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Love, Reign O'er Me

The Natural Mystics

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Reggae Rock cover version of "The Who" song.

Produced and Arranged by Art Ski Recorded in Bedroom Studios Antigua and Top of the World Studios, NY. Art 'Ski" Halperin: Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards Claudette 'CP' Peters: Vocals Winston 'Shugs' Riley: Bass Patrick 'Paddymike' Conlon: Drums, Percussion

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Abraham, Martin and John

Annie Nungan + Art Ski

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Abraham, Martin and John

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Recorded during 7/2020 lockdown...
Cover version of the 1968 song written by Dick Holler and first recorded by Dion.
Annie Nungan: Vocals (Recorded @ “le Palmier “ studio in Châtillon (near Paris, France )
Art Ski: Guitar and Vocal (Recorded @ Top of the World Studios, New York)
A tribute to the memory of four assassinated Americans, all icons of social change: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy.

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Corona Condom

The Quarryteen Men

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Corona Condom

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Guitars, Bass and Vox : Art Ski
Drums: M16 / George Mussington
Piano: Al Maddy

Good Morning! Anybody know what day it is? Is it safe to come out yet?

This lockdown going on far too long I need to get outside and play I’m like Jack Nicholson in the Shining
Can’t take it here for one more day

I got my wife and kids under house arrest And all they do is watch TV
I see REDRUM written all upon my walls I think they want to murder me…murder me

I put on my mask, I put on my gloves And a condom from head to toe Go to the bathroom, lock the door Climb out my window

Then I dance down the street and cry out loud I’m free at last, I’m free! ‘Till a siren and some flashing lights Pull right up next to me…next to me… cop says, “boy what the hell you think you’re doin?” Hey! I’m talkin to you!

Cop jumps out, points his gun Straight into my face He says “ boy you know you’re breaking the law There’s a curfew ‘round this place! What the hell are you wearing? Where did you get that from?”
I told him, I bought it on the internet It’s a Corona Condom…yes it is…extra large… don’t leave home without it.

My corona condom, I wear it everywhere I go Corona condom, covers me from head to toe It’s my saving grace, might even save the human race Corona condom…Corona condom…

My corona condom, I wear it everywhere I go Corona condom, covers me from head to toe It’s my saving grace, might even save the human race Corona condom…Corona condom… don’t leave home without it

Art Halperin © 2020 Sword in the Stone Records, Inc. Sword in the Stone Publishing, ASCAP All Rights Reserved

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I Still Hear Him Singing His Song

Claudette CP Peters

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Antigua & Barbuda’s #1 Soca Diva

Claudette 'CP' Peters: Lead and Backing Vox Art 'Ski' Halperin: Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vox Onyan Edwards: Percussion, Sidestick Winston 'Shugs' Riley: Bass Patrick 'Paddymike' Conlon: Drums, Percussion

Recorded at Bedroom Studios in Antigua and Top of the World Studios in NY. Written and produced by Art Ski Halperin © 2013 Sword in the Stone Records, Inc.

Dedicated to Charlesworth ‘Obediah’ Sebastian

I Still Hear Him Singing His Song

I still hear him singing his song When the wind blows late at night I see him moving to the music When I close my eyes real tight

He says ‘Wake up and dance, wake up and sing For you never know what tomorrow may bring Wake up and live, wake up and love Give thanks and praise to the heaven’s above

I can see him in the moonlight Always shining down on me
I see him in his children’s smile I hear him in this melody

He says ‘Wake up and dance, wake up and sing For you never know what tomorrow may bring Wake up and laugh, wake up and play Cherish the moments we share everyday

I hear him laughing when the rain falls He says, “It lifts my spirit high” I feel him every time the sun shines And know his love will never die

He says ‘Wake up and dance, wake up and sing For you never know what tomorrow may bring Wake up and live, wake up and love Give thanks and praise to the heaven’s above

I still hear him singing his song

Words and Music © 2013 Art Ski Halperin

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Liming with My Baby

Daddy Barlo

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Sweet Reggae Old School Music

Daddy Barlo: Vocals Tinisha Andrews, Laurena Davis: Backing Vox Raynard "Shugs" Riley: Bass George "M16" Mussington: Drums Art Ski: Guitars and Keyboards Written and Produced by Art Ski Halperin Recorded in Antigua W.I. / Harbour Studios and Top of the World Studios / NY USA

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Love Thy Neighbor

The Natural Mystics

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Love Thy Neighbor

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Reggae Jam Band from Antigua and New York. Art ‘Ski’ Halperin: Vocals, Guitars, Keys Charlesworth ‘Obadiah’ Mackett Sebastian: Vocals, Guitar Winston ‘Shugz’ Riley: Bass George “M 16” Mussington: Drums

Special Guests... Fred Simmons: Trombone KJ Denhert: Vocals

Recorded @ Top of the World Studios in NY & Shugs Porch in Antigua Written and Produced by Art Ski © 2020 Sword in the Stone Records, Inc.

Love Thy Neighbor!!!

Mama, why they shoot them down? Just because their skin is brown Tell me why they curse them so? Everywhere these people go Father, why they hang them high? Say that they deserve to die Tell me why they act so cruel? Don’t they know the golden rule?

