Discography

Dean Dobbins Music Discography

Dean Dobbins Band, Volume One

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Let me tell you about my 10 completed CDs. The first two are "The Dean Dobbins Band, Volume One" and "The Dean Dobbins Band, Volume Two," containing 23 original songs. Most of the songs were recorded around 1990, when the band was voted California Country Music Association (CCMA) Band of the Year and I received CCMA awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. In 2003 "He Can Dance" from Volume One and "One More For The Road" from Volume Two both reached the top 20 on the European Music Service (EMS) chart. "Writers and Pickers" from Volume One reached the top 10. Band members on these recordings were Candy Lerman on fiddle, Bob Gothar on guitar, Colin Cameron on bass and George Green on drums. Most songs also included Danny Timms on piano and Tommy Spurlock on steel. Other musicians included David McKelvy on harmonica, Buddy Miller on guitar, Greg Leisz and Gary Morse on steel, Doug Livingston on both piano and steel, Carol and Howard Yearwood on bass and guitar, John Lee White on drums. Please see the "reviews" section to read some very flattering comments about both Dean Dobbins Band CDs. 


Songs


  1. He Can Dance (The Way They Dance In Texas) - Click here to listen 
  2. I'm Seein' Stars
  3. Am I Makin' Love (Or Only Makin' Believe?)
  4. She's Lookin' Good
  5. One, Two, Three
  6. Writers and Pickers
  7. Mistrust, Mischief and Misbehavin'
  8. Folks Like Us
  9. Sticks and Stones
  10. Take Me Away
  11. The Way I'm Wanting You
  12. Me An' The Boys         

Dean Dobbins Band, Volume Two

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Let me tell you about my 10 completed CDs. The first two are "The Dean Dobbins Band, Volume One" and "The Dean Dobbins Band, Volume Two," containing 23 original songs. Most of the songs were recorded around 1990, when the band was voted California Country Music Association (CCMA) Band of the Year and I received CCMA awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. In 2003 "He Can Dance" from Volume One and "One More For The Road" from Volume Two both reached the top 20 on the European Music Service (EMS) chart. "Writers and Pickers" from Volume One reached the top 10. Band members on these recordings were Candy Lerman on fiddle, Bob Gothar on guitar, Colin Cameron on bass and George Green on drums. Most songs also included Danny Timms on piano and Tommy Spurlock on steel. Other musicians included David McKelvy on harmonica, Buddy Miller on guitar, Greg Leisz and Gary Morse on steel, Doug Livingston on both piano and steel, Carol and Howard Yearwood on bass and guitar, John Lee White on drums. Please see the "reviews" section to read some very flattering comments about both Dean Dobbins Band CDs. 


Songs


  1. One More For The Road - Click here to listen
  2. From The Heart
  3. I Don't Know Why
  4. Ain't No Way
  5. I Can't Keep Lyin' To Her
  6. The Way True Love Really Feels
  7. Where There's A Will, There's A Way
  8. For As Long As My Heart Can Remember
  9. Just A Bottle Of Wine
  10. I Can't See The Good In Goodbye
  11. Back To Back  

Thank Heaven

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In 1995 I recorded my "Thank Heaven" CD at John McDuffie's studio in Los Angeles. I wrote and sang all 15 songs. Several former Dean Dobbins Band musicians performed on this project, which features the guitar/dobro/pedal steel playing of John McDuffie and the fiddle playing of Candy Lerman.


Songs


  1. Love's On A Roll
  2. Thank Heaven
  3. I Don't Miss You Anymore
  4. My Best Friend's A Dog
  5. Losin' Control Of The Reins - Click here to listen
  6. Kids Raisin' Kids
  7. Shoulders Big Enough To Cry On
  8. I Owe Everybody (And I Owe It To You) - Click here to listen
  9. That Old Jukebox
  10. Time Flies By
  11. Daddy Loves Mama
  12. She Don't Need Your Knowhow Nohow
  13. Did You Think I'd Take It Sittin' Down?
  14. I'll Try Gettin' You Out Of My Mind
  15. Pioneertown, USA

Train Car #4

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My "Train Car #4" CD was recorded in 2000 at former Dean Dobbins Band guitar/steel player Tommy Spurlock's Nashville studio. I wrote all 13 songs but sang only 2. Most of the Nashville-recorded songs were sung by male and female Nashville demo singers. "Out The Window," "Overdose" and "Their Own Piece of Heaven" were sung by Buddy Jewell, winner of the Nashville Star tv contest and then a recording artist for Sony Records. The opening song "I Still Do," sung by Gary Floyd, was recorded at Marty Rifkin's studio in LA. The CD also includes Jeff Allen's version of "Topanga Canyon Road," inspired by a beautiful road in Los Angeles.


