Joe Cang

Joe Cang

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Reflective deep blue, dirty green uplifting musical soulfood full of rich, real flavours to nourish and inspire....so kick back, relax and enjoy a hot, fat platefull from this eclectic modern troubadour.

Biography

Multi-instrumentalist Joe Cang, began playing at an early age with
various bands including South Africa's Dudu Pukwana, Jabula and Jazz
saxophonist Don Weller. At the age of eighteen he enjoyed succsess as the
bass player with pop act, Scritti Politti who were at that time signed to
the legendary Rough Trade label.

At the same time he wrote and recorded with the Ghanain master drummer
Reebop Kwaku Baah (ex-Traffic) , "An important experience"
which helped develop his writing and production skills. After Baah's
untimely death he enjoyed a year of touring with Ian Dury, Desmond Dekker
and Kintone.

Touring was a great experience but despite this, Joe's main interest
remained in writing and recording. "Navigator", his solo album was released
on Arista Records to much critical acclaim and this brought about
further writing collaborations as diverse as Hall & Oates, Hugh Masekela and
Aswad, with whom Joe wrote four tracks for their platinum album "Rise &
Shine" including the massive hit 'Shine'. He also co-wriote and
produced 6 tracks on their last album.

Joe has recently written and produced tracks for Steel Pulse’s forthcoming American album, whilst continuing to collaborate with various new
artists on both sides of the Atlantic ,he also co-wrote on the Hall & Oates album
"Marigold Sky", and has just compleated his new solo album, "Firefly", a collection of soulfull and uplifting new songs, a collection of soulfull and uplifting new songs, available from: www.cdbaby.com/joecang, www.alltone.co.uk and www.mapmusic.net

Lyrics

Firefly

Written By: Joe Cang


Firefly
Cang

Got a bright new coin i n a brave new world
but its silver light is nothing to the suns gold
its an ancient call of every saint that cried
we can do no wrong following the firefiy

Said I got high and I never came down
kept my feet in the sky and my head in the ground
in a plasic home with a perspex sky
the only one free light is given by the firefly

So whatever you belive is who you are
you know everthing we breath is just another part of us
and its no coincidence we sing for love
cos its all we realy are , no matter where we start
cos were never any place that isnt now
and its only old ilusions that make us wonder how
were gonna get around it

On a two way street with a one track mind
guess that we dont seek for everything that we find
but when my eyesights clean and my powders dry
You know /weill I dont look far to see the firefly

When the lightning speaks and the thunder roars
out of deep sea sleep you come floating on the answers
its an ancient call of every saint that cried
we can do no wrong following the firefly

Broken

Written By: Joe Cang/Ken Rose

Broken.
Cang/Rose

Its broken......the circles edge is open as we say goodbye
without an alibi
We’ve spoken.....lost in all the words that we dont understand
but we’re still speaking them

The situation is an open invitation we can learn from

Ch 1] Its allight, its alright,
Im not only flesh and bone and blame
So think when, you tell me, Im the only one to gain.......

Devotion.....hanging round my neck like Im avoiding it
but Im enjoying it
Emotion......hiding in the bush’s like a highwayman
sleeping with his gun in hand

The pure distraction of the search for satisfaction
am I good enough....to say

Ch 2] Its alright, its alright,
Im not only flesh and bone and blame
So think when, you tell me, Im the only one to gain.......
Its alright, its alright,
we’re not only flesh and blood and pain
its alright,its alright
its alright,its alright

Midnight on our own again, I wonder have you noticed yet
‘cos I dont belive a word we’ve said is true, how bout you?

Ch 3] Its alright, its alright,
Im not only flesh and bone and blame
So think when, you tell me, Im the only one to gain.......
Its alright, its alright,
we’re not only flesh and blood and pain
So think when, you tell me, Im the only one to blame.......
its alright, its alright,
Im not only flesh and bone and blame
So think when, you tell me, Im the only one to blame......

Its broken........Its broken....... broken....... broken.......broken......

Long Distance Love

Written By: Lowell George

Long Distance Love

Ah hello, get me missing persons they say, what is it that you need
I said oh oh, I need her so, they say you got to stop your pleading

‘cos no matter what you do, even pray to heaven above, lord
all you ever get from her is that long distance love

I read the papers, I got the blues, Im so sad to hear the news
Help is wanted, but not enough…you know these times are getting rough

‘cos no matter what I do, even pray to heaven above, lord
all I ever get from her is that long distance love

Her little toes they where so pretty, and all her lies so sweet
I wonder does she know, does she know she hurt me so

‘cos no matter what I do, even pray to heaven above, lord
all I ever get from her is that long distance love

Discography

"Navigator" Joe Cang
"Songs to remember"Scritti Politti
"Shine" Aswad
"Marigold Sky" Hall and Oates
"One for All" Joe Cang

Set List

Firefly
Broken
Lost Ball
Church
Sure
Long Distance Love [my only cover]
Happy Hour
Dictator
Stronger
Fading Away

Set from 30 to 1 hour