Champagne Sunday

by Tubaluba

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Champagne Sunday was recorded at Fromage Studios in Seattle and produced by keyboardist, bass drum and vocalist, Josh Wilson. Inspired by an end of the week “no phones, no errands, no chores” a true Champagne Sunday celebration, the album includes a combination of brass tracks, 60’s inspired New Orleans R&B, swing plus original and vocal instrumental tunes.

Special guests included Jon Hansen on the tuba and Annie McCall on backup vocals. Josh Wilson explains, “I think one of the things that makes this record new and fresh is that it’s a brass band record with female vocals and songs. I’m not aware of any other brass band around that writes verse/chorus type songs in the brass band format. Usually, they have a “chant” in the beginning and then the band takes over. We do have a couple like that on the record: Get Yer Back Up Front, Day Job, Big Strut, and One Manhattans. But, songs like All Over Again, Champagne Sunday, What’s My Name, Sun Don’t Shine, Batgirl, and Let it Slide are more Rock n Roll/R&B tunes with horns replacing the traditional guitar and bass.”

Like the New Orleans dish that lent its name to their style, Tubaluba combines the staple musical provisions of jazz and soul with the trinity of funk, R&B & rock ‘n’ roll into a unique concoction designed to make you feel like you’ve been transported into the middle of a raucous 2nd line parade surrounded by vocals, piano, drums and a mess of horns.

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released July 4, 2015

Josh Wilson | Piano, Organ, Banjo, Guitars, Back-Up Vocals
Kohen Burrill | Drums, Percussion
Jason Cressey | Trombone, Back-Up Vocals
Jon Hill | Sousaphone, Back-Up Vocals
George Iftner | Trumpet
Bill Jones | Trumpet
Dean Oswald | Trumpet
Mariah Ralston | Vocals, Back-Up Vocals
Joseph Sheedy | Tenor & Bari Sax
Ed Spangenberg | Trombone
Sam Willis | Vocals
Additional Musicians:
Jon Hansen | Tuba (tracks 3, 6, 8, 10)
Annie McCall | Back-Up Vocals (track 1, 3, 4, 6)

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Tubaluba Seattle, Washington

This is the first album from Seattle's Big Strut brass band, Tubaluba. Featuring members from the 2010-2011 line-up. Available for a limited time.

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Track Name: Get Yer Back Up Front
Get Yer Back Up Front!
Track Name: All Over Again
I dropped a dollar on the corner
It was the last one to my name
By the time I figured out
The trouble I was courtin
The trouble counted me the same

She’s gone (she’s gone)
Was never nothin to it
She’s gone (she’s gone)
Can’t really say I blew it
She’s gone and I’m
None the wiser
Probably do it all over again

I made some cash only deliveries
Its so much harder than you think
It didn’t take to long for them to
Throw the whole book at me and then they
Threw the kitchen sink

I’m gone (I’m gone)
There’s really nothing to it
I’m gone (I’m gone)
This time I think I blew it
I’m gone and I’m
None the wiser
Probably do it all over again

BRIDGE: I’m lookin round for some redemption
But that just seems so far away
Temptation hanging round is such a better option
Than to get down on my knees and pray

SOLOS
He’s gone (he’s gone)
There’s really nothing to it
He’s gone (he’s gone)
Can’t really say he blew it
He’s gone and he’s none the wiser probably do it all over again
Track Name: Champagne Sunday
Hello there miss
Let me tell you this
Saw you from over there
Black dress and Auburn hair

You sure look fetching
All the signals I’m catching
Tell me to break the ice
Paint a scene of virtue and vice

Just me and you
Sunday afternoon
Stay home and drink champagne
Listen to records and watch it rain

Chorus: Hey! Stay! – Absinthe and a spoon
Say! Play! All my favorite tunes
Ooh! La La! Pretend that we’re in France
And do that Moulin dance

Well that’s my line
Works half the time
A little flirty
A little dirty

Le Chat Noir
Now you’re the star
Let me complete the scene
Avril, if you know what I mean

Just me and you
Sunday afternoon
Stay home and drink champagne
Listen to records and watch it rain
Track Name: What's My Name?
What’s my name?
Sweet mama, what’s my name?
‘Cause you say you love me all the same
Say you’ll sing it loud and proud, but you can’t pick me out of a crowd
What’s my name?
Sweet mama, what’s my name?

Tell the truth.
Please, Mister. Tell the truth.
I can see through you for what its worth.
Don’t have to put on a show
Just thought you might like to know
Tell the truth
Please, Mister. Tell the truth.

Step right up.
Young fella, step right up
Spin the wheel, take a chance, and try your luck
Want a lesson on how to live?
Some you take and some you give
Step right up
Young fella, step right up

We’ll be there, good people
We’ll be there
Stand by you when you’re without a prayer
You can cast your fate to the sky, but you’re never gonna find out why
We’ll be there, good people
We’ll be there
Track Name: Sun Don't Shine
3 dollar coffee and a bumbershoot – ain’t no friend of mine
Shake it left, Shake it right, shake it left, shake it right, shake it left – is a state of mind
That’s how it happens ‘cause we’re living – in a city where the sun don’t shine

Good times, Bad times we’re all in that bind – baby just don’t whine
Attitude, actin rude, staring at your shoes – well we ain’t got time
Can’t let the weather get you down – in a city where the sun don’t shine

So don’t you worry you’ll know what to do – when you’re in a bind
Shake it left etc – and you’ll be just fine
That’s what we do to keep on living – in a city where the sun don’t shine
Track Name: Big Strut
Guess What? What?
Gotta new cut. Cut?
Get up up. Up?
On the big strut. Strut?