Cafe Sing - Maxi Single

by Chip Ratliff

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"Cafe Sing" by Chip Ratliff (Intro) (1st Verse) There's a woman in the corner looking dead at me Don't know why she lookin' Hope she like what she see There's a man at the bar getting drunk as hell His wife just left He didn't take it too well Now the people on the floor just wanna' touch and feel Been comin' here so long Don't know when love is real (Chorus) All these sad people Sad and lonely like me Don't mean no harm They just wanna' be free Free from their lovers All the sorrow they bring That's why we come here To the Cafe Sing (2nd Verse) Now the bartender knows everybody by name Knows everybody's story 'Cuz they're always the same Somebody's lover left them, caused them so much pain Their 'bout to go crazy 'Bout to go insane But the people don't know there'll be a brighter day They only come here To cry their life away (Chorus) All these sad people Sad and lonely like me Don't mean no harm They just wanna' be free Free from their lovers All the sorrow they bring That's why we come here To the Cafe Sing (Sax solo by Chris Greene) (Chorus) All these sad people Sad and lonely like me Don't mean no harm They just wanna' be free Free from their lovers All the sorrow they bring That's why we come here To the Cafe Sing (Guitar solo by Fernando Jones) Outro © 2016 Aggressive Cool Records – All Rights Reserved
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Cafe Sing by Chip Ratliff (Intro) (1st Verse) There's a woman in the corner looking dead at me Don't know why she lookin' Hope she like what she see There's a man at the bar getting drunk as hell His wife just left He didn't take it too well Now the people on the floor just wanna' touch and feel Been comin' here so long Don't know when love is real (Chorus) All these sad people Sad and lonely like me Don't mean no harm They just wanna' be free Free from their lovers All the sorrow they bring That's why we come here To the Cafe Sing (2nd Verse) Now the bartender knows everybody by name Knows everybody's story 'Cuz they're always the same Somebody's lover left them, caused them so much pain Their 'bout to go crazy 'Bout to go insane But the people don't know there'll be a brighter day They only come here To cry their life away (Chorus) All these sad people Sad and lonely like me Don't mean no harm They just wanna' be free Free from their lovers All the sorrow they bring That's why we come here To the Cafe Sing (Sax solo by Chris Greene) (Chorus) All these sad people Sad and lonely like me Don't mean no harm They just wanna' be free Free from their lovers All the sorrow they bring That's why we come here To the Cafe Sing (Guitar solo by Fernando Jones) Outro © 2016 Aggressive Cool Records – All Rights Reserved
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“CAFE SING” is a rhythmic, alternative R&B piece that paints a musical picture of where people come to chase their troubles away.

All these sad people / Sad and lonely like me / Don’t mean no harm / They just want to be free / Free from their lovers / And all the sorry they bring / That’s why they come here / To the Cafe Sing

Bassist/Producer/Songwriter Chip Ratliff says, “Writing the lyrics to this song was basically me drawing on my years of observing the patrons of the various bars and night clubs that I've performed at and visited. It was really written to paint a lyrical picture of this place called "Cafe Sing.”.

In addition, this song is a milestone for Chip. It is his first release after recovering from 2 brain surgeries within 90 days in 2015! “It’s all a result of faith, prayer, and never giving up! Always practicing my purpose!”

Cafe Sing has two very special guest: Jazz saxophonist, Chris Greene, and Chicago Blues guitarist, Fernando Jones! They add fire to an already hot track!

Keeping true to the notion of a "single", the "B-Side" contains the original, head bobbin', funk romp, Phunky Joint!  It will make your head start bobbin'...no doubt!!!

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released July 1, 2016

All songs Written, Produced, and Arranged by Chip Ratliff (Aggressive Cool Publishing - BMI)

Songs

1. Cafe Sing (Full Version)
2. Cafe Sing (Radio Edit)
3. Phunky Joint (featuring Sin City)
4. Phunky Joint (Instrumental)

"Cafe Sing"
Chip Ratliff - Vox, Bass, Percussion
Fernando Jones - Guitars
Chris Greene - Sax
Jordan Ratliff - Finger Snaps

Recorded @ Cafe Sing Entertainment and Spaghetti Ready Studios
Mixed by Eli Taber @ Spaghetti Ready Studios
Mastered by John Abbey @ KingSize Sound Labs (Chicago)


"Phunky Joint"
Chip Ratliff - Bass, Lead Vox
Sin City - Rap
Mikki Ratliff - Background Vox
Patti - Background Vox
Patrick Doody - Drums & Percussion
Thomas Yurik - Guitar
Derrick "Scoota Keys" Amos - All Keyboards


Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Doody @ Drumhead Recording

Original Cover Art: Dino Robinson for Robinson Design
Photo by Chris Guillen
"Chip Ratliff" logo by ThomasYurikDesigns (.com)

To God, My Family, Friends and Supporters, especially Jasmine & Jordan (my bay-bezz), Johanne (Babe), Mikki (The BEST Baby Sister! Thanks, Kiddiokee!), Fernando (Uncle Fer-die!), Chris (The Emperor!), Dino (Master Yoda!), Tommy (Killer guitar and amazing designs!), Eli (E!), Derrick (Scoota' Keys!), John (Mr. KingSize)...THANK YOU ALL!!!
And remember everyone...PRACTICE YOUR PURPOSE!

- Chip

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Chip Ratliff Chicago, Illinois

Although Chip Ratliff has planted his feet solidly on funky ground, he is dedicated to not just rehashing classic funk jams, but to taking funk & soul to new heights. This talented bassist/writer/producer’s music has all of the great characteristics of old school funk, but it also absorbs the best of contemporary soul, rock, urban blues, jazz, and hip-hop to propel his music forward.
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