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NEW! Mark Paffrath's CD: I Like It When Everything's O.K. $15.00 (includes tax)
Mark Paffrath & Richard Holly CD: Rainbeat $15.00 (includes tax)
Mark Paffrath CD: Retrofix $15.00 (includes tax)
Mark Paffrath CD: Soothe $15.00 (includes tax)
Special Value! Mark Paffrath 3 CD Set: Includes Rainbeat, Retrofix, and Soothe ($5.00 savings!) $40.00 (includes tax)
Marvin & The Dogs CD: Live At George's $15.00 (includes tax)
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NEW! Mark Paffrath CD: I LIKE IT WHEN EVERYTHING'S O.K. (2010)Mark Paffrath's New CD - I Like It When Everything's O.K.
This CD has 17 songs on it (Wow - what a bonus for these recession busting times!). Nine of them are mine and the rest are by some people I know, and some people I don't. The arrangements are spare, closer to what you get when you see me live with some songs having an added vocal here, viola, mandolin or guitar there etc. And for the most part, the CD was almost completely recorded "live" which means I actually stood there in front of the mics and played and sang just as I do when I perform live. If you listen really closely you can hear me move in and out from the mic with the guitar as I'm moving around while I'm playing, or a "popped" vocal mic here and there, or things I haven't even noticed, but then hey - that's real life.

The arrangements and song choices go from the exuberant guitar and vocal only on "I Like It When Everything's O.K." or the guitar, mandolin and viola (Yes, I made a long awaited dream come true and played viola on this CD. It sounds good but it wasn't as easy as I thought!) and vocal on "Live Forever" to the pensive thoughtful and restrained sounds of Michael Smith's "I Brought My Father With Me" or my own "50 Looks Like Such A Big Number". It contains songs of mine, or others' that I've been doing for a long time like Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'" and songs that are brand new like "Magic Girl" which I wrote during the time the recording was being made.

I was also extremely pleased to be joined by old friends and great performers on this CD. My old friend and past duo partner Marvin Dykhuis joined me on classical guitar on "Angels in My Day" and on mandolin on "Live Forever". Friend and Racine native Zach Johnson who I've been collaborating with on and off for the last five or six years played piano on "Before The Earth was Even Made" and piano and violin on "This Train". My friends from Door County Marise Redamann and Julian Hagen who I've done some trio performing with joined me on
vocals on "Time" and "50 Looks Like Such A Big Number" and on guitar and vocals on "All I Have To Do is Dream". And last but not least, Richard Holly joined me on guitar on an old song of mine he and I used to do as a duo called "Stay With Me" as well as an old Beatle tune we used to do called "I'll Cry Instead". I debated a little about including this last one but I think you'll really like it!

Track List:
1) Live Forever, 3:40
2) 50 Looks Like Such A Big Number, 4:31
3) I Like It When Everything’s O.K., 3:50
4) It Goes So Fast, 5:02
5) Before The Earth was Even Made, 3:17
6) All I Have To Do is Dream, 3:51
7) Stay With Me, 4:25
8) Everybody’s Talkin’, 4:33
9) Time, 4:13
10) Love Someone Like Me, 2:34
11) I Brought My Father With Me, 4:49
12) This Train, 4:05
13) All Day Rain, 3:08
14) Always, 3:48
15) Magic Girl, 3:51
16) Angels In My Day, 4:22
17) I’ll Cry Instead, 4:21




Mark Paffrath & Richard Holly CD: RAINBEAT (1999)
Recorded with longtime friend and music collaborator Richard Holly. Filled with originals and eclectic covers, its production ranges acoustic to electric, encompassing folk, pop, and blues and featuring Mark Paffrath on violin, mandolin, acoustic guitar and vocals, Richard Holly on acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica and vocals. A CD that will round out your collection and also helped get the duo a WAMI (Wisc. Area Music Industry) nomination. Some songs from this CD also appear on Mark’s retrospective CD, “Retrofix”.

Any tracks that are underlined are available for listening -- click on them to listen.