Songs


  1. I Still Do
  2. Out The Window
  3. Just What The Doctor Ordered
  4. The Way True Love Really Feels
  5. Say It Isn't So
  6. Overdose
  7. One Look And I Knew
  8. The Way I'm Wanting You
  9. Topanga Canyon Road - Click here to listen
  10. Who Cares?
  11. I Showed You
  12. Nowhere Fast
  13. Their Own Piece Of Heaven  

Rickety Boat

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Completed in 9/03, my first solo CD "Rickety Boat" contains 24 piano/vocal and guitar/vocal recordings. A few of the songs were recorded in Nashville studios, but I recorded most in my home studio. I wrote and sang all 24 songs and played guitar or piano on most. Our daughter Nadia did the computer graphics. For a flattering review of "Rickety Boat," please see "Reviews."


Songs


  1. You Mean Everything To Me - Click here to listen
  2. Too Old For A Playboy Centerfold
  3. I Can't See The Good In Goodbye
  4. Topanga Canyon Road
  5. Who Cares?
  6. Whiskey Wishin'
  7. The Way True Love Really Feels
  8. Just What The Doctor Ordered
  9. Bad Day
  10. Old Kristofferson Songs
  11. An Occasional Casual
  12. Rickety Boat - Click here to listen
  13. Never Give Up On Things That Grow
  14. Dead-End Road
  15. Finally Movin' On
  16. Old Lovers
  17. When You Have An Old Dog
  18. Thank Heaven
  19. It's A Perfect Night To Fall In Love
  20. I Owe Everybody (And I Owe It To You)
  21. Losin' Control Of The Reins
  22. Their Own Piece Of Heaven
  23. One More For The Road
  24. Children's Games     

Fly Again

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"Fly Again" is a project similar to "Rickety Boat" containing 26 different piano/vocal and guitar/vocal recordings. Our daughter Nadia did the computer graphics. For a flattering review of "Fly Again," please see "Reviews."


Songs


  1. Fly Again
  2. If I Had A Love Song
  3. Say It Isn't So
  4. Saturday Mornin'
  5. Time Flies By
  6. Am I Makin' Love (Or Only Makin' Believe?)
  7. I'm In Fit Condition
  8. Did You Think I'd Take It Sittin' Down?
  9. You Turn My World Around
  10. Just A Bottle Of Wine
  11. Before You Left Me
  12. My Best Friend's A Dog
  13. Something To Remember
  14. Overdose
  15. One Look And I Knew
  16. One, Two, Three
  17. Take Me Away
  18. For As Long As My Heart Can Remember
  19. All I Can Honestly Say (Two Rivers)
  20. He Can Dance (The Way They Dance In Texas)
  21. I Need You In My Life - Click here to listen
  22. From The Heart
  23. Where There's A Will, There's A Way
  24. Folks Like Us
  25. Friendship Fire         

Airplane Food

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My third solo CD "Airplane Food" contains 23 different original songs including title song "Airplane Food" and "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee," inspired by Dee Brown's famous book of that title. For a flattering review of "Airplane Food," please see "Reviews."


Songs


  1. I Still Do
  2. Airplane Food
  3. Love Can Make A Fool Of The Best Of Us
  4. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
  5. Where Do We Go From Here?
  6. Who Knew?
  7. That Old Jukebox
  8. Someone I'd Sooner Forget
  9. Out The Window
  10. Pioneertown, USA
  11. You Mean Everything To Me - Click here to listen
  12. I'm Gettin' Better
  13. That's When I'll Stop Loving You
  14. Kids Raisin' Kids
  15. She Lost Her Lover
  16. My Daddy's Car
  17. She's Been Runnin' Around With The Man Next Door
  18. His Missing Heart
  19. I Don't Miss You Anymore
  20. What We Said
  21. You Gotta Let Me Go
  22. The Way I'm Wanting You
  23. Shoulders Big Enough To Cry On

