The Rich Will Never Be Poor

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Carol Denney and Michele Thomas redecorate the corner of Grayson and San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley with a universal sentiment "...I'm just sending you this note to tell you how much your song "The Rich Will Never Be Poor" has taken over my synapses. It's become a musical catch in my brain: I find myself mentally humming it a hundred times a day. It's a terrific song, in the tradition of the 18th and 19th century English Working class anti-establishment songs that Roy Palmer and Ewan MacColl have put before us. It's also wonderfully performed on your CD, with a beguiling harmony line I'm still trying to fathom. Best of luck with the CD..."
Shelley Posen of The Finest Kind, author of "No More Fish, No Fishermen."

The Rich Will Never Be Poor" title track is available for download or listening on MP3. Enjoy.

Carol Denney at her famous homemade speedbump seminar Denney's studio engineered and mastered recording features session players Nina Gerber, Brian Theriault, Doug Adams, and Radim Zenkl, engineered by Neil Young at Canyon Studios.

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If you buy the CD you get a 20 page full color lyric sheet, suitable for framing or wrapping fish.

Carol Denney at the Freight & Salvage, spring of 2000, doing fish impressions Concertina players are an extremely rarified, refined breed. "The Rich Will Never Be Poor" uses humor to point out that no one who is rich lives and breathes the necessity of changing this world except out of guilt, which is a kind of quicksilver. It is the poor, the workers, the homeless, the burdened who will make that change. The rich, a word synonymous with politicians, will never give a rat's ass.

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