By Bob Katz
1. When Good Mangos
2. Phone Call to Sprint
3. Our Love Will Always
5. The Unfinished
6. The Passing of Time
7. Virginia Tech
10. The Will to Power
11. Tapping With
12. The Full Mango
13. They Park the Car By
"Are southpaws wired differently? Consider the following: Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Lenny Bruce, Lewis Carroll, Cole Porter, both Everly Brothers, Barack Obama, Paul and Ringo, Ben Franklin, Harpo Marx, Babe Ruth, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland…oh, don’t forget Michelangelo and Leonardo. All left-handers.
Bob Katz is a left hander, too, and he’s wired in a different and wonderful way. If you could swirl the clever lyricism of Cole with the sly cherubic humor of Harpo, and add a shmear of Judy’s showbiz pizzazz, you’d have a concoction, a left-handed one, akin to Bob.
He blends his New York City street smarts with the sensitivity of a committed social healer, and the stories he tells expand outward from the streets of Queens to encompass your life, and mine, dear listener.
He can make you laugh and care at the same time. The fellow is full of surprises, and he’s got a set of pipes that can handle an aria. (On this debut disc, he does just that.)
So lend an ear, a tear, and a funnybone too, to a true southpaw, a creature who inhabits his own unique species, Bob Katz."
- Pete Kennedy
All songs, words, and music by Bob Katz © 2010 Bob Katz/Mango Mango Music, BMI, except for “They Park the Car by the Marina” (Music by Conrad Cummings; Lyrics by Vikram Seth from the novel in verse “The Golden Gate”© Vikram Seth).
Bob Katz: Vocals, acoustic guitar
Pete Kennedy: Drums, electric guitars, bass, mandolin
Conrad Cummings: Piano on “They Park the Car by the Marina” Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Pete Kennedy except for “They Park the Car by the Marina” engineered by Jimmy Madison at Garden Productions.
Recorded at Broadway Alley Audio.
Album design by Susan Shaw © 2010. Photography by Kurt Hoss © 2009