2020年春节前，我和美国好基友Daniel一起录制了6首Old Time小曲子，灌录定名为《Kicking Up The Devil On A Holiday》的EP。录音属于“一遍过”的那种，一架主麦外加两支Overhead话筒，最多不超过三轨，玩得就是现场感，自然粗糙原生态，追求Old Time的感觉——当然啦，演奏上免不了有些小瑕疵。其间，我弹班卓琴，Daniel弹曼陀铃，在EP同名曲中他还演奏了小提琴和哨笛。
《Angeline The Baker》
《Angeline The Baker》，有时也写作《Angelina The Baker》，年代比较久远，是美国流行音乐鼻祖Stephen Foster的作品，于1850年出版发行。最早的歌词版本是关于一位被卖的黑人女奴的悲歌。
Angeline the baker lived near the village green,
Way I always loved her, beats all you ever seen.
Father was a baker, they called him Uncle Sam,
I never can forget her, no matter where I am.
Angeline the baker, age of 43,
Gave her candy by the peck, but she won't marry me.
Angeline the baker, left me here alone,
Left me here to weep a tear, and play on the old jawbone.
Said she couldn't do hard work, because she was not stout,
Baked her biscuits every day, before they called me out.
Sixteen horses on my team, the old grey went before,
Almost broke Angelines heart to hear the wagons roar.
Angeline the baker, Angeline I know,
Wished I married Angeline twenty years ago.
Bought Angeline a brand new dress, neither black nor brown,
It was the color of a stormy cloud, before the rain pours down.
Sixteen horses in my team, the leader he was blind,
Came close to dying, they sold my Angeline.