Ode to the Sutliff Bridge
Another danceable CD by Dancetime with Linda & Roland. This CD's title song, Ode To The Sutliff Bridge, was inspired by a 110 year old bridge in Eastern Iowa that partially collapsed on Friday June 13, 2008 due to devastating floods in Iowa. This was no ordinary bridge. It was a gathering place for people to just plain have fun. Everyone always seems to have a smile when they are at the bridge. Two spans of the 3 span bridge remain. Hopefully they will be saved and possibly the bridge will be restored to it's full glory. This song has already touched the hearts of many who know the bridge. It also in some sort of peculiar way changed my life around. As of January 2009, the news on the Bridge is that FEMA requires the Bridge to go back to Johnson County control. FEMA then would pay 90% to build an economical span to the 2 remaining span. It is unknown at this time if the County will go for it. SAVE THE BRIDGE Another original song on this CD is 'Alex The Galaxie'. It is actually a true rendition of what happened to my first car. It's a rather sad but funny story. Hope you enjoy it. Dancetime with Linda & Roland is now really Dancetime With Linda. My friend Roland passed away in October of 2007 and it was he who discovered CDBABY. So his name remains. Thank-you Roland. So Linda, that is me, remains. I am what you would call a 'one lady band.' I play a Roland V Accordion, the FR7. Oops, the A word - ACCORDION. It is midi to a Ketron SD3 sound module on this CD. What a fantastic combination. I generally play ballroom dance music throughout the Los Angeles area. I am originally from Solon, Iowa, a small town near Cedar Rapids. Again, the Sutliff Bridge took me back to my roots. Now just how many accordion players do you know that have made a living at playing an accordion and how many are ladies?????? You can dance to my music at such places as the San Gabriel Elks, Seal Beach Leisure World, Laguna Woods Leisure World, 49ers Club in Lancaster, Weingart Senior Center in Lakewood, Paramount Senior Center in Paramount, Duarte Elks, Sunrise Senior Living in Seal Beach and Huntington Beach. The list goes on and on. I've been doing this seems like all my life. Since 1984 in Los Angeles. Before 1984 I was in Iowa with a 7 piece band-Glen Kelley and the Little German Band, Glen Kelley Orchestra. We traveled all over the midwest. Played in many of the great old ballrooms including- Surf Ballroom Clear Lake Iowa Medina Ballroom Minnesota Bel Rae Ballroom Minnesota Dance Mor Ballroom Swisher Iowa Ponderosa Ballroom Walford Iowa Inwood Ballroom Spillville Iowa Majestic Ballroom Minnesota New Tower Inn Omaha Nebraska Matters Ballroom Decorah Iowa Gibbon Ballroom Minneosta Too many to remember them all but it was great. I have other CD's available on cdbaby and also ones that are not on cdbaby. Here is a partial list. Shake Rattle & Roll 1 Shake Rattle N Roll 7 They All Asked For You 2 Blue Bayou 8 Kiss Of Fire 3 In The Mood 9 Route 66 4 Before I Met You 10 Cuanto Le Gusto 5 Perhaps 11 No Not Much 6 My Little Corner of the World 12 Piano Roll Blues/Sukiyaki Let's Line Dance 1 New York 8 Achy Breaky Heart 2 Tush Push (Pretty Woman) 9 Elivra 3 Old Time Rock N Roll (Electric Slide) 10 Alley Cat 4 Waltz Across Texas 11 Winchester Cathedral 5 I Wanna Dance With You (Cowboy Cha 12 I Love RainyNight 6 Mambo #5 13 Cab Driver 7 Boot Scootin Boogie 14 Polka Celebration Request Time 1 Crystal Chandeliers 9 Could I Have ThisDance/Eidelweiss 2 Yakety Sax 10 Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme) 3 Wind Beneath My Wings 11 Wooly Bully 4 Perfidia 12 Ya Sure Ya Betcha Polka 5 Elmer's Tune 13 Jealousy 6 Nosey Joe 14 Tequila 7 Under The Boardwalk 15 Harbor Lights 8 Love Potion #9 16 Louisiana Saturday Night All That Jazz 1 All That Jazz 9 Blue Suede Shoes 2 Sabor Ami 10 Rambling Fever 3 I'm Walking After Midnight 11 There's A Reason 4 Rock N Roll Waltz 12 Hey 5 If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body13 On The Wings OfDove 6 Hold Me 14 Sit Right Down & Right Myself A Letter 7 Since I Met You Baby 15 Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie 8 Don't Cry For Me Argentina 16 Sweet Caroline.