Alan's Songfacts

Below information listed as such:

Album, Song Number, Song Title, Time Length, Genera, Type Of Rhythm, Beats Per Minute, Brief description of the song subject.


DUET ON THE ROAD Album

Dedicated to the road traveler. Produced by
Bob Henke & Alan Harkrader

1. Rt. 66 - 4:00-R&B- Shuffle - 142 bpm- Cover of Bobby Troupe song with my parody in the last part of the song, going from L.A to Chicago.

2. Reminiscin' On The Mother Road- 3:52-Boomer/Rock-8 beat- 92 bpm-Song about the longest stretch of 66 still left in tact.

3. I Just Wanna Ride- 4:02-Boomer/Rock-8 beat- 144 bpm-Song for those passionate about riding motorcycles.

4. RV Free Me-3:46-Boomer/Folk Rock- Shuffle- 118 bpm- The freedom of traveling around in a motor home/RV

5. On The Road Again - 2:28-Country- 2 beat-106 bpm- Cover of Willy's hit.

6. Along The Way-4:28-Boomer/Rock- 8 beat-88 bpm- Attitude of a happy traveler

7. Fine Machine- 3:23-Rock-8 beat-108 bpm-Building up a custom bike

8. Goin' Up The Country-3:05- Folk Rock-8 beat-138 bpm- Cover of Canned Heat song

9. Put A Smile On Your Face- 2:47-Boomer/Folk- Swingy- 134 bpm- Fishing, sailing, or riding in the car, a song about the girl with the smile.

10. Top Of The Road- 3:05-Folk Rock-8 beat-122 bpm-About the stretch of road from Williams to Flagstaff.

11. Look Out Chicago-3:28-Boomer/Rock-shuffle-120 bpm- Headed back home after living in L.A. a while

12. Destiny- 3:26-Rock- 8 beat-130 bpm- Heading for Sturges


JOURNEYMAN Album

1st with Billy Williams producing

1. Dancin' With Jack-3:17- Country- 8 beat -122 bpm-Jack Daniels can help you forget your troubles

2. Put A Smile On Your Face- 3:56-Country/Folk-Swingy -137 bpm- Same song as #9 on Duet On The Road different production

3. Just Walk Out The Door-3:00 Country/Boomer-8 beat- 140 bpm- You go your way, I'll go mine

4. When You Gonna' Get Sober-3:20 Country/Comedic- 2beat- 80 bpm-A lesson finally learned

5. All Her Heart- 2:52-Country- 8 beat- 120 bpm-Sometimes there's only one love in a lifetime

6. Gobea- 2:57-Southwestern Instrumental, Latin 8 beat- 130 bpm

7. I'm Home Alone and I'm In Bad Company- 3:43-Blues- 8 beat- 80 bpm- Loneliness sucks

8. Out Of The Blue-2:51-Blues/R&B -shuffle- 90 bpm-Getting out of the Blues

9. Love Run- 3:23-Boomer/Pop -16th beat- 82 bpm-Love song

10. You Are My Strength-3:09- Boomer/Pop-8 beat- 82 bpm-Love Ballad

11.Slow Boogie- 4:39-R&B-Shuffle-111 bpm-Dance Shuffle-Recorded in the 80s

12. Holiday Away- 3:12-Christmas Ballad-8 beat- 74 bpm-Song about being away from loved ones for the holidays.


AMIDST THE CHAOS Album

2nd with Billy Williams producing

1. It Will Lift You Up- 3:34-Boomer/Pop-Reggae like-85 bpm- A Band pleads for a recording deal.

2. Automobile- 3:55-Rock/Pop-8 beat-127 bpm-Rockish song about a get-a-way in the auto.

3. Beautiful Waltz- 3:25-Country- Waltz-91 bpm- Comment on the beauty of the waltz.

4. One Good Reason - 3:59-Boomer/Country/Pop-8 beat-89 bpm-Good ballad written by a former band- mate of mine.

5. Full Cycle- 3:28-Boomer/Rock-8 beat funk-103 bpm-A song for those bicycle enthusiasts.

6. Monsoon - 4:05-Boomer- Shuffle-120 bpm- My favorite time of the year in the desert.

7. Mambo For You -3:33-Latin/Instrumental-Latin 8 beat-140 bpm-Mostly instrumental.

8. The Years Of You And Me- 3:47-Boomer/Pop-8 beat ballad-80 bpm-Nice ballad written by two friends for my wife and my 25th anniversary.

9. Time- 3:14-Boomer/Pop-8 beat ballad-108 bpm-Another nice love ballad.

10. Statesman - 3:33-Political/Country-Latin 8 beat-120 bpm-Here I shine a light on the border issue- What a mess.

11. Hard Time Prison Con- 3:51-Blues- Shuffle-90 bpm- There are women who are attracted to men who are in prison.

12. Stinkbait - 3:08-Comedic/Country-Shuffle-120 bpm-Statement about fishing with stinkbait.

13. Thanks To You- 3:57-Country- 8 beat ballad-86 bpm-A ballad for those who have been together for a while.

14. Truth Be Told- 3:07-Christian-8 beat ballad-70 bpm-Kind of a jazzy Christian ballad.

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At this date (Early 2014) I am working on another album with Billy Williams, here are three songs so far:

1. ROMANCE- 3:07- Tex-Mex/Country-2 beat Ranchero- 116 bpm-The excitement of Romance.

2. VALUE THESE DAYS- 3:22-Political-8 beat-147 bpm-100 years of the Federal Reserve has put the dollar in terrible shape, here I make the case for returning to the Gold Standard.

3. LIFE IS GOOD- 3:11- Country/Boomer-Swingy-110 bpm-Written by a friend after finding out he had cancer.

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I hope you find something here to fit your needs, Thanks for your time, Alan 928-533-7214 alanharkrader@msn.com