She's Hot

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In 2006 I released my "She's Hot" CD, a collection of 24 fully produced songs, most recorded at Smash Recording and other Nashville studios. I wrote 19 of the songs myself, co-wrote 5 with Nashville writers. Six songs were sung by Buddy Jewell. Current country artist Craig Campbell sang eight songs including the title song "She's Hot." I sang five songs. Each of these vocalists sang one song: Teresa James, Kira Small, Trent Jeffcoat, Jason Severs and Paul Scott. The cover is a photo of my wife Charlotte and me taken about 1990. Our daughter Nadia did the computer graphics. Most of the songs currently being pitched by my Texas music publisher are taken from this CD.


Songs


  1. She's Hot - Click here to listen
  2. Never Give Up On Things That Grow
  3. Did You Think I'd Take It Sittin' Down?
  4. Two People Fallin' In Love
  5. I'm From The Old School
  6. Younger Days
  7. Old Lovers
  8. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
  9. What We Said
  10. Come and Get Your Memory
  11. Whiskey Wishin'
  12. That's Where It's At
  13. Fly Again
  14. Our Own Reality
  15. Just What The Doctor Ordered
  16. When You Have An Old Dog
  17. Rickety Boat
  18. One More For The Road
  19. Who Cares?
  20. Saturday Mornin'
  21. My Daddy's Car
  22. Children's Games
  23. I'm Gettin' Better
  24. I'm No Good         

Funny Stuff

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A few years ago I told myself I should put out a CD of my original funny songs.

Myself respond, "Yeh, buddy, maybe when you're retired. You're still too busy working."

Well, guess what? Now I'm retired! So, here's a CD called "Funny Stuff." This CD contains 17 studio band recordings from CDs "The Dean Dobbins Band Volumes I and II," "Thank Heaven" and "She's Hot" and cassette "When That RV is Rockin."

I hope you'll enjoy this CD even more than I enjoyed preparing it for you.


Songs


  1. Writers and Pickers - Click here to listen 
  2. Mistrust, Mischief and Misbehavin'
  3. My Home's Gonna Look Like New
  4. Just What The Doctor Ordered
  5. I Owe Everybody And I Owe It To You - Click here to listen
  6. The American Bar Association
  7. She's Hot - Click here to listen
  8. She Don't Need Your Knowhow Nohow
  9. My Best Friend's A Dog  - Click here to listen 
  10. I'm Seein' Stars
  11. When That RV Is Rockin'
  12. Where There's A Will, There's A Way
  13. Who's Gonna Fire That First Warning Shout?
  14. Our Own Reality
  15. Take Me Away
  16. The Right Place At The Right Time
  17. Me An' The Boys

The Lighter Side

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"The Lighter Side" is an "Airplane Food" sandwich: 17 piano/vocals and guitar/vocals sandwiched between my opening "Airplane Food" and the closing "Airplane Food" by incomparable singer/piano stylist Bob Malone. Other than Bob's final song, I played the piano and guitar and sang all the songs. Some were chosen from my solo CDs "Rickety Boat," "Fly Again" and "Airplane Food," but many are new home demos recorded in Virginia, including new songs "My Memory Ain't What It Used To Be," "What She's Got" and "This Sure Beats Workin." I sure hope these songs make you laugh! Please also see companion CD "Funny Stuff," a collection of studio band recordings.


Songs


  1. Airplane Food
  2. My Memory Ain't What It Used To Be 
  3. My Best Friend's A Dog
  4. That Old Burgundy Wine - Click here to listen
  5. She's Been Runnin' Around With The Man Next Door
  6. She's Hot 
  7. My Home's Gonna Look Like New
  8. Just What The Doctor Ordered
  9. Where There's A Will, There's A Way
  10. What She's Got 
  11. Take Me Away
  12. Someone I'd Sooner Forget
  13. I'm A Woman
  14. I'm In Fit Condition
  15. I Owe Everybody And I Owe It To You 
  16. I Like To Get A Buzz On
  17. This Sure Beats Workin'
  18. The Right Place At The Right Time
  19. Airplane Food (Bob Malone)

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