Composer and Performer: Charlie Petitt
Record Label: Ummamum Music
Release date: June 22, 2007
The album was discontinued in October, 2007 but was re-released on January 19, 2009. It was available at CD Baby until they retired their music store in March of 2020.
Umm… was released on Bandcamp as recently as February 19, 2021; it was reissued on CD on February 25, 2021. It is now available on SoundCloud as well as Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and Deezer; you can also listen on this site at the lyrics pages linked below.
(Links go to lyrics pages with full-length audio tracks)
- When I’m Away (4:22)
- Thank You for My Wife (3:50)
- I’m the Umm (2:37)
- Wendi (3:10)
- He’s Not Here (3:27)
- I Will Praise You (3:40)
- Hopelessly in Love (4:23)
- Autumn Breeze (3:23)
- Noxious Fumes (3:21)
- I’m Not Stopping (5:00)
Liner Notes from June 2007
Read an alternate write-up here
Whenever someone asks me what kind of music I do, I usually answer with “Umm…” because both the music and subject matter are varied.
The songs on this album are about life, love, Jesus… there’s one song about a breakup… and one song is about the Ummamum (say UMM-a-mum), whom you see pictured here. Often called simply “the Umm,” he is our ambassador of goodwill, the goofy guy that tries to cheer you up when bad times get you down.
Musically, this album includes a little jazz, a little light rock, some slow songs, and some that have almost a classical air about them. That’s why I have chosen Umm… as the title of this album.
I dedicate this album to my dear wife, Wendi, who has stood behind me and put up with me during all of my trials and errors, and who has ridden with me on life’s roller coaster these 24-1/2 years. I Love You, and Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
Special thanks to Wendi and my son, Joe, for your kind words and constructive criticism throughout this project. Thanks also to the young man who suggested the album title, and to anyone else who has given me encouragement, even if not mentioned here. These recordings would not have been possible without the encouragement and support of my family, friends, and most of all, God in Heaven.
Everything about this album — music and lyrics, composing and arranging, MIDI sequencing, all vocals, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, even the cover art — I have done myself. Not so I could brag about it though; I thank God for life, health and strength, the abilities and tools, and the opportunity to do this. My prayer is that this music will be enjoyed and treasured by people everywhere, and that it may provide warmth and encouragement in the midst of today’s exceedingly complicated world.