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We are pleased to offer the following singing calls for sale online. Each entry provides a cue sheet as well as a sample for the vocal, instrumental, and version with background vocals if such a version exists. Click on the Listen to ... link below for the item of interest, and then the appropriate musical sample link. This will open in another tab (or window) so that you can peruse the CUE SHEET while the song sample is playing.

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SD352 - Roll the Dice

SD352 Roll the Dice


It’s no secret that the owner-producer of Shakedown Records, Pat Carnathan, is a huge Ronnie Milsap fan. This tune is the seventh Milsap tune to make it into the Shakedown catalog. This song was never released as a single, but it was track six on the album “Stranger Things Have Happened”. Pat’s always loved this song, but it needed something to really make the song stand out… And it was Mike Haworth’s background vocals once again. Another production out of the Bedroom Studios in Menifee, this song features a MIDI arrangement and keyboards by Pat Carnathan, with guitar work and engineering by Jim MacDonald. It’s a hard-core rhythm-and-blues country rocker that’s sure to rock the house!

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SD351 - My Baby's Got Good Timing

SD351 My Baby's Got Good Timing


This 1984 tune from the late Dan Seals peaked at #2 and was the second single from his album, San Antonio. It’s got a catchy lyrical hook, and callers will find it very easy to sing. As usual, Shakedown flat-out nailed the original song, and stunning background vocals by Mike Haworth really set this song apart. There’s a key change at the closer, and all but the band’s rhythm section backs out for the first 32 beats giving the caller a great opportunity to sing along with Mike’s backups. Recorded at the Bedroom Studios in Menifee, California, the MIDI arrangement and keyboards are the work of Pat Carnathan. Jim MacDonald’s guitar and engineering make this a showpiece tune.

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SD350 - Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight

SD350 Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight


Another tip of the hat to the late Eddie Rabbitt, this country shuffle was written by the songwriting team of David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt and Even Stevens and released in 1981. The songs starts with some spooky background vocals, and the lyrics imply that “love” is sneaking around in the dark attempting to steal someone’s heart. As always, Mike Haworth’s spot-on vocals enrich the tune while arranger, keyboardist and producer Pat Carnathan sings the lead. Jim “Jimmy Mac” MacDonald’s guitar work is, as usual, amazing, but it’s his engineering work that makes this new Shakedown tune truly remarkable.

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SD349 - I Think About You

SD349 I Think About You


This 1996 single by country artist Collin Raye peaked at #3 on the Billboard List of Hot Country Songs. Written by Don Schlitz, Steve Seskin and Julian Williams, the singer is reminded of his young daughter any time he sees a woman being treated with disrespect. It’s a powerful song; anyone who’s raised a daughter can easily relate to the message. The singing call was arranged and the MIDI instruments played by producer Pat Carnathan, who also sang the lead vocal. Mike Haworth lent his extensive vocal talents to the backup vocals. The amazing Jim “Jimmy Mac” MacDonald not only played all the guitar parts, but he engineered and mixed the song as well.

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SD348 - On My Way

SD348 On My Way


From the 2003 Disney animated feature, Brother Bear, comes this happy song written and performed by Phil Collins. Though never released as a single, the song is featured prominently in the movie as the bear cub Koda joyfully sings about going to new places, meeting new friends, and sleeping under the stars. While the voice actor for Koda, Jeremy Suarez, sings the tune initially, it’s also sung by Phil Collins later on in the film. Pat Carnathan played the keyboard parts on this singing call and Jim MacDonald performed some truly amazing guitar work. During the closer, Mike Haworth plays banjo. The always-wonderful Hunter Keller sang the lead for us on this tune.

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