Category Archives: The Vault

Really old stuff that people keep asking about.

From the Vaults” Lifeline

From the Vaults: Two years ago this week – Billy and Jeannette recorded the scratch tracks for “Lifeline” in Seattle, and I shared the track the other day. I thought I’d share the original home demo – I play all … Continue reading




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Video Moment: Enrique Corro adding the Power Chords to This Time

Video Moment: Enrique Corro adding the Power Chords to This Time Enrique Corro is a world class guitarist – who is also camera shy! I caught him flubbing while he was adding one of the electric guitars to This Time. … Continue reading




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Lifeline by Billy Kay

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] This song started out as a jazz exercise. It’s all major 7th, diminished 7ths, augmented 4ths and minor 9th chords. I used a four track recorder and kept overdubbing myself playing more instruments … Continue reading




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From the Vault: Roger Hodgson Covers

Today is one of my favorite’s birthday – Roger Hodgson So here’s me playing Long Way Home live on piano and… what the hec… my brother Chris and I playing our all time favorite – Give a Little Bit – … Continue reading




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From the Vault: The First Song I Ever Sold

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From the Vault: The First Song I Ever Sold or how I made $5000 with TWO words 🙂 I wrote “The Girl I Love” with Bill Short in Sacramento, CA. We shopped it around and a major food chain was … Continue reading




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From the Vault: 1977 – Lady

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1977 – Lady I wrote this with Norman McCallum in Illinois, and recorded it in Douglaston, NY Half way thru the process, I realized it was in the wrong key – the song calls for screaming in a higher voice, … Continue reading




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From the Vault: And I Love Her

And I Love Her My Tascam studio has 4 tracks, so I got to be each Beatle 🙂 All My Best, Billy Kay




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From the Vault: 1974 Billy’s First Recording Session

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1974 Billy’s First Recording Session The first song I ever recorded was “Memories of Debbie”, at a recording studio in Sacramento, CA. The first time I ever played live, I won the competition, so I decided to record the track. … Continue reading




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