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Buckeye Cruise for Cancer CD

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Blues For A Cure

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SONG LIST (Click link to listen to MP3 sample)
1. A Buckeye Fanís Dream 11. Suspicious Minds
2. Hang On Sloopy 12. Canít Help Falling In Love
3. Proud To Be A Buckeye 13. Hey Cowboy
4. Fans 14. Climbing Up Mount Everest
5. I Got You Babe 15. Did You Know
6. Southern Cross 16. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
7. A Good Man 17. Across The Field
8. You Still Own Me 18. Le Regiment
9. Moments 19. Buckeye Battle Cry
10. Teddy Cruel Shoes    

Photo Gallery

Bobby Carpenter
Chris Logsdon
Chris Spielman
Chris & Stefanie Spielman
Corina VanFossen
Craig Krenzel
Craigen Pappas
Danny Aguiar
Dave Clo
Derek DiCenzo
Emerson Drive
Jan Roll
Jeff Mattevi
Jen Mathias
Karli
Lanne Bennett
Lorne VanFossen
Mark Puskarich
Mary Sorensen
Mike Albert
Mike Nugent
Mitch Fox
Mitch Price
Noah Spielman
Ryan Miller
Sandy Lonshore
Scott Arnett
Simon Fraser
Stefanie Spielman
Terri Johns & Jennifer Buckley
William White
Cody Romshak

 

Song Credits and Liner Notes

The Story

When I was dreaming of a vision I had for starting the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, never once did I plan for a CD to be included.  It was magical, it just happened, and I am so glad it did!

A lot of thanks has to go out to Chris Logsdon.  I have always been a big fan of Chris' and knew he had to be part of the cruise.  His sing-along style and local Columbus flare is what I was looking for.  Little did I know the Buckeye celebrities would be singing with him on our first Buckeye Cruise for Cancer every time I passed through the Schooner Lounge.  It became the drawing place for the cruise. People would be excited to see who would be singing or playing next with Chris.

Bobby Carpenter and Ryan Miller showed us they had lead vocal potential, Simon Fraser played the guitar, Craig Krenzel vowed to learn keyboards, and Noah Spielman played drums. We can't forget Mike Nugent on Cow Bell and all of the other Buckeye celebrities and cheerleaders on backup vocals, including William White, and Craigen Pappas.

After dinner at the Krenzel house and hearing Craig play the keyboards, we had a new vision to excite our cruisers…we would make a CD featuring the Buckeye Celebrities on the cruise.

We then called Mark Puskarich, our cruise musical director, CEO and founder of "A Christmas to Cure Cancer," who has a lot of experience with this kind of project.  Without Mark, none of this would be possible.  His put in many hours in the recording studio encouraging our stars in their singing and playing. Then he spent endless hours editing the CD to get it ready for you in time for the cruise.

We had a meeting in late October that Chris and Stefanie attended at which Mark and I jokingly asked Chris and Stefanie to sing a duet.  Chris said sure, and we all laughed, he was serious. 

When I first heard Stefanie and Chris' soon to be "Number One" hit in Columbus, "I Got You Babe," I laughed and cried, all with a smile never leaving my face. I know once you all hear our CD, you will have a smile on all your faces as well.

A special thanks goes to our other great entertainers on the cruise who helped make this CD special with songs they recorded: The Ohio State Alumni Band, Chris Logsdon, Mike Albert and the Big E Band, Cure Cancer Band, Karli Whetstone-Datish and Emerson Drive. 

I also would like to thank the guys at Central City Recording Studio for helping us with this project.

A gracious thank you goes to the law firm of Freund, Freeze and Arnold for sponsoring our project, believing in it and making it possible.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. When you listen to the music, you will be reminded of the great time you had onboard the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Voyage #2!

Lisa Cisco
Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

Thank you for your purchase of the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer CD.  Your support of The Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is very much appreciated.

When Lisa and Mark approached Chris and I about singing on the CD, we laughed.    Singing on a CD wasn't something we ever thought we would do together.  However, "I've Got You Babe" resonated with us, and we just went for it.  I hope you enjoy our rendition as much as we enjoyed recording the song.

We would like to thank all of the athletes, alumni cheerleaders and musicians for their time and participation.  You are all incredible!  Who knew we had such a talented group?

Lisa and Mark, thank you for your vision and for your commitment to helping us find a cure for cancer.  You Rock!  

