r1band.com

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BandBluesReggae

The R1Band is reggae / blue band made up of seasoned musicians with over one hundred years of performance experience on the local, national and international stage.

Biography

R1Band guitarist Coleman Brown has performed in various R&B and Blues bands in the Seattle area. He has also performanced with bands in Europe and Japan. Coleman has been a member of bands, such as Septimus, Cinnamon Soul and Blacky Joe and the Natives. Abdullah has been both a drummer and a headliner with bands such as, Sun Dance, Boogey Brown, Straight Ahead and One Fullness. Michael Blackburn has performed in John Lewis Jazz band (Philadelphia), Evening Pro Blusica (Massachusetts) and All Blues Jazz Quartet (Rochester NY). Jesse Gallaher has performed with bought Reggae, Rap and Hip-hop bands, such as, Rasbonso Twistone, and Lords of Leisure. Most of the R1bands songs are original and written by Jesse an are arranged and influenced by the band. Many of the songs have a strong Reggae beat. But we not beyond breaking out of that mode into such standards as Hey Joe by Jim Hendrix or I’m a Man by Muddy Water. Abdullah is capable of singing Raster Ballad , including such songs as, Guesss Who Coming to Dinner by Mike Rose and Exodus by Bob Marley . Our CD has 9 completed songs on it. The music has decided political and social message, with a focus on the oneness of all people. We are not boring, our message comes with a beat designed to make you move. We bring fun and professionalism to the table.

Lyrics

GOLDEN PEOPLE

Written By: © Jesse Gallaher 5/05

FINDING PEACE IN THIS WORLD WE LIVE,
LEADS US TO A LIFE WE ALL MUST GIVE.
THERE IS SOMETHING WE MUST SEE TODAY,
A KIND OF PEOPLE THAT WILL SHOW THE WAY.

GOLDEN PEOPLE COMIN’ IN THE SAND,
GOLDEN PEOPLE HOLDING HAND IN HAND.
GOLDEN PEOPLE TRYIN’ TO MAKE A STAND.
GOLDEN PEOPLE WALKIN’ THROUGH THE LAND.

THERE’S A PURPOSE THAT WE ALL MUST SERVE,
A DESTINATION THAT WE ALL DESERVE.
A RESTORATION WE CAN ALL RECEIVE,
A GOLDEN GIFT FOR US TO ALL BELIEVE.

GOLDEN PEOPLE COMIN’ IN THE SAND,
GOLDEN PEOPLE HOLDING HAND IN HAND.
GOLDEN PEOPLE TRYIN’ TO MAKE A STAND.
GOLDEN PEOPLE WALKIN’ THROUGH THE LAND.

THERE WILL BE A PLACE FOR US TO SEE,
A PARADISE IN LOVE THAT SETS US FREE.
A GOLDEN LIFE FOR US IN HARMONY,
A DESTINATION FOR ALL MANKIND TO SEE.

GOLDEN PEOPLE COMIN’ IN THE SAND,
GOLDEN PEOPLE HOLDING HAND IN HAND.
GOLDEN PEOPLE TRYIN’ TO MAKE A STAND.
GOLDEN PEOPLE WALKIN’ THROUGH THE LAND.

RACKET ROLL IT

Written By: esse Gallaher © 2004

WOKE UP THIS MORNIN’, WITH A TICKET IN MY HAND; TRAVELIN’ AWAY FROM THIS BABYLAND

WHAT DID I SEE, OH NO IT WASN’T ME, SO I JUST HAD TO KEEP ON MOVIN’.

I SAY, RACKET, RACKET, RACKET, RACKET, ROLL IT, ROLL IT, (repeat)

WHEN I GOT HOME, I FELT SO ALONE. I DIDN’T KNOW IF YOU TRIED TO REACH ME ON THE PHONE;
SO I KEPT MOVIN’ TO THE RHYTHM OF MY STEP. THAT’S WHEN I FOUND OUT, THAT’S WHEN I KNEW

A, RACKET, RACKET, RACKET, RACKET, ROLL IT, ROLL IT, (repeat)

NO MATTER WHERE I ROAM, I WILL ALWAYS FIND MY HOME. LIKE THE RIVER THAT KEEPS ON RUNNING STRONG.

I KEEP MOVIN’ ON NOW.

A, RACKET, RACKET, RACKET, RACKET, ROLL IT, ROLL IT.

JIMMY WHERE ARE YOU?

Written By: © Jesse Gallaher 5/05

JIMMY, AH JIMMY WHERE ARE YOU?
CAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU HAD TO LEAVE SO SOON.
JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY WHERE ARE YOU? YOU WERE ALWAYS SOMEONE THAT I UNDERSTOOD.

WELL I KNOW, THAT THIS LIFE WITHOUT YOU, IT JUST CAN’T GO ON.
AND I KNOW THAT THIS PAIN I’M FEEIN’ - IT IS OH SO STRONG.

JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY WHERE ARE YOU? CAUSE YOU ALWAYS SHINED JUST LIKE A SHININ’ STAR.
JIMMY, AH JIMMY WHERE ARE YOU?
YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE INSIDE MY HEART.

WELL I KNOW, THAT THIS LIFE WITHOUT YOU, IT JUST CAN’T GO ON.
AND I KNOW THAT THIS PAIN I’M FEEIN’ - IT IS OH SO STRONG.

JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY, JIMMY WHERE ARE YOU?
YOU WERE ALWAYS SOMEONE THAT MEANT THE WORLD TO ME.
COME ON NOW, JIMMY, AH JIMMY WHERE ARE YOU?
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANYONE TO TAKE YOUR PLACE.

WELL I KNOW, THAT THIS LIFE WITHOUT YOU, IT JUST CAN’T GO ON.
AND I KNOW THAT THIS PAIN I’M FEEIN’ - IT IS OH SO STRONG.

Discography

We have one 9 song studio CD of original material. A short sample of those songs are on our website . www.r1band .com

Set List

The evening starts with a 45 minute set of 8-9 originals. Then we bring covers tunes into our later sets. Covers such as Hey Joe , Standby me, living up yourself , etc.