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Kent’s Songs A-Z – Leechville

This week’s song is Leechville. It’s a bossa nova number I co-wrote with Ronnie Jeffrey. You can hear the MP3:

I wrote this one after reading the book Liar’s Club. The town in that book is actually called Leechfield, but when I wrote the title, I misrembered and called it Leechville. This is, so far, the only bossa nova song in my catalog, but I have to admit that I love the combination of the classy music and the trashy words.

Bonus Song: Speaking of songs and books. I am reading Dixie Lullaby right now and in the book the author mentions this album, one of my favorite obscure records from the 1970s. I liked that record so much I actually wrote a song about one of the characters in one of the songs on the record. Here’s that MP3:

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  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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