Track List:
1) Everything About You (1,190KB)
2) Saturday
3) More and More
4) Lately I Wish for Love
5) Mindreader (1,118KB)
6) Change of Mind
7) Can I Count on You
8) Out on the Road
9) Good Thing (838KB)
10) Never Thought I’d be Here
11) Please Say Yes
12) I Love This Day
13) Intro (Rainbeat)
14) Rainbeat (1,095KB)
15) Next Time You See Me

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Mark Paffrath CD: RETROFIX (2001)
A retrospective collection representing Mark’s musical career over the previous 20 years. Features performances with Paffrath and Dykhuis, Moulin Rouge, Paffrath and Holly, and Big Nick and the Cydecos, plus one new award winning song (Forest Green Beret) produced by Joe Puerta of the group Ambrosia. This CD also aided in Mark’s “sweep” of his hometown music awards that year. Production styles range from solo voice and guitar to live acoustic duo to full band. Fans love this CD for its abundant offerings and excellent production. A value-packed CD of 20 songs including several from the “Rainbeat” CD.

Any tracks that are underlined are available for listening -- click on them to listen.

Track List:
1) Forest Green Beret (773KB)
2) My Infatuation
3) Lately I Wish For Love
4) Everybody Knows
5) Please
6) When Something Is Wrong With My baby (1,577KB)
7) Into The Future
8) Listen
9) Let there be Darkness
10) Nowhere At All (1,346KB)
11) Mindreader (1,118KB)
12) Hold Me
13) Time To Forget
14) I Just Can’t Get Over You
15) Favorite Man
16) Never Thought I’d Be Here
17) Corinna
18) The Day That I Was Born
19) 8,766 Hours a Year
20) Everything About You (1,190KB)

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Mark Paffrath CD: SOOTHE (2004)
Mark’s latest CD of all new recordings. An eclectic yet entirely cohesive collection that stylistically encompasses everything from Mark’s originals to well chosen traditionals and standards along with time tested tunes from his live shows and other songwriting friends.
Production styles range from sparse (violin and vocal) to full band with upfront vocals. Three songs were produced again by Ambrosia’s Joe Puerta. This top seller contains many favorites from Mark’s live shows.

Any tracks that are underlined are available for listening -- click on them to listen.

Track List:
1) Being Alive (1,090KB)
2) If You Want Me (1,528KB)
3) Wonder of Life
4) Til My Ship Comes In
5) Dream
6) Now The Day Is Over
7) Watercolor
8) Sad and Beautiful Goodbye
9) A Little Of The Only
10) Amazing Grace
11) She Loves You (1,018KB)
12) Take a Little Time to Smile
13) On The Street Where You Live (1,277KB)
14) Beautiful World

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Marvin & The Dogs CD: LIVE AT GEORGE'S (2006)
Marvin and the Dogs cultivated a strong and dedicated following in Wisconsin and were one of the hottest R & B and original bands in the region from 1979 to 1985 largely due to the unique chemistry of talent, experience and personality each member brought to the group. In 1985, the band members went their separate ways to explore other musical and business opportunities. Original members include Marvin Dykhuis who now plays lead guitar in limited performances with Tish Hinojosa, freelances on guitar and other stringed instruments in Austin, TX while also acting as producer and studio session man. Richard Holly (harmonica, guitar and vocals) is still very involved with music and has earned higher educational degrees in his other profession of electronics and computer science. Mark Paffrath (drums and vocals) has pursued music in several successful duos, one of which was with fellow “Dog” Richard Holly in the duo Paffrath & Holly. They released a CD together and still do occasional shows. Mark also performs regularly as a solo in the region and has released two CDs. Good friend and bass player John Redmann remained very active in many area bands and took over the management and ownership of his family’s inn in the Door County resort area of Wisconsin until he was lost in a tragic accident late in 2003. In the Summer of 2006, the group released its first full length recording “Live at George’s” recorded in the Fall of 2003. It
contains many band favorites - originals and covers - capturing the flavor and feel of their 25 year history. It is a lasting memento for a core legion of supportive fans and a tribute and memorial to their friend John Redmann.

Track List:
1) Intro
2) Game of Love
3) Business Woman Blues  
4) Knife and Fork  
5)Money to the Rescue
6) Help Me
7) Ninety-Nine
8) Caledonia
9) She Can't Get Enough
10) Doing All Right
11) You Don't Love Me Like That
12) Smack Dab in the Middle
13) Hush Hush
14) Mustang Sally  
15) Got My Mojo Working

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