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Lucky Brown - Lucky Brown's Space Dream - out on Tramp Records



Lucky Brown Lucky Browns Space Dream
Lucky Brown - Lucky Brown's Space Dream
(CD/LP ltd. edition 300 copies/Digital) Tramp Records TR-9011, 2011-04-18

Lucky Brown is a concept of American producer and performing artist Joel Ricci. Brown represents an archetype from the past who conducts original raw funk (aka Deep Funk) to musically map the soul's path from underground to outer space - and back. As Lucky Brown, Joel Ricci employs the use of found instruments and objects, outdated and discarded technology, and improvised and alternative recording techniques to tell this ancient story.
"After a whirlwind tour that the police couldn't even stop, I assembled the Funk Revolution in my one-room cabin, called Chez Jojo. I gathered together all my salvaged, scavenged, and repurposed gear and completely improvised recording techniques and introduced them to a band that was hot and true, playing up to the presumptuous name I had just given them." Joel Ricci aka Lucky Brown

Lucky Brown Lucky Browns Space Dream
Lucky Brown - Lucky Brown's Space Dream
(CD/LP ltd. edition 300 copies/Digital) Tramp Records TR-9011, 2011-04-18

Tracklisting :
01. Still listening 4:39 *
02. Jesse's Party 3:57
03. Redbeard 3:31 *+
04. Don't Go Away 3:29 +
05. Potato Cakes Pt.1 4:18 +
06. Potato Cakes Pt.2 3:35 +
07. She's A Hard Working Woman 3:30 *
08. Steamed Greens Pt.1 4:02 *
09. Steamed Greens Pt.2 3:57 *
10. Deal With It 5:48 *+
11. The Fresh One 3:52 *
12. Scatterbrain 3:34 *
13. lzzy Come, Izzy Go 4:29 +
14. Space Dream *
* previously unreleased
+ cd bonus tracks

Links :
www.myspace.com/joelricci
tramprecords.com
myspace.com/tramprecords
kudosrecords.co.uk (UK distribution)

Musicians :
Olli Klomp, Drums
Ben Bloom, Guitar
Thomas Deakin, Saxophone
Mars, Trombone
Karl Olson, Percussion on 'Deal With It', 'Izzy Come, Izzy Go' And 'Potatocakes'
Patrick Gay, Moog on 'Space Dream'

Press Release :
After a whirlwind tour that the police couldn't even stop, I assembled the Funk Revolution in my one-room cabin, called Chez Jojo. I gathered together all my salvaged, scavenged, and repurposed gear and completely improvised recording techniques and introduced them to a band that was hot and true, playing up to the presumptuous name I had just given them. After our debut single, 'Don't Go Away,' the rest of the material from this session would be taken down to Sleng Teng Studio and messed around with for years until being realized as more singles for Tramp. Isaac Weiser played Bass on this session and Delvon LaMarr was playing a Hammond that took up most of the room. No one even complained.

The Lake-Side phase of this Space Dream happened when we recorded in drummer Olli Klomp's living room in his log-cabin on an island in a lake. I remember that it was the hottest day of the summer. We would swim in the Lake in between takes to cool off (being careful not to disturb our Crawdads that were contentedly grazing on barbecued chicken bones just beneath the dock). I blurted out "Lake-side... Crawdad Farmers!" as the tape began to roll on 'Jesse's Party' and it ended up being the winning take so we just went with it. We had the transcendent Jonathan Sherman on Bass for this session.

I'm called Lucky because I have the great fortune to be involved with such deeply grooving hearts, super talented players, and infinitely loving souls. This album is the realization of many Dreams.

It has been an honor to share the Space.

Joel Ricci aka Lucky Brown, April, 2011

Biography :
Lucky Brown is a concept of American producer and performing artist Joel Ricci. Brown represents an archetype from the past who conducts original raw funk (aka Deep Funk) to musically map the soul's path from underground to outer space - and back. As Lucky Brown, Joel Ricci employs the use of found instruments and objects, outdated and discarded technology, and improvised and alternative recording techniques to tell this ancient story.

Select Deep Funk tracks by Lucky Brown and members of The Westsound Union (a collective of west-coast funk artists) have been licensed for release on 45RPM single format by Tramp Records Germany and can be found at www.tramprecords.com.

Lucky Brown is the leader of The Funk Revolution, piano player for the Port Angels, and producer/engineer of The Crawdad Farmers and The Mosquitohawks. He performs live on trumpet, flute, percussion and vocals with The L.B.s, The Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra, Original Duke of Hominy Brass Band, Larry Yes, and The MarchFourth Marching Band.
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