DeanZine - April 2004


  Rarities & Absurdities  







I Wanna Be The President of the USA

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Written, Performed and Produced by Dean Friedman / Recorded circa 1974 Sudden Rush Studios, Bronx, NY

Musicians: Dean Friedman - Vocals, Piano, Marj Maringello - trumpet, Bob L. - sax, Danny ? - trombone, Bob G. - bass, Larry Steiger - drums (please email with any updated credit info.)

About the Track: This is one of two songs that I recorded on my first self-produced demo at a small home-studio on Kappok St. in the Bronx. I was around 18 and was going to CCNY at the time, studying music. I borrowed $50 from my roomate's girlfriend, Barbara, to help pay for it. Fun arrangement performed by musician friends from CCNY. I played a guitar version of this song for a remote BBC radio broadcast covering the US Presidential elections in '96 from the Carnegie Deli. I got to eat Matzoh Ball soup between songs.

I Wanna Be The President of the USA copyright (1974) Dean Friedman Music




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