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Side 1 31:17
Side 2 31:23


The 2nd Joe and the Soho Valley Boys tape.
Aprox. 63 minutes!

Joe Folk and the Soho Valley Boys - "Chyeah"

[The word 'chyeah' comes from combining 'chep' and 'yeah']

The 2nd Joe Folk and the Soho Valley Boys cassette only album completed 9/30/98 involves a posse of over 40 Roger-pals having a good time moving through big and little beats, spokey word, strange covers of Roger-songs, backwards electric guitars and mandolin, occasional banjo, cello,and piles of sound effects and soundbites. There's plenty of sex, very little violence, and even some politics.

Made at the Broome Closet NYC
Compostions © by Roger Manning
Art Because it's Made in Soho Publishing
Released on cassette in 1998 by roger records
roger records 006
Art by Fly (peops.org)

Arrangements by the Soho Valley Boys:
Sharon, Joe Folk, Banjovi, Heather, Sprague, Paget, John S Hall, Kristen, Paleface, Ken, Laure, Melanie, Alice, Nadine, Alison, Emily, Veronica, Evil Jim, Billy Syndrome, Lenny Horowitz, Conrad, Allegra, The Sisterhoods, Sash Forte, Munly, Doris, P-Shy girls, Brendan, Dina, Taos girls, Ursula, Rat Pelt, Alex, Spacious, Judith, Jon L, Victor, David H, Aviva, etc . . .


released October 5, 2015

Side one
1. Talking Blues
2. Man and a Bike/Town
3. Your Music
4. Hitchhiker Blues #8/Chyeah
5. Fuckin Pig
6. #18 Blues
7. Blues for the Chosen Few
8. Old Blue/Cabin Fever
9. Hands/Passion

Side two
10. F. Pig(reprise)
11. Bohemia Blues/ Poetic Hwy Vision #63/ Starry Eyed Blues
12. Your Music #2
13. Summertime Blues #2/ Driving Blues #2
14. The Hitchhiker
15. Spokane/San Antonio
16. Ios
17. Medley
18. Pearly Blues #6
19. Now I remember


1. The "original" talking blues. 1st folk song I ever learned. Chosen because you didn't have to be able to sing. A sort of hip hop approach here with a Woody Guthrie verse thrown in on the end. Sharon in Phoenix introduces it. Heather chokes on oatmeal in Brooklyn. Sprague steps on some glass. "Banjovi" on banjo and additional word.

2. Last time I ever seen Paget B. was when she rode shotgun San Francisco to LA. She went into this character. ...Kristen's harmonica meanders over backwards mandolin (like Hendrix backwards electric guitar). John S Hall reads about late adolescent sex out in small town hot afternoon thunderstorm.

3. The rain continues in NYC with Paleface reading about reminiscing spooky night at N.Ireland seacoast and past fixation.

4. Neighbor girl/cellist Ursula on phone about a horde of cops on our block. "Maybe they're making a movie (?) " Let's hope so! Fly (cover art artist) drops by. Sprague pops in too followed by a bit that attempts to capsulize Situationist readings. Brit girl, French girl, and TN girl demonstrate the "chyeah" word during Broome closet (where "Chyeah" was made) dinner party.

5. Kristen and Joe folk with the album's single. Lyrics: "You're a fucking pig!". Pots and pan percussion.

6. Two Brit girls (Allison and Melanie) cover song from RM Shimmy-disc album. Big distorted guitar. Photographer Ilana S. stops by.

7. Evil Jim vocal. Billy Syndrome and posse percussion etc. Cover off RM SST album.

8. Lenny Horowitz, an art critic at the old original Village Voice and scene performer, sings . Bassist Conrad Cooper from Lubbock, TX reads.

9. A NYC hard rock goddess reads some nice sex/love stuff and plays all the instruments. Part of the text is about her.

10. The "Sisterhoods" reprise track 5 onto answering machine. DJ Lolita pops in.

11. Munley reads, Sasha Forte covers song from 3rd RM album. John s Hall feeds seagulls at Clearwater Beach, Fl. Pee Shy girls play onto answering machine from Tampa.

12. Brendan and Dina from LA with guitar and ethereal vocal and a hitchhiking bit putting down LA. ...the Taos girls in the car in NM. ...Ursula's cello kicks in.

13. A horny view of the past (this piece ties in directly with "Town" on side 1) sexy Ursula as the female voice. ...Alice from Athens reads a song that mentions her.

14. "Rat Pelt" (Casey S and Laure) come up with some really cool music and vocal lamenting the spectacle. ...a fragment of anti-cop anthem, "buttpig", on I-81 in VA.

15. Susan (now a CA public defender)reading. The people screaming had just been told that MLK jr. had been killed... FL buddies "Spacious", kick in musically and do the winnebago piece (about a movie being made on the block).

16. Conrad returns with another hitchhiker piece. ...cruising San Antonio with Judith and friend and a rockabilly tape compiled by Edith F.

17. Jon L had dug Greece so he reads the sexy Greek Island story. U on cello again. ...Couldn't get the answering machine to work remote from Paris (no touch tones) so we left a message.

18. Victor and posse do a spacey medley.

19. Spacious reappears to rock an alternative version of the Pearly Blues #6 featuring the "ranter/raver" David Huberman(!)

20. Sexy Aviva does this horny piece very nicely.

21. ...wrapping up RM '95 eurotour with Laure and Ken in Koln.


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The first Roger Manning album was released by California punk recording label SST (Black Flag, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.). I toured the US and occasionally bits of Europe for over 10 years performing wordy-solo-rock accompanied by bass-heavy amplified 'acoustic' guitar. There's been a bit of re-emergence since 2007 and the album release in December 2014. ... more

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