Stefanie and Chris

1. A Buckeye Fan’s Dream – Chris Logsdon

Chris Logsdon – Lead Vocals
Cody Romshak – Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dave Clo – Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Organ
Derek DiCenzo – Steel Drums
Danny Aquiar – Drums, Percussion
Mike Nugent, William White, Craigen Pappas, Terri Johns, Jennifer Buckley, Lanne Bennett, Jen Mathias, Scott Arnett, Mitch Price – “IO”

Lyric adaptation by Mark Puskarich and Chris Logsdon. Arrangement by Dave Clo and Mark Puskarich.
An adaptation of “American Dream” by Harris. Recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

I beg your pardon, darling, what did you say
My mind was drifting back to warm Coco Cay
It’s not that I’m not interested, you see
But, there’s just somewhere else that I’d rather be

I’m thinkin’ Key West in the moonlight
Sandy beaches, drinking rum every night
It’s not much money, darling, why don’t we go
Cruise with the Spielmans down to old Mexico.

Just keep on talking, darling…I can hear
The warm Gulf breezes whispering into my ear.
I think a tropical vacation, my dear
Might be the way to beat the winter this year

I’m thinkin’ Key West in the moonlight
Sandy beaches, drinking rum every night
It’s for a good cause, darling, why don’t we go
Cruise with the Buckeyes down to old Mexico

Voila! It’s a Buckeye Fan’s dream.
Raisin’ money hangin’ out with the team
When it’s as easy as cruising away
On board the Grandeur in the sun every day
Just keep on talking, darling, wouldn’t you know
Look outside now it’s starting to snow
We need a tropical vacation this year
Let’s pack our bags and catch a plane out of here

Voila! It’s a Buckeye Fan’s dream
Raisin’ money hangin’ out with the team
When it’s as easy as cruising away
Key West to Cozumel from Tampa Bay

I’m thinkin’ Key West in the moonlight
Sandy beaches, drinking rum every night
We’ve got the money honey, why don’t we go
Cruise with the Spielmans down to old Mexico

I’m thinkin’ Key West in the moonlight
Sunny beaches, drinking rum every night
It’s for a good cause, darling, why don’t we go
Cruise with the Buckeyes… everybody “O-H”… “I-O”

Yeah, I wonder if Elvis is going to be there?
I’ll bet Bobby tries to hog the mic again this year.
Hey, I hear Brutus is gonna be back!
Did you hear, Simon slept with my guitar last year?
Hey, somebody bring along the yellow pages…so that Mitch can see over-top the monitors!
Lyric adaptation by Mark Puskarich and Chris Logsdon.

2. Hang On Sloopy – Ryan Miller & Bobby Carpenter, Athletes and Cheerleaders

Bobby Carpenter – Lead Vocals 1
Ryan Miller – Lead Vocals 2, Guitar
Simon Fraser – Guitar
Lorne VanFossen – Lead Guitar
Craig Krenzel – Piano
Mike Nugent – Cowbell
Jeff Mattevi – Bass Guitar
Cody Romshak – Backing Vocals
Noah Spielman – Drums
Mike Nugent, William White, Craigen Pappas, Terri Johns, Jennifer Buckley, Lanne Bennett, Jen Mathias, Scott Arnett, Mitch Price – “OH – IOs”

Words and Music by Bert Berns and Wes Farrell.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH, and Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

3. Proud To Be A Buckeye – Chris Logsdon, Athletes & Cheerleaders

Chris Logsdon – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Simon Fraser – Acoustic Guitar
Mike Nugent, William White, Craigen Pappas, Terri Johns, Jennifer Buckley, Lanne Bennett, Jen Mathias, Scott Arnett, Mitch Price – Shouts

Words and music by Chris Logsdon, Dale Murphy and the Irish Brigade.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH, and Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

4. Fans – Bobby Carpenter, Ryan Miller, Simon Fraser & Chris Logsdon

Bobby Carpenter – Lead Vocals 1
Ryan Miller – Lead Vocals 2
Simon Fraser – Acoustic Guitar
Chris Logsdon – Acoustic Guitar
Dave Clo – Acoustic Guitar Lead
Mark Puskarich – Congas, Percussion

Lyric adaptation by Chris Logsdon and Mark Puskarich. Music by J. Buffett, McColl, Corcoran, Chance.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH, Central City Recording, Columbus, OH, Camp David Studio, Nashville, TN.

She came down from Buckeye Country.
Took her 3 hours on a plane.
Lookin’ for a little action,
Hoped to see the sun again.

She likes to cruise out on the ocean,
Maybe swim a little with the sharks.
They hang out in the Schooner bar,
And they sing right after dark.

Can’t you feel ‘em closin’ in honey?
Huddle up and let’s get it on!
You got Fans to the left, Fans to the right,
And it’s the only game in town

Oh woh, oh woh
You got Fans to the left, Fans to the right.
It’s for the greatest cause in town.

She’s saving up all of her money
To take a cruise for Valentine’s Day.
Rock and roll in the sand with the Buckeye Band
Somewhere down Cozumel way.

She followed her Buckeyes all season
And even caught a few games on the road.
And now this Buckeye fan is going to kick up some sand
And just leave all her worries at home.

