Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
2014
Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012
Rachel Brown
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown

Lyrics

"Bittersweet By & By" Written By Rachel Brown

 

Thinkin' about that hymn called the "Sweet By and By" 

and how our spirits shall sorrow no more

They'll be no tears in a land fairer than day 

and we'll sing on some beautiful shore

 

Hard to believe those haunting words

When I've watched loved ones suffer so

Fighting for strength with all of their might

If that song's true, why the hell didn't God let them know?

 

It's a bittersweet By and By

I guess we all have our way to cope

Some tell stories and some will pray

Some have a shred of hope

Can't say I'm a believer but maybe it'd make it easier

When it's my time to go

Maybe I'll cry or maybe I'll just get high

In my bittersweet by and by

 

Suffer now for your rewards later

Well that never made sense to me

Folks sleep in boxes and children are starving

But you'll be rich someday if you only believe

 

It's a bittersweet by and by

I guess we all have our ways to cope

Some tell stories and some will pray

Some have a shred of hope

Can't say I'm a believer but maybe it'd make it easier

When it's my time to go

Maybe i'll cry or maybe I'll just get high

In my bittersweet by and by

Maybe I'll cry or maybe I'll just get high

In my bittersweet by and by

 

In the sweet by and by

We shall meet on that beautiful shore

In the sweet by and by

We shall meet on that beautiful shore

Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown

Story

An almost all true story about a friend from long ago.

Lyrics

"Jimmy C" written by Rachel Brown

Jimmy C was a drunkard's child, such a vagabond was he

With his rusted buick, his old Les Paul and his new girlfriend Marie

He came to town after a dry spell to make his presence known

In every honky tonk and jamboree you could hear his guitar moan

 

Singin' about the evening sun and yodelin' way up high

With a smile even brighter than the Mississippi sky

Yodel-le-ee…...Yodel-le-ee

 

He'd always have a good tale to tell, one you knew not to believe

but it was so much fun to listen on the edge of your seat

His temper was hotter than fire, I saw it more than twice

We learned to keep the Jack away till the end of the night

 

Ah Jimmy was a simple man, always called the girls "ma'am"

He'd sing 'em blues about trains and love and the last ride of the cowhand

He'd often find trouble or may it'd find him

And as far as luck was concerned, his chances were pretty slim

 

But he'd sing about a Mule Skinner and yodel way up high

With a smile even brighter than the Mississippi sky

Yodel-le-ee…….Yodel-le-ee

 

I never heard what happened to my ol pal

Sometimes wonder what I'd say if her were still around

but if I listen real hard when the west wind blows

I close my eyes, I see his smile, I let my mind go

Yodel-le-ee……Yodel-le-ee

Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown

Lyrics

"Once Again"

 

I rolled over to see an almost empty bottle

reflecting my lines like broken glass

My swollen eyes tell a story that I'm too numb to hear

But I know it's one, much like the last

 

In my drunken haze, I long to feel your touch

It was only yesterday, but that's too long

Wish I could turn back the time, to see you again

But your teary eyes, would show me where I went wrong

 

Tell me why it is that I can't do this right

My will ends before it begins

I don't have the chance to undo what's been done

Looks like I've done, yet once again

 

I thought you would be my last time

But it seems once again that I've failed the test

I know my faults and I do accept the blame

Trust me when I say with you I had the best

 

So I'll close my eyes and imagine you here

Soon I'll be feeling no pain

I'll lay here and think as I swallow this last drink 

And accept that I've done it yet once again

Lord knows I've done it, yet Once again.

Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Nathan Bell
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown

Story

Truth.

Lyrics

"My Best Friend is My Song" Written by Rachel Brown

My Best friend is my song

it's been there all along

Sometimes there's so much joy to bring

Sometimes the words are to sad to sing

It's been there when I cried alone

When lovers have come and gone

My Best Friend is my song

and it never steers me wrong

 

My Best Friend is my song

It's been there all along

Sometimes, yea, it sets me free

Sometimes it helps my sanity

I'm thankful for the words I've found

When clarity finally comes around

Yea, my best friend is my song

And it never steers me wrong

 

Some of you may not understand 

Some of you may get who I am

They may not all be the best

But to me, I am blessed

My best friend is my song

It's been there all along

Nah, you just can't go wrong

When your best friend is your song

Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown

Story

A tune about my wonderful Aunt Rachel.

Lyrics

"My Namesake" Written by Rachel Brown

She was born on Campbell's Creek and she's a sister to eight

A bit ornry and a real tomboy

As fair as the snow, blue eyes that seem to glow

The kind of beauty that brings you joy

Yea, she's somethin' my namesake

Really somethin' my namesake

 

Her pappy worked the mines somehow he'd find the time

To read the scripture and hum old hymns

He'd line the kids up to sing rock of ages would ring

Even their mama would join in

That's her story my namesake

Part of her story, my namesake

 

Husband and daughter in tow, her life was her own

Strummin that old Gibson guitar

Her fingers would bleed, but it sure filled a need

Singin' her songs from the heart

She's a star, My namesake

A shining star, My namesake

 

So many loved ones have gone, but she still carries on

Losing a bit of herself each time it seems

Too me she's a light, that guides through the night

A pillar of strength for all to see

Yea she's somethin' my namesake

Really somethin' my namesake

Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Bill Watson
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys
2014-06-01
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Bill Watson

Story

Special Guests-Denny Jones on fiddle and Dave Huddleston on electric guitar.
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special Guests-Al Moss on pedal steel & Paul Kovac on backing vocals
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special guest-Denny Jones on fiddle
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special Guests-Chris Hanna on organ & Jefferson Rice on sax
Rachel Brown w/ Brent Kirby
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special guests-Brent Kirby on vocals & Al Moss on pedal steel
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special guest-Paul Kovac on banjo, mandolin and backing vocals
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special guest-Chris Hanna on organ
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special guests-Denny Jones on fiddle & Bob Corlett on accordian
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Lyrics

Special guests-Al Moss on Steel, Dave Huddleston on electric guitar and Paul Kovac on backing vocals
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special guest-Chris Hanna on organ
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special guest-Chris Hanna on organ & Dave Huddleston on electric guitar
Rachel Brown w/ Nate Jones
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Special guests-Nate Jones on vocals, Dave Huddleston on electric guitar and Chris Hanna on organ
Rachel Brown
2012-11-09
Rachel Brown

Story

Guest performers-Jack Kidney on harmonica & Dave Huddleston on electric guitar