What's Babu Music?  Well, the name came from our granddaughter Charley Rose Regan.  She calls me Babu & calls my wife Barb, BeBe.  We call her Charley, among other things --all good.  I also call Barb by many others names --again, all good.

     I've been playing music for something like 58 years (as of 2021), which is rather an ambigous statement, depending on how much time during that time was spent actually playing.   Nevertheless, the most frequent instrument, and the one I play with others, is the electric bass guitar.  Singing was never a part of my credentials primarily because I don't like singing while playing bass.  To me they seem to be two drastically different mental functions, but I've always been amazed when other bassists have no problem with it.  It seems I use my vocal cords when playing bass, and my fingers when I sing. 

      In the past, I only put voice to song when making a demo for others.  These, too, were essentially with that in mind.  Initially I wanted to surprise Barb (Moudge) with a bunch of songs I recorded for our 41st Wedding Anniversary (2019).  They were recorded with the intention of providing some of my favorite local musicians with demos, so we could record them in two of my favorite studios, Saturation Acres and Eight Days A week, operated by Brett Alexander and Brett Alexander & Paul Smith, respectively (and respectfully).  Then, I was hoping to take some money from the sale of our house to pay for all of it, but we came up quite a bit short on that score.  The only thing we downsized was space, not cost.  Perhaps one day...

      This list has grown considerably since that initial intention, and will likely continue until I can't because I can't stop.

       All of the tunes below were arranged in Band-in-a-Box, and then uploaded and processed through Cakewalk by BandLab and/or Reaper.  Click on the name of a song and be taken to a page with some yadda yadda, links to WAV & Video files (with lyrics) that you can listen to and/or download.  Or not.  I understand that this page is just a place to keep everything organized, and I will be pretty much the only visitor.  Still, there is an aesthetic fa├žade that covers my organizing.

12 Bars Blue* I'm Know It's Wrong* Show Me The Magic (reggae)*
Always Look On The Bright Side... I'm In It For The Minute* Sing A Song For Sick Spense*
Baby, Baby Love* I'm Talkin' 'Bout* Sitting In Limbo
Backroads* It's Me* Sojourn Soldier*
Back To The River* Learn To Rub Yer Soul** Somewhere In The Loss*
Back To The Rhythm* Let's Try Some Blues* Somewhere In The World*
Bad Advice* Lifting Doldrums* Soulshine
Bailey's Blue* Long For The Season* Stand By Me**
Born Today* Look Like That* Start At The Stars*
Blue Monger* Loose & Lovely* Stuck In The Middle
Bump Me To The Top* Midnight Special** Such A Heavenly Woman*
Bring It On Home Midnight Train* Sweet Devilish Style*
Cabin Rooftop Dance* Mixed Signals* Take It Or Leave Me*
California Stars** Mug-Slingin' Brawl* That Sadder Day Dance*
Celtic Kiss* My Babe** The Devil's Debutante*
Can't Afford Your Love* My Baby Don't* The Long Way Home*
Choo Choo Ch Boogie My Girl** The Main Street Moan
Come On Down To...* My Girl Renewed** There's No Time*
Dark Days Are Numbered* My, My* The River's Gonna Rise*
Don't Know What It Is* Mystery Vibes* The Price*
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Never Knowing Love* They're Coming*
Don't Worry None* Nobody Knows You The Windows Of Your Worries*
Down The Drain* Nothin' Never Happens* Time Will Tell (but who will listen?)*
Down The Road Of Life* Now And Then* To Know You Is To Love You
Everybody Knows Your...* One Night Away* Use Me*
Every Conversation* One Night Away TWO* Walking In The Garden*
Every Thing You Do Is Wrong* Once I Had A Wife* We Are The World
Every Time I Do* On The Chop We Were Alive*
Every Woman On The Ferris Wheel* What A Wonderful World
Falling In Love Is Easy* P, B & J* What A Wonderful World (other)
Fat Lady's Swan Song* Poncho & Lefty What I'd Do For Your Kiss*
Fly Me To The Moon** Rainin'* When You Walk In The Room**
Frida Gough* Rock Me, Baby** Wild World
Give Me Something* Save It!* Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow**
Good Night* Save The Last Dance For Me Wonderful Tonight**
Hang Me Sea Are Mist*** Wrong To Write*
Heaven Only Knows Your Name* Sea Of Blues* You Are Not Alone**
How Can I Begin* See You Down The Road* You Can Always Say Baby*
How Can I Say Goodbye* See You In The Morning Tonight* You Can Never*
How Many Blues* Shanty** You Coulda Fooled Me*
I Got It* She Could Walk With Me* You're Driving Me O-O-Y Mind**
I Knew What It's Like* She's The One* Your Mind Is On Vacation**
I Know Blues* Show Me The Magic*  
  Show Me The Magic (pop)*  

* Original   **I added some lyrics   ***Origianl Instrumentals

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