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The Return of Ivan

by Chandler Travis Philharmonic

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lyric by David Greenberger Consider that some folks will fall over, they will fall and fall again Consider that some folks will forget you or replace you by surprise Know when it’s over You can’t prop them up Reminders fall on deaf ears It may not be logical but that’s okay, you can't pull every thread Now tie your shoes, walk to town, the sun is out and air will do you good There’s always trouble And there’s always calm Find your place, balance them both It’s not about bravery or treachery or learning how to fight Everything you’ve done in the past will help to make it all be right
Ivan Twist 03:07
Pilk's Ivan 06:01
Sexy Ivan with bongo Or even him without He don't even need no bongo To make the ladies shout His time is the right time I keep trying But I keep lagging behind Think he saw us – no, don't look! I can't stand the suspense Sexy Ivan with bongo -o Future perfect tense Jet black is his hairdo He has What they need, it's agreed Mambo / to his bongo At his condo / In Toronto


released February 1, 2022

1- Ivan in the French Coalmine
2- Elvis in Paris
3- Eventually There’s a Rhyme (Travis - Greenberger)
4- Ivan Twist
5- Pilk’s Ivan (Travis - Pilkington)
6- Sexy Ivan With Bongo
7- Ivan in Worcester (rehearsal)
8- Grand Celestial Ivan (CT demo)

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic:

FRED BOAK- bg vox
DINTY CHILD- mandocello, accordion, banjo, bg vox
JOHN CLARK- string bass
DAVE HARRIS- tuba, trombone
BERKE MCKELVEY- clarinet, saxophones
MIKE MOSS- tenor saxophone
CHANDLER TRAVIS- guitars, vocals

Recorded Feb. 2, 2019 at the Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA., by Pete Weiss
Principal mixing by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studio, Athens Vermont
Gussying up in the interim by C.T. at Babyland, Harwich, MA.

Except 5, 6:
Recorded Feb. 2, 2018, at the Once Lounge, Somerville, MA.
Plus KAMI LYLE- trumpet and vocal, and KEIICHI HASHIMOTO- trumpet
Minus Mike Moss, and Jerry Sabatini

2, 8:
Recorded by C.T. at Babyland, Harwich, MA., mostly Januarys 2018 and ‘19
Minus everyone except John Clark, Berke McKelvey, and C.T.

Recorded Jan. 28, 2019, at a rehearsal at John Clark’s house in Cambridge, MA., by Fred Boak and/or C.T.
Minus Mark Hamilton

Front cover art and photo by David Greenberger
Back cover photo of the FTP at the Spire in Plymouth, June 4, 2016, by Ann Crowley
Back cover art by C. T.
CTP logo by Rachel Jarvis

All songs written by Chandler Travis except as noted.

Special thanks to Ms. b, and to Bob Pilkington, who reminded me about this idea at the right time- thanks, Bwab!


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Chandler Travis Philharmonic Massachusetts

THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother. ... more

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