|About the author
Bob Pearson has enjoyed writing all kinds of prose and poetry most
of his adult life. He has written extensive medical articles,
newspaper editorials, and other miscellaneous works.
In 1996, he was sitting in bed reading the Sunday NY Times when
he turned to his wife of 44 years and repeated about 3 times the
fact that he loved her. Finally she turned to him and said, "How
many times are you going to say you love me?" Immediately he was
struck with an idea for a song. He got up from the bed and got
paper and pen; within an hour he had completed a beautiful love song
titled "How Many Times."
After receiving many accolades, the author was told to write more
songs in order to make a CD or tape. He did exactly that. soon he
was told that the songs were of the "show tune" variety and that he
should write a play. The author proceeded to write a musical
comedy about a day at the doctor's office, which includes the 17
songs on this CD.
Dr. Pearson comes from a musical family. His father was a
dentist who played the violin and his mother played the piano. A
cousin, Max Meth, was a musical conductor on Broadway.
He married Eleanor DeBenedetto, a professional singer whom he met
at Scroon Crest in the Adirondacks. He was the lifeguard and she was
the singer. They both worked on the staff that included Alan
Arkin and Gerald Fried. They have 3 children, one of whom (youngest
daughter, Wendy) appears on 2 of the songs below.
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Old fashioned country song by a patient who comes
into the waiting room of his doctor's office.
Gamble for Love
Postman sings country love song about gambling
with love rather than gambling with money.
Song with a deep message that transcends many
A Girl Named Sue
Taken from a real life situation with the
daughter of the author - cute, lilting, and fast moving.
Teenage puppy love song performed in the "Grease"
Tots to Teens
Humorous summary of what parents go through with
|Track 7: Do
Your Own Thing
Ting-tang-ting-a- ling-ling about the way this
patient does his own thing.
How Many Times a Day
Opening song - written by author for his
wire, Eleanor. Love song of the century. [Sung by Cheryl Spirer]
Mr. No Man
Patient depicting a poor schnook in a most
interesting musical. (Some lyrics sampled from Lennon-McCartney)
|Track 10: Alone
Depicts real life depressed patients of the doctor - slow and deep.
[Sung by Cheryl Spirer]
|Track 11: Moses
Hallucinatory patient who believes he is Moses who climbed Mt. Sinai
- all in rap.
Depicts a patient that is overly good and continues to
be taken advantage of.
Pitter Patter of Love
Written and sung by author's daughter
about a love relationship that was not meant to be. [Sung by Wendy
|Track 14: Obscenity-Pornography
Pateint explains to doctor all about obscenity and pornography.
Patient who complains to doctor about being kept up at
night when she drinks coffee after 8 PM. [Written and Sung by Wendy
Limping Lawyer Lou
A Johnny Cash-like narrative of a lawyer
and his client.
Depicts today's health care problems humorously.
|All selections recorded at Mohawack Recording Studios (New
Jersey), July 1999.
Manfred Knoop, Iain Fraser