The Box Under the Bed

1. If I Only Had a Brain - E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen
2. Sister Clarissa - Michael Smith
3. What a Little Moonlight Can Do - Harry Woods
4. Moonbathing - Susan Osborn
5. Orbiting Jupiter - Cheryl Wheeler, Janis Ian
6. I'm Pretty Mad - D.C. Anderson, Steve Landau
7. Mississippi Mud - Harry Barris, James Cavanaugh
8. Wake Up Screaming - Jim Lauderdale, John Leventhal
9. Thinkin' of Leavin' - Cheryl Wheeler
10. Paralyzed - Roseanne Cash
11. That Lonesome Road - James Taylor, Don Grolnick
12. From the Heart - Carly Simon
13. Pajamas - Livingston Taylor featuring John McDaniel on Piano
14. New Words - Maury Yeston
15. 75 Septembers - Cheryl Wheeler
16. Waiting for the Train to Come In - Sunny Skylar, Martin Block
17. You're Driving Me Crazy - Walter Donaldson
18. Undecided - Sid Robin, Charles Shavers
19. Bonny Portmore - Traditional featuring Claudia Anderson
20. Your Father and I Have Been Talking - D.C. Anderson, Steve Landau
21. Can't Help Falling in Love - Luigi Creatore, Hugo E. Peretti, George David Weiss
22. Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
23. Bird On A Wire - Leonard Cohen featuring Kimberle Baxter
24. My Life - Iris DeMent

Lem Jay Ignacio, Piano
Ritt Henn, Bass

I always enjoy those special times of the year when D. C. Anderson comes to New York and I can once again enjoy his sweet, smooth vocals, his delightful songs, and his very droll cabaret personae. D.C. always seems to have a few songs in his show that make me laugh out loud - and a few that touch my heart.

His latest CD, "The Box Under The Bed" is a collection of D.C.'s favorites, and many of them are my favorites as well. With the very talented Lem Jay Ignacio at the piano, the arrangements are simple yet eloquent, never distracting from the songs.

There are a full 23 tracks on this CD - a measure of how difficult it must have been for Mr. Anderson to make his final selection of favorites for this recording. Only of a few of the 23 could possibly be called "standards." Many of them recall images of an era past - flower children, folk music, and a time less hurried. Some of the more lilting tunes will have you trying to sing along, even though you don't know the words! — CD Pick of the Week, Cabaret Hotline