Do unto your brother man As you would have them do to you Heed to these words that command Love thy neighbor through and through

Mama, why they cut them down? Kick them when they’re on the ground Tell me where’s the victory? When you have to kill somebody

Do unto your brother man As you would have them do to you Heed to the words that command To love thy neighbor through and through

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth Has never worked before Ancient minds in modern times Always leads to war

Do unto your brother man As you would have them do to you Heed to the words that command To love thy neighbor through and through

Words and Music by Art Halperin © 2016

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Who's Gonna Take Care of Lucille?

Work of Art

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Uniquely styled blues, rock, pop, reggae, good-feeling-music.

This song is a tribute to the "KING of THE BLUES", B.B. King and his beloved guitar, Lucille. I'm grateful to have met BB a few times over the years and talk with him about her. BB and Lucille...a beautiful love story!

Art Ski: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Vox Ed Ignatz Stein: Keyboards Sybil Scoby: Backing Vox

Who’s Gonna Take Care of Lucille? You won’t hear her crying On this dark blue day in May All you can hear is silence Now that her man has gone away As the sun is sinking With all the sorrow that we feel There’s just one thing that’s on my mind Tell me who, who’s gonna take care of Lucille?

Who’s going to hold her in their arms now? Who in this world will make her sing? Who’s gonna love her, the way that he loved her? She was queen, he was King As the stars are shining On a Mississippi field There’s just one thing I just don’t understand Tell me who, who’s gonna take care of Lucille?

Now her highway days are over She’s far away from the bright spotlight She sits alone, in a room filled with blues Stays home all day and all night And as the moon is rising This life we live seems so surreal Now there’s just one thing, that’s still on my mind Tell me who, who’s gonna take care of Lucille?

As the sky is crying Tell me how can this wound ever heal? Through this pain I still keep wondering Wondering who, who’s gonna take care of Lucille?

Words and Music © 2015 Art Halperin Sword in the Stone Publishing. ASCAP

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Love 9x

The Natural Mystics

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New song for our upcoming album...Good feeling Reggae Rock music from the islands of Antigua and Manhattan.

Art ‘SKI’ Halperin: Vocals, Guitar Patrick ‘PADDYMIKE’ Conlon: Drums, Percussion Winston ‘SHUGS’ Riley: Bass Sybil Scoby: Backing Vox
Special guests... Leslie Simmons: Accordion Fred Simmons: Trombone.

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Going Vegan

Art Ski & Al Maddy

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Two friends/ Two acoustic guitars / Two vocals

From "The One Take Sessions": The One Take Sessions are live unedited in studio recordings using high definition video with high fidelity audio at the Katonah Mill Studio. Relentliss Music presents The One Take Sessions featuring: Going Vegan by Work of Art Art Ski: Guitar and Vocals Al Maddy: Guitar and Backing Vocals Written by Art 'Ski' Halperin © 2014

Produced and Recorded at The Katonah Mill Studio by John and Greg Lissauer

Besides playing as a duo, Art and Al play in the band, "WORK OF ART". The band was built around the award-winning song writing, singing, and inspired guitar playing of Art Ski. Based in New York, Work of Art is an ever-changing band playing uniquely styled rock, pop, reggae, good-feeling-music. Away from home, they've successfully toured throughout the US., Europe, South America, and the Caribbean, both headlining and opening up for acts such as Santana, Jerry Garcia, Third World, Jimmy Cliff, The Police, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry. As a solo artist, Art has shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Marty Stuart, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson (the Band), The Temptations, David Grisman, Doc Watson and Glen Tillbrook of Squeeze.

Art's abilities have taken him in many different directions. As a composer, songs he's written for other artists have appeared on Billboard's R&B, Pop, and even Classical charts. He's written and recorded on many national and international albums, TV., and Radio commercials. Along with his band, he's also been featured on screen in the John Sayles movie "Baby it's You."

The legendary producer and talent scout John Hammond Sr., (the man who discovered Dylan, Springsteen and Aretha Franklin among many others) was so impressed with Art's music that he signed Art as the first artist on Hammond/CBS Records. A ten-song album was completed for the label. After Hammond passed away, rock history books have noted Art to be “John Hammond's last discovery”.

Going Vegan

I hear they’re shutting down Sea World They say they’re closing up the zoo Mama say’s she’s going vegan Daddy say’s he’s going too

Mama wants to save the planet Daddy wants to save the bee’s They want to clean up all the oceans They even want to save the trees

Woa Oh… The times are changing Woa Oh…You see it all across the land Woa Oh…When the mothers and the fathers Woa Oh…Finally understand

Now, if you want to save mankind Then you gotta save the earth You know it’s never too late, son To know what every life is worth

Mama says she loves all doggies Daddy says he love the cats So if you’re gonna eat the chickens Then why don’t you eat rats?

The times are changing All across this land When the mothers and the fathers Finally take a stand

Now mama says she’s going vegan Daddy says he’s going green They say, “You’re with me or without me ‘cause there ain’t no in between” Art 'Ski' Halperin © 2014

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