Lefty Jones Band / Tablescraps
Album: Tablescraps   Collection:General
Artist:Lefty Jones Band   Added:Nov 2008
Label:Saturday Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-04-12 Pull Date: 2009-06-14
Week Ending: May 10 Apr 19
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 03, 2009: The Twilight Zone
Pies In My Eyes Over You
2. Apr 15, 2009: The Songsmith Show
Lyin' To The Devil

Album Review
Walter E. Gough
Reviewed 2009-04-03
Why should you pay any attention to a disc that by its own admission is the musical equivalent of leftovers? Because Lefty Jones is a talented songwriter and this collection of demos and basement tapes is full of little unpolished gems. Most tracks feature just Jones singing and playing guitar. On the electric guitar tracks, his amplifier sounds like it was bought at a garage sales. When he goes acoustic, we hear his fingers sliding over the strings. Experiments with different instrumentation are also fruitful. Jones’ gravelly rasp isn’t for everyone, but it befits the rye tone of his songs and within the protest ballad tradition.

For fans of: Billy Bragg, Woody Guthrie.
FCC violation on Track 14.
**1. (3:29) A funeral dirge complete with drum beat for march and haunting tuba.
2. (4:08) Warbled electric guitar heavy on reburb and whisper sung vocals.
***3. (4:15) Sing-a-long melody over acoustic guitar. Rhymes euphonium with pandemonium and has a verse about M&M colors.
4. (3:09) Piano protest song with loose rhyme scheme.
***5. (4:14) Bluesy trio piece with discs best lyric “You make me lose my moral compass.”
** 6. (2:42) Folk acoustic guitar with hooky chorus.
7. (3:45) Electric guitar with brush of drums. Song of love and Satan.
** 8. (3:48) Harmonica, organ and guitar with suggestive lyrics. “Whiskeytown… How you make the girls go down.”
9. (3:05) Whiny even for Lefty. Disappointing for a song called “Sex Nurse”
10. (1:45) Acoustic guitar with vocals that sound like they were recorded in the shower.
**11. (4:12) Paranoid rant of a song over drowsy piano and mandolin with bird sounds.
*12. (3:15) Acoustic guitar with nursery-rhyme lyrics.
**13. (3:50) Electro beat and drum machine with guitar sample. Disc’s most experimental track about religion.
14. (2:45) FCC Violation audible offensive language. Vindictive vs. lovers and pols.
*15. (2:45) Folk hoedown rhythm you could dance to with happy lyrics.
***16. (3:55) Haunting lyrics and Jones most nuances vocal performance.
17. (2:17) Pretty solo acoustic guitar with perhaps tambourine taps.
18. (3:51) Softly moaned love song with picked acoustic guitar.
19. (2:36) Guitar strumming and picking and vocals.
*20. (2:51) Could have been the opening number at an Obama rally. “Give me love and give me hope/ Give us leaders with a brain.”
21. (2:58) Another acoustic guitar with vocals.
**22. (3:09) Folk ballad style makes this one sound like a traditional number.
***23. (3:06) Gospel-style sinner’s last lament with free-association feel.
24. (2:53) Vocal riffs about strange dream over jazzy upright bass.

Track Listing
1. My Holy Roller   13. Buddah, Buddah, Baby
2. Hot Cream Tarts, La La   14. Freight Train Redux
3. Pandamonium   15. You Won't Worry Me
4. Thought For The Day   16. Eddy's Tree
5. Pies In My Eyes Over You   17. Fill 'er Up
6. That Ain't Worryin' Me   18. Roadway Of Your Love
7. Lyin' To The Devil   19. No Dumb Kids
8. Whiskey Town   20. Give Me Love
9. Sex Nurse   21. Hear No Evil
10. Uncle Bill   22. Porch Guitar
11. If You Die Dreaming   23. One More Pardon
12. Red-Light Town   24. Everybody's Grandma