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1. Our Romance (listen)
Music & Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
2. I Didn't Know What Love Was (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
3. Just A Little Bit (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
4. It Really Doesn't Matter Anymore (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
5. I'm So Excited (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
6. Is It Real (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
7. Love's The Way (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
8. Open Up Your Heart (listen)
Music & Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
9. Roses For My Lady (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
10. Night And Day (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
11. Treat Me Right (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh
12. He'll Never Be Gone (listen)
Music: Archie Cavanaugh
Lyrics: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh

Album Credits

Archie Cavanaugh: Lead, background, harmony vocals, and deer rattle.
Jeff Tassin: Percussion, Native box and hand drum, bass, rhythm/acoustic/electric guitars, keyboards, keyboard sampler horns, congas, drums, background vocals on (Our Romance and He'll Never Be Gone).
Melinda Cavanaugh: Background vocals on (Our Romance)

Guest artists
Antoinette Murray: Harmony vocals on (Just A Little Bit, Is It Real, Love's The Way (duet), Night & Day)
Mike Conner: Baritone/tenor/alto/soprano saxophone and electronic flute on (I Didn't Know What Love Was; Open Up Your Heart; Roses For My Lady; He'll Never Be Gone)
Rick Tassin: Drums on (I'm So Excited)
James Holden: Organ on (Just A Little Bit)

Music Recorded, Mixed & Mastered: Jeff Tassin Studios.
Engineer/Music Producer: Jeff Tassin, three Emmy winner, composer, writer and performer.
Co-Producers: Archie & Melinda Cavanaugh.
Layout & Photography: Jodi Garrison.
CD Cover Design 2010 © by: Archie Cavanaugh & Bill Hudson.
CD Cover Design Artwork Carved By: Archie Cavanaugh on a cedar panel.

Special Thanks

To my Southeast Alaskan Tlingit speaking people who helped me with the linguistics' of our Tlingit language so that I could sing the words: George Davis, my Dad's childhood buddy; our special friends, John and Carolyn Martin; Music Brother Ben Jackson; Lance A. Twitchell; Nora and Richard L. Dauenhauer; and, Florence Sheakley, of the following Tlingit words: Ch'a yéi gugéink' (a little); Hóoch' a (it's the end/done); Góok dé (do/start it now); Hóo háa, Hóo háa (Indian dance rally call to boost confidence and unity/paddling chant count); Tsu yéi la.áxh (play the musical instrument again); Aatlein axh toowú sigóo (I'm big happy); Yaandachóon (straight ahead/sing the vocables); Yánde ka gwáa shée (let the song go ashore/to rest). Clarissa Hudson for making my Tlingit guitar strap. Jodi Garrison for creating a beautiful CD cover and all of her hard work. Our son Aaron “Archie” Cavanaugh and daughter Tanya Cavanaugh for their musical input and encouragement. Jeff and Patty Tassin for all their hospitality, especially Patty's wonderful meals and Jeff's poached eggs, latte's and chai tea. Our dear friend, Margie Morrell, for support, advice and sharing her home as if it were ours.