Marlene leads a song swap on money — songs that describe the lives of the rich or the poor, bank robbers or highwaymen or clever women who rob money from sailors, lovers who are willing to buy anything for their sweethearts, friends who desert you when your money’s gone, doomed lovers from the wrong side of the tracks, the troubles of the Great Depression and the joys of its passing. Even the Rolling Stones telling us “You know the best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees. I want MONEY.” And, of course, morality tales about money itself — what will happen to you, in this life or next, if you value riches too dearly. Any genre, any style, sing a cappella or accompany yourself instrumentally.
Marlene McCall is an active member of the San Francisco Folk Music Club and an avid believer in the power of participatory music to bring people together. An enthusiastic singer with eclectic tastes, she sings traditional British & American songs, rock & roll, jazz standards, 50s-60s-70s pop, folk and acoustic music.