Can’t you feel ‘em closin’ in honey?
Line ‘em up and knock ‘em all down.
You got Fans to the left, Fans to the right,
And we’re the only game in town.

Sailed off out of Tampa.
It was 5 days on a boat.
Umbrella drinks by the ocean
Helped to keep her dreams afloat.

Now she hears the thump of the bass drum
And the snares and horns close at hand.
It’s the alumni band—they’re still the best in the land
Playin’ SLOOPY to rouse up the fans.

Can’t you see ‘em scriptin’ up honey?
Can’t you hear ‘em marching around?
You got Fans to the left, Fans to the right,
And they’re the best damn band in town.

You got Fans to the left, Fans to the right.
It’s for the greatest cause in town.

5. I Got You Babe – Chris and Stefanie Spielman

Stefanie Spielman – Vocals
Chris Spielman – Vocals
Lorne VanFossen – Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Cody Romshak – 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Synths
Mark Puskarich – Drums, Percussion

Words and Music by Sonny Bono. Music recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH. Vocals recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

6. Southern Cross – Chris Logsdon, Dave Clo & Cody Romshak

Chris Logsdon – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Cody Romshak – Backing Vocals
Dave Clo – Acoustic Guitar Lead
Mark Puskarich – Congas

Words and Music by Stephen Stills, Rick Curtis, Michael Curtis.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH, and Camp David Studio Nashville, TN.

7. A Good Man – Emerson Drive

Words and Music by Keith Follese, Adrienne Follese, Victoria Shaw.
Midas Magic / U Kick My Dog Music / Animal Planet Music (admin. By Midas Music, LLC) ASCAP/AvaRu Music, Inc. / Multisongs, a division of BMG Music Publishing NA, Inc. (SESAC)
Used by permission by Brad Allen of Midas Records and Gerry Leiske of Big Ride Management and Emerson Drive.

8. You Still Own Me – Emerson Drive

Words and Music by Johnny Reid, Noah Gordon, Philip Douglas.
Scott and Soda / New Zoo Baby (ASCAP) / WB Songs (ASCAP) / Curb Songs / Charlie Monk Music / Gremlin Corner Publishing (ASCAP)
Used by permission by Brad Allen of Midas Records and Gerry Leiske of Big Ride Management and Emerson Drive.

9. Moments – Emerson Drive

Words and Music by Annie Tate, Sam Tate, Dave Berg.
Gravitron Music (SESAC) A Division of Carnival Music Group / WB Music Crop. (ASCAP)
Used by permission by Brad Allen of Midas Records and Gerry Leiske of Big Ride Management and Emerson Drive.

10. Teddy/Cruel/Shoes Medley – Mike Albert and The Big ‘E’ Band

Mike Albert – Lead Vocals
Mary Sorensen – Backing Vocals
Sandy Longshore – Backing Vocals
Lorne VanFossen – Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mitch Fox – Piano, Synths, Backing Vocals
Jeff Mattevi – Bass Guitar
Jan Roll – Drums, Backing Vocals

“Teddy Bear” Words and Music by Kal Mann, Bernie Lowe. “Don’t Be Cruel” Words and Music by Elvis Presley and Otis Blackwell. “Blue Suede Shoes” Words and Music by Carl Perkins.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH. Mary and Sandy’s backing vocals recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

11. Suspicious Minds - Mike Albert and The Big ‘E’ Band

Mike Albert – Lead Vocals
Mary Sorensen – Backing Vocals
Sandy Longshore – Backing Vocals
Lorne VanFossen – Electric Guitar
Mitch Fox – Piano, Synths, Backing Vocals
Jeff Mattevi – Bass Guitar
Jan Roll – Drums , Backing Vocals

Words and Music by Francis Zambon, Sony/ATV Songs LLC.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH. Mary and Sandy’s backing vocals recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

12. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Mike Albert and The Big ‘E’ Band

Mike Albert – Lead Vocals
Mary Sorensen – Backing Vocals
Sandy Longshore – Backing Vocals
Lorne VanFossen – Electric Guitar
Mitch Fox – Piano, Synths, Backing Vocals
Jeff Mattevi – Bass Guitar
Jan Roll – Drums, Backing Vocals

Words and Music by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH. Mary and Sandy’s backing vocals recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

13. Hey Cowboy – Karli Whetstone

Words and Music by Michelle Poe, Autumn McEntire, Sam Hogin.
Recorded at Emerald Sound Studio, Nashville, TN, engineered by Bob Bullock. Room With A View & Treasure Isle Studios Nashville, TN, engineered by Mark Lambert. Mixed at Soundshop Studio, Nashville, TN by Mike Bradley, assistant engineers Mark Capps and Tim Womack. Mastered at Mastermix, Nashville, TN by Hank Williams. Used by permission.

