Faith Sings on Saturdays

a single take recording every Saturday morning

Saturday May 7, 2022

a single take recording of

Tonight

I like Sibylle Baier for the same reason I like Tammy Wynette. When I listen to Baier sing I get the sense she’s telling me something that genuinely comes from her lived experience. I like the song ‘Tonight’, which I cover here, because it tells a simple story about two people who know each other well. This cover was recorded in my home on ukulele.

“Sibylle Baier opted not to pursue an acting or singing career, and eventually moved to the United States, where she concentrated on bringing up a family. The songs that made up her album Colour Green were home reel-to-reel tape recordings Baier had made in Germany between 1970 and 1973. Some 30 years later, her son Robby compiled a CD from these recordings to give to family members as presents. He also gave a copy to Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis, who in turn passed it along to the Orange Twin label. Orange Twin released the album in February 2006.” [Wikipedia]
Night
TonightFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Released nearly 50 years ago, this was apparently the song that established ABBA as a POP band. Recorded in my home on ukulele.
SOSFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Saturday April 30, 2022

a single take recording of

SOS

yellow
When the call is heard, the mystery manifests in life.
Recorded in my home on ukulele. 
Like a PrayerFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Saturday April 23, 2022

a single take recording of

Like a Prayer

forest path

Saturday April 16, 2022

Happy Easter to you all. See you next on Saturday April, 23.

Saturday April 9, 2022

a single take recording of

A Day in The Life

The scream heard. 

Recorded in my home on ukulele.
A Day in The LifeFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Saturday April 2, 2022

a single take recording of

Seven Nation Army

Far from this opera
All the stains coming from my blood
Tell me, "Go back home".


Recorded in my home, I used ukulele and violin bow for the instrumentals.
Seven Nation ArmyFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Saturday March 26, 2022

a single take recording of

In Bloom 

To me this song describes one of our current cultural crises – the surface level engagement of life, the moving meaninglessly and carelessly from one thing to the next, as if a spectator.  
 
In singing this song I took inspiration from Sturgill Simpson’s cover. What I find most compelling and meaningful about his version is his choice to change the lyrics from “But he knows not what it means, Knows not what it means, And I say” to “But he don't know what it means, Don't know what it means to love someone”. 

Recorded in my home, on ukulele.
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Winter farm fields, snow
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In BloomFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Saturday March 19, 2022

a single take recording of

Mr. Lonely 

Now I'm a soldier, a lonely soldier
Away from home through no wish of my own
That's why I'm lonely, I'm Mr. Lonely 
I wish that I could go back home.

Recorded in my home, on ukulele.
Mr. LonelyFaith Sings on Saturdays
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nightfall, snowfall

Saturday March 12, 2022

a single take recording of

I'll be seeing You

I'll be seeing YouFaith Sings on Saturdays
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wave

Saturday March 5, 2022

a single take recording of

Blowin' In The Wind

How many times must a man look up
before he can see the sky?

And how many years must one man have
before he can hear people cry?

The answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind, 
The answer is somewhere in the wind.
Recorded one month ago today, in my home on ukulele.
Ontario
Blowin' In The WindFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Saturday February 26, 2022

a single take recording of

Don't go breaking

my Heart

Don't go breaking my heart, you take the weight off of me. Recorded in my home on ukulele.
Don't go breaking my HeartFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Tulips

Saturday February 19, 2022

a single take recording of

Dream a Little Dream

I can’t remember when I first heard this song or whose version it was. I can only say, this is one of those pieces of music it seems like I’ve always known. Recently I listened to Ozzie Nelson sing it (a 1931 recording). I really enjoyed hearing a male voice unfold the song. I hope you enjoy my version of it, which was recorded in my home on ukulele. 
Dream a Little DreamFaith Sings on Saturdays
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sunlight on pillow

Saturday February 12, 2022

a single take recording of

So This is Love

It can be interesting to re-encounter a song you knew only as a child. My friend Julide recently brought this song to my attention again. Life is a journey of unceasing challenges. But there are some experiences, like loving someone and being loved, that really do make life worth living. An Ilene Woods cover, recorded in my home on ukulele. 
So This is LoveFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Winter dusk
Sometimes love is not what you thought, and not what you pictured. Sometimes, love takes time, hey, hey. An Aldous Harding cover, recorded in my home using electric ukulele and violin bow. 

Saturday February 5, 2022

a single take recording of 

Imagining my Man

Imagining my ManFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Saturday January 29, 2022

a single take recording of 

There Stands the Glass

This song makes me think about how we all use things, be it alcohol or other means, to keep ourselves behind glass, which is to say, separated from encountering life in process. I am grateful I was first shown Webb Pierce's cover of it, which he recorded in 1953. It is a raw piece of music, and the simplicity and honesty of the lyrics moves me. Recorded in my home, I used a violin bow and ukulele for the instrumentals. 
There Stands the GlassFaith Sings on Saturdays
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A blind contour drawing I produced in 2018

Saturday January 29, 2022

a single take recording of 

Stand by your Man

What I like about Tammy Wynette, besides her special voice, is her sincerity. When she sings I can sense she is telling me about something that is really rooted in her experience. Recorded in my home, I used a violin bow and ukulele for the instrumentals.   
Stand By Your ManFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Two hands

Saturday January 29, 2022

a single take recording of

I'm on Fire

A Springsteen song I like dancing to. Recorded in my home using a violin bow and ukulele. [You can hear the snow removal truck that pulled up outside the window during the recording. A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do].
I'm on FireFaith Sings on Saturdays
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Heart in the sun