James Solberg.

B.T. has performed in music festivals and clubs around the world including the Montreal Jazz Fest (Spectrum Hall), Chicago Blues Fest, San Francisco Blues Fest, BB Kings, Buddy Guys Legends and the House of Blues to name a few. He has done work for commercials, as well as indie film projects. He is also the choice performance and session bassist for the Seattle-based Hip-Hop indie label NocOnWood Records.

In 2003, B.T. composed and produced the soundtrack music for the play “Don’t Sing No Blues for Me”. The soundtrack is his debut release on his independant record label, PotpourriMusicWorks. The title track, "Sing No Blues,” was a semi-finalist in the 2005 International Song Contest, Blues category. Playing Blues,Jazz, R&B and Reggae, always a crowd pleaser. B.T. is a new talent to be Seen as well as heard.

Lyrics

Sing No Blues

Written By: B.T. Richardson

I'm a simple man,
I live my life from day to day.
I could climb a mountain,
but, there a'int one in my way.
There's seven seas and many oceans,more than I'll ever need to cross.
I live in a small town, in a small house. And i don't feel no loss.
Life's full of simple pleasures, and the best of these are free.
So please don't sing no blues for me.
Now, I'm not blind to this world or, all it's possibilities.
I just like to keep my dreams,
closer to reality.
I rise every morning, My day could be good or bad.
But I'm thankful, yes I'm thankful,
that here's one one more day I have.
And I don't want for nothing, from any man, any land, or another life.
I do the best I can with what I got (lord). And that's enough for me and mine.
See life's full of simple pleasures, and the best of these are free. So please don't sing no blues for me.
We all get the blues sometimes, but honey please, Don't Sing no blues for me, we can't always have a real good
time. Honey please
Don't sing no blues for me.

The Big Job

Written By: B.T. Richardson

It's a Big Enough Job, finding myself. I dont have time around. For finding you.
It's a Big enough Job, for me, finding myself. There's no time lyin' around for finding you.
If you can Be yourself, you'll believe yourself, You can be nobody better. And if you believe yourself, then you'll be yourself, You can be nobody better.
It's a Big Enough Job, for me, finding myself. I dont have time around. For finding you.
It's a Big enough Job for, me, finding myself. There's not time lyin' around for finding you.
Can I Find myself. In this big world I want to be myself, Can you find yourself in this big world you've got to be yourself.
Can I Find myself. In this big world I want to be myself, If you find yourself, In this great world you gotta free yourself.It's a Big Enough Job, finding myself. I dont have time around. For finding you.
It's a Big enough Job, for me, finding myself. There's no time lyin' around for minding you.

(Ooh Baby) Don't Take Your Love Away

Written By: BT Richardson

I have this hurt in my heart, It's torn all apart.
You know that i need your love, and I want you to stay.
But, how can you tell me you love me, and then just walk away.Ooh Baby, Dont take your love away, you gotta hold on a little longer baby, dontt take your love away.
I think of you now and then, you're all thats on my mind,
Thats when I call you on the phone and you tell me you dont have the time,
But one day you;'re gonna realize true love, true love is so hard to find.
Ooh baby, dont take your love away,
you gotta hold on a little longer baby, don't take your love away.
Why do we go though changes, our llives we're rearranging, when you can clearly see, true loves right here with me, Why do we go through changes our lives we're rearranging, baby cant you see true love is all you need.

Bad Luck Woman

Written By: BT Richardson


Bad luck woman, get up off me.
Bad luck woman, you think that I can't see.
You ain't nothing but bad luck baby, why don't you just let me be.
Bad luck woman, you're thr reason I'm alone, Bad luck woman you're why I can't go home. You're like poison 13, and I can't leave you alone.
You've made me neglect my job, dis-respect my wife, since you've come around, you done ruined my whole life, you're bad luck. Woman you don't care at all, no. Ooh when I'm with you pretty baby, you make me feel ten feet tall.But oh with the pride comes a fall, and you really don't care.

Discography

B.T. Richardson: Don't Sing No Blues For Me
Tyrone Shuz: Funkin' A
www.funkyguitar.com
Nocturnal Rage: Self Titled
Nocturnal Rage: Way Out
www.noconwood.com