14. Climbing Up Mt. Everest – Karli Whetstone

Words and Music by Thomas Lee James, Robin Lerner.
Recorded at Emerald Sound Studio, Nashville, TN, engineered by Bob Bullock. Room With A View & Treasure Isle Studios Nashville, TN, engineered by Mark Lambert. Mixed at Soundshop Studio, Nashville, TN by Mike Bradley, assistant engineers Mark Capps and Tim Womack. Mastered at Mastermix, Nashville, TN by Hank Williams. Used by permission.

15. Did You Know – Karli Whetstone

Words and Music by Wade Kirby and Will Robinson.
Recorded at Emerald Sound Studio, Nashville, TN, engineered by Bob Bullock. Room With A View & Treasure Isle Studios Nashville, TN, engineered by Mark Lambert. Mixed at Soundshop Studio, Nashville, TN by Mike Bradley, assistant engineers Mark Capps and Tim Womack. Mastered at Mastermix, Nashville, TN by Hank Williams. Used by permission.

16. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Cure Cancer Band

Corrina VanFossen – Vocals
Lorne VanFossen – Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar
Cody Romshak – Guitar
Mark Puskarich – Drums

Words and Music by E. Schwartz.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH.

17. Across The Field – OSU Marching Band

Composer Dougherty, arrangement Heine.
From “Pride of the Buckeyes Volume II.” Used by permission.

18. Le Regiment – OSU Marching Band

Composer Planquette, arrangement Heine.
From “Pride of the Buckeyes Volume II.” Used by permission.

19. Buckeye Battle Cry – OSU Marching Band

Composer Crumit, arrangement Heine.
From “Pride of the Buckeyes Volume II.” Used by permission.

Produced by Mark Puskarich for the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer © 2009
Engineered by Mark Puskarich and Cody Romshak at Tony’s Treasures Studio in Cadiz, OH. www.tonystreasuresproductions.com Mastered by Mark Puskarich, Columbus, OH.

“For all my efforts in producing this CD, I dedicate it to Stefanie and Chris Spielman.  Stefanie is an amazing woman with what she has faced since her first diagnosis and continues to every day.  She does so much for so many people.  Chris is an outstanding husband, father and man of incredible integrity.  Bless you both in your ongoing efforts to raise money for a cure and help those in need.”  – Mark Puskarich

Thanks To:

A very special thanks to the guys at Central City Recording www.centralcityrecording.com: Andrew Dodson, Ben Miller and Max Lewis for all your tracking and flexibility with scheduling the athletes and artists.  And always, thanks to Cody Romshak and Dave Clo, without them I’d never be able to pull this off.  Chris Logsdon, who put in many hours to help make this project even more enjoyable to the athletes and myself.  We had a great time re-writing the words to “American Dream” and “Fins” and adapting them for the cruise.  To my sister Lisa for proofing everything on a minute’s notice and catching all the small things.  Mark Frizzell and Dave Marsh of West-Camp Press for making my small projects a big importance to your facility.  And, thanks so much to everyone for supporting our cause.  We all work so very hard to help make an impact on cancer research. – Mark Puskarich

CD cover concept by Mark Puskarich and Matt Cooperrider, CD insert graphic design by Matt Cooperrider of West-Camp Press, Inc. www.westcamp.com.

Song List

  • A Buckeye Fan’s Dream – Chris Logsdon – 4:14
  • Hang On Sloopy – Ryan Miller, Bobby Carpenter, Athletes & Cheerleaders – 4:12
  • Proud To Be A Buckeye – Chris Logsdon, Athletes & Cheerleaders – 2:37
  • Fans – Bobby Carpenter, Ryan Miller, Simon Fraser & Chris Logsdon – 3:30
  • I Got You Babe – Chris & Stefanie Spielman – 3:11
  • Southern Cross – Chris Logsdon, Dave Clo & Cody Romshak – 4:44
  • A Good Man – Emerson Drive – 2:59
  • You Still Own Me – Emerson Drive – 3:53
  • Moments – Emerson Drive – 4:58
  • Teddy/Cruel/Shoes Medley – Mike Albert and The Big ‘E’ Band – 3:45
  • Suspicious Minds – Mike Albert and The Big ‘E’ Band – 4:26
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Mike Albert and The Big ‘E’ Band – 3:13
  • Hey Cowboy – Karli Whetstone – 3:33
  • Climbing Up Mount Everest – Karli Whetstone – 2:51
  • Did You Know – Karli Whetstone – 3:40
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Cure Cancer Band – 2:55
  • Across The Field – The Ohio State University Marching Band – :52
  • Le Regiment – The Ohio State University Marching Band – 3:12
  • Buckeye Battle Cry – The Ohio State University Marching Band – 1:37

 

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