Blast​-​off!

by Richie Kaye's Space City Funtet

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Mama! Let's have champagne on the plane! There's no whiskey on a train, but there's champagne on the plane!
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Luncheonette 01:04
Zip-zip-a-zip-zip! Doobie-doobie doobie doobie! Wack-a-doo-doo-doo! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! YEH YEH! BOING!
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MARINARA HONEYMOON If we went to Italy and you were my bride We would honeymoon, we would, and oh! what a ride! Think of all the fun we'd have if I was your groom, zoom zoom! Racing up and down the alps and down to the sea Sipping amaretto, oh! the calamari! Walking under Tuscan sun to woo in a shady glade! Why don't we sail for a lifetime of love and pasta? Yes, you and I, we will never, ever say BASTA! Why should we wait 'cause the sauce is already ready, baby! You be bride and I be groom, Our Marinara Honeymoon! If we went to Italy with you at my side We would honeymoon, we would, and love would abide Think of all the food we'd, eat, each meal a treat, so neat! Jumping in the deep blue sea and sunning 'til noon Then I'd sing a song of love and baby, you'd swoon Wondering how the two of us could be so happy, so soon! Why don't we sail for a lifetime of love and pasta? Yes, you and I, we will never, ever say BASTA! Why should we wait 'cause the sauce is already ready, baby! You be bride and I be groom, Our Marinara Honey, marry me my honey And we'll go on a Marinara Honeymoon!
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LAVA LOVE a/k/a I'VE GOT A LAVA LOVE FOR YOU! Oh, no! Oh, no! The volcano's about to blow! We strolled a while You held my hand I promised we'd romp on Capri We'd frolic in the warmth of the south of France Then you sat upon my knee So I proposed And off you ran To that frozen isle of Iceland Of all the hotspots, why'd you pick To hide away in frozen Reykjavik? It stands to reason The season's pleasin' When there are blue skies up above That's the summer of love I've got a lava love for you! Oh, no! Oh, no! The volcano's about to blow! Don't you care? Thar's a Frigidaire! Your derriere will freeze, if you please! You'll feast upon the blubber of a whale by day And in the eve, you'll wait for me So I propose to win your hand I'll melt the ice off old Iceland! My lava bubbles hot and quick I'll melt your heart and frozen Reykjavik It stands to reason The season's pleasin' When there are blue skies up above That's the summer of love I've got a lava love for you! Oh, no! Oh, no! The volcano's about to blow! Lyrics: Richard Kuslan (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved.
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MADAME DEFARGE She used to like to sit up in her rocking chair With her needlework, take the morning air And chat with the pepper pots as the prisoners passed And they'd laugh, they'd laugh, they'd laugh! With the thread of a ball of yarn as big as a Prince's head She inscribed the names in silk of the condemned to be dead To hang as a Tuileries tapestry to make one and all aghast And they'd laugh, they'd laugh, they'd laugh! Madame DeFarge was a one-woman court This one lives, that one dies! That'll cut 'em down to size!" So she worked her tricotage Quel drôle sport! She used to like to get a good view of the guillotine How otherwise to enjoy the scene? Doing her duty faithfully for the teeming mass And they'd laugh, they'd laugh, they'd laugh! At the spectacle of slicings right on the hour of four Heads would roll, she'd call out for more Her blanket wasn't finished, nor yet the ruling class And they'd laugh, they'd laugh, they'd laugh! Madame DeFarge was a one-woman court "This one lives, that one dies! That'll cut 'em down to size!" So she worked her tricotage Quel drôle sport! Vive le grey poupon!
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Do this, do that! Please.
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Hay HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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BLAST-OFF!

This is an album of new compositions for voice, saxophone, clarinet, guitar, piano and bass, intended to accompany films, TV shows and commercials that haven't yet been created. They're playful and inventive and joyful and fun: music written to herald the new FutuRetro Age. We're blasting off into the art of the future!

Fondly reminiscent of the Space Age music of the 1950s, the music on this album recalls its mirth-making melodic ancestry. You may hear in these arrangements the influence of Raymond Scott, Lyle Murphy, Martin Denny, Bill Hitz, Esquivel, Gil Mellė, Enoch Light, Alan Hawkshaw, Bill Finegan, Don Sebesky, Marty Paich, Claus Ogerman and Alain Romans.

Richie Kaye's Space City Funtet is based in Houston, Texas, where all ignition systems are GO!

Artist Website: www.richiekaye.com

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released October 1, 2019

MEET THE FUNTETTISTS

Richie Kaye (voice, archtop guitar, archtop ukelele, whistle, whispers, wood block, Chinese bell, small gong, homemade chac-chac, chopsticks, aerosol spray, ice machine, cellphone audio recorder, trashcan lid, senior hay ho)

Tony LaVorgna (alto saxophone)

Ernesto Vega (tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute)

Thomas Helton (string bass, tuba)

Sam Kuslan (piano, junior hay ho)

Recorded at Wire Road Studios, Houston, TX in 2018 and 2019. Studio Engineer: Andy Bradley

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Richie Kaye Houston, Texas

www.richiekaye.com

Richie Kaye is a musical performer who has worked on television, on the live stage, in theaters, museums and clubs and in the subway. Now based in Houston, Texas, he's performed in the U.S. and Asia.

Prior recorded work includes Whinin' and Complainin': Classic Nashville Out-of-Love Songs, The Last Whoop-dee-doo, Richie Kaye's Music & Mirth and Fire and Fall Back
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