Treasures on Tape: Mackey Feary Unplugged
To die-hard fans of Mackey: you'll smile, you'll cry, you'll cherish these recordings that YouTube user paxukulele recently uploaded. Despite the poor audio quality (not only was it a live recording, it's on cassette tape, remember those things?), the 9 minutes 33 seconds of Mack and friends jamming is a perfect way to uplift anyone's mood. You won't find these recordings or photos anywhere else, as they come directly from one of Mackey's friends, via paxukulele. Close your eyes and transport yourself to a low-key house party where Kalapana's lead singer keeps rhythm on his acoustic guitar without missing a chord or losing a beat. Mackey's golden vocals pierce through the white noise of this analog recording, not that I'm surprised—it's a testament to the irreplaceable, amazing power of his voice.
1) "Pen in Hand" by Conway Twitty
2) "One Day" by John Batdorf
3) "Las Vegas Turnaround" by Hall & Oates cover (Mackey covers this on his final CD)
4) "To Be True" from Kalapana's debut album
5) "Still There With You" by Mackey's album "From the Heart"
To be honest, I don't know many of these songs. Are they originals? Are they covers? Who were his friends singing along with him? Is there dialogue between songs? Are there more songs that weren't included? My favorite track so far is "One Day", but I enjoy all of them wholeheartedly.
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