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Call You Up 04:37
Fly Away 05:21
See me coming and you cross the street Never look me in the eye, always down at my feet Think you know just who I am But you don’t want to let yourself give a damn Chorus: I’m your outside neighbor come on, brother and let me in I’m your outside neighbor please don’t judge me by the shape I’m in all I’m trying to do is get back on my feet again got your house and your family car down at the country club you’re under par church on Sunday like you think you should but there’s someone freezing in your neighborhood (Chorus) Bridge: Sleeping in the alley, resting on the steps I’m digging through the garbage for anything that’s left staring in your window, running in your shoes standing on the corner, singing outside blues young or old, black or white living wrong or doing everything right might be a stranger or someone here might even be you in a couple of years (Chorus)
In A Hole 02:57
Pick It Up 03:58
I’m in the shower thinking about you I’m gonna get out, dry myself off and I know just what to do life ain’t long enough to sit around and wait let’s get together before it’s too late Chorus: I’m gonna call you up I’m gonna call you up don’t ask me why, don’t ask me why I’m in love with you I got a snapshot of you in my mind you’re wearing my favorite dress of yours and shaking your behind that gentleman who’s with you, i don’t recognize when you gonna stop runnin around and tellin me lies chorus I got your face framed in my hands you got me laughin and changin my plans I’m full of questions my lips cannot pose they’re used to being tangled up with yours but that’s alright now I suppose chorus I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love


Ron Sunshine's debut from 1994 features guest appearances by Dr. John, The P-Funk Horns, and the Uptown Horns.


released June 19, 1994

Ron Sunshine & the Smoking Section: Pick It Up


Ron Sunshine: lead and backing vocals, harmonica, tambourine
Jack Petruzzelli: guitar on track 6
Jono Manson: guitar on tracks 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12; backing vocals on tracks 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
Craig Dreyer: tenor sax on track 6
Charlie Caldarola: drums (except track 7), backing vocals on track 6
David Santos: bass (except tracks 9 & 12), guitar on track 7
Joe Flood: guitar on tracks 9, 10, 11, 12; backing vocals on tracks 9 & 12
Doug Petty: organ, piano, Wurlitzer, keyboards (except on 9, 10 & 12)
Tony Viscardo: guitar on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13
Paul Frazier: backing vocals on tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13
Jerry Dugger: backing vocals on tracks 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
Nunzio Signore: guitar on tracks 2 & 13
Buck Taylor: backing vocals on tracks 1, 7, 8
Tim Tindall: bass on tracks 9 & 12
Frank Marino: drums on track 7
Urban Sanchez: percussion on tracks 1, 3, 7, 8
Seku Tonge: percussion on track 12
Wild Bill Durkin: guitar solo on track 9
MC Double A (Aaron Levinson): rap on track 7
Howie Wyeth: piano on track 10

P-Funk Horns: (Greg Boyer-trombone, arranger; Greg Thomas-alto sax, Bennie Cowan-trumpet) tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, 8
Uptown Horns: (Crispin Cioe-alto sax, Arno Hecht-tenor sax, Bob Funk-trombone, Paul Litteral-trumpet) track 9
Dr. John: piano on track 12

Produced by Ron Sunshine, David Santos, Tony Viscardo
Tracks 9 & 12 produced by Jono Manson
Recorded at No Comment Studios, Brielle Music, No Mystery, Creative Audio, NYC
Engineers: Tony Viscardo, Bil Emmons, Steve Addeo, Paul Frazier, Manny Marks, Jason Baker
Mastering: Alan Douches at Westside Mastering
Design: Rebecca Meek
Lettering: Jef Kahn for 40 Ounce Productions


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Ron Sunshine New York, New York

Singer, songwriter, harmonica player Ron Sunshine was born in Denver, moved to NYC in '81, and started paying music full time in '90. He has released six albums, toured internationally, and recorded &performed with the likes of Dr. John, The P-Funk Horns, Pinetop Perkins, Wilson Pickett, and many others. Ron & band continue to dazzle from NY to Los Angeles, Paris to Stockholm, Bermuda to Red Bank